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Dr Chen Kailun: Are Tiktok Skin Rejuvenation Trends All Myths?

By Dr Chen Kailun
laser skin treatment / Woman undergoing laser skin treatment

Many of us want to prevent skin ageing to preserve our youthful looks. If that is you, you’ve probably scrolled through social media sites like TikTok to look for solutions. Think pimple popping trends (which you should avoid at all costs, by the way). 

What can you trust online? Are immediate results from skin rejuvenation treatments really a thing?

This article will debunk some of the medical aesthetics and skin rejuvenation myths and separates fact from fiction. We will also share some tested methods that have helped many revive their skin.

Myth #1: Skin Rejuvenation Treatments That Work for Others Will Work for Me

It’s easy to fall prey to the misconception that skin rejuvenation treatments are one-size-fits-all solutions. In today’s digital age, there is a constant stream of posts and advertisements discussing various treatments. This widespread exposure often leads to some desiring these procedures without adequately considering their own suitability or unique needs.

Everyone’s skin type, underlying skin condition and issues are different. For example, if you have pigmentations  that are causing you to look more aged, your treatment plan will look quite different from someone also trying to look younger, but seeking a solution for fine lines. Likewise, if you have underlying skin sensitivity or damaged skin barrier, you may not respond as well and experience the same results from certain skin care products or treatments that your friends may brag about.

From chemical peels, laser therapies, to injectables, the options are as diverse as those seeking them. The best way to find the most effective and suitable treatment is to consult a professional to analyse your skin condition and concerns and recommend a customised treatment plan for you.

Myth #2: Skin Rejuvenation Treatments Are Only for Older Individuals

Skin rejuvenation treatments are not solely about reversing the signs of ageing; they encompass a broad spectrum of proactive measures that cater to various skin concerns at different life stages. While it’s true that ageing skin can significantly benefit from rejuvenation therapies, younger individuals can definitely reap rewards from these treatments. We call these “pre-juvenation” treatments. 

Prevention is better than cure! The skin’s natural ageing process begins in our early 20s, albeit gradually. Incorporating skin rejuvenation treatments as part of a proactive anti-ageing skincare routine early can work wonders in preserving the skin’s vitality and preventing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of ageing.

Myth #3: Skin Rejuvenation Treatments Have Permanent Results

The longevity of the results achieved through skin rejuvenation treatments can vary from person to person. Maintaining the results of these treatments needs ongoing care and attention. While some treatments may have more extended effects, most will require periodic maintenance sessions to sustain the desired outcome. Don’t forget – ageing is an active and ongoing process! 

Regular check ins and follow up sessions with your skin care professional is recommended to sustain the results, and tackle new concerns that may surface along the way in your anti-ageing journey.

Myth #4: Otc Skincare Products Are Just as Good

Over-the-counter (OTC) skincare products can help with daily maintenance and essential hydration, but their potency and efficacy will certainly differ from that of specialised medical skin rejuvenation treatments.

Most OTC products can only work on the most superficial layer of the skin and have limited penetration into the deeper layers. Good cosmeceutical products are important for daily skincare routine and they complement in-office skin rejuvenation treatments. If you have an active concern that you are seeking to have a quicker and more marked improvement, such as  clearing extensive pigmentations, skin rejuvenation treatments would be better. Such treatments, including lasers and skinbooster injections, employs sophisticated medical techniques and equipment that go beyond the capabilities of OTC products. 

Myth #5: Skin Rejuvenation Treatments Work Immediately

While skin rejuvenation treatments can undoubtedly deliver remarkable outcomes, they are not overnight miracle workers. The time it takes to see noticeable changes can vary.

Depending on the type of treatment, individual skin characteristics, and the specific concern being addressed, some people may observe initial changes within a few weeks, while others may need to wait months before seeing the full effects of their chosen procedure. Most skin rejuvenation treatments work on deep collagen remodelling, targeting the underlying ageing process, and this process will take some time for a more sustained and natural improvement.

Types of Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

A diverse range of treatments is available in Singapore to address various skin concerns and skin types . Let’s briefly look at some popular skin rejuvenation options.

Chemical Peels

In a chemical peel, a solution is applied to the skin to exfoliate its outer layer, encouraging the growth of new, healthier skin. It has different strengths, targeting concerns like acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines.

Laser Treatments

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Laser skin rejuvenation uses focused light energy to address specific skin concerns, such as sagging, wrinkles, enlarged pores, sun spots, and uneven skin tone and acne scars. They come in various types, ranging from face lifting lasers, to  ablative and non-ablative lasers, each catering to different needs.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments designed to volumise the skin. They restore lost volume and plumpness to areas like cheeks, lips, jawline and nasolabial folds. They can also soften wrinkles and improve facial contours.


These neurotoxin injections temporarily relax facial muscles to reduce and soften the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, like crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines.

Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling Treatments

RF microneedling treatments use microneedling and radiofrequency energy to stimulate deep collagen production, improving skin tightness and reducing wrinkles and cellulite, while treating pigmentation and improving skin texture all at the same time.

Make an Informed Decision With Sl Aesthetic Clinic

Dispelling the myths surrounding skin rejuvenation opens the door to realistic expectations, highlighting the need for patience, consistency, and collaboration with skincare professionals. The best results emerge when you make informed decisions tailored to your unique skin type, concerns, and goals.

We help our clients regain confidence in their looks at SL Aesthetic Clinic. Contact us today to learn more about our services and skin rejuvenation treatments.

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