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Mar 10, 2015
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Mole Removal?

I want to get rid of 4 flat moles on my face. I have consulted my family doctor and she has referred me to Dr. Nicholas Carl, Skin Care. However after looking at reviews online, many people state that they are a money-ridden business and charge extremely high prices. Is there anyone who could recommend me to any other skin care facilities? Thanks
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I have no experience with Dr. Nicholas Carl, but I have had considerable experience with having moles removed from my face in Toronto. It will not be cheap. Some specialists will remove X amount of moles for X $ - but again, it all depends on the mole, where it is, the size etc. Then there is the matter of whether or not the leaving of one (or more) of the moles will look better.

To remove four flat moles from your face (by a reputable doctor) I am thinking along the lines of a minimum of $500. The doctor will freeze the moles and burn them off. If they need to be cut out (and stitched with hot blue thread - yes, I know all about this) then the cost will be higher. OHIP will not cover the cost.

And remember, it is your face we are referring to, not an unseen part of your body.
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Blanche123 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2015 2:09 pm
I have no experience with Dr. Nicholas Carl, but I have had considerable experience with having moles removed from my face in Toronto. It will not be cheap. Some specialists will remove X amount of moles for X $ - but again, it all depends on the mole, where it is, the size etc. Then there is the matter of whether or not the leaving of one (or more) of the moles will look better.

To remove four flat moles from your face (by a reputable doctor) I am thinking along the lines of a minimum of $500. The doctor will freeze the moles and burn them off. If they need to be cut out (and stitched with hot blue thread - yes, I know all about this) then the cost will be higher. OHIP will not cover the cost.

And remember, it is your face we are referring to, not an unseen part of your body.
Is there noticeable scarring? $500 for scars on your face might not even be worth it!
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Jimboski wrote:
Mar 12th, 2015 2:18 pm
Is there noticeable scarring? $500 for scars on your face might not even be worth it!
The largest mole - and it was round - size of a chick pea and on the side of my nose had to be cut out. The results were stellar (even though people kept asking me why I had hot blue thread in my nose for a couple of weeks). You would never know that a mole had even been there.

Other moles were burned off - some came back and were burned off again. Some burned off many years ago that came back once did not do so after the second time. Only one of the moles (out of several) burned off in May of 2014 has returned.

The type of mole will definitely determine the removal method. None of my moles have been flat (well, except for the 2 small ones that the doctor decided not to remove). As you age (unless you are already at that point) sometimes wrinkles will form and you will not see the moles as much (this was told to a friend of mine by a doctor in another city and she thought the day would never come - well it has, and the doctor was right). Funny how that happens - you wonder where the years have gone.

If you are very fair (I am) be very careful with any meds you take that are Cipro based - and there are a lot of them under different names. I ended up with several additional moles on my back as a result - and I am always covered up and wear sunscreen. They were burned off because they really itched.

One set of moles were removed by a cosmetic derm - the rest by a PS. The PS is the one who did the stellar job. Not all plastic surgeons will remove them though.
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I removed one small flat mole (roughly 1 cm diameter) off of my face and then had stitches for a week from a dermatologist. It cost about $275, way over my budget. I felt a little ripped off. And it took about a month for it to fully heal and there's a small scar, but barely noticeable. Now I want to remove at least 5 more off of my face for cheaper. However, I want to try a different method. I read about laser mole removal for flat moles from another skin doctor, however he charges about $175 per mole removal. Anyone have any experience with laser mole removal?
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I have read on internet that apple cidar vinegar is helpful in mole problem, you can check on internet and it is better than some expensive surgeries.
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A nurse practitioner told me to use oil of oregano dabbed on each mole daily. It takes time.

I have been doing it for the whole summer for my spouse who is covered especially on the back. The largest one is the size of a quarter and thick with two smaller circles out the side. I call it Mickey Mouse. It has gone from dark brown to clear in spots and I can scrap it off the surface of the skin now but I am waiting for it to fall off as pulling off too early can cause pain.

Most of the smaller moles are clear (skin coloured) and some I have removed with my finger nail. Some moles are hard to find as they are completely skin coloured. I can only see a slight raise if the light hits the right way. I have recently noticed some turning grey/white which I think is a sign of died cells.

The skin tag beside the nose is smaller but not as reactive as the moles.

On summer holidays was the best time to go without clothes for and hour or two so to keep it up in the winter will be a challenge.

Very pleased and thankful for her knowledge.
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iamnicole26 wrote:
May 1st, 2015 3:08 am
I have read on internet that apple cidar vinegar is helpful in mole problem, you can check on internet and it is better than some expensive surgeries.
Omg, never ever do that. There is a possibility that it will leave an unsightly scar.

Personally, I had a noticeable mole removed from my face in South Korea from a US trained doctor for 25$.
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I had two removed by cutting and a two more removed by burning. Had to do two separate visits. $80 each visit with OHIP card. This was in Ottawa, with a doctor referred by my family doctor. The clinic didn't seem like a cosmetics oriented practice.
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kenze wrote:
Sep 13th, 2018 7:55 am
Omg, never ever do that. There is a possibility that it will leave an unsightly scar.

Personally, I had a noticeable mole removed from my face in South Korea from a US trained doctor for 25$.
How do you specifically find a US trained doctor?
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kmarcie wrote:
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How do you specifically find a US trained doctor?
Usually the clinic's website will show the docs credentials. SK is really good place to have cheap/low risk surgeries such as mole removals.
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i'm not sure if the procedure would be same as removing age spots, flat that look like freckles and raised ones that resemble moles
i just had a flat one removed today from my face using liquid nitrogen........went to oak ridges dermatology but had to have a referral from my doctor
it cost $50 plus tax vs. $150 for laser which is not as aggressive as freezing so less pain

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