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Aesthetic Medicine

Aesthetic medicine focuses on improving cosmetic appearance through the treatment of scars, skin laxity, wrinkles, moles, pigmentation, excess fat, unwanted hair, and spider veins.

What is aesthetic medicine? 

Aesthetic medicine focuses on improving cosmetic appearance through the treatment of various problems listed below.

Aesthetic treatment

 

Aesthetic procedures can improve:

  • Skin aging
  • Pigmentation
  • Scarring
  • Fat and cellulite

Popular aesthetic procedures in Singapore include:

  • Botox injections
  • Fillers
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Body contouring 
  • Hair transplant
  • Hair reduction
  • Fat Grafting
  • Laser and IPL
  • Scar Management
  • Vascular Treatment

Although aesthetic medicine procedures are typically elective, they can improve the quality of life, psychological wellbeing, and social function for some patients.

What kinds of aesthetic practices are allowed in Singapore medical clinics?

Aesthetic procedures that doctors can perform in Singapore under conditions specified by the Ministry of Health include chemical and gas/liquid peels, intense pulsed light (IPL) for skin, radiofrequency, infrared, and ultrasound skin tightening and rejuvenation, hair removal with lasers or IPL, photodynamic therapy, photopneumatic therapy, external lipolysis, botulinum toxin injections, filler injections on the face, neck, and hands only, sclerotherapy, threadlifts, lasers for vascular and pigment condition treatment, fractional lasers for skin rejuvenation, ablative lasers for benign tumours, hair transplants, and mechanical dermabrasion.

Certain specialists in Singapore can perform certain procedures not listed above.

Do note that aesthetic practice in Singapore is not considered a medical specialty or subspecialty. Doctors who perform aesthetic procedures may be called general practitioners or family physicians if they do not have specialty training, or be called dermatologists or plastic surgeons if they have specialty training in dermatology or plastic surgery respectively.

Why do patients seek aesthetic procedures? 

Some eople opt for aesthetic treatments to feel rejuvenated and youthful. These treatments may also boost their self-confidence and self-image as they make themselves more attractive to others and also to themselves. 

How much does aesthetic treatment cost? 

Read this post for more information on aesthetic treatment and costs in Singapore.

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