From The Straits Times    |

Did you over-indulge during the festive season? Or perhaps all the endless rounds of CNY visiting and late-night gatherings has taken its toll on your skin? Prive Clinic is here to the rescue with these aesthetic treatments.

The essential skin treatments you need

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You made every effort to look your best during the festive season but that doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of your skin now that it’s all over.

If blemish scars or rough skin texture are still bothering you, give Nanopore Microneedling a shot. This minimally invasive procedure is new at Privé Clinic and uses the process of micro-needling to treat skin woes such as scar tissue, lax skin, wrinkles and enlarged pores.

As its name suggests, the Nanopore applicator uses micro needles to create controlled micro injuries to the skin. By doing so, it triggers the release of growth factors and encourages collagen production to help with tissue repair, helping to heal the skin from within.

To further enhance its effects, an ampoule called Curestem Cell Healer C10, is applied, where it goes deep into the skin to soothe and refresh it. The ampoule uses freeze-dried human umbilical cord-blood stem cells, which are said to be packed with potent regenerative properties.

Over time, skin becomes smooth, supple and revitalised.

To regain a fresh and youthful complexion, minus the deep lines, furrows and wrinkles from fending off all your nosy relatives over Chinese New Year, book yourself a Dermal Lift treatment.

Traditionally, botulinum toxin is injected into the underlying muscles of the face to block or restrict its movements, which then helps to minimise expression lines. Dermal Lift is a variation and evolution of that. It uses a different type of botulinum toxin and is injected into the dermis layer of the skin, which sits above the facial muscles. What it does is contract the underlying layers of the skin instead – the facial muscles remain untouched.

“You still get the effects of a botulinum toxin treatment but with better, more natural-looking results,” says Dr Karen Soh, medical director of Privé Clinic. “You can see the effects within minutes of the treatment and it will continue to improve five to 10 days after. Results last up to four months. Plus, Dermal Lift injections have also been found to help stimulate collagen production for more youthful looking skin! Many of my patients in their 30s love it for its preventive function and natural results.”

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But if you’re looking for the ultimate glow, Privé Clinic offers a unique combination of two aesthetic treatments, Pico Laser and Vitamin C Facial, to instantly brighten the complexion, leaving it radiant and even-toned.

The Pico Laser works by delivering energy into the skin in short bursts or pico-seconds, hence the name. This laser light is absorbed by the pigments, breaking them down into tiny dust-like fragments, allowing them to be easily flushed out by the body.

“Pico Laser targets pigments without damaging the surrounding tissue. It is a ‘smart’ laser that is effective for all skin tones, and even helps promote collagen production to refresh the skin,” says Dr Soh.

Privé​​​​​​​’s Ultimate Glow Treatment includes a Vitamin C facial to complement the Pico Laser session.

Explains Dr Soh: “While Pico Laser targets spots and pigmentation, the facial unclogs pores and infuses pure Vitamin C to hydrate and brighten overall skin tone! They work extremely well together and patients love it for being effective without breaking the bank.”

The better, more beautiful body you’re looking for 

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Indulged a little bit too much over the festive season? Besides hitting the gym, you can also help battle the bulge with a little help from these two aesthetic treatments: Coolsculpting + Z Wave Therapy and Emsculpt.

Ideal for targeting stubborn pockets of fat, Coolsculpting is a US FDA-approved non-surgical, non-invasive body contouring treatment. Developed by Harvard scientists, it uses controlled freezing to destroy the fat cells, known as cryolipolysis. The crystallised fats are then flushed out from the body over time via your natural waste functions.

At Privé Clinic, every Coolsculpting session includes a session of Z Wave Therapy. This radial shockwave treatment generates mechanical pressure to break down the crystallised fats further, helping them be more easily metabolised by the body, which in turn enables them to be removed even faster. In fact, studies have shown that when combined, the results achieved from the two treatments are almost doubled, as compared to doing fat freezing alone!

But if toning the body is what you need help with, then Emsculpt is the answer. It uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate the muscles, inducing powerful muscular contractions that tone and build muscles while burning fat – all at the same time.

“Building muscles is essential for fat loss as it increases a person’s base metabolic rate. With Emsculpt, patients feel encouraged when they start to see ab lines or muscle definition that they’ve never had despite months of hard work at the gym,” says Dr Soh.

Each session is 30min long, and is said to induce approximately 20,000 supramaximal (or involuntary muscle) contractions, similar to doing 20,000 sit-ups or squats in that time. Non-invasive and with little downtime, it is ideal for targeting a jelly belly, flabby thighs and saggy glutes.

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