Author Archives: The Centre for Minor Surgery

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Piercing Bump vs Keloid: What’s the Difference?

Piercings are fun, trendy, and stylish, but they sometimes result in a troubling side effect called keloids. Bumps or scars around your piercing site can cause physical and emotional discomfort, which is why many patients visit us for keloid scar treatment and removal. To better understand your options, let’s explore how to identify a piercing […]

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Lipoma on a man's back (MODEL)

What Is a Lipoma? 9 Common Questions, Answered

At The Centre for Minor Surgery, we understand that health and body image concerns, no matter how small, can be a source of anxiety and confusion. That’s why we’re here to shed light on one of the conditions we often treat: lipomas. We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions about lipomas, from causes […]

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Xanthelasma on a man's eye region (MODEL)

Xanthelasma Removal: Say Goodbye to Yellow Eyelid Bumps

If you are bothered by a yellow bump or patches around your eyes, you likely are dealing with a xanthelasma, a typically harmless yet unsightly condition. At The Centre for Minor Surgery, we understand the toll that xanthelasmas can have on a patient’s self-confidence. That’s why we offer xanthelasma removal as an in-office treatment. Learn […]

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How To Get Rid of Keloids: Answers to 6 Commonly Asked Questions

Keloid scars can be a source of frustration and self-consciousness for many people. These raised, thickened scars extending beyond an original wound’s boundaries can appear unsightly and cause discomfort. At The Centre for Minor Surgery, we understand the impact keloid scars can have on your confidence. This blog post will answer 6 commonly asked questions, […]

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What You Need To Know About How To Remove a Skin Tag

A skin tag is a benign, flesh-coloured growth that can occur on your face, neck, groin, or arms. They are usually harmless and form due to friction caused by your clothing or jewelry. Although a skin tag doesn’t cause discomfort, it can catch on clothing and cause embarrassment. If you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about […]

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DIY Mole Removal: Is It Ever a Good Option?

Moles, those small, dark spots that can appear anywhere on our skin, are often seen as just another part of our physical makeup. But moles can be more than a cosmetic concern. They may cause discomfort and irritation or even pose a risk of developing into skin cancer. In such cases, mole removal may be […]

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How To Prepare For Beauty Mark (Mole) Removal

We understand that beauty marks on the face, such as moles, can be a point of frustration for many patients. Our Royal College-certified plastic surgeons often perform mole removal at the initial appointment, giving patients enhanced confidence while leaving the least noticeable scar possible. In this post, we detail the steps you can take before, […]

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