Private Therapy

Skin Care West physicians offer their expertise for removal of friendly but sometimes unwelcome “lumps and bumps”. These services are considered cosmetic in nature, so they are not covered by the
B.C. medical services plan. Pricing is available upon request. A referral is not required, contact the clinic directly. An initial consultation fee will apply if you are not a regular clinic patient. A deposit is required
to book.

Skin tags
A skin tag or acrochordon is a small benign growth that mainly forms in areas where the skin forms creases (rubs together), such as the neck, armpit and groin. They may also occur on the face, often on the eyelids. Various methods are used for removal such as surgical removal, freezing (cryosurgery) or heating (electrosurgery). Local anaesthetic can be applied prior to treatment.

Facial Spider Veins
Enlarged dilated blood vessels on the face are visible just below the surface of the skin. The resulting red, web-shaped appearance gives them their common name, spider veins. Spider veins are commonly found on the face or legs, though they may appear anywhere on the body. We treat them with heat with a process known as electrosurgery.

Benign Keratosis
Seborrheic keratoses are noncancerous skin growths that some people develop as they age. They often appear on the back or chest, but can occur on any part of the body. Seborrheic keratoses tend to be darker than the rest of the skin and can become be quite distressing cosmetically for many. Some people find that they are itchy. We treat seborrheic keratoses with freezing (cryosurgery) or heat (electrosurgery) depending on the location and circumstances.

Mole removal
Most moles are friendly. However, even friendly moles can look unattractive. Cosmetic surgical removal is the safest and only method of mole removal offered at Skin Care West. All moles excised will be submitted for pathological analysis as a precautionary measure.

Cyst removal
A cyst is a sac-like pocket of membranous tissue that can grow under your skin. Most cysts are benign. At Skin Care West, we will remove cysts up to 3 cm in size.

Sebaceous hyperplasia
Some people have enlarged sebaceous glands that appear as small yellow bumps on their forehead and cheeks. Although these bumps are friendly, some people don’t like their appearance and request
removal. We usually remove them with heat (electrosurgery).


For a comprehensive aesthetic experience, visit our partner clinic Synergy. Central Vancouver Island’s premier choice for
aesthetic services.