This Conscious Beauty blog series is part of my podcast launch — Dermatologist Talks: Science of Beauty. Are you searching for acne scar advice? This article focuses on the most effective methods to treat and prevent acne scars.

Singapore Dermatologist, Dr. Teo Wan Lin, is the host of a beauty podcast - Dermatologist Talks: Science of Beauty, which covers the latest in skincare active ingredients, dermatology news and beauty technology. Listen to her podcast here.

Acne scarring can make one feel self conscious. The good news is that there are effective ways to treat acne scars which you can discuss with your dermatologist if you already suffer from scarring. Certain active ingredients in skincare can help reduce the chance of developing deep acne scars and help inflamed pimples heal faster. …


Dr. Teo Wan Lin is the host of a beauty podcast- Dermatologist Talks: Science of Beauty, which covers the latest in skincare active ingredients, dermatology news and beauty technology. Listen to her podcast here.

In this Conscious Beauty blog series which ties in with the launch of my podcast- Dermatologist Talks: Science of Beauty, I will be sharing about sensitive skincare tips in common dermatological conditions.

This article will focus on a sensitive skin dermatologist’s view on skin reactivity and sensitivity, tips on managing skin sensitivity, as well as how to know if you have eczema.

Reactive skin is characterized…


Dr. Teo Wan Lin Accredited Dermatologist Singapore — Rosacea Treatment

Dr. Teo Wan Lin is the host of a beauty podcast - Dermatologist Talks: Science of Beauty, which covers the latest in skincare active ingredients, dermatology news and beauty technology. Listen to her podcast here.

In this Conscious Beauty blog series which ties in with the launch of my podcast- Dermatologist Talks: Science of Beauty, I will be sharing about skincare tips in common dermatological conditions. Do you suffer from facial redness or flushing? Facial erythema can be caused by acne, rosacea, eczema and even autoimmune diseases like lupus. Most commonly, facial redness is due to rosacea. It is a…


In this article, we share an excerpt from Masking Up: A Dermatologist’s Guide to Maskne by Dr. Teo Wan Lin, Dermatologist at TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre, to give you tips on the ideal maskne skincare routine, active ingredients to look out for, and how to prevent and treat maskne.

It is important to maintain a healthy barrier between your skin and the mask to minimize the chance of skin irritation. …


The evolution of beauty treatments seems to have reached its pinnacle in this millennia, since there appears to be a whole new branch of medicine dedicated to “aesthetic medicine”. The regulatory medical council of Singapore worked with dermatologists and plastic surgeons last year to release a set of updated guidelines on the practice of aesthetic medicine in Singapore. It sought to stipulate what aesthetic medicine, was, and it was not, as well as regulations surrounding its practice in Singapore.

As a dermatologist, I am often asked by members of the public, my patients or even my colleagues in other specialties…


A patient of mine who sought treatment for hair loss once asked, “Why does everyone think of visiting hair loss treatment centres, hair spas and hair salons offering anti-hair loss treatments before consulting a dermatologist?” So in this article, I will be using this as a case-study on hair loss.

What Counts As Hair Loss?

It’s normal to lose about 60–100 strands of hair a day. However, anything more than what you are used to losing should be monitored carefully.

Symptoms include: more hair in your shower drain, on the floor, your combs and pillow, and having a wider parting and thinner ponytail for girls…


If you’ve ever been struck with a pesky wart over your palms or soles at least once in your life, you’ve probably been left wondering what caused it. Nope, it is no longer just a childhood infection, adults are increasingly attending my clinic with concerns about stubborn warts that don’t go away and are plain annoying. In this article, I share my experience with the common concerns of those of you who are troubled by viral warts.

1. What exactly are warts?

Warts, also known as verruca, are growths of the skin due to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Several subtypes are known, and they all…


Hair loss at any age affects one’s self confidence and esteem. It may also lead to depression and anxiety, conditions that affect work productivity and fitness. Unfortunately, way too many hair loss sufferers go an entire merry-go-round of trichologists, medi-spas, scalp treatments by aestheticians, hair salons before deciding to see a dermatologist, by which time a lot of their hair (and money) has already been lost. In this article, I start by tackling the commonest misconceptions of hair loss, what causes hair loss and finally, any treatments that are effective for hair loss.

If you are an expatriate that’s recently…


October 5, 2017

In the third installment of my series on dealing with hair loss in Singapore as a dermatologist, I’m going to discuss dandruff and scalp sensitivity. This is one of the commonest scalp complaints that my patients have in conjunction with hair loss symptoms and leaves many of them wondering if it is the cause of their hair loss problem.

1. What is dandruff and what causes it?

Flaking on the scalp and white scales found on one’s clothes are one of the first symptoms of dandruff, which is lay speak for any form of scalp inflammation that…


October 4, 2017

The Science and Myth of Nutricosmetics

In the last decade, the beauty and cosmetic industry has churned out collagen-boosting oral supplements one after the other that claims to boost collagen with a dose of an edible capsule. They boast fish-derived peptides, collagen, carotenoids amongst a host of anti-oxidant ingredients that claim to anti-age, reduce wrinkles and improve glow. Dermatologists have called these nutraceuticals or nutricosmetics. In my article, I will break down the science and the myth(s) behind these to shed light on the latest dietary supplement that’s supposed to work wonders for your skin and how…

Dr. Teo Wan Lin

Accredited dermatologist at TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre. Expert in dermocosmetics & biofunctional textiles for skin. Host of Dermatologist Talks podcast.

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