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» HydraFacial MD
1. WHAT IS HYDRAFACIAL MD TREATMENT?

HydrafacialMD is a noninvasive, non surgical, aesthetic skin treatment which cleanses, exfoliates, extracts impurities and hydrates skin simultaneously.

2. HOW DOES HYDRAFACIAL MD WORK?

Using a patented handpiece, the skin is treated with several passes of HydraFacial stokes until the whole treatment is completed. Different tips and solutions are used for each treatment pass. Each HydroPeel tip has multiple peeling edges to exfoliate the skin several times per pass. The HydroPeel tip has a unique spiral design which creates a vortex effect to easily discharge and remove impurities while simultaneously introducing hydrating skin solutions.

There are 3 steps to the process.

Step 1 is to clean and exfoliate skin while infusing the skin with specialised skin solution which softens sebum and impurities.

Step 2 is mainly painless, automated extraction using vortex suction to clean out pores while infusing betahydroxyacid to dislodge impurities during extraction.

Step 3 where the skin is vortex-fused with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, nourish and protect the skin.

Overall HydraFacialMD improves the health and quality of the skin. It also improves acne and signs of aging.

3. WHO ARE IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR THE HYDRAFACIAL MD TREATMENT?

The HydraFacialMD treatment is suitable for all skin types and ages. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacialMD treatment. Dr Joyce Lim will customise the treatment serums for your skin condition. The HydraFacialMD is used to treat acne and oily skin as well as improve the signs of skin aging. It is also used as a preventive treatment and to improve the health of the skin.

4. WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE HYDRAFACIAL MD TREATMENT?

There is no discomfort during the procedure. You will feel as if the skin is being polished and impurities extracted while solutions are infused into the skin. Someone describes the feeling as “a cool paintbrush moving slowly across the skin” The treatment takes about 10-15min.

5. WHAT MUST I DO AFTER THE HYDRAFACIAL MD TREATMENT?

There is no downtime and you can resume normal activities and apply makeup right after the treatment.

6. WHAT RESULTS SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE AFTER THE HYDRAFACIAL MD TREATMENT?

Many people report seeing visible skin refinement and an even radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last for a week. After 6 treatments, you will notice improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and brown spots and oily/acne prone skin.

7. HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?

A series of 6 treatments, one treatment each week is recommended. You may want to maintain your results with a HydraFacialMD treatments every 4 weeks

8. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGE OF THE HYDRAFACIAL MD TREATMENT OVER OTHER PROCEDURE?

Hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin. The HydraFacialMD treatment is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment that also treats oily/acne prone skin. It is used on “normal” skin to improve the health of the skin

» NewAPeel Microdermabrasion
1. WHAT IS MICRODERMABARSION?

Microdermabrasion is a popular superficial skin resurfacing procedure with almost no downtime. It is a simple, safe and easy to perform cosmetic procedure and is suitable for all ages and for all Fitzpatrick skin types.

2. HOW DOES NEWAPEEL MICRODERMABARSION WORK?

The patented diamond wand is gently moved across the skin to remove the topmost layer of skin. It gently polishes the skin with natural diamond chips bonded to the tip of the wand, while vacuuming the exfoliated skin cells away in a controlled manner. Removing this outer layer leaves a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin. Unlike other exfoliation treatments, the NewApeel Microdermabrasion does not use loose crystals to contaminate you or the environment.

Exfoliation also stimulates vascular circulation beneath the surface of the skin resulting in a healthier and firmer appearance. Treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, back, legs, elbows, and feet. It can be used alone, or in combination with other treatments.

3. WHO ARE THE IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR NEWAPEEL MICRODERMABARSION?

The NewAPeel Microdermabarsion treatment is suitable for all skin types and ages. It is indicated for various cosmetic skin problems, including photodamage , facial rejuvenation, skin hyperpigmentation, acne, stretch marks and superficial scars. There is evidence of dermal remodeling with minimal epidermal disruption

4. WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE NEWAPEEL MICRODERMABARSION TREATMENT?

There is no discomfort during the procedure. You will feel as if the skin is being polished and impurities extracted

5. WHAT MUST I DO AFTER THE NEWAPEEL MICRODERMABARSION TREATMENT?

There is no downtime and you can resume normal activities and apply makeup right after the treatment.

6. WHAT RESULTS SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE AFTER THE NEWAPEEL MICRODERMABARSION TREATMENT?

Many people report seeing improvement of their acne after just one treatment. After 6 treatments, you will notice improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and brown spots and oily/acne prone skin.

7. WHAT ARE THE SIDE –EFFECTS OF NEWAPEEL MICRODERMABARSION?

You may experience mild redness but these are transient and resolved within a few hours. Rarely you may see pin point red spots and these usually resolve within a few days.

8. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF NEWAPEEL MICRODERMABARSION OVER OTHER MICRODERMABRASION PROCEDURE?

The Diamond Wands removes layers of skin by polishing it with natural diamond chips and vacuuming the dead skin in a controlled manner. No loose crystals are used to contaminate you or the environment. Because there are no crystals being propelled onto the skin, it is safe to treat areas closer to the eyes and those fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.

Wands are available in four micron chip sizes to insure proper resurfacing for each individual’s skin type. Selecting the appropriate diamond chip, along with the adjustable vacuum, allows for a controlled abrasion. Once complete, the skin that has been removed is deposited on a small disposable filter for the client to see.

Safe for all skin types, this treatment is virtually pain-free, using only sterilized or disposable instruments and producing only a slight amount of redness.

» Chemical Peels
1. WHAT IS CHEMICAL PEEL?

A chemical peel is a treatment where a peeling agent is applied to the skin with the aim to remove parts of the skin (and any defects) and in the process to allow new skin to grow and replace the old skin. It is a form of accelerated skin exfoliation

It is also used to remove comedones within the skin

2. HOW DOES CHEMICAL PEEL WORK?

Generally chemical peels are classified into superficial peels, medium depth peels and deep peels depending on the chemicals used and the concentration. Superficial peels are peels that penetrate to just below the first layer of the skin, medium depth peels penetrate into the second layer of the skin while deep peels penetrate through the skin and reaches to just below the skin.

The choice of chemical peels will be determined by the skin condition. Superficial peel is designed to give skin a fresh look or to lighten the skin pigments, treat melasma or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, clear comedonal acne, improve skin wrinkles and superficial acne scars. Medium depth peels are good for acne scars and photodamaged skin with deeper wrinkles. Deep peels are for deeper skin problems. Ask Dr Joyce Lim to tailor a chemical peel suited to your skin problem or your concerns.

3. WHO ARE THE IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR CHEMICAL PEELS?

Chemical peels are suited for all ages and all skin types. The choice of peeling agents is determined by your skin condition. Generally superficial peels are used for superficial problems and deeper peels for deeper skin problems. People with active acne or sensitive skin can go for chemical peels provided the right peeling agents are used.

Chemical peels should be used with caution if you are prone to keloids and scars and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation

4. WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENT?

Dr Joyce Lim will first degrease your skin with a skin solution. Then she will apply the peeling agent on the skin. You will feel a sensation of stinging or prickling when the peeling agent is applied on the skin. The sensation will disappear after a few minutes. Depending on the peeling agents, the residual peel on the skin is either neutralised by certain solutions or washed off with water or left on for a few hours

5. WHAT MUST I DO AFTER THE CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENT?

Usually you will be given a post-peel skin care to use. Depending on the chemical peel, you may see a faint redness and mild flaking over the next few days or the skin may be red and brown and scabs off. You will need to use a sunblock when you go outdoors.

6. WHAT RESULTS SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE AFTER A CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENT?

Results will depend on the type of chemical peels and the skin conditions. You may see improvement in your acne, fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots or skin tone or superficial scars.

7. WHAT ARE THE SIDE –EFFECTS AFTER A CHEMICAL PEEL?

Generally chemical peels are safe. You may get pigmentary changes like the skin being darker or lighter after a peel. This is temporary. Sometimes there may be swelling, persistent redness or blisters with crust which heals over a few days.

8. HOW MANY SESSIONS OF CHEMICAL PEELS WILL I NEED?

The number of chemical peel session will depend on the type of chemical peels and the skin condition. Dr Joyce Lim will discuss with you which peeling agents are best suited for your skin and how many sessions to achieve the desired results

9. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF CHEMICAL PEELS OVER OTHER RESURFACING PROCEDURES?

Chemical peels are safe and more economical than most other skin resurfacing procedures. It is effective for acne as most acne will clear after a few chemical peel session and the peels will also improve acne scars. Certain peels will improve skin pigmentary conditions within a short period of time.

» Cosmelan Depigmentation Treatment
1. WHAT IS THE COSMELAN DEPIGMENTATION TREATMENT?

The cosmelan depigmentation treatment is a two part treatment. The initial treatment is done in the clinic by Dr Joyce Lim, called the cosmelan cream mask. You will leave this mask on for a specific number of hours (usually between 6-10 hours) before removing it at home. Then you will continue with the home treatment

2. HOW DOES THE COSMELAN DEPIGMENTATION TREATMENT WORK?

The cosmelan depigmentation treatment blocks the process that causes skin pigmentation. It does not contain hydroquinone

3. WHO ARE THE IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR THE COSMELAN TREATMENT?

The cosmelan treatment is suited for all types of skin to lighten skin pigmentation like melasma, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, brown spots and blotchy skin. It is also beneficial for acne patients as it can prevent the postacne brown scars and also reduce oil gland production

4. WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE COSMELAN TREATMENT?

Dr Joyce Lim will first degrease your skin with a skin solution. Then she will apply the cream mask on the skin. You will not feel any stinging or heat. You will keep this mask on for a specific number of hours, as advised by Dr Joyce Lim. You will remove the mask with a gentle cleanser and then apply the post mask treatment

5. WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE COSMELAN MASK TREATMENT?

The day after the office treatment, your skin will redden, almost like a sunburn effect, and you will see mild peeling or flaking. You may experience mild stinging, itching or tightness. This is normal and you can reduce the sensation by using the moisturising cream that is provided. You will be asked to use the maintenance cream daily

6. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE COSMELAN TREATMENT OVER OTHER DEPIGMENTATION TREATMENTS?

The Cosmelan treatment has an outstanding safety factor and does not contain hydroquinone and can be used for long periods of time
 
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290 Orchard Road
#11-16/20, Paragon Medical Suites
Singapore 238859
T : 6834 9159
Email: drjoyce@joycelim.com
 
...................................................
290 Orchard Road
#11-16/20, Paragon Medical Suites
Singapore 238859
T : 6834 9159
Email: drjoyce@joycelim.com