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. Walter Chee
MBBS (National University, Singapore), (AAAM)
Dr Walter graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He did a number of postings in local healthcare institutions, where he learned skills that would be invaluable to the field of aesthetics.
Dr Walter is fully accredited by the Singapore Medical Council Aesthetic Practice Oversight Committee to perform aesthetic procedures. He had also completed a course with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM).
Dr Walter is a strong proponent of evidence based treatments that are safe and effective. As an advocate of lifelong learning, he continues to attend conferences and workshops in his free time to keep up with the latest developments, and to learn from the best in the region and the world.
Director of Medical Aesthetics, Dental, Spa & Wellness and Trichology
Carrie Yap, founder and medical aesthetics director of ASTUTE MEDICAL AESTHETICS & LASER CLINIC, she is an experienced director in invasive medical aesthetics and wellness treatment.
She has more than 10 years of experience providing perfect solutions to help her clients achieve their objective & concerns in beauty, her clients are well assured of the quality and effective solutions with the most desired outcome.
Carrie always been filled by passion. She is known for her experiences, devotion and infinite knowledge. She believes different concerns in different aspect needs to be addressed correctly to achieve divine beauty. She strongly believes that individualized solutions will bring about more effective results for her clients.
Her dedication to the business has paid off with the success of Astute which has grown to become the trusted brand we know today, well-known for its superior and technology-driven products as well as treatments for face, body and scalp.
Today, Carrie is actively involved in the clinic operation and training her exceptional staff, which she personally trains herself, as well as the Research and Development divisions of Aesthetics, Trichology, Dental and Spa & Wellness for ASTUTE, playing a huge role in the direction, growth and expansion of the enterprise.
General Manager of Medical Aesthetics
Christine is our general manager of Astute Aesthetics Laser Clinic. Being in the medical field for more than 10 years has given her a broad knowledge and understanding in patients’ care. The knowledge acquired through pharmacy assisting course has helped her to provide excellent patient care to her patients.
Christine developed keen interest in Aesthetic services. With her inquisitive mindset and strong belief in lifelong learning, she graduated with honours in Aesthetic Treatments and Beauty Therapy at Cosmoprof Academy. She is also a certified phlebotomist graduate. She has attended both local and international conferences and seminars which equipped her with in-depth knowledge of the practice including medical assisting, patient services and aesthetic counselling.
Christine is warm, inviting and passionate about her career here at Astute Aesthetics Laser clinic and looks forward to giving each of her clients a wonderful experience.
Operation Manager of Medical Aesthetics
Herlene believes the key to success in every area of life should be accomplished by having a positive attitude. She furthers her education with post-graduate aesthetics classes, workshops, conferences and seminars since joining Astute team.
Herlene chose Medical Aesthetics field as her career in order to realize her passion towards helping people feel good about themselves. Noticing how many women hide behind make-up, she has decided to educate herself and help men and women improve the skin from within.
Herlene’s expertise in Aesthetics Medical Technologies, Medical Chemical Treatments, Photo Aging and Acne Scars and Advanced Skin Evolution all make her unique in the field. Whether she is providing a custom treatment plan or body contour program, providing comfort and confidence to her clients as an Operation Manager is of utmost importance to Herlene.
Her goal is to help each client achieve and maintain healthy skin. Her ongoing training, dedication and experience along with her friendly personality provide clients with an artistically versatile experience. She is excited to help her clients change and improve their appearance, and looks forward to their next visit as an exciting step on their path to healthy, beautiful skin.