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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

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25 Mar 2018

Dr Justin helped my rosacea to improve with oral meds and gold toning picolaser x 4 sessions. Painful and no downtime. Dr Justin is a knowledgeable doctor who is up to date with the latest in skin and laser treatments. Thanks Doc!

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23 Aug 2018

The staff here is great. I feel welcome and ready to start improving. Past my 30s, I've felt that the skin around my chin and cheeks weren't as firm as before. Asking around, I discovered Dr Chua. Came for a consultation to see what I could do to solve my problems about a month ago.

I was initially concerned that I would be sold something without quite understanding what was going on, but I was pleasantly surprised. Every step is explained. Dr Chua answers many of my questions carefully and with detail. Dr Chua talks fast, but is very patient and clear. I feel well taken care of. 2 sessions of Ultraformer HIFU later, I can already see signs of improvement -- my chin and jaw visibly more defined. I was concerned about the slight pain I felt during my first session, but Dr Chua was very assuring and put me at ease. The redness from the treatment also subsided before the next morning. Thus far, I'm very impressed with the results. Will be back for more.

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13 Oct 2018

I visited The Ogee Clinic for pigmentation and eyebags. Dr Heng did laser for my pigmentation and fillers for my eyebags. The pigmentation is lighter with one session and I will be returning for subsequent sessions. My eyebags has been corrected in a natural looking way. Both procedures are painfree and effective.

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30 Aug 2018

Dr Heng has integrity and he gives honest opinion that I appreciate.

He has gentle yet steady hands when he did my botox and filler procedures.

I am very comfortable with his skills and experience

I used to see Dr heng when he was practising at his previous clinic. I am very happy to learn that he has his own clinic now.

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Verified Patient Review
7 Oct 2018

I was at first apprehensive about spending money on improving my complexion. Now, it has been 4 weeks after my first treatment with The Ogee Clinic, I can say that I do not regret investing the money. My peers have been praising the improvements in my appearance and I am see myself becoming more and more confident. Throughout the journey, Dr Heng has been very patient in explaining the treatments and also I can see he is indeed very passionate about helping his patients getting better skin and complexion. Highly Recommended!

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6 Sep 2018

I always frequent Citylink Mall during the weekends, as my son goes to the kids' gym nearby, and chanced upon this newly opened medical aesthetic clinic. Decided to give it a try. Turned out to be beyond my expectations. Besides the fact that Dr. Heng is a genuniely friendly doctor with no airs, he is very knowledgeable and bothers to take time to answer all my skin related concerns. Not a pushy doctor at all.

After understanding my budget and needs, he customised a treatment programme for me. I bought a package after trying out their hydra facial. Relaxing yet so effective! Will definitely be back for more treatments! Thank you Dr. Heng and the friendly staff of Ogee Team!

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6 Oct 2018

I did laser with Dr Heng to remove pigmentation and started using his skincare. After one session, the pigmentation is gone and my skin is brighter. My friends have noticed the improvements. I also did an Oxy-Pure medi-facial which I really enjoy.

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7 Sep 2018

Dr Shane was very professional and patient in explaining options available.

Thank you so much for helping me look good and feel good again!

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15 Aug 2018

Dr Shane is a friendly doctor, he answers all my questions that I have and share his knowledge of skin care and skin disorder.

He also recommends the best treatment and not the most expensive one. Thank you!

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14 Aug 2018

The first time I went here for my consultation, Dr Shane explained it clearly what is my skin condition and what would be the treatment for it. I didn't even hesitate to get the treatment and it's my 3rd session already and just for two months.

I am very happy with the results. I will continue treatment session with him until I get a cleaner face. haha

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4 Sep 2018

Initially, it can be quite scary as a first timer, but everyone was very thoughtful and caring that made it less frightening.

My face actually has lesser acne as compared to last time. Pores are slightly smaller as well.

Acne scares wise are still visible but looking forward to seeing the outcome after every session

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7 Mar 2017
I had a bad experience using a chemical peel, and the after effects of it were disastrous. My skin peeled for months and my once even toned skin became dry and patchy; even make up couldn't hide it all! I went to the NSC and it did nothing for me at all. I looked up Dr Shane Tan and fixed an appointment; my flaking and peeling stopped within days, I was confident enough to leave my house again, and i regained hope that all would be well. It's been a little over 2 weeks, and my skin has improved SO much. I had some acne scarring too that we addressed concurrently, and he recommended treatments to manage that too. Dr Tan is empathetic, and he certainly took steps to reassure me that it'll all eventually be ok - slowly but surely. I know for a fact that he is one Doctor that's going to be on my FAVORITE list; i highly recommend him. And yes, for all things skin related, it's gonna be Dr Tan, and no one else for me. You best not relocate any time soon hey!
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19 Sep 2018

After the first treatment, scars are lighter by each day. Dr Shane is nice and gentle. willing to share his knowledge and he answers all questions that I had

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18 Jul 2018
  • Brilliant experiences, service excellence
  • Dr Shane described procedure in detail
  • The ambience is fantastic
  • Very friendly staffs
  • I am happy!
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Verified Patient Review
26 Sep 2018

Very fun and interesting process. To see my skin heal the way it did, compared to previous condition, it was great.

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26 Sep 2018

I have tried IPL other place before, but I thought the progress was really slow... But after trying 2 sessions with Dr Kellyn Shiau, I saw huge progress and I'm really happy with the results! It was painless and her staff were really professional!

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26 Oct 2017

I have been seeing Dr Colin for dermatological problems for several years since his years in NSC and when he started his private practice. Other than his strong credentials and depth of experience in dermatology, I find his passion and concern for patients more admirable.

He has always been well informed with my condition and treatments and keen to share any latest treatments which could improve my condition. He is also very friendly and always a source of positive encouragement to me. Would definitely recommend his medical services to anyone who is looking for a reliable skin doctor.

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11 Feb 2016

I'm such a huge fan of Dr Lee Mun Heng, for so many reasons. The most important one is because he's so friendly and happy everytime I see him. His vibes is all smiles, and welcoming.

I don't trust very many doctors, but Dr Lee is a perfectionist in his work, while knowing what you need, and what you don't need. That to me is what makes a good doctor - sometime that will be honest in his job, and with any requests. 

He's helped me through my melasma, with some of the best advice and laser treatments. He's also helped my tired skin from photo shoots.

A true wizard! Every woman's best friend.  

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9 Sep 2018

Great experience: the details both the dr and the clinic provided were through and thoughtful. I'm happy with the recommendation and now will see the result.

Since the visit was referred by friend, I think it must be worth and probably will refer others too.

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3 Aug 2018

Dr Lee was very consultative, and thorough. The pace of the sessions was comfortable and not rushed.

The last IPL session I had done with Dr Lee yielded excellent results, and I'm sure the laser session today would be just as good.

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Verified Patient Review
28 Sep 2018

I'm very happy with the result. I look fresh and younger without looking overdone!

Thanks Dr Lee.

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23 Aug 2018

Recommended here by my best friend. Really want to thank Dr Lim for being professional and simply just great at his job. I have had a couple of bad experiences with other doctors, and before this, used to fly overseas just to get my fillers and botox done. The first thing that strikes you about Dr Lim is how humble and down to earth he is. He assesses the situation well and gives you a succinct solution on how to best proceed from your current state.

This isn't my first time to an aesthetic doctor, and you can tell he knows what he's doing. He quickly pinpointed the areas for the fillers to get the best effect and surprisingly recommended me to postpone the botox. The procedure was quick, efficient and done with as little pain as possible. Even brought me a drink after we were done! The result is one of the better experiences I've had doing fillers -- natural and leave me looking healthy and younger. I can sincerely recommend Dr Lim to the next girl who comes along.

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23 Aug 2018

Everyone in my family has freckles, my grandparents, my parents, and especially me. I've always been very concerned about how I could manage this problem, since I've got alot of freckles and some melasma from an earlier bout of rash near my neck and face. My cousin was the one who introduced me to Dr David, saying he was really good at dealing with freckles, and I'm very glad to have taken that recommendation.

Dr David really takes his time when it comes to understanding the situation. I remember being really surprised when he presented the options to me and even took time to understand the budget I was working with. It made me feel really taken care of by a professional -- even before treatment started! I chose to start out with creams, and found them to be effective in removing and lightening most of the pigmentation areas. It was only after my 3rd review that Dr David discussed using laser treatment to finish up the more stubborn spots. 2 sessions into the laser treatments already, I must say I feel great.

My family and co-workers have commented about how different I look, and I feel confident putting on less make up to cover the blemishes. My time with Dr David is always comfortable, the staff take care of me well. Considering how I've managed to stay within budget, I'd say this is money well spent. Thanks Dr David, couldn't have done it without your hard work and expertise.

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1 Nov 2018

The entire experience was awesome. I see progress after every visit. The doctor is so humble. He understands my anxiety, recommends the procedure that best suits me and the rest is a smooth sailing journey to prefect recovery.

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3 Sep 2018
I was recommended by a relative to look for Dr David Deng to remove my stubborn freckles. Dr Deng was knowledgeable, caring and forthcoming. He explained the laser procedure throughly. During the procedure he constantly checked to see if I was comfortable. My freckles faded significantly after 3 laser sessions. I'm very pleased with the result and his bedside manners. I highly recommend him for aesthetic procedures.
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25 Aug 2018
5 stars for his dedication and attentiveness towards helping me to address my concerns relating to loss of facial volume. He is always very gentle with the botox and filler injections on my cheeks, under eyes and nasolabial fold areas. During the injections or treatments, I can always feel his sincerity and his care and concern as he ensures the procedures are as painless as possible. As compared to other aesthetic surgeons, he is definitely more dedicated and meticulous, always ensuring the results are perfect. His advice to enhance my look are never wrong and had perfectly made me look naturally younger. I would highly recommend Dr David Deng if you want to receive the most attentive treatment and achieve the exact look that you have been wishing for.
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Verified Patient Review
3 Sep 2018
Threads and Ellanse FaceLift Dr Wong is very precise and knowledgeable about facial anatomy, as well as being gentle and kind. It is this reason I felt safe in trusting him to work on my face. I have had such a great subtle results and I am a big believer in collagen therapies for anti-aging. The results keep improving over time, I really liked the instant effect of threads especially for my mid-face and volume restored in my cheeks from Ellanse. Thank you doctor!
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7 Mar 2018

Dr. Ho's treatment has been very effective and going to her has been a really pleasant experience. She is personable and communicates very clearly, which I found helpful. She is also very knowledgeable and experienced in her field. 

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23 Nov 2017

Dr. Ho is approachable, very experienced and professional. She is friendly and warm and have good staffs to help u answer any enquiries you may have. Overall the experience was great and relaxing!

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20 Oct 2017

Wow... what a great experience! I've had my moles checked periodically since I was a kid. I've visited perhaps a dozen different clinics in Australia, England, Canada and Singapore. Dr. Stephanie Ho was 100% the best experience of all these. It's hard to find a doctor in Singapore with experience looking at Caucasian skin, but Dr. Ho has tons of experience both in Asia and Europe.

Even better... when I needed to have a mole removed she was able to do it on-the-spot at her onsite clinic.

I'm so happy and relieved to have found this clinic, and have already sent a message to my friends recommending this place for their annual skin check.

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13 Dec 2017

A very nice experience. I researched dermatologists and now know why everyone was so happy and enthusiastic about Dr. Ho.

She is clearly very knowledgeable and trained, but is also really pleasant and personable and communicates so clearly. SO helpful. Her staff is also very warm and welcoming. I wish I had a sixth star to give this Dr. and clinic!!

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19 Aug 2018

Dr Liu is very approachable and sincere. He is truthful in sharing all I need to know in regards to pigmentation and tattoo removal treatment.

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18 Feb 2017

Dr Liu has a very charming personality and is an expert at tailoring non-invasive cosmetic techniques to shave years off tired faces.

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12 Mar 2018
Dr Daniel Chang is one of the most dedicated and caring doctors i have met. He is not only interested in my skin concerns but also my overall well-being, helping me to not just look but also feel my very best. He shared with me his personal tips on how to improve my work life balance and stress relieving techniques, which i found very beneficial. All queries were answered in detail with the use of visual aids and drawings. He truly cares for his patients.
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31 Oct 2018

My favorite! Followed her from a previous clinic and now, she has her very own, The Urban Clinic. As a doctor, she is very knowledgeble, professional, gentle and patient. She does not only treat my eczema, but also educated me more about my skin issues and how best to manage it.

Seeing me for the last 8 years and through pregnancy, she ensured that all skincare, medication and facial procedures are safe for baby and me. The added touch of care and concern is what sets her apart from other doctors I’ve been to. As a business owner, I appreciate how anyone can enter her clinic and feel free to walk away without any packages like some other clinics I frequented. Dr Yanni is a doctor I would recommend over and over again to anyone who asks. Thank you Doc for the countless years of medical advice!


Treatment Cost : $100
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10 Mar 2018

Dr Priya Sen is the best dermatologist I have ever been to! Her treatment worked in such a short frame of time and made a big difference. Her own brand of medications are very effective and I am sure because of how well they worked, I didn't need to do any big surgeries after all.

 

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27 Dec 2017

Dr Priya is our family's loved Dermatologist. Not only is she knowledgeable, her medical advice is both effective and professional. She is very helpful as well. Recently my baby grandson had patches of redness on his cheeks and arms. Dr Priya was able to immediately identify the cause and prescribed some ointment and wash. She said it will clear up within 3-5 days and IT DID!!!! I would rate her consultation and charges reasonable and she does not oversell her products. 

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17 Feb 2018

I am a cancer patient and have been on chemo for over a year. One of the side effects of chemo is that i have hyper pigmentation/melasma all over my face. It was especially bad on my cheeks and forehead, as if i had tattoos. At one point i was very depressed. My hyper pigmentation was so bad that my oncologist referred me to dermatologist Dr. Priya Sen . Within a few months of treatment, my pigmentation lightened tremendously. I am really grateful to her because under her care my melasma is almost all gone now. As a bonus my skin's condition improved too.

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7 Oct 2017

Dr Priya is by far the best Dermatologist I have encountered over my 11-year stay in Singapore. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable and professional but she is also non-judgmental. Having spent far too much time in the sun, Dr Priya advised various treatments to lessen my risk of getting skin cancer, treating both my face and chest area for Actinic Keratosis both with great success. Finally, I am happy in my own skin.

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5 Aug 2018

Dr Lynn Chiam was great. Very professional, clear and concise in her explanation. Was able to allay my fears, answer all my questions and present unbiased information so I could make a decision on treatment type and procedure. Her staff was also proactive and helpful in making arrangements and scheduling appointments.

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30 Jun 2017

My baby used to have skin redness and itchiness, as I applied skin cream without a prescription by a doctor. I would like to recommend Dr Lynn! She is the one who helped my child recover from her skin problem. Dr. Lynn Chiam is the best dermatologist I have seen and now I consult her first before making any move.

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17 Jan 2018

She misdiagnosed me with rosacea acne and told me to do a series of microderm and laser treatment that will cost 5000 plus. On top of that shoved me a bunch of facial products that cost 300! She also gave me pills that didn't work on my acne at all. After reading several articles on it myself, I was more convinced it was not. Then I went to see Dr. Seow Chew Swee who happens to be her teacher at one point! He confirmed my doubt...NOT acne rosacea!

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15 Oct 2017

Dr Patricia is by far the best. I had Eczema on my legs. 4 past dermatologists couldn't fix it.  Dr Patricia took 1 look, gave me lotion, its gone. Plus she removed 2 moles of mine that turned out to be dysplastic(pre-cancer) I am at high risk due to family history.

She is the only dr who spotted them!

I also went to the skin centre and was told oh they just look dysplastic, just wait another 6 months and come back then, we will see if they change. no thank you, i dont want to wait and see if i get cancer!!!!

Dr. Patricia is very good. Doesn't take any chances, very smart, very kind. I would recommend her to anyone.

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24 Apr 2016

I went to Dr. Patricia Yuen for various skin problems. She is very good and her treatment is so effective. She got rid of face warts, skin tags, and milia seeds and I have a very smooth complexion now.

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5 Mar 2017

I used to go to Specialists Skin Centre but now switched to K.B. Lim Skin Clinic in Gleneagles. I found him to be much better. Cured several rash related growths and rashes for me.

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18 Sep 2018

Thank you Doctor Wan for 1st session of my scar removal and everything were pretty smoothy! The clinic was so beautiful decorated and they've different themes in every room 💕. Doctor Wan was so patient in explaining the whole procedures. The pain was bearable and I could not wait for the next session to see the results together with my scars lightened! (:

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12 Jun 2018

I had a hereditary skin condition that started acting up and needed an emergency evaluation. My dermatologist, Dr Chris Foo, had amazing bedside manners and gave me a thorough explanation of my symptoms. Overall, a wonderful experience!

Would highly recommend Raffles medical Clinics, if you are in need of an emergency evaluation for whatever sickness/symptoms you have.

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18 Jan 2018

I went to the dermatologist to have a few suspect moles on my torso checked out and see if they were dangerous. While I was there I asked about having a few removed from my face for cosmetic reasons. By the way, the doctor I saw gave the best consultation I had ever had. Not rushing, listened intently, good questions about medical history without being invasive, gave a really thorough examination and made no false promises about scarring -I highly recommend Dr. Chris Foo if you get referred to him. He did a fantastic job - good bedside manner and excellent surgery. In spite of having stitches on the knuckle of my big toe, I was walking pretty comfortably the next day. He even sent me a personal text message the next day to see how I was feeling and if I had any questions. Maybe that is the standard practice here but I was really impressed. 

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21 May 2017

I never really had a family physician and I never really had a consistent GP. Dr Mark Tang is probably one of the only doctors I've seen at the National Skin Centre since my teenage days when I developed eczema and had some random growth on my face. Recently, I had a very bad acne outbreak and really needed a dermatologist to find out what was happening. I did a quick Google Search and I realised that Dr Tang has just set up his own dermatology practice! What was even more amazing was how Dr Tang could remember most details of my life that I shared with him at my various appointments previously - e.g. doing a law degree, where I went to study, that I used to work in Public Relations. I realised what sets a doctor apart from others is not just about how good they are at treating you, but how they manage the patient relationship as it shows their dedication towards helping us.

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26 Mar 2017

I normally don't google for specialists since the best way to find one would be through recommendations from people you know and trust. So ever grateful for chancing upon Dr Mark Tang from The Skin Specialists & Laser Clinic online when I was desperately looking for options after getting eczema flare ups on my face for weeks! The flare ups were so bad, and I was tired of covering them up. Within 3-4 days of following doc's recommended skincare routine, my skin had almost completely cleared up. He "reset" my skin and gave it only what it needed. It was all clear within a week. He is both empathetic, and very passionate about care for the skin. These are the things that set special doctors apart from regular ones! I am now enjoying a simplified routine, with half the steps and half the time. Love it! Thanks doc!!

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20 Feb 2018

I had a great experience seeing Dr Ang Por!

My waiting time to see her was less than 15min ( the reception staff were very friendly which is important if u ask me). When I saw her, she listed all the options available for me and explained each in detail. Then, she recommended the best option for my skin. Dr Ang Por is very friendly and made me feel very comfortable and hopeful. I felt that she genuinely cared about my skin. She is also quite affordable.

 

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15 Oct 2018

We've been going there for years; even after moving from Singapore to KL, we continue! Dr. Ang Por is fantastic -- as are all the efficient, friendly people at the front desk. I cannot imagine a better place for both expertise (theirs) and peace of mind (ours)!

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13 Apr 2018

Professional and friendly service from doctor teo and her team! Informative and easy to understand explanations which break down complicated medical terms for a layman like me. Particularly like the medicated shampoos prescribed to treat my scalp condition, highly recommended!

26 Jan 2018

It has been a month since my first visit to TWL clinic so I think I could give a honest review on the clinic.

I visited Dr Teo a month ago to ask how I could best improve my skin as I am a very active person, love being in the sun and need something that is effective.

Dr Teo was very patient in listening to me. I must say that Dr Teo is really professional as she was able to assess my skin in that consultation and prescribed a treatment which up till today (it has been a month since), is still effective despite my constant exposure to the sun and hot weather here.

I informed I am not good at following skincare routine and Dr Teo was not pushy about it at all. However I eventually decided to get it so that I can see for myself if it really is beneficial. She prescribed a simple routine for me so it has even easy for me to use it every day. All the product are not sticky or oily feeling and it actually feels very clean, unlike other products that I have used before.

So overall, I would highly recommend TWL clinic to anyone looking for an experienced and effective dermatology clinic. I am happy with my treatment so far!

12 Feb 2018

After years of having eczema and I could not find a doctor that could treat it, I went to TWL in hope that it would help at least a little to stop the eczema flare-ups.

She wasn’t understanding at my condition at all, commenting at how bad it was (which was the very reason why I came to her) and questioning the doctors I went to which put me off during consultation because that wasn’t helpful at all. Speaking of which, I also didn’t learn more about my own condition with the fact that she’s a dermatologist.

After a not very pleasant consultation, she prescribed me with cream that wasn’t suitable and my skin didn’t react well to it (became more flaky). 
I also used the shower gel and lotion, ate the antihistamine she gave, didn’t help but brought another round of flare-ups which became worst this time.

Her unprofessionalism contrary to the reviews I read online made this entire experience really disappointing not to mention the exorbitant price that was charged for a short consultation.

20 Nov 2017

I have consulted Dr Eileen Tan for my hair problem. I was told it is male pattern hair loss. She walked me through various treatment methods, including hair transplant. However, she suggested to start with propecia as hair transplant is the last defence for the hair loss. She even warned me of the potential side effect of taking propecia, which could result in temporary impotent for some people. She did mention a few sessions of transplants are required, depending on the seriousness of the problem. I eventually chose to take propecia as it is cheaper and now my hairs are growing and my manhood is not suffering as a result of taking the drug. I recommend consulting her for hair loss problems. 

 

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13 Oct 2017
Dr Goh is my favorite dermatologist and my whole family sees him. He is very experienced, knowlegdeable and sincere. Dr Goh is also very precise in his diagnosis and takes the effort to explain the medical condition in layman terms. He also exudes a fatherly presence and provides a gentle touch - you always feel better after every visit.
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22 Nov 2017

Dr Goh KS is a very experienced and a fatherly doctor. He is precise in his diagnosis and will put in the effort to explain in great details the medical condition the patient is experiencing. I always feel assured after every consultation, and will always go to him for my skin problems. Dr Goh’s charges are always very reasonable and I would say he is one of the most genuine doc out there. Thumbs up.

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13 Apr 2018

Dr Goh is very experienced and is not the kind of doctor who would want you to buy a lot of medicines for his own profit. In fact, he asks me to buy the products in stores outside as they are much cheaper there. I like to see him when I have a skin problem. I find him very professional.

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23 Oct 2016

Dr Tham is very good! She cured me of a rare skin disorder that many other dermatologists did not know how to treat.A bit expensive but she is one of the best.

 

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25 Sep 2017

My wife got papular vesicular rashes 6 days after her delivery. The rashes started from her tummy and had spread all over her body after 2 weeks. During this 2weeks we had seen 4 doctors and we had wasted time for medicine that didn't help to contain the spreading. We were then referred to Dr Tham, whose treatment helped in 2days!

 

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24 Jun 2017

Dr Tay Liang Kiat is a very friendly and helpful doctor. His team has been very informative and professional in taking care of my health.

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17 Feb 2018

Dr Oon is a superb medical specialist. He is not about being all smiles and is a man of few words.

The medical care he has given me and also my 2 daughters for the past 10 years cannot be expressed in a few words. Without his experience and knowledge, we would not have brought our eczema under control. A good doctor is one that helps you improve your quality of life.Thank you Dr Oon!

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30 Apr 2018

I visited Dr. Oon a month ago from a referral by a GP for a specialist opinion on my severe skin allergic reaction from food which I went to A&E for. Not only was the clinic unable in terms of technical capability to provide further medication/testing/investigation, the lack of current knowledge of skin allergy testing available in Singapore was really disappointing. He was not aware if food dyes allergy testing was possible in any of the clinics in Singapore - which he said he would call up National Skin Centre to ask, and 1 month later I have not heard back.

His lack of advice even at multiple prompting for any opinion was really a waste of my visit. Although AVIVA insurance covered the fees, I am still really appalled at the level of incapability of a clinic listed to be a skin clinic.

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4 Dec 2017

I had a patch on my head from alopecia areata and I've been trying to see several doctors but none of them were working for me. Then a friend recommended me Dr. Oon Beng Bee.

I went there, he was really professional! Checking my medical record and meticulously tracing my head to check if I had more patches. Then he did 3 injections on the patch, where in a month, baby hair grew!!

I came back for my check up and he found out that the root cause of my illness was from thyroid disease. Turned out that it was true after doing a blood test.

I'm happy that it was an early detection for the thyroid. Now I'm totally cured.

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22 Feb 2018

I had a bad experience with Dr. Cheong. He doesn't care..tried to explain to him my past history of skin problems, he merely shakes it off impatiently and say the past is the past..how to understand the current situation if you don't understand the past?!. didn't really help me understand the condition. Also, when I asked when will heal? he just scolded me and said that I'm impatient blah blah blah.. won't anyone wants to know when their illness will heal?!

 

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27 Aug 2018
Doctor Lim Heng Wei was great and explained my conditions in detail.
 
Good service and result :)
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30 Jan 2017

I heard alot of good reviews about Loke skin clinic and finally visited them. I met Dr Chu, who was very attentive to my acne issues and he took the time to explain the different treatments that they provided. I am very happy with the service I received!

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22 Mar 2017

I've been to several doctors and dermatologists for my acne problems. So far, this clinic, or rather a specific doctor, Dr. Melvin has provided me with the skin care regimen and medications that have worked pretty well.

He is very honest about my skin condition and suggests only procedures that will benefit me. If there isn't a need or if my skin is not ready for such a procedure e.g. laser, he wouldn't recommend/ rush me to do it. He would suggest what is best for me. But the decision to take up his advice is entirely up to the patient. No pressure or hard selling. Unlike some of the past doctors that I have seen, he is not one that is out to rip you off.

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7 May 2018

I had a really good experience. Dr EE was quick talking, chatty and was able to give me a diagnosis easily, (unlike my GP even though it is a common problem). Dr Ee even knew what my ‘internet diagnosis’ was before I mentioned it - ha! Even though appointments were running slightly behind, I asked if he could do a quick check of my moles while I was there. It was no problem, the check was chaperoned by a female nurse and he was efficient yet thorough. I would have no issues recommending Dr Melvin Ee.

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3 Dec 2017

We actually traveled from KL twice to consult Dr. Ho

She fulfills appointment on time, is very patient and explained to us how to manage our boy's condition. The creams she suggested helped initially. We went for 1 review.

It was by chance that I introduced organic beancurd to my boy and a huge rash appeared at his mouth immediately.

As maintenance now, we used Dr. Jean Ho's suggestions to handle occasional flare-ups.

It is a wonderful feeling to touch and kiss our son's cheeks again. All the best to you

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Verified Patient Review
15 Oct 2018

We had a very good experience with him, though his nurses are the auntie and not pr-oriented kind plus his clinic very lok. but, he's very factual and calm, knows what he's doing and will not suggest things unnecessarily. He helped me deliver naturally despite meconium when my waterbag burst - many gynae would have done an emergency-c-sec. nurses at the hospital also had praises for him and told me that i'm in good hands. i'll probably go back to him again.

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16 Oct 2017

So I was recommended by my friends to go to C T Lee clinic and I was treated by Dr. Lee for acne and also eczema (atopy). Dr. Lee gives you good advice and is also quite personable. I recommend him to people with skin troubles. 

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17 Mar 2018

My fav doctor for our child is Dr Chan Yuin Chew. He is very patient, super attentive, caring and shows great concern!

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16 May 2018

Dr. Chan is phenomenal. I've been to a number of dermatologists in my time and he ranks at the top.

He's super friendly and really takes his time to assess the situation.

He gave a thorough and succinct explanation of the options available so that I could make an informed decision.

He also prioritized my comfort / getting a desirable outcome.

I did have to wait for a bit, but this is to be expected to get immediate treatment.

I would highly recommend Dr. Chan for your dermatological needs :-)

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22 Sep 2017

I did photolaser here to remove acne scars and pigmentation and the results were awesome! My skin was visibly tighter, clearer and smoother. They also have the latest laser equipment etc. for non-surgical lifting.

Dr Chee, my dermatologist, is experienced and trustworthy and I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

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17 Apr 2018

Dr Ratnam and his staff are very professional and caring. I was there for some skin infection and they listened to me very carefully and made me feel comfortable during the whole sessions. Highly recommendable.

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25 Nov 2017

Dr. Ratnam saw my child for his eczema and allergies. Was very patient and super knowledgeable. He made very astute observations about my son's condition and causes. Very accessible and honest advice.

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30 Aug 2017

The doctor saw me on time and she was attentive and thorough during my consultation. She answered all my questions one at a time and gave great advice. She prescribed me stuff and explained to me what to expect. I am happy to see her and will go back to her clinic

 

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17 Nov 2017

Fuss-free and a man of few words, Dr Loh addressed my skin problems with the knowledge of an experienced doctor with no pompous air. He gave me a background of my skin issues, and several reasons why it was happening in the first place.

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3 Nov 2017

I had a sebaceous cyst and had it removed from Specialist Skin Clinic by Dr. Neoh

Very happy with the entire process & result.

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6 Dec 2017

I had never done anything to my face before. But after my treatment of acupluse with Assurance Skin, Laser & Aesthetics. My skin condition improved a lot. Younger, clearer and smoother skin, I decided to do my fillers with Dr. Wong too. The procedure was really quick and practically painless for me. If you are looking to do fillers or anything, look no further. Dr. Wong is very professional and I completely trust him.

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8 Apr 2018

Dr Phay is very personable and makes a point to learn about you and your life. She is very meticulous in her examination and her treatment is not just medication but lifestyle changes too. She doesn't push unnecessary cosmetic procedures and only suggests what your skin needs.

The only problem is that Dr Phay is very popular and the wait for an appointment with her can be up to a week. 

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30 Jul 2017

I go to Dr Tan more for eczema than for my acne problems
The receptionist there are the best ever!
He is the cutest sweetest doctor you can ever meet! Seriously, he really really cares.
But again, I think he is more specialized for eczema or like skin diseases rather than acne and stuff. I did try to go to him for acne once, and well he recommended a few things to clear my acne. Basically, he just doesn't have those private brand lotions and stuff like other dermatologists. Anyway, I will always go to him for my eczema issues!

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12 Apr 2018

I saw Dr. Lim for a rare condition which he helped me get a control of (it gives me a flare up of ulcers). I was pleased with how well the treatment was working, but the cost of going to a private doctor was something I had to consider. 

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6 Nov 2016

My niece consulted him previously for eczema treatment and he helped manage her condition to her satisfaction. We recommend him for any skin conditions. 

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2 Feb 2017

After seeing another dermatologist for the last 6-7 months and not really making too much progress except to spend a TON of money each month to get minimal results, I did a bit of research and had a friend recommend Dr. Tan Hiok Hee who was excellent. The office in Novena medical Center was easy to find, and I waited for about 10 minutes. The doctor was very pleasant went through my history, things I've tried and haven't tried, and frustrations from my previous dermatologist. Unlike the other place I didn't get bombarded with face wash, lip balm, this topical, that medicine, and so on. He told me exactly what I needed and that's the only thing I purchased. First initial consultation is $120. All in all positive experience.

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13 May 2018

I've always had problem skin (breakouts, acne, oily skin) so I don't expect a miracle, but I needed help. I did a little research and was able to book an appointment very easily on line with Dr. Said. Unfortunately unlike when I lived in the US, my insurance doesn't cover dermatology, so it wasn't cheap, but getting in and out was a breeze. Dr. Said was very easy to talk to, and I felt like he really took the time to understand my skin, the problems I was having, and a long term plan for it. They do sell their own line of skin care (moisturizer, and face wash) which I did purchase, but it's optional, and he loaded me up with antibiotics because I needed them dearly for my poor skin. I was in and out in less than an hour, and felt a lot better having a plan moving forward with my skin.

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26 Jan 2018

Dr Henry Loh saw my son for atopic eczema and it cleared within the second day of using the cream he prescribed. Dr Loh is very good as a paediatric dermatologist and he is very gentle with babies. Our friends recommended him to us and we too recommend him!

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24 Jun 2017

Would I go back to Dr Yvonne Goh again? Definitely. I was initially apprehensive as Dr Goh was poking my forehead so fast I was concerned if she would be accurate. After seeing the results, I have to commend her for her great skill and experience. The result turned out perfect, balanced and natural.

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20 Apr 2018

The doc we see is Dr Lee Chien Yee. I like Dr Lee and would definitely recommend her. She's patient with the kids, does detailed check ups and doesn't raise parents' anxieties especially with that kind of situation with sickly kids. She manages kids well and my kid doesn't cry when she gets vaccinated, which is a plus point when looking out for a good PD. The only downside is the long queue. So you have to fix an appointment prior. For walk-ins, be the 1st to visit the clinic at 9am so that you won't get yourself stuck in a long wait.

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Eczema Doesn't Have To Last Forever! Singapore’s National Skin Centre Tells You All Need To Know About This Pesky Condition

You may be surprised to know that eczema is a very common skin condition in Singapore.

Described as a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, and scaly. Those that have experienced it would tell you that it’s no walk in the park. They often suffer from relentless itchiness on affected body parts.

Fortunately in Singapore, we have dedicated dermatologists from Singapore's National Skin Centre (NSC) to help.

Dr Lucinda Tan, a consultant from NSC, was invited to host a DxD Session. She answered readers' questions relating to eczema, including the causes, best treatment options and more.

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Ultimate Guide To Regenera Activa: Hair Loss Treatment Without Medication Or Surgery

Thinning hair stems from many reasons and it can be really distressing. Patients who come to me are eager to seek ways to reverse thinning hair.

However, despite their eagerness, many of them are still not keen on trying the traditional hair growth methods. Hair growth medicines comes with quite number of undesirable side-effects while hair transplant surgery is costly, and carries some risks. 

Thus, I wanted to write this article to share my knowledge on a new hair-loss treatment: Regenera Activa. 

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How Do You Know If Your Mole Is Cancerous? An Experienced Skin Doctor Gives Us The Low-Down

Moles are kind of like our old friends. After all, they tend to stick around longer than some people in our lives. 

Ranging in size, shape, and colour, most moles seem to be pretty harmless. Some find them a nuisance because they appear at undesirable spots, while others consider their moles to be a special thing that make them unique.

But what if that mole that you've dismissed is potentially a sign of skin cancer?

Here's what an experienced dermatologist, Dr Stephanie Ho, has to say about the questions that she always gets asked.

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S'porean Doctor Has Removed More Than 2,000 Tattoos, Addresses Common Regrets And More In Q&A

If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about tattoo removal, it's Dr Kevin Chua, the founder of Drs Chua and Partners. He has a special interest in aesthetics, more specifically pigment laser treatments for tattoo removal. 

Over the course of his long career, he has helped over 2,000 remorseful patients get rid of those embarrassing mistakes. He recently answered DxD reader questions on tattoo removals - here are the key take homes.  

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A Dermatologist's Guide To Scar Removal In Singapore (2018)

Many of my patients come to my clinic seeking scar removal treatment, so I decided to put together this guide to address some of the most common queries I encounter. It covers frequent types of scars such as keloid scars, acne scars and surgical scars.

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Ask Dr Colin Theng: Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease. While the causes and risk factors are still unknown, researchers believe the two main culprits are your genes and your environment. 

Currently, there is no cure for psoriasis, but there are treatments to help relieve symptoms.

Learn more about this chronic and unpredictable disease from Dr Colin Theng, as he hosts a QnA session where he answers all your questions. 

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How To Tighten Sagging Skin On Your Face?

We all know that intrinsic aging is a natural part of the aging process that reduces collagen and elastin production in your skin. When the natural elasticity is lost, it causes our skin to sag.

The most common request I get from my patients is to help them keep their complexion looking young and fresh.

I always tell them that to look youthful, tightening the skin on your face and neck is the first place to start. Watch the video to discover how I help my patients customise a treatment plan for their concerns. 

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Ask Dr Lucinda Tan (National Skin Centre): Eczema

Eczema is a skin condition causing inflammation, dryness and an itch. It's common skin problem that affects approximately 10% of the adults in Singapore. We've invited Dr Lucinda Tan, consultant from National Skin Centre to answer all your ezcema questions. 

Dr Lucinda Tan, consultant from NSC answered questions on: 

  • Causes of eczema
  • How to curb eczema itching
  • Best treatment options for eczema

DxD is proud to partner with National Skin Centre to raise awareness for this skin condition. To learn more about eczema, head down to National Skin Centre's public forum on Eczema on 27 October 2018 to find out more

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How To Effectively Remove Pigmentation, Acne Scars, And Tattoos?

Brown spots, discolouration, wrinkles, acne scars, and unwanted tattoos are some of the skin conditions that prevent us from getting clear, young, and beautiful skin.

Here's where the PicoSure laser treatment comes into play. "Laser" stands for light amplified by stimulated emission of radiation. 

Watch the video to find out the reasons why I use this particular laser treatment to help my patients unveil their clear skin. 

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Meet The Expert: Dr Justin Boey

Meet Dr Justin Boey, an aesthetic doctor who considers himself as a face architect. He is very passionate about helping all his patients look like the best version of themselves through his expertise in creating, shaping, and restoring features. 

His key interests are lasers for pigmentation and acne scars. He has performed more than 5,000 laser treatments till date to help his patients banish pigmentation issues once and for all!

Watch the video to find out what inspired him to become a doctor and why his motto in life is to always make things better.

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Dear Lexa, Thank you for your question. There are many possible diagnosis for a lump on the neck and a visit to the doctor to have the lump examined would be important. If you had the lump examined by your doctor 3 years ago and was told that it is benign (non-cancerous) and your...
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Dear Nur, Sorry to hear about your recurrent acne, red marks and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). It must be really frustrating for you to have to deal with all these marks. PIH is a common complication of skin inflammation such as acne. How do you get rid of PIH on...
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Resurfacing lasers are good for tightening pores. The ablative options include the fractional CO2 and Erbium:Yag, the non-ablative options include the Thulium, Erbium:Glass and the long pulsed ND:Yag lasers. Which combination and frequency to treat them depend on your individual ...
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Dear Danny, This is a very good question. The answer is: Yes . It is safe to do lasers/micro-needling/TCA while on Accutane. The latest research published in February 2018 concluded that " a 6-month delay is not necessary for all procedures ". (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29488816) ...
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Hi Ammu, The increased pigmentation can be lightened best with a combing approwch: 1. Topical vitamin c and lightening serums used in conjunction with 2. Skin lightening lasers such as the q switched lasers This may take several months of treatment, with each session between 2 to 4 weeks apar...
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Hi JY, Thank you for your close-up photo. Yes, chemical peels can be used for active acne to reduce clogged pores and treat PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Glycolic acid and salicylic acid peels are the best chemical peels for active acne. They also help to fade PIH. Chemical peels wh...
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Dear Kristina, I would add on topical sunblock as a last step after your moisturiser. This is important as UV can worsen the darkening and collagen loss from your injured skin. Use a good sunblock after you have adequately moisturized the area, and top up the sunscreen every f...
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When I saw your picture, I think the main concern you would have is the textural uneven-ness that has occured due to the past acne flares. As such my preference would be to first treat the un-even appearance and slowly work it towards the surface imperfections. 1) Subcision with ...
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Hi Nur Azmina, From the picture, this bump maybe a dermatofibroma or even an early scar. You should see your doctor/dermatologist to get this more closely examined for a proper diagnosis to be made. A dermatofibroma is a benign growth on the skin. This is not cancerous. Tr...
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Dear Sabrina, Hives, also known as urticaria, presents with a rash that is itchy and often appears like a giant mosquito bite. Typical hives do usually appear and settle within minutes to hours. The appearance of hives is not specific, and there are a number of skin disorders tha...
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Dear Zoey, Insect bite reactions are due to hypersensitivity response of the body to the insect bites. The area of the bites gets progressively redder,inflamed and itchy and the inflammation response can be very intense and severe at times, even leading to the development of blis...
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Hi Evangelinemarie, For such hypertrophic scars, I would advise steroid injections and lasers to flatten the scar, as well as to lighten it. Multiple sessions will be required for optimal results. Hope that helps. All the best!
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Dear Hairlossyouth, It is indeed distressing to face hair loss at a young age. I would not rush into PRP injections as the first option since: 1. It is not legally available in Singapore 2. There is only scant evidence of its efficacy for hair loss 3. So far the scant evi...
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Dear Jt, Thank you for the question. The circular patch can go for a patch of eczema. This is often aggravated by scratching and I think it would be advisable to tell your brother to refrain from scratching. Applying moisturizers to the area also helps the eczema. Eczema also ...
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Dear Gal, To remove a tattoo is a long drawn out process. The laser remains the best method to remove a tattoo. Several years ago doctors looked at the existing technologies and decided that the Q-Switched Nd-YAg lasers should be considered the gold-standard laser for tatto...
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Hi Kimchheng, It is good that you are seeking help for bad cystic acne! You are right, Isotretinoin (Acnotin, Roaccutane, oratane) is a very effective treatment for your cystic acne. Most patients would improve on low dose isotretinoin after 3 months of treatment. It is extre...
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Hi Amit, Most black ink tattoos take about 3 to 12 months depending on the type of laser technology used. Colorful tattoos such as yours are harder to treat. On an average, each laser treatment is spaced out between four to six weeks as stacking the treatments too closely tog...
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Dear Shakila Thank you for your photo and question. From the photo, it appears you do have hives. If you have had it for 3 months, I would advise you to see a dermatologist for a consultation to investigate it further and get appropriate treatment. Firstly we will try to deter...
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Hi, From the photo, it does look like this might be eczema. Some simple steps that you can do to try to improve the condition include: 1. avoid scratching the area. This is very important as scratching worsens the condition. 2 apply moisturizers regularly 3. use gentle s...
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Dear Min Yee, It is common for a traumatic injury to the nail to result in a blood clot under the nail. This can lead to a separation of the nail from the nail bed and cause the nail to detach. The new nail will usually grow out gradually but nail growth is very slow and it ...
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Dear Allan My advice is to achieve good control of your acne before we start scar treatments. To achieve good control of your active acne, you would most likely need to restart isotretinoin. If this does not help, you might need other treatments like chemical peels and Hydraf...
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If downtime is not an issue, yes several overseas doctors would advise doing Ablative laser therapy to improve the scarring issue. The only downside are the increase in downtime, risk of pigmentary changes (hypo pigmentation or hyper pigmentation concerns). You will probably need t...
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Hello AZ Thank you for your question. You should definitely consult a doctor first to get an accurate diagnosis. There are many different types of moles and it is important to make sure the mole is a benign and harmless one before deciding on removal. Although rare, there is a sm...
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Hello Faceneedshelp, Thank you for your pictures. You seem to have a mix of box and ice-pick scars. I'd use mainly combination lasers for that, including some ablative lasers. This still depends on personal assessment and your skin type. Additionally, some deeper scars will be...
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Dear JT, Thank you for your question and photo. Unfortunately, Creams and other topical medications tend to offer only mild improvements. You need a combination of Vascular Lasers and Sclerotherapy. Spider Vein and varicose vein treatment options: 1. Vascular Lasers li...
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Hello Sabrina, It seems like you have inflamed acne with post inflammatory erythema (PIE) and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation (PIH). There are many treatment options for acne and usually a combination approach will give you the best result. Topical cream (retinoid/ an...
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Dear Angeline, It is hard to be certain from the photo as this needs to examined a bit more closely to be able to be more certain of the diagnosis. Some causes of small tiny bumps on the finger includes dyshidrotic eczema. This is a form of eczema that presents with recurrent ...
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Hi Jenny, This appears to be a hypertrophic scar. Steroid injections have been shown to cause hypertrophic scars and keloids to regress, mainly by decreasing collagen and glycosaminoglycan synthesis, and reducing the inflammatory process in the wound by decreasing fibroblast prol...
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There is significantly uneven skin tone. I would probably advise to do exfoliation. A mix of Chemical peels and topical products for gentle peels would help with the skin tone. Some lasers or light IPL will also help to reduce the discolouration. That should do the trick! ...
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Dear Ms Goh, It is certainly possible to develop a keloid at the site of a laproscopic wound. Keloids can occur at almost any site where there is an injury but there are some sites which are more keloid prone, and these include the chest, back, jawline and earlobe. A keloid ...
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Dear Jan, Thanks for the question. It is difficult to be sure of the diagnosis from the photo. A solitary red patch can be due to a number of different causes including eczema, skin infection and even a drug eruption. If this is still persistent, it would be good to see your...
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Dear Terilyn As Dr Colin Theng has mentioned, your epidermal naevus is a harmless condition so any treatment will be for cosmetic improvement. Surgical removal ie cutting it out will leave a rather large scar but will have the advantage of completely removing the naevus. I of...
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Hi Cherlene, Thank you for your question and your picture. In the picture, the wound looks healed already. The healing process of this surgery is greatly dependent on the following factors and can be highly variable: 1) Surgeon factors: the technique of surgery, the afte...
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Dear Cm Thank you for the question. From the photo, it does appear that you have multiple bumps on nodules on the forearms. These are likely to be due to multiple cysts or lipomas, which are abnormal proliferation of fat tissue. Some individuals may be genetically prone to de...
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Hello Illuminance Thank you for your question. In addition to what everyone has said, you can also consider using fillers to lift the face to produce a slimmer and more V appearance. This is known as the liquid face lift. The effect can last for 1 year or more depending on the...
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Dear Ray, Thank you for the question. It does seem that these lumps arise from deeper in the skin. The doctor will have to examine and palpate/feel the bumps for a proper assessment. In some cases, a skin biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. I do think that you...
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Hi there, This is a really good question. Many a times, different kinds of skin problems can present in very similar ways. The best and safest way to get the diagnosis right is to see a doctor as soon as possible to get it assessed physically. You can see a general practition...
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Dear Strypie, When your child develops a sudden onset of hive, this is termed as acute urticaria. There are many possible triggers of hives, including viral infection, foods, medications etc. With the history of preceding cough and cold, a viral trigger is possibility. Anti-hi...
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Hello Geraldine, Thank you for your question. If you are talking about an itchy rash over the tattoo, it may be a hypersensitivity reaction to the pigment of the tattoo. In some cases, it can be aggravated by exposure to sunlight. However you should still see a doctor for a th...
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Hi, When you apply wrong products on the face, you can develop a contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis can be due to irritation from harsh products and this is termed irritant contact dermatitis. It can be due to an allergic reaction to ingredients in a product, and this is ter...
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Dear Erica, There are a few different causes of itchy bumps on the legs. These include insect bite reactions, prurigo nodularis, folliculitis and papular eczema. It would be advisable for you to see your doctor/dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. With a thorough history ...
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