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Zipping around from your facial salon to a slimming spa and then to a hair treatment centre can be a real chore. The thought of doing it all in a single afternoon is enough to tire us out, especially if you’re an Eastie who travels to town for most of your appointments.

But what if we told you that you could check all of your beauty needs off at a new one-stop destination in the east? Well, we’ve got some good news for you. Earlier in April, billionaire heiress Kim Lim expanded her beauty empire to the recently revamped i12 Katong.

If you’ve already headed down to check out the new hub, there’s a good chance you may have spotted illumia Therapeutics, illumia Medical, and Papilla Haircare located on the third level. For the first time ever, they’re housed under one roof to fulfil all your beauty and aesthetic needs.

The new megastore offers an array of skin, face, hair, and body solutions to help you achieve your beauty goals, bringing an elevated head-to-toe beauty experience closer to your home. Read on as we share more about the gorgeous new space, exclusive treatments, and opening specials that include a free facial!

Say hello to a sleek new contemporary space

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Sprawling nearly 4,000 square feet across the third level, the new i12 Katong outlet is furnished with clean lines as well as metallic and dark wood accents for a minimalist, contemporary feel.

For a private experience unlike any other, the outlet is also equipped with three VIP treatment suites for spacious, unparalleled comfort.

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Even better, the space boasts an illumia beauty bar and lounge where you can relax and unwind or even host intimate parties before or after your treatment.

It’s truly a haven for all who seek to recharge and rejuvenate in a single stop. If you’ve yet to get acquainted with illumia Therapeutics, illumia Medical, and Papilla Haircare, now’s the perfect time to do so.

illumia Therapeutics

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Founded by Kim Lim and a dream team of aesthetic doctors, plastic surgeons, and industry experts, illumia Therapeutics is an all-in-one medispa that provides advanced beauty solutions for your face, skin, and body.

Helping you attain your beauty goals is their utmost priority, so if you seek a tailored treatment plan to brighten, plump, lift, or firm, the experienced team of therapists and illumia-exclusive technologies are here to give you optimal results without you having to lift a finger.

On top of that, illumia Therapeutics also chooses clinically proven solutions that are comfortable and painless, allowing you to hop right back to your normal routine immediately.

illumia Medical

A go-to destination for bespoke medical aesthetic treatments, illumia Medical believes in the enhancement – not transformation – of its patients’ features.

Helmed by Medical Director Dr. Ram Nath, who has over 20 years of experience in medical aesthetics, the team is committed to providing you with long-term solutions rather than a quick fix, so you know you’re in good hands.

illumia Medical also prides itself on helping every patient attain their beauty goals through comprehensive, customised treatment plans, believing that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to medical aesthetics.

Papilla Haircare

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Papilla Haircare is a treatment centre that specialises in hair loss, hair thinning, and scalp issues. It offers non-invasive hair regrowth treatments with the stamp of approval from doctors, scientists, and dermatologists.

Even the top hair transplant surgeons in Korea use the same medical-grade technologies to address a wide range of hair and scalp concerns. So rest assured, because Papilla Haircare will get to the root of the issue.

Combined with a multi-pronged approach and game-changing ingredients, Papilla Haircare’s advanced treatments will help optimise your scalp health for fuller, thicker tresses.

Treatments exclusive to the new i12 Katong outlet

Of course, every illumia Therapeutics, illumia Medical, and Papilla Haircare outlet sprinkled across our island provides a suite of efficacious treatments, but the new i12 Katong outlet has a few store-exclusive treatments for all.

illumia Therapeutics: illumiaSculpt & Hydra-Detox Balancing Facial

If you seek a fuss-free experience that promises visible results, look no further than illumia Therapeutics’ illumiaSculpt. This body-contouring treatment builds muscles and lifts the butt for a toned, sculpted physique.

The machine uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to induce supramaximal muscle contractions, which cannot be achieved by voluntary action. In fact, a 30-minute treatment session is equivalent to 20,000 sit-ups! That’s also akin to squeezing in six HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts in a single session.

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illumia Therapeutics’ Hydra-Detox Balancing Facial is also one to consider for clearer, more balanced skin. An innovative hydra-dermabrasion facial, this treatment features a unique 360° rotating tip that is made of flexible silicone, so it feels soft and gentle on the skin.

The rotating tip circles completely to make sure it covers every nook, thereby extracting impurities, cleansing deeply, and delivering bountiful nutrients to the skin all at once for a radiant, hydrated complexion.

illumia Medical: Pro Yellow Gold Laser & PICO Discovery Laser

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For those who are struggling to reduce redness and pigmentation, try Illumia’s Pro Yellow Gold Laser. It uses a specific 532nm Green wavelength that is selectively absorbed by haemoglobin lesions, combined with a 577nm Yellow wavelength that destroys red pigment.

Together, they treat vascular conditions such as uneven skin tone, dilated capillaries, skin discolourations, and small strawberry marks, so you can turn back the clock on the signs of ageing.

Also exclusive to illumia Medical at i12 Katong is the PICO Discovery Laser, which is a picosecond laser that targets most forms of pigmentation, acne scars, enlarged pores, and redness. “Picosecond” in the name refers to its one trillionth of a second pulse duration.

This treatment uses Selective Photoacoustolysis technology, which uses the speed of sound to shatter skin pigmentation particles into dust for impressive results.

Compared to nanosecond lasers (like Q-Switch Laser), the PICO Discovery Laser emits energy pulses over 100 times faster. That is why it offers optimal penetration depth and a shorter treatment time.

Papilla Haircare: Customised Jet Infusion Scalp Treatment & Micro-pulse Hybrid Scalp Treatment

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Whether you’re looking to address a dry, sensitive, oily, itchy, or flaky scalp, Papilla Haircare’s Customised Jet Infusion Scalp Treatment is the answer.

Your hair specialist will first assess your scalp condition during a consultation before concocting a serum blend that’s best suited for your concerns.

Then, using a medical-grade jet device that emits pure oxygen at an ultra-high pressure, the treatment will infuse pico-sized particles of the customised solution to deliver a cocktail of scalp-loving ingredients into the layers of your scalp.

If you seek a treatment that helps with hair growth while strengthening and maintaining the scalp, try the Micro-Pulse Hybrid Scalp Treatment.

It combines needleless derma stamping (mesotherapy) and electroporation to create a non-invasive hybrid system. This way, it can effectively improve the absorption of nutrients into the deeper layers of the scalp, but without any pain and downtime associated with mesotherapy.

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This article is brought to you by illumia Therapeutics, illumia Medical, and Papilla Haircare.