Dermatologists in Singapore are known world over for being some of the best in the world. A lot of people world over will be making bookings to be able to get an appointment with them. So in this article we will be breaking down the whole process, what you can expect from the procedures, and how different aspects will come in to play for you being there.
So first of all, you need to know that the public health system, in this case the public health dermatologists available in Singapore, do not cover the cost of treating foreigners. You have to be a permanent resident or a national in Singapore to be able to use the medical subsidies that the public health care system is famous for. However there are also conditions under which Singapore nationals or permanent residents will not get a subsidy either. These situations include if the referral you have gotten for the procedure is for a specific dermatologist instead of for a general dermatologist in Singapore, if you are getting the referral through a private doctor or hospital, and also if you are specifically getting a procedure that is deemed cosmetic instead of medical.
The issue is assessed for each individual patient and then a ruling is given on if it is a medical procedure or purely a cosmetic procedure. As both things overlap quite a bit, it is the purely cosmetic procedures that do not receive subsidies. This majorly includes things such as; chemical peels, removal of a birthmark, dealing with pigmentation, removing moles from your skin, treating melasma, and using fractional lasers. However, it should still not be too difficult finding a good dermatologist Singapore side who can give you a slightly lower priced cosmetic procedure in case you do need it.