The sun’s full spectrum of light is the source of all energy and is indispensable to life on Earth. Having evolved under the rays of the sun for hundreds of millennia, we’re now learning exciting ways to harness various wavelengths of light to heal, strengthen and rejuvenate ageing or damaged tissue – including but not limited to our precious facial skin. So, let’s shine the spotlight on some of the most effective laser treatments for the face.
#1 Intense Brightening Laser Programme
Just in time for the holidays, here’s an innovative programme of four sessions to deliver rejuvenated, tighter and generally more youthful skin. It’s a multi-targeted approach that’s minimally invasive yet promises long term results.
Suitable for treating everything from melasma, freckles and various types of pigmentation to acne scars, it also delivers noticeably brighter skin with a more refined texture.
Here’s how this laser treatment works. During the first three sessions, you’ll be treated with the latest laser technology to smooth acne scars, shrink enlarged pores and lighten hyperpigmentation.
For the fourth and last session, look forward to a treatment that uses both full-beam and fractional laser to improve skin tone and texture while reducing pore size, pigmentation and static wrinkles. This high-energy pulsed laser is nevertheless non-ablative – meaning that it leaves the skin surface intact, which makes it ideal for darker skin types too.
Now you can say hello to a smooth, even and flawless complexion!
For pricing, contact The Belle Clinic and quote “The Belle Clinic and Expat Living”.
#2 Laser Skin Regeneration
What makes this laser skin regeneration different from traditional light-based laser treatments? Well, instead of targeting just one particular depth, it has a patented technology that delivers multiple arrays of randomised microscopic laser beams to your skin.
It rejuvenates your skin by reducing wrinkles, all sorts of scarring and the various manifestations of sun damage, including melasma, age spots and rough skin. Simultaneously, it tightens up the laxity or sagging that inevitably comes with ageing. By working on both the superficial and deeper layers of the skin, it effectively improves skin texture, tone and colouration. Not only for the face, it can also be used with great effect on the neck, chest and hands. Best of all, it promises excellent results with minimal downtime.
Bothered by skin tags?
Though small, painless and harmless, skin tags are not exactly pretty – so it’s good to know they can be zapped away painlessly at low risk with CO2 laser. What’s more, CO2 laser also removes moles, milia and birthmarks while promoting new collagen production.
#2 4D Laser Facelift
Imagine a full facial lifting treatment that works both from the inside and the outside, with no need for fillers or toxins. This ground-breaking, non-surgical procedure from the Aesthetic Studio Clinic & Surgery combines four distinct modes of aesthetic treatment for next-level rejuvenation.
Step 1: Reducing nasolabial folds and wrinkles
Starting inside the mouth, laser energy is applied to tighten the area around the mouth and jawline, while reducing wrinkles and nasolabial folds.
Step 2: Improving skin texture
Next, deeper lines and unwanted pigmentation are precisely targeted for a younger, smoother complexion.
Step 3: Tightening skin
Now, heat is quickly and safely applied in a brushing technique aimed at firming and lifting the skin.
Step 4: Light laser peel
Finally, a light laser peel addresses any superficial imperfections, further enhancing the skin.
Introducing Laser Twin-light Therapy
At the heart of the 4D Facelift is laser twin-light therapy. This sophisticated technology combines two effective and beautifully complementary wavelengths of light – Er:YAG and Nd:YAG – in a single treatment. While Er:YAG targets the upper skin layers to remove pigmentations and all sorts of blemishes, Nd:YAG goes deep to boost collagen formation. Way to glow!
#4 Pulsed-dye Laser
Did you know that pulsed-dye laser treats a variety of skin conditions, including pesky rosacea, facial redness, port wine stains, angiomas and even telangiectasias? It can also effectively be used to treat red striae (new stretchmarks), fresh surgical scars, and even older hypertrophic scars and keloids.
Vbeam delivers intense but gentle bursts of light in long pulses into the skin. This 595nm wavelength laser efficiently delivers laser energy to selectively target blood vessels without harming the surrounding tissue. The result is a gentle heating and uniform coagulation. In time, the body gradually absorbs the residue of treated blood vessels during the natural healing process.
It also has a built-in and patented safety function, the Dynamic Cooling Device, which sprays cold air to consistently protect the epidermis. This operator independent feature reduces discomfort and speeds up healing.
Expect improvement after just one or two sessions, with negligible downtime. Prices start from $380 (before GST).
#5 Infrared Skin Tightening
Are signs of sagging starting to get you down? The good news is that skin tightening doesn’t always have to involve cuts and needles. Cutis has non-surgical procedures that use infrared light, which creates deep dermal heating in the skin to activate the healing process, reduce inflammation and boost collagen production.
Cutis’s infrared skin tightening uses an infrared light source to heat the dermis and stimulate collagen growth. It is US FDA-cleared for non-invasive skin tightening and enhancing skin tone on the face, neck, and other areas of the body. It can improve jowls, loose skin on the neck and abdomen, and the appearance of folds and lines.
Cutis also offers aa different infrared treatment that uses light in the near-infrared (NIR) spectrum to tighten and contour the skin. It heats water in the deeper layers of the tissues to repair skin cells and build new collagen. It can improve ageing, sagging and crepey-looking skin to take years off your appearance.
#6 Triple Light Treat
Dr Yvonne Goh has a variety of light-based and laser treatments to treat different concerns. Here are three of the most popular.
Laser Toning plumps, smoothens and clarifies the face, neck, hands and décolleté. Safe and effective for all skin types, it addresses multiple skin issues such as fine lines, blotchiness and sun damage, while diminishing acne and rosacea and refining large pores. Best of all, you can return to your daily routine immediately, enjoying both the short term radiance and the promise of longer term collagen stimulation.
Micro-fractional CO2 Laser is an advanced resurfacing technique with minimal recovery time. Because the laser beam is broken up, or fractionalised, into separate microbeams, tiny areas of skin are left intact to promote far quicker healing and recovery. It’s the gold standard for treating acne scars, and also great for treating lines and wrinkles, tightening skin and improving skin texture.
For a wide range of skin conditions, her superior, more advanced IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is one of the most sophisticated systems available.
It’s highly effective for lightening pigmentation, rejuvenating the skin, hair removal, and the treatment of acne and vascular lesions. Short bursts of light directly target blood vessels and melanin within the skin to zap away dilated vessels, freckles, sun spots and other pigmented lesions for a beautifully brighter, clearer complexion.
This article on laser treatments in Singapore first appeared in the December 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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