How Much Does Mole Removal Cost?

Examining mole for removal

At our Ontario clinic, our mole removal cost usually starts at $495, but the price varies with the location and size of the mole. Many people choose to have their mole removal performed by our Toronto plastic surgeons rather than attempt home mole-removal remedies to avoid unnecessary risks.

Why Is At-Home Removal Risky?

People who use at-home mole removal products risk infection, unsightly scars, and the possibility of leaving a cancerous mole undetected. Learn more about DIY mole removal and its risks in our related blog post.

How Are Moles Removed?

Our Royal College-certified surgeons use either excision or shave excision techniques for mole removal and send all moles to be biopsied.

Does OHIP Cover Mole Removal in Toronto?

The cost of removing benign (non-cancerous) moles for cosmetic reasons is not covered by OHIP. You can learn more about OHIP coverage and minor surgery on our FAQ page.

What Affects Mole Removal Costs?

When considering the cost of mole removal, patients should take several factors into account to make an informed decision. Here is a list of issues and considerations that might factor into your cost:

  • Type of mole: Consider the type of mole you have. Different types of moles may require different removal methods and have varying costs.
  • Location: The location of the mole on your body can affect your procedure’s complexity—and the cost.
  • Size: Larger moles may require more extensive removal procedures, which can affect the cost.
  • Shape: Moles with irregular shapes may be more challenging to remove and may require additional procedures, affecting the cost.
  • Physician’s expertise: Choose an experienced and reputable plastic surgeon. The surgeon’s expertise can ensure your procedure will leave as little scarring as possible.
  • Number of visits required: Some physician offices may require multiple visits for consultation or diagnosis, biopsy, referral, treatment, and other care. At The Centre for Minor Surgery, you do not need a physician’s referral to visit our plastic surgeons for mole removal. We can often perform the mole removal during your initial visit, reducing the number of times you’ll need to come into the clinic.
  • Method of removal: There are various methods for mole removal, such as excision, shave excision, laser removal, and cryotherapy. Each method has different associated costs.
  • Insurance coverage: OHIP does not cover mole removal for cosmetic purposes.

Even though cost is something to consider when choosing a provider for your mole removal, we don’t recommend simply selecting the cheapest option—even when you’re pursuing minor surgical procedures.

If you are self-conscious about a mole and want it surgically removed, book a consultation at The Centre for Minor Surgery using the online form or call us at (416) 663-9649 to schedule an appointment.

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