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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.

The red spots may be a form of viral exanthem, which is a viral rash caused by numerous viruses (adenovirus, rubella, measles, chickenpox, mononucleosis, and dengue), and may present with flu-like symptoms. Red rashes can also be caused by a bacterial streptococcal infection, which ...
22 May 2019
Thanks for question. Dyshidrotic eczema is a form of eczema that presents as tiny bubbles on the hands and feet. The rash is often itchy and the tiny bubbles can become more confluent to form larger blisters. The rash can also be painful when the blisters burst and there are raw areas of skin. ...
21 May 2019
Thanks for the question. A sebaceous cyst is a lump in the skin that consists of a closed sac with whitish contents within the sac. On the scalp, a pilar cyst, which is a cyst that arises from the hair follicule, can look very similar to a sebaceous cyst. Cysts have a cy...
21 May 2019
Thanks for the question. If you have an existing drug allergies, it is usually safe to try a drug from a different class. You should inform your doctor of your existing drug allergies and your doctor will be able to advice you on the appropriate or suitable drug that you can...
21 May 2019
Hi, For the best results, you should apply sunscreens in the morning about half an hour before leaving the home. Do remember to reapply every four hours (more frequently if you are sweaty or indulging in outdoor sports such as tennis and golf) to maintain the sun protection e...
17 May 2019

Vitiligo Treatment In Singapore: A Comprehensive Guide By A Medical Doctor

Vitiligo Treatment In Singapore: A Comprehensive Guide By A Medical Doctor

Vitiligo is an acquired skin condition where areas of the skin lose their pigment over time, resulting in the formation of white patches on the skin. Famous personalities living with vitiligo include Winnie Harlow (of America’s Next Top Model fame), Joe Rogan, Amitabh Bachchan, and most notably, of course, Michael Jackson. 

This is not a rare condition. In fact, as many as one in 100 people are estimated to be living with vitiligo. However, even though vitiligo is relatively common in our population, there are large gaps in knowledge regarding the condition in Singapore and Asia.

As a doctor who focuses on treating patients with vitiligo, I decided to write a guide to share my experiences. I will touch on the condition, how it is managed in Singapore, and methods with which people living with vitiligo can improve and maintain the health of not just their skin, but also their overall physical wellness.

Read on to find out more about:

  • What is vitiligo and what causes it?
  • What are the symptoms of vitiligo?
  • Who is more likely to get vitiligo?
  • Is vitiligo hereditary?
  • Can vitiligo go away by itself?
  • Can vitiligo be prevented?
  • How is vitiligo diagnosed?
  • Can vitiligo be cured?
  • How is vitiligo treated in Singapore?
  • When should I seek treatment for vitiligo?
330 views 17 May 2019

Is Glowing Skin Possible With Treatment?: A Medical Doctor Discusses

Is Glowing Skin Possible With Treatment?: A Medical Doctor Discusses

Many people might want to get the glowing complexion sported by celebrities, but may often be unaware of the most appropriate way to achieve clear skin. While there might be many factors that contribute to skin health and reduced pore size, we need to understand the root cause of skin problems first rather than going for one treatment or another unthinkingly. After that, an appropriate treatment can be chosen based on your needs and lifestyle.

Dr Chin Yee Choong is the medical director of Dermclear Aesthetic & Laser Clinic. He gave some advice to DoctorxDentist readers about treatments for improving skin appearance. Here's what he had to share about medical aesthetic treatments available in Singapore.

174 views 16 May 2019
Hi, Perioral dermatitis presents with acne-like lesions around the mouth that may be precipitated by using topical steroids over the affected area. A close evaluation by your doctor is essential to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out other conditions that affect the region a...
16 May 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
Hello, Phototherapy is a large umbrella term for the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for the purpose of treating skin conditions. There are a number of different applications for phototherapy (especially in different skin conditions) and it stands as one of the bread-and-butter t...
15 May 2019
Dr Christopher Lim
Dr Christopher Lim
"General Practitioner with an interest in vitiligo"
In a word, no. Vitiligo is definitely not fatal. The condition is not life-threatening. At most, people with the condition may experience a mild itch over the affected skin. However, for the most part, vitiligo rarely presents with any itch or pain. The largest source of har...
15 May 2019
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