Spots and Moles

ArtMed offers effective, simple and painless methods of removing unwanted benign moles and skin tags, and sun spots.

Spots and Moles Treatment Options

Mole and Skin Tag Removal

Come see us for a free consultation about your mole and skin tag removal wishes – don’t let that skin tag or bumpy mole annoy you any longer!

The most common treatment for skin tag removal has been the use of nitrogen for freezing. The procedure works best for smaller skin tags. Skin tags on the eyelids, or close to the eyes will be referred to a plastic surgeon.

Moles can vary in shape, size, colour, location and depth and the best removal technique depends on these characteristics. Skin tags are very common and benign. They may be smooth or irregular, flesh coloured or darker. A consultation is necessary for all mole and skin tag removal.

Broad Band Light (BBL™) Treatments for Sun Spots

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Sciton, a leader in aesthetic medical technology, has developed a number of innovative treatment systems, including BBL. Many of our patients report that it delivers the most effective photofacial treatment; it can improve many skin imperfections, with no downtime.

What is Broad Band Light (BBL™)?

BBL is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles, and sun damage. BBL energy allows the clinician to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions.
Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results. Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.

How does BBL work?

The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen foundation, leading to increased skin firmness. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.

What conditions can be treated with BBL?

The following conditions can be treated with BBL:
• Pigmented Lesions (e.g., freckles, age spots)
• Vascular Lesions (e.g., small blood vessels)
• Acne
• Skin Firmness
• Uneven Skin Texture
• Unwanted Hair

What will happen during the procedure?

Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas.  Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. The clinician will discuss all of your options with you. The procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe.

BBL treatments usually takes 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the area. It may cause mild discomfort, which most patients compare to the sensation of a rubber band snapping. If necessary, we will desensitize the treatment area before, or during, the procedure to ensure your comfort. Depending on the condition being treated, you may have no after effects, or a mild pinkness that fades quickly. If brown spots are removed, they will initially darken, and then fall off

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and the clinician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire.  The clinician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.

What should I expect after treatment?

You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. The clinician will provide you with complete information about the post-treatment care and results.

It is important to follow the clincian’s aftercare instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a broadspectrum sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.

How long will it take to recover?

This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are immediately able to apply makeup, return to work,  and resume most activities.

Clear + Brilliant® for early Brown Spots

C+B_Logo_CMYKIf you’re battling the effects aging can have on your skin, or trying to address it before the battle even starts, Clear + Brilliant can help. With simple, gentle laser treatments provided by our licensed skincare professional at ArtMed, you can help prevent the visible signs of aging and the overall dulling effects time and the environment can have on your skin. Clear + Brilliant can leave your skin feeling smoother, younger and give you that “radiant glow” that comes from healthy, youthful skin. Routine treatments deliver lasting results that can keep you looking younger for years to come.

 

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