The SpaMedica Cosmetic Dermatology team offers a variety of options for cosmetic mole removal treatments. We offer such treatments as laser mole removal, surgical removal options and other specialised mole removal treatments such as liquid nitrogen or cold therapy – also called cryotherapy, and/or chemical peel and ablation treatments.
SpaMedica is Canada’s largest private cosmetic laser and dermatology centre, with over 20 years of reputable service performing cosmetic mole removal in Toronto.
What is a mole?
A mole can be a dark (pigmented) or light-coloured, non-tumourous, non-cancerous growth of the skin. The mole may be raised and/or flat in architecture. Generally, moles can be of hereditary origin or can develop as a result of aging, photo damage or even skin infections from viruses. There may be suspicious features that would warrant seeing a certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, such as itchiness, repetitive bleeding without trauma, increase in size and/or pain.
Can a Mole be removed?
Patients seeking mole removal will get expert care and attention and the skills and experience of the SpaMedica cosmetic dermatology team. Patients will undergo a consultation with one of SpaMedica’s cosmetic dermatologists or plastic surgeons, each a recognized national and international expert in the field of diagnosis and treatment of moles and other aesthetic skin concerns.
SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists specialize in high-tech delivery of cosmetic laser skin treatments. With over 40 specialized cosmetic skin lasers, your consultation and cosmetic dermatologic options will include the most up-to-date and appropriate laser for your specific mole.
The use of a laser generally involves the use of topical anesthetic cream and the selection of precisely the right wavelength and brand of laser to best treat your benign skin growth concerns. After selection of the appropriate laser, your SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologist will treat your mole over one or several sessions, in order to optimize its complete removal (or as complete removal as possible) with the lowest possible risk of a visible mark, blemish or scar after its laser treatment.
The vast majority of benign skin growths can be removed with an imperceptible sequela or local evidence that the benign skin growth ever existed. Due to the wide range of cosmetic skin lasers at SpaMedica, the post-operative course may also include additional and complementary laser treatment to reduce or minimize the risk of redness, hypopigmentation (loss of normal skin tone pigment) and other therapies to blend in and minimize or eliminate the visible location where the benign skin growth used to be.
Following your mole removal treatment, follow-up care may be required to add additional lasers to optimize your aesthetic outcome. Post-operative care instructions can generally include daily cleansing and/or topical antibiotic application, but specific instructions will be given on the day or your treatment and consultation. In the majority of cases, the consultation can include treatment that day, with a follow-up treatment plan organized for you.
Mole Removal Side Effects
While risks are minimal, a possible risk that can occur is an infection of the mole. The risks associated with mole removal also depend upon the technique used.
A common condition that can occur after the excision procedure is scarring. Some scars fade away, but some can be permanent. Scars can be eliminated through skin resurfacing or other scar revision procedures.
The benefits of mole removal treatment are
- Achieving smoother, clearer skin, mole free skin
- Enhancing appearance and improving self-esteem
- Removing protruding moles that get in the way of such activities like shaving
- Reducing skin irritation that can occur when certain moles rub against clothing or jewelry
The SpaMedica cosmetic dermatology consultation does require a consultation fee, as the SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologists are in high demand. Due to the extremely high quality of their care and service and the large number of advanced technologies available to them, there will be a consultation fee, to ensure you can secure an appointment, but this consultation fee is applied against the cost of any treatment you may elect to sign up for.
Choosing SpaMedica means you have carefully selected a centre with nationally and internationally-renowned dermatologists and plastic surgeons to best serve your needs with the widest range of laser and energy-based technologies to optimize your outcome and minimize the risks and complications.