9 best dermatologists in Singapore (2020)

9 best dermatologists in Singapore (2020)

Did you know – dermatologists in Singapore are medical doctors who are experts in treating diseases of not just the skin, but also the hair and nails. With over 3,000 skin diseases requiring specialist attention from a dermatologist, it’s no wonder we call them “skin doctors”. [1]

Common skin issues include acne, acne scarring, dermatitis, skin pigmentation, eczema, psoriasis and ageing. Dermatologists are also medically qualified to treat skin conditions such as skin blistering and infections, mole removals and autoimmune disorders like vitiligo as well as skin cancers.

Truth is, derms also deal things like fungal infections in your nails as well as hair problems, i.e. male pattern hair loss and hair transplants. If you have a family history of hair loss, it may be wise to visit a dermatologist in Singapore in your mid-20s to 30s to minimize your hair loss situation and promote hair regrowth.

Whether it’s acne, skin rejuvenation or hair loss issues you’re hoping to treat, here’s a guide to the best dermatologists in Singapore.

1. Dr Stephanie Ho Dermatology

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A skin specialist in both Singapore and the UK, Dr Stephanie Ho has over 20 years of experience with a special interest in acne, mole and lesions removal and treatment, aesthetic skin rejuvenation and skin cancer diagnosis.

If you’ve been suffering from acne from the longest time you can remember, here’s how acne treatment with a dermatologist looks like: acne and pimple breakout cases are first diagnosed into mild, moderate or severe acne.

For mild acne cases, treatment will typically be topical and consist of cleansers and creams which are anti-inflammatory and anti-comedonal. For moderate acne, oral antibiotics and prescription-only topical creams may be required. For severe acne cases, the treatment plan usually comprises oral prescription of Vitamin A derivatives – specifically Oratane – to reduce the size of oil glands, clogged up pores and inflammation. In general, this treatment plan spans from 10 to 12 months.

To solve acne scarring woes, fractional lasers can be applied to the skin to deliver heat into deeper skin layers, causing it to produce new collagen which will help plump up the skin and reduce appearance of scarring. Dr Ho typically recommends a course of five fractional laser treatments at a 4-week interval.

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Dermatology Clinic: Stephanie Ho Dermatology

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm; Sat, 9am to 1pm

Location: Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center; 9 Scotts Road #08-05, Singapore 228210

2. Dr Tham Siew Nee

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With over 30 years of experience, Dr Tham was once the Deputy Medical Director at National Skin Centre before she started her own private practice years ago.

Her special interests include psoriasis, eczema and atophic dermatitis – a chronic inflammatory skin disease which causes the patient to produce immunoglobin E antibodies in response to common environmental pollutants like pollen, dust mites, food allergens. [2]

Psoriasis is also an inflammatory skin disease which causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales and can joint movement. [3] It normally appears on your elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but can appear anywhere on the body. Psoriasis is caused by a build-up of skin cells and is believed to be related to a problem with the immune system. Dermatology treatments include topical vitamin D analogues and topical corticosteroids. [4]

Dermatology Clinic: Tham Siew Nee Skin Clinic

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm; Sat, 8:30am to 1pm

Location: Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Road #07-08, Singapore 258499

3. Dr Patricia Yuen Dermatology

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Having undergone training in both US and Singapore, Dr Patricia Yuen also holds a medical license in California, treating a diverse range of Asian and Caucasian skin types.

She specialises in cosmetic skin treatments, using non-invasive techniques for facial rejuvenation such as Carbon Dioxide lasers, RF treatments and chemical peels. Dr Pat Yuen also has her own skincare line called SKINSENSE which are non-comedogenic, fragrance free and contains Vitamin C to improve the skin’s elasticity and reduces wrinkles and pores.

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Dermatology Clinic: Patricia Yuen Dermatology

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm; Sat, 9am to 1pm

Location: Paragon; 290 Orchard Road #20-04, Singapore 238859

4. Dr Cheong Lai Leng

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Dr Cheong Lai Leng has been practicing dermatology for 20 years and has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology, specifically with the use of lasers such as fractional CO2 lasers, RF treatments and CoolTouch3 – a laser that delivers photons into the deeper layers of the skin to trigger collagen production.

Using laser treatments, Dr Cheong treats wrinkles, acne scarring as well as birthmark and tattoo removals.

Dermatology Clinic: LL Cheong Skin & Laser Clinic

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm; Sat, 9am to 1pm

Location: Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre (Orchard); 3 Mount Elizabeth #09-09, Singapore 228510

5. Dr Wong Soon Tee

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Based in Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Dr Wong Soon Tee is a skin specialist who focuses on skin health restoration and skin surgery, to remove skin cancers, skin growths, cysts and warts.

Melanoma, a skin disease that can cause death, usually looks like a dark pigmented brown or black mole-like patch with irregular edges. If left untreated, it can spread throughout the body can become fatal. Excessive exposure to the sun’s UV light and a family history of melanoma are high risk factors.

Dermatology Clinic: Assurance Skin

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm; Sat, 9am to 12:30pm

Location: Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre; 38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-22/23, Singapore 329563

6. Dr Tan Wei Sheng

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Dr Tan Wei Sheng has been practicing dermatology for more than 12 years and has a special interest in treating sexual health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

STIs can be categorized into bacterial STIs which includes chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea, while viral STIs include herpes. Common STI symptoms are genital discharge, burning sensations when passing urine, genital ulcers and genital warts or growth. Treatments will involve oral or injected antibiotics.

Dermatology Clinic: Dermatology & Co

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm; Sat, 9am to 12:30pm

Location: Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Road #09-07, Singapore 258499

7. Angeline Yong Dermatology

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With over 15 years of medical practice, Dr Angeline Yong has received various awards and honours from NUS and National Skin Centre (NSC). At the NSC, she was the lead of hair transplantation prior to going into private practice. Her special interests include the Mohs Micrographic Surgery and hair transplantation.

Hair loss can come in many forms: Androgenetic alopecia in the form of female pattern hair loss (FPHL) and male pattern hair loss (MPHL), telogen effluvium – excessive shedding of hair, frontal alopecia – hair loss and scarring in the frontal scalp region. If you’re experiencing any of this, it’s best to seek medical advice and solutions from a dermatologist.

With a keen eye for beauty, Dr Yong believes that healthy skin and hair is paramount, being the most visible reflection of a person’s health and well-being.

Dermatology Clinic: Angeline Yong Dermatology

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30am to 5:30pm; Sat, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Road #03-02, Singapore 258499

8. Dr Lim Kar Seng

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Prior to setting up The Dermatology Practice, Dr Lim Kar Seng was a dermatologist at the skin cancer and psoriasis unit at National Skin Centre. With over 19 years of dermatological experience, he has a special interest in skin cancer and phototherapy.

Skin cancers are in fact one of the 10 most common cancers in Singapore, according to the Singapore Cancer Registry. It’s usually caused by excessive sunlight exposure and a decrease in the immune system. Diagnosis can include a skin biopsy and treatment involves surgical excision of the skin cancer.

Dermatology Clinic: The Dermatology Practice

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 5:30pm; Sat, 9am to 12:30pm

Location: Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Road #04-13, Singapore 258499; Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, #07-60/61/62, 38 Irrawaddy Road Singapore 329563

9. Dr Cheong Wai Wong

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Practising dermatology since 1986, Dr Cheong Wai Wong is adept with the use of lasers to treat acne scarring, age spots and non-invasive face lifts. With a special interest in psoriasis, vitiligo and acne scars, Dr Cheong is also experienced in phototherapy – the use of ultraviolet radiation to treat skin conditions.

Types of psoriasis include plaque psoriasis (most common), a pink rash and silvery scales. Other types include pustular psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis, guttate, inverse and arthritic psoriasis. The condition has also been associated with heart disease and diabetes mellitus.

Dermatology Clinic: Specialist Skin Clinic

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30am to 5pm; Sat, 8am to 1pm

Location: 1 Grange Road #06-04, Orchard Building, Singapore 239693

With the help of these experienced dermatologists in Singapore, you can resolve to treat your skin woes and hopefully see results as soon as possible. It’s so important for women to look and feel beautiful with good, healthy skin – after all, no amount of make-up beats a clear dewy complexion.

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References

[1] Dermatology (2020). Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. Retrieved from https://www.memc.com.sg/specialty-areas/dermatology/

[2] Thomsen S. F. (2014). Atopic dermatitis: natural history, diagnosis, and treatment. ISRN allergy2014, 354250. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/354250

[3] Kim, W. B., Jerome, D., & Yeung, J. (2017). Diagnosis and management of psoriasis. Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien63(4), 278–285.

[4] NHS UK (2020). Psoriasis, from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/psoriasis/#:~:text=Psoriasis%20is%20a%20skin%20condition,can%20be%20itchy%20or%20sore.

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