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Laser Wart Removal – All The Awkward Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

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We understand - questions about warts can be awkward and embarrassing.


We've rounded up all the awkward questions that you were too afraid to ask and answer them below:


I have these growths on my skin – are they warts?

A wart is generally a small, hard growth that usually tend to be grey or skin-coloured.


However, there are many types of skin growths, each with different causes. Don’t be too alarmed if you suddenly notice a skin growth! It could be skin tags, moles, or growths resulting from overactive oil glands.


It’s best to get advice from a medical expert who can accurately determine whether the growths on your skin are warts or not.



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Are they contagious?

Warts can be contagious, and they can be passed from one to another through the direct touching of the warts, or through using towels or other personal items that were used by someone with warts.


Warts are caused by the Human Papillovirus (HPV). There are more than 100 different strains of HPV, and each strain of HPV causes specific wart types on specific body parts. 


Facial warts are different from the types of warts that grow on your feet or the types from sexually-transmitted diseases (STD).



How can I remove my warts? Does it hurt?

Warts can be removed in a couple of ways – the most common being a carbon dioxide laser treatment. The carbon dioxide laser kills the wart tissue and seals off blood vessels that feed it.


Another common method is cryotherapy – or the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze and remove warts.


To make your experience as comfortable as possible, we apply a numbing cream to your treatment area prior to your procedure. Most patients report feeling a minor sting during the treatment, but they tend to find the procedure pretty tolerable!



Laser Wart Removal | LS Aesthetic Clinic



How many sessions are needed?

Usually 1 session is enough to remove most warts, and multiple warts can be removed in one session.


The exact number of sessions required can only be determined after Dr Kok has assessed your skin condition.



Will they grow back?

Unfortunately, the laser wart removal treatment can only remove the wart itself but not the virus causing it. In fact, there is still no known method to cure the virus that causes warts.



Will laser wart removal leave a scar?

It’s unlikely – as long as you don’t pick at the scab!


The treatment area may scab and appear red, but this is temporary and will heal in a few days. To prevent any scars from forming, it’s important that you don’t pick at any scabs while your skin is healing!



How should I take care of my skin after my laser treatment?

Dr Kok will give you a topical antibiotic to apply on the treatment area while the wound is healing, to prevent any infection. For bigger warts, Dr Kok might apply a dressing on top of the treatment area – this dressing should be changed daily.


And as mentioned earlier, don’t pick at the scabs!


For more information on our laser wart removal 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 > 5 Reasons for Dull Skin

5 Reasons for Dull Skin

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Despite all the hype, glass skin – or radiant, blemish-free skin with that certain ineffable glow – is notoriously hard to achieve.

We list down 5 common obstacles to achieving a crystal clear complexion.


1. Dead Skin Cells
Our skin cells are living, breathing organisms that go through a life cycle like we do. When skin cells die and are not removed in time, they tend to pile up on our skin’s surface and clog our pores.

This creates the perfect environment for acne-causing bacteria to grow and multiple in, causing unsightly blemishes and an uneven skin texture.


Solution: Exfoliate at least once or twice a week. The frequency will vary depending on your skin type; some skin types can handle a daily routine of gentle exfoliation.


Microdermabrasion facials can also help to remove dead skin cells, boosting blood circulation while leaving you with smooth skin.


Hydradermabrasion facials go an extra step by using water and oxygen jets to clear clogged pores and removing dead skin cells while infusing active serums, leaving you with hydrated, supple skin.



Microdermabrasion Hydradermabrasion Facials | LS Aesthetic Clinic



2. Air Pollution
We might live in a clean and green city, but the smog from car exhausts, dust and grime can take a toll on our skin.


Polluted air contains a host of toxic particles, such as sulfur dioxide, that create free radicals.


Free radicals weaken our skin’s supporting structures by damaging collagen, causing wrinkles and making us look sunken and haggard over time.


Solution: Be sure to remove your makeup thoroughly! Your best bet is a makeup remover that is tough on grime yet gentle on your skin, like our Micellar Makeup Remover.



3. Lack of Sleep/Good Rest
Beauty sleep is real! The lack of blood circulation in the body can cause your skin to appear dull and splotchy.

Solution: Make getting a good 7-8 hours of shuteye your priority every night. As a quick fix for tired-looking skin, go for a pampering facial and snooze while your skin gets restored to an even tone and texture!


Our Radiance/Rejuvenation facials contain gentle peels that help to remove dead skin cells. Extra perk: we include a soothing mask after the peel for an extra dose of pampering!


Dull Skin Causes | LS Aesthetic Clinic



4. Sugar Overload!
When you eat sugar, this causes an inflammatory response in your body known as glycation, which literally destroys the collagen in your skin. Definitely not something we want!


Solution: Unfortunately, there’s no easy way out. Cut down on sugar, especially refined sugar – the type found in donuts, waffles, and chendol.


Dull Skin Causes | LS Aesthetic Clinic



5. Hormones
Hormonal fluctuations due to puberty, menopause, or pregnancy can cause your skin to go out of whack. If estrogen levels drop, this can make your skin oilier, giving the appearance of a shiny face – and not in a good way.


Solution: Clay masks, such as our Soothing Clay Mask, can help to absorb excess oil. But to treat the hormonal root cause of the oiliness, consult your doctor to see if he/she would recommend hormonal medications.


For more information on our Radiance/Rejuvenation facials and skincare products, 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 > 3 Myths About Getting A V-Shaped Face

3 Myths About Getting A V-Shaped Face

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Having a V-shaped face is a coveted physical attribute amongst many, but we end up hearing so many false claims, myths, and beliefs surrounding V-shaped face treatments.






We put these myths to rest:






1. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatments can help achieve a V-shaped face by melting my excess fats away






To set the record straight, HIFU treatments, such as Ultherapy, do not melt fats. Rather, such treatments firm up sagging skin by boosting our bodies’ natural collagen production.










Ultherapy Skin Tightening Treatments | LS Aesthetic Clinic







Sometimes, not having a V-shaped face is not so much about the fats in our face but rather our muscle structure – in particular, our masseters. 


The masseters are 2 bulky muscles on the side of our jaws, helping us chew. But habitual grinding of our teeth or excessive chewing can cause these muscles to grow in size, contributing to a “U-shaped face”.




In such cases, botulinum toxin injections can help to reduce the size of our masseters, making a V-shaped face more apparent.




On a side note, to learn more about the difference between Ultherapy and HIFU, click here.







2. Botulinum toxin jaw reduction injections will freeze my face, giving me lockjaw




This is most definitely not true!




Botulinum toxin injections don’t render your face completely expressionless, neither does it freeze your muscles entirely. What it does is that it causes your masseters to shrink, in turn resulting in a sharper jawline.




Some of the more common side effects include slight bruising, swelling, and bleeding at the injection area, but these should subside within a few days. Definitely nowhere near lockjaw!







3. It’s not always about reducing the size of your face




Sometimes, adding volume at strategic points on your face helps achieve that coveted V shaped face as well!




Filler Treatments for V Shaped Face | LS Aesthetic Clinic







Hyaluronic acid fillers can also be injected to sharpen your chin, helping to achieve better facial symmetry and a sharper V-shaped face.




For more info on our V-shaped face slimming 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.