8 Common Questions Asked And Answered About Nose Fillers

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Acne Scar Treatment, Acne Scar Treatment Singapore

Having a beautiful nose structure can enhance your appearance and lift up your confidence. If you’ve been considering to improve your nose bridge and tip without any pain or downtime, nose fillers offer to be the quicker and painless alternative to traditional nose jobs. Take a look at the FAQs below to learn more about nose fillers.

What are nose fillers?

As a non-surgical option for redefining the nose structure, nose fillers involve a series of injection with filler substance along the nose. Filler injections deals with the loss of volume in the face as people age – they “fill” in with extra volume and provide a more youthful look. Commonly known dermal filler brands today include Juvederm and Restylane, which are also available as face and cheek fillers.

When talking about improving the appearance of the nose, people usually refer to traditional rhinoplasty. This procedure involves going under the knife to reconstruct and correct the nose, and patients will be exposed to the associated surgical risks. But with nose fillers, there is minimal downtime and no surgical risk with natural results produced.

What are nose fillers made up of?

The filler material is typically composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a natural compound that is produced and found in many areas of the body. It can hold 1000 times its weight in water and as such, it gives the skin moisture, elasticity and volume. This also makes the fillers highly biocompatible with the body.

As one ages, Hyaluronic Acid also gets depleted which causes a loss in facial volume and be more susceptible to wrinkles forming. Face fillers, which are also made from HA, can help to even out depressions in the skin and smooth out any fine lines.

How does it work?

Very fine needles are carefully injected to the desired spot, along the nose bridge to the tip of the nose, and deliver the filler with precision. The area will be gently massaged to smooth out any unevenness and create the ideal nose shape.

Is it painful?

With an experienced doctor carrying out the procedure, it is a quick and almost painless aesthetic treatment. Numbing cream may be applied prior to assure comfort. But newer fillers contain a pre-mixed local anaesthetic which allows for a more comfortable procedure, alleviating as much pain as possible and offering further relief.

Are there any side effects?

With any type of filler injection, slight swelling may occur but it usually resolves quickly within a day or two. There is also the common side effect of infection. When fillers are injected through the skin, bacteria can pass through the tiny opening and infect the filler. Thus, post-treatment care for the first 24 hours is very crucial – patients should ensure the injection points are kept clean. If there is an infection, they would usually be asked to take oral antibiotics.

Another side effect is migration of the filler. They may spread and shift, making the nose wider. This occurs when the filler is still soft and moldable, usually during the first 1 or 2 days after the injection. A simple touch up can be done to correct shifting. It can also be a result of poor technique, which can cause severe side effects such as skin necrosis and even visual impairment. Thus, ensure you are in good hands of an experienced and certified doctor who can carry out dermal filler treatments.

What are the benefits of nose fillers?

– Add volume and lift the nose tip

– Give height to the nose bridge

– Helps to sculpt the nose with precision

– Appealing as a lunchtime procedure, with no minimal to no downtime

– Hyaluronic Acid fillers can be reversed with an enzyme

Who are nose fillers ideal for?

People with ill-defined nose tip or flat nose bridge can benefit most from nose fillers. It is also ideal for those looking to make small refinements of the nose and achieve their ideal look.

What’s the difference between nose fillers and nose thread lifts?

While nose fillers use a filler substance to sculpt the nose, nose thread lifts involve inserting polydioxanone (PDO) threads into the bridge and columella of the nose to give height and projection to the nose. These fine threads are safe and compatible with the body – they will fully dissolve and stimulate formation of new collagen fibres in its place. This helps to maintain the lifting effect of your nose longer, for another 8 to 12 months.

It is suitable for people with a wide nose or big nose tip, looking to achieve a smaller and more defined nose profile. Noses that are slightly off-centered or have poor nose tip angle can also benefit from achieving a better definition and an improvement in nose contour with nose thread lifts.

Both procedures have their own benefits as well as pros and cons. You can consult with our doctors at Aesthetics Central Clinic to find the right procedure for you and achieve your desired look.

Book your appointment with us at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636. You can also call us to find out more details on our nose fillers and other aesthetic procedures such as acne scar treatment available at Aesthetics Central Clinic.

Ways To Tackle Clogged Pores And Clear Them Out Effectively

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Acne Treatment, Cystic Acne Treatment Singapore

Ever woke up one morning and find the skin texture on your face is bumpy all over? If you have oily or acne-prone skin, trying to keep your pores clear and unclogged is constant hard work. Oily and acne-prone skin types are more likely to experience blockages in the pores. And with the combination of accumulated dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria, this will lead to whiteheads, blackheads and acne breakouts.

We’ll explore more on the condition of clogged pores and how to keep them in tip-top shape for healthier-looking complexion.

How do clogged pores happen?

There are many pores in the skin, which are the openings of hair follicles. They each contain a sebaceous gland which releases oil and sweat. When dead skin cells and debris are trapped in your skin, the pores become clogged and result in inflammation, before it leads to breakouts.

How to deal with clogged pores?

It is crucial to reduce the likelihoods of your pores getting clogged as they will develop into a pimple once infected. Here are 3 ways to tackle your clogged pores effectively.

  • Exfoliation

Regular exfoliation will help remove dead skin build-up and lift impurities such as dirt and oil that are residing in your pores. This can be done using chemical exfoliants which contain proven-sloughing ingredient such as retinol and alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) to clear congested skin and increase your cellular turnover rate. Combine this routine with cleansing and moisturising skincare products to improve your clogged pore problem and overall condition of your skin.

Boost your efforts in clearing your clogged pores with our 3D Deep Pore Cleansing Facial. Your pores will be cleansed thoroughly and effectively using 50 Micron Jets, instead of the conventional facials that involve squeezing and bruising on the skin. This treatment helps to remove dead skin and clear micro blockages that will eventually lead to pimples and acne. Nutrients will also be infused into the skin which helps in the regeneration of skin collagen to provide a lifting effect.

  • Sebum control

In your skincare regime, use products that are best suited for your skin type and the given weather. Hot and humid weather easily causes the skin to perspire and excrete higher amounts of sebum. Instead of cream, you can opt for water-based moisturizer as heavier moisturisers combined with sebum can be pore-clogging. Products with AHA or Vitamin A derivatives help to control sebum excretion and speed up cell turnover rates, thus keeping sebum levels at bay.

For some people, they may experience overactive sebaceous glands that excrete sebum in excessive amounts. If you’ve been struggling with this issue, Botox can be injected at tiny micro-droplets at the erector pili muscles – which control your pore size. This technique will reduce the muscles’ size and make the pores look smaller, therefore lowering oil production. Botox is a well-known injectable muscle relaxant that can smoothen and soften facial wrinkle lines, but it also helps to constricts the pores and give a lifting, tightening effect for a more radiant look.

  • Improve damaged pores

For stubborn, damaged pores, they are unable to cope with the increased levels of oil production in the skin and can get clogged easily. This will subsequently lead to an acne breakout that recurs on those damaged pores regularly. No matter how much skincare products you use, you may need to rely on the appropriate acne treatment to address this concern.

Our AGNES treatment treats problematic pores selectively by introducing a tiny electrical current to the oil-producing gland. This results in a reduction in the size of the gland and controls the amount of oil produced. With lower production of oil, there will be less changes of blockage in the pore, thus no pimple or acne breakout will occur. By treating the same selective pores that were getting blocked repeatedly, you are able to directly address the issue of recurrent acne breakouts.

How to reduce enlarged pores?

Several factors can affect pore size. One of them is caused by pimples that stretch out the pores and give it an enlarged appearance. Collagen loss caused by prolonged UV rays and natural ageing process can also increase the appearance of pore size. Squeezing a pimple or picking at your skin can easily cause trauma to the skin, which also contributes to widening the pore permanently.

Mildly enlarged pores can benefit from chemical peels but for severe enlarged pores,

fractional resurfacing lasers such as INFINI can be an effective solution. This micro-needling treatment uses fractional radiofrequency technology to penetrate deep into the skin at 3.5mm and stimulate collagen production. By stimulating collagen and growth of new cells, pores look smaller and deep scars become less prominent – making it an effective acne scar treatment as well.

The above-mentioned treatments are available in Aesthetics Central Clinic. To book an appointment or find out more on other treatments including nose fillers, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.

How The Hot & Humid Weather Can Cause More Skin Problems

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Face Fillers, Face Fillers Singapore

Facing the constant humid and hot weather in Singapore all year round means constant exposure to UV rays and high temperatures. This can open up the skin to a lot of problems such as skin dehydration, more sweat and increased oil production. When dead skin cells mix with excess sweat and sebum, this causes the pores to become clogged, thus there is the potential of acne breakouts to occur.

Spending extended time in the sun also increases your chances of developing sun spots and discolourations on the skin. When there is prolonged exposure to the sun, melanin is excessively produced by the body. They can appear as uneven darkened patches or spots on the skin, and can worsen existing hyperpigmentation – causing it to appear darker.

There are several measures you can take to beat the heat and have your skin look its best.

Combat the heat and hydrate your skin

Skin Boosters provide hydration to restore your skin from inside out. Made from Hyaluronic acid, this natural substance is also present in the body to support the skin’s architecture, facilitate passage of nutrients and hydrate the skin. When the skin is exposed to UV rays, there is an increased breakdown of Hyaluronic acid, thus causing dehydration to the skin. With Skin Boosters, they are injected into the skin’s surface to increase the level of hydration.

As opposed to traditional face fillers, Skin Boosters are not injected under the skin to form or volumise the face. The effects of introducing more Hyaluronic acid, however, help to stimulate your body’s collagen regeneration and keep your skin moisturized. Hyaluronic acid locks in moisture that is 1000 times its own weight – giving you dewier and firmer skin with a more radiant and youthful look.

Erase dark spots

You’ve already heard how important it is to protect the skin with the use of sunscreen on a daily basis. Frequent sun exposure can cause age spots to appear as melanin is overproduced, resulting in dark patches and uneven complexion. It can also worsen existing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which typically occurs after an acne breakout has healed and leaves behind a discolouration area behind.

The Q-switched Nd-YAG laser is able to break down the melanin pigment into microparticles by directing light of specific wavelength into the skin, which gets absorbed by the pigmented skin lesions. The microparticles are then naturally eliminated by the body, thus lightening the skin pigmentation. This can be effective in helping you get rid of acne scars as well as sun spots. Q-switched Nd-YAG laser also stimulates collagen remodeling which results in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and rejuvenate your complexion.

Control your acne breakouts

The hot weather combined with humidity is prime breakout time as sebum production is exacerbated and clogs your pores. You may also notice a bigger appearance of your pores and as you sweat more, it makes your skin vulnerable to excess oil, dirt, and bacteria to accumulate more in your clogged pores. This can make your skin inflamed and be prone to acne breakouts.

Q-switched Nd-YAG laser is also able to kill the P. acnes bacteria that causes acne and pimple breakouts. At the same time, it shrinks the oil glands in the skin which helps to reduce oil production. Another popular acne treatment is the AGNES treatment, which selectively targets problematic acne-prone pores that are responsible for recurrent acne breakouts. By reducing the oil gland’s size and oil production, blockages are less likely to happen which means no breakouts.

Once your breakouts are under control, you can start on acne scar treatments such as Infini Fractional RadioFrequency (FRF) which stimulates deep collagen production up to 3.5mm depth below the skin’s surface. Deep collagen fibers are necessary to produce a plumping, tightening and lifting effect, thus filling out of the acne scars and even wrinkles. Pitted scars will get less obvious and have a shallower appearance. Wrinkles are also reduced with smaller jowls and laughter lines – ideal for those seeking an alternative to face and cheek fillers.

The above-mentioned treatments are available in Aesthetics Central Clinic. To find out more or book an appointment, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.

Why Those Pesky Dark Spots Appear After An Acne Breakout

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Face Fillers, Face Fillers Singapore

Having an expected pimple or two is frustrating enough, but the acne marks and scars it leaves behind will make you feel worse. Your breakouts may be short-lived but the aftereffects can be long-lasting, which is where acne scar treatments come in as an effective solution to help get rid of acne scars. Not all acne scars include indentations on the skin, thus it is helpful to distinguish understand more about these dark spots left behind by acne.

Why do you get acne marks

Known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, it is a result of the body’s inflammatory response and natural healing process to the breakout. There is a surge in hormones production which sets of the melanin-producing cells. This revs up pigment production, thus creating the mark that will last for several weeks to months. When the skin is healing and closing back together (after the pimple is popped), the acne lesion can cause a mark and uneven tone of the skin.

Getting one or two pimples can be manageable, but if you’re facing a handful of spots every month, treating these marks may have a setback. It is more advisable to get an active acne situation under control first before tending to the marks. Without proper acne treatment, it can end up being a self-defeating task as a new spot spring up frequently.

Improve your acne marks

If you’re looking to improve your skincare routine to treat the hyperpigmentation, incorporate products with ingredients like Vitamin C, niacinamide, and glycolic Acid. They provide benefits like slowing down the melanin production, speeding up the turnover of pigmented skin cells and fades away pigmentation. Use sunscreen regularly to reduce your chances of worsening your post-inflammatory pigmentation and at the same time, protect your skin from sun-induced effects like fine lines.

For an added boost, there are treatments available in aesthetic clinics to help address your acne marks and hyperpigmentation concerns.

Crystal Tomato is a skin supplement comprising of carotenoids from non-genetically modified white tomatoes. These tomatoes are specially cultivated to produce colourless carotenoids with skin lightening properties. Results such as improvement in skin tone and texture, and increase in skin suppleness have been recorded.

– Q-switched laser involves the use of an energy pulse to apply to the skin where it is then absorbed by the colored pigments such as acne marks and sunspots. The pigmentation will shatter into smaller fragments and get naturally eliminated by the skin and body.

– PICO laser works similarly to deliver picosecond pulses and create a photoacoustic effect to break off pigments into “dust”, making it much faster and easier for the body’s immune system to clear away. This treatment has a shorter pulse duration and targets the pigments directly without affecting the surrounding tissues. It also helps to stimulate the collagen production to leave you with tighter and brighter skin.

Achieve clearer and brighter complexion with Aesthetics Central Clinic. Contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636 to find out more about the above-mentioned treatments or other treatments we have including face fillers for a more youthful look.

4 Causes Why You’re Having That Acne Breakout On Your Chin

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Acne Treatment, Acne Treatment Singapore

Some pimples appear and heal within days but some breakouts seem to occur again and again, leaving you with more scars to deal with. And most of the time, the recurring acne happens to appear along our chin and jawline. They are typically tender to the touch, red in colour, and may often be unresponsive to typical acne treatments.

 It is no coincidence that acne and pimples show up on that specific area of the face – the chin and jawline. Hormones are usually the reason behind chin acne, as the lower third of the face is a hormonally responsive area. During certain times on a menstrual cycle, the body experiences hormonal changes including an increase in testosterone levels. This leads to higher levels of sebum production and causes oil glands on the face to be overactive. Pores are more likely to become clogged and bacteria are encouraged to grow, causing more breakouts to occur.

Aside from fluctuations of hormone levels in the body, there are several other reasons that may be contributing to your chin acne.

1. Stress

Stress may not necessarily be the sole reason for chin acne to occur but it can exacerbate your current acne condition. According to scientists, sebum-producing cells have receptors for stress hormones thus when you’re stressed more oil and sebum is produced which end up clogging the pores. Also, your body will increase the amount of stress hormones, like cortisol, in your body. The shift in hormones can, therefore, aggravate your existing acne.

2. Dairy and milk products

There have been many studies that found a link between acne severity and milk products, but this correlation does not provea cause and effect relationship. Nonetheless, milk consumption is knownto increase hormone levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). They can stimulate excess sebum production and worsen your acne.

3. Lack of sleep

Poor sleep quality can be an acne trigger. The time you are sleeping is when your body repairs itself, releases healthy hormones and regulates the hormone levels that leave you feeling refreshed when you wake up. Your acne will also have a chance to heal. When you are sleep deprived, your body may not feel well-rested and restored, which could kick start the surge of cortisol (stress hormone).

4. Overexposure to sun and UV rays

Over exposing yourself to the sun can cause the skin to dry out and the sebaceous glands will go into overdrive to make up for the lack of moisture. This excess in sebum production is key in the formation of blemishes and acne. In addition, warm weathers usually cause you to sweat more and this can create an ideal environment for P.acnes to thrive and spread. The lack of sun protection, along with excessive sun exposure, can also cause pigmentation issues, and people with existing acne scars will face increased hyperpigmentation. This won’t improve your situation, especially if you’re trying to get rid of acne scars.

What can you do about it?

From making dietary changes to using topical acne treatments, cystic acne on the chin and jawline can be a tough battle. If your breakouts are not improving, there are cosmetic options available to treat your skin more effectively.

– AGNES Acne treatment

Hailing from South Korea, AGNES is the latest technology to treat and improve acne breakouts. It works by delivering radiofrequency energy into the skin to destroy problematic sebaceous glands that cause the pores to become repeatedly blocked. When the responsible sebaceous glands are destroyed, acne will slowly subside and be unlikely to recur. The procedure is safe with no risk of skin burns or scarring, due to the use of tiny partially-insulated needles to target the sebaceous glands directly. AGNES is able to provide a more long-lasting solution to treat your cystic acne.

What about acne scars?

Treating your acne does not stop there, because you are still left with the scars it often leaves behind. Hyperpigmentation and skin textural issues are common problems for acne sufferers, and trying to get rid of them can be a challenge. Some procedures such as chemical peels can be effective for mild, superficial scarring, but they may not be effective towards deeper scars.

– Infini Fractional RadioFrequency (FRF) treatment

Microneedling is combined withradiofrequency (RF) energy to stimulate the body’s collagen production response and improve the skin. The heat generated from RF will also cause the collagen fibres to shrink and tighten immediately. Abnormal collagen, or fibrosis, can be targeted and broken by the punching action of the microneedles to help in proper healing. The insulated micro-needles allow penetration from 0.5mm to 3.5mm deep into the skin, which depends on the specific skin concern to be treated. Rolling acne scars and deep ice pick scars can be treated better with Infini to leave you with a smoother complexion.

– Secret RF treatment

For the toughest, deepest scars, Secret RF is another latest acne scar treatment that can apply controlled RF energy up to 3.5mm deep. Semi and non-insulated needles are used to penetrate the skin with less pain and stimulate collagen regeneration. It is also effective against fine lines and wrinkles, double chins, and depressed acne scars to give you a more rejuvenated and youthful look.

The above-mentioned treatments are available in Aesthetics Central Clinic. Contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636 to find out more.

Tell-Tale Signs To Look Out For If You Have Dehydrated Skin

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Many people might be familiar with the feeling of skin tightness, rough texture and dull complexion. What is the reason behind it? Water plays a vital role in the skin. Poor diet and external factors such as the weather or environment are some of the causes behind dehydrated skin.

Dry skin is often mistaken for dehydrated skin, but they are different skin conditions. Why dry skin is a skin type characterized by lower production of sebum and oil, dehydrated skin means water content is lacking or diminished within the skin. It can happen at any time to any skin type, even to people with oily skin types. Here’s how to tell whether you are suffering from dehydrated skin.

1. Dull complexion 

As your skin is lacking the water it needs to remain healthy, the lack of hydration causes your skin to look dull. It also affects the ability of your skin to perform essential functions such as cell turnover. Without sufficient hydration, your skin is unable to shed its outer layer frequently enough, causing dead skins to accumulate on the surface. This will contribute to a less radiant, lackluster complexion.

2. Less elasticity

Having enough water content within the cells in your skin and moisture locked into them will lead them to swell and be plump. This will give the skin its healthier and plumper look. The lack of moisture results in lesser skin elasticity and lost volume, so when you gently pinch your skin, it will slowly go back down instead of quickly bouncing back to normal. Dehydrated skin can also cause the feeling of persistent tightness and discomfort, followed by an itchy sensation or even flaking.

3. Premature wrinkles and fine lines

Dehydrated skin can often display accelerated signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and expression lines. When the skin loses its ability to hold onto moisture, it can make these facial lines look more prominent and even cause the skin to take on a crepe-like appearance. When moisture is restored to your skin, the water will fill the spaces between cells, thus smoothens out the fine lines on your face.

4. Prone to breakouts

When there is insufficient moisture in the skin, it loses the ability to hydrate itself and this can cause the overproduction of oil to compensate for the dehydration. As such, this eventually leads to breakouts due to excess sebum and oil which clog the pores. Because the skin’s ability to maintain consistent cell turnover is also limited, the buildup of dead skin cells and excess sebum can be a potential breeding ground for acne. This can be a vicious cycle for those already suffering from cystic acne.

Why hydration is important to the skin

Referred to as the skin barrier, this is the skin’s outermost layer which comprise of cells that act like bricks to hold moisture in and keep bacteria and pollutants out. When the skin is well-hydrated, the cells are filled with water and natural oils and swells, causing them to pack tightly together and make it harder for external elements to penetrate the barrier. When factors like prolonged sun exposure, cold air-con environments, and harsh cleansers, the skin’s natural oils are stripped away. This causes the cells in the skin barrier to lose water and shrivel, rendering the barrier to be less effective which allows even more moisture to escape the skin.

A weakened skin barrier is also vulnerable to bacteria and pollution penetrating deeper into the skin, which can cause inflammation to develop from acne-causing bacteria. Combined with the increased likelihood of congestion and blockages inside the pore, this means more acne breakouts.

Put your fresh face forward

Using hydrating skincare products, eating a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water can help to keep your skin hydrated. But it may need a boost from time to time, where aesthetic treatments can come in to be a savior for your parched skin.

At Aesthetics Central Clinic, our Skin Boosters treatment is filled with Hyaluronic Acid to restore hydration in your skin. This superstar ingredient is also a naturally occurring molecule in the body that promotes skin hydration and firmness. Through a series of micro injections into the skin, the Hyaluronic Acid will help to retain moisture and smoothen your skin, resulting in a more luminous, healthy complexion. Results will be effective on people battling with dry or dull skin, and ageing skin concerns like fine lines. Skin Boosters also help to stimulate collagen production which is essential to reduce the appearance of scarring, thus it can also benefit those looking to get rid of acne scars.

When skin dehydration has caused plenty of breakouts in the past, you may still be suffering from stubborn acne scars. Going for acne scar treatments like our INFINI Fractional RF treatment can help by promoting the production of deep collagen in the skin via thermal stimulation as deep as 3.5mm below the skin’s surface. This helps in acne scar remodeling which improves skin texture and reduces acne scar appearance. Deep collagen fibres are also beneficial by producing a lifting, plumping and tightening effect of the skin, for a smoother and youthful-looking complexion.

Both treatments are available in our clinic. Consult with our doctors to find the right solution for your skin, including acne treatments and lasers. Contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.

How To Tell If You Are Struggling With Hormonal Acne

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You may be familiar with the sudden breakout spot on your chin that appears just before and during your menstrual periods. There is no denying how debilitating acne can be, especially when they come just before a long-awaited holiday trip or a special celebratory occasion. Often, people commonly suffer from acne and can’t seem to find any relief until they turn to cystic acne treatments in aesthetic clinics.

Hormonal acne commonly appears in women between the ages of 20 to 40. But how can you tell whether your acne is related to fluctuations in your hormones? Certain key characteristics are used to pinpoint and spot if a pimple is hormonal.

The timing of the breakouts

Acne often flares up at predictable times and often manifests in a cyclical pattern, due to the nature of hormones during the phases of menstrual cycle. When monthly fluctuations in women’s progesterone and estrogen levels occur, they will experience

characteristic breakouts especially the week before the menstrual cycle, or during ovulation.

The location of the breakouts

This is a common telltale sign of a hormonal breakout. Acne that appears around your lower face – especially beneath the cheekbones, chin and along the jawline, are most likely related to hormonal issues, as compared to acne that appears on the forehead or nose. This is due to excess hormones in the body that stimulate the oil glands, making it a prime spot for breakouts to occur.

The appearance and sensation of the breakouts

Surface-level spots such as blackheads and whiteheads differ from hormonal acne, which tends to be deep and tender to the touch. Due to changes in hormone levels, there is an overproduction of sebum and overgrowth of skin cells, which causes the skin’s pores to become blocked and thus, lead to infection and inflammation.

These painful cysts can appear as deeper bumps under the surface of the skin that cannot be extracted the same way as blackheads and pustule pimples. It is important to see a professional in treating cystic acne as doing it on your own can worsen the skin condition, and cause serious infections and scarring. Cystic acne also has a higher risk of scarring, thus acne scar removal treatments can effectively improve on the textural changes and indentations that occur on the skin, and get rid of acne scars.

How to deal with hormonal acne

There are several ways to deal with hormonal acne and treat it effectively. Your skin and health need more attention now, so drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy, balanced diet can help you to feel in shape and more in control. Incorporate foods rich in phytoestrogens which can be possible to help balance the natural fluctuation of hormones.

Your skincare routine can also be improved, using with key ingredients such as glycolic acid that helps to remove dead skin cells, and retinoids which helps in reducing blockage of pores. In turn, this can reduce outbreaks and the formation of acne scars.

It is also best to consult with an aesthetic doctor to find a customized solution and address your acne condition with minimal side effects. At Aesthetics Central Clinic, our acne treatment has 3 phases: to calm the skin, prevent new breakouts, and get rid of acne scars. We will prescribe a tailored skincare regimen including creams and pills, and use a combination of peels and laser treatments to reduce pore size, improve oil production and promote scar healing.

For example, the Infini Fractional RadioFrequency (FRF) treatment is able to reach deep below the skin, up to 3.5mm, to stimulate deep collagen production which is necessary to remodel the scar fibres and smoothen the surface of the skin. The patented system uses insulated microneedles to deliver heat energy past the scar tissue, which results in mild redness and low downtime. Healthy collagen fibres replace old scar tissue, and with increased collagen levels, you can also achieve a more lifted and contoured face.

Another popular acne treatment is the AGNES treatment from Korea, which aims to treat acne permanently with low downtime. Partially insulated needles are used to administer radiofrequency energy with precision and destroy the offending, hyperactive sebaceous glands that are responsible for acne. As such, the hair follicles will no longer get inflamed and infected, which clears your acne problem permanently. The insulated needles also ensure prevention of skin burn or damage, as it target the sebaceous glands directly without affecting other areas of the skin. AGNES treatment provides a long-term solution for those looking to deal with their stubborn acne issues without oral medications or costly laser treatments with temporary results.

Find out more about the above-mentioned treatments and our acne treatment in Aesthetics Central Clinic. Contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.

How To Exfoliate With Acne-Prone Skin The Right Way

For anyone suffering from acne, they know just how stressful the condition can be. It affects your physical appearance and impacts your self-esteem in how you look like. Adhering to a proper skincare routine is crucial to take care of the skin, nourish it and maintain a healthy complexion. This includes a step in any regime – exfoliation.

Exfoliation helps to clear build-up of dead skin cells that contribute to pores becoming blocked, thus forming blemishes. Dirt and excess sebum are also removed to prevent you from getting acne breakouts. It also refines your skin texture and brightens your skin complexion, and allows the following skincare products such as moisturizer to penetrate more deeply for effectiveness.

How should you exfoliate?

For acne-prone skin, the skin can also be highly sensitive, and exfoliation should be approached with the right manner to avoid causing more harm than good.

Chemical exfoliant are preferred for exfoliation over acne lesions as physical exfoliation using brushes, scrub or small grains can be too harsh, leading to more inflammation and worsening acne scarring. This can inadvertently undo your efforts in acne scar removal treatments, resulting in irritated skin and more breakouts. Physical exfoliators can also be gritty, which creates micro-tears in the skin. These act as an easy entryway for bacteria to enter and contributes to the infection of pimples.

On the other hand, chemical exfoliants encourage cellular turnover through the use of active ingredients such as glycolic acid, AHA and BHA, thereby removing dead skin cells and clearing out the pores for a more youthful glow.

How often should you exfoliate?

The frequency of exfoliating should not be overdone. Using an exfoliator daily would be excessive and overkill on your skin, causing dehydration and more problems to occur. Thus, do it more sparingly between once to thrice a week depending on your skin condition.

Boost the skin exfoliation step

Take a step further in your exfoliation routine with aesthetic treatments that can boost the condition of your skin. Available at Aesthetics Central Clinic, the 3D Deep Pore Cleansing treatment helps to clean out existing blocked pores, blackheads and other blemishes in the skin, without subjecting the skin to the trauma of painful squeezing. Aside from cleansing the pores using painless micro-jets technology, nutrients are also infused into the skin’s dermis layer that helps regenerate skin collagen for a more youthful complexion.

When it comes to taking care of acne-prone skin, one of the main objectives is also to prevent new breakouts. Going for cystic acne treatments can improve your circumstances in clearing out your pores effectively and reducing the chances of producing new blockages and pimples. At the same time, you can maximize your recovery from acne.

At Aesthetics Central Clinic, we will recommend a personalized program specially for your acne condition and address it effectively. Aside from getting new breakouts under control, we work to get rid of acne scars through a series of treatments, including laser treatments. One such laser treatment we use is the Infini Fractional RadioFrequency (FRF) which combines microneedling and radiofrequency to significantly improve deep scars, including other issues like wrinkles and saggy skin. With only minimal downtime, Infini delivers heat energy to the dermis layer to promote natural skin healing, stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production for healthier skin with reduced acne scars.

Find out more about our series of treatments including cystic acne treatmentsavailable in Aesthetic Central Clinic. Contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.

Achieve Fuller Hair With Regenera Activa In Singapore

Singapore Nose Fillers, Cystic Acne Treatment

Singapore Nose Fillers, Cystic Acne Treatment

Naturally, everyone sheds about 100 strands of hair each day, but there is a common type of hair loss known as androgenetic alopecia that affects the adult population in Singapore and worldwide. This pattern hair loss affects men and women, with a variety of environmental and genetic factors that highly like contributes to the problem.

Androgenic alopecia in women begins with gradual thinning all over the head, but the hairline rarely recedes or lead to baldness. In men, hair loss typically starts from the area above the temples, forming a characteristic “M” shape and often progresses to partial or total baldness. Nonetheless, this hair loss condition can severely affect one’s emotional well-being and quality of life.

What can you do about it?

For hair loss that is not as significant, you can still use over the counter products such as a volumizing shampoo to maintain your hair’s volume and thickness, and styling sprays to add density to your mane. However, it might be not as an effective hair loss treatment in the long run and give you sustainable results.

Enter the Regenera Active in Singapore, an innovative all-natural hair growth treatment from Spain that is CE-marked, FDA-approved and HSA-approved. This treatment uses a combination of progenitor cells, growth factors and stem cells to stimulate the growth of new hair and inhibit hair loss. The procedure involves a regenerating process that uses micrografts from your own healthy hair and relies on your body’s ability to stimulate new hair growth.

The three-step procedure of Regenera Active

Step 1: Skin samples are collected and harvested from the back of your scalp. The samples measure 2.5mm in diameter approximately, so the collection site can heal quickly without leaving visible scars.

Step 2: The collected skin samples are harvested via the Regenera Activa device and the suspension that contains growth factors, stem cells and progenitor will be divided and isolated into cells that carry potent regenerative abilities. This process takes about 10 minutes.

Step 3: The mixture is then injected into areas of the scalp that suffers from hair loss. By reintroducing to the scalp, the regenerative fluid will stimulate and initiate the hair follicle regeneration process.

The entire process is about 45-mins long with minimal downtime. Only 1 session is required and you can continue with 1 maintenance session every year to enhance the outcome.

How is the results?

Visible results can be expected after 4 to 6 weeks from the first treatment. It acts almost immediately to activate hair follicles that are dormant. You will begin to notice reduced hair loss, followed by improved thickness and density for fuller scalp coverage gradually over the next 12 months.

With the availability of Regenera Activa in Singapore, it becomes an effective solution for people facing mild to moderate hair loss. Treatment should be sought as soon as possible for optimal results because hair follicles will shrink and reduce to the point where new hair no longer grows. It will be harder for you to recover hair that’s already lost.

Regenera Activa is available at Aesthetics Central Clinic. Soon, you will be on your way to fuller hair and boost your self confidence in your appearance. You can also find other aesthetic treatments for skin and face such as nose fillers and cystic acne treatment to help you achieve your desired look. Contact our concierge now at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.

Maximise Your Skincare Routine And Enhance Its Effectiveness

Cystic Acne Treatment, Face Filler

Cystic Acne Treatment, Face Filler

From cleansers, toners, moisturisers to masks, there are so many products at our disposal to build a skincare regime. Doing your skincare routine is more than just slapping on the products and going about your day, you’d want to make sure you are getting the most out of the products so it can work effectively on your skin. Find out how you can enhance your skincare routine’s performance and reap maximum benefits for your skin.

Deep clean through exfoliation

The surface of the epidermis is where dead skin cells, dirt, and other impurities lie and they can act as a barrier that makes it less efficient for skincare products to get absorbed effectively by the skin. Cleansers help to purge your pores of dirt and leave the skin less prone to blackheads and pimples, but exfoliation is where dead skin on the top is eliminated so skincare products can penetrate more deeply and work better.

Be careful not to overdo it as over-exfoliation can leave your skin irritated and inflammed. Stick to once or twice a week. People with breakouts and acne can find that overdoing exfoliation can aggravate the condition and backfire, thus all your efforts in doing cystic acne treatments may go down the drain.

Tip: Clear out your pores without the painful facial squeezing and extraction. Our signature Cell Regeneration Treatment uses patented micro-jets to cleanse the pores and clear away dead skin and dirt. At the same time, nutrients are infused into the skin’s dermis layer to regenerate skin cells and collagen for an improved complexion.

Go in the right order

It is important to apply your products in the correct order to ensure the ingredients of each product is well absorbed by the skin instead of getting blocked by another product. Start on the order of density, from the thinnest to the thickest consistency. For example, the order should look something like: toner, essence, serum, moisturiser/oil, sunscreen. Face oils should go before moisturisers if you are using a heavily occlusive moisturiser, otherwise you can use a water-based moisturizer and apply your facial oil after.

Keep in mind that if you are using blemish spot treatments or chemical exfoliants like retinol, they should go on first before layering on the rest of your routine. When you’re treating acne or wrinkles, you’d want to allow for maximum penetration for those ingredients to work effectively on your skin.

Tip: To give an added boost to your routine, Botox can be helpful in dealing with oily and acne prone skin. Botox is not only used as a face filler, it can constrict your pores to make it appear smaller and reduce oil production. It also helps to slow down hyperactive sebaceous glands that are responsible in producing sebum to lubricate the skin. Overexcretion of sebum can make the skin oily and prone to clogged pores and breakouts, thus Botox can minimize your pore size and give a skin tightening effect. Combined with laser treatments or chemical peels, patients have experienced a significant improvement in their acne problems.

Use the right product for your skin needs

Serums contain powerhouse ingredients that penetrate deeply into the skin. Active ingredients like retinoids, Hyaluronic Acid, peptides, growth factors, and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are known to bring a number of benefits to the skin, treating everything from wrinkles to pigmentation. Depending on what your skin needs, choose the right serum so it can greatly benefit your skin. You can expect results like reduced hyperpigmentation, refined skin surface, hydrated skin, and revitalised complexion.

Tip: How about delivering these skin-loving ingredients deep into the dermis? With Aquagold Fine Touch, you can gain the maximum benefit as this patented hair-like thin microneedling system will penetrate painlessly to deliver customised skin solutions at 600-micron depth. This allows the ingredients to be absorbed at a much effective level. Our doctors will consult with you on your skin needs and customise the mix of ingredients that goes inside the device and straight to your dermis layers. You can expect dewy glass-like skin and improvement in large pores and fine lines.

The above-mentioned treatments are available in our clinic. If you wish to learn more on the treatments or other procedures available such as acne scar removal, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.