Evidence-Based Skincare Tips: A Singapore Aesthetics Doctor Discusses

Evidence-Based Skincare Tips: A Singapore Aesthetics Doctor Discusses undefined

To many people, skincare is not a priority in daily life, even though we often hear about Korean celebrities going for aesthetic skin treatments. To people in the public spotlight or who face audiences, customers, and business partners on a regular basis, regular skincare can be a helpful practice to achieve a clear complexion.

Dr Vivian Yong has been practicing aesthetic medicine in Singapore, with ten years of experience under her belt. She helps patients achieve healthier skin at the BK Medical Group Aesthetic Clinic at Novena Medical Centre, that offers a holistic range of beauty and skincare services for those looking for an evidence-based medical approach to Korean beauty aesthetics in Singapore. 

Here are some of her answers to questions from patients seeking better skin in Singapore, from getting glowing skin to dealing with large pores.

Open pores are caused by excessive sebum secretion

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Skin is often naturally oily, especially if you are young. The most important aspect to focus on is the underlying cause of open pores, which is usually excessive sebum secretion.

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Retinoids can help reduce sebum secretion

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Retinoids are a medical grade topical medication that reduces sebum secretion as well as whiteheads and blackheads.

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Meanwhile, consider treatments to target existing pores

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While managing the secretion of sebum, you may wish to ask your doctor if Fractional CO2 lasers or Rejuran are suitable for you to reduce pore size.

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Rejuran Healer utilises regenerative properties in skin

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With anti-inflammatory and regenerative characteristics to boost skin health, Rejuran Healer is growing in popularity in Singapore. For some patients, it helps to:

  • regenerate epidermis and dermis,
  • assists with collagen protein secretion in skin,
  • and hydrates as well.


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With only minor complications reported, Rejuran is fairly safe

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While long-term safety has not yet been established, there have been no severe recorded complications from Rejuran Healer use so far. Negative effects include minor bruising and mild pain.

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But think twice if you have acne-prone skin or severe allergies to seafood

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Dr Yong does not recommend Rejuran Healer as a first-line treatment for those with acne-prone skin and closed comedones. She also turns away patients with severe allergies to seafood from Rejuran treatment.

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Visual improvements will require time and patience

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When it comes to Rejuran Healer, there may not be visual improvement after a single session. Regeneration and healing can require 3-4 sessions for optimal results.

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What causes dry skin in your 20s and 30s?

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Dry skin at an earlier age can occur if pre-existing conditions such as eczema are present. Certain topical products or aesthetic medicines can sometimes also cause dryness.

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How is dry skin treated?

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For a healthier, glowing complexion, common treatment options include skin boosters (that help create a hydrated look with multiple tiny injections) besides Rejuran.

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Alternatively, laser treatments and home skin care work well

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Treatments such as the Q-switched laser can help brighten up your complexion and improve dull-looking skin. For many, moisturisers and sunblock are effective measures against dry skin.

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Remember to consult a trained medical doctor before embarking on aesthetic treatments for your skin for an evaluation on what would and would not work for your individual situation.

Would you like to ask any related skin questions?

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2177 views 14 May 2019 Medically reviewed by Dr Vivian Yong on 30 May 2019.
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