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Keeping acne at bay PART 2

6. Keep your hands off your face. Avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring. 7. Stay out of the [...]

2017-06-14T20:52:45+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Acne, Aesthetic, Skin care, Uncategorized|

But tell me, what causes Acne (A. vulgaris)?

    Unfortunately, the cause of acne is not fully understood. Though stress can aggravate acne, it does not cause it. Common acne (also known as acne vulgaris) in teenagers starts with an increase in hormone production. During puberty, both boys and girls produce high levels of androgens, the male sex hormones that include testosterone. Testosterone signals the body to make more [...]

2017-06-14T20:54:04+00:00 July 26th, 2015|Acne, Aesthetic|

What is acne?

  There next few blog posts will look at a subject that is close to most our or hearts... Acne! Nearly everyone has suffered from a pimple outbreak and scars at some point in their life. Acne starts when greasy secretions from the skin's sebaceous glands clog the tiny openings for hair follicles . If the openings are large, [...]

2017-06-14T20:54:51+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Acne|

Do I need to exfoliate the skin on my body?

In general, the skin on our body is less sensitive than that on our face and can therefore stand up to a more rigorous exfoliation schedule. Health experts typically recommend that you exfoliate the body two to three times each week. If you have sensitive skin, make a point of exfoliating less often and using a [...]

2016-12-09T16:09:13+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

How often should I exfoliate my face?

  Throughout the day, contaminants wind up on the surface of your skin, clogging your pores. In addition to this, your skin is constantly regenerating cells to help keep your skin healthy. The average adult sheds around 50,000 skin cells each minute as part of this process. Sometimes these skin cells do not fall off [...]

2016-12-09T16:09:13+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Acne, Aesthetic, Skin care|

Receiving Red Light Therapy

  Interestingly enough, light therapy was first discovered by NASA astronauts as a way to grow plants in space. Other than the blue light therapy, the Red light therapy in dermatology was investigated as doctors noticed an increasing amount of patients who were immune to the normal antibiotic treatments used to get rid of acne. [...]

2017-06-14T20:04:18+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Acne, Aesthetic|

Blue light for Acne

Blue light therapy technology, is an additional option for the treatment of acne. In fact, research has shown in-office and at-home systems produce positive results for acne sufferers.  The treatment works by killing the acne-causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, or P acnes, which can cause inflammation. P acnes is sensitive to blue light. Using [...]

2016-12-09T16:09:13+00:00 July 11th, 2015|Acne|

Rain or shine, you need to protect your skin!

  You don’t need sunscreen when you’re going to work in the early morning or returning home after 6pm, because the UV rays are weaker at those times. But between March and October, a good sunscreen of at least SPF30, should always be used between 11am and 3pm, when the sun is at its highest. [...]

2016-12-09T16:09:13+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Sunscreen|

Applying Sunscreen the RIGHT way!

With summer in full spring and the weather predicted to hit an all time high here in Singapore, it is crucial to ensure that you not just wear sunscreen, but wear it correctly! Always follow the label directions when putting it on. Pay close attention to your face, ears, neck, arms, and any other areas [...]

2016-12-09T16:09:13+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|

What Should You Look for in a Pair of Sunglasses?

  Not all sunglasses are created equal, and you can't use price as a gauge of quality, as many of the higher priced brands cost more because of fashion, not function. Therefore, when choosing a pair of sunnies, look out for the following: Avoid sunglasses that simply say "absorbs UV," instead look for a label [...]

2017-06-14T20:06:17+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Aesthetic, Sunscreen, Uncategorized|

Sunglasses are no longer just a fashion accessory….

  Just like your skin, your eyes are susceptible to damage from unprotected sun exposure. The skin around your eyes, including your eyelids, is among the thinnest and most sensitive on your body, making it particularly vulnerable to wrinkling and age spots - which is a common problem that we receive aesthetically. But your eyes [...]

2016-12-09T16:09:14+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Aesthetic, Sunscreen|

Move over Turkey Neck..

Dermatologists are blaming smartphones and tablets for causing sagging skin and wrinkles on the necks of women as young as 18 years! That is definitely too young to be facing aesthetic issues. The latest ailment to result from modern technology can be found mostly in people aged 18 to 39 who own an average of three [...]

2017-07-05T21:49:58+00:00 June 13th, 2015|Aesthetic, Face Lift, Skin tightening|


Everyone wants to maintain their beauty aesthetically. However, there are many who has Hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is characterized by the darkening of an area of skin as a result of the  overproduction of melanin. Hyperpigmentation is the result of either of two occurrences: (1) an abnormally high concentration of melanocytes produce melanin or (2) when melanocytes are hyperactive. [...]

2016-12-09T16:09:14+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|


  Prevention is truly better than trying to cure pigmentation through ultheraphy once it starts. Here are some simple to follow tips that can help you hold pigmentation and freckling at bay!   1) Wearing a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 daily and avoiding sun exposure is crucial in preventing hyper pigmentation. We recommend our EHA [...]

2017-06-14T20:08:20+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Sagging skin after losing weight

Whether you have been dropping a lot of weight too fast through coolsculpting or any other ways, it can be bad for you. Not just for your health, but in general, as it can make your skin sag. One way to prevent saggy skin after losing weight would be to try and lose the weight [...]

2016-12-09T16:09:14+00:00 May 27th, 2015|Skin tightening, Uncategorized|

Sleeping on your back- for beauty!

Sleeping on your back is a boon for spine and neck health, because the back is straight and not forced into any contortions. Plus back sleeping helps the matress do its job of supporting the spine. Ideally, everyone should sleep on their backs without a pillow, as this position leaves the neck in a neutral position, [...]

2016-12-09T16:09:14+00:00 May 25th, 2015|Aesthetic|

Apply Sunscreen from young

Anyone over the age of six months should apply sunscreen daily to keep their aesthetic beauty maintained. Even those who work indoors are exposed to ultraviolet radiation for brief periods throughout the day, especially if they work near windows, which generally filter out UVB but not UVA rays. Most sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or [...]

2016-12-09T16:09:14+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|Sunscreen, Uncategorized|
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