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.

Must-Know Tips To Care For Your Skin After Wearing Makeup

Face Fillers, Singapore Face Fillers

Face Fillers, Singapore Face Fillers

The cosmetic industry is booming, and the use of social media marketing from celebrities, beauty gurus and influential social media personalities featuring makeup products contributes significantly. More and more people are dabbling in makeup and the reasons vary; to create a selfie-ready look, to look more professional in their job, to feel more confident in their skin, or to experiment with their creativity.

As you pile on your favourite foundation and concealer, product overload can potentially leave your skin irritated and clogged. On top of this, the humid weather in Singapore can easily make you sweat and perspire. The combination of sweat, dirt and makeup could be damaging for the skin and eventually lead to unwanted breakouts.

Find out how you can care for your skin after a long day of wearing makeup.

Remove makeup diligently

Sleeping with your face makeup on can cause a host of problems such as pimple breakouts, dull and dry complexion and inflammations. If you already have acne, this can also cause a setback to your efforts in cystic acne treatments. While wearing makeup, dead skin cells and dirt gets trapped and remain on the face until you remove it at the end of the day. This also leaves the pores susceptible to being clogged and lead to inflammation that will result in pimples. Some ingredients in makeup products can also be irritants on your skin, which might affect your skin badly if left on longer or overnight.

To prevent your skin condition from worsening, remove your makeup and clean your face at the end of the day. Massage a cleansing oil into your face. It loosens the makeup and removes the impurities without drying your skin, retaining its typical moisture level. You can also soak a cotton pad in micellar water gently wipe across your skin, great as a highly sensitive alternative. Continue your cleansing step with your choice of cleanser (foaming, cream, milk, gel) and rinse to make sure no residue is left on your skin.

Detox your skin

A deep cleanse once or twice a week can give your skin a clean slate. Use a mud-based mask to draw out any impurities and rejuvenate lacklustre skin, which will leave you with a healthy, glowing complexion. There are various types of clay you can choose from with their own unique skin-purifying benefits, such as charcoal, Kaolin clay, Bentonite clay, and Spanish clay. They all work to detoxify, exfoliate the skin, purify the pores, and minimize redness and inflammation.

Amp up the nourishment

Give some attention to your skin by using hydrating skincare products. Use Hyaluronic Acid-based serums and moisturizers to restore lost volume and maintain your moisture barrier. This naturally-produced substance in our body is excelling in holding water to give the skin its firmness and resilience. By ramping up hydration levels, you can reduce chances of dry, dehydrated skin and balance your oil production to avoid excess sebum that causes breakouts.

Treat your skin to some TLC

While these tips are here to guide your daily skincare regime, take better control of your skin by going for aesthetic treatments which can give your skin a much-needed boost.

  • Skinboosters

Injections in cosmetic treatments are not just face fillers and cheek fillers. They can also contain Hyaluronic Acid, such as Skinboosters, that will bring immense hydration to the skin. It works more effectively than your skincare products as hyaluronic acid gets delivered precisely into the skin for maximum effectiveness. When you have better skin hydration and improved skin texture, your makeup application will also be smoother.

  • Infini Fractional RadioFrequency (FRF)

Radiofrequency has been used in treatments to produce results in face lifting, facial rejuvenation, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction. The Infini FRF stimulates collagen and elastic fibres up to 3.5mm in depth below the skin’s surface. Deep collagen production helps to tighten and plump up the skin as well as fill in scars and wrinkles. Improving your acne scars can leave you more confident in wearing makeup.

  • AGNES Acne treatment

It can be frustrating to deal with acne and wear makeup often. You’ll need to take special attention to ensure it does not clog your pores and leave you with more breakouts, especially if this is recurring adult acne. AGNES acne treatment targets damaged pores that are prone to getting blocked, inflamed and infected repeatedly. A tiny burst of energy is delivered to the damaged pore, which will cause the oil gland to shrink and reduce oil production. By treating the defective pores directly, pimples occur less frequently, are small and heal faster.

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.

3 Essentials To Get Your Skin Summer-Ready And Glowing

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Cystic Acne Treatment, Singapore Nose Fillers

As much as people love the shimmery cheekbones courtesy of their highlighters, there is a growing trend of people moving past the artificial glitter and settle into the translucent glow from within. After all, your skin is your best accessory, and nothing spells glowy skin for the summer than supple, healthy and hydrated skin.

And for people living in Singapore, summer is almost 365 days. Living in a climate with warm weather all year round means you will barely get to experience colder, drier months in this tiny red dot. It also means skin problems commonly associated with hot and humid climates are constantly present, such as oily skin, sunburn, acne and hyperpigmentation.

Find out more about how you can tackle your skin woes and reveal your inner glow for the coming sunny days ahead.

Sun protection

Sunscreen is not only necessary on sunny days. Slather on generously on your face and body regardless of the weather when going outdoors as UV rays are always present in the day. Constant or prolonged exposure to UV rays can be damaging to the skin, causing signs of premature ageing, sun spots, melasma and pigmentation.

Many sunscreen products today are loaded with an array of antioxidants and hydrating ingredients to provide better care to your skin alongside sun protection, so you can always find one that is appropriate for your skin type. Studies have shown that people who start using a broad-spectrum sunscreen noticed reduction in visible signs of ageing.

What if you already have dark spots and wrinkles from years of unprotected exposure to the sun? The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser treatment is an effective tool to help with skin concerns like hyperpigmentation. The beams of energy target melanin on the treated area to break them down into smaller fragments before they get eliminated by the body naturally. It is effective for people with acne marks, pigmentation problems such as sun spots, freckles, and melasma, and works as a cystic acne treatment as the laser energy can kill P-acne bacteria and shrink oil glands for better oil control. Gentle and non-invasive, Q-switched will give you an overall facial rejuvenation.

Stay hydrated

With all the heat and humidity, it is even more crucial to keep the body hydrated – which includes the skin. Whether it’s dry, oily, or combination skin type, dehydration can still pose a problem, which is most commonly caused by weather, environment and diet. To make up for the lack of moisture, the skin can overproduce an excessive amount of oil which cause signs of congestion, redness, inflammation and dull-looking appearance.

It is important to create a skincare regimen to soothe dehydrated skin. Incorporate hydrating serums and moisturisers that can help pump moisture back into the skin. Skin that is better hydrated will appear plumper and has more radiance, to reveal a glowing complexion.

You can also supplement your efforts in addressing dehydration with aesthetic treatments like Skinboosters. This injection treatment contains Hyaluronic acid, which already exists in the body, that promotes hydration and plumpness. Other benefits include increasing skin elasticity, smoothen facial lines, and brighter-looking skin with more luminosity.

Skin-pampering facials

Despite the daily skincare routine to upkeep your skin, a good facial can go a long way in rejuvenating the skin to create a healthy, glowing complexion. It can help to detox your face and clear the micro blockages that will eventually lead to pimples, breakouts and acne.

Our signature 3D Cell Regeneration uses tiny high-pressure micro-jets to penetrate deep into the skin’s dermis layer and clean out the pores while removing dead skin and dirt. At the same time, nutrients are infused into the skin to help regenerate collagen production and promote skin elastin, resulting in supple, hydrated and glowing skin.

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

Get Rid Of Your Pesky Blackhead Troubles Without Any Pain

When it comes to annoying skin woes, blackheads can be a pesky one to deal with. They appear as dark, small bumps in areas around your face, especially on the nose. Blackheads are hair follicles that become clogged due to the accumulation of sebum, dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria. When the trapped gunk in the pores are exposed to the air, the buildup gets oxidized and turns black, hence resulting in a blackhead.

In the world of social media and selfies, these small bumps on your skin’s surface can dampen your self-confidence, and you would be trying various solutions to get rid of them as soon as you can.

How do you remove blackheads?

There are plenty of skin products for acne and troubled skin readily available on the retail shelves to clear up your blackheads. You will need to tailor your skincare routine to accommodate that product as it can be drying or irritating. If your skin gets too dry, it can produce more oil to compensate for the lack of hydration and clog your skin.

Blackheads can be extracted, and the safest way is to do it with a dermatologist or aesthetic doctor so it will produce less inflammation and cause a recurrence or a deep scar. However, there is also a much effective solution to reduce the frequency of blackheads so you can maintain clearer skin.

Deep cleanse your pores

Facial extraction treatments involve painful facial squeezing and poking, leaving your skin slightly bruised and cause potential infections to occur. At Aesthetic Central Clinic, our signature 3D Cell Regeneration treatment uses 50 Micron Jet Technology to deep cleanse and clean the pores in your skin.

Unlike most cleansing machines and treatments, these tiny high-pressure micro-jets are able to remove dead skin cells and dirt from the epidermis layer of the skin with almost no pain. The efficiency in cleansing the pore improves and thus, effectively clears the micro blockages that eventually lead to pimples, blackheads and acne.

Deliver nutrients to your skin

The 3D Cell Regeneration treatment is also able to deliver nutrients deep into the skin’s dermis layer of skin, such as Lactic Acid and carbonated Glycolic Acid which play a vital role in skin brightening and regenerating skin cells. This helps to promote skin elastin and results in hydrated and glowing skin.

In any skincare regimen, cleansing is a crucial step to care for the pores, remove dirt and reduce the risk of pimples or acne. Consistent everyday cleansing can help remove the day’s dirt, grime and makeup, but deep cleansing treatments can go a long way in making your skin clean and clear of blemishes.

This treatment can also complement any cystic acne treatments as it can be helpful to avoid clogged pores, which will lead to blackheads and acne.

3D Cell Regeneration treatment is available in our clinic. If you wish to learn more on the treatments or other procedures available such as cheek fillers, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.

Aquagold – Customised Skin Solution To Boost Your Beauty

From face fillers to lasers and chemical peels, there are many procedures already available in an array of hyper-specialised options to treat any skin issue. While these treatments bring in various benefits to the skin, some people would prefer something with a little less downtime to fit in in their busy, everyday lives.

The Aquagold has become massively popular among celebrities when they prepare for important events and appearances. Even Kim Kardashian tried it to prep her skin for the recent Met Ball, which left her with a glowing complexion. So, what is this treatment about?

Unique and revolutionary

The Aquagold Fine Touch treatment involves the use of a micro-channeling device with a patented gold-plated needle system to deliver custom solutions into skin. It is a painless alternative to traditional microneedling, using 20 microscopic needles that are finer than a human hair strand and plated in 24-karat gold. These needles are hollow and attached to a small bottle that will be filled with a customized skin cocktail solution that addresses the needs of each individual patient.

Because the microneedles are hollow, the solution gets infused and delivered directly into the skin at a consistent depth, so they can be absorbed more effectively. The handheld device contains a blend that is completely tailored to each patient, consisting of active ingredients based on individual skin needs such as Botox, stem cells, growth factors, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. This provides you with the versatility to put whatever you like and increase its penetration to your skin.

What is it used for?

As time passes, the collagen and elastic fibers in your skin break down and the skin will appear rougher, drier, less firm and dull-looking. This treatment can help improve the overall skin quality and rejuvenates the skin for a healthy glow.

Other benefits include:

– Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
– Shrink enlarged pores
– Reduce sebum production
– Brighten skin
– Improves hyperpigmentation and scarring
– Obtain a dewy, glass-like skin

Aquagold can be used on the face, forehead, neck, chest, around the eyes and mouth, and the back of the hands.

How is the procedure?

After going through consultation with your doctor on your skin concerns, the customized skin cocktail solution is inserted into the delivery device. Your skin will be cleansed and numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. Your doctor will begin stamping it on your face repeatedly and you may feel a small stinging or prickly sensation. This will allow a maximum amount of the ingredients to be delivered into the skin.

Because the microneedles are tiny and microscopic, this reduces the chances of micro tears, bleeding and excess redness after the procedure. It provides a much gentler treatment that can deliver ingredients into the dermis and stimulate cellular renewal and collagen production in the skin.

The treatment takes only 15 minutes and results can be seen within a week after just 1 treatment. It will typically last for up to 6 months. As there is no downtime following the procedure, this makes for a perfect lunchtime treatment and to end your day with a completely rejuvenated, glowing skin!

Aquagold Fine Touch is now available in our clinic. You can also find out more on other treatments such as cystic acne treatments when you contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.

Skin Rejuvenation – Infini For Acne Scars & Skin Tightening

Acne Scar Treatment

Dealing with acne scars on darker skin can be a challenge – It may lead to keloids or even hyperpigmentation. While it may seem difficult due to the higher potency for side effects, it isn’t impossible – All you need is an experienced doctor with an in-depth knowledge along with the proper medical device.

In this article, we’ll discuss about the basics of acne scars, why it is more challenging to treat acne scars on patients with dark skin and more details regarding the only treatment available which is clinically proven.

What are Acne Scars?

Acne scars are formed when your skin tissues are damaged. Usually dubbed as the “aftermath” of acne, these acne scars are either depressed or raised. Mistakes such as popping your pimples will definitely cause scarring!

Types of Acne Scars

There are several forms of acne scars & it is extremely important for your doctors to be able to accurately identify it’s type. Basically, this is because different types of acne scars respond better to certain treatments.

There isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” treatment! In fact, most patients usually have a myriad of acne scars all cluttered in the same areas. Hence, it is important to be patient & allow your doctor to analyze all the different types of acne scars, which is why the assessment & consultation usually takes longer.

Difficulties in treating acne scars for dark skin patients

Being able to accurately identify the type of acne scars may already be difficult as only an experienced doctor is usually the right fit. What’s worse is that it may be even more complicated for patients with dark skin, due to the higher susceptibility to side effects such as Keloids & Hyperpigmentation.

• Keloids: When your skin is hurt, fibrous tissue forms over the wound to repair & protect the injury. When the fibrous tissue is excessive, hard & smooth growths are formed and these are called Keloids.

Keloid Scar on dark skin

• Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (aka PIH): It develops when an irritation or a wound (e.g pimple) makes your skin inflamed. Hence, your skin will try to heal but as a result it produces too much melanin, which darkens & discolors your skin. This is longer & more severe in darker skinned patients. In a nutshell, the more inflamed your wounds are, the worse the hyperpigmentation gets.

The safe solution – Infini for acne scars

“I’ve been using INFINI for about a year, we have been really excited about the results we have seen for acne scars* and neck* rejuvenation. I think one of the things that stands out with INFINI as opposed to other devices is minimal downtime. You can finish a skin rejuvenation treatment and just be a little pink the next day.”
Joel Cohen, MD

The Infini Radiofrequency Microneedling is a unique medical device which has the ability to deliver 2 treatment techniques into a single device. The doctors will be able to control the treatment depth & energy levels (with precision) for acne scars, regardless of skin type!

Infini is clinically proven, with studies to back it’s technology. These histology images below show the discrete coagulative injury zones in the dermis while sparing the epidermis. The natural healing process, following the skin rejuvenation treatment, replaces the damaged zones with new collagen & elastin.

The Infini basically breaks down your old collagen & elastin. At the same time, it repairs your skin via the stimulation of cell regeneration. New collagen, when produced, makes your skin healthier & removed acne scars!

The Infini is also able to target extremely deep dermal layers of your skin where your severe acne scars are (up to 3.5mm depth)!

Also, doctors are able to customize it’s depth with precision to eliminate unwanted damage to the upper layers of your skin – No unwanted wounds = no keloids/post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation! This is currently the best & safest acne scars treatment for patients with dark skin!

Last but not least, the Infini has a shorter downtime than traditional Fractional Lasers: 3 to 5 days for Infini versus 5 to 7 days for Fractional Lasers.

Hand Rejuvenation: Do Your Hands Reveal Your True Age?

Cheek Fillers, Face Fillers

Cheek Fillers, Face Fillers

Hands can reveal a lot about a person and they are also one of the first parts of the body to show signs of ageing. They are often paid less attention to in a skincare regimen but are an easy giveaway of your age. And with all that effort given to your face, why not show the same care to your hands to maintain a youthful look?

Today, new techniques in hand rejuvenation allow doctors to remove tell-tale signs of ageing – wrinkly skin, prominent veins and dark spots. If you’re already taking excellent care of your face to look younger, your hands should also be telling the same story.

What cause our hands to age?

Ageing hands are due to a loss of soft tissue volume, making the skin thinner and results in the veins and tendons in the hands to become more visible. As collagen production slows down over the years, the skin loses collagen and elastin and contributes to the hands getting a “sunken” look.

The thin and fragile skin on the hands is also subjected to constant sun exposure, repeated friction and effects of external environments such as air conditioning and drying household products. This makes the hands more susceptible to the appearance of age spots, sun damage and premature wrinkles.

A good tip is to use sunscreen on your hands too to protect against the sun’s harmful rays. Aside from your face, apply it generously on your hands and forearms to help delay photo-ageing effects and sun spots to appear.

For an added boost in hand rejuvenation, there are 3 cosmetic treatments you should know about that can keep the ageing signs at bay.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels can help to improve the tone, texture and surface of the skin, ultimately reducing the signs of ageing on your hands. They can be applied in varying concentrations of acids to exfoliate the outer layer of the skin, lighten dark spots and treat wrinkles on the hands by stimulating collagen production.

Fillers

Injectable dermal fillers are commonly used in facial rejuvenation, but they’re not only beneficial as face or cheek fillers. If you have saggy, loose skin with prominent veins and tendons, this can be improved with Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane Lyft that can restore volume to the hands and deliver natural-looking results. Another popular face filler is the Juvederm, which can fill in the soft tissues of the dermis layer of the hands and retain Hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the skin to increase skin elasticity and thickness.

Lasers

Laser treatments are not only beneficial for facial rejuvenation or skin concerns like acne scars; they can also tackle ageing signs on the hands. The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, for example, can treat pigmentation and sun spots with minimal downtime. Laser energy is absorbed by the pigments and broken into smaller fragments before being cleared away by the body. Another laser treatment is the Infini, which delivers laser energy to stimulate deep collagen and reduce wrinkles, sagging skin and pigmentation removal.

These hand rejuvenation treatments can be combined and used to complement each other to achieve the best results for you. Talk to our doctors today on how to reverse the signs of ageing on your hands.

Find out more on our range of hand rejuvenation treatments or other procedures available such as cystic acne treatments when you contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.