Mole Removal – (Compound Nevus, Dermal Nevus, Junctional Nevus, Benign Mole)

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Moles can occur anywhere on the skin

Benign Mole – Easily Removed in the Office

Dermal Nevus – Easily removed in the office

Moles

  • Can develop anywhere on the skin’s surface
  • May be tan, pink, brown or even black in colour
  • Are a collection of melanocytes.
    • Melanocytes are the type of cell that give skin its colour
    • Melanocytes also produce a tan in the skin
  • Often become raised, get gradually larger with time, and become more pink
  • Do not disappear spontaneously
  • If you are not certain whether a mole is normal or not you should show it to your doctor

Removal:

  • The skin adjacent to a mole is injected with a local anesthetic to numb the area
  • The mole is removed and the base treated with a medication so that there is no bleeding
  • Stitches are usually not necessary
  • The removal is not painful
  • After the procedure you may bathe normally
  • For 2 weeks after the procedure, apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment, and change the bandage daily
  • After a mole has been removed a crust or scab will form
    • This will heal and leave a pink mark that will gradually fade.
  • After the removal, there may be a residual white mark
  • There is a small chance that the mole could grow back
  • There is no cream at this time that will remove moles
  • There is no way to prevent moles from developing
  • Removal of benign (non-cancerous) moles is not covered by OHIP or private health insurance
  • A referral from a doctor is necessary to make your first appointment

What if you are interested to learn more?

  • For your convenience, the services above are available in my office.
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