One of the biggest misconceptions people have about aesthetic treatments is that there is a standard template that aesthetic doctors use and patients have to follow, simply because society has dictated that beautiful people must look a certain way.
However, we forget that beauty standards are not real: you may think that the girl on the magazine cover looks beautiful, but the truth is that you’ll never look like the girl in the magazine; even the girl herself may never look quite like her on the magazine, thanks to the prevalence of photo editing!
While we encourage everyone to seek their own kind of beautiful, it does not mean that we cannot improve ourselves with the occasional self-care routine, facial, or aesthetic treatment.
These are not treatments that drastically change how you look; instead, they help you to perfect desired areas, much like how you would iron out the creases in your clothes or erase pencil lines in order to create an artwork that pleases your eyes – think of it as self-improvement, rather than plain vanity.
Does the idea of being able to look like our natural, best selves sound too good to be true?
That’s because there is a catch: you need to find a good doctor who not only has the medical know-how but also an artistic sense to know what looks best on you, for you.
How to find a doctor who can give you natural aesthetic treatment results
You can think of a good doctor as an artist who is trying to create a painting – he or she needs to know how to use the right tools and painting techniques, as well as be able to visualise the best possible painting he or she can create.
Combining science with art is something that Dr. Ivan Puah from Amaris B. Clinic strongly believes in when he comes to his practice.
Dr. Ivan Puah is an accredited doctor in Singapore with indisputable technical skills: he has more than 15 years of experience in aesthetic medicine giving FDA-approved injectables under his belt, and even received training and guidance in syringe liposculpture, fat grafting and thread lift by French plastic surgeon, Dr. Pierre Francois Fournier. He also further honed his surgical skills in gynecomastia surgeries in San Francisco.
Coupled with his aesthetic sense and artistic mastery, Dr. Ivan Puah works like an artist crafting masterpieces to create a sculpted, natural-looking body.
Since 2004, Amaris B. Clinic has been providing personalised body contouring treatments tailored to each client’s body type and desired outcome. They are 100% committed to helping clients achieve their desired results using clinically-proven technology and skill-based medical aesthetic treatments, while making sure that their well-being is taken care of so that their natural beauty really shines through.
Aesthetic treatments that make you look naturally beautiful
Now that you know how to look for a doctor that can help you create your most naturally beautiful self, the next question is: which aesthetic treatments should you go for?
Dr. Ivan Puah shares his top recommendations for aesthetic treatments that will enhance your beauty so that you can gain confidence in looking like your best self everyday:
PICO Fractional Laser
If you ever thought that beautiful skin isn’t possible because of the damage done by environmental genetics and genetics, Amaris B. Clinic’s signature treatment, PICO Fractional Laser, will help your skin to go back to its natural, healthy state.
Coupled with the SkinSOS Botanical Facial Series designed by Dr. Ivan Puah, PICO Fractional Laser can be used to treat many common skin concerns, including acne, scarring, rosacea, skin pigmentation and dullness, as well as prevent ageing before it even happens.
Take note that laser treatments can only be performed by a medical doctor who is trained and qualified to operate a laser machine. For example, Dr. Ivan Puah holds a Graduate Diploma in Family Practice Dermatology from the National University of Singapore, and is the official appointed trainer for PICOCARE in Singapore.
If you’ve been working hard to lose weight but have not been able to see results in targeted areas, you’re not alone.
Weight loss is usually noticed in the upper body, but lower body areas such as the hips, bottom, thighs, and abdomen do not show results as easily. This can result in an uneven distribution of fat and in turn an unnatural body proportion where certain areas have more fat than others.
VASER Liposuction is an improved form of liposuction that you may consider if you would like to gain a more natural and beautiful shape. This treatment uses patented ultrasonic sound wave energy to liquify selected unwanted fat cells without causing disturbance or damage to surrounding important connective tissues. By doing so, it allows the doctor to gently remove the fat cells, creating a smoother and more defined body contour.
Carrying out this treatment requires not just medical knowledge, but also an eye for body aesthetics. A suitable doctor should be able to decide where and how much fat to best remove for a body shape that fits you best.
It is recommended that you find an accredited doctor who has been trained in this field and has sufficient experience to create your ideal body shape. For instance, Dr Ivan Puah is one of the few to be accredited by the Ministry of Health Singapore to perform liposuction, and has undergone training in body sculpting and VASER advanced body sculpting in the USA and Italy.
ADR-C Breast Enhancement
According to research by UCLA and Cal State Los Angeles, nearly 70% of women are not satisfied with their breasts due to reasons such as size and breast asymmetry that may be caused by biological factors (weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding) – if you count yourself as one of the 70%, you may consider doing breast enhancement surgery.
ADR-C Breast Enhancement is one of Amaris B. Clinic’s signature treatments – fat tissue is first removed using micro-lipo from parts where there is a substantial amount of fat, purified, and then re-injected into your breast.
Compared to breast implants, this is less invasive and the chances of rejection is low because it uses your own body fat rather than silicone gel, which are typical ingredients used in breast implants that your body may label as ‘foreign invaders’.
if you notice that your skin has started to sag and would like to regain the original tightness and lift, Ultherapy is an FDA-approved non-invasive procedure that may be able to do just the trick.
The procedure involves delivering focused ultrasound energy to areas under the skin to trigger your body’s natural response and restart the regeneration of collagen – the production of collagen and elastin gives you that desired firmer and younger-looking skin.
Ultherapy bypasses the skin’s surface and does not cause any adverse effects on your skin tissues. Hence, there is no downtime and you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment – like a quick pampering session that you can have in the middle of your workday.
Amaris B. Clinic is one of the providers in Singapore to offer authentic Ultherapy treatment. Beware of companies that use counterfeit devices that may result in burns to the treated area – not quite the natural result that you want!
The pain of engaging in exercise and dieting with less-than-ideal results is something that most of us can relate to – no matter how much we work out or cut back on junk food, stubborn body fat and the excess weight just won’t go away.
Having seen clients struggle with this, Dr. Ivan Puah created a holistic approach to help his clients look and feel naturally good: a professionally-crafted weight management plan, combined with patented technology, called Exercise Therapy. These training machines are currently only available at Amaris B. Clinic.
This treatment utilises Vacuum and Compression Therapy to assist in promoting and improving blood circulation around your body; in turn, it boosts your natural fat-burning system. This low-impact workout not only helps clients to accelerate weight loss, but also reduces cellulite and improves lymphatic circulation and varicose vein conditions!
Exercise Therapy is also recommended for those who are looking for a way to maintain their fat levels and targeted weight after liposuction – when coupled together, you can look forward to an overall improvement in your metabolism, health, and fitness levels for a naturally healthier you!