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Dermatology

As the skin is the largest organ of the body, maintaining good skin health can make a big difference to your quality of life. The skin is also the first line of defence against pathogens, disease and injury, making it one of the main indicators of good health.

The Dermatology Department at Sengkang General Hospital provides both outpatient and inpatient services for the diagnosis and management of dermatological conditions affecting people of all ages. Our team of dermatologists get to the source of skin problems, delivering treatments that provide much-needed relief. We regularly care for people with difficult-to-treat problems, such as acne, autoimmune skin diseases, inflammatory skin diseases and connective tissue disorders. We also care for those with hair and nail problems.

At Sengkang General Hospital, you receive care that's tailored to your needs. Our team of dermatologists, prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of problems, and will decide on the best course of treatment for patients. They are equally adept at performing a wide range of surgical and aesthetic dermatological procedures.

Our Clinical Services

Medical Dermatology

  • The department evaluates and treats a wide variety of acute skin disorders such as skin infections and allergies; as well as a range of chronic skin disorders such as atopic eczema, psoriasis, chronic urticaria, acne and hair loss.

Surgical Dermatology

  • The department evaluates and offers surgical treatments for benign skin growths such as warts, tags, cysts; as well as a range of cancerous skin problems such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and Bowen's disease. Skin cancer screening is also offered to patients at risk of developing skin cancer.

Aesthetic Dermatology

  • The department evaluates and treats common cosmetic skin conditions such as acne scars, sun spots, age spots and melasma.

Our Department Facilities

  • Consultation rooms
  • Procedure rooms for surgery and laser
  • Phototherapy booth

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Conditions We Treat

Sometimes, fungus, parasites, or microorganisms living on the skin as well as bacteria trapped in skin pores and hair follicles can cause a wide range of uncomfortable skin conditions to arise. Some of the conditions our experienced team of dermatologists treat include:

  • Inflammatory disorders (eczema, psoriasis, vasculitis etc)
  • Hair, nails and scalp disorders (hair loss, scalp problems, fungal nails etc)
  • Pigmentation disorders (melasma, lentigo, vitiligo etc)
  • Skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, mole surveillance etc)
  • Skin infections and infestations (bacterial infection, viral infection, fungal infection etc)
  • Scarring problems (keloids, hypertrophic scarring etc)

 

Treatments Offered

Sengkang General Hospital’s dermatology clinic offers a variety of treatments including:

  • Topical and systemic medicinal prescriptions
  • Biological therapy
  • Intralesional corticosteroid injections
  • Milia and comedonal extraction
  • Phototherapy

FAQs

What is dermatology?

Dermatology is the medical science of diagnosing and treating skin diseases affecting the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists are trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the skin, fat, hair, nails and oral and genital membranes. Along with treating diseases and medical conditions, dermatologists also address cosmetic issues and can help you revitalize and improve the appearance of your skin, hair & nails.

What are some of the most common skin conditions dermatologists’ encounter?

Skin conditions arise due to a number of causes, including allergies, irritants, genetic makeup, certain diseases, and immune system problems. Some of the conditions dermatologists are most likely to encounter include: Acne, cold sores, hives, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris, melanoma and lupus. If you suspect you have one of these conditions, consider seeing your GP who will refer you to a dermatologist if necessary.

What is acne?

Acne is an inflammation of the hair follicle. It is often due to various factors including genetics, skin type, sebaceous oil production, hormones, etc.

What are the treatments available for acne and rosacea?

Acne and rosacea (sometimes called "adult acne") are treatable conditions. Mild acne requires only surface treatment, such as antibacterial and drying agents. Moderate or severe acne may need both surface treatment and oral antibiotics. For more information on these conditions and treatments available, please make an appointment with our dermatologist.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder which causes the skin to form scaly, erythematous plaques; usually on the elbows and knees.

How do I get to the Dermatology clinic at Sengkang General Hospital by MRT/LRT?

You can take the Northeast Line (purple line) towards Punggol and arrive at Sengkang MRT Station (NE16). From the MRT station, take Exit D. It is roughly a 400m walk (6 minutes) to the hospital. Alternatively, take the LRT on level 3 of Sengkang MRT Station to Cheng Lim LRT Station (SW1) and take Exit B to use the pedestrian link bridge that connects to the hospital (level 2).

 

Our Care Team

Our team of dermatologists takes extra steps to accurately diagnose the problem, ensuring you receive the treatments that are best for your needs.

Your care starts with a detailed evaluation from one of dermatologists. We take time to get to know you, which may include asking questions about your medical history and performing a thorough skin exam. For complex problems, we may take a tissue sample (biopsy). Our dermatologists also work in direct collaboration with plastic surgeons and other medical professionals at SKH, ensuring that your diagnosis and treatment is as thorough and holistic as possible.

 

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