Say Goodbye To

Unsightly Moles
and Skin Tags

Moles and skin tags, when they are prominent on our body, can cause our self-esteem and confidence to fall. Removing them will take you a step closer to your desired aesthetic. And at CuraMed Aesthetics, we have a variety of treatments for you to choose from, customized to best suit different conditions.

CuraMed Aesthetics: Led by Dr. Kan Hun Yee, MOH certified with special interest in dermatology. Treatment options, including surgical and laser treatments in Singapore

Personalised treatments
for your wants and needs

Safe and effective for
your peace of mind

Led by Dr. Kan

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Kan Hun Yee

Headed by our director and sole founder, Dr Kan, who is not just a certified family physician by the College of Family Physician, as she is also a certified Aesthetic Physician with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

She possess a number of qualifications which speaks to her knowledge:

  •  Medical Degree (University of Southampton, UK)
  •  Diploma in Family Medicine (National University of Singapore)
  •  Diploma in Dermatology (Cardiff, UK)
  •  Diploma in aesthetic medicine (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine)

Unveiling the

Secrets of Moles

Understanding Your Skin’s Intriguing Markings

What is a Mole?

A mole is a small dark or brown spot on the skin caused by clustering of pigmented skin cells. Many people commonly describe moles as the dark spots that occur on the skin. Even with this generalization, it is worth mentioning that moles come in a variety of colors (pink, black, red, blue and tan), shapes (round or oval), surfaces (smooth or wrinkled) and sizes (most are up to 6mm diameter).

You may be born with moles, or the moles may develop in your childhood and adolescent age. Certain factors such as sun exposure and inborn/ hereditary elements may play a part in the development of moles.

What Causes Moles?

There are several factors that can cause moles to appear. The first factor is UV rays as even though moles can appear anywhere on our body, it is commonly found in areas that get the most sun exposure. Another factor is changes in hormone levels, such as during puberty, pregnancy, or ageing can also cause moles to appear or change in size, shape, or colour. Finally, there’s also genetics, where if a family member has moles, you have a chance of developing them too.

Types Of Moles

Benign Nevi

These are normal and harmless moles that occur naturally on the skin. Most skin moles are under this category. They are not a sign of skin cancer and have a very low chance of becoming cancerous.

Dysplastic Nevi

Dysplastic nevi or atypical nevi irregularly shaped, uneven colored and large moles that are generally inherited. Dysplastic moles might be a concern if a new mole appears and if you notice abnormal features on the. If you have doubt or concern whether you are having a harmful mole, you should seek for medical consultation early and get them removed professionally.

Congenital Nevi

These are moles you are born with, commonly appearing as round or oval patches. In some cases, congenital nevi moles might have hair growing out of them. They may grow over time, becoming raised, smaller or more hairy. These moles might sometimes be itchy and need to be checked often as they have a higher risk of turning into skin cancer. As a preventive measure, you might want to get them removed through a mole removal treatment.

Which Mole Is More Dangerous And When You Should Be Worried?

It’s important to note that while most moles are harmless, some can develop into melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer. Through regular self-examinations and dermatologist check-ups, any changes in moles that might indicate a problem can be detected. Any new moles that have the sensation of itchiness or pain, or are different in appearance compared to others need to be brought to a dermatologist’s attention.

Common Skin
Cancers

Melanoma

Basal Cell
Carcinoma

Squamous Cell
Carcinoma

Spotting Suspicious Moles:
Identifying Signs of Potential Melanoma

Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, can be a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. However, early detection plays a crucial role in successful treatment. One way to identify potential signs of melanoma is by closely examining your moles for any suspicious characteristics. Take a look at the guide below with a checklist of warning signs known as “ABCDE”.

This is where one half of your mole does not match the other.

If the borders of a mole are irregular, scalloped, or notched, it could be a warning sign of melanoma.

Moles usually come in a single shade of brown but having multiple colours in it is a cause for concern.

Having a mole larger than the size of a pencil eraser (about 6mm or 1/4 inch in diameter)

Any change in size, shape, colour, or elevation of your mole, along with any new symptoms such as bleeding, or itching.

Types of Mole Removal Treatments

Our doctor will examine your moles to determine if they need to be removed. If so, they will suggest an appropriate mole removal treatment, considering the size, type, and location of the mole. Here are the most common mole removal treatments:

1. Excision Treatment

What is this treatment about?

This is one of the most common types of mole removal. The area around the mole will be numbed before it is removed using a scalpel. This method is suitable for larger moles or those suspected to be cancerous.

Procedure type

Invasive

Results

The mole is completely removed, and the skin is left to heal.

Downtime

Recovery time varies depending on the size and location of the mole, but generally, it takes 1-2 weeks for the area to heal.

Procedure time

Approximately 15-30 minutes

2. Shaving Treatment

What is this treatment about?

Used for superficial moles, a scalpel will be used to shave off the mole. As anaesthesia will be used, only minimal discomfort will be experienced.

Procedure type

Minimally invasive.

Results

The mole is removed, but some cells may remain beneath the skin. The area usually heals without leaving a mark.

Downtime

Minimal, but the treated area may be tender for a few days.

Procedure time

Approximately 10-20 minutes

3. Cauterization or Plasma Skin Technology

What is this treatment about?

A specialised device is used to deliver controlled heat or plasma to the mole, causing it to disintegrate. This method is suitable for smaller moles and can be an effective option for those preferring non-invasive treatments.

Procedure type

Non-invasive

Results

The mole is removed, and the skin is left to heal. This method may leave a small mark or scar.

Downtime

Minimal but the treated area may be tender for a few days.

Procedure time

Approximately 20-30 minutes

4. Laser

What is this treatment about?

This treatment uses focused beams of light to break down the pigment in the mole. This non-invasive method is used for small, non-cancerous moles in hard-to-reach places or wanting to remove a large number of moles at the same time.

Procedure type

Non-invasive

Results

The mole gradually fades after several treatments. This method is best for small, non-cancerous moles.

Downtime

Minimal with the skin being red or swollen for a few days.

Procedure time

Approximately 20-30 minutes per session. Multiple sessions may be required.

Cost of

Mole Removal in Singapore

The cost of mole removal in Singapore can vary depending on the clinic, the method of removal, as well as the size and location of the mole. At CuraMed Aesthetics, we have cost-effective options for you to choose from and are transparent about what each of our treatments includes. If you have any questions about what our pricing entails, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we will assist you.

Take the first step towards a mole-free and confident future by scheduling a consultation with our team today.

Unveiling the

Secrets of Skin Tags

Understanding Your Skin’s Intriguing Markings

What is a Skin Tag?

A skin tag is a soft, noncancerous growth that develops on the skin. It typically appears as a hanging piece of skin and may have a peduncle or stalk, making it easily distinguishable from other skin conditions. Skin tags can be found on any part of the body but are most commonly found around skin folds or areas where skin rubs against itself, such as the breasts, groin, and eyelids. Although skin tags are generally harmless, some people choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons or to reduce any irritation that may occur when they are rubbed. Various skin tag removal methods are available for this purpose.

What Causes Skin Tag?

The definitive cause of skin tags is not well documented, but there are several speculations indicating that they may occur when collagen and blood vessels become trapped within thickened skin. Additionally, skin tags that appear in areas between creases and folds may be caused by skin rubbing against itself. Skin tags have also been associated with hyperinsulinemia, a condition characterised by excessive insulin circulating in the blood. Research has shown that certain groups of people are more prone to developing skin tags, suggesting the following risk factors:

  • Genetics. As skin tags can be hereditary.
  • Being diabetic, but the connection between it and skin tags remains unknown.
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy.
  • Being overweight as there is an excess of skin folds and creases.

Types of Skin Tag

Skin tags are usually the same colour as their surrounding skin or slightly darker. While there aren’t distinct “types” of skin tags, they can vary in appearance based on their location, size, and colour.

Sizes

There are small skin tags with a diameter of 2 mm to 1 cm and bigger ones with a diameter of up to 5 cm

Color

Skin tags can be either pink or black depending on the skin type and color

Are Skin Tag Dangerous?

In addition to being common and harmless, they are benign growths that contain collagen, a type of protein found throughout the body, and blood vessels. While skin tags don’t require any treatment, you may choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or if they cause discomfort or irritation, especially if they’re in an area where they may be rubbed or irritated by clothing, jewellery, or skin folds.

Types of Skin Tags Removal Treatments

The following procedures are used to remove skin tag depending on the tag’s size, cost and personal preference.

1. Cauterization Treatment

What is this treatment about?

A specialised device is used to deliver controlled heat or plasma to the mole, causing it to disintegrate. This method is suitable for smaller moles and can be an effective option for those preferring non-invasive treatments.

Procedure type

Non-invasive

Results

The mole is removed, and the skin is left to heal. This method may leave a small mark or scar.

Downtime

Minimal but the treated area may be tender for a few days.

Procedure time

Approximately 20-30 minutes

2. Surgical Removal Treatment

What is this treatment about?

Heat generated through electric currents is used to target tissues in the skin tag. It will shrink and fall off on its own in a few days.

Procedure type

Minimally invasive

Results

The skin tag will shrink and fall off on its own. The time it takes to heal will depend on the size and location of it.

Downtime

The downtime is minimal as you can return to your day right after the treatment has been completed.

Procedure time

The procedure time can vary depending on the size of the skin tag,

Cost of

Skin Tags Removal in Singapore

The cost of skin tag removal in Singapore can vary depending on the method used and the number and size of the skin tags to be removed. When it comes to CuraMed Aesthetics, our treatments are cost-effective while being transparent about what they cover. If you have any questions or doubts about our treatments or their cost, feel free to get in touch with us and we will get back to you soon.

Take the first step towards a skin tag-free and confident future by scheduling a consultation with our experienced team today.

Removal Aftercare Tips

Avoid picking or scratching the spot.

While it can be tempting to poke or touch it, you should resist the want to do so. This is because healing can be delayed and increase the risk of infection. Keep your hands away from the area and refrain from applying any unneeded pressure.

Avoid excessive sun exposure.

Excessive sun exposure can lead to changes in pigmentation and may even cause scars to form. Therefore, you’ll need to apply sunblock with a high SPF to protect it. You should also select those that are suitable for sensitive or post-procedure skin.

What’s The Difference Between A Mole And A Skin Tag?

Mole

Appearance:

Moles are typically small, pigmented spots on the skin that can vary in color, shape, and size. They may be flat or raised and can have a smooth or slightly rough texture.

Composition:

Moles are formed by clusters of melanocytes, which are pigment-producing cells in the skin. They are usually harmless and may be present from birth or develop over time.

Potential Risks:

While the majority of moles are benign, some moles can have the potential to develop into skin cancer, such as melanoma. It is important to monitor moles for any changes in color, shape, size, or symptoms like itching, bleeding, or pain.

Skin Tag

Appearance:

Skin tags are small, soft, fleshy growths that typically hang off the skin. They are often flesh-colored or slightly darker and can have a smooth or wrinkled surface. Skin tags are commonly found in areas where the skin folds or rubs against itself, such as the neck, armpits, groin, or under the breasts.

Composition:

Skin tags are made up of loose collagen fibers and blood vessels that are covered by a layer of skin. They are harmless and benign in nature.

Potential Risks:

Skin tags are generally harmless and do not pose a risk of developing into skin cancer. However, they can cause discomfort or irritation if they get caught on clothing or jewelry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most patients experience minimal discomfort. Local anesthesia is usually applied to numb the area, and any sensations during the procedure are generally well-tolerated.

Typically, mole and skin tag removal procedures take between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size, location, and number of moles or skin tags being treated.

While scarring is possible, we take great care to minimize it. The extent of scarring depends on factors such as the mole’s size, depth, and removal method. We provide aftercare instructions to promote proper healing and reduce scarring

After the procedure, you may experience mild redness and tenderness at the removal site, which should subside within a few days. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help you achieve optimal healing.

Moles that are completely removed should not grow back. However, if a mole was not entirely removed, there is a possibility of regrowth. We ensure thorough removal to minimize the chances of recurrence.

Avoid sun exposure and refrain from using any skincare products that may irritate the area to be treated. Detailed pre-treatment instructions will be provided during the consultation.

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