For many Asians, the sight of moles on their bodies is not unusual. Supermodel Cindy Crawford gained popularity back in the days when she referred to the mole on her upper lip as a “beauty mark.” In contrast, singer Enrique Iglesias got a total makeover for his looks when he had the mole on his face removed.
Depending on how you see it, a facial mole may either be a nuisance or a beneficial trademark.
Moles develop when the melanin in the skin overproduces. People who live in tropical climates often have more moles as they are more exposed to the rays of the sun, which causes the body to produce more melanin to protect the skin from damage. Moles that are notably larger and irregularly shaped can sometimes turn into melanoma.
It is very likely that you arrived at this site after searching the Internet for "facial mole removal + Singapore". Well, today is your lucky day my friend! Read on to get recommendations from 4 bloggers who have written about their mole removal experiences.
You can also check our other post 5 things you should know about mole removal in Singapore.
Mole Removal by Jacqueline
Jacqueline has a mole located under her chin that she had since she was a baby. She mentions that she didn’t mind its existence at first, but got bugged by it whenever it shows in some of her angles during photo shoots. She was initially hesitant to have it removed as her skin once developed keloid after getting her ears pierced.
After a consultation with an aesthetic doctor, Jacqueline decided to finally have her mole removed despite being given no guarantee that she will be keloid free after the treatment. For her procedure, Jacqueline discloses that the doctor used the Cautery (Radio Surgery) method. This method uses radio frequency to remove skin impurities such as moles, warts, and tags among others.
To start the treatment, Jacqueline shares that the area in which the procedure is to be done gets cleaned. After which the doctor injects local anaesthesia to numb the area to avoid any sensation when the mole gets removed. The doctor then starts burning the mole on Jacqueline’s chin. She mentions that there was no pain involved during the procedure, although she did not like the burnt skin smell.
Since Jacqueline’s mole was larger the dent left on her skin was larger. She mentions that she was given an antibiotic ointment for aftercare. She advises that the ointment should be administered to the wound continually until a scab forms. The ointment should not be too thick and should be discontinued as the scab appears.
A month after the mole removal, Jacqueline happily shows that her wound has healed well and the indentation has flattened out. A follow-up consultation is scheduled after her first procedure to assess whether there is a need for another round of Cautery. Usually, a repeat session is mandatory if the mole pigmentation still recurs.
For costs, prepare to shell out around $600-$700 for one Cautery session. This should include the consultation fee, base charge, and mole removal procedure.
Click here to read more of Jacqueline’s mole removal experience.
Mole Removal by Claire
Claire’s life is about to make a major change as she is getting married! In preparation for her wedding, Claire shares that she wanted her face clean—and the existence of more than just one mole on it did not make things easy for her. She comments about the extra time she puts in every day just to conceal the moles on her face. Finally, she decides to have them all removed permanently!
To have her moles removed, Claire visited an aesthetic clinic for consultation. After her intrinsic facial assessment, the method that was recommended to remove her moles was Cautery. Claire mentions that the cautery procedure targeted to remove 8 moles.
The process of burning the moles off of Claire’s face did not bring any pain. She says that the only part that brought pain during the procedure was when the local anaesthesia was injected—and she had to go through it 8 times! Yikes!
Claire shares that there is a possible indentation that may be left on the skin after the moles are removed. How deep the dent it would depend on the depth of the skin’s pigmentation. For one of her raised moles, Claire discloses that the doctor asked her if she wanted only the black parts removed. She had to think thoroughly as the mole was rather large, and should the pigmentation turn out to be deep in the skin, the depth of the indentation might be large. Thankfully, the mole turned out to be flat and the doctor was able to burn them off totally without leaving a dent.
For aftercare, an ointment was prescribed for Claire to apply to her facial wounds for two days. Sunblock may only be worn when the scabs have appeared. Concealers are definitely a big NO during this time, so toss them to the garbage!
Once the scabs have formed be careful not to pick them off! Allow your skin to heal gradually and wait for the time that the scabs fall off naturally. After the scabs have fallen off you may notice some slight discolouration on the areas where the moles were formed before. Claire says that your face will not look perfect after, but I can say that it will certainly look better. She is ecstatic that she can now sport a bare face look!
Head on to Claire’s blog to read her full experience on mole removal.
Mole Extraction by Peiling
The mole that Pei Ling wants to remove is a flat mole located on one side of her cheek. For her treatment, she discloses her experience with the use of a CO2 laser.
To jumpstart the procedure, Pei Ling’s cheek gets cleaned off and applied with numbing cream. As soon as the numbing cream takes effect, the CO2 laser is administered on the unwanted mole. I’m astonished at how fast this treatment seems to be as Pei Ling says that the procedure goes “Zap zap and done.” I think it took longer to wait for the numbing cream to take effect than to get rid of the mole!
After the procedure, the doctor took 3-5 minutes to sanitize the wound. A tiny plaster was placed on the wound to help hasten the healing process. Pei Ling shares that the wound looked like a pimple on her face.
Fast-forward to 7 days, Pei Ling reports that her wound has healed although there is still a bit of redness on the area, which the mole once was. The doctor advised that the redness would eventually fade after a few months. There is no downtime mentioned as well.
Unfortunately, Pei Ling did not include the cost of treatment in her article. If you wish to learn more about the details concerning Pei Ling’s speedy mole removal experience, you may read them on her blog: Peony Kiss.
Mole Removal by Poopiemookie
Blogger Poopiemookie decided to have the mole on her forehead removed and chose a clinic that used a hydrocolloid plaster as part of its aftercare treatment.
As soon as she arrived in the clinic, Poopiemookie shares that she was given a questionnaire to answer before getting her face cleansed and prepped up for the mole removal procedure. Once this was completed a facial scan was done using the clinic’s VISIA machine. The facial scan results were used by the doctor to explain the condition of Poopiemookie’s skin.
Moving on, Poopiemookie narrates the different stages of her mole removal procedure. First, the mole on her forehead was covered with numbing cream and cling film. This was left to saturate the area for 20 minutes. The laser treatment of her mole ensued. There was no mention of the kind of laser used for this procedure and, likewise, no photos are available.
To complete the treatment, the hydrocolloid plaster was placed on top of the treated area. As of aftercare, the plaster is to be replaced every 2 days. The following day, the plaster on the wound ballooned on Poopiemookie’s forehead. She mentions that this was a normal reaction that apparently helps with the healing of the wound. After a few more days the plaster comes off and you can see that the area where the wound was is almost healed without any trace that a mole once existed.
For treatment costs, Poopemookie mentions in the comment section of her blog that she paid $50 for the consultation and $100 for the mole removal.
Here’s the link to Poopiemookie’s entire blog on her mole removal experience.