What Does This Mean For Patients?
As a patient, you would consider the following whenever you look at a particular treatment, especially needle based minimally invasive treatments.
Dr Sin Yong Recommendations
Dr Sin Yong trains other doctors in dermal fillers and is an advocate of advanced fillers such as Radiesse and Ellanse.
Based on region treated, he would recommend the use of advanced fillers like Ellanse / Radiesse if permissible, giving especially good results on the nose as compared to using HAs. HAs will have to be selected in other regions like lips / tear trough, where it would not be permissible to use advanced fillers.
Dermal filler treatment is a minimally invasive procedure and cases of complication have been reported. It is hence important to select an adequately trained physician to perform the procedure for you. During treatment, there should only be minimal pain/ discomfort. Excessive pain and discomfort are warning signs which usually means poor technique or wrong placement of the product. A typical treatment takes between 5 - 15 minutes with Dr Sin Yong.
Is there a way to minimise our jowls and restore our jawline?
The answer is yes, and we ought to use a variety of treatments depending on the cause!
Steps To Your Defined Jawline
1) Removal of Excess Fats
This can be done via a conventional liposuction or the use of Ogee Touch.
2) Strengthening Our Skin Structural Interface
Use of Time Freeze Laser Lifting Protocol allows us to strengthen our skin thickness and elasticity.
3) Tightening and Repositioning Droopy Fats
Use of Skylift Threadlift Technique to flatten down the jowls areas
and allowing the fats to be repositioned to the midface.
Which treatment step will allow me to get the most improvement?
** Dr Sin Yong recommends that the different factors involved should be evaluated by your doctor before deciding on which is the optimal treatment for you.
How do I accentuate my own features?
It is always crucial to sit down with your doctor to go through what you like and why you find a certain accentuation beautiful for you. An expert aesthetic surgeon will be able to tell you the steps taken to sculpt the look you desire.
**Dr Sin Yong uses a variety of energy based devices, lifting modalities and volume replacement therapies that can allow you to enhance your own natural beauty!
Are Your Scars Suitable for 4D Scar Reconstruction?
Get your scars assessed to see whether they are suitable for 4D Scar Reconstruction.
*Dr Sin Yong is the pioneer for 4D Scar Reconstruction in Singapore and is currently the only doctor in Singapore capable of delivering this technique.
What is the ideal neck especially in sculpting?
The young appearing neck always seek to display
Steps To Revitalising Your Neck
(1) Time Freeze Laser
To increase elasticity and improve quality of skin.
Generates lifting and tightening to improve angles as defined.
Eliminates fine wrinkles that only make our neck look old.
(2) Skin Boosters
Improve hydration and skin quality.
(3) Collagen Stimulating Agents
Rapidly fills and elminates deep neck lines by stimulating own collagen across deep skin folds.
(4) Ogee Touch
Modulates excess fat deposition to gain clear transition from face to neck.
(5) Neck Skylift Threadlift Technique
Lifts the submentum and excess fats.
Tightens skin and gives a defined firm appearance.
**The degree of improvement should first be determined by an assessment of the patientt as each of us have different skin quality / fat deposition patterns. Find out more from your doctor before proceeding with any treatment.
What is your ideal chin?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Each of these beautiful faces have a chin that complements their facial shape.
Find out more from your treating doctor about whether the chin you envisioned matches your facial shape!
What can we do to arrest the ongoing hair loss?
Steps To Arresting Loss of Hair
A diagnosis should be achieved using a combination of presenting history, physical examination and relevant blood tests. Other diagnoses such as telogen effluvium, alopecia arreata should also be entertained.
(2) Topical Therapy
Topical Minoxidil 2-5% is encouraged as a scalp shampoo to prolong the the growth phase of the scalp hair.
(3) Low Level Laser Therapy
Low level laser therapy in the form of a comb or helmet can seek to improve overall hair density, commonly seen after usage for at least 6 months.
(4) Nutrient & Growth Factors Injection To Scalp
This aims to provide the scalp with sufficient nutrients and an ideal environment for hair to grow and recover.
(5) Hair Transplantation
Should the area of defect be large, a hair transplant can be considered to target severely affected areas.
For women, the hair is an attribute that expresses individuality and attractiveness. Any defect should be addressed as soon as possible. Find out more about your condition from your doctor today!
How do we address Hair Loss in Men - Androgenetic Alopecia?
The key lies in a combination of treatments, aimed to arrest the progression of hair loss and also to reverse the miniaturisation of the hair follicles.
Steps to Addressing Hair Loss In Men
(1) Anti Hair Loss Medications
Commonly, these include finasteride and minoxidil. The main consideration here is that it is a ongoing therapy, which means it will be a semi life long decision. If the decision here is to start and stop every now and then, this therapy will result in rebound hair losses rather than arresting the loss of hair.
(2) Stem Cell Hair Regeneration / Growth Factors
By utilising fats and hair grafts with technology to give a solution that is then reinjected back into the areas of poorer density. The improvement varies between 10 - 30% increase in density for patients.
(3) Low Level Laser Therapy
Employing the use of either a specialised helmet or comb that you can use a few days every week, the laser utilises red light to decrease inflammation, thereby allowing increased hair growth.
(4) Definitive Hair Restoration Using A Hair Transplant
A Hair Transplant still remains the definitive restoration by taking hair from the occipital region and grafting them to areas that are bald or have poor density. Results are definite and survival rate of the grafts ultimately depends on the team involved in the hair transplantation and also post treatment care.
**The diagnosis of how the hair loss happens remains the cornerstone before treatment can be instituted.
Though Androgenetic Alopecia remains the most common cause of hair loss, other causes must also be considered before moving on with therapy. Remember to ask your attending doctor for the diagnosis before proceeding with any treatment!
Yet, in certain circumstances, one may desire for them to be removed.
How do we achieve it?
The answer is using photoacoustic laser tattoo removal!
Steps to Photoacoustic Tattoo Removal
(1) Evaluation of Tattoo
This is crucial and will determine how many sessions it may take to clear up the tattoo.
Factors that influence the resultant number of sessions include
(A) Your Skin Color
(B) Location of The Tattoo
(C) Color Pigments of The Tattoo
(D) Amount of Ink In The Tattoo
(E) Any Scarring or Layering Involved
(2) Photoacoustic Laser Removal Treatment
This involves the practitioner using an optimal power to treat the tattoos. An optimal power will result in fewer sessions rather than always treating at a suboptimal power.
(3) Post Treatment Care
Blisters, bleeding, redness, swelling, scabbing are common from treatment and the key is to manage them properly. Usually, these can take between 5 - 14 days to recover depending on your skin.
I recommend using an antibiotic ointment from your doctor, twice a day across the areas affected.
As with any laser, treatment at optimal power requires optimal recovery. Usage of RAI Post Laser Intensive Recovery Serum is recommended to achieve the optimal recovery with minimisation of side effects.
(4) Repeat Sessions
These will be conducted at one month intervals as the skin takes time to clear off the fragmented pigments.
*With any treatment, a careful evaluation and diagnosis allows us to outlay a proper treatment plan to target your concern effectively. Always ask your doctor for a diagnosis and clear treatment plan.
Is there a way for us to resolve Rosacea?
We are looking at a combination of steps to treat this effectively!
Steps To Resolving Rosacea
(1) Avoidance of Trigger Factors
This includes all of the above and also encompasses the regular use of sun protection.
(2) R2 Glow Laser Resolution Treatment
A cornerstone of treatment which allows us to reach a definitive resolution against rosacea.
(3) Importance of Skin Care
Usage of quality skin care products that deliver a calming anti inflammatory effect helps to keep rosacea at bay.
I recommend RAI Post Laser Intensive Recovery Serum which uses natural herbs to create a calm soothing environment for skin afflicted by rosacea.
**Diagnosis is critical whenever we are treating skin diseases.
With regards to rosacea, always remember to tell your treating doctor if you have any blurring of vision which can affect a number of patients.
Is there a way to treat PIH effectively?
The answer to it is to use a combination of treatments.
Steps To Resolving PIH
(1) Removal of triggers to inflammation
This can be as simple as putting a stop to scratching the affected area. Minimising inflammation to the area prevents the area from progression to more areas which can develop PIH.
(2) Sun protection and sun avoidance
Avoidance of excessive UV lights helps in preventing the production of more pigments. Regular use of susn block in recommended.
(3) Laser Therapy
A combination of both the Pigment Removal Laser and the R2 Glow Laser is crucial to target both pigments and underlying inflammation, reaching a optimum speed of improvement for the areas of PIH affected.
(4) Post laser care
Usage of skin lightening agents can be employed. The best choice will be the use of one that calms the inflammed areas down and decrease the production of pigments at the same time.
I recommend RAI Post Laser Intensive Recovery Serum.
** The diagnosis is always critical when evaluating any form of pigmentation in the skin, before subjecting it to any treatment. Make certain to arrive at a diagnosis with your doctor before commencing any form of treatment!
What can we do to stop Acne Vulgaris?
The answer lies in breaking the cycle of acne.
I would recommend the following steps to break the cycle effectively.
Other additional steps maybe added for specific skin types.
(1) Thorough Evaluation of Skin Care Regime
These are the products that we use on our face daily and forms the foundation in our battle against acne. Any comedogenic products should be removed and the texture and consistency of products should be evaluated.
(2) Adjuvant Laser Therapy
A combination of R2 Glow Laser and Pigmentation Removal Laser aims to achieve the following results.
(A) Decreased Inflammation (B) Decreased Bacteria Counts (C) Lightening of Pigmentation & Redness
(3) Chemical Peel / Hydrafacial Microdermabrasion
Chemical peels help to remove excessive dead skin cells which can predispose to clogging of sebaceous ducts which in turn results in comedone formation.
** You should always have your condition evaluated by a trained doctor to ascertain the diagnosis before commencing any form of treatment.
How do I know how severe is my acne?
Grading To Acne
No lesions to barely noticeable ones; very few scattered comedones and papules
(2) Almost clear
Hardly visible from 2.5 meters away; a few scattered comedones and a few small papules; and very few pustules, comedones, and papules
Easily recognizable; less than half of the affected area is involved; many comedones, papules, and pustules
More than half of the affected area is involved; numerous comedones, papules, and pustules
Entire area is involved; covered with comedones, numerous pustules and papules, a few nodules and cysts
(6) Very severe
Highly inflammatory acne covering the affected area, nodules and cysts present
What can we do to control it?
The answer lies in understanding Melasma, arresting the aggravating factors, then rebalancing the skin profile!
Arresting The Aggravating Factors
Avoid UV radiation
Use of broad spectrum sunscreen can achieve up to 26% improvement as early as 3 months. Regular application of broad spectrum sun block can reduce melasma incidence by up to 90% and decrease its intensity by 50%.
Increase in pregnancy hormones or use of oral contraceptives can trigger melasma.
Avoid over-exposure to heat
Professions such as bakers who are exposed to oven can have aggravation.
Avoid exposure to high light intensities
Professions such as dentists are more resistant to treatment of melasma. Visible light can induce hyperpigmentation via opsin 3 which is a specific sensor in melasma. Sunscreens containing iron oxide confer protection against these visible light of shorter wavelengths.
Avoid use of photosensitizing cosmetics
Found in a range of cosmetics where they can aggravate melasma.
**Reproduced with permission from RAI Aesthetics.
Rebalancing The Skin Profile
The key here is to select treatments that are sustainable in the long term with minimal side effects.
Use of Skin Lightening Agents
I recommend RAI Post Laser Intensive Recovery Serum for a few reasons:
(1) Herbal extract with skin lightening components.
(2) Calms down inflammation in skin which is associated with Melasma.
(3) Zero risk of exogenous ochronosis
*a permanent darkening that occurs with prolonged use of certain skin lightening agents such as hydroquinone.
(4) Improvement in overall skin profile, texture and quality.
Use of R2 Laser
(1) Targets underlying inflammation implicated in melasma.
(2) Helps to balance and normalise the production of pigments rapidly.
(3) Disperses areas of concentrated pigmentation.
Other Modalities Involving chemical peels, growth factors can be considered on a case by case basis.
On a personal note, I do not advocate oral medications for long term management of melasma.
Enquire with your doctor today to find out what is the best way to control your melasma and restore clear even skin tone!
Is there a way for us to treat rolling scars well?
The answer lies in using Subcision!
To maximise results, subcision works below the skin, an added resurfacing laser can treat the surface of the skin and complement the subcision procedure on the same day. The resurfacing laser of choice is the Time Freeze Laser.
Each scar has an ideal treatment that targets it.
Ice Pick Scars - TCA CROSS
Rolling Scars - Subcision
Boxcar Scars - Time Freeze Laser
It is hence most crucial to consul with your doctor to evaluate the scars to get the ideal treatment!
Is there a way for us to treat this? To restore the sparkle back to our eyes?
The answer is in Aegyo Sal Lift!
*Notice how the eye bag has flattened out and there is lifting of the upper eyelid, generating a more youthful look!
Is there a way for us to remove these fine blood vessels? Permanently?
The answer is the R2 Glow Laser, using the Resolution setting.
Achieve a clear complexion and rid those fine blood vessels from the face today
Using the R2 Glow Laser Resolution Settings!
Is there a way to reversen photoaging?
The answer lies in the R2 Glow Laser!
Find out more about R2 Glow Laser today!
The answer is YES!
And this treatment achieves a lifting effect without the use of needles at all!
The Time Freeze Lift!
Achieve the softening of nasolabial folds, improvement of jowls and
an overall slimmer look with The Time Freeze Lift!
And to achieve that, we use The Mulan Lift -
A modified threadlift technique to restore the glint in the eyes and achieve the shine!
Wondering if you are suitable for The Mulan Lift?
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What can we do to rekindle our lips?
The key is using a filler that is meant for the lips!
What has been developed to revitalise our hands?
The answer is in a collagen stimulating agent - Ellanse or Radiesse.
Find out more at neck and hand revitalisation!
Fortunately, there is a solution!
And that is The Time Freeze Laser!
How does it look like after treatment?
What results do I expect?
Find out more about The Time Freeze Laser Today!
And the winner is Jeon Jung Kook from Korea!
Back to our context in Singapore, one's preference for how our chin looks is an individual choice. It is always most important for you as a patient to discuss this with your treating doctor rather than just have a chin augmentation without defining what you like. This applies the same to aeygo sal - the little tiny fat deposits below the eye.
Key to a good aesthetic treatment outcome?
Get involved in the discussion, evaluated by your treating doctor before commencing treatment!
Find out more about chin enhancement here!
And the winner is Chou Tzuyu from Taiwan!
If you are affected by the following, do check out the following pages to find out how we can address it together!
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Rekindle Thinned Out Lips
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