#1 Pearl Resurfacing Treatment
Where: Cutis Medical Laser Medical Clinic
Why: 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, 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.
#2 Lumenis OPT
Where: The Aesthetics Centre Laser and Medical Aesthetics Clinic
Why: Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) is a safe and newer version of the well-known Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, invented by the same company, Lumenis. The treatment uses light pulses to penetrate the tissue and create a controlled destruction to the imperfections on the skin – such as pigmentation and unsightly veins – without affecting nearby vessels and healthy skin. The body’s natural process then removes the damaged tissue from the treated area; collagen production is stimulated and new cell growth occurs, resulting in a visible improvement of skin tone and texture.
Take note that any sunspots treated will initially darken and become more visible, before they are naturally shed after about five to seven days, leaving you with fresh-looking, renewed skin. Downtime is minimal, too – there may be slight redness immediately after, but that typically disappears after an hour or so. What’s more, the whole process takes less than 20 minutes. For best results, a monthly session for six months is suggested; after that, a maintenance session every four to six months.
#3 IPL hair removal
Why: For fuss-free, painless hair removal, it’s worth trying Intense Pulsed light technology (IPL). Unlike traditional IPL hair removal treatments, at Estheclinic 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 skin that has more melanin. This means the entire treatment is painless as well as safe for dark or tanned skin.
The best part? The hair removal is permanent! 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. A total of eight to 12 sessions is recommended to remove 80 to 90 percent of the hair.
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#4 The Red Carpet Skin Perfecter
Where: The Belle Clinic
Why: Got an important occasion coming up? If your skin is looking lacklustre, tired and lined, then this luxe treatment 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.
Psst… Enjoy a complimentary skin consultation before the treatment!
#5 Fraxel Dual Laser
Where: Aesthetics & Reconstructive Centre
Why: 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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