Mole Removal Edmonton

There are a variety of common skin conditions including moles, freckles, skin tags and other growths that are benign (non-cancerous) that people may wish to have removed for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Sharma routinely performs mole and skin tag removal for his patients in Edmonton.

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Dr. Anil Sharma MD
Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery Clinic – Edmonton
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Skin Tags

A skin tag, or acrochordon, is one of the most common benign growths that patients want to be removed. The small lesions, often similar in color to surrounding skin, are commonly found in the armpits, groin, or neck area. They are most commonly seen in women and seniors although they can develop in anyone. Harmless and painless, they can still become irritated by rubbing clothing, towel drying or by wearing a necklace. They are easily removed with liquid nitrogen, carbon dioxide laser, or a small incision.

Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic keratosis, which appears as small raised freckles, are similarly treated. The often start as red, brown, or white spots that develop a rough surface as they grow. They’re harmless, and can be removed with liquid nitrogen or laser treatment.

Mole Removal

Moles develop when cells called Melanocytes produce Melanin, which is the natural pigment found in the body that is responsible for determining skin, hair, and eye colour. Usually, these cells disperse evenly throughout the skin, occasionally, however, these cells grow together in a mass, and a mole develops.

Moles can grow anywhere on the skin either singularly or grouped together. They appear brown or black and typically number anywhere from 10 to 40.

Moles start to appear during childhood, with additional moles continuing to develop into a person’s 30’s, after which they begin to slow down. Moles can change slowly with age, either changing color, becoming raised, sprouting hair or even disappearing altogether. Pregnancy, puberty and exposure to the sun can all affect moles, causing them to become darker, for instance.

The most important thing you can do to prevent additional moles from developing is to protect yourself from the sun. It‘s recommended you use a broad-spectrum sunblock each day on exposed skin, even if it’s raining or overcast outside. Wearing clothing that covers exposed skin and staying indoors where possible in the afternoon, when the sun is at its peak, will also prevent new moles developing.

Moles are almost always benign, but in certain cases can be cancerous. They vary greatly in appearance, with different shades, sizes, and textures. For many people, moles or skin tags on the face, arms, hands or other parts of the body can be seen as unattractive, affecting a person’s confidence and self-esteem.

Cancer Screening & Biopsy

Dr. Sharma can order biopsies on any concerning moles if patients notice change in shape, colour, or size, and when necessary instigate specialist treatment. They can also be removed for cosmetic reasons, with laser treatment or surgical excision.

Contact us today to have your moles or skin tags removed

Dr Sharma has removed countless moles from his patients, and has the ability to assess and send off sinister looking moles for further evaluation on safety.

Contact Us For A Mole Removal Treatment Evaluation
Dr. Anil Sharma MD
Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery Clinic – Edmonton
Mole & Skin Tags Removal Questions? Contact Dr. Sharma 
Book a professional consultation with Dr. Sharma