MEET THE TEAM

Dr. Jason Pek

Medical Aesthetics Director

MBBS (NUS), MRCS (Edinburgh), Pg Dip Pract Derm (Cardiff)

Dr Jason graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore. Upon graduation, he pursued further studies and obtained post-graduate qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology (Cardiff). He also obtained the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine and accreditation by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) Aesthetic Practice Oversight Committee to perform numerous facial aesthetic and body contouring procedures.

His previous clinical experience and rotations in the departments of Dermatology, National Skin Centre, and Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery, SGH have given him broad exposure and strong fundamentals in aesthetic medicine. As a student, Dr Jason also did elective postings in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery both in Singapore and in St Thomas Hospital, London.  

Dr Jason believes in lifelong learning and has attended dozens of conferences both locally and overseas to keep up-to-date in new research findings and techniques which he adapts for use in his own patients. He has also attended hands-on cadaveric dissection courses held locally and overseas in order to improve his anatomy knowledge. Through these courses, Dr Jason has received guidance and tutelage by various renowned international experts in their field. He also spends time to read up on the latest research and journal articles in order to practice evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Desmond Chin

Medical Aesthetics Director

MBBS (Hons) (Monah University, Melbourne), (AAAM)

Dr Desmond graduated with Honours from Monash University, Melbourne, with a degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He subsequently served in the public hospitals and underwent training in various medical and surgical departments. It was there that he honed his procedural skills, improved his dexterity, and learnt how to optimise pain control to provide a comfortable patient experience. He brought these skills along as he ventured into the field of aesthetics.

Dr Desmond is fully accredited by the Singapore Medical Council Aesthetic Practice Oversight Committee to perform a wide range of aesthetic procedures including botulinum toxins, fillers, non-surgical facelift, chemical peels, lasers, body contouring etc.  Prior to joining Astute, he was practicing in an established medical aesthetics group where he also oversaw the training and development of new doctors.

Dr Desmond believes that every individual is unique and takes pride in customizing treatment plans for each individual according to their goals and expectations. He adopts a holistic approach when formulating his treatment plans and is dedicated to help his patients look and feel the best they can. His expertise lies in providing combination treatments that are evidence-based, safe and effective with minimal pain and downtime. Dr Desmond is committed to stay up to date with the latest advancements and trends in aesthetic medicine. He regularly reads up medical journals for the latest developments and attends conferences internationally.

Outside of work, Dr Desmond is an avid traveller who has travelled extensively. His love for nature has brought him trekking in the far corners of the world. He is also a sports enthusiast with a flair for ball and racket games

Dr. Michelle Chia

Medical Aesthetics Doctor

MBBS (NUS)

Dr Michelle Chia graduated from the national university of Singapore and underwent her post-graduate surgical training in KK women and children's hospital and Singapore General Hospital.

She subsequently developed an interest in anti-aging skin treatments during her stint in women's dermatology in KK hospital.

She is fully accredited by the Singapore Medical Council Aesthetic Practice Oversight Committee to perform a wide range of aesthetic procedures from botox and fillers to lasers and more.

Her research work has also been presented in multiple conferences both locally and overseas.

Dr Michelle hopes to empower patients to age gracefully with the advancement of non-surgical aesthetic treatments and to feel confident in their own skin.

Carrie Yap

 Director of Medical Aesthetics, Dental, Spa & Wellness and Trichology

A co-founder of Astute, Carrie has more than 8 years of experience in the field of medical aesthetics, providing the most adequate solutions to help clients achieve their desired beauty outcomes.

 

Beginning as a Clinic Assistant and Specialist in an established clinic in Orchard Road in 2012, Carrie worked herself up to a managerial role, overseeing operations, sales and marketing. Filled with passion, she is known for her experience, devotion and industry knowledge. She believes different concerns in various aspects need to be addressed correctly to achieve divine beauty. She strongly believes that individualized solutions will bring about the desired effects for the clients.
  
Today, Carrie is actively involved in the clinic operations and training the staff, playing a critical role in the operations and revenue growth of the clinic.