Mole & Scar Removal
Many of us have irregularities in our complexion that we would like to perfect. In some cases, these may be freckles, moles, or skin tags we have always had, but sometimes these are new brown spots or lumps and bumps, such as cysts or age spots, that have appeared over time. It is important that any skin irregularity be assessed by a dermatologist or certified plastic surgeon before removal, and that any Mississauga mole or scar removal patient have it removed by a physician trained and experienced with skin lesions.
As Chief of Plastic Surgery at Trillium Health Centre, Dr. Michael J. Weinberg has experience treating all types of skin lesions. Because of his expertise, he is able to remove even large lesions with special techniques that allow for highly satisfying results. Some lesions, including some brown spots or red spots (angiomas) can be treated without surgical removal, with treatments like IPL (intense pulsed light therapy), laser treatment, or certain topical medications. When the lesion is concerning from a medical point of view, Dr. Weinberg will recommend it be removed so that the tissue can be analyzed under a microscope to make a diagnosis.
To learn more about the removal of moles, brown spots, scars, skin tags, and other skin lesions, call our office at 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto) or request an appointment online. Dr. Weinberg looks forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.
A Better Mole & Scar Removal
Advantages of having a mole, scar, or brown spots removed at our Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Clinic include:
- Professional Assessment – Dr. Weinberg is skilled in evaluating skin lesions and can accurately assess you.
- Options – We offer surgical and non-surgical treatment options for our patients.
- Excellent Results – Dr. Weinberg is very experienced with removing various skin lesions and uses techniques to minimize visible scarring.
Mole & Scar Removal Procedure
Before the removal of any mole, it is important to ensure that it is not an early skin cancer or other concerning problem. Features that raise concern about a skin lesion are enlargement over time, irregular pigment, very dark pigment, and change in pigment over time. It is necessary to bring any such changes to medical attention right away.
If the lesion is benign, it can be removed for cosmetic purposes. These lesions are removed by means of small incisions after treatment with local anesthetic on an outpatient basis. Dr. Weinberg will usually recommend the treated area be kept clean and moist with the help of a dressing and either Polysporin or Cicaplast ointment.
Scar revision is another treatment offered by Dr. Weinberg. Many individuals have been left with scars from accidents or prior surgeries. Sometimes the appearance of scars can be improved by non-surgical methods. For example, scars that are persistently red may respond to laser treatment. The same is true for stretch marks that are red or pink. Laser, or deep chemical peels, and even injectable fillers can improve the look of some acne scars. Raised scars, called keloids, can respond to injections of steroid medication. Others can only be improved surgically. As with all surgical procedures, there are possible complications that can occur with mole & scar removal. Potential complications specific to your surgery will be discussed in detail at your consultation. For a discussion of general risks of surgery, review Dr. Weinberg's What to Expect page.
Mole & Scar Removal Cost & Related Procedures
The cost of skin lesion removal or scar revision at our Mississauga practice depends on the type, size, location, and number of skin lesions to be removed. If the skin lesion needs to be removed for medical reasons, cost is covered under OHIP. The cost of initial consultation is often also covered under OHIP with a referral from your family doctor. The best way to determine your options and any cost is to come in for a full consultation.
After Your Procedure
After your mole or scar removal, stitches can be removed a few days later at a follow up appointment. Avoiding excessive sun exposure and wearing sunscreen is necessary.