From mole to scar: the unintended consequence of treatment with an over-the-counter mole removal cream

Skinmed. 2013 Nov-Dec;11(6):364-6.


A 26-year-old man presented with a scar at the site of a pigmented lesion treated with DermaTend (Solace Interntational, Inc., Reno, NV), an over-the-counter mole removal cream. According to the patient, the pigmented lesion had been present since childhood, was asymptomatic, and had not changed in appearance. It remained cosmetically displeasing to him. In an effort to remove the lesion, he had applied DermaTend on a daily basis for several weeks, at which point he noticed a scar at the site of treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cicatrix / chemically induced*
  • Cicatrix / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nevus / drug therapy*
  • Nonprescription Drugs / adverse effects*
  • Skin Neoplasms / drug therapy*


  • Nonprescription Drugs