Mole Removal in Brampton

If you have a mole or marking on your skin that is concerning or that makes you feel self-conscious, see the team at Heart Lake Health Centre to book a mole removal procedure in Brampton.

What Is a Mole?

For some people, a mole is referred to as a beauty mark. It is a flat or raised marking on the surface of the skin that is different in colour than your natural skin tone.

As moles appear in various shapes, colours, and diameters, the symptom varies from person to person. Some moles may be wrinkled while others are smooth in appearance. With or without a hair growing in the centre, a mole can develop on the arms, legs, scalp, toes, fingers, and even underneath the nailbed.

While most moles are benign, one that changes colour, shape, or begins bleeding, should be checked by a doctor.

Why Is Mole Removal Done?

If you have any concerns about moles on your body, getting advice from a dermatologist near you can help. At Heart Lake Health Centre, we offer nevus removal of suspicious markings to test for any cancerous cells.

A typical mole does not need treatment. Some may disappear or become less noticeable over time. Dermatologists in Brampton treat moles with mole removal when they present abnormal symptoms or if it is for cosmetic reasons.

The Mole Removal Process at Heart Lake Health Centre

For a mole removal in Mississauga, Caledon, and Brampton, our dermatologist will cut off the mole and the surrounding tissue as a biopsy procedure for laboratory testing. Stitches may be required for moles that extend deep into the skin layers.

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Visit Heart Lake Health Centre for Mole Removal Services in Brampton

For the best mole removal in Brampton, contact Heart Lake Health Centre. Our family doctors at our walk-in clinic will perform an examination and give you a referral to our dermatologist onsite. As a centralized location for mole removal, our clinic offers a range of medical and surgical services. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mole Removal

We all have them, moles. Those amazing little beauty spots found across the face, arms, neck, and other parts of the body make us unique. For those moles that appear raised, a different colour, and/or in various shapes, you may want to speak to a specialist about the possibility of mole removal in Brampton.

Although many people become adapted to the small brownish spots, having them removed for medical or cosmetic reasons is common. Most moles are composed of benign (non-cancerous) cells.

Skin specialists in Brampton offer services relating to mole or nevus removal. If you have a mole you are concerned about, we have gathered the most commonly asked questions about mole removal. Keep reading!

Only with a thorough examination of the mole by a family doctor or dermatologist in Brampton can a mole be diagnosed as possibly cancerous. If the specialist finds that the size, colouring, and/or location of the mole is abnormal, he/she/they may send a tissue sample (biopsy) to be further tested. If cancerous, the mole removal procedure will entail removal of tissue from the surrounding area.

Once the mole has been removed, the site may appear red with possible bleeding. The area will begin to scab over as the skin begins to heal itself. In the weeks to come, the area may have slight discolouration and/or a small imperfection.
As the mole is a cluster of cells, there is a risk of bleeding, infection, and scarring of the underlying tissue. Upon the initial consultation at a clinic, your specialist will discuss the risks associated with the type of mole removal you will be undergoing.
Moles can be removed with various type of treatments, depending largely on the condition of the mole. A surgical excision may be needed if large moles require to be cut with a scalpel or blade. The spot where the mole was will then be stitched up for healing and recovery. A small mole may only require a surgical shave with a blade to remove the mole and some underlying tissue. Freezing and laser treatments are also used in some clinics and medical settings.
In the days leading up to a scheduled mole removal treatment, it is recommended to protect the area from damaging sun exposure and to not use perfumed oils and lotions. Before the mole removal procedure itself, the area surrounding the mole is thoroughly cleansed.
The aftercare for a mole removal procedure depends on the severity of the mole and the type of treatment used. Surgical removal may require proper cleansing and ointment application on a daily basis until the area is completely healed. For any itchiness at the wound site, use of petroleum jelly may be recommended.
Most mole removals are done within minutes and take up to two weeks for recovery time. Normal daily activities can resume almost immediately after the procedure.
With advanced technology, mole removal procedures are not painful.
No, it is advised not to attempt to remove a mole due to several critical factors. Depending on the condition of the mole, it may need to be sent to a lab for testing of potential cancerous cells. The depth of the mole may prevent the entire entity from being removed. Without proper techniques and equipment, a mole removal may become infected and/or leave significant scarring.
Yes, while it isn’t common, a mole may redevelop in the same location on the body. For those moles surgically removed, the entire portion of mole, even beneath the skin surface, is removed to prevent regrowth.
There are practical skincare methods to help prevent moles from developing These include, but are not limited to, daily use of sunscreen, wearing a hat to protect the head, face, and neck from UV rays, and wearing sun-protective clothing such as long sleeves and pants. It is advised to protect the skin by avoiding peak sun hours.
Yes, some mole removal treatments may leave a small scar where the mole once was. There are particular removal techniques used to minimize the appearance of a scar.
No, mole removal is not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan.
The costs associated with mole removal depend largely on the severity of the mole and the type of treatment required for removal. As provincial and most health plans do not cover the costs associated with removing a benign mole, the price can range between $25 and $3,000. The initial consultation with one of our specialists will uncover which treatment is best suited for your situation.
At Heart Lake Health Centre, you will need a referral from your general practitioner or from a physician of a walk-in clinic to schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists. We do have one of the best walk-in clinics in Brampton on-site with physicians that will also provide a referral.

For more information about our mole removal services, contact us today or book an appointment with one of our specialists.

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For the past 25 years, Heart Lake Health Centre has been providing trusted medical services with dedicated industry professionals. Our team is combined of doctors who specialize in family medicine, urology, physical medicine, dermatology, pediatrics, podiatry, and cardiology. At Heart Lake Health Centre, our top priority is the health of you and your family’s. You can rely on our healthcare professionals to ensure an A-grade experience.