There are a number of benign (non-cancerous) skin lesions and lumps that occur. These may be small growths such as moles, lipomas and fibromas, blocked glands (epidermal cysts), or the result of sun damage and aging (actinic keratosis and seborrheic keratosis). Often, these conditions are not covered by the Provincial Health Insurance (OHIP) and removal is an uninsured service.
Dr. Mohan has many years of experience removing these and would be pleased to do an assessment of your condition and advise you on the appropriate treatment. You can be assured that your treatment will meet the highest surgical and cosmetic standards at a cost that is affordable for you.
Ingrown Toe Nail Removal
If conservative treatment of a minor ingrown toenail does not succeed or if the ingrown toenail is severe, surgical management is recommended by a doctor. The initial surgical approach is typically a partial avulsion of the nail plate known as a wedge resection or a complete removal of the toenail altogether.
These are irregular veins that usually develop on the legs and thighs and are more common in women than men. They often appear after pregnancy and can vary from tiny spider veins to larger tortuous veins that can sometimes cause discomfort as well as having an unwelcome appearance. They can have a red, purple or blue discoloration.
Other risk factors that can cause the development of varicose veins include jobs that require prolonged standing or sitting, heredity, Obesity, and after deep vein clots (DVT).
When they are small, they can be treated with injection treatment, this is called Sclerotherapy. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot.For very tiny veins, so called spider veins, lasers can be used in patient with lighter skin tones. Lasers are not safe for treating spider veins in darker skinned people.
Occasionally, the veins may be too large for injection treatment and may require surgical treatment which can be coordinated through our surgeon.
These tend to occur on the face on the legs and thighs primarily. They usually do not cause symptoms like pain but are concerning because of their appearance. These can be treated with sclerotherapy of mild sclerosant agents and in lighter skin tones can be treated with lasers.
A consultation with the doctor is required to determine which treatment modality would be better for you.
Phlebectomy is the surgical removal of a vein. It is reserved for very large and tortuous varicose veins which are not amenable to sclerotherapy. This involves multiple small incisions along the length of the vein and the fishing of the vein through these small incisions.