Our skin can really keep us guessing. Bumps, spots, blemishes, and other irregularities can spring up without warning. Sometimes small bumps that have been "under the radar" for years can grow and become a nuisance. These lesions are usually not a threat to our health, but they may simply be ugly!
The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic uses leading mole and lesion removal treatments to help patients from Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, London, and throughout Southwestern Ontario safely and effectively remove a variety of unwanted moles and lesions. Learn more about our skin care services by requesting a consultation online or calling our office at (519) 746-1132 to schedule an appointment.
Moles can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures, and colours. They may be with us from childhood or develop as we age. Sun-related spots can be harmless or pre-cancerous. This is why physicians and surgeons encourage people to map their moles, essentially keeping an eye out for any changes that could indicate abnormal cell development.
When it comes to beauty marks, moles can enhance one's individual beauty, however, sometimes a mole may not be so flattering, or may become easily irritated due to friction with clothing. In these cases, patients can opt to have their moles removed.
The ideal course of treatment will depend on the type of mole. Treatment options include CO2 laser, freezing, or surgical excision.
Skin lesions encompass any irregularity of the skin in the form of a growth that appears different from the surrounding skin tissue. Lesions may be the result of sun damage, the aging process, allergies, infections, friction, disorders, and nutritional deficiencies.
Visiting a certified medical professional who specializes in treating the skin will ascertain the nature of the skin lesion and establish the appropriate course of treatment to address it.
Skin tags are characterized as a small flap of skin that hangs off the skin's surface. They are often found in areas of frictions such as the eyelids, underarms, between the thighs, the neck, and underneath the breasts. There is no established cause for skin tags, however some people may have a genetic predisposition to them.
Treatments include laser or simple surgical excision.
Epidermal inclusion cysts can appear anywhere on the skin but are most common on the face, neck, and torso. They often contain liquid or semi-liquid material and may grow and become painful if ruptured or infected.
Cysts often resolve on their own, but medical intervention may be required to resolve unsightly, painful, or infected cysts. Treatment includes draining the cyst or surgically removing it.
Acne is one of the most common disorders of the skin. There are varying levels or stages of acne that range from the presence of a few comedones (blackheads), milia, and pustules to acute cysts, papules, pustules, and comedones. Whatever degree of acne that is present on the skin, the effects not only detract from the appearance of the skin, but also cause damage to self-esteem and confidence.
Oral medication is a standard acne treatment that we may recommend, however, at our Waterloo practice we offer excellent drug-free options to manage and reduce acne lesions as well. These include clinical peels, SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion™ microdermabrasion, light therapy, and medical-grade skin care.
Whatever your skin concern, our team of skin experts is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care. We're here to help you achieve your aesthetic and skin health goals. The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic invites you to request a consultation online, or call our office at (519) 746-1132 to schedule an appointment for mole or lesion removal today.