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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, Your photo suggests that you have papular (small raised bumps) post-acne scars rather than true keloids. These are common on the nose, chin, chest and back in susceptible patients after active inflammatory acne. It is most important to control your acne ...
21 Jul 2019
Hi, Blackheads on the nose are best treated with the regular application of topical tretinoin or differin. These topical medications unblock the pores and reduce the retention of sebum that causes the blackheads. It often takes 6-8 weeks before results are evident. Aternativel...
21 Jul 2019
Hi, Forehead wrinkles are dynamic wrinkles or expression wrinkles due to to excessive contraction to the underlying frontalis muscles. If they are just appearing, you can just opt to let it be. When they become more pronounced and bother you, then conside...
21 Jul 2019
For the treatment of vitiligo, topical treatment with steroids or calcineurin inhibitors is the first-line treatment. For small areas of vitiligo, topical treatment is a good option. If the area of involvement is larger, it is much more difficult to apply the creams. Phototherapy...
20 Jul 2019
Scalp folliculitis can be recurrent in some individuals and I often see this affecting men more than women. Antibacterial shampoos like cetrimide shampoo can be helpful to reduce the risk of recurrence in mild cases. Topical antibiotics creams or lotions e.g. clindamycin lotion a...
20 Jul 2019
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.

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