You could be doing everything right – drinking enough water, eating a balanced diet, being well-rested, using the best products – but still deal with breakouts, rashes, and other skin issues. Our skin has a tough job to do – it’s not only responsible for protecting us against the harsh elements of the earth, but can also give a boost to our confidence.
If you think you need additional help to keep your skin looking at its glowing best, even without makeup, here are our expert recommended procedures.
1) Spectra XT™ Laser Peel
A multi-platform laser with the power to give results equivalent to three different procedures, Spectra XT is sometimes called the ‘Hollywood peel’ for a good reason! Unlike conventional peels, this is suitable for all skin types and tackles the skin problems from deep down.
It works by covering the skin with a carbon face mask and passing the laser over the skin, breaking down pigments in the process. The results are such that it removes up to 80 microns of dead skin cells from the top layers of the skin leaving it fresh and revitalized.
This laser shrinks oil glands and enlarged pores and thus, offering a solution for inflammatory acne, fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin. The entire process takes only 45 minutes or less and can be performed every 2-3 weeks. This laser is also used for Melasma treatment.
The Spectra XT laser peel treatment has these potential benefits:
- Rosacea and acne treatment
- Reduction of age spots
- Minimising large pores
- Skin rejuvenation
- Brightening and tightening of the skin
- Improves skin tone, texture, and elasticity
- Laser tattoo removal
2) Juvederm Volite
Juvederm Volite is an innovation in the injectable range of treatments that can improve your skin for up to 9 months. Unlike a dermal filler, Volite is a fast-acting hyaluronic acid (HA) gel injected into the middle layers of the dermis to nourish it from the inside.
Hyaluronic acid, a molecule that holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water, occurs naturally in our body but begins to deplete as we age. Thus, this treatment is perfect for those who want to improve their overall skin quality as it drastically improves elasticity and hydration of your face, neck, and décolletage.
The best part of this treatment is that it requires one treatment session, is suitable for all skin types, and offers amazing results like:
- Instant hydration due to the high water-binding capacity of hyaluronic acid
- Increased skin elasticity due to stimulation of collagen
- Smoothening of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines
3) HIFU Facelift
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment is highly sought after as it works by activating the body’s own healing process and thus, helping sagging skin to tighten itself and become more firm. The ultrasound therapy procedure uses a targeted input of ultrasound energy that reaches deep tissue layers of the skin, triggering a natural skin response.
Being entirely non-invasive, the HIFU treatment works as a facelift by tightening the skin, shrinking pores, and creating a desirable ‘V’ shape of the face. The procedure takes 60-90 minutes and is virtually painless so you can go about your daily activities right after. So effective is this treatment that most patients see 20% of results the very next day and the finality of results last for up to two years.
The benefits of the HIFU facelift treatment are:
- Reduction of wrinkles
- Non-surgical face-lifting
- Correction of the facial shape
- Tightening of the décolletage
4) Fractional CO2 Laser
The CO2 has the longest wavelength of all the lasers in the industry and thus, is excellent in treating deep wrinkles, severe textural damage, acne, and traumatic scars. This procedure works by taking CO2 laser beam and pixelating the beam into little shafts of light that penetrates the deeper layers of the skin. The “collateral” heat damage to the skin shrinks existing collagen.
All of the top layers of skin are targeted with carbon dioxide, an ultra-pulse beam that eliminates aging and damaged skin cells. The Fractional CO2 laser works on microscopic areas of the skin by passing pulses of light through layers of the skin causing controlled damage to the skin, triggering the skin’s natural healing process as a response.
This controlled damage trains the skin cells to grow back stronger and firmer, causing the skin to become smoother on the treatment area. Blood vessels and nerve endings in the new layer of skin tighten as they heal, producing a smooth texture and bright complexion.
Each Fractional CO2 laser session lasts an average of one hour but can be accompanied by a slight sunburned feeling, followed by some peeling. Most patients describe feeling a ‘sunburn’ that should not persist beyond five days.
Usually, one treatment session provides good results but if the desired areas are sensitive, multiple sessions may be advantageous. Using sunscreen on a regular basis and establishing a daily skincare routine will aid in lasting results.
The Fractional CO2 laser effectively treats:
- Fine lines by stimulating collagen
- Loose skin on the face
- Wrinkles by peeling away older skin
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Pigmentation issues
- Surgical scars
5) Venus Viva Radiofrequency
An all-in-one skin rejuvenation treatment, the Venus Viva radiofrequency reduces textural irregularities such as scarring, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Delivering heat energy using a combination of NanoFractional Radio Frequency™ and SmartScan™ technology, Venus Viva rebuilds skin tissue for a smoother and a beautiful complexion.
With a minimal downtime of 3 to 5 days and nearly no discomfort, this procedure is safe for all skin types. Venus Viva is remarkable in its ability to correct skin concerns and provide benefits such as:
- Diminishing fine lines, wrinkles, and deep folds
- Tightening and firming loose skin
- Decreasing visible pores
- Reducing acne scars and pigmentation
- Correcting rosacea and other textural irregularities
- Eliminating skin dullness and other signs of aging
M Aesthetic Clinic offers these latest procedures for aesthetic facial rejuvenation, making it a preferred choice for many clients in Singapore. We take great pride in helping our patients look and feel their best by enhancing their natural beauty and are glad to help you on your journey to crystal clear skin!