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
Medical Aesthetics Doctor
Dr Gabriel Cao graduated from the University of Aberdeen, UK, with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. As a medical student, he actively pursued his interest in research through several projects, and was conferred an additional Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) for his research. His works were published in several medical journals and presented at numerous national and international conferences. He later returned to Singapore to practise, picking up various procedural skills in the different surgical departments he rotated through, e.g. ENT facial plastics, plastics surgery, breast surgery, vascular surgery.
Dr Gabriel is accredited by the Singapore Medical Council Aesthetic Practice Oversight Committee to perform a wide range of aesthetic procedures, from Botulinum toxin and filler injections to lasers and IPL treatments. Through his training in various hospital departments both in the UK and Singapore, Dr Gabriel has developed a keen eye for detail and is meticulous when performing treatment procedures. He believes in understanding his patients’ ideas, concerns, and expectations before embarking on a personalised journey with them to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence. He is committed to life-long learning and consistently attends conferences and trainings to upgrade and hone his skills.
Medical Aesthetics Doctor
Dr. Christon Fam obtained his medical degree from National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS YLLSoM). He is fully accredited to perform aesthetic procedures from MOH-approved certification bodies. In addition to the above, he also holds a diploma in aesthetic medicine from the internationally recognised American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). He regularly attends conferences overseas to keep abreast of best practice in the aesthetic realm.
He specialises in injectable procedures such as botox and fillers in aesthetic medicine. He is a firmly believes that the best outcomes are reached when a thorough patient assessment is done, followed by a clear treatment plan, followed by meticulous execution of procedures. He also strongly believes that patient education and empowerment is important to help patients achieve good results.
Dr. Christon Fam is currently pursuing his post graduate diploma in dermatology and strives to continually upgrade himself to serve his patients better!
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.