Dr Chin Yee Choong

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma (FM) Dermatology
(26 Reviews)

DermClear Aesthetic & Laser Clinic

Orchard Building
1 Grange Road #10-03
Singapore 239693
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About Dr Chin Yee Choong

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine

2. Services

  • Weight Reduction / Body Sculpting
  • Electro / Radiofrequency Cautery
  • Non-surgical Face Tightening & Lift
  • Botox Injection / Fillers / MesoBotox
  • Pigment Laser Treatment
  • Light-assisted Permanent Hair Removal
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Acne & Acne Scars Treatment
  • Ultrasound-Assisted Tumescent Lipo-Suction
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Laser / IPL Photofacial / Photo-Rejuvenation

3. Experience

Dr Chin Yee Choong is the medical director of Dermclear Aesthetic & Laser Clinic. Holding over 30 years of experience in aesthetic medicine and 12 years of experience with threadlift and filler treatments, he aims to provide patients with anti-aging and non-surgical treatments. Dr Chin travels to seminars on medicine, dermatology, and surgery to keep abreast of global developments in the field. In his Orchard clinic, he is accompanied by trained staff to take care of patient needs.

4. Awards and Achievements

5. Publications

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Education

  • MBBS
  • Post Graduate Diploma (FM) Dermatology

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19 Jun 2019 | Report
Results is not up to me to judge. I certainly get compliments from all my friends/relatives. Dr Chin is one doctor whom you can trust and have full confidence in him. He does a very good job by maintaining my youthful look. Thanks again.
19 Jun 2019 | Report

Doc is very experienced, assuring and results certainly makes the treatment well worth it

22 Apr 2019 | Report

okay

22 Apr 2019 | Report
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Your Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Best Aesthetic Treatment (2019)
Your Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Best Aesthetic Treatment (2019)

When seeking an aesthetic treatment, few questions may come to mind:

  • How can I be sure if this treatment is safe for me?
  • What qualities should I look out for in a doctor?
  • What are the benefits and risks of this treatment?

These are all valid and good questions that you should be asking before deciding which treatment to go and which doctor will be performing it. 

Read on to find out about how you can effectively choose your treatment!

498 views 5 Nov 2019
This Medical Director Shares Tips On Laser Skin Resurfacing Aftercare Management
This Medical Director Shares Tips On Laser Skin Resurfacing Aftercare Management

Laser skin resurfacing is the gold standard when it comes to treating skin irregularities. In recent years, laser skin resurfacing treatments have seen a surge in popularity in various countries, including Singapore, thanks to advancements in laser technology which has made it more effective and safe at the same time. [1] However, as effective as it is, there tends to be some confusion or lack of knowledge among the public when it comes to aftercare management. Aftercare is just as important as the actual procedure as it ensures optimal results from the treatment and reduces potential side-effects from this incredible rejuvenating procedure.

Dr Chin Yee Choong is the medical director of Dermclear Aesthetic & Laser Clinic. On DoctorxDentist, he provided some valuable insight involving key issues, complications and important aspects regarding aftercare management for skin laser resurfacing. Here's what he has to say.

613 views 17 Jun 2019
These 3 Dermal Fillers Can Work For Acne Scars: An Aesthetic Doctor Discusses
These 3 Dermal Fillers Can Work For Acne Scars: An Aesthetic Doctor Discusses

Scar tissue can be hard to eradicate and clear off, especially in people with persistent acne problems. Treatments and products have flooded the Singapore market and various solutions for dealing with acne marks and scars can be confusing too. Fillers can be effective for facial sculpting, but how well do they actually work for scarring?

Dr Chin Yee Choong is the medical director of Dermclear Aesthetic & Laser Clinic. He responded to a couple of DoctorxDentist reader questions about the differences between the many fillers available in Singapore, and whether or not they are effective solutions for scars. Here is his advice.

766 views 4 Jun 2019
Is Glowing Skin Possible With Treatment? A Medical Doctor Discusses
Is Glowing Skin Possible With Treatment? A Medical Doctor Discusses

Many people might want to get the glowing complexion sported by celebrities, but may often be unaware of the most appropriate way to achieve clear skin. While there might be many factors that contribute to skin health and reduced pore size, we need to understand the root cause of skin problems first rather than going for one treatment or another unthinkingly. After that, an appropriate treatment can be chosen based on your needs and lifestyle.

Dr Chin Yee Choong is the medical director of Dermclear Aesthetic & Laser Clinic. He gave some advice to DoctorxDentist readers about treatments for improving skin appearance. Here's what he had to share about medical aesthetic treatments available in Singapore.

651 views 16 May 2019
Stimulating Eyelash Growth: A Doctor Discusses Various Methods
Stimulating Eyelash Growth: A Doctor Discusses Various Methods

The eyes can be a core point of focus when we look at a person’s face. From an aesthetic perspective, eyelash growth may not seem to be a core facial structure, but it may contribute to physical appearance. Eyelashes are not only under the domain of beauty salons, but also an area of aesthetic medical treatment.

Did you know that we have the same number of eyelash follicles from the time we are born and all throughout our lives? Eyelashes also grow slower than scalp hair, and their growth cycle normally lasts 5-11 months. [1]

There are researched methods for stimulating eyelash growth that Singapore patients can learn more about. Dr Chin Yee Choong is the medical director of Dermclear Aesthetic & Laser Clinic. He recently answered DoctorxDentist readers’ eyelash growth questions and explained what they could expect from the procedures. Here are several things he shared.

427 views 16 May 2019
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Pico laser penetrates the skin to kill off the melanin that causes these spots. Conversely, chemical peels remove the top layer of the skin to stimulate the growth of a new layer of skin [1] . Pico laser and chemical peels treat sun spots, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation and improve...
11 Dec 2019
Keloid scars have poor blood supply and will generally heal poorly compared to normal skin. Hence, the answer to your question is Yes. With that said, topical antibiotic creams can reduce effectiveness when applied to keloid scars.
11 Dec 2019
Bruising is a normal response to an injury e.g after blood taking. Tiny blood vessels beneath the skin can be damaged by even a small impact, blood leaks out and is trapped beneath the skin. This trapped blood is eventually reabsorbed by the body as the injury heals. In the meant...
11 Dec 2019
Folliculitis refers to inflammation of the hair follicles [1] . It presents with painful red bumps centred around the hair follicles. From the photo, there does not appear to be any inflammation; often you will feel swelling and see redness. Hence, it is likely that you do NOT...
5 Dec 2019
The simple answer is that there are no supplements that have been proven to prevent acne. High glycaemic index foods e.g. sweet drinks, desserts and dairy products have been implicated in aggravating acne, so do avoid them [1] . To prevent acne, here are some ways you can ens...
3 Dec 2019
In general, subcision may be associated with the following if subsequent healing is compromised: bruising, swelling, post-treatment infection and increased scarring. In areas where the dermis is thin e.g. forehead, around the eyes or the skin is very sebaceous e...
2 Dec 2019
Hi, The best anti-results from Differin is obtained from regular application at night even when no active acne is present. Maintenance therapy with Differin helps prevent microcomedones from forming. This will in turn prevent future active acne. Differin ...
29 Nov 2019
During fractional CO2 laser treatment, hairs around the treatment area are indeed singed. However, fractional CO2 laser treatment does not damage the regenerative parts of the hair apparatus so new hairs will grow eventually. The regenerative parts of the hair apparatus are loc...
30 Nov 2019
The best way to slow down the growth of facial hairs is via light-based energy devices such as IPL and hair removal lasers. Such treatments give long-term hair reduction results and significantly slows down facial hair growth. Females tend to respond better than males. Such t...
30 Nov 2019
In fact, yes. Fractional CO2 lasering is associated with mild flare of acne in 10% of the patients. Especially in patients who are still getting occasional acne before the laser treatment. However, subsequent acne flares can be minimised with pre-treatment with...
26 Nov 2019
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Bruising is a normal response to an injury e.g after blood taking. Tiny blood vessels beneath the skin can be damaged by even a small impact, blood leaks out and is trapped beneath the skin. This trapped blood is eventually reabsorbed by the body as the injury heals. In the meant...
11 Dec 2019
Folliculitis refers to inflammation of the hair follicles [1] . It presents with painful red bumps centred around the hair follicles. From the photo, there does not appear to be any inflammation; often you will feel swelling and see redness. Hence, it is likely that you do NOT...
5 Dec 2019
Hypopigmentation spots after repeated Q-switched 1064nm laser treatments tend to be prolonged. Hypopigmentation is the loss of skin colour. The best option is actually to stop further laser treatments. Instead, you should wait for spontaneous recovery, which o...
14 Nov 2019
Ringworm goes by several names such as tinea or dermatophytosis. It is a common and contagious skin infection. Despite its name, it is actually caused by fungus names dermatophyte [1] . Shaped like a ring, the rash is usually red and itchy. [2] From the photo, you may not have...
14 Nov 2019
From your photo, you have mild to moderately severe inflammatory acne rather than severe cystic acne. Differin gel will certainly be effective in your treatment. Especially when combined with topical benzoyl peroxide . Doctors may also choose to give you a short course of o...
30 Oct 2019
From the photos, you have primarily boxcar type acne scars rather than ice pick scars . For boxcar type scars, a variety of effective treatment solutions exist. They include subcision , fractional CO2 laser, fractional microneedle RF and fractional pico- laser . Treatment...
26 Oct 2019
From the photo, your earlobe keloids are not too large . The possible treatments may include intralesional steroid injections and pressure ear clips . I would not recommend any debulking procedure at this stage (surgical excision, CO2 laser) as the keloid is not large...
26 Oct 2019
In view of the highly sebaceous nature of the nose, in my experience, only fractional CO2 laser may give modest results after several treatments. Much has been written about fractional CO2 lasering in the Acne Scar Treatment section which you can refer to for more details about ...
20 Oct 2019
From the photo, you may not have milia on the cheeks but may have multiple closed macrocomedones . Macrocomedones are facial closed comedones. Typically, it is larger than 2-3mm in diameter. Treatment of macrocomedones can be very challenging. Treatment optio...
20 Oct 2019
Facial redness is often due to a combination of facial sensitivity, irritation and/or ongoing skin inflammation. To treat your facial redness, having a personal consultation with your doctor is required. Your doctor must first diagnose the underlying cause or causes of your...
22 Oct 2019
For all acne scar treatment, the key principle is to induce controlled damage to the skin to allow healing to occur, forming new collagen and improvement in scar appearance. There are different ways to induce controlled damage to the skin: surgery , subcision , using energy-...
7 Oct 2019
Hi, Sebaceaous hyplerplasias tend to occur in adults above the age of 40 and are usually found on the forehead and cheeks. From the appearance of your skin lesions, you may have papular scars instead of sebaceous hyperplasias. Papular scars on the chin respond well to fractional CO2 lasering.
4 Oct 2019
Superficial wounds heal best in a clean moisture-controlled environment . The risk of scarring can be minimized by the following strategies: 1. Avoid touching the wound. 2. Cleanse the wound daily using normal saline. Antiseptic washes are not needed un...
2 Oct 2019
Here are some non-surgical options that you can opt for treating depressed scars: Chemical peeling -- Removes the outermost layers of the skin. A chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin. Microdermabrasion -- Uses a special applicator with an abrasiv...
25 Sep 2019
As with all forms of acne scar treatment, one treatment modality may be used to treat a variety of acne scars. The key differences are: 1. Choice of parameters. More severe scars needing more intense treatment. 2. Response . Deeper scars respond less compared to shallower s...
24 Sep 2019
From the photo, you seem to have a longitudinal band of pigmentation on the nail plate. This is termed medically as longitudinal melanonychia. You do not have a splinter haemorrhage which affects usually just part of the distal nail and not the entire length of th...
17 Sep 2019
In terms of OTC products that you have listed, a combination of both benzoyl peroxide , which kills the acne bacteria, and salicylic acid , which reduces comedones, will be most effective for mild acne . However, the combination of both products may cause skin irritation , so...
16 Sep 2019
There are several causes of dark eye circles. Common causes include: Excessive dermal pigmentation Hollowing of the infra-orbital region Prominent veins under the eye Constitutional i.e. part of the skin color due to ethnic race. Depending on the primar...
14 Sep 2019
Stretch marks are a type of scar which commonly develops when a woman goes through pregnancy, causing the skin to stretch in a short time. This abrupt change will cause the collagen and elastin supporting our skin to rupture, causing the stretch marks. [1] Excluding the 2 causes...
9 Sep 2019
Topical applications are ineffective in treating stretch marks . They may help hydrate the skin and make stretch marks less uncomfortable, that’s about it. The reddish-purplish colour of stretch marks may be improved by the pulsed-dye laser . [1] The pulsed dye laser ...
5 Sep 2019
Acne scar treatment should be deferred until active acne is completely treated and when you are free from active acne for at least several months to years. The reasons being: Active acne will cause more marks and scars , hence undoing the benefits of expensive acne scar t...
4 Sep 2019
For severe acne scars, treatment results tend to be poorer. You may consider the following strategies: Opt for more aggressive Fractional CO2 laser treatment parameters. Consider combination treatments such as subcision, scar excision. Fractional CO2 Laser T...
1 Sep 2019
Hi, It is likely that you have developed irritant contact dermatitis to the tretinoin. This is common if higher concentrations are used or application has been too excessive or too frequent. Strategies to manage this include: 1. Stop application tretinoin for the next 1-2 weeks 2. Apply a bla...
29 Aug 2019
Post-fractional lasering redness may last several weeks to months in some patients. Possible contributing causes include: 1. Use of more aggressive treatment parameters 2. Internal skin sensitivity 3. External causes of skin irritation such as harsh skin cleanser, excessive...
29 Aug 2019
Hi, From the description of your condition, you may have recurrent furunculosis, acne inversa or hidradenitis suppurativa. These conditions may result in significant scarring if left untreated or if inadequately treated. Treatment may include the use of oral antibiotics, oral ...
26 Aug 2019
Hi, Alternative treatment options to topical antibiotics such as fusidic acid for scalp abscesses include oral antibiotics and surgical drainage. The use of an antiseptic shampoo such as cetrimide may be beneficial as well. A clinical review by your attending doctor will be...
26 Aug 2019
Acne involving the scalp and back of neck is one pattern of acne that is well described. The reasons include oily skin/scalp, genetic and personal predisposition. More importantly is appropriate treatment (refer Acne section) should be given early as acne on the back of scar m...
26 Aug 2019
Hi, Common factors that may delay healing of an abscess include: 1. Infection by an unusual organism e.g. atypical mycobacteria 2. Underlying medical illness e.g. diabetes 3. Ongoing infection and pus re-collection 4. Poor wound healing environment These factors will need to be evaluated c...
22 Aug 2019
Hi, From the photo, while you may indeed have insect bite reactions, other possibilities may include papular eczema. For acute insect bite reactions, a topical steroid used over the short term is safe and will help reduce the itch quickly. Oral antihistamines will help as well...
21 Aug 2019
From the photo, it appears you have folliculitis. Folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles and may or may not be due to a bacterial infection. Common bacteria causing folliculitis include staphylococci and streptococci species. Milder forms of folliculitis respond to topica...
19 Aug 2019
Hi, Your enlarged pores are best treated by a combination of topical retinoids, chemical peeling and energy-based fractional procedures (e.g. fractional CO2 laser, fractional microneedle RF, fractionated picosecond laser). There is little role for subcision and fillers ...
14 Aug 2019
Hi, From the photo, you may have multiple enlarged oil glands (sebaceous hyperplasias) and perhaps oil seeds (milia). An actual consultation and physical examination will be needed to confirm the diagnoses. Treatment options include oral isotretinoin and local destructio...
14 Aug 2019
Hi, Unfortunately, the treatment of such scars remains challenging. All current scar treatments are not able to offer significant cover-up improvement. Skin grafting is meant to patch up wound defects that otherwise cannot be closed. The final cosmetic results of skin grafting...
5 Aug 2019
Hi, While a quick fix is often requested for by patients, it is best that acne inflammation be controlled over a longer term rather than temporarily suppressed with cortisone injections which may cause unwanted side effects such as skin thinning and whitening....
1 Aug 2019
Hi, All current treatment for acne scars will also work for dark ethnic skin although risk of PIH is higher if you opt for more aggressive/effective modalities which can give you greater clinical improvement. Fractional CO2 laser can be considered as a good first line treatme...
1 Aug 2019
Hi, From the photo, it appears that you have mild acne with comedones (whitehead & blackheads) and a few inflamed small lesions (or papules as they are termed medically). Do refer to the Acne section for more details on the various treatment options for mild acne. A combination of topical...
1 Aug 2019
From the photo, it appears that you may have a solitary acne cyst (inflammatory pseudocyst). Instrumentation-related infection needs to be excluded. You will need a closer examination and assessment by your preferred Aesthetic doctor or dermatologist Treatment option...
2 Aug 2019
Hi, If those therapies failed to give you adequate results, you can consider energy-based skin resurfacing techniques for further improvement. These include : fractional CO2 lasering fractional microneedle RF fractionated picosecond lasering Your...
31 Jul 2019
Hi, From the photos, it appears you primarily have papular acne scars on the nose rather than phymatous rosacea. Papular acne scars on the nose are challenging to treat but I have found, in my experience, that Fractional CO2 resurfacing can give modest improvement of 25-50% after 3-5 treatment...
29 Jul 2019
Hi, The large open pores on the nose may be improved by a combination of topical retinoids to minimize comedone formation that makes the pores appear larger followed by fractional CO2 to actually reduce the pore size. The topical retinoids will take 2-3 months before clinical improvement is see...
20 Jul 2019
Hi, Generally, post-acne PIH will fade on its own after several months. The key is to control the active acne as continued active acne causes more new blemishes and scarring. Check out the Acne section for details of the various acne medications that work. T...
14 Jul 2019
Hi, Acne marks (post-inflammatory erythema and hyperpigmentation) will gradually fade on their own over several weeks/months, so do not worry. It is important to prevent new acne from occurring (check out the Acne section for the various strategies to do so) as new acne will c...
25 Jul 2019
Hi, The 2 main non-surgical techniques of tightening loose skin are: Unipolar radiofrequency High intensity focused ultrasound. Both these techniques deliver energy deep into the skin to cause new collagen formation and strengthens the underlying supportive structu...
9 Jul 2019
Hi, Your photo suggests that you have papular (small raised bumps) post-acne scars rather than true keloids. These are common on the nose, chin, chest and back in susceptible patients after active inflammatory acne. It is most important to control your acne ...
21 Jul 2019
Hi, It appears that you might have developed a thickened scar (keloid) following your belly piercing. It is best that you consult your doctor for a full assessment followed by a discussion on possible treatment options. For most keloids, intralesional steroids remain the mainstay of treatment ...
1 Jul 2019
Hi, Your acne appears active and moderately severe with evidence that some scarring is occurring due to suboptimal control. While acne tends to settle by the mid-20’s, no one can accurately predict when an individual will outgrow his/her acne. In fact 10-15% of adults co...
11 Jul 2019
Hi, Topical medications are the mainstay in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. Such agents work to control acne in different ways which have been well discussed in the acne forum that you may wish to refer to. Either a past history of response/non-reaponse, tolerability or a therapeutic tr...
25 Jun 2019
Hi, From the photo, you appear to have mild acne scars rather than open pores. Fractional CO2 laser should work. Effectiveness may be enhanced with more aggressive treatment parameters albeit at the expense of perhaps more unwanted side-effects such as PIH. Alternatives to consider are Fractio...
25 Jun 2019
Hi, Intralesional steroid injection is the mainstay of keloid treatment. The injectable steroid comes in different strengths. Facial keloids generally respond better than non-facial keloids to treatment. As such, lower strength steroids are used to inject them and to reduce potential side effec...
26 Jun 2019
From the photo, you appear to have large whiteheads (macrocomedones). Macrocomedones are generally difficult to treat and clear. Treatment options include topical retinoids, chemical peeling, light electrocautery, low dose isotretinoin over 12-18 months. Avoid greasy make-up/sun...
26 Jun 2019
Hi, Burn injury. as with all other forms of skin injury, will heal best under optimum wound healing conditions to minimize the risk of scarring. This usually means that the healing environment must be clean and moisture-controlled. Careful attention to wound cleansing and the use...
26 Jun 2019
Hi, You have post-inflammatory erythema. This is the initial stage of the healing process. In several weeks, the area may likely turn brownish as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation sets in. If you can be patient, avoid sun exposure and further injury/irritation to the affected area and the con...
27 Jun 2019
Hi, You have deep ice-pick scars. These deep scars are best dealt with in 2 stages. The first stage involves converting the deep scars to shallower scars. Scar excision and TCA cross are methods to achieve this. The second stage involves blurring the scar outline and liftin...
20 Jun 2019
Hi, Realistically, 25-50% improvement will be achievable with combination acne scar therapy (these include subcision, scar revision, fractional CO2 lasering, fractional microneedle RF and fractional picosecond lasering) for moderately severe acne. Generally, after treatment, s...
19 Jun 2019
Hi, The severity grading of acne is generally based on the number of inflammatory lesions as well as the nature/size of the inflamed lesions. Moderate acne is generally defined as having about 10-20 small inflamed lesions. Severe acne is generally defined as having multiple...
18 Jun 2019
Hi, Most likely, you have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation arising from your underlying medical condition. It is most important that your underlying medical condition be well controlled to reduce the formation of more pigmentation. Lightening creams and pigment laser may offer mild to modes...
15 Jun 2019
Hi, You may have eczema and/or macular amyloidosis. A sun-sensitive rash and contact dermatitis are also possibilities that need to be excluded. You will probably need to see your doctor for a full assessment before appropriate treatment may be prescribed. Treatm...
10 Jun 2019
Hi, Generally, most of the current acne scar treatments using energy-based devices such as fractional CO2 laser, fractional picosecond lasers, fractional microneedle RF requires 4-6 treatments to achieve optimal results. If your acne scars are milder, you will likely see sign...
9 Jun 2019
Hi, Atrophic scars on the tip of the nose (from acne or chicken pox) is most challenging to treat due to the median location and convex surface of the nose which exacerbates the cosmetic appearance of the scar. The highly sebaceous nature of the ...
6 Jun 2019
Hi, It is likely that you have Raynaud’s phenomenon. In this condition, your blood vessels of the fingers are very sensitive to cold temperatures and take on a bluish colour. It may be associated with pain. While it may be harmless, it may also be caused by an underlying...
4 Jun 2019
Hi, The gold standard for port-wine stain treatment is the 585-595nm pulsed dye laser which targets the superficial blood vessels and helps clear the port-wine stain with minimal risk of scarring. Early treatment gives the best results. Unfortunately, this special laser is not commonly availabl...
4 Jun 2019
Hi, Indeed what you have appears to be rather severe keratosis pilaris. They are really not scars but pronounced thickening of the skin around the openings of the hair follicles. The condition is chronic and no known cure is currently available. Some improvement may be seen af...
26 May 2019
Hi, A superficial abrasion of the skin (aka torn skin) heals best in a sterile, moisture-controlled environment. In this respect an antiseptic or antibiotic ointment is preferred to aloe vera gel in getting the abrasion to heal quickly without complication. Hope this helps!...
27 May 2019
Hi, A superficial abrasion of the skin (aka torn skin) heals best in a sterile, moisture-controlled environment. In this respect, gentle wound cleansing followed by application of an antiseptic or antibiotic ointment will help the abrasion heal quickly without complication. ...
27 May 2019
Hi, Silver sulfadiazine has antiseptic properties and will help prevent and treat burn wound infection allowing the wound to heal faster. It should be combined with gentle wound cleansing and the use of a non-stick wound dressing such as melolin for best results. Hope this ...
27 May 2019
Hi, Some moles do grow slowly in size with time. Look out for rapid growth, irregular borders, irregular colour and irregular shape which may raise concerns that the mole may be sinister. Ulceration and bleeding are also symptoms of concern. A mole screening by your doctor/dermatologist will he...
28 May 2019
Hi, The symmetrical appearance of the rash and its well-demarcated borders suggests eczema instead of a fungal infection. An allergic contact dermatitis component either due to footwear or topical medicaments needs to be considered. A patch test may be needed to confirm this. ...
26 May 2019
Hi, As the fat cells are destroyed by cryolipolysis (e.g coolsculpting), some overlying skin laxity/wrinkling may become apparent. Usually as the skin changes itself over time to adjust to the reduced underlying fat cells, the skin laxity/wrinkling will improve and disappear. ...
16 May 2019
Hi, From your photos, you appear to have rather inflamed eczema that may be infected. It is not likely that OTC (over-the-counter) creams will work. You will probably require prescription medication (antibiotics, topical steroids) by your doctor to control the skin inflammation and secondary in...
13 May 2019
Hi, From the photo, possible causes are: 1. Acute hand eczema due to internal sensitivity. Doctors call this condition pompholyx or vesicular hand eczema. 2. Contact dermatitis or acute eczema due to external contactants. 3. Id reaction or vesicular reaction due to a dis...
11 May 2019
Hi, From the photo, it appears that there is grooving of the nail plate of your right thumbnail, starting from the base. You may have a condition known as median canaliform dystrophy of Heller which presents with a midline ridge and groove affecting one or bot...
9 May 2019
Hi, There are two issues that you have raised that need first to be considered separately then together. A. Bruising after any instrumentation such as injection is a known side-effect that can only be minimized but cannot be total...
9 May 2019
Hi, Personally, I would not use Rejuran Healer for treatment of oily skin and open pores, as there are cheaper and more effective options that target such skin problems. For your skin condition, it will be useful to consider combination treatment with fractional lasering...
7 May 2019
Hi, You most likely have a mucous retention cyst. Mucous retention cysts arise in the minor salivary glands as a result of injury to the gland or its duct. The common sites are on the mucosal aspect of the lower lip. Typically the patient presents with a history of recurre...
6 May 2019
Hi, From the photos, your skin appears dry, irritated and inflamed. You may have eczema or superficial skin inflammation. The cause may be due to internal sensitivity (e.g. atopic dermatitis) or due to external factors. An external factor causing eczema is called contact ...
6 May 2019
Hi, As it takes 6 months for the fingernail to grow from base to tip and 12 months for the toenail to do likewise, it will take 6 months for loceryl to work for fingernails and 12 months for toenails. Early clinical improvement (the base of the affected nail will begin t...
5 May 2019
Hi, Shingles caused by the varicella zoster virus is usually diagnosed clinically from the appearance of painful grouped medium-sized blisters affecting a dermatome (a single area/band of skin) supplied by skin nerves. From your photo, no clear bl...
6 May 2019
Hi, The appearance of discrete red bumps over the front of your elbow is a little peculiar. It does not suggest eczema or skin sensitivity which commonly affects this area but presents as red scaly patches instead. The possible causes of your rash include insect bite reaction,...
3 May 2019
Hi, A wide centre hair parting is generally an indication of diffuse hair thinning. The common causes are common balding (androgenetic alopecia), telogen effluvium (hair loss due to more hairs being pushed into the sleeping phase of the hair growth cycle; caused by recent illness...
1 May 2019
Hi, The jaw muscle (Masseter) is divided into two distinct parts, the superficial and deep. Occasionally, due to various reasons, the injection may be placed too superficially and fails to diffuse to the deeper portion of the Masseter muscle. During chewing or jaw clenching, this...
29 Apr 2019
Hi, from the photo, you may have inflammation of the small capillaries within the upper layers of the skin. The condition is called Capillaritis or Schamberg’s disease. The inflammation allows red blood cells to leak through gaps in the capillary walls causing painless and non...
29 Apr 2019
Hi, There is still significant redness suggesting that your acne may still be in the active phase. Active acne may be treated with either topicals or oral medication (discussed elsewhere in this forum) that your doctor will be able to guide you. Upon successful control of acne...
30 Apr 2019
Hi, From the photo, you may have closed comedones (whiteheads). A close physical examination by your doctor will be needed to distinguish the two. If you indeed have whiteheads, treatment options include topical retinoids (e.g. tretinoin, adapalene), chemical peeling and low d...
26 Apr 2019
Hi, The white bumps are likely milia (“oil” seeds) forming just beneath the skin. This may have occurred due to surface injury caused by the tattooing process. A close physical examination by your doctor is needed to confirm the diagnosis. After confirming the diagnosis, the milia may be remov...
25 Apr 2019
Hi, Likely you have a papular scar left over by the pimple. Sometimes it may take a long while before it flattens somewhat. If it remains after 12 months, it is likely to be permanent. Papular scars on the nose can be difficult to treat. Treatment options include leveling...
22 Apr 2019
Hi, Such scars are notoriously difficult to erase. Fractional carbon dioxide laser may help improve the skin texture somewhat but the scars are likely to be still quite visible even after several treatment sessions. Patients often ask me if surgical skin graf...
22 Apr 2019
The most likely cause is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The prior red spots suggest some form of skin inflammation. When skin inflammation occurs, the skin's pigment forming cells (melanocytes) produce excessive pigment (melanin). This excess pigment "drops" to the lower la...
15 Apr 2019
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