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Are there any options to permanently get rid of body hair besides IPL?

Dear Jennifer, I would put it as hair reduction instead of hair removal. The risk of scarring is too high in permanent hair removal, and it is not feasible. All the current treatments are long term hair reduction. Beside IPL which you mentioned, laser is well tested for hair reduction. There are var...
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Are there any symptomatic treatments to help a persistent cough in an 8 year-old?

Dear Marien, Thank you for your question. Cough is a reflex meant to protect your airway from an irritant (e.g. mucous, foreign bodies or virus/bacteria). When persistent, it is usually a symptom of a condition. A cough lasting longer than 8 weeks is called chronic cough. Common causes of chronic co...
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THE COMPLETE LIST OF RESOURCES TO HELP SOMEONE IN SINGAPORE WITH DEPRESSION (2018)

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Posted on Fri Apr 20 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

It's time to end the stigma. My name is Darren Toh, and today I will be guiding you through all the avenues from which you can seek help in Singapore if you feel that you are suffering from Depression (or other mental illnesses).

Before we begin though, there is something I need to point out.

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What are the long term effects of threadlifts over a 10 year period, and will skin elasticity and collagen be affected?

Dear Ms Cny, Thank you for your question. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and collagen. Threadlift reverse the process by mechanical lifting and restoring volume loss by stimulating collagen production. You are certainly right that it is non-permanent and the longevity usually depends on th...
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Why do pimples leave dark marks after they heal?

Dear CS, Inflammation is certainly a big factor for the PIH. At the same time, you may be wondering why some of your friends do not get the PIH despite having similar acne. There are various other factors to consider as well. Genetics is another factor. Some of us simply get more scarring and PIH wi...
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What are the pros and cons of the different types of veneers?

Hello there! Having fillings done on the front teeth can be a tricky job at times though it seems like a straight forward job to most. A few things to take into consideration before deciding which is the best option for you would be: - How big are the fillings? - Are your teeth the same colour? Or i...
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What should I do next if my back hurts when I bend forward?

Dear Zai Zai Thank you for your question - it’s certainly a common problem that we see in clinic! It sounds from what you have said that there is a potential overlap of pain generators - it could be your back and equally it could be your hip! Often, it can be difficult to differentiate one from the ...
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Could these tiny red spots on my face and limbs be due to cherry angiomas? (photos)

Thank you for the question. Cherry aniogmas are small growths or proliferation of blood vessels. They do appear as you grow older, and is more common in the elderly. However, it is not uncommon to have a few lesions at an earlier age. Some people are more prone to developing the cherry angiomas, and...
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Is Isotretinoin a permanent fix for acne?

Isotretinoin is one of my favourite medications for the purpose of acne treatment. It's used primarily for cystic acne. I personally have a lower threshold in terms of prescribing it, especially for male patients. In my experience, patients on Isotretinoin are also usually very tolerant of the side ...
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THE SIMPLE GUIDE TO NOSE FILLERS VS NOSE THREADS IN SINGAPORE

Dr Chua Cheng Yu
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Singapore
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Aesthetic
Singapore
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Posted on Wed Apr 18 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

“Nose jobs without going under the knife” revolutionised aesthetic treatments many years ago when it came on scene. You now have the option to enhance your appearance without a huge surgical fee or the usual surgical risks. This posts explains how. 

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WILL RUNNING HURT YOUR KNEES? (HINT: IT WON'T)

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Posted on Wed Apr 18 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Time and time again, whether you are a seasoned marathoner or the neophyte jogger, you've probably heard this: Running too much will hurt your knees.

As a physiotherapist who runs frequently, I'd be a millionaire if I was given a quarter everytime I was asked, "Physio, will running damage my knees?" or being told, "You're a physio, you should know that running will damage your knees!"

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CAN YOUR DOCTOR FORCIBLY HOSPITALISE YOU IN IMH? (YES, THEY CAN)

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Posted on Fri Apr 13 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Hello everyone, I am Darren Toh. I have written for DoctorxDentist in the past about depression and mental illnesses, you can read about them here:

A Depressed Patient’s Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 1 (SGH and Mt Elizabeth Hospital)

A Depressed Patient's Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 2 (IMH General Ward)

A Depressed Patient's Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 3 (IMH Mood Disorder Unit)

Today, I'm going to talk about something very interesting that I'm certain has crossed everyones' minds: INVOLUNTARY HOSPITALISATION

I'll be breaking down the legal mumbo-jumbo for everyone so that you can have a better understanding of what rights the patient has when it comes to the law.

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17 KEY FACTS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT TATTOO REMOVAL IN SINGAPORE

Dr Justin Boey
Aesthetic
Singapore
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Dr Justin Boey
Aesthetic
Singapore
(3 Ratings)
Posted on Thu Apr 12 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

It's no coincidence that "tattoo removal Singapore" is one of the most searched phrases on Google - 1 in every 4 persons regret ever getting a tattoo. Be it removal of a tattoo or fading it for a cover up, these 17 key points about tattoo removal will guide you in your tattoo removal journey.

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T GIVE YOUR CHILD A SMARTPHONE

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Posted on Sun Apr 08 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

With 7 out of 10 children in Singapore owning one, smartphones seem to be the new-age pacifiers. This is why it might not be the best idea!

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A DEPRESSED PATIENT'S JOURNEY THROUGH SINGAPORE'S HOSPITALS PART 3 (IMH MOOD DISORDER UNIT)

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Posted on Fri Mar 30 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

What's wrong with hospital food?

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TOP 5 LASIK MYTHS BUSTED BY AN EYE SPECIALIST

Dr Tony Ho
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Dr Tony Ho
Ophthalmologist
Singapore
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Posted on Wed Mar 21 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Despite its popularity, many questions, falsehoods and myths about laser vision correction still lingers with regards to LASIK.

As an eye specialist with a special interest and many years of experience in laser vision correction, I would like to bust some common misconceptions about LASIK that I often encounter.

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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF MEDICAL SCHOOL IN SINGAPORE

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Posted on Thu Mar 15 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Medical school is tough. It’s rigorous, it’s gruelling, it gets so hard sometimes that you are going to feel like quitting. 

Here are some tips on how to survive medical school, for medical students, by medical students.

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A DEPRESSED PATIENT'S JOURNEY THROUGH SINGAPORE'S HOSPITALS PART 2 (IMH GENERAL WARD)

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Posted on Tue Mar 13 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Continued from A Depressed Patient’s Journey Through Singapore's Hospitals Part 1 (SGH and Mt Elizabeth Hospital)

I have to begin this by saying you are not allowed to use your phone while warded in IMH. They get a zero out of five star rating for this.

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Why do pimples leave dark marks after they heal?

Dear CS, Inflammation is certainly a big factor for the PIH. At the same time, you may be wondering why some of your friends do not get the PIH despite having similar acne. There are various other factors to consider as well. Genetics is another factor. Some of us simply get more scarring and PIH wi...
2 Doctor Answers
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Is Isotretinoin a permanent fix for acne?

Isotretinoin is one of my favourite medications for the purpose of acne treatment. It's used primarily for cystic acne. I personally have a lower threshold in terms of prescribing it, especially for male patients. In my experience, patients on Isotretinoin are also usually very tolerant of the side ...
1 Doctor Answer
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What are the long term effects of threadlifts over a 10 year period, and will skin elasticity and collagen be affected?

Dear Ms Cny, Thank you for your question. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and collagen. Threadlift reverse the process by mechanical lifting and restoring volume loss by stimulating collagen production. You are certainly right that it is non-permanent and the longevity usually depends on th...
1 Doctor Answer
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Could these tiny red spots on my face and limbs be due to cherry angiomas? (photos)

Thank you for the question. Cherry aniogmas are small growths or proliferation of blood vessels. They do appear as you grow older, and is more common in the elderly. However, it is not uncommon to have a few lesions at an earlier age. Some people are more prone to developing the cherry angiomas, and...
1 Doctor Answer
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What are the pros and cons of the different types of veneers?

Hello there! Having fillings done on the front teeth can be a tricky job at times though it seems like a straight forward job to most. A few things to take into consideration before deciding which is the best option for you would be: - How big are the fillings? - Are your teeth the same colour? Or i...
1 Doctor Answer
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Are there any symptomatic treatments to help a persistent cough in an 8 year-old?

Dear Marien, Thank you for your question. Cough is a reflex meant to protect your airway from an irritant (e.g. mucous, foreign bodies or virus/bacteria). When persistent, it is usually a symptom of a condition. A cough lasting longer than 8 weeks is called chronic cough. Common causes of chronic co...
1 Doctor Answer
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Are there any options to permanently get rid of body hair besides IPL?

Dear Jennifer, I would put it as hair reduction instead of hair removal. The risk of scarring is too high in permanent hair removal, and it is not feasible. All the current treatments are long term hair reduction. Beside IPL which you mentioned, laser is well tested for hair reduction. There are var...
1 Doctor Answer
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What should I do next if my back hurts when I bend forward?

Dear Zai Zai Thank you for your question - it’s certainly a common problem that we see in clinic! It sounds from what you have said that there is a potential overlap of pain generators - it could be your back and equally it could be your hip! Often, it can be difficult to differentiate one from the ...
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