An Essential List Of Effective Aesthetic Treatments & Costs In Singapore (2021)

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February 11th, 2017· 5 min read

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Aesthetic procedures are very popular in Singapore, which is why lots of beauty salons have jumped on the bandwagon. If you’re considering some form of aesthetic treatment by a dermatologist or aesthetic doctor in Singapore, I hope that you first take some time to find out which procedures actually work, and which don’t!

The second consideration is that an aesthetic procedure may be offered at such a low-powered setting that it's practically ineffective (or worse yet, make use of a harmful imitation product, as this Straits Times report on fake Thermage machines highlighted).

When there are a dozen different lasers available in Singapore with wide-ranging prices, it’s confusing even for myself as a doctor, let alone the average Singaporean.

To help everyone, I've done a search of all non-surgical aesthetic procedures offered in Singapore [1], and cross-referenced them against various studies to find out which treatments are proven to work (ie based on evidence). [2]

This has been compiled into the table below with a price range for your easy reference.

Disclaimer: Prices are compiled from clinics with published online price lists - extreme outliers are excluded.

Approved Aesthetic Treatment and Costs in Singapore





Fractional erbium lasers

  • Fraxel

  • Fraxel Dual

  • Pixel Pro

  • Mosaic by Lutronic

  • Cutera Pearl

  • Sciton Profractional

  • Sun damage

  • Fine wrinkles

  • Melasma

  • Acne scars

  • Enlarged pores

  • Improve skin tone and texture

$400 - $800/session

2-5 sessions required

Fractional C02 lasers

  1. DEKA Smartxide “DOT”
  2. Lumenis Ultrapulse Active/Deep Fx
  3. Fraxel Repair
  4. Cynosure Affirm CO2
  5. Edge CO2
  6. Mixto SX
  • Severe acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Melasma
  • Wrinkles

$500 - $1000/session

1-2 sessions required

Lasers for pigmentry disorders

  1. Q switched (Nd:YAG) laser
  2. Cutera
  3. Fotona
  4. Spectra XT
  5. RevLite
  • Tattoos
  • Brown age spots
  • Freckles
  • Naevus

$250 - $400/session

$150 - $350/tattoo

2-5 sessions required

Lasers for vascular disorders

  1. Q switched (Nd:YAG) laser
  2. Pulsed dye laser
  3. Candela V-Beam Perfecta
  4. V beam laser
  5. Cutera
  6. RevLite
  7. Fotona
  • Red birthmarks
  • Rosacea
  • Angiomas
  • Small varicose veins

$250 - $400/session

2-5 sessions required

Lasers/IPL for hair removal

  1. Q switched (Nd:YAG) laser
  2. IPL
  3. Alexandrite laser
  4. GentleYAG
  5. Diode laser
  • Facial hair
  • Armpit hair
  • Leg hair
  • Bikini area hair

$120 - $280/session

3-5 sessions required

Radiofrequency (RF), ultrasound (US), infrared treatment

  1. Thermage RF
  2. Ultherapy US
  3. eMatrix RF
  4. Infini RF
  5. Indiba RF
  6. Exilis RF/US
  • Skin tightening
  • Skin tone

Thermage: $2500 - $3500/session
Ultherapy: $3000 - $5000/session
1-2 sessions required

Intense pulsed light (IPL)

  1. Sharplight
  2. LumenisI
  3. Quantum
  4. EpiLight
  5. Ellipse
  • Spider angiomas
  • Port wine stains
  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Facial lines and wrinkles
  • Rosacea
  • Blood vessels on face, neck and chest

$300 - $500/session
3-5 sessions required

Chemical peels

  1. TCA peels
  2. Glycolic acid peels
  3. Salicylic acid peels
  • Brown spots
  • Age spots
  • Improve texture of sun-damaged skin
  • Melasma
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Acne scars

$150 - $350/session

1-3 sessions required


  1. Parisian peel
  2. Diamond peel
  3. “Lunch-time peel”
  • Improve skin texture
  • Acne

$70 - $150/sessions

3-5 sessions required

Thread lifts

  1. PDO
  2. PLLA
  3. PCL
  4. Gold
  5. V-Lift
  • Firms and lifts the skin
  • Contour face

$1500 - $3000/session
Repeated every 1-2 years to maintain results

Filler injection (face, neck and hands only)

  1. Restylane
  2. Juvederm
  3. Voluma
  4. Sculptra
  5. Perlane
  6. Radiesse
  7. Fat
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Plump and define lips
  • Fill hollow areas on face

$500 - $850/syringe

1-2 syringes are usually required per treatment.

Repeated every 6–9 months to maintain results (Sculptra and Radiesse last 2 years)

Botox injection

  1. Botox
  2. Botox cosmetic
  3. Dysport
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Nasal scrunch or squint lines
  • Lines on neck

$300 - $800/session

Repeated every 3–4 months to maintain results

External lipolysis (Heat/Cold/Ultrasound)

  1. Zeltiq coolsculpting
  2. Liposonix
  • Remove fat
  • Body sculpting

Coolscultping: $1000 - $2000
Liposonix: $5000 - $8000
1-2 sessions required

Photopneumatic or photodynamic therapy

  1. Isolaz
  2. Aesthera
  3. I-Clear
  • Acne
  • Skin tone

$80 - $120/session

8-16 sessions required

  • If you can’t find a particular aesthetic treatment in the table, try asking the aesthetic clinic in your enquiry what type of treatment it is, according to the left most column (more often than not, it’s just the clinic calling the same treatment by a different name).
  • All the aesthetic procedures in the table are SMC-regulated, which means they can only be carried out by doctors.

I hope that you've found this guide useful, and perhaps gained more insight into the application process. Most of the admissions-related information (admin and logistics wise) can be found on the official NUS Faculty of Dentistry website.

To help yourself out, you should take note of what people look for when they look for a dentist.

This article was written by Human and published on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. Human medically reviewed the article on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. The last update was made on Friday, 18 September 2020.

Disclaimer: Opinions belong to the author and not to the platform.

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