You have a pesky mole that is bothering you. You want to get rid of it, but you aren’t willing to try home remedies. You think it’s best to see a medical professional. You have many reasons why you want to make your mole go away. It’s in a spot that is noticeable and it makes you feel like it is drawing unwanted attention. You are also concerned that it could develop into a dangerous form of skin cancer. If you have had skin cancer in the past or a family history of the condition, it is a wise choice to have your mole removed. Learn more about what mole removal options you have at Derm.CA in Calgary.
How Does Mole Removal Work?
When you sit down with us, you can learn about the best options for mole removal. Regardless of what option you choose, you can expect mole removal to be performed as an outpatient in a short and simple procedure. Excision is a common solution in which surgical scissors or a scalpel can cut out your mole. Our doctor will apply a local anesthetic first to make sure you are numb. Another option is liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen is applied to the mole and will effectively freeze it until it falls off. Another option is laser treatment in order to remove your moles.
What if Your Mole May be Cancerous?
If there is a concern that your mole is cancerous, our professional will want a biopsy of the mole to test for the presence of cancerous cells. Tissue from the mole can be tested after the mole is removed. The mole may be shaved off, or you may have a punch biopsy in which a tool will cut it out. If your mole is cancerous, we will advise you about what you should do next to stay healthy.
Talk to Our Doctor About Mole Removal Options Today
Stop letting that mole bother you, especially if you see anything suspicious about that mole. If you have a mole that has changed in color, size, or shape, you need to get it checked. If it is not symmetrical or doesn’t have noticeable borders, it may be skin cancer. If it bleeds or becomes a sore that won’t heal, this is a warning sign. Make an appointment to get it checked. Even if you come in for a mole removal, don’t hesitate to contact us at Derm.CA in Calgary, AB.