The cost of a mole removal varies according to the type of approach utilized by the SpaMedica doctors, as well as the size of the mole. On average, SpaMedica charges $350 and up for larger moles. Please note that, due to the extremely high quality of care offered at SpaMedica, there will be a consultation fee involved in the process. However, this fee is applied against the cost of any treatment you may elect.
In most cases, it takes approximately 7-10 days for the wound to heal completely.
The length of the procedure depends on the approach selected by the patient. Typically, the mole removal procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the size of the mole. However, in the case of laser treatment, multiple visits might be necessary to ensure that the mole seems imperceptible.
In the majority of cases, moles are completely harmless. However, depending on their location and size, they may seriously affect one’s appearance or self-confidence. As moles can be cosmetically bothersome, many patients opt for an effective treatment designed to remove moles that protrude above the skin’s surface.
At SpaMedica, we offer a variety of options related to cosmetic mole removal. These methods range from utilizing state-of-the-art laser devices to applying liquid nitrogen to the targeted area. By booking a consultation at SpaMedica, experienced dermatologists can recommend the best course of treatment for your particular mole removal situation.
There is no particular age restriction for a mole removal treatment, and there is no specific trait that defines a “good” candidate. Fundamentally, good candidates are patients who would like to remove unwanted moles on their body. However, as is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good candidates should have logical expectations concerning the risks and benefits of the procedure.
A mole removal treatment can help patients achieve skin that is smoother and clearer.
A noticeable mole can have a devastating impact on one’s self-confidence. Fortunately, the treatment can enhance a patient’s self-esteem by improving their appearance.
The treatment can remove protruding moles that get in the way of activities like shaving.
Reduce Skin Irritation
A mole removal treatment reduces skin irritation that occurs when certain moles rub against clothing or jewelry.
Like all procedures, a mole removal treatment comes with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Mulholland, Dr. Bray and Dr. Roskies have been performing mole removal treatments for many years and, after this many procedures, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. Although Dr. Mulholland has not seen most of the risks listed below, these mole removal risks have been reported:
While risks are minimal, a possible complication that can occur involves the infection of the mole.
Scarring is a common condition that can occur as a result of the excision approach. Some scars fade away, but others can be permanent. Scars can be eliminated through skin resurfacing or other scar revision procedures.
The affected area may feel numb following the procedure, but this side effect is typically temporary.
In some cases, the procedure can result in swelling. However, this swelling should subside in the days following the procedure.
SpaMedica represents Canada’s largest private cosmetic laser and dermatology center. Indeed, with over 20 years of experience performing cosmetic mole removal in Toronto, the dermatologists at SpaMedica are recognized as national and international experts in their field. By choosing SpaMedica, you’ll gain access to renowned plastic surgeons that can serve your needs with a wide array of laser and energy-based technologies designed to optimize your outcome and minimize the risk of complications.
Laser shave excision, direct excision, Picosure and CO2, liquid nitrogen and Electrocautery are all methods of mole removal that are offered at SpaMedica. We will work with you to select the best method.
Laser vaporization and ablation rather than direct excision can be offered for the right kind of mole.
Laser treatment represents the most common approach to mole removal. The use of a laser generally involves topical anesthetic cream. After selecting the appropriate laser, your SpaMedica cosmetic dermatologist will treat your mole over one or several sessions in order to optimize its complete removal with the lowest possible risk of a visible mark, blemish or scar. During the procedure, laser beams are absorbed by the pigment of the mole, destroying the cells in the process. This method of mole removal may require about 3 treatments to make the mole invisible.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the procedure, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the treatment. It is also recommended that you consume a healthy diet and drink plenty of liquids before your treatment.
Following your mole removal treatment, follow-up care may be required to optimize your aesthetic outcome. Post-operative care instructions generally include daily cleansing and topical antibiotic application. However, specific instructions will be given on the day of your treatment.
Also, please note that patients should avoid getting the targeted area wet following the procedure. In addition, Polysporin should be applied twice daily for 7 days to minimize the threat of infection and enhance the efficiency of the healing process.
There is a minimal amount of discomfort involved in a mole removal treatment. In fact, the laser removal approach is considered to be completely painless.
A mole refers to a benign skin growth composed of pigment cells. While they often appear in the first year of life, their numbers tend to grow following adolescence.
Congenital Moles: Moles that you are born with.
Junctional Moles: Flat moles.
Compound Moles: Raised moles.
Acral Moles: Moles that can be found on the palms and soles of the body.
The skilled dermatologists at SpaMedica can help you determine whether a mole is harmless or dangerous. Our dermatologists are highly experienced at spotting malignant moles, but they sometimes use an advanced tool known as a dermatoscope to magnify the mole. Once identified, the SpaMedica dermatologists can recommend the best treatment option to remove the mole while minimizing potential scarring. However, please note that bad moles tend to be dark, large, and asymmetric.
Scarring represents a common complication of mole removal treatments. However, any noticeable scars can be eliminated through skin resurfacing or other scar revision procedures.
Typically, harmless moles do not return after they have been removed. However, dangerous moles might grow back over time.