Like with any other festivite season that requires you to meet an inordinate number of people, there is an inevitable urge for you to look your best, especially if you’re going to face your extended family, in-laws and friends that you haven’t seen in a while.

With Chinese New Year happening soon in early Feb, slathering on lots of lotions and creams and going on crash diets might not cut it. If you’re in need of a last-minute spruce up for the Lunar New Year, try these fast and effective beauty treatments from EstheClinic that will help you to get that coveted glowing skin and svelte body, just in time for the festivities.

Founded in Paris 20 years ago by Dr Boutboul and Dr Leone, EstheClinic is a beauty clinic that prides itself on harnessing the power of ground-breaking technologies to deliver fast, effective and comfortable aesthetic treatments to beautify both face and body.

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

While red might be an auspicious colour according to Chinese belief, nobody wants to be walking around with a red and inflamed face. EstheClinic’s IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment is designed to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, pores and redness to give you the flawless, glowing complexion you always dreamed of.

Unlike most IPL treatments that deliver energy in one zap, EstheClinc’s No Pain System (NPS) combines high average power, low fluency and a high repetition rate. This means that the treatment gradually and comfortably raises the heat on the skin to the temperature required for rejuvenation, so you won’t experience any pain (no numbing cream is needed) or redness during or after the treatment.

That’s not all, the treatment helps to combat acne scars and environmental damage to the skin thanks to its photorejuvention technology, which promotes cell regeneration and prompts the skin to heal itself. Additionally, by emitting high intensity pulses of light, fine lines, wrinkles, pores and redness become less visible. Within six to eight sessions, you’ll have everyone wondering what your skincare secret is with your clear, radiant and flawless skin.

Duration of treatment: 15 to 20 minutes
Price details: $220 per session, or $1,100 for six sessions, and $1,650 for ten sessions.

EstheCyro-Fat Freezing Procedure

Sometimes regardless of how much or how hard you exercise, there are still pockets of stubborn fat that refuse to budge. It could be around your knees, outer thighs, upper arms or around your mid-section. If you need a quick yet effective solution to lose some inches fast, opt for a non-invasive procedure like EstheCyro that “freezes your fat”.

The treatment is an elegant way of eliminating fats. Essentially, sub-zero temperature is applied on an area of the body causing the fat cells to gradually die and be naturally metabolised by the body’s lymphatic system. This results in permanent fat elimination over one or two months post treatment.

The great thing about this treatment is that it’s painless, thanks to its unique cryolipolysis aesthetic technology; fatty tissues are gradually drawn up into the machine’s hand piece to be blasted with cold air, instead of at one forceful go, which can be quite painful, like most existing fat-freezing treatments.

Downtime for this procedure is minimal with a slight tingling and “pins-and-needles” sensation in the treated area over the next few days after the treatment. You can even go for the treatment during your lunch hour and head back to work afterwards with everyone none the wiser. Then, just sit back and watch the fat melt away from your troubled spots. It really is as easy as that.

Duration of treatment: one hour, regardless of the area treated.
Price details: $550 per session, or $2,388 for six sessions, and $3,480 for ten sessions.

Glow To Go IPL Body Whitening Treatment

These days, having flawless skin isn’t only a face thing. We want great skin from our necks down too so that we can wear anything we want with confidence – from backless dresses to bikinis.

Besides blemishes like scars or sun spots that may marr the skin on our bodies, the friction caused by constant shaving and waxing can cause sensitive areas of your body to darken like your underarms, legs and bikini area. But you shouldn’t let these stop you from putting on that gorgeous sleeveless party dress or sexy skirt that shows off your legs.

With this body whitening treatment, intense pulsed light is delivered painlessly into the skin to encourage cellular regeneration, smoothen out wrinkles, and decrease hyper-pigmentation to even out and brighten the skin tone.

There is zero downtime involved so you could go for the treatment any time and be on your way to an even-toned and radiant skin you can flaunt.

Duration of treatment: Underarms take about 5 to 10 minutes, bikini area from 10 to 15 minutes.
Price details: $150 per session for underarms to $200 for the Brazilian bikini area respectively. A series of 6 to 10 sessions, 2 to 3 weeks apart, is recommended for optimum results depending on the targeted areas.