Korean actresses and pop stars have undoubtedly discovered the fountain of youth. Even when they’re already in their late 30s or 40s, they still look as stunning as ever. If anything, they look even better today. Case in point? Park Shin Hye and Song Hye Kyo, of course.
With South Korea known as a global trendsetter in the beauty industry, these Hallyu stars have access to the best products and services that help them maintain their youthful look. But these treatments aren’t just limited to those who live in Seoul.
Their go-to beauty services can be found right here in Singapore, so if you aren’t travelling to Seoul via the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) just yet, there’s no hurry. Ahead, we’ve gathered six of the top beauty treatments Korean celebs love and where you can find them on our little red dot.
If you want skin rejuvenation with a lot less downtime, opt for Laser Toning. Korean dermatologists highly recommend this procedure to remove blemishes and pigmentation. It’s done without causing much irritation to the skin, so you won’t experience any swelling or redness after the procedure.
Since most Korean celebs have to film outdoors, they usually schedule a Laser Toning appointment once a week to remove pigmentation as soon as they crop up.
Where to try this treatment: ME Clinic
ME Clinic’s Korean Toning Laser Program involves a combination of peels and laser therapies to reduce hyperpigmentation, redness, enlarged pores, as well as dark, dull, and rough skin. It includes three main procedures: Aqua Peel, Q-Switched Laser, and Micro Laser Peel.
The treatment starts off with Aqua Peel to cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish the skin. This aqua dermabrasion device has a spiral tip that loosens dirt trapped in your pores and sloughs away dead skin cells, but it’s still gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin.
Next, a Q-Switched Laser removes pigmented lesions as it improves skin texture, minimises the look of pores, brightens overall skin tone, and promotes collagen remodelling for firmer, younger-looking skin.
The treatment ends off with a Micro Laser Peel, which removes a thin layer of dead skin to reveal radiant, luminous skin.
Popular amongst Korean skin centres, Oxygen Scaling is a hot beauty treatment many Korean celebrities have tried. It uses pure medical oxygen to improve blood circulation, which can help your skin look brighter and plumper. Oxygen is known to accelerate your skin’s wound healing abilities too, and it can kill bacteria for a clearer complexion.
Where to try this treatment: Cheongdam Korean Skin Management
After a working stint in South Korea’s premier beauty clinics, the founder of Cheongdam Korean Skin Management returned to Singapore to establish a skin centre that offers advanced treatments at affordable prices.
Using leading formulas and technology from major hospitals and skincare centres in Seoul, Cheongdam lets you experience authentic professional Korean skincare services first hand. In fact, some of the machines and formulas have been used on Korean celebrities and beauty gurus too.
Adapted from Korean skin centres, Cheongdam offers Oxygen Scaling – a non-invasive, natural, and safe treatment. It uses a pure medical oxygen activating solution to gently exfoliate and deeply cleanse your pores, so you’ll see smoother, brighter, calmer skin.
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High intensity focused ultrasound facial (or HIFU facial for short) is a non-invasive, anti-ageing treatment that provides some of the benefits of a facelift without the need to go under the knife.
This sought-after treatment uses ultrasound to create heat at a deeper level of the skin. By targeting skin cells, it helps the body produce more collagen to aid in cell regrowth for firmer, youthful-looking skin. That is why so many Korean celebrities have that bouncy, “chok chok” skin we marvel at.
Where to try this treatment: Facebar N Skin Save 89%!
With over 10 years of experience under their belt, Facebar N Skin is devoted to wellness and beauty. They offer an extensive menu of modern facial treatments and body therapies, including their Korean HIFU Treatment.
Reduce visible signs of ageing with the treatment, which stimulates the production of new collagen. This smooths out wrinkles and fine lines for tighter, firmer, younger-looking skin.
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Skin Booster Injections
If your skin looks perpetually dull and dry, you may want to give skin booster injections a shot (pun fully intended). One of the most popular skin boosters Korean celebs turn to is the NCTF Filorga, also known as the Chanel injection.
Many dermatologists get it themselves because they believe it works better than any skincare product. This infusion of hyaluronic acid, amino acids, as well as vitamins A, B, C, and E is injected all over the face just below the surface of the skin.
After two weeks, your skin will start looking plumper, more luminous, and less textured as the formula helps stimulate collagen production for about three to four months.
Where to try this treatment: S Aesthetics Clinic
Once hyaluronic acid and collagen deteriorate, skin ageing accelerates, which is why S Aesthetics Clinic offers their Filorga Skin Booster.
The clinic uses Filorga NCTF Boost 135HA, which has the highest concentration of nutrients among all of the Filorga NCTF products. Hence, it is only used by professional doctors.
Besides hyaluronic acid, this skin booster injection also contains 53 other essential nutrients and ingredients, such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals, co-enzymes, and antioxidants to reduce skin damage and enhance overall skin health.
It is recommended to be done in three stages over the course of three months.
Price: Contact S Aesthetics Clinic for a quote
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LED treatments employ different wavelengths of light to increase collagen production, calm redness and inflammation, and generally help with anything from acne to signs of ageing. This is why it’s a facial treatment sought after by many Korean celebrities, from Lee Min Ho to Kang So-ra.
It works by emitting infrared lights in different wavelengths or spectrums, which provide different skincare benefits. Red light stimulates collagen and elastin, and is most commonly used to promote circulation. White light penetrates the deepest and works to tighten and reduce inflammation, while blue light kills bacteria, so it’s great at tackling blemishes.
Where to try this treatment: CIVASAN Laboratories
Dressed in cotton candy pink, CIVASAN Laboratories is a cross between a futuristic lab and an aesthetic salon, but it isn’t just for show. The facial salon is frequented by Korean celebrities with the likes of Kim Ye-Won and Yoo Ho-Jeong, so you can cop that glow here too.
For dewy “glass skin”, try their Aqua Radiance Treatment, which pairs the hydrating powers of hyaluronic acid with three wavelengths of LED treatment. This treatment activates the water channels of the skin, drawing more moisture from the dermis to the epidermis. Together with LED lights, it stimulates your collagen production and improves your overall complexion.
A slim, V-shaped face is the ideal standard of beauty in Asia. And although it has long been thought to be achievable only through plastic surgery, there’s a Korean facial in town that K-pop stars flock to: Golki therapy.
Golki, which means ‘bone tonification’ in Korean, combines lymphatic drainage techniques, which are gentler strokes and finger-tip pressure on acupressure points, with firmer massage strokes to reshape your facial bone structure. So whether you’re looking to achieve a V-shaped jawline, more defined cheekbones, or a slimmer face, Golki can do just that.
The lymphatic drainage techniques work by manually encouraging the movement of lymph fluid (which collects toxins as it transports nutrients and oxygen to cells) towards the lymph nodes to be filtered out of our body system. A sluggish lymph flow could be the reason behind water retention, often evidenced on our face and body as a swollen puffiness.
Where to try this treatment: Yakson House
Established in 1979 in Masan, South Korea, Yakson House specialises in Golki therapy and has opened over 100 branches in Asian countries such as Japan, China, the Philippines, and Singapore.
Their more popular packages – Small Face, Sculpture Face and Balance Face – help you achieve a smaller, slimmer face, define your facial features, and balance a slanted face respectively.
Though these treatments are all under “face cares”, they include body massages in every session to improve blood circulation and promote the removal of toxins. You can expect each session to take about two hours long.
Price: From S$338 per session
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