• Facial Pigmentation

    Pigmentation on the face is acquired as we grow older and can be due to a combination of our genes, the amount of sun exposure and associated with our hormones. The common types of pigmentation include Freckles, Solar Lentigenes (sun spots) Melasma and Hori’s naevus.  Although they are grouped under the term facial pigmentation, the way that they are treated is different. At the clinic your dermatologist will assess the type of facial pigmentation and tailor an individualized topical skincare regimen for you. In addition IPL or pigment laser treatment will be advised if beneficial. There is also an oral medication available to help reduce very deep pigmentation not responding to lasers and creams.

  • Acne

    Acne is produced by overactivity of the oil glands and commonly affects the face, chest and back. Acne usually starts in the teenage years but some adults continue to have acne in their twenties and thirties. It is important to treat acne early before the condition results in pigmentation and permanent scarring.


    Treatment options include:
    1.      A personalized skin care regimen plus topical creams or gels for active acne and scars
    2.      Comedone (whiteheads and blackheads) extraction
    3.      Oral medications: Antibiotics,Contraceptive Pills and Isotretinoin (Roaccutane)
    4.      Chemical Peels
    5.      IPL or Fractional CO2 laser treatments for acne scars

  • Eczema

    Eczema is one of the commonest skin conditions seen in Singapore.  It is commonly inherited and associated with allergic rhinitis and asthma. In childhood eczema commonly affects the face and skin folds but eczema can also occur in adulthood for the first time. Dryness of the skin is a common cause and eczema can be aggravated by sweat, dust and stress.

     

    Treatment options include:

    1.     A personalized skincare regimen including soaps and moisturizers

    2.     Topical creams both steroid and non steroid based

    3.     Oral medications

    4.     Phototherapy

  • Hair loss

    Hair loss can appear as a generalized thinning of hair (male or female pattern balding), acute thinning after childbirth, acute illness or stress or in circular patches (alopecia areata).  Hair loss becomes abnormal when one loses more than 100 strands a day. Certain medical conditions such as iron deficiency and thyroid dysfunction can contribute to hair loss and blood tests may be indicated.

     

    Treatment options include:

    1.     Topical minoxidil and other lotions

    2.     Oral supplements

    3.     Oral finasteride for men

    4.     Injections for alopecia areata

  • Mole and Skin Cancer Screening

    Living in this tropical climate, one cannot avoid continuous exposure to the sun. It is important to have a total body examination performed by an experienced dermatologist to detect early changes in these moles. If you experience any symptoms or signs such as changes in shape, colour, size or bleeding of moles, please see your dermatologist as soon as possible. It is important to perform these mole checks yearly.
  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition caused by an increased turnover of skin cells producing a thick scaly rash on the skin. It can affect the skin, scalp, nails and genital area and is occasionally associated with joint pain and swelling.

     

    Treatment options include:

    1.     Skincare including soaps, shampoos and moisturizers

    2.     Topicals creams, ointments and scalp lotions

    3.     Phototherapy

    4.     Oral medications such asmethotrexate, cyclosporin and acitretin

    5.     Biologics (injections)

  • Urticaria

    Urticaria is a very common skin condition in Singapore and is also known as “hives”. It is caused by the release of histamine into the skin causing redness, itch and swelling  which can last for several hours and can occur at any time of the day. This allergic rash can be caused by food, medicines, infections and environmental factors.

     

    Treatment options include:

    1.     Topical creams

    2.     Allergy tests

    3.     Oral medications

  • Viral Warts

    These are growths caused by the Human Papilloma Virus and can occur on any part of the body but commonly on the hands and feet. Warts occurring on the genital area are usually sexually acquired. They are contagious and may spread to other parts of the body or through physical contact with other persons.

     

    Common treatment options include:

    1.     Topical creams or solutions

    2.     Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen

    3.     Electrosurgery

    4.     CO2 laser treatment

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