It is only natural to want to look your best throughout life’s changing seasons. That means showing off healthy and youthful skin that glows and radiates, no matter your age. However, healthy and youthful-looking skin does not happen by chance. It requires concerted effort, commitment to skincare and treatments to keep up with the natural ageing processes.
As fashion designer Coco Chanel aptly noted: “Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to merit the face you have at 50.”
A little help goes a long way for graceful ageing with Dr Rachel Ho
The basic step to keeping our complexion in tip-top shape is to maintain a good skincare regimen. However, skincare alone may not be able to overcome some situations that are beyond our control, such as loss of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin. These losses occur due to ageing, pollution and lifestyle habits.
As we grow older, the structural framework in our epidermis and dermis inevitably weakens. Over time, levels of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin—the three essential components for firm and hydrated skin—start to diminish, leaving our skin thinner, drier and more saggy than before.
That’s where trusted Aesthetic doctors like Dr Rachel Ho, Medical Director of La Clinic come in to help you address your skin concerns. Specialising in good skin and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments, Dr Rachel Ho is a trusted Aesthetic doctor in Singapore for anti-ageing and other dermatological conditions.
As an Aesthetic doctor with more than ten years of experience, Dr Rachel Ho specialises in helping her patients achieve their best skin. She believes that the pursuit of healthy skin is a crucial part of self-care and self confidence.
“Whether it is acne scars or signs of ageing, all of us have our insecurities and we all deserve to look and feel better about ourselves,” says Dr Rachel Ho. “I prefer a ‘less is more’ approach through minimally invasive aesthetic treatments and directed skincare choices. Having a holistic approach to taking care of your skin gives patients a greater sense of ownership and motivation to maintain healthier habits for their skin”. Dr Rachel Ho also shares about beauty trends and skincare reviews on her blog to educate and bridge the knowledge gap between readers and experts.
Dr Rachel Ho believes that wanting to look beautiful is not a frivolous notion, and no one should be judged for trying to be their best self.
“My philosophy is to bring out the best in you without changing who you are,” she says.
“I prefer a ‘less is more’ approach through minimally invasive aesthetic treatments and directed skincare choices. Having a holistic approach to taking care of your skin gives patients a greater sense of ownership and motivation to maintain healthier habits for their skin”– Dr Rachel Ho, La Clinic
Personalised holistic care at La Clinic
La Clinic is a comprehensive aesthetic and anti-ageing clinic located in Paragon Medical Center, Singapore. The clinic offers a wide range of minimally invasive treatments for the skin and face such as lasers, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), Botox, dermal fillers and threadlifts.
Besides aesthetic dermatology, La Clinic also offers treatments in hormone balancing and disease prevention for a holistic approach to health and ageing.
The Future of Anti-ageing Injectables
If you’re starting out with pre-juvenation or anti-ageing injections, the myriad terms and treatments available can be quite confusing. Here’s a lowdown to the newest treatments that Dr Rachel Ho specialises in, and how they can help your skin look its best:
The injectable skincare of the future, Profhilo is a skin hydration and anti-wrinkle treatment that is making waves around the world. Containing a high concentration of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid molecules, Profhilo provides intense hydration and firms up the skin for a smoother look. Profhilo’s collagen-building benefits also allow it to shrink enlarged pores and reduce the depth of skin depressions caused by acne or chickenpox. Unlike Botox and dermal fillers, this bio-remodelling tissue stimulator goes deeper to stimulate the formation of collagen, elastin and stem cells to lift laugh lines and saggy skin.
Besides your face, Profhilo can also be used on other areas like the neck and hands—the two most telling areas when it comes to skin ageing. This highly hydrating injectable moisturiser encourages natural production of collagen while filling in the lines, so your hands and neck appear firmer and smoother.
Skinboosters are another type of skin hydrating treatment that replenishes hyaluronic acid (HA) in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin and is important in maintaining skin hydration and boosting the skin’s ability to repair itself. With Skinboosters, tiny microinjections of HA are placed under the dermis layer to plump up the skin and improve hydration, glow and radiance.
At La Clinic, patients have a choice between manual injections or injections using an injector for Skinboosters. Using injector allows for faster healing as bruising and discomfort are markedly reduced.
Containing salmon DNA which has high biocompatibility with human skin, this minimally-invasive anti-ageing skin filler originated from South Korea helps repair damaged skin while improving texture and elasticity.
Besides hyaluronic acid (which are found in Skinboosters), Rejuran Healer also contains polynucleotides (PN), the building blocks of DNA which help to accelerate wound healing and stimulate collagen formation in the skin . Rejuran Healer is ideal for treating depressed acnes, enlarged pores and signs of ageing by evening out fine lines and smoothening out your skin texture.
The Liquid Facelift is another effective way of turning back the clock with dermal fillers and Botulinum toxin. Dermal fillers work on various parts of your face to lift and restore lost volume in the face for a gentle facelift sans the downtime. Botulinum toxin is also used to remove wrinkles and tighten the skin to enhance the facelift effect. Lifted cheeks, laugh lines and marionette lines are also some of the benefits of the Liquid Facelift with dermal fillers.
*Cosmetic injections should only be administered by a trained healthcare professional. These medical treatments are available at La Clinic.
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