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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 doctor@drtanandpartners.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.

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Dr, I have a flat mole on my upper lip, Im wondering if it can be removed since it's on the lip which is soft tissue and sensitive. And will there be any scar which could make it look worse than the mole itself?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Yes, it can be removed. Lip tissue usually heals very well. Scarring is possible if the mole is big.

Hi, I have a mole on my forehead but it's not raised. Would like to remove it but needles are a no-no because.... I am scared and will scream like crazy. Will that be ok? Also, how much would it be?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Numbing cream can be applied prior to procedure. Please call 62350338 for pricing, or contact us here http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

do you guys do genital raised mole removal? specifically on the anus skin? how much will that be?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

It is best to let us assess your mole to advise you better. If it is physically challenging, we may not be able to do in the clinic.

Hi, is it possible to remove a mole grown on the lower lip?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Yes, it is possible. It is best to let us assess your mole to advise you better. You can call 62350338 to arrange an appointment, or email us at doctor@drtanandpartners.com

Hi dr,i have a raised mole down my eyelid but im afraid of needles...i want to know the procedures of removing it and how much it cost.
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Hi there. Raised moles will usually require local anaesthesia injection before removal. For pricing, you can call 62350338 or email doctor@drtanandpartners.com to arrange an appointment.

Hello. May I ask if is removing a mole on a male upper body (Mostly the front) considered physically challenging or inappropriate? Sorry, just asking to prevent any awkward situation.
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Hi there. Do not worry. It is not inappropriate or physically challenging. You can call 62350338 to arrange an appointment. Thank you.

Hi Dr, do I need to make an appointment for a mole removal and how far in advance? Do u also do remova of pigmentation? Thank you.
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Yes, appointment is preferred. Yes, we remove pigmentation too. Best to come in for a consultation. You can call 62350338 to arrange an appointment, or contact us here: http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Dear Sir, i have one mole on the right side of eye lip. it is growing on time to time. Kindly advise to me is it can remove?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Hello there. It is best to come in to let us assess your mole to advise you further. You can call 62350338 or contact us here http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Hi there, I removed a mole on my face more than 5 years ago. It has left a scar and there are occasionally 1-2 short hairs sticking out. What procedure can I undergo to remove this scar, and will I be able to remove this scar entirely? How much will it cost?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Hi. We will need to assess your condition to advise you better. You can call 62350338, or contact us here : http://skinaesthetics.sg/contact

hi doctor, does ablation hurt? how does the pain feel like? How high are the chances of mole removal by ablation that it will grow back? I want to remove a raised mole on my nose
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

It is completely painless after Local anaesthesia injection. There is a small risk of recurrence. You can call 62350338 to arrange an appointment, or you can contact us here : http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

hi, i got 5 moles removed by you in mid january, 4 of them have cleared up nicely so thank you for that! however, one of the small moles on cheek that was removed has gotten a black burn scar from the procedure, and is now bigger than what it was originally.... what can i do about it?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Please come in to let us take a look so we can advise you better. You can call 62350338 to arrange an appointment.

Im 15 and im interested in removing a mole on my nose, isit possible for me to do it under the consent of my parent?
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Yes, it can be done as long as we receive parental consent.

Does excision at your clinic use stitches? How is the pain level?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Surgical excision will require stitches. Shave excision does not involve stitches. There is no pain after local anaesthesia injection. If you wish to arrange an appointment, you can call 62350338 or contact us here: http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Can surgical ablation be done on the nose since its at the nose bridge? It will be a better choice if we would like to prevent chances of the mole growing back right?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Surgical excision on the nose is best done by plastic surgeon because of the high risk of scarring.

so which treatment is best from the clinic for a mole on the nose bridge?? (abt 0.4cm diameter)
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

It is best to come in to let us assess your mole to advise you better. http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

I have a raised mole On my shoulder blade where movement often occurs. Will there be issues in terms of recovery and scarring? I went to National Skin Centre many years back and they mentioned it might leave a bigger scar than my mole. I'm not sure if technology has improved since.
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Risk of scarring is definitely higher in areas where there is more movement. It would be best to let our doctors assess your mole to advise you better. You can call 62350338 or contact us here http://skinaesthetics.sg/contact

I had my mole removed at national skin centre via exision about 9 years ago. But there is raised scar on the area. Will you be able to remove the scar so it can be flattened to skin level and less noticeable?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

It would be best to come in to let our doctor assess your condition to advise you better. You can call 62350338 or contact us here : http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Hi, I have a slightly protruding mole above my lips. Will removing it leave a scar? May I enquire on the price as well? Thanks.
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Hi there. Scarring is possible for all methods of mole removal. In terms of pricing, you can call 62350338 or contact us here: http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

I have a raised mole on my back and 2 other moles I'd like removed. I have trainings regularly every week. Will I be able to attend training as per normal if I remove the moles by excision? Also, can excision removals be done on the same day as consultation.
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

If your moles are removed by surgical excision, you will need to refrain from physical activities until the stitches are removed (about 7-10 days). Excision can be done on the same day as consultation. You can call 62350338 or contact us here : http://skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Doc I have a lot of mole on my face some is not flat .. could it be remove and the charges ?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

It is best to come in to let us assess your moles to advise you better. You can call 62350338 to arrange an appointment, or you can contact us here : http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

HI, Can i know how much to remove my flat mole that is size of my thumb on the face will there be scars?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

For pricing, please call 62350338. You can arrange an appointment to come in for a consultation. Or you can contact us here : http://www.skinaesthetics.sg/contact

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