Mole Removal Singapore – Everything You Need to Know

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Overview of Moles & Why Remove Them

Moles are one of the most common skin growths. They affect everyone regardless of age and gender. They usually do not bother one much. Concerns may only arise when the moles grow on prominent areas such as the face and neck because they may be unsightly. The most common reasons to remove moles are:
1. Cosmetic concern – when one finds the moles unsightly or unattractive.

2. Health concern – when the moles could be skin cancer.

3. Cultural belief – when one believes the moles could affect his/her life and fortune.

4. Inconvenience – when the moles appear on areas which cause inconvenience such as neck and groin area.

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What Causes Moles?

Genetic is the main determining factor. Some people are genetically more prone to having moles. People with a large number of moles are at higher risk of developing skin cancer.

Sun (UV) exposure plays an important role in the development of moles. However, moles triggered by UV rays tend to appear later in life.

This is why sun protection with sunscreen is important in Singapore.

I Don’t Like My Moles. Can I Have Them Removed? How Are They Removed? – Mole Removal Singapore

Of course you can. There are a few ways to remove moles. But the most important thing is to get your moles assessed by a doctor first.

After a proper assessment and diagnosis, your doctor would be able to recommend the safest way to remove your moles.

Generally, moles can be removed by:

Surgical excision
It is not advisable to attempt to remove the moles by yourself, or to get your moles removed by non-professionally trained individuals.

Always consult a doctor first if you are contemplating mole removal.

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How Do I Tell a Mole From a Skin Cancer?

If you have a mole that changes over time, consult a doctor to get it assessed. You can use the rule of ABCDE to monitor your moles.

Asymmetry: A mole that is asymmetrical

Border: A mole that has an uneven border

Colour: A mole that changes in colour or has a variety of colours

Diameter: A mole that is larger than ¼ inch or 6mm in diameter, or growing in size quickly

Evolving: A mole that has changed in size, shape, color, elevation, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching, discomfort or crusting

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

Is Mole Removal Painful?

Numbing cream and/or numbing injection is given before any mole removal procedure to minimize discomfort.

Will Mole Removal Leave Scars?

Yes, although the severity of scar depends on the type of the moles and the removal technique. Scarring is almost inevitable for all mole removal procedures especially if the moles are big. Scars will improve with time, and can be treated with other ways later on.

What Happens After Removing a Mole? – Mole Removal Singapore

Mole removal with laser and eletrosurgery will leave a wound at the treatment site, followed by a scab forming after a few days. Scab will fall off after 1 to 2 weeks when your fresh skin grows underneath.

Surgical excision will require stitching, which will be removed in 1-2 weeks.

In other words, all mole removal procedures have recovery time.

What Are the Possible Complications From Mole Removal?

All mole removal procedures are generally safe but recovery takes time. Infection is very rare. It is important to let a qualified doctor assess your moles before getting your moles removed.


Mole removal procedures in Singapore are safe.

If you have moles that are bothering you, give us a call at 60129662 or visit us at S Aesthetics Clinic to consult our doctors. Tag: mole removal singapore

In line with the phased reopening of services by the Singapore government, MOH has allowed attendance at our clinic for diagnosis and treatment of a limited number of conditions. These include acne, worsening pigmentation and screening of suspicious skin growths.

Frequently Asked Questions

Moles are small coloured spots on the skin. Their colour can vary from light brown to black and can be flat or protruding. Some may even have hair growing on them. Most people have them and there is usually nothing to worry about unless there is a change in size, shape, or colour. Also, jet black moles are rare and usually requires examination by a doctor.

The vast majority of moles are benign. However, if you have a family history of melanomas, or if you have numerous moles with a history of significant sun exposure, it is advised that you get your moles monitored.

Things to look out for are:  

  • Changes in shape or if the mole start to look uneven
  • Changes in colour, or if it gets darker or has more than 2 colours
  • If a mole starts itching, crusting, flaking or bleeding
  • If a mole gets larger or more raised from the skin

We like to abbreviate this down to the ABCDEs of moles: 

  • Asymmetry of the mole
  • Border that is irregular and blurry
  • Colour that is not uniform
  • Diameter greater than 6mm
  • Evolving Size/Shape/Colour

Yes, moles are removed usually for 2 reasons:  if they are suspicious and require further investigation; or if they look unsightly – that is for cosmetic reasons. Moles that are removed are typically sent for histological examination under the microscope in the lab to ensure that there are no cancer cells in them.

Moles can be removed by undergoing a surgical excision, usually under local anaesthetic, radiofrequency or electrosurgical excision or ablation and CO2 laser ablation. Ablative methods are only done for benign and non-suspicious moles.

This depends largely on the method of removal. A local anaesthetic is usually given with an injection or by use of creams depending on the removal method. This is usually tolerable. After the anaesthetic, most patients do not feel the procedure much.

For most patients, 1 session will suffice. However, depending on the method used, some patients may see early recurrence and may require further sessions for complete removal. If a mole is tested as cancerous however, a formal surgical excision with margins will be required.

There is always a risk of scarring from mole removal. This can be minimized by careful removal to avoid damage to surrounding skin during the procedure as well as good after care of the wound and scar.

The deeper a mole is, the greater the risk of scarring, even in the best of hands. In such instances, a partial removal may instead be attempted if the mole is deemed benign, or if complete removal is indicated, then a surgical excision with subsequent closure of the wound with stitches may be performed.

The initial phase of wound healing typically takes 1-2 weeks depending on the location of the mole, after which it will take 6-9 months for the healed area to fully mature. Using sunscreen and silicon gels regularly can help improve the appearance of scars if there are any.

Mole removal procedures in Singapore are safe.

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