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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 > 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 > 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.