Spot-Guided CO2 Laser For Moles, Skin Tags, Milia (Oil) Seeds

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Mole removal and other unwanted lumps and bumps

Want to get a Mole Removal with our Spot-Guided CO2 Laser? Here we share what a laser is. A LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) works by emitting a wavelength of high energy light, which when focused on a certain skin condition, will create heat and destroy diseased cells or unwanted lumps and bumps such as moles, skin tags, milia seeds etc.

Various kinds of lasers are available that are differentiated by the medium that produces the laser beam. Carbon dioxide CO2 is used in the case of the Spot-Guided Co2 Laser.

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Treats a range of common lesions

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser is suitable for:

  • Moles
  • Skin Tags
  • Milia Seeds
  • Syringomas
  • Raised birthmarks
  • Viral warts
  • Keloid and hypertrophic scars
  • Actinic keratosis


  • Ability to focus the laser energy to a point for selective tissue treatment (i.e., damage to surrounding tissue is minimised)
  • Less invasive than deep chemical peeling (i.e., relatively shorter downtime)


The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser is a safe and effective way to remove lumps and bumps when performed by a trained medical professional. Speak to our doctor to know more.


What is the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser?

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser beams penetrate the top skin layers reaching into the dermis. It creates tiny microscopic areas of thermal damage that stimulate new collagen production and replace damaged skin surface by new epidermal cells.

Is the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser safe?

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser is a safe and effective method of removing lumps and bumps on the skin when carried out by a trained medical professional. Speak to our doctor to know more.

What can I expect from the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser?

You will see visible improvements with the first treatment as the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser excises the lesion. Depending on the type of lesion, the location of the lesion and other factors, repeat sessions may be required after a 2 to 3-week interval for better cosmetic results.

Results, outcomes, and recovery vary by the individual. Speak to our doctor to know more.

How long is one Spot-Guided CO2 Laser treatment?

After assessing your needs, the doctor can perform the treatment in approximately half an hour or so, subject to the doctor’s schedule. Otherwise, a later appointment can be made for the procedure itself.

How long do the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser results last?

Results vary by the individual and lifestyle choices. Some lesions have a tendency to reappear, with varying frequencies and appearances. Some people are also genetically more prone to developing lesions, which may require more frequent treatment.

Is the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser painful?

Numbing cream is applied prior to treatment. Pain is minimal during the treatment, though some patients experience slight discomfort. Post-procedure, there may be some temporary pain as you recover.

Pain and discomfort vary by the individual.

Is there any downtime with the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser?

The wound healing time can vary between a few days to a couple of weeks for larger areas. You may experience redness, bruising, blistering and/or crusting, which should resolve in time.

As a general recommendation, the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser should preferably be done before a weekend or holiday for working patients. This will still vary by the individual. Speak to our doctor to know more.

Who's suitable for the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser?

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser is safe for most healthy adults. As with all medical procedures, you should be sure to disclose all of your medical history and current habits such as smoking and use of blood-thinners, medications, birth control pills, or supplements.

Who's unsuitable for the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser?

The Spot-Guided CO2 Laser may be unsuitable in the following circumstances:

  • Patients with unrealistic expectations, such as those who seek complete eradication
  • Patients with a tendency to form keloid and hypertrophic scars
  • People that have taken isotretinoin within the previous 6 months
  • Active bacterial or viral skin infections
  • Prior ionising radiation to the area to be treated
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Previous deep chemical peel or dermabrasion
  • Dark complexions
  • People with HIV or Hepatitis C infections

What are the pre & post-care instructions for the Spot-Guided CO2 Laser?

Pre-care: Ensure that you’re in a good state of health and not recovering from a bacterial or viral infection.

Post-care: The treatment area(s) should be kept clean to avoid infection. Do not pick at or peel skin. Avoid prolonged exposure of the treatment area to sunlight.

[21 May 2021] Written by Dr. Wei Xiang

Dr Ko Wei Xiang

Dr Wei Xiang – The Artist
MBBS, Singapore; MRCS, Edinburgh

Dr Wei Xiang has been heavily involved in the arts throughout his life. During his formative school years, he studied fine arts under the prestigious Art Elective Programme, where he developed his artistic talent and creative expression across various media, including painting, charcoal, digital media and photography.

After graduating from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2014, Wei Xiang pursued postgraduate surgical training in a residency programme, where he honed his surgical skills over the years. His artistic side remained strong, and he constantly yearned to express a greater aesthetic element in his work. In 2019, he left his surgical career in search of his calling.

A fateful encounter with Dr Kelvin Chua brought Wei Xiang into the world of Aesthetic Medicine. It was in Aesthetic Medicine where Wei Xiang found his “ikigai” of sorts. Under Kelvin’s mentorship, Wei Xiang grew steadily and became adept at a wide range of aesthetic procedures including Botox, fillers, lasers, HIFU, Thermage, Ultherapy and PicoCare Laser. His keen eye for beauty, coupled with his steady hands, allows him to bring out the best in his patients.

Wei Xiang occasionally still creates artwork in his free time, when he is not spending time with his wife and daughter, or jamming and making music.

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