People remove moles for a few reasons:
These are common moles which develop after birth. Typically small, round, and uniform in colour, appearing anywhere on the body and generally not requiring treatment unless they become bothersome or change in appearance.
Present at birth and vary in size and shape, depending on their size and location.
This usually affects children and young adults. Often well-defined and dome-shaped, Spitz nevi can range from pink to red, or brown. may resemble melanoma but are usually benign.
Characterised by a lighter ring or “halo” surrounding the mole that are generally harmless.
You can use your Integrated Shield Plans to pay for certain procedures. Speak to us to learn more, and you’ll be surprised at how affordable private healthcare can be.
We are dedicated to your skin health and well-being. Our results-oriented approach is suitable for a wide range of hair, skin and nail conditions. Consult our MOH-accredited dermatologist for a personalised treatment plan.
MBBS (S'pore) MRCP (UK) FAMS (Dermatology)
Dr. Lee Hwee Chyen is an accredited Adult & Paediatric dermatologist managing a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions. The clinic provides services for medical, surgical, cosmetic, women’s and paediatric dermatology.
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Mole removal is generally not painful as local anaesthesia is used to numb the area before the procedure. Patients may experience slight discomfort or pressure during the treatment, but the pain is usually manageable.
Recovery time varies depending on the removal method used, but most patients can expect to heal within 1 to 3 weeks.
Scarring is a potential side effect of mole removal, but the degree and visibility of the scar depend on factors like the mole’s size, location, and removal technique.
In rare cases, a mole may grow back after removal, especially if some mole cells were left behind during the procedure. If a mole does grow back, consult your dermatologist for further evaluation and possible retreatment.
Moles that change in size, shape, or colour, cause discomfort, or show signs of potential skin cancer should be evaluated by a dermatologist.
Mole removal itself does not cause cancer.
No, do not attempt to remove a mole yourself without medical training, as it can lead to infection, scarring, and other complications.
Yes, moles can be completely removed through various methods such as surgical excision, depending on the type and characteristics of the mole.