Enjoy the Fountain of Youth with These Hi-tech Anti-Ageing Facials in Singapore
The future is here for anti-ageing facials in Singapore. There’s a slew of new technologies that can give you radiant skin with minimal side effects, no matter your skin type. Some fit right into the latest sci-fi flick on Netflix: LED Light, Ultrasound, Gold RF Microneedling. All these high-tech anti-ageing facials may have the advantage of being researched and refined over the years. So whatever your skin conditions or skin goals, you can rest easy knowing that your beautiful skin will stay beautiful.
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1. IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Yes, the intense pulse light (IPL) technology commonly used for hair removal treatments can be used in facial treatments too. And no, it’s not going to peel off your skin. During the treatment, lights of different wavelengths are flashed onto your skin. IPL penetrates the second layer of your skin: the dermal layer. It does so without harming the outer layer of your skin.
The pigment cells in your skin absorb that light energy. Then, the light energy is converted into heat, destroying the unwanted pigment. That’s how the treatment clears up skin hyperpigmentation and freckles.
While most skin types can use IPL, it may not be as effective when used on uneven skin and darker skin. It’s best not to go for it when you have raised keloid scars.
2. Gold RF Microneedling
This is on the relatively newer hi-tech facials. If you have acne-prone skin along with a whole host of skin concerns, this non-invasive treatment will be a godsend.
Gold Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling is a subset of RF Microneedling. The treatment combines radiofrequency with microneedling to stimulate tissue remodelling, triggering increased collagen production. By repairing, remodelling and resurfacing the skin at a cellular level, Gold RF Microneedling can improve a variety of skin conditions, including acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, skin tone and texture. It’s one of the most versatile hi-tech facials out there.
As for the ‘gold’ part of the treatment, some salons use RF microneedling with golden microneedles. Gold is used because the element facilitates the transfer of radiofrequency energy because of its conductivity. The microneedles used in Gold RF Microneedling are ultra-fine, between 0.5mm to 3.0mm. With that level of thinness, the treatment penetrates the skin without any bruising and bleeding. That’s also why Gold RF Microneedling is a safer alternative for people with darker skin. There is a lower risk of side effects such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation for darker skin tones because the treatment bypasses the outer layer of the skin.
3. Ultrasound Facial
The treatment is also known as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). It’s a non-invasive treatment too. During the treatment, ultrasound energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin, where collagen production takes place.
That’s how this treatment promotes increased levels of collagen production. Collagen, of course, is the substance in the skin that gives it structure and elasticity. With increased collagen levels, you can enjoy younger, firmer skin.
4. LED Light Therapy
Light Emitting Diode (LED) light therapy uses varying light wavelengths to treat skin concerns. Originally, NASA developed the technology for growth experiments on plants during shuttle missions in space. They later found out it could treat wounds too.
Now, salons and aestheticians use LED light therapy to treat symptoms of ageing, as well as acne concerns. Different types of light can be used on different skin concerns. While Red is used to combat signs of ageing, while blue is used to treat acne.
But there are some questions about its efficacy. There aren’t large studies demonstrating that LED lights are more effective than existing treatments. And when it comes to quality, the variability between machines can result in different results.
5. Diamond Peel Microdermabrasion
The term diamond peel was derived from the natural or synthetic diamond chips attached to a handheld pen-like instrument used in the treatment. It is then attached to a suction pump that vacuums the exfoliated dead skin cells away.
This treatment exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin, stimulating blood circulation and increasing collagen production on your skin. Plus, it can lessen the appearance of whiteheads, blackheads, and acne on your skin. All in all, diamond peel microdermabrasion keeps your skin clear and healthy.
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