Skin Tag and Mole Removal
Skin tags and moles on the face or body can create a cosmetic concern for clients and at Glow Medi Spa, we have several non-surgical options for treatment: Liquid nitrogen or Cryotherapy can “cold freeze” the lesion and effectively remove the lesion. Lasers with very small spot sizes are more precise and can treat lesions without affecting the surrounding skin. It is very important to be assessed by a physician to ensure that any suspicious lesions are not left undiagnosed and untreated.
Dr. Diane Wong, MD is a licensed physician who has been treating clients for skin tag and mole removal in Toronto, Yorkville, and the GTA for over 15 years.
What is Skin Tag and Mole Removal Treatments and what are the Indications for Treatment?
The choice of treatment for skin tags and moles is highly dependent on the size, depth, appearance, and location of the lesion. Most lesions respond to lasers or Cryotherapy. Lasers emit one specific wavelength of energy which travels into the lesion to a specified depth and cause the lesion to contract/shrink. Cryotherapy creates a “cold freeze” which also causes them to shrink but may affect the surrounding skin. Recently, more advanced technology now enable us to be more precise than in the past with cryotherapy. If the lesion is very large or suspicious in appearance, it may require a biopsy or excision (surgery) and Dr. Wong will refer you to the appropriate specialist.
Dr. Diane Wong is highly skilled in Laser Skin Tag and Mole Removal treatments as well as Cryotherapy. This is important since one type of treatment may be recommended over the other, or a combination approach may be used.
Type of Laser used in Skin Tag and Mole Removal Treatments at Glow Medi Spa
Dr. Wong has carefully selected a specific laser for treatments at her clinic. This is a very powerful laser that has a pinpoint treatment spot which can treat the lesions effectively without affecting the surrounding skin. It also has a powerful magnification system so that even the smallest lesions can be visualized and treated. Dr. Wong is able to treat lesions of various sizes and colours (including clear moles) and on clients of all skin types. Most areas of the face and body can be treated. Laser skin tag and mole removal treatments are available at our Yorkville location only.
What are the Potential Complications of Skin Tag and Mole Removal Treatments?
Over-treatment with Cryotherapy can lead to complications. The laser treatments are very powerful and there are also potential complications. Laser treatments should not be done on clients with certain medical conditions or skin conditions. It should be avoided in clients who are taking certain medications. Skin tag and mole removal treatments should be provided in a medical clinic under medical consultation and supervision. It is imperative not to treat a suspicious lesion, which may prevent timely diagnosis and proper treatment of a potentially harmful condition, such as skin cancer.