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Skin, Hair & Nails

Dermatology deals with disease and cosmetic problems of the skin, nails and hair.

Common skin, hair, and nails treatment in Singapore

  • Excision and treatment of skin cancer
  • Treatment of warts
  • Cosmetic filler injections
  • Hair removal
  • Hair transplantation
  • Laser therapy for both the management of birth marks and skin disorders
  • Tattoo removal
  • Allergy testing

Read this post for more information on seeing a dermatologist in Singapore.

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Hi, For mild scalp folliculitis, an antibacterial shampoo e.g. cetrimide may help. More severe and bothersome scalp folliculitis causing significant pain and discomfort may require oral medication such as doxycycline or low dose isotretinoin. A f...
19 Jul 2019
Hi, For melasma, the mainstay of treatment remains avoiding known aggravating factors and topical lightening creams. Treating the underlying blood vessels which may contribute to improvement in the melasma is considered adjunctive and not primary therapy. T...
19 Jul 2019
Hi, There are 2 major components to Rosacea that are managed differently. A. Inflammatory component. This presents with red bumps on the skin. The inflammatory component may be controlled with topical metronidazole (Rozex), topical ivermectin (Soolantra), oral doxycycline an...
19 Jul 2019
Hi, There are 2 aspects of management that will help: First is prevention. Prevention of friction blisters focuses on decreasing friction between the skin and the device. This may be achieved by moisturizing the skin, getting more flexible suction cups, etc. Second is ac...
18 Jul 2019

Broken Blood Vessels On The Face: A Medical Doctor’s Tips On Their Management

Broken Blood Vessels On The Face: A Medical Doctor’s Tips On Their Management

Our face is a made up of blood vessels, skin, tiny bones, capillaries, and tissue layers that all make up a fully-functional part of the human body. It is complex and very sensitive. In fact, capillaries may break and blood vessels may be too visible.

 Dr K K Chew focuses on medical aesthetics. He recently responded to questions about the various causes and treatments for visible blood vessels and broken capillaries. Here are a few key takeaways.

159 views 16 Jul 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
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

Retaining and Maintaing Youthful Skin - A Patient's Journey

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Meet Joie Leong, a make-up artist based in Singapore. She came to Dr K K Chew to address her concerns in retaining and maintaining youthful looking skin.

Beauty comes from the inside and we do need to take care of it through our lifestyle. Nevertheless, there are things that we cannot prevent from happening. An example of that is the aging process.

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This Doctor Shares Tips On How To Manage And Treat Melasma In Singapore

This Doctor Shares Tips On How To Manage And Treat Melasma In Singapore

The skin is very sensitive and prone to damage. Melasma is one of the most common skin conditions and its management has been hard for most people.

Dr Ho Rui Ming is the Medical Director for M-Aesthics Clinics. He is experienced in thread lift procedures and acne scar treatment. He has actively responded to questions regarding melasma treatment. Here are a few key takeaways.

61 views 15 Jul 2019

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.

140 views 14 Jul 2019
Hi, It is important to distinguish between Retinol (commercially available) and Retinoic acid (prescription medication e.g. retin-A). Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A . It's found in many skin care treatments and beauty products. Upon application, enzymes within the...
12 Jul 2019
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