7 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MICRONEEDLING
Microneedling, also known by many as Collagen Induction Therapy or Skin Needling, is a cosmetic procedure which involves the rapid continous pucturing of the skin with tiny micro sterile needles.
The concept of this procedure is to create numerious "micro injuries" on the surface of your skin to improve your complexion through the resulting body's production of collagen. Microneedling has known to improve the appearance of acne scars (fading them), stretch marks, reducing pore size, improving the texture and quality of skin, and also to remove fine lines and wrinkles.
Fact 1: Microneedling is Ideal for a variety of skin types
Microneedling is ideal for anyone looking to improve their skin’s appearance and complexion. It is effective on both dark or light skin, people of all ages, dry or oily skin and even individuals with skin pigmentation issues. No matter what your skin is like, you can reap the benefits of microneedling, such as lifting and tightening, lessening skin discoloration and reduce pore size, among many other advantages.
Fact 2: Microneedling can lead to immense improvements
Do you know that Microneedling was actually discovered in the 1950s by a doctor who realized that by creating small injuries in the skin, collagen production was promoted within the body. This led to stronger skin and better skin texture. Since then, the technology related to microneedling has greatly improved. Both the techniques and tools have advanced over the decades making the procedure very safe and effective when administered by a trained professional.
Fact 3: Microneedling is not just for your face
Microneedling is most commonly applied to the face, however, the procedure can be performed on other parts of the body too. Individuals with stretch marks and scars have used microneedling to lessen the appearance of these marks on their body. This is because the procedure promotes the body to heal itself by producing and sending collagen to the treated area. In fact, As dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner of Zeichner Dermatology tells the publication, collagen and hair follicles exist in the same strata of the skin. When collagen production drops off (which it usually does around 30 years of age) it leaves hair follicles susceptible to weakening. Weak hair follicles don't grow long and strong hair. "Think of it like the frame of your mattress," he says. "Without it, the mattress would be clumpy and wrinkly." It's in this way that collagen is necessary for maintaining healthy hair follicles.While microneedling revs up collagen production in the scalp just like it does on the face, "it also brings blood flow and nutrients to the scalp and induces new stem cells that support hair growth," Jay explains. Studies support this. One in particular found that patients who used microneedling in conjunction with traditional hair loss therapies showed a greater improvement in hair re-growth after only 12 weeks.
Fact 4: Microneedling can be comfortable
Often, patients are nervous about the level of pain they will experience from cosmetic procedures, among other procedures. Fortunately, microneedling is not an uncomfortable or painful procedure because the needles are very thin. In fact, the needles are thinner than a strand of hair! Having said that, a bit of pain tolerance would be ideal as our therapists at Wellaholic have been trained to gradually increase the needle depth to improve the efficacy over time for better results. As they say, no pain, no gain!
Fact 5: Microneedling is a low-risk procedure
Because the infliction to your skin is so small and performed under clinical conditions, there is a very low risk of serious injury or infection. Other cosmetic procedures have more risks, but microneedling is astronomically safer in comparison. Also, there are virtually no side effects from the procedure as none have been reported to date. The biggest risk of microneedling is through ‘do it yourself’ products. Products can be purchased that enable your to perform microneedling on yourself at home, but there are more significant risks related to doing this. If microneedling is done too frequently, as it often is with do it yourself products, there is a risk that you will break capillaries in your face.
Fact 6: Microneedling can lead to promising results
Right after your first treatment, you will notice a bit of redness which clears up rather quickly. Once your skin clears up, you’ll notice an immediate dewy, glowy complexion and new plumpness to your skin. It is important to keep the skin hydrated over the course of a few days to restore the cells.
Microneedling can safely be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks until desired results are achieved. After four sessions spaced roughly one month apart, individuals have reported a big increase in collagen and elastin within 6 months of completing all the procedures. By using microneedling, you can have confidence in the results so long as you’re patient.
Fact 7: Microneedling is actually very affordable
In fact, if you compare the pricing for microneedling versus other laser and co2 fractional laser treatments, you will realise that microneedling is not only affordably priced but also has a very negligable downtime. The results delivered by microneedling can also be seen quickly and that is why microneedling is fast becoming a treatment of choice.
For more information about Wellaholic's Microneedling treatments, follow this link.
WELLAFREEZE FAT FREEZE ALWAYS STARTS WITH THE MEASUREMENT OF YOUR TREATMENT AREA
At Wellaholic, we take our fat freeze or cryolipolysis treatments very seriously. This is because the fat freeze treatments involves deep freezing, or apoptosis, which is the ideal exposure of sub-zero temperatures for non-invasive fat reduction.
The fat cells are eliminated through a gradual freezing process that does not harm surrounding tissues. The body's natural metabolic process will then remove the unwanted fat.
Now, because the thickness of the treatment area will impact the duration of treatment as well as the temperature, it is highly important that our therapists measure the treated layer via both a pinch test (with fingers) as well as with the calipers. The measurement is then recorded to gauge progress of the customer over time.
Even if the customer insists on adjust to a lower temperature or prolonging the treatment process, we do not allow it. This is because the safety of the customer must come first, and effectiveness and efficacy next. By overtreating the area, the chances of a freeze burn increases dramatically. A freeze burn is a very painful process , similar to a second-degree burn which can lead to permanent scarring. For the safety of all our customers, our therapists take extra caution to prevent any possibilty of freeze burns.
Also, if a customer wants to do several WellaFreeze Fat Freeze treatments in a single day, we will always limit the number of session to three hours a day. Why is this the case? Now, when several body parts are treated, it results in a high percentage of frozen dead fat cells, which affects the overall body acidity. This phenomenon, is known as metabolic acidosis. Metabolic acidosis is a condition that occurs when the body produces excessive quantities of acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body, and may lead to lightheadedness, muscle twitching, prolonged muscle spasms and other complications. Once again, the safety of our customers always comes first!
With these possible complications, is there a silver lining? Fortunately, there is! WellaFreeze Fat Freeze uses the Coolsculping or Cryolipolysis procedure which has shown to be effective in removing between 14 to 28% of visceral fat 30 to 60 days after each treatment. This makes this treatment the safest non-invasive treatment to liposuction, which is more expensive and also carries higher risk.
To find out more about WellaFreeze, or live chat us or arrange a consultation at any of our outlets.
WE ARE AS TRANSPARENT AS WE CAN GET
The beauty and aesthetics industry is unfortunately littered with establishments offering dubious trials and cheap treatments with a big catch. A $38 fat freeze might turn out to be only a 15 minute partial affair with the customer being pressured to buy a $5,000 package!!
At Wellaholic, we aim to change this. We are probably the only aesthetics establishment to display all our prices online as part of our transparent pricing policy. Prices are nett and GST-inclusive with no hidden costs. All customers are encouraged to come for a free consultation before they decide on a package. We pride ourselves for never pressuring our customers to commit to any package.
So if it's too good to be true at Wellaholic, it's probably true. We are as transparent as we can get.
We are Wellaholic.
SCIENCE OF ELIGHT (IN-DEPTH SERIES) #2 - AfterGlow
In this second segment of the Science of Elight series, we will share a bit more about the AfterGlow Red Light treatment and what it does for your skin.
Ageing Skin and the Loss of Elasticity
As we age, we lose our skin’s elasticity because we produce less collagen. Because of that, our skin loses its capability to bounce back in place. Several intrinsic and extrinsic factors contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Intrinsic factors are those that you have no control about such as your genes and your biological age. We will all grow old eventually and we cannot prevent time from aging us but we can grow old gracefully and concentrate on other factors that we can do something about.
External factors are those that our environment can influence such as cigarette smoking, drying effects of the weather, poor lifestyle and diet, exposure to harsh sun or too much UV-exposure, or by using harsh skin care products.
Using Red Light to Reverse Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Red light therapy powers up the cells to release Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP to increase the metabolism, cell regeneration, and cellular processes. The release of cellular energy makes the most of the nutrients, oxygen, detoxification, growth, and repair that is already started by exposure to red light treatment.
Red light therapy stimulates blood circulation and the development of new capillaries. Because of this, more nutrients and oxygen is delivered to the skin that results in a healthier radiance. This light stimulus gives you that instant glow that people associate with healthy and young skin.
Red light therapy also increases lymphatic system activity to reduce puffiness and swelling. Because of the increased blood circulation, the lymphatic system does a better job of removing excess fluids and wastes from the skin tissues. The results are instantaneous and can be noticed after the first and succeeding treatment.
Red light therapy also boosts the production of collagen and fibroblasts. These two superheroes are what makes you achieve the youthful appearance over time. Collagen (together with elastin) gives your skin the elasticity, firmness, and fullness that somehow disappears when people age. The increased collagen and fibroblasts help reduce pore size, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and help improve and smooth out the texture of the skin.
Case Studies on the use of Red Light to Reduce Fine Lines
A paper was published in the Photomag Laser Surg publication to investigate on the safety and efficacy of red light, involving 136 volunteers. Of these volunteers, 113 subjects randomly assigned into four treatment groups were treated twice a week with either 611–650 or 570–850 nm polychromatic light (normalized to ∼9 J/cm2 in the range of 611–650 nm) and were compared with controls (n=23). Irradiances and treatment durations varied in all treatment groups. The treated subjects experienced significantly improved skin complexion and skin feeling, profilometrically assessed skin roughness, and ultrasonographically measured collagen density.
In conclusion, Red Light Treatment (or RLT) or AfterGlow can lead to improvements in skin complexion as well as skin rejuvenation. AfterGlow provides a safe, non-ablative and non-thermal treatment of skin tissue with high patient satisfaction results. AfterGlow, when used on a regular and consistent basis as part of the Elight Facial Collagen Boost plan will help extend the spectrum of anti-ageing treatment benefits to the customers.
MICRONEEDLING IS THE ANTI-AGEING BEAUTY TREATMENT JENNIFER ANISTON CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
When it comes to anti-aging beauty treatments, celebrities have tried it all. That said, there is one treatment that many — including Jennifer Aniston — swear by. So, what is this secret weapon against fine lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging? Microneedling!
In interview with People Magazine, Aniston remarked, "it allows the serums and whatever products you’re using to really soak in." Aniston is referring to the fact that microneedling (thorugh the many micropunctures created on the skin) provides a short window of opportunity that allows post-treatment products to travel down the fresh channels in the skin reaching the important parts at concentrations that are not otherwise possible. These channels allow a momentary increase in permeability that is hundreds of times the normal degree that topical products can penetrate the skin. The effects of topical serums can be accelerated dramatically.
But that’s actually not the main benefit of microneedling.
The single most aging thing that happens to our skin is the gradual loss of collagen and elastin. Microneedling triggers the skins wound-responses causing it to produce new collagen and elastin and making the skin look and feel younger and firmer. Wrinkles are reduced, tones are evened and sagging is lifted.
Unlike many other profoundly effective treatments microneedling does not try to force skin cells into a different state unnaturally. Microneedling triggers the skin’s own native rejuvenation process and is, therefore, completely natural. For this reason it works amazingly well with all skin types.
To learn more about Microneedling, read here.
WELLAHOLIC'S 5TH OUTLET OPENING OMG DEALS
Wellaholic is pleased to launch our fifth outlet (Tanjong Pagar or TP outlet). Located at 210A Telok Ayer Street (Level 2), TP outlet increases the total capacity of Wellaholic to a whopping 18 rooms! To celebrate our TP opening together with the launch of our premium Microneedling service, we are happy to announce the following 2 amazing promotions from now till end July 2019!!
Free Facial Nano Mist Spray ($59) and a bottle of Wellaholic's Royal Jelly Essence ($50) for every 3, 6, or 12-session Microneedling treatment package purchased. The Royal Jelly Essence contains the acclaimed royal jelly and bee propolis extract to help strengthen and soften your skin, and works extremely well as an aftercare after the intensive Microneedling treatment.
5th Outlet Opening Promotion
From now till end July 2019, all members get an additional 50% cashback recognition for all your purchases!!
Prestige Member A buys a 12-month Elight package for $2388. We will recognise an addition 50% more for cashback, which means $2388 is increased to $3582!
Deluxe Member A buys a 12-Session WellaFreeze package for $1548 We will recognise an addition 50% more for cashback, which means $1548 is increased to $2322
Not a member yet? It's not too late! Spend $500 to qualify as a Deluxe Member, or spend $2000 to qualify as a Prestige Member, and get this additional 50% recognition immediately!!
Remember, this amazing 50% recognition is valid only from now till end July 2019!!
BEST SHR SALON IN SINGAPORE & BEST FAT FREEZING IN SINGAPORE
Hard on the heels of our double award wins from Beauty Insider Spa and Salon Awards 2019, Wellaholic has won another two awards, this time from Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2019.
Being recognised as the Best SHR Salon in Singapore and the Best Fat Freeze provider (for our WellaFreeze) is a huge endorsement for Wellaholic by our customers. We will continue to work hard to deliver our brand promise of providing quality treatments proven by science with exeptional customer service!
IT'S THE AGE OF EXPLORATION FOR OUR 5TH OUTLET
With just about five days to the opening of our fifth outlet at Tanjong Pagar (specifically, at 210A Telok Ayer Street), we are working very hard to get the outlet ready.
On Saturday, we are still fixing up all the lights, and adjusting the power supply. There are still a lot of frames to hang, furniture to adjust, equipment to set up and calibrate, but we will do our utmost to ensure that everything will be up and ready in time.
As our fifth outlet is in the historic Telok Ayer district, and set in a shophouse with a long history of heritage, we decided to evolve the theme of our TP (Tanjong Pagar) outlet around the age of exploration and discovery. A lot of effort has been expended to create a unique Wellaholic character for TP, yet resonating with the usual cosiness and familiarity which you would find in our other Wellaholic outlets.
Do pay TP outlet a visit, and share with us your feedback!
SCIENCE OF ELIGHT (IN-DEPTH SERIES) #1 - ELIGHT
As part of our Elight In-Depth Series, we will be discovering the science behind each part of our Elight Facial Collagen Boost Treatment. This educational series aims to uncover the mechanics behind each technology treatment based on collated findings from the various dermatological reports and case studies from universities and research organisations around the world.
Elight is a Combination of Radio Frequency and IPL treatment
Elight includes three advanced technologies that combine to deliver effective treatments without sacrificing comfort. Elight includes both the Radio Frequency (RF) as well as Intense Pulse Light (IPL) as well as a "Cool Touch" mechanism.
Radio Frequency (RF) skin tightening is an aesthetic technique that uses radio frequency or radio wave energy to heat tissue and stimulate subdermal collagen production. This is effective in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. The nature of RF is such that they are operating at a lower frequency than the light waves used in lasers, RF can go beyond the skin surface more safely to improve skin tone and structure. RF generates an electromagnetic field between two poles, passing through the deepest parts of the skin, resulting in cellular movement. With repeated treatments, it helps to dramatically tighten skin, resulting in a more defined jaw contour, non-sagging cheeks, etc. Because of the nature of RF, it greatly complements IPL and hence enhances the treatment effect.
Evidence-Based Effect of RF Facial Rejuvenation
A study by the Department of Dermatology by Al-Minya Univeristy, Egypt concluded that Monopolar radiofrequency (RF) is emerging as a gentler, nonablative skin-tightening treatment that is able to deliver uniform heat to the dermis at a controlled depth. For the study, Six individuals of Fitzpatrick skin type III to IV and Glogau class I to II wrinkles were subjected to 3 months of treatment (6 sessions at 2-week intervals). Standard photographs and skin biopsy specimens were obtained at baseline, and at 3 and 6 months after the start of treatment. We performed quantitative evaluation of total elastin, collagen types I and III, and newly synthesized collagen using computerized histometric and immunohistochemical techniques. Blinded photographs were independently scored for wrinkle improvement.
RF produced noticeable clinical results, with high satisfaction and corresponding facial skin improvement. Compared with the baseline, there was a statistically significant increase in the mean of collagen types I and III, and newly synthesized collagen, while the mean of total elastin was significantly decreased, at the end of treatment and 3 months post-treatment.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
IPL is a special type of light, similar to the laser. IPL uses a specially designed lamp to generate a source of high intensity light, which through the given filter changes its characteristics for different treatments. IPL is an intense, pulsed low-fluence (or density) light used in a non-abrasive way to rejuvenate the skin. During treatment, light pulses are directed evenly over the skin. The light passes through the epidermis and penetrates deeper into the dermis where the pulsed light energy stimulates cells called fibroblasts to produce fresh collagen. Over several treatments, this new collagen smooths and softens the appearance of wrinkles, pores and textural irregularities. It also treats sun-damaged skin with pigmentation abnormalities, spider veins and rosacea, which absorb the light and are damaged until they fade from view.
IPL in Treating Vascular Lesions
In the research study by David J Goldberg filed with the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, IPL has shown to be able to successfully treat Vascular Lesions. (see diagrams below)
One of the main advantages of IPL technology is the absence of postoperative purpura, which minimizes postprocedure downtime substantially. Rather than inducing immediate purpura, the goal of treating vascular lesions with IPL is to raise the blood vessel temperature high enough to cause its coagulation, leading to its destruction and replacement by fibrous granulation tissue. Because of its polychromaticity, IPL can target oxyhemoglobin (predominantly found in clinically red lesions), deoxygenated hemoglobin (predominantly in blue lesions), and methemoglobin, with absorption peak wavelengths of 418, 542, and 577. The successful treatment of vascular lesions with IPL depends on the type and size of vessels targeted, with cherry angiomas and superficial telangiectatic veins typically demonstrating the best response.
IPL for Treating Photoaged Skin
Among the variety of methods used to treat photoaged skin, IPL has gained significant interest because of the patient’s rapid recovery after the procedure. Dyschromia, especially of the face, is a common complaint of patients seeking photorejuvenation with laser or light technology. Localized epidermal melanocyte, melanin, or ecstatic vessel aggregates enhance the color contrast with the surrounding skin giving it an uneven, heterogeneous tone. Breaks in the homogeneous color palette of the skin are perceived by the human eye as “imperfections” and has been shown to be one of the principal defining features of “old”-appearing skin. When utilizing a light source for treatment of pigmented skin lesions, the localization of the pigment target is a key determinant for the selection of the appropriate therapeutic wavelength. Wavelengths in the range of 630 to 1100nm account for both a preferential absorption of melanin over hemoglobin as well as an effective dermal penetration depth.
The mechanism of action of IPL for treating pigmentary lesions is thought to be the result of rapid differentiation of keratinocytes induced by thermal heating. This process results in an upward transfer of melanosomes along with necrotic keratinocytes, resulting in their elimination as the microcrusts are removed from the skin surface. These effects have been demonstrated in vivo using both reflectance-mode confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography, which allow precise visualization of melanosomes in the skin in horizontal and vertical dimensions, respectively.
IPL for Rhytids and Wrinkles
Fine superficial wrinkles in the skin are the result of a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic aging processes that affect the skin with the passage of time. Intrinsic aging results in the gradual reduction of extracellular matrix proteins, such as collagen and hyaluronic acids, in the dermis due to a chronological senescence of dermal fibroblasts. Extrinsic aging of the skin is mainly the result of long-term exposure to UV radiation from the sun, which leads to further breakdown of collagen fibers by oxygen radicals. The overall result is a decrease in dermal structural support and volume, leading to a reduction in skin torsion extensibility, thereby causing the overlying redundant epidermis to wrinkle.
The thermal stimulation of dermal fibroblasts by the higher wavelengths within the IPL spectrum has been shown to result in increased synthesis of extracellular matrix proteins, leading to at least partial replacement of the lost dermal volume. Specifically, wavelengths in the 1200nm spectrum are absorbed by water in the dermis, triggering a cytokine reaction, which, in turn, stimulates the formation of new collagen I, III, and elastin. Histological evaluation of the effects of five subsequent IPL treatments with 570 to 645nm wavelengths showed epidermal thickening of 100 to 300µm, a decrease in horny plugs, new rete ridge formation, a decrease in proportion of degenerated elastic fibers, and new dermal collagen formation.
The most commonly targeted wrinkles are those in the perioral and periorbital regions, with finer, more superficial lines typically responding better than deeper furrows. Results are often subtle and require multiple treatment sessions. Recent studies suggest that combining localized or full-face IPL treatments with concomitant botulinum toxin injections for dynamic rhytids produce better results than IPL treatment alone.
As the first step in the Elight Facial Collagen Boost procedure, Elight has multiple benefits which can scientifically help improve the skin layer and texture, and diminish fine lines. Nevertheless, a consistent, regular treatment is essential to reap the benefits of Elight. In our next segment of this In-Depth Series, we will find out more about what our AfterGlow Red Light treatment is all about, and its benefits to your skin.
Do You Know Why Wellaholic Continues to Maintain Our Elight Facial Unlimited at such an Affordable Rate Over the Years?
DO YOU KNOW WHY WELLAHOLIC CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN OUR ELIGHT FACIAL UNLIMITED AT SUCH AN AFFORDABLE RATE OVER THE YEARS?
Elight Facial Collagen Boost
Wellaholic's Elight Facial Collagen Boost is a six-step technology facial that's designed to rejuvenate the face in as many ways as possible, not only diminishing wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation but also to improve pores and remove blackheads, etc. This facial is offered in an attractive monthly unlimited plan, which allows customers up to twice-weekly treatments. This equates to about forty-eight individual treatments in a month!
Why Do We Maintain the Affordable Pricing?
Over the years, Wellaholic has consistently maintained the affordable pricing of our Elight facial, and even adding an additional Diamond Peel Microdermabrasion without any increase in the packages. Why do we do that? This is because Elight Facial Collagen Boost is the foundation aesthetic treatment offered by Wellaholic when we first launched in 2016. As part of our Brand Promise to provide affordable treatments to our customers, we have worked hard to maintain the amazing pricing of our Elight Facial which gives our customers regular treatments over a long period of time unmatched by other beauty providers in Singapore.
Treatments that Work
Facial treatments are akin to working out at a gym - one single session at the gym will give you a short-term muscular boost and burn off some calories, but unless you consistently train at the gym, you will not be able to maintain that desired physique that you desire. Similarly, regular facials with a consistent disciplined approach will help reverse the years off your face. But it takes time. Elight uses a mixture of technology to boost collagen, but it also requires a consistent approach to treat the face over and over again. For our customers who persist and stick to the routine of at least one facial a week, they are always amazed by the results.
We will start off our Elight Facial Collagen Boost educational series by sharing more about the scientific approach behind each of the treatment in the following few weeks. Watch this space!
WE ARE PULLING OUT ALL STOPS TO CREATE THE WHITEST POSSIBLE SMILE!
Yes, over at our Wellaholic HQ ⚗️, we are constantly working on new ways to help create the whitest possible smile via our TeethWhite 😬 Teeth Whitening treatments.
The latest would be the addition of our second-generation TeethWhite machines. Besides the usual Blue 💙 light, an additional Red ❤️ light (430nm ~ 490nm & 620nm ~ 640nm) helps to increase the effectiveness of the teeth whitening treatment.
This is part of our continous "Kaizen" methodology 📈 to improve our customers' treatments in line with our Vision and Brand Promise to help our customers look their best -- forget about expensive treatments that break the bank - come to Wellaholic on a regular basis for affordable treatments that show results!
BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT EASILY WITH FRESHA APP
Do you know that you can book (in real time) the treatment that you want, at the outlet that you prefer based on your preferred date and time, as well as the therapist that you prefer? And of course, if you are not fussy, you can also allow the system to assign the most ideal therapist to you.
Introduction the Fresha app, which can be downloaded via the Apple app store or Google Play. Your customer profile and registration details are automatically synced with our booking system. What this means is that you are able to book your next appointment, or even cancel or reschedule your appointment (bearing in mind our 24-hours no-cancellation policy) with the click of a few buttons!
Advantages of using the Fresha App
For those that prefer not to use the app, can also use our quick line: www.wellaholic.live/book to make an online booking. But of course, if you prefer to talk to our staff, you can easily reach us at any of the outlet via the following numbers:
Hotline: + 65 8181 1814
Tai Seng Outlet: +65 68168088
Tanjong Pagar Outlet: +65 8499 8984
Lavender Outlet: +65 6816 8038
Clarke Quay Outlet: +65 9058 5640
Orchard Outlet: +65 8869 5640
Harnessing technology for exceptional treatments and customer service
As an aesthetic technology company, Wellaholic not only harnesses the latest technology to help you look your best, but also uses a myriad of technologies to improve customer services. This booking system is one of many initiatives that we undertake to make your customer journey a smooth and pleasant one.
WELLAHOLIC PARTNERS TRICHOLOGIST GLOWER FOR A JOINT PROMOTION
Wellaholic is pleased to announce that we are partnering Glower, a professional hair care centre in Singapore specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of hair and scalp problems using trichological applications. For three months from June to September 2019, all Wellaholic customers are entitled to a 20% discount when they purchase any 6 month (or longer) treatment program with Glower Hair Care or Ashley & Martin.
All you need to do is to mention "Wellaholic" during your initial consultation to qualify for this 20% discount. As usual, this promotion is subject to prevailing terms and conditions.
WELLAHOLIC IS UPGRADING OUR PAYMENT TERMINALS.
From 1 July onwards, Wellaholic will be able to accept all Debit and Credit Cards, including AMEX, JCB, Union Pay etc. We will also be able to accept credit cards.
We will also continue to accept Cash and PayNow, but we will be stopping payment via NETS.
For our larger packages, Wellaholic accepts 12-month interest-free installments for DBS and OCBC credit cards. For all other credit and debit cards we also have a 2-month-4-payment option. Please approach our friend staff to find out more!
YOUR GUT WALL PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE BETWEEN YOUR INTESTINES AND THE REST OF YOUR BODY
There are three important players in ensuring longevity. The first two would be Gut Bacteria and Mitochondria. Now it's time to meet the third: your gut wall.
The gut wall is the protective barrier between your gut and the rest of your body. It consists of a single layer of mucus-producing cells that line your intestines. Tightly packed together, the gut wall is interspersed with immune cells - specialised white blood cells that act as sort of a gatekeeper in the wall.
This gatekeeping role is important because many things lurk in your intestines. While some are good for the body, others are bad. The gut wall and immune cells decide which ones to let through and which ones to keep out. This means that the rest of the body gets the nutrients and keeping all the nasty things out.
LSPs, or lipopolysaccharides are the main villains of this longevity story. They are waste products or discarded fragments of your bacteria's cell walls, which gets shed when your bacteria die or divide to reproduce themselves. Trillions of LSPs get produced every day - hence they can be very harmful if they breach your gut wall to reach your blood, organ, tissues, or lymphatic system.
When the immune cells in the rest of your body encounter LSPs, they perceive them as foreign invaders and their react accordingly. They attack them, and this leads to inflammation. If this happens ovre and over again, it's chronic inflammation, whihc is one of the ultimate causes of many of the most common ailments associated with ageing, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer and Alzheimer's.
Hence keeping your gut wall strong and able to ward off invaders is a key part of ageing well.
How to strengthen your gut
Fortrunately, there are some simple ways to strengthen your gut wall. One of the simplest ways is to eat plenty of food that provides your body with a source of organic compounds known as polyamines. Sources of these include leafy greens, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, lentils, shellfish, chicken liver and aged cheese. When they are given these foods, your gut bacteria use them to product and transport polyamines, which then help to protect your gut wall.
These compounds also help combat inflammation, and they provoke a beneficial process known as autophagy, which is the result of another phenomenon called hormesis, which is a beneficial way in which your body responds to stress.
To live a long and healthy life, make your bacteria hungry
One of the most effective strategies for enjoying the benefit of hormesis and autophagy is also one of the least enjoyable strategies to implement: partial, intermitten fasting. It is recommended that you limited yourself to consuming few than 900 calories per day for five consecutive days per month.
When the bacteria sense a lack of food, they send a message to your body cells. This provokes your cells to engage in autophagy, leaving them stronger than before. But it is not just your cell that are listening to the alert messages sent by your gut bacteria; it's also the mitochondria within your cells. Now, you would have known the important of mitochondria through Wellaholic's Resveratrol supplement - which extends mitochondria. Mitochondria produce energy within your cells. Mor emitochondria means more energy for the cells. This turbocharges your body engines. The better or worse your mitochondria function, the better or worse you age. So if longevity and youth is your aim, you want your mitochondria firing on as many cylinders as possible!
To assist your with this, consider Wellaholic's Probiotics Complex which augments and strengths healthy bacteria colonies for gastrointestinal support. Also consider our Resveratrol High-Absorption which is a super antioxidant for cellular regeneration and supports mitochondria energy levels.