Double act

Two is better than one, which is why Prive Clinic offers two radio-frequency-based treatments for a slimmer, younger-looking you.

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Two is better than one, which is why Prive Clinic offers two radio-frequency-based treatments for a slimmer, younger-looking you.

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Regular exercise and healthy dieting are the best ways to lose weight. The downsides? They don’t target fat cells in specific areas – which means that there will probably be overall weight loss, but you will still not lose those annoying love handles and that dreaded wobbly tummy. Also, the weight loss will, in all likelihood, leave you with sagging skin.

To help you get a trimmer and sculpted silhouette without said issues, Prive Clinic offers two FDA-approved radio-frequency-based treatments: BTL Vanquish MeTM and Exilis Elite.

“BTL Vanquish Me targets subcutaneous fat while BTL Exilis Elite deals primarily with local fat deposits and tightens skin,” explains Dr Karen Soh, medical director of Prive Clinic. “They work together synergistically for best results.”

The first and only contactless non-invasive body-contouring treatment, BTL Vanquish Me utilises a Selective RF (radio frequency) field system to heat and destroy fat cells, which will then be excreted naturally by the body over time.

This treatment covers a large target area, such as the abdomen and hips, in a single session, and targets only fat cells, leaving the skin and muscles unaffected. Expect a warm but not uncomfortable sensation during treatment. Dr Soh suggests between three and five sessions over the course of seven to 10 days.

Likewise, BTL Exilis Elite utilises RF energy to reduce fat, but unlike BTL Vanquish Me, it is used on smaller target areas such as the underarms and chin. This non-invasive treatment is good not just for body contouring, but also for tightening the skin on the body, face, neck and eye area, and reducing the look of wrinkles.

A device will be used to deliver RF energy to the dermis, heating up the target area to reportedly tighten existing collagen fibres and stimulate the production of new collagen. According to Dr Soh, you can expect visible results – including fat loss, improved skin texture, firmer, tighter skin as well as less obvious wrinkles – after two to four sessions. There’s typically little to no downtime associated with the treatments, so you can resume your daily activities immediately after.

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Meet the doctor
Dr Karen Soh was a Raffles Top Scholar who graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from the National University of Singapore in 1997. She developed an interest in anti-ageing aesthetic treatments while working in the US. Trained in botox and dermal fillers, as well as in hair removal, laser and light therapies, Dr Soh regularly attends seminars and lectures in Singapore and overseas to ensure that her skills are up to date. Her interest in aesthetic medicine was sparked by her desire to help everyone, young and old, look and feel their best at every stage of their lives.

Prive Clinic is at #03-03 Palais Renaissance. To fi nd out more about the services offered, visit For enquiries or to book an appointment, call 6737-6639 or e-mail