Scars and keloid
Scars can result from surgery, certain infections or any type of injury to the skin. The scars may be raised, flat or sunken, some may even cause itch and pain. Although scars are permanent and the skin can never be restored back to its original perfection, there are treatment options which can help to improve the appearance of scars and to relieve some of the associated symptoms.

Treatment for Scars

These raised scars are common and usually symptomatic (itch, pain), and can occur following skin surgery, acne, or skin injury. The scars are red inflammed and thick, and can be treated with regular intralesional steroid injections to flatten and soften the scars. Vascular lasers can be used to reduce the redness of the scar.

Acne scars

Treatment can be tailored to the type of acne scars and extent of scarring. Fractionated laser resurfacing is commonly used for the most common form of pitted and depressed acne scars on the face.

Post-surgery scars

Early treatment of post-surgery scars is recommended using a combination of advanced scar gels and early steroid injections to prevent the formation of unsightly keloid scars.
The information written and published on this website is not intended to substitute the recommendations of a trained professional and does not replace a professional consultation.
It is advisable to undergo a formal consultation to help establish a relationship between the doctor and yourself, accurately determine your concerns/problems, and get the appropriate treatments for them.
It is also imperative to note that the contents of the website with respect to treatments, results and pricing can vary from individual to individual, and can only be accurately determined by the doctor upon diagnosis.
Do note that all medical treatments will only be administered upon proper consultation, with the requirement that patients be above 21 years of age to provide legal consent.

Medical Dermatology

Meet your Dermatologist

Dr Tay Liang Kiat

Dr Tay Liang Kiat is a fully accredited Dermatologist who specialises in skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic and nail surgery, aesthetic dermatology and laser procedures. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, he also manages other aspects of general ambulatory and inpatient dermatology, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, hair loss, children skin issues and other complex medical dermatology. In addition, he has expertise in the use of the latest immunotherapy (biologics) treatment for severe eczema, psoriasis and urticaria.