One of the most common aesthetic end goals is youthful, healthy skin — and rightly so. It is, after all, the largest part of our body and a highly protective organ. That said, our skin is exposed to daily stressors such as ultraviolet rays from the sun and could affect skin health.
Fret not! Because sun damage is reversible. Read on for more facts on other modifiable factors you can work on for healthier skin.
Especially in Singapore’s climate, we experience all year round summer sun. Sunlight consists of a spectrum of rays of varying wavelength. The longer the wavelengths, the more likely it can penetrate deeper into the skin and can cause damage that is not visible to the naked eye. In fact, all our UV ray exposure accounts for 80% of our skin’s ageing.
How so? The short-wavelength UV rays will interact with the skin and generate highly reactive free radicals. These excessive free radicals can cause cell damage, which also causes skin ageing and heightens the chances of us developing skin cancer.
This is why it is paramount to apply the right amount of sunscreen daily to protect your skin. SPF30 and above is generally sufficient when applied in the right amount. Otherwise, opting for sunscreen with SPF50 or higher would allow more protection for less amount of sunscreen.
If the sun’s already done some damage to your skin and you find yourself with wrinkles, you could consider a NeoGen Nitro-Plasma treatment. This treatment works by using high energy level to administer plasma directly to targeted treatment areas without affecting the surrounding tissues, effectively treating early signs of ageing such as pigmentation, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The thermal energy also encourages skin regeneration and allows your skin to replace old damaged collagen and elastin.
As it’s not always visible to the naked eye, we tend to have the assumption that our dry skin simply means we have to drink more water — it sloughs off and we move on with our day.
While there is truth to this and occasionally dry skin may not be harmful to you, when not cared for regularly, consistently dry skin may lead to Atopic Dermatitis, also known as eczema. If you’re prone to this condition, excessive dryness can lead to activation of the issue that will cause redness and inflammation. Having regular dry skin can also lead to infections. Dry skin that cracks could mean a compromised skin barrier, allowing bacteria to enter and cause infections.
It helps to have a proper skincare routine and to utilise daily moisturisers and hydrating creams to keep your skin hydrated, especially if your skin is more prone to dryness.
You could also give your skin a quick boost with an OxyReplenish facial. This treatment works by replenishing the skin cells with much-needed oxygen and hydration, leaving your skin supple and smooth. It is also the only treatment capable of generating 95-98% oxygen that is deeply infused into the skin, up to its germinative basal layer.
Your skin may have dead skin build-up and clogged pores as a result of environmental stressors such as pollutants or dirt. These should be gently removed by washing your face daily and regular exfoliation. Exfoliation helps to:
For proper exfoliation, you could try a variety of home recipes containing sugar and honey or over-the-counter scrubs and chemical peels. For a deep cleanse, you could consider an Aquajet Microdermabrasion Facial.
This technology targets the uppermost layer of skin cells and uses gentle water jet streams and extremely fine aluminium oxide powder to deeply cleanse pores without extraction or damage to the skin.
Chronic stress can have serious consequences on our skin as well. It can manifest itself in dry skin, wrinkles and acne. Stress pimples are caused by the increased production of cortisol when we get stressed. Cortisol, in turn, triggers the production of another hormone called corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH), which stimulates oil release from the sebaceous glands. Too much oil production then leads to clogged pores and acne.
Over-the-counter pimple creams and natural remedies such as tea tree oil may be just what you need for your acne woes. For more severe cases of acne, you could consider the Jet Pulse Plus+ facial that helps to:
While most skin issues resolve within a month or two, recurring bad skin may indicate an underlying health issue. Your skin is your largest organ and changes in the skin such as discolouration or a new growth could be an early sign of a more serious problem.
For example, rosacea is a chronic skin disease that goes through a cycle of fading and relapse. It is usually due to triggers like alcoholic beverages, spicy foods and intestinal bacteria Helicobacter Pylori, and usually triggered by consumption of foods that do not agree with the body. On the other hand, bronzing of the skin could indicate an issue with iron metabolism while yellowing could signal liver failure.
Hopefully, these facts helped you learn a little more about your skin and how to give it the love it deserves. Try to adopt a daily ritual that fortifies your skin. If it’s damaged, there are always methods that help rebuild your skin barrier. Lastly, always remember that your skin is still an organ and it can carry clues on your general health. When in doubt, book a consultation for a proper skin analysis in order to find a treatment plan best suited for you.
The end goal of an amazing facial is usually smooth, dewy skin. The cosmetic industry has come up with it all — from creams to chemical peels. Social media’s newest obsession is #dermaplaning and is said to exfoliate skin and get rid of peach fuzz. What exactly is it and how does it work?
Dermaplaning is a quick procedure where a dermatologist or aesthetic doctor uses a surgical blade held at a 45-degree angle to skim dead skin off your face. Much like other forms of exfoliation, it removes the outermost layer of your skin, unclogs pores and helps your skin glow. In the process, the tiny facial hairs on your skin are removed as well.
It is safe for most people, with little risk of side effects when performed properly. It does not require any downtime for recovery and results typically last three weeks.
The idea is simple: as your skin is exposed daily to harsh environmental aspects like toxins and sun damage, dermaplaning can help clear the damaged skin cells to let the newer skin cells come through. This can be done as a standalone treatment or as part of a facial.
You may notice your skin look immediately brighter, but it often takes a few days before you see the full results. The results, however, are not permanent and will fade after about three weeks. Take note that with dermaplaning, it is important to be careful about sun exposure that can reverse the effects or create blotches on your skin. Sunscreen is essential!
Generally, dermaplaning is a low-risk procedure that may cause slight redness in your face after treatment. Although rare, it might irritate your skin or cause infection if done incorrectly or if the blade used is not sterile.
Another important thing to note is that dermaplaning should be avoided if you suffer from acne, sunburn, or other inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis because dermaplaning will exacerbate these issues and further irritate your skin.
If you do have acne and would like to avoid chemical peels, Microdermabrasion might be a good alternative to consider.
Microdermabrasion is also a minimally invasive procedure that helps exfoliate dead skin to improve skin tone and texture. The difference lies in the method and technology, where instead of using a blade, fine particles are used to create a mildly abrasive surface for exfoliation.
These can be done with:
Although severe side effects are rare, the suction process may cause mild bruising. Sensitive skin may also experience dermatitis or allergic reactions.
Taking on the same idea as a traditional Microdermabrasion but with a softer approach, the Aquajet Microdermabrasion facial is a 3-step Korean therapy that helps renew and smoothen skin, while providing it with nutrients for a healthy glow. It replaces the rough crystals from normal microdermabrasion with a much gentler jet water stream and extremely fine aluminium oxide powder.
By delivering a combination of highly potent skin solution coupled with the revolutionary VORTEX technology, Aquajet Microdermabrasion Facial effectively deep cleanses pores without extraction or damage to the skin. The gentle vacuum activation brings the sebaceous glands closer to the surface of the skin and applies sufficient pressure that ejects the sebaceous contents like dead skin, dirt and oil, and cleans them off immediately with the water stream.
It can help to:
Under an experienced therapist, you should experience no side effects, other than slight redness that goes away in 5 to 10 minutes. It would be recommended to keep the skin hydrated and protected from the sun with moisturiser and sunscreen.
That being said, there is no downtime to this treatment and you can return to your daily activities right after.
Patients are recommended to come back once a month for longer-lasting results. Unlike traditional microdermabrasion, this treatment is gentler on your skin with the similar benefits of radiance and glow. If you’re unsure of whether this treatment is suitable for you, book a consultation for a proper diagnosis and a more targeted treatment plan that would best suit you and your skin concerns.
On the surface, the terms Hyperpigmentation and Melasma are interchangeably used — however, these skin conditions are different and are often confused with each other because of their similarities in appearance and symptoms. In fact, Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation.
If you suffer from this skin condition or the like, it may be good to understand how they differ and their causes, so that you can find the right treatment for your skin and, hopefully, reverse their effects.
According to medical studies and expert observations, hyperpigmentation has been generally observed to be the darkening of areas of the skin. Hyperpigmentation often stems from acne and you may also develop it even after your acne breakout or pimples heal. The discolouration of your skin may be temporary but it can also be near-permanent.
Pigmentation affects the natural colour of your skin. Our skin appears in the natural colour that we are born with from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in our skin are in charge of melanin production. When these skin cells become unhealthy or damaged, melanin production is affected.
Pigmentation usually appears as a dark patch and this has been medically classified as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Nonetheless, there are no harmful side effects. They may appear as birthmarks, freckles and liver spots. It is usually tan, brown or dark brown in colour. These dark spots may darken with increased sun exposure, especially without sunscreen.
Vitamin C has been deemed as one of the most important products in any skincare routine. It’s packed with antioxidants and ingredients that even out skin tone. It also reduces the appearance of scarring by encouraging collagen production. A 2019 scientific report found that Vitamin C at levels from 3 to 10% are one of the quickest long-term solutions for managing hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin C can be applied mostly through serums. It is also included in some brightening creams and sunscreens. Ideally, it should be applied once daily after cleansing and moisturising.
Retinoids are also known as Vitamin A and they are just as powerful (if not, more) as Vitamin C. Mainly used to treat signs of ageing, they also double up as solutions to treat acne and hyperpigmentation.
A 2016 study which took place for 24 weeks learnt that 4% hydroquinone and 1% retinol treatment significantly improved photodamage and melasma, which are 2 types of hyperpigmentation, in participants.
Retinol products of up to 2% can be purchased over the counter at most pharmacies. However, you should consult a dermatologist if you would like to use retinol products of a higher concentration.
For retinol to work without any harmful side effects, incorporate it once or twice weekly into your skincare routine.
Known as the most popular and strongest AHA, the sugar cane derived acid exfoliates and thickens skin as well as prevents acne and fades dark spots. It also adds another strong barrier in the skin layers which enable the skin to be thickened. Though found mostly in professional chemical peels, it is also an active ingredient in many face washes, moisturisers and serums.
Most products usually contain about 8-30% of glycolic acid. While some may find this concentration mild, it is not typically recommended to use more than 30% once or twice a week to avoid irritation or harmful side effects.
Similar to the application of retinol, it is vital to apply glycolic acid gradually by working your way upwards. Regardless of skin type, glycolic acid is guaranteed to make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
Melasma has been identified as a sub-category of hyperpigmentation. Due to one of the main causes of Melasma being hormonal changes, treating it can be much more challenging as compared to other hyperpigmentation issues. This is due to difficulties in altering the body’s hormonal composition.
This chronic pigmentary skin disorder mostly affects women of Southeast Asian descent as well as patients living close to the equator. Melasma is also known as chloasma.
Physically, melasma presents itself as a mild and faint discolouration of the face before it darkens. Melasma patches may vary in size and distribution. Usually, they tend to develop at a gradual pace depending on the person.
For patients who are pregnant, these patches may gradually disappear a few months after pregnancy. However, this does not always happen. Patients whose melasma patches are not disappearing may want to consider undergoing treatment to remove the patches.
According to experts, the pathology of melasma is complex due to its combination of both extrinsic and intrinsic factors with the inclusion of genetic susceptibility. Studies have shown that excessive UV damage and exposure may aggravate the condition and cause further harm. Melasma may also complicate the process of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is caused by damage to the skin such as chemical peels or allergic reactions to certain facial creams.
Studies have also shown that melasma disproportionately affects more women who have darker skin, higher oestrogen sensitivity or are facing excessive stress. While this fact is not one hundred percent verified, melasma may also be caused by the overstimulation of melanocytes when the skin is under heavy exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) from the sun, which is especially common in tropical countries such as Singapore.
The most at risk of developing melasma are:
The condition may appear to be more insidious than others and is also sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy” due to it being a common occurrence among pregnant women. Despite this, women who are not pregnant and men may also develop melasma.
There are three different types of Melasma:
Even with the perfect skincare routine, it may not be sufficient to get rid of melasma patches. One way to fix this is by using only safe skincare products which do not include harsh chemicals or ingredients that easily dry out or burn your skin. Certain cosmetics may include compounds that are inherently harmful to us in the long run. It is also a common mistake made by most individuals to use skin lightening products in hopes of lightening the melasma patches. Most medical professionals warn against using such skin lightening products as they are mostly ineffective and may lead to oral and kidney complications. Most of these skin lightening products may also not be FDA approved.
Individuals with melasma may notice that their condition may worsen after being exposed to the sun for long periods of time. Melasma pigments tend to flare up due to the combinatorial effect of ultraviolet (UV) rays, light and heat being able to accelerate the development of pigmentations.
Working with topical treatments is one of the easiest treatment methods for most individuals as most of these products can be purchased over-the-counter. Combining the use of various creams and medications may reduce the intensity of the dark spots and each medication may potentially maximise each other’s skincare purpose.
Hydroquinone is one of the more popular skincare options and may be combined with other medications such as tretinoin and steroids. The combination of these topical treatments helps to inhibit melanocytes from overproducing melanin. Other solutions such as oral tranexamic acid may also be used to inhibit melanin production. However, this needs to be prescribed by a medical professional.
Professional chemical peels are highly effective due to the combination of several chemical compounds which are used to make the surface layer of the skin blister. Eventually, the chemical peel peels off to reveal a new and more supple layer underneath the skin.
At Cambridge Therapeutics, we offer a wide variety of treatments for various skin concerns. Sylfirm is a revolutionary technology developed in Silicon Valley, treats melasma, redness, fine lines, brightens skin tones, tightening pores, acne scars and skin rejuvenation.
Sylfirm utilises repeated ultra-short pulses (RP) which react only to abnormal blood vessels and tissue membranes. Tiny electrodes generate a powerful electromagnetic field of energy that safely and effectively penetrates the dermal layer. SMART technology selectively treats abnormal skin vessels such as Melasma improved skin tone, clearer and more radiant-looking skin.
Unlike other laser treatments, Sylfirm is safe on tanned and darker skin tones as it targets the dermis and minimises thermo stimulation on the epidermis.
Patients who have undergone or are undergoing the Sylfirm treatment have reported that they experience little to no pain. However, this also depends on external factors such as the patient’s melasma condition.
Results can be observed post-treatment after a single session. For better results, a program of 5 or more planned sessions may be suggested. This, however, depends on the patient’s needs. It is important to communicate both your needs and desires with your doctor, so that they may craft a treatment that best suits you.
For many individuals, acne is an issue that we commonly face as part of growing up; a rite of passage as we undergo puberty and the hormonal changes that come with it. Unfortunately, for some, acne follows us well into adulthood.
Having acne-ridden skin can definitely be a cause for frustration and could greatly affect our confidence and self-esteem. It is an ongoing battle — to treat the blemishes on our faces and to prevent them from recurring as well.
When your skin follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, it can cause whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. As more of these follicles become clogged, it leads to Acne. It is most common amongst teenagers but will affect people of all ages. It can be a persistent problem due to the regeneration of your skin and the external stressors of the environment.
As these bumps and pimples may take time to heal, it leads to a cycle of pimples that crop up when some have healed. Depending on the severity, this can lead to emotional distress and scars on the skin.
There are six main types of acne:
Whiteheads and blackheads are non-inflammatory, which means they are usually easier to treat with simple home remedies or over-the-counter medication. The other four, however, are types of inflammatory acne that are harder to treat.
Also known as white comedones, whiteheads happen when pores are completely clogged with oil, bacteria or skin cell production.
Blackheads, on the other hand, are called open comedones because the head of the pore remains open while the rest of the pore is clogged.
These are hard, clogged pores that are tender to the touch. They form when oil and excess skin cells mix with the bacteria on your skin. The surrounded tissue around the pore usually gets infected, creating an inflamed lesion.
Unlike papules, pustules contain pus. These bumps are raised above the skin with a white centre.
A more serious form of acne, nodules are bumps that can be found deep under the skin’s surface. They are usually a result of untreated acne that led to bacterial infection within the pore.
Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne and also occurs because of an infection within the skin. They are usually inflamed, painful and filled with pus. They have a tendency to burst and infect surrounding tissues.
Acne typically appears on your face, chest, upper back and shoulders as these areas have the most oil (or sebaceous) glands. These follicles are connected to oil glands. The main factors of acne are usually:
Certain aspects may trigger or worsen acne and can range from hormonal changes, medications, diet or stress.
While it is advisable to seek treatment, you can turn to certain home remedies or over-the-counter acne solutions if they are generally mild and can be fixed along with a proper skin cleansing routine you can stick to. Some of these are:
Although these are solutions that you may consider when attempting to solve your acne woes, you should also consider other forms of treatments that can help in quickening the process.
There are various home remedies for acne, but not all of them are backed by research. If the aforementioned remedies do not seem to work for you, fret not! You do not have to deal with this issue alone. Here are some treatments you can consider that effectively help deal with your acne woes:
LDM (Local Dynamic Micromassage) Tech uses ultrasonic energy at a significantly higher frequency, creating a strong micro massaging effect that activates protein structures on the skin. This enhances collagen production, improves skin pH levels and reduces skin laxity, tightening skin.
In skin conditions like Acne, Eczema and Dermatitis, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) appear to be involved. As such, LDM inhibits the action of these proteins to reduce its damaging effects on the skin tissues. The further activation of heat shock proteins helps improve skin immunity and improve skin tone and texture.
It is non-invasive and you will not experience any form of pain. With quick, visible results, this is suitable for all skin types and can be used in combination with other treatments.
At Cambridge, we believe in the “no manual extraction” policy. Instead, we achieve acne-free, brighter and radiant skin with the JetPulse Plus. It is exclusively formulated for Cambridge and tailored to Asian Skin types with Photo-Pneumatic therapy. It helps with blackheads, reduces enlarged pores, controls acne and clears oily congested skin.
It is gentle for the skin, with little to no pain. Results are visible immediately and clients can resume their normal routine immediately.
A revolutionary Plasma technology skin regeneration treatment, the NeoGen Plasma treatment uses plasma energy to regenerate and heal the skin. This treatment is exceptionally recommended for those who are sensitive to laser-based treatments.
The NeoGen Plasma even helps with severely inflamed adult acne, promoting strong skin regeneration and suppressing sebum secretion. Among other benefits, it also has a strong anti-bacterial effect that kills bacteria and inhibits their growth, making it highly effective for inflamed acne.
Regardless of the treatment that you decide to take on, it is important to remember that these skin problems are not permanent and can be solved. Ultimately, it is dependent on the type and severity of acne you have, as well as your skin type and level of comfort. If in doubt, reach out to our friendly team for a consultation and who can better educate and curate the best treatment options for your skin.
Who doesn’t love youthful, glowing skin that glistens when the light hits? If you’re obsessed with sheet masks, essences and even googled the word “chok-chok skin”, you’ve definitely heard about the latest trend of achieving the perfect “glass skin”. Glass skin is a phrase that originated from the K-beauty scene that went viral and took over social media by storm.
Used to describe a skin complexion so luminous, exceptionally smooth and even-toned, Glass skin is so flawless it has the appearance of glass. It aims for healthy skin that gives off a youthful glow from within. In order to achieve it, your skin needs to be taken care of in all aspects — internally and externally. You’ll need to have a healthy, balanced lifestyle and a dedicated skincare routine.
Contrary to popular belief, getting glass skin isn’t just about slapping on copious amounts of moisturiser and dewy foundation. Read on for tips on what you can add to your skincare routine to get glass skin and 3 quick lunchtime procedures that will give your skin that extra oomph for a youthful, inner glow.
The key to Glass skin lies in healthy skin, and that also means having a thorough nightly routine with proper cleansing and serums. Although it is advised to follow through with all the steps, it should be tailored to your skin type and how it responds to various products.
Double cleansing is the crucial foundation to kickstart your skincare routine. For the products to be absorbed well, you must have a clean canvas! Whether it’s day or night, your face would have collected dirt, grease and sometimes makeup residue. Start with cleansing oil, balm or micellar water and follow through with a cleanser of your choice.
In K-beauty, toners serve the purpose of restoring the skin’s pH levels and also provide base hydration for better absorption of the products. To achieve the glass skin, you’ll need to use the 7 Skin Method and apply seven layers of toner to your skin.
Once you’re done with the toner, you can seal the deal with a serum or essence. From tackling problems like hydration to pigmentation to ones containing popular ingredients like hyaluronic acid, fatty acids, peptides and more, take your pick on what you’re looking to target for the day! Massage it in circular motions and work your way up from your neck to your forehead.
Like all skincare routines, moisturiser is something we’re all familiar with. Reach for one that is lightweight and packs moisture to better achieve hydration for your skin.
Your eye area is often more delicate and tends to be drier than the rest of your face, so an eye cream or serum can help combat that! Apply it at night right before you head to bed to maximize its benefits.
On top of all of these steps, the last step would be to use a moisturising mask to give your skin an extra boost. Choose from sheet masks, to even sleeping masks that can help with your skin while you sleep. They might be even more effective as they play off the cellular regeneration that happens while your body is at rest.
If you’ve tried these steps but they don’t seem to be effective in achieving your aesthetic goals, you can consider turning to some non-invasive treatments to maintain that glowing, beautiful skin.
With frequent exposure to UV rays that can lead to skin deterioration and a decrease in collagen production, your skin will start ageing faster than you think. With Rejuran, it counters the effects of ageing by healing the skin from the inside out. A skin-healing treatment that has been increasing in popularity in South Korea and Singapore, it can reduce signs of ageing and leave the skin more hydrated and refreshed by reactivating the skin’s healing ability to restore collagen structure.
It is delivered deep into the dermis without harming the surrounding skin cells and tissues via a non-invasive method. Some of the benefits include:
With the Rejuran Booster, there are 6 key ingredients used that help with your skin:
Powerful and natural skin-healing ingredient for cell growth and tissue regeneration. It increases the metabolic activity of fibroblasts and acts as a scaffolding for cells and cellular matrices to grow.
This ingredient functions to retain water for your skin to be hydrated and plump, and helps with reducing free radicals that result in skin ageing.
A superb skin softener known for its moisturising and soothing properties.
A key ingredient to the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, it is also a powerful antioxidant that can help in improving wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
This consists of a Tripeptide of 3 Amino Acids (Glycine, Glutamic Acid and Cysteine). It regulates collagen production, brightens skin, lightens hyperpigmentation and inhibits melanin production.
A skin softener is known for its moisturising and soothing properties, it can inhibit melanogenesis by activating the autophagy system mediating a decrease in melanin synthesis.
To administer Rejuran, it uses the JetPRO — an advanced skincare technology that creates high-pressure, fine liquid jet streams to the skin at subsonic speed. These streams place a gentle yet powerful pressure to the skin surface to exfoliate the skin and prepare it for the transdermal delivery of the Rejuran.
Rejuran is best used for the eye area, cheeks, jawline and lip area. There is little to no downtime after the treatment and patients can resume their daily routine immediately. Occasionally, some patients may experience redness and slight swelling in treated areas which usually resolves after a couple of hours.
The OxyREPLENISH Facial uses the ONLY system that is capable of generating up to 98% of pure oxygen. It is the only therapy that infuses oxygen that is capable of reaching the germinative basal layer of the skin.
This deep infusion of oxygen is far more superior than regular Oxygen Sprays that have a relatively superficial effect on the epidermis. For this treatment, it refills skin cells with the oxygen and hydration it requires. It also plumps up dehydrated cells and smoothens fine lines or wrinkles.
Pure Oxygen is infused at high pressure deep into the dermis level of the skin, replenishing cells with oxygen and nourishing cells with skin regeneration factors like peptides. It gives immediate hydration on the skin and has tons of benefits like skin renewal, clarity and intense moisture.
With this treatment, you’ll see visible results in just one session and feel absolutely refreshed and renewed with soft and supple skin.
Another non-invasive skin treatment, Microdermabrasion facials exfoliate the uppermost layer of the skin — clearing out dead skin cells and refreshing skin tone and texture. Unlike traditional microdermabrasion that involves abrasive, crystal-like material to sand out the outer layer of the skin, this new technique is gentler on the skin.
It involves spraying a stream of fine aluminium oxide or sodium bicarbonate particles to exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells, smoothen the skin and provide hydration and nutrients.
The Aquatjet Facial tool is also unique as it uses radial tips. It allows for rapid diffusion of the solution into the skin. The ergonomic design of the head enables an even solution distribution. It has the benefits of:
This treatment is painless and no topical numbing creams need to be used. Your skin may feel slightly sore and would have slight redness which would go away shortly. There is no downtime and patients can return to their daily activities immediately after.
Whether it’s adopting a new skincare routine or trying out some of these non-invasive treatments, we hope we’ve provided you with enough options to achieve the skin complexion of your dreams. When trying out a treatment, bear in mind that it should be safe and that your concerns are communicated to your doctor.
When in doubt, you should always book a consultation where the team can curate the best treatment plan for you.
2020 was a challenging year with the pandemic, and we could all use a skincare refresh and glow up in 2021. A few months into the new year and we’re finally allowed to head out and aesthetic services are back in. With advancements in technology, we can look to other options that can complement our daily home beauty regimes to achieve our aesthetic goals.
Due to the pandemic, we’ve been constantly wearing masks, and the importance of taking care of our face has become more apparent. From your eyes to your lips, you’re spoilt for choice with a variety of treatments that will give you the glow up you’ve always desired - you’ll look reinvigorated and no one will know you’ve been on Zoom all day.
As the saying goes, “the eyes are the windows to the soul”, and this rings even truer with half our face covered most of the time. There has been an increasing trend of focusing on aspects around the upper face, especially areas around the eyes.
Doctors predict patients will look at optimising procedures around the eye area for natural-looking and permanent results. For example, non-surgical enhancements like eyebrow lifting can help lighten and brighten the area around the eyes. Optimising your eye area can make you look brighter and better rested.
Although our lips are pretty much hidden for most of the day, lip-focused procedures are still very much in demand. With the release of hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers and more, people continue to yearn for the perfect, plump yet natural-looking lips. Always communicate your desires and concerns with your aesthetic doctor so they can deliver a lip augmentation that best suits your face and personality.
The biggest downside of having to constantly wear masks is the dreaded maskne. Conversations of acne have hit an all-time high because of the oil and sweat that our masks tend to harbour. That, plus the Singapore heat and humidity creates the perfect recipe for worsening skin issues that already exist or cause new ones.
Give your skin some extra loving with JetPro treatments. These clinically proven treatments are non-invasive, painless and needless. They also help with a variety of skincare woes, from rosacea & sensitive skin to acne. Your face will be acne-free and glowing in no time.
The JetPro cultivates the use of advanced jet propulsion technology and works at subsonic speed to generate high-pressure, fine liquid jet stress applied to the skin using the patented JetPro handpiece. It is used through Cambridge’s 8 different cocktails for different skin concerns:
To find the right treatment for you, check in with one of our consultants who will advise you on what suits you best after a skin analysis.
The pandemic also had us staying indoors more often, which led to us inadvertently packing on some pounds. Now that we’re allowed out again, people have started focusing on their body. Other than hitting the gym and going on diets, it gave rise to popularity in body enhancement procedures.
New body contouring procedures with little downtime have been increasing in popularity, and will not be going away anytime soon. For example, RF Slimming (Radiofrequency slimming treatment), which utilises radiofrequency to promote slimming by producing heat safely while penetrating deeper into the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. These radiofrequency treatments promote effective slimming and tightening without the risk of permanent skin discolouration, making it an extremely safe option.
One example is the Onda Coolwaves, which is a type of RF Slimming treatment that can help you achieve your desired body safely and effectively. Aptly named, the Coolwaves refer to special microwaves that selectively target fat cells while, at the same time, a cooling system cools parts of the skin to counteract the heat emitted through the microwaves. This provides a more comfortable and safer procedure.
Sometimes we get our desired body size too rapidly, and this comes at the cost of stretching skin. Other reasons for stretch marks could be puberty, pregnancy, intense weight training or rapid growth in muscles. Having stretch marks can be frustrating and difficult to get rid of.
The Stretch Mark Buster Combo, LDM + Neogen Plasma treatment employs thermal energy to stimulate collagen and elastin remodelling. LDM activates fibroblasts to improve skin elasticity and remodel connective skin tissues. This dual treatment makes it highly effective in removing stubborn stretch marks.
Commonly a taboo topic amongst females, feminine health is an aspect that is crucial to a woman's overall health. 50% of postmenopausal women experience vaginal atrophy where dryness, discomfort, difficulty with sex and urination greatly decreases their quality of life.
In fact, 60% of women experience vaginal laxity after childbirth that impacts their satisfaction with their sexual lives. The three main concerns when it comes to feminine health are the external appearance of the vagina, postmenopausal and childbirth vaginal laxity and vaginal atrophy. In order to help with that, one can consider vaginal tightening to help with issues like overall vaginal discomfort and urinary incontinence.
With these concerns towards feminine health heavily in mind, the Venus Fiore from Venus Concept can help meet the needs of the female clients. This revolutionary machine allows for three platforms of treatment:
By combining Multi-polar Radiofrequency (RF) and Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF), it aims to encourage the growth of new collagen and elastin fibres to help regenerate firm and healthy tissues while increasing the rate of healing and improving blood circulation.
The RF uses a safe and controlled heating method where heat can be distributed deeper into the tissues for collagen remodelling and synthesis. It is not absorbed by melanin, a pigment in the skin and is safe for all skin types. The PMEF is a non-thermal mechanism that functions to induce the release of fibroblast growth factors that will trigger the synthesis of collagen and the formation of new blood vessels for tissue regeneration.
The three applicators are fitted with single-use, disposable tips to ensure safety and hygiene during the procedure. It can fix the following problems:
Postmenopausal women or women who have recently given birth may notice a sudden increase in the size of the mon pubis due to the result of increased fatty deposits. This may lead them to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in tight-fitting clothing. As such, the applicator uses RF to heat the fat pads without damaging the surrounding skin cells. It will lead to cell death of the fat cells, which will help in the issue.
As a result of age or pregnancy, collagen and elastin fibres experience wear and tear that will lead to decreased elasticity of the skin. It can give the labia a flared and sagging appearance that may lead women to feel self-conscious. This treatment uses RF to heat the collagen and elastin fibres. It induces a recovery response that increases the production of collagen and elastin molecules. As such, it will also strengthen the existing collagen fibres and tighten the labia. It can also help with circulation and collagen production.
Many women experience dryness, discomfort and difficulty with sex and urination due to changes in the hormonal balance due to age and pregnancy. This is known as vaginal atrophy and can cause discomfort in day to day life. By safely heating the vaginal canal, it aims to trigger a similar healing response which stimulates collagen growth, tightening the vaginal walls. It also aims to increase neovascularity thereby improving sensations during intimacy and improving moisture levels, thereby providing comfort.
The treatment, which lasts approximately 10 - 15 minutes per area, employs a safe heating method that ensures the treatment is comfortable. It has minimal downtime and patients can go back to their routine immediately after. On occasion, they might experience redness that will resolve within a day.
Hopefully, we’ve provided you with enough options to consider for your new glow up regime. Always remember that safety and efficiency are key in finding proper treatment and that your desires and concerns are met and properly managed. If in doubt, book a consultation with our experienced consultation team and we’ll help you craft a treatment plan best suited to you.
Spring is the best time to start fresh aka spring cleaning everything from your self-care to your wardrobe. If you’ve been worrying and trying to slow down the ageing process for your face, you might have also noticed that you have neglected other areas of the body such as your body and scalp. Ensuring that your entire body looks and feels, healthy and youthful is one way to prepare yourself for this season.
Besides targeting the areas that show visible signs of ageing, some of us might be worried about the weight we’ve put on over the pandemic. It can be hard to find the motivation to exercise when we’ve already got so much going on in our lives but along with some anti-ageing treatments, we also have a few treatments for body contouring.
Clatuu 360 Fat Freezing targets areas such as love handles using controlled cooling techniques, so you can see abdomen fat loss after every session. With the advantage of multiple cooling cups that fit all curves and contours from your chin down to your knees, Clatuu Alpha is an improved version of the proven fat freezing technology in Singapore that uses a modified 360-degree surround cooling method that can hit the target temperature faster by generating stable, but powerful cooling energy into subcutaneous fat deposits to trigger fat cell death (apoptosis) to reduce stubborn fat.
Some recommended areas of the treatment are:
Benefits of Clatuu 360 Fat Freezing:
For visible results, 3 sessions are recommended and with the approval of your therapist, you may follow up with additional treatments, although one session may be enough for some.
For our latest promotions, visit our Clatuu 360 Fat Freezing treatment here.
Another fat reduction treatment you can consider is the Onda Coolwaves™
Fat Reduction treatment. This is a permanent fat reduction treatment that uses micro-waves to target fat cells and reduce localised fat deposits and is a safe and effective non-invasive treatment. These waves are emitted in a controlled manner and the energy is focused only where it is needed.
The smart device includes a high-tech skin cooling system that cools the skin as it counterbalances the heat issued by the microwaves. This preserves the derma and ensures total patient comfort while reducing risks, inflammation and side effects.
Onda Coolwaves™ Fat Reduction treatment can help with:
For our latest promotions, visit our Onda Coolwaves Fat Reduction™ treatment here.
The HIFU SygmaLIFT Facelift is a non-invasive treatment that transforms facelifts into a pain-free, injection-free and surgical-free experience for all users. Consisting of focal lines and micro-ultrasound to rejuvenate the face, the treatment concentrates 1000 intersecting beams of ultrasound energy to target deep into the skin tissue with precision. This enhances the drainage of fat cells and eliminates them.
HIFU SygmaLIFT Facelift has an innovative Tri-Micro Focal Ultrasound feature that allows it to target 3 depths of skin (at 1mm, 1.5mm, and 2mm) for the production of collagen and to stimulate collagen production. This triple focal pulsed mode can target the eyes, forehead and mouth, and is clinically proven to stimulate bioactivity, remodel collagen fibres, promote oxygenation and regenerate tissue from the inside-out.
Benefits of the HIFU SygmaLIFT Facelift treatment:
For our latest promotions, visit our HIFU SygmaLIFT Facelift treatment here.
If you’re looking for a treatment that can target ageing and damage to the skin due to several years of sun exposure, Needleless Rejuran might be what you’ve been looking for. Rejuran is a skin healing treatment that has been very popular in recent years in Asia especially in South Korea and Singapore. It effectively reduces and heals signs of ageing by leaving the skin smoother, refreshed, and more hydrated by reactivating the skin’s healing ability to restore its collagen structure.
Due to the unique properties of c-PDRN paired with Hyaluronic Acid, it offers multiple benefits to the skin. When Rejuran is delivered into the dermis, it helps to improve the skin’s collagen production as well as to brighten up the skin tone, triggering an improvement in the condition of ageing & the biological condition of damaged skin as well as triggering cell renewal. The key ingredients help in bringing about elastin and collagen growth.
Key Ingredients of the Needleless Rejuran treatment:
Benefits of the Needleless Rejuran treatment are:
For best results, we would recommend 3 sessions at an interval of 3 weeks. For most clients, immediate results can be seen after 1 session but best results can be seen after a few weeks due to the nature of the treatment.
For our latest promotions, visit our Needleless Rejuran treatment here.
Lastly, we introduce the Pure Oxygen Scalp treatment that helps to solve those who have problems with an oily or dry and itchy scalp. If you’ve been facing issues with your scalp and have tried everything under the sun to address it with no lasting results, this treatment might help to address the root of the problem depending on the type of scalp you have.
Specially designed to effectively unclog hair follicles from oil, dirt and dead skin that have built up, this treatment resets the natural sebum secretion cycle to help achieve normal oil secretion and to promote the growth of healthy hair. By ensuring that the scalp has enough oxygen in the scalp to repair damaged cells, we can help to combat some of the scalp issues you might be facing.
Benefits of the Pure Oxygen Scalp treatment are:
This treatment is non-invasive and has no recovery downtime. For our latest promotions, visit our Pure Oxygen Scalp treatment here.
As we increasingly face more stress, grow older and age, it is natural for us to want to seek solutions with longer-lasting results to tackle issues we may no longer be able to solve with at-home treatments.
Home remedies and treatments might be cheaper but in the long run, do not provide you with lasting results. Approaching these treatments, we should look at them not as aesthetic treatments but as nurturing benefits that boost our skin.
Giving the perfect gift for your loved ones can be tough, especially when you’re not sure if the item will go unused. Be it a birthday, anniversary or just an occasion to surprise them, pampering them with an experience is a great way to show how much you truly care for them.
An experience like a facial would give them a chance to relax and indulge in some self-care for a few hours.
In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s always important to take care of your body and mind. A relaxing facial would allow one to de-stress and feel pampered. Stress can affect our overall well-being and choosing to stay away from your phone and the world for 60 minutes can do wonders to your mind and soul!
Instead of buying your loved ones a physical gift that they might not like or chuck into the cupboard, facials would not take up any space in their home. Instead, it allows them to enjoy an experience that would lift their mood and pamper their skin with some much-needed care. Plus, they can plan it during a time well suited for their schedule.
Our skin is always adapting according to the different aspects of our lives - the environment, our stressors and more. A facial is perfect as a way to perk up one’s skin and to learn how to better take care of it. Your loved one might enjoy the experience so much that they would appreciate setting out time for some self-care in the future.
Besides being a professional outlet for taking care of their skin, there are many benefits when one goes for a facial.
Cleansing Your Skin
In comparison with cleansing your skin at home, skincare professionals can cleanse your skin thoroughly. They would be able to troubleshoot the issues you face and will be able to advise what would work best on your skin to help it glow.
Prevents Ageing With Skin Rejuvenation
Regular facials can boost cell regeneration and promote collagen development - giving you more youthful skin by rejuvenating and tightening it.
Detoxifying The Skin
There are pollutants and contaminants in the environment that can make your skin dull. As such, it’s important to detox it regularly to prevent clogged pores and maintain moisture.
Boost Absorption Capabilities
By going for facials, your skin will be cleansed and smooth. This would allow your skin’s capability to absorb the skincare products you use. On top of that, the make-up products you use can be applied more seamlessly.
Give You A More Even Skin Tone
Ageing, regular exposure to the sun and hormonal changes can lead to melanin production - resulting in dark spots. If you suffer from an uneven complexion, going for the right facial will help even out the skin tone and brighten up dark spots.
Microdermabrasion facials are a non-invasive skin treatment that helps with exfoliating the uppermost layer of the skin - clearing dead skin cells, refreshing skin tone and skin texture.
Traditional Microdermabrasion involves an abrasive, crystal-like material to sand the outer layer of skin. With recent advancements, a newer and gentler technique involves spraying a stream of fine aluminium oxide or sodium bicarbonate particles and vacuuming it away to achieve the same effect.
Aquajet Microdermabrasion Facial is a 3-step Korean non-invasive treatment that works to exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells and smoothen the skin. It also hydrates and provides the skin with important nutrients.
The head of the Aquajet Facial tool is unique as it uses radial tips - these tips allow for rapid diffusion of the solution to permeate the skin. The ergonomic design of the tool enables an even solution distribution.
What are some of the benefits of Aquajet Microdermabrasion Facial?
For our latest promotions, visit our Aquajet Microdermabrasion Facial Treatment here.
Rejuran is a skin healing treatment that effectively reduces and heals signs of ageing by leaving the skin smoother, refreshed and more hydrated by reactivating the skin’s healing abilities to restore its own collagen structure.
Needleless Rejuran is a new concept where the product is administered and delivered deep into the dermis without harming the surrounding skin cells and tissues via a non-invasive method.
This clinically-proven procedure provides instant results with a transdermal system to effectively administer Rejuran with no needles, pain or downtime. It will heal, brighten and repair the skin while correcting ageing problems through treatments that are comfortable and relaxing. The Rejuran Booster is administered with the use of the JetPRO.
The JetPRO creates high-pressure, fine liquid jet streams to the skin at subsonic speed. These streams place a gentle yet powerful pressure on the skin surface to exfoliate the skin, preparing it for the transdermal delivery of the Rejuran. Applied perpendicularly, the jet streams then stretch the skin to create microchannels in the dermis to infuse the Rejuran Booster.
It’s suitable for those who are seeking long-lasting skin renewal, restore skin’s balance of oil and moisture, pigmentation and pore issues and a natural alternative to treat lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead.
What are some of the benefits of Needleless Rejuran?
For our latest promotions, visit our Needleless Rejuran Treatment here.
HIFU SygmaLIFT facelift entirely transforms facelifts into a pain-free, injection-free and surgical-free experience. The treatment consists of focal lines and micro-ultrasounds to rejuvenate the face non-invasively.
It concentrates 1000 intersecting beams of ultrasound energy at a target depth in the skin tissue with extreme precision. Each beam of energy creates a progressive thermal and mechanical action that enhances the drainage of fat cells and eliminates it.
The treatment is able to target the eyes, forehead and mouth, and is clinically proven to stimulate bioactivity, remodel collagen fibres, promote oxygenation and regenerate tissue from the inside-out.
The result is a HIFU procedure that is comparable to a full facelift, mini facelift or other surgical procedures and surgical facelifts by plastic surgeons.
By tightening and lifting not just the skin layer, this type of facelift is perfect for facial contouring and treating sagging skin or excess skin in areas like your chin, jaw and eyebrow.
For our latest promotions, visit our HIFU SygmaLIFT Facelift Treatment here.
JetPRO is the ultimate blend for your skin’s well-being. It utilises advanced skincare jet propulsion technology adapted for aesthetic treatments to warrant the most comfortable, healthy treatments with fast, visible results.
JetPRO works deep in the dermis, in spite of being 100% non-intrusive, employing an extraordinary methodology that is clinically proven.
There are 7 different cocktail treatments available to be used along with the JetPRO depending on your skin concerns. Our consultants will discuss and recommend the most suitable serum after a detailed skin analysis.
The treatments available are:
What are the benefits of the JetPRO?
For our latest promotions, visit our JetPRO Facial Treatment here.
Depending on your loved one’s different skin concerns, the variety of different facials available would leave them spoilt for choice. Check out our e-commerce to see what’s available for your loved ones!
Acne is a part of everyone’s life when growing up and even in our adult years, we can still face acne for a variety of reasons. If you’re reading this article and you’re wondering if you’re the only person facing these troubles, know that you’re not alone! Acne and acne scarring affect a lot more people than you think.
It can be frustrating to see that one pimple you popped become a scar. The good news is that acne scarring is something you can treat with the right professional treatment. As we share the various types of home treatments below, do note that they do not get rid of acne scarring but rather only reduces the appearance of them.
When a pimple has been popped, it is a wound your body will attempt to heal and scarring will occur as not enough collagen is being produced during that process. Acne scars most often occur due to cysts, pustules, and/or papules – all of which are inflamed lesions as our follicles get clogged up with an excess of oil, dead skin cells and bacteria.
If the rupture is near the skin’s surface, the lesion will be able to heal quickly and is usually minor. However, serious lesions happen when deep breaks in the follicle wall arise. When such a deep break happens, the infected materials spills onto the dermis and destroys healthy skin tissue.
To then repair this, our skin forms new collagen fibres. However, the formation of new collagen never looks as smooth as before the injury on account of how deep the wound was.
So let’s get into the different types of scaring that we may already have or have seen before.
Atrophic scars are the scars that you have most likely already seen before or already have. These scars are the most common on the face and they can be identified as a depressed scar that sits below the surrounding skin.
The atrophic scars are: boxcar, ice pick and rolling.
Boxcar scars are wide, U-shaped scars that have sharp edges. They can be either shallow or deep and the shallower they are, the more they respond to treatment.
Ice pick scars are narrow, V-shaped scars that go deep into the skin like its name. On the surface, they look like small round or oval holes much like a chickenpox scar. These types of scars are often the most difficult to treat on account of how deep they can go.
Rolling scars are wide depressions that will usually have round edges and have an irregular, rolling-like appearance.
More commonly found on the chest and back, these types of scars are raised above the skin’s surface because there was too much collagen found during the healing process.
Salicylic acid is a common ingredient in most acne skincare products. The acid can help to clear dirt, skin cells and other debris from the pores of the skin that can lead to acne. Besides being a good cleanser, it also helps to reduce the appearance of swelling and redness, minimising the appearance of existing scars.
Beneficial for all scar types, it is an easy addition to your daily skincare routine. However, those with sensitive skin types are recommended to test a small amount of this product on your skin before using it on your face as it may cause dryness or irritation.
Topical retinoids help to block inflammation, reduce acne and speed up cell regeneration. Retinoids can also help to brighten pigmented acne scars including darker skin tones. However, retinoids are commonly known to make the skin sensitive when exposed to the sun. After using them, don’t forget your sunscreen when heading out.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) may be recommended by doctors when treating acne to help get rid of dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores. AHAs can also be used in reducing the appearance of acne scars. They are a mild form of acid that helps to remove the outer layer of skin, revealing new skin that can also help discolouration in scarring.
A gentle peel to rid the skin of dead skin cells, lactic acid can also help to reduce the appearance of scars and smooth the overall texture of your skin. However, it is best to test lactic acid on a small patch of skin as it can also cause hyperpigmentation. Many skin care products contain lactic acid and are even present in natural remedies such as diluted apple cider vinegar.
However, treating acne scars at home may not fully achieve the reduction of acne scars despite following your skincare routine religiously. At Cambridge Therapeutics, we have a variety of services that can treat acne scars professionally such as LDM-Tech, JetPRO Facial, Neogen Plasma and Venus Viva.
LDM-Tech is a treatment that utilises ultrasonic energy at a significantly higher frequency. By creating a strong micro massaging effect, it allows protein structures within the skin to tighten. It also allows for the enhancement of collagen cross-linking which increases the elasticity of the skin for a firmer, more even tone.
This method of treatment is non-invasive and there is no pain to the skin. It allows for quick and visible results that are suitable for all skin types and even with other forms of treatment that you might be considering.
JetPRO is the ultimate blend of skin wellbeing and gorgeous confidence utilising advanced skincare jet propulsion technology adapted for aesthetic treatments to warrant the most comfortable, healthy treatments with fast, visible results. It works deep in the dermis, despite being 100% non-intrusive, employing an extraordinary methodology that is clinically proven.
JetPRO even works past the skin, by helping people look and feel healthy, new, and stunning as well as building morale in themselves and their skincare - more than ever.
By JetPRO utilising a transdermal delivery system, individuals experience:
The acne serum administered by JetPRO acts against bacterial and fungal pathogens and has a healing effect by renewing the physiological balance in acne-prone skin. It allows for the removal of blackheads, reduces enlarged pores, controls acne and sebum as well as the clearance of oily and congested skin. This treatment is gentle and causes little to no pain to the skin.
Neogen Plasma uses plasma to deliver heat to a targeted treatment area without affecting the surrounding tissues. This treatment helps to achieve skin tightening and skin contouring at high energy levels while at lower levels helps to treat early signs of ageing including pigmentation, acne, fine lines and wrinkles. Regenerating new skin can help to replace old damaged collagen in the skin.
The benefits of this treatment are the reduction of inflammation and redness, acne scar removal, regeneration of the skin and the promotion of healing as well as the suppression of sebum production. It is a completely painless treatment.
Venus Viva Treatment uses NanoFractional Radio Frequency and SmartSCAN technology to deliver energy through the skin, generating heat and rebuilding collagen. It is extremely effective as a means for acne scar removal. The treatment is safe and consistent, with no downtime needed, rapid recovery and full skin rejuvenation.
The benefits of Venus Viva:
We would recommend consulting with the therapist if you are suitable for this treatment. For our latest promotions, visit our Venus Viva Skin Resurfacing Acne Scar treatment page.
These various treatments are proven to be effective in reducing and treating acne scars that are painful when it is extremely severe. If you have severe acne and over the counter treatment no longer works for you, the treatments offered by Cambridge Therapeutics may hold the solution for you.
We hope that this article has been able to give you the essential information you need to decide how to treat and prevent acne scars either professionally or at home.
With the pandemic dragging on much longer than expected, masks are officially here to stay. This also means we tend to immediately focus on our eyes and everyone else’s. Our eyes are extremely important and they have been very important culturally for a very long time.
Throughout history, we have been enhancing our eyes through kohl, colour and other various ways to make them appear even larger than they usually are. In our time today, it is no different and is increasingly normal to seek ways to make these adjustments permanent even without makeup. Eye lifting surgeries are an increasingly popular and common way to inject fresh new life into your face but are an invasive treatment and might not be what you’re looking for.
Besides eye lifting surgeries, there are also temporary alternative methods such as eye masks, facial masks and non-invasive aesthetic treatments such as the HIFU Eyelift SygmaLift treatment offered at Cambridge Therapeutics.
Eyelift surgeries (or Blepharoplasty), is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Different from what we in Asia are more familiar with (Asian eyelid surgery to create double eyelids), eye lift surgeries are done to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids and to reduce bagginess on the lower eyelids.
This is an easy and effective way that many people opt to get an instant lift and this procedure has not lost its popularity despite the pandemic. We also predict it may get even more popular especially since we will only be showing our eyes for the years to come.
The Advantages of Eyelift Surgeries:
Face masks on the whole are a quick and easy way to add moisture and firmness to the skin. They are affordable, cooling and easy to afford. What people tend to leave out most of the time are eye masks. They can really improve the impact of how your dark circles or eye bags look. Like face masks, they are easy to incorporate into your daily skincare routine.
The skin beneath our eyes is very thin and it is easy to see what lies underneath if we do not take care of them regularly. Eye masks cannot solve all of your troubles but they can help to lighten the load. With more time spent staring at the screen especially if we’re used to working well into the night, eye masks can be a lifesaver.
Several eye masks target the different eye issues we may experience but in general, eye masks will help to brighten, firm and hydrate your eyes. If you have trouble finding an eye mask that might work for you and are looking for a more permanent change to your under-eye areas, it could be a sign that eye masks are no longer working for you and that you might need to seek professional treatments.
However, if you already have face masks or are planning to purchase some, face masks can also help to brighten your under-eye areas but may not be as effective or targeted as eye masks can be because they were not made to target your under-eye areas specifically but focus on the overall improvement of your face instead.
Face masks come in a wider range of textures, colours, ingredients and can be what you’re looking for if you also want to give your entire face a quick lift. Face masks can help to give a youthful glow to the skin, hydrate, brighten and plump up the skin. A face mask can also be worn at night or be made from natural ingredients found in your kitchen.
Like any skincare product you buy, it is important to first research how the mask can meet your needs and to evaluate what type of skin issues you are seeking to solve. This can help the process of your search and save you time from purchasing an unsuitable product.
Cambridge Therapeutics offers a non-invasive alternative to surgical facelifts that are also beneficial in addressing under eye issues. Using micro-ultrasound the treatment rejuvenates the face and targets the skin tissue with precision. Face masks and eye masks may be more affordable but in the long run, might not be able to offer you the solutions you seek.
With the HIFU SygmaLift, we can target the 3 depths of skin barriers to stimulate collagen production and to give the skin a facelift and to retain moisture. By targeting the eyes, forehead and mouth, it has been clinically proven to stimulate bioactivity, remodel collagen fibres, promote oxygenation and regenerate tissue from the inside-out. This treatment is perfect for those looking to target uneven skin tone, saggy and dull skin.
This particular treatment incorporates Cold Laser technology. It might sound intimidating but it is a technology that has been studied and perfected for over 30 years. It is a low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing using low levels of light. The 635nm red laser works at the epidermis and the deeper subcutaneous tissue with causing harm to the surrounding tissues, causing no pain during treatment.
Some Areas That HIFU Eye Lift Can Treat Are:
Some Advantages Of HIFU Eye Lift Are:
With the pandemic’s end nowhere in sight, we are spending even more time analysing ourselves and how our appearance can affect the space we are in. We strongly encourage you to spend a while pondering the reasons you might have for seeking any kind of aesthetic treatment, especially If the treatment is invasive and permanent.
Do consult with your therapist if you are unsure whether you should go for the treatment. For our latest promotions, visit our HIFU Eyelift SygmaLift Treatment here.
Did you know that most women get stressed over the physical signs of ageing? Undereye circles, fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, and age spots are just a few griefs of getting older that causes us to lose sleep. While plastic surgery is rising in popularity, going under the blade comes with significant risks that make you think long and hard, along with the hefty price tag that comes with it. Fortunately, it is possible to restore a youthful glow without a medical procedure.
As we age, the fibres responsible for giving our complexions a firm, smooth appearance grows weaker, leaving us with wrinkles and sagging skin. Production of collagen slows down, and the elasticity of our youthful skin begins to diminish as other factors come into play.
One of the factors is the loss of fat in our faces. The soft, full, and glowing look we associate with youth is gone as bone structures changes, and facial fats disappear, leaving us with sagging, loose skin.
Another major culprit responsible for our more matured look is the sun. Years of unprotected sun exposure and baking in tanning beds show up on our faces as wrinkles, fine lines, pigmented areas, and rough patches. As if this is not enough bad news, the little oil glands that keep our skin soft and supple reduce leading to dry skin as we age.
Regardless of the number of candles are on your birthday cake this year, there are numerous ways you can turn around the signs of ageing for a more young, dynamic look. The best part is that you will not have to go under the blade. We have listed three different at-home remedies and an aesthetic treatment you can opt for to look more youthful without a medical procedure.
Vitamin C has been all the rage for its anti-ageing properties. It can improve your skin's appearance and texture to look younger. Vitamin C is among the three antioxidants proven to reduce the sun's harmful effect on the skin and potentially prevent future sun damage. Additionally, it also encourages collagen production to promote skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This super antioxidant targets stubborn skin discolouration and reduces the presence of redness, dark circles and hyperpigmentation.
The best way to incorporate Vitamin C into your skincare routine is through a serum. After toning and cleansing, spread a tiny amount of vitamin c serum on your face and let it absorb for a few minutes before continuing with the rest of your skincare routine.
The wrinkles and freckles we associate with ageing appear most prominently on the skin that has been exposed to the sun. Vitamin A, which is otherwise labelled as retinol, helps blur dark spots and stimulates new skin cells' production. These are only the serums and creams available over-the-counter.
Clinical-strength retinoids can restore the skin by treating inflammation, reducing fine lines' appearance, and evening out your skin tone. Other than boosting collagen production and treating the signs of ageing that are already visible, vitamin A can also prevent future sun damage potentially.
Dermatologists recommend applying retinol as part of your nighttime skincare routine. However, due to its strong intensity, start slowly and build up your skin's tolerance to avoid redness, flakiness, or a burning sensation. Make sure to apply retinol sparingly around your eye area, which is usually one of the first visible signs of ageing. Retinol takes about 3 months to produce noticeable anti-ageing benefits, so incorporate it in your skincare routine for at least 3 months to notice results.
The least invasive at-home remedy on our list is one you may already possess in your cosmetic bag. When applied with the right technique, makeup can transform your appearance and minimise the appearance of the physical signs of ageing.
To start off, use a primer to create a smooth complexion. This helps reduce the presence of large pores and fine lines by filling them in before you put on the rest of your makeup. Then, go in with foundation using a beauty blender or your fingers. To avoid an obvious line, blend along your jaw.
To achieve fake full lips, find a lip liner that matches your natural lip tone and lightly draw over your lips' border for a fuller pout. Top with a sheer gloss for a finished look. Bold and defined eyebrows can likewise make you look more youthful. Search for a brow pencil that is a combination between a pencil and a powder to fill in any holes and create the illusion of fuller brows.
For enhancement of the eyes, utilise a cream shadow in a neutral shade and apply powder illuminator to the inner corner of your eyes. Cream and silicone-based cosmetics work best for ageing complexions as they blend into the skin and offer a perfect, natural-looking finish. Avoid powder as this can settle into your fine lines and can make the signs of ageing more evident.
Cambridge Therapeutics offers SygmaLIFT's latest second-generation HIFU facelift (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) as one of the newest treatment for non-surgical facelifts. This entirely transforms facelifts into a pain-free, injection-free and surgical-free experience for all users.
The treatment consists of focal lines and micro-ultrasound to rejuvenate the face non-invasively. It concentrates 1000 intersecting beams of ultrasound energy at a target depth in the skin tissue with extreme precision. Each beam of energy creates a progressive thermal and mechanical action that enhances the drainage of fat cells and eliminates it.
HIFU SygmaLIFT facelift has an innovative Tri-Micro Focal Ultrasound feature that allows it to target 3 depths of skin (at 1mm, 1.5mm, and 2mm) production of collagen and to stimulate collagen production. This triple focal pulsed mode can target the eyes, forehead and mouth, and is clinically proven to stimulate bioactivity, remodel collagen fibres, promote oxygenation and regenerate tissue from the inside-out. The result is a HIFU procedure comparable to a full facelift, mini facelift or other surgical procedures and surgical facelifts by plastic surgeons. By tightening and lifting, not just the skin layer, this type of facelift is perfect for facial contouring and treating sagging skin or excess skin.
HIFU SygmaLIFT facelift also incorporates Cold Laser technology to promote healing and tissue repair further. The 635nm red laser works at 2 levels of the skin – at the epidermis and deeper subcutaneous tissue, to increase collagen synthesis and growth factor production.
Benefits of SygmaLIFT HIFU Facelift:
SygmaLift HIFU Facelift can treat the face by:
Cambridge Therapeutics recommends 3-6 sessions, once a week. Results can be viewed immediately and can last up to 12 months.
Enjoy your first trial of our SygmaLIFT HIFU Facelift at $300. For our latest promotions, visit our SygmaLIFT HIFU Facelift page here. There are a number of remedies you can employ to look younger without surgery, but these remedies are unfortunately temporary unless you keep up the routine regularly. SygmaLIFT HIFU Facelift is a better option if you are looking for long term permanent results to diminish the signs of ageing.
Rejuran, a regenerating skin treatment that has gained much popularity primarily in South Korea in addition to other Asian countries, in recent years. It leaves the skin smoother, refreshed and moisturised by successfully healing and reducing signs of ageing by reviving the skin’s natural curative ability to reconstruct its own collagen structure.
With Hyaluronic Acid paired with the remarkable properties of c-PDRN, Rejuran Booster offers several benefits to the skin. When cast into the dermis, it aids in enhancing the skin’s collagen production and furthermore, to brighten up the skin tone, stimulating an refinement in the condition of damaged skin in addition to activating cell renewal. These two vital ingredients aid in bringing about collagen and elastin growth.
Needleless Rejuran is a relatively advanced treatment that has been established into the aesthetic world where the serum is distributed and cast deep into the dermis without harming the surrounding skin cells and tissues through a non-intrusive method. This clinically proven procedure yields immediate results via a transdermal delivery system to successfully issue the serum, Rejuran Booster without the use of needles, no pain, and no downtime.
At Cambridge Medical, we administer the Rejuran Booster with the help of our technology, JetPRO. With an entirely new concept, Needleless Rejuran doesn’t just brighten and heal the skin, but also repairs while correcting ageing issues through treatments that are comfortable and soothing.
The Needleless Rejuran procedure lasts around 45 minutes, not including the consultation. Once the treatment is over, patients will be able to return to their daily routine. On certain occasions, some patients may encounter a little swelling and redness in the treated areas. This tends to settle down within a few hours so they should not worry. After the treatment, patients should also avoid excessive heat, sports and exercises for a day.
A pleasant and relaxing massage for detoxifying the skin and stimulating micro-circulation.
Removal of dead skin cells to prepare the skin to receive nourishment when infusing Rejuran.
When it comes to Needleless Rejuran, one of the points to note is that the device, JetPRO does not use any needles, and there is no skin breakage at all. Therefore, the treatment is 100% comfortable, painless with zero downtime. Patients will be able to resume their daily routine after the treatment. Some of the patients occasionally could encounter redness and some swelling in the areas treated though that usually calms down within a few hours.
Results can be noticed instantly after the first sessions for most clients. Cambridge Therapeutics recommends 3 sessions at an interval of 3 weeks for best results. Another point to note is that to notice any visible improvements in the skin will take some time as the PDRN ingredient takes a certain duration to show the skin effects and repair the skin from the inside.
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Did you know that your skin can deteriorate due to various stimuli such as pollution or extended exposure to ultraviolet rays? These external factors can bring about a decrease in collagen and elastin, thinning of the dermal layer, as well as a decrease in skin elasticity. From the age of 25 onwards, skin ageing affects both men and women and by healing the skin from the inside out, Rejuran counters these effects of ageing.
Rejuran Healer is a new concept of a skin healing treatment that has encountered much fame especially in Korea and Japan, leading to other Asian countries. It gained popularity for offering effective reduction and healing signs of ageing, by leaving the skin, soft, smooth, luminous, and much more hydrated.
Comprised of polynucleotides (PN), or polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN), these are derived from salmon DNA for its unique skin rejuvenating properties especially when it meets human skin. As it is similar to human DNA, the serum has been used for aesthetic purposes such as anti-ageing treatments, skin rejuvenation and skin regeneration.
Traditionally, Rejuran Healer is delivered via several injection points. These injection points cause bumps all over the face leading to longer downtime and healing. People began looking for painless, needleless alternatives and we answered by introducing the Needleless Rejuran. Individuals will face no needles, no pain, no scarring and no downtime and yet experience visible same-day results.
Yes, Rejuran is composed of a DNA fragment, PDRN, that is extracted from salmon sperm. The products also do not contain any odours of fish as it has been processed and purified for the use of medical aesthetics. Rejuran is stable, safe, and biocompatible with human skin.
The other 5 ingredients that make up Rejuran Booster - Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Vitamin C, GSH Antioxidant, Anti-Pigmentation Agent - has been noted to help with cell regeneration and repair as it has effective brightening and potent regenerative qualities, encourages elastin and collagen production, aids in maintaining the skin elasticity as well as firming and toning. Rejuran also provides anti-inflammatory benefits that help in tissue and wound repair. To summarise, if you are looking to slow down the signs of ageing, you can consider Needleless Rejuran.
Polydeoxyribonucleotides (PDRN) is a subtype of Polynucleotides (PN) though they both have healing and anti-ageing effects. PDRN helps in effectively healing the skin structure while PN works to act as structural support as the skin heals and stays in the skin longer.
Introduced as an innovative concept to the aesthetic world, Needleless Rejuran is a clinically proven procedure with no needles, no pain, and no downtime. The device distributes instant product penetration deep into the dermis via a non-invasive method that is comfortable and relaxing, without ever hurting the surrounding skin cells and tissues. In comparison to injections, that form micro-wound openings, leading to longer downtime for healing and recovery.
Through a transdermal delivery system, we use the advanced technology JetPRO to administer the Rejuran into the skin. The entire treatment lasts just 45 minutes; however, patients will discover that the procedure allows them to discover the very best version of themselves with confidence through the calming, comfortable, relaxing and effective treatment process that is Needleless Rejuran.
Rejuran is derived from Salmon DNA, hence, individuals who are allergic to salmon or seafood are advised not to try the treatment.
Only 70-80% of the Rejuran applied to the skin will be absorbed and delivered. 20-30% of the product will remain on the surface. In comparison, the Rejuran injection method has an 80-95% product penetration and absorption.
One of the points most noteworthy about Needleless Rejuran is that the device, JetPRO, uses no needles and that there is no skin breakage at all. This emphasises that the treatment is 100% non-invasive, comfortable, painless, with zero downtime. Patients can go back to their daily routine promptly after the treatment with no healing time.
In fact, our clients often raved that the Needleless Rejuran is comfortable, relaxing and therapeutic!
Needleless Rejuran actively revitalises the skin by promoting growth by improving skin hydration levels and skin elasticity with anti-ageing benefits as well as reding the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, the neck, and around the eyes, for an improved skin texture that is softer and firmer.
This brings about skin normalisation, strengthens and thickens the foundational layers of the skin including regulating sebum production that promotes excellent skin regeneration effects where new skin cells form a stronger defence barrier against environment and non-environmental factors that cause premature ageing of the skin.
Needleless Rejuran also aids in improving and brightening the skin tone as well as exerting an anti-inflammatory effect to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and pigmentation disorders such as melasma.
There are several more benefits of Needleless Rejuran, and the procedure has been proven safe, with quick visible results and no adverse reactions.
Needleless Rejuran would be a solution for you if you’re seeking for long-lasting skin renewal and healing, wishing to restore the skin’s balance of oil and moisture, lighten up pigmentation such as age spots or sun spots and are looking to lighten them. If you have large pores and would like to improve your skin’s texture as well as even out and brighten up the skin tone. As an individual, if you are looking for a more natural alternative to treat lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead as well as combat the effects of ageing before they even show up.
The procedure itself takes about 60 minutes, excluding the consultation. Patients will be able to return to their daily routine once the treatment is over. Some of the patients, on certain occasions, may experience slight swelling and redness in the areas treated. They should not worry, as this calms down within a few hours. They should also avoid sports and exercise as well as excessive heat for a day after the treatment.
The procedure has 3 steps:
The treatment starts with Lymphatic Drainage that is a relaxing and pleasant massage for detoxifying the skin and stimulating micro-circulation
The next step is HydraDermabrasion, the gentle removal of dead skin cells to prepare the skin to receive nourishment when infusing Rejuran for best absorption of the serum
The last step is where we will use JetPRO to deliver powerful, fine, misty jet streams of high-velocity Rejuran to create microchannels to facilitate the deep subdermal delivery of the Rejuran.
Needleless Rejuran takes a certain amount of time to observe any noticeable improvements in the individual’s skin as the ingredient, PDRN, takes some time to work and show the skin effects as well as repair the skin from the inside.
Results can be seen instantly after the first session for most clients. For a treatment programme, we recommend a minimum of 6 sessions with a gap of 3-4 weeks for each session. Results can last up to 6 to 9 months, depending on aftercare, lifestyle, skin constitution, etc.
After the first round of 6 sessions, clients can also continue on a maintenance programme every 4 to 6 months.
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