Today, it’s not just women who are discovering the cosmetic benefits offered by aesthetic treatments. Men are becoming more likely to seek help for fat reduction, anti-ageing and better skin in general! After speaking to top aesthetic clinics and doctors in Singapore, we’ve narrowed down four of the most popular cosmetic treatments for men living in Singapore.
#1 Acne scar resurfacing and remodelling with Lutronic PicoPlus
Suitable for those with persistent acne scars, this combination procedure at The Aesthetic Studio delivers top-notch results with minimal downtime. The FDA-approved Lutronic PicoPlus laser is used, which delivers picosecond pulses of laser energy more than 10 times quicker than the older nanosecond Nd-YAG lasers.
Complementing the treatment is PicoPlus “Cold Rejuvenation”, a new concept using picosecond technology to lift facial scars without causing trauma to the epidermis. New collagen is stimulated beneath the skin surface to remodel and smoothen acne-damaged skin. This is done so without damaging the epidermal surface, which results in less discomfort and shorter recovery times as compared to ablative lasers. The effect can be likened to a bladeless subcision of scars, releasing and lifting tethered scars without the use of a needle. Redness can last between several hours for milder treatments, to two to three days for more aggressive scar treatments. Any discolouration can be concealed with minimal effort, so you can return to work the very next day!
#2 Gynecomastia surgery
Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is a medical condition affecting almost 70 percent of adolescent boys and 65 percent of middle-aged and older men. Ageing, side effects of medication, hormonal imbalance and a dip in testosterone level are common culprits. Main symptoms include the enlargement of the glandular tissue in both breasts and a tenderness experienced around the breast and the nipple. While such symptoms are common during puberty due to hormonal changes, if they don’t go away when one reaches adulthood, surgical intervention may be required to counter the condition.
Gynecomastia surgery is done in the form of liposuction (or mastectomy), a surgical procedure involving the removal of excess tissue underneath the breast. Not only does it permanently remove the excess glandular tissues, the surgery also sculpts the chest area, resulting in a more defined physique. It takes one to two hours, and most patients can return home right after, resuming light activities within two to three days.
At Amaris B. Clinic, the procedure is carried out by founder and medical director Ivan Puah, who has been successfully performing advanced body sculpting treatments including VASER liposuction and fat grafting since 2004.
#3 LPG Alliance Face and Body Slimming Treatment
No matter how well you eat or how often you exercise, getting rid of saggy skin and pockets of stubborn fat can still be a struggle – including for lads. Suitable for both men and women, Beautehub’s LPG Alliance Face and Body Slimming Treatment is a non-invasive therapy that promises to reduce fat while improving skin quality. The award-winning spa is the first and only LPG Alliance Lab in Singapore offering this innovative treatment that claims to be painless and without side effects. Sign us up already!
The body treatment uses the Alliance Skin Identity sensor to stimulate the skin surface and “reactivate” dormant cells. The sensor works on specific areas, according to your unique skin structure, thereby intensifying the effect. After the third session, you should notice smoother and firmer skin, fewer localised and resistant fat deposits, as well as a smaller waistline. The face treatment, on the other hand, promises to increase the production of collagen, elastin and moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid in the skin. After just one session, reports show less visible fine lines and wrinkles, firmer facial contours, and a clearer complexion.
#4 Dermal Fillers
Whether you have sunken areas on your face that need a boost or pesky eye bags that don’t seem to go away, fillers can help you achieve your desired look. The dermal fillers at aesthetic clinic Cutis Medical Laser Clinics are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally present in the body that maintains firm and supple skin. The fillers fill in specific parts of your face where you have lost volume, resulting in a natural lift without surgery or excessive downtime. For the treatment of fine lines and eye bags, the clinic’s medical director Dr Sylvia usually starts by treating the cheeks first, as this is the main foundation of the face, resulting in an improvement of the under-eye area and a softening of nasolabial folds.
Fillers can also be used for facial contouring. For example, if you’ve always wanted a bold, chiselled jaw area, fillers can be injected around the jawline to add fullness and create a more angular shape to the lower part of your face.
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