Mole Removal Singapore


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.

Causes of Moles

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.

Reasons For Removing Moles

Cosmetic concern

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.

Health concern

Some moles could be skin cancer or could potentially develop into a skin cancer. These moles will need to be removed for medical reasons.

Cultural belief

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.  

Is It a Mole or a Skin Cancer?

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:

  • Asymmetry: Note if its asymmetrical 
  • Border: Note if it has an uneven or irregular border
  • Colour: Note if the mole changes in colour or has a variety of colours
  • Diameter: Note if a mole that is larger than ¼ inch or 6mm in diameter, or growing in size quickly
  • Evolving: Note if a mole that has changed in size, shape, color, elevation, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching, discomfort or crusting

Mole removal Singapore

Mole Removal in 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:

  • Laser
  • Electrosurgery
  • Surgical excision

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.

Mole Removal Downtime, Side Effects, Risks

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

Cost of mole removal in Singapore ranges from $60 – $500.

At SOL Aesthetics Medical Clinic, cost of mole removal is approximately $150 – $300.

Pre-treatment Consultation

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.

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