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30th August 2022 by Yi Min Huang 7 Min Read

We won't stay the same age forever, but we can help our skin appear ageless. Here's a roundup of different anti-ageing treatments available at beauty clinics in Singapore. From non-invasive face lifts and facial procedures like ultherapy and thermage, to facials for wrinkles and even minor surgery.

Our skin can start to sag due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations and slow collagen production as we age. While cosmetic surgery is a common solution, it can be daunting to some. Mendis Aesthetics offers an alternative: a facelift without the knife! Known as Thermage and HIFU, these procedures help tighten and contour skin and its underlying tissue without incisional surgery. Thermage uses radio frequency waves to stimulate the natural production of collagen in the dermis, while HIFU uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound waves that have the same effect and also penetrate deeper into the fat and SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer for tightening.

If you have low pain tolerance, don't worry, as a topical numbing cream is used before the procedure. Additionally, Thermage includes both a cooling spray and a vibration device to ease discomfort. As both treatments involve heat, you should avoid sun exposure or the application of strong creams prior to the appointment. There's no downtime so you can return to your normal activities immediately afterwards. Expect results to show up over the following two to three months as new collagen works to lift and tighten. Then you can say hello to more youthful-looking and firmer skin!

#04-17 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road8588 0810 |

Do you suntan often? Over time, the sun can have damaging effects on skin cells and quicken the visible signs of ageing. Fortunately, there are ways to reverse the signs through Limelight, an Intense Pulsed Light treatment. It's designed to help remove blotchy pigmentation and reduce redness and fine blood vessels. A numbing cream is first applied on the face for 30 minutes before the treatment is delivered by the doctor. The Limelight photofacial takes about 20 minutes, and the pigmentation spots will flake off and fade after each session. The diffuse redness, or telangiectasia, will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve. It's an easy, skin-pampering treatment with zero downtime.

Around two to three treatments done one month apart are sufficient to attain a clear and even skin tone. For maintenance of your newly clear skin, it's recommended that you use sunscreen whenever you head outdoors, and also to have a Limelight treatment every two to three months.

#06-28 /29 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Center, 38 Irrawaddy Road6570 2528 |

At this clinic, anti-ageing procedures run the gamut from energy-based devices to a variety of injectables, as Dr Angeline Yong believes it's important to have a wide repertoire of tools to manage each patient holistically. As a leading dermatologist and dermatological surgeon who's also an officially appointed APAC Key Opinion Leader for Cynosure and the Singapore trainer for Ultherapy, Dr Angeline offers a combination bespoke approach to anti-ageing treatments for more natural results.

An example is Exilis Elite, a radio frequency device that helps tighten skin and reduce wrinkles. When paired with Ultherapy, the treatment can target different levels of skin for a more complete rejuvenating and lifting treatment. No surgery is needed, and there's no downtime either. This noninvasive procedure firms up sagging skin in the face and body, and can also be used to reduce fat, and target the intimate areas to treat urinary leakage from childbirth and ageing.

Morpheus 8, meanwhile, is a revolutionary new Fractional Microneedling Radiofrequency (RF) device that provides unparalleled sub dermal remodelling. This latest addition can penetrate multiple depths and ablate deep tissue for strong stimulation, while providing gentle bulk heating of the skin for overall tightening.

#02-04 and #03-02 Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Road6252 0026 | 6592 1311 |

As every person's skin is different, there's no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to beauty treatments. Cutis's Ultherapy treatment is a one-on-one approach to non-invasive skin lifting. It offers an individualised treatment plan known as Ultherapy SPT or See, Plan, Treat. "See" stands for real-time visualisation of the skin's anatomy and structure, "Plan" involves the use of the collected data to assess skin composition and decide on the right treatment technique, and "Treat" refers to the delivery of micro-focused ultrasound energy to the areas where it will be most beneficial.

Ultherapy is a US FDA-cleared procedure that uses micro-focused ultrasound energy for non-surgical face lifting. It triggers the production of new collagen, enabling the skin to achieve a visible yet natural lift over time. To further tailor the treatment based on the skin's unique needs, the SPT Protocol even uses real-time imaging to gather data. You can enjoy customisable results in a single treatment of this Ultherapy, with no surgery and no downtime.

#08-07 Scotts Medical Centre, Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road6801 4000 |

If you have a preference for a natural treatment, you can consider the M6 Mobilift Facial at Chez Moi De Beaute. Using patented face Endermologie technology from LPG France to awaken sluggish skin cells and boost the natural synthesis of essential youth substances, it's a 100 percent natural way to improve skin fitness and give skin cells a good workout.

During the treatment, mechanised flaps stimulate the skin's fibroblast cells – this starts producing more collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid for the skin to look younger and healthier. The treatment is fully customisable, with different protocols to cater to individual skin concerns. Want to reduce your double chin, smooth your wrinkles, clarify your complexion or firm up your skin? The therapist will tailor the treatment according to your needs and you should be able to see visible results in one session.

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#04-75/65 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road6738 6108 | WhatsApp 8721 8123 |

It's the dream of many to have tighter, firmer and younger-looking skin – and Ultraformer III HIFU Non-Invasive Face Lifting ($600 per treatment area), the world's leading lifting and tightening treatment system, is offered by AI Medical and Wellness Clinic to do just that.

Widely used, with over 10 million treatments performed worldwide, the treatment employs high-intensity, micro-focused ultrasound (also known as HIFU) to effectively stimulate collagen production under the skin for visible results. In addition, it's engineered with a precision MMFU (Micro & Macro Focused Ultrasound) hand piece to target several layers of the skin in order to eliminate any signs of ageing. This results in firmer, lifted and visibly tightened skin, not just around the face, but also in the eye and neck zones.

#18-09 Royal Square Medical Centre @ Novena, 101 Irrawaddy Road6929 1506 | WhatsApp 9615

Areas of ageing skin can include the area around the eyes, making them look droopy and tired all the time. A quick fix for this is dermatochalasis, or the removal of excess skin from the upper eyelid. While Polaris also offers non-invasive procedures such as laser treatment and radio frequency for low-level intervention, if there are signs of lateral hooding or drooping, surgical excision is recommended. This can be done via the upper eyelid crease, by what's known as a sub-brow/infra-brow blepharoplasty just below the eyebrow. Excess skin is removed while maintaining the natural upper eyelid crease and fold. Scarring is minimal, and the result is a seeming age reversal by years.

Excess baggage on the lower eyelids can also be easily removed without leaving any external scars. An incision in the inside of the lower eyelid allows precise correction by releasing the ligament causing the condition, and allowing the removal or repositioning of excess fat.

#08-05 Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth8828 4565 |

Dr Yvonne Goh recommends targeting the face and neck with a combination of either Ultherapy or HIFU with Profhilo. The combination helps the anti-ageing process, and the results are apparent yet natural.

The Ultherapy and HIFU treatment uses ultrasound technology to target specific layers of the skin to lift and chisel facial features like the cheeks and jawline. This treatment is non-invasive, with no downtime.

Profhilo is an injectable with a difference. Unlike a regular filler, it doesn't add volume, but provides hydration to the skin cells from the inside out – which is why it's known as "the injectable moisturiser"! It currently has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid compared to other skin boosters, stimulating tissue bio-remodelling with significant improvements in elastin and collagen. This results in better skin quality and elasticity in the face and neck. Profhilo Body is also now available to target saggy arms, the decolletage, abdomen and more.

For an effective treatment in your next beauty session, combine these two anti-ageing treatments and … voila!

Dr Yvonne Goh Aesthetics #09-05 Camden Medical Centre, 1 Orchard Boulevard 6462 2559 |

Are you facing ageing skin issues with dryness and sensitivity concerns? The Astalift Jelly Aquarysta, a leave-on skin conditioner, provides three functional benefits, designed to strengthen skin defence, repair barrier function and improve the absorption of nutrients. Want to give yourself a facial for wrinkles? Simply apply it on a clean, dry face after cleansing but before toner, and watch it work its magic.

With the help of Triple Human-Type Nano-Ceramides and Super Nano-Antioxidants, the conditioner comes with the ample benefits of increasing the skin's natural protective ability and moisture-retention capacity. It also rebalances the skin's water and oil levels and boosts moisture levels, firmness and elasticity.

You can choose to get 40g of Jelly Aquarysta at $148, with a refill priced at $141, or 60g of the same product at $222, with a $212 refill. It's designed for both day and night use.

Special offer: Astalift is running a promotion in August where you can get 60g of the Red Jelly Aquarysta plus a 30g travel-sized, all for just $209 (usually $336). The discount is applicable at any Astalift store.

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This article first appeared in the August 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!

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Categories: Hair & Beauty Style & Beauty Tags: aesthetic clinic Anti-ageing treatments Cutis Medical Laser Clinics Dr Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery Pte Ltd Dr Yvonne Goh Aesthetics facials ipl thermage Ultherapy W Skin & Laser Clinic

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