Dr Steven Ang, who runs a family and aesthetic practice in Redhill Road, has opened a new branch, Dr Steven Aesthetics And Laser Clinic at Orchard Road. He offers some insights into the latest trends in aesthetic treatments.
COMBINATION TREATMENTS FOR BEST RESULTS IN REJUVENATION
The hottest trends in facial rejuvenation are combination treatments. In the past, patients tend to go for just one type of treatment, for example, Intense Pulsed Light. Now, various treatments are combined to achieve the best results: Peeling, Botulinum and filler injections, Laser, Radiofrequency, Intense Pulsed Light and Threadlifts. Each treatment tackles a different dimension of the rejuvenation. For example, Botulinum injections are good for wrinkles in motion. Filler injections are good for deeper lines and restoration of facial volume. Threadlifts are good to lift sagging skin on the sides of the face and the neck, and to create a V-shaped face. Intense Pulsed Light and Peeling are good for brightening the superficial complexion. Laser and radio frequency treatments are good for stimulating the patient’s own collagen re-growth.
SLIM DOWN, SHAPE UP! NORMAL WEIGHT OBESITY
The latest concept about fat is normal weight obesity. According to new Mayo Clinic research, men with more than 20 percent body fat and women with more than 30 percent body fat are prone to heart and health problems even though their weight is normal. These people can reduce their body fat through a myriad of methods: Nutrition, Exercise, Supplements and Machine treatments.
SMELLY ARMPITS NO MORE! TREAT EXCESSIVE SWEATING
Another hot trend is treatment of smelly armpits and excessive sweating. Radio frequency and electromagnetic energy can be used to reduce the excessive sweat glands in the skin permanently. Smell from sweating usually comes from bacteria acting on the sweat excreted. Once sweating is reduced, the smell can be removed.
TREAT NORMAL SKIN
Preventive medicine now extends to aesthetic treatments. The latest trend is to treat before problems arise. For example, treating wrinkles in motion with Botulinum injection early will prevent lines from appearing.
TREAT EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY!
Another trend is to treat the whole body. Previously most people would only have their face treated. Rejuvenation now extends to the hands, arms, neck, chest (also known as décolletage) and legs. For post pregnancy women, treatments can be performed on the tummy for saggy skin and ugly stretch marks. This is to achieve total beauty and every part of the body will look refreshed and congruent.
THE MEN ALWAYS DON’T GET IT – NO MORE!
Both men and women deserve to look good. More men are seeking treatments as an integral part to looking good and remaining competitive in the workplace.
Dr Steven Aesthetics And Laser Clinic
Lucky Plaza Level 5 – the Orchard Medical Specialists Centre, Suite 05-29.
Tel: 6737 8182 or 6476 7333.