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Painless Brazilian Hair Removal

1. WHAT IS BRAZILIAN HAIR REMOVAL?

Brazilian hair removal refers to the procedure where unwanted hairs are removed from the bikini areas. This is usually done with shaving, using depilatory creams, waxing, threading, tweezing, plucking and electrolysis. All these methods of hair removal are painful, temporary and time consuming. Some like shaving and waxing may cause red bumps or ingrown hairs and open wounds resulting in infections.

A more permanent method to remove unwanted hairs is to use light energy either in the form of intense pulse light (IPL) or laser light. These two methods provide long term results, which offer periods of up to 6 weeks between visible hair growth and a permanent reduction in the amount of hair re-growth. Eventually with enough treatments, more than 80-90% of hairs will be permanently removed. The remaining hairs that will grow back are finer and shorter hairs, lighter in colour and almost not visible.

2. How Can I Achieve Painless Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

In our clinic, Dr Joyce Lim uses the diode laser, LightSheer Duet for painless Brazilian hair removal. The LightSheer Duet laser is FDA approved and HSA registered for permanent hair reduction.

3. What Are The Advantages Of The Painless Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

Besides being painless, the LightSheer Duet laser procedure is fast, safe and effective. The whole bikini area can be treated within 1-3 minutes and you do not need to apply any topical anesthesia. You can read more about laser hair removal in the section on Aesthetic Treatments
OPT Décolletage Treatment
1. WHAT IS THE OPT LUMENIS DECOLLETAGE TREATMENT?

The décolletage area has thin and sensitive skin. During aging and sun exposure, signs of aging are seen and this area is often covered with redness, tiny veins, brown or age spots, wrinkles and mild sagging. The OPT Lumenis uses Optimal Pulse Technology which is a unique technology where pulses of lights are delivered in equal square wave form, delivering consistent, homogeneous energy during treatment. The OPT allows for effective and safe removal of signs of sun damage and photoaging, redness and flushing, broken veins and capillaries, abnormal pigments, freckles, uneven skin tone and age spots, fine wrinkling and skin roughness.

2. HOW DOES OPT LUMENIS DECOLLETAGE TREATMENT WORK?

The OPT Lumenis customizes how light is delivered according to your skin type and desired treatment. Each light pulse penetrates tissue and creates a controlled destruction to the imperfections (eg pigments, redness, veins) while leaving the surrounding healthy skin unaffected. The body’s natural process will then remove the destructed tissue from the treated area. Collagen stimulation occurs, and the new cell growth in the deep dermal layers results in a visible improvement of skin tone, texture and appearance.

3. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGE OF OPT LUMENIS DECOLLETAGE TREATMENT OVER OTHER SKIN TREATMENTS?

The décolletage area is a very sensitive area and is prone to scars if the wrong treatment is used. The OPT Lumenis technology delivers the intense light in a more efficient and effective manner making the procedure safe for all skin types, with almost no downtime. Results are seen often after the first session. You can read more about the OPT Lumenis Laser under M22 OPT Lumenis Photorejuvenation in the section on aesthetic treatments
Scar Crossing
1. WHAT IS THE SCAR CROSSING TREATMENT?

There are many treatment options for pitted scars and among these are subcision, skin resurfacing (chemical peels or Fraxel laser ) and scar crossing treatment. In the scar crossing treatment, a strong chemical (usually trichloroacetic acid) is applied to the apex of the scars. The chemical removes some scar tissue and stimulate new collagen below the scars. Several treatments at 6-8 weeks are done till the scars are flat.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF THE SCAR CROSSING TREATMENT COMPARED WITH OTHER SCAR TREATMENTS

The Scar Crossing treatment is effective, safe and relatively cheaper than other scar treatments. There is less downtime and you can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. You can read more about scar treatments under the section of Skin Treatments
Clear And Brilliant Eyes Treatment
1. WHAT IS THE CLEAR AND BRILLIANT EYES TREATMENT

As we age or as a result of sun damage and gravity, the skin around the eyes loses its firmness resulting in hooding of the eyelids, wrinkles and loose skin and eye bags. The Clear And Brilliant Eyes treatment consist of tightening the eyelid skin using the Eyes by Thermage™ procedure and skin resurfacing procedure using the Fraxel laser to remove wrinkles and blemishes.

2. WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF THE CLEAR AND BRILLIANT EYES TREATMENT OVER OTHER EYE TREATMENTS

The Eyes by Thermage™ is the only skin tightening procedure that is safe to perform on the eyelid and over the eyeball. It is effective and one treatment is sufficient for skin tightening. The Fraxel laser is also safe and effective to erase wrinkles and skin blemishes. You can read more about the Eyes by Thermage™ and Fraxel Laser treatments under the section on Aesthetic Treatments
Threadlift
1. WHAT IS THREAD LIFT?

Thread lift is a skin tightening procedure where suture threads with cones are inserted just below the skin to tighten loose skin. There are two advantages- the skin is tighten and lifted immediately after the procedure and the skin gets firmer with new collagen that is formed from stimulation of fibroblast by the threads. The threads will be removed by the body and there are no allergic reactions to the threads.

There are many types of threads and many methods of threads insertion. The threads (Silhouette Soft) that Dr Joyce Lim used are FDA approved and manufactured in the USA.

2. HOW DOES SILHOUTTE SOFT WORK?

The Silhouette Soft consist of one treatment with two actions

First there is a lift action for an immediate and discreet effect. Results can be seen instantly, the moment Dr Joyce Lim models the treated area, according to your wishes and needs

Secondly there is a regenerative action for gradual and natural results. Through the process of re-absorption, the component of Silhouette soft restores your lost collagen to give more definition to your features, while maintaining volume over time.

3. WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE SILHOUETTE SOFT TREATMENT?

Local anesthesia is injected into the area where the threads will be inserted. The threads are introduced by a small needle and are passed just below the skin to lift the skin. The whole procedure takes half an hour. The next few days there may be some bruises and mild swelling which will resolve spontaneously.

4. WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

The threads can be used on the cheeks, the neck, eyebrow and jawline.

5. HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS LAST?

The duration will depend on individual skin and degree of aging. Generally most patients will see improvements over 2 years
Skin Tyte II
1. WHAT IS THE SKIN TYTE II?

The Skin Tyte II is a skin tightening procedure using infrared light and special filters for uniform targeted deep tissue heating. The device alters the shape of collagen molecules(short-term effect) and stimulates new collagen production(long- term effect)This process initiates the body’s natural healing process, leading to a firmer and more youthful skin.

2. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE SKIN TYTE II?
  • The Skin Tyte II treatment results in superior aesthetic outcomes for skin tightening
  • Visible results can be seen after a single treatment session. The results are further improved after several treatment sessions
  • The treatment time is faster – about half the time of its predecessor or other skin tightening procedures, including other light-based devices
  • It uses an array of filters which enable an expanded spectrum of light which gives better result
  • The Skin Tyte II is more comfortable compared to other skin tightening treatments
  • It is ideal for skin tightening anywhere on the body including the face, the area below the jaw line, the neck, chest, arms, abdomen and back of hands.
  • Stretch marks can also be visibly improved using the Skin Tyte II


Miradry for Excessive Underams Sweating
1. WHAT IS THE MIRADRY?

MiraDry is a non-invasive treatment that provides a safe and lasting solution to excessive underarm sweating. It is the only non-invasive technology approved by FDA for providing lasting results

2. HOW DOES THE MIRADRY WORKS?

The handpiece from the MiraDry System is placed on the underarms. It delivers precisely controlled energy to the region where the sweat glands reside and eliminates sweat glands non-invasively. Eliminated sweat glands will not grow back, resulting in a dramatic and lasting reduction of underarm sweat.

3. WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE MIRADRY TREATMENT?

The area to be treated will be marked and anaesthesized. The MiraDry handpiece is then placed on the area and it delivers electromagnetic energy to eliminate the sweat glands. You will feel suction from the vacuum in the handpiece with little or no pain. The procedure last about an hour.

4. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

There is minimal to no recovery time. Patients can resume their normal activities on the same day and can resume exercising within the next few days. Some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a few weeks

Patients will see a reduction in sweat immediately after the first treatment, and achieve an average underarm sweat reduction of 82 percent. As with any medical procedure, results will vary for each patient.

5. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

MiraDry is a safe and effective treatment for excessive underarm sweating. Only 2 percent of the 4 million sweat glands in the human body are found in the underarms, and treating these sweat glands with MiraDry does not affect the body's ability to cool itself.

At the energy levels that offer the best results, patients often experience localized soreness or swelling, which should be temporary and clear in a few weeks. Some patients experience short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which also should disappear over time. Other temporary side-effects include discomfort, tenderness or pain in the underarm when touched, bumps under the treated skin, redness from the device suction and bruising at the local anaesthesia site.

Less common side-effects include hyperpigmentation (may last for a few months) and rashes at the treatment site

6. HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED? ARE RESULTS PERMANENT?

Typically two treatments are recommended at 3 months apart.

The results are long-lasting because the sweat glands do not regenerate after they have been eliminated. The MiraDry procedure uses a safe, non-invasive technology that has been cleared by the FDA to eliminate sweat glands in the underarm.

7. WHO ARE SUITED FOR THE MIRADRY PROCEDURE?

Anyone above 18 years old with excessive underarm sweating (primary axillary hyperhidrosis) is suitable for MiraDry treatment. People who are bothered with body odour, stained clothing, frequent antiperspirant application and embarrassing underarm sweat breakouts will benefit from the Miradry procedure.

8. HOW DOES THE MIRADRY PROCEDURE DIFFERS FROM OTHER AVAILABLE TREATMENTS FOR EXCESSIVE UNDERARM SWEATING?

The non-invasive MiraDry procedure results in a noticeable, drastic reduction of underarm sweat without the pain, risk, and recovery time of invasive procedures. Unlike treatments such as botulinum injections that aim to temporarily disable the sweat glands and need continuous maintenance procedures, MiraDry only needs two treatments to produce drastic, lasting results.


 
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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