Lumps and bumps on the face or in other areas of the body that are bothersome are usually amenable to surgical removal. A thin, linear scar that is usually slightly longer that the length of the lumps and bumps itself results. In some areas of the body, this scar has the tendency to widen or thicken, requiring treatment with steroid injections or other methods. In most cases, a scar is favourable to the contour irregularity caused by the lumps and bumps as it can be masked by makeup, can be hidden within natural skin creases, and does not cause shadowing. Sunscreen is recommended for a year after lumps and bumps removal to avoid darkening of the scar.

The removal of these lumps and bumps is NOT covered by your provincial insurance plan:

  • Benign nevi (moles)
  • Cysts
  • Seborrheic keratosis (rough wart-like dark spots, more common with age)
  • Common warts
  • Lipomata (fat lump)
  • Uncomplicated benign dermal and/or epidermal cysts
  • Telangiectasias and angiomata of the skin (i.e. dilated blood vessels, spider veins, red spots)
  • Skin tags and polyps
  • Papillomata (wart like growth)
  • Neurofibromata (nerve tumour)
  • Dermatofibromata (skin nodule)

Dr. Robinson may recommend that you see a dermatologist if laser removal may better address your concerns.



30 minutes





Side Effects

Temporary swelling, bruising, numbness some pain


Bleeding, adverse scarring, infection


Light duties: immediately; Strenuous activity: 2 weeks

Final Appearance

1 week for swelling and bruising to resolve, 6 months for scar to maximally fade

Duration Results


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