About Dr Wan Chee Kwang
Education and Training
After graduating from the National University of Singapore with degrees in medicine and surgery (MBBS), Dr. Wan Chee Kwang trained in specialties including urology, ophthalmology, neurosurgery as well as plastic surgery in National University Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Kandang Kerbau Women’s & Children’s Hospital, and Singapore General Hospital. He obtained postgraduate surgical qualifications and was conferred membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS Edinburgh).
Due to his keen interest in medical aesthetics, Dr. Wan attained fully SMC accredited certifications of competence in ablative, non-ablative, pigment, and fractional lasers, intense pulsed light, chemical peels, neurotoxins, fillers, skin tightening, and various medical aesthetics procedures. Dr. Wan also completed postgraduate training in Clinical Dermatology (PGDip Clinical Dermatology – Queen Mary University of London), attaining a distinction grade.
After being in full-time medical aesthetics practice in various clinics, Dr Wan finally founded his own clinic in West Singapore and later on, in Central Singapore.
In his spare time, Dr Wan enjoys spending time with his family, reading fiction, scuba diving, travelling all over the world and indulging in the latest technology and gadgetry.
Medical Aesthetics More Common
Dr Wan firmly believes that beauty and confidence go hand in hand and positively influence all aspects of life. An attractive physical appearance should be accessible to all, not just a privileged few.
Medical aesthetics treatments are becoming increasingly mainstream and accepted by the general public in Singapore. More and more Singaporeans are undergoing medical aesthetics treatments, which is actually a good thing. At the very least, medical aesthetics treatments are evidence-based and effective, which is more than can be said for traditional beauty salon treatments.
Misconceptions Still Abound
In the course of his daily practice, Dr Wan found that many patients have misconceptions about aesthetics treatments, or lack an accurate understanding of the medical basis for the treatment.
These myths may be propagated by beauty salon therapists and contributed to by inadequate or incomplete explanation by busy aesthetics doctors.
Sometimes the doctors themselves may not have read the latest research findings or have outdated ideas of how to treat certain conditions. Sometimes it’s simply a case of the doctor not having enough time to explain the intricacies of the science behind the aesthetics treatment.
This personal blog was started in the hopes of clearing up the myths and half-truths floating around so that patients are better informed, more discerning and better empowered to choose appropriately, reducing the risks of procedures gone wrong or not to their expectations.
Driven by a deep passion to hone his craft, Dr Wan is constantly refining carefully selected techniques and tirelessly reviewing the latest evidence-based medical research. He is always on the lookout for new ways to make medical aesthetics better, safer and more comfortable for his patients and patients everywhere. This sometimes culminates in ‘epiphanies’ on how to improve the treatment of various conditions.
By sharing these insights via this blog, Dr Wan hopes that more patients can benefit.
Dr Wan Chee Kwang
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, Singapore)
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS, Edinburgh)