Mole Removal and Scar Removal Treatment

Mole Removal and Scar Removal Treatment

In 2009 I was seen by a dermatologist for a mole on my chest that I felt was changing in shape, diameter, and colour. Before this, I had learned the ABCDE’s of mole assessment and therefore, I was alarmed to notice that a lesion on my body was changing in various categories. The ABCDE’s of mole assessment are: Asymmetry (if you were to divide the lesion in half, would it look the same on either side?); Border (is the border of the lesion clean?); Colour (is it one solid colour or is the mole a mix of dark and light pigmentation?); Diameter (is it growing in size?); Elevation (is it elevated from the surrounding skin at all?). Since my mole ticked a number of these categories, I book an appointment to have it removed by a dermatologist.

With the mole being quite small, I was confident that there should not be a scar or if there was, I assumed that it would be quite small and therefore, not too noticeable. The dermatologist explained to me that he would only be taking a small ‘punch biopsy’ which would not leave a scar. This was done quite quickly, however, I was shocked to see that procedure left me with three sutures. In ten days these were removed and I was glad to receive the news that my mole was benign – meaning that it was nothing harmful to my health. Over the series of the next few months, I was noticing the area was very noticeable and was developing into a 1-2 inch hypertrophic scar. A hypertrophic scar is when the scar tissue becomes elevated.

I was always self conscious of this scar, but it was not until I began working at Q Esthetics that I found out that something could be done to fix it. I had the scar flatted with Kenalog, which is a corticosteroid injection that flattens the tissue and after this I had it resurfaced with a nonablative fractional laser. I did three of these treatments and I am so happy to say that my scar is no longer noticeable! I am so happy and much more confident wearing tops that show this area.

What is fractional laser resurfacing?

A laser that penetrates the dermal layer of the skin, heating up the targeted tissue cause microtrauma. The cells respond to this by stimulating the production of collagen (a protein that is found in the skin’s connective tissue) and this rejuvenates and renews the skin. In time, this fresh skin surfaces to the visible layers (hence the name ‘resurfacing’). This helps with fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring.

What is the downtime?

Q Esthetics uses a non-ablative fractional laser, meaning that it works internally leaving the outer layers of the skin unharmed. Some methods of resurfacing (such as C02 and Erbium) are ablative which means they are more invasive because they vaporize the outer layers of the skin and resurface it this way. The only downtime that I experienced was slight tingly/burning sensation for about 30 minutes and the scar became slightly more red for about 2 weeks.

How long does it take to see results?

Results will usually start to be seen within approximately 1 month, but full results are not seen until 3 months post treatment

Does the treatment take long to perform and is it safe?

The time of treatment is depended on how much space is being covered. Many clients come and have their whole face resurfaced for example, and this takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. The treatment for my small scar took less then 2 minutes to perform. The treatment is safe for all skin types!

How is mole removal done at Q Esthetics?

The health and safety of our clients is a number one priority at Q Esthetics and therefore, if a client feels their mole is of concern in any way (ABCDE), we encourage it to be looked at first by a dermatologist. If the mole is safe to remove, we use a method called Electrocautery. Electrocautery is an easy, efficient, virtually painless way of removing skin lesions. It is safe to use on all skin types, there is little downtime and best of all it leaves a little to no scar.

Emily McCormick

My Mole Removal Experience with Q Esthetics

My Mole Removal Experience with Q Esthetics

I had a noticeable mole on the side of my nose; however, I was only concern about it in the winter season. In the cold season the mole would get dry and the creams did not work to make the area more comfortable. After a while I could not take it anymore, so I started to use mole removal creams for a month.  But it took so much time and I always had to cover the area with a Band-Aid.  I gave up on using the creams before they actually did something. (What a waste!! They are expensive!)

When I looked at the Q-Esthetics website and read some testimonials I had a good feeling about Q Esthetics. (At this point a little bit of doubt because of the mole removal cream experience) But when I met with Nancy I decided to do the treatment right away. (I was there just for a question and a quote that day).  She explained the procedure, and kindly made a plan considering my budget.  It took only 1 hour to remove the mole, and it wasn’t painful at all.  2 weeks later the scar was gone.  There is a small tiny little scar left, but it’s really not noticeable at all. Even when I tell people about it, nobody believes me.  I’m really satisfied with the job Nancy did. I don’t even think about the mole at all now. It’s just amazing!! I would totally recommend Q Esthetics to others who are thinking about mole removal!!

Suzanne from TorontoMole Removal (Nov. 2009)

Thanks to everyone at the Thornhill office of Qesthetics!

Thanks to everyone at the Thornhill office of Qesthetics!

I am a 53 year old lawyer in Toronto. It came as a bit of a surprise to me a few years ago when my wife of 20 years decided she wanted a divorce. It came
as an ever bigger surprise when I found out shortly after our separation
that she had “hooked up” with my best friend! Needless to say, I felt
rejected and depressed and not in the mood for “dating” again. That
situation was made worse by the gradual appearance and growth of a mole near
my eyelid which was, quite frankly, very unattractive. I went to see my GP
and he said there was no medical reason to remove this growth. But after a
few women commented on the mole, I decided it had to go. I went to see the
staff at the Thornhill clinic and the procedure was painless and quick
…and left practically no visible scar at all. I could not have been
happier with the result and I just wish I had done it years earlier. I feel
more attractive and more confident and I strongly recommend them to anyone
in a similar situation. It’s never too late to improve your appearance!

Michael W. from TorontoMole Removal(Oct. 2019)

My moles gone and my confidence back!

My moles gone and my confidence back!

“I was so embarrassed by the moles on my arms. I would make sure that I didn’t wear short sleeved tops to work or when I went out. I found Q Esthetics and came in for a consultation with Nancy. I knew I was in safe hands and she would do her best. Since the procedure, I’m not embarrassed by my arms anymore and I have my confidence back. Thank you.

I’m glad to recommend people to Q Esthetics when they ask about my procedure. I will definitely be visiting Q Esthetics in the future for other treatments because I know I can trust them.”

Kathy W. from Toronto  – Moles Removal (April, 2009)