Bronzers and highlighters have long been known for their transformative powers – a few strokes here and a little dust of powder there, and suddenly, your face looks slimmer, your jawline magically appears, and your cheekbones chiselled.
However, the contouring technique isn’t the easiest to master, and if not done right, it’s about as telling as those face-slimming Instagram filters. But what if we tell you that there is a way for you to enhance your facial features more permanently while still looking like… you?
Enter aesthetic contouring, the latest trend that celebrities and beauty enthusiasts are raving about. Read on to find out more about it and the types of aesthetic contouring procedures you can consider in Singapore.
What is aesthetic contouring?
Aesthetic contouring is the newest trend that has garnered the approval of celebrities and their dermatologists as well as beauty aficionados, and it’s not difficult to see why.
Essentially, aesthetic contouring is all about making micro-tweaks using both surgical and non-surgical options to make the face look more aesthetically pleasing and refined.
With tiny changes made to the shape of your nose, chin, lips, or face, aesthetic contouring can help refine your facial structure and profile through beauty procedures that are deemed suitable for you by an aesthetic doctor.
When done properly by a certified medical professional, you can make your face look slimmer, get chiselled cheekbones, and have plumper lips – it’s like a better version of yourself minus the risk of undergoing a botched surgery.
How long does the effect of aesthetic contouring last?
The effects of each procedure vary from person to person, and there are a few factors such as type of product used, its quality, and quantity used that affect the longevity of the results too.
Typically, the treatments are able to produce results that can last anywhere from six to 18 months. In some cases, individuals have also seen results lasting up to two years with proper maintenance.
To be sure, always quiz your aesthetic doctor about this first before getting the procedure done.
What to expect during the procedure?
A thorough consultation with an aesthetic doctor is definitely a must, as he or she will be able to advise you on the changes that can be done on your face to look aesthetically pleasing.
The treatments prescribed to you will only commence once you agree to your doctor’s recommendation. Before starting any procedure, the treated area will likely be numbed first if needed so that you are comfortable throughout the treatment without experiencing any significant pain or discomfort.
What types of aesthetic contouring treatments can I consider in Singapore?
If you’ve been thinking of refining your facial features without making any drastic changes to your appearance, here are five types of micro-tweaks you can consider at Amaris B. Clinic, based on the concern you’re targeting.
If you want a slimmer face, try facial liposuction…
Also known as SmartLipo, it is a procedure that uses laser technology to liquify excess fat cells so that they can be easily removed through suction. On top of that, the treatment even has the ability to stimulate collagen production which leads to skin-firming benefits.
As SmartLipo is commonly used to give a sculpted facial profile by eliminating small stubborn fat pockets, rejuvenating the appearance of sagginess, and improving loose skin, this minimally invasive fat-reducing treatment is especially ideal for those who are concerned with extra fat making its way to the face.
Looking for a liposuction doctor that is experienced to perform this surgical fat removal procedure? You’ll be happy to know that Dr. Ivan Puah from Amaris B. Clinic holds the recognition of being one of the first doctors to bring this treatment into Singapore from Europe more than a decade ago in 2005.
…or opt for facial fat grafting
For those who want to rectify the loss of volume in the face, consider going to a legitimate medical professional for facial fat grafting which uses your own fat source to give you the facial contour you desire while improving scar tissues at the same time.
How? It starts with the medical doctor harvesting your own fat cells – usually the abdomen or thighs – and injecting the extracted fat to the targeted area after. With this facial fat grafting, rejection of the fat, as well as the risk of allergy, are highly unlikely since the harvested fat is derived naturally from your own tissue instead of foreign matter.
At Amaris B. Clinic, facial fat grafting is also referred to as the ADR-C Facial Enhancement and is performed by Dr. Ivan Puah who is trained in fat grafting and syringe liposculpture under the guidance of Dr. Pierre François Fournier, an acclaimed aesthetics plastic surgeon from Italy.
With ADR-C Facial Enhancement, the extracted fat is transferred to identified parts of your face to restore lost volume and impart youthful contours – all while visibly softening telltale signs of age such as lines, folds, and wrinkles. Additionally, it can rejuvenate the skin, and improve tone and texture too!
With the ADR-C Facial Enhancement, you can minimise the hollowness of your eyes, smooth out wrinkles around the lips, add volume to saggy cheeks, and also improve the contour of your temples, chin, and even jawlines for a naturally youthful appearance.
Consider these treatments if you’re after smooth, plump “dolphin skin”
It’s the latest skin-rejuvenating treatment that got beauty insiders around the world buzzing, including aesthetic doctors who are now favouring it over dermal fillers and skin boosters.
That’s because Profhilo, an FDA-approved treatment originating from Italy, has been touted as a do-it-all solution that can address a variety of skin issues to restore skin rejuvenation and hydration with minimal pain and near-zero downtime.
This is thanks to a unique bio-remodelling process that can tighten, lift, and firm the skin by stimulating the natural production of not one, but four types of collagen and elastin for a healthier, more youthful-looking appearance.
Profhilo involves a total of 10 injections on the face using the Bio Aesthetic Point (BAP) technique that has identified specially selected areas on the face that are without large blood vessels or nerve branches. By injecting Profhilo’s hybrid HA complex into these identified areas, diffusion of the injectable can be maximised while the risk of bruising and complications is greatly reduced.
While it’s commonly used on the face (including the forehead and eye areas), Profhilo can also be used to rejuvenate the neck, décolletage, arms, hands, knees, chest, and even abdomen. It’s also been to be effective on depressed acne scars too!
PICO Fractional Laser
Need help with skin problems such as breakouts, acne scars, skin oiliness, dullness, enlarged pores, and pigmentation? You can ask for PICO Fractional Laser, it’s one of the signature treatments at Amaris B. Clinic that uses an FDA-approved picosecond laser to help you achieve glowing skin.
Using advanced technology that delivers powerful 450-picosecond pulse energy for deeper skin penetration, the treatment is capable of effectively repairing targeted areas without injuring the skin’s surface and its protective barrier.
Not only that, PICO Fractional Laser can also help eliminate dead skin cells and accelerate cellular turnover while improving your overall complexion and skin texture safely and quickly with minimal pain and downtime.
It’s inevitable that we see a few forehead lines, some brow furrows, and a sagging neck as we grow older. That’s because the collagen structure in our skin has weakened as we age due to gravity, sun exposure, excessive facial movement, and even genetic predisposition.
To achieve “dolphin skin”, it’s crucial to eliminate telltale signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines on your face so that you won’t look tired, angry, and harsh.
Amaris B. Clinic’s Anti-Wrinkle Treatment can get the job done by using botulinum toxin, a naturally purified protein that functions to temporarily block the release of acetylcholine, the chemical responsible for transmission between the nerve endings and muscles. In turn, overactive muscles like those on the face can be relaxed to smooth out unwanted wrinkles and stop deeper lines from forming, leaving you with younger-looking skin and a more pleasant appearance.
At Amaris B. Clinic, you’ll be glad to know that Dr. Ivan Puah, the clinic’s medical director, can produce natural-looking results with botulinum toxin injections. In fact, he’s been appointed by Allergan Singapore and Merz Singapore to train doctors in botulinum toxin and dermal filler injections.
Kickstart your aesthetic contouring journey with Amaris B. Clinic
With more than 15 years of facial and body sculpting experience under his belt, you can most certainly count on getting the optimal results you desire with Dr. Ivan Puah, a medical professional who will only recommend an aesthetic contouring treatment upon assessing your clinical conditions, needs, and expectations to ensure your safety and health while delivering results.
Thanks to the team’s steadfast dedication to their patients over the years, Amaris B. Clinic is now acknowledged as the “2019 Body Sculpting Provider of the Year in Asia-Pacific” and also the “2020 Body Sculpting Medical Center of the Year in Asia Pacific” by GlobalHealth Asia-Pacific.
If you’re concerned about minimally invasive procedures such as liposuction, you can cast your worries aside as Dr. Ivan Puah is an accredited liposuction doctor in Singapore and also a VASER® Certified physician who has obtained his VASER® Fundamental and Advanced Body Sculpting training in Colorado and Argentina.
But what’s even better is that Amaris B. Clinic is more than just another aesthetic clinic – its menu of comprehensive treatments and services has expanded recently to include integrative medicine such as weight loss and fitness assessment, pain management, sports injury rehabilitation, and myotherapy.
So if you want to safely enhance your facial appearance for a more youthful look with aesthetic contouring, the team of medical professionals at Amaris B. Clinic can help by fully personalising their approach to your treatment.
This article is brought to you by Amaris B. Clinic.