Moles and skin lesions, are frequently removed for a variety of reasons. Moles which lie flat and close to the skin’s surface may be treated with cryotherapy or radio frequency ablation while deeper lesions may require surgical excision or curettage. An initial professional assessment of the skin lesion will determine treatment method. Suspicious lesions will be assessed for cancerous concerns and processed accordingly. Common benign tumors can include seborrheic keratosis, moles, and birthmarks. Under the exceptional care of the Cutis Cosmetic team, our patients are treated to all the latest techniques and applications in skin lesion removal. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Edstrom or Dr. Lemckert to learn more about your treatment options.
The removal of undesirable skin lesions is a quick and relatively painless procedure. As a cosmetic surgery centre, Cutis is equipped in providing the highest level of care and safety to our patients. During a consultation with either Cutis' Dermatologist Dr. Karen Edstrom or Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ron Lemckert, a general skin assessment will be made to ensure treatment suitability. Our highly trained professionals take every safeguard to ensure our patients are fully informed and prepared for both pre and post-treatment care.
Some redness, swelling and mild discomfort may be experienced, but a return regular activities can be expected shortly following treatment. Healing will vary depending on the treatment area and method.
How It Works
Skin lesions can be treated by laser, radio frequency ablation, excision or electrocautery. Surgical excision is most commonly used to remove moles that are deep, while Ellman Pelleve (radio frequency ablation) is used in the removal of moles that are more superficial with a very low risk of scarring. Excision is a minor surgical procedure which removes the lesion and its surrounding area. It may or may not require stitches. Scarring can occur but it may be minimized with the correct technique. Electrocautery is a minor surgical procedure which destroys the lesion by applying a heated electrode to living tissue.
- Number of Treatments 1
- Treatment Time 10-60 Minutes
- Average Treatment Frequency 1
- Average Recovery Time 2-4 Weeks
DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.