Moles & Warts
Moles, also known as melanocytic nevi, are usually small, pigmented skin growths that are typically brown or black in color. They can appear anywhere on the body and vary in size and shape. While most moles are benign, some can develop into melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
Hyperpigmentation is a common condition that occurs when the skin produces excess melanin, resulting in dark patches on the skin. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including sun exposure, hormonal changes, and skin injuries. Our clinic offers a range of treatments to help address hyperpigmentation, including chemical peels, laser therapy, and topical treatments such as hydroquinone, retinoids and oral lightening medications.
Melasma is a specific type of hyperpigmentation that is often triggered by hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy or with the use of certain medications. Melasma can be particularly challenging to treat, but our clinic has experience in managing this condition with a variety of treatments, including topical lightening agents, chemical peels, laser therapy and oral lightening medications
In addition to these specific conditions, our clinic also offers treatments for more general concerns with uneven skin tone and texture.
Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals in a safe and effective manner. We will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns and helps you achieve the clear, radiant skin you desire.
If you are struggling with pigmentation concerns, contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our treatment options. We look forward to helping you achieve your best possible skin!
Options for Moles
Laser mole removal
Laser mole removal is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that uses focused laser energy to remove moles from the skin. The procedure is minimally invasive and typically involves little to no downtime, making it a popular choice for those looking to remove unsightly moles.
Options for Warts
Warts are small, non-cancerous growths on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are most commonly found on the hands and feet but can occur anywhere on the body. Warts can be unsightly, cause discomfort or even painful, and be contagious.
Over-the-counter topical treatments, such as salicylic acid, can be effective in treating warts. They work by breaking down the keratin that makes up the wart and allowing the immune system to attack the virus.
At Dr. KW Chan
If you have a mole or wart that you are concerned about, it is essential to seek professional medical advice. We can help assess the growth, determine whether it is benign or potentially malignant, and recommend the best treatment options for your particular case.
Frequently Asked Questions
Moles are caused by the accumulation of melanocytes (cells that produce pigment) in the skin, while warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Warts can be contagious, especially if they are located on the hands or feet, and if proper hygiene is not observed. Moles are not contagious.
While most moles are benign and do not pose any health risks, some may develop into melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Therefore, it is important to monitor moles for any changes in appearance, such as size, shape, color, and texture.
Warts can be prevented by practicing good hygiene, avoiding direct contact with warts, and not sharing personal items, such as towels or shoes, with someone who has warts.