A little help in the aesthetics department can solve most beauty problems. There are treatments for skin tightening and collagen boosting. There are also products and facials to fade pigmentation and clear pores. Here are just 5 top beauty treatments to make you feel brand new!
This non-invasive treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) energy that penetrates deep into the skin, stimulating collagen production. Offered at SW1 Clinic, the FDA-approved Thermage FLX produces greater and more homogenous skin tightening effects than its predecessor.
During a session, which can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, the doctor will deliver patented monopolar radiofrequency energy using a ThermaCool device. Using a new Comfort Pulsed Technology (CPT) system, RF energy is released in short rapid pulses; paired with the vibrating handpiece, it makes for a more comfortable treatment. When the tip of the device touches the skin, it uniformly heats up a large volume of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, while cooling the outer layer. This causes deep structures in the skin to tighten immediately, and without any downtime. As a result, new collagen forms over time.
With consistent treatments, you’ll find that wrinkles are smoothened, loose skin is tightened and firmed up, and skin texture is improved gradually over a three-to-six-month period.
Dr Eileen Tan of Eileen Skin Clinic & Associates uses the third generation of Exilis Ultra for non-invasive contouring and tightening on the face and body. The versatile, FDA-cleared treatment uses a combination of monopolar radiofrequency (RF) and ultrasound energy to tackle common ageing signs like droopy jowls and eye wrinkles, as well as shape and tone up problem areas like flabby arms and love handles.
The proprietary energy flow control (EFC) technology and Impedance Intelligence features help to regulate energy delivery, which increases safety and comfort. RF energy is precisely applied to the deep tissue within the skin, stimulating collagen production and eliminating fat cells. When paired with the ideal combination of hot and cold temperatures, effective skin tightening and smoothening can be achieved.
The ultrasound component ensures uniform heating, while making the process comfortable and pain-free. You may feel a slight heating sensation on the treated areas, but most patients don’t find it uncomfortable thanks to the built-in cooling mechanism of the device. A session can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, making it a great lunchtime fix for busy folks, too! For persistent results, a series of four to six treatments, once every 10 to 14 days, is recommended.
Tropical Magic Enzyme
Rescue Backed by a team of scientists and doctors, local skincare line Rock & Herb’s range of cruelty-free products are formulated with potent plant actives. Is your skin sensitive or prone to breakouts? Add this non-comedogenic moisturiser to your daily regime! Supercharged with star ingredients like vitamins C and E, hyaluronic acid, as well as stabilised fruit enzymes papain (from papaya) and bromelain (from pineapples), the Enzyme Rescue is a lightweight hydrator that gently exfoliates and repairs problem skin while preventing scars.
The cream spreads onto the skin easily and absorbs well without leaving any stickiness. There’s also a slight fruity scent, which makes it a pleasure to use each time. For best results, apply to cleansed skin every morning and night.
If you’re dealing with sunspots and pigmentation, try the Brightening Angelica instead! The magic blend includes Angelica dahurica extract, arbutin, vitamin B3, oil-soluble vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to improve hyperpigmentation, melasma and uneven skin tone.
PICO Clear Skin Laser
A signature treatment at Amaris B. Clinic, PICO Clear Skin Laser is an FDA-approved picosecond laser procedure that helps with stubborn post-acne marks and pigmentation spots. The 450-picosecond pulse is an upgrade from the previous version; its greater power and shorter pulses give safer, quicker treatments with less downtime.
After a consultation with Medical Director Dr Ivan Puah, your face will be cleansed. Numbing cream will then be applied and left on for 30 minutes. For the treatment of acne scars and enlarged pores, the laser penetrates deeper into the skin to deliver pulses that cause tiny globules of air. You may feel a slight stinging effect akin to ant bites, but most patients report that the discomfort is minimal. You may also walk out with redness on your face (especially if you have sensitive skin), which should subside within two days. During recovery, collagen fills up the bubbles and raises indentations caused by the scars, resulting in a visibly smoother appearance after a series of sessions.
Detox & Radiance Oxygen Facial
Keen to start the year right with clearer and brighter skin? A fab facial is one great way to detoxify and rejuvenate your complexion! Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this 75-minute facial at Trimmings uses key products from Swiss skincare label Karin Herzog, which are rooted in the power of oxygen.
The pampering session starts with a double cleanse, followed by a detailed skin analysis by the therapist. If you have clogged pores, you can request for extraction to get rid of the gunk. Next, you’ll be treated to a few rounds of heavenly face and neck massage, before the treatment rounds off with a luxurious double-mask. The immediate effects? A clearer and more radiant base with significantly fewer blackheads, in addition to a relaxed state of mind.
As the flagship store for Karin Herzog, Trimmings stocks a wide range of the brand’s skincare products, which are all paraben-free, cruelty-free and hypoallergenic.
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