I have a question on electrolysis on hair that grows from a mole. I have seen that this has been discussed in other threads but can’t really see that any clear answer has been given on if it’s dangerous or not.
The reason I am asking is that I am removing some hair from my back and I noticed that the electrologist also has removed hair that grows from moles that I have. I didn’t even see that I had hair growing from the moles so it is not something I discussed with the practitioner or anything she asked me about if I wanted to do or not. However, in one place it has caused a mole to get irritated and now (post three weeks of treatment) the mole and the surrouning area hasn’t healed properly yet, but is still read and sore. It looks sort of like a big scab, which worries me in terms of possible scarring.
I have been going through info available on internet and in various places it is stated that hairs growing from moles should not be treated with electrolysis or that a doctor should be consulted before doing it. But here on this forum I have seen that James and Dee have stated that it is not a problem to treat hair growing from moles, which is sort of confusing.
So I am wondering if there is any consensus on treatment or no-treatment and possible additional risks apart from scarring. For instance, I have read that treating moles with electrolysis could lead to changes in the pigmentation and shape of the mole which then leads to difficulties in detecting malignant melanoma (cancer). That could then implicate that you will have to remove the whole mole as cautionary measure. I am wondering if anyone has any further info on this?
Sorry if the post is long and thanks in advance for any available info!