Mole Removal

Mole Removal

What is a mole?

Moles are overgrowths of our skin’s pigment cells (melanocytes).

What causes moles?

The number of moles a person has is determined by genetic factors and amount of sun exposure.

What is the significance of having a large number of moles?

An individual with a large number of moles (i.e. more than 100) is at an increased risk of developing Melanoma (skin cancer).

How do I tell a mole from a melanoma?

Melanomas distinguish themselves from moles by changing. The changes happen over months as opposed to over days.
The ABCDE rule can help you remember what to look for when you’re checking any moles on your skin:
A for asymmetry: A mole that, when divided in half, doesn’t look the same on both sides
B for border: A mole with edges that are blurry or jagged

C for colour: A mole that changes colour rapidly, or has various shades of coulour

D for diameter: A mole larger than 1/4 inch in diameter (about the size of a pencil eraser)
E for elevation: A mole that is raised above the skin and has a rough surface

How can I prevent myself from getting melanomas?

Sun protection is key to protecting yourself against melanomas.

  1. Avoid going out into the sun between 10am and 4pm
  2. Put on Sunscreen.
  3. Wear a wide brim hat, sunglasses and protective clothing.
  4. Do not go to tanning studios.
Moles can appear anywhere!

Moles can appear anywhere!

Can moles be removed?

Yes. Moles can be removed either by Radiofrequency Ablation or Surgical Excision.

Are there any special preparations necessary before a mole removal?

No. Mole removals take only 10 minutes and can be down at the same office visit.

What can I expect after the procedure?

A scab will form over the area from which the mole was removed. The scab will fall off after about 2 weeks. Meanwhile, you are advised to stay out of the sun. You should also was the wound gently daily with water and apply an antiseptic cream that we will provide.

If you needed stitches, you will be required to return to the clinic in about 2 weeks to remove the stitches.

Will there be a scar?

Depending on the procedure performed and the depth of the mole, there may be a faint scar. If the mole has very deep roots, we can minimize the scarring by removing the mole over 2 sessions about 6 weeks apart.

* Standard charges will apply for treatment of recurrent moles


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About Dr. Tan
Dr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001. His residency was in the two largest public hospitals in Singapore; Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.

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  1. Jasmine

    I want to remove a mole on my butt cheek (<1cm). May I know how much is the cost of removal and does the cost of removal varies depending on the type procedure?

  2. Hi,I have about 8 moles (4 on face, 2 on arms and 2 on neck) that I wish to remove. May I know how much is the cost?

  3. Thanks for bringing to my attention that asymmetrical moles can be a sign of melanoma. I have a lot of moles, especially on my arms, and I’ve noticed that one of them is a weird shape. Maybe it would be a good idea to visit a professional to have that removed just in case it’s melanoma.

    • I would suggest that you get consulted for a skin screening .
      This involves the doctor looking over all of your skin for moles .
      The doctor will biopsy suspicious looking moles.
      Skin screening visits should be done annually.
      Please visit us for a formal consultation . click here for the location.

  4. Hi, I removed my mole last Friday and the scab has already fallen off. Should I continue applying the gel? Thanks.

  5. Hi! I removed 3 moles almost 8 weeks ago and the red marks left behind are still very visible. The scabs did drop off prematurely after a week. I only stopped applying the curiosin gel last week to see if the marks would lighten faster. Is this of concern or should I wait longer?

  6. Kai ting

    Did mole removal back in august. Mole grow back again. I heard within 6 months have free removal again is this true?

  7. Hi,

    how much will the first visit be? does it include the cost of a biopsy test?

  8. Hello Dr Tan! I have 1 raised mole and 1 flat mole on my face. May I know how much will it be and what methods do you use to remove them? Is there a high possibility of leaving scars and around how long does it take to heal? Am I able to apply makeup after the treatment? Thank you!

  9. Hi, I would like to ask how long I should use the Curiosin gel for. Currently there are slightly visible to faint red spots at the spots where my moles were removed weeks ago.

    Should I continue applying the gel till the spots fade to skin colour? Or is it just usage for a 2 week timeframe?

  10. Hello doctor! I was wondering how much it would charge for removal if there are about 10 small moles on my face ( they are like small dots). Thanks!

  11. can I remove 20 small moles at once? If not, will what is the maximum number of moles I can remove in 1 visit?

  12. I would like to to remove a protruding mole near my eyebrow and 2 moles on my back this week. How much would it be? If the mole comes back, how long must I come back for reassessment? I will be overseas in 2 weeks time for studies and won’t be back for quite some time.

  13. Hi doctor, I did my mole removal on my nose slant today. Does exercises like running and workouts affect the mole removal area ?

  14. I removed a small mole last wednesday on my face, the scab had already formed and fallen off, now it has formed a dark red spot, may I know if this is normal, and how long will the dark red spot take to go away?

  15. Hi, I went to your clinic twice for mole removal. I notice one of my mole came back a little and it feels like a tiny bump (I guess is the after recovery). And I notice your price have increased from $80 till $120 before tax. Do I still need to pay the full amount because is really tiny mole that came back and I wanted it to remove.

    • It is best to come in to let our doctors assess your mole first so we can discuss the cost in details. For returning clients, we will usually have different rates.

  16. hi, I have a slightly raised mole at my back (about 10cent coin size or smaller). Can it be remove within the day?

    Will it leave a scar?

    Which doctor is more specialize in mole removal?


  17. newjn3ds

    Hi. Do you still charge cheaper for small group of moles? $120 is for larger moles right?

    Can I walk in @ bencoolen outlet on Oct 31?

    • We usually reduce the charges when there are more than 1 moles. It is best to discuss with the doctor when you come in.
      You can walk in @Bencoolen and @Robertson.
      @Scotts and @Somerset would be appointment based.

  18. Hi Dr, I have an elevated mole on my shoulder. It is approximately 6mm in size. May I know what is the medical procedure to remove the mole and what will be the cost? Thank you!

  19. hi, i did mole removal at the scotts outlet and despite going back for touch ups, parts of the mole still resurface and now it’s even bigger than before. please advise

  20. Hi I would like remove 2 flat moles on my face and 6 flat moles on my neck. What’s the price like? Do I walk in or make appointment ?

  21. Hi, I have 4 flat moles on my face that I would like to remove. May I know the cost to remove these 4 moles? Thanks.

  22. Veronica

    Hi Drs,

    I have a mole about a cm diagonally right side of my lips. It has hair growing out from it and it’s also raised. However, I’ve been feeling insecure about it for quite some time and considering to remove it. What are th chances of scarring and will it be obvious and deep?

  23. Hi dr!

    I have about 6 moles on my face. Two of them are on my lips and their size is just like a dot. Is it possible to remove those on my lips? How much to remove all of them and can I remove them all at once? Thank you!!

  24. I have a mole under my chin. Would like to know approximately when will the mole be removed after the first appointment is made.

  25. Ashlynn

    Me and my husband would like to book an appointment this sat for mole removal consultation. Is there a timeslot for us?

    • Please call our clinics to book an appointment. I have a few slots on Saturday at the somerset clinic. For the other branches you will need to call them. Regards

  26. Khuyen Nguyen

    Hi Dr,
    i have a mole on my face and the diameter is same as pencil eraser. I am from Vietnam, so can I go to your clinic to do it and how much is the cost for foreigner? Thank you.

    • Hi, it will depend on the size of the mole. If it is less than 5mm in diameter it is usually $120.00, excluding consultation. Our charges are standardized for local and foreigners. You can call our somerset clinic at +6562620762 to make an appointment =)

  27. Hi there,

    Would like to inquire upon the following before arriving at a decision to book an appointment and my inquiries follows:

    1) Does the procedure include identifying a melanoma?
    2) If a melanoma is identified, how would it be removed?
    3) Through the procedure of removing melanoma result in a different cost ?

    Please advise upon the a/m concerns, feel free to reply via email if preferred due to information disclosure.


    • 1) Yes we will assess if there are changes suspicious of a melanoma because we will need to send that off to the pathologist.
      2) An excision biopsy will be performed.
      3) Yes as if it is a simple mole, we us RF ablation to remove them which wont enable the tissue to be assessed by the pathologist.

      You can email me at

  28. Hi Doctor, i have a black mole at my nose slant. Is it possible to remove it by laser or surgically?

    • Yes we can remove it via RF ablation. Why dont you come and see me at our Somerset clinic =). It is a quick procedure and can be done in the same sitting.

  29. Hi may I know if it’s possible to remove a mole with hair growing out from it? Isit cancerous ? It’s near my ear, slightly raised and about the size of a mechanical pencil eraser. It’s a regular circle and its black. May I know how Long will the removal procedure take and how much will it be ? A consultation would be good. Let me know if you will be available any soon!

  30. I am 18 years old, can I just go for the mole removal myself?

  31. Hi I am 19 yrs old.I suddenly have a brown spot on my lower lips for a week it doesn’t fade as I applied lip balm every 2hr. May I know what kind oof treatment am I suitable and how much does it cost? How many session do I need to go. Will I have scar and does it have downtime? Will it come back again? Do u have student price?

  32. Dear doctor,
    What are the risks associated with mole removal?

  33. Ms Tan

    Hi Dr Sii, I went to your clinic for mole removal in July and happened that one of the moles re-occurred now. May I know can I get it retouched now? And is retouching process chargeable?

  34. Hi doc. I have a mole on my back, slightly raised only but the diameter is same as pencil eraser. How much does it cost to remove it? Also, i have a mole on my face. I’m scared of scarring. Is it possible to just shrink it or make it less obvious (lighten the color)?

  35. Yes, you can come back within 6 months from your first procedure. It is best to let us take a look at the mole first before doing anything.

  36. Hi dr, I have a flat mole directly on my lip, as i know the lip tissue is very soft, is it possible to remove it? And would the scar be obvious as the lip is red? And how much is the estimation of the cost?

  37. How much for mole root removal? Mole root is under the skin. Will it cause scarring?

  38. jerome

    hey doc may I know how long do I have to avoid the sun and sweating after I removed my moles? And how long do I have to wear plasters over the wounds?

    • You do not necessarily need to avoid the sun, as long as you apply sunblock. You do not need to avoid sweating at all.
      You can leave your wounds open as well. If you want to use a plaster, use it until the scab falls off.

  39. Felicia

    Hi… I have a small flat mole below my eye and a slightly surface mole at side of my other eye. May I know the cost to remove these 2 moles? What type of procedures to be used and is it painful? What is the recovery time? Can it be done during 1 visit? I have sensitive skin. Thanks.

  40. Hi Dr Tan,
    I came to you a few years ago to remove a mole on my arm and told you that I’d return for facial ones. However, I’ve been rather apprehensive and procrastinated till now. Real glad to see that you’re doing fabulously well and have several branches now. 🙂 Do you make the rounds at Scotts as well? I’d prefer to return to you again. Thanks & blessings!

    • Hi Ling. Unfortunately I do not go to Scotts. Dr Justin Sii is there. He is very experienced at mole removal and honestly has done even more cases than I have. Go see him. You’ll be in good hands.

  41. Hi. I got 3 flat mole on my face n 1 flat on my collar bone. Can you quote me e price. N recovery time? Thank you.

  42. I am also under 18 so do I still have to go with my parent or can it just be an adult?

  43. I am under 21 so can I just go and remove a mole with an adult or does it have to be a parent or guardian?

  44. hey doc, I had a small mole on my earlobe and last year, I used a mole removal cream to remove it. The mole was was gone for awhile, but it came back recently. However, i think there is now a hypertrophic scar formed on my earlobe and the mole is on the scar. May I know if it is still possible to remove the mole? And also, will u be able to remove the scar?

  45. Jeslyn Chua

    Hi Dr Tan! I am 22years old this year, i would like to enquire which is a more suitable method to remove a mole stickly directly next to the corner of my left on my nose, will there be any implications and side effects? what are the costs to remove it and how long does it takes to heal? is it a one time removal and is it painful? will there be a permanent scar? please kindly email me for the specific details! thank you very much!!

  46. Audrey

    Hi! I went to other surgical clinic to do laser to remove my facial mole, however the moles were still there after The scrap drop. Can I check whether Isit normal and after the mole removal will there leave any scar ?

    • I am unable to comment because I do not know what laser was used to remove your mole. Any mole removal procedure (regardless of what technique is used) can potentially leave a scar.


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