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Botox / Fillers
Dark Eye Circles
Nevus of Ota
Fees and Charges
Civil Service Card (CSC)
Open Date Expiry
Patient Health Portal
Can I make an appointment to see a doctor without a referral letter?
Yes, you may make an appointment with NSC directly without a referral letter. You will be seen at the non-subsidised clinic. The consultation fee ranges from $78.00 to $110.40, depending on the seniority of the doctor you are consulting. Medication, treatment and investigation fees are charged separately.
Can I make an appointment with a referral letter from a General Practitioner?
Yes, you can and you will be seen at the non-subsidised clinic. The consultation fee ranges from $78.00 to $110.40, depending on the seniority of the doctor you are consulting. Medication, treatment and investigation fees are charged separately.
Do I need to make an appointment with NSC after receiving the polyclinic referral letter?
No, an appointment with NSC will be made by the polyclinic on your behalf.
If my last visit to NSC was more than two years ago, do I still qualify for subsidised follow-up consultations or do I need to get a referral letter from the polyclinic?
No, patients are considered to be discharged if their last consultation at NSC was more than two years ago. You will need to get a new referral letter from the polyclinic to qualify to be seen at the subsidised clinic.
Can NSC help to remove my eye bags?
We do not have treatment for eye bags. We suggest that you seek advice from a plastic surgeon.
Does NSC provide hair transplant service?
All transplantation services are no longer available at NSC. However, there are other hair loss treatments available at NSC.
I am keen to remove hair on several parts of my body. How many sessions do I need to undergo ?
During consultation, your attending doctor will be able to advise you on the estimated number of sessions you may require. For effective results, you may require at least four to six treatment sessions. For more information, please visit our
How much does the treatment cost?
The cost depends on the surface area treated and type of treatment used. The estimated cost ranges from $200 to $1000* per session. *Fees are subject to change without prior notice and all costs stated do not include consultations, medications and miscellaneous charges.
How effective is the hair removal treatment?
There will be significant hair reduction. However, the treated areas may not be completely hairless after the treatments. The remaining hairs may be lighter in colour and finer in texture. Results vary amongst individuals as it is dependent on individual's response towards the treatment.
How long is the waiting time in between treatment sessions?
The waiting time in between treatments is approximately six to eight weeks. Kindly note that procedure time also depends on our slot availability.
Will I get government subsidy for the hair removal treatment done at NSC?
As hair removal is considered an aesthetic procedure, it will not be entitled to government subsidy or the use of Medisave.
Can I make an appointment for a laser treatment directly without consultation?
No. You will require an assessment by one of our dermatologists who will be able to provide you with professional advice and discern which treatment will be suitable for you.
Can I go back to work the next day after my laser treatment for acne?
For the CO2 and MiXto lasers, there is a downtime of approximately seven to ten days. We advise you to plan your schedule accordingly.
What are the removal methods available for milia seeds?
Milia seeds can be removed by extraction, electrocautery or liquid nitrogen.
How do I go about to remove a common mole?
You have to be assessed by a doctor first. Moles are generally removed by excision or CO2 laser.
How much does it cost to remove a common mole?
It costs approximately from $160 to $900* per removal, depending on the treatment option and size of the lesion.
How long will my wound take to heal after mole removal?
The wound would take around five days to heal if it is on the face and two weeks to heal if it is on other parts of your body.
Will there be any complications after surgery?
Complications after the surgery may occur. They include swelling, redness, pain and scarring, however, the risk of complications is low if proper care is taken.
Is the cost of mole removal subsidised?
Government subsidy is available for basic healthcare. In general, most moles are benign and can be left alone without any medical consequences. Thus, if you wish to remove your mole for non-medical reasons, you will not be entitled to government subsidies or use of Medisave.
Is parental consent required for the mole removal procedure if I am under 21 year old?
Yes, parental consent for mole removal procedure is required for female patients below the age of 21 and male patients who have yet to serve NS.
What is the advisable age to remove the mole on my child's face?
It is highly recommended that your child is at an age where he/she can cooperate during the procedure. Although there is no minimum age per se, he/she should preferably be above the age of 12.
Does NSC treat Nevus of Ota?
Yes, we do treat Nevus of Ota at NSC.
How much will the laser treatment for Nevus of Ota cost?
If laser treatment is recommended, it will cost approximately from $600* onwards, depending on the surface area treated. A few sessions will be required for effective result and result is dependent on individual's response towards the treatment.
Is there a possibility of recurrence after the treatment?
Yes, there is a possibility of recurrence after the procedure.
Are there subsidies for the treatment of Nevus of Ota?
No. Treatment of Nevus of Ota is considered an aesthetic procedure, it will not be entitled to government subsidy or the use of Medisave.
I've been undergoing many facial treatments in beauty salons for years but there is no improvement. Does NSC provide treatments for pigmentation?
Yes, we do treat pigmentation problems at NSC. There are many different types of facial pigmentation. They may occur singly or in combination. Our dermatologist will need to assess the nature of the pigmentation and classify it accurately before recommending the treatment. This is an important first step as different types of pigmentation respond differently to treatment.
What are the common types of pigmentation that are being treated NSC?
The common types of facial pigmentation include freckles, solar lentigines, melasma, pigmented seborrheic keratoses, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and Hori’s nevus. For more information on common acquired facial pigmentation, please visit our Health Library (hyperlink to https://www.nsc.com.sg/Patient-Guide/Health-Library/Types%20of%20Skin%20Conditions/Pages/Type-of-skin-conditions.aspx)
How much does it cost to treat my pigmentation problems?
Therapies employed to reduce common facial pigmentation include topical lightening creams, chemical peeling, intense pulse light and lasers, which costs approximately from $300 to $1000*. Treatment charges vary depending on the type of treatment, extent and severity of the problem. *Fees are subject to change without prior notice and all costs stated does not include consultations, medications and miscellaneous charges.
How many treatment sessions are required?
Multiple treatment sessions may be needed to treat some types of pigmentation. Your attending doctor will be able to advise you on the number of treatment sessions upon assessing your condition.
Is removal of café au lait spots available at NSC?
Yes, laser treatments are available for café au lait spots.
Does NSC attend to concerns regarding facial skin pores?
Yes, NSC does attend to concerns regarding facial skin pores.
I have a scar that I wish to remove, what are my treatment options and their costs?
Scar removal can be done using either the CO2 Laser or Fractional Laser.
How much does it cost for the laser treatments?
The CO2 laser treatment ranges from approximately $160 to $900* per session and the Fractional laser costs approximately $1,300 to $2,000* per session. *Fees are subject to change without prior notice and all costs stated does not include consultations, medications and miscellaneous charges.
Can my scar be removed completely with laser treatment?
The response towards scar removal treatments varies between patients. There may be limited responses for larger and deeper scars.
Can NSC treat my burn scar?
We recommend that you make an appointment for a consultation with one of our dermatologists to assess the extent of your scarring. In the event that your burn scar is found to be rather deep, you may be referred to other healthcare institutes for the management of your condition.
Is tattoo removal available at NSC?
Yes, tattoos can be lightened using pigment lasers at NSC.
How much does it cost to do a tattoo removal?
costs approximately from $250 to $800* per session, depending on the size/area, depth, and colour of the tattoo. Several treatment sessions are required for effective result. *Fees are subject to change without prior notice and all costs stated does not include consultations, medications and miscellaneous charges.
Can green-coloured tattoo be removed at NSC?
Yes, green-coloured tattoo can be lightened using the Alexandrite laser machine which is available at NSC.
Can eyebrow tattoo be removed at NSC?
Can eyeliner tattoo be removed at NSC?
Is tattoo removal subsidised by the government?
No. Tattoo removal is considered an aesthetic procedure, it will not be entitled to government subsidy or the use of Medisave.
What types of allergens are being tested for in a patch test?
A patch test is suitable for testing allergens that can be left on the body for some time.
Can I request for a patch test at NSC?
We recommend that you make an appointment for a consultation with one of our dermatologists who will assess your medical, social and recreational history to determine if a patch test is recommended to be performed for you.
How much does it cost to do a patch test?
Cost of the test is dependent on the number of tested allergens ordered by the doctor. It will cost from approximately $70* onwards, depending on the number of allergens to be tested. *Fees are subject to change without prior notice and all costs stated does not include consultations, medications and miscellaneous charges.
What is the duration of a patch test?
Patch testing will be done over a period of 7 days.
Can shingles be treated at NSC?
can be treated at NSC. For information on the shingles, please visit our Health Library.
How much is the treatment?
The cost depends on the extent of your condition and type of treatment used. Extraction costs from $20 onwards. Electrocautery costs from $100 onwards. Liquid nitrogen costs from $15 onwards. Milia seed removal is considered a non-medical procedure and is not entitled to government subsidies or use of Medisave. Prices are subjected to change without prior notice. All costs stated are not inclusive of consultation, medication and other miscellaneous charges. All costs stated are inclusive of GST.
What kinds of allergy tests does NSC perform?
We recommend that you make an appointment for a consultation with one of our dermatologists who will assess your medical, social and recreational history to determine which allergy test would be recommended for you. NSC performs Skin prick tests for house dust mites, animal fur and food items. Patch tests for non-food items like materials or fragrances. Blood tests for house dust mites and food items. For skin prick and patch tests, patients can bring along their own items for the doctor to determine if these items can be tested. There is a compounding fee for patch testing of personal items, depending on the number of personal items to be compounded. NSC does not perform ALCAT blood testing, Food intolerance tests, MELISA (Memory Lymphocyte Immunostimulation Assay) tests and Desensitisation tests.
How are these tests done?
Skin prick tests are usually done on the forearm or back. Tested items are left on the test site for 20 minutes and the doctor will read the results on the same day. * 1 week prior to a skin prick test, you have to stop all use of oral antihistamines and oral steroids. Topical steroids may be applied to other areas, but not to potential test sites i.e. forearm or back. This helps ensure better accuracy of test results. Patch tests are usually done on the back. A small amount of the test substance is applied onto the skin in an aluminium chamber and sealed with hypoallergenic tape. These substances are left on the skin for 48 hours, and must be kept dry. The results are then read by the doctor after 72 hours. Development of an itchy rash indicates a positive result, and indicates that the patient is allergic to the test substance. *1 week prior to a patch test, you have to stop all use of oral steroids. Topical steroids may be applied to other areas, but not to potential test sites i.e. forearm or back. This helps ensure better accuracy of test results.
What hair loss treatments are available at NSC?
At NSC, hair loss is generally treated by medicated scalp lotions or sprays, steroid injections or application of DCP solutions. Suitable treatment and further details will be advised by the doctor upon examination of your condition.
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Last updated on 27 Jan 2021