Face and Lip Problems

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

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Angiofibroma

  • A small flesh coloured bump
  • Usually on the nose


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  • Common, especially in cold, dry climates


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  • Tiny brown or black bumps
  • Usually on the face of people with dark skin
  • Are easily removed with electrocautery in the office
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  • People often ask my advice about dealing with dry and sensitive skin
  • There are many steps that can be taken to minimize skin irritation

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Mole  (Benign Nevus) Removal

  • Many benign moles can be easily removed
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  • A small soft pink bump
  • Usually inside the mouth or lips
  • Be sure to have your doctor check any bumps in your mouth to make sure that it is not cancer
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Pyogenic Granuloma

  • A benign growth of blood vessels that appears suddenly
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Sebaceous Hyperplasia (Enlarged Oil Glands)

  • Enlarged oil glands (sebaceous glands) commonly develop on maturing skin
  • Usually appear on the forehead and cheeks
  • Can be easily treated with electrocautery
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  • Scaling on the scalp, in the eyebrows and in the creases of the face


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Seborrheic Keratoses (Warty Age Spots)

  • Warty spots that develop on maturing skin
  • May be white, grey, brown or black in colour
  • Can be treated with cryotherapy or a minor surgical procedure
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Skin Tags (Achrochorda, Fibroepithelial Polyps)

  • Extra “flaps” of skin
  • Frequently on the sides of the neck, under the arms and in the groins
  • May occur on eyelids and the face
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Solar Lentigenes (Liver Spots)


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Syringomas (Enlarged Sweat Glands)

  • Are benign (non-cancerous) growths of sweat glands
  • Usually appear on the eyelids
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Warts (Verrucae, Verruca Vulgaris, Verruca Plantaris)

  • Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus – HPV
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  • Are yellow deposits of ‘cholesterol’ and fats on the upper and lower eyelid
  • Can be easily removed in the office