In Pur­suit of Beauty

A look at some of the latest trends and tech­nolo­gies in beauty and aes­thet­ics.

Singapore Tatler Best of Singapore - - Contents - WORDS STEPHANIE WONG

From an al­most taboo is­sue to a widely sought-af­ter so­lu­tion, med­i­cal aes­thet­ics has grown from an ex­clu­sive priv­i­lege of the elite to a rou­tine in­dul­gence for the masses. While the men­tion of med­i­cal aes­thet­ics may still con­jure up im­ages of nee­dles and scalpels, a sig­nif­i­cant per­cent­age of sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures that are car­ried out by aes­thetic clin­ics to­day are min­i­mally in­va­sive. Thanks to tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments and in­creased ef­forts in re­search and de­vel­op­ment, these pro­ce­dures are per­formed through tiny in­ci­sions in­stead of one large open­ing, which al­lows quicker re­cov­ery times and less dis­com­fort than with con­ven­tional surgery, while reap­ing all with the same ben­e­fits. Here are some ex­am­ples of the new treat­ments and in­no­va­tions in the field.

SKIN TIGHT­EN­ING HEAT

Dr Ge­or­gia Lee of TLC Med­i­cal Cen­ter and the epony­mous DRGL range of cus­tom skin­care prod­ucts has ob­served a sus­tained pop­u­lar­ity in the Ther­mage treat­ment, which is a non-sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure that aids in skin tight­en­ing, wrin­kle re­duc­tion, and the alle­vi­a­tion of other signs of ag­ing. Since its in­tro­duc­tion in 2004, Ther­mage has seen much im­prove­ments in both the per­son­al­i­sa­tion as well as level of com­fort.

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