Dr Christopher Lim

MBBS

Novena Vitiligo Medical Centre

Novena Medical Centre
10 Sinaran Drive #11-05
Singapore 307506

Phone: 69096236
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About Dr Christopher Lim

Dr Christopher Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery. He is also a member of the College of Family Physicians Singapore and holds a graduate diploma in Family Medicine.

Before joining the Novena Vitiligo Medical Centre, Dr Lim had stints working in both Dermatology and Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery departments in hospitals across Singapore.

Dr Lim's interest lies largely in dermatology. He advocates wellness and holistic care and firmly believes that these aspects of daily living are reflected in ones skin.

On top of that, Dr Lim embraces healthy and balanced living and is often found working hard in the gym or on the floorball court. More recently, he can also be found chasing after his little girl who has just learned to walk.

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  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (Singapore)

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Why Do You Get Vitiligo? Causes And Symptoms Explained By A Medical Doctor.
Why Do You Get Vitiligo? Causes And Symptoms Explained By A Medical Doctor.

Itchiness of the skin, patches that form for no apparent reason and marks that grow over time are some symptoms that patients report without a clue of what they could point to.

These indications could point towards a condition known as vitiligo. What causes this perplexing skin ailment and how can patients manage symptoms?

Dr Christopher Lim is an experienced General Practitioner with a special interest in vitiligo. He has shared some of the crucial details that patients should know about the condition through several DoctorxDentist posts. Here are some of his key takeaways.

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The Complete Guide To Vitiligo Treatment In Singapore By A Medical Doctor (2019)
The Complete Guide To Vitiligo Treatment In Singapore By A Medical Doctor (2019)

Vitiligo is an acquired skin condition where areas of the skin lose their pigment over time, resulting in the formation of white patches on the skin. Famous personalities living with vitiligo include Winnie Harlow (of America’s Next Top Model fame), Joe Rogan, Amitabh Bachchan, and most notably, of course, Michael Jackson. 

This is not a rare condition. In fact, as many as one in 100 people are estimated to be living with vitiligo. However, even though vitiligo is relatively common in our population, there are large gaps in knowledge regarding the condition in Singapore and Asia.

As a doctor who focuses on treating patients with vitiligo, I decided to write a guide to share my experiences. I will touch on the condition, how it is managed in Singapore, and methods with which people living with vitiligo can improve and maintain the health of not just their skin, but also their overall physical wellness.

Read on to find out more about:

  • What is vitiligo and what causes it?
  • What are the symptoms of vitiligo?
  • Who is more likely to get vitiligo?
  • Is vitiligo hereditary?
  • Can vitiligo go away by itself?
  • Can vitiligo be prevented?
  • How is vitiligo diagnosed?
  • Can vitiligo be cured?
  • How is vitiligo treated in Singapore?
  • When should I seek treatment for vitiligo?
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Hello, The treatment duration, as well as treatment options, may vary slightly depending on the area affected by vitiligo. The treatment of vitiligo tends to follow a few general principles and chiefly depends on phototherapy in order to achieve repigmentation. At the same ti...
15 Jul 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello, This is perhaps the most common question which I face on a regular basis. Strictly speaking, there is no cure for vitiligo at the moment . This is because there is a non-zero chance of recurrence of the condition which persists in spite of treatment which is diffi...
15 Jul 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello, This is a great question! In the process of research aimed at identifying the underlying cause for vitiligo, scientists have postulated that vitiligo can be triggered by stress to the pigment producing cells of the skin. Some potential vitiligo triggers have be...
15 Jul 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
In a word, no. Vitiligo is definitely not fatal. The condition is not life-threatening. At most, people with the condition may experience a mild itch over the affected skin. However, for the most part, vitiligo rarely presents with any itch or pain. The largest source of har...
15 May 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello, This is a commonly asked question I face from many of my patients, and the answer is always the same. No, there are no foods that have been found to cause vitiligo. Within the Southeast Asian region, it is a common belief that diet plays a role in the development of th...
15 Jul 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello, Phototherapy is a large umbrella term for the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for the purpose of treating skin conditions. There are a number of different applications for phototherapy (especially in different skin conditions) and it stands as one of the bread-and-butter t...
15 May 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello there, this is quite a good question. Based on the appearance of the skin shown in the pictures, there is visible dryness of the skin with some overlying redness which is resulting from scratching. This is a common issue for Singaporeans who travel from our humid climate to...
20 Apr 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello! Vitiligo is an acquired skin depigmentation which occurs in approximately 1% of the population worldwide. It can occur at any age, and most commonly appears as white patches on the skin. While the mechanism for vitiligo is understood to arise as a result of an autoim...
18 Apr 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello, thanks for the question. To begin with, the underlying causes for vitiligo are poorly understood though there are several triggers which have been associated with development of the condition. These triggers can range from emotional stress/trauma, exposure to certain indus...
25 Apr 2019
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Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello there, this is quite a good question. Based on the appearance of the skin shown in the pictures, there is visible dryness of the skin with some overlying redness which is resulting from scratching. This is a common issue for Singaporeans who travel from our humid climate to...
20 Apr 2019
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