Moles and Benign Skin Spots (Lesions)

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 lesion 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 lesion 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 lesion removal to avoid darkening of the scar.

The removal of these lesions 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.

Summary

Length

30 minutes

Anaesthesia

Local


In/Outpatient

Outpatient

Side Effects

Temporary swelling, bruising, numbness some pain


Risks

Bleeding, adverse scarring, infection

Recovery

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

Permanent

To start your journey to a more beautiful you, contact our office to make an appointment.

Start Your Journey

  • * All indicated fields must be completed.
    Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Tel:   |  Victoria, BC » MAP


Tel:   |  Victoria, BC » MAP