SL Aesthetic Clinic welcomes chin filler Juvéderm® VOLUX in Singapore

Chin filler and jawline filler Juvederm VOLUX
Juvederm VOLUX – chin filler, jawline filler, available soon at SL Aesthetic Clinic Singapore

Allergan, the global aesthetic pharmaceutical company, has launched Juvéderm VOLUX – a welcome chin filler addition to its Juvéderm line up of dermal fillers.

What is Juvéderm VOLUX Chin Filler?

Juvéderm VOLUX is a hyaluronic acid-based filler designed to sculpt the chin and jawline areas, giving you facial definition.

With its patented VYCROSS® technology in hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm VOLUX results can last for up to 18 – 24 months. This is comparatively longer than its cousin Juvéderm VOLUMA, which can last up to 18 months.

This product, like the rest of the Juvéderm family, contains lidocaine to aid with a more comfortable treatment experience.

Why VOLUX? The Importance of Facial Definition

Chin projection and jawline definition are important attributes of an attractive face, as it forms the frame of our facial features.

The chin is an area of improvement that many people can benefit from. This is especially true as our Asian mandible (jawbone) is typically smaller and our chins are more receded than our Caucasian counterparts.

Moreover, as we grow older, we start to lose bone around the chin. The soft tissues around the jawline also start to loosen. This is where Juvéderm VOLUX can be considered as a chin filler treatment option.

Results with Juvéderm VOLUX

The softening of the lower face can now be safely and effectively reversed with hyaluronic acid chin fillers such as Juvéderm VOLUX. It is a beneficial addition to our beautifying and anti-ageing arsenal for the lower face.

Juvéderm VOLUX is CE marked to restore and create volume in the chin and jawline area.

[Update: 20 Sep 19] It is now available at SL Aesthetic Clinic! Drop us a message to learn more about this chin filler treatment.

[04 Jul 2019] A blog post by Dr. Gabriel Wong

Medical Aesthetic Doctor
Dr. Gabriel Wong – Photographer Enthusiast
MBBS, Singapore

Having graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine – Dr Gabriel Wong worked in several hospitals in Singapore where he honed his medical acumen.

Fate was at work when he met Dr Kelvin Chua, which sparked his interest in aesthetic medicine.

Growing from strength to strength under the tutelage of Dr Chua, Gabriel developed an eye for detail and beauty – perfectly in tune with aesthetic medicine, a confluence of art and science.

He applies this in a range of non-invasive procedures such as Botox treatments, soft tissue augmentation (Dermal Fillers with the Cannula Method), skin rejuvenation with lasers, and effective acne and acne scar treatments (Fractional CO2 Laser, subcision).

In his free time, Gabriel loves to travel in search of that perfect snapshot. His works of art have won praises by many patients.


For more information, write to contact@slclinic.com.sg.
To contact Dr Gabriel Wong, write to gabriel@slclinic.com.sg.

 

Clear + Brilliant Laser – How To Tighten Pores in Singapore

How To Tighten Pores with Clear + Brilliant Laser

“How to tighten pores?” I’m often asked. With consistent effort, perseverance, and the Clear + Brilliant Laser.

With the number of Clear + Brilliant Lasers I do on a daily basis, one may be forgiven for thinking that it’s a new treatment enjoying a hyped up demand for its ability to shrink and minimise pores.

In fact, the Clear + Brilliant Laser has been in Singapore for almost 10 years. But how? Why has it not gone the way of trendy “miraculous” treatments – popular one day, dead the next?

4 reasons the Clear + Brilliant Laser an answer to How To Tighten Pores

Find out why the Clear + Brilliant pore reducing laser is a safe and effective mainstay of aesthetic treatments.

1. Clear + Brilliant Laser is the Goldilocks laser

Some rejuvenation lasers are “too hot” or “too cold” going by Goldilocks’ porridge spectrum i.e. they tend to have too long a downtime for working adults to bear or offer limited results despite having downtime.

The Clear + Brilliant Laser, on the other hand, may find favour with Goldilocks – a comfortable middle ground. Patients typically walk out of our clinics with a slight sunburn which goes away after 1-2 days.

This makes the Clear + Brilliant Laser suitable for a weekend treatment and recovery while delivering results.

2. Clear + Brilliant Laser Tightens Pore Size On the Face

“How do I reduce ?” is a common question many of my patients ask me. While you cannot strictly speaking “close pores”, you can shrink, minimise, and tighten the appearance of enlarged, open pores on your face.

This can be achieved with Clear + Brilliant Laser.

After a few days of rosy pinkness and slight flakiness, your much-hated pores will appear less obvious. Ladies you may even find that you can cut back on makeup!

To continue to tighten pores and maintain the results, I recommend that you repeat the Clear + Brilliant Laser on a monthly basis.

3. No Pain, No Gain, Right? Think Again!

With numbing cream, this procedure is bearable and may even be comfortable for some.

You’ll feel a warm prickle as I work the Clear + Brilliant Laser over your face. Because it is a non-ablative fractional laser, side effects commonly associated with harsher lasers are minimised.

4. Clear + Brilliant Laser is FDA-approved

Clear + Brilliant Laser has met the stringent standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for skin rejuvenation.

Rather than hear me continue to wax and wane about the brilliance of the Clear + Brilliant Laser, come find it out for yourself. Make an appointment today!

[30 May 2019] A blog post by Dr. Gabriel Wong

Medical Aesthetic Doctor
Dr. Gabriel Wong – Photographer Enthusiast
MBBS, Singapore

Having graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine – Dr Gabriel Wong worked in several hospitals in Singapore where he honed his medical acumen.

Fate was at work when he met Dr Kelvin Chua, which sparked his interest in aesthetic medicine.

Growing from strength to strength under the tutelage of Dr Chua, Gabriel developed an eye for detail and beauty – perfectly in tune with aesthetic medicine, a confluence of art and science.

Despite his young age, Gabriel has garnered a following due to his unique photographer’s eye, which he applies in a range of non-invasive procedures such as Botox treatments, soft tissue augmentation (Dermal Fillers with the Cannula Method), skin rejuvenation with lasers, and effective acne and acne scar treatments (Fractional CO2 Laser, subcision).

In his free time, Gabriel loves to travel in search of that perfect snapshot. His works of art have won praises by many patients.


For more information, write to contact@slclinic.com.sg.
To contact Dr Gabriel Wong, write to gabriel@slclinic.com.sg.

 

Cysteamine Whitening Cream – Your Pigment Correction Cream

What is the Cysteamine Whitening Cream?

The cysteamine whitening cream uses the active ingredient cysteamine, the simplest natural aminothiol produced in human cells – a metabolite of amino acid L-cysteine.

Cysteamine promotes the transport of L-cysteine into human cells. This can be further used to synthesise Glutathione, an antioxidant. Cysteamine inhibits melanin (dark pigment) synthesis in skin cells, therefore reducing pigmentation.

Cysteamine Whitening Cream
The Cysteamine Whitening Cream – a product shown to correct pigmentation.

Is the Cysteamine Whitening Cream new?

Initially, oral Cysteamine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for human use for cystinosis, a rare genetic disorder. However, research has found that Cysteamine has significant de-pigmenting activity such as in melasma.

But despite this, it has never been formulated into a cream due to its unpleasant sulphur odour. Efforts have enabled a stabilised form of a cysteamine whitening cream with reduced odour.

Which pigmentary disorders has the Cysteamine Whitening Cream been shown to be effective?

The cysteamine whitening cream has been shown to be effective for:

  • Melasma, particularly epidermal melasma
  • Lentigines (sun spots)
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Lighten skin colour overall

How does it compare with other depigmenting creams?

Clinical studies have shown Cysteamine Cream to be superior to traditional depigmenting creams such as Hydroquinone in treating melasma.

It is also safer and gentler on human skin due to the fact that it is naturally occurring in human skin cells, and does not have carcinogenic (cancer-causing) potential in long-term use.

How should the Cysteamine Whitening Cream be used?

Cysteamine Cream can be applied any time of the year regardless of sun exposure and is suitable for all skin tones.

The cream is applied to the desired areas with pigmentation once daily and is washed off after 15 minutes using mild soap and water. After drying the skin, a moisturizer is applied.

Other tips on applying Cysteamine

  • Cysteamine Cream should be applied once a day on rested, calm skin (evening or morning before a shower) to reduce skin irritation
  • Exposure time can be gradually increased after 6 weeks if there are no signs of skin irritation such as redness or dryness
  • Sunscreen should still be continued daily
  • To maintain its effects, cysteamine cream should be continued at least twice a week indefinitely

How soon should I expect to see results?

A reduction in pigmentation is seen after 6 weeks. Optimal results are seen after 8 – 12 weeks.

Are there any side effects?

As Cysteamine is naturally occurring in human cells, it is a very safe medication. It may cause temporary burning sensation or redness that goes away within 30 minutes.

More persistent skin irritation should be treated with moisturisers. To date, no serious adverse side effects have been reported with Cysteamine use.

Cysteamine Cream should not be used in those with a personal or family history of Vitiligo, a depigmenting skin disorder. It should also not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women, as no study has been performed during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Can I combine this with treatments?

The cysteamine whitening cream can be used in conjunction with other de-pigmentation treatments such as our Anti-Pigmentation Laser, and Clear + Brilliant Laser.

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[7 November 2018] A blog post by Dr. Gabriel Wong

Dr. Gabriel Wong – Photographer Enthusiast
MBBS, Singapore

Having graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine – Dr Gabriel Wong worked in several hospitals in Singapore where he honed his medical acumen.

Fate was at work when he met Dr Kelvin Chua, which sparked his interest in aesthetic medicine.

Growing from strength to strength under the tutelage of Dr Chua, Gabriel developed an eye for detail and beauty – perfectly in tune with aesthetic medicine, a confluence of art and science.

He applies this in a range of non-invasive procedures such as Botox treatments, soft tissue augmentation (Dermal Fillers with the Cannula Method), skin rejuvenation with lasers, and effective acne and acne scar treatments (Fractional CO2 Laser, subcision).

In his free time, Gabriel loves to travel in search of that perfect snapshot. His works of art have won praises by many patients.


For more information, write to contact@slclinic.com.sg.
To contact Dr Gabriel Wong, write to gabriel@slclinic.com.sg.