3 Non-Invasive Skin Resurfacing Methods For Glowing Skin
Beauty knows no age, that’s for sure. But sometimes, a glimpse in the mirror reminds us all too well of the toll that time has taken. Thankfully, science has been hard at work to relieve us of some of these agonising signs. Gone are the days when the only solution to youthful skin included going under the knife. Today, you can enjoy several non-invasive solutions, like Ultherapy or a Fractional laser in Singapore!
Below, we explore three different skin resurfacing treatments that’ll help restore your youthful glow. From reducing acne scars to diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, here are the 3 skin resurfacing treatments options in Singapore.
Fractional laser in Singapore involves precise microbeams of laser light that target a fraction of your skin at a time. These go straight into the deepest layers of your skin, creating deep and narrow columns of coagulated tissue. Once all the coagulated tissues are in place, they will push your skin into healing mode and produce newer, healthier tissues.
The revolutionary skin resurfacing treatment bridges the gap between ablative and non-ablative lasers. For context, ablative lasers only target the epidermis, aka the surface of your skin. Non-ablative lasers, on the other hand, solely target the middle layer where your collagen deposits are. Fractional lasers in Singapore target both layers to reduce acne scars, wrinkles, lines, and blemishes. They can also help with sun damage, warts, sagging, and enlarged oil glands.
Also known as the gold standard of non-invasive treatments, Ultherapy prides itself as one of the most sought-after FDA-cleared treatments today.
Ultherapy helps improve lines and wrinkles on the upper chest and lifts the neck, chin, and brows. It penetrates deeper to stimulate collagen and elastin production in your body and provides natural-looking results sans surgery and downtime. This treatment uses focused ultrasound waves, the same ones used during ultrasound imaging. The ultrasound machine comes with various attachments that’ll allow for three levels of penetration: superficial, medium, and deep. It will then produce ultrasound waves that’ll heat the skin tissue, allowing the skin to tighten without damaging the surface. It also causes muscle contraction and shrinkage, resulting in a firming, wrinkle-smoothing, and contouring effect.
This one is great if you’re looking for a fast way to restore your 20s glow. Thermage FLX employs heat and cooling techniques to tighten and brighten your skin. First, it will use radiofrequency technology to heat the deep, collagen-rich layers of the skin. The tip will then vibrate and cool down the surface to soothe your skin. The applied heat in this treatment separates water molecules from collagen, resulting in younger-looking skin.
It’s a quick treatment – it only takes 30 to 90 minutes, and with no pain at all! The results will show gradually in two to six months, lasting up to two years.
Why should you opt for non-invasive treatments like Fractional Lasers in Singapore?
Recent numbers from the Grand View Research show that non-invasive treatments are well on their way to becoming quintessential. The market for non-invasive aesthetic treatments was valued at 53.8 billion in 2021. Moreover, it’s expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.2 per cent between 2022 and 2030.
These figures not only show a skew in customer preferences but are also indicative of the value spent in the industry. With non-invasive treatments, there are fewer risks and lesser downtime – a much-needed perk given the busy lifestyles we lead. Non-invasive treatments, like Fractional lasers in Singapore, are also much cheaper than cosmetic surgery. And for those who want to look youthfully radiant without breaking the bank, these certainly tick all the right boxes!
About the Author – Dr Michelle Lim
Dr Michelle Lim obtained her medical degree at the University of Queensland in Australia in 2009. After this, she completed her Ophthalmology apprenticeship at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne where she also undertook her postgraduate clinical research fellowship in retinal vascular disease. Dr Lim trained intensively as an eye surgeon at the Singapore National Eye Centre and has a special interest in microsurgery and general ophthalmic procedures including cataract, refractive, glaucoma, cornea, retina, neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic.
With this specialized background in Ophthalmology, Dr Lim brings attention to detail and key surgical finesse to aesthetic procedures: from rejuvenating lasers to anti-wrinkle injections to peri-orbital fillers. Her sense of aesthetics also extends to other parts of the face and body as she has a keen eye for detail and an appreciation for the artistry of facial aesthetics.