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It’s been months since you last caught up with your girlfriends. Those Zoom house parties featuring your beauty nights in, complete with face masks and PJs, have helped. But nothing beats being able to catch up in person.

It’s also been months since your last aesthetics treatment. Your skin-anti-ageing concerns are even more acute now: pigmentation and uneven skin tone, dehydration, and wrinkles and sagging. It’s the inevitable result of this break in your regular beauty treatment routine.

So how about combining the two into an aesthetics party with your BFFs in Phase 2? Of course, keep the group small to no more than 5 (including yourself) so you still abide by government regulations as you enjoy your get-together.

And although aesthetic treatments are common now, we know some women may still have reservations about doing aesthetics treatments. Need to convince your girlfriends? Here’s how: Tell them that these three treatments from Avenue + Co Medical Aesthetics are non-invasive and come with little downtime. That means you can all have a girls’ day out and go from treatment to lunch or tea, and look your best. 

Plus, these treatments last a while – at least six months – so they can enjoy the results for an extended amount of time. 

If they’re worried about safety and effectiveness, they’ll be glad to know that Avenue + Co Medical Aesthetics uses medical insights and careful recommendations to offer a range of safe, effective and state-of-the-art treatments to help both women and men look and feel their best.

The aesthetics clinic is run by Dr Samantha Tay, who has been trained and certified to do chemical peels, botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, laser treatments and more. She works with each patient to offer a holistic approach to their beauty and wellness needs, making sure that their visit is a comfortable one.  

Don’t know which to choose? We’ve rounded up three treatments that will help you and your besties refresh your looks.  

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If you’re concerned with: Dull, dry skin 

Try HydraFacial 

A treatment doesn’t have to take long. The HydraFacial takes only 30 minutes and is a US FDA-approved medical-grade resurfacing treatment. It promises to get skin clean, supple and glowing in four steps. The treatment starts with skin cleansing, followed by exfoliation and extraction using a vacuum suction that has a HydraPeel Tip attached, to gently slough off dead skin cells, as well as remove dirt and oil trapped within the pores. 

At the same time, moisturising and nourishing serums, depending on your skin concerns – anti-ageing, acne, dullness or pigmentation – are infused into skin. 

Most importantly, this hydradermabrasion is gentler on skin, making it ideal for all skin types. The complexion looks clean and bright after one session. 

If you’re concerned with: Pigmentation and uneven skin tone

Try Picotoning 

Dubbed the most powerful PICO laser on the market, thanks to it using three different wavelengths, this picosecond laser can be used for benign pigmented lesions, acne, wrinkles, scars, and even tattoo removal.

It easily breaks down pigments found in the deeper layers of the skin. And because it uses very quick and short energy pulses, PICO laser is more effective and less damaging to surrounding skin tissues, reducing discomfort and downtime. 

You’ll see how it lightens stubborn dark spots, refines skin texture and reduces the appearance of lines, as well as reportedly stimulates collagen production.  

It’s perfect for busy women who want to look their best – you and your friends can resume your regular activities without having to take time off from work, workouts or the kids. 

For best results, a series of three to six sessions is recommended. You can also pair Picotoning with a HydraFacial to achieve an even-toned, radiant and youthful-looking complexion. 

If you’re concerned with: Lines, wrinkles or a pronounced square jawline

Try Botox 

One of the most common aesthetics treatments, it must be administered by a trained doctor.

Botox works by disrupting nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract (such as when you frown). This then causes the muscles to relax and temporarily reduce the appearance of lines around the eyes, forehead and in-between the brows. 

While commonly used to treat wrinkles on the face, the treatment can also be used for other cosmetic improvements, such as achieving a V-shaped face. To do this, botulinum toxin is injected at the sides of the face to relax the jaw muscles, causing them to shrink over time. The result is a slimmer and sharper face shape – now who doesn’t want that?

You and the girls might also want to try the Xeomin Botox Crowfeet ($159), that helps to smoothen crow’s feet so you look more youthful.

Visit Avenue+Co Medical Aesthetics at #02-319/320 Suntec City Mall, tel: 6996-4999. For more information, log on to 

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