How To Banish Dark Eye Circles And Brighten Your Peepers

Acne Scar Removal, Cystic Acne Treatment

Acne Scar Removal, Cystic Acne Treatment

The dark circles look may only be cute on pandas, but on us, they make a person look sleepy and tired. For many, concealers are often the weapon of choice to camouflage the darkness and brighten the under-eye area for a fresher, more awake look. From home remedies to beauty creams, even celebrities have their own tips and tricks for walking down the red carpet with fresh, bright peepers.

But is there a cosmetic treatment to get rid of these pesky eye woes for a long-lasting result? We’ll explore more about the factors behind dark eye circles and treatments available.

Causes

Dark eye circles are usually caused by sleep deprivation but they can also be contributed to various reasons such as stress, genetics and lifestyle behaviours.

1. Lack of sleep

As the skin under the eye is delicate and thin, it easily takes on a bluish, blackish tone due to the fine blood vessels that run underneath. Cortisol is produced when the body is tired, a sleep-fighting chemical that causes the blood vessels to swell. Lying down for extended periods of time can also produce the same effect of enlarged blood vessels. Fluids accumulate when you lie for some time, and the veins expand to hold more blood.

2. Melanin overproduction

Dark circles can also be worsened by excess brown pigment (melanin) due to sun exposure, habitual eye rubbing and genetics. Melanin content is increased when there is too much sun exposure without sun protection, and skin in the eye region can pigment more as it is more sensitive. Dark circles can also be caused by rubbing your eyes which can break small blood vessels in the eyelids. 

3. Fat pads under the eye 

There are deposits of fat in the layer below the skin in the eye region. Too little or too much fat tissue in these fat pads can result in the visibility of dark circles. Due to ageing, the fat pad becomes thinner and the underlying blood vessels become more noticeable. Too much fat tissue causes an unsightly bulge that gives a droopy look.

Treatment

The treatments available for dark eye circles largely depend on what the patient wants and the condition of their dark eye circles. For quick results, a dermal filler may be more suitable. For overall improvement of skin texture, laser treatments are ideal. For some patients, combination treatments can also be done to treat severe conditions and penetrate different depths of the skin.

1. Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are popular face fillers in Singapore that help in facial sculpting without any surgery. It is also used commonly in restoring facial contours, especially to add volume to sunken facial areas due to ageing and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers can help to treat the upper cheek area that experienced volume loss, to provide support to the undereye area and reduce the shadows created by volume loss. Those who simply have a deep tear trough can also benefit from having the dermal filler injected into the tear trough to lift the area.

2. Laser treatments

Laser treatments can address various types of skin problems from pigmentation to acne scar removal in Singapore. Certain lasers are suitable to reduce dark circles, particularly pigment lasers such as Q-switch ND Yag laser, which can target blood vessels and break down the pigments behind the shadow effect or darkening of dark eye circles. Lasers can also help to hide the sunken parts around the eyes and stimulate collagen growth so it can thicken up thin skin, causing the blood vessels underneath to be less noticeable.

The first step in treating dark circles is to correctly diagnose it and understand the cause of it. Talk to our doctors today where they can make a proper assessment of your condition before proposing a solution.

The above-mentioned treatments are available in our clinic. If you wish to seek more details on them or other treatments available such cystic acne treatment in Singapore, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.

What Is Cosmelan And How Does It Target Skin Pigmentation

Acne Scar Removal, Cystic Acne Treatment

Acne Scar Removal, Cystic Acne Treatment

Freckles have been shunned and then embraced again as the latest beauty trend. Thanks to Duchess of Sussex Megan Markle’s wedding look, where she wore light make-up and allowed her freckles to peek through, everyone wants to rock them too. For those who are not graced with them naturally, there are thousands of makeup tutorials online on how to achieve the freckled look. There are even fake freckle makeup products on the shelves and freckle tattoo procedures which can be done.

Freckles are a form of hyperpigmentation which is a common skin issue that many people suffer from. Others include melasma, sun spots and acne marks which can be frustrating to deal with and may negatively impact your self-confidence. The term hyperpigmentation refers to the darkening and discolouration of the skin caused by melanin.

It can appear as spots, clusters or streaks in brown, red, or pink on the surface of the skin. Hyperpigmented areas will also appear darker than the rest of the skin. Factors like excessive sun exposure, hormonal imbalances, and acne can play a major role in hyperpigmentation. It is possible for some mild discolouration to disappear or fade over time, but others may require more intensive treatments to improve the skin complexion.

Cosmelan peel

While the trend of freckles has skyrocketed recently, other forms of pigmentation are not seen in the same light. Sun spots are perceived as a sign of ageing and acne marks generally lower one’s self-esteem in how they look. How could we reduce and fade these unwanted pigmented spots?

Enter the Cosmelan peel, a topical depigmentation and brightening method that uses a two-phase approach to restore the skin to its optimal condition and maintain the results. The first step is carried out in the clinic by the doctor, followed by the second step which is a simple home care protocol.

Treatment steps

You will receive consultation in the clinic before the skin is cleansed and prepared for the application of the Cosmelan 1 mask. The mask is then left on for a specified duration that is tailored according to your skin type and pigmentation level. Thereafter, it will be washed off.

The next phase involves the home care kit to maintain results. You will be advised by your doctor on the daily routine of applying the Cosmelan 2 cream to reduce pigmentation and prevent new spots from appearing. For the next several days, it is normal to experience mild redness or peeling of the skin post-treatment. Continue to practise this routine diligently and your skin will continue to even out, brighten and grow more luminous with faded pigmentation spots.

Other benefits

Besides offering effective depigmenting action, the treatment also removes damaged cells to increase skin luminosity and equalises the skin tone for a more balanced complexion. Cosmelan treatment also works great to complement the Q-switched ND:YAG laser, a popular choice for hyperpigmentation and acne scar removal in Singapore. Q-switch uses high-energy laser pulse that is directed at a specific wavelength on the targeted skin area without being invasive. Unwanted melanin pigments are broken up into smaller fragments before being eliminated naturally by the body. Q-switch laser can certainly be used in conjunction with Cosmelan treatment to remove any stubborn pigmentation that remains.

So while you may wish to honour your freckles and rock them for your next selfie, don’t forget to practise safe sun exposure as they may grow into different skin conditions such as solar lentigo, which may be seen as less aesthetically-pleasing.

The above-mentioned treatments are available in our clinic. If you wish to seek more details on them or other treatments available such cystic acne treatment in Singapore, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.

3 Must-Know Treatments To Tackle Stressed-Out Skin Woes

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Cystic Acne Treatment, Cystic Acne Treatment Singapore

Stress is a common occurrence in anyone’s lives, whether it is caused by a significant event or just the result of urban modernisation today. It can worsen skin issues which may lead to you experiencing more stress, thus turning a vicious cycle. The side effects of stress can wreck havoc on you physiologically and psychologically, and reflect poorly on your skin.

There is also other factors that cause your skin to become stressed from skin issues like exposure to UV, dehydration and harmful pollutants. Fret not, your once glowing complexion is not yet relegated to the past. Your stressed-out skin may be in need of some TLC with these treatments.

Pimples and acne flare-ups

When you are under stress, your body tends to pump out cortisol which causes your skin glands to increase in oil production. Excess oil can get trapped inside hair follicles easily along with dead skin cells and dirt, thereby causing pimples to occur inevitably.

Q-Switched ND:YAG laser is a common form of laser rejuvenation used today that can penetrate the dermis layer of the skin and promote the growth of collagen, for a more radiant looking complexion. The laser energy can also kill acne-causing bacteria, known as P. acnes, to reduce acne and pimple breakouts. At the same time, it shrinks the oil glands in the skin which helps with oil control. This 10-minute treatment has zero downtime and is popular as a lunchtime procedure.

Skin neglect

When one is under stress, it is easy to be overwhelmed and distracted, and thus you may be neglecting your skincare regime. This results in poor care of the skin that leaves the skin dull, tired and dehydrated. Tackle clogged pores and rough skin textures with TCS 3D Cell Regeneration Treatment.

Using patented 50 Micron Jet Technology, these tiny high-pressure micro-jets can clean out your skin’s pores from dead skin cells and dirt. At the same time, nutrients are delivered to the dermis layer of the skin that helps to stimulate blood circulation and regenerate skin collagen for a skin lifting effect. The result is supple and hydrated skin with a glowing complexion that is rid of impurities.

Dehydration and wrinkling

Dry skin and fine lines are some of the stress effects imposed on the skin. When cortisol is released due to stress, it encourages glycation, a process that damages collagen and increases the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, cortisol also decreases the production of natural moisturizer in our body, hyaluronic acid, and damages the skin’s protective qualities that help to keep hydration levels up.

Skin Boosters are injections that deliver hyaluronic acid to restore hydration in your skin. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in the skin, this treatment can boost hydration levels safely to improve in a brighter, plumper and more youthful skin. Skin texture is also improved along with reduced fine lines and wrinkles.

The following mentioned treatments are available in our clinic. If you wish to seek more details on them or other treatments available such cystic acne treatment in Singapore, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.

How Collagen Can Affect Your Stubborn Acne Scars

Cystic Acne Treatment, Acne Scar Removal

Cystic Acne Treatment, Acne Scar Removal

It is not uncommon to see people still struggling with acne well into their adult years. For more serious skin conditions, they might go for a cystic acne treatment in Singapore to reduce inflammation and lower the incidence of acne. Though sometimes the acne related symptoms decline over time, they may still experience acne scarring left behind from past acne and pimple breakouts.

 How do acne scars form

Acne scarring does not always improve with time, and it changes the overall skin texture, giving it an irregular appearance. It is the direct result of deep trauma caused to the skin due to acne, when the pores are engorged and become acne lesions.

When these lesions rupture, you can experience tenderness, redness and inflammation at the wound. As the body attempts to heal itself, new collagen fibers are formed which can also introduce acne scars. Pitted acne scars occur when there is lack of collagen produced, while raise acne scars form when there is overproduction of collagen. Picking at the pimple or acne also causes trauma to the skin that will highly likely result in scarring and prolong the healing process.

Collagen for acne scars

Collagen plays an important role in the body’s wound healing process. This fiber-like protein is a critical component in healing and treating different kinds of wounds including acne. The acne-causing bacteria can also damage your skin tissue and weaken the cells structure that is in the lower layers of the skin. Collagen can straighten and repair this structural matrix.

As a key building block of the skin, it stimulates cellular migration and contributes to developing new tissues. When the skin is injured from acne, cells in the connective tissue (or fibroblast) produce collagen and fibers to fill and close the wounds. After a pimple heals, sometimes crater-like scars are left behind when the collagen contracts or do not grow back completely. This problem can also be exacerbated when ageing causes the collagen fibers to lose their strength, resulting in lesser collagen production. This loss of collagen also causes the skin to lose its elasticity and sag.

Treatment for acne scar removal

Thus, you might need some extra help in speeding up the collagen formation and tissue repair to heal acne scars and maintain a youthful complexion. One of the treatments for acne scar removal in Singapore is the Infini Fractional RadioFrequency (FRF).

This treatment uses insulated micro-needles to deliver RF energy deep into the dermal layers of the skin where acne scar tissues are located, ranging from 0.25mm to 3.5mm. With customisable depths into the skin, energy can be precisely controlled and delivered with minimal collateral damage to the skin’s upper layers. This heats up the acne scars which then breaks up old collagen and helps stimulate new formation of collagen and elastin fibers, thereby improving acne scars.

Infini is able to target stubborn, deeper acne scar tissue safely unlike other laser treatments that could not penetrate deep enough. When new production of deep collagen fibers is stimulated, the skin shows improvements in tightening, plumping, lifting and filling out of wrinkles and scars. Because the treatment stimulates the body to produce its own collagen, it will be the more lasting and effective type of collagen as it is able to stay in the skin. Infini is not only effective for removing acne scars, it can also provide overall skin rejuvenation for ageing skin.

Infini FRF Treatment is also available in our clinic. If you wish to seek more details on FRF or other treatments available, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.

Skin Rejuvenation: Get The Lowdown On Rejuran Healer

Acne scar removal in Singapore

Acne scar removal in Singapore

Injectable Hyaluronic acid-based skin boosters are common nowadays which serve to brighten, hydrate and add volume to the skin for as long as the substance remains. However, there is also a filler treatment that can do more and repair the skin from inside.

What is the Rejuran Healer?

The Rejuran Healer is a skin-healing treatment that can tackle signs of ageing, acne scars, pigmentation and fine lines. It comprises of polynucleotides (PN), created using salmon DNA fragments and known to be safe and biocompatible with the human body without causing adverse side effects. Many studies have shown that PN exhibits wound-healing capabilities, so it can help in improving the biological condition of damaged skin inside. It stimulates cell growth and skin regeneration, therefore improving skin elasticity, skin health and restores skin damage caused by sun and ageing.

The use of PN also includes improving the skin’s own regenerating capabilities. This is done by stimulating the production of fibroblasts, a cell type that generates collagen. When growth of fibroblasts increases, this means more collagen and newly generated cells that replace old and damaged ones. The result is a smoother, more elastic skin complexion with reduced wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation. Because this treatment acts as a healing agent, inflammation or deep-set scars caused by acne can be healed and improved, making it a suitable acne scar removal in Singapore.

Benefits of Rejuran Healer

1. The skin’s self-regeneration ability is activated to provide a recovering effect and improve various skin problems such as inflammation, wrinkles, brown spots and scars.

2. The secretion of collagen is promoted to recover damaged skin while improving skin elasticity, skin tone and texture.

3. Skin balance between oil and moisture of the skin is recovered from the inside with reduced sebum secretion and minimized skin pores.

4. Due to the increase in skin elasticity and skin-deep hydration, natural skin beauty effects can be seen.

How It Works

Prior to the treatment, topical numbing cream is applied to minimised any pain or discomfort. It is delivered to the inner layer of the skin through micro injections that activate the skin’s ability to self-regenerate, improve the thickness of the epidermis and dermis layer, increase the overall elasticity of the skin, and keep the skin looking youthful and healthy.

This treatment can be administered to areas on the face such as neck, lips, cheek, hands, knees and on stretchmarks. It can also target difficult areas such as corners of the mouth, and areas under the eyes or near the corner of the eyes.

Generally, it is recommended that for the first 3 months, patients should undergo 3 consecutive treatments on a monthly basis. This is followed by a subsequent maintenance treatment 6 months later.

Rejuran Healer is available in our clinic. If you wish to seek more details on this treatment or other treatments available such nose fillers in Singapore, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.

Reveal A Youthful Appearance With The Painless HIFU Sygmalift

Cystic Acne Treatment, Cystic Acne Treatment Singapore

Painless face lift? It is now possible with HIFU Sygmalift.

As people age, their skin may be less firm and become saggy due to the loss of collagen, elastin and facial fat that helps to keep the skin taut and firm. The skin also develops less resilience to bounce back easily as skin elasticity is lost. The natural ageing process causes the production of collagen and elastin to slow down, thus leading to the appearance of fine lines and droopy skin.

There are also other contributing factors that can prematurely age your skin and cause the skin to sag such as repetitive facial expressions, smoking, and sun exposure.

How does the HIFU Sygmalift help?

The HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) technology is Sygmalift’s latest second generation treatment used to correct the signs of skin ageing and prevent fine lines and laxity around the mouth, lips, eyes and jawline.

The skin is rejuvenated non-invasively, using 1000 intersection beams of ultrasound energy concentrated with extreme precision in the skin tissue. A progressive thermal and mechanical action is created by each beam of energy, which helps to enhance the drainage of fat cells before eliminating it.

It has an innovative triple focal pulsed mode feature that enables it to target 3 depths of skin to help regenerate collagen at 1mm, 1.5mm and 2mm. This means facial areas such as the forehead, mouth and eyes can be targeted to stimulate and remodel collagen fibers from the inside out. A Cold Laser technology is also incorporated to further promote healing and tissue repair.

A pain-free treatment

The HIFU Sygmalift is great as an alternative option for patients who prefer a surgical-free experience that is also infection-free and painless. Suitable for patients between 25 to 60 years old, it is ideal for those who desire a more accentuated neck and jawline definition, brow lifting and eye contouring, and a firmer, more youthful complexion.

Because the ultrasound energy is emitted in a fractionated mode, the treatment requires no application of numbing cream of painkillers. There is also no downtime and depending on the areas treated, the duration is approximately 15 minutes to an hour. Patients can return to their daily routine immediately after the treatment.

The benefits of the HIFU Sygmalift includes:

1. stimulate circulation
2. increase skin hydration and retention of moisture
3. speeds up skin repair and healing
4. calms redness and healing
5. improve texture and evens skin tone

The results

Visible skin tightening and lifting can be noticed immediately after the treatment. As the skin continues to regenerate collagen progressive within 40 days, patients can see a more youthful skin each day. The effects can last for up to 12 months, in which patients can return after 6 months for maintenance.

HIFU Sygmalift is available in our clinic. If you wish to seek more details on this treatment or other treatments available such as cystic acne treatment in Singapore, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.

Deep Cleanse Your Pores With No Facial Pain And Bruising

Cystic Acne Treatment, Nose Fillers

Cystic Acne Treatment, Nose Fillers
Is washing your face really enough? Your pores need attention from time to time and unclogging them requires a deep cleanse. A combination of dead skin cells, dirt and sebum builds up in your pores over time, stay inside and then stretch out the pores to fit in and clog them, which causes blackheads and breakouts.

Mechanical exfoliating such as microbeads can be sharp and harsh to the skin surface, and potentially irritate the skin. It may also be tempting to squeeze the gunk that is clogging your pores, but self-extracting at home can lead to hyperpigmentation, blemishes, scarring and more breakouts.

It’s important to take adequate care for your skin and that includes keeping the pores clean.

The Dirt on Pores

Pores appear like tiny dots on the surface of your skin. They are the openings of hair follicles, and inside each one is a sebaceous gland which produces sebum or oil, your skin’s natural moisturiser.

Your pores may be more noticeable or apparent on areas of the face that produce more oil, where the sebaceous glands are larger, such as the nose, chin, and forehead. Also, dry skin types tend to appear poreless whereas people with oily skin often has more visible pores.

Your pore size also depends primarily on your genes, and unfortunately, you are stuck with the pores you have now as they will never permanently shrink. However, you can still take steps to keep your pores clean and healthy which helps in minimizing their appearance.

TCS 3D Deep Pore Cleansing Facial

Forget about all those facial treatments with painful facial squeezing and picking at your pores which can leave bruises and infection. Most treatments also only remove impurities and dead skin from the skin surface or epidermis layer, but does not reach deep enough to clear the micro blockages that will eventually lead to pimples, acne and big pores.

Using patented 50 Micron Jet technology, TCS 3D Cell Regeneration Treatment is able to clean out your pores. Tiny high pressure micro-jets will penetrate deep into the dermis level of the skin to clean the pores effectively, removing dirt and dead skin.

At the same time, the treatment also delivers nutrients deep into the skin which helps to stimulate blood circulation and regenerate skin collagen for a lifting effect.

Benefits of 3D Cell Regeneration

• Deep pore cleansing
• Skin tightening and lifting
• Collagen regeneration to improve elasticity of skin

Nutrients used in the treatment such as carbonated Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid play a role in lightening spots, regenerate skin cells and improve blood circulation. They are engaged deep into the dermis layer of the skin, resulting in supple, hydrated and glowing skin.

Cleansing and exfoliating are crucial steps in a skincare regimen. Regularly and properly cleansing help to flush out the pores and slough away dead skin, which will lessen the risk of pimples or acne.

Thus, the 3D Cell Regeneration treatment can be a beneficial option to complement cystic acne treatments in Singapore. Acne from clogged pores can lead to hyperpigmentation and scarring of the skin. Deep pore cleansing can go a long way in leaving your skin clean and looking radiant.

3D Cell Regeneration treatment is available in our clinic. If you wish to learn more on the treatments or other procedures available such as nose fillers in Singapore, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856

How You Can Treat The Different Types Of Acne Scars

Acne Scar Removal, Cystic Acne Treatment
Besides acne, scars are another thing you will have to deal with, and they can be more challenging. Acne scars are usually left behind after an inflammatory acne breakout, when skin tissue is damaged. They are often developed when people pick at and pop pimples which also damage the skin and cause scarring. It is best to find out the type of acne scar you have so you will have a better idea in looking for acne scar removal in Singapore to address your specific skin concerns.

How Acne Scars Form

The size of the scar left behind after a blemish depends on the depth of your breakout. As the pores become engorged with impurities and oil, before forming a blemish, they may swell and collapse the follicle wall. Shallow lesions can heal quicker and leave little-to-no scarring, while deeper lesions on the other hand, can cause a more pronounced scar.

There are four common types of acne scars:
• Rolling scars – wave-like appearing with non-distinct, sloping edges
• Boxcar scars – oval or round depressions with defined edges, that give the skin a pitted appearance
• Ice-pick scars – narrow, deep and pitted scars, typically caused by severe cystic acne when the infection occurs deep in the skin

If you are suffering from severe acne, it needs to be brought under control. You can find cystic acne treatments in Singapore that offer a personalized solution for your skin condition and improve the breakouts. Then, you can focus on minimizing and getting rid of the acne scars for clearer complexion.

Laser Treatments for Acne Scars

Many depressed scars developed due to previous infection and inflammation during the healing process of a pimple.  As a result, fibrous bands form below the scars in the skin’s dermis later and distort the surface of the skin, which leads to a skin depression.

It is not sufficient to use surface treatments such as acid peels and dermabrasion in order to successfully treat these scars. Treatments will need to reach below the surface of the skin to break up the fibrous scar tissue as well as promote new collagen production to full up the depressions, resulting in a smoother and more even skin surface.

• Fractional CO2 laser treatment

This treatment produces very fine beams and create zones of heat injury to the skin, which triggers the body’s natural repair process to rebuild lost collagen and increase in its production. It resurfaces the skin and as such, the final effect is a smoother, tighter and plumper skin with reduced scars. It is also beneficial in improving facial wrinkles, aged skin and uneven skin textures.

– Infini FRF Fractional RadioFrequency treatment

Radiofrequency energy is delivery through a fractional approach to stimulate deep collage production. Instead of emitting energy on the surface of the skin, this laser can safely bypass the epidermis with low risk of damage to the delicate layer, to stimulate our body to produce new collagen fibers which is essential in producing lifting, tightening, and wrinkle or scar filling effects.

• TCA Cross

Short for Trichloroacetic acid, TCA is a chemical peel that utilizes the CROSS (Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars) technique to treat deep acne scars especially pitted ice-pick scars. Using specialized focal technique, high concentration TCA is deposited in small amounts onto the surface of the scar which will trigger a local inflammatory reaction to form new collagen fibres. This process will stimulate collagen synthesis and skin thickening to improve your acne scar appearance safely and effectively, with minimal downtime.

• Subcision

Great for rolling acne scars, chickenpox scars and deep wrinkles, this is a surgical technique that helps to break down deep skin scars which are tethered down within the skin layer. A special needle is introduced to manually break down stubborn scar tissue under the skin, which releases the acne scars and restores the smooth contour of the skin. The post-subcision healing phase stimulates collagen growth and improvement of the scar appearance over time.

With a professional consultation from our doctors, you can find the right acne treatment solution for your skin.

Fractional CO2 and Infini treatment are available in our clinic. If you wish to learn more on the procedure or other treatments available, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.

How To Manage An Uneven Skin Tone And Complexion

Skin Pigmentation, Acne Scar Removal

Underneath the foundation and concealer, it is important to prioritize skincare when it comes to addressing your concerns of an uneven skin tone. This inconsistent discolouration in your skin is commonly a result of skin pigmentation, which occurs due to the body producing either too little or too much melanin. Pigmentation concerns usually occur on the face, neck, décolletage, chest and hands.

Many factors play a part in pigmentation, but there are three common sources: sun exposure, hormonal issues and skin trauma or injuries.

• Sun spots and age spots are caused by overexposure of UV rays can trigger a growth of excess skin cells. They are pigmented with melanin and cluster together to form a mark several shades deeper than the skin tone.

• Birth control pills, pregnancy and hormone replacement therapy are commonly behind estrogen fluctuations that stimulate an overproduction of melanocyte cells, creating melasma.

• Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) occurs when a rash, injury or skin condition such as acne causes the skin to become inflamed. It triggers melanocyte to release excessive pigment granules and starts the melanin production. The excessive amount will discolour and darken the previously wounded area, and take a long time to fade away. Fortunately, there are acne scar removals in Singapore that provide solutions to improve your PIH concerns effectively and efficiently.

Why SPF is Important

UV rays from the sun stimulate melanocytes in the skin, creating more colour that results in freckles, brown spots or pigmentation. It can also aggravate PIH symptoms, which darkens the affected areas and prolongs the time it will take for the scars to fade.

SPF is essential to be applied daily so skin pigmentation caused by direct sun exposure is prevented. It is also a need to protect your skin after using a pigmentation product, as the lightening ingredients might make the skin more susceptible to sun damage. Thus, you can end up with more dark spots or darkening of an existing hyperpigmentation.

Pigmentation Treatments

There are various treatments to help tackle your skin pigmentation problems such as:

• Lasers

Laser treatments such as Q-Switch, PICO and Fractional CO2 lasers can target tough pigments and rejuvenate the skin. A popular option in acne scar treatments in Singapore, these lasers are also capable of addressing skin concerns such as pores, ageing skin and acne scars.

• Q-Switch

The non-invasive procedure of Q-Switch laser works by generating a high-energy laser pulse at a specific wavelength on the targeted skin area to break down pigments into smaller fragments. Subsequently, these fragments will be absorbed by the skin and naturally cleared away by the body, resulting in decreased pigmentation on the skin. At the same time, it can also boost the skin’s own collagen production to maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness.

• PICO

The PICO laser can get rid of acne scars, pigmentations and rough textures. It penetrates far beneath the skin’ surface to eliminate the melanin that causes hyperpigmentation. It also utilises the Bubble Lift technology, where tiny bubbles are formed using micro-explosion and fill up with collagen, which will help to raise acne depressed scars.

• Fractional CO2 laser

This treatment helps to stimulate the body’s natural repair process to increase collagen and elastin production. The rate of skin cell renewal is also accelerated to correct skin imperfections like wrinkles, fine lines and depressed acne scars, and improve the skin texture and tone.

• Fraxel laser

Using fractional laser technology, Fraxel can erase unwanted brown spots, reduce fine lines and improve acne scars. It resurfaces the skin and improves overall appearance to reveal a more even tone and glowy skin.

• Skin Boosters

This dermal filler is designed to be injected into the skin’s surface to promote new collagen and elastin production. The result is improved skin quality with glowing, healthy-looking complexion. With new collagen and elastin formation, the skin is left firmer and rejuvenated with glow and radiance. Benefits of the treatment also include improvement in acne scars, better skin hydration and smoother skin.

• Crystal Tomato

This food supplement contains Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids, a breed of non-genetically modified white tomatoes scientifically proven to benefit the skin and produce a more radiant, healthier complexion. The carotene compound concentrates in the skin to produce an antioxidant protection and whitening effect. It is effective in reducing the melanin present in age spots, brown spots, acne scars and more.

Crystal Tomato is available in our clinic. If you wish to seek more details on the supplement or our laser treatments, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.

3 Other Applications of Botox You Might Not Know About

cystic acne treatment singapore

cystic acne treatment singapore

Botulinum Toxin, or more commonly known as Botox, is a purified protein produced by a species of bacterium, Clostridium. Botox is a highly common non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to temporarily paralyze muscle and reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles.

This injectable treatment was initially approved for medical conditions such as eye muscle problems in the 1980s. It was approved in 2002 as a cosmetic treatment for frown lines and wrinkles around the corners of the eyes.

Treatment for wrinkles
Wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process, as the skin loses precious collagen. It is can also be caused by repetitive muscle movement over a period of time. Facial expressions like surprised, happy or angry cause creasing of the skin across various regions of the face. Over the years, these creases and lines will linger longer and become more pronounced.

Botox injections can visibility soften and smoothen facial wrinkle lines, by reducing the muscle action. This also helps to prevent further wrinkle formation.

Other applications of Botox
In addition to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can also be used to effectively treat other skin concerns and conditions such as:

Bruxism
It is a condition where there is involuntary excessive grinding of teeth or jaw clenching while asleep. A tell-tale symptom is often a dull, constant headache or sore jaw once you wake up. Individuals can also develop dental problems in the long run. A simple injection of Botox can be administered to the temporal and masseter muscles, which are used for chewing, to help relieve the symptoms of Bruxism.

Excessive sweating
Sweating plays a part in the body’s temperature control, where thermoregulation allows the body to maintain its core internal temperature. Unfortunately, hyperhidrosis can occur where one faces excessive sweating, beyond what is necessary to cool the body.

People who suffer from the condition tend to sweat uncontrollably, but there are also similar conditions like sweaty palms and excessive sweaty armpits. They may be affected psychologically, feeling embarrassed or shy away from socialising. The conditions are a result of hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system.

Botox can treat hyperhidrosis by blocking the secretion of a neurotransmitter that activates the sweat glands. This can help to significantly reduce sweating.

Oil and pore reduction
Sebaceous glands present in our skin pores are responsible for producing sebum to keep our skin lubricated. However, when there is excessive excretion of the amount of sebum required, this makes the skin oily and acne prone. Cystic acne can leave the skin with scarring, skin pigmentation, and enlarged pores.

Micro-injections of Botox can constrict enlarged pores and shrink down their appearance. As such, the surrounding muscles of the pores are restricted and reduce the hyperactivity of the sebaceous glands to reduce excessive oil production. This helps to minimize pores and likelihood of clogged pores where a pimple can easily develop. Additionally, the pores constriction gives a lifting and tightening effect, resulting in a more radiant complexion.

Used in conjunction with lasers or chemical peels, it is an effective option as an acne scar treatment in Singapore.

Botox treatment is available in our clinic. If you wish to seek more details on our wrinkle treatments and other treatments available, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.