Having your skin checked for moles is an essential part of dermatologic care. Fairview Laser Clinic offers a variety of dermatology services including mole treatment in Toronto to remove both potentially cancerous or unwanted moles. While it is important to check for moles that could potentially lead to melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, we recognize that moles can also be a source of great insecurity for some individuals.
A mole occurs when there is a cluster of pigment-producing cells, known as melanocytes, in your skin and may appear to be brown, black or red in colour. While the cause of moles isn’t strictly known, it is widely believed that they are formed due to ageing, exposure to the sun or hereditary reasons. New moles oftentimes appear with the changing of hormone levels, like during pregnancy or adolescence.
It is common for most people to have at least one mole, if not more. While the vast majority of moles are benign, or noncancerous, new moles that appear in adulthood are more likely to become cancerous. If a new mole has appeared and you are older, or if a mole has suddenly changed in appearance, you should consult a dermatologist.
Knowing the different types of moles you can have is important to understanding when to visit a doctor to have it looked at. Generally, three of the most common kinds of moles you can have are congenital moles, acquired moles and atypical moles. We’ll break them down for you and let you know which signs to look out for.
These kinds of moles are also known as birthmarks, as they are present at birth. Around 0.2 to 2.1 percent of all babies are born with a congenital mole. Larger congenital moles have a higher chance of becoming malignant when individuals reach adulthood. If any changes in colour, shape, growth or pain in the mole occur, a doctor should be consulted.
Also known as the common mole, acquired moles can appear throughout adolescence or in early adulthood and can grow anywhere on your skin. Typically, acquired moles are round in shape, about the size of a quarter of an inch or less and can be both flat or slightly raised. They are usually one colour and remain unchanging, as it’s rare for common moles to become malignant. However, if you have more than 50 acquired moles, you’re at a higher risk for skin cancer.
The medical name for atypical moles is dysplastic nevi or Clark’s nevi. This type of mole is typically larger than acquired moles and appear asymmetrical, pebbled in texture, varying colour, and are typically larger in size than acquired moles.
While atypical moles oftentimes cause panic as they’re more associated with cancer than any other kind of mole, only 1 in 10,000 atypical moles result in cancer. That being said, there is a higher risk of developing melanoma if you have four or more atypical moles. Individuals who have a family history of atypical moles are recommended to have their moles regularly checked.
No matter what kind of mole you have, Fairview Laser Clinic can remove it with a mole treatment in Toronto.
Of course, a major reason for mole removal is to be proactive against possible cancerous moles, however, there are plenty of other reasons to have them removed too. Our expert Toronto mole treatment specialists will perform mole removal services for aesthetic and comfort purposes in addition to medical concerns.
There are several benefits to receiving aesthetic mole treatment in Toronto:
Don’t let your mole continue to affect your confidence and comfort. If you want to remove a mole for reasons that are not medically related, Fairview Laser Clinic will be happy to do so. The process of mole treatment in Toronto has never been easier!
We offer two kinds of mole treatments in Toronto. Both options allow for the complete removal of any mole with only minimal scarring.
Our laser treatments for mole removal uses a KTP laser. It’s effective when removing smaller, non-cancerous moles that are not raised above the surface of the skin. The laser emits powerful bursts of light radiation that breaks down targeted discoloured cells without any surrounding skin or tissue being damaged. It may take two or three treatments to completely eliminate the mole.
This form of mole treatment is typically used in harder to reach places, such as the ears or face. It can also be used to eradicate multiple moles at once.
Our non-laser mole treatment in Toronto uses a scalpel to shave down the moles. This surgical technique is performed with the use of local anesthesia to ensure that you remain comfortable and pain-free throughout the entirety of the procedure. Typically, only a small pink mark will be left behind after the mole removal.
Our commitment to client health and satisfaction makes Fairview Laser the premier clinic for mole treatment in Toronto. Our highly-trained dermatology experts are dedicated to providing our clients with the most comfortable experience possible. If you are looking to have a mole removed for any medical or cosmetic purpose, contact us today to book an appointment!
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