Dr Samantha Tay
Dr Samantha graduated from the National University of Singapore with the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in 2013. Thereafter, she spent a few years rotating through various hospitals, mostly in surgical rotations, and worked for 4 years as a resident physician breast surgeon in KKW Hospital. Dr Samantha then practiced at various aesthetic clinics and was the solo resident doctor of Avenue + Co. Medical Aesthetics from Jan 2020 to March 2021.
Dr Samantha has been keeping abreast with the latest aesthetic updates and developments by attending and participating in various aesthetic conferences and webinars.
Outside of work, Dr Samantha leads an active lifestyle, exercising nearly everyday like running, yoga, spinning, boxing and more. She also enjoys indulging in gastronomic experiences and believes food nourishes the soul. Dr Samantha feels that self-improvement applies to all aspects of life and never hesitates to learn a new skill or try a new activity/sport, She has a grade 8 in Piano practical/theory and is currently learning recreational electric guitar and drums. She also obtained a distinction in Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 and is looking to take on the level 3 soon.
Dr Samantha used to suffer from teenage acne issues for many years. She remembers going to the GP regularly and trying topical creams to various oral medications to treat her acne. Acne scars made things worse and affected her confidence. For a long time, she was very reliant on makeup and she noticed it took a toll on her self-esteem and her interactions with people. She then embarked on a journey to research more about acne and experimented with various products and treatments. In the process, her curiosity made her try many other aesthetic treatments herself and she decided to leave her surgical career to do what she enjoys best – aesthetic medical treatments.
Her passion stems from the difference she has made to her patients and herself. Being able to empathise with patients who are trying a procedure for the first time, to the ones who suffer from acne, to those who want to enhance their looks for reasons such as improving their self-confidence — having had first hand experience makes her more relatable to the patients and she always hopes that their aesthetic journey would be as fulfilling as hers.
She also strongly believes in beauty and lifestyle and their connection to holistic wellness and self-love.
‘When you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, good things happen.’