Acne, Scar

- Oct 8, 2021

What is Acne Scar & What Causes Acne Scar?

What Are Acne Scars? Even after acne symptoms clear up, there may still be some discolouration or scarring left behind by those symptoms. That is known as Acne Scarring. Types of Acne Scarring Acne Scarring may range from mild “scarring” such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which refers to red or brown discoloured spots, to depressed scars, which are usually grouped into three categories, boxcar scars, icepick scars and rolling scars. Boxcar scars are wide and U-shaped with sharp edges. Rolling scars are wide with rounded edges and an irregular rolling shape. Icepick scars are deep and narrow, resembling small round or oval holes. Acne scarring usually comes in a combination of scar types. At our clinic, we offer a variety of treatment options to provide the most suitable plan for your unique skin condition. How Do You Treat Acne Scarring? Peels exfoliate the surface of the skin, which helps to improve skin texture, fill in depressed scars and clear pigmentation from within. Chemical peels cause the top layers of the epidermis to peel off, boosting cell turnover and renewal rate. How Do Chemical Peels Work? Depending on your skin condition and the depth of the pigmentation or scarring, our doctors will prescribe either milder peels such as ones using Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), or stronger peels that use trichloroacetic acid (TCA). The skin will produce more collagen in reaction to old skin peeling off, which breaks down the pigmentation and helps to “fill in” the depression left by the scar.

V Face

- Oct 1, 2021

Facial Contouring or V Face

What Is Facial Contouring? Having a v-shaped jawline, plump and full cheeks while minimising wrinkles is the gold-standard of Asian beauty. However, it can be difficult to achieve without professional help, especially as many Asian faces tend to be square or have more muscles near the jawline. At our clinic, we offer a variety of treatments to help you achieve a smaller, slimmer face. How Can You Achieve A Slimmer Face Shape/Jawline? To achieve a slimmer jawline, the muscles around the jaw need to be relaxed. Asians tend to have square jaws due to strong jaw muscles in that area creating a stocky silhouette. Botulinum Toxin A, is a protein produced by certain species of bacterium. The botulinum toxin brands that are approved in Singapore are Dysport, Botox, and Xeomin. How Does Botox Work? It blocks selected chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals which cause muscles to contract. Injecting Botulinum Toxin A into the jaw muscles relaxes the jaw muscles and prevent them from contracting and becoming bulky, which then creates a shaper, slender V-shaped face that is the most desired facial silhouette that most people look for. How Can You Achieve A More Defined/Sharper Chin? To achieve a sharper, defined or pronounced chin, we offer chin fillers, which may help lengthen and project the chin forward to enchance the facial profile from front and side views. Fillers may also help to even skin texture such as dimpling or “pebbled” skin in the area that is often caused by


- Oct 7, 2020

What Cause Maskne & How To Treat

Masks have been mandated in several different nations for a while now due to Covid-19. Though masks have been effective in controlling the source of the virus, they have also been proven to be quite exasperating when it comes to our skin. With masks, I’m sure you have experienced “maskne” or acne mechanica (acne bred from the use and wear of masks). Maskne is essentially standard acne but the source of which it comes from is the environment that is being created by the masks.Occlusion and friction on the skin are a few things that occur when we wear masks for long periods of time. On top of the occlusion and friction, the breath and the sweat we produce provides our skin with a moist environment within the walls of our masks. This makes the perfect petri dish for bacteria, thus increasing the chances of breaking out. The moist environment is suitable for our excess skin oils to proliferate and for bacteria to become trapped in between our mask and our skin, thus clogging pores and breeding acne. If you’ve recently been breaking out or acne is an issue that is relatively new to you or, perhaps, your skin has gotten worse in recent weeks, you’re most likely experiencing maskne. If the treatment you’ve been using at home – such as your cleansers or moisturizers – hasn’t been working, you may want to seek clinical treatment. Your skin is your largest organ, so it’s best you take good care


- Jan 9, 2020

What is Acne & What Causes Acne?

We have been there. Staring at the mirror, eyes fixed on those small, red and painful bumps that won’t go away. A quick search online for home remedies seems to have little effect. Often called pimples, this term is simply just one type of acne. Many others remain depending on the severity of the condition. Sometimes, it is confusing because these lumps can be mistaken for other skin conditions as well. For both men and women alike, the appearance of acne is never welcomed. What is there to know about this skin condition that affects so many worldwide of all ages and genders? As they say, knowing your enemy well is half the battle won. By gaining a deeper understanding of what acne is, you can better know how to prevent it and when to seek proper treatment. What is Acne? Acne is a skin condition that occurs in people of all ages. It can be found primarily on the face, forehead, scalp, back, shoulders and chest. These areas contain the most oil glands and therefore have the greatest possibility of acne showing up. Acne can be stubbornly persistent on the skin, with more emerging after treatment. Therefore, much patience and diligence are required in the healing process. Causes of Acne When oil glands joined to hair follicles are triggered during puberty or hormonal changes, acne can occur. The hair follicle becomes plugged by oil and dead skin cells when oil production increases. This follicle grows and may burst,

Hifu, Ultherapy

- Dec 17, 2019

Ultherapy® vs HIFU (High-intensity focused ultrasound): Is there a Right Choice For You?

The often-terrifying spectre of aging is one that haunts us all. It starts out with a few wrinkles, before devolving into a jumble of age spots and saggy skin that’s enough to send you reeling. You can dread it, or even try to flee, but any attempt to avoid it only prolongs the inevitable. If this sounds like a terribly bleak prognosis, fret not—for the solution to all of your troubles may be just around the corner. With a variety of new and targeted treatments like Ultherapy®, which is a type of HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) device, the process of aging has never met more formidable foes. So, Ultherapy® is essentially the same as HIFU? Yes, and No! Ultherapy® is a brand that is recognised globally in the aesthetic world for more than a decade and more than 1 million cases has been performed worldwide so far. Ultherapy® is a medical device and that is approved by FDA, the United States’ Food & Drug Administration (US FDA) for lifting and tightening skin. It is a non-surgical lifting treatment meant for browlift, lower face and submental (jawline), neck and décolletage (upper chest). As it is a medical device that has to be registered with the Singapore’s Health and Sciences Authority (HSA), only medical doctors are allowed to deliver the treatment with the Ultherapy® Device in Singapore. Whereas for other HIFU devices, there are many brands available in the market such as ultraformer, ultraskin, Hi-queen, doublo and more. There are Korean