Moles, Skin Tags, and Warts Removal Procedure
There are many considerations before undertaking mole, skin tags or wart treatments. First, the doctor will want to examine the mole/skin tags/wart to ensure that it does not have any concerning features.
Skin Tags Removal Procedure
Skin Tags are often harmless, but they require examination to be certain. Skin Tags are often destroyed by using liquid nitrogen. In this treatment, liquid nitrogen (a super cold liquid) is applied to the skin tags. This causes severe frost bite to develop. In response, the skin tags will swell and become red. It may form a blister or blood blister. Over a course of two weeks, most skin tags drop off leaving a small sore to heal in. During this time, the treated area should be washed twice daily and an antibacterial ointment applied. Any difficulties should be reported to the Clinic immediately.
Although uncommon, complications can occur with this type of treatment. These complications include: a small chance of developing an infection, pigmentation changes, and a rare chance of scarring. We always try to be cautious with our treatments, so we may under treat your mole/skin tags and need you to return for a follow up treatment, which would be provided at no charge.
Moles Removal Procedure
Moles can be flat or raised, coloured or flesh toned. They are treated by applying liquid nitrogen, using a laser, or having them surgically removed. The liquid nitrogen causes frost bite to destroy the raised moles. The laser is useful on the coloured, flat moles and blood vessels. Laser treatments frequently need to be repeated, and it is normal to require two to four treatments. It is important to not tan or have UV exposes to any area to be lasered three weeks before and after each treatment. Surgical removal is used for suspicious moles requiring a biopsy. Biopsy is covered by OHIP, although the removal may or may not qualify. When we feel it is in your best interest, we may elect to refer you to a plastic or specialized dermatologic surgeon (i.e. moles on the central region of the face).
Although uncommon, complications can occur with laser treatments. The complications are: a small chance of developing an infection, pigmentation changes, and a rare chance of scarring.
Warts Removal Procedure
Liquid nitrogen is applied to the warts to cause frost bite. In addition, medicated creams may be prescribed. OHIP covers the treatment of plantar warts, but not warts in other locations. Wart treatments are generally well tolerated, and rarely complications do occur. These complications would include: a small chance of developing an infection, pigmentation changes, and a rare chance of scarring.
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