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Sunekos

Sunekos 200 by Artisan

Regenerate skin with Sunekos, the natural treatment that promotes your youthful, natural features. Sunekos® 200 is the first line product and it is suitable for all types of dermis. Due to its characteristics and through a specific injection technique, it is recommended to obtain lifting effect or volumizing effect.

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Benefits of Sunekos 200

Sunekos® 200 can be used on any kind of dermis and in different parts of the body as: face, neck, décolleté and hands. Sunekos® 200 is particularly effective in the periocular area, to reduce dark circles and bags, and also on the forehead area.

Why Sunekos 200

A patented formula of Hyaluronic Acid and Amino Acids to stimulate the production of Collagen and Elastin, enabling Extra Cellular Matrix regeneration.

The new gold standard to
• Treat and prevent skin aging & elastosis
• Reduce expression lines and thin wrinkles
Sunekos in Action
Hyaluronic Acid & specific mix of Amino Acids for the extra cellular matrix bioregeneration.

What you should know about Sunekos

Intradermal treatment with Sunekos® 200 corrects and protects the dermis from the signs of aging. Sunekos is the only natural product in professional dermo-aesthetics that stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin, restoring elasticity and volume to the skin.
Sunekos® 200 acts in a physiological way. The standard protocol for face consists of 4 injections; it is common to see improvements after the first session.
Depending on the patients and their skin conditions, results can last for up to 6 months before repeating the procedure.
Depending on the area that is being treated Sunekos® 200 protocol requires 4 treatments over a 3 to 4 week period, each treatment normally can be completed in 15 minutes.
The procedure has no downtime and the patient can immediately continue as normal.
A Study has been published in the “Journal of Clinical Trials” showing both Safety Effectiveness.

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Potenza

Potenza by Artisan

The world’s first RF microneedling system that combines monopolar and bipolar RF at 1 or 2MHz frequencies in a single device.

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Benefits of Potenza

Introducing the Potenza™ radiofrequency microneedling treatment
The world’s first 4 RF Mode microneedling device.

The Potenza microneedling RF treatment is a customizable solution that’s designed for you. Whether you want to reduce acne scars, reduce stretch marks, reduce open pores, tighten and firm your skin,* minimize the common signs of aging or reduce blemishes, you’ll unleash your skin’s potential after only a few treatments.
The New Standard in RF Microneedling
Potenza takes microneedling to new levels. The versatility this system provides allows you to customize treatments based on your patients’ specific needs – all skin types, anywhere on the body, any time of the year.
How do RF (Radiofrequency) treatments work?
Collagen is remodelled and Elastin is improved through the wound healing response.

  • Heat is applied to the epidermis creating an Inflammatory Phase (1-3 days) a. Early contraction of blood vessels (5-10 minutes) b. Vasodilation in order to increase blood supply (multiple hours to 1-3 days) c. Cells (macrophages, neutrophils, etc) infiltrate the damaged area to remove dead/damaged tissue and destroy bacteria.

  • Proliferative Phase – 3 weeks Ongoing Process to repair tissue

    Day 2-3 – Fibroblast activity is induced in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts multiply, send mediators to stimulate repair, combining with damaged tissue

    Day 5-7 – Fibroblasts begin synthesis of collagen. (Day 7-21)

    Day 7-21 – Old collagen is removed by collagenase

  • Maturation Phase – 3 weeks to 6 months and beyond a. New collagen is generated b. Elastin becomes more uniform and the quality is improved
What is Microneedle RF (Radiofrequency)?
The Potenza microneedling treatment uses ultrafine needles to penetrate the top layer of the skin and then radiofrequency (RF) energy is released from the microneedles DIRECT INTO THE SKIN (where it’s needed) and trigger the body’s natural healing process to regenerate new collagen and elastin. Because the RF energy is delivered so deeply, it can produce faster, more dramatic results with much lesser downtime.

Unlike some other skin revitalization treatments, these treatments can be performed on all skin types, anywhere on the body and anytime of the year. This is because Potenza is NOT A LASER. Therefore it is safe even for darker-skin patients.
MicroNeedle RF technology is not new, how is Potenza different from other MicroNeedle RF devices?
Table comparing the many differences between Potenza and earlier MicroNeedle RF devices
Potenza is the world’s FIRST and ONLY USA FDA-cleared 4 mode (Monopolar 1MHz, Monopolar 2MHz, Bipolar 1MHz, Bipolar 2MHz) MicroNeedle RF device.

This revolutionary treatment system provides you, the practitioner, with a host of benefits that will set you apart from the competition.

  • Unique Tiger Tip technology. Treat more tissue at multiple depths in a single treatment without sacrificing the epidermis.
  • 9 different tips. The only system to offer multi-needle arrays in various densities and single-needle tips at various depths.
  • Patented Cushion-Plus technology. CP technology delivers topical serums precisely and predictably into the skin during treatment.
  • With the Single needle hand piece, you can precisely target and improve blemishes on the skin.
  • The microneedle can reach a maximum depth of 4mm for patients with thicker dermis.
Delivering a diverse range of non-surgical treatments with superior results, Potenza RF Microneedling is paving a new way for aesthetic treatments.
“Tiger Tip Technology”
Potenza has a special patented “Tiger Tip” technology where the RF energy comes out at 2 different depths from the microneedles. This allows for 2 depths of treatment in just one pass, treating more tissue in a single treatment, thus saving time and reducing discomfort for the patient, and increasing the results AT THE SAME TIME.
CynoSure’s patented “Tiger Tip” technology which allows for RF energy to come out at 2 different depths with one single treatment.
Patented Cushion Plus technology
Potenza has a special patented “Cushion Plus” technology where topical serums and collagen stimulators can be applied on the skin, and the Cushion Plus tip will push in the serum/collagen stimulator deep into the necessary areas while the MicroNeedle penetrates in the precise depth and releases RF energy ALL AT THE SAME TIME! The serums/collagen stimulators stimulate and synergise with the Potenza energy and delivers even more wonderful skin resurfacing and skin tightening results! I can go on and on about this technologically advanced microneedle RF machine Potenza all day!
Monopolar and Bipolar Settings (Deep and Surface Treatments) Both in ONE TREATMENT
As mentioned, Potenza is taking microneedling RF to new levels, offering the best of both worlds with both monopolar and bipolar RF capabilities.

  • Monopolar RF allows clinicians to deliver energy across a larger area of tissue for deep heating, skin tightening and targeting blemishes on the skin. Monopolar RF heats much deeper and penetrates deeply to the fat and retaining ligaments layer, which results in a facelifting effect. This is much akin to facelift results like a properly-done threadlift, without the downtime, swelling, pain and discomfort of a threadlift.
  • Bipolar RF allows clinicians to deliver energy in concentrated, more superficial tissue, which is ideal for overall skin revitalisation. This is best for atrophic acne scars, stretch marks, loose skin, textural issues like open pores.
Talk about getting value for money in such testing times. Currently, besides Potenza, there is no MicroNeedle RF machine available that can do both acne scar/stretch marks resurfacing and facelifting/skin tightening AT THE SAME TIME!

What you should know about Potenza

The Potenza microneedling treatment can treat a wide variety of skin concerns on the face and body. You can consult our friendly doctors or contact us via whatsapp 88797887 to see if this treatment is right for you.
Using RF energy will trigger your body’s natural response to create an increased level of collagen and elastin production, resulting in an enhanced skin revitalization treatment versus microneedling alone. This also allows for a more DIRECT and PRECISE treatment straight to the parts of the skin that needs it the most, without harming the other layers of the skin.
Potenza treatment, after our Artisan’s strong premium numbing cream, has very mild discomfort. Our patients say that they don’t feel the RF energy at all!
Potenza, as you have read, has a highly customisable 4 mode system, and highly tunable settings, and therefore, the treatment can be customised to your skin condition and expected recovery time. It can range from almost no downtime (for general skin rejuvenation and lifting) to a more aggressive treatment (for deep atrophic acne scars or stretch marks).
Treatment times may vary, however most treatments can be performed in 45 minutes or less.

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Skinboosters

Skinboosters Singapore by Artisan

Skinboosters is suitable for all skin types, especially for those with dry and wrinkled skin. Skinboosters can help hydrate skin and give the dewy, radiant skin you’ve been looking for. Skinboosters can be treated on the face, neck and décolletage.

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Benefits of Skinboosters

Our skin contains natural hyaluronic acid and collagen, which depletes as we age. This leads to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and dry saggy skin. Skinboosters is a type of dermal filler treatment that contains hyaluronic acid and is injected in the dermis layer of the skin.

Hyaluronic acid draws water molecules into our skin tissues and stimulates collagen and elastin in the skin. Therefore, by injecting hyaluronic acid into the skin, Skinboosters help increase hydration and moisture in our skin tissues, resulting in dewy, radiant skin. As hyaluronic acid is a natural component found in our bodies, this means that the injected filler is readily accepted by our bodies with close to no side effects.

When injected into acne scars, Skinboosters can also “lift” depressed acne scars, thereby helping with acne scarring!

Types of Skinboosters in Singapore
The type of Skinbooster that works vary for each patient. Depending on your personal preference and skin suitability, your doctor will be best able to advise you on one.
RESTYLANE VITAL

Restylane Vital is the first Skinboosters in the market. It is partially cross linked with up to 20mg/ml of hyaluronic acid per syringe. The more cross linked the hyaluronic acid is, the less space there is for water molecules to attach themselves to; however effects last longer. 

TEOSYAL REDENSITY I
Teosyal Redensity I is a non-cross linked Skinbooster and contains highly powerful antioxidants, minerals and amino acids. It is usually the preferred Skinbooster of choice for most doctors due to its extra ingredients for additional skin hydration and skin revitalisation. Notably, Teosyal Redensity contains Glutathione, a whitening ingredient.
JUVEDERM VOLITE
Compared to other Skinboosters, Juvederm Volite requires only one treatment instead of three. This is due to its patented technology by Allergan (the maker of Botox) and unique cross linkage, which render longer effects of up to 9 months.
REJURAN HEALER
Unlike other Skinboosters which are made up of hyaluronic acid, Rejuran Healer is made up of Polynucleotides, which are molecules extracted from salmon DNA. Rejuran Healer works toward repairing cellular damage in skin and thereby preventing ageing.
The benefits of Skinboosters
  • Improves skin hydration
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increases skin firmness and elasticity
  • Brightens dark eye circles
  • Improves appearance of acne scars

What you should know about Skinboosters

Numbing cream will first be applied to the treatment area(s) to minimise any discomfort.

Following which, multiple micro Skinbooster injections are placed in the skin approximately 1cm apart. A small amount (about 0.02-0.03ml) is injected each time. Skinboosters can be injected either manually or with a machine injector. The injections may feel like tiny ant bites but they are generally well tolerated among patients.

After the procedure, patients will experience many small mosquito-bite like marks containing the injected skinbooster. We will apply an intensive recovery cream and massage the areas.

Usually, it is preferred to combine Rejuran Healer with any other Skinbooster type to get the best of both worlds.
While improvements in skin brightness, texture and hydration can be seen after one session, it is advised to do serial monthly injections for the first 3 months for optimum results. Results can last for 6 months. Thereafter, a maintenance once every 6 months for hydrated, glowing skin is fine.

There are generally no severe side effects of Skinboosters. At most, patients may experience temporary redness and fine needle marks for up to a week. There may be some bruising which will subside after 5 to 7 days.

Rare complications include hamatoma formation, skin infection, swelling and allergy.

It is advised to avoid alcohol, any medication that causes thinning of the blood and food products that contain Vitamin E, ginseng and garlic 2 days prior to treatment.

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Rejuran

Rejuran Singapore by Artisan

Rejuran is the latest anti-aging treatment in Singapore that promises tighter and younger looking skin. This non-invasive procedure from Korea contains Polynucleotides from salmon DNA, a powerful ingredient that reverses signs of ageing and repairs damaged skin.

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Benefits of Rejuran

Rejuran is an all-rounded skin treatment that is suitable for all skin types. The main ingredient, Polynucleotides, stimulates cell growth and healing of the skin by increasing collagen production. This accelerates the skin’s healing process, allowing skin to rejuvenate and reverse signs of ageing on its own. Rejuran has also been shown to promote faster wound healing and decreased scar formation, thus it is highly effective for acne scars too.

Rejuran is injected into the skin to allow the polynucleotides to work on deeper skin cells. Often compared to Skinboosters, Rejuran works towards tackling signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines and repairing skin damage for younger, supple looking skin!

 

Who is Rejuran suited for
Rejuran is suitable for anyone who anyone looking to improve signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. It is also suitable for patients suffering from acne scarring and looking to repair skin and lighten skin blemishes. Rejuran is suitable for all skin types, especially for those with wrinkled skin, ageing skin, dehydrated skin, saggy skin, enlarged pores and acne scars.
The 5 Bio Aesthetic Point Technique
  • Reverse signs of ageing
  • Improve skin hydration
  • Reduce the size of enlarged pores
  • Reduce blemishes and breakouts
  • Smoothen skin texture
  • Restore skin elasticity

What you should know about Rejuran

Rejuran is administered through a series of tiny micro injections via a micro needle. It is usually injected manually or through an injector gun. Applied numbing cream is usually applied before the procedure to aid with any discomfort that may result from the injection. Generally, any pain is well tolerated by patients and the procedure will take around 20-30 minutes. Following which, patients might experience a few mosquito-bite like bumps on the face from the Rejuran injections but they will subside after a few days.
Yes, Rejuran contains anti-inflammatory properties that encourages wound healing thus it is a recommended treatment for acne. Rejuran’s skin regeneration and collagen production properties will also smoothen skin texture and diminish blemishes.

In Singapore, there are three types of Rejuran treatment: Rejuran Healer,

Rejuran I, and Rejuran S. Rejuran Healer is the most common choice of treatment and is used for overall skin healing and rejuvenation. Patients who opt for Rejuran Healer can expect improved skin elasticity, improved fine lines and wrinkles and tighter skin.

Rejuran S is a more concentrated version of Rejuran Healer and is used to treat and improve depressed acne scars.
Rejuran S is injected directly on targeted acne scars and promotes tissue restoration and reconstruction and improvement of physical appearance.

Rejuran I is injected around the eye area and is focused on reducing crow’s feet, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles and tightening skin around the eyes.

It is recommended to do Rejuran treatment once a month for the first three months, and thereafter once every six to 12 months for maintenance.
Rejuran typically has no side effects; any possible common side effects are usually mild and injection-related like slight redness, mild bruising and itching. However, they should subside after a few days.

Rejuran and Skinboosters are often mistaken as the same thing due to their skin rejuvenating and collagen promoting properties. However, they actually have quite a vast set of differences! Rejuran’s main ingredient is Polynucleotides or PDRN, derived from salmon. Skinboosters is primarily from hyaluronic acid. Rejuran works towards reversing signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles and promotes healthier, brighter and more radiant skin through collagen production. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is efficient in healing wounds.

Skinboosters promotes deep skin hydration and promotes younger looking and soft and supple skin through collagen production.

Rejuran is best suited for patients who have signs of ageing, want to delay signs of ageing and looking for a solution for dull and thin skin; while Skinboosters is best suited for patients who have dehydrated skin.

Yes, you can. Patients can combine both Rejuran and Skinboosters to reap in anti-aging and skin brightening benefits. With both, patients can expect benefits including enhanced skin hydration, skin repair and pore closure.

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Mole Removal

Mole Removal Treatment In Singapore by Artisan

Moles are growths on the skin formed by pigmented cells called melanocytes. Moles are usually brown or black, come in various sizes and forms and can appear flat or protruding. Moles grow in a cluster and can appear anywhere on the facial areas and body. While some moles may disappear with age, others may change their colour or grow in size.

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Why remove moles?

In Singapore, mole removal is performed in various ways.
LASER
Laser removal is only recommended for small flat moles with no suspicion of skin cancer. This method removes unwanted moles without damaging the surrounding skin cells, and is more effective in removing moles in hard to reach areas such as the nose and throat. There are two types of laser treatment: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers, like the Erbium-Yag laser is the gold standard for lesion ablation on the face due to its 2490nm wavelength that is able to remove moles precisely without injuring skin layers. As such, in general, lasers are able to remove moles safely with lesser chances of scarring.
CAUTERISATION
Cauterisation is another common technique for move removal — it is the medical technique of using heat to burn off tissue. During the mole removal procedure, a specialised cauterisation tool is used to apply heat to the surface of the mole, causing the mole to vaporise. For larger and protruding moles, the mole will first be shaved prior to cauterisation. However, after cauterisation, some pigmented skin cells may remain beneath the skin, hence there is a small risk of mole recurrence.
RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION
During Radiofrequency ablation, water in cells cause vaporasion or coagulation, thus dissecting out or coagulating moles. Insulated needles can also be used to treat buried moles while sparing the skin surface at the same time. Treatment is usually done with a laser.
SURGICAL EXCISION
Surgical excision is able to successfully remove all types of moles, including cancerous moles. During surgical excision for mole removal, the mole is cut out with a scalpel, along with a small amount of skin surrounding the area. This is to ensure pigment cells are removed entirely. Cutting out the mole will result in post-surgical scars, but the scars will improve in time. Local anaesthesia will be administered prior to the procedure to minimise any discomfort.
Most moles are harmless, but there are a few that could be cosmetically unappealing hence some patients choose to remove them. In some cases, moles could be cancerous as well. Superficially, moles might look the same, but atypical moles that contain melanoma, a serious type of skin cancer, actually contain some differentiating characteristics.
Here’s how to check if your mole(s) are at risk of developing melanoma (skin cancer):

Image of moles are for illustration purpose for types of moles only and NOT for reference for moles at risk. 

ASYMMETRY

Is your mole irregularly shaped? To check, draw a line down its middle. If both halves do not match each other, it means your mole is asymmetrical.

BORDER

Your mole does not have smooth, well defined border that fade into surrounding skin.

COLOUR

Your mole contains different colours and does not have a uniform, single colour.

DIAMETER

Your mole is bigger than 1/4 inches or 6mm

EVOLUTION

Did this mole change over time in shape, colour, and size? Does it exhibit symptoms like pain, itch or bleeding?

How do I confirm if a mole on my skin might be cancerous?
If you have any suspicions, it is important to monitor your moles for changes in shape, colour and size. It is best to consult with a doctor too — the doctor will perform a standard physical exam or dermatoscopy, in which a small part of your mole is cut out for analysing.

What you should know about Mole Removal

The choice of mole removal depends on your preference and cost; but generally flat and non-cancerous moles can be removed and treated easily with lasers. For raised moles, it is recommended that they be removed surgically as the pigment cells are deeply rooted. Another method is shave excision, where one the top layer of the mole is removed.
Apart from showering before the surgery, please inform the doctor if you have any allergies or are on any blood thinning medications. To feel as comfortable as possible, we advise patients to wear comfy clothes. For mole removal surgery on the feet or toes, it is advisable to wear slippers or sandals. Keep in mind that the wound takes about 7-14 days to heal, so do not plan any strenuous activities then.
For most patients, moles can be removed in one session, including patients with multiple moles on the face. However, certain types of moles like raised moles might be a little more difficult and would require more sessions. Mole removal sessions should be done two weeks apart to prevent damage around the area and other side effects.

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Active Acne Treatment

Active Acne Treatment by Artisan

In Singapore, there are many current active acne treatments that have been proven efficient by patients. At Artisan, we personalize active acne treatment plans for each patient according to severity of the patient’s condition, medical history, allergies, skin type and sensitivity.

Acne breakouts can affect people’s mental health and self esteem. If not treated immediately and properly, they can leave acne scars on the skin.

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What are some treatment options for acne?

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles are plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Under skin, our pores are connected to glands to form an oily substance known as sebum. These glands are and pores are linked by a canal known as a follicle that grows out thin hair to the skin’s surface. When sebum and dead skin cells clump together, a plug in the follicle forms, thereby causing inflammation and red pimples. Many often think acne and pimples are the same thing; however pimples are just one of the symptoms of acne.

Healthy pore
Clogged pore with trapped sebum and dead skin cells
Whitehead formation
Blackhead formation
Papule formation
Pustules formation
Someone suffering from acne would also experience the following:
Blackheads
Whiteheads
Papules
Pustules (also known as pimples)
Cysts
Nodules
Acne can appear anywhere on the back, chest, neck, shoulders, buttocks and upper arms. Each patient has different condition, therefore we personalize treatment plans according to severity of the patient’s condition, medical history, allergies, skin type and sensitivity. Often, doctors like to combine acne treatments e.g. topical acne creams with laser for better acne treatment outcome.
Current acne treatment options include:
TOPICAL ACNE CREAMS
Topical acne creams prescribed by doctors containing retinoid and benzoyl have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-comedomal properties. These properties provide a multi-prong approach to acne. Prescription creams have remained a mainstay of acne treatment in the last 25 years and are used to treat moderate acne.
ORAL ANTIBIOTICS
Oral antibiotics like doxycycline and commonly prescribed for inflammatory acne and work by reducing bacteria and fighting inflammation. Studies have shown that oral antibiotics are safe and highly effective in treating acne, especially cystic acne in adults.
ORAL RETINOIDS
Oral retinoids like oral isotretinoin is recognised as the gold standard of medication that works on even the most severe form of acne that does not respond to other treatments. It reduces oil secretion by 90% within 6 weeks of treatment and blackheads and whiteheads by 90% within 3 months. However, serious side effects like liver failure, depression and birth defects could occur.
FACIAL TREATMENTS
Facial treatments can be useful for mild acne. However, instead of going for facials at beauty salons, opt for medical facials instead. Medical facials use water pressure and a textured tip for physical exfoliation, acids for chemical exfoliation and suction to ensure dead skin is left off the surface. Devices and treatments like LED light therapy and micro currents may also be used for bactericidal effects.
CHEMICAL PEELS
While there are different kinds of chemical peels out there, generally chemical peels are useful in penetrating comedones and pores to clean up the skin, prevent clogging and neutralise bacteria. Jessners’ Peels are commonly used for acne treatment due to their anti-inflammatory properties and combination of active ingredients. Each ingredient has its own unique benefits and mechanism of action. As some peels are better for infected acne or acne marks, the type of chemical peel used will be determined by your doctor after assessment of your skin.
STEROID INJECTIONS
Steroid injections are usually used as instant reliefs for emergency situations. Steroid injections instantly reduce inflammation and are especially useful for adult cystic acne.
LASERS
In recent times, laser therapy have become increasingly popular in the treatment of active acne. Not only do lasers show promising results, they are also non invasive procedures with minimal downtime. While there needs to be more research on the best laser for acne, a current favourite among doctors and patients is the PicoSure Laser. The pico laser comes with multiple wavelengths and lenses to treat across different stages and types of acne, be it inflammation or acne scarring. With that said, results from lasers vary between patients and some may require more treatment sessions than others.

What you should know about Active Acne

Acne formed during teenage years tend to form at the T-zone and appear mostly as tiny superficial blackheads and the occasional pimple.

Adult acne, on the other hand, is a lot more complicated and difficult to treat. Adult acne is mostly triggered by hormonal fluctuations; hence it affects women more than men as women deal with pregnancy, menstruation and menopause. Adult acne also occurs mostly along the jawline and chin and tend to be more cystic.

While there are many treatment options for acne, there is no one best treatment as acne treatments are highly dependent on the severity of the patient’s condition, medical history, allergies, skin type and sensitivity. Often, doctors like to combine acne treatments e.g. topical acne creams with laser for better acne treatment outcome.

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Acne Scar Removal

Acne Scar Removal by Artisan

In Singapore, there are now new acne scar treatments that have been proven efficient by patients. These treatments range anywhere from dermal fillers to lasers to improve the appearance of acne scars.

While acne scars aren’t life threatening, they can affect people’s mental health and self esteem. If not treated immediately and properly, they can leave permanent marks on the skin.

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What are the new acne scar treatment protocols?

Acne scars are depressions on the skin caused by inflamed blemishes produced by skin pores. These skin pores are filled with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. When a pore swells, it causes a break in the follicle wall. While shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly, infected ones can spill out into surrounding tissue and create deeper lesions. The skin then attempts to repair these infected lesions by forming new collagen fibers. Unfortunately, these repairs do not bring the skin back to its original state, thus resulting in acne scars.
The types of acne scars:
Rolling/Atrophic Scars
Boxcar scars
Icepick Scars
Hypertrophic scars
Post-inflammatory Erythema
Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
The following are specialised acne scar treatments that will improve the appearance of your acne scars and even smoothen your skin texture:
SUBCISION
Subcision is commonly used for acne marks that are deep and tethered down. This treatment method works by using a tiny needle to “release” the fibrous brands of tissue holding the scar down. By doing so, this disrupts the scar tissue under the skin and aids in remodelling of the scars, thereby resulting in shallower scars.
DERMAL FILLERS
Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a collagen-producing substance that encourages cell renewal. They are best used for rolling and atrophic scars. Dermal fillers provide structural support to skin and add volume to areas of indentation. Not only are dermal fillers able to minimise the appearance of certain types of scars, they can also improve the texture of skin due to their hyaluronic properties. The most popular type of dermal fillers used for acne scars are Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane.
FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER
Touted as the gold standard laser for skin resurfacing, Fractional CO2 Laser is an ablative laser that treats acne scars effectively. Fractional CO2 Laser is particularly useful for resurfacing within 1mm of the top layer of skin, hence it’s ideal for shallow boxcar and rolling acne scars. The laser delivers powerful columns of laser beam energy into the skin, which stimulates collagen regeneration and thus encourages skin cell renewal. This helps with superficial scars, pores, wrinkles and fine lines.
INFINI FRACTIONAL MICROFREQUENCY
INFINI treatment combines Microneedling and Radiofrequency to stimulate cell regeneration, collagen production and skin tightening. Fractional Radiofrequency breaks down old collagen and elastin, while insulated microneedles can treat scars up to 3.5mm deep without causing damage to the top layer of skin. As such, INFINI Fractional Microfrequency treatment is suitable for those with deep acne scars. Aside from treating acne scars, INFINI can also improve wrinkles and sagging skin.
TCA CROSS CHEMICAL PEEL
TCA Cross is a chemical peel that uses highly concentrated chemical peel acid to remodel acne scars. It comes with a local inflammatory reaction, which leads to the formation of new collagen fibres. Compared to traditional chemical peels, TCA which contains trichloroacetic acid is a lot more powerful. Hence, while TCA Cross is highly effective, it also comes with a high risk safety profile.
CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS
Corticosteroid injections are used to flatten enlarged scars and are ideal for hypertrophic and keloid scars.

What you should know about Acne Scar Removal

Yes, it is not uncommon for doctors to combine acne scar treatments for optimum results. For instance, subcision is often combined with dermal fillers to improve the appearance of acne scars and produce smoother, healthier skin.

Combining acne scar treatments would be necessary and beneficial if you have different types of acne scars, like icepick acne scars, boxcar acne scars and rolling scars.

While there are numerous acne scar fixes, there is no one best treatment as the effectiveness of acne scar treatments lie in not just one type of machine but rather a customised plan. This customised plan by your doctor will involve a mix of treatments tailored according to your skin type.

While there are a lot of acne scar home remedies that can be easily found on the Internet, not all are safe and effective. Besides, what works for one might not work for another; everyone has different skin types and conditions. Over-the-counter acne scar treatments can provide temporary relief. However, if done wrongly or not maintained enough, your acne scars could worsen.

There are now new acne scar treatments that have been proven efficient by patients. These treatments range anywhere from dermal fillers to lasers to improve the appearance of acne scars.

Acne scars are challenging to treat, and sticking to just one type of treatment choice could prove to be inadequate. Hence, doctors prefer mixing treatments up for optimal results.

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Profhilo

Profhilo Singapore by Artisan

Profhilo is a multi-purpose skin injection treatment for skin rejuvenation, hydration and collagen stimulation. Profhilo delivers five times more hyaluronic acid compared to Skinboosters and contains both high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid molecules (H-HA and L-HA). This hybrid hyaluronic acid complex has been shown to increase collagen and elastin formation in skin, maintain violability of skin cells for healthier skin, and recruit stem cells for enhanced renewal.

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Benefits of Profhilo

Profhilo is the first non-BDDE hyaluronic acid injectable for skin hydration. It has the highest concentration of HA in the market (64mg/2cc). Profhilo is thermally bound to generate stabilized hybrid complexes of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. The thermally cross linked hyaluronic acid hybrid is slowly released and spreads out under the skin, allowing it to last longer for bio remodeling of the skin.

Profhilo is suitable for all skin types or anyone who is suitable for standard dermal filler treatments. Profhilo is especially recommended for those with dehydrated skin and those with fine lines and wrinkles. It is safer than most hyaluronic acid-based treatments for skin ageing.

Where can Profhilo be injected
The 5 Bio Aesthetic Point technique is specially developed by Profhilo to treat areas in the lower face and neck. However, many doctors have also used Profhilo to treat areas in the body where there is skin laxity such as the hands and knees. Results so far have been encouraging.
Lower Face
Neck
Hands
Knees
The 5 Bio Aesthetic Point Technique

Unlike Skinboosters or Rejuran which requires a series of micro injections over the face, Profhilo only needs 5 points per cheek for treatment of the whole face or treatment area. This means that for face treatment, a total of 10 injection points are needed (5 on each side) as compared to other.

Skinbooster treatments which require at least 30 injection points. These 5 Bio Aesthetic Points are selected areas of the face or treatment area that have no large blood vessels or nerves branches.

This minimises the risk of bruising while allowing for maximal diffusion of Profhilo’s hybrid hyaluronic acid complex across the entire face or treatment area.

What you should know about Profhilo

Although Profhilo only requires 5 injections per side of your face, it is not an easy procedure. This treatment requires the injector to have a strong knowledge of facial anatomy and extensive experience in facial injectables to ensure the best results for the patient.

Prior to treatment, your doctor will map out the 5 injection points and apply numbing cream. Unlike traditional injection techniques, 0.2ml of Profhilo is carefully injected into the specific injection points.

During this time, the slow release of hyaluronic acid stimulates four different types of collagen and elastic. The low molecular wight hyaluronic acid provides a hydrating effect; while the high molecular weight hyaluronic acid provides a lifting effect. Together, both stimulate collagen and elastin at different depths of the skin.

While hydrating effects of Profhilo can be seen after one session, generally for most patients, about 2 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart are recommended for optimal results.

Patients with moderate saggy skin may require another 1 or 2 sessions in order to see a lifting effect. Thereafter, two maintenance sessions every 6 months is recommended.

Bio-remodelling and collagen building results of Profhilo can take up to 3 to 6 months to be evident. Generally, results last for about a year.
Profhilo is very safe with no reported side effects. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our body, so there is minimal risk of an allergy reaction. The slow release of biocompatible hyaluronic acid also minimises the risk of inflammation and granuloma. With the 5 Bio Aesthetic Point technique, the risk of bruising is highly reduced and hence patients can expect minimal to no downtime.

While both treatments share similarities, Profhilo contains a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid. Profhilo also contains a unique combination of high and low weight hyaluronic acid molecules.

While Profhilo and Skinboosters both give skin hydration, Profhilo provides the additional advantage of bio-remodelling effects for healthier and younger skin. Due to Profhilo’s ability to improve collagen and elastin formation in the skin, another benefit Profhilo has that Skinboosters doesn’t is a non-surgical skin tightening and lifting effect.

Profhilo is injected with a different technique and depth with its 5 Bio Aesthetic Points, while Skinboosters are injected with a series of micro injections just under the skin.

Yes, Profhilo can be combined with other treatments to treat signs of ageing. For instance, Profhilo can be combined with Botox for to treat wrinkles and saggy skin.

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HIFU

HIFU by Artisan

HIFU in short for high intensity focused ultrasound is a medical ultrasound that delivers precise concentrated ultrasound energy to the face and neck for non-surgical lifting and tightening of the skin. HIFU is considered one of the most comfortable, (almost painless!) non-surgical treatment options for skin tightening and can also melt fats while tightening the area. It is the perfect way to achieve a more lifted, V shaped, youthful look!

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Benefits of HIFU

HIFU employs ultrasound energy to target different depths of 1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm.
AT 1.5MM DEEP
HIFU targets melanin and reduces pigmentation.
AT 3.5MM DEEP
HIFU targets the deep dermis layer to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This tightens the skin.
AT 4.5MM DEEP
Stimulation and tightening of the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) provides the lifting.
We also have other handpieces to target other regions of the body such as the double chin, tummy, arms and inner thighs.
Double chin
Tummy
Arms
Inner Thighs
HIFU is ideal for patients with mild to moderate skin sagging and for patients with excess facial fats.
  • Tightened lifted skin
  • Lifted cheeks, eyebrows, eyelids
  • Skin radiance and smoother skin
  • Slimmer, V shaped face
  • Lesser fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced double chin
  • Reduced jowl

What you should know about HIFU

HIFU is extremely comfortable and takes approximately 60 minutes. Some patients may experience mild flushing post treatment which subside within a few hours. Otherwise it is an extremely safe treatment with zero downtime because the energy targets only tissue below the skin surface and there is no damage to upper layers of the skin.

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Picosure Laser

Picosure Singapore by Artisan

PicoSure is a Picosecond laser, which boasts more effectiveness and safety than traditional lasers. This patented technology in Singapore allows laser beams to penetrate deeper into the skin for effective treatment results like collagen production.

Picosure is used to treat common skin problems like pigmentation, acne scars, enlarged pores, acne and skin damage from sun exposure.

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Benefits of Picosure Laser

Picosecond lasers refer to the pulse duration of the laser, which is one-trillionth of a second. This patented technology in Singapore allows laser beams to penetrate deeper into the skin for effective treatment results like collagen production.

Each Pico Laser has differences in pulse duration, ranging between 450 picoseconds to 750 picoseconds. This shorter pulse duration is said to give the picosecond laser increased safety, higher efficiacy and reduced damage and discomfort as compared to traditional Q-switched lasers, which are nanosecond lasers (one billionth of a second).

With PicoSure laser, get ready to achieve results with your troubling skin issues.

The Picosecond laser is very versatile and can treat a variety of pigmentation related and certain skin conditions, including:
Acne
Solar Lentigo
Melasma
Freckles
Large Pores
Tattoo Removal

The PicoSure Laser treatment takes tattoo removal to the next level as the high amount of energy used shatters tattoo ink into smaller particles, reducing potential thermal damage to the skin.

Acne scars can be challenging to deal with, but the PicoSure Laser works in two days in tackling acne. First, the laser penetrates skin to create areas of thermal damage. After which, the thermal damage combines with the picosecond technology to break up the scar.

Lastly, the PicoSure Laser stimulates collagen growth in skin, encouraging skin rejuvenation and creating a fresher, plumper look. It effectively treats other nagging skin problems such as wrinkles and fine lines.

This treatment is suitable for all skin types.

What you should know about Picosure

The Pico laser works by firing laser beams with extremely short pulse durations at the skin. Patients will only experience a mild pricking sensation during the treatment. A topical numbing cream and a cold air blower will be used during treatment in order to reduce any discomfort. Generally, this is well tolerated by patients. The entire treatment should take around 15-20 minutes.

Compared to a Q-switched laser, the Pico laser runs a lot faster with a shorter pulse duration. A Pico laser also takes a shorter time to deliver results as compared to a Q-switched laser. This means lesser treatment sessions are required as well as a quicker recovery time. The Pico laser’s ultra-short pulse capability also enables it to break down skin problems such as pigmentation in much smaller fragments compared to a Q-switched laser.

Being non-invasive, Picosure also minimises skin damage significantly compared to traditional laser treatments. Unlike traditional lasers, the Pisosure laser is also suitable for all skin types.

Yes there are different kinds of picolasers in Singapore. PicoSure is the first picosecond laser and the only one with 755nm wavelength , which has a higher absorption by melanin (pigment cells), and lesser side effects. PicoSure also has a patented Focus Lens that is great for no downtime skin rejuvenation.

In general, there are few side effects associated with the Picosure laser treatment as it is considered a safer choice than traditional lasers. The risk for PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) is also much lower.

You may notice mild temporary skin redness for 1-2 days post treatment, but this is because the Picosure laser is non-ablative and creates pockets of controlled damage in the skin without injury.

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