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.
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:
Sengkang General Hospital’s dermatology clinic offers a variety of treatments including:
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.
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.
Acne is an inflammation of the hair follicle. It is often due to various factors including genetics, skin type, sebaceous oil production, hormones, etc.
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.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder which causes the skin to form scaly, erythematous plaques; usually on the elbows and knees.
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 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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