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 it is normal to have between 10 to 40 on your skin.

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; they may change color, become raised, sprout hair, or even disappear altogether. Pregnancy, puberty, and sun exposure can affect moles, causing them to become darker.

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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 when possible in the afternoon, when the sun is at its peak, will aid in prevention of 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.

Skin Tags

A skin tag, or acrochordon, is one of the most common benign growths that patients want removed. These small lesions, often similar in color to surrounding skin, are commonly found in the armpits, groin, or neck area. While they are most commonly present on women and seniors, anyone can develop them. 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, a 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.

Cancer Screening & Biopsy

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

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Dr. Sharma has removed countless moles from his patients. Book a consultation today.