The beauty and aesthetic scene in Singapore are getting really exciting. Just not long ago, there’s a new aesthetics centre called Face, Body and Aesthetics Medical centre, which has just launched its flagship clinic at Paragon in Orchard Road. That’s a really long name I must say but that actually spells out exactly what this aesthetic clinic specialises in. They offer holistic aesthetic treatments ranging from hydra facials, ski boosters, lasers, V-lifts and body contouring. One unique selling point about this clinic is the fact that it is situated in a full medical centre thus they are also able to address any other medical problems that patients may have or discovered during the course of their treatment.
They also had their own line of all-natural skincare products ranging from cleansers, toners, moisturisers and essences. These paraben-free products are made in Switzerland and are formulated for normal to sensitive skin types.I’ve personally tried their Post laser Serum which has hyaluronic acid in. I personally quite like it as I use it daily as a moisturiser. The products are available exclusively at their flagship store at Paragon.
Their tinted sunblock SPF 50+++ has a nice smooth and glowy finish when applied onto the skin. I would use this as a foundation base for a smooth and even tone finish. It almost works like a CC cream. It is infused with Nutrient- Rich Portulaca Oleracea Extract for its Omega-3 Fatty acid, vitamins and minerals to protect the skin against the damaging effects of free radicals while providing hydration and soothing properties. But I was quite apprehensive to use it at first as I use to think that tinted sunblock will cause clogging of my pores since the pores on my skin gets easily clogged up. But it works out to be fine as long as I removed thoroughly with a makeup remover at the end of the day.
The products are available exclusively at their flagship store at Paragon. So do check them out when you make a visit there.
Their in-house doctor is Dr Chiam Chia Teng who believes in adopting a multi-model approach to aesthetics using the combination of various techniques and products to achieve effective results. I was at their media launch a few weeks back and he did an introduction of himself to the media, sharing his background as an aesthetic doctor.
Here’s a short write-up about him. It is always good to read up about the background and past experiences of the doctor because you would want to go for trusted, experienced and reputable aesthetic doctors especially when it comes to aesthetics. It’s not all about the clinic sometimes but the doctors whom you will be working directly with,
He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2007 and Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from the American Academy in 2015.
He is also trained in Korean thread lifting techniques and he typically would combine thread lifts with Ulthera treatment to produce optimum lifting effects in the face. In fact, he had the privilege of being trained under renowned Korean plastic surgeon, Dr Rhee Sang June in Korean-style thread lifts for the face and nose in 2015.
Just two weeks ago, I was at his clinic to try out a laser treatment using the latest aesthetic machine which they have. They are the first clinic in Singapore to pioneer the use of the Quadrostar ProYellow laser to address facial pigmentation.
Prior to this, of course, I had a consultation with Dr.Chiam where we both discussed some of the skin issues I faced with. I noticed that my skin, no doubt, has more pigmentation than before and I wanted to do treatments to lighten it. I also raise my concerns of my droopy eyelids too and he proposed that I could get fillers and botox were done. But I’m still contemplating on getting such treatments done as to me, they sound rather invasive.
Saw that bright flash of green light there? This green light is absorbed by melanin contained within the melanocytes (melanin-forming cells) to reduce pigmentation without collateral damage. In a sense, it is actually safer with this treatment that is more targeted in reducing pigmentation.
Anyhow, Dr.Chiam suggested that I should work on my pigmentation problem first so he did the first ProYellow laser treatment on my skin. This treatment helps to reduce pigmentation, acne and the appearance of blood vessels.
During the treatment, he also explains that this machine allows for more precision in targeting only areas of the skin where pigmentation is found. It is definitely last painful than IPL as the flashes aren’t that bright or eye-blinding. To a certain extent, there is pain involved especially during the second part of the treatment where he uses this hand-held device to go over the targeted spots. It felt like ant bites at first but on areas where is highly-pigmented (like my moles), the ‘ant bite’ can be quite painful but it lasted only for a few seconds. My pain tolerance is pretty low so I was a little nervous during the treatment but I got used to it after a while. There’s no better way of describing this experience other than ‘no pain, no gain’.
After the treatment, my skin looks a little brighter and there was no redness or whatsoever. I did not witness immediate results but the effects only became more visible a week after where I felt that my skin tone looked more even and some of the sun spots have lightened by a shade.
Indeed, the Quadrostar ProYellow laser is quite a promising aesthetic machine. I should be heading back there for a few more session and will be sharing the results with you guys right here. Read more about this treatment on their website here.
If you have questions about this treatment, do drop me an email or leave a comment in the box below.
Here’s a video which documents the whole treatment process. Credits to Krisha from Flame Communications!
For more information on their aesthetic treatments , do check out their website below.
Face, Body and Skin Aesthetics Medical Centre Pte Ltd
290 Orchard Road
#09-23 to 27
30/31 Paragon (Lift Lobby C)
Tel: 6235 1125
Fax: 6235 2605