Options for removing hair in a mole

Dermatologist Dr. Rachel Herschenfeld answers a question about safely removing hair from a mole in her column:

It is safe to pluck hairs from a mole, but it can be irritating. Options for more long lasting removal of these bothersome hairs include electrolysis and laser hair removal. Electrolysis can be challenging if you have been plucking for a while since this can distort the hair follicle and make it difficult for the electrologist to insert the needle to destroy the hair root. Also, most electrologists will not treat hair in a mole without a note from a physician stating that it is safe to do so. Laser hair removal is a good option only if the hair is dark.

Full article [washingtonpost.com]