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BEST ACNE-REDUCING FACIAL
REJURAN HEALER+ LASER PEEL
$737 for 60 minutes, Privé Clinic
At the heart of this facial is polynucleotide, a biopolymer molecule highly compatible with the human body. Delivered into the skin via a series of micro injections, it reportedly helps repair damaged skin cells, boost collagen synthesis, reduce sebum production and even out the skin’s moisture-oil balance. The miniscule punctures in the skin also trigger its natural wound-healing response, boosting cellular turnover. Some light swelling may appear post-treatment, but it goes away within 24 hours. Meanwhile, skin is visibly suppler, and looks smoother and healthier.
BEST ANTI-AGEING FACIAL
INSTANT YOUTH PROGRAMME
From $260 for 75 minutes, EstheClinic
Behold the ultimate helping hand to counter the signs of mature skin. Each treatment is uniquely tailored to your specific skin type and needs, with subsequent sessions building on and enhancing the effects of prior treatments to maximise collagen production for firmer skin. By using the latest in aesthetic technology alongside EstheClinic’s specially selected cosmeceutical products, the signs of ageing are thus tackled from the inside out, with effects continuing to last up to four months after completing the programme.
BEST ANTI-BLEMISH FACIAL
$398 per session, The Aesthetics Medical Clinic
This four-in-one treatment features a symphony of lasers with varying wavelengths to tackle multiple issues in just one sitting. A pigment wavelength breaks down melanin clusters to improve discoloration; a custom fractional laser refines texture; a superficial wavelength zaps clogged pores clean; and a long-pulse wavelength stimulates collagen production. Expect minimal to no downtime—and a smoother complexion in no time at all.
BEST BRIGHTENING FACIAL
REJUVENATION LASER AND STEM CELL INFUSION
$1,888 for five sessions, The Aesthetics Medical Clinic
Combining two laser machines—Q Switch and yellow laser—that work in tandem to give you radiant, glowy skin, this also removes dirt, dead skin cells, oil and superficial hair, so skin is not only brightened, but also clearer and cleaner. The laser also helps to regulate oil production and reduce pigmentation, while the potent 80 percent stem cell-derived serum delivers proteins, growth factors and cytokines into skin to help boost regeneration and repair.
BEST CLEANSING FACIAL
$129 for 30 minutes, EPION
Ideal as a maintenance facial for time-strapped individuals, this express purifying solution rejuvenates weary skin in 30 minutes. A high-pressure aqua jet peel gently sweeps away any build-up of dry and dead skin, before an ultrasonic deep cleanse purges pores of dirt, sebum and impurities. Jet technology is then used to infuse skin with potent actives with intense hydrating and brightening benefits.
BEST DETOXIFYING FACIAL
VITAMIN C INFUSION
$288 for 45 minutes, Simply Aesthetics
Bid adieu to skin woes such as open pores, blemishes, pigmentation and dullness with a super-potent dose of medical-grade vitamin C, which smooths and revitalises the skin. Besides getting rid of pore-clogging impurities that can make the skin appear dull or lacklustre, the facial also stimulates the dermal cells to actively produce collagen in order to regain that plump, fresh-faced radiance.
BEST EXPRESS FACIAL
IDS ELECTRO INFUSION (IEI)
$280 for 45 minutes, IDS Aesthetics
Great as a lunchtime facial, this uses a combination of electronic-magnetic pulses and LED light to brighten and firm skin. Designed to tackle various skin conditions—pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, dullness—this quickie facial is deemed a “universal beauty enhancer” and works its magic in less than an hour.
BEST EYE LIFT TREATMENT
$670 for 60 minutes, Clifford Aesthetics
Whether it’s eyebags or dark circles that no concealer can hide, the root causes of your under-eye issues are sussed out with a consultation in order to tailor an effective treatment. SygmaLift therapy, which utilises high-intensity focused ultrasound technology, is then applied to the under-eye area to contract the connective tissues deep within to tighten and smooth skin. The end result—a marked improvement in the appearance of under-eye bags, sagginess, discoloration and lines—takes years off your face!
BEST HYDRATING FACIAL
$250 for 35 minutes, Dr Kevin Chua Medical & Aesthetics
This all-in-one treatment starts off with a deep cleanse, and an exfoliating cocktail of salicylic and glycolic acids to break up pore-clogging impurities, allowing the HydraPeel Tip to essentially vacuum out sebum, product build-up, blackheads and dirt, before infusing skin with intensive serums to replenish hydration levels and provide antioxidant protection.
BEST LIFTING & FIRMING FACIAL
$5,350 for 90 minutes, Privé Clinic
Want to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and other signs of ageing, or simply delay their dreaded appearance? Promising just that is the Thermage FLX, which uses radio frequency to stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production. This new-gen treatment is optimised for improved comfort and more controlled delivery, and the results from one session is said to last for months.