Moles can appear anywhere on the skin and can be a wide range of colours from blue and red to brown and black. They can be flat moles or round moles or raised moles and may contain hairs. Most of the moles are harmless but do have the potential to become a skin cancer.
Over time moles can change colour, shape and size. It is important to keep check moles constantly and where necessary having them removed either surgically, or by laser.
At BC laser, Dr Shah has been treating moles in Vancouver and the surrounding areas for over 10 years with lasers and for more than 20 years by surgical methods.
Our Mole Removal Services are Performed by Doctors
Based in Surrey, near Vancouver, Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skin Care Clinic provides a host of services for the removing of moles.
At your first appointment for mole removal, Dr. Shah will assess your mole or moles to better determine what course of action should be taken. Most moles are harmless and can therefore be removed by a variety of methods. In cases where the moles are suspicious , Dr. Shah may biopsy the mole, removing it completely and sending it for analysis or he may refer you to a specialist.
There are a number of methods for mole removal including cutting out the moles, laser mole removal and finally removing the moles by using a Hyfrecator.
Laser Mole removal involves using a laser to target the pigment in the moles. The moles are then broken up and absorbed by the body during the healing process. The laser seals blood vessels and so no sutures or stitches are required.
Good candidates for laser mole removal are small moles, skin tags, new and flat moles. Moles, which may not be suitable for laser mole removal, are raised moles, uneven and irregular moles. The laser may still be used to “cut” these moles out completely.
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Am I at risk of venous disease?
Here are some factors for men and women that indicate if you might be predisposed to chronic venous disease:
- Heredity (family medical history within a family)
- Prolonged standing or sitting
- Heavy lifting
- Hormonal influences
How do compression socks and stockings work?
Gradient compression socks or stockings help improve the blood flow by compressing the veins and making the valves in the veins work more efficiently.
This is done by delivering the highest level of compression at the ankle and gently decreasing this pressure up the leg. Improving blood flow helps the wearer experience immediate relief from tired, aching legs.
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What can I expect after laser mole removal?
What is Cellulite?
How do we get Cellulite?
- The swelling of fat cells distend the skin creating the appearance of "orange peel."
- The contraction of the vertical strands of tissue due to hormonal fluctuations or decreased circulation.
Can Cellulite be removed by Liposuction?
What treatments are available for cellulite?
Q (Fat reduction with Coolsculpting ): I am 45 years old and losing weight but my biggest problem remains my stomach. It just is not getting smaller. It is the only part which bothers me when wearing all kinds of clothes. What are my options?>
Q (BOTOX® for too much sweating): I have a real problem with sweating and I have heard that Botox for excessive sweating is an option for treatment. Is it covered under medical?
To find out more about laser mole removal and how it can be your solution to blemish free skin make your appointment by calling 604 580 2464.