A little help in the aesthetics department can help solve even the most stubborn beauty problems. But with so many treatments out there, which should you choose? From brightening therapies to wrinkle-fillers and non-invasive “facelifts”, here are some highly effective facial treatments to rejuvenate your complexion and make you feel brand new!
#1 Collagen One Facial ($159, 60 minutes)
At CBD beauty salon SkinFitness, founder Amy Bourke carefully chooses the product ranges used in her beauty treatments and sold at the counter. One that has passed the test is Aussie skincare brand Aspect, a hit among doctors, plastic surgeons and therapists for its high levels of active ingredients.
This rejuvenating facial starts with a deep cleanse, followed by the Aspect fruit enzyme peel to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells from its surface. Thereafter, you’re treated to a detoxifying facial massage, which includes a gel mask to draw out toxins from the skin while adding in moisture.
The pampering concludes with the famous made-in-Germany Collagen One mask. Originally created by doctors and scientists to accelerate wound healing, this powerful mask promises to deliver collagen fibres and peptides that promote skin regeneration, reduce fine lines, increase elasticity and boost hydration.
Psst… Apart from a wide variety of well-priced yet luxurious facials for different skin types, this spiffy salon also offers a range of body treatments for both men and women, including waxing and spray-tanning.
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#2 TWC Dual Plane Facelift (from $1,800, 90 minutes)
Are you noticing more wrinkles and fine lines? If you’re not keen on going under the knife, try this non-invasive facelift at The Wellness Clinic. Designed to target the same tissue plane as a surgical facelift, the TWC Dual Plane Facelift combines two effective technologies: deep tissue tightening with Ultherapy, and upper skin structure tightening with Thermage.
Ultherapy stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer, heating up the tissue without disrupting the skin surface. Precise targeting makes it ideal for specific areas of concern like sagging cheeks and double chins. On the other hand, Thermage uses FDA-cleared radiofrequency technology that delivers heat to rejuvenate existing collagen and stimulate new collagen growth. Suitable for areas with thinner skin, like those around the eyes and the forehead, radiofrequency energy penetrates deep into the skin tissue, heating up the treatment areas and remodelling the collagen. Then, cryogen is delivered to cool down the epidermis.
Over time, you can look forward to smoothened and lifted skin, softened wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead, and a more contoured jawline.
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#3 Liquid Facelift ($2,100, 40 minutes)
As we age, our skin tends to lose its elasticity. Superficial fat may increase in volume while the retaining ligaments lose strength, resulting in drooping. The Aesthetic Studio combines Restylane TruLift fillers with skin boosters for a rejuvenating lift that doesn’t look overdone.
Targeting five precise injection points on the face, the technique delivers a natural looking result – whether the facial muscles are resting or at work. Each filler is placed exactly below the retaining ligament, thereby helping to support it, add volume and stimulate collagen production for tissue regeneration.
The second half of the facelift involves injecting skin boosters – made of purified hyaluronic acid – into the dermis, the superficial level of the skin. This delivers 100 percent of the product to where it needs to be to hydrate, plump, refine texture and stimulate collagen production. Skin boosters add back volume that is lost by ageing, and which can make an individual appear tired.
After just one session, visible lifting can be seen along the sides of the face, alongside reduced lines. Also, as the injection sites are generally free of larger blood vessels, bruising is rare, so you can return to your daily activities immediately.
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#4 Intense Glow Treatment ($380, 40 minutes)
EstheClinic’s latest lunchtime facial combines Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and LED photomodulation technology to regenerate skin from the inside, instantly revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion.
The patented MacPeel IPL technology emits light waves that are absorbed by melanin, triggering its fragmentation and thus brightening the complexion. As for the light therapy, red and yellow light waves reach the skin cell mitochondria, where they are converted into energy. The fibroblasts get a boost, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to renew firmness and elasticity.
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#5 Pico Pores and Scars Laser with Picocare (from $288, 60 minutes)
Offered at Amaris B Clinic, Picocare is an FDA-approved picosecond laser treatment that helps with stubborn postacne 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.
In the treatment of acne scars and enlarged pores, the laser penetrates deeper into the skin to deliver pulses that cause tiny globules of air. 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.
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#6 Deep Deep Clean Facial ($306, 60 minutes)
A signature treatment at SW1 Clinic, this ultimate deep-cleansing facial combines crystal microdermabrasion with a fruit acid wash, ultrasonic deep-pore purging, and a targeted facial wrap to ward off breakouts. Options for the facial wraps include whitening, oil control and hyaluronic acid, chosen according to your skin concern.
Especially suitable for acne-prone skin or those who use heavy makeup, this purifying treatment is best done twice-yearly, or more often for those who have more problematic skin conditions.
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