How did we live without laser? Apart from its life-saving applications in medical fields as diverse as heart surgery, cancer and ophthalmology, it’s doing marvellous work in the world of aesthetics. There are laser treatments to reduce pigmentation and removing tattoos, broadband light facials for wrinkles and IPL for hair removal and plenty more uses. Here are some light and laser treatments at aesthetic clinics in Singapore for you to check out.
The Red Carpet Skin Perfecter
Preparing for a big event? If your skin is looking lacklustre, tired and lined, this luxe treatment at The Belle Clinic may be the solution. Specifically designed to have zero downtime, yet produce red-carpet-worthy glowing skin, this prescriptive skin-perfecting treatment starts with a light exfoliation to clear dead skin and retexturise enlarged pores. After which, a medical-grade laser treatment gently improves the texture and uneven colour of dull skin. Lastly, a luxurious hyaluronic acid facial treatment re-establishes the water balance in stressed skin, boosting firmness and plumping up fine lines.
The facial at this aesthetic clinic in Singapore tightens, detoxifies, and restores the appearance of a firm, youthful and radiant complexion, while reducing pore size and fine wrinkles at the same time, all without downtime.
Each treatment is priced at $348 and includes a complimentary 15-minute skin consultation.
BB Laser (Thulium) Treatment
This quick and versatile laser may be your solution, whether you’re dealing with pigmentation, acne scars, enlarged pores, sagging skin or dullness. Available at Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic (Tampines), the 30-minute laser treatment targets pigmentation, brightens the skin, and promotes tightening. It promises to achieve the effects of using a BB cream – a smoother and more even-toned canvas with minimised pores.
BB Laser (Thulium) is a unique type of sub-ablative laser that rejuvenates skin for a radiant glow. Unlike ablative lasers where the top layer of the skin is vaporised, the BB Laser targets just underneath the skin layer to resurface it, reduce pigmentation and stimulate collagen without downtime. The 1927mm wavelength laser precisely penetrates the area between the epidermis and dermis to treat issues such as freckles and sunspots while improving skin elasticity. The heat produced by the laser also stimulates the production of collagen to brighten the skin tone and improve skin texture. It’s also safe for all skin types.
This procedure is a non-invasive and delivers visible results that can be seen from the first session.
The price of each session is $560. Get 15 percent off your first treatment when you quote “Expat Living” during booking at this aesthetic clinic in Singapore. UWCSEA (Tampines) parents and staff will enjoy an additional five percent off.
AES 5D Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
Combining the latest laser and ultrasound technology in the market – Lutronic PicoPlus Laser and Ultraformer III – this treatment by The Aesthetic Studio targets different depths of the skin dermis to rejuvenate, tighten and lift. It’s suitable for both men and women who are starting to notice the signs of gravity and aging on their face.
The treatment starts with Ultraformer III, which is a non-invasive, lifting process. Highly precise high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy is delivered into the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen regeneration. This helps to reduce wrinkles and lift sagging skin especially around the jowl, neck and eye areas. Next up is a customised five-step PicoPlus Cold Rejuvenation protocol. This revolutionary laser treatment further stimulates collagen and elastin production, thus improving pigmentation, overall skin tone and texture without peeling or prolonged downtime.
Glow to Go IPL Body Whitening Treatment
Do you have hyperpigmentation issues on your body? Over time, the friction caused by constant shaving and waxing can cause sensitive areas of your body – especially the underarm and bikini areas – to darken. Offered at French aesthetic clinic EstheClinic, this quick and fuss-free treatment only takes around 10 minutes per area, and is completely pain-free and without downtime. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is delivered deeply into the skin to increase cellular regeneration, refine pores, reduce hyper-pigmentation at the skin surface and even out overall skin tone.
After each session (from $150 for underams), the darkened skin in the treated areas get lightened, smoothened and more refined. A minimum of six to 10 sessions, one to two weeks apart, is recommended for best results.
Lutronic PicoPlus Pico Laser Treatment
If you’re battling stubborn pigmentation like melasma, freckles and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks, try this non-ablative laser, which works by heating up the underlying skin tissue without harming the surface layer, thereby resulting in less recovery time.
Offered at Sozo Aesthetic Clinic, PicoPlus is an advanced, second-generation picosecond laser, where ultra-short 450 picosecond laser pulses break down pigmentation into much smaller fragments as compared to Q-switched lasers. A pico laser also has higher photo-acoustic effect (more energy). The pigmentation breaks down into smaller fragments, which can be easily removed by the body’s immune system. While you can return to your daily activities immediately after the treatment, you’ll need to avoid prolonged sun exposure for a week to avoid hyperpigmentation. On average, full results require around four to six treatments.
Pearl Laser Resurfacing
If you’re looking for an overall rejuvenation procedure that treats pigmentation while improving skin texture, this would be the one to try. The Cutera Pearl procedure by Cutis Medical Laser Clinics uses US FDA-cleared resurfacing laser technology to safely treat brown spots, acne scars and wrinkles, improve uneven skin texture and reverse sun damage.
During the procedure, pulses of light simultaneously send heat to different layers of skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process wherein a protective dressing forms on the skin, which minimises the downtime. After a week, this dressing will peel off to reveal new skin with a visible glow. Although there is a downtime of five to seven days, just one session is needed for significant improvement to the skin tone and texture.
Forever Clear BBL
For some, the occasional pimple is annoying. For others, acne is a serious problem that can wage war on one’s self-confidence. SW1 Clinic’s Forever Clear BBL treatment uses broadband light (BBL) of different spectrums for a targeted approach to treat persistent acne. First, a blue light is used to eliminate acne-causing bacteria at the source. Then, yellow helps to reduce inflammation and balance oil production. The final step is red BBL, which reduces redness and deeper acne lesions. You can choose to have a topical numbing cream applied for 10 minutes before the treatment.
The procedure takes 20 to 30 minutes. Immediately after, you may experience temporary reddening and slight swelling of the acne until the next day. Depending on your acne condition, a series of four to six treatments every two weeks may be most effective. Thereafter, most patients will need periodic maintenance that ranges from monthly to every six months.
Picocare Tattoo Laser
Do you regret getting that tattoo? While there are many purported ways of removing one, it’s always best to engage help from a qualified clinic. Amaris B Clinic offers Picocare, an FDA-approved picosecond laser that boasts a wide range of spot sizes for better precision, making it safer and more advanced compared to other laser procedures.
The Picocare 450 technology is also said to be more efficient, especially in the treatment of tattoo removal. The laser energy penetrates more effectively into skin, helping to target specific areas while minimising collateral damage to the surrounding tissues, thus resulting in less downtime. After the full course of treatment, the area loses pigmentation, resulting in a colour that’s lighter than the surrounding skin. Gradually, the treated area will even out and return to your normal skin colour over the next two to four weeks. Generally, it may require anywhere from two to six sessions, which may be repeated every one to four weeks.
TWC 3D Eyebag Removal
Over time, the protective layer of fat around the eyes begins to sag, resulting in eyebags. The 3D Eye Bag Removal by The Wellness Clinic addresses three principal factors in treating this concern: the fat under the eyes, skin laxity and skin pigmentation. Unlike blepharoplasty, which causes discomfort and has a downtime of two to four weeks, this non-surgical solution requires no incision.
Using a combination of HIFU-guided energy and a subdermal laser, the eyebag area is treated with speed and precision, targeting only the fat while leaving other parts untouched. The next step of the treatment targets the overlying skin, treating issues such as skin laxity and dark eye rings. The results? Brighter skin and a visible reduction of fat protrusion in the under-eye area, in less than 30 minutes.
W Aesthetic offers a non-invasive laser option to skin ageing, Laser Genesis, which safely, discretely and effectively treat fine line wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, diffuse redness (commonly associated with rosacea) and scars. It works by gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, which helps with collagen stimulation. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.
Over the course of four to five treatments, this pain-free laser treatment can help to restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance by smoothing out uneven textures caused by ageing, sun damage and acne scars. You will see a more creamy, healthy complexion as large pores reduce in size and minor imperfections are diminished.While the individual treatment results are subtle, the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic. There’s no downtime either, although some may experience slight redness that disappears within a few hours.
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