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Dr Joanna Chan obtained her medical degree and Masters in Family Medicine from the National University of Singapore (NUS), followed by her Graduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology. She also has a diploma from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) and is a fully accredited aesthetic doctor. Her clinical experience goes beyond aesthetic medicine: her specialties include Dermatology, Surgery and Primary Care.
Dr Chan believes that our skin is undervalued as it is not only the largest organ but also has multiple complex functions that are often overlooked. By focusing on aesthetic medicine, she hopes to help her patients achieve confidence with happier and glowing skin. Dr Chan advocates evident-based medicine and stays updated with her scientific knowledge in anti-aging by participating in aesthetic medicine conferences, in Singapore and abroad.
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- Aesthetic and general medicine
- Skin, hair and nails
- Acne and scars
Hi there, I would recommend skinboosters for the lips with the product Volite (from the Juvederm range from Allergan) for patients with dry, dehydrated, flaking/cracking lips either naturally or acquired e. g. from working in long hours of dry air/cold environment, but yet do not want to alter their natural lip shape. Volite is a hyaluronic acid skinbooster that lasts up to 9 months with a single course of treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a water-binding molecule found naturally in our skin.
Hi there! Thank you for your question. I think it is safe to say that you may allow your doctor to help you weigh the risks of antibiotic resistance when using topical antibiotics for acne treatment. I personally do not recommend the use of topical antibiotics on their own for the treatment of mild-moderate papular/pustular acne - I combine topical antibiotics with topical benzoyl peroxide to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance. This is in line with major clinical guidelines on the treatment of acne (1).
Hello there! Thank you for your question and interest in this topic. Syringomas may be removed in a variety of methods but in general I believe you are referring to minimally-invasive skin procedures using equipment or machines such as lasers/minor surgical procedures. You may be pleased to know that you may go ahead for syringoma removal even while on low dose accutane (isotretinoin).