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Vitiligo, Psoriasis & Skin Clinic by DTAP

Vitiligo, Psoriasis & Skin Clinic by DTAP Clinic provides comprehensive treatment and management services for Vitiligo, Psoriasis & other skin conditions.

Vitiligo, Psoriasis & Skin Clinic has a focus on Vitiligo, Psoriasis and other skin diseases & infections.

Our doctors are experienced in diagnosing, treating and managing skin infection, eczema and other skin-related issues for local and foreign patients. We provide specially targeted treatment plans and will be there to help you at every stage of your condition.

Allergy Testing & Skin Prick Testing is available in our skin clinic.

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Since 2005, DTAP Clinic has been treating local and foreign patients with skin-related issues.

Our doctors are experienced in diagnosing, treating and managing skin-related medical problems.

Vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) die or stop producing melanin (which gives your skin, hair and eyes colour.) This leads to the irregular whitening of skin or loss of skin colour.

Common causes:

  • A disorder in which your immune system attacks and destroys the melanocytes in the skin
  • Heredity
  • A trigger event, such as sunburn, stress or exposure to industrial chemicals

Vitiligo is treatable.

Early vitiligo treatment is encouraged as re-pigmentation can be far more challenging in the later stages when the skin has lost most of the pigments.

Phototherapy is the use of light in the treatment of skin conditions. It suppresses skin inflammation and restores the balance of the skin immune system. It is used most widely in Vitiligo, Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis.

Phototherapy can be delivered through a UV chamber. The UV chamber is optimised to deliver phototherapy in a comfortable setting with maximal efficiency. For patients with more extensive vitiligo patches, the UV chamber allows maximal delivery in a short spate of time.

Excimer Laser Therapy is an effective treatment option for Vitiligo, Psoriasis and Eczema

The Excimer Laser Therapy is pain-free with no downtime. Patients treated with an excimer laser achieve significant results in a matter of a few months.

For patients with small and few areas of Vitiligo, a higher dose of energy can be selectively affected over affected areas while sparing healthy skin tissues from potential adverse effects such as burns. 

Psoriasis is a treatable, chronic recurring inflammatory skin condition. It presents with thick scaly red areas affecting the scalp, ears, elbows, knees, lower back, buttock.

Some patients have changed over their nails and may have painful joints. The exact cause of psoriasis remains unknown, but it is postulated to be a combination of genetic and environmental changes. The condition can run in the family. Psoriasis is not a contagious skin disease, and cannot spread via physical contact.

Psoriasis very often is a psychosocially frustrating and upsetting condition. Current evidence-based medicine promises new topical and second line options in treatment including phototherapy or biologics in more advanced cases.

Types of skin infections include:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Parasitic infections

If not treated or managed, skin infections can spread beyond the skin and into the bloodstream and cause life threatening complications. Our doctors will closely examine any bumps, rashes, or lesions to determine the type of skin infection before deciding on an appropriate treatment plan.

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness and the appearance of blood vessels on the face.

This condition may lead to the appearance of small, red, pus-filled bumps on the face. Often mistaken for acne or natural ruddiness, consult your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

Acne is one of the commonest skin problems that invariably affects one at some point in their life.

This is a combined result of genetic predisposition, a higher level of male hormones, and inflammation by bacteria Propionebacterium acne.

Acne manifests more aggressively during adolescence or early adulthood, though some people continue to have acne outbreaks during their middle age.

Acne commonly affects the skin distribution with sebaceous glands such as the face, chest, back, shoulder and scalp. It is a condition that if left untreated can lead to physical scarring.

To treat acne, we must first understand why and how it happens. We all have hair follicles, structures in the skin which house hair. There are many acne treatment options to treat and manage acne.

Keloid scars form when extra scar tissue (fibrous tissue) forms over a wound to repair and protect the injury. Keloid scars are smooth and hard growths that can be much larger than the original wound.

There are various keloid treatment options depending on your condition. Treatments aid in alleviating pain, prevent itching, preventing further growth of the scar, as well as to improve the aesthetic look of the skin.

Eczema is an inflammatory, chronically recurring and intensely itchy skin condition.

It is often due to an interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Eczema is associated with systemic allergic diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Eczema can be exacerbated by environmental changes such as heat, dusty places, sweating, dry weather, stress or even food.

Viral warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).

It is often picked up accidentally over the hands, legs or face from an infected surface. People tend to pick them out from the poolside floor, shared toilet, infected shoes.

Genital viral warts are transmitted via sexual contact. Despite viral warts can go viral, spreading around the skin, it is a treatable condition.

Scars are harmless. However, it can be troublesome in some, causing pain, itch, or cosmetic unpleasantness. Scars occur due to previous skin injury or old inflammation.

Scars that are raised and bumpy on the skin can be subdivided to be hypertrophic scars or keloids.

Current treatment options range from silicon gels, steroid injections to laser resurfacing to lighten up the scars.

Hives are also known as urticaria. They are very itchy rashes and appears like mosquito bites. They can recur, and comes and goes. Hives is due to release of histamine onto the skin from some, very often unknown triggers.

In the more acute setting, hives may be associated with allergy, and blood tests or skin prick tests may be warranted.

It can run a chronic path with possible triggers of heat, cold, sweat, pressure, sunlight, exercise or even food.

Sometimes, it is associated with underlying medical conditions such as anaemia or thyroid problems.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that mainly affects the scalp.

Seborrheic dermatitis leads to the appearance of scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. It also affects oily areas of the body, such as the face, sides of the nose, eyebrows, ears, eyelids and chest.

This condition often causes stress and embarrassment due to the appearance of the seborrheic dermatitis, consult your doctor for treatment options available.

Most skin diseases are not fatal. However, if skin diseases very often when left unattended can lead to significant psychosocial debilitation, emotional distress and low esteem.

Fortunately, over the years, medicinal advancement brings its wake new treatment options which, if not a complete cure, alleviate symptoms tremendously. Speak to our doctors today!

Address:

Scotts Medical Center (Pacific Plaza)
9 Scotts Road, #06-06
Singapore 228210

Telephone:+65 6694 2348

Message:+65 8922 0083 

Email: hello.skin@dtapclinic.com

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays

Nearest MRT Station:
Orchard MRT Station

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Teleconsult & Medication Delivery

We are offering DTAP Teleconsult. This teleconsult service allows our current patients and new patients to connect with our doctors during clinic operating hours for non-emergency consults.

After assessment and consultation, we will also deliver your medications straight to your doorstep!

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Please take advantage of our teleconsult service to determine if your clinic visit is necessary.
We also offer a home medication delivery service.

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