Milia Removal

Milia are keratin containing cysts that appear as small whitish bumps, usually on the cheeks and nose.

Moles Removal

Moles are collections/ nests of melanocytes that occur as dark brown spots on the skin.

They can be round or oval in shape .They can be flat or raised.

Most moles are benign although some may turn cancerous. It is important to look out for signs that may indicate cancerous changes.

New spots on the skin or a change in size, shape or color of an existing mole may indicate cancerous change. The ABCDE method may help you determine if an abnormal skin growth may be cancerous:

  • Asymmetry:The mole has an irregular shape.
  • Border:The edge is not smooth, but irregular or notched.
  • Color: The mole has uneven shading or dark spots.
  • Diameter: The spot is larger than 6 mm.
  • Evolving or Elevation: The spot is changing in size, shape or texture.

The only way to be sure if a mole is melanoma is to have it examined by a doctor.

Other melanoma symptoms may include:

  • Sores that do not heal
  • Pigment, redness or swelling that spreads outside the border of a spot to the surrounding skin
  • Itchiness, tenderness or pain
  • Changes in texture, scaling, oozing or bleeding from an existing mole
  • Blurry vision or partial loss of sight, or dark spots in the iris

Luckily most moles are Benign and can have a recurrence rate of 20% to 30% even after laser removal or electrocautery. Repeated sessions may be needed. It is important to avoid sunlight and apply sunblock regularly.

Warts/ Skin Tags Removal

Warts and skin tags are common unsightly skin growths.

skin tag is a tiny, benign outpouching of skin that is typically connected to the underlying skin by a thin stalk. Skin tags look like tiny bits of “hanging” skin and typically occur at sites where clothing rubs against the skin or where there is skin-to-skin friction, such as the underarms, neck, upper chest, and groin.

Warts are harmless skin growths caused by a virus. They can grow on any part of the body, like on the face, along the forearms or on the finger. Warts have a rough surface on which tiny, dark dots can often be seen. On pressure areas like the palms or the soles, they appear flat. Warts on the sole (called plantar warts) grow inward from the pressure of standing and walking and are often painful.

Skin tag or wart?

Compared with warts, skin tags are:

  • smooth and soft (warts tend to be rougher with an irregular surface)
  • knobbly and hang off the skin (warts are usually slightly raised or flat)
  • not contagious (warts spread very easily, so a sudden outbreak or cluster of growths is more likely to be warts)

Moles, warts, milia and skin tags can be removed by:

  • CO2 Laser ablation
  • Surgitron Radiofrequency
  • Electrocautery
  • Surgical excision

A numbing cream or local anaesthetic injection will be first used to numb the skin.

CO2 laser or Surgitron RF treatment can remove the moles,skin tags,warts and milia with minimal pain.

Because the CO2 laser  or Surgitron RF treatment seal the blood vessels and remove the tissues by vaporization, there is no need for cutting or suturing.

There is very little bleeding and scarring is also kept to the minimum.

Warts may recur after laser removal so repeated sessions may be required.

Disclaimer: Results may vary according to individuals

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Dr Lim Heng Wei

With more than 15 years of experience in Aesthetic Medicine Dr Lim has an artistic flair and is able to bring out the best in his patients by combining various aesthetic procedures ranging from lasers, IPL, HIFU, and fillers.

His philosophy is that aesthetics medicine should be SAFE and AFFORDABLE to everyone.

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