If you’re looking for the best way to lighten pigmentation spots on your face, tighten pores, reduce wrinkles or remove unwanted hair on your body, a little ‘wave of a wand’ can work wonders! Here are some of the best light and laser treatments to try.
IPL Hair Removal
French beauty house EstheClinic offers a fuss-free and painless IPL (or Intense Pulsed Light) treatment thanks to the MacPeel’s No Pain System Technology. Unlike traditional IPL hair-removal services, here the hand-piece is swept across the skin to gradually raise the temperature of the dermis and destroy follicles without damaging surrounding tissue or causing trauma to parts of skin that have more melanin. This means that the entire treatment is painless and also safe for dark or tanned skin.
The best part? The hair that’s removed stays off for a long time – it only takes between six and eight sessions for up to 90 per cent of the hair to be completely gone. We also like how you’ll only need a short time span per session – it takes five to ten minutes for underarms, 15 to 20 minutes for the bikini area and 20 to 25 minutes for lower legs. Plus, you can resume all activities right after the treatment – just try to avoid direct sun exposure for the next few days.
3-in-1 Collagen Laser
Awarded the “Best Pore-Refining Laser” by Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore, this all-rounded, multi-purpose laser program at The Aesthetics Medical Clinic combines four unique modes and three complementary wavelengths to boost collagen production, solve skin irregularities such as pores, pigmentation and acne scars with little downtime.
The FDA-cleared laser fractionates the skin surface, as well as deep within the dermis. This smoothens out wrinkles and tightens pores. If you have pigmentation issues like brown spots and acne scars, the program can be tailored to suit your skin type and concerns.
Think of it as a workout for the complexion; over time, regular and consistent treatments help to fight skin ageing and allow your cells to renew at a much quicker rate than before. You may see visible results after one session, but a series of treatments will deliver optimal results. Try it for $188.
Hollywood Carbon Peel Laser
This 20-minute laser treatment at Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic and Medi Spa helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tighten dilated pores, improve acne scars and exfoliate the skin to prevent blackheads and whiteheads. First, a thin layer of carbon is spread over the targeted area. After the carbon is absorbed into the skin, the laser device moves across the area, vacuuming up the carbon particles. As the carbon particles are vacuumed, the skin is exfoliated and the debris covering the pores is removed. The laser also targets the deeper skin layers and stimulates collagen growth. As the laser is emitted, you will experience a warm sensation and hear tiny popping sounds.
There may be slight redness over the treated area, but it should dissipate within a couple of hours. Results are instant; pores are unclogged and tightened, while the complexion is smoother and brighter and more even.
Pearl Resurfacing Treatment
A popular treatment that produces noticeable results in just one or two treatments, Pearl Resurfacing uses FDA-cleared laser technology to reduce wrinkles, uneven texture, age spots and signs of sun damage. During the treatment at Cutis Medical Laser Medical Clinic, the top layer of the skin is treated with pulses of laser energy, which remove a portion of the epidermis. The skin immediately forms a natural protective layer that peels off after three to five days to reveal new, healthy skin with a radiant glow.
Alternatively, if you’re suffering from targeted pigmentation issues, you can try the LimeLight IPL Photo Facial treatment. This uses US FDA-cleared light energy to draw out brown spots and freckles from any part of the skin, including the deeper layers, to the surface, allowing them to scab and fall off after three to five days. The treatment can also reduce skin redness and tiny facial veins.
The Red Carpet Skin Perfecter
Got an important occasion coming up? If your skin is looking lacklustre, tired and lined, then this luxe treatment at The Belle Clinic may be the solution. It tightens, detoxifies and leaves you with a firmer, smoother and more radiant-looking complexion, while also reducing pore size; it’s the perfect pre-party skin prep! Using a combination of a medical-grade laser, which gently improves the texture and uneven colour of dull skin and treat fine lines, with a calming hyaluronic facial treatment to hydrate and soothe stressed skin, this facial is designed to produce camera-ready skin with zero downtime.
The best thing about the Red Carpet Skin Perfecter is that it can be incorporated into The Belle Clinic’s Bespoke Clinical Program. For example, it can be combined with the clinic’s Triple Perfecter with Skin Collagen Refirm radiofrequency treatment, for more mature skin that requires an instantly tightened look.
Fraxel Dual Laser
Offered at Aesthetics & Reconstructive Centre, this gentle, non-invasive laser treatment radically reduces fine lines, acne scars and pigmentation. An hour after the application of a topical anaesthetic cream, two fractional lasers in a single session are applied to the skin; one wavelength treats deep lines and acne scarring, while the other removes superficial pigmentation. The laser energy also encourages skin-cell turnover and the production of new collagen.
Three to five sessions at intervals of three to four weeks are recommended for the best results. It’s common to experience some slight tightness and visible redness in the treated areas, but this disappears after two to three days. A maintenance treatment after six to nine months is recommended.
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