How to Remove Hairs From Moles

by Shelley Moore

Some moles are considered beauty marks, especially a small one on a pretty face. However, having hair grow out of moles, particularly on the face or neck, is unattractive. Fortunately, it's safe and easy to remove hairs from moles, and there are several ways to do so. If you only have one or two causing this problem and you find the repeated process annoying, you might want to consider having the moles removed altogether.

Items you will need

  • Tweezers
  • Small scissors
  • Hair removal cream
  • Hair removal wax

Removing Hairs from Moles

Step 1

Remove the hairs with a tweezers. This is the most common and easiest way to handle the problem. Gently pull the hair out in the direction of hair growth–the hair will slip out much easier and not pull on the skin. The hair will not grow back for at least a couple of weeks.

Step 2

Trim the hair with a small scissors, such as a fingernail scissors. This method needs to be done more frequently.

Step 3

Apply a hair removal cream such as Nair or Neet, and wipe it away in the amount of time instructed. This effect lasts a few days or so.

Step 4

Waxing the hair off if you feel ambitious, but using one of the earlier methods is much easier. Be gentle, because depending on the size and shape of the mole, wax can stick to the mole and begin tearing it from the skin.

Step 5

Visit an electrolysis technician for hair removal. You'll need an authorization from your doctor, because electrologists are wary of being blamed in the unlikely case of the mole ever becoming malignant.


  • It's a myth that moles can become malignant from removing hairs.


  • Be careful when applying these techniques, to minimize soreness or bleeding.

    Don't shave the hairs, because they may grow back in a more coarse texture.

About the Author

Shelley Moore is a journalist and award-winning short-story writer. She specializes in writing about personal development, health, careers and personal finance. Moore has been published in "Family Circle" magazine and the "Milwaukee Sentinel" newspaper, along with numerous other national and regional magazines, daily and weekly newspapers and corporate publications. She has a Bachelor of Science in psychology.