Dr Low Chai Ling is the founder of SW1 Clinic, and had previously founded The Sloane Clinic. A believer in inspiring and educating people to integrate wellness and beauty in their lives, Dr Low started SW1 Clinic to fulfil her vision of creating an empowering space of wellness not constrained by boundaries.
Dr Low’s journey in medical aesthetics started at an early age. Upon graduating from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College London, she then went on to achieve a Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, Wales. Her vision of transforming the way beauty is delivered led her to complete a preceptorship in aesthetic medicine at Beverly Hills, USA, at a time when the field was still in its infancy in the late 1990s. After returning to Singapore, her ambitions drove her to start The Sloane Clinic in 2003, one of the first few aesthetics clinics in Singapore at the time.
A recognised key opinion leader, Dr Low is a master trainer as well as a speaker on aesthetic-related medical topics at international conferences. She has also been featured as a keynote speaker at various conferences on brand-building, having been recognised as a key branding strategist. In addition, she is also highly skilled in cosmetic formulation, and has created two cosmeceutical lines SW1 and chái. Sought after for her keen aesthetic eye and medical expertise, Dr Low is the author of In Full Bloom: Look Fabulous During and After Pregnancy, a coffee table book on beauty and wellness for the pregnant mother. She is also the co-author of the publication Textbook of Aging Skin.
Dr Low is actively involved in several causes such as the rehabilitation and education of disadvantaged children, women and the disabled. She believes that women can be empowered to make a difference, not just in their careers or within their families but also in society. A firm advocate of pro bono work, Dr Low is the brainchild behind GLOW UP, an initiative for empowering teenagers to take the first step towards greater self-confidence. She also regularly pledges a portion of her personal income as well as the clinic’s proceeds to support various social causes as she believes that no segment in our society should ever feel neglected. Dr Low received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College London, and she holds a Diploma in Practical Dermatology, Cardiff University. She is a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine as well as the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.