A TRUE THROW­BACK

Sozo Aes­thetic Clinic aims to take you back to the days when you had firm skin that was clear of dark spots, scars and un­wanted tat­toos, and a head full of hair.

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As you get older, you are meant to be­come wiser. And while you may be gen­er­ally ne with most of your choices from your younger days, you may re­gret some de­ci­sions such as spend­ing too much time in the sun, not tak­ing bet­ter care of your skin, not start­ing skincare ear­lier, and/or ne­glect­ing your hair.

The good thing is that we live in an age of tech­nol­ogy that makes it pos­si­ble to change some things about our ap­pear­ance, so that our re­grets can be min­imised. Lo­cated in the heart of Sin­ga­pore’s cen­tral busi­ness district at One Rafes Place, Sozo Aes­thetic Clinic of­fers a wide range of treat­ments that tar­get pig­men­ta­tion prob­lems, acne scars, un­wanted tat­toos, slack­ened skin and hair loss.

Led by Dr Justin Boey, Sozo is billed as the rst clinic in South-east Asia to of­fer Lutronic Pi­coPlus, a lead­ing pico laser treat­ment that tack­les hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion, tat­toos and acne scars. Dr Boey is a pioneer provider of Re­gen­era Ac­tiva, a minimally in­va­sive hair loss treat­ment.

TIGHT­EN­ING SKIN

Ul­traformer 3 HIFU is a non-in­va­sive, needle­less treat­ment that de­liv­ers pre­cise, tar­geted ul­tra­sound waves to heat up col­la­gen to ap­prox­i­mately 65-75 deg C. This is thought to ac­ti­vate heal­ing and col­la­gen pro­duc­tion so skin looks lifted and feels rmer. It can make fa­cial con­tours ap­pear sharper and re­duce the look of a dou­ble chin, too. Re­sults may last up to 12 months af­ter one ses­sion. Dr Boey, who has per­formed more than 200 full-face HIFU treat­ments, was certied in South Korea at Classys (the de­vel­op­ers of Ul­traformer). From $1,800 a ses­sion for the whole face.

An­other treat­ment is Inni, which sends frac­tional ra­dio-fre­quency en­ergy into the deep lay­ers of your skin us­ing gold mi­cronee­dles. This is thought to trig­ger col­la­gen pro­duc­tion and re­or­gan­ise the col­la­gen struc­ture so skin feels rmer. It is meant to treat sag­ging skin, ne lines and en­larged pores, and can also re­duce the look of acne scars. From $850 a ses­sion for the whole face.

ELIM­I­NAT­ING PIG­MEN­TA­TION PROB­LEMS

Lutronic Pi­coPlus pico laser is an ad­vanced sec­ond­gen laser that emits light pulses in pi­cosec­onds, which makes for a faster, more ef­fec­tive treat­ment. The pi­cosec­onds laser breaks down hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion into smaller frag­ments that are more eas­ily re­moved by the body. This also means you need fewer ses­sions than with tra­di­tional laser pro­ce­dures. It is also meant to treat wrin­kles, large pores, un­even skin tone, ir­reg­u­lar skin tex­ture and acne scars. From $180 a ses­sion.

TREAT­ING HAIR LOSS

Re­gen­era Ac­tiva is de­scribed as a hair-restora­tion pro­ce­dure that uses mi­cro-grafts. The three-step treat­ment be­gins af­ter lo­cal anaes­the­sia. Three to ve small skin sam­ples are ex­tracted from the back of your scalp and sub­jected to the Re­gen­era Ac­tiva de­vice, which ex­tracts 100,000 cells that have po­tent re­gen­er­a­tive abil­i­ties. These cells are then in­jected into the ar­eas of your scalp that have suf­fered from hair loss. Over the next 12 months, the treat­ment prom­ises to en­cour­age hair growth in the treated spots, and is also said to im­prove the ap­pear­ance of your ex­ist­ing hair. From $3,700 a ses­sion.

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