Many different growths occur normally on the skin. Mole Removal should be decided by a Dermatologist, a skin care specialist and expert, to ensure a correct diagnosis. A Dermatologist is a medical doctor who has undergone additional extensive training in the study of diseases of the skin (5 years), and has successfully passed the Dermatology Specialty examinations of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. Our Dermatologists at the Toronto Dermatology Centre will assess your skin growths and discuss with you whether they are safe or potentially dangerous.
Your dermatologist will also discuss with you the best and safest treatment options should you choose to have them removed. Some of these treatments are considered cosmetic and not covered by OHIP, while others are covered by OHIP or by private (work) insurance. For optimal results, make sure that only a dermatologist (a true skin expert with extensive training) treats or removes your skin lesions.
Moles (nevi) are growths that commonly occur and are usually brown or flesh-coloured and can be flat or elevated. A mole removal can be done by your dermatologist using a variety of surgical techniques, depending on the size and location. If you notice a change in a mole or if a mole looks unusual (e.g. not symmetric, irregular borders, very dark colour or multiple colours, or > 6mm in size), it could be dangerous (e.g. melanoma) and it must be examined and/or tested by a Dermatologist.
Having your mole removed at a salon or spa, or trying to remove it at home is a big mistake and we have seen several disfiguring and even worse outcomes as a result. For the best results and safety in mole removal, trust our experienced dermatologists.
Toronto Dermatology Centre is located in Toronto, Ontario, and serves men and women in North York, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, York, Aurora, Thornhill, Mississauga, Scarborough, Brampton, Etobicoke, Pickering, Peterborough, Guelph, Kitchener, Oakville, Barrie and all of Greater Toronto (GTA).