Many growths can develop on the surface of the skin either in childhood or later on in life. Most lesions are completely benign (non-cancerous) and removal is strictly for cosmetic purposes. Once we have identified and diagnosed the specific skin lesion, we can recommend the most appropriate treatment option. We treat and remove the following:
are growths that can occur on the face or body. There are many types of lesions that people would refer to as moles. These lesions include intradermal nevus (IDN), fibromas, and angiofibromas. Moles can be removed with a CO2 laser, which leaves an excellent result.
Real Patient Testimonial
“I just had two cosmetic moles removed, one was on the curvature on the left side of my chin which made my chin look slightly mishapen. I was worried if done incorrectly having a depression in my chin would be worse than the mole itself but it looks perfect!!
Todd’s clinic took into account that I wanted this done prior to an event, they got me in so fast, all their nurses were incredible. Knowledgable and great bedside manner. And Todd was extremely skilled. Couldn’t be happier with the result!!” – Melissa T.
Seborrheic Keratoses (SK)
Seborrheic Keratosis (SK)
are raised growths on the skin, which usually start off light tan in color, or darken to brown and nearly back. Seborrheic Keratosis have do not spread and are not related to skin cancer. Although these are benign lesions, some may find them irritating and cosmetically bothersome. These lesions are best removed with our CO2 laser.
are soft, common lesions that appear to hang off of the skin. They tend to form in the skin folds and in areas of friction. The most effective method of removing skin tags is with a combination of snip excision followed by Ultrapulse Co2 Laser ablation. This will minimize scarring and prevent recurrence.
, also known as a trichilemmal cysts, are most often found on the scalp. They originate from the outer hair root sheath and is filled with keratin, the protein that makes up hair and nails. These cysts are benign but usually don’t resolve without treatment. Like any lesions on the scalp, removal with a scalpel can result in significant bleeding and incomplete removal of the cyst. We will use our Ultrapulse Co2 Laser to cut and cauterize simultaneously, which minimizes bleeding.
are small flesh-colored to yellow bumps that typically occur in clusters on the upper and/or lower eyelids. They are caused by the overgrowth of cells from sweat glands. Syringomas can be difficult to remove and there are no topical creams to treat them. The CO2 laser is the most effective way of removing these bumps.
Xanthoma is a skin condition in which fats build up and become visible underneath the skin. This condition causes xanthelasma
to develop. These are usually flat, soft, yellow bumps on the upper and lower eyelids. These growths are non-cancerous (benign), but may be a sign of other underlying health concerns. Removal of these lesions are tough. The goal of treatment is to obtain a 60–75% improvement to the appearance of skin plaques. The CO2 laser is the most effective way to remove xanthelasma.
Pearly Penile Papules (PPP)
Pearly penile papules (PPP) are small skin-colored bumps that are typically located on the sulcus or corona at the distal end of the penis. Papules are often confused for other sexually transmitted but fortunately, pearly penile papules are not contagious and are not transmitted sexually. Most doctors will suggest that men with PPP should just leave the lesions alone, but we will use our Ultrapulse Co2 Laser which leaves little to no scarring.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have any of the lumps and bumps described above, contact
Remington Laser Dermatology Centre for treatment. To contact Dr. Kent Remington, call 403-252-7784
. To contact Dr. Todd Remington, call 403-255-1633
. Our practice serves Calgary and surrounding areas in Canada.