- Post Graduate Diploma (FM) Dermatology
Dr Chin Yee Choong is the medical director of Dermclear Aesthetic & Laser Clinic. Holding over 30 years of experience in aesthetic medicine and 12 years of experience with threadlift and filler treatments, he aims to provide patients with anti-aging and non-surgical treatments. Dr Chin travels to seminars on medicine, dermatology, and surgery to keep abreast of global developments in the field. In his Orchard clinic, he is accompanied by trained staff to take care of patient needs.
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Hi, There are several effective treatments for acne scars, the choice of which depends of several factors which include: type of scars, effectiveness vs side-effects/downtime, expertise, costs, etc. Current treatments include fractional laser, fractional RF, subcision, scar excision and TCA-cross. In general, deeper scars tend to improve less compared to more shallow scars, more severe scars will require more effective modalities albeit more potential side-effects and downtime, a combination of acne scars will probably benefit from a combination of treatments.
Is there any reason why I should not go for a higher level of botox units from my 3rd session onwards?
Hi, The dose of botox should be tailored to the desired response while factoring safety and the avoidance of unwanted side-effects such as droopiness, excessive muscle paralysis rather than the treatment sessional number. In my experience, fewer units of botox are required for some patients after repeated treatments as the original muscles treated decrease in bulk and strength. Your preferred aesthetic doctor will be able to assess your response from previous treatments and advise if higher doses are needed to optimize your clinical results.
Hi, Small depressions from milia extraction will generally improve over the next 6-12 months due to collagen remodelling after injury. If they remain after this period, the persistent scars may be improved by resurfacing procedures such as fractional lasers and fraction RF devices.