In Nordic mythology, Freia was the goddess of love and beauty. Freia Medical is a one-stop aesthetic clinic with special focus on hair restoration and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments for the face and body.
Freia Medical was founded in 2006 with one simple philosophy: Focus on the patient. That has been the central theme to all we do, to the point of obsession.
Located in the world famous shopping belt of Orchard road, we designed our clinic to be comfortable, stylish and luxurious for our patients. Our staff are professional, trained in the highest standards of aesthetics healthcare and strive to provide the best possible outcome for the patient every time. Every encounter is warm, welcoming and reassuring.
We use only scientifically-proven, safe and effective technology. We continually invest and stay updated with the very best that medical technology has to offer. All our procedures are backed by science, and have the required US FDA and Singapore HSA approvals.
It is no surprise therefore, that we are known to constantly renew our skills and equipment to ensure that our services are in line with international best practices.
The best things in life are Freia.
Live a beautiful life | Think Hair, Think Dr. Harold
Dr. Harold Ma
Dr. Harold Ma is the medical director of Freia Medical (est. 2006) and Freia Aesthetics Medi-spa. He is constantly innovating and enhancing his skills, with the sole purpose of bringing out the best in his patients.
Dr. Ma is a general practitioner with special interests in Hair Transplant procedure, and hair restoration. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1999. He went on to complete his surgical and medical rotations in various hospitals in Singapore, and is fully experienced in surgery and patient care. He obtained a diploma in dermatology from the prestigious University of Cardiff, Wales in 2009.
Dr. Ma subsequently pursued his love for helping individuals realise their optimum potential. The result is Freia Medical – Hair restoration, Aesthetic and Laser clinic, a one-stop clinic which has the answer to all your beauty and aesthetic needs. Dr. Ma has a wealth of training in minimally-invasive aesthetics from top-class doctors around the world.
Dip. Dermatology (Wales, UK)
- International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
- Society of Aesthetic Medicine, Singapore (Executive
- Committee Member 2012-present)
- Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons
- FUE Europe
- American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
- Singapore Medical Association
One of Dr. Ma’s deepest passions is in the procedure of hair restoration by hair transplantation. He recalls first learning of the concept of hair transplantation back in 2006 in Europe.
Very few doctors were aware of this procedure. He was determined to bring this technology and skill back home to Singapore and has not looked back ever since. He has gone on to master the strip (FUT) and the more popular scarless follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique.
Over the years, he has honed his skills and built up a well-trained in-house team of hair restoration staff. We are proud to serve clients regionally and internationally.
He is very proud to introduce the ARTAS Robotic Hair transplant technology in 2013, which has refined his technique yet again. In 2015, he introduced scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP) to Singapore and the region.
Dr. Harold Ma has been regularly featured and interviewed on national radio and television shows, educating viewers and listeners on hair restoration and other aesthetic procedures.
He is often quoted on national english and chinese newspapers (The Straits Times, Shin Ming Daily, Lian He Zao Bao Chinese paper, Barita Harian Malay paper, etc). There is a saying: Think Hair, Think Dr. Harold
If there is one word to sum up Dr. Ma and his practice, it would be obsession. He is fully consumed with the desire to bring out the very best in his patients, every time. He believes that less, is sometimes more and applies this to his treatment planning for patients so that they need a minimum of treatment to get the best results. He demands excellence in his and his team’s work.
Never satisfied with the status quo, Dr. Ma is constantly seeking ways to further refine his techniques and results. As such, he travels the globe constantly, meeting with his peers in an exchange of ideas and know-how, giving talks and chairing regional and local conferences (Scientific Committee Co-chair person of the 2013 Malaysian-Singapore Conference of Aesthetic Medicine). His patients are the ones that gain the most from this spirit of tireless learning and sharing. He is an executive committee member of the Society of Aesthetic Medicine, which regularly holds training workshops, consensus meetings and formulates guidelines for its aesthetic doctor members.
Dr. Ma has been featured regularly in national television, radio and newspaper interviews, including Channel 5, 93.8FM, 95.8FM, The Straits Times national daily, Chinese paper Lian He Zao Bao, Shin Ming Daily, My Paper, and magazines including Haarper’s Bazaar, Tatler, Silverline, Nu You, etc for his insights into issues relating to hair restoration, aging gracefully, maintaining a youthful physique and introducing the latest beauty technology to his readers. He is often invited to give talks on his experience and opinion on matters related to aesthetics and beauty. These include La Mer, Estee Lauder, Ezyhealth Forums, etc. He is featured as far away as the Times of London.
Starting from January 2017, Dr Ma is honoured to be a Clinical Investigator collaborating with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) on hair biology.
Through this collaboration, we are poised to unlock the final mysteries of hair loss and hopefully put Singapore on the map for hair loss research. The ultimate goal is to be able to help patients suffering from hair loss, to reverse this common but often frustrating condition for both men and women.
True to his belief of maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle, Dr Ma continues to be an avid sportsman, having been a part of the National Windsurfing Team from 1998-2000.
MBBS (Singapore) GDFM (Singapore)
Dr. Toby Hui
Dr. Toby Hui obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore and went on to obtain a Diploma in Family Medicine as part of his postgraduate training. With over 12 years of working experience in the field of Aesthetics Medicine, his initial interest in this specialty was sparked by the desire to help patients of any age bracket to look and feel their absolute best at every stage of their lives.
Whether on a personal, work or social level, Dr. Toby believes that one is only as good as he allows himself to be, and constantly strives to be the best version of himself at all times. Applying the same motto that governs his approach to life for his patients, he often encourage and work closely with them to bring out their very best, realizing their full beauty potential without losing their own uniqueness or fall prey to conforming social constrains along the way.
Dr. Toby realizes that while ageing is inevitable, making that journey less rocky by keeping undesirable physical signs of ageing in check is now optional, especially with the latest innovations in medical science and advancements in Aesthetics Medicine. With this comes a special interest in non-invasive anti-ageing treatments, tackling wrinkles, fine lines, volume loss, saggy skin, melasma, age spots and uneven skin discoloration with Botox, dermal fillers, threads and a plethora of FDA approved lasers and external skin tightening modalities; tailored specifically to address each individual’s needs in a bespoke manner.
A health fanatic and fitness enthusiast who once had to fight off burgeoning kilos in his younger days, it is little wonder that his other interest is in weight management. Employing an integrated approach which combines appropriate medical therapies, dietary and lifestyle changes, Dr. Toby has helped many achieved their ideal weight and body shape by dishing out tough love amidst sound advice.
Away from work, he can either be found sweating it out in the gym or taking the road less traveled, exploring exotic destinations off the beaten track to indulge in the guilty pleasure of sniffing out culinary delights right off the screen of foodies TV shows streamed on Netflix and HBO.
MMed (Family Medicine) (Singapore)
Dip Prac Dermatology (Distinction) (Cardiff, U.K.)
Dr. Joanna Chan
Dr. Joanna enjoys working with her hands and hopes to use her talents, knowledge and skills to help her patients in their journey of discovering beauty, whatever this may be for them. Some of the concerns she has special interests in include skincare goals, such as achieving luminous skin with the “glow”, and body goals, such as medical weight management and body contouring.
She likens her work to lapidary - the art and craft of making each gem shine; discovering beauty in every individual means she believes everyone should be, and feel, beautiful. Defining what this means for each patient and designing an individualised treatment plan is something she enjoys as this makes each patient encounter unique.
Her calm and genuine personality shines through at work and she regards this as one of her strengths. In her practice, the aesthetic doctor is firstly, a medical doctor. This means she takes pride in practicing aesthetics with a broader view beyond treatment protocols, devices and injections, and is often interested in discussing other aspects of health, such as preventive medicine and emotional wellness, with her patients.
When not in the clinic, Dr. Joanna hopes to tap on her medical background to increase awareness of palliative care in Singapore. She hopes that there can be beauty in both living, and leaving, well. Or perhaps you may find her at the dance studio, her happy place outside of work, practising her lines and pointed toes.