5/21/2013


LL CHEONG SKIN & LASER CLINIC
Dr Cheong Lai Leng
Dermatologist
Awards & Qualifications Received:
MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Internal Medicine),
MRCP (UK), FAMS (Dermatology),
Corr. Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Qualifications / Training:
1985Graduated with medical degree, MBBS, from the National University of Singapore
1990Obtained post-graduate specialty degree, Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), from the
National University of Singapore
1990Obtained post-graduate specialty degree in internal medicine, Member of the Royal College
of Physicians (United Kingdom)
1990Started residency training in dermatology at the National Skin Centre, Singapore
1994Awarded scholarship under the Higher Manpower Development Plan, Ministry of Health,
Singapore, for subspecialty training in:
- Dermatologic Surgery - at the Division of Dermatologic Surgery, Dept of Dermatology,
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases - at the Allegheny Dept of Health, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, USA
1996Conferred fellowship of the Academy of Medicine (Dermatology), Singapore
1996Conferred corresponding fellowship of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
        
Our Specialist
Dr Cheong Lai Leng is a trained and registered dermatologist fully recognised and accredited by the Ministry of Health, Singapore. She is specially trained in diagnosing and treating various skin conditions affecting persons of all ages.
A dermatologist is a doctor who has 5 years of working experience in general medicine and after which, undergoes at least three more years of intensive specialist medical and surgical training in dermatology.
Dermatology training focuses on the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. A dermatologist must complete this training and pass the necessary examinations before he/she is given accreditation by the Specialist's Board of the Singapore Medical Council.
In addition to diagnosing medical skin diseases by noting the symptoms and checking the skin, they can also improve the appearance of your skin through cosmetic procedures.
Specialised Services
Specialised Professional Services Offered:
  • Management of general dermatological disorders
  • Medical and surgical treatment of skin cancers
  • Chemical peeling for facial rejuvenation, acne scars, wrinkles, pigmentary problems
  • Botulinum toxin injection for wrinkles and facial lines
  • Injection of fillers for scars and wrinkles
  • Laser vaporization of skin growths
  • Laser treatment of pigmentary and vascular skin problems
  • Surgical treatment of scars - excision, subcision, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing
  • Non-ablative laser resurfacing (CoolTouch 3®) for scars and wrinkles
  • Hair transplantation
  • Radio frequency tissue tightening
  • Intense pulse light therapy
  • Hair removal
Our Skin Care Products
Physicians’ Therapy is a comprehensive range of skincare products specially formulated for various skin types. It offers a complete skincare regimen that effectively cleanses yet remains gentle on the skin.
Your dermatologist will assess your skin type and specific skin problems before prescribing the products that is most suitable for you.
        
Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
Botox is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Small, diluted amounts can be directly injected into specific muscles causing controlled weakening of the muscles. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.
The procedure takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect and it is best to avoid alcohol at least one week prior to treatment. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications should be stopped two weeks before treatment as well in order to reduce bruising.
The effects from Botox will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Since Botox doesn't work for all wrinkles, a consultation with a certified specialist is recommended.
Apart from wrinkles, research has shown that Botox may also help people plagued by an excessive sweating disorder.
The condition, hyperhydrosis, results in sweating that exceeds the normal amount required to maintain a consistent body temperature. People with this common disorder produce up to four times the sweat of average people, and find themselves sweating even during the dead of winter.
Studies have shown that repeated treatment with Botox (botulinum toxin type A) for severe underarm sweating significantly reduced the amount of sweat produced.
Acne

     
Acne Scar                                                              Acne Scar

Acne can affect people from ages 10 through 40 and up. Acne can show up as any of the following; congested pores, whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, pustules, or cysts (deep pimples). These blemishes occur wherever there are many oil (sebaceous) glands, mainly on the face, chest, and back. It is important to seek medical advice early since medical treatment can improve your appearance and prevent the treatment depending on the type and severity of the acne. Treatment includes oral medications like antibiotics as well as creams and lotions for application on affected areas.
If you are suffering from acne, it is important that you remove surface oil from the face by washing with soap and water or with medicated cleansers. Remember to wash frequently when the face is oily, about three times a day. Continue washing even when you acne is cured. And always remember not to squeeze or scratch pimples.
The important thing to have when it comes to treating acne is patience. Most of the treatment options for acne may take 2 or 3 months to start working. It is therefore important to give each regimen or drug enough time to work before giving up on it and moving on to other treatments.


Acne Scars on BackAcne Lesions


Our opening hours are:
Mondays to Fridays
9.00 am to 5.30pm
Saturdays
9.00am to 1.00pm
Closed on Wednesdays afternoon, Sundays & Public Holidays

Contact Info:
3 Mount Elizabeth, #09-09
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
Tel: (65) 6836 1480

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