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Anti-Aging Treatment in Singapore

Anti-Aging Treatments Available in Singapore

IMPROVE RADIANCE

Aqua Spiral Therapy

Non-invasive and non-irritating, this treatment combines exfoliation and topical solutions to help achieve radiance. The machine uses micro electric pulses to create punctures in the cell membrane, and delivers nutrients through these punctures into the deepest layers of the skin. The nutrients are contained in three different serums – All Skin Types (AS) hastens skin renewal and smoothens fine lines; Salicylic Acid (SA) ups moisture levels and supposedly lightens hyperpigmentation, while Antioxidant (AO) combats free radicals and promotes healing. The use of a spiral tip not only ensures that every drop of the serum is fully absorbed, but its sucking motions also aid extraction of clogged pores and boost circulation. This suits sensitive skin as no abrasive particles are used.

COST $200 per session

 

SMOOTH LINES AND WRINKLES

Botox

Also known as Botulinum toxin type A, Botox helps relax the facial muscles that cause frown lines (between the eyebrows) and crow’s feet (around the outer corners of the eyes). The number of injections required varies with desired results; each session lasts about 15 minutes. Repeat every four to six months.

COST From $450 to $1,070 per session

 

 

BOOST SUPPLENESS

Juverderm Voluma XC

This injection contains hyaluronic acid to help restore volume to areas that have hollowed out over time or as a result of loss of facial fat, such as the chin, cheeks and cheekbones. It supposedly creates the appearance of fuller and firmer facial contours, giving you a more youthful look. A small amount of the local anaesthetic lidocaine helps minimise pain and makes the procedure more comfortable. While there may be slight swelling, redness or bruising at the injected areas, these typically subside after one week. Results last up to 18 months.

COST $1,284 per syringe (up to three syringes may be recommended)

 

 

RESTORE DEFINITION

Thermage CPT

Using radio-frequency energy to heat up the deeper skin layers, which supposedly strengthens and boosts production of collagen fibres, this device aims to achieve more defined facial contours. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to the treatment and a cooling spray is used during, but you may still experience brief, hot sensations as the application tip heats up various areas. As downtime is minimal, you can resume daily activities right after. Results can last up to a year.

COST From $4,800

 

 

FACE LIFT

Gold Threadlift

Very fine surgical 24K gold threads are inserted with a needle into the dermis, and woven around the facial tissues for a lifting effect. This is said to improve blood circulation in and around the skin tissue, boosting the supply of oxygen and delivery of nutrients to targeted areas such as the cheeks, forehead and eyes. As skin tightens, signs of ageing like expression lines, wrinkles and mild nasolabial folds are softened, leaving you with a more defined and youthful appearance. While side effects are uncommon, some bruising may occur. It takes six to 18 months for full results to show.

COST From $5,000 to $6,000 per session

 

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Acne Treatments in Singapore

Common Acne Treatment Mistakes!!

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Mistake No. 1: Not Trying an Acne Treatment Long Enough

Skin reacts slowly to treatment. Even if the acne came on fast, it still requires time to heal. That usually takes between 6 and 12 weeks. In some cases, your skin might feel a bit irritated the first couple of weeks of treatment. This is because it’s not an infection, it’s an inflammation, and it often gets worse before it gets better.

 

Mistake No. 2: Trying Too Many Products at Once

People usually layer on products when they don’t get results in the first few days of treatment.  What then happens is that they inadvertently end up mixing products. Sometimes the confused end product may cause further irritation of the skin and add insult to injury.

When someone self-treats their acne, they may accidentally distress their skin. This can make the acne lesions bigger, more likely to pigment, and heal with spots and scars.

 

Mistake No. 3: Over-Scrubbing or Over-Cleansing the Skin

Scrubbing the skin will actually worsen acne, as it can compromise the skin’s protective barrier and increase irritation. Instead, gently wash with a nonirritating, pH-balanced cleanser to lessen inflammation. It’s also important to thoroughly rinse off the cleanser, because the residue can cause further irritation.

 

 

Mistake No. 4: Choosing the Wrong Products for Acne-Prone Skin

Harsh cleansers, alkaline bar soaps, and alcohol-based products may worsen acne, says Dr. Diane S. Berson, MD, who has consulted for skin care product-makers Galderma Stiefel, Procter & Gamble, and Neutrogena. Dr. Berson is an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Ithaca.

Instead, look for “noncomedogenic” or “for acne-prone skin” products. Noncomedogenic products don’t contain ingredients that tend to clog pores in people with acne-prone skin.

Certain ingredients found in products such as cosmetics, sunscreen, and moisturizers are more likely to clog pores. They include isopropyl palmitate, isopropyl myristate, butyl stearate, isopropyl isostearate, decyl oleate, isostearyl neopentanoate, isocetyl stearate, myristle myristate, cocoa butter, acetylated lanolin, and D & C red dyes. Products containing oil can clog pores and lead to breakouts.

 

Mistake No. 5: Popping and Picking at Pimples

Popping and picking pimples prolongs healing time and raises the risk of scarring. Infected material can get pushed further into the skin, leading to more swelling and redness.

There is a tendency for people tend to groom the lesions. They examine them very closely several times a day and start imagining that there is something they can stick in the lesion or extract from the lesion. So they pick and the lesion gets worse.

 

Mistake No. 6: Waiting Too Long to See a Dermatologist

It’s time to make an appointment once acne starts taking a toll on self-esteem, becomes painful, causes scarring, or if over-the-counter (OTC) medications aren’t clearing it up.

Dermatologists have more tools to treat acne and can prescribe stronger concentrations of OTC medications and oral antibiotics. They also offer light and laser therapy and chemical peels.

Seeing a dermatologists has the added advantage of being prescribed medicines that are tailored to the type of acne a person has and also their skin type.

It’s also possible a person could have rosacea, which usually requires different treatment than acne. Rosacea is a long-term disease that causes redness and pimples.

 

Mistake No. 7: Over-Using or Under-Using a Prescribed Acne Medication

Over-usage won’t help clear the acne faster. At times, it can even cause more redness and dryness. Not sticking to a regimen delays any potential improvements. Half of the battle is consistency.

Many people under-use because they lose motivation after the first 2 weeks. We cannot expect results overnight. Under-using the medication by spot-treating fails to prevent breakouts.

You need to apply medication to the entire affected area that tends to break out, instead of spot treating. With spot treating, you haven’t addressed the area next to it, where another pimple could be brewing.

 

Mistake No. 8: Stopping the Use of Acne Medication Once It Clears Up

It’s best to taper medication usage by using it less and less. For example, if you’ve been using it twice a day, use it once a day for a while, then once every other day, then twice a week, and then stop. It often takes acne 4 to 6 weeks to return, just like it took it the same amount of time for it to get better.

To keep skin blemish-free, most people need to continue usage with at least one acne product. It’s possible to cut down to a few times a week if someone is using an OTC medication.

Mis-treatment of acne can lead to blemished and tired-looking skin which will require further Aesthetic Treatment in order to restore it to its original youthful appearance.

For more information on skin rejuvenation treatments, check out our Products and Treatments page!

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Body and Wellness

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Sometimes it’s not about what skin rejuvenating treatment you can find, but about living life well if you want to remain youthful-looking. So we bring you…

Top 10 Benefits of Spa Treatment

  1. Disengaged from work, family and friends.
  2. Slow down and allows the body to re-generate.
  3. Improves blood circulation hence sending more oxygen and nutrients through the body and cells.
  4. Stimulates the lymphatic system to rid the body of toxins.
  5. Releases Serotonin and enhancing the “feel good” factors.
  6. Relives chronic pain situations – arthritis, sciatica and muscle spasms.
  7. Body exfoliating treatments polishes the skin, promotes cells re-generation, refines pores and offers skin relief.
  8. Water is yin and yang – when body is submerged in water, it offers true balance.
  9. Heat treatments to stimulate blood circulation and initiate purifying process.
  10. Body wraps to re-mineralise the body, re-charge the body with nutrients and elements, boosting moisture in the skin, helping to rejuvenate and relax the body and mind.
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Tattoo Removal in Singapore

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Before the development of laser tattoo removal methods, common techniques included dermabrasion, TCA (Trichloroacetic acid, an acid that removes the top layers of skin, reaching as deep as the layer in which the tattoo ink resides), salabrasion (scrubbing the skin with salt), cryosurgery and excision which is sometimes still used along with skin grafts for larger tattoos. Tattoo removal by laser was performed with continuous-wave lasers initially, and later with Q-switched lasers, which became commercially available in the early 1990s.

What Can I Expect During Laser Tattoo Removal?

Depending on the size and color of your tattoo, the number of treatments will vary. Your tattoo may be removed in two to four visits, though it may take as many as 10 more sessions. You should schedule a consultation, during which time a trained professional will evaluate your personal situation and advise you on the process.

Treatment with the laser varies from patient to patient depending on the age, size, and type of tattoo (amateur or professional). The color of the patient’s skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends, will also affect the removal technique.

In general, this is what will happen during an office visit for tattoo removal using the newer lasers:

 

  1. Protective eye shields are placed on the patient.
  2. The skin’s reaction to the laser is tested to determine the most effective energy for treatment.
  3. The treatment itself consists of placing a hand piece against the surface of the skin and activating the laser light. As many patients describe it, each pulse feels like a grease splatter or the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.
  4. Smaller tattoos require fewer pulses while larger ones require more. In either case, the tattoo requires several treatments and multiple visits. At each treatment, the tattoo should become progressively lighter.
  5. Immediately following treatment, an ice pack is applied to soothe the treated area. The patient will then be asked to apply a topical antibiotic cream or ointment. A bandage or patch will be used to protect the site and it should likewise be covered with a sun block when out in the sun.

Most patients do not require any anesthesia. However, depending on the location of the tattoo and the pain threshold for the patient, the physician may elect to use some form of anesthesia (topical anesthesia cream or painkiller injections at the site of the procedure).