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Threadlifts: 3 Things You Need To Know

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Been thinking about a threadlift for a while but still on the fence? We highlight 3 benefits of threadlifts that’d be good to know:


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It’s a good middle ground
If you’ve been wanting a facelift to lift and tighten skin but were too scared of the surgery, threadlifts could be a procedure to consider seriously. They make for a good middle ground between a full surgical facelift and the usual quick fixes – botulinum toxin anti-wrinkle injections or fillers.

A traditional facelift is pretty invasive, with large incisions to the skin and significant tissue dissection. This can be a scary thought for most!

Botulinum toxin injections or fillers on the other hand, can provide a quick fix and lift skin, but sometimes that may not be enough. In some cases, if a lot of fillers are required to lift the skin that it makes one’s face look unnaturally full, a threadlift might be more effective instead.


LS Aesthetic Clinic | Threadlifts to Lift and Tighten Skin


You have more options
The flexibility of a threadlift treatment allows doctors to have more options when planning a personalised anti-aging treatment plan for you.

Depending on your doctor’s recommendations, threadlifts can also be combined with fillers, botulinum toxin injections, or skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy or radiofrequency as part of your anti-aging treatment plan.

For instance, threadlifts can be combined with fillers to volumise one’s face, for a more youthful look. Threadlifts can also be combined with botulinum toxin injects to remove dynamic wrinkles.


LS Aesthetic Clinic | Threadlifts to Lift and Tighten Skin


Downtime is minimal
Compared to a surgical facelift, the downtime from a threadlift is minimal.

There might be slight bruising and swelling at the treatment area but this should subside in a few days. This means: less social downtime, and less time that you have to stay away from doing things you love!


Curious about how a threadlift procedure is like? Read more of our FAQ here.

For more information on our threadlift treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > 5 Surprising Reasons for Your Dark Eye Circles

5 Surprising Reasons for Your Dark Eye Circles

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Troubled by dark eye circles even though you've been getting enough sleep? You'd be surprised to know that there are more potential causes for your dark eye circles apart from fatigue.

We list down 5 surprising reasons for those annoying panda eyes that you might not have realised:

1. Eczema
While the eczema itself doesn’t directly lead to dark eye circles per se, the itch from the eczema could. Excessive rubbing of the undereye area can damage the delicate blood vessels in the undereye area.

Since the skin around the undereye area tends to be more transparent, the broken blood vessels can make the skin appear darkened and bruised.


Dark Eye Circles Laser Treatment | LS Aesthetic Clinic


2. Allergies
Allergies, on the other hand, can trigger histamines in our bodies that cause our blood vessels to dilate – this can cause these swollen blood vessels to appear darker than the rest of the face.


3. Genetics
Dark eye circles can also be an unfortunate genetic trait. If this applies to you, you can blame your parents for this! Hereditary dark eye circles tends to occur more frequently in those with Mediterranean backgrounds.


4. Sun Exposure
Too much exposure to the sun cause sun damage – and given that the skin around our eyes tends to be delicate and more transparent, any form of sun damage tends to appear as darkened rings around our eyes. So don’t forget your sunscreen!


Dark Eye Circles Laser Treatment


5. Sunken Tear Troughs
Sometimes our dark eye circles aren’t actually dark eye circles, but could be the result of sunken tear troughs instead.

Tear troughs refer to the grooves between your lower eyelid and your cheek. Some people tend to have a facial bone structure that makes them more predisposed to have sunken tear troughs. These can create the illusion of dark circles around our eyes, making us look tired and haggard.

Fortunately, sunken tear troughs can be easily treated with undereye hyaluronic acid fillers. This is a simple, non-surgical, less than 30-minute treatment with close to no downtime. And as with most fillers, results can be seen immediately!


Sunken Tear Troughs Fillers | LS Aesthetic Clinic

If you find yourself with panda eyes as a result of the above, don’t fret! The first step would be to make changes to your habits if you can, such as switching out that mascara that’s irritating you, or remembering to wear sunscreen whenever you’re exposed to the sun.

If you’d like to treat your dark eye circles more aggressively, you can try our dark eye circles laser treatment, a non-surgical, non-invasive laser treatment to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles. Click here to find out more!

For more information on our eye laser treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > Now, You Can Laser Away Your Dark Eye Circles

Now, You Can Laser Away Your Dark Eye Circles

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Dark eye circles: otherwise known as the bane of our lives. We hear people complaining about this all the time and how they wish they had more sleep!


Laser Treatments for Dark Eye Circles | LS Aesthetic Clinic

There are primarily 2 main causes of dark eye circles:

Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is caused by excessive melanin production – melanin being the substance that gives our skin its colour – resulting in skin darkening. There are a number of factors that can trigger hyperpigmentation: too much exposure to the sun, hormones, or even skin allergies like eczema or irritation from unsuitable cosmetics.

Blood Vessels
Due to the skin under the eyes tending to be thinner and more transparent, blood vessels can be seen more clearly. As our skin tends to transmit blue light better, the blood vessels under the eye give off a bluish and brownish appearance.

Dark eye circles are one of the most common aesthetic problems we face, yet in comparison, one of the most challenging to treat, as the skin around the eyes is thinner, more delicate, and more transparent.





However, not all hope is lost! Dark eye circles – whether they’re caused by pigmentation or blood vessels – can be treated by lasers. If the first thing that came to your mind was LASIK, don’t worry, it’s definitely nowhere near that level of invasiveness! To ease any concerns you might have and to get rid of any misconceptions, we’ve rounded up some FAQ on our dark eye circles laser treatment below:

What happens during a laser treatment?
Don’t worry – it’s nothing like LASIK! It’s a non-surgical, non-invasive laser treatment that targets the undereye area to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles.

First, we cleanse the treatment area to ensure that there is no eye makeup residue; after which we apply a numbing cream to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

After Dr Kok calibrates the laser settings to best suit your skin condition, he will then direct the laser across your undereye area. You might feel a mild prickly sensation, but most patients find it tolerable. The treatment should take about 15-20 minutes.


Is there any downtime? Any there any special precautions I should take note of?
Not at all! There is no downtime and side effects are minimal to none – you can resume your daily routine and wear makeup immediately.

For more information on our eye laser treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > 5 Common Pigmentation Myths... Busted

5 Common Pigmentation Myths... Busted

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Heard from a friend that facial scrubs could help with that stubborn pigmentation spot? While your friend probably means well, that old wives’ tale can actually end up harming – instead of helping – your skin.

To clear up the confusion surrounding pigmentation, we debunk 5 common myths that we’ve heard over the years:

Myth 1: Using a facial scrub or exfoliant can remove my stubborn pigmentation.
Exfoliating can seem like an intuitive way to get rid of unwanted blemishes on your face, but you’ll realise the flaw in that logic once you know more about how pigmentation is caused.

Pigmentation is caused by melanocytes or pigment-producing skin cells – this gives our skin its colour. Melanocytes are generally triggered to produce more melanin (i.e. giving rise to darker spots on our skin such as melasma, freckles, or age spots) by excessive exposure to UV rays or hormonal changes in our bodies. Given that they are cells located deep within our skin, they can’t be removed simply by exfoliating the top layers of our skin!

In fact, over-vigorous exfoliation can end up disrupting the protective layer of our skin, making our skin more sensitive. Instead, consult a doctor for a mode of treatment suitable for your skin condition, be it prescription lightening creams or laser treatments.


Pigmentation Lightening Creams & Laser Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Myth 2: If I avoid the sun at all costs, I will be pigmentation-free!
Oh how we wish that were true… but unfortunately pigmentation can also be caused by aging, irritation from cosmetics, or hormonal changes from pregnancy or birth control pills.

Nevertheless, it’s still important to avoid unnecessary UV exposure. Make sure you apply a good broad spectrum sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30 and protects against UVA/UVB rays.



Myth 3: If I’m indoors, I won’t be directly under the sun, so I won’t get pigmentation and I won’t have to apply sunscreen.
That’s definitely not true! UV rays can still penetrate through windows, causing your skin to develop wrinkles and pigmentation over time.

This holds especially true if you’re catching a flight: UV rays are way more intense when you’re thousands of feet above ground, since you’re much closer to the sun. Whether or not you’ve got the coveted window seat, don’t forget to bring along sunscreen during your next getaway!


Pigmentation Lightening Creams & Laser Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Myth 4: Once it’s gone, it won’t come back.
This is a myth we wished were true. Unfortunately, given the fact that UV exposure, the aging process, and hormonal changes are all dynamic processes, pigmentation will keep developing.

What current pigmentation treatments, such as chemical peels, lightening creams, or laser treatments, can do is to reduce the appearance of existing pigmentation, preventing it from getting darker and delay any re-emergence of previous pigmentation.



Myth 5: Hydroquinone, a popular depigmentation agent, will peel off my skin.
As mentioned in our 10 Skincare Ingredients You Should Know blog post, hydroquinone is a compound commonly used to lighten dark patches of skin, such as melasma, freckles, or age spots. It does so by disrupting the pigmentation formation process and increasing the breakdown of melanin pigment granules in the skin’s pigment cells, thereby causing your skin to appear fairer.

Therefore, rest assured! Hydroquinone doesn’t peel off your skin in order to reveal lighter-looking skin. Hydroquinone should also be prescribed by doctors as it is a controlled drug, and in controlled amounts according to your skin condition, ensuring that the concentration level is just right for you.

For more information on our pigmentation treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > Ultherapy vs HIFU: What's The Difference Really?

Ultherapy vs HIFU: What's The Difference Really?

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Ultherapy? HIFU?
You might’ve heard these buzzwords being thrown around and how they can help in anti-aging and skin tightening, but what are they really?

Essentially, Ultherapy and HIFU are medical devices that deliver precise amounts of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy into your skin. This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment has the effect of stimulating collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and causing skin to look younger, firmer, and more supple.

But with so many HIFU devices in the market – Ultraformer, Doublo-S, and Ablatherm, just to name a few – it can be confusing to figure out the difference between Ultherapy and other HIFU devices.

We break down the major differences between Ultherapy and other HIFU devices for you:

1. Ultherapy has FDA Approval
The Ulthera machine that provides Ultherapy skin tightening is a type of HIFU device, but it is the only HIFU device approved by the United States’ Food & Drug Administration (US FDA) for lifting and tightening skin, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the face, neck and chest.

The US FDA is known for being stringent when it comes to safety and efficacy, and its approval of Ultherapy brings about assurances of effectiveness and safety.

This is especially important given the many different types of HIFU devices we see in the market these days. Not all HIFU devices are of medical-grade standards, neither are all HIFU devices recognised by Singapore’s Health & Sciences Authority (HSA) – hence there is a need to take extra precaution. Just to be on the safe side, our clients prefer Ultherapy for ease of mind!



2. Ultherapy is performed by doctors only
The Ultherapy skin tightening treatment can only be performed by licensed doctors in Singapore; these high medical standards set by HSA ensures that Ultherapy is conducted in a safe manner for the benefit of all patients.

HIFU treatments however, are not as regulated – they can be performed by either doctors or beauticians. Should you wish to go ahead with a HIFU treatment, it is best to clarify whether your treatment will be carried out by a doctor, as there have been cases of partial blindness and facial burns from the improper usage of HIFU machines stemming from inadequate anatomical knowledge.


Ultherapy Skin Tightening HIFU Treatment | LS Aesthetic Clinic


3. Ultherapy has ultrasound imaging
Ulthera is the only HIFU machine to have ultrasound imaging, effectively allowing Dr Kok to see the layers of skin tissue he is targeting. This allows him to accurately place the Ultherapy device and effectively target problem areas. Ultrasound imaging works like how one would imagine in an ultrasound pregnancy scan.


Ultherapy Skin Tightening HIFU Treatment | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Ultherapy effectively targets 2 areas – 1) the dermis (where our collagen is structurally located) and 2) the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) muscle (a tough, deep layer of muscles and fibrous tissue that forms the structure of the face and neck – this is the layer that plastic surgeons work on when doing a facelift!).

When targeting the dermis, the focused ultrasound pulses delivered by Ultherapy stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, resulting in increased collagen and firmer, younger-looking skin over time.

When Ultherapy targets the SMAS muscle, the ultrasound energy delivered has an effect of tightening the fibrous tissue in the SMAS, causing one to have a lifted, rejuvenated appearance.


Ultherapy Skin Tightening HIFU Treatment | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Given the importance of directing ultrasound waves into the right parts of the facial structure, the ultrasound imaging in the Ulthera device helps Dr Kok reliably target focused ultrasound energy into the dermis and the SMAS muscle, providing added security and in turn bringing about effective results.

For more information on Ultherapy, head here for a comprehensive FAQ list. If you'd like to learn more about our Ultherapy services, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > All Your Burning Questions re Pigmentation: Answered

All Your Burning Questions re Pigmentation: Answered

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Dealing with unwanted brown patches on our skin can be such a struggle, especially when we make all sorts of efforts to care for our skin and stay away from the sun. What can we do? Is there something we’re not doing right?

We’ve rounded up some of the most common questions we received about pigmentation and answered them below:

Why do I still have pigmentation when I’ve been making effort to wear sunscreen?
First of all, good on you for making the effort to apply sunscreen! That’s the first step in a preventive skincare routine against pigmentation. However, while you will reduce your chances of getting pigmentation and reduce the likelihood of existing pigmentation getting darker, UV exposure is not the only reason for getting pigmentation.

Pigmentation can also be caused by aging, irritation from unsuitable cosmetics, hormonal changes from pregnancy, or genetics.


How can I treat my pigmentation?
Not all pigmentation is the same – different types of pigmentation have different underlying causes and as a result, have different treatment plans.

Pigmentation can generally classified into 2 categories: superficial and deep pigmentation:

Superficial Pigmentation
Superficial pigmentation tends to reside in the epidermis, the outer layer of our skin, and tends to be light brown in colour. More common examples of superficial pigmentation include freckles.

Laser Treatments for Melasma, Freckles, Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic
Deep Pigmentation
Deep pigmentation, as the name suggests, tends to reside in deeper skin layers such as the dermis. Dermal pigmentation tends to be dark brown or grey-brown in colour, and common examples include melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) (e.g. the small brown mark that’s left after a pimple has subsided, especially if you’ve squeezed it!).


Laser Treatments for Melasma, Freckles, Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Sometimes people have a mix of both superficial and deep pigmentation – you will require a doctor’s expertise to correctly identify this.

Hence, when diagnosed correctly by an experienced doctor, different types of pigmentation can be successfully reduced in different ways, ranging from laser treatments and chemical peels, to prescription-only pigmentation lightening creams.


Beauty salons also offer laser facials too though, what’s the difference?
Note that it’s illegal for beauticians to conduct laser treatments in Singapore – these can only be conducted by doctors.

It’s important to note too that “laser facials” could possibly be intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments – IPL and lasers are not the same thing!

IPL does not focus light into the skin and penetrate as deep as laser treatments do, and hence IPL works at a lower light energy to treat pigmentation.

Hence, while IPL can help rejuvenate your skin, if it’s stubborn deep pigmentation you’re looking to treat, there might not be much effect.

Not all lasers are the same too – different lasers with different settings and wavelengths are used to treat different types of pigmentation, depending on the depth of the pigmentation. Hence, it’s important that this is calibrated and performed by an experienced doctor.


Does it mean the more laser treatments I do, the better?
Adhering to a structured treatment protocol will help you achieve your ideal skin condition and reduce pigmentation. Generally, a laser treatment is done once every 3-4 weeks, for about 6 sessions. This may be tweaked depending on the doctor’s diagnosis of your skin condition.

Doing it more often than that – such as at clinics that offer 1-2 mins of laser that are repeated up to 3-7 times per week – can actually result in negative side effects. Your skin needs time to recover after each laser treatment, but due to the too-frequent laser sessions, the melanocytes (cells that produce pigmentation) might die, instead resulting in hypopigmentation (white patches on skin).

Furthermore, such types of low-cost, 1-2 mins laser treatments are generally standardised at only 1 wavelength and low power settings, making them not tailored to your specific needs. Remember! Different types of pigmentation occur at different depths of your skin, and require different laser wavelengths and calibrations for effective targeting.

Laser Treatments for Melasma, Freckles, Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic
Will my pigmentation reappear after treatment?
Due to aging, hormonal changes, or UV exposure, pigmentation may recur. Hence, it’s important to keep a preventive routine of sunscreen, topical creams, and/or maintenance laser treatments to prevent your pigmentation from getting even darker.

For more information on our pigmentation treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > The 10 Skincare Ingredients You Should Know

The 10 Skincare Ingredients You Should Know

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If the term “benzoyl peroxide” sounds like an insecticide and “ceramide” makes you think of your pottery class, you’re probably not the only one. These terms are in fact beneficial skin care ingredients for our skin, but it’s not easy keeping up to date with all the different ingredients that can fix our skincare woes.

That’s why we rounded 10 of the top skincare ingredients that you should find in your beauty products, and what they can do for your skin. Note that due to their specific uses, some ingredients may be more suited to certain skin conditions, such as acne-prone skin. Read on for more details!


AHA/BHA
Definition: Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA) are naturally-occurring gentle acids that act as exfoliants, helping us to get rid of dead skin cells that build up on our skin and clog our pores.

Both AHAs and BHAs can help to:

  • Improve dull and uneven skin tones
  • Smooth out rough skin textures
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Common examples of AHAs include glycolic acid, lactic acid, and malic acid. Common examples of BHAs include salicylic acid.

The amount of exfoliation that occurs depends on the strength of these acids, with stronger formulas being available by prescription only.

How it works: While both AHAs and BHAs work to exfoliate our skin, they have minor differences. AHAs are water soluble and tend to work on the skin’s surface, while BHAs are oil soluble and tend to work on both the skin’s surface and at a deeper level, inside pores. BHAs also have skin-soothing properties, making them a good skincare ingredient for oily, acne-prone skin or sensitive, rosacea-prone skin.


AHA BHA for Healthy Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Benzoyl Peroxide
Definition: This antibacterial ingredient is great for killing acne-causing bacteria.

How it works: Benzoyl peroxide is able to penetrate your pores, killing the bacteria that causes acne and inflammation.



Ceramide
Definition: A ceramide is a type of lipid (i.e. fat) molecule that helps to retain skin moisture.

Ceramides are often naturally found in the top layer of one’s skin, forming a protective layer that retains moisture, plumps up skin, and protects the skin against harm from foreign elements.

How it works: Ceramide moisturisers contain the same balance of ceramides that one’s skin does. These help to replenish naturally-occurring ceramides that are lost due to exposure to harsh environmental conditions or due to our skin’s aging process.

Given the protective nature of ceramides, such moisturisers are also beneficial for eczema-prone skin.


Ceramides for Healthy, Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Glycerin
Definition: Glycerin is a substance commonly found in all natural fats, including our own skin.

How it works: Glycerin is a humectant, meaning that it is a type of substance that attracts moisture. When applied to one’s skin, glycerin helps to maintain one’s skin barrier, especially against harsh environmental conditions, as well as prevent skin dryness, making it great for eczema or psoriasis-prone skin.



Hyaluronic Acid
Definition: Commonly known as HA, hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in our skin that helps to replenish skin moisture levels and lubricate connective tissues in joints.

How it works: HA is known to hold up to vast amounts of moisture – 1g of HA can hold up to 6 litres of water! But it’s not just the amount of moisture that HA can hold that’s impressive, but also the fact that HA is able to regulate the amount of moisture delivered to the skin. Too much water to the skin can also result in problems, such as causing key substances holding the skin’s surface intact to break down.

The result? Firmer, more supple skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles.



Hydroquinone
Definition: Hydroquinone is a compound commonly used to lighten dark patches of skin, such as melasma, freckles, or age spots.

How it works: Pigmentation generally arises from too much melanin being clustered together, generally resulting in the dark melasma patches we see. Hydroquinone helps by interrupting this pigmentation formation process, preventing skin from creating an excess amount of melanin. Over time, this helps dark spots fade gradually.

While some over-the-counter products contain hydroquinone, stronger concentrations for more stubborn pigmentation require a clinic prescription.


Hydroquinone for Healthy, Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Niacinamide
Definition: Also known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide is a multi-purpose skincare ingredient that has many restorative effects for aging skin.

How it works: Niacinamide has multiple benefits, and can help to:

  • Improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tones, and fine lines
  • Reduce redness and blotchiness in skin
  • Boost skin immunity
  • Regulate oil flow, making it good for acne-prone skin
  • Protect skin from infrared light

Niacinamides for Healthy, Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic



Retinoic Acid
Definition: Retinoic acid is an active version of the Vitamin A molecule, and is a powerful anti-aging skincare ingredient. This is the form of Vitamin A that actually repairs skin.

Don’t confuse it with retinol! Retinol, retinyl acetate, and retinyl palmitate are other derivatives of Vitamin A, and are actually converted into retinoic acid when they come into contact with your skin. As a result, they tend to be gentler, but weaker.

How it works: Retinoic acid helps to stimulate skin cell renewal, promote collagen and elastin production, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, as well as keep skin hydrated. As a result, retinoid acid can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, ranging from stubborn acne to pigmentation from prolonged UV exposure.



Peptides
Definition: Peptides are groups of amino acids, and are the fundamental building blocks of skin.

Peptides are what makes your skin supple and “QQ”, and without it, wrinkles, rough skin, and other aging woes tend to surface.

Different peptides have different functions, from increasing skin suppleness to smoothing wrinkles and maintaining the skin’s protective barrier.

How it works: Most peptides essentially signal to skin cells to carry out certain functions, such as reducing redness, relaxing muscles – thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles – or stimulating collagen production.

There are other peptides however that don’t signal anything but are small enough to penetrate deep into your skin and act as a delivery vehicle for other active ingredients – just like how copper peptides aid in wound healing.



Titanium Oxide/Zinc Oxide
Definition: These are mineral inorganic ingredients that can protect your skin from the full spectrum of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

How it works: Both titanium oxide and zinc oxide work as physical barriers against the sun’s UV rays, sitting on the surface of your skin and preventing UVA and UVB rays from penetrating through.

Sunscreens with these active ingredients start protecting you the moment you apply it, and are photostable: meaning they don’t break down when exposed to sunlight.

We carry the TiZO2 & TiZO3 range of mineral sunscreens that contain both titanium oxide and zinc oxide as active ingredients. For more information, click here.


TiZO2 TiZO3 Mineral Sunscreen | LS Aesthetic Clinic


With the above in mind, it’s good to ask yourself: are you on a pampering skincare range, or a functional skincare range? Some beauty products can be pampering and smell great, but may not do as much functionally for your skin.

Effective medical-grade skincare containing functional active ingredients is key to combating various skin problems, be it acne, pigmentation, or aging. At LS Aesthetic, we use the above ingredients in our skincare range to rejuvenate tired skin, as well as treat various skin conditions.

Furthermore, there’s no 1 magic ingredient that can solve all your skin’s woes. A combination of different active ingredients is key to achieve radiant, hydrated skin that can withstand the test of time. It’s best to get a doctor’s recommendation on what skincare products you should use, depending on your skin condition.

For more information on our skincare products, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > Types of Fillers: A Comprehensive Guide

Types of Fillers: A Comprehensive Guide

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Fillers, commonly known as “instant liquid facelifts”, can restore volume to sagging faces and sunken hands, smooth out nasolabial folds and other deep facial wrinkles, as well as plump up thinning lips.

They can be injected in less than an hour, with little to no downtime.

There are many types of dermal fillers on the market however, and this can create a lot of confusion for the patient. How do I choose? How do I know what’s best for me?

It’s important to note that different types of fillers have their own specific purposes, and your skin condition has to be assessed by a doctor to ensure the filler is appropriate for you. But by and large, here are some general guidelines:

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
These are fillers made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies that maintain skin hydration and firmness. Such fillers are great for:

  • Smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimising the appearance of acne scars
  • Giving skin a hydrated, refreshed appearance

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers | LS Aesthetic Clinic

While HA creams that we commonly see in pharmacies claim to deeply hydrate skin, the HA particle sizes in such creams are often too big to penetrate deep into our skin and re-hydrate our skin from within. This is where HA fillers come in handy, as they can be injected into the subcutaneous layers of our skin, sending the hydration effects to where it’s most needed.

Another advantage of HA fillers is that they can be easily reversed with hyaluronidase, also a naturally-occurring substance in the body. Should you wish to remove your HA filler for any reason, hyaluronidase can be injected at the treatment area for instant removal.

Brands: Revanesse, Vobella, Volift, Belotero



Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers
The main ingredient in such fillers is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a compound that stimulates the growth of new collagen. These are generally used for:

  • Treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles
  • Restoring volume loss
  • Augmenting facial contours to achieve, for instance, enhanced facial volume and more defined cheekbones.

Fillers for Augmenting Facial Contours | LS Aesthetic Clinic

While the effects of volume restoration are generally immediate, the full benefits of such fillers are seen over a few months, after the body’s natural collagen building process.

Brands: Sculptra, Derma Veil



Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers
Such fillers mainly consist of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa), a biocompatible substance used for more than 20 years in medicine. Like PLLA fillers, CaHa fillers also stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. These are generally used for:

  • Augmenting the face to achieve better facial contours
  • Achieving a V-shaped face
  • Reducing moderate to severe facial wrinkles
  • Rejuvenating sunken hands




Like PLLA fillers, the effects of volume restoration is also immediate, but the full effects of the body’s new collagen growth will take a few months.

Brands: Radiesse



Things To Note:
Even within the main categories of HA fillers or PLLA fillers, the different brands differ, for instance, in terms of filler particle sizes – which can affect the area or depth of the ideal treatment area. Hence, it’s best to let a doctor examine your skin condition, and understand what exactly you’d like treated so that he/she can recommend the filler best suited for your needs.

Some fillers also include lidocaine, an anaesthetic that helps in reducing any discomfort with injection.

Don’t mix up fillers with botulinum toxin injections! The latter is mainly used for treating mild to moderate facial wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, or glabella lines. Many patients commonly opt to do anti-wrinkle injections in conjunction with fillers to lift and rejuvenate their faces.

At LS Aesthetic, we carry a wide range of fillers to treat both aging and facial contouring concerns. For more information, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > Teenage Acne & Ways To Tackle It

Teenage Acne & Ways To Tackle It

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It’s like a rite of passage, almost – more than 85% of teenagers are commonly afflicted with clogged pores, blackheads, pus-filled acne. It can chip away at one’s confidence, especially when taking into account the struggles that teenagers face during puberty.

Acne basically forms when acne-causing bacteria is trapped inside your pores, most likely due to a buildup of sebum and dead skin cells. This causes acne-causing bacteria to multiply, eventually causing the acne breakouts that we tend to see.

All hope is not lost though! With latest medical advancements, various acne conditions – ranging from mild to severe cases – can be treated.


Acne Treatments - Carbon Laser Peels, Chemical Peels | LS Aesthetic Clinic


What can be done?

Carbon Laser Peels & Other Acne Laser Treatments
Laser treatments are particularly effective in treating mild to severe conditions. They generally harness the power of focused light energy to minimise pore size, smooth out acne scars, and promote the growth of new, smooth skin.

Our carbon laser peel and Dual Yellow lasers are particularly effective in treating various acne conditions. Our carbon laser peel is good for lightening acne scars, controlling sebum production, and reducing all types of acne breakouts while our Dual Yellow lasers are good for stimulating collagen production, improving skin texture and tone, and reducing facial redness.

And the best part? Both have no downtime! Feel free to carry on with your daily routine immediately after your treatment.

For more information about our carbon laser peel, click here.


Acne Treatments - Carbon Laser Peel | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Acne Facials
At LS Aesthetic, we offer a series of customisable acne facial packages that help to deeply cleanse clogged pores, clear comedones, and inhibit acne growth. This can be done through the use of specialised machines, such as microdermabrasion, hydradermabrasion, ultrasonic cleansing. All facials come with a mask specifically suited for acne at the end of the treatment.

Our acne facials can also be combined with laser treatments for better results.


Acne Treatments - Acne Facials | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Chemical Peels
These are chemical solutions applied by Dr Kok to your skin and left on for a controlled amount of time, before being cleansed off. This helps to promote the growth of new skin and reduce acne scars.

One of the negative things about chemical peels in the past was the downtime – the stronger peels tended to cause one’s skin to peel for a week. But with latest medical advancements, we now offer acne chemical peels with no downtime!

Click here for more information on our chemical peel procedures.






Light Therapy
Light therapy, specifically blue light at an exact wavelength of 415nm, has been scientifically proven to improve acne and acne blemishes. The blue light is particularly effective in killing acne-causing bacteria, with no downtime and disruption to your daily activities.

Light therapy can be done on its own, or done in combination with acne facials.



Acne Skincare & Topical Creams
Acne-prone skin tends to be oilier and more sensitive. Hence, those suffering from acne generally require specialised acne cleansers and creams to take care of their skin daily while keeping their acne conditions under control.

LS Formula, our medical-grade skincare range, has a wide range of acne products to treat mild to severe acne conditions.


Acne Skincare | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Oral Medication
If the above options are not strong enough, acne medication can also be prescribed. Such antibiotics can help kill acne bacteria and reduce inflammation in more severe acne cases.


Safe and effective treatment of your acne condition begins with a consultation. At LS Aesthetic, Dr Kok understands the distress acne can cause - he will examine your skin and recommend a personalised acne treatment protocol specifically tailored to your acne condition.

For a step-by-step skincare guide for acne-prone skin, click here.

For more information on our acne treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.



Blog > 5 Common Signs of Aging & The Real Reasons Why

5 Common Signs of Aging & The Real Reasons Why

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There comes a point when we start to notice the first signs of crow’s feet at the corners of our eyes, or when our face doesn’t feel as lifted as before.

But aging is a dynamic process: so while we can’t prevent aging forever, there are ways to reduce common signs of aging and age gracefully.

Read on for the 5 common signs of aging and what non-surgical treatments you can do to minimise them.


1. Sunken Eyes
Our skull is a major supporting structure for our facial features, especially around our eye area. But when we age, our bones shrink – this is why we get shorter as we grow older!

Our skull is no exception, and our eye sockets tend to widen as we age. This results in reduced support around our eye area, giving rise to a common sign of aging – sunken eyes.

Anti Aging Aesthetic Treatments in Singapore | LS Aesthetic Clinic

Sunken eyes can be reversed with tear trough fillers, which can help to plump up the eye area. This gives you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Read more about fillers and what you can expect during the procedure here!


2. Sagging Skin (Especially at the lower face)
The fats in our faces are actually compartmentalised – this is how your cheek fats stay at your cheeks and don’t spread downwards towards your neck, for instance. While a youthful face has fats allocated at the right places, our fats tend to spread out and sag downwards as we age due to the weakening of the compartment barriers.

Furthermore, with age, our facial muscles tend to lose their firmness and elasticity. The combination of these 2 factors tends to result in sagging skin, especially in the lower face area.

Fortunately, there are a few non-surgical treatment options for this:

A. Ultherapy
Think of this as a non-surgical facelift with ultrasound: this US FDA-approved procedure uses focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin while stimulating collagen production. Ultherapy is also great for lifting drooping skin around the eye area, giving you a more refreshed, wide-eyed look.

Read more about how it works here.

Ultherapy for Skin Tightening, Lifting, and Collagen Production | LS Aesthetic Clinic


B. Threadlifts
These help to lift sagging cheeks, through the safe insertion of PDO threads under your skin. These threads, which are commonly used in cardiovascular surgeries, are safe, biodegradable, and help to stimulate new collagen growth, helping to lift and firm up sagging skin.

Threadlifts are sometimes also used to help achieve a V-shaped face.

Read more about threadlifts here.

Threadlift Treatments for Sagging Skin in Singapore | LS Aesthetic Clinic

C. Fillers
Sagging skin can lead to the appearance of nasolabial folds or an overall sunken appearance – fortunately these can be reversed with poly-L-lactic acid fillers. These fillers help to boost collagen production and restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.

For more information on what to expect during a filler treatment, click here.


D. Dermalift
For those with mild to moderate cases of sagging, Dermalift could be an option for you! It’s an instant skin tightening and lifting procedure pioneered by a renowned South Korean plastic surgeon, Dr. Lee Young Seob.

Dermalift involves the injection of diluted Dysport – a type of botulinum toxin – into your skin, and this has the effect of giving one’s face a lifted and more youthful appearance.

Having been trained by Dr Lee Young Seob himself, Dr. Kok is highly experienced in the Dermalift procedure. Click here to learn more!


3. Age Spots & Other Pigmentation
With age, your skin tends to be thinner, paler, and more transclucent.

Hence, along with accumulated UV exposure over the years, unwanted pigmentation starts to show on your skin, especially in sun-exposed areas such as your cheeks.


Pigmentation Laser Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Fortunately, age spots, melasma, and other forms of pigmentation can be safely reduced with Nd:YAG laser treatments. And the best part is, latest technologies allow pigmentation to be treated with little to no downtime!

No more peeling skin, no more hiding out at home after your treatment; just simply apply makeup (and sunblock) after your treatment and you’re good to go!


4. Wrinkles
Wrinkles are a common sign of aging, and naturally form as a result of thinning skin and reduced collagen and elastin formation. This results in a weakened skin support structure, causing your skin to crease and wrinkle.

Environmental and lifestyle factors can also contribute to the onset of wrinkles, such as prolonged UV exposure or smoking habits.

Wrinkles can generally be treated with botulinum toxin injections. Those work by reducing muscle contractions, allowing facial muscles to relax, thus reducing facial lines.

Read more about it here.



5. Dry Skin
Have you ever felt like no matter how much moisturiser you apply, your skin still feels dry?

This is (unfortunately) part of the aging process, as our hyaluronic acid (HA) production levels decline, making our skin appear duller and less dewy than before.

A great way to restore HA levels to our skin is through HA skin boosters. These are delivered through a series of microinjections that help to restore hydration to your skin, from within.

Other benefits include:

  • Improved skin elasticity and firmness
  • Reduction of fine lines
  • Smoother skin texture and tone
  • More radiant complexion

Click here to learn more about our skin booster treatments.

For more information on our anti-aging treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > Aging Gracefully Without Plastic Surgery - What Can I Do?

Aging Gracefully Without Plastic Surgery - What Can I Do?

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Aging gracefully doesn’t necessarily mean getting rid of every single wrinkle, or undergoing a massive facelift surgery to look 20 years younger. But every now and then, a bit of help regarding our sagging skin or sunken eyes couldn’t hurt.

If you’ve always wanted to turn back time but can’t stand the thought of surgery, we’ve listed several non-surgical options for the different aging problems you might want to treat:


Wrinkles
One of the most common signs of aging, wrinkles tend to appear around the forehead and eye area (crow’s feet, frown lines) as well as around the mouth area (lip lines or dimpled chins) – unsurprisingly, since these are the facial muscles we tend to use the most often!


Anti Wrinkle Injections | LS Aesthetic Clinic

Mild to moderate wrinkles can be easily treated with botulinum toxin injections – that’s your Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin for you. These are the different brands of botulinum toxin injections available in the market!

For more on botulinum toxin injections, click here.



Sunken Eyes
This is namely due to our bones shrinking with age – our skull being no exception. As a result, our eye sockets tend to widen, and without proper bone support, our undereye fats tend to sink in, resulting in that all-to-recognisable hollow between our eye and upper cheek.

This can be treated with fillers, which help to hide the volume loss in the undereye area.


Filler Injections for Sunken Tear Troughs, Sunken Eyes | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Here’s what to expect: just before the injection, either a topical anaesthetic cream or a regional nerve block injection will be applied to the treatment area. Once the area has been adequately anaesthetized, the filler will be safely injected into your skin. The effect is immediate with little to no downtime.

For more on fillers, click here.


Nasolabial Folds
This too can be treated with fillers!


Sagging Lower Face
When we grow old, it’s not just our skin that’s affected. The aging process affects our entire facial structure: our skin, muscles, fats, and bones. (More on that here) And the effects of gravity don’t quite help either.

Anti-Aging Treatments, Threadlifts, Fillers, Anti-Wrinkle Injections | LS Aesthetic CLinic
It’s important to consult an experienced doctor, who has the anatomical knowledge to determine what’s causing the sagging: is it just loose sagging skin, or is it due to the weakening of the muscle and fat structures in your face?

Depending on the doctor’s assessment, there are a few anti-aging treatments you can opt for:

Threadlifts
Threadlifts are a non-surgical method of facial lifting, through the safe insertion of polydioxanone threads (PDO) under the skin.

They can be used to lift sagging skin on the face and neck, reduce double chins, and achieve a V-shaped face.

Some of the benefits of threadlifts, at a glance:

  • Lift sagging skin on the face & neck
  • Reduce double chins
  • V-shaped face and sharper facial features
  • Enhanced collagen production
  • Safe, non-invasive procedure
  • Minimal downtime

These threads stimulate the growth of new collagen, which helps to lift and firm up sagging skin. And don’t worry, they’re safe! These are medical-grade threads that are commonly used in open-heart surgeries.

For more on threadlifts and FAQ, click here.


Ultherapy
Ultherapy uses the power of ultrasound to tighten loose skin, while smoothening wrinkles on the face, neck and chest.


Ultherapy for Skin Lifting & Tightening and Collagen Production

It delivers focused pulses of ultrasound energy to the same deep muscle plane that plastic surgeons usually work on during a facelift surgery (aka the SMAS), but without any incisions or cuts to the skin.

This delivery of ultrasound energy triggers the body’s collagen regeneration process, and the new collagen produced over time gradually lifts skin while smoothening out fine lines and wrinkles.

Watch how it works here.


Dermalift
This is a skin tightening and lifting procedure using Dysport – a type of botulinum toxin. This procedure works by injecting diluted Dysport into the skin, which tightens the skin and in turn gives one’s face a lifted appearance.

For more information on our anti-aging treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

Blog > The Lowdown on Crystal Tomato

The Lowdown on Crystal Tomato

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Pigmentation is one of the most common skin concerns many of us tend to have. Apart from laser treatments or chemical peels, oral supplements can also be a great way to lighten unwanted pigmentation – one of these being Crystal Tomato.

Crystal Tomato is a 100% natural food supplement. Interestingly, it is harvested from a unique breed of non-genetically modified white tomatoes. But what’s so great about a whitening pill that’s made from white tomatoes?


Crystal Tomato Whitening Supplements for Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic
The secret lies in the carotenoids that these white tomatoes contain – carotenoids are plant pigments that give a plant its colour, like how carrots get their orange hue. These carotenoids from white tomatoes are the active ingredients in Crystal Tomato, and have been scientifically proven to result in a healthier and more radiant complexion.

Why is Crystal Tomato so great for me?

  1. Controls the formation of new pigmentation
    Crystal Tomato carotenoids inhibit melanin synthesis, effectively controlling pigmentation while brightening and lightening skin.

    Heard about how eating too many carrots can make your skin turn orange? Unlike orange carotenoids – as found in carrots – that turn the skin tan or orange when consumed in large amounts, Crystal Tomato carotenoids do not contain any visible colour that will tan the skin.


  2. Reduces existing melanin and pigmentation in skin
    Crystal Tomato carotenoids and L-Cysteine are active ingredients in Crystal Tomato, and have also been scientifically proven to reduce the melanin present in freckles, age spots, or those dark acne spots that just don’t seem to go away.


    Crystal Tomato Whitening Supplements for Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic

    L-Cysteine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in our bodies. It helps to boost our body’s production of glutathione, an anti-oxidant that has the ability to lighten dark skin and pigmentation.


  3. Protects against UV rays and city pollution
    Crystal Tomato carotenoids have the ability to absorb light in the UVA/UVB range, making them a good protector against free radicals found in these harmful UV rays.

    Crystal Tomato supplements thus act as antioxidants to protect against free-radical damage.

Crystal Tomato Whitening Supplements for Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic


With all it can do, Crystal Tomato thus helps to promote a more even skin tone, and a more radiant complexion. However, it doesn’t mean you can neglect your skin – proper protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays is still necessary!

LS Aesthetic Clinic is a licensed distributor of Crystal Tomato. For more questions about Crystal Tomato or to make your purchase, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

Blog > Fat-Freezing vs. Liposuction: Which is Better?

Fat-Freezing vs. Liposuction: Which is Better?

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When Spanx can no longer hide unwanted bulges, turning to medical methods of removing fat sounds like a good idea. Both fat-freezing and liposuction are methods of permanently removing unwanted fat from the body.

What is Liposuction?
Liposuction removes fat from the body through the principles of negative pressure and suction – if you’ve ever used a straw to suck up black pearls in bubble tea, you’d probably have an instinctive idea of how liposuction works.

The surgeon usually makes an incision near the treatment area, injecting IV fluids to loosen the fats, before injecting a long, narrow tube that sucks out the loosened fat. The surgeon will usually push and pull this narrow tube back and forth in the treatment area, to remove as much fat as possible.


LS Aesthetic Clinic | Fat Freezing Treatments vs Liposuction

What are Fat-Freezing Treatments?
On the other hand, fat-freezing generally works on the principles that fat cells die when cooled to a certain temperature, and fat cells freeze faster than skin cells do. This way, a non-invasive device can freeze and destroy fat cells at a controlled temperature, while keeping surrounding skin intact and unharmed.

To further destroy the fat cells, the device can further deliver acoustic sound energy that shatters these fat cells, making it easier for our bodies to expel the dead fat cells through our natural metabolic processes.

This is done through the application of a probe and conductive gel to the treatment area, similar to how an ultrasound scan is done. One example of such a non-invasive device is Proshock Ice, which we offer at LS Aesthetic Clinic to eliminate stubborn fat and cellulite.


LS Aesthetic Clinic | Proshock Ice Fat Freezing Treatments

While both methods are effective for suitable candidates, which is better? Suitability can differ depending on the criteria you have in mind. We break it down for you:

Fat-Freezing vs Liposuction: A Breakdown

Comparison Factors

Fat-Freezing via ProShock Ice

Liposuction

Time Taken

Fat-freezing treatments are usually spread out into multiple sessions, generally 6 sessions at 1-2 week intervals. Each session usually takes 1 hour.

While some report seeing results just after 1 session, optimum results are seen usually after 6 sessions.


Liposuction generally tends to be a 1- time procedure, and surgery usually takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the size of the treatment area.

You may not see results immediately as a result of post-surgical swelling. It may take about 1-3 months to see full results as the body eliminates the fluids from the surgery over the next few months.

Invasiveness

Proshock Ice is a non-invasive device – it makes use of the theory that fat cells freeze faster than skin cells do, to permanently remove fat cells from under your skin, without the need for surgery.

This is an invasive surgical procedure that requires cutting, stitching, and anaesthesising.

Typically, a surgeon will make an incision near your abdomen and use a blunt metal cannula to suction the fats of your body.

Risks

Since Proshock Ice is a non-surgical procedure, it comes with no surgical risks.

Temporary side effects include redness at the treatment area, but this should subside within a few hours.

Given its surgical nature, liposuction does come with its fair share of risks, such as:

Internal bleeding

Punctures of internal organs

Fat embolism, in which pieces of loosened fat break away and become trapped in a blood vessel or gather in the lungs, causing dangerous blockages

Pain

Proshock Ice is generally a well-tolerated procedure. Most patients generally do not report feeling pain during or after their treatments, as the cooling effect of the device induces numbness.

While you will not feel pain during the surgery due to general anaesthesia, most patients generally feel some degree of pain post-surgery, as the body adapts and heals.

Downtime

There is no downtime associated with Proshock Ice. Feel free to resume your daily activities after!

Some swelling is to be expected immediately after liposuction surgery. Downtime is expected to be about 1 week, while you will most likely have to refrain from exercise for at least a month.

Price

Prices generally range between $2,000 to $9,000, depending on the number of areas treated.

Liposuction procedures in Singapore generally can cost between $4,000 to $12,000, depending on the type of liposuction technology used and the number of areas treated.



Disclaimer: these treatments are both not able to improve the appearance of loose skin, neither are they substitutes for weight loss – if you consume more calories than you burn, remaining fat cells can still expand. Eating clean is still key, and the golden rules still apply: stay clear from sugars – they cause wrinkles too! – and load up on those veggies.

For more information on our Proshock Ice fat-freezing body contouring treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit u at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.


Blog > Having Post-Travel Skin Woes? We've Got You Covered

Having Post-Travel Skin Woes? We've Got You Covered

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Going on a vacation is great, but changes in climates can wreak unnecessary havoc on our skin. But be it dry skin from that skiing trip, or sudden breakouts from (a bit) too much time at the beach, we’ve got you covered.

Sunburns
Reddened, peeling skin - A common woe among holiday beach-goers. Sunburns are extremely damaging to the skin and require proper care.

Avoid harsh soaps or cleansers to prevent further irritation. And as tempting as it might be, don’t – just don’t – pick at your skin!

Aloe vera gel works wonders in bringing much-needed comfort to sore skin, while chilling your moisturiser in the fridge helps too.

But prevention is always better than cure - spending 5 minutes applying sunblock is definitely worth the time (and agony) saved from potential sunburns!


LS Aesthetic Clinic - Post-Travel Skin Issues


Dry Skin
Experiencing winter overseas can unfortunately rob our skin of much-needed moisture, increasing the appearance of unwanted fine lines, and making it more difficult to apply makeup smoothly. But what else can you do apart from spamming moisturiser every other hour or so?

Temporary solutions include spraying facial mists for added hydration, and drinking more water. But for a more immediate solution, hydrafacials are great facial treatments for infusing hydrating serums deep into your skin, restoring that dewy glow.


LS Aesthetic Clinic - Hydrafacial Treatments in Singapore

Breakouts
All the time spent outdoors, especially when holidaying in a warmer climate, can lead to a buildup of sweat, dirt, and oil on our skin. This unfortunately makes for a great pore-clogging, formula, in turn leading to unwanted acne breakouts.

If you’re already experiencing a full-on breakout, don’t fret! Our medicated acne topical creams should be able to get the breakout under control fairly easily. Opt for our facial washes containing active ingredients proven effective against acne bacteria.

If you find this cycle happening pretty often due to acne-prone skin, you might want to try carbon laser peels – these are laser treatments that use carbon peels prior to the laser treatments, making them more effective in controlling sebum production, reducing acne inflammation, and minimising pores!


LS Aesthetic Clinic - Carbon Laser Peel Treatment in Singapore

Puffy Eyes
A lack of sleep from a red-eye flight could cause water retention, giving the appearance of puffy eyes. The downside is, this can’t be covered up with makeup, so the only way to reduce its appearance is to get rid of it entirely.


LS Aesthetic Clinic - Radiofrequency Treatments for Puffy Eyes

Typical hacks include putting a chilled spoon or a cold compress to each eye, to help reduce the puffiness.

However, this process can be sped up with radiofrequency undereye treatments, which help to clear up mild undereye puffiness while tightening skin and stimulating collagen production. And no worries, it’s safe, non-invasive, and has no downtime! Most of our patients end up falling asleep during their treatment.

For more information on our acne laser treatments and radiofrequency facials, call us at +65 6738 3700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > Freezing Fats Away - What's That All About?

Freezing Fats Away - What's That All About?

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In an ideal world, we’d be able to eat as much as we want without any worries of calories, fat, or weight gain. But then again…. we don’t live in an ideal world. And sometimes no matter how hard we diet or exercise, those stubborn fats just don’t seem to go away.

But getting rid of these stubborn fats just got a whole lot easier with Proshock Ice, a non-invasive fat-freezing treatment.


Proshock Ice Body Contouring Treatments in Singapore | LS Aesthetic Clinic

Fat cells essentially self-destruct when they are cold enough – and this forms the basis behind the Proshock Ice fat-freezing procedure. This non-invasive procedure involves 2 steps:

1) Ice Shock Lipolysis:
The Proshock Ice’s cooling plates are placed on the targeted area for a fixed amount of time. This gently suctions in the skin surrounding the fat you wanted to freeze, then uses a controlled cooling system to cool the skin to the precise temperature at which fat cells die. This has an effect of crystallising fat cells.

2) Acoustic Shock Therapy:
The second step involves a probe being applied to the targeted area, along with a conductive gel – think of it as somewhat like an ultrasound scan, with the gel to facilitate the scan. The probe delivers acoustic sound energy that shatters the crystallised fat cells while keeping surrounding skin intact. This makes it easier for the shattered fat cells to be expelled through the body’s natural metabolic processes.


Proshock Ice Body Contouring Treatments in Singapore | LS Aesthetic Clinic

Proshock Ice can be done to reduce stubborn fat on many areas, especially on the:
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Belly
  • Love handles

While Proshock Ice doesn’t mimic liposuction in its one-stop-shop fat removal, above all, Proshock Ice is a great way to gradually get rid of stubborn fats without the risk. A healthy diet and a consistent exercise routine are still key too – we’ll get to that in future blog posts, so stay tuned!

For more information about our Proshock Ice fat-freezing treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > All the things you wanted to ask about threadlifts - but were too afraid to ask

All the things you wanted to ask about threadlifts - but were too afraid to ask

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Threadlifts: we seem to see all these burning questions about what they are and what they really do. So we've rounded up some of the most common questions about threadlifts our patients ask us - and answer them all!

What are threadlifts? Is that like threading?
No, not at all! Threadlifts have nothing to do with facial hair removal. Instead, a threadlift is an aesthetic treatment that firms up sagging skin and stimulates collagen production, through the expert placement of ultra-fine polydioxanone (PDO) threads.

In a nutshell, think of a threadlift as a non-surgical facelift.


LS Aesthetic Clinic - Threadlift Skin Tightening & Lifting Treatments in Singapore


What are the benefits of getting a threadlift?
  • Lifts and tightens sagging skin
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Helps create a V-shaped face
  • Safe, non-surgical procedure with minimal downtime


What areas can be treated by threadlifts?
Threadlifts are used most commonly to treat sagging skin on the face and neck, reduce double chins, as well as to achieve a V-shaped face.

Such threadlifts can also be used to treat specific wrinkles, such as crows' feet, nasolabial folds, glabellar folds, or fine facial lines.


LS Aesthetic Clinic - Threadlift Skin Tightening & Lifting Treatments in Singapore


How do threadlifts work? How do these threads hold up my skin and give me a V-shaped face?
The fundamental science behind threadlifts is simple: the threads inserted into your skin essentially create a firm hold on surrounding tissues, helping to lift sagging skin and achieve sharper facial features.

How this works: Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are adeptly inserted under the skin by Dr. Kok. Once inserted, the PDO threads create a firm hold on the underlying tissues as they are gently positioned into place by Dr. Kok, resulting in the lifting and tightening of sagging skin.

Once the threads are in place, your body naturally responds by regenerating new collagen bundles that surround each thread filament to maintain the lifting effect, resulting in a natural-looking V-shaped face.

And don’t worry! These PDO threads are safe – they are in fact ultra-fine medical-grade threads commonly used in cardiovascular surgeries. These threads are also safely absorbable by the skin.


LS Aesthetic Clinic - Threadlift Skin Tightening & Lifting Treatments in Singapore


What can I expect during the procedure?
Prior to the threadlift procedure, an experienced therapist will apply a local anaesthetic to the treatment area.

Once the anaesthetic has set, Dr. Kok will begin the procedure by outlining the placement of the dissolvable threads in the treatment area, before advancing the threads across previously marked placements.

You’ll most likely feel a slight tugging effect, but most patients don’t feel any pain during the procedure. We also give you the option of taking an additional painkiller, if that puts you at ease!

For those who are terrified of any (imaginary!) pain, we are also able to do a regional block – which has a stronger effect than a topical anaesthetic.


Is there downtime? What’s the recovery process like?
Downtime differs from patient to patient and tends to be a fewdays.

High-impact sports, saunas, tanning beds, as well as face or neck massages should be avoided for 2-4 weeks following the treatment. Dr. Kok, along with his team of experienced therapists, will advise you on how to best protect your skin as it heals.


How soon can I see results?
Some patients report seeing a lifting result immediately! However, the optimum results for skin lifting and tightening can be seen in 1-2 months, according to the body’s natural collagen regeneration process.


Can the threads be seen under my skin?
The threads can’t be seen, no matter how fair you are or how thin your skin is, so don’t worry! These threads are really fine – less than 0.5mm in fact – and they’re transparent too!

Interested in our threadlift treatments or have more burning questions? Call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices – and we don’t hard sell!

Blog > Summer Skincare Series #4: How To Prevent Summer Acne

Summer Skincare Series #4: How To Prevent Summer Acne

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Come summertime, and the fun times that we have outdoors generally tend to be accompanied by sweat, oil, and dirt that builds up on our skin. If you have acne-prone skin, this could mean unwanted acne breakouts.

If you’re in Singapore… well, it’s pretty much summer all year round. But if you’re spending more time outdoors due to the June holidays, then the advice we have may work for you!

Beat the heat (and the zits) with these simple tips:

LS Aesthetic Clinic - Summer Acne Treatments


#1: Choose A Non-Comedogenic Sunscreen

We all know to slather on the SPF when we’re outdoors, but the type of sunscreen we use can affect our tendency to break out. Opt for a non-comedogenic sunscreen – this ensures that the sunscreen you use won’t clog your pores. This prevents the buildup of dirt, grime, and acne-causing bacteria, which could cause acne breakouts.

Try our TiZ02 and TiZ03 mineral sunscreens: they’re non-comedogenic, free from fragrances, and offer broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays! We have waterproof as well as tinted versions to suit your natural skin tone.


LS Aesthetic Clinic - TiZ02 TiZ03 Mineral Sunscreens


#2: Remove Makeup and Sunscreen Thoroughly

It’s important to ensure you wash off all traces of makeup – and sunscreen! – at the end of the day. This prevents any buildup of dead skin cells or acne-causing bacteria in your pores.

To ensure all traces of makeup are removed, use the double-cleansing method. First, use an oil-based cleansing balm to remove your makeup. Follow up with a water-based makeup remover or micellar cleansing water, to ensure all traces of your makeup and the oil-based cleansing balm are removed.


#3: Wash Hats or Headbands

It’s common to wear a hat to keep out the sun, but most tend to neglect getting it cleaned after a day out.

Hats tend to absorb some of our sweat and oil when we are outdoors – re-wearing your hat again the next day without washing it can cause the residual sweat and oil to irritate your skin, causing a breakout.

A fear of acne shouldn’t have to mean the end of your hat-wearing days! Just be sure to wash your hat or cap before wearing it again, especially if you’ve been outdoors.


LS Aesthetic Clinic - Summer Acne Treatments

For more information on our acne laser treatments and mineral sunscreens, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices – and we don’t hard sell!

Blog > Summer Skincare Series #3: 3 Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Summer Skincare Series #3: 3 Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin

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Come June holidays, and a lot of us tend to spend more time outdoors, or away on holiday. Either way, this could take a toll on our skin, be it dry and dull skin from long flights, or unwanted pigmentation from extended time under the sun.

We've rounded up 3 simple tips on how to maintain healthy, glowing skin:

1. Know Your Travel Skincare Essentials!
No matter where you’re heading, never hop on board the plane without these 2 skincare essentials: moisturiser and sunblock. The dry air during a flight can leave your skin dehydrated, while being at a higher altitude can expose you to stronger and harsher UV rays, especially if you have a window seat!

If you can, don’t forget to bring an SPF lip balm as well to moisturise your lips while protecting them from unnecessary UV exposure.


LS Aesthetic Clinic | Importance of Sunscreen During Travel


2. Drink Lots Of Water
This advice may have been repeated countless times by countless publications, but it still rings true. What you put inside your body has significant impacts on what shows on your skin. Water is a significant building block for your skin cells – a lack of water will cause your skin to crack, just like how cookie dough is without any eggs.

For those trying to one-up their water-drinking habits, try drinking warm water with a fresh slice of lemon inside – it helps in detoxing your body!



3. Undo Damage with Laser Treatments & Chemical Peels
Already spent too much time out in the sun and regretting it? Non-invasive laser treatments, light therapy, and facial peels can help to reverse freckles, melasma, and other unwanted pigmentation from all that sun exposure. And the best part – most of these treatments are non-invasive, and have no downtime!

Nd:YAG laser treatments work by targeting the pigment in your skin, dispersing it. This causes unwanted pigmentation to fade gradually over treatment.

Chemical peels work by using chemicals to gently resurface the skin, and can reduce photo-aging from long-term sun damage, pigmentation, as well as mild to moderate wrinkles. Such peels can also be tailored in terms of intensity to suit your skin condition.


LS Aesthetic Clinic | Laser Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation and Pigmentation

For more information on our pigmentation treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices – and we don’t hard sell!

Blog > Summer Skincare Series #2: Things To Look Out For In Your Sunscreen

Summer Skincare Series #2: Things To Look Out For In Your Sunscreen

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Spending more time outdoors this summer? We all know the importance of SPF and sunscreen, but just what goes into your sunscreen is just as, if not more important. We’ve curated a list of things you should look out for when purchasing your next sunscreen:





Active Ingredients
Avobenzone: This is a common ingredient found in most chemical sunscreens, i.e. sunscreens that use minerals or other ingredients to absorb the sun’s harmful UV rays once it penetrates the skin. Avobenzone is one such ingredient that is usually found in most sunscreens, due to its ability to absorb a wide range of UV rays and convert them into energy that is less harmful to the skin.

Titanium Dioxide: This active ingredient creates a physical barrier on one’s skin, protecting against UV rays. This is a popular UV filtering ingredient, as it is not absorbed into the skin and does not degrade in the presence of sunlight. It is also non-comedogenic, meaning that it doesn’t clog pores!

Zinc Oxide: Like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide provides a physical block against UV rays when applied to the skin. It is also non-comedogenic, and photostable in the presence of sunlight.

Our TiZ02 & TiZ03 mineral sunscreens contain both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as active ingredients for an all-rounded protection against the sun. They're free from preservatives, oils, and fragrances too!

Broad Spectrum Coverage
Ensure that your sunblock has protection not just against UVB rays, but also against UVA rays! UVA rays tend to penetrate deep into the skin, causing not only premature aging, but also fine lines and wrinkles. They are also responsible for a number of skin cancers.

UVB rays on the other hand, tend to burn the superficial layers of the skin, causing unwanted sunburns and pigmentation.





PA Rating
Always see the sign “PA+++” but don’t quite understand what that means? This is actually the Japanese rating system of UVA protection, and ranges from “PA+” to “PA+++”.

The more the pluses, the higher the protection! But note though, this rating only measures protection against UVA rays – whatever sunscreen you choose, you’ll still need a broad-spectrum one that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.


SPF
In a nutshell, SPF measures the level of protection you get against UVB rays. An SPF 15 sunscreen can block out 93% of UVB rays, an SPF 30 sunscreen can block out almost 97% UVB rays, while an SPF 50 sunscreen can block an estimated 98% of UVB rays.

Generally, it’s good to have a sunscreen that has at least SPF 30.


Water-Resistance
If you’re going swimming, it’s important that you apply a water-resistant sunblock to ensure you’re still protected in the water. While no sunscreen is 100% waterproof – new regulations have classified sunblocks as either 40-minute or 80-minute water-resistant sunscreens – it’s important to apply a (preferably) 80-minute water-resistant sunscreen, like our TiZ03 mineral sunscreen, 15-20 minutes before sun exposure, and every 2 hours after.





How do I apply sunblock?
Easier said than done – Most people tend to get this wrong! When applying sunblock, apply about 20g - 30g for the entire body. For your face, you’ll need an amount around the size of a 50-cent coin. Don’t forget to reapply every 2-3 hours!

For more information about our sunscreens, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria, Orchard Road.

We offer honest advice, quality skincare, and affordable prices.

Blog > Summer Skincare Series #1: Keep Pigmentation At Bay!

Summer Skincare Series #1: Keep Pigmentation At Bay!

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It’s the school holidays, and a lot of us are more likely to spend additional time having fun outdoors, or going on a holiday! But that also tends to mean… added sun exposure and possibly, unwanted pigmentation spots.

Avoid freckles, melasma and age spots with these simple tricks:

  • Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. If you’re going swimming, be sure to apply a water-resistant one, like our TiZ02 sunblock.

  • TiZO2 Sunblock | LS Aesthetic Clinic

  • If you want to be extra safe, carry a umbrella to shield you from the sun – better yet, one that is able to filter out UV rays!
  • If you’re going to be out the whole day, be sure to reapply your sunscreen approximately every 2 hours.

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For pigmentation spots that have already formed, don’t fret! Get rid of them with:

  1. Pigmentation Lasers: We offer a full range of medical-grade lasers, such as the RevLite laser or Dual Yellow Laser. These lasers can accurately target and reduce pigment, even when they occur at different depths of your skin.

    Pigmentation Laser Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic

  2. Pigmentation Facials: We offer Vitamin C facials, as well as chemical peels that are suitable for different types of pigmentation. These help to boost skin colour and texture too!
  3. Pigmentation Facials | LS Aesthetic Clinic

  4. Lightening Creams: Our medical-grade creams help to suppress melanocytes – the cause of pigmentation – in turn lightening the appearance of age spots, freckles, and melasma.
  5. Whitening Supplements: Crystal Tomato or Pynocare food supplements have been scientifically proven to inhibit melanin synthesis while protecting you against free radicals. They reduce existing melanin in your skin too, effectively lightening pigmentation spots!

    Crystal Tomato Pynocare Whitening Supplements for Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic


And there you have it! You don't have to avoid the sun and quit all melanin-inducing activities completely, but remember to take necessary precautions and you'll be just fine.

For more information on our pigmentation treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable treatments.
Blog > Wedding Skincare Emergency Fixes

Wedding Skincare Emergency Fixes

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Woke up and found a huge zit just days before your grand march down the aisle? It happens to the best of us. It’s always good to be prepared for any last minute skincare emergencies, and we’re here to help with that!

Potential Emergency #1: A Huge Zit
If a huge pimple appears a couple of days before your wedding, don’t fret! You can always opt for an intralesional corticosteroid injection, which can reduce the acne size and inflammation relatively quickly. If you’re prone to severe acne, it might be useful to schedule an emergency appointment with your aesthetic doctor in advance, just in case. But remember: under all circumstances, don't squeeze that zit!


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If the pimple is relatively mild, there’s no need to resort to such an extreme option. Instead, wash your face with a gentle acne cleanser. Follow by applying an acne spot cream before getting your makeup artist to work her magic with concealer.

For more information on the acne treatments we offer, head here.


Potential Emergency #2: Red Splotchy Skin
Reddish skin patches can be caused by a number of factors:

If they are caused by an allergy, topical creams and oral medications can help to reduce redness. For more severe cases, an allergy shot might be needed on top of topical and oral medications.

If the red patches are caused by a heat rash, apply a cooling compress or our in-house cream that minimises redness and itchiness to the affected area. Be sure to avoid oil-based cosmetics or creams, as these could clog your sweat glands, further worsening your heat rash.


Potential Emergency #3: Puffy Eyes
Puffy eyes can be caused by water retention or lack of sleep.


Eye Facial Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Simple home remedies involve applying something cooling to the eye area, such as an eye mask, cucumber slices, or even the back of a chilled spoon! This helps to constrict blood and lymph vessels, which in turn reduces the swelling.

For something more targeted, we offer eye facial treatments that help to reduce puffiness and tighten skin around the eye area. Best of all, these treatments are relaxing and have no downtime!

A diet high in salt and alcohol intake can also cause puffy eyes and bloatedness, so it’s best to cut down on salt and booze at least a week before your big day. Try to cut down your water intake 3 hours before bedtime too. For a more detailed guide on how to prep your skin for your big day, click here.

If you’re looking to prep your skin for your big day, we offer brightening facials and laser treatments to treat any skin concerns you may have.





For more information on our bridal packages and treatments, head here, give us a call at +65 6738 4700,or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > Mother's Day Pampering Plan - Your Definitive Guide

Mother's Day Pampering Plan - Your Definitive Guide

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We should treat our mums right every single day, but 14th May – that’s the day to go a little out of the way; a small means of saying thanks to the superwoman who’s raised you all these years.

How would you plan a day of pampering for your mum? We’ve planned 3 ways, catering to mums with different personalities:

Mums that love an active lifestyle
For mums that lead an active lifestyle, why not treat them to an exercise class or two? Barre classes – we love WeBarre! – are a mix of yoga, ballet, and pilates, and they serve as a great and gentle way to condition and tone muscles. No dance experience is required.

If studio classes are not her thing, take her on a hike! Macritchie Reservoir Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, or even the newly-opened Coney Island provide many walking trails and great scenic views as well.

End with a good dinner feast at Mum’s favourite restaurant to treat yourselves for a day’s worth of hard work!


Mother's Day Treat | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Mums interested in health & wellness
For the mum that’s concerned about her health and wellbeing, treat her to a cooking class, where both of you can learn how to whip up delicious yet healthy meals. Or head to Bollywood Veggies, an organic farm that offers tours of the farm site and fresh organic meals.

Or if you are looking to splurge on Mama this Mother’s Day, take her on a wellness retreat – from meditation and yoga camps to detox resorts, there are so many ways to recharge and refresh!


Mother's Day Meditation Retreat | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Mums that love to be pampered
Indulge your mum with a facial or two – what better way to recharge while fixing skin problems, such as fine lines, pigmentation spots, or dehydrated skin?

Scented candles or bath bombs make for great gifts too!


Mother's Day Facial Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


No matter how to choose to pamper your mum on her special day, be it a mother-daughter facial treatment, or a cooking class together, it all boils down to 1 simple trait: quality time together. That’s what your mum would probably appreciate the most!

For more information on the facial packages we offer, head here, give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > Mothers of Brides/Grooms: The Ultimate Beauty Game Plan

Mothers of Brides/Grooms: The Ultimate Beauty Game Plan

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Mothers of brides/grooms! It’s technically your child’s big day, but it’s definitely a major moment for you too. We think mums need some pre-wedding pampering too, and what better excuse than your child’s wedding to finally fix that nagging skincare concern?

As always, how high or low-maintenance you want to be is entirely up to you – the focus is still ensuring your child has a special, unforgettable day! But if you want to go all in, or if you are just looking for some rough guidelines, we’ve got your back.

We’ve prepared a comprehensive beauty timeline: how to fix any skincare concerns you might have and when to schedule it:


5-6 MONTHS BEFORE:

Pigmentation & Other Blemishes
If you have any pigmentation blemishes, such as freckles, age spots or melasma, that you’d like to get rid of before the wedding, it’s best to get it treated early. Stubborn pigmentation can be treated by laser treatments, which take a while due to necessary intervals in between treatment sessions.

Laser treatments are well tolerated by most patients, and have the side effect of boosting collagen production while reducing the appearance of fine lines – a great way of rejuvenating your skin while remaining non-invasive with no downtime!

Pigmentation Treatments for Mothers of Brides/Grooms | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Dark Eye Circles
As with pigmentation, stubborn dark eye circles should be treated early as well. Dark eye circles can be treated with eye laser treatments – our signature laser treatment reduces dark pigment and manages the appearance of blood vessels, both of which can be causes of your dark eye circles.

Our eye facials are also specially formulated for dark eye circles – this involves an infusion of serums into the undereye area with specialised machines, helping to brighten and lighten dark circles!

Dark Eye Circle Treatments for Mothers of Brides/Grooms | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Exercise
Start an exercise regimen and stick to it, as a way of toning up before your child’s big day. Pilates and yoga are great exercises that help to tone up your body while going gentle on the joints. Going for a morning hike is a great way to get some cardio exercise, and if you go with your child, that makes for a great bonding time too!


Facials for Radiant Skin
You’d most likely want to have glowing, radiant skin for your child’s big day. Our Radiance or Rejuvenation facials are great for achieving just that – mild enzyme peels help to speed up cellular turnover, brightening your skin while treating sun damage, fine lines or dehydrated skin.

Facial Treatments for Mothers of Brides/Grooms | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Microdermabrasion and hydradermabrasion are great for exfoliating dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new skin, giving you a smoother and more radiant complexion. Hydradermabrasion has the added effect of making your skin look dewy, thanks to the extra serums infused into your skin through our special machine.

And the great thing is, these are all non-invasive treatments with no pain or downtime – what better way to prepare your skin for the wedding than a relaxing facial, are we right?


3 MONTHS BEFORE:

Ultherapy for Skin Lifting & Tightening
Lift sagging skin before the big day with Ultherapy, a non-invasive treatment approved by the U.S. FDA. Think of it as a non-surgical facelift: Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to safely tighten loose skin and smooth out wrinkles, while boosting collagen production.

While some patients see an immediate lifting effect, the ultimate results of Ultherapy gradually appears over the next 3 months, as part of your body’s natural collagen regeneration process that gradually lifts and tightens skin on your face, neck, chest, or double chin.


Ultherapy Skin Tightening Treatments for Mothers of Brides/Grooms | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Hair & Makeup Trials
If you are looking to perm or straighten your hair, now’s the time. Or if you want a specific hairstyle or makeup look, try to find a couple of reference pictures so that you and your hairstylist/makeup artist are on the same page.

If you’re going together with your daughter or daughter-in-law, this could make for a good bonding session as well!


Eyebrow Grooming
If you don’t quite trust yourself to handle your brows, leave it in the hands of a professional instead. If you are looking to tint your brows or go for eyebrow embroidery, now’s a good time to do it too!


1 MONTH BEFORE:

Anti-Wrinkle Injections/Fillers
Banish unwanted frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet with anti-wrinkle injections. The effects of anti-wrinkle injections usually kick in a couple of days after the treatment, and the results usually for about 4 months, so a good time for such treatments would usually be a month before.

Fillers are great for treating deep-set wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds or laugh lines, as well as sunken tear troughs or hollow cheeks. The effect is immediate with little to no downtime!

Anti-Wrinkle Injections & Filler Treatments for Mothers of Brides/Grooms | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Dermalift
If you are looking for a non-surgical treatment to tighten and lift your skin before your child’s big day, Dermalift could be an option for you. This treatment lifts and tightens your skin with a series of micro-injections – most patients see a visible lift immediately! The lifting and tightening effects of Dermalift continue over the next 5-10 days and can last for about 4 months. Click here to find out more.


1 WEEK BEFORE:

Have your last (gentle!) facial
Now’s the time to have one last facial before your child’s big day. Make sure there are no harsh or abrasive procedures – such as extraction – involved! Try a hydrating facial to get that dewy glow, or a mild enzyme peel to gently exfoliate your skin, brightening your complexion for the big day.


Cut down on salt & sugar
As much as we love our sweets and snacks, salt can cause puffiness, while sugar can wreak havoc on our complexions. Try to abstain from these as much as you can to prevent any last-minute skin problems or complications!


1 DAY BEFORE:

Manicure/Pedicure
Go with a gel nail polish to prevent any unsightly chips during the wedding.


Sleep! & Hydrate
Amidst all the planning (and excitement), try to get some rest. This best ensures that you look fresh and radiant the next day.

And there we have it! Relax and enjoy yourself – it’s your child’s big day, and it’s going to be a day filled with emotions, memories, and love. As you watch your child walk down the aisle, we bet you’re going to be so proud!

For more information on the Mother of The Bride/Groom packages we offer, head here.

Feel free to get in touch with us! Give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > Pre-Wedding Skincare: How to start & where to begin

Pre-Wedding Skincare: How to start & where to begin

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Getting prepped for the big day can sound quite overwhelming at times – we all hear how brides have flawless skin and glowing complexions on their wedding day, but how? How does one begin a wedding beauty regimen? Where does one even start?


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We break it down for you: here are 3 simple steps you can start off from, and how you can take it up a notch whenever you feel up for it.

#1: ADOPT GOOD SKINCARE PRACTICES

Having good skincare habits way before your big day is crucial – if your skin isn’t in good condition, makeup won’t sit well on it, no matter how much you try.

Start off with a simple cleansing regimen of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising daily.

In the daytime, remember to apply sunscreen, preferably sunscreens that protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

And at night, remember to thoroughly remove all traces of makeup! Not removing makeup properly is one of the major contributors to clogged pores. Clogged pores also create a perfect breeding ground for acne bacteria, potentially causing acne breakouts as well. Try double cleansing first with an oil-based makeup remover, followed by a water-based makeup remover.


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Take it up a notch by introducing retinol in your skincare routine. Retinol, or the technical name for Vitamin A, has an astounding number of benefits for your skin:

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Speeds up cellular turnover
  • Lighten age spots, melasma, and other forms of pigmentation
  • Minimise large pores


#2: LEARN TO MANAGE STRESS

Wedding planning can take a toll on even the most organised bride – last minute RSVPs! Seating plans are always a nightmare. Believe it or not, a lot of our skin problems can be triggered by our psychological state of being.

Stress, when not properly managed, can cause insomnia, worsen rosacea, and even trigger eczema breakouts, effectively sabotaging any skincare efforts you may be doing to prep your skin for your big day. Needless to say, bringing stress levels down is the way to go!


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Start off by practising mindful breathing, or meditate with the help of apps such as Breathe or Headspace, when you feel things start to get overwhelming.

The great thing about meditation is that it’s not something that you have to practise for weeks to reap the benefits – you can see positive changes immediately! Not only does meditation reduce your body’s production of stress-related hormones, it also gives your brain a break from worrying about your to-do list.

Take it up a notch by fitting in a yoga class or two – that definitely helps as well! Yoga classes, apart from clearing the mind, also have the benefit of toning your core muscles, helping you look lean and toned for your big day.


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#3: GET PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE

Most brides tend to seek help from an aesthetic doctor to achieve their goal of having glowing, radiant skin for their weddings.

Start off by seeking facial treatments that address your skin concerns:

Hydradermabrasion:

This aesthetic facial treatment uses the healing powers of water and oxygen to achieve the double effect of exfoliating dead skin cells and deeply cleansing pores. The active infusion of medical-grade serums also help in visibly hydrating skin.


Pre-Wedding Aesthetic Treatments - Laser Treatments, Facials | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Medical-Grade Facials:

At LS Aesthetic, our facials are not only designed to relax, rejuvenate, and pamper your skin, but also treat any skin conditions you might have, such as acne, pigmentation, or overall skin rejuvenation.

Our facials can include ultrasonic cleansing, which deeply cleanses your skin with the use of ultrasound technology, as well as mild enzyme peels to speed up cellular turnover, and brighten skin.


Pre-Wedding Aesthetic Treatments - Laser Treatments, Facials | LS Aesthetic Clinic


If you are particularly worried about dark eye circles, we also offer eye facials to lighten and brighten the undereye area, through the infusion of active serums.

Take it up a notch by going for laser treatments to further treat any skin problems you may wish to get rid off before your big day!

Laser Treatments:

Laser treatments are useful in treating a variety of skin concerns, such as acne, pigmentation, mild wrinkles, or unwanted body hair, while remaining non-invasive and requiring little to no downtime!

Most lasers are great as lunchtime beauty fixes – get your treatment done in less than half an hour, and feel free to apply makeup and resume your daily routine immediately after.


Pre-Wedding Aesthetic Treatments - Laser Treatments, Facials | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Dark eye circles can also be treated with specially-targeted eye laser treatments, which help in reducing pigment and managing the appearance of blood vessels – both of which could be the causes of your dark eye circles.

And the best part of seeking professional help is, all the planning is done for you! No need to worry about where to start or how to begin prepping your skin for your big day – your skincare treatments will be planned and scheduled for you, based on your needs.

For more information on the bridal packages and treatments we offer, head on here.

Feel free to reach out to us! Give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > 5 Essential Bridal Skincare Tips

5 Essential Bridal Skincare Tips

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When it comes to prepping your skin for your big day, there’s no such thing as starting too early! Every healthy habit you adopt, no matter how small, can go a long way in improving your complexion. Here are some of our tips for that coveted bridal glow:


#1: DON’T FORGET THE SPF
As we all know, harmful UV rays can cause free radical damage to our skin. This results in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and a dull complexion – things you’d probably won’t want on your big day!

Remember to opt for a broad spectrum sunscreen that can protect you against UVA and UVB rays. Getting a non-comedogenic sunscreen that does not clog your pores, such as our Solar Protection Formula sunscreen, is even better!


Bridal Skincare Tips | LS Aesthetic Clinic


#2: IF YOU DIET, DO IT RIGHT
If you are looking to drop a few pounds before your wedding, make sure you do so safely and healthily. Avoid crash dieting! If you’re not getting the right nutrients, this not only shows clearly on your complexion, but can also make you look more haggard over time.

Instead, try a moderate cut to your sugar and simple carbohydrate intake. And try upping your superfoods intake with that – foods such as kale, salmon or grapefruits are not just great for your health, but for your complexion too!


Healthy Foods for Healthy Complexions | LS Aesthetic Clinic


#3: KNOW THY SKIN
Knowing your skin type and the skincare woes that systematically come up for you helps a great deal in seeking targeted treatments early.

If you know you tend to have oily skin and regular outbreaks of hormonal acne, you might want to try acne laser treatments, or hydradermabrasion, to ensure that you’re blemish-free on your big day. Or your skin tends to be on the drier side, be sure to always hydrate. Having a hydrating facial or two wouldn’t hurt either!


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#4: DROP ANY LAST-MINUTE TESTING!
It’s tempting to want to try new products, especially those that promise amazing complexions in just a few days. But no matter what, don’t try any new skincare products 3 weeks before your wedding!

Any kind of allergic reaction could take a few weeks to fully subside, and this is something to definitely avoid just weeks away from your big day. Should you want to try out a new facial or skincare product, make sure to try it a couple of months before.


#5: DON’T LEAVE IT TILL THE LAST MINUTE
The longer period of time you have to correct any skin issues, the better! Common skincare woes such as acne breakouts and scars, pigmentation, or unwanted leg or underarm hair take some time to respond to aesthetic treatments, so it’s best to get it treated as early as you can.

For a more detailed guideline on what treatments to do when, read our complete bridal beauty game plan here.


Bridal Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


And there we have it! Some tips to help you work towards that coveted radiant complexion that every bride wants for her big day. Head here for more on the bridal packages and treatments we offer.

Feel free to reach out to us! Give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > Your Ultimate Bridal Beauty Game Plan

Your Ultimate Bridal Beauty Game Plan

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It’s your big day! And probably also the day you’d want to look your very best.

We’ve prepared a bridal beauty guide, ranging from facial treatments to hair care, and when you should be scheduling in these treatments before your big day. How high or low maintenance you want to be is entirely up to you, so feel free to pick out from the steps below what works for you!

But you want all in, here’s the plan:

8 MONTHS BEFORE:


Laser Hair Removal
If you have unwanted hair on your legs, forearms, underarms, or upper lip that you want to zap away, be sure to start early!

Laser hair removal is most permanent and effective when removing hairs at a specific growth phase – the “active” phase. Given that the hairs on our body all grow at different rates, and you’ll have to give at least 3 weeks in between hair removal sessions, you’ll need some time to fully remove any unwanted hair.


Laser Hair Removal - Bridal Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic

Visit Your Aesthetic Doctor
If you want professional help in achieving a glowing, radiant complexion for your big day, it’s best to visit an aesthetic doctor early! A good doctor can offer professional advice, advanced technologies, as well as medical-grade products to fix any acne, pigmentation, or other skin problems you might have.


Facials!
Hydradermabrasion or microdermabrasion facials are great for exfoliating dead skin cells to reveal a smoother complexion, and hydradermabrasion has the added benefit of infusing active serums into your skin for that added glow!

Facials that offer mild enzyme peels are also a great way to get a smooth, radiant complexion without any downtime.

And what better way than a relaxing facial to do get rid of the wedding planning stress, are we right?


Facials, Microdermabrasion, Hydradermabrasion - Bridal Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Start A Consistent Skincare Regimen
Consistency is key here! Remember to cleanse, tone, and moisturise every morning and night, and exfoliate a couple of times a week. If your doctor prescribes you a certain skincare regimen, be sure to follow that instead.

And always, always, remember to remove your makeup completely at the end of the day – no matter how late it is or how lazy you feel.


6 MONTHS BEFORE:

Dark Eye Rings Laser/Facial
If you want to get rid of your dark eye rings, either laser treatments or eye facials can be useful in reducing the appearance of unwanted panda eyes.

At LS Aesthetic Clinic, our signature eye laser treatment reduces the appearance of dark eye circles by removing unwanted pigment and lessening the appearance of blood vessels, both of which could contribute to dark eye circles.

On the other hand, our eye facials involve the targeted infusion of active serums with specialised machines, lightening and brightening your undereye area.

There needs to be about 2 weeks between each facial or laser treatment, so if your dark circles are something you want treated before your big day, remember to start as early as you can!

Dark Eye Circles Laser Treatments - Bridal Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Start Exercise & Nutrition Regimen
We all want to look healthy and toned on our big day, not bony and weak! Enroll in a HIIT class, go for a run twice a week, or do home cardio workouts with the help of Youtube exercise videos – stay consistently active, and your body will shape up in no time!

But be sure to always listen to your body, and give yourself the rest you need.

Avoid crash-dieting too – that doesn’t work out in the long term.


Experiment with Hair Colour
Thinking about something new for your wedding? It’s best to test it out a couple of months before. If you don’t end up liking it, there’s still time to change it up.


Acne/Pigmentation Laser Treatments
If you’re looking to get rid of your acne or pigmentation woes with laser treatments, plan your laser treatment schedule with your doctor so that your skin will be prepped in time for your big day!

Laser treatments often have an additional positive effect of boosting collagen production and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin. These take time as these effects occur as part of your body’s natural processes – so planning and scheduling are key!

Laser Treatments for Acne, Pigmentation - Bridal Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


3 MONTHS BEFORE:

Hair/Makeup Trials
Now’s the time to start experimenting with different hair and makeup styles for your wedding!

Remember to bring along a couple of reference pictures too – “loose, wavy curls” can sometimes mean different things to different people! This is where Pinterest could come in handy. Bring along a picture of your wedding dress if you can – this could help your hairstylist and makeup artist visualise your look better.

If you want to perm or straighten your hair, now’s the time. Remember to schedule a touch-up session closer to your big day, just in case.



Eyebrow Grooming
If you don’t quite trust yourself and your tweezers, schedule a trip to a professional. If you want to tint your brows, now’s a good time to try it too! (And not just before your wedding)



Ultherapy/Radiofrequency Treatments
If you are looking to lift or tighten the skin on your face, Ultherapy or radiofrequency treatments might be for you. Think of them as non-surgical facelifts – these treatments use either ultrasound energy or radiofrequency to lift, tighten, and tone lax skin. And with no downtime!

Ultherapy also has the added benefit of stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, which contributes to that radiant glow every bride wants!

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Facials - Bridal Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


1 MONTH BEFORE:

Anti-Wrinkle Injections/Fillers
Fillers are good for treating deep facial wrinkles, sunken forehead temples or cheeks, and for augmenting your cheeks, chin, or lips, should you wish to do so. The effect of a filler treatment is immediate with little to no downtime.

Anti-wrinkle injections can reduce any unwanted crow’s feet or frown lines, helping you look picture-perfect on your big day. Such injections generally last for a couple of months and it takes a couple of days for the anti-wrinkle effects to kick in, so schedule your appointment 1 month before.

If you are looking to achieve a V-shaped face for our wedding, botulinum toxin injections can help to give you a sharper jawline. Depending on your face shape, chin fillers can also be used to sharpen your chin, further enhancing the V-shaped face that you want.


Fillers, Square Jaw Reduction for a V-Shaped Face - Bridal Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic

1 WEEK BEFORE:

Brows
Schedule your final brow session, and resist overplucking with your tweezers!


Facials
Schedule your final facial – make sure it’s a gentle one! A soothing, hydrating facial works best to preserve and enhance a radiant complexion.


Food Intake
To prevent puffiness, especially on the face, cut down on salt as much as you can. Control your sugar intake too to prevent any potential skin problems or complications.


1 DAY BEFORE:

Manicure/Pedicure
Request for a gel polish to prevent unsightly chips on your big day.


Pack Emergency Kit
Have a kit of supplies ready for any last-minute emergencies! Some supplies include: stain remover wipes, nail polish, cotton buds, bobby pins, and a sewing kit.


Sleep! & Hydrate!
Amidst all the last-minute planning, try to get some rest. This will best ensure that you are fresh and radiant the next day.


Fillers, Laser Treatments, Facials - Bridal Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic


And… it’s your big day! This is going to be a day of beautiful memories – so relax and enjoy yourself!

For more information on the bridal packages we offer, give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > Sunken Tear Troughs or Dark Eye Circles?

Sunken Tear Troughs or Dark Eye Circles?

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Continually looking like you’ve been having sleepless nights and not quite enjoying it? Undereye concealers not quite doing their job? Panda eyes are the bane of many a woman’s existence.

But did you know these panda eyes could actually be caused by 2 things – either sunken tear troughs or dark eye circles? Or even both?

Telling them apart can sometimes be tricky, but we’ll help you break it down:

Sunken Tear Troughs
Tear troughs refer to the grooves between your lower eyelid and your cheek. These can create the illusion of dark circles around our eyes, making us look tired even when we’ve had enough sleep.


Laser Treatments, Facials, Fillers for Sunken Tear Troughs, Dark Eye Circles | LS Aesthetic Clinic


HOW NOW?
Fortunately, we can reduce the appearance of sunken tear troughs with hyaluronic acid fillers – this is a simple, non-surgical, 30-min procedure with close to no downtime. And as with most fillers, results can be seen immediately!


Dark Eye Circles
Dark eye circles can be caused by the darkening of your skin or the prominence of the blood vessels in your undereye area.


Laser Treatments, Facials, Fillers for Sunken Tear Troughs, Dark Eye Circles | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Try pushing slightly on your undereye area – if the darkness disappears, it means that our dark eye circles is most likely caused by the blood vessels under your skin, or it could be a shadow caused by sunken tear troughs or eye bags.

We all know too that the lack of sleep can contribute to the appearance of unwanted panda eyes, but other causes of dark eye circles include:

  • Genetics
    Unfortunately, dark eye circles can also be an inherited trait, and could have already appeared in your childhood years. Not to fret totally though, as some do outgrow their dark circles over time!

  • Allergies
    Nasal congestion due to allergies can sometimes dilate the blood vessels around your eye area, causing them to appear darker.

  • Alcohol
    Alcohol can dehydrate your skin, making the blood vessels around our undereye area more prominent. This is caused by excessive alcohol consumption though, so a glass or 2 of vino is still fine, but you might want to rethink the 3rd of 4th glass.

  • Bad habits!
    Are you a frequent eye-rubber? Constant eye rubbing, or other bad habits such as not putting sunscreen can cause hyperpigmentation, which causes the skin around your eye area to darken.


HOW NOW?
How then can we get rid of these eye woes?

Facials that are specially targeted to treat dark eye circles, such as our Dark Eye Rings facial, are great for brightening and lightening dark eye circles.

This involves the infusion of medical-grade serums with specialised machines, to allow the active ingredients to better penetrate your undereye area. This also hydrates your skin and improves blood circulation!

Laser treatments, such as our signature Eye 2 Laser treatment, have the effect of reducing blood vessel size and skin pigmentation, in turn reducing the appearance of dark eye circles. Such treatments are specially targeted for your undereye area.

Don’t fret though, we’re not going to zap your eyes! These are completely safe, and have no downtime. Feel free to wear makeup and resume your daily activities after!

Call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > 3 Hacks To Reduce Puffy Eyes

3 Hacks To Reduce Puffy Eyes

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Getting 8 hours of beauty sleep is the holy grail for fresh-looking eyes and I-woke-up-like-this skin, but we know real life (and maybe Netflix) tends to get in the way.

But with some good habits in place, we can always fool everyone into thinking we got our 8 hours of quality rest. Read on for some useful tips to reduce undereye puffiness:

Watch the salt
When you consume salt, your body holds on to water to maintain a balanced ratio. But when you over-consume salt, this results in fluid retention, that can result in puffy eyes.

To make the transition easier, try replacing salt with herbs to keep what you eat healthy yet flavourful!


Radiofrequency Treatments for Puffy Undereyes | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Stay Hydrated!
Not drinking enough water can make your body store up water, which in turn – and ironically – leads to fluid retention.

So stay on top of your water intake – you can set reminders on your phone to remind yourself to hydrate or download water intake tracking apps such as Waterlogged or Fitbit.


Radiofrequency Treatments for Puffy Undereyes | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Cut back on the booze
Alcohol lowers the level of anti-diuretic hormones – which tell your kidneys how much water to conserve – in your body. Your body then tries to compensate for this temporary dehydration by retaining fluid, resulting in unwanted puffy eyes.

Fortunately, this is temporary though, but if you do have an important social event or business meeting the next day, keep this in mind!


Radiofrequency Treatments for Puffy Undereyes | LS Aesthetic Clinic


If your peepers still need an extra boost, try an eye cream containing peptides that works to reduce undereye puffiness.

Radiofrequency facials help too in reducing mild undereye puffiness and stimulating collagen production – and you might just get an extra hour of snooze during that 1 hour of treatment!

For more information on the eye facial treatments we offer, give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > 5 (Non-Surgical!) Aesthetic Treatments for Fresh-Looking Eyes

5 (Non-Surgical!) Aesthetic Treatments for Fresh-Looking Eyes

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They often say the eyes are the window to the soul. And while having an old soul is great, who wouldn’t want young, fresh-looking eyes?

People often assume plastic surgery is required when it comes to reversing our age, especially when it comes to the eye area. But with various aesthetic treatments these days, you can lift sagging eyebrows and get rid of wrinkles and dark eye circles – all without surgery.

And the best part is, most of these treatments have no downtime! Feel free to wear makeup and resume your daily routine immediately after your treatment.

  1. Ultherapy
    Think of Ultherapy as a non-surgical face lift – this non-invasive U.S. FDA-approved aesthetic treatment uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin, while smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.

    When applied to the eye area, Ultherapy has the effect of reducing drooping eyebrows, firming up skin around the eye area, and stimulating collagen production.

    Ultherapy Treatments for Undereye Skin Tightening | LS Aesthetic Clinic
  2. Laser Treatments
    Don’t worry! We’re not going to zap your eyes – laser treatments are completely safe. They work by sending pulses of light into your skin, and this has the effect of reducing blood vessel size and pigmentation – both of which could be the causes of your dark eye circles.

    Our signature Eye 2 Laser treatment specifically targets and treats dark eye rings, reducing the appearance of those unwanted panda eyes!

    Laser Treatments for Dark Eye Circles, Fine Lines | LS Aesthetic Clinic
  3. Radiofrequency
    This non-invasive treatment uses radiofrequency waves, which when directed into your skin, helps to stimulate collagen production and clear up mild undereye puffiness.

    Radiofrequency Treatments for Dark Eye Circles, Fine Lines, Eye Bags | LS Aesthetic Clinic

  4. Anti-Wrinkle Injections
    Reduce the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines with anti-wrinkle injections. These injections work by temporarily reducing muscle contractions at the treatment area. This in turn allows the muscles around your eye to relax, and has the effect of reducing wrinkles around your eye area.

    Anti-Wrinkle Injections forCrow's Feet, Frown Lines | LS Aesthetic Clinic

  5. Fillers for Sunken Tear Troughs
    Sunken tear troughs are caused by depressions under your eyes, and can create the illusion of dark eye circles, making your undereyes look darker than they really are.

    Luckily, this can be fixed without the need for surgery! Fillers are a safe alternative, and give natural results with minimal downtime.

    Fillers for Sunken Tear Troughs | LS Aesthetic Clinic

Now you can say goodbye to tired-looking eyes, without the need for surgery!

Call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > What's An Eye Facial? Treatments for Dark Eye Circles, Fine Lines, & More

What's An Eye Facial? Treatments for Dark Eye Circles, Fine Lines, & More

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Dark circles, fine lines, eye bags – or commonly also known as the bane of our existence. We’re sure we can safely say that most of us have tried many methods of getting rid of them: ranging from expensive night creams to the good ol’ cucumbers-on-your-eyes hack, but sometimes, we need just a little bit more to get rid of those tired eyes.

Eye Treatments for Dark Eye Circles, Fine Lines, Eye Bags | LS Aesthetic Clinic
Eye facials – or facial treatments specially for your eye area – are specially formulated to treat dark eye rings, fine lines, and mild eye bags while caring for the delicate skin around your eye. Depending on your problem or concern, there are different types of eye facials available:

  1. Dark Eye Rings Facial
    This involves the infusion of medical-grade serums with specialised machines, to allow the active ingredients to better penetrate your undereye area, brightening and lightening dark eye circles. This also hydrates your skin and improves blood circulation!

  2. Eye Treatments for Dark Eye Circles, Fine Lines, Eye Bags | LS Aesthetic Clinic


  3. Radiofrequency Eye Facial
    Radiofrequency, or RF for short, is a facial treatment that stimulates collagen production, lifts and tightens sagging skin, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. When applied to the undereye area, it has the effect of reducing mild eyebags or puffiness, as well as firming up the skin around your eyes.

    Eye Treatments for Dark Eye Circles, Fine Lines, Eye Bags | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Apart from facials, laser treatments are also a safe, non-invasive method of reducing the appearance of dark eye rings and fine lines with no downtime. Say goodbye to tired eyes!

For more information on the eye facial treatments we offer, give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.
Blog > 7 Acne Treatments That Your Derm Would Approve

7 Acne Treatments That Your Derm Would Approve

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We know that sense of dread when you see a zit emerging… and the first things we reach out for: spot treatments! Over-the-counter acne patches!

But those don’t always work, so what do we do when we want our acne to go away, fast?

At LS Aesthetic Clinic, we’ve rounded up various acne treatment programs we offer that cater to a range of acne conditions, as well as those acne scars that just won’t go away.

  1. LASER TREATMENTS
    At LS Aesthetic Clinic, we offer multiple laser programs to treat acne and acne scars.

    Laser Treatments, Acne Peels, & Hydradermabrasion for Acne-Prone Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


    • Carbon Laser Peel
      This involves the application of a carbon cream on your face prior to your laser treatment and has the effect of:
      • Reducing acne breakouts
      • Minimising pore size
      • Lightening acne scars
      • Controlling sebum production

    • Lasers for Acne & Acne Scars
      Our other laser programs, such as the Dual Yellow laser, also help to address acne concerns by reducing breakouts and facial redness, smoothing out acne scars and promoting the growth of newer, smoother skin.

      And the great thing is, most of these laser procedures are tolerable, comfortable, and have no downtime! Feel free to apply makeup or resume your daily activities immediately post-treatment.

  2. ACNE PEELS
    These are mild chemical peels that can safely resurface the skin while reducing the appearance of acne scars.

    Laser Treatments, Acne Peels, & Hydradermabrasion for Acne-Prone Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


    If you find yourself backing off after hearing the word “peel”, don’t fret! At LS Aesthetic, we have acne peels that work their magic while having absolutely no downtime and no peeling of the skin afterwards. You’ll be able to resume your daily activities right after treatment!
  3. ACNE FACIAL PROGRAMS
    We offer a series of customised acne facial packages to not only reduce acne breakouts, but also clear comedones and reduce hair follicle infections (which by the way, can be perfect breeding grounds for acne bacteria). This can be done through the use of specialised machines we use, to provide services such as:

    • Microdermabrasion
    • Hydradermabrasion
    • Ultrasonic Cleansing

    • Laser Treatments, Acne Peels, & Hydradermabrasion for Acne-Prone Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic

      Our acne facial treatments can also be combined with laser treatments for even more effective results!
  4. BLUE LIGHT THERAPY
    Since acne is actually caused by p.acnes bacteria, having blue light therapy actually helps to eliminate the bacteria before they multiply and cause that unwanted acne breakout.

    Why blue light though? Blue light – specifically at a wavelength of 415 nm – has been scientifically proven to kill acne-causing bacteria by effectively shutting down the bacteria cells’ metabolisms.

    Blue light therapy can be easily tailored into our acne facial programs for a more holistic approach towards fighting unwanted acne.
  5. ORAL MEDICATION
    For those with moderate to severe acne, stronger medications can be prescribed to keep acne under control. These medicines work by reducing oil production, as well as killing acne-causing bacteria and reducing inflammation.

  6. Laser Treatments, Acne Peels, & Hydradermabrasion for Acne-Prone Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


  7. INTERLESIONAL CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS
    Relax! This doesn’t sound as scary as it seems. A mild corticosteroid is injected directly into the acne cyst and studies have shown that within 24 hours, your acne cyst will disappear! It will feel a little like an ant bite, as with most injections, but at LS Aesthetic, we take steps to make this process as comfortable for you as possible.

    Do take note though: this is generally considered as a last resort option for a severe cyst, or an emergency solution if you want to get rid of a sudden huge zit before an important social occasion.
  8. MEDICAL-GRADE ACNE SKINCARE
    It’s important to adopt a holistic, 360° mindset when it comes to fighting acne. Hence, apart from acne treatments, having a skincare routine specially tailored to treat acne is just as important.


    Laser Treatments, Acne Peels, & Hydradermabrasion for Acne-Prone Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


    At LS Aesthetic, we offer a complete range of skincare products ranging from cleansers and scrubs, to moisturisers and acne creams, for various skin types and conditions.

    Our skincare range is medical-grade, meaning that it meets high medical-quality standards, and is also sourced from reputable medical suppliers.
So when you see zits that don’t seem to go away, don’t despair! There’s always a treatment for that.

Dr. Allan Kok understands the emotional distress acne can cause and has more than 10 years of experience treating various acne conditions. For more information, give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > 5 Common Misconceptions About Acne

5 Common Misconceptions About Acne

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Acne: a lot of us have it, but more often than not, we get confused by the numerous myths surrounding acne and what causes it.

LS Aesthetic Clinic tackles 5 of the most common acne myths head-on, and clears up the confusion surrounding these myths.


5 Common Misconceptions About Acne | LS Aesthetic Clinic

MYTH #1: Greasy foods cause acne.
There is little scientific evidence to prove that greasy or oily foods cause acne outbreaks. However, dairy-related products have been proven to aggravate acne formulation.

MYTH #2: Acne is caused by dirt on my skin.
Acne is not caused by dirt, but rather by p. acnes, a type of bacteria that occurs naturally on our skin. However, if p.acnes bacteria is trapped in clogged pores, the bacteria will multiply, eventually leading to an acne outbreak.

Hence, it is important to exfoliate your skin regularly, to ensure that your pores are not clogged by excess sebum or dirt that provide a breeding ground for p.acnes bacteria to multiply.


5 Common Misconceptions About Acne | LS Aesthetic Clinic


MYTH #3: Having acne means I don’t wash my face often enough,
That’s definitely not true! You can’t get rid of acne breakouts simply by washing your face more often. In fact, washing your face too frequently and aggressively can lead to more irritated skin and make any existing acne breakouts much worse.

Instead, wash your face 1 – 2 times a day with warm water and a cleanser containing glycolic or salicylic acid – these are active ingredients proven to be effective in fighting acne.

MYTH #4: The stronger the skincare product, the better it is for treating acne.
This is not always true. Using products that are too harsh for your skin can actually be counter-productive – this just leads to traumatised, irritated skin, and that’s what we definitely don’t want!

Use what your dermatologist recommends, follow his/her acne skincare protocol, and you’ll be just fine.


5 Common Misconceptions About Acne | LS Aesthetic Clinic


MYTH #5: Drying up acne spots with toothpaste or other drying chemicals can help to clear acne.
People often think that putting toothpaste, alcohol, or other drying chemicals can help to clear dry up a pimple. But in fact, when your skin is dry, it produces even more oil. If more sebum is produced and this ends up clogging your pores, any p. acnes bacteria trapped inside can easily multiply, leading to further acne outbreaks. Using proper acne targeted spot treatments recommended by your dermatologist will be more effective in clearing up those unwanted pimples – fast!

So, whenever you find yourself swimming in the sea of myths surrounding acne and acne formation, ignore them lest you end up doing something to aggravate an acne breakout instead! Speak with your dermatologist about acne treatments, such as laser treatments, oral medication, or acne facial treatment programs, as well as skincare routines that will work for you, and your skin will thank you.

Dr. Allan Kok knows the distress that acne can cause, and has more than 10 years of experience in treating different acne conditions. For more information, give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com.We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > A Step-by-Step Skincare Routine for Acne-Prone Skin

A Step-by-Step Skincare Routine for Acne-Prone Skin

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Acne – most of us have it, but many of us don’t know how to properly handle it. For those with acne-prone skin, having a good skincare routine is a good first step to fight acne growth, and lighten blemishes.

At LS Aesthetic Clinic, we offer a wide range of medical-grade skincare products not just for your daily skincare routine, but also to address any skin problems, such as acne.

We’ve also put together a comprehensive day and night skincare routine specially for those with acne-prone skin, along with tips on how to best take care of your skin!

DAY

Acne Skincare Tips | LS Aesthetic Clinic

  1. Scrub
    • Using a facial scrub helps to gently remove dead skin cells on the outer surface layer of your skin.
    • This prevents a buildup of dead skin cells, which can otherwise cause clogged pores, in turn trapping dirt and bacteria which can cause acne breakouts.
    • If you prefer to exfoliate your skin at night, feel free to skip this step in the morning.

  2. Cleanser
    • Use a facial cleanser to ensure that any remaining scrub particles are thoroughly removed.
    • Given that acne-prone skin tends to be on the oily side, an astringent cleanser, such as our Acne Cleanser, is useful in removing excess sebum. Our Acne Cleanser has astringent properties, but is also specially formulated to ensure that it is not overly drying for skin.

  3. Toner
    • For those with sensitive or normal skin, look for a gentle toner that softens and calms skin. Our Rosewater Toner has skin-replenishing ingredients that sooths and refreshes your face after cleansing.
    • For those with very oily skin, the use of a toner with slightly higher astringent properties, such as our Toner A33, can help to further remove excess sebum.

  4. Eye Cream
    • Always apply your eye cream before any other face creams, so that it can absorbed first before the application of other products.

  5. Acne Face Cream
    • For those struggling to tackle comedones, whiteheads, and blackheads, using a face cream specially targeted for acne-prone skin can help to minimise acne growth and clear skin.
    • Our Acne Face Cream contains the active ingredients zinc and niacinamide, both of which have anti-inflammatory effects, help to reduce sebum production, and reduce acne breakouts.

  6. Moisturiser
    • Using a moisturiser ensures that your skin is kept hydrated. Opt for an oil-free moisturiser to ensure that your skin is adequately moisturised without making your skin even more oily.
    • If your skin is on the dry side, you have the option of applying moisturiser first before acne face cream.

  7. Acne Spot Treatments/Acne Blemish Treatments
    • Spot treatments specifically targets active acne lesions, helping them to subside more quickly.
    • Acne blemish creams or gels can be applied to blemishes that previous acne breakouts have left behind, and can be highly useful in lightening unsightly blemishes.

  8. Sunblock
    • Use an oil-free sunblock to prevent the clogging of your pores.


NIGHT

Acne Skincare Tips | LS Aesthetic Clinic


  1. Makeup Remover
    • At LS Aesthetic Clinic, our Makeup Remover contains micellar water, which draws out dirt on your skin, including makeup, excess sebum, and grime, without stripping your skin of its natural oils and moisture.
    • If you prefer the option of double cleansing, use an oil-based makeup remover first, before using a water-based makeup remover to ensure all traces of the oil-based makeup remover is cleansed.

  2. Cleanser
    • Use a gentle, water-soluble cleanser to remove debris, oil, and any remaining makeup remover.

  3. Scrub
    • At night, a facial scrub should be used after your facial cleanser to ensure that all makeup, dirt and debris accumulated from your daily activities are cleansed away before exfoliating. The general rule of thumb is to always exfoliate on clean skin!
    • Gentle scrubs can be done daily, once a day, but for those with more sensitive skin, stick to exfoliating your skin twice a week.

  4. Facial Sheet Masks
    • Facial sheet masks are a great way of restoring skin-loving ingredients to your skin. For those with acne-prone skin, look out for masks specially formulated for acne-prone skin, and avoid masks that have high alcohol content.

  5. Toner
    • For those with sensitive or normal skin, look for a gentle toner that softens and calms skin. Our Rosewater Toner has skin-replenishing ingredients that sooths and refreshes your face after cleansing.
    • For those with very oily skin, the use of a toner with slightly higher astringent properties, such as our Toner A33, can help to further remove excess sebum.

  6. Eye Cream
    • Always apply your eye cream before any other face creams, so that it can absorbed first before the application of other products.

  7. Acne Face Cream
    • For those struggling to tackle comedones, whiteheads, and blackheads, using a face cream specially targeted for acne-prone skin can help to minimise acne growth and clear skin.
    • Our Acne Face Cream contains the active ingredients zinc and niacinamide, both of which have anti-inflammatory effects, help to reduce sebum production, and reduce acne breakouts.

  8. Acne Spot Treatments/Acne Blemish Treatments
    • Spot treatments specifically targets active acne lesions, helping them to subside more quickly.
    • Acne blemish creams or gels can be applied to blemishes that previous acne breakouts have left behind, and can be highly useful in lightening unsightly blemishes.

Now that you have a rundown on the step-by-step routine, taking care of your skin shouldn’t feel like such a daunting task! For further acne-related queries or concerns, feel free to consult our Medical Director, Dr. Allan Kok - give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.



Blog > The Complete Guide to Chemical Peels

The Complete Guide to Chemical Peels

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Always wanted to learn more about how chemical peels can rejuvenate your skin but fear the thought of how they sound? LS Aesthetic Clinic breaks it down for you: what chemical peels really are, how they work, and why there really is nothing much to fear at all.

Chemical Peels for Acne, Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What are chemical peels?
A chemical peel is an aesthetic treatment used to promote the growth of new, rejuvenated skin, through the application of a chemical solution, which encourages the exfoliation of dead skin cells.


What can it do for my skin?
Chemical peels can be applied to the face, neck, or hands. The benefits are multifold! They can:

  • Reduce fine lines caused by UV damage and aging

  • Reduce pigmentation (age spots, freckles, or melasma)

  • Improve the appearance of mild scars (e.g. acne scars or chicken pox scars)

  • Treat certain types of acne

  • Promote the growth of new, smooth, and rejuvenated skin

  • Improve skin texture and tone


Are chemical peels safe?
When a chemical peel is administered by an experienced doctor, it is a very safe procedure.


Do they hurt? Is there any downtime?
Chemical peels may sting slightly, but they do not cause a lot of pain. It will most likely feel like a prickly sensation that most patients report as highly tolerable.

What you feel will also depend on the type of peel you choose! The stronger the peel, the stronger the prickly sensation you are likely to feel.

The level of downtime also depends on the type of peel you choose. While mild peels have no downtime, stronger peels might see your skin peeling and a couple of days worth of downtime.


Chemical Peels for Acne, Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic


What are the different types of chemical peels?
There are essentially 3 types of chemical peels:

  1. Superficial peel: Also commonly known as the “lunchtime peel”, this form of chemical peel only penetrates the outer layers of your skin, gently exfoliating dead skin cells and rejuvenating your skin without any form of peeling or downtime. Such peels often contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), which include naturally-occurring fruit acids such as glycolic or citric acids.

  2. Medium peel: These use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to penetrate the outer and middle layers of your skin, and can be effective in treating moderate wrinkles, pigmentation from aging or UV damage, as well as acne.

  3. Deep peel: This is the most aggressive form of a chemical peel that penetrates several layers of skin to produce skin rejuvenation from within. This allows for a faster rate of new collagen production as compared to other peels, but also results in aggressive skin peeling and a longer downtime period. At LS Aesthetic Clinic, we do not offer or recommend deep peels as there are better treatment alternatives with less downtime.



Chemical Peels for Acne, Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What can I expect during a chemical peel?
While procedures vary depending on the type of peel, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly, followed by the application of a medical degreaser to ensure that the treatment area is free from any oils.

The chemical peel will be applied onto your skin for a controlled amount of time, following which your skin is cleansed with cold water or a neutralising agent to stop further chemical reactions.


How do I take care of my skin after a chemical peel?
Always, always avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun! Use a mild cleanser in your skincare routine, and make sure to apply moisturisers and sunblock liberally to speed up the healing process.

If you opt for a stronger peel, refrain from picking at any peeling skin too!


Who are good candidates for chemical peels?
Most patients who wish to treat their acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation concerns are generally suited for chemical peels, but it is advisable to give your doctor an accurate medical history, such as existing cardiac or diabetic conditions, so that your doctor can choose the chemical peel that is best suited for you.

Those with darker skin tones can run the risk of getting uneven skin tones should they opt for overly aggressive chemical peels. If this applies to you, do consult your doctor on what chemical peel works best for you! You can still have good results, but should opt for superficial or less aggressive peels just to be on the safe side.

If you’d like to get in touch with us on the chemical peel treatments we provide and what works best for your skin condition, give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.



Blog > The Complete Guide to Fillers

The Complete Guide to Fillers

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Fillers are commonly known to address anti-aging concerns such as wrinkles and deep folds, in turn restoring a youthful appearance. In the latest of our "The Complete Guide" series, in which we answer all your burning questions about common aesthetic treatments, we dive deep into what fillers are, how they work, and it can help to turn back time.

Fillers for Anti-Aging, Wrinkles, Face Augmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What are fillers?
Fillers are a type of injectable with the purpose of plumping that area and reducing the appearance of any wrinkles, folds, or lack of facial volume.

Fillers can be made of various ingredients, such as:
  • Poly-L-lactic acid: a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that is commonly found in surgery stitches and can be naturally absorbed by the body
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite: a compound that is found naturally in human bones
  • Hyaluronic acid: a naturally-occurring substance in your body that is commonly known for its anti-aging and hydrating properties.


What can fillers do for me?

Fillers can be used to fix many aging concerns, including:
  • Smoothing out laugh lines or nasolabial folds (the deep creases that run from your nose to your mouth)
  • Plumping up sunken tear troughs under the eye area
  • Smoothing out indented scars (e.g. acne scars or chicken pox scars)
  • Reducing the appearance of hollow or sunken cheeks

Fillers can also be done to achieve your desired face shape,such as:
  • Sharpening of your face with chin fillers
  • Augmenting your cheeks to restore youthful fullness
  • Plumping up thin lips

Fillers for Anti-Aging, Wrinkles, Face Augmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What areas can be treated by fillers?
Fillers can be safely injected into many different parts of the body, such as:
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Eyebrows
  • Forehead
  • Lip
  • Nose
  • Under eyes


When do I see results? How long do results last?

Results are immediate – you will see increased volume in your treatment area after 1 treatment. How long results last depends on the type of fillers used.

Fillers that are generally made of hyaluronic acid can last up to 1 year.

Fillers that contain other ingredients such as poly-L-lactic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite can last up to 2 years.


What is the science behind fillers?

Fillers work to increase the volume of tissue layers that they are injected into. Depending on where and how the filler is administered, this can result in the reduction of wrinkles and folds, or the augmentation of your facial features such as a sharper chin or fuller lips.

Fillers for Anti-Aging, Wrinkles, Face Augmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic

Are fillers safe? Are there any side effects or downtime?
When handled by an experienced doctor, fillers are very safe and have minimal side effects. Common side effects include redness and minor swelling at the treatment area, but this should subside within a few hours after the treatment. Rarer side effects include bruising, but this should subside within 3 days.

To reduce the occurrence of side effects, it is recommended that you avoid taking substances that can hinder blood clotting prior to your filler injection, such as alcohol, omega-3 fish oil, ginseng, or Vitamin E.


What can I expect during the procedure?

Prior to your injection, either a topical anaesthetic or a regional nerve block injection will be applied to your treatment area, to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

Once the area has been adequately anaesthesised, the filler will be safely administered into your skin. The effect is immediate with little to no downtime.

For more information on fillers and its benefits, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > The Complete Guide to Threadlifts

The Complete Guide to Threadlifts

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A surgical facelift is no longer the only option to lift, sculpt, and contour your face. Advances in medical technology have resulted in threadlifts: a non-surgical, facelift alternative that uses biodegradable threads to gently lift and rejuvenate your skin.

Heard about threadlifts but still have many questions left unanswered? LS Aesthetic Clinic breaks it down for you: what threadlifts are, the science behind threadlifts, and what it can do to rejuvenate your skin.

Threadlifts for V-Shaped Face & Skin Tightening | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What are threadlifts?
A dissolvable threadlift is a non-surgical method of facial lifting, via the safe insertion of ultra-fine polydioxanone (PDO) threads under the skin. This helps to lift skin and stimulate collagen production, resulting in a more sculpted face and rejuvenated skin.

PDO threads are commonly used in surgeries and have a proven track record of safety and reliability. They are also fully biodegradable, and only the new collagen naturally produced by your body remains.


How can threadlifts rejuvenate my skin?
The benefits of threadlifts are multifold!

Threadlifts for V-Shaped Face & Skin Tightening | LS Aesthetic Clinic

Threadlifts for V-Shaped Face & Skin Tightening | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What areas can be treated by threadlifts?
Threadlifts can be used to obtain your desired V-shaped face, reduce double chins, or lift sagging skin on the face and neck.


When do I see results? How long do results last?
While some patients report seeing an immediate lifting effect, optimum results for skin lifting and tightening generally take place in about 1-2 months, following the body's natural regeneration of new collagen. You can expect results to last up to a year.

Threadlifts for V-Shaped Face & Skin Tightening | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What can I expect during the procedure?
Prior to the treatment, an experienced therapist will apply a local anaesthetic to the treatment area. Once the anaesthetic has set, Dr. Kok will begin the procedure by outlining the placement of the dissolvable threads in the treatment area, before advancing the threads across previously marked contours.

Most patients do not feel any pain due to the application of the local anaesthetic. You will most likely experience a slight pulling effect during the procedure. After the procedure, you might experience slight swelling and redness, but this should subside within a few days.


Threadlifts for V-Shaped Face & Skin Tightening | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What is the science behind threadlifts?
The PDO threads create a firm hold on the underlying tissues as they are gently positioned into place by Dr.Kok, resulting in the lifting and tightening of sagging skin. Once the threads are in place, your body naturally responds by regenerating new collagen bundles that surround each thread filament to maintain the lifting effect.

For more information on threadlifts and its benefits, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > The Complete Guide to Skin Boosters

The Complete Guide to Skin Boosters

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Always wondered about how your favourite Korean or Taiwanese celebrities achieve their dewy, radiant complexions? The answer lies in skin boosters (水光针) - but what are they really?

LS Aesthetic Clinic breaks it down for you: what skin boosters are, how they work, and how you can achieve glowing skin, just like your favourite star.

Skin Boosters (水光针) for Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What are Skin Boosters (水光)?
Skin boosters are hydrating microinjections that are often delivered into the superficial layers of the skin. This works to naturally hydrate and smoothen your skin from within, by providing long-lasting moisture and improved firmness.

How does it work to improve my skin?
Skin boosters, or 水光针, uses stabilised HA, or a type of long-lasting hyaluronic acid, to improve hydration levels in your skin. Stabilised HA is a soft, gel-like substance that readily absorbs water, bringing hydration to where your skin needs it the most.

Skin boosters have multiple benefits for our skin:

- Restores hydration naturally to your skin from within

- Helps you achieve a radiant, dewy complexion

- Improves skin elasticity and firmness

- Smoothens fine lines and evens out irregularities in skin

- Applicable to your face, neck, hands, and décolletage


Skin Boosters (水光针) for Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What is the procedure like?
A typical skin boosters treatment program comprises 3 treatment sessions, each session taking place about 2 – 4 weeks apart. However, at LS Aesthetic Clinic, we take pride in personalising our treatment programs to fit your skin condition, and this could result in a different number of treatment sessions depending on your skin needs.

Prior to your treatment, our experienced therapists will help you apply a topical anaesthetic to ensure that your procedure is as comfortable as possible. Most of our patients generally report finding the procedure very comfortable and tolerable.


Does it hurt? What’s the recovery time like?
We won’t lie – this depends on your tolerance for injections, but at LS Aesthetic Clinic, we apply numbing cream to ensure that your treatment is pain-free and as comfortable as possible.

Side effects are very rare, as hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies and has been used in aesthetic treatments for many years. After the procedure, you might experience slight swelling at the injection areas, but this should subside within a few days.

For more information on skin boosters and its benefits, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > It's 2017! Make Over Your Skin

It's 2017! Make Over Your Skin

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New year, new you. And it’s not just your resolutions that start over on a clean slate – if you’ve been guilty of not taking good enough care of your skin, now’s the time to fight those bad habits and adopt a healthier and more pampering attitude towards your skin.

Here are the 3 resolutions we’d make for good skin:

1. RESTORE RADIANCE
We all want that dewy, “I woke up like this” complexion – here are some ways to work towards it.

Laser Treatments, Facials for Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


1. Sleep
Sleep is literally, beauty sleep– it does wonders for your skin! Without enough sleep, your skin’s pH levels drop, creating an imbalance. This can lead to a dehydrated complexion, redness, and an uneven skin tone.

Try setting a sleep schedule by creating target sleeping and waking times – and stick to it! Your complexion will thank you the morning after.


2. Stay Active
Exercise has been proven to clear up your complexion: when you work up a good sweat, your pores tend to dilate, and your sweat tends to expel any trapped dirt and oil, essentially clearing up your skin. Just remember to thoroughly wash your face afterwards, to prevent any dirt from getting sucked back into your pores!


3. Laser Treatments & Pampering Facials
Sometimes our skin just needs an extra boost – at LS Aesthetic Clinic, we have a number of treatments that help bring back the natural radiance of your skin:

A) Dull Complexion Combo
Revive dull skin with a combination of laser treatments and our Radiance facial, which uses a mild enzyme peel to speed up cellular turnover, lightening and brightening all skin types.

B) Intense Hydration and Brightening Treatment
This combination of skin boosters and hydradermabrasion keeps skin hydrated, giving skin an added dewy glow.

C) Eye 2 Laser
Reduce dark eye circles and fine lines around the eye area with our signature eye laser treatment.

D) Radiance/Rejuvenation Facials
These facial treatments use gentle peels to brighten the skin, treat fine lines, and deeply hydrate skin.


2. BANISH BLEMISHES
Unwanted pesky blemishes in the form of acne, freckles, or melasma can sometimes be the bane of our existence. To keep such blemishes away, here are some good habits to practise:

Laser Treatments, Light Therapy, Chemical Peels for Acne, Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic

1. Sunscreen
Applying sunscreen on a regular basis is a good first start to prevent future pigmentation problems. Remember to apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 that protects you against UVA and UVB rays.


2. Exfoliate on a regular basis
Use a gentle face scrub 2-3 times a week during your daily cleansing routine. This helps prevent pores from clogging up and allowing acne to form, as well as cleanses skin from pollutants that we face on a daily basis.


3. Laser Treatments, Light Therapy or Medical-Grade Peels
For stubborn acne or pigmentation that just won’t go away, aesthetic treatments might help in reducing their appearance. At LS Aesthetic, we have a number of tailored programmes specifically targeted at reducing stubborn blemishes:

A) Acne Combo
Keep unwanted acne at bay! Our signature combination of laser treatments, blue light therapy, and chemical peels can help to reduce acne scars, resulting in clearer, smoother skin.

B) Pigmentation Combo
Lighten freckles, melasma, and age spots with laser treatments and exfoliating chemical peels.

C) Carbon Laser Peel
Tackle acne and oily skin concerns head on with our carbon laser peel. It reduces acne breakouts, minimises pore size, and improves skin tone with no down time!

D) Skin Supplements
Oral supplements such as Pynocare and Crystal Tomato contain antioxidants that prevent the formation ofpigmentation by inhibiting melanin synthesis, effectively whitening and brightening skin.


3. TURN BACK TIME
Concerned about wrinkles or crow’s feet? Making some lifestyle changes, or a trip to the dermatologist can help greatly in reversing any tell-tale signs of aging.


Laser Treatments, Anti Wrinkle Injections, Anti-Aging Skincare | LS Aesthetic Clinic


1. R for Retinoid
Retinoids are one of the magic ingredients for anti-aging: they not only minimise the appearance of wrinkles, but also slow down the breakdown of collagen (which unfortunately tends to happen as part of the aging process) and lighten pigmentation caused by UV damage.

If you’re new to using retinoids, adopt it gradually into your skincare routine by applying it every other day or mixing it with your daily moisturiser or serum. Different people have different needs based on their skin type: some may need to use retinoids more frequently whereas some may only require it every other day.

Retinoids can be found in our day creams from our in-house medical-grade skincare range, LS Formula.

2. Cut down on sugar
Studies have shown that sugar in all forms – high fructose corn syrup, cane sugar etc. – is extremely bad for your skin. It’s known to be collagen’s worst enemy: an overload of sugar in your bloodstream can cause a chemical reaction called glycation, which happens when excess sugar molecules attach themselves to collagen fibres. This causes collagen fibres to lose its strength, in turn causing our skin to sag and be more vulnerable to UV damage and aging.

So hold back on the Coke, and you’ll be doing your skin a huge, huge favour.

3. Laser Treatments and Anti-Wrinkle Injections
To reverse deeper wrinkles or rejuvenate your skin, restorative aesthetic treatments are also an option:

A) Laser Treatments
Our signature laser skin rejuvenation programme helps to tighten skin, improve skin tone, and minimise pores.

B) Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Smooth away forehead wrinkles and frown lines with anti-wrinkle injections

C) Fillers
Achieve a younger look with minimal downtime! Fillers can reduce wrinkles, smoothen skin, and restore volume to sunken cheeks.

So in a nutshell, it’s never too late to start taking good care of your skin! We’d all like to turn back time, banish blemishes, or restore radiance to our complexion, and taking a step towards that, even if it’s just a tiny step, is a great way forward this new year.


For more information on our aesthetic treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > The Complete Guide to Laser Treatments

The Complete Guide to Laser Treatments

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Always wondered about laser treatments and the dewy, glowing complexion it can give you, but terrified by the word ‘laser’?

LS Aesthetic Clinic breaks it down for you: what laser treatments really are, how they work, and why there really isn’t much to fear at all.

Laser Treatments for Acne, Pigmentation, Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What are laser treatments?

Laser treatments are popular aesthetic procedures that can rejuvenate skin and reduce the effects of aging and UV damage in a safe, minimally invasive manner.

Laser treatments can address a range of skin concerns, such as acne, spider veins, hair removal, pigmentation, and wrinkles.


Laser Treatments for Acne, Pigmentation, Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic

How does it work to improve my skin?
Laser treatments direct a concentrated pulse of light into your skin. Depending on the type of laser you choose, the laser treatment can either:

1. Gently resurface the outer layers of your skin
This promotes the growth of new skin, resulting in improved skin texture and tone, along with the reduction in acne blemishes and skin imperfections.

or:

2. Penetrate the deeper layers of your skin to stimulate collagen production, as well as reduce wrinkles and pigmentation
How lasers stimulate collagen production is similar to the process of muscle building, where with exercise, muscle fibres are broken down, but the body repairs them to become better and stronger.

In the same way, the heat energy from the laser treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing process, causing collagen and elastin to reproduce at a higher rate. This makes the skin repair itself faster, improving skin texture and reducing redness.


Laser Treatments for Acne, Pigmentation, Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic

Does it hurt? What’s the recovery time like?
This varies from laser to laser. The gentler laser procedures don’t hurt at all! You’ll likely feel a mild warm sensation as the laser is directed across your face. There is no downtime for such procedures either – you’ll be able to apply makeup and resume your daily routine immediately.

For lasers that resurface your skin, you might feel a prickly sensation during the procedure, but most patients report this as tolerable. To make the procedure even more comfortable, we apply a numbing cream over the treatment area and take steps during the procedure to ensure that it is as comfortable for you as possible.

How much do laser treatments cost?
The cost of laser treatments can range from $300, and depends on a number of factors:

No. of Treatments Required
Those with milder skin concerns may see improvements in just one session, but those with more severe pigmentation or acne scars may require more treatments, up to 6 sessions.

Type of Laser
Different types of lasers are used depending on your skin concern.


Laser Treatments for Acne, Pigmentation, Radiant Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


What are the different types of lasers available?

Lasers can largely be split into 2 categories:

Ablative Lasers:
These are lasers that resurface your skin, by removing the outer layers of sun-damaged or aged skin, to reveal new skin with improved skin texture and tone. Erbium YAG and Fractional C02 lasers are the common examples of ablative lasers.

Do note that ablative lasers are commonly associated with a week of downtime, so do plan your laser appointment carefully around your social schedule!

Non-Ablative Lasers:
These types of lasers work to rejuvenate your skin while being much gentler in nature – there is no downtime associated with such lasers. You can do this treatment during your lunch break, and immediately apply makeup and go back to work after. Examples of non-ablative lasers include long-pulsed Nd-YAG and Q-Switched Nd-YAG lasers.

For more information on which laser treatment works best for your skin concern, call us at +656738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > 5 Skincare Travel Tips for Long Flights

5 Skincare Travel Tips for Long Flights

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With the stress that flying does to your skin, it’s best to take those extra steps to ensure your skin stays in tip-top condition from take-off to landing. We’ve compiled some skincare tips to take note of even when you’re 30,000 feet above ground. It all boils down to 2 things: hydration and sun protection. Safe travels!

Travel Skincare Tips | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Tip #1 – The 3 magic letters: S-P-F

The higher altitude you fly, the closer you’ll be to the sun, and thus the stronger the UV rays. This unfortunately means that more UV damage can be inflicted onto your skin (especially if you love the window seat)!

Hence, applying sunscreen is key – at LS Aesthetic we have a range of suncreens available (tinted ones too!) to suit all skin types.

Don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every 3 hours too, especially if you’re taking a long haul flight.


Travel Skincare Tips | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Tip #2 – Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise

Whenever the air is dry, such as recirculated air in a plane cabin, the air tends to draw moisture from wherever it can, including your skin. Your skin reacts to compensate for this dehydration: dry skin tends to get even drier and oily skin tends to get even oilier. And that’s not what we want!

Before your flight, be sure to apply a hydrating serum. Our Lipid Drops - a replenishing serum with glycolipids and phospholipids - provides instant and sustained moisture for smoother skin texture and tone.

During your flight, use as much moisturiser as needed, such as our Arbutin Moisturiser or Oil-Free Moisturiser. And if you can, put a mask on it! If you’re afraid of others’ judgments and odd stares, try a transparent sleeping mask, such as our 02 Lift Mask, which is not only more discreet, but also packed with active ingredients that work overtime to give you a hydrated, well-rested appearance by the time you land.


Travel Skincare Tips | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Tip #3 - Water is an in-flight essential

The small cups of water that are given out on the plane are definitely not enough! Drink as much water as you can, but an amount that you are comfortable with.

To make life a little easier, bring an empty water bottle with you and ask the flight attendant to help you fill it up.


Travel Skincare Tips | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Tip #4 – Be sure to blot

For oily skin, if dehydrated, the skin tends to overcompensate by increasing oil production. Oil is a breeding ground for bacteria and may exacerbate breakouts.

To curb any unwanted breakouts, blot skin regularly with tissue or oil blotting papers.


Travel Skincare Tips | LS Aesthetic Clinic


Tip #5 – Exfoliate and cleanse upon landing

Upon landing, be sure to cleanse your face and use a mild facial scrub to exfoliate any dry skin cells and minimise the occurrence of clogged pores.

Be sure to follow up with your usual skincare routine too, to ensure your skin bounces back quickly from any post-flight dullness.

Blog > Lunchtime Quick Fixes: Fast, Fuss-free Beauty Treatments

Lunchtime Quick Fixes: Fast, Fuss-free Beauty Treatments

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Be it a mid-day pick me up or a quick beauty fix just in time for the holidays, we’re always in search of non-invasive aesthetic treatments that deliver great results, fast, – think radiant skin and a more youthful appearance.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of beauty treatments that have no downtime and can be done during your lunchtime break – perfect for those always on the go!


Lunchtime Beauty Treatments for Glowing Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic

For Radiant Skin
Just about everyone covets that youthful, dewy glow – here are some of our tried-and-tested methods of achieving that:

Skin Booster Injections: A favourite amongst Korean and Taiwanese celebrities, skin booster injections are a series of micro-injections that use hyaluronic acid to restore hydration to your skin from within, resulting in that coveted glow.

Laser Treatments: These are a great way of rejuvenating your skin while remaining minimally invasive. The concentrated light pulses directed into your skin by laser treatments not only promote the growth of new skin, resulting in improved skin texture and tone, but also stimulate collagen production. We particularly recommend our Dual Yellow laser – a painless and non-invasive laser that is ideal even for sensitive skin.

Facial Peels: Chemical peels, or more popularly known as ‘lunchtime peels’, use mild alpha-hydroxyl (AHA) acids, lactic acid peels or peels with naturally occurring fruit acids, to safely and gently exfoliate your skin while stimulating cell turnover. This results in a reduction of fine lines, tightened pores, as well as the removal of the outer layers of damaged skin to reveal new and more youthful skin – and all this with minimal downtime! You can go back to work and resume your daily activities immediately after your procedure.

Hydradermabrasion/Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive aesthetic procedure that exfoliates dead skin cells, and stimulates skin cell growth. Think of the procedure as a vacuum that painlessly and gently buffs the dull outer layers of your skin! Hydradermabrasion takes things one step further: it not only exfoliates your skin like in microdermabrasion, but also simultaneously infuses medical-grade serums into your skin, resulting in a deeply-hydrated and more radiant complexion.


Lunchtime Beauty Treatments for Glowing Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic

For A Youthful Appearance
For a quick, turn-back-the clock effect, anti-wrinkle injections (Botox® / Dysport® / Xeomin®) help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

To restore youthful volume, dermal fillers are a great way of fighting initial signs of aging, such as sunken or hollowed cheeks. Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies that help to keep our skin smooth, supple, and hydrated.


Radiofrequency Skin Lifting Treatments in Singapore | LS Aesthetic Clinic


For Skin Tightening
Our radiofrequency facials are a great, non-invasive method of skin tightening that help to lift and tighten sagging skin. A handheld device emitting radio waves is directed across your skin in gentle strokes, safely stimulating collagen production. Most of our patients generally experience a warm sensation, which they find relaxing and comfortable – some even fall asleep during the process. Talk about a lunchtime power nap!

For more information on the above treatments or to make your appointment, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > A beauty checklist for that festive glow

A beauty checklist for that festive glow

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It’s no secret that all of us want to put our best face forward this festive season. To get in tip-top shape before the holidays, now’s the time to improve on any beauty habits that you’re currently slacking on.

We’ve broken down the steps you need to take, beauty-wise, to achieve a dewy complexion and look your best this holiday season!


1 month before:

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Remember to hydrate, get enough shut-eye, and always, always wash your makeup off before bed: Water, sleep, and thoroughly cleansed skin are some of the best remedies for your skin. Focus on cleansing your skin daily to prevent any unwanted breakouts during the holidays!

Step up your skincare routine: If your current skincare routine is working well for you, then great! Continue doing what works for you. If not, try incorporating 1 or 2 new workhorses into your beauty routine.

Serums are often recommended as they contain a higher concentration of active ingredients that are highly beneficial for your skin. Try our Green Tea Antioxidant Serum, which not only calms inflammation and redness, but also helps to correct hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and redness.

Shelve off nail polish: Nails need time off to regain their natural colour, so leave them clean for a couple of weeks. Gently file nails to remove any yellow stains.

Treat any skin blemishes: For unwanted spider veins, pigmentation,or acne that just won’t go away, it’s best to consult an aesthetic doctor for the best type of treatment for your skin. Laser treatments are a great way to rejuvenate the skin while remaining minimally invasive. Schedule your appointment a couple of weeks before your social events to ensure optimum results.


2 weeks before:

Whiten your teeth: Apply whitening strips sparingly for a nice row of pearly whites just in time for the festive season.

Get your brows professionally shaped: Wax, pluck, or thread – it’s your call – a professional salon visit can make a huge difference! After that, upkeep your brows by occasionally tweezing stray hairs.


1 week before:

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Schedule a facial to brighten skin for the holidays!
Our series of brightening and whitening treatments can help to rejuvenate dull complexions, deeply hydrate skin, and promote the growth of new healthy skin cells in time for the holidays. Click here to find out about our Radiance Facials, Hydradermabrasion treatments, and more.

Treat yourself to a manicure/pedicure! What can we say – the festive season is all about little indulgences. Take this time to experiment with new designs and colours – a potential holiday party conversation starter!



During the festive season:

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Recover with soothing sheet masks: After late nights out, smooth on our Whitening Essence Mask to reduce redness and soothe irritated skin by the next morning.

Don’t forget sunscreen! Travelling to and fro for festive gatherings tends to increase our exposure to the sun, so it’s important to keep your skin protected.


For further enquiries on our brightening facials, laser treatments, or skincare products, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > The 5 Benefits of Ultherapy

The 5 Benefits of Ultherapy

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Think of Ultherapy as a non-surgical face lift – this aesthetic treatment uses ultrasound energy to rejuvenate,lift, and tighten your skin by stimulating collagen production.

Patients who opt for Ultherapy can look forward to the following benefits:

  1. Stimulates collagen productionUltherapy Treatments for Skin Tightening | LS Aesthetic Clinic

    Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy into your skin, triggering the body’s natural response and jumpstarting the regenerative process that produces new collagen. What results is skin that is tighter and smoother, as well as a reduction in fine line and wrinkles.


  2. Natural skin tightening and lifting effects
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    Multiple clinical trials and scientific studies have shown that one’s skin becomes noticeably tighter and firmer after Ultherapy, as the new collagen produced as a result of the treatment works to lift and firm skin on the neck, chin, and brow.


  3. Non-invasive
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    Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver precise amounts of focused ultrasound energy deep into the skin. No toxins or needles are ever used during this process, ensuring that no trauma is caused to the outer layers of your skin.


  4. Minimal to no downtime
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    Given the non-invasive nature of Ultherapy, there is minimal downtime after an Ultherapy procedure. Patients can wear makeup and resume normal activities immediately after their Ultherapy treatment.


  5. Safety assured
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    Ultherapy is the only US FDA-approved procedure to lift skin on the chin, neck and eyebrows, as well as improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.

    Ultherapy also incorporates ultrasound imaging technology, similar to the technologies used in ultrasound pregnancy scans. This allows doctors to see the tissue layers that they are targeting, ensuring that ultrasound energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.

    Furthermore, patients obtain such anti-aging results naturally, without having to bear the risks and potential healing complications commonly associated with a surgical facelift.

For more in-depth insights into how Ultherapy works, click here.

To learn more about Ultherapy and whether it can meet your needs, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > 3 tips for a radiant complexion

3 tips for a radiant complexion

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It’s natural to want to look our best, especially when the festive season is just around the corner. Here, we share our top 3 tips to achieving a radiant complexion, one of the most frequent requests of our clients during this time of the year:

Tip 1: You are what you eat

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The festive season is often synonymous with feasting, and who can really resist a good slice of chocolate log cake? While it’s okay to treat yourselves every now and then, do remember to load up on vitamins – they’re the key to healthy skin!

The recommended vitamins for that radiant glow:

Vitamin A: Encourages cell renewal and quells enzymes that break down collagen in our skin

Vitamin C: Protects skin against UV damage and improves skin tone and pigmentation

Vitamin E: Fights facial redness and helps to prevent aging


Tip 2: Don’t fret!


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The holiday season can be especially nerve-wracking for some, with endless errands to run, gifts to get, and tasks to complete before the holiday celebrations begin. But remember: stress is something you choose to let get to you, and you can always keep it in check by:

  1. Meditation
    Meditation can help to reduce the stream of jumbled thoughts that might be clouding your mind and causing you stress. Taking deep breaths and entering a state of mindfulness can greatly help to restore your calm and elevate your emotional well-being.

  2. Envisioning the outcome
    Try not focusing on the task that is causing you stress itself, but rather the relief and calm once it is completed. Studies have shown that reframing your thoughts about a stressful situation often results in lower anxiety and a better outcome.

  3. Getting enough sleep
    While staying well-rested won’t prevent any stressful events from happening, being tired or lacking in energy can certainly deplete your ability to deal with stressful situations. Ensure you get at least 6-8 hours of sleep a night, to be sufficiently well-rested to tackle the day ahead.

Tip 3: Get your facial fix

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Regular facial treatments by skincare professionals are vital as such treatments not only help to rejuvenate dry skin and minimise signs of aging, but also exfoliate dead skin cells and promote new skin cell growth to reveal a smoother and more radiant complexion.

At LS Aesthetic, we offer a number of facials and aesthetic treatments for that dewy glow:

  1. Radiance Facials
    This gentle yet effective facial treatment consists of enzymes that speed up cellular turnover and promote the growth of new skin cells, effectively lightening, brightening, and tightening all skin types.


  2. Bright & White
    A combination of both light therapy (Limelight) as well as Vitamin C facial treatments to rejuvenate dull complexions, and lighten the appearance of pigmentation.


  3. Hydradermabrasion (with Skin Boosters)
    Achieve a radiant complexion with hydradermabrasion! Using pressurised water and oxygen to gently exfoliate your skin while infusing active serums, it deeply cleanses & hydrates all skin types.

    Combine with skin boosters (水光针) for an added dewy glow.


  4. Photo Rejuvenation 2D Laser Treatment
    Our signature 2D skin rejuvenation laser programme that helps to:
  • Improve skin texture and tone
  • Lift and tighten skin
  • Minimise pore size

For more on how our treatments can give you a radiant glow, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.

Blog > Pollution: The Silent Enemy of Your Skin

Pollution: The Silent Enemy of Your Skin

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We all know that pollutants – cigarette smoke, car exhaust fumes, haze particles – cause environmental damage, but they can also cause significant damage to our skin without us realising.

Unlike sunburns, the damage from air pollution to our skin may not cause an immediate response, increasing the danger as we are unaware of it happening.


How is pollution damaging my skin?
Since pollutant particles are so microscopic, – they can be 20 times smaller than your pores! – they can easily penetrate deep into our skin and weaken our skin’s defensive barrier, causing:

  1. Accelerated Aging
    Pollutant particles can wreak havoc on our skin by causing free radical damage, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as the breakdown of collagen and elastin layers.
  2. Acne
    Pollution exacerbates clogged pores, that can result in inflamed skin and acne breakouts.
  3. Clogged Pores
    Dust, dirt, and other pollutant particles can clog our pores, causing unsightly whiteheads, blackheads, and comedones.
  4. Dull Complexion
    An accumulation of pollutants on our skin’s surface can diminish our skin’s radiance, making it look dull.
  5. Pigmentation
    Free radical damage from traffic-related air pollution has been scientifically proven to cause melasma and age spots.
  6. UV Damage
    Pollution causes damage to the ozone layer, making us more vulnerable to UV damage from sun exposure, giving rise to free radical damage and oxidative stress to the skin.

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Help! What can I do to save my skin?
We offer a variety of targeted, non-surgical treatments to treat each of the problems pollution can do to our skin:

  1. Accelerated Aging
    For fine lines and wrinkles: our Genesis V laser treatment helps you to reclaim your youth by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes the growth of new skin, resulting in improved skin texture and tone.

    For skin lifting, tightening, and collagen rebuilding: Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to safely stimulate new collagen growth, which helps greatly in lifting sagging skin.

    For skin lifting: we offer Titan infrared treatments and radiofrequency treatments that help to firm and tighten skin.

  2. Acne
    For acne control: we offer medical-grade facials and light therapy treatments to help clear your skin of unsightly acne blemishes, inhibit acne growth, as well as to reduce pore inflammation and infection.

    We also offer hydradermabrasion facials that not only help in reducing the appearance of acne, but also exfoliates and deeply cleanses the skin while infusing serums into your skin for optimum absorption, resulting in deeply hydrated and better looking skin.

    For acne scars: our laser skin resurfacing treatments promote new skin cell growth while smoothing out and reducing the appearance of acne scars.


  3. Clogged Pores
    For clearing clogged pores: our medical-grade facials safely clear clogged pores, comedones, and blackheads, while reducing the likelihood of pore inflammation and infection.
  4. Dull Complexion
    For rediscovering your skin’s radiance: we offer laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, along with light therapy to brighten your skin while promoting the growth of new healthy skin cells.

    Our medical-grade facials also safely get rid of dead skin cells, as well as firm and brighten the skin while helping to treat sun damage, fine lines, or dehydrated skin.
  5. Pigmentation
    For melasma and age spots: we offer laser treatments specifically targeted at reducing melasma and age spots.

    For lightening pigmentation: we have various products that are suitable in reducing different types of pigmentation. We also offer facial treatments specifically targeted at lightening pigmentation. These can be combined with our laser treatments for faster and more effective results.
  6. UV Damage
    For protection against UV exposure: we have a range of medical-grade sunblocks that are effective in protecting your skin against free radical damage and oxidative stress that harmful UV rays can cause.

To find out more about how you can prevent pollution from aging your skin, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.
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Go Hair-free this Holiday Season

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With the holiday season just around the corner, getting rid of unwanted body hairs is bound to be near the top of your beauty to-do list.

Of all the hair removal methods – including shaving, waxing, depilatory creams – laser treatments remain the most effective method of keeping unwanted hairs at bay.

Lasers work by directing concentrated pulses of light energy into the skin, destroying the hair at its root while keeping surrounding skin intact, essentially preventing it from regrowing for a year, if not longer.

The benefits of laser hair removal includes:

  • Effective hair removal & slowed hair growth: Of all hair removal methods, laser hair removal most effectively reduces the appearance of hair, while ensuring that hair grows back the slowest.

  • Suitable for all skin types: The laser procedure does not cause any discolouration of the skin.

  • Microsecond technology: This allows for gentle skin rejuvenation, reducing pore size and fine lines while improving skin texture.
For more information on how to safely and effectively remove unwanted hairs, call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.
Blog > All About Eyes

All About Eyes

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The eyes are the window to not just our soul, but also our age.

The skin around our eyes is one of the most delicate areas of our face. Without proper care, this is one of the first areas that shows signs of aging.

To keep yourself looking youthful, here are 4 main signs of aging to look out for and prevent:

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A. Eye Bags
With age, the supporting tissues around your eyes weaken. Without support, fatty tissues that normally protect the eyes tend to protrude, thus creating a puffy appearance.

What can I do?
Radiofrequency treatments are excellent in reducing puffiness around the eyes and in stimulating collagen production, in turn lifting and tightening skin around the eye area.

Ultherapy, a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment, can also reduce puffiness and the size of eye bags with the use of ultrasound.


B. Tear Troughs
Sunken tear troughs can create the impression of dark eye circles. This can give you a haggard appearance, causing you to appear much older than you really are.

What can I do?
Fillers are non-surgical treatments that can restore volume loss to sunken tear troughs, resulting in a more refreshed and youthful appearance. They have an immediate effect, with little to no downtime.


C. Dark Eye Circles
Lack of sleep, poor blood circulation, thinning skin as well as loss of fat and collagen due to aging, are common causes of dark eye circles.

What can I do?
Our signature laser treatment can remove pigment and manage the appearance of blood vessels, reducing the appearance of dark eye circles.

We also offer facials specially formulated to treat dark eye circles; this involves an infusion of a cocktail of ingredients into your undereye area that brightens and lightens dark eye circles.


D. Undereye Wrinkles
Wrinkles under and around your eyes are common as you age, and are normally caused by decreasing levels of collagen and elastin in your skin.

What can I do?
Botulinum toxin A injections are particularly useful in reducing the appearance of undereye wrinkles. Such procedures are further supplemented by our topical creams, which contain retinol and peptides, active ingredients known to reduce fine lines and firm skin.


Call us at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com for more enquiries. We are conveniently located at #10-04 Wisma Atria Office Tower, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877.



Blog > IPL vs Laser Hair Removal

IPL vs Laser Hair Removal

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Dr Kok says…

“I’ve been asked many times by my patients about the difference between IPL and Laser hair removal. Both use light to disrupt hair growth, but the laser treatment is more effective and achieves better results for the patients:


Laser treatment, the more costly treatment of the two, uses a concentrated beam of light to target the hair follicle. The IPL technology uses a broad spectrum of wavelengths that diffuses and hence unlike the laser, it is less powerful. With laser treatment, the hairs absorb the heat, not the surrounding skin so there is less risk of burning unlike the IPL, if set at a higher power level. This makes the laser a safer option for darker skin people to opt for hair removal treatment. The IPL, being a less efficient technology, cannot penetrate as deep as the laser. Coarse and thicker hair cannot be effectively treated with the IPL.”