Mole Removal Singapore

What is Mole Removal?

Close up view of mole on patient.
Female patient with a mole near her right nose ridge.
Close up view of mole on patient.

Mole removal is a widely practiced medical and cosmetic procedure in Singapore, catering to the needs of individuals seeking to remove moles for various reasons. Moles, which are small skin lesions or growths, can be benign or potentially harmful. Their removal is often sought for aesthetic purposes, discomfort relief, or medical precaution.

The 3 common mole removal treatment include:

  • Surgery Excision
  • Laser Treatment
  • Radiosurgery

Cost and recovery time of the mole removal surgery depend on the size and location of the mole, as well as the chosen method of removal. You may also opt to remove moles for medical reasons, such as to check for cancerous growths such as skin cancer.

Mole removal in Singapore can be done in various places such as aesthetic clinics. At Medical Aesthetics, we perform mole removal treatment through both surgical excision & laser treatment. Our mole removal procedures are performed under local anaesthetic to minimize pain & discomfort.

Talk to our doctor today, let us best understand your concerns. Our Toa Payoh clinic is located a sheltered 3 minutes walk away from Toa Payoh MRT.

Mole Removal consultation from $35 to $65. Book your appointment easily with our friendly staff through WhatsApp. We will respond within 2 business days.
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What causes moles to grow?

These are two main factors thought to contribute to the development and growth of moles:

  • Genetics: A predisposition to having moles can be inherited. If your parents or siblings have numerous moles, it's more likely that you'll have more moles too.
  • Sun Exposure: While moles can appear on parts of the body not frequently exposed to sunlight, ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can play a significant role in the development of moles, especially on sun-exposed areas.

Reasons for Mole Removal

There are many reasons in Singapore why one may choose to undergo mole removal.

Medical Reasons

  • Precancerous / Cancerous Moles: Moles that are pre-cancerous or suspected to be cancerous (melanoma) need to be removed to prevent the cancer from spreading.
  • Irritation: Moles that frequently get irritated or bleed due to their location (e.g., from shaving or friction from clothing) might be removed to alleviate the problem.
  • Pain or Discomfort: If a mole becomes painful or starts itching, it's often checked and might be removed.
  • Changes in Appearance: If a mole starts to change in size, shape, color, or elevation, or begins to exhibit symptoms like bleeding, it's a cause for concern and might be removed after evaluation.

Cosmetic Reasons

Lady with 2 big and noticeable moles on her back near her right shoulder.
Lady with a noticeable mole between her lower lip and chin area.
Lady with 2 big and noticeable moles on her back near her right shoulder.
  • Aesthetic Concerns: People might choose to remove moles that they find unsightly or unattractive, especially on highly visible areas such as the face.
  • Size and Protrusion: Large or protruding moles might be removed for a smoother skin appearance.
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem: The presence of certain moles might make an individual self-conscious. Removing such moles can boost their confidence and self-esteem.

Additionally, some people might opt for mole removal simply based on personal preference even if there's no medical or cosmetic reason.

Why do a mole removal with a doctor?

There are many reasons in Singapore why one may choose to undergo mole removal. Moles are not just cosmetic blemishes; they are complex structures within the skin layers and require a deeper understanding of skin anatomy, potential complications, and the ability to differentiate between benign and malignant growths.

  • Medical Expertise: Doctors undergo years of training to understand skin conditions and abnormalities. Their expertise allows them to correctly identify and safely remove moles while minimizing risks.
  • Malignancy Identification: It's essential to differentiate between a benign mole and a potentially malignant one. A trained doctor can recognize early signs of skin cancer, ensuring early intervention if needed.
  • Safe and Sterile Procedures: Mole removal, when done incorrectly, can lead to infections, scars, or complications. Doctors perform procedures in a sterile environment using medically approved tools, ensuring the site remains clean and heals appropriately.

Mole Removal: Before and After Photos

Owing to the regulations of The Ministry of Health (MOH), we are unable to publish before and after photos on our website. However, you may view these photos during your consultation with our doctor to understand more about the treatment you seek.

Why Choose Dr Robert Ong's Mole Removal Treatment in Singapore?

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Experienced & Friendly Doctor

Dr Robert Ong listens attentively to your concerns and patiently discusses with you the appropriate treatment options, based on over 20 years of medical and aesthetics experience.

Affordable Treatments

We are priced competitively and affordably. We also have a variety of treatment options depending on your budget and requirements.

Safe & Effective Results

Our treatment options are safe, effective and promotes natural healing for your skin. We strive to keep your experience a comfortable one and will minimize any pain or discomfort, if any.

Mole Removal Singapore Price

The expected cost of your mole removal surgery ranges from $100 to $500. We have broken down the prices as follows for full transparency and better budget planning.

Treatment Price*
Consultation From $35 to $65
Removal of Skin Lesions (Warts / Moles / Tags) From $100
Triamcinolone Injection From $50
Stitching From $350

*Prices are subject to GST.
All patients are required to undergo a consultation with our doctor to assess his or her suitability for the relevant treatment(s).

Where to remove mole in Singapore?

You may remove your mole at our aesthetics clinic, Medical Aesthetics. Our Toa Payoh clinic is located a sheltered 3 minutes walk away from Toa Payoh MRT.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Deciding to remove a mole depends on its potential medical risk, cosmetic preference, or if it causes discomfort. Moles showing changes in appearance could be a health concern, and a doctor might advise removal. Some opt for removal for aesthetic reasons or if the mole causes irritation. Consult our friendly doctors for more information.

It is not advisable to remove a mole by yourself. Attempting to do so can lead to infections, scarring, and other complications. Moreover, certain moles can be precancerous or cancerous, and self-removal can interfere with the accurate diagnosis and proper medical treatment of skin cancer. If you are concerned about a mole or wish to have it removed, please consult our friendly doctors for professional medical advice.

Our mole removal prices range from $150 to $500. This includes local anaesthesia & skin surgery fees. Talk to our doctors to get your mole assessed and for a more accurate price estimate.

Our mole removal prices range from $150 to $500. This includes local anaesthesia & skin surgery fees. Talk to our doctors to get your mole assessed and a price estimate.

There is always a certain percentage of mole removals that recur. Usually, it will require a second procedure to remove the recurrence. Do note that a mole that grows back does not mean it is skin cancer. If you have a medical concern, please consult with our doctors for professional medical advice.

A mole should be considered for removal if it shows signs of being potentially malignant or poses a health risk. Look out for the ABCDEs of melanoma:

  1. Asymmetry: One half doesn't match the other.
  2. Border: Edges are irregular, ragged, or blurred.
  3. Colour: Varies from one area to another.
  4. Diameter: Typically larger than 6mm when diagnosed, but can be smaller.
  5. Evolving: A mole that changes in size, shape, or colour.
Additionally, if a mole becomes painful, itchy, starts bleeding, or becomes tender or swollen, it should be evaluated. Consult with our friendly doctors for more information.

Yes, mole removal can leave a scar. The size and visibility of the scar often depend on the method of removal, the location and size of the mole, and individual healing factors. While surgical excisions are more likely to leave a noticeable scar, less invasive methods, like ablative methods, might result in a less conspicuous mark. Proper aftercare, such as keeping the area clean and protected from the sun, can minimise scarring. We also provide anti scarring cream during your recovery to help reduce the chances of scarring. If you have a concern, please feel free to discuss with our friendly doctors.

Yes, some moles can naturally fade or fall off over time, especially if they are raised. This can be due to the body's normal shedding and renewal of skin cells. However, sudden changes in a mole, such as rapid colour change, growth, bleeding, or itchiness, should be checked by a doctor, as these can sometimes be indicators of skin conditions, including cancer. If a mole does fall off, consult with our friendly doctors to have the area examined to ensure it was benign.

Moles can appear due to sun exposure, hormonal changes (like puberty or pregnancy), genetics, age, or a weakened immune system. It's essential to monitor new or changing moles for size, colour, shape, or symptoms like itching or bleeding. Any suspicious changes should prompt a visit to a doctor, as they could be early signs of skin cancer.

Mole removal can have side effects such as scarring, infection risk, incomplete removal and some pain. Our doctors are trained to explain these potential risks, and also minimise them in the process of removal. Consult with our friendly doctors for more information.

It's important to note that any change or concern about a mole should be addressed by a doctor, as some moles can be indicative of skin cancer. As most natural methods may lack scientific evidence in nature, we do not recommend them and generally encourage you to consult a doctor if you have a medical concern.

At Medical Aesthetics, we strive to minimise discomfort and make our customers’ experience as comfortable as possible. When a mole is surgically removed, local anaesthesia is used to numb the area, so you should not feel pain during the procedure. Post removal, there may be some tenderness or a stinging sensation. If a laser is used, you might feel a sensation similar to a rubber band snap. Any discomfort is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief if necessary. Consult our friendly doctors about the best removal method for your mole.

Moles may get bigger, grow hair, become more raised, lighten in color, or even fade away as people age. It is important to monitor moles for any significant or rapid changes, as these can sometimes be signs of skin conditions that may require medical attention.