Chances are, you’ll check more than one box when it comes to skin woes, so why not go for a treatment that tackles multiple issues at once? Enter ICON Aesthetics’ MDRF Fractional Treatment, which targets enlarged pores, wrinkles, acne and scarring. The skin-resurfacing therapy combines MDRF radio frequency (RF) with microneedling to remove the most damaged outer layers of skin and restore a baby-smooth complexion.

It seems counterintuitive, but intentionally inflicting micro wounds on the skin—essentially what microneedling does—kick-starts its natural healing response, and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. The minimally invasive, FDA-approved MDRF Fractional Treatment uses insulated gold microneedles to penetrate skin before delivering high-tension RF pulses into the targeted areas. What this synchronized action does is send the RF-generated heat much deeper into the skin and in a more uniform manner, for a more even warming of the deep tissue. This process stimulates collagen and elastin production, which ultimately results in firmer, suppler skin. This tag-team treatment also means that heat bypasses the top layers of skin, preventing the surface from becoming uncomfortably heated.

If the thought of puncturing tiny holes in your skin scares you, rest easy. The therapist will numb your skin beforehand, so all you’ll feel is a mild, prickling sensation throughout the 75-minute session. Specially designed to avoid the post-inflammatory pigmentation and burns typically associated with light-based therapies, the MDRF Fractional Treatment is safe for all skin tones. However, do take a few precautions pre-treatment: Avoid sun exposure approximately one week prior, and stop using acids, peels, retinoids and any product with ingredients that can potentially irritate skin or cause sensitivity for a full week before your scheduled appointment. Post-treatment, ensure your skin stays well hydrated, and you’ll soon be on your way to achieving your #skingoals of the year.

MDRF Fractional Treatment ($598 per session) is available at ICON Aesthetics, #02-01E Wisma Atria (tel: 6219 3363/9664 0204). For more information, visit