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(Post-inflammatory) Erythema VS Hyperpigmentation: What Are They?

(Post-inflammatory) Erythema VS Hyperpigmentation: What Are They?

No, they are not acronyms for expressways. Post-inflammatory erythema (PIE) and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) are skin conditions that leave red, purple and dark-coloured marks on your face. In short, inflammation can leave long-lasting consequences on your face.

As the medical director at Sozo Aesthetic Clinic, I come across many troubled patients seeking treatment for their "colourful" problems. Perhaps, you are like them too. 

Here from me as I explain what PIE and PIH are, how they are different in nature, their causes, and treatments I use to reverse their effects.

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8 Dermatologist Clinics in Singapore for Your Skin Concerns (2020)

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8 Dermatologist Clinics in Singapore for Your Skin Concerns (2020)

Our editorial team is writing this post because "dermatologist clinic in Singapore" is one of the most Googled terms, receiving well over 3700 searches each month - so we figured that we'd just help everyone else out at once.

We receive many skin-related questions every day; our Skin, Hair & Nails section is one of our most popular sections with more than 1.6 million views! We receive daily requests for information on treatments for skin diseases too.

Check out this list of clinics that we think you should consider for skin treatments!

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4 Common Reasons Behind Your Hypopigmentation Woes and How They Can Be Treated

4 Common Reasons Behind Your Hypopigmentation Woes and How They Can Be Treated

Hypopigmentation refers to the loss of skin colour. It is very notable as these patches of skin tend to be lighter than your actual skin tone. 

Your skin tone depends on the production of melanin. When your skin's pigment cells do not produce a sufficient amount of melanin, your skin will be lighter. Likewise, if more melanin is produced, your skin gets darker.

Hypopigmentation can occur as patches or cover the entire body. It can also occur at birth or develop later in life.

Read on to find out more.

77 views 8 Jan 2020

UV Rays: Aesthetic Doctor Sheds Light on How You Can Reverse the Damage and Protect Your Skin

UV Rays: Aesthetic Doctor Sheds Light on How You Can Reverse the Damage and Protect Your Skin

Are you planning that idyllic holiday at the beach soon? Or are you a lover of the great outdoors? While you soak up the sunshine, you should be aware of how much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays you are getting. Too much of it can cause more than just an uncomfortable sunburn!

Read on to learn how to protect yourself from harmful UV rays while still having fun in the sun.

206 views 7 Jan 2020
Dr Stephanie Ho
"Skin specialist with over 20 years of experience"
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For hyperpigmentation of the facial skin, common causes would be due to freckles, sunspots and melasma. Laser treatment of freckles and sunspots is usually by using pigment lasers such as Q-switched, long-pulsed or picosecond laser using the 532nm or 755nm wavelength. Thi...
9 Dec 2019

Marked from Birth: Aesthetics Doctor Sheds Light on Birthmark Removal

Marked from Birth: Aesthetics Doctor Sheds Light on Birthmark Removal

A birthmark is referred to as a pigmented area of the skin that is present at birth or develops shortly after birth. In other words, it is not uncommon. Some fade away over time, while others become more pronounced.

Regardless, there are many different types of colours for birthmarks including tan, brown, black, white, pink, red, pale blue and even purple!

Read on to find out more!

354 views 4 Dec 2019
Dr Chin Yee Choong
"Dedicated to the ethical practice of Aesthetic Medicine"
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The key to successful treatment of hyperpigmentation of the face rests on the correct identification of the facial pigmentation . Not all facial pigmentation are laser-responsive. Superficial laser-responsive facial pigmentation such as freckles and lentigines respond to 1-3 ses...
14 Nov 2019
Dr Chin Yee Choong
"Dedicated to the ethical practice of Aesthetic Medicine"
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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

Your Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Best Aesthetic Treatment (2020)

Your Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Best Aesthetic Treatment (2020)

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!

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Dark spots or pigmentation on the face can be due to many different causes. Depending on the cause, some conditions may be more likely than others to respond to topical medications and it is good to have a proper diagnosis of the spots or pigmentation in order to know what the be...
3 Nov 2019
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