Looking for a solution to large pores, sagging skin or wrinkles? Whatever your beauty woes – and most of us have at least one – there’s bound to be a solution out there to help fix it. These top-notch, non-invasive anti-ageing treatments from some of our favourite beauty spots are worth checking it out.
The Full Bloom Program at SW1 Clinic aims to rejuvenate lifeless skin, with a treatment that includes broadband light (BBL), an upgrade from the traditional intense pulsed light (IPL) system.
How does it work? The BBL device sends light energy deep into the skin to boost its natural ability to fight dullness and tighten loose areas. On top of that, Full Bloom incorporates popular spa elements including aqua-dermabrasion – a hydrofacial that revives dehydrated skin – and oxy shot, which involves using highly pressurised purified oxygen to regenerate skin. Face masks are also used to round up the whole experience; the popular pearl éclat and water infusion masks help to boost hydration and add radiance. The best part? This comprehensive, skin-saving programme is completely safe for pregnant and breastfeeding ladies!
For an all-rounded anti-ageing approach, pair Full Bloom with the Infinity V Lift, a nonsurgical threadlift that contours and defines the lower face and jawline to tighten jowls and saggy skin.
Melinda Murphy reviews the CORE facial treatment at Beaute Hub’s Suntec City outlet – read on for her thoughts!
A facelift in an hour? I’m always a little sceptical when it comes to all these new-fangled beauty treatments, but the Beaute Hub CORE facial treatment really is different! This treatment uses four channels of radiofrequency (RF) delivered in one pulse, fully penetrating the mid and deep layers of tissue. The RF therapy combines with vacuum therapy for some very cool results.
The technician started with the usual cleaning of my face and getting rid of pesky blackheads. Then things got interesting. She used an instrument that simultaneously squeezed and heated up my face at once. The heat was delivered in dots of sorts, around the size of a penny. First, she focused along my oh-so-hated jowls. Squeeze and heat. Move a tiny bit. Squeeze and heat. Move a tiny bit.
Then she showed me the results. Low and behold, my jaw line was more defined where she had just worked. I was stunned. Then, she put this freezing cold gel on my forehead and cheeks and started back with the device, which did something similar, working on my cheeks and area above my eyes.
Again, she showed me half my face and, again, I was surprised. My skin really did look firmer and tighter. Holy cow! Thankfully, she did the other side so now I match. The lift is supposed to last three weeks to a month.
First timers can try the 60-minute treatment for just $58 (usual price: $398)!
Trinity Medical Centre
Looking for a non-invasive solution to loose and saggy skin? Ultherapy addresses years of sun exposure, working from the inside out to lift and tighten skin without downtime or any need to avoid the sun afterwards. And, it’s got the stamp of approval from numerous celebs including A-listers Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. It’s a non-invasive facelift that treats sagging skin without surgery and it’s also able to target hard-to-treat areas such as the neck, under the chin and above the brow.
The FDA-approved treatment uses ultrasound technology, which is applied to your skin using a probe controlled by your aesthetician. Energy pulses through to the deepest skin layers (up to 4.5mm in depth), stimulating the growth of fresh new collagen and strengthening weak stores. Your doctor can see everything happening on screen using ultrasound imaging, so they know precisely where to focus on. What’s more, Ultherapy is great for Singapore’s humid tropical weather. First, there’s no need to dodge the sun after a session. And the anti-ageing effects can be achieved without the use of pore-clogging creams.
Chez Moi De Beaute
The Indiba Proionic Treatment at Chez Moi is a radiofrequency (RF) treatment that uses a patented wavelength (448KHz) to improve the body’s cellular ion exchange. This helps to reinvigorate cells and restore skin health from the inside out. The stimulation increases the supply of what are known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in the body – these are vital in the formation of functional cells needed for healthy skin and bones.
During the treatment, two types of probes are used on the skin. A unique massage technique is paired with the delivery of RF energy to the cells. You may feel a comfortably warm sensation as cellular metabolism speeds up and the production of collagen increases, resulting in a visibly firmer and more radiant complexion after just one session. The pain-free treatment can also be used on the body for slimming, toning and detoxifying purposes.
Try the face treatment at a special price of $180 (worth $380)! Sign up at chezmoi.com.sg/indiba.
The Wellness Clinic
The Wellness Clinic’s latest Secret RF treatment is a minimally-invasive programme that combines microneedling and RF technology with the aim of achieving numerous effects, such as non-surgical face lifting, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and pigmentation lightening.
Based on the principles of tissue coagulation and hemostasis, the treatment’s hand-piece uses gold-plated microneedles that deliver precise and controlled RF energy directly to the skin, without damaging the skin barrier. As the energy delivered is tightly focused at the tip of the microneedles, there is less trauma caused to the surrounding epidermis. This also stimulates collagen regeneration and elastin production; new tissue then grows from the surface dermal layer towards the deeper layers.
Minimal downtime is involved. Some mild swelling and flushing post-treatment may occur, but typically subsides within 12 to 24 hours. Expect some scabbing as the skin heals after the treatment, too. After a completed course of four to six sessions every four weeks, your skin should look stronger, smoother and more even. You can then maintain the effects with a treatment every 12 to 18 months.
W Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Eyebags are one of the most common ageing concerns, according to Dr Wong Chin Ho from W Aesthetic. To help with that, the clinic offers a scarless eyebag removal procedure. For a natural looking result, in addition to eliminating the eyebags, the tear trough (a depression below the eyebags) should be corrected at the same time to create a smooth transition between the lower eyelid and cheeks.
The clinic uses a minimally invasive approach to address the “tired look” commonly associated with eyebags. A small 1.5cm incision is made on the conjunctival of the lower eye. One advantage of this technique is that no incisions are made on the skin, so no scarring occurs. Also, as the incision is made behind the lower eyelid, surgical risk is minimised and recovery time is shortened, too.
This advanced approach ensures that the eyebags are removed and the fat is redistributed into the deflated area directly below to correct tear trough deformity, which occurs when there is a hollow junction sitting between the lower lid and the cheek.
EstheClinic’s Three Days to Instant Youth programme ($990) is a five-step treatment that stimulates collagen and elastin production on multiple levels of the dermis. This intensive and comprehensive facial tackles signs of ageing – from smoothing lines, lifting and firming to brightening and evening out skin tone – without the need for surgery or downtime.
The benefits are twice as effective as a one-off facelift, and can continue for up to four months after the programme is completed.
Firstly, thermo-controlled RF safely heats the deeper layers of the skin, inducing collagen stimulation for skin tightening. Then, Le DermaBooster, a microneedling device, stimulates subdermal layers of the skin to encourage further collagen production and elastin. Next comes the application of the ElaDerm CosmeLED Le Sérum. This works to fight free radicals while enhancing skin elasticity and radiance. Step four is an LED photomodulation treatment to increase skin elasticity by stimulating cellular activity and producing new collagen. Finally, the treatment rounds up with the application of the ElaDerm CosmeLED La Crème, a powerful anti-ageing cream formulated to firm, lift and restructure skin, while providing intense hydration and antioxidant protection. You’ll get to take home a set of skincare for use, so as to maximise the effectiveness of the facial.
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