Growing up as a child, Dr Gabriel Tan was often fascinated by the power doctors have in helping patients feel right again. He had always wondered about the instruments and pills they used as well as the stupefying wisdom about the human body that they so effortlessly shared. These pretty much fuelled him on his path to pursue medicine as a career.
Dr Gabriel completed medical school and obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore. Following this, he spent the majority of his postgraduate years rotating through oncological postings where he was both awed and humbled by the advances in medicine. He witnessed how sickness and treatments result in premature ageing and facial volume loss, which significantly impacted his patients’ psychological well-being. While there has been a desire to go beyond comforting his patients, it was not until a chance exposure that spurred Dr Gabriel on to discover and understand the science behind aesthetic medicine. He has since attended numerous workshops, including those organized by the Aesthetic Dermatology Educational Group.
Competent in a wide range of aesthetic procedures such as lasers, non-surgical skin tightening and filler injections, Dr Gabriel now spends most of his time helping his patients journey through ageing gracefully. He takes pride in helping them turn their ageing woes into ageing WOWs — endeavouring to add quality to their lives by subtracting years off their actual ages.
Believing in health education, Dr Gabriel actively shares at various talks and workshops so as to help people understand and make informed and selective decisions in addressing specific skin troubles.
Dr Gabriel also hopes to raise awareness about the use of the aesthetic armamentarium in rehabilitating post-cancer survivors as well as going beyond beauty in alleviating symptoms in palliative patients.
When he is not attending to patients, Dr Gabriel enjoys enriching himself with new advances in aesthetic medicine by reading widely and attending conferences. This ensures what he practises is current, safe and evidence-based. Ultimately, Dr Gabriel’s greatest sense of achievement and satisfaction comes from seeing the added confidence patients gain from looking their best.