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Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore

Whether you’re worried about fine wrinkles, freckles, acne or a nasty scar, a little bit of laser can go a long way. Sometimes, though, the names of various laser treatments can be bewildering, sounding more like a catalogue of new planets discovered in a far-flung galaxy than something that can help smooth your skin. Here, then, is a roundup of such treatments available in Singapore, so you can always tell your Spectra from your Mighty Titan.

Nova 3R

Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore
Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore

 

What is it?
Nova 3R uses a non-fractional infrared broadband light to target a multitude of skin concerns. The first step involves the tightening of the skin with gentle, painless infrared spectrum. The second step involves removal of skin pigments and discolouration with intense pulsed light spectrum. The final step involves stimulation of cells with photobiomodulation, resulting in brighter skin and smaller pores.

What makes it special?
Nova 3R is a multi-tasking FDA-approved treatment from Geneva, Switzerland, that uses triple wavelengths of light energy to deliver three beauty fixes in a single session.

Why do we like it?
The three-in-one treatment lightens pigmentation and broken capillaries, brightens dull complexion and revitalises tired skin at the same time. There’s no downtime; you can even apply makeup to the area immediately after and continue with normal activities.  

Who is it for?
Anyone with pigmentation (freckles, brown spots, age spots), broken capillaries, enlarged pores, wrinkles, saggy dull skin, acne and acne marks will benefit.

How long does it take?
About 45 minutes per session. Depending on your skin condition, about three to six sessions are required.

What does it cost?
$1,100 per session or $5,500 for six sessions.  

The Sloane Clinic
6533 2522
www.sloaneclinic.com

 

Laser Glow

Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore
Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore

 

What is it?

Laser Glow is an advanced treatment that uses customised laser and skin treatments designed to suit unique needs.

What makes it special?
It’s been professionally designed and tested to encourage skin to perform more like it did when it was younger; which means you’ll look younger, too.  

Why do we like it?
Fast, efficient yet relaxing, the entire procedure only takes a lunch break, making it a good option for office workers or anyone with a busy schedule.

Who is it for?
Any age group, gender or skin type, except those with severe acne problems.

How long does it take?
Each session lasts one hour. You will need an additional 30 minutes for skin analysis and consultation during the first visit.The number of sessions required will be suggested by the doctor and will depend on skin condition. It’s advisable to book sessions two to three weeks apart.

What does it cost?
$560 per session. 

Privé Clinic

6535 8684

www.priveclinic.com

Matrix IR

Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore
Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore

 

What is it?
Matrix IR harnesses the power of both bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and optical energy (either laser or light) to gently reduce mild to moderate wrinkles.

What makes it special?
Being a non-invasive treatment, Matrix IR does not require injections as the laser stimulates the patient’s own collagen to remodel.

Why do we like it?
It is a safe and effective procedure, with no downtime. Visible improvements have been noted by many patients after their first treatment.

Who is it for?
It’s suitable for anyone with wrinkles, large open pores or acne scars. Matrix IR is safe for all skin types. 

How long does it take?
It takes about 20 minutes plus an extra 30 minutes if anesthetic cream is preferred. Most patients have a total of three sessions, once each month.

What does it cost?
Price depends on the area being treated; three sessions for cheeks and nose costs $3,000. Expat Living readers will have the consultation charge waived when they sign up for a treatment package.

Dr Patricia Yuen
6883 6978
www.drpatyuen.com

 

Multi-dimensional Skin Rejuvenation System

What is it?
A system that treats problems in both the superficial and deeper layers of the skin, to give a complete skin makeover.

What makes it special?
It combines the dermal stimulation properties of non-ablative laser technology, with IPL and infrared skin tightening.

Why do we like it?
By incorporating three proven and effective technologies for total skin rejuvenation, the system improves surface concerns such as red and brown spots and fine lines. It also diminishes laxity in the deeper dermis while retaining the safety, comfort and convenience of a lunchtime procedure. 

Who is it for?
Men and women who want to repair their sun-damaged or ageing skin, and younger patients wanting to maintain the youthful appearance of their skin. Face, neck, hands and arms are areas commonly treated.  

How long does it take?
Each session takes 45 minutes.Most patients have a total of three sessions, with each treatment three weeks apart.  

What does it cost?
A program of three treatments on the face starts at $3,800. 

The Aesthetic Studio Clinic and Surgery
6440 1200
www.aestheticstudio.sg

 

Spectra VRM III Laser Treatment and Omnilux LED Phototherapy

Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore
Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore

What is it?
Spectra VRM III is a non–ablative laser treatment that delivers the benefits of much more aggressive procedures. Omnilux LED Phototherapy promotes faster healing.

What makes it special?
It combines Vitamin C Iontophoresis, LED phototherapy, Microdermabrasion, RF, IPL or Fractional laser therapy for a better outcome with fewer side effects and a faster regeneration time.

Why do we like it?
It produces results after several treatment sessions without the downtime and risk of the complications associated with more aggressive laser treatments.

Who is it for?
Men and women with inflamed acne, enlarged pores, fine wrinkles, oily skin pigmentations and tattoos they’d like removed.

How long does it take?
The Spectra VRM III Laser Treatment combined with Omnilux LED Phototherapy takes one hour. Most patients choose a package of five sessions with each treatment three weeks apart. Maintenance sessions can be booked every three to four months. 

What does it cost?
The combination treatment costs $550 per session. A six-session package (with one session free) costs $2,750.

Gynae MD
6733 8810
www.gynaemd.com.sg

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

What is it?
Laser Skin Rejuvenation delivers microscopic laser columns that penetrate into the skin to trigger the body’s natural response system to remodel collagen. It gives a youthful appearance by softening lines.

What makes it special?
It gets results without discomfort or prolonged downtime. The laser is so precise it targets only a fraction of skin at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. There is no burning or damage to the outer layer of the skin so you can immediately resume your daily activities and even apply makeup after the treatment.

Who is it for?
Those who want smoother, tighter, healthier and younger-looking skin, improved tone and pore size.

How long does it take?
Each session lasts 15 to 25 minutes. Results can be seen after just one session, although full effects could require a few sessions.

What does it cost?
From $800 to $1,200 per session.

Dr Valentin Low Aesthetic & Laser Clinic
6720 3323
www.iplskinclub.com

 

Mighty Titan and Powerful Pearl Combination

Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore
Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore

What is it?
Pearl is a procedure that offers visible results by gently removing the top layer of skin and heating the lower layer, thus encouraging the production of collagen. The Titan builds collagen in deeper layers of the skin, improving jowls and other evidence of laxity.

What makes it special?
It’s a comprehensive approach to address multiple skin issues. Many treatments can improve only one concern such as pigments, pores or laxity, whereas the Titan and Pearl Combination can improve the health and condition of multiple layers of the skin.

Why do we like it?
You’ll see improvement in three to five days with no need for extensive downtime or special post-treatment skincare.  

Who is it for?
Men and women who are looking for improvements in overall skin appearance and quality.

How long does it take?
The Pearl laser is a 35-minute treatment (this includes 15 minutes of preparation), and the Titan treatment takes 45 minutes. Most people need one to two sessions of the Pearl and two to three treatment sessions of the Titan procedure.

What does it cost?
The Titan and Pearl Combination starts from $4,000, including consultation, pre and post-treatment care, skin analysis and follow-up review. Expat Living readers will receive $500 off if they book before the end of July 2011.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road #08-07 Pacific Plaza 228210 Singapore
6801 4000
cutislaserclinics.com

Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore
Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore

Silk’N FaceFX

What is it?
It’s a device you can use at home to reverse the signs of ageing and sun damage.

What makes it special?
The device uses 24 LEDs and heat radiation to stimulate new collagen production and increase the rate of skin cell renewal. It has a contact sensor so the LEDs only come on when in contact with skin. It also has a temperature sensor that stops the heat once the skin temperature reaches 41 degrees. This prevents the LEDs from shining into the eyes and the skin from getting burnt.

Why do we like it?

It has an ergonomic and lightweight design that is wireless and portable.

Who is it for?
Anyone who has signs of photo-ageing or sun damage. It can also be included in your usual skin care regime for skin rejuvenation.

How long does it take?

It is recommended that you do three 20 minute sessions every week for a month, and a maintenance session once a week after that.

What does it cost?

Each piece cost $480. Expat Living readers can get a 10-percent discount if buying before 31 May.

Clariancy
6338 2619
www.clariancy.com

 

Non-ablative Laser Peel

Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore
Beauty 101: A round-up and explanation of laser treatments available in Singapore

What is it?
The Non-ablative Laser Peel solves skin problems by removing dead skin cells and improving inflammatory acne, large pores, post-acne scars and wrinkles.

What makes it special?
A photo-enhancer, which is naturally absorbed into the pores, is applied to the skin first. This ensures the laser effectively removes excessive sebum and dead skin cells while simultaneously unclogging the pores. It also attacks acne deep in the dermis by stimulating skin cell regeneration and reducing inflammation.

Why do we like it?
It is virtually painless with no downtime and a low risk of side effects.

Who is it for?
Those with fine wrinkles, inflammatory acne, post acne red spots, large pores and oily skin. 

How long does it take?
It takes about 30 minutes of pre-treatment skin preparation and 15 minutes of laser treatment. In most cases, three to five treatments, with two to three weeks between sessions, are required for optimum and long-lasting results.

What does it cost?
Prices start at $450 per session.  

Amaris B. Face, Skin & Body Clinic
6536 4211
www.amaris-b.com

Pulse Dye Laser


What is it
?
An intensive but gentle burst of laser light that’s absorbed by the blood vessels and not by the skin to treat rosacea and some scarring.

What makes it special?
It specifically targets fine blood vessels that occur with rosacea and hypertrophic scars (when the scar is raised above the surrounding skin).

Why do we like it?
It’s very safe and results are predictable.

Who is it for?
Patients with rosacea, post-surgery scars or acne.

How long does it take? The treatment takes 15 to 20 minutes. It depends on the treatment area, but most people require three to six sessions.

What does it cost?
Single sessions start at $400 and a package of six sessions costs from $1,800.  

Alaxis Medical & Aesthetic Surgery
6235 0880
www.alaxis.com.sg

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