(Courtesy of JUVÉDERM®)
Fillers are compounds injected into the skin to increase and restore volume to a particular area. Many types of fillers are available in the market, but for safety purposes, we only use hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our bodies, therefore it is a safer alternative to other fillers.
Fillers are used to combat signs of aging. Such signs typically occur when there is a loss of fat, volume and skin elasticity. Other factors include skeletal regression and gravity. It is this loss of facial volume and deflation that causes people to look older.
Fillers, however, restore facial volume, thus, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Fillers are commonly used in Nose, Cheek, Lip, and Chin augmentations. They are also used to improve Atrophic scars, smooth the Nasolabial folds (smile lines) and to minimize the Tear troughs/ Eye bags.
The procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. A local anesthetic will be applied to ensure maximum comfort for you, and there will be little to no downtime afterwards.
With regards to results, the effects of hyaluronic acid fillers can last from 9 -18 months!
(Courtesy of BOTOX®)
Botox is a purified protein and its main mode of action is relaxing the muscle that it’s placed into.
Botox has several applications, including but not limited to:
- Improving Wrinkles (Forehead lines, Frown lines, Crow’s Feet)
- Sculpting the jaw line to give it a V-shape Face
- Shaping the Brow/ Browlift
- Improving a “gummy smile” (too much gum is revealed when smiling)
- Shrinking bulky calves to give legs a long and slender look
Wrinkles appear due to multifactorial contributions:
- Movement of facial muscles
- Loss of skin elasticity and volume
- Loss of moisture in the skin
- Skin damage from UV exposure
The V-shaped face is a heart-shaped or oval-shaped face that is a symbol of female beauty. It gives a person a young, rejuvenated and elegant look that is highly sought after. Here at M- Aesthetics, we provide a customized treatment therapy to achieve this desired look without surgery!
Botox can be administered to the brow region to shape it and give it a lift so as to give a more refreshed look and appearance!
It can be aesthetically not pleasing to some when too much gum is revealed during smiling. With the placement of botox into certain facial muscles, this “gummy smile” can be improved almost immediately and with no downtime.
For those that have been plagued with large calves and would like to reduce its size, botox can be utilised to shrink these muscles to give the legs a long and slender look.
The procedure consists of Botox being administered into the targeted muscle to relax it. There is no downtime required afterwards, and the whole process takes approximately 15-30 minutes. Effects for wrinkles are usually seen within 1 week while maximal effects of jaw line slimming are usually seen within 6 – 8 weeks.
Chemical peels are mild acids that are applied to the skin to remove any dead skin cells and other superficial aspects that give skin a dull look.
Effects of chemical peels include:
- Improves Pigmentation
- Pore tightening
- Improving the Texture of the skin
- Enhance penetration of topical products
- Gives the skin a Glow
The chemical peel is gently applied, multiple layers may be required to achieve the desired effect. The chemicals stay on the skin for a few minutes before being neutralised/ removed. There is usually no downtime associated with this procedure.
Lasers deliver precise beams of light energy that target chromophores (light absorbing components) in the skin to achieve a desired effect. With our lasing system, a multitude of conditions can be treated with precision.
Pigmentation of the skin is a common problem, especially in tropical locations such as Singapore. A major contributing factor is exposure to UV radiation from the sun, resulting in an increased production of pigment in the skin.
Common conditions include melasma, freckles, age spots, nevus of Ota and Hori’s nevus.
These can be adequately treated with the utilization of customized tropical creams, oral brightening medications, with our pigment specific laser etc. The downtime depends on the procedure that was performed and can range from a few days to none at all.
The laser is able to selectively target pigment in the skin to improve unwanted pigmented lesions.
Rejuvenation & Pore Tightening
As we age, lax and saggy skin is one of the greatest fears we have to face, due to the loss of elasticity in our skin, the loss of collagen, and the loss of volume. At M-Aesthetics, we are able to stimulate collagen production, and rejuvenate the skin! Our procedures will also tighten the pores to give skin a smoother look, and a homogenous texture.
Acne outbreaks are a bane to deal with, and they affect a person both outside and in. Not only unsightly, acne spots can leave behind scars that are difficult to remove. Our unique laser specifically targets inflammatory acne and post-acne erythema to eradicate active acne. In doing so, redness of the skin caused by acne will also be reduced, as will sebum production, the main cause of an acne outbreak. Acne scars are resurfaced with our radiofrequency technology to produce smoother and softer skin like never before!
Melasma is a common skin problem that causes brown patches on the face. Such unsightly pigmentation can be easily remedied with careful administration of laser energy in combination with our other specialised treatment options. Aside from melasma, M-Aesthetics is also able to treat a host of other pigmentation-related conditions with our wide array of equipment and technology.
Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars occur because of abnormal wound healing. These scars are thick, and may cause itching and tenderness. Other than the conventional treatment of steroid injection, we have a unique combination to give you the results you desire!
For tattoo removal, it is inevitable that multiple sessions will be required. However, our lasers are still more than capable of targeting the tattoo pigments embedded in the skin, and removing them. Unfortunately, green colored ink is not amendable to the laser. The individual sessions will be a month or so apart, and it takes a few days to recover from each session.
RADIO-FREQUENCY AND RESURFACING
Radiofrequency is used to deliver heat energy to the deeper skin layers to promote collagen neogenesis, so that desirable results can be achieved.
Our radiofrequency treatments are used to tighten saggy and lax skin, improve wrinkles, and provide a lifting effect to the face and neck. And if that wasn’t enough, we are also able to resurface the skin to improve its texture and to give your skin a lovely glow!
The procedure of tightening and firming is NON-INVASIVE, requires ZERO DOWNTIME, and improves your overall look.
Downtime for skin resurfacing varies for different individuals but on average takes 3 days.
HIGH INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY
Our High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology is able to provide a powerful lifting and tightening effect in the skin that is highly sought after. Such effects include Brow, Face and Neck lifts.
All of these options are NON-SURGICAL and require NO DOWNTIME. Our technology is also able to give the face the desired V-shape, with reported effects that can last up to 1 year! Our Ultrasound Machine specifically targets deep layers of the skin (Dermis) and the Superficial Muscular Aponeurosis System (SMAS). It is one of the latest technologies in aesthetic medicine!
Mechanism of Action
2 layers are targeted:
– Deep skin layer (Dermis): For collagen stimulation, tightening and firming
– SMAS: For Face-lifting
The procedure takes about 60-90 minutes, and NO DOWNTIME is required.
Thread lifting has been gaining popularity over the years because of its’ powerful lifting effects against sagging. Be it different parts of the face or a stubborn double chin, thread lifting can be utilised to tighten and lift.
Common areas that can be lifted and tightened:
– Browlifts for droopy brows
– Saggy Jawlines
– Double Chin
At M-Aesthetics, we combine different types of internationally renown threads and techniques to provide maximal results!
Treatment can take anywhere from 30 mins to over an hour depending on the extent of treatment.
During the procedure, topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure maximum comfort during the procedure.
There is no to minimal downtime post treatment and results can last up to 18 months !