We know how tempting it can be to stick to your tried-and-tested facial treatments, especially if you’ve spent a painstaking amount of time hunting down one that works for you.
Still, there’s no denying that advancements in technology these days has led to the creation of super effective procedures. We’re talking procedures that give you brightened, completely radiant skin, eradicate the signs of ageing completely, and rid you of severe acne, even!
We know, we know — it sounds downright miraculous. This is why you you should definitely ask your therapist about these five amazing procedures at your next facial:
1. Chemical peel
A chemical peel has to be at the top of the list when it comes to most effective facial procedures out there. A non-invasive, virtually painless treatment, chemical peels are known to remove dull and dry skin effortlessly to reveal smoother and more radiant skin underneath by — literally — using skin-loving chemicals to peel away said dry, dull skin.
Yup, you’re not reading that wrong! Years of skin damage can be easily undone with this procedure.
It is also particularly popular when it comes to treating signs of ageing, with it reducing the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. It can be particularly effective on certain types of acne and even acne scarring, too! The multitude of benefits is precisely why the popularity of this procedure never waned, with chemical peel advocates raving about how it allows for a total skin transformation.
Some of you might be wondering— but what about the downtime? Well, with today’s innovative technology, we’re happy to report that the latest peels results in little to no downtime at all!
Who is suitable for this procedure: Anyone who wants smoother, radiant, and more youthful-looking skin.
Looking to try out a chemical peel for yourself? We recommend leading professional skincare salon chain AsterSpring, which has treated more than 10 million faces since 1984.
If you’re still feeling a little apprehensive, you can check out their workshop on what chemical peels are all about!
*goodie bag consists of a treatment voucher and Dermalogica skincare products worth more than SGD200
2. LED Light therapy
Also known as light emitting diode therapy, this procedure works through the emission of therapeutic wavelengths of light energy. When the right wavelength and colour is used, the effects on your skin can be immensely beneficial: from reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, to brightening your skin, to reducing the size of your pores!
The trick to this, apparently, is a sustained number of sessions. Experts recommend you go for the treatment two to three times a week, with it being an effective and pain-free approach to treating skincare concerns such as adult acne and hyperpigmentation. There are five different types of light that are commonly used in such procedures: red light, blue light, amber light, green light, and purple light.
Red light remains to be one of the most commonly used colours in LED therapy, with it targeting inflammation, acne, and rosacea. It is often paired with blue light, which helps kill bacteria found on skin, leaving only good bacteria behind. Amber light is known to stimulate elastin and collagen in skin, while green light and purple light treats pigmentation and signs of ageing respectively. Be sure to consult with your therapist as to which type of light is most suitable for your complexion!
Who is suitable for the procedure: Ideal for anyone who wishes to try it out. We do recommend that you go for experienced salons who are staffed with trained therapists to administer this procedure.
Referred to as ‘The Celebrity Facial’, Oxyjet is actually known to mimic the effects of botox and fillers, making it one of the most effective facial procedures out there. How does it work? Well, it involves the use of painless pulsed pressure injections to be ‘shot’ into the skin, which help diminish lines and wrinkles visibly, while stimulating your collagen production and increasing your skin’s hydration levels. The fact that it penetrates deeply into your skin’s epidermis in just two minutes is also one of its biggest draws. Oh, and did we mention that it also helps improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage?
The result? Fresh, healthy and radiant skin that looks years younger from before. Apparently, it got its name as ‘The Celebrity Facial’ as it is a procedure that is adored by celebrities. The procedure is particularly popular before a big night on the red carpet, so you can definitely consider trying out this treatment whenever you have an important function or event to go for the next day.
Who is suitable for the procedure: Ideal for anyone who wishes to try it out. We recommend you look for an experienced professional to get this treatment done.
Quick, comfortable, and zero downtime needed? It may sound a little too good to be true, but that is precisely what Radiofrequency claims to do. Basically, it is a non-surgical form of skin tightening that heats your skin’s deeper layers to induce collagen and elastin production, with it encouraging cell turnover rate as well. This, in turn, leads to firmer, thicker, and more youthful-looking skin!
Plus, the use of radio frequency waves allows for safe penetration to the deeper layers of skin, ensuring improved skin and texture without risking permanent discolouration. Nice!
Who is suitable for the procedure: Ideal for anyone who wishes to try it out but candidates concerned with sagging skin and wrinkles will benefit most from it. Make sure to seek out an experience professional to help you undergo this procedure.
One of the most effective procedures out there has to be microneedling. Sure, it may look a little intimidating, but trust us, the procedure is minimally invasive with close to no downtime at all. Say what?! Nope, you’re not reading that wrong! Well we know you may hate the idea of needles poking into your skin, but the pain is actually minimal, with there being no side effects except slight redness in some cases.
Using small needles to prick at the skin helps stimulate the generation of new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, and more toned skin. It can also help treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores. Ideal results are often achieved after multiple results, with advocates for the treatment claiming that four sessions is when you’ll truly begin to see effects from microneedling.
Who is suitable for the procedure: Ideal for anyone who wishes to try it out. However, you should avoid it if you have open wounds or infection on intended treatment area. Make sure to seek out an experience professional to help you undergo this procedure.