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Dr. Low Chai Ling (LCL): “Firstly, our “consultation rooms” are created like a living room for maximum comfort. Instead of having one doctor, we are able to bring in several doctors for the patient to consult. We find that it is a more collaborative approach. The kind of therapy and diagnosis has always been dependant on who you visit and limited by the resources of the doctor and that sometimes is not the optimum way to go. We have everything from plastic surgeons to skincare experts so if you have an aesthetic issue such as droopy eyelids, you can consult with different types of doctors to see which treatment you prefer.”

A unique treatment only the clinic has

LCL: “I’d say the one that is quite unique is the BB Aqua Touch. It is a laser that makes your skin even better. It brings your skin from normal to amazing. Basically, it gives you a photoshop effect and this is something new because previously, lasers have always been used to treat specific problems. We use this BB Aqua Touch in our Baby Skin programme and combine red light and pearl eclat, which is being pushed into the skin using sound waves. It works to stimulate collagen production, create micro-channels into the skin so ingredients penetrate much better and make you fairer too.”

On the Vitamin Therapy

LCL: “So the great thing about the Vitamin Therapy is that it is actually customised for your skin. The nurses will wheel in a cart consisting of five to six test tubes of vitamins A, B, C, hyaluronic acid, co-enzyme Q10, and glutathione. They will then evaluate your skin and pick a combination of vitamins that is suitable. People who do vitamin A are the ones who have drier skin and wants anti-ageing benefits. B is very good for acne and redness while C helps to boost radiance and also heals. The coenzyme Q10, hyaluronic acid, and glutathione are base ingredients used in the Vitamin Therapy. However, not all three are used in every treatment. It really depends on the situation.”

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Treatments for dry and oily skin

LCL: “If you have dry, sensitive skin we recommend the Vitamin Therapy and the Hepburn Hydrafacial, which uses the original hydra facial machine and two enzymatic masks. It is sometimes due to the build-up of dead cells, which blocks your moisturisers from penetrating into your skin. These masks remove the dry skin layer. For oily skin, which is what a lot of Singaporeans have, I’d recommend our deep cleansing treatment known as Deep Deep Clean. The nurses first use sound waves to clean, before using jets of water with very dilute BHAs. The Milk Peel is also very good for oily skin. It helps to get rid of sebum and dirt, whereas many facials nowadays are just extracting without actually clearing. Since the lactic acid is gentle enough, it doesn’t trigger this overreaction of oil. And with oily skin, you have to be careful as if your oily skin becomes too dry, it will begin to overproduce oil.”

Common haircare mistakes

LCL: “When you’re young, you don’t really put sunscreen on your scalp because your hair is like a hat. But once you start losing hair, it becomes sparser thus, being exposed to UV light, which damages the scalp. We have two products – Guardian Angel and Body Guard. The latter is actually a hair and body wash. After using it, the sunscreen ingredient will bind ionically to your scalp and give you an SPF 30 that is waterproof. It is lightweight, invincible in colour and protects the skin. So that’s one thing I realise – a lot of people want to treat their hair but tend to forget how to actually prevent it.”

3 tips to maintain healthy hair

LCL: “The first thing is to actually protect your scalp. You will also want to do treatments once in a while. A lot of people wait until they are balding before they even do anything. I think doing a treatment even before you actually have hair loss (means if you feel your hair is a bit thinner) on a regular basis is helpful. And of course, your diet does make a big difference. If you’re not getting a balanced diet, then you will find that it may be necessary to find some supplements.”

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Best beauty advice someone has ever given you

LCL: “The best beauty advice would be to use eye cream. Many people do not realise this but the skin around our eyes do not have any oil glands so that’s one place you must hydrate. A lot of the ageing around the eye area are non-reversible. You can use all the strong lasers on your face but around the eyes, you can’t. So if you don’t start at a young age, then a lot of the problems around the eyes are very difficult to be treated non-invasively.”

3 skincare products women need in their skincare routine

LCL: “Each of us should be using the gentlest cleanser we can find that our skin can tolerate. Every time we use cleansers that contain soap and SLS, we are damaging our skin as we are taking away the ceramides and essential oils and changing our skin’s pH to alkaline, causing a bit of inflammation every time we cleanse. The other two products will definitely be an eye cream and sunscreen. An eye cream is so important and it should be used at the beginning of your routine as it forms a protective barrier to prevent other active ingredients from penetrating into the skin around the eye that may cause damage and irritation. Sunscreens are also very important and if you have sensitive skin, I recommend you use one that does not contain chemicals.”

Skincare trends

LCL: “We notice that a lot of people don’t just want simple products anymore. They want products with ingredients that are newer. I also think having skincare with different ingredients that are not very common gives you better results because a lot of people tend to duplicate their skincare. So a combination therapy is always more successful. They are also looking for products that provide multi-tasking purposes. We have a product known as Pink Sakae, which helps brighten, whiten and it is anti-ageing.”

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