Your skincare regimes are customised according to your age; if you’re in your 20s, you’ll know that you can no longer use the products that you used to love in your teenage years that deal with over-production of sebum, and anti-wrinkle solutions don’t sound like what you should start worrying about yet.
Similarly, when it comes to aesthetics treatments that can help you improve the condition of your skin, go for the ones that are more suitable for your age range. This means that blindly going for a botox injection may not be the best advice for your skin now. In order to get professional advice, we asked established aesthetics clinic, Healthsprings Laser and Aesthetic Clinic, for their recommendations of what will best suit women in their 20s.
1. Managing acne and acne scars
If you thought that acne will no longer bother you after you’ve grown out of your teenage years, you’re absolutely wrong. Stress and hormonal reasons can still lead to the appearance of acne in your adulthood, and in some cases, it may even be a recurring problem that you’ll keep seeing. But whether you’re dealing with adult acne or had teenage acne in the past, the most bothersome thing about this problem is that it can lead to bad scarring, which continues to stay on your skin even after the acne fades away.
Solutions: There are a few ways of dealing with acne and acne scars. Healthsprings recommends Revlite Laser or Sciton BBL, which can break down pigment of acne scars into tiny particles, which are then removed naturally by the body through its system. This process lightens the appearance of scars. In more serious cases where acne scars cause depressions on skin, the Infini is an ideal solution. Using three-dimension energy delivery, it is able to volumise tissue and stimulate collagen remodelling, which in effect smoothen out the look of scars and rejuvenate skin. On the other hand, for less serious cases or for maintenance purposes, the experts from Healthsprings recommend medical exfoliation processes such as the chemical peel (exfoliation with fruit acids), diamond polish (exfoliation with diamond chips) or ultrasound peel (exfoliation with ultrasound technology).
2. Reducing the size of enlarged pores
Oily skin and clogged pores are common problems women in Singapore face, particularly with our humid climate and stressful lifestyles, and these two factors are what make pores appear larger. Enlarged pores don’t just make skin look rough and dull, they also make it harder for makeup to adhere properly – definitely a pain point for women in their 20s who want to look better for work and dates.
Solutions: Revlite Laser and Infini can be customised by the aesthetics doctors to treat the problem of enlarged pores. But if you’re looking for a more all-rounded solution to treating enlarged pores, you can consider Sciton that combines multiple treatments (which may be laser or light treatments) within one session to cater specifically to your problem. For instance, Skintyle, which can help with firming, can be combined with Laser Toning that is used to tighten up pores, in order to help reduce the appearance of pores and give skin an overall firmer and toner effect.
3. Maintain a V-shaped face
A V-shaped face is a sign of youth, but unfortunately, most people start seeing their V-shaped face disappear after they turn 25, when skin starts to age more rapidly. A big problem is that most skincare products in the market don’t give any long-term solution to maintaining the look of sharper jawline, and this is where aesthetics treatments can really help.
Solution: Don’t worry, Healthsprings hasn’t recommended any surgical procedures. One of the most popular treatments that they offer is the Ultra V Lift, a non-surgical skin tightening process that rejuvenates and improves the look of ageing skin. Besides tightening sagging skin, this procedure, which is a highly-sought-after procedure in Korea, also helps give face a more sculpted V-shape look. Ultra V Lift is done under local anaesthesia and ultra-thin polydioxanone (PDO) threads, which encourages new collagen growth, are gently placed under the skin. This gives a tightening effect to skin and a lifted effect to the facial contours so you can achieve a sharper-looking jawline. The best part? The effect of this treatment can typically last one to two years.
4. Improve dehydrated skin
Being in air-conditioned environments most of the time make our skin dehydrated. It doesn’t help that as we age, our skin also produce less hyaluronic acid that gives our skin the hydrated look. Collagen production slows down as we get older too. This is why our skin starts looking dry, dull and dehydrated as we reach our 20s.
Solution: Healthsprings recommends the Dew Drop Fillers, which can restore hydration in skin by providing it with intense hydration. In this procedure, natural hyaluronic acid is infused into the superficial layer of skin via micro-injections. The results? Skin that looks hydrated, firm, smooth, and radiant. The results of Dew Drop Fillers can last for one to two years.
All recommended procedures are available at Healthsprings.
Healthsprings Laser and Aesthetic Clinic
541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers,
#11-01, Singapore 238881
Healthsprings Medical Clinic
524A Jelapang Road, Greenridge Shopping Centre,
#02-01/02, Singapore 671524.
Call 6836-8386 or email [email protected] for appointments and enquiries.