SK Tan MD
Dr. S. K. Tan graduated in 1971, with a Bachelor
of Medicine (MB) and a Bachelor of Surgery (BS), after which he went
on to UK where his interest in dermatology led him to train at the prestigious
St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London in the 1970’s.
He obtained his professional Diploma in Venereology (University of London)
and Diploma in Dermatology (University of Wales). Dr. Tan further trained
in aesthetic medicine in various institutions in the USA and Europe.
His academic achievements also include
a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the renowned Dutch institute,
the Maastrich School of Business Management.
Having been invited to speak on topics
concerning Asian and ethnic skins in conferences held in Las Vegas,
Korea and New York (Please refer to the attached appendix for more details),
Dr. Tan is well-received as a speaker worldwide for his humorous and
insightful observations. His articles have also been published in various
books and magazines like Cosmetic Dermatology, Anti-Aging Medical Therapeutics
and Ezyhealth. Recently, he was invited to be a co-editor of “Handbook
of Cosmetic Microbiology”, a reference book to be published by
Latest Trends in Non-Invasive
Skin Rejuvenation and Innovations in Radio Frequency
The ‘buzzword’ today is ‘non-invasive’
or ‘non-ablative’. Advances in technology and techniques
have enabled physicians to offer their patients protocols which give
results nearly as good or as good as invasive or operative techniques.
Today’s patients are more discerning and better informed and it
is necessary for the practicing physician to keep abreast of what is
This presentation attempts to outline
some newer techniques which have been shown to give consistent results.
New lasers and new applications for older
lasers are leading the way towards a ‘total’ approach towards
facial rejuvenation. Other newer technologies to be discussed include
‘radio-frequecny’ devices for non-surgical collagen-tightening
and ‘face-lift’, PSR ( Plasma Skin Rejuvenation ) and “PhotoPneumatic
Therapy”, all of which are ‘cutting-edge’ technologies.