A benign nevus, or mole, can be removed under local anaesthetic. This minor procedure eliminates moles that are cosmetically unfavourable or are irritated by clothing. Following the surgery, a small scar will form at the site and this will likely be less noticeable than the original mole.
Moles that are changing in size, colouration, or shape, or that are bleeding may be becoming cancerous and should be evaluated by your family doctor or dermatologist. Suspicious mole excision is covered by MSP. The removal of benign moles for cosmetic reasons is not covered by MSP.