In this line of work, it’s all about making subtle yet impactful changes to our appearance to present the best version of ourselves. But sometimes it’s more than just how we look and how we feel, literally — I’m talking about back acne (“bacne”), a condition that is for the
In aesthetics, there are a few subjects that remain highly contentious, and hair loss is one of them. Most of my patients and even fellow doctors in the industry would know that I do not believe in conventional hair loss treatments such as oral medication, and a hair transplant should
Many of my patients would know my treatment ethos is firmly rooted in delicate and subtle changes. Instead of using aesthetic medicine to change someone’s face entirely, I’d much rather use it to fine tune what they already have and keep the end result natural. Many won’t understand this thought
Introduction We all make mistakes when we are young. Do you own a tattoo that you regret and have considered removing it? However, horror stories of horrible blistering, scarring or incomplete removal of tattoos may leave you reconsidering whether you should get a tattoo removal . With advances in technology,
You may have heard of hair transplant before—but facial hair transplant? Yep, we’re talking about eyebrows and beards. In 2017, more and more men in Singapore were reportedly going for beard transplants to get help growing out their facial hair.  Why? For some men, having a ‘baby face’ (meaning,
Can I reshape my nose without surgery? Asian noses are unique, bearing certain characteristics such as : Having a bulbous tip Flared nostril shape Wide base of the nose Low nose bridge This is vastly different from what is considered the “ideal” nose, such as those of the Duchess of
You’ve seen them around — beauty salons promising a quick fix for getting rid of fats; or even aesthetics clinics lauding cheaper, faster and more effective fat freezing alternatives to CoolSculpting.
Some patients who came to me to have their moles removed often wonder how effective the removal procedure is. At the same time, they are also curious about the effectiveness of home remedies/spa treatments that they read up online or heard from their friends.
Ultraformer became one of the most popular HIFU facelifts in Singapore after I explained why I’m a firm believer in it. I’m grateful to be named the Official Regional Trainer for Ultraformer, and I should be happy that it is gaining mainstream popularity.
Recently, news broke in a local Chinese newspaper about the death of a young lady supposedly because of Botox injections. This was quickly picked up by many other newsmakers and created a state of panic amongst my patients and friends.
More than half my patients ask for help with anti-ageing. Some have no specific concerns, and simply want to look younger and fresher. Others have a long list of concerns like dry skin, wrinkles, pigmentation, dark eye circles, dull skin… the list goes on.
“DOCTOR CHUA WHERE ARE YOU?” Apologies dear friends and patients, I was just out of town for 4 days for a threadlift training session in Yangon, Myanmar. It’s not my first training session but definitely my FIRST ONE OVERSEAS. Glad you all missed me enough to text me personally though 😉
“Hey doc, I heard this popular Q-switched Nanosecond laser promises to resolve pigmentation/anti-aging/pores/pimples/wrinkles all at once”. It’s shocking to hear that from my patient as the “famed” Q-switched 1064nm laser DOES NOT achieve the above at all.
A saggy lower face is an issue my patients are very concerned about. Doing a noselift can wait. Treating acne scars, they might delay. But when it comes to a saggy lower face, everyone’s DECISIVE. Why are patients more afraid of this than crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles?
In my practice as an aesthetic doctor, I’d say that dark eye circle treatments are probably the most commonly mistreated condition. The difference between a proper treatment and misdiagnosed one is speed.
Botulinum Toxin A (BTX) is more commonly known for its trade name: Botox. Dysport and Xeomin are two other FDA-approved brands. BTX is actually a neuromodulator used to relax muscles, hence preventing the wrinkles or bulkiness that comes along with strong/big muscles.
Skinboosters are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), and each HA molecule can absorb up to 1000x its weight in water. They are the same substances used to fill wrinkles and stimulate collagen.
Rejuran can do what Botox can’t do for your skin: help it regenerate! Popular in Korea and approved by the HSA in Singapore, Rejuran is an attractive alternative for aesthetic treatments.