Vein Pur­suit

A zap and a pulse from a laser to deal with a few lit­tle prob­lems.

L'officiel Singapore - - Contents - BY GOR­DON NG

Nu Re­flec­tions’ 16 years in the busi­ness of med­i­cal aes­thet­ics counts for some­thing. A re­cent re­vamp and re­fresh sees the clinic made modern – the crowd they’re chas­ing is an ex­panded one now, af­ter all. Aes­thetic treat­ments are the new fron­tier of beauty, and there is a plethora of non-in­va­sive and gen­tle treat­ments for younger women who want to start early.

Head­ing the med­i­cal spa is Dr Ivan Tan, whose pas­sion for aes­thetic medicine led him around the world (the UK, Italy, Hong Kong and South Korea, among other coun­tries) to learn from the best. That paved the way for him to be­come an early adopter of laser aes­thetic treat­ment tech­nol­ogy in Sin­ga­pore. Now that every­one else has caught up, he has the vin­di­ca­tion of ex­pe­ri­ence and skill.

An ideal gate­way into laser treat­ments is the Veins Re­moval treat­ment, which is a lot less in­tim­i­dat­ing than its name sounds. It is in­tended to re­move spi­der and vari­cose veins, which are said to oc­cur com­monly re­gard­less of age. The treat­ment utilises a Cos­jet SR laser, which is un­com­mon in Sin­ga­porean aes­thetic clin­ics due to the skill and fi­nesse needed to op­er­ate it well. It works by emit­ting a laser that reaches be­neath the top of the der­mal layer to af­fect the tar­geted veins di­rectly.

In essence, the light from the laser is said to heat up the un­de­sir­able spi­der veins and break them down, sup­pos­edly stim­u­lat­ing a re­sponse in the body that re­moves it. The Cos­jet SR ma­chine used by Nu Re­flec­tions also comes with a con­tact cool­ing sys­tem that re­duces dis­com­fort, and dif­fer­ent wave­length op­tions that ad­just the laser’s in­ten­sity to match the de­gree of the prob­lem and treat­ment needed.

The Veins Re­moval treat­ment (from $500) with the Cos­jet SR varies de­pend­ing on the den­sity and size of the treat­ment area. The treat­ment does not re­quire any spe­cial prepa­ra­tion and will fol­low a con­sul­ta­tion with Dr Tan and a cleans­ing of the treat­ment area.

Nu Re­flec­tions is at #05-13 Re­gency House, 123 Pe­nang Road (tel: 6235-0555)

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