DR LOW CHAI LING
- MBBS (King’s College, London)
- Diploma in Practical Dermatology(Cardiff University)
- Member Of American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine
- Member Of American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
SW1 Clinic was founded by Dr Low Chai Ling, who had also founded The Sloane Clinic in 2003. Dr Low left The Sloane Clinic in 2017 to fulfill her greater vision of creating an empowering space of wellness not constrained by boundaries. Thus, SW1 was born. Dr Low’s inspiration for the clinic name “SW1” was drawn from the time she spent as a student living in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. SW1 Clinic is the culmination of Dr Low’s journey come full circle, symbolising the evolution of her aesthetic vision over the last 14 years.
It also represents a synergistic amalgamation of different forces as SW1’s new 8000 sq feet aesthetic center represents one of the largest aesthetic, plastic surgery & medical spa centers in Singapore. Helmed by leading aesthetic doctors in Singapore and plastic surgeons, SW1 Clinic is a trailblazer in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery.
Dr Low Chai Ling’s journey started when she topped the PSLE exams in Singapore as a young girl and ended with her graduating from Guy’s & St Thomas’s Hospital, King’s College London. She was later awarded a Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, Wales and her vision of changing how beauty is being delivered to the people led her to her complete a preceptorship in aesthetic medicine at Beverly Hills, USA at a time when aesthetic medicine was still in its infancy in the late 90s. At a young age, Dr Low has been known to be a trailblazer and a changemaker. Her philosophy: it takes nothing to join the crowd, it takes everything to stand alone led her to start The Sloane Clinic, one of the first few aesthetic clinics in Singapore in 2003. Her philosophy is visible in every aspect of the clinics she creates as she believes in putting her patients first, and not being constrained by rules and limits. Her conceptualization of SW1 was based on beauty icons with gumption; each treatment suite is created to take after the personality and life of one beauty icon. As a result, Dr Low has also gained recognition as a key branding strategist and has been a keynote speaker in many conferences on brand-building.
Sought after for her keen aesthetic eye and medical expertise, Dr Low is also the author of In Full Bloom: Look Fabulous During and After Pregnancy, a coffee table book on beauty and wellness issues for the pregnant mother which can be found at all major bookstores worldwide. She is also the co-author of the publication entitled Textbook of Aging Skin. Dr Low is also a sought-after key opinion leader, master trainer as well as speaker on aesthetic-related medical topics in international conferences. Besides her involvement in teaching and speaking roles at medical conferences, Dr Low is also highly skilled in cosmetic formulation, and has created two cosmeceutical lines SW1 and chái, both she says based on her alter-egos. She says that when she creates a skincare line, she sees not the product but the woman using the products. SW1 Skin was created for the woman who is not afraid to break boundaries. Someone who is clothed in strength and dignity, and laughs without fear of the future. The chái girl on the other hand is a free spirit. Born to wander, she dances to the songs in her head, speaks with the rhythm of her heart and loves from the depth of her soul.
Dr Low is actively involved in several causes especially the rehabilitation and education of disadvantaged children, women and the disabled. She believes that women can be empowered to make a difference, not just in their careers or within their families but also in the society. She believes that today’s women can be Change makers; that we should have the freedom, confidence and societal support to address social issues and drive change. A firm advocate of pro bono work, Dr Low is the brainchild behind GLOW UP, an initiative for empowering teenagers to take the first step to greater self-confidence.
A confidante to many, Dr Low is highly sought after by celebrities from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia. As a result, she limits her new patients intake several times a year and only sees existing clients. Dr Low believes in inspiring and educating people to integrate wellness and beauty in their lives.
Dr Low regularly pledges a portion of her personal income as well as the clinic’s proceeds to help out in various social causes, she believes that no segment in our society should ever feel neglected, only then can we thrive to become a successful, compassionate society in the years to come.