Time­less Beauty

Lines, un­even tone, and sag­ging are the ter­ri­ble trio of age­ing skin. To tackle them, Le Pri­vaté Clinic rec­om­mends a com­bi­na­tion of aes­thetic treat­ments, fa­cials and skin­care.

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The causes of skin prob­lems, es­pe­cially age-re­lated ones, are myr­iad and com­plex. In­stead of search­ing for that one-off so­lu­tion – which doesn’t ex­ist – we need to take a multi-pronged ap­proach to deal­ing with them.

Dr Eileen Lew, founder and med­i­cal di­rec­tor of Le Pri­vaté Clinic, has cre­ated a com­bi­na­tion of aes­thetic treat­ments, fa­cials and skin­care that will deal with most com­plaints re­lated to age­ing skin. As each in­di­vid­ual is unique, ev­ery treat­ment is cus­tomised ac­cord­ing to your skin’s needs, and de­liv­ered in the clinic’s highly pri­vate and luxe set­ting. Here are the top treat­ments and their com­ple­men­tary skin­care prod­ucts, which Dr Lew says, will give you firmer, fairer and more ra­di­ant skin.

Hy­drafa­cial, for clar­ity and smooth­ness

What is it? This fa­cial goes be­yond your av­er­age salon treat­ment by adding in­ten­sive ex­fo­li­a­tion, an acid peel and suc­tion ex­trac­tion, and pam­per­ing the skin with an an­tiox­i­dant and hyaluronic acid mix.

What is it for? It tar­gets fine lines, clogged and en­larged pores, oili­ness, acne, hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion and brown spots.

What hap­pens? The treat­ment is con­ducted by the clinic’s ther­a­pist us­ing a small, hand­held de­vice with a vor­tex-suc­tion tip to re­move dead skin cells. Next, a gen­tle acid so­lu­tion loosens dirt and de­bris, which are sucked up by the vac­uum de­vice, clean­ing out clogged pores. All this hap­pens si­mul­ta­ne­ously, and the fi­nal boost is a gen­er­ous in­fu­sion of an­tiox­i­dants and hyaluronic acid. The for­mer tack­les free rad­i­cal dam­age, while the lat­ter mois­turises.

What hap­pens af­ter­wards? Ac­cord­ing to Dr Lew, there is no or min­i­mal red­ness, and you’ll be able to wear makeup. Your skin will feel clean, smooth and hy­drated af­ter the treat­ment. For long-term ef­fects, Dr Lew rec­om­mends an ini­tial course of about six weekly treat­ments and monthly main­te­nance there­after.

To boost the ef­fects: Dr Lew rec­om­mends Le Crème Pre­mium Glow, a light­weight, hy­poal­ler­genic cream that has hy­drol­ysed col­la­gen and mul­ti­vi­ta­mins to soothe and hy­drate skin.

STAR2, to tackle sag­ging, cre­pi­ness and hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion

What is it? The lat­est ver­sion of the Sci­ton Skin Tight­en­ing and Re­ju­ve­na­tion (STAR) treat­ment, STAR2 uses a broad­band light and in­frared de­vice to boost col­la­gen pro­duc­tion and com­bat skin im­per­fec­tions like pig­men­ta­tion, scars and red­ness.

What is it for? It lifts and tight­ens skin, as well as tack­les pig­men­ta­tion and red­ness, so skin looks smoother and more ra­di­ant, and pores look less ob­vi­ous.

What hap­pens? An anaes­thetic gel may be ap­plied to the skin for 30 to 45 min­utes to numb the treat­ment area. A hand­held de­vice then de­liv­ers in­frared heat en­ergy into the der­mis, stim­u­lat­ing col­la­gen pro­duc­tion and min­imis­ing the ap­pear­ance of pores and fine lines. The same de­vice is used to fo­cus broad­band light on dark spots, scars, bro­ken cap­il­lar­ies and red­ness. You may feel a warm sen­sa­tion like a rub­ber band snap­ping against your skin. The pro­ce­dure may take up to 45 min­utes.

What hap­pens af­ter­wards? There may be some red­ness in the treated area, but this usu­ally fades soon af­ter. Most pa­tients will feel their skin lifted and tight­ened af­ter the first treat­ment. Dark spots might ini­tially ap­pear to be darker, but the top­most layer of th­ese spots usu­ally fades and flakes off within a week, leav­ing skin ra­di­ant and even-toned. The clinic usu­ally ad­vises a course of four to five treat­ments at four-week in­ter­vals. Bo­tulinum toxin and filler in­jec­tions may be rec­om­mended to en­hance the re­sults.

To boost the ef­fects: Dr Lew usu­ally rec­om­mends Le Time­less Re­ju­ve­na­tion Essence, which con­tains plant cell ex­tracts to stim­u­late cell re­newal, and ac­ti­vate the nat­u­ral pro­duc­tion of col­la­gen and elastin.

The warm, com­fort­ing and re­lax­ing sanc­tu­ary that is Le Pri­vaté Clinic.

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