Moles, Nevi, Keratoses, Seborrheic Keratoses, Polyps, Skin Tags, Warts, Lentigines, Age-spots, Sun-spots, Liver-spots, Angiomas, Milia & Cyst Removals
“Doctor, I don’t like this growth on my skin. It’s ugly, and I want it gone.”
This is something we hear every single day in our office. It’s essential to understand what that growth is before jumping in to have it removed.
The skin is the largest organ of the human body.
It consists of 3 layers: epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous fat.
The skin has many functions, including protecting us from the environment and sun, regulation our temperature and maintaining hydration. The skin is also adept in growing various types of spots or “lesions.” Lesions come in a variety of different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. They can be present at birth or be acquired later in life. They can occur on any skin surface. The medical term that your dermatologist will use to describe your lesion will depend on what the lesion actually is. Some common dermatological lesions are moles, nevi, keratosis, seborrheic keratoses, polyps, skin tags, warts, lentigenes, age-spots, sun-spots, liver-spots, angiomas, milia, and cysts.
Dermatologists are experts in determining whether a particular lesion is a normal part of the skin or cause for concern. Normal lesions are benign, and lesions of concern are pre-malignant or malignant (cancerous).
Many patients are interested in removing moles from their skin because they don’t like the way they look or feel. Patients tell us their moles make them feel ugly and unattractive. Patients do not think that they are beauty moles.
Any lesion that you are considering removal for should be first evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist as some benign lesions can masquerade as skin cancers. At Heart Lake Cosmetic Dermatology centre, we have all lesions evaluated by our dermatologist before any removal to ensure they are safe. Once a lesion is determined to be safe and benign, removal options can be discussed with our dermatologist. And if a mole or lesion looks concerning, we can have it biopsied and tested in the lab to make sure its not skin cancer.
At Heart Lake Cosmetic Dermatology, we use a variety of different techniques to remove moles, nevi, keratosis, seborrheic keratoses, polyps, skin tags, warts, lentigenes, age-spots, sun-spots, liver-spots, angiomas, milia, and cysts.
Our removal techniques are safe, gentle, and painless. Our years of experience allows us to deliver the best possible cosmetic outcome for our patients and limit leftover marks, pigmentation, and scars.
Our advanced techniques use laser, hyfrecator, electrocautery, surgical scalpels, cryotherapy, and liquid nitrogen.
Removal of moles, nevi, keratosis, seborrheic keratoses, polyps, skin tags, warts, lentigenes, age-spots, sun-spots, liver-spots, angiomas, milia, and cysts helps skin look smoother, fresher, brighter and more youthful.