Want firmer skin and a more radiant complexion? These seven spots have facial treatments that’ll do just that. By Hazel Vincent De Paul
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1. Remede Spa
This in-house spa at The St. Regis Singapore offers a customised microdermabrasion facial that promises to reduce pesky fine lines and address acne troubles ($260 for 60 minutes, $340 for 90 minutes).
Corundum crystals buff the surface layer of skin away, stimulating the growth of newer skin cells that look smoother.
Besides a thorough cleansing, microexfoliation, extractions, face massage, mask, moisturising and UV protection, each facial also comes with a warm paraffin foot wrap, foot and scalp massages, and eye and lip treatments.
29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911
2. Mendis Aesthetics
Dr Rohan Mendis of Mendis Aesthetics specialises in Thermage, a kind of infrared treatment that tightens the skin with zero or minimal downtime in most people. Plus, he provides the Exilis fat-busting treatment.
#04-17 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
3. Cutis Laser Clinic
The 30-minute Silhouette Soft thread-lift ($1,800) at Cutis Laser Clinic uses ultra-fine surgical sutures inserted under the skin to provide a combined lifting and regenerating effect, reducing sagging in the cheeks and lifting the outer brow.
The outcome? Smoother skin and a more defined face. Results last up to 18 months.
#08-07 Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228210
4. Amaris B. Clinic
Lunchtime quickie treatments at Amaris B. Clinic to consider: Dr Ivan Puah’s 4D Fluid Facelift procedure (price upon request).
140 Arab St, Singapore 199827
5. Scinn Medical Centre
Light your way to beautiful skin with a BroadBand Light treatment (BBL) ($475 per session) at Scinn Medical Centre.
Harnessing a broad range of light wavelengths, US FDA-approved BBL can be used to treat benign pigmented lesions such as freckles, spots and acne, and vascular conditions like cherry angiomas and rosacea.
It’s used for hair removal and stimulating collagen growth as well.
#05-22 Ngee Ann City Tower B, 391B Orchard Rd, Singapore 238874
6. The Sloane Clinic
Collagen, the magical protein, diminishes as you age, causing saggy skin, wrinkles and lines. This is where Ultherapy comes in. Using targeted ultrasound technology, an applicator delivers low levels of heat just below the skin’s surface to help increase collagen growth and gradually lift skin and brow lines and tighten the face, chin and neck areas. The hour-long procedure at The Sloane Clinic costs $5,885 per session and can be repeated yearly.
7. SWUK Aesthetics
CACI non-surgical facelifts ($59 for the first treatment) at SWUK Aesthetics use microcurrent technology to deliver tiny electrical impulses that increase cell renewal and boost collagen and elastin levels in skin. It sounds like a whole tonne of ounch, but we’re told the low intensity of these impulses means you shouldn’t experience more than a tiny twitch during the process.
#02-25 Alexandra Central Mall, 321 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159971
A version of this story first appeared in The Finder.