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bkkmum
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Dermatologist for fair skin

Postby bkkmum » Mon, 18 Aug 2008 5:29 pm

I am looking for a dermatologist who is used to treating western (very fair) skins. I have recently started getting adult acne so want some advice as to how to treat it.

Thanks

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Dermatologist for fair skin

Postby mrsfingers » Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:29 am

Did you move to Singapore recently? I suddenly developed a problem with acne shortly after moving here. I think it's the shock of the heat and the humidity which opens all the pores and sends the sebaceous glands into overdrive.

I did try one supposed skin specialist ($$$) who actually made the problem worse by excessive extraction (this person squeezed my skin so hard I couldn't leave the house for a fortnight and I still have some scarring six months later). So be very wary if anyone offers you this treatment!

One thing I learned from this is it's important to look for a properly registered dermatologist. I found a list at: http://www.dermatology.org.sg/derm.htm

I'm now thinking of going to the National Skin Centre to see what can be done about my scarring. Their derms seem to have a decent reputation - although after my previous bad experience I'll still be checking their credentials carefully (even if they are on the 'approved' list!)

Ironically the acne disappeared after I saw my GP who gave me an antibiotic lotion to apply - cost only about $10! This, plus maintaining a healthy diet, B6 supplements and generally avoiding putting too many products on the skin, have all helped to improve things. Could be worth a try before going down the more costly route of a dermatologist.

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Postby bkkmum » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:13 am

Thanks for the reply and advice. The acne did start soon after I arrived here, but I had also been on antibiotics for 5 weeks beforehand (for a sinus infection), so am not sure what was the cause.

I'll take a look at the website you suggested

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Postby xwy » Tue, 04 Nov 2008 1:07 pm

hey,do any one knows what the price for acne scar removal,laser chemical peel etc. just wanna ask as i got pitted scars on my face.btw im only 17 , is there anyway the pitted scar will heal?

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Postby austenjonesufg » Sun, 07 Dec 2008 9:17 pm

hello

mrsfingers, u post is a informatics. ur post helpful.

thanks.
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