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Thermage CPT Procedure Revisited

 

Recently, Asia Healthcare Associates, the exclusive distributor for Thermage, has organized a private event to re-introduce the Thermage CPT procedure. In addition to Thermage, Asia Healthcare Associates also distributes Fraxel, Liposonix and Clear + Brilliant.

The Thermage Patient event was held at Pheonix Medical Group @ HillV2 at HillviewRise.

What is Thermage? Well, in short, Thermage procedure can help smooth, tighten and contour your skin for an overall younger looking appearance in a single treatment without surgery or injections. Thermage procedures can effectively and safely treat fine lines and wrinkles on most body parts, including the face, neck, eyes, tummy, arms, hands, thighs and buttocks.

I must confess I’m a big fan of Thermage. This is one aesthetics treatment which I swear about. As I age, the collagen in my skin breaks down, resulting in sagging skin, nasolabiol folds and marionette lines. The new Thermage CPT System uses patented radiofrequency technology to safely heat the deeper layers of my skin, stimulating my existing collagen and promoting new collagen growth.

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Getting Rid Of My Loose Underarm Skin With TriLipo MED Procedure

 

Recently, I was introduced to a non-invasive treatment named TriLipo MED that is designed to provide wrinkle reduction, cellulite improvement and skin tightening.

TriLipo MED is a safe and completely non-surgical procedure and it is effective for :

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Improved appearance of scars
  • Firmer and rejuvenated skin
  • Facial contouring
  • Skin tightening
  • Circumferential reduction
  • Cellulite improvement
  • Acne and scar decrease
  • Stretch mark improvement
  • Muscle lifting and toning

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[Sharing] LIPOSONIX® – A Non-Surgical Treatment To Get Rid Of Fat On The Body

 

Have you been thinking about getting liposuction but are afraid of the high potential risk? Well I truly understand your worry. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat from your body by suction using special surgical equipment. It is commonly done on specific parts of the body, the most common being the abdomen, buttocks, hips, love handles and thighs. Because liposuction can be serious or occasionally fatal, it is not well accepted by most people.

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Recently, I have attended an event hosted by Solta Medical Inc, a global leader in the medical aesthetics market that brings us premier brands such as Thermage®, Fraxel® and Clear + Brilliant®, to introduce us a new non-surgical treatment that can help men and women get rid of unwanted stubborn fats to achieve an ideal body shape without going under the knife. Introducing you the new LIPOSONIX®.

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An Interview Session On The latest THERMAGE® TOTAL TIP – A Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Procedure

 

In the past, the only significant option available to look 10 years younger was a surgical facelift, which results in several weeks of recovery and pain. However, surgical facelift is not guaranteed to last more than 5 years. And with any surgical procedure, there are always potential side effects and risks involved too.

Today, Thermage is the ultimate option. Thermage is a non-surgical, skin tightening procedure that can be performed on the face, eyes, neck and body with little to no downtime and little pain.

Solta Medical, the leading aesthetics company behind Thermage, is proud to announce the launch of Thermage Total Tip 3.0 – a new and improved tip designed for the use on the face, neck and body that aims to deliver as much as twice the bulk heating volume which allows more tissue to be heated to higher temperatures, hence delivering greater results.

Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to non-invasively help smooth, and contour the skin, as well as temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite, in a single treatment with little to no downtime. The Thermage Total Tip is effective for facial treatments because it delivers uniform, volumetric bulk heating. This heat is dispersed through the vascular structures, which are more abundant on the face than other body areas. The dispersal and uniformity of energy may lead to increased patient tolerability and allows practitioners to deliver an efficient volume of heat on the face, with highly positive outcomes. Patients notice both early and long-term results.

Last week, I was delighted to be presented an interview opportunity with Mr Jeff Nardoci, Vice President of Global Marketing, Solta Medical, and Gene Burdette, Director of International Marketing.

Below are some of the questions on Thermage Total Tip I’ve asked during the interview :

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Introducing A New Hair Removal Treatment By Dr David Loh

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David Loh Surgery, a leading aesthetic brand, offers a quick and painless way to remove unwanted and unsightly hair using the Super Hair Removal (SHR) technology.

Suitable for the face and body, SHR removes unwanted hair permanently and painlessly giving you the confidence to flaunt your body. Smooth fuzz-free skin, without the need to shave and wax, is now within everybody’s reach.

SHR is not quite an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and it is definitely not a laser. It is built upon the technological breakthrough where broad-spectrum light is used to warm up and destroy the hair follicles. Because it is not an IPL treatment, it can be used on darker skin. Because it is not a laser, the treatment is not painful.

SHR has been safely used in more than 20 countries for the last 5 years. And now, Dr David Loh who is more commonly associated with bringing in cutting edge technology in Aesthetic Medicine introduces the Super Hair Removal (SHR) to his clinics in Singapore.

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About Permanent Hair Removal

Hair removal whether it is by laser, IPL or the SHR technology will typically need several sessions. The reason for this lies in the hair’s growth cycle. About one third of all the hairs in the skin are in the growing phase. The other two thirds are either “sleeping” or in between growing and sleeping. Lasers, IPLs or SHR, can zap only hairs in the growing phase. So each time when we do a hair removal treatment, we are only able to zap the one-third of the hairs that are growing.

In theory, once the hair follicle is destroyed, it will never grow again. In real life some of the cells in the skin can regenerate hair follicles that have been destroyed by Laser, IPL or SHR. So, over time, even after the best hair removal treatment, some fine hairs regenerate. But we are talking about months or years later. So some doctors have preferred to call hair removal – hair reduction — in order not to give the patients too unrealistic an expectation. But whether it is reduction or removal, we are talking about the same thing – 80%-90% reduction that may need touch-ups yearly.

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David Loh Surgery’s SHR service is available at #11-01 Liat Towers.

Charges? Well an estimation of S$200 per session for both armpits.

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Dr David Loh’s New UltraShape Centre For Body Sculpting & Contouring

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Two Thursdays ago, I was privileged to be invited to a private lunch event with Dr David Loh and to preview the new 3rd Generation UltraShape, a non-invasive body sculpting and contouring, at their new clinic located at #11-01 Liat Towers. This newly opened branch clinic is just a stone’s throw away from their main clinic at #05-16 Wheelock Place.

Three other bloggers, including a male blogger, were also invited to this private luncheon event at Sun Moon Japanese Dining @ Wheelock Place.

This is my first up-close and personal with Dr David Loh and I’m glad to have gotten this opportunity to know him better. It was enlightening and I truly enjoyed this short private event.

After the luncheon session, we then proceeded to the new branch clinic @ Liat Towers for a live demonstration on the new UltraShape.

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Dr David Loh opens this new UltraShape Centre especially dedicating to the 3rd Generation UltraShape which is a completely non-invasive alternative for body sculpting and contouring. This new 100sqm branch of David Loh Surgery at Liat Towers is conveniently located in the heart of Orchard Road.

To cater to a segment of his clientele who are uncomfortable with the idea of surgery, Dr David Loh introduces the 3rd generation UltraShape. With clinically proven results and an excellent safety record, UltraShape has been used extensively in many countries since 2005. Its underlying technology utilizes focused ultrasound to break up stubborn fat deposits accurately, effectively, safely and most importantly – non-invasively.

Dr Loh was holding the 3rd Generation UltraShape applicator.

According to Dr Loh, who has years of experience in sculpting beautiful bodies with liposuction techniques, the 3rd Generation UltraShape works particularly well on men’s bellies and is now a very popular alternative to the invasive methods.

The therapist performed UltraShape on the male blogger’s belly. He claimed the treatment is rather comfortable and there is no pain at all.

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Guest Blogger Dr. Irwin – Botox/Filler Injectable Treatments 101

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Do you feel like you looks tired all of the time? Or you don’t look as youthful on the outside as you feel on the inside? I’m sure many of you have heard about using Botox and Fillers to get rid of some of your lines and folds, but would like to learn more.

So here is goes, my fillers and botox 101:

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BOTOX

BOTOX is an injectable liquid used to treat frown lines, squint and smile lines, nasal crunch lines, and horizontal forehead wrinkles. It works by relaxing the underlying muscles, and therefore the lines become less deep. Botox can also be used to lift the eyebrows a little and help to fix a smile that shows too much gum on the upper teeth. When injected into a small facial muscle, it doesn’t travel anywhere else in the body, so is considered very safe. It gradually wears off naturally over a 3-6 month period.

The injections themselves only take a few minutes, and use a very small needle (like an acupuncture needle) so there is not really any pain. It may take a few days for the Botox to ‘kick-in’ before you start seeing the results. There is one other form of Botox that is currently FDA-approved in the United States called Dysport.

If you go to an inexperienced injector, you could end up with the ‘frozen look’ we all dread. So don’t go for cheap ‘Botox specials’ as they could be cheap for a reason! And beware of those ‘Botox parties’ held in offices or homes.

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Reshape Your Face Without Going Under The Knife

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Recently, I’m one of the selected few bloggers to be invited for a Facial Remodeling Workshop conducted by Dr Teo Z’Shen. This workshop demonstrates that we can create a sharper nose, higher cheekbones and slim down the face without going under the knife. This workshop is jointly organised by anti aging website, ReviewAntiAging.com.

During the workshop, Dr Z (often known as) talks about facial remodeling using BOTOX and Fillers, gives some background on BOTOX and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, the benefits of these procedures without going under the knife and most importantly to do live demos on two patients using BOTOX and Fillers.

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Want Tighten Facial Skin? Try Titan or Thermage. But Which Is Better?

 

Many women in their 30s without fail will start to worry about the loss of elasticity and skin sagging at one time or another. In the quest for ‘perfection’, they will take all means to improve their looks through many non-surgical or even surgical face lifting treatments available to them.

Is skin tightening right for you?

Skin tightening is a very important and popular component of any facial rejuvenation process. Before, a facelift was the only option for tightening facial skin. However new technologies using infrared and radiofrequency energy are showing results as non-surgical skin tightening methods.

Two of these methods, Thermage (which uses radiofrequency energy) and Titan (an infrared device) have been used and results are improving. Reports have shown that they can tighten skin as much as 30% in properly selected patients. However, there have been complications with Thermage consisting of depressions in certain areas of the facial skin, so the doctor’s expertise at and experience with the use of these machines is very important.

As with the other laser and photo techniques above, skin tightening is achieved by stimulating the deeper layers of the skin to remodel and form new collagen, a process that takes time, usually require multiple treatments and often 5 – 6 months to see your final result.

Non-surgical skin tightening is most useful for younger patients who are beginning to have loose skin in the neck, along the jawline, and in the cheek. Older patients with severe facial sagging can be improved, but results will be less impressive.

So before you even rush yourself to Thermage or Titan, why not check out what others have reviewed on these treatments and do a comparison before you decide which is more suitable for you.

Titan v.s. Thermage

RealSelf.com - Titan vs. Thermage, which is better?

Ask Dr. Seckel – Skin Tightening

Medical Spa MD – Titan vs Thermage

Thermage vs. Titan: Which Non-surgical Facelift is Best?

Facelift In 60 Minutes Or Less – A Look At Thermage And Other Facial Treatment

How does Thermage compare to Titan?

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Cooltouch and Smoothbeam Lasers

 

 

The beams from the no-injury Cooltouch and Smoothbeam lasers stimulate new collagen under the skin by heating the fibroblasts, which over time thickens the underlying collagen structure – skin is literally being built up from the inside out. The laser energy is absorbed by the water content of the skin. The Cooltouch and Smoothbeam lasers, safe and effective collagen boosters, are used to soften stretch marks, scars, age lines and wrinkles. As these treatments have line-erasing and skin-firming benefits, it helps particularly performing around the eyes and mouth and on crinkled areas. 

Tolerable pain is likely to be experienced with these types of laser because the skin is heated quite deeply. This can be overcome by the application of anaesthetic creams before lasers are used. The long-pulsed laser systems have to be cooled very efficiently in order to protect the skin surface from heat blisters, but if the cooling spray itself is not delivered at the correct time, it can lead to cold-induced blisters instead. Some reddening which fades after a few hours and faint markings in the treated areas can remain visible for a day or two afterward, but they can be easily concealed with makeup.

As these treatments are effective in minimizing acne scars. If you consistently go for a series of three to six treatments one month apart. Results are usually visible after three months and may eventually, last forever. 

These non-invasive lasers cannot help severe ageing, loose skin, thread veins and red or brown face patches.

Cost : $800 onwards per 30 minutes session

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