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Star Treatment

» STAR Treatment
1. WHAT IS THE STAR TREATMENT?

The STAR Treatment is an innovative combination of Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation (STAR). It combines two treatment procedures – the Broadband Light (BBL) photorejuvenation and the SkinTyte Infrared skin tightening technology to effectively address the full spectrum of skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyle and skin damage.

» BBL Skin Rejuvenation
Key points
1. Improve skin imperfections
2. Maintain healthy skin
3. Delay skin aging

1. WHAT IS BBL BROADBAND LIGHT PHOTOREJUVENATION?

BBL Photorejuvenation uses a broad band light (BBL) to rejuvenate skin. The BBL broadband light energy allows Dr Joyce Lim to precisely target and eliminate unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions and many of the fine vessels that cause redness. The BBL light energy will also gently heat up the upper layers of your skin thereby stimulating your skin cells to generate new collagen, giving your rejuvenated skin a smoother and more vibrant glow.

2. HOW DOES THE BBL BROADBAND LIGHT TECHNOLOGY WORK?

The BBL broadband light utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, Dr Joyce Lim will be able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. The light energy delivered by the BBL gently heats the upper layers of the skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas coagulates tissue to variable depth. This process helps restore the skin to its natural stage. In addition, the photothermal energy targets and eliminates many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.

3. WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE BBL BROADBAND LIGHT PHOTOREJUVENATION?

Your eyes will be protected with safety shields. A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated and the BBL handpiece is gently applied to the skin to deliver pulses of light. The BBL broadband light is non-invasive and safe with minimal discomfort. You may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. The BBL procedure takes 20-30min depending on the area being treated.

4. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER THE BBL BROADBAND LIGHT PHOTOREJUVENATION?

You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately and this should resolve within the hour. For some pigmented lesions you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will also feel smoother with fine wrinkles and pores being less noticeable.

This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you will be able to return to work, apply light makeup, and resume most of your activities right away

5. WHAT MUST I DO AFTER THE BBL BROADBAND LIGHT TREATMENT?

You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until full recovery. Protect your skin with a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.

6. HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

A series of 3 to 5 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart is typical of most patients. Dr Joyce Lim will personalize the BBL treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire.

7. WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED BY THE BBL BROADBAND LIGHT?

BBL photorejuvenation treatments are safe for all skin types and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin's firmness, clarity and texture is desired. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen and hands. You should consult with Dr Joyce Lim, a dermatologist, regarding the treatment options that are best for you.

8. WHAT IS THE FOREVER YOUNG BBL?

A new study recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology August 2012 showed that the Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL™) treatments can change the expression of genes associated with the aging process to more closely resemble young skin. The study supports the hypothesis that regulators of aging can be altered in human skin using BBL technology to provide a functional change, rather than just a cosmetic mimic of youthful appearance. BBL treatments promote the appearance of youthful skin. This study reveals that the appearance of younger skin may be due to the differences observed in gene expression patterns of aged skin becoming more like young skin.

» SkinTyte Skin Tightening
1. WHAT IS THE SKINTYTE SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT?

The SkinTyte Skin Tightneing Treatment utilizes advanced infrared light technology, and patient tailored filters to deeply heat dermal collagen while continuously protecting the entire treated area with sapphire contact cooling for optimal clinical endpoints, safety and comfort. Targeted heating causes soft tissue coagulation and deep tissue heating. This process initiates the body’s natural healing process, leading to firmer and more youthful skin. The full effect of skin firming treatments can be seen over several subsequent months.

2. HOW DOES THE SKINTYTE SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT WORKS?

The SkinTyte Infrared technology delivers a range of uniform and targeted infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen while protecting the entire treated area with sapphire contact cooling. With no need for a topical anaesthetic, the energy is delivered in rapid, gentle pulses to promote partial denaturation and contraction of the collagen, initiating the body’s natural healing process. Following treatment, a new foundation of collagen is created leading to increased tissue firming and a more youthful skin.

The integrated thermoelectric monitoring assembly enables its sapphire crystal and sensors to continually and precisely maintain temperatures from 0 °C – 30 °C with adjustability of every degree in between. Patients will be comfortable throughout treatment

3. WHO ARE IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR SKINTYTE SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT?

The SkinTyte treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. It can and comfortably treats any area of the body where improvement is desired, giving patients a firmer and more youthful appearance. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen, thighs and arms.

4. WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE SKINTYTE SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT?

Your eyes will be protected by safety goggles. The SkinTyte infrared light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during and after each pulse providing you a comfortable and safe procedure. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. You will feel a sensation of warmth. Treatment takes 30 min.

5. WHAT MUST I DO AFTER THE SKINTYTE SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT?

No special care is needed. There is no downtime. You can resume normal activities and apply makeup immediately after the procedure. Use a sunscreen

6. HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?

A series of 3 to 5 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart is typical of most patients. Dr Joyce Lim will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire

7. WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?

Full results often take up to 4 months as the collagen foundation of the skin is rebuilt and strengthened. You will experience improvement in skin laxity and reduction in surface irregularity

8. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGE OF SKINTYTE SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT OVER OTHER PROCEDURES?

SkinTyte offers fast, safe and effective treatments tailored for all skin types, making it the most cost-effective tissue heating device on the market. The sapphire crystal and sensors keep the patient comfortabale during treatment. Combined with the BBL skin rejuvenation, it provides a non invasive approach to combined skin tightening and skin rejuvenation
 
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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