The cost of mole removal(also known as a beauty mark) depends on the approach Lumiskins doctors use and the size of the mole. On average, Lumiskins charges $350 and more for large moles and skin tags. Please note that a consultation fee will be included in the process due to the extremely high quality of care at Lumiskins. However, this fee counts toward the cost of any procedure you may choose. Don’t forget that in some cases the OHIP may cover the cost of removing your mole, you can read about the reasons here.
How Much Does It Cost to Remove a Mole With a Laser?
There is no standard pricing for cosmetic mole removal, but most people can expect to pay between $300 and $1,500 for mole removal. While this can seem like a steep price curve, it should be noted that the higher cost is associated with removing multiple moles, not just one. For most people, the cost of the removal of moles is quite affordable.
What Factors Determine the Price of Laser Mole Removal?
Part of the reason the price of laser mole removal varies so much is the fact that no two moles are alike. Many factors determine the price you can expect to pay for laser treatment. Some of these factors include:
The size and types of moles. Some moles are as small as a freckle, or only 1-2 millimetres in diameter, but there are also large moles the size of a pencil eraser or larger. The size of your mole will determine how much laser exposure you need to send to the treatment site to remove the mole from your skin.
Number of moles
The number of moles you have will mostly determine the price of the cosmetic procedure. Some moles may form clusters, others may be several inches apart on your face and body, and others may appear as single spots. The number of moles you will have removed will affect the overall price of the mole’s treatment because the more of them you have, the longer the procedure will take.
The location of the mole can also affect the price of the treatment. Moles can form on almost any body part, including the soles of your feet. Because some moles are harder to reach or form on more sensitive skin, laser removal may be required instead of other treatment options such as excision. The location of the mole will likely determine the type of laser that can be used for treatment.
Finally, the type of treatments for mole removal will play an important role in the price. Depending on the size and depth of colour of your mole, you may only have the choice of using special high-powered medical lasers for treatment instead of cosmetic lasers, which often cost slightly less.
If you are unsure whether or not you should have your mole removed, you should read this article first or call us for a consultation.
How Does Laser Therapy for Mole Removal Work?
Laser therapy for mole removal uses powerful pulses of light and heat energy to destroy the pigment cells down to the subdermal layers. The first-mole treatment is effective enough to flatten the mole, which reduces its appearance, but further treatments are required to completely remove the pigment.
The healing process will begin once the laser is applied to the desired treatment area. Within the first week or so of the first treatment, small scabs will appear at the treatment site, which will go away on their own when the skin beneath them has completely healed; the scabs will return after the second treatment and dissolve again, leaving the skin free of spots and moles.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
Recovery from a laser mole removal procedure is easy and will not interfere with your life. Aside from a few instructions to follow after the procedure to ensure your skin has recovered well from the treatment, you can go about your normal daily activities as usual. Some post-treatment instructions may include the following:
- Avoid taking blood-thinning medications and alcohol for 1-3 days.
- Avoid strenuous activity and do not sweat
- Avoid hot water, including hot baths and saunas
- Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 to the treatment area.
We can also give you some other instructions after your mole removal treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, please feel free to contact us at any time. Lumiskins is always here to help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin!