Mole removal aftercareAfter you have removed a mole, whether at home or via a doctor’s procedure, here are some recommended steps to take after the mole is gone to help or skin heal.

This is common mole removal aftercare that helps healing:

Next day

Wash our faces and shower normally the day after the mole is removed. Dab the site of the mole dry.

Next 1 to 2 weeks

Apply a light application of vaseline on the damaged skin twice per day over the next 7 to 14 days.

Next 12 months

It is also important to apply sunscreen if you expose it to the sun for the next year. Avoid sunbeds also.


What to expect after mole removal with a laser:

Here are some issues to be aware of for mole removal aftercare, when a laser therapy has been used.

Expect the treated area to feel like a sunburn for several hours. Use a cold compress or cold water spray. You might see redness or slight bleeding  in the area for up to a week.

What to avoid
Avoid bathing with very hot water. Do not engage in strenuous exercise. Do not have a massage p to to 3 days after laser treatment.

Wash the next morning with a mild cleanser such as Cetaphil. Use it cleanser for the duration of healing. Don’t use skin scrubs or irritants (Retin-A or Benzoyl Peroxide, astringents). Your skin always should be patted dry, not rubbed in an manner.

Apply Aquaphor on the treated area several times each day to keep the skin moisturized.  Apply Aquaphor before bedtime. Starting on the fourth day after the procedure use a warm wash cloth gently to remove any ointment. Never scrub the area. Avoid moisturizers, lotions, serums, liquid sunscreens, and the like for up to seven days.

Avoid makeup:
Do not use makeup for five days after treatment.

Avoid the Sun Exposure:
Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 30 to 60 days after treatment.

Do not smoke
Do not smoke for 48 hours prior to and  7 days after the treatment. Healing time might take longer.

See your doctor for advice around any medications. Do not stop medication of other issues unless you have been told so by our physician.

Other tips:
Avoid tweezing, waxing, bleaching and chemical peels during healing.

Mole removal aftercare supply list

Here is a supply list that might be helpful: