11-01-2014, 12:28 AM
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How do you shave over moles and imperfections?

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 11-01-2014, 04:18 AM
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  • tdmsu
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I carefully shave around my mole. I've shaved over it before and it bleeds for a long time. Styptic is no match for it, just constant pressure to stop the bleeding. If there are hairs in the mole I'd electric shave those

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 11-01-2014, 05:52 AM
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  • Johnny
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I have three (what I would call imperfections) and one mole. When using a straight edge I gently shave around them. If I must shave over them I use my Schick Injector at an angle where the blade barely touches the skin. Skim the surface so to speak.

I agree with tdmsu, if there are hairs in the mole I would use an electric razor for that.

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 11-01-2014, 06:52 AM
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I agree with the thoughts above. I've got one that I'm shocked I don't cut open more often. I just go over it carefully, and usually there are no issues.

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 11-01-2014, 08:37 AM
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  • tdmsu
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Ironically, I nicked my mole today.

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 11-01-2014, 10:57 AM
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I used to have a small mole near the bottom right edge of my chin. I think I've cleanly cut it off as I cannot feel it there any longer.

Wink

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 11-02-2014, 10:25 AM
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(11-01-2014, 10:57 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I used to have a small mole near the bottom right edge of my chin. I think I've cleanly cut it off as I cannot feel it there any longer.

Wink

Ah Yes, I have reduced a number of imperfections by repetitive reduction as well.

The raised mole just below my ear on the jaw line sticks out enough I have to carefully navigate over it. I have found that tightening the skin above it flattens it out and keeps it nick free.

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 11-02-2014, 01:24 PM
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(11-02-2014, 10:25 AM)eengler Wrote:
(11-01-2014, 10:57 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I used to have a small mole near the bottom right edge of my chin. I think I've cleanly cut it off as I cannot feel it there any longer.

Wink

Ah Yes, I have reduced a number of imperfections by repetitive reduction as well.

The raised mole just below my ear on the jaw line sticks out enough I have to carefully navigate over it. I have found that tightening the skin above it flattens it out and keeps it nick free.

and boy did it bleed the few times I did cut it....

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 11-02-2014, 02:52 PM
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  • moallen
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I had two moles in my beard area that I frequently nicked. I asked the dermatologist about them and she shaved them off flush with my skin. It took just a minute with a little shot of local anesthesia. In a few days they healed completely. The pigment of the moles remain, but the skin is smooth. Now I never think about them.

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 11-03-2014, 09:46 AM
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I would recommend shaving around it as well, or go over it very lightly.

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 11-03-2014, 09:49 AM
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(11-02-2014, 02:52 PM)moallen Wrote: I had two moles in my beard area that I frequently nicked. I asked the dermatologist about them and she shaved them off flush with my skin. It took just a minute with a little shot of local anesthesia. In a few days they healed completely. The pigment of the moles remain, but the skin is smooth. Now I never think about them.

So in other words, a 5th of bourbon and a straight razor should take care of it. Biggrin

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 11-03-2014, 10:46 AM
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(11-03-2014, 09:49 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-02-2014, 02:52 PM)moallen Wrote: I had two moles in my beard area that I frequently nicked. I asked the dermatologist about them and she shaved them off flush with my skin. It took just a minute with a little shot of local anesthesia. In a few days they healed completely. The pigment of the moles remain, but the skin is smooth. Now I never think about them.

So in other words, a 5th of bourbon and a straight razor should take care of it. Biggrin

I am not qualified to give medical opinions, but I suspect that self surgery is not covered by most medical plans...

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 11-03-2014, 10:51 AM
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(11-03-2014, 10:46 AM)moallen Wrote:
(11-03-2014, 09:49 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-02-2014, 02:52 PM)moallen Wrote: I had two moles in my beard area that I frequently nicked. I asked the dermatologist about them and she shaved them off flush with my skin. It took just a minute with a little shot of local anesthesia. In a few days they healed completely. The pigment of the moles remain, but the skin is smooth. Now I never think about them.

So in other words, a 5th of bourbon and a straight razor should take care of it. Biggrin

I am not qualified to give medical opinions, but I suspect that self surgery is not covered by most medical plans...

It would cost me $20 copay and $100 deductible for Medicare to kick in, so I have to weigh my options. Yep, a 5th of bourbon would be cheaper and a whole lot more fun. Biggrin

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 11-03-2014, 12:10 PM
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I have one right in the center of my upper lip. It's also raised so it was difficult getting a close shave without blood. My dirty secret is using an electric shaver in that area. I use the type that can be used wet so I lather my lip like anywhere else and do multiple passes. It gets so close I can easily cut myself with the electric and have been just shaving my whole upper lip with it.

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 11-11-2014, 06:05 PM
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  • chamm
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I had a mole under my nose that used to start bleeding before I loaded a blade in the razor. No matter how gingerly I shaved around it, it just bled, all the time. Went o a dermatologist, and she said as long as it was a shaving hazard, it would be covered under my insurance. So now I don't have a mole. :-)

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 11-18-2014, 05:14 PM
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I had a mole on my right cheek. After my first shave with a schick injector it was gone. Go figure.Biggrin

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 11-18-2014, 06:03 PM
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Mole`

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 11-18-2014, 08:15 PM
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  • chamm
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Boy, I've seen that mole... er... movie before, but that clip still made me laugh so hard that tears were streaming down my mole. I mean, mole were streaming down my... uh... mole. Don't say mole. MOLEY - MOLEY MOLEY MOLE!!


-Craig

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