Mole Removal Singapore – Price and Treatment Options
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Removing a mole can be a simple process depending on the size, type, and location of the mole. Some moles can be removed with a scalpel by making a small incision and cutting out the mole. Others may be removed with a laser or by freezing with liquid nitrogen. Your dermatologist will determine the best method of removal based on the above factors.
What is a mole, and what causes them?
A mole is a small, dark, raised spot on the skin. Moles can be benign (non-cancerous aka Melanocytic nevus) or malignant (cancerous aka Amelanotic melanomas). Moles can develop on their own, or they can be inherited. Most moles are benign, do not require treatment, and are often removed for aesthetic purposes. However, if a mole changes in size, shape, or colour, it should be checked by a doctor as it could be cancerous.
Because of the sunny weather of Singapore, skin cancers can be a severe health risk. Extended sun exposure may give rise to and cause moles. To prevent moles, you should limit your time in the sun and wear sunscreen with a high SPF.
Mole removal options in Singapore
When it comes to mole removal on the face, dermatologists will often opt for a scalpel as it gives them more control over the removal process and helps minimise the risk of scarring. Surgical excision is the most common and effective method of mole removal. It involves cutting out the mole with a scalpel and stitching the skin together. This method leaves a small scar, but it is usually not noticeable. However, price is also a significant consideration when choosing treatment options.
Here are the standard treatments for mole removal in our aesthetic clinic
1. Surgical excision
2. Laser surgery
4. Shave excision
Surgical Excision of Moles
Surgical excision for morel removal is the most common and effective method. It involves cutting out the mole with a scalpel and stitching the skin together. This method leaves a small scar, but it is usually not noticeable.
Shave excision is a type of surgical excision where the mole is shaved off at the level of the skin. This method is often used for small, superficial moles. It can be performed in the doctor’s office and does not require stitches.
Laser mole removal (Ultrapulse CO2 laser mole removal)
Laser mole removal is a quick, cheap and effective way to remove moles with minimal scarring. The CO2 laser is a type of laser popular for mole removal in Singapore. The laser uses a high-intensity beam of light to destroy the mole tissue. CO2 laser mole removal is a quick and effective way to remove moles with minimal scarring. The laser destroys the mole tissue while simultaneously cauterising (sealing) the blood vessels, which helps minimise bleeding.
After laser mole removal, the area will be red and swollen. You may also have some bruising. These side effects should resolve within a few days to weeks.
Freezing mole removal, called cryotherapy, involves using liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy the mole tissue. This method is often used for moles that are small and superficial.
Cryotherapy is also commonly used for other skin conditions like warts and skin tag (acrochordons) removal . It is a safe, effective and cheap treatment option for such skin conditions.
Cheap mole removal Singapore?
There are a few cheap mole removal options in Singapore. You can try home remedies, but no scientific evidence supports their effectiveness. The best option is to see a dermatologist for professional mole removal.
How much does it cost to remove a mole in Singapore?
The price of mole removal in Singapore varies depending on the method used. Surgical excision is the most common and effective method but is also the most expensive. Laser surgery and cryotherapy are less expensive options but are not as effective as surgical excision. Here’s our affordable price list:
1. Surgical excision – from $250
2. Laser treatment – from $100
3. Cryotherapy – from $100
4. Shave excision – from $250
Is mole removal painful?
Most mole removal procedures are relatively painless. You may feel some pressure or discomfort during the procedure, but it should not be painful. A local anaesthetic will be used to numb the area around the mole.
What are the risks of mole removal?
The risks of mole removal depend on the method used. Surgical excision carries a risk of infection, bleeding, and scarring. Laser surgery and cryotherapy carry a risk of burns, scarring, and changes in skin colour. Overall, mole removal is a safe procedure with minimal risks.
Do moles grow back after removal?
Moles do not typically grow back after removal, but new moles can develop in the same area.
Why a mole may need to be removed
There are several reasons why a mole may need to be removed. If a mole is cancerous, it will need to be removed to prevent the spread of cancer. If a mole is large, it may be cosmetically undesirable, or it might irritate the skin. Moles can also become infected, so it may be necessary to remove a mole if it becomes inflamed or red.
How do I find out if a mole is cancerous?
If you are concerned that a mole may be cancerous, you should see a dermatologist for a skin exam. During the exam, the dermatologist will look at the mole and assess its size, shape, colour, and other characteristics. A biopsy will also be performed by removing a small piece of the mole for further testing.