Beauty in 60 days

Beauty in 60 days

Juggling a fulltime job and family life can take a toll on your sleep and your skin; so how do you look like you’ve accomplished everything without having broken your back?

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Dark Under Eye Circles

Restylane Tear Trough Treatment

This is a minimally invasive treatment which requires the injection of hyaluronic acid fillers under the eyes, resulting in the reduction of hollowness and lightening of colour and wrinkles under the eyes. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body and is present in large quantities in youthful skin.

For women – especially those of Indian descent like me – who have dark circles not because we haven’t had enough rest but we don’t have enough fat under the eyelids. It’s this lack of fat that causes the depression under the eyes and the dark purple and brown colour of the orbicularis oculi muscle to show through the thin lower eyelids.

The treatment alone takes 15 to 20 minutes, sans the registration, consultation, application of numbing cream and allowing it to set. Compared to other parts of the face like the lips, the pain perceived under the eyes is minimal, but having a blunt cannula or sharp needle manoeuvring under the skin can feel uncomfortable.

Call Dr Lam Bee Lan of Ageless Medical Centre. Visit agelessmedicalcentre.com for more information.

It depends on how many vials are used; each vial can cost between $800 to $900, depending on the severity of your condition. 

For Frown Lines & Tired-looking Faces

Dysport Dermalift

This is a minimally invasive treatment which requires the injection of botulinum toxin A into multiple sites on the face. Unlike conventional Botox injections which focuses the delivery of the toxin into the forehead (frontalis) muscle, this technique delivers some of the toxin directly into the skin. The result is a naturally lifted face that allows you to wear your facial expressions while smoothening out your frown lines (glabellar lines). It could be an ideal treatment for your man too if he’s a habitual frowner and wants to look more relaxed.

The treatment alone takes 15 minutes, sans the registration, consultation, application of numbing cream and allowing it to set. The pain is minimal, much like the “pinprick” feeling that you get when you thread or pluck your eyebrows. There is zero downtime.

A month before the big day, but for some people full effects can set in as early as a week.

Call Dr Lam Bee Lan of Ageless Medical Centre. Visit agelessmedicalcentre.com for more information.

It depends on how many vials are used; prices start from $700.

For Pigmentation

RevLite Treatment

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This is a non-invasive treatment perfect for clearing and brightening sallow complexions. The PhotoAcoustic Techology Pulse (PTP) used by this laser encourages collagen renewal and manages a variety of skin conditions including wrinkles and acne scars and unwanted pigmentation. This laser can treat all skin colours safely, even tanned skin. It’s also recommended as a post-hair removal treatment for countering hyper-pigmentation.

It emits light in short, quick pulses. Most people experience a tingling sensation as the laser is being applied to the skin. It’s not particularly painful but you may request to apply numbing cream before treating an area for a more comfortable session.

Weekly treatments can achieve an overall rejuvenated appearance. But if you have more pronounced acne scars, wrinkles and pigmentation, starting treatments earlier is recommended.

Call Dr Janice Khoo of The Rafflesian Clinic & Surgery at www.drjanicekhoo.com/the-rafflesian-clinic-surgery/

Price depends on the size of area to be treated.

For Removing Unwanted Hair

Candela GentleMax Laser Hair Removal

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This is the gold standard for hair removal suitable for all skin types, colours and for most areas on the body. We much prefer this to old school waxing; regardless of the quality of wax and the proficiency of your therapist, ingrown hair, inflammation, “chicken skin syndrome” and hyper-pigmentation are common and frequently occurring problems with waxing.

The probe is the industry’s largest spot size, allowing for shorter treatment times. To maximise patient’s comfort, every shot of laser – which feels like the snap of a rubber band against bare skin – is followed by a cool burst of cryogen. The hair will fall out naturally over the next few days with finer hair regrowth. This treatment can be painful particularly if applied on the bikini line.

Call KCS Medical Group at www.kcsmedicalgroup.com

Price depends on the size of area to be treated.

 

 

Author

Nanny Eliana has a day job as a public relations consultant and is married to a cat and a former major from the British Parachute Regiment. Her objective in life is to retire in Bali and publish her first novel, not necessarily in that order.

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