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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.


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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?


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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.


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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 > 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.

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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.

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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:

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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 > 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.