Moles are one of the most common skin growths that affect people of all ages. They are normally not a major cosmetic or health concern. Moles that grow on prominent regions of the body such as on the face and the neck may cause concern since they can be unsightly.
Moles appear when cells (melanocytes) in the skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin. Some factors that trigger mole growths are:
Some people are genetically predisposed to developing moles on their skin. In some cases, people with a lot of moles at at higher risk of developing skin cancer.
The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays play a vital role in the growth of moles. These moles tend to appear later in life.
This is the most common reason for mole removal. Some might find moles on the face or body unsightly or unattractive therefore wish to get them removed.
Some moles could be skin cancer or could potentially develop into a skin cancer. These moles will need to be removed for medical reasons.
In Singapore and in some parts of the world, certain cultures believe that moles that appear in a particular part of the body or face could affect life and fortune.
Moles may appear in areas which can cause inconvenience. For example, a necklace may rub against a raised mole on the neck.
If you notice a mole that changes its appearance over a short period of time, you should see a doctor to get it assessed. If you notice a mole that looks different from your other moles, you should also consult a doctor.
You can follow the rule of ABCDE to identify suspicious moles:
Mole removal Singapore
Your doctor will be able to recommend the safest technique to remove your moles after an examination and diagnosis.
Here are the ways which moles can be removed:
Mole removal using laser and electrosurgery will leave a wound at the treatment site, which will heal in a few days.
On the other hand, surgical removal will require stitches for about 1-2 weeks.
The method of mole removal largely depends on the diagnosis of the mole. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor if you wish to removal of a mole for whatever reasons.
Recovery time for non-surgical mole removal is about 10-14 days. Surgical excision will take about 1- 2 weeks to recover.
All mole removal procedures will likely result in scarring, especially if the moles are large. The severity of the scar is determined by the type of mole and the method used to remove it. Scars will fade with time and can be treated in different ways in the future.
All mole removal treatments are typically safe, although they do require time to recover. Cases of infection are extremely rare.
Cost of mole removal in Singapore ranges from $60 – $500.
At SOL Aesthetics Medical Clinic, cost of mole removal is approximately $150 – $300.
We advise patients to have a consultation session with our doctor before having your mole removed. Our doctor will examine your mole condition recommend the best way to remove your mole.
You can make your appointment here.
*Disclaimer: The content provided is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.