One of the normal parts of being human is having moles. These are growths on the skin, which are normally dark, either brown or black. These moles are usually not very noticeable, so most people do not concern themselves with them. Sometimes, however, the moles can be obtrusive and cause people to want to have them removed. Luckily, most dermatologists can perform mole removal procedures for a relatively low price. These aren't necessarily only aesthetic procedures. Sometimes, these moles can be irregular in shape or changing colors. For these moles, the doctor will remove them and test the tissue for cancerous cells, since some skin cancers can start as mole-like growths on the skin. For moles that are removed for fear of being cancerous, the procedure is generally covered by the health care of Canada. If the mole removal is done for purely aesthetic reasons, the health care will not cover the costs. They will need to be paid out of pocket.
Mole Removal via a Doctor
The most common way for mole removal is via a doctor. The doctor will use one of various methods to remove moles. The best way to have a mole removed via this way is to talk to your doctor about your options. He or she will look at the moles to see if they can remove it/them or if they should send you to a dermatologist. The dermatologist will be able to tell you an exact price to remove the moles. Generally, mole removal costs can range from $100 to $400 dollars. This is not an exact range and it can vary depending on the size, location and nature of the mole to be removed. In general, the cost is not excessive. The best way to find out exactly what you are looking at financially is to talk to your doctor today about mole removal.
Mole Removal via Over the Counter Products
If you want to remove moles from your skin but do not want to go to a doctor to have the procedure done, you can look at over the counter products. These products are designed to remove moles for a lower price than you would pay at the doctor's office. The only problem with other the counter products is that they sometimes don't work. They may work on some moles, but maybe not on others. For this reason, you may find, you could have gone to the doctor, paid a little more, and gotten the mole removed, whereas you paid less, but still have the mole. In this scenario, you paid to get zero results. This is frustrating and is one of the risks of using over the counter mole removal.
Taking Care of Your Mole Removal Wound
If you go to a doctor for your mole removal, it is important you take care of the wound after mole removal. The area can become infected, so take care to keep it dry and not irritated. If you can help it, don't wear clothes that will rub the wound. Also, don't do physical activity that will cause excessive sweating.