Mole Removal Singapore: Your One-Stop Reference Guide

 
Let me guess:

You want to get rid of your facial mole – because it is not a beautiful feature like Cindy Crawford’s iconic beauty mark.

Nope?

Oh, you want to remove body mole because of Fengshui, I see.
 
 
Regardless of the motivation, you might be wondering:

How much does surgical mole removal in Singapore cost, eg. National Skin Centre vs clinic?

What are the over the counter mole removal cream in Singapore, and the recommendations?
 
Mole Removal in Singapore

 
Just read on, or click on below to go straight to the section.



 

Understand Types of Moles and Cancerous Moles

Generally, there are 3 different types of skin moles:

Regular moles are usually symmetrical, uniform color, and have regular borders. Regular moles are typically benign and friendly.

Irregular moles, also called atypical moles, are unusual looking and can be a range of colour and flat or bumpy.

Cancerous moles (Melanoma) often have ragged or blurred borders or edges, whilst healthy moles tend to be much rounder with smooth, clearly defined borders.
 


 
The ABCDE rule can help you remember the symptoms of Melanoma:

  • A for ASYMMETRY: The two halves of the growth is asymmetrical and not matching.
  • B for BORDER irregularity: The edges are ragged, irregular, or blurred.
  • C for COLOUR variation: Varying shades of brown, black, red, pink, or purple.
  • D for DIAMETER: The area is larger than 6 millimeters or is growing larger.
  • E for EVOLVING: Change in shape, get bigger, become raised, or swelling.

Monitoring your skin moles is important. For example, cancerous moles may change color or size dramatically in a short period of time, while a normal mole only changes color and size slightly over a long period of time.

If you see one or more of ABCDE signs above, consult your doctor or dermatologist immediately. If you have a suspicious or unusual mole, your doctor may want to obtain a sample of the skin for biopsy diagnosis to confirm if it is benign or cancerous growth.

Additional resources:

Check out this pictorial guide by The Skin Cancer Foundation, or watch the video below by dermatologist Dr Samer Jaber, for your better understanding on how to conduct self-examination on mole.
 

 
 



Singapore Mole Removal Surgery and Cost: How Much?

Doctors normally recommend surgical mole removal procedure based on key factors below:

  • Size. Examples: Small mole, larger or deeper mole, flat or protruding mole.
  • Type / Shape. Examples: Benign mole, atypical mole, vs cancerous mole.
  • Location. Examples: Are moles on delicate area like face, nose, around eyes.

Just as people removes skin mole for different reasons, there are varying mole removal places in town that you can go.
 

Option #1: Mole Removal at Singapore National Skin Centre

You can check out the Singapore National Skin Centre website for the latest mole removal details, or refer the key extracts below.
 

  • Consultation fee may vary from Assoc Consultant to Senior Consultant, and the cost is different for citizens / PR / non-residents:
     
    • For Singapore Citizen: First consultation at $33, follow-up consultation at $31.

    • For Singapore PR: First consultation at $49.50, , follow-up consultation at $46.50.

    • For resident / non-resident: First consultation in $86.00 – $121.91 range, and follow-up consultation in $61.00 – $88.54 range.

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  • Upon doctor assessment, the removal of mole can be done either by excision or by CO2 laser, depending on the size and type of mole.
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  • The FAQs section indicates it costs approximately from $160 to $900 per common mole removal, depending on the treatment option and size of the lesion.
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  • Patient will not be entitled to government subsidy or the use of Medisave for cosmetic removal of moles that are benign.
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  • According to Singapore NSC:
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    Singapore National Skin Centre
     
     
     
    Moles come in various shapes and sizes. Moles that protrude may be shaved off with a blade. This leaves a flat scar with a remnant of mole tissue in it. Shaving is a quick and simple way of getting rid of the protrusion but the disadvantage is that the colour of the mole almost always returns. Complete excision followed by stitching is a surer way of removing the entire mole. The size of the scar will depend on the size of mole.

 

Option #2: Remove Mole at Singapore Clinic

 
While the mole removal cost varies by clinic and the surgical method used, let’s look at some examples to get a feel of how much does it cost to remove a mole at Singapore clinic:
 

  • If you explore WhatClinic website that shows list of Singapore clinics around your area that offer mole removal service, you can either contact the clinic for fee enquiry (including laser mole removal) or some of them do show their pricing info under the “Treatments and Prices” section. Some examples of the indicated mole removal cost are:
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    • Centre For Cosmetic Rejuvenation & Surgery, Scotts Road: From S$1000
    • Aesthetic Medical Clinic, Orchard Road: S$100 – S$300
    • The Wellness Clinic, Camden Medical Centre: From S$100 (laser and radiofrequency)
     

  • Dr Tan and Partners Medical Center, Singapore:
  • From $120 per mole (excluding GST and consultation):
    Laser mole removal cost is $120, excision from $200, consultation $35 to $60.

    • If you are looking for Singapore mole removal forum/blog, this clinic’s webpage offers lots of useful info with more than 775 patient-doctor interaction under the comments section.

 


 

Option #3: The Controversial Mole Removal at Singapore Beauty Salon

This option is controversial, as some people question whether the staffs at beauty salon / shops (like at Chinatown area) are medically trained to get rid of mole? Is that safe?

The reviews are mixed. For examples:
 

  • Rebirth Aesthetics beauty salon (formally located at Toa Payoh but shifted to Orchard) received some positive feedback, such as Singapore Brides forum on Yuki.
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  • In contrast, The Straits Times warned the ugly side of (cheap) mole removal at beauty outlets with some offer to remove moles for as little as $5, whereby the Ministry of Health (MOH) says the public should undergo treatment only with registered doctors operating within licensed health-care institutions.

 



Mole Removal Cream in Singapore: The Options?

Some people feel hesitant on the surgery approach because surgical mole treatment could cause pain with scarring risk, whilst some find visits to doctor are time consuming and costly.

As such, mole removal cream is considered an alternative.

Unlike skin-tag / wart removal products that are abundant in the consumer market, over the counter skin mole removal cream are significantly less.

If you go to local stores and pharmacy in Singapore, mole removal creams are not available for sale – but you could still buy them online.

Here are the Top 2 Skin Mole Removal Cream that can help you to get rid of moles on skin:
 
 

#1 Nevi-Skin Mole Removal Cream by Dermal Meds

Made up of proprietary formula with natural herbal extracts, NeviSkin is an all natural topical treatment cream formulated for skin mole removal, while Nevi-Skin is also used to treat other skin conditions like syringoma, skin tag, and warts including genital warts.
 
Nevi Skin Wart Removal at HowToGetRidOfWartsHome

Each Nevi Skin container holds enough topical treatment cream to remove 10-30 small skin moles, in which its formulation causes destruction of the skin mole directly down to the root.

User reviews show Nevi Skin has been effective in removing skin moles, with examples of customer testimonials as below:
 

  • Dragonflygirl from Eastbourne of England said: ‘I had some moles that were annoying me and itchy… I wanted them removed. That was going to be really costly, so I thought I would try this. It does sting for a few minutes, but to be honest, that was like finally scratching an itch you’ve been unable to and such a relief.. the scab came off on its own, 2 weeks later. I was really pleased the mole was gone. I have since treated the other 2 moles and am waiting for them to heal. Treating these 3 moles has used hardly any of the cream supplied..’
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  • Deb feedback: ‘I must admit to being a bit sceptical, however I purchased nevi-skin after reading the very positive reviews and I’m really glad I did. I had 6 horrible “Lemmy” style moles, 1 on my chin, 3 on my hairline and 2 on my back, and nevi-skin got rid of the lot.. The moles turn very dark brown (mine were originally big pink things) which is no issue as some moles are dark brown anyway.. Eventually they will scab and come off.. Very glad I bought, a bargain compared with surgery which also leaves a scar.’
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    Nevi-Skin mole and wart removal cream is available to buy online worldwide (including Singapore) via Nevi-Skin official website to ensure genuine product, with a total money back guarantee to any persons not 100% satisfied with the product within 60 days of purchase.

    >> Check out Nevi-Skin official website for latest pricing info or Nevi-Skin mole removal cream before and after comparison pictures.
     
     

    #2 Wart & Mole Vanish Cream

    Wart & Mole Vanish cream is another natural product formulated to treat skin moles, genital / non-genital warts, skin tags, and syringoma.

    Wart & Mole Vanish cream contains cashew plant, fig plant, greater celandine plant, lemon, and other natural ingredients.

    Similarly, this award winning mole removal product also received positive customer reviews, with examples as follows:
     

  • Jacob M. Kroon of Minnesota said: ‘Could never have short hair because of a huge disgusting mole. I finally had enough and went to the Dr. They determined it was safe to remove but since it was cosmetic it wasn’t insurance covered. I decided to try this. It works as described, burns and hurts and scabs over…. Two months later I can barely see where the mole was. The mole was raised 1/8th an inch off the skin and was a little smaller than a dime so it was good sized and this took care of it with only a tiny, faded scar.’
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  • Kim Krieger commented: ‘A little stinging and burning is well worth the removal of skin tags and moles. It is fairly expensive, so use it sparingly as the instructions note, but it works better than any over the counter product out there. The trick is to be patient and not rush the process, it does work!!’
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    Wart & Mole Vanish Kit comes with cream sufficient for 2-5 growths (1/4″ or 5mm) or 5-25 smaller ones (1/16″ or 2mm), alongside 5ml of natural antibacterial solution, 3 cotton swabs, 2 applicator sticks, 1 scratching stainless needle (for hard warts), 1 emery board (for scratching moles and skin tags), and 1 toothpick (for scratching small moles/skin tags).
     
    >> Find out more on Wart & Mole Vanish cream alongside additional customer reviews.
     
     



    Mole Removal Cream vs Surgery: Pro and Con Comparison


     
    As individual preference on mole removal solution may vary, here is the comparison of invasive mole surgery vs the non-invasive mole removal cream – for you to weigh the pros and cons.
     

    Skin Mole Surgery

    list-style-green-tick-checkSafety: Medical diagnosis / treatment by doctor is safe, especially for (pre-)cancerous moles.

    list-style-red-tick-crossCost: Typically ranges from $150 to $500 for the first single mole removal, with additional consultation fee and treatment cost will be incurred if more skin moles to be removed.

    list-style-red-tick-crossConvenience: Mole removal surgery may take multiple time-consuming trips to doctor, including pre-surgery visit and post-surgery check up.

    list-style-green-tick-checkTreatment Time: Doctor will cut / remove the mole during surgery and the mole is “gone” on the spot, though post mole removal care and multiple mole treatment may take longer.

    list-style-red-tick-crossPain: Excision with surgical knife (scalpel) may not be appropriate for some individuals, because different individuals have different pain tolerance levels.

    list-style-red-tick-crossScarring: According to eMedicineHealth, risks of invasive mole removal include nerve damage and scar – which is one of the most common difficulties.
     

    Mole Removal Cream

    list-style-red-tick-crossSafety: Topical cream is safe to use for cosmetic mole removal, but not on cancerous mole which relies on self-diagnosis with ABCDE approach to check symptoms of Melanoma.

    list-style-green-tick-checkCost: Relatively much cheaper than mole surgery, and the cream is sufficient to remove multiple skin moles of 2-5 growths (5mm) or 5-25 smaller ones (2mm).

    list-style-green-tick-checkConvenience: Mole removal cream allows topical home treatment at own convenience and discretion.

    list-style-red-tick-crossTreatment Time: Mole removal cream may not work overnight and can take several days or weeks before the mole is gone.

    list-style-green-tick-checkPain: Topical cream will not cause surgical excision pain, though some individuals may feel mild skin irritation after applying the cream when it starts working to remove the moles.

    list-style-green-tick-checkScarring: Mole removal cream is applied topically without physically ‘cutting’ the mole off, so this non-invasive approach has no / low scarring risk.
     
     



    Mole Removal Singapore In A Nutshell

    It is important to note that there is no single “best mole removal” method that meet everyone’s needs.

    While different people have varying preference and factors of consideration, doctor recommends the surgical removal procedure based on the mole’s size, shape, type, and location.

    Make an educated decision when choosing your mole removal solution in Singapore – whereby this guide has provided an overview on mole removal options and cost comparison for you to weigh the pros and cons.
     

    Do you have any mole removal experience to share?

    Where is the place you went to remove moles – was it effective?

    Leave a message below and share your thoughts!
     
     

    3 thoughts on “Mole Removal Singapore: Your One-Stop Reference Guide

      • November 12, 2015 at 2:57 am
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        You are most welcomed, Dr Sii.

        The Dr Tan & Partners webpage offers valuable input thus it is a useful resource that deserves special mention.

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    • November 29, 2015 at 3:28 pm
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      Hi, Yuki here from Rebirth Aesthetics. Thank you for mentioning about me having positive feedback. Cheers!

      Reply

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