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.

TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
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.

BABY-SMOOTH SKIN
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 iconaesthetics.com.sg.