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.
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.
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.
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.
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
American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
Singapore Medical Association
Dr. May Chih is our associate doctor with special interests in minimally invasive facial aesthetics and body contouring. As a medical graduate from Australia and a Diploma holder in Aesthetics Medicine from the American Aesthetics Academy of Medicine, Dr. May has over 8 years of experience practicing aesthetic medicine. Her passion is in the field of Botox, Fillers, Threads, Lasers, and external skin tightening devices. She is licensed to work with a wide spectrum of lasers, ranging from the established Q-switched Ndyag, Dual Yellow, Erbium-yag, carbon dioxide resurfacing and long pulse Ndyag hair removal lasers to the new generation Picosure laser. She is experienced in non-invasive Body Contouring with Dual Coolsculpting and Exilis Ultra Femme 360° which provides the shortest non-invasive treatment for female intimate parts.
She has a solid understanding of how the latest medical technology and science can enhance one’s natural beauty safely. She prefers minimally invasive, low or no downtime treatments to minimise disruption to her clients’ busy schedules. She is also known for her attention to detail and keen aesthetic eye, which helps every individual bring out the best in their facial and body proportions. What her clients get: a natural, refreshed look without anyone knowing.
Her personal mantra to maintaining beautiful skin and feeling beautiful is to adopt a holistic approach of having the right aesthetic treatments done regularly, complemented with a comprehensive home care regime using the right skincare products, supplements, combined with attention to proper nutrient intake and exercise.
As a mother to 2 young children, she can truly identify with the overwhelming demands of parenting and the intrinsic need for everyone, regardless of the season of life one is in, to still look and feel her/his best.