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S Aesthetics Clinic

At S Aesthetics Clinic, we strongly believe that beauty can be achieved with minimally invasive aesthetic procedures. Our doctors are highly trained and have many years of experience in injectable aesthetic procedures. We focus on the latest minimally invasive methods to achieve desired beauty effectively with minimal downtime.
Dr Sii Sik Liong

Dr Sii is an experienced doctor in the field of  Aesthetic Medicine. He is fully accredited in aesthetic procedures such as dermal fillers, Botox and laser treatment. He has attended numerous Aesthetic courses and conferences around Asia, Europe, and the UK, and has been actively involved in researches and studies, as well as education throughout his working years. Dr Sii graduated with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from St George’s University of London. He also holds the postgraduate qualification of the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP, UK). Dr Sii spent some years in London working and gaining valuable experience in different London hospitals, and practised a wide range of specialties including Primary Care, Dermatology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Surgery. After moving to Singapore, Dr Sii was selected to join the Internal Medicine Residency Programme, a national training programme designed to train and produce the best physicians in Singapore. He completed training in an extensive list of specialities including Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Internal Medicine, Intensive Care, Neurology and Emergency Medicine in various hospitals in Singapore.

Dr D Aesthetics Medical Clinic

Dr. D Aesthetics provides a holistic approach to aesthetics. We believe that beauty is not only about finding the perfect fit but it also has to be the most natural fit. We use the latest clinically proven, non-invasive and non-surgical technologies for our treatments. Our treatments are tailored individually to provide patients with the most cost effective treatments as well as minimize the pain and downtime that patients would experience to enhance their looks and radiate their skin from within. All our medical aesthetic treatments are FDA-approved. We believe in inspiring confidence in our patients. When they look better, they feel better. Our team at Dr D Aesthetics look forward to journeying with you to create a more beautiful you.
Dr David Ng Medical Director MBChB (Leicester, UK)

Dr David Ng Weng Keen graduated from University of Leicester; one of the elite universities for medicine in the UK. Upon completion in year 2008, he has since accumulated extensive surgical experiences in the fields of neurosurgery, general surgery as well as plastic surgery in the UK as well as Singapore. Prior to setting up his own aesthetic medical clinic, he joined Raffles Medical Group as a general practitioner with a special interest in Aesthetics. He is fully accredited in aesthetic procedures such as Botulinum toxin and filler injections, lasers, chemical peels as well as light therapies. To keep himself abreast of the latest skills and technologies, Dr David also attended numerous aesthetic workshops and conferences locally and internationally, including countries such as Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Europe. Dr David is also an active member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). He is known for his appreciation for beauty as well as meticulous eye to details. He feels that aesthetics is both an art and a science. It is about combining his medical skills together with his passion for art and love for beauty to enhance an individual look to help patients create a more beautiful you, whilst maintaining their individuality. He customizes and combines various treatments personally for every specific individual to target the root of the problem due to his belief that every individual is unique and different to achieve the most optimum and predictable results for his patients. Dr David is a strong believer in the use of non-invasive and non surgical treatments. He believes in using the latest and most advanced technologies coupled with his skills to provide patients with the most cost effective treatments as well as minimize the pain and downtime that patients would experience to enhance their looks and radiate their skin from within. His ultimate goal in mind when treating his patients is to inspire confidence- When they look better, they feel better.

Get to know Dr D Aesthetics Medical Clinic

If you’re looking for a dedicated and skilled doctor for any aesthetics enhancements & non-invasive procedures, I’d highly recommend Dr D Aesthetics.
– Michelle Qiu
He was very patient in explaining to me the procedures and was very gentle during the process ensuring there was minimum pain during the procedure.

– Sophia Ng

Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic

Our name, Lux, means light in Latin and our diamond-shaped logo signifies brilliance. These traits embody our team’s full commitment to bring you timeless and captivating brilliance.

We are passionate about what we do and we care about the finest detail for you. At Lux Aesthetic Clinic, quality, hygiene and your safety are our utmost priorities. Our team of dedicated and trained professionals understand your needs and strive to deliver the highest standards of medical care to help you achieve elegant, youthful and natural beauty.

See the beauty in everything. Begin with yourself.
Dr Kellyn Shiau 

In the course of her practice, she has administered aesthetic treatments to a large number of satisfied and happy patients. Dr Kellyn Shiau is well versed in a broad range of aesthetic procedures ranging from jaw reduction injections, fillers, lasers, skin-care, acne scar treatments, thread lifts to non-surgical skin tightening devices. Dr Kellyn Shiau is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. In addition, she has also attained certification by the Ministry of Health accredited bodies, under the Singapore Medical Council’s Aesthetic Practices Oversight Committee for the following procedures:

  • Dermal Fillers
  •  Fractional Lasers for Skin Rejuvenation
  •  Chemical Peels
  •  Intense Pulse Light Skin Rejuvenation
  •  Toxin Injection for Aesthetic Application
  •  Pigment Lasers
  •  Lasers and IPL assisted hair removal
Dr Kellyn Shiau is really confident, approachable and presents herself very well. Lux staff were very courteous, friendly and attentive. They are very knowledgeable on their treatments.

– Felicia Natalie Chua

4 Anti-Aging Myths You Need to Stop Believing Immediately

When it comes to preventing wrinkles and the effect of gravity on skin over time, we’ve heard it all. While some anti-aging methods appear to have gained more traction in public opinion, not all anti-aging secrets ring true. Here are four of the top anti-aging myths we need to debunk, now!

Anti-Aging Myth #1: Good Genetics Mean Fewer Wrinkles

While there is some truth to the genetic angle, lifestyle factors play a more significant role in determining how quickly skin begins to show signs of aging. For example, a mother could just be developing fine lines in her 60s, but she has always worn sunscreen and followed a healthy diet for her whole life. Her daughter, on the other hand, enjoys more fast food, spends long days on the beach, and often forgets her sunscreen in the car. Regardless of her mother’s genetics, the daughter’s neglect for her skin health means she’s more likely to experience pigmentation, enlarged pores, and even adult acne with potential scarring—all factors that can make her appear older, much earlier.

Anti-Aging Myth #2: Prevent Wrinkles and Look Younger

We get the logic in this myth: wrinkles are associated with old age, so the more wrinkles one has—particularly deeper wrinkles—the older they appear. Again, there’s some truth here. But believing in this myth often means other signs of aging are overlooked. For example, did you know that Hollywood makeup artists paint brown spots on younger actors to instantly age them for the camera? A study published in the Journal of Evolution and Human Behavior found a strong link between perception of age and skin pigmentation. For this reason, your regular anti-aging skin care regimen shouldn’t target wrinkles alone; prevention of sun damage, pigmentation, and thinning skin should be factored in as well.

Anti-Aging Myth #3: Fine Lines Signal Unhealthy Skin

When all is said and done, all skin looks just as healthy under a microscope, whether from a wrinkled or smooth complexion. Fine lines and wrinkles are simply a sign that your skin is producing less collagen, a protein that keeps skin smooth and soft in our younger years. Boosting collagen levels can help to prevent changes to skin’s appearance and texture, but smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines won’t improve cases of adult acne or dry skin, for instance, as aging is not the root cause of these problems. Essentially, eliminating wrinkles may lead to younger-looking skin, but it won’t automatically make your skin healthier—which takes us to our next myth.

Anti-Aging Myth #4: Moisturizer is the Magic Key to Youth

Moisturizer helps to seal in the skin’s moisture and improve the strength of the skin’s lipid barrier, which is to say that it helps keep out bacteria, pollutants, and even UV light (provided that it contains broad spectrum sun protection). Having said that, department store anti-aging moisturizers, which the majority of consumers use, don’t often carry through with the anti-aging promises printed on their bottles. Dermatologists and medical aesthetic practitioners may be able to suggest a more potent anti-aging moisturizer that offers improved results. However, when it comes down to the nitty-gritty details, a moisturizer alone isn’t likely to cut it.

For more effective—and faster—results, consider non-surgical radio frequency treatments that use heat to kick-start skin’s natural collagen production cycle. A personalized treatment plan, coupled with a quality anti-aging moisturizer that contains scientifically proven ingredients, may be your best bet for smoother, younger-looking skin without going under the knife.

To explore a customized treatment plan for your skin based on your needs, locate a provider near you using the search below:

5 Beauty Tips for Fabulous Fall Skin

With summer coming to an end, it’s time to say goodbye to lazy days and get back into the swing of things. With fall just around the corner, start the season strong with these 5 easy—but often overlooked—beauty tips for fabulous skin (from head to toe!) all year long.

Show Your Skin Some Love

As we move out of summer, you might notice changes in your skin. That’s because the most people have combination skin, which tends to get oily in the summer and dry out in the winter. To keep your skin feeling fresh and smooth, you’ll want to lighten up on any harsh astringents and start incorporating more moisturizers into your skincare routine this autumn.

As important as cleansing is, some cleansers have ingredients that dry out the skin too much, which can end up causing your skin to overcompensate by producing excess acne-causing oil. Avoid products with high concentrations of alcohol and vinegar, and use less drying ingredients like rose water, diluted tea tree oil, and alcohol-free witch hazel instead. You might also want to consult a dermatologist for skin rejuvenating products that can both cleanse and moisturize.

Stay Smooth Without the Stress

Now that the weather’s cooling down and the layers are coming back on, there’s less pressure to keep your legs smooth and hair-free. For many people, it’s a big relief. Shaving, waxing, and plucking can be irritating and time-consuming, especially if you have sensitive skin.

If you want to keep that silky, smooth feeling without dealing with inconvenient hair removal options, then this fall is your perfect opportunity to start a hair removal treatment plan and say goodbye to waxes and razors. Hair removal treatments with intense pulsed light (IPL) are quick and easy with no downtime, so you can get back to your routine right away after a treatment.

Get a Sunless Glow

Though too much sun can hurt your skin, a little bit of sunshine will go a long way. As the weather gets colder, it can be difficult for your skin to get enough sunlight to produce its own Vitamin D. This little bit of sunlight kick-starts Vitamin D production, which contributes to healthy skin cell growth and helps fight the free radicals that can cause premature aging.

This fall, keep your skin feeling and looking its best by taking Vitamin D supplements and eating foods that are rich in Vitamin D, like fish and seafood, soy and almond milk, and fortified juices.

Freshen Up Damaged Skin

While a little bit of sunlight can help your skin stay bright and healthy, too much sun exposure can be harmful. And as fun as it is to spend time out in the summer sun, it’s easy to overdo it. Without adequate sun protection year-round, UV radiation will damage collagen and elastin production—the building blocks of firm, youthful-looking skin.

Now that summer’s winding down, it’s time to get a head start on healing your skin and reversing the signs of aging caused by sun damage. Photofacial treatments are the best way to revitalize aging skin and reverse the signs of sun damage.

Start Setting Body Goals

The active autumn rush is the perfect time to start working on achieving your body goals. Get excited about fitness! Find a new workout buddy, set a new exercise plan, and make time to treat yourself every now and then.

Don’t be discouraged if you’re still struggling with the same stubborn spots as before the summer—after all, there are always going to be some challenging bulges and bunches that no amount of diet and exercise can take care of. In these cases, body shaping treatments with energy-based devices might be your best option. They use radio frequency technology to safely and comfortably break down stubborn fat cells and smoothen out sagging, so you can stop stressing over cellulite and start loving your look this fall!

Fall beauty is just around the corner. To get a head start on the season and find out more about these five fall beauty tips and treatments, get connected with a certified treatment provider near you:

Get stunning skin this season, with help from Venus treatments

5 Weight Loss Foods That Are Actually Delicious

A girl’s gotta eat, and the yummier the better. No wonder those dull diets geared for weight loss can be such a struggle for food lovers! Bland food plans featuring trimmed-down vegetable, bean, and grain dishes may help shrink waistlines, but without that extra element of richness and flavor, they can just end up causing cravings for tastier, less healthy dishes. To boost satisfaction and add some flavor to any weight loss diet, consider these five delicious weight loss foods.

Spicy Peppers

Craving a little more flavor in grain bowls or steamed stir-fries? Toss in some diced chili peppers for a little spice, plus a dash of capsaicin—a compound present in hot peppers that helps to curb appetite. Capsaicin is most effective on those who don’t usually indulge in hot dishes, so start by adding just a dash of red pepper flakes to chicken or whole grain rice dishes and work on up to sliced hot peppers in stir-fries or tofu tacos to score the longer-term benefits of this delicious weight loss helper.

Full-Fat Yogurt

Pair vegetables with a side snack of full-fat Greek or Icelandic-style yogurt as a satisfying afternoon snack. These types of yogurt contain more than double the amount protein per-ounce than their reduced-fat counterparts, resulting in a reduced appetite even after consuming the same amount of calories. Yogurt also contains probiotics that promote gut health and minimize the risk of leptin resistance, which is linked to obesity.

Consider adding a tablespoon of plain full-fat yogurt on top of hot pepper dishes to cut the spice and fend off late-night cravings. Alternatively, add some spices to plain yogurt and use it as a dip for vegetable sticks, or mix a touch of honey into plain Greek yogurt for a delicious fruit dip.

Spiced Potatoes

Often avoided due to their high level of carbohydrates, potatoes can actually be a healthy addition to a weight loss diet when enjoyed in moderation. This is because potatoes are high in resistant starch, which is helpful in boosting one’s fat-burning potential. For a healthy dish, bake potatoes and add flavor with spices or a dollop of Greek yogurt. Avoid excess butter, sour cream, and salt and pair them with a colorful, low-calorie vegetable for balance.

Tropical Coconut Oil

Fats are still fats, but healthy fats can help to accelerate weight loss results. Coconut oil contains high levels of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), a type of fatty acid that reduces hunger, boosts calorie-burning potential, and fights belly fat in particular. Coconut oil can be used to replace less healthy oils or butters and to add a little extra flavor. Extra virgin olive oil can also be a healthy fat, but it’s better suited for dressings than cooking, because it has a much lower smoke point (the temperature at which an oil begins to burn and creates carcinogens).

Grass-Fed Feta and Goat Cheese

Like coconut oil, these soft cheeses contain MCTs that boost satiety and help burn more calories at the gym. Add flavor and creaminess to salads with some crumbled feta or goat cheese for a filling, healthy, low-calorie lunch. As a helpful tip, purchase feta or goat cheeses that have “grass-fed” written on the label. These options will be higher in MCTs, making them an even more effective for improving weight loss results.

If a Diet Change Doesn’t Help…

While upgrading your diet can go a long way, sometimes diet and exercise alone aren’t be enough to get rid of challenging bulges and bunches. For fat deposits that just won’t go away, consider a radio frequency body shaping treatment. These non-surgical treatments prompt a thermal reaction below the skin surface that shrinks and shapes stubborn fat cells in common problem areas like the thighs, arms, derriere, or abdomen. The result is a smoother, firmer-looking silhouette.

To learn more about radio frequency body shaping treatments and how they can complement your current weight loss program, contact a certified provider near you today:

Frequently Asked Questions about Venus Viva™ Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Scars, enlarged pores, stretch marks, wrinkles, and rosacea may be common signs of skin damage we all carry throughout our lives, but they don’t have to be permanent. Smooth, healthy skin can become an everyday accessory with the help of skin resurfacing treatments.

For those considering non-surgical treatments, Venus Viva™ might be at the top of the list. Venus Viva™ treatments use advanced radio frequency technology to repair skin damage and improve skin texture by kick-starting the skin’s natural healing processes. Below we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about these treatments.

Who is the best candidate for this treatment?

The best candidate for Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments is someone who shows signs of skin damage or skin texture imperfections. Signs of skin damage may include scars, deep wrinkles, visible pores, stretch marks, and other conditions that affect the skin’s surface texture. Treatments are safe for all skin tones.

For safety reasons, however, an individual may not be an ideal candidate if they have any of the following:

  • An internal defibrillator, pacemaker, or other active electrical implant in the body
  • A permanent implant or injected substance around the treatment area
  • Active conditions in the treatment area, such as a rash
  • A history of skin disorders or very dry skin
  • A current diagnosis or history of cancer, including pre-malignant moles
  • Severe concurrent conditions, such as cardiac disorders
  • An impaired immune system
  • A history of disease in or around the treatment area that is stimulated by heat, such as herpes
  • Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as diabetes
  • An active prescription for blood thinners
  • A recent face lift or eyelid surgery within the past three months
  • A resurfacing treatment or chemical peel within the past three months
  • A cosmetic injection within the past two weeks
  • A recent dose of Advil, Tylenol, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) within the past week
  • A surgery within the past six months
  • A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
  • Are excessively tanned in or around the treatment area
  • Are pregnant or nursing

How long does the treatment take?

Each session takes just 15–30 minutes on average, making it easy to fit into a busy schedule. For best results, book each appointment with some space between activities to allow the skin to stay makeup-free and sweat-free for 24 hours. Book appointments after workout or hot yoga sessions, or even before a work-from-home day, so the treated skin can focus on recovery without exposure to irritants.

What do the treatments feel like?

Venus Viva™ treatments are among the more comfortable options on the market, and they typically feel like tiny zaps or pinpricks on the skin. The treatment area will feel warm post-treatment, a sensation that may last up to 24 hours. Your treatment provider may also apply a topical numbing cream if needed for greater comfort.

How many sessions are needed to see results? Are they permanent?

Most patients see the best results after three or four treatments, each spaced four weeks apart. However, the exact number of treatments depends on the individual and the treatment area. A certified treatment provider will be able to outline the best treatment plan based on each patient’s individual needs. How long results are maintained also varies from patient to patient and is dependent on severity of the skin and post-procedure skin care. Results will continue to improve following the final treatment, though one touch-up session is recommended approximately every six months, depending on the skin’s response and the area being treated.

Is there any specific pre- or post-procedure care required?

Avoid applying lotions, creams, perfumes, powders, or makeup to the treatment area prior to each treatment. Shaving may be necessary if a patient has excessive hair in the treatment area. If possible, patients should have their complete medical history available in case it is required by the treatment provider.

Avoid applying lotions, makeup, water, or anything else to the treatment area for 24 hours post-treatment. Hot baths or showers, massages, rigorous exercise, and any activity requiring direct skin contact or causing excessive perspiration in the treatment area should be avoided for two days post-procedure. Avoid tanning before and after each treatment session, and wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 between treatments.

To learn more about Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments, or to receive a customized treatment plan, start by locating a certified treatment provider near you:

7 DIY Acne Treatments for Clearer Skin

Acne is one of the most common skin concerns. Unfortunately, desperation for a naturally clearer complexion can cause many of us to seek out alternative—and sometimes detrimental—treatments for acne breakouts. To help navigate the world of alternative home treatments, here are seven proven and safe DIY acne treatments for clearer skin.

Create a Natural Toner

The acne-fighting benefits of ingesting apple cider vinegar have been debunked, but it is still touted as an effective natural astringent toner to treat active acne breakouts. Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid content, which boasts anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. If you’re using it as a toner, dilute a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with two cups of filtered water, and apply using a cotton round or ball. Do not spray it directly onto the face, as the acid could irritate the eye area.

Get an Essential Oil Fix

Essential oils can be potent additions to any skin care regimen for problem skin. To soothe and clear active acne breakouts, dilute one-part 100% pure essential tea tree oil in nine parts water. Apply the solution with a cotton swab or round to each breakout area. Alternatively, combine two drops of tea tree oil with 20–40 drops of witch hazel and apply to problem areas as needed, to a maximum two times per week.

Mask It

There’s a reason that clay masks are having a moment right now—they really work! When combined with the acne-fighting benefits of acetic acid, clay masks gently pull out impurities, leaving the skin feeling soft and clean. To create an easy, weekly at-home mask, thoroughly mix together equal parts bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar. Apply the mask, avoiding the eye and lip areas, and leave on for 45 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. You may want to apply a light moisturizer afterwards to help stave off dry skin—astringents can risk stripping the skin of its natural oils, causing it to produce extra oils to overcompensate.

Introduce Tea Time

With their antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, green and Echinacea teas can be soothing treatments for acne breakouts. Soak a cloth in a warm cup of steeped green or Echinacea tea and wring out excess liquid. Use the damp cloth to gently cleanse the face (do not rinse off). Alternatively, apply a damp, warm green or Echinacea tea bag to active breakouts, and let sit until cooled.

Go for the Green Thumb Acne Fix

Brighten a space while having easy access to a soothing acne-fighting treatment with an aloe plant. Snip off a leaf as needed. The gel inside an aloe plant’s leaves can be scooped out and applied directly to acne breakouts to speed up recovery, minimize the risk of scarring, and fend off further infection. Apply at night and leave it on while you sleep for best results.

Consider a Diet Change

The skin’s condition is often a reflection of how diet affects the body’s natural functions. Some people find that certain foods, particularly dairy products, and those with a high glycemic index (think cookies, white rice and breads, or Russet potatoes), are common culprits of acne breakouts. The best way to determine the cause is by elimination—stop eating these foods for three months, then slowly reintroduce them (if it’s impossible to keep them cut out completely) to determine the culprit causing your acne breakouts.

Add a Supplement

Just as diet can be the culprit, it can also be the solution to acne woes. Inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids can be an effective acne-fighting addition to any diet. Try adding a regular source of omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, walnuts, or flaxseeds, to your diet daily. Alternatively, supplement with an omega-3 fatty acid or fish oil capsule. Pro tip: Store fish oil capsules in the freezer to avoid the unpleasant “fish burps” that often go hand-in-hand with these supplements.

For a Little Extra Help…

For those looking for a gentle, non-invasive solution to treating active acne breakouts, consider seeking a little outside help from a certified Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) acne treatment provider. Using IPL technology and a cooling system to ensure comfort, these treatments utilize light to produce heat below the skin’s surface, zapping acne-causing bacteria. For best results, look for a treatment that combines blue and red light—the blue light destroys the functioning of acne-causing bacteria in the oil glands, while the red light reduces existing inflammation and promotes faster healing.

To discover if IPL-based acne treatments are right for you, locate a certified treatment provider near you today:

4 Steps to Smooth, Youthful-Looking Skin

Skin care trends come and go, but for a younger, smoother-looking complexion, focus in on the basics. Forget the complex 10-step regimens and the hottest beauty fads for a moment. Instead, let’s get down to the essentials, the core common steps that will help you achieve and maintain youthful-looking skin: cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and rejuvenation.

Step 1: Keep It Clean

Cleansing is the first and most important step to any skin care routine. Cleansing frees up your pores, removing debris like dead skin, pollution, and makeup. If left alone, these elements will alter your skin’s natural detoxifying process, breaking down collagen and elastin, leading to dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles.

You should be cleansing your skin twice per day, morning and night, with the same regularity as brushing your teeth. Avoid the temptation to just rinse in the morning. Skin works its hardest to detoxify and push out impurities while you sleep, making a morning cleanse just as important as washing off makeup in the evening. However, avoid cleansing excessively—more than twice daily risks stripping the skin of its natural oils, which encourages irritation, inflammation, dehydration, and premature aging.

Step 2: Scrub and Smooth

Exfoliating is essential for our basic anti-aging skin care routine. Exfoliation is a key step to assist with skin cell turnover, the removal of free radicals and debris, and the improvement of skin’s texture.

Generally speaking, it’s best to exfoliate twice per week to gently clear away dullness from dead skin cells that have bonded to the surface. Chemical exfoliators are the best option for most skin types, as they tend to be gentler on the skin when used properly. Anti-aging chemical exfoliators will also work best to diminish textural irregularities and fine lines, while gently removing dead skin.

Step 3: Seal and Heal

One of the most crucial steps to any skin care regimen is moisturizing—especially after exfoliating. Quality moisturizers work to heal the skin and maintain water retention for a glowing, more radiant complexion. Depending on the ingredients, they can also serve as a barrier to pollution and sun exposure.

There are a wide variety of moisturizers to help target skin concerns, rebalance the skin’s hydration levels, or diminish the appearance of age spots, textural irregularities, or fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on your skin’s needs or aging concerns, you can select a serum, gel, cream, or balm to target your biggest skin care issue while still sealing in moisture and supporting your skin’s natural collagen and elastin production.

Step 4: Rejuvenate

If you are noticing premature signs of aging, it can be beneficial to consider a radio frequency anti-aging treatment to rejuvenate and firm up skin. As an added boost to our easy three steps for anti-aging skin care, radio frequency treatments deliver heat below the skin’s surface, targeting old collagen and kick-starting your body’s natural healing response to naturally stimulate new collagen and elastin production.

The result is a firmer, smoother-looking complexion and the diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Post-treatment, the skin care regimen basics listed above will help to maintain the anti-aging benefits of these skin rejuvenating treatments.

For more information on how to incorporate radio frequency skin rejuvenating treatments into your anti-aging regimen, contact a certified provider near you:

Your Essential Guide to Skin Tightening and Body Shaping

Skin tightening and body shaping treatments both work to slim and shape your figure. But they work in different ways and offer different kinds of results.

Wading through medical jargon to decode the differences between skin tightening and body shaping treatments can sometimes seem like learning another language. So let’s bring the conversation back to the basics, and make it easy to pick the perfect treatment.

How Do They Work?

There are three main types of skin tightening treatments: radio frequency, intense pulsed light (IPL), and ultrasound. All three non-surgical treatments deliver heat to below the skin’s surface through different modes of delivery. This targeted heat delivery to deeper layers in the skin stimulates the body’s natural collagen and elastin production process. Consider collagen and elastin the key ingredients for smooth, firm skin; boosting their production helps to firm up sagging skin and achieve a slimmer, smoother shape.

Similar to skin tightening, many body shaping treatments use radio frequency technology to deliver targeted heat through the skin’s surface. But instead of just stimulating collagen and elastin production, like skin tightening, body shaping treatments use this heat energy to break down the volume of fat cells below the skin’s surface. Body shaping tends to be used for reducing body circumference, rather than firming and smoothing the skin.

Why Choose Skin Tightening?

Skin tightening treatments work to tighten and tone sagging skin and wrinkles on the face and body. Skin tightening typically targets drooping skin under the chin or along the jawline, worry lines on the forehead, and laugh lines around the mouth. For the body, skin tightening is commonly done along the underside of arms and legs, and to reduce the appearance of loose skin on the chest and abdomen (such as after pregnancy).

Why Choose Body Shaping?

Body shaping—which is sometimes called body contouring—targets challenging body concerns, like cellulite and circumference. In other words, these treatments work to tone and slim the contours of the body. Body shaping reduces body circumference by shrinking stubborn fat cells in common problem areas like the thighs, arms, derriere, or abdomen, while skin tightening works by firming up and smoothing out excess skin—often in those same areas. Unlike skin tightening, body contouring is rarely (if ever) used on the face.

Tightening and Toning

Some practices will offer both treatments for those looking to achieve more comprehensive body slimming goals. In these cases, skin tightening is useful for firming up and smoothing loose skin during and after body toning treatments; these treatments use advanced radio frequency technology, combined with Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields, to deliver uniform heat below the skin’s surface to kick start collagen and elastin production. Some treatments also use gentle suction technology to achieve deeper radio frequency penetration and reduce the appearance of cellulite and fat cells in the targeted area.

To learn more about skin tightening or body shaping treatments, and what they can do for you, locate a certified treatment provider in your area: