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What You Need to Know about Mole, Skin Tag, and Wart Removal

While moles and skin tags (skin lesions) typically start out small, they can continue to grow and can become visually unappealing. There are several factors that can be attributed to mole formation and growth, with moles often emerging in childhood and adolescence, and changing in colour and size as we grow older. The change in moles is often influenced by genetic factors and sun damage. New moles can also appear with changing hormone levels, such as those seen during pregnancy.

Most warts are not harmful but can be painful, itchy, and irritating. If not removed, they can also spread. Warts can grow, their roots deepening the longer they are left to sit untreated.

 

The Ideal Candidate Anyone can be a candidate for mole, skin tag, and wart removal.
Target Areas Lesions can be found anywhere on the body.
Average Cost Lesion removal procedures start at $250. Cancerous lesions are covered by OHIP.
The Ideal Candidate
Anyone can be a candidate for mole, skin tag, and wart removal.
Target Areas
Lesions can be found anywhere on the body.
Average Cost
Lesion removal procedures start at $250. Cancerous lesions are covered by OHIP.

 

The Treatment Process 

Following an assessment consultation with Dr. Sleightholm, one of 3 treatment plans will be decided upon:

  • Complete excision
  • Partial removal/Surgical shave
  • Snipping (for Skin Tags)

Once the appropriate procedure has been identified, it will be scheduled.

During complete excision and partial removal, the doctor will apply local anesthetic to numb the area. For a complete excision, the doctor will remove the lesion and some healthy skin around it, suturing the incision closed once done. For a partial removal, the doctor will shave off the mole and some tissue beneath it. Stitches are not usually required for a partial removal.

For snipping skin tags, the doctor will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area, then snip the skin tag off with surgical scissors, removing it immediately.

Skin lesions will be sent out to the lab for histology to confirm a benign/malignant diagnosis.

Following all of these procedures, there is typically no pain but there may be some tenderness. If sutures have been used, the patient will return in 5-7 days for removal. Post-procedure, a small scar made by the excision will typically heal and eventually become barely visible.
 

Before & After

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