Laser Mole Removal
Moles occur when cells in the skin grow in a cluster rather than being spread throughout the skin. The size and location of moles can often be undesirable for many people, resulting in less overall satisfaction with their skin.
Moles are often undesirable conditions on the skin that may be viewed as unsightly or depending on their location, even become uncomfortable.
At Lucere, we offer an advanced technique for mole removal using the CO2 Laser to ablate the surface of the mole and flatten the skin’s surface with minimal to no scarring.
Benefits of Laser Mole Removal:
- Minimally invasive technique (typically bloodless)
- Low risk of scarring
- Low risk of infections
- Improved confidence & aesthetic appearance
- Improved daily life activities: comfort with washing the face, brushing hair (no longer nicking the mole with the hairbrush), shaving (especially for men if mole is on beard area)
15 minutes per mole.
No pain once mole has been numbed. May feel like a papercut post-treatment, and there is usually no need for pain control medications, however, Tylenol can be taken.
7-10 days with some erythema after, which will improve with time. This can take a few weeks up to 3 months.
Treatments & Results
Permanent; however, there is a very low risk of recurrence.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we get moles?
Moles are a common, benign (harmless) skin lesion due to a local increase of pigment cells (melanocytes). They start in childhood and become more noticeable and persist into adulthood. Older patients over the age of 65 with new moles occurring should seek assessment with a health care practitioner.
How does Lucere’s Laser Mole Removal work?
At Lucere, we offer an advanced technique for mole removal using the CO2 Laser. The laser ablates the surface of the mole and flattens the skin’s surface with minimal to no scarring. The benefit of this method is that there is a reduced risk of scarring and infection, as opposed to more surgical methods.
Can moles be harmful to my health?
Moles are harmless, benign growths but can cause irritation to the skin (for example when caught on clothing). A medical assessment with a healthcare practitioner is usually necessary to determine whether your mole is benign (harmless) or is a sign of skin cancer.
Can I get a medical dermatology assessment at Lucere?
Yes, please obtain a referral from any family physician to be sent to our Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Zaki Taher.
Can I get new, harmless moles with age?
Yes, you can get more moles with age, however, if you have a strong family history of skin cancer or if you are over the age of 65, it is recommended to have a medical assessment with a healthcare practitioner if you see new mole growth.
What are early signs of melanoma (skin cancer)?
Use the ABCDEs as a guide when analyzing moles:
Asymmetry: Two halves of the mole look different.
Borders: The border is poorly defined or irregular.
Color: The color varies from one area to another.
Diameter: The mole is larger than 6mm or a pencil eraser.
Evolution: The mole is changing.
Additionally, any moles that are painful to touch or are bleeding should be assessed by a Board-Certified Dermatologist right away.
How much does Laser Mole Removal at Lucere cost?
The cost of Laser Mole Removal ranges from $225-$1,750 per mole. The cost is determined by the size, location, type of mole as well as the method of removal required. A consultation for Mole Removal is required to determine what treatment is right for you. Our team will decide the best option for removal, and this will be clearly communicated to you before the procedure.