Spa Awards 2017: Top 15 In-Clinic Targeted Solutions

Cutting-edge technology meets high-performance ingredients for the most efficacious results

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Best Pore-Refining Facial
3-in-1 Collagen Laser, $1,888 for six sessions, The Aesthetics Medical Clinic
Dilated and congested pores can evolve into slackened pore walls and roughening skin texture as we age. This three-pronged treatment is designed to combat just that. It involves two kinds of lasers that are administered via a unique spray technique for even coverage to treat skin irregularities including pores, wrinkles and scars. Finally, a firming collagen infusion is applied onto skin for instantly plumped and tightened pores. Visit www.tamc.com.sg

Best Non-Invasive Tightening Treatment
Non-Invasive 3D Facelift Program, $10,743, The Sloane Clinic
A visit to an aesthetic clinic can be cold and lacking in the “human touch,” but not so at The Sloane Clinic. From the moment you enter, the well-trained staff instantly makes you feel comfortable and at ease, briefing you about the procedures you are about to undergo in the spotless treatment suite. Comprising of two heavyweight anti-agers, Ulthera and Thermage, this comprehensive programme uses medical ultrasound and radiofrequency waves to lift skin from inside out with no downtime other than some slight soreness. Weeks after the procedure, your facial contours continue to tighten for a well-sculpted mien. Visit www.sloaneclinic.com

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Best Skin-Regenerating Treatment
IDS Laser Lift, $1,250 for about 45 minutes, IDS Clinic
Anti-ageing from within takes on a whole new meaning with this unique approach to laser lifting. By administering laser intra-orally to supplement the conventional method of applying directly on the cheeks, collagen tissues are thoroughly targeted for a synergistic lifting effect minus the pain. Expect to notice improvements at the marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Visit www.idsclinic.com

Most Revolutionary Treatment Programme
Very Luminous Skin Program, $9,202, The Sloane Clinic
To bring about a complete skin overhaul, this comprehensive treatment programme delivers a CO2 laser precisely to areas affected by scars, wrinkles and pigmentation, thanks to a state-of-the-art computer scanning system. Due to the ablative nature of this laser, it is supplemented with LED therapy to hasten skin recovery. Visit www.sloaneclinic.com

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Best Body Sculptor
Body Beautiful Programme, from $3,500, DRx Medical Aesthetic Clinic
Aimed at stubborn fats around the abdominal area, the Body Beautiful Programme consists of two parts: The Vanquish ME radiofrequency treatment and an acoustic wave therapy. The former involves a contactless-plate placed over the abdomen as radiofrequency energy destroys fat cells to be eliminated naturally by the body. To supplement this, acoustic wave pulses are then used to treat skin laxity so that you regain your shapely silhouette gradually. Visit www.drx-group.com

Best Age-Reversing Facial
Purity Radiance, $600 for about 120 minutes, Knightsbridge Clinic
Targeted at those with visible signs of ageing, this comprehensive facial begins with a microdermabrasion and a series of serum infusions. Next, a light-based therapy is administered for IPL-like rejuvenation effects without the prickly sensation. A placenta infusion concludes the facial as skin is doused in stem cells to aid regeneration for noticeably brighter, clearer skin. Visit
www.knightsbridgeclinic.sg

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Best Line-Smoothing Treatment
KKUM Prestige – Wrinkle-Lift Facial, $588 for about 60 minutes, Dream Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery
Ideal for demanding, mature skin, this intensive facial features a new custom-blended chemical peel, Korean facial protocols and massage techniques to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and smooth out crepey skin. Our favourite parts? The deeply restorative facial massage and the use of Dream’s RE10 handheld device help boost skin’s absorption of the products applied. Visit
www.dreamplasticsurgery.com

Best Anti-Ageing Programme
3 Days to Instant Youth Anti-Ageing Programme, $990, EstheClinic
As its name suggests, this action-packed programme features three treatment sessions over three consecutive days. By administering radiofrequency, micro-needling and LED therapy along with cosmeceutical-grade skincare in controlled doses, lacklustre skin is given a new lease of life as wrinkles appear diminished, skin looks smoother and unevenness makes way for a radiant complexion. Visit www.estheclinic.com.sg

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Best Tone-and-Tuck Treatment
Ice Body Shaping, $500 for 60 minutes, Kowayo Aesthetic
You might have heard of CoolSculpting, a fat-freezing procedure that cools the target area below four degrees Celsius, resulting in the death of these fat cells, which are then eliminated via the body’s natural detox mechanism. Ice Body Shaping goes one step further by also incorporating a lymphatic drainage component. This not only speeds up the fat elimination process, the drainage massage also helps relieve soreness and bloatedness. Visit www.kowayoaesthetic.com

Best Face-Contouring Treatment
Atlas Korean Age Reverse Face Contouring Programme, $589 for 90 minutes, Atlas Medical Laser &
Aesthetics Clinic
Designed to awaken dormant stem cells in ageing skin, this Korean-inspired method uses the micro-needling technique to make sure the essence containing the ideal conditions for stem cells to develop is delivered deep into the various skin layers. As a result, collagen and elastic production is accelerated for plumper, tauter skin. Visit www.atlasmedicalclinic.com

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Best Skin-Perfecting Facial
Simplistiq Laser Facial, $2,390 for 10 sessions, Simplistiq Aesthetic Clinic
The Q-Switched laser addresses common skin concerns all at once. It is first used to destroy melanin, kill acne-causing bacteria and accelerate cell turnover. Next, a mix of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and peptides is infused into skin for instantly plumper, bouncier skin. Visit www.simplistiq.sg

Best In-Clinic Cosmeceutical Facial
IDS Hydro Therapeutics Treatment, $198 for about 60 minutes, IDS Clinic
Best suited for those looking for a fuss-free skin boost, this seemingly simple facial means business when it comes to medical-grade ingredients and aesthetic technology. The treatment is inclusive of water jet dermabrasion, ultrasonic cleansing, iontophoresis (where a mild electric current is used to boost skin’s absorption of active ingredients) and a final mask step. Visit www.idsclinic.com

Best Lifting Treatment
HIFU Plus+, $900 for 30 minutes, Cambridge Therapeutics
The latest generation of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound allows faster pulses of medical ultrasound to be delivered deep beneath the skin’s surface. As a result, collagen proliferation is stimulated, bringing about a lifting effect while ensuring that the surrounding tissues remain undamaged. This anti-gravity treatment is also suitable for younger women with full cheeks who want to achieve a V-shaped jawline. Visit www.cambridgetherapeutics.com.sg

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Best Cellulite Buster
X-Wave, from $199 for 30 minutes, Healthsprings Laser and Aesthetic Clinic
Ideal for those who face dimply skin on common problem areas like the thighs, hips and buttocks, this painless cellulite fix utilises acoustic radial waves to induce vibration through skin and muscle tissues. This increases blood circulation and oxygen supply so that cellular functions are normalised. As a result, fat elimination speeds up and collagen production is accelerated for firmer, svelter contours. Visit
www.healthsprings.com.sg/aesthetics

Best Express Facial
Glaze Peel Laser, $2,700 for 10 sessions, P Clinic
Marrying the carbon laser with nutrients-rich Kakadu Plum extract, this non-ablative laser not only purifies pores and refines skin texture, it also pushes a host of active ingredients into the dermis for supple, resilient and soothed skin. Visit www.p-clinic.com

By Joyce Cheo

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