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Mole removal in Singapore

Everyone has moles on their skin. Some are born with them, some appear later in life. Most of the time, we ignore them because they do not give problems. Concerns arise when they appear on our face, especially when the moles are big or protruding, because they are unsightly. After all, face is the first thing we are drawn to when we see a person.

What causes moles?

Genetic determines the number of moles a person has. An individual with a large number of moles, i.e. more than 100, is at an increased risk of developing skin cancer.

Sun exposure plays an important role in the development of moles. But these moles tend to appear later in life. Therefore it is important to apply sun screen before getting exposed to sun.

I don’t like the mole on my cheek. Can I have it removed?

Yes*. Moles can be removed either by radiofrequency ablation or surgical excision depending on the character of the mole. Some moles can be removed by laser but more than 1 session is usually required. Mole removal takes 5 to 10 minutes and can be done on the same visit. It is important to get it assessed by a doctor to get the right diagnosis, and to recommend the best removal technique. Generally, we remove a mole that:

- bothers you

- you find unattractive

- could be a skin cancer

How do I tell a mole from a skin cancer (melanoma)?

Melanoma typically changes in terms of size and colour. You can use the rule of ABCDE to monitor any moles you have.

Asymmetry: A mole that is not symmetrical

Border: A mole that does not have well defined border

Colour: A mole that darkens over a short period of time

Diameter: A mole larger than ¼ inch in diameter, or growing in size quickly

Elevation: A mole that is raised above the skin with rough surface

If your mole has any of these characters, consult a doctor immediately

Painful*?

Pain is minimal. A numbing injection is given before the procedure. With laser removal, a numbing cream is applied to the treated area before treatment.

Will there be a scar?

Depending on the depth of the mole and the type of removal technique, there may be a faint scar. If the mole has deep roots, we can minimize scarring by removing the mole over 2 to 3 sessions, 6 to 8 weeks apart.*

What happens after the procedure?

A scab will form over the removal area. Do not worry. It will fall off after 1 to 2 weeks when your new fresh skin grows underneath. Do not remove the scab forcefully. If your mole is very big and stitching is required, you will be asked to return to have the stitches removed in 2 weeks.*

Any complications?

Mole removal is safe. Sometimes, there may be mild bleeding during the procedure but it can be stopped easily. You may experience redness or itching over the mole removal area that will go away in a few days. Infection is very rare.

Mole removal is quick and safe, and can be done on the same day visit!

 

If you have moles that are bothering you, do give us a call at 62350338 or visit us at our clinics to get them removed. You will be surprised how good you will look after that mole on your cheek is removed!

Email us at hello@saestheticsclinic.com

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*Note: Standard charges will apply for treatment of recurrent moles

 

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*Note:  The outcomes and results of this medical procedure may vary from person to person. Outcomes and results may not be guaranteed.

Important note: The Ministry of Health of Singapore does not allow the publishing of before and after photographs and patient testimonials in advertising materials. If you visit our clinics for more information, we will be happy to show you more photographs and pictures of our patients.

Comments

how much would it usually cost to remove a mole on my abdomen? It's the size of a cotton bud tip.
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Hi there. For cost, please call 62350338 or contact us here : http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Hi doctor, i removed my mole a few days ago and i noticed a small black dot on the original spot although my skin is still recovering. Not sure if the mole is not completely removed or it is just a scab.
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Please wait until the wound heals completely. If you have any concerns, please come in to let us assess again.

Hi, I have a protruding mole on my eyelid and I am considering for mole excision. Able to advise what may be the risk as it is on eyelid.
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Hi there. For more information on Mole removal, please call 62350338 or contact us here : http://skinaesthetics.sg/contact

What is the minimum age for doing this surgery without parental consent?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Legal age to give consent for medical procedure is 21.

Hi Doctor, I read reviews on laser mole removal and I understand it will usually leave a crater hole right after the removal. May I know roughly how long it take for the crater like hole to heal back to normal skin surface?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Scarring is possible after removing a mole. It is best to come in to let us assess your mole to advise you better. You can call 62350338 to arrange an appointment, or contact us here: http://skinaesthetics.sg/appointment

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