We’d like to introduce you to five beauty treatments and facials in Singapore that will get you ready for a new year! From the Hydrafacial to laser treatments for pigmentation, and a signature facial that promise to decongest and brighten the complexion, revealing fresh and glowy skin. You’ll feel brand new too!
The treatment: Halotherapy Customised Facial
The place: Pablo Blau
Located in the heart of the city, Pablo Blau is a luxurious medi-spa that combines halotherapy with a line-up of indulgent facials. Also known as salt therapy, halotherapy is an alternative wellness treatment that involves breathing in saltladen air for detox purposes. It’s said that minerals from the salt naturally draw out impurities from the body, thus improving respiratory conditions like asthma, as well as skin-related issues like eczema. For those without such concerns, salt therapy works well as an overall health boost.
For an all-rounded approach to rejuvenation, the 60-minute Halotherapy Customised Facial is our top pick. Tailored to your specific skin concerns, the facial is done in one of the Signature Salt Rooms, which feature walls plastered with pharmaceuticalgrade dry salt crystals from Europe.
Pablo Blau uses upscale skincare products, chosen based on each customer’s skin type. The customised facial involves a series of steps, which include double cleansing, exfoliation, a few heavenly rounds of face and neck massages, and a hydrating mask for an extra glow.
Special offer! Try the facial at a special price of $59 (worth up to $390)! In addition to this offer, the first 30 customers will get a complimentary Halotherapy Customised Eye Treatment worth $180. Sign up at pabloblau.com/expat2021.
The treatment: Intensive Repair & Radiance Facial
The place: Trimmings Salon & Spa
Keen to start the year right, with clearer and smoother skin? 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 facial includes dermabrasion to exfoliate dead skin cells, an oxy-detox steam, extractions, an eye, neck and décolleté treatment and mask, an expert facial mask, active boosters and home-care products (worth $165) for you to take home to maximise the results. It’s an intensive repair facial that focuses on building stronger and healthier skin by restructuring the basal layer for denser collagen formation, using nourishing ingredients like oxygen, hyaluronic acid and vitamins. 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. Shop at the salon or online at trimmings.com.sg/karin-herzog.
The treatment: Hydrafacial
The place: Bio Aesthetic Medispa
Treat yourself to a Hydrafacial, a medicalgrade, machine-based facial that promises to remove the gunk and congestion, while hydrating the skin. Also known as the Hydrapeel, the noninvasive facial uses hydradermabrasion (an upgraded form of microdermabrasion) to exfoliate dead skin cells, remove excess sebum and deeply cleanse the skin, resulting in a clearer and more radiant complexion without downtime.
Compared to microdermabrasion, which uses an abrasive diamond to “sand off” the surface layers of your skin, Hydrafacial is gentler and more suitable for those with sensitive skin as it uses a vacuum suction tip. The nifty device employs micro-absorption technology to remove stubborn impurities and unclog pores, while filling the skin cell membrane with vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.
It’s also described as painless and comfortable, and takes up only an hour of your day, making it the perfect lunchtime facial for working professionals. On top of that, it’s suitable for everyone, especially if you have skin concerns like dry and dehydrated skin, oily and congested skin, blackheads or enlarged pores.
The treatment: Thermage FLX
The place: SW1 Clinic
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.
The treatment: PICO Clear Skin Laser
The place: Amaris B. Clinic
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.
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