Microneedling vs Laser - What you need to know
Introduction to Microneedling and Lasers
Microneedling is an emerging minimally-invasive treatment that is gaining popularity due to its minimum downtime and almost-immediate visible results. Although fractional ablative lasers have bridged the efficacy-versus-downtime gap between the traditional CO2 lasers and nonablative lasers, no laser can treat severe perioral rhytides successfully. In this article, we are going to deep dive into microneedling and lasers, and explain what each one does for your skin and what one is right for you. Read on.
While lasers is effective for tissue tightening, microneedling can quickly and effectively address issues ranging from stubborn wrinkles to stretch marks. Both treatments complement each other very well.
What is the Difference between Laser and Microneedling?
Both laser treatments and microneedling work on a different level. Lasers, by design, use light as energy. This allows lasers to have a specific target on the skin which it will treat. As such, laser is ideal for conditions such as brown pigmentation spots or broken red veins. This allows the laser to focus on its target without affecting the surrounding tissue. As such laser treatments are very specific treatments.
On the other hand, Microneedling is a mechanical method of treatment that has grown in popularity in recent years due to its results and benefits. Microneedling creates thousands of tiny channels of injury over a treatment area and forces the treated area to heal. This is ideal for a large area, such as the entire face. The results are not selective to a specific problem. On the contrary, microneedling can tremendously help with collagen regeneration and skin turnover.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling?
On the other hand, microneedling together with micro-wounding creates controlled wounds that encourages healing in a way that tilling a field increases its yield. Microneedling is also affordable and inexpensive, and combines well with other aesthetic procedures.
Generally, most dermatologists would recommended using microneedling devices with disposable tips (for safety and hygiene reasons) and with as many needles as possible. Drum-shaped needle rollers are hard to clean, and also hard to apply the appropriate pressure to the skin. In addition, the permanent needles dulls quickly and cannot reach the effectiveness of the microneedling pens.
Should I try one before the other?
If you are looking to proactively take care of your skin, and boost your skin or facial collagen, then microneedling is a quick and easy way to do so without much risk. It is also more affordable with less or no downtime. On the other hand, if you have a specific problem or issue that you would like to address and treat, then you might want to consider laser treatments for your specific condition to meet your goals.
What to take note of when doing Microneedling?
Technical Tips to Take Note When Performing Microneedling
For perioral rhytides and other indications, a simple microneedling approach without Radiofrequency (RF) assistance is adequate enough. There are some technical tips to take note of:
Can Microneedling Remove Acne Scars?
Treatment for Atropic Scars
For atrophic scars, traditional pulsed CO2 lasers can provide significant improvements with just one treatment. But to avoid post-treatment mismatches, the laser procedure must be delivered to entire cosmetic units. This is not the case with microneedling. With microneedling, a small area of atropic scars within a cosmetic unit can be treated without having to worry about color mismatches.
Can Microneedling Treat Enlarged Pores?
Microneeding for Enlarged Pores
Dermatologists, such as Dr. Alster also love using microneedling for enlarged pores. Microneedling disrupts the fibrotic pores and induces new collagen formation. For striae that covers large body areas, microneeding is able to improve both the skin texture and tightness. Read up more about the research done on Microneedling here.
Wellaholic's Microneedling for Face and Neck with Hyaluronic Acid
Wellaholic's Microneeding with Serum Options
Wellaholic's Microneedling is a safe, minimally invasive, and effective aesthetic treatment for several different dermatologic conditions including acne and other scars. Given its expedient post-treatment recovery, limited side effect profile, and significant clinical results, microneedling is a valuable alternative to more invasive procedures such as laser skin resurfacing and deep chemical peeling.
Microneedling treatments have proven to be more effective than surgical treatments, laser resurfacing and chemical peels in stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which reinforces the skin, removes the wrinkles and smooths the scars.
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7 Interesting Facts about Microneedling
Introduction to Microneedling in Singapore
Microneedling, also known by many as Collagen Induction Therapy or Skin Needling, is a cosmetic procedure which involves the rapid continuous puncturing of the skin with tiny micro sterile needles.
The concept of this Microneedling Facial procedure is to create numerous "micro-injuries" on the surface of your skin to improve your complexion through the resulting body's production of collagen. Microneedling Singapore has known to improve the appearance of acne scars (fading them), stretch marks, reducing pore size, improving the texture and quality of the 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 for face 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 facial 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.
Where to get Microneedling Done?
If you are looking to try our microneedling for your skin condition, you might want to consider Wellaholic. We offer affordable Microneedling plans for both the face and the neck. You can read about our exceptional customer reviews here.
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Study on the Effect of Fat Freeze Cryolipolysis on Abdominal Obesity of Women
As part of Wellaholic's Educational Series, we are reviewing the research report on the effectiveness of fat freezing on women. This is based on the case study published in 2017 by Meyer PF and team on US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health.
Summarised from the abstract by Meyer PF and team on Sep 2017 published on US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29734405)
The study aims to verify the effectiveness of cryolipolysis in the reduction of localized adiposity (obesity) in women. Adiposity: a condition of being severely overweight, or obese. There also is a measurement of body fat used by some researchers known as the body adiposity index (BAI). Unlike the BMI, weight is not taken to account in the BAI, which is based on a person's height and hip circumference.
A group of 15 women, aged between 25 to 50 years were involved in the study.
The fat freeze cryolipolysis was used in the following parameters
--> Temperature -7 degrees
--> Suction power 30 kPa
--> Application time 60 minutes
After the fat freeze cryolipolysis was performed, a follow-up of 2 months was conducted with all the women. This is to verify the changes related to weight, body circumference, fat layer thickness, which were evaluated by ultrasonography and photogrammetry. The aim was to obtain an accurate reading of the before and after measurements in order to validate the effectivenss of fat freeze for the test subjects.
From data analysis, the reductions observed on perimeter (p=0.03) and ultrasonography (p=0.03) showed significant results, considering p <0.05. As of body weight results (p=0.57), the average value varied during the study; however, at the end of the research, no significant weight increase or decrease was reported, as it is known that this method does not interfere with this variable. Additionally, quantitative data were satisfactory. The photogrammetry analysis showed that cryolipolysis positively affected subjects' results.
A change in body contouring, especially in individuals with lower body mass, reinforces the idea that the parameters must be suitable for individual needs.
This recent study reinforces the positive effects of cryolipolysis or fat freeze on women with adiposity. Significant results in the fat tissue perimeter were noted. However, adjust the appropriate parameters for the client is crucial in achieving the best effects for the customer. As Wellaholic adopts the same body contouring techniques as this study, we believe that a regular WellaFreeze fat freeze regime, between three to five times, will improve the results.
To find out more about our WellaFreeze Fat Freeze, click here.
How Does Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Treat Hair Loss?
Low level laser therapy or LLLT is a safe form of light and heat treatment under investigation for a variety of health indications. It is being used to effectively treat the genetic forms of hair loss common in men and women, such as androgenetic alopecia or pattern balding.
Low level laser therapy is also called red light therapy, cold laser, soft laser, biostimulation and photobiomodulation.
What is Pattern Balding?
Androgenetic alopecia can affect up to 70% of men (male pattern balding) and 40% of women (female pattern balding) at some point in their lifetime. While men typically present with a distinctive alopecia pattern involving hairline recession and vertex balding, women normally exhibit a diffuse hair thinning over the top of their scalps. For both men and women, losing their hair can be a very frustrating experience. This is because it affects their confidence in social situations. It can also lead to depression in the long term.
The current treatment standard for pattern balding is therapy with minoxidil and finasteride, with hair transplantation as a surgical option. However, low level laser treatment for hair loss is now also promoted as a safe alternative or additional treatment.
How does Low Level Laser Therapy treat Pattern Balding?
Laser therapy used for hair loss treatment depends on devices that emit a light that can penetrate the scalp. Excimer (308 nm), helium-neon (632.8 nm), and fractional erbium-glass (1550 nm) lasers have been used. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) uses devices with diodes that emit red light (wavelength 630-670 nanometers), or infrared radiation, available as:
LOW LEVEL LASER TREATMENTS: LLLT is one of few products and solutions that use highly effective LLLT stimulating light therapy equipment to promote cellular rejuvenation with laser and LED lights.
CLINICALLY TESTED, FDA CLEARED: In 2 separate, published peer-reviewed clinical studies, LLLT increased hair count by 35% in males and 37% in females in 16 weeks to help stop hair loss.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Full scalp coverage and comfort while the stimulator system promotes faster growth with over 50 medical-grade lasers and LED.
BETTER HAIR: Whether it's male pattern baldness, male or female androgenetic alopecia, a thin or soon to be bald head of hair, LLLT is for all hair: grey, aged, straight, curly, african american etc.
Who are the best candidates for LLLT?
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is suitable for men and women with thinning hair or pattern baldness caused by a hereditary condition.
Physicians use a system known as the Norwood-Hamilton Classification (men) and the Ludwig-Savin Scale (women) to describe the degree of hair loss. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is intended to promote hair growth in males who have Norwood Hamilton Classifications of IIa to V and in females who have Ludwig (Savin) I-4, II-1, II-2, or frontal patterns of hair loss and have Fitzpatrick skin phototypes I to IV.
How is Low Level Laser Therapy Supposed to work?
The hair growth cycle consists of three phases: growth (anagen phase), resting (telogen phase) and shedding (catagen phase). Hair loss in androgenetic alopecia depends on a testosterone derivative in the skin, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Low level laser therapy is believed to increase blood flow in the scalp and stimulate metabolism in catagen or telogen follicles, resulting in the production of anagen hair. In theory:
What are the benefits of LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY?
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Hair Loss Treatments for Women in Singapore
There are many reasons to why your hair is thinning or falling out more than the usual. While it can be temporary or even reversible, it is important to quickly address your hair fall issue before it gets even more serious. In this article by Wellaholic, we will share on the possible treatments available to help treat hair loss for women, especially women in Singapore
What are the common causes of Hair loss in WOmen?
Generally, hair loss is caused by a number of factors. The most common factor for hair loss in women is due to hormonal changes. This can be due to conditions such as menopause or even pregnancy. Stress can also cause hormonal shifts, which in turn causes thinning hair or hair loss in general. When the body adjusts and the hormonal levels return to normal, the hair loss should stop on its own.
If you have a change of diet, or if you are trying a new form of dieting, it can sometimes affect your scalp. Nutrient deficiencies can be solved by readjusting your diet, and by consulting a doctor or a dietitian. Sometimes, there may be an underlying health or medical condition, hence it will be important to check with your doctor on this.
Female Pattern Baldness or Alopecia
About one-third of women experience hair loss (also known as alopecia) at some time in their lives. Hair loss in women often has a greater impact than hair loss does on men, because it's less socially acceptable for them. This type of hair loss is very similar to that experienced by men. It is known as androgenetic alopecia or female pattern hair loss. For women, it usually begins with the gradual thinning at the hair parting line. Then slowly but surely, there will be an increase of diffused hair loss radiating from the top of the head or the hair parting line.
Lidwig Scale for Female pattern Baldness Classification
The Ludwig scale is a method of classifying female pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), and ranges from stages I to III. Stage I begins with thinning on the top of the head. In stage II the scalp starts to show. All of the hair at the crown of the head may be lost when the hair loss progresses to stage III. However, the scale is used merely for general categorisation.
What is Androgenetic Alopecia?
Androgenetic alopecia relates to the action of the hormones called androgens, which are essential for normal male sexual development and have other important functions in both sexes, including sex drive and regulation of hair growth. The condition may sometimes be inherited and usually involves several different genes. Androgenetic alopecia can be caused by an underlying endocrine condition, such as overproduction of androgen or an androgen-secreting tumour on the ovary, pituitary, or adrenal gland. In either case, the alopecia is likely related to increased androgen activity. But unlike androgenetic alopecia in men, in women the precise role of androgens is harder to determine. On the chance that an androgen-secreting tumor is involved, it's important to measure androgen levels in women with clear female pattern hair loss.
Treating hair loss with minoxidil
Also commonly known as its brand name Rogaine, this over-the-counter (OTC) medication can be used for men or women with alopecia areata or androgenic alopecia. This drug comes in foam or liquid form and is spread on the scalp each day. It may cause more hair loss at first, and new growth may be shorter and thinner than before. You may also need to use it six months or more to prevent further loss and promote regrowth. At Wellaholic, we use this together with our HairGrow and Microneedling for Scalp for Hair Regrowth treatments.
Treating hair loss with spironolactone pills
Otherwise known as Aldactone, the drug spironolactone works to treat hair loss by addressing hormones. Specifically, it binds to androgen receptors and decreases the body’s processing of testosterone. It's normally used to treat swelling, high blood pressure, and potassium deficiency. But because Aldactone acts as an anti-androgen, it can help when women are experiencing hair loss due to higher levels of androgens.
Spironolactone slows down the production of androgens. These are male sex hormones, including testosterone. Reduced production of androgens can slow down the progression of hair loss caused by androgenic alopecia. It can also encourage hair to regrow.
Treating Hair loss with Tretinoin
Retin-A, or topical tretinoin, is sometimes used as a combination therapy with minoxidil for androgenic alopecia. Topical all-trans-retinoic acid (tretinoin) alone and in combination with 0.5% minoxidil has been tested for the promotion of hair growth in 56 subjects with androgenetic alopecia. After 1 year, the combination of topical tretinoin with 0.5% minoxidil resulted in terminal hair regrowth in 66% of the subjects studied. Tretinoin was shown to stimulate some hair regrowth in approximately 58% of the subjects studied. Tretinoin has been shown to promote and regulate cell proliferation and differentiation in the epithelium and may promote vascular proliferation. These factors are important for hair growth promotion.
Treating Hair loss with Corticosteroid injections
Corticosteroid injections, like all treatments for alopecia areata, do not prevent new hair loss from developing. While there are few reported side effects related to this kind of treatment, temporary depressions (called “dells”) in the skin may result from the injections. However, these usually improve with time. If new hair growth occurs from corticosteroid injections it is usually visible within four weeks. There are few known side effects related to this kind of treatment.
Treating Hair loss with ANthralin
Drithocreme (Anthralin) is a topical medication used to control inflammation at the base of the hair follicles. It is used in conditions such as alopecia areata. A few controlled trials have assessed the efficacy of topical anthralin in the treatment of alopecia areata. In an open study, a cosmetic response was seen in 25% of patients with severe alopecia areata treated using 0.5%–1.0% anthralin cream.
HairGrow™ - Hair Regrowth with Science
ULTIMATE HAIR REGROWTH TREATMENT WITH MICRONEEDLING FOR SCALP AND LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT)
WHAT IS HAIRGROW™?
HairGrow™ is a special Unlimited Hair Loss Treatment Package in Singapore that combines both the Microneedling for Scalp (with Minoxidil) and Low Level Laser Therapy into a monthly unlimited bundle which offers up to 4 weekly treatments a month at a heavily discounted pricing. HairGrow™ is highly recommended by Wellaholic as this combined the various scientific treatments to treat your alopecia areata, thinning hair or receding hairline and accelerate your hair growth over a shorter period of time.
HairGrow™ = Microneedling for Scalp + LLLT combined
IS HAIRGROW™ BACKED BY SCIENCE?
HairGrow™ including both Microneedling for Scalp as well as Low Level Laser Therapy. Both treatments have numerous research reports and case studies backing them up.
Microneedling for Scalp
Forget ageing gracefully - instead, here's how to age youthfully! Keep a healthy glow, look radiant and exude sunshine positivity and confidence with our tips to look fabulous, no matter how young or old you are!
1. Smile, Wide!
Young, middle-aged, and older individuals studied thousands of photographs and were asked to guess the age of models with various facial expressions. Neutral expressions yielded the most accurate results, and fearful expressions made subjects look older; happy faces were rated as younger than they really were. In short, a smile makes you younger than what you really are!
2. Frame Your Face
Keeping your eyebrows well-groomed and shaped helps provide a frame for your face and draws attention to your eyes. You don’t just need to shape your eyebrows, you need to groom them, too. “Brushing through your brows with a spooly brush helps keeps hairs in place, exfoliates the skin under your brows and increases blood flow,” Gafni says. “This not only helps your brows look their best, it encourages hair turnover and growth.”
3. Cleanse and moisturize regularly
Cleansing and moisturizing helps protect skin and keep it healthy; but banish regular soap, which can be drying for older skin. Instead, use a cleanser that gently washes without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Avoid skin toners, especially those with a stringent or alcohol base, or use a non-alcohol version like our Tightening Toner, which contains the acclaimed azeloglicina, a whitening agent. Follow with a good moisturizer, morning and night.
4. Follow a Consistent Facial Regime
The advances in technology means that you are able to harness proven technologies such as Radio Frequency and Red Light facials to boost your facial and neck collagen to tighten your skin and remove pigmentation and lines at an affordable price. Just like going to the gym, a consistent disciplined approach will mean that you are able to not only slow down the ageing process, but also potentially look younger. Wellaholic's Elight Facial Collagen Boost has monthly unlimited packages that will do just that without breaking the bank!
5. Load up on antioxidants
Antioxidants like vitamins A and C and the newest “it” fountain of youth antioxidant fight against free radicals, helping you maintain a younger appearance. “When free radicals from diet or the environment threaten to damage skin cells, antioxidants fight against these compounds and protect skin cells,” Palinski-Wade says. “Diets rich in antioxidants may help to fight against damage from the sun and the environment, and protect against inflammation which accelerates aging.” Eat oranges, strawberries, blueberries, bell peppers, and spinach to reap these benefits. Alternatively, try our Life's Promise Multivitamins for a boost of vitamins and minerals, or our Harvard Medical School-researched Resveratrol High Absorption, which is a powerful antioxidant with anti-ageing properties.
6. Cut down on sugar and salt
A healthy, youthful body needs healthy nutrients—and to avoid unhealthy ones. “Added sugars and excessive salt intake can increase inflammation in the body, which can accelerate the aging process,” Palinski-Wade says. “Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen in the skin. The end result is accelerated wrinkling and sagging of the skin, leading to an aged appearance.” One study found people with a high blood sugar level were perceived to be older; another found salt increased cell aging in overweight people.
7. Treat aging skin
“Age spots” are really sun-damaged skin. “The key to removing age spots is to exfoliate skin to remove the darkened areas,” Dr. Patel says. Lightening serums may work, and professional chemical peels or laser removal are options, too. “People concerned about age-related spots should consult with their board-certified dermatologist on the best treatment for their case,” Dr. Patel says. Wellaholic's Retinol Serum contains Retinyl Palmitate - which helps to accelerate the exfoliation of the skin dermis and hence works in tandem with the Elight Facial to renew and regenerate the skin quickly.
The Amazing Benefits of Retinol
While a few basic skincare ingredients have become household names, one is constantly part of the conversation: retinol. We have all heard of it, but we’re not all exactly sure what it is—or how it works.
An informative article by Byrdie’s Hallie Gould peels the layers off retinol. In short, retinol is an amazing ingredient for your skin! To find out more, read on.
In an effort to get educated , we checked with both a top dermatologist and a celebrity aesthetician for the full rundown. Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group and celebrity facialist Renée Rouleau eagerly and thoroughly answered all of her burning questions, as well as the ones she crowd-sourced from co-workers and friends.
What is Retinol?
“Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that has been used for anti-aging and found in many skincare products,” Nazarian explains.
Rouleau adds, “It can stimulate the metabolism of skin cells and encourage collagen production. Retinol can be absorbed within the skin and, when combined with certain enzymes, it’s converted into tretinoin (the acid form of vitamin A, also known as retinoic acid). Using a well-formulated and stable product with retinol will visibly reduce the appearance of sun damage, brown spots, lines, wrinkles and large pores. Its magic is in its ability to resurface the skin’s texture for a smoother, more even-toned look."
What’s the difference between retinol, Retin-A, and retinoid?
“Both Retin-A and retinol are considered types of retinoids (which is a class of medication),” says Nazarian. “Both can help with promoting faster skin cell turnover, and both are proven options for helping reverse signs of skin aging. But retinol over-the-counter—it requires conversion in the skin to the active form, while a Retin-A is a prescription product that is more potent and slightly more effective at diminishing wrinkles and fighting acne. You will need to speak to a dermatologist about getting a prescription.”
“Retin-A restores the organization of cells through cellular turnover in the epidermis, so they are less likely to fall into the pores and block them—resulting in fewer clogged pores and small breakouts,” says Rouleau. “It also improves the look of wrinkles by retexturing and smoothing the skin’s surface and reducing pore size.”
What are the pros of Retinol?
“The pros of either are that you will see improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and enhanced collagen production in the skin, with improvement in skin tone. Retin-A is just a stronger prescription version that works faster and more effectively not only for anti-aging but also for acne,” explains Nazarian.
Retin-A can be helpful for those with certain types of acne prone skin. “A prescription retinoid is very beneficial for anti-aging and works on some types of acne,” Rouleau explains, “specifically whiteheads, blackheads, closed comedones, and general clogged pores."
What are the cons of Retinol?
“The cons of either,” says Nazarian, “are that over-usage can cause drying and irritation of skin. Some people with super-sensitive skin conditions like rosacea may not be able to tolerate either. Both topicals also make you more sensitive to sunlight, leading to quicker and easier sunburns. Both are also contraindicated in pregnancy,” says Nazarian.
She continues, “Retinoids can only be damaging to skin if you have a super-sensitive underlying skin condition like eczema or rosacea and can flare and enhance inflammation. Still, patients with sensitive conditions like rosacea may still be able to use a retinoid, but they need to gradually introduce it into their skincare regimen, perhaps only one time weekly, and prep their skin with a topical moisturizer before applying the retinoid.
“Lastly, I don’t recommend Retin-A or retinol it for anyone who doesn’t take sun safety seriously. Daily use of sunscreen is crucial to seeing successful results with a retinoid,” says Rouleau.
At what age should you start using retinol?
Nazarian recommends, “There are no true guidelines on how early you can start a retinoid, but if you’re old enough to be thinking about wrinkles, you should be doing something to prevent them! I find that most women benefit from starting a retinoid treatment in their late teens or early 20s.”
Similarly, Rouleau recommends retinol for those in their late 20s who have minimal to no breakout activity—as this is when cellular turnover starts to slow down. She continues, “Simply put, the best candidate is for those whose breakout years are behind them. If someone has sensitive, easily irritated skin, retinol is a good ingredient to prevent the look of aging whereas a prescription retinoid could be too irritating. With continued use, retinol works to fade hyper-pigmentation (brown spots and patches) and give the look of smoother skin in a gentler, non-drying way than a prescription form.”
What time of day should you apply Retinol?
“Most retinoids are not photo stable or sunlight stable, meaning they should be kept in an opaque well-sealed container and used only at night. Generally speaking, I suggest all of my patients begin using a pea-size amount once weekly over their moisturizer. They would gradually increase how often, but not how much, they are using based on how their skin response. If any redness or irritation is noted the next day, you should skip that night’s application.”
Rouleau adds, “Apply your retinol serum to the entire face and neck. Wait three minutes and apply a small amount of moisturizer, if needed. Use the retinol serum for two nights on, one night off, alternating with an exfoliating acid serum and a nourishing treatment serum.”
ADVANCED ANTI-AGEING DAILY SKIN LOTION WITH MOISTURE-RICH ALOE VERA AND RETINOL TO PROMOTE A NATURAL GLOW WHILE REDUCING WRINKLES AND FINE LINES. . Learn More
WELLAHOLIC'S RETINOL SERUM CONTAINS 100% CONCENTRATION OF RETINYL PALMITATE. AFTER ITS ABSORPTION INTO THE SKIN, RETINYL PALMITATE IS CONVERTED TO RETINOL, AND ULTIMATELY TO RETINOIC ACID. RETINYL PALMITATE IS A GENTLER, MILDER FORM OF VITAMIN A, AND HAS NUMEROUS BENEFITS TO THE SKIN. Learn More
Does Fat Freeze or Fat Freezing Really Work?
What is Fat Freezing?
Fat freezing, technically known as cryolipolysis, is an FDA approved non-invasive method of freezing fat cells to get rid of “love handles,” double chin, flabby arms and other unwanted bulges of fat. It promises to remove 25 percent of fat in a given area, but probably not all in a single treatment.
Fat freezing works by using paddles that suction your skin into a cup in order to crystallise underlying fat cells. Each procedure can last from 35 minutes to an hour, depending on the target area. The discomfort involved is said to be minimal although the area treated will first feel very cold and then numb.
Fat Freeze is US FDA-Approved Procedure
The FDA cleared the marketing of the fat freezing method CoolSculpting in 2010 based on results of a study showing that six months after the treatment of love handles in 60 patients, the targeted fat was reduced by an average of 19 percent. Since then, fat freezing has been catching on nationwide. It is offered by dermatologists and medical spas and is heavily promoted in television commercials. Wellaholic's WellaFreeze is premised on the same principles as CoolSculpting.
What are the Limitations of Fat Freeze?
If you’re considering the procedure, you should be aware of its limitations. CoolSculpting is intended to reduce the appearance of visible bulges, not as a treatment for obesity. The specific areas of fat targeted may also include thighs, upper arms, abdomen, breasts, and “banana handles” (fat under the buttocks).
One often-distressing condition that fat freezing appears to help is the reduction of the size of men’s breasts. (Treatment for this is the fourth-most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for men.) A small study published in September 2015 found that 95 percent of 21 men treated with freezing felt their appearance had improved and 89 percent cited less embarrassment about the appearance of their chest. Each man had two 60-minute treatments followed by another two months later. All felt their quality of life improved. Results showed that the procedure is generally safe; with minimal to no downtime for patients, and that the improvements were sustained for a year following treatment. Standard treatment to reduce breast size in men is surgery under general anesthesia or liposuction or both.
How is the Fat Freeze Procedure Like?
In Singapore, Fat Freezing is becoming more popular and common. While fat freezing is painless and has little or no downtime, it must be conducted by experienced consultants to prevent any post-treatment implications such as freeze burns, etc.
Why is it not possible to Fat Freeze too many areas in a single day?
Wellaholic offers WellaFreeze Unlimited, which allows customers several treatments within a month for their body sculpting needs. Nevertheless, we do not recommend doing more than three sessions a day. This is because the process of fat freezing or cryolipolysis will freeze the fats. There will be a built-up of dead cells which your body will need to clear off (usually within 30 to 60 days). Now, acidosis happens when your body isn't able to get rid of too much acid in the body. Hence, by pacing the treatments, coupled with drinking lots of water, you will help to keep your body and kidneys in a healthy state.
Want to find out more about WellaFreeze?
Wellaholic’s WellaFreeze™ or Fat Freeze Cryolipolysis helps target the stubborn fat areas of your body that do not react well to exercise and dieting. This helps customers in Singapore who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Some key facts about our treatments:
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Why Fat Freeze is Ideal for Men?
What is WellaFreeze Fat Freeze?
WellaFreeze™ Fat Freeze Cryolipolysis is an innovative slimming technology which uses a safe and controlled cooling technology which is popularly known as cryolipolysis. This non-invasive treatment freezes and destroys your fat cells, thereby helping to sculpt your body, delivering sustainable end results with minimal pain.
The Cooler Way to Shape Your Body
The exposure of your fat cells to the sub-zero temperatures helps to eliminate the fat cells and begins a process of natural removal in the body. This gradually reduces the thickness of your fat layer. The fat cells are typically frozen and would be processed and eliminated by your body naturally within four weeks or more.
Why is Fat Freezing Ideal for Men?
Fat Freeze is ideal for men. This is especially so for men that are experiencing a decreasing metabolic rate. A decrease in metabolic rate means that more fat gets accumulated at the belly (a.k.a. beer belly), as well as the stubborn love handles. Belly fat is a common term used to describe fat that forms beneath your abdominal skin and in the spaces around your abdominal organs. If enough fat accumulates around your organs, you can develop significant risks for a number of serious health problems. Men tend to gain belly fat after age 40 because of changes in their metabolism.
Some men also have a genetic tendency toward obesity and belly fat accumulation. However, in most cases, the roles of genetics is relatively small when compared to physical inactivity and other lifestyle choices. Among these choices is the regular consumption of alcohol, which can lead to the development of a classic "beer belly." However, beer isn't the only form of alcohol that can contribute to the development of belly fat. In fact, with the potential exception of wine, significant consumption of any form of alcohol can increase your tendency to form fat in your abdomen.
Man Boobs and Fat Freezing?
Nothing shouts masculinity quite like a broad, contoured and chiselled chest. Naturally, men feel self conscious when the pecs or chest is covered up with fat tissue. Yet, pseudogynecomastia, or gynecomastia is a common medical condition that causes men to store excess fat in their chest area, leading to the appearance of breasts. For cases of pseudogynecomastia, WellaFreeze fat freeze can certainly help.
WellaFreeze fat freeze treatments are ideal for men too
At Wellaholic, we understand the major problem body areas for men where fat accumulates easily, and our consultants are able to provide an in-depth advice on how to treat these areas. Wellaholic also have a 1:1 ratio of male to female therapists, and this means that our male therapists are always available to help you with fat freeze at sensitive areas.
Which Target Group is WellaFreeze Fat Freeze Suitable For?
WellaFreeze is suitable for people who are looking to selectively remove stubborn fats at specific areas of their body. Popular areas include the arms, upper and lower stomach/abdomen, inner and outer thighs/legs, love handles, chin area, etc.
How Immediate Will I See Results?
Generally it will take about 4 weeks or longer to see results, and this varies with your body's metabolism.
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What are the Alternatives to Retinol for Sensitive Skin?
Retinol is a preferred compound frequently utilised in skincare routines to help reduce ageing skin and acne. It is stemmed from vitamin A, which is an antioxidant that can help in reducing oxidative stress. Retinol is also said to improve collagen, plump skin and lower wrinkles. It assists exfoliate skin cells and shed dead skin, promoting brand-new skin development. It can also enhance complexion and may be prescribed by a skin doctor at high strength. However, some people with sensitive skin might find retinol too strong. In this article by Wellaholic, we are going to look into possible alternatives to retinol.
Retinol have issues too
Using retinol creams on the skin and face might have some remarkable advantages, but it can likewise trigger negative responses for delicate skin. It may also cause more negative impacts if a person is exposed to too much sun. It is recommended for individuals to utilize a sunscreen with retinol. Even then, it might be excessive for somebody with sensitive skin.
Some rare adverse effects of retinol include:
Sensitive skin can be affected by REtinol
Retinol may be used as an active ingredient in serum, night creams, everyday moisturiser products or chemical peels. These can leave the skin feeling fresh and new however might likewise cause pain, redness and increased sensitivity. Those who have delicate skin that responds to harsh chemicals or substances might not be able to endure retinol. The effects of soreness and breakouts retinol causes can be uneasy and really uncomfortable. Luckily, for those who have level of sensitivity, there are plant-based options to retinol.
There are lots of choices for healthy beauty care products that can significantly enhance the health of skin. Options such as sugar scrubs, natural oils and moisturisers that include antioxidants can be great alternatives to retinol products without the harsh negative effects. People with a level of sensitivity to retinol can change many care products with these excellent options.
Beta carotene is what creates the orange pigment in carrots, pumpkins and butternut squash. People can get it from food, as a supplement or in appeal care products. It is typically used as a strong and powerful moisturiser: Thanks to its vitamin E content, it can enhance the water retention of the skin and battle persistent dryness. It can be used to deal with some conditions like psoriasis, acne and rosacea due to its anti-inflammatory homes.
Rosehip oil is harvested from the rosebush after it ends up blooming. The small fruits have been utilised for centuries in herbal remedies for numerous purposes. One typical use is for its anti-inflammatory properties that can assist promote recovery of the skin and the required nutrients for the skin to become glowing once again.
Argan oil is a popular choice when it comes to skin and hair care. The pure oil can be used directly to the skin or consumed for its advantages. As a beauty item argan oil may improve the skin's barrier function and general health. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial homes, making it a terrific option for dealing with acne in those with level of sensitivity to dryness and inflammation. Coconut oil can also act as a light sun block, so using it as a basic moisturiser in the morning can be valuable for people who wish to protect their face and body from hazardous UV rays.
Almond oil is often utilised for its anti-ageing effects that can renew dull-looking skin and can be utilised to secure the body from UV light. It is easily absorbed and thought about a light oil, thus making it less likely to clog pores. It can be a terrific treatment to dry skin and added to a daily skincare regime to enhance beautifying advantages.
Although it might appear like almond oil might be better placed in a salad, the majority of people are astonished at how lots of advantages it can have for the skin. It is a popular choice for natural options to massage oil and can be contributed to a day-to-day skincare routine.
Since of its capability to soothe inflammation and irritation, Argan oil is a terrific option for sensitive skin. It can be more expensive than many of the options found on this list, and may not be the finest choice for people who like to make their own DIY beauty items. However, top quality argan oil is found in lots of store-bought creams and moisturisers for those that prefer a ready-made product.
Coconut oil has ended up being extremely popular in the last few years for a number of astonishing health benefits. It is a popular product due to its super-food reputation and versatility. It is utilised in many DIY recipes, body care products, natural health remedies and tasty recipes. Coconut oil is noted for its ability to assist enhance brain health and gut health, but this remarkable oil is also terrific for skincare and charm products. It contains a helpful combination of fats, which is distinct and remarkable in dealing with skin conditions.
Coconut oil, like much of the other oils on this list, can likewise be used as a gentle makeup eliminator. It will assist raise dirt and makeup residue while hydrating the face. It is also a powerful antioxidant, helping battle the results of premature ageing. In the body, beta carotene is transformed into vitamin A, providing the exact same benefits but with a more natural technique.
As a beauty item coconut oil may improve the skin's barrier function and general health. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial homes, making it a terrific option for dealing with acne in those with level of sensitivity to dryness and inflammation. Coconut oil can also act as a light sun block, so using it as a basic moisturiser in the morning can be valuable for people who wish to protect their face and body from hazardous UV rays. Coconut oil, like much of the other oils on this list, can likewise be used as a gentle makeup eliminator. It will assist raise dirt and makeup residue while hydrating the face.
Choose the right ingredient for your skin
For those who are struggling with finding the ideal care products for sensitive skin, it can take some trial and error to find the perfect balance of components. Much of the plant-based alternatives to retinol are mild, however each person might have a different response to these alternatives.
Picking lighter choices such as almond oil might be an excellent place to begin, and adding other active ingredients such as vitamin E might help individuals take steps to a more effective and dynamic care regime. People who incorporate these retinol alternatives need to make sure to observe carefully for reactions and adjust accordingly.
Your Insider Guide to Day and Night Creams
When caring for skin, selecting and using the ideal moisturiser can make all of the distinction. Moisturisers assist supply defence while likewise maintaining the skin with numerous anti-ageing compounds. The right creams and skincare regimens have been revealed to supply vibrant, healthy, and radiant skin for years to come.
What's the Difference Between Day and Night Cream?
Merely put, day moisturizers and creams are created to assist with securing the skin from makeup, dirt, contamination, hazardous UV rays, and even ecological triggers and stressors. Day creams add a layer of defense that may assist avoid sun damage, wrinkling, and even potential persistent skin illness.
After completing a nightly routine of washing up and eliminating makeup, the skin is often left dry or damaged due to all of the scrubbing and cleaning. The best night cream must soothe skin while likewise pumping it with additional moisturising substances that are typically considered too heavy for day creams. Look for a formula increased with collagen to assist restore healthy and radiant skin.
When choosing the items that are right for a daily regimen, understanding the differences between a day cream and night cream can help greatly. As soon as acquainted with all of the skin care options available on the market, select the best day and night creams that make sure to keep skin glowing and healthy.
The Benefits of Using Day Cream
Day cream is typically utilised immediately after washing one's face during an early morning routine. It is applied prior to putting on makeup, concealers and structures for optimum protection and hydrating. The creams themselves are designed to immediately include wetness to the face while also providing a layer of security to keep the skin from soaking up damaging UV rays and pollution. Some day creams might also consist of various antioxidants that help to safeguard the skin's cells by neutralising complimentary radicals.
The Benefits of Using Night Cream
Night creams are developed to load an additional punch by adding wetness to the skin right before bed. They are developed to go to work for hours and need to be more focused on regenerative benefits. Utilising a night cream is similarly as important as individuals typically spend at least a third of their lives asleep and resting. A night cream works to prevent ageing and frequently is more concentrated on sturdy moisturization. A few of the most typical ingredients discovered in a common night cream or over night moisturiser consist of glycolic and hyaluronic acid along with retinol. These are all common anti-ageing compounds.
Establishing a balanced skincare routine is essential in keeping a healthy radiant look. There are essential differences in between day and night skincare products. To make the most of your skincare regular dig deeper into utilising various products created for specific purposes.
Can You Use Day and Night Creams Interchangeably?
While naturally it's possible to use both day and night creams interchangeably and at different times, this is not always advisable. Due to the specific active ingredients consisted of in each type of cream, it's best to utilise day creams fresh while waking and prior to a makeup application. On the flip side, it's better to utilise night cream just after getting rid of makeup and heading to bed for the night.
Simply put, day moisturisers and creams are developed to assist with protecting the skin from makeup, dirt, contamination, hazardous UV rays, and even ecological triggers and stress factors. Day creams add a layer of security that might help prevent sun damage, wrinkling, and even potential chronic skin illness. Some day creams may likewise consist of various anti-oxidants that assist to protect the skin's cells by neutralizing totally free radicals.
How to Select the Right Skincare REgimen
Picking the best skincare creams and moisturisers does not have to feel complex and frustrating. Once individuals are familiar with the differences in between a day cream and a cream designed for overnight usage, they can establish a skin care routine that's personalised to their requirements.
This is why it's crucial to consider skin type before choosing a skin cream or moisturiser that's ideal for private needs. The majority of frequently, skincare products are available for dry, oily, or sensitive skin types to offer the most advantages.
The right night cream must soothe skin while also pumping it with extra moisturising substances that are usually considered too heavy for day creams. Due to the specific components consisted of in each type of cream, it's finest to utilise day creams fresh while waking and before a makeup application.
Your Expert Guide to Laser Treatment for Hair Loss
According to a 2014 study, low-level laser treatment appeared to be effective as well as secure for hair development in both males and females. A 2013 research of 41 men ages 18 to 48 located that laser hair treatment gave a 39 percent rise in hair development over a duration of 16 weeks. In this extensive overview on laser therapy for loss of hair, Wellaholic investigates if laser treatment can minimise loss of hair as well as help with hair regrowth. With some therapies, you can slow down or quit hair thinning-- and perhaps even grow back some hair you assumed was gone permanently.
How is laser hair therapy supposed to work?
The hair growth cycle consists of 3 phases: development (anagen phase), relaxing (telogen stage) and also dropping (catagen stage). Hair loss in androgenetic alopecia relies on a testosterone derivative in the skin, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Reduced level laser therapy is believed to increase blood circulation in the scalp as well as boost metabolism in catagen or telogen follicles, causing the production of anagen hair.
Theoretically: The photons of light act upon cytochrome C oxidase leading to the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This is converted to cyclic AMP in the hair follicle cells, launching energy and also stimulating metabolic processes needed for hair development. Launch of nitric oxide from cells brings about boosted vascularisation to the scalp dispersing nutrients and oxygen to the hair origins. As a result, too much accumulation of DHT is protected against.
In a less complex instance, Low-level light treatment resembles sprinkling plants. In this example, our scalp is the plant, while the laser is the water. The scalp takes in power from the laser, which stimulates hair follicles as well as disperses blood supply and also nutrients while doing so. As a result, low-level light treatment promotes hair regrowth, similarly water helps a plant grow.
Is there clinical evidence to show the effectiveness of laser treatments for hair loss?
Physicians have differing views on whether or not low level laser therapy works. While some doctors deny its use totally, others think that reduced level laser therapy can offer benefit for some males and females suffering from androgenic alopecia (genetic baldness). It has actually likewise been suggested that it might assist a hair transplantation client's postoperative wound healing procedure as well as speed up hair growth.
Results of a double-blind, sham device-controlled, randomised multi-centre test have actually shown that 110 man individuals with Norwood-Hamilton courses IIa-V androgenic alopecia, displayed a dramatically higher increase in mean incurable hair thickness compared with subjects in the sham gadget group after 26 weeks therapy with the laser light comb (p <0.0001).
Macro pictures of the scalp were captured of all of the subjects at the beginning and end of the test and also advanced hair counting software was made use of to identify the variety of normal-sized hairs that grew as a result of utilising either gadget.
Hair growth in subjects that used laser therapy increased by an average of 19 normal-size hairs per square centimetre, while it decreased by an average of 7 normal-size hairs per square centimetre in those using the placebo device.
How is low level laser hair therapy administered ?
Laser hair therapy might be provided in a hair salon by experts trained in its management, or at home. Two to three times regular treatments are normally recommended, and include a 8 to 15-minute direct exposure of the scalp to light-emitting diodes under a hood or head cap or making use of a handheld comb or brush. Scalp treatment and massages that promote blood circulation may be used in addition as part of the program. Owners of low degree laser therapy services speak about the importance of regularity, that includes regular consultations (twice a week, more or less) over a long period of time (typically one year).
Are there any negative effects of laser treatment for hair loss?
There are a number of reasons that some individuals are not as positive about the procedure, such as: To see results, treatment frequently calls for several sessions a week for a variety of months. The number of sessions could taper off, many carriers suggest that you continue treatments for the rest of your life.
Who are the best candidates for low level laser treatment for hair loss?
Reduced degree laser therapy is meant for men and women with thinning hair or pattern baldness triggered by a hereditary condition. Physicians utilize a system known as the Norwood-Hamilton Classification (men) and the Ludwig-Savin Range (females) to explain the level of loss of hair. Low level laser treatment is meant for promo of hair growth in males that have Norwood Hamilton Classifications of IIa to V and in women that have Ludwig (Savin) I-4, II-1, II-2, or frontal patterns of hair loss and have Fitzpatrick skin phototypes I to IV.
WEllaholic's Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
IS LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY BACKED BY SCIENCE?
Clinical studies have shown that the lasers in the LLLT laser helmet stimulate the growth of new and healthy hair. The lasers also slow hair loss and can even stop hair loss, even with hereditary hair loss. In addition, the use of the helmet doubles the hair follicle size of existing hair, so the hair also thickens. Laser therapy with the LLLT helmet also helps to improve hair growth after a hair transplant or chemotherapy treatment. The recovery is better and faster. In addition, the quality of the hair is better than without an after-treatment.
LED Light Mask: The Latest Beauty Craze Around the World
Making use of light power to enhance your skin and also skin health might appear like very little greater than a science-fiction pipe dream. But that’s precisely what Team Tropika Club is seeking to find out. Points first, allow’s obtain clear on the essentials: LED light treatment itself is commonly supplied in dermatologist workplaces as a skin rejuvenator that functions in an extremely uncomplicated method. As well as even if you’ve been listening to much more about the treatment as of late, understand that it’s actually not new whatsoever. “Essentially we utilize these various light powers to treat different conditions, and it works by regulating or transforming cellular activity,” says board-certified skin specialist Melissa Levin, MD. “So it could feel like a ‘trend’ since you’re seeing it a lot more, yet it’s actually an actually old treatment that we understand a great deal around.”
WHAT’S WITH LED LIGHT THERAPY?
LED light treatment tools, including masks, have the possible to offer you smoother, more clear skin. Read this before attempting the skin-care pattern. Light giving off diode (LED) light therapy is expanding in popularity in both aesthetician workplaces as well as in the house. Making use of varying LED wavelengths, this skincare strategy purportedly assists deal with acne, decrease swelling and also promote anti-ageing advantages – which is excellent for any individual who’s wanting wonderful skin especially in the hot as well as moist climate of Singapore.
When it pertains to acne, a March/April 2017 issue of Facilities in Dermatology that evaluated offered research noted that red and/or blue light treatment for acne lowered imperfections by 46 to 76 percent after 4 to 12 weeks of treatment
WHAT DOES LED LIGHT TREATMENTS DO FOR THE SKIN?
What does LED light treatment really, well, do? To respond to that inquiry, Dove looked to Dennis Gross, MD, board-certified skin specialist, founder of Dr. Dennis Gross Skin care, and designer of the Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite FaceWare Pro she is testing. He reiterates that the tech behind LED lights isn’t exactly “brand-new” … however it runs out this world, in a sense.
”It promotes one’s very own collagen, it works with decreasing soreness, it works on complexion worries by eliminating the bacteria that triggers acne.”– skin doctor Dennis Gross, MD. According to dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross, the advantages of LED light treatment are manifold. They include treating acne, regulating all-natural oil production, promoting collagen as well as elastin and also reducing soreness and also wrinkles. Specific wavelengths have actually even been revealed to decrease dark places and also uneven complexion.
As the spectrum of light used does not consist of UV, there’s no threat of damage– and you will not obtain a tan.
THE HISTORY OF LED LIGHT TREATMENTS
"It was really initial developed by the room program, by NASA, to enhance wound recovery in space, however after that the world of dermatology found much more uses for it,” says Dr. Gross. “It boosts one’s own collagen, it deals with lowering inflammation, it works with skin tone issues by killing the microorganisms that creates acne. It does lots of things both in terms of the anti-aging and also the firming of the skin, soreness, swelling, and acne.”.
According to the pros, it seems, LED therapy positions to boost myriad elements of skin wellness. As well as with the Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite FaceWare Pro, you can in theory gain all those take advantage of the convenience of your residence. With the product, Dr. Gross claims uniformity is crucial, but period can be quick, keeping in mind that his partner wears it for 3 minutes a day while making coffee. LED therapy utilises light in the visible spectrum– consisting of blue, yellow, brownish-yellow as well as red– in addition to light past the visible spectrum to pass through different midsts of skin. As the light wavelength rises, so does the depth of penetration,” clarifies Dr. Gross. This light is soaked up by receptors in the skin, much like topical skincare, as well as each colour of light boosts a various reaction in the skin. LED is suitable for use on all skin types and tones.
ARE LED MASKS SAFE FOR THE EYES?
Eye safety and security is a valid concern, particularly because previously this year Neutrogena remembered its LED mask over concerns that it can trigger eye injuries. Brian S. Biesman, an assistant medical professor of ophthalmology, dermatology and ENT at Vanderbilt College Medical Center in Nashville, claimed that most house devices aren’t effective enough damage the eyes. The MMSphere includes opaque goggles, yet, Dr. Biesman claimed, the gadget is reduced energy, so it should be risk-free to use without them.
WHAT HUES DO I NEED FOR MY SKIN?
The majority of at-home LED masks provide a red light setup. At the lighter end of the spectrum, red light works to calm swelling and inflammation, while deeper shades permeate the skin additionally to motivate cellular repair and flow, resulting in a plumper, more lively skin. This antibacterial light is used to kill the microorganisms that brings about outbreaks, making it ideal for treating acne-prone skin. Blue light also assists manage as well as detoxify the skin oil glands.
Undetectable to the nude eye, this light penetrates deeper than any other colour in the range. It combats the indications of ageing by renewing dermal as well as epidermal cells, stimulates the natural production of collagen as well as elastin, and quicken the recuperation procedure.
NASA originally developed LED light treatment for plant growth experiments on shuttle missions and later found it to have promise for wound treatment. LED light therapy is now used by aestheticians to help regenerate the skin from ageing. It’s also used for acne. When used as directed, LED light therapy can improve your skin over time. You’ll need maintenance treatments to maintain your results. Home devices use lower frequencies and haven’t been proven as effective.
Depending on your skin objectives, you can choose different wavelengths to suit your needs. We checked in with Wellaholic, a facial and aesthetic chain in Singapore who is offering LED treatments in the form of LED Cell Regeneration Facial. They shared on the various wavelengths and what they do for your skin:
WHAT DO I ANTICIPATE AFTER MY LED TREATMENT?
LED light treatment is noninvasive, so no healing time is required. You should have the ability to proceed with your everyday tasks when your treatment is over. In-office LED light treatment needs approximately 10 sessions or more, each spaced out concerning a week apart. You may start to see small outcomes after your initial session. Once you’ve ended up all of your therapies, results will certainly be more dramatic and noticeable. As your skin cells pass on, you may lose some collagen and also begin to see signs of ageing once again. You may additionally begin to see acne breakouts. This is why it’s suggested that you go back for upkeep treatments every few months or as recommended by your supplier.
Article by Tropika Club Magazine, featuring Wellaholic.
The Boyzilian Trend is in - Benefits of Permanent Hair Removal for Men
Similar to Brazilian hair removal for females, Boyzilian or Manzilian efficiently and permanently eliminates the hair around the pubic area (both the front and back areas). Permanent hair removal has been a beauty treatment associated with women since a long time ago. But with more and more men booking appointments for "Boyzilian" hair removal treatments, this seems to be set to take over the male grooming industry. Similar to Brazilian hair removal for women, Boyzilian or Manzilian effectively and permanently removes the hair around the pubic region (both the front and back areas). Whether it is for aesthetic or for personal hygiene, permanent hair removal procedures are far more long lasting in comparison to shaving, waxing or trimming so it is simply the best option if you are looking for effective results, without the painful side effects associated with ingrown hairs caused by waxing or shaving. Here at Wellaholic, we have seen an uptrend of boyzilian treatments done. In this article, we will share the 7 main benefits of permanent hair removal for men.
1. No More Shaving Rash or Ingrown Hairs
It is certainly time to say goodbye to shaving rash or those unsightly ingrown hairs and the infection related to them. . A shaving rash, or a razor burn, can affect anyone who shaves part of their body. If you have ever had a red rash after shaving, you were likely experiencing a shaving rash. Shaving rash can cause tenderness, a burning or hot sensation, itchiness and also small red bumps and a general sense of discomfort. According to a survey by Braun, about 62% of men now manscape regularly, with those that do saying it makes them feel cleaner, sexier and also enhances the appearance of their muscle. While shaving and waxing are the more common forms of hair removal in the past, they do not lead to permanent hair reduction, and there are many horror stories of ingrown hairs.
2. Added Confidence
With about 8 to 12 sessions of treatments spaced about 28 days apart to align with the anagen hair growth cycle, you are able to achieve long-term hair free results. At most, you will need to do a top up or a maintenance session once or twice a year to keep those hairs away. Being overly hairy can sometimes make some guys feel a little self conscious. The hairs might also prevent you from wearing what you want to wear. Hence, by going all smooth will help provide you the freedom to wear whatever you want to wear as a boost of confidence. Read about the tips and tricks for effective hair removal for males.
3. Better Care for your Skin
By being able to see your skin clearly, you might just be more motivated to take better care of your skin, such as moisturising it on a regular basis. You might also be more aware of any visible skin issues or problems that you might have, and develop a better understanding of your body. By adopting a regular skincare routine, you can also help slow down the ageing process.
4. Less Time Spent on Maintenance
You would certainly agree that shaving, trimming and waxing are pretty mundane tasks which are also time consuming. With permanent hair removal, you don't have to repeat these tasks, or even worry if your stubble is growing out. Your smooth skin is here to stay for a long, long time!
5. Be Always ready for a Holiday
Going for a spontaneous adventure? Or got invited for a pool party? Or indulging in some water sports? You never know what comes up, so by going all smooth permanently you can be ready for any outdoor activities with any attire without the the need to shave and prepare for it. And definitely no ugly hairs sticking our of your trunks!
6. Avoid the Pain
Waxing can be very painful, and the hot wax ripped at speed away from your sensitive skin areas does not only cause a lot of pain, it is also not good for the skin. With newer technologies such as Wellaholic's SHR hair removal, permanent hair removal does not need to be a painful affair. In fact, we have many customers falling asleep during the SHR hair removal treatment!
7. Time to be Kind to Your Skin
Because SHR hair removal targets both the melanin and the stem cells responsible for hair growth, the energy pulses safely destroy the hair follicles at the root and does very little damage to the skin or the surrounding tissue.
About WEllasmooth All-inclusive hair removal
WellaSmooth™ is designed for an all-inclusive fuss-free full-body permanent hair removal experience, completed with all-that-you-require shaving service and our amazing Post-Treatment Therapy (PTT) with AfterGlow which helps with your skin whitening, hydrating and rejuvenating. Result? Smooth and glowing skin that will wow everyone. WellaSmooth is a laser hair removal for male customers, and performed by experienced male therapists.
WellaSmooth™ is your ultimate all-inclusive hair removal treatment in Singapore complete with shaving and post-treatment care.
WELLASMOOTH INCLUDES ALL THE KEY HAIR REMOVAL SERVICES:
LED Cell Regeneration Facial - Pilot
LED facial rejuvenation masks are surging in popularity, thanks to Korean celebrity ambassadors and endorsements. In reality, LED uses different wavelengths to target the skin for various beneficial effects. They are able to improve skin elasticity, produce collagen, minimise blemishes and pimples as well as to soothe aggravated skin and even reduce scarring.
Light-based skincare therapy has been studies for many decades and is clinically proven to help address skin issues. Facial therapists including dermatologists use light-based or photo-dynamic treatments to help improve skin conditions or even boost product and serum absorption as well as circulation.
Different LED wavelengths for different effects
NASA originally developed LED light treatment for plant growth experiments on shuttle missions and later found it to have promise for wound treatment. LED light therapy is now used by aestheticians to help regenerate the skin from ageing. It’s also used for acne. When used as directed, LED light therapy can improve your skin over time. You’ll need maintenance treatments to maintain your results. Home devices use lower frequencies and haven’t been proven as effective.
Depending on your skin objectives, you can choose different wavelengths to suit your needs
LED Cell Regeneration is part of Elight Facial Collagen Boost
As part of our brand promise, Wellaholic is always investing in aesthetic technologies which are backed by empirical evidence and case studies, and can help improve our customers' appearance. We will be incorporating the LED Cell Regeneration Facial Treatment as part of our Elight Facial Collagen Boost (PRESTIGE) treatment in the following improved sequencing:
Hygiene PRactices with LED Cell Regen Equipment
While the LED masks are ideal for individual usage, they are not ideal for Wellaholic, as they involved full facial contact with multiple customers. As part of our focus on hygiene and safety in the COVID-19 period, our LED Cell Regeneration Facial equipment has the following advantages:
PIlot and changes to elight facial collagen Boost
We will be piloting the use of the LED Cell Regeneration equipment at our LAVENDER, TG PAGAR and ORCHARD outlets, for our Elight (PRESTIGE) customers as an option. Please note that we will gradually introduce this sequence, and phasing out our facial masking out of the Elight plan.
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What are the Areas of the Body Best Treated with Fat Freeze?
If you’re considering using non-invasive Cryolipolysis, also known as, Coolsculpting, WellaFreeze and Fat Freezing to eliminate body fat in Singapore, you might know that while it is an effective procedure backed by research case studies, fat freeze cannot effectively target all areas of your body. Fat freezing is designed to target certain fat types and hence is most effective in freezing away fat in specific body areas. Generally, cryolipolysis is more effective in targeting surface fats. In this in-depth article by Wellaholic, we are going to share the body parts best treated by fat freezing as well as the tips to maximise your fat freeze treatment.
By 2010, the first cryolipolysis technology approved for human use, named CoolSculpting, was cleared as a treatment for love handles. The CoolSculpting process causes permanent death to the targeted fat cells, which then break down and naturally leave the body. A cool procedure To date, there have been more than eight million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide. As a fat-reduction treatment, the goal is to reduce the amount of fat cells in the body and is not a weight-loss solution.
Does Fat Freeze Work on the Stomach?
In fact, the stomach, the belly or the abdominal area is the most common area treated with WellaFreeze or fat freezing. As stubborn fat can easily accumulate at the abdominal area. This is a common phenomenon for both males and females, and for all ages. Sometimes, even with regular exercise and diet, stubborn fat may still remain in the stomach area, and it can be very disheartening. For men, it is the beer belly, surgery, medication, as well as reaching the 40s. For women, it could be post-pregnancy, medication, menopause and more. (Read more about the six types of body fat and how you can remove them). Fortunately, stomach or belly fat is the best body areas for fat freezing. If you are looking to have a flatter stomach, and washboard abs that you can sculpt through a combination of fat freeze, diet and exercise, this is the right body area to start. After 6 to 12 weeks, most patients who received cryolipolysis treatment at the stomach area see about a 30% reduction in stomach fat.
Common immediate side effects of CoolSculpting include: redness firmness pinching sensation minor swelling tenderness bruising stinging tingling numbness skin sensitivity mild to moderate pain muscle cramping A person may continue to experience these side effects for a few weeks after the procedure.
Does Fat Freeze Work on the Arms?
Do you have a concern with flabby arms? The underside of your arms, where your triceps are, is one of the most common deposit for stubborn fat. This upper arm area is another body part ideal for fat freeze, and you can follow up with a Radio Frequency treatment such as WellaSculpt. With cryolipolysis, the stubborn fat in this part of the body can be eliminated, and further toned and sculpted with RF body sculpting.
The treatment is well tolerated by most patients although some may find the cold temperature to be slightly uncomfortable. Exposed to the cold temperature, your fat cells start to crystallise. Fat freezing works by causing cell apoptosis (fat cell death) at very cold temperatures.
Does Fat Freeze Work on the Love Handles?
The waist and love handles are actually very similar to the stomach, as they are the common areas for fat to be deposited. "Love handles" is an informal term for the sides of deposits of excess fat at the side of one's waistline. The underlying cause of love handles is fat retention. Generally speaking, fat cells accumulate when your body takes in too many calories or you don’t burn as many calories as you’re consuming. Over time, these fat cells can become noticeable as they accumulate in certain areas, such as around your waist and hips. Love handles on the whole changes the (view of the) shape of your body.
During the Fat Freezing treatment, controlled cooling is applied to the selected target area, resulting in the break down of fat cells while sparing the skin and surrounding tissue. Clients can also expect to feel a localised soreness after their fat freezing treatment, similar to that of a minor muscle injury or intense workout.
Does Fat Freeze Work on the Back?
When you age, the back fat becomes a more pertinent issue. This is because as you age, the multiple layers of different muscles in the back will start to sag and loosen over time. When this happens, the fat starts to fill in between the spaces and causes ugly bulges to appear. This tends to be more noticeable in the lower back area, and is compounded by its proximity to your stomach, love handles as well as the thigh areas. Fortunately, fat freezing can also effectively target the back area as it can effectively target the stomach area.
Does Fat Freeze Work on the Thighs?
The inner and outer thighs are gradually becoming a very popular treatment requested by our clients. The thigh tends to have more muscle than other areas, such as your stomach and love handles. However, the inside and in some cases the outside of your thighs are areas that can be effectively treated with Cryolipolysis. It can help give you that thigh gap you haven’t had for years, and trim down your thighs so that they look more toned and also more defined.
Does Fat Freeze Work on the Chin?
Many individuals may suffer from an issue with double chin. A double chin is caused by an extra layer of fat that develops beneath the chin. The skin can start to lose its elasticity as the body ages, which can lead to the appearance of extra or saggy skin that may contribute to a double chin. While weight gain is not always the cause of a double chin, it can contribute to it. A diet high in calories, processed foods, and unhealthful fats may influence weight gain and a double chin as well. At Wellaholic, we do have mini applicators designed to treat double chin.
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