Why Microneedling for Men is Becoming the Latest Trend
Introduction to Microneedling
Microneedling facial is becoming increasingly popular for men in Singapore. In general, aesthetic treatments are certainly on the rise for men, as a means to improve skin quality and also to combat the signs of ageing. While some male customers are entirely new to aesthetic and cosmetic procedures, others may have tried chemical peels or microdermabrasion, but not ready for laser treatments.
Fortunately, Microneedling facial is an excellent non-surgical treatment that can help men achieve smoother, clearer skin and natural results. Microneedling is extremely effective to smooth acne scars and lighten pigmentation. Read on to find out more!
Fast Facts On Microneedling
Microneedling is an anti-ageing treatment which uses a mechanical device with thin, surgical-grade needles to create micro-injuries in the skin’s surface. The body then responds by generating new collagen and elastin to fill these wounds. To stimulate even greater collagen production, the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma may be applied over these tiny punctures. Additionally, topical serums are delivered via the precisely-made holes to boost the wound healing effect and cellular rejuvenation.
What are the benefits of Microneedling?
Despite taking care of their skin with sun protection and a daily skincare regimen, many guys have unwanted photo-damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
Microneedling is able to target all of these concerns in a 30-minute session. It can be performed on the face, chest, neck, and other parts of the body. In addition, the procedure can penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and repair acne scars, stretch marks, and surgical scars without the thermal damage or recovery associated with lasers.
Microneedling Facial Singapore
Microneedling Facial Singapore for men can improve skin tone and texture, diminish wrinkles and fine lines, soften acne scars, and reduce discoloration with minimal downtime. Plus, microneedling offers men a safe and natural way to enhance their appearance because the treatment uses the body’s own healing mechanisms to produce results.
What is Microneedling?
Targeted Areas for Microneedling
Microneedling is most often used on your face to target:
How Quick Can One See Results?
When can one see results from Microneedling?
After their first session, most men notice that their skin is softer and brighter. Additional effects become apparent over the next several weeks and can continue to progress for up to six months. The number of treatments recommended varies from person to person and depends on skin quality and specific concerns and goals. However, a series of three-to-six treatments is typically advised.
Find out more about Microneedling for Men via this link.
Microneedling Singapore Prices
At Wellaholic, our microneedling (for face and for neck) can be broken down into 1, 3, 6 or 12-session packages. Check out our microneedling prices below:
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What is the Criteria to Enjoy Lifetime Maintain Mode?
How Does the Lifetime Maintain Mode work?
Is There a catch?
At Wellaholic, we are constantly reviewing our Brand Promise, which is to:
1. Provide affordable treatments for our customers
2. Help our customers see results with treatments that are backed by science and research
3. Ensure availability of capacity so that customers can make booking easily online
4. Deliver exceptional customer service, and listen to our customers
Are There Any Terms and Conditions?
$99 Annual Unlimited Underarm Hair Removal
Using latest SHR technology
SHR or Super Hair Removal is a relatively newer technology which uses gentler pulses of energy but at a higher frequency. This laser hair removal technology allows the skin to be heated gently, but with the rapid pulses, the energy is then accumulated by the skin. While 50% of the energy is targeted at the melanin (similar to IPL), the other 50% targets the stem cells responsible for hair production.
This is a very important point to note as SHR thereby targets both fine and coarse hairs. Ultimately, this leads to less discomfort and pain, yet an improved efficacy.
Because of the gradual accumulation of the energy into the skin, there is less trauma and irritation on the skin - making it ideal and suitable for everyone, regardless of skin tone and even for customers with sensitive skin. In fact, SHR is often considered to be one of the best laser hair removal treatments in Singapore given the various technologies.
hair removal using shr over ipl
How Many SHR Treatments are Necessary for Effective Hair Removal?
If the hair is in the anagen phase of growth during treatment, which refers to the active (hair) growth phase, it can be easily destroyed as in the case with IPL technology. The advantage of SHR hair removal in this case is that it can work with customers during both their anagen phase and non-anagen phase, as SHR can target the 50% of the stem cells. Nevertheless, a three-to-four week recovery or "down" time is required to meet this anagen phase as well as to give the skin a recovery time before the next treatment.
WELLAHOLIC iS A PIONEER FOR SHR HAIR REMOVAL
Wellaholic is pleased to be one of the first few establishments to offer SHR Laser Hair Removal since 2016. In order to help our customers with their goal of achieving a smooth skin, Wellaholic offers cost-competitive Monthly Unlimited Packages which allows customers hair removal on all body areas (including Brazilian or Boyzilian) at an affordable monthly fee.
In addition, Welalholic's SHR machines are serviced and calibrated regularly to ensure optimum efficacy. Our staff are also trained to ensure that the best experience towards permanent hair removal for our customers.
Our constantly R&D in the SHR treatment procedure has helped us clinch several awards, including the following:
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In order to help our customers get the best results, it is important for the staff to understand the science and technology behind SHR, as well as how the machine actually works. This is so that the staff is able to confidently operate the machine and advise the customer on the SHR technology.
As part of our sharing process, our team is always happy to answer any of your queries. You can direct any feedback or queries via the button below. We look forward to assisting you with your hair removal journey!
7 Great Tips on Teeth Whitening
Just like everyone else you want to have the brightest and whitest teeth ever possible. However, it is important to have a dental examination to ensure that your mouth is healthy. That the problem such as cavities and gum disease need to be addressed and treated before you do your teeth whitening. Why is this the case? “Teeth whitening that is peroxide-based is meant to whiten the innermost layer, not the structure inside the tooth near the nerves,” based on Jennifer Jablow, a cosmetic dentist in New York City. In this article on teeth whitening, we are going to share with you the Top 7 things that dentists wish you would know before you start your teeth whitening treatment.
Tip #1: Get an Examination First by a Dentist
Having a dental checkup before your teeth whitening treatment is highly recommended. This is because you might be having dental problems such as cavities and gum diseases. If the enamel is not intact due to teeth or gum diseases, or because of cavities or other damage, the teeth whitening gel which is peroxide-based may leech into the nerve tissues and cause irreversible damage. In short, always ensure you have healthy teeth before heading into a Teeth whitening treatment.
Tip #2: Watch What Passes Through Your Lips
Certain food and beverages such as coffee, tea, wine or even blended juices can cause tooth discoloration. Other foods such as dark soy sauce or even curry may also cause staining to the teeth. By limiting these foods, it will help your teeth stay as white as possible post procedure. Otherwise, remember to brush your teeth and wipe then clean after consuming coffee or tea. A consistent habit will help you to save your teeth from getting stained again. Also, do consider eating more foods such as cauliflower, strawberries, seeds and nuts as they may help to whiten teeth and also speed up the whitening process naturally.
Tip #3: You May Need More Than One Treatment to See The Best Results
If you want to maintain your newly whitened teeth, you may require consistent commitment and maintenance. This is to prevent your sparkle from losing its lustre. Also, tying up with tip #2, by having regular maintenance sessions for teeth whitening, you can combat the staining that happens from staining foods and beverages. At Wellaholic, we offer TeethWhite™ Unlimited, which offers 4 weekly treatments a month. This is very popular with our customers who are working to whiten their teeth several shades at a time, as well as to maintain their teeth’s whiteness.
Tip #4: There Is A Limit to What Toothpastes Can Do
You might have seen many toothpaste brands these days, advertising and touting their “special whitening effects”. Unfortunately, health regulations limit the bleaching or peroxide content made available on these toothpastes. In addition, the toothpaste is not on the teeth long enough to be effective, and they will not intrinsically change the internal colour of your teeth effective.
Tip #5: Fake Teeth May Not Whiten
The majority of veneers, crowns and fillings will not brighten or whiten with teeth whitening treatments. This is based on a study by the American Dental Association. Hence, if you are planning to whiten your teeth, you have to be prepared for a mismatch of colouring if you do not replace the older restorations. In any case, always inform your dentist or consultant if you have any veneers, crowns or fillings for them to better advise you.
Tip #6: Not All Teeth Stains Are Easy to Remove
While teeth whitening is effective for most teeth, there is a cosmetic condition also known as “fluorosis”. Fluorosis refers to white spots or fine, chalk-like lines on the surface of your teeth. This is usually caused when your teeth were overexposed to fluoride in the earlier years of your life. These stains are very difficult to treat and may require multiple teeth whitening sessions to see good results.
Tip #7: You Can Whiten Teeth Even If You Have Braces
Yes, it is possible to have pearly whites even when you have braces. Depending on what kind of braces you have, some method may work better than others. Traditional braces, which have brackets that cover the front of your teeth, can limit your whitening options. Other types of braces, such as lingual or removable aligners do not obstruct the surface of the teeth, thus allowing for a more thorough whitening treatment to be completed. Those with braces should consider incorporating teeth whitening in their regular oral care routine.
Up to 12 Shades Whiter with TeethWhite
Wellaholic offers TeethWhite™, a premium teeth-whitening treatment in Singapore, using industrial-grade lamps, which can help whiten your teeth by up to 12 shades with immediate visible results. The primary ingredient in teeth whitening gel is generally Hydrogen peroxide or a close derivative called Carbamide peroxide. The molecules will become active when exposed to your teeth and with strong LED light, thereby helping to whiten your teeth thoroughly. You can see immediate whitening results right after the treatment.
TeethWhite™ is a teeth whitening treatment in Singapore which uses the LED blue wavelength light to activate our teeth whitening gel. The 6000 watt industrial lamp helps catalyse the whitening agent to speed up the reaction and causing free oxygen radicals to be formed. Any discoloured substances in the enamel (the top layer of the tooth) is then able to be removed effectively.
Find out more about TeethWhite at https://www.wellaholic.com/teethwhite.html.
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.
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Khloe Kardashian Shares Her Slimming Secrets
There is no denying that Khloé Kardashian went through an amazing transformation in 2015, from head to toe. Living in the public eye, Khloé often has to deal with the public perspective and backlash that comes with her change. This includes stories and rumours of plastic surgery.
"People say I’ve had my butt done or I’ve had liposuction. When I hear that I have fake body parts it frustrates me, but I also take it as a compliment. I bust my ass every day, so I get annoyed when people say I’ve had liposuction and my hard work gets discredited. Yet on the other hand, I take it as a compliment because it’s like I look that good that my butt looks fake,” she says."
No issues with plastic surgery
In fact, the self-proclaimed Botox virgin says she doesn’t have an issue with plastic surgery or fillers for that matter. “I haven’t done Botox or anything like that yet, but I have no problem doing it. If I need a filler, and when I do, because one day I will, I’m going to get it. But until then, I’ll do whatever I can to prevent wrinkles and aging.”
To preserve her looks, Khloé’s anti-aging routine weighs heavy in the facial oil department. “I’m like a creature of habit; I like what I like. I know that oils seem really heavy for your face, but they’re not. I noticed such a change in my skin and its elasticity, especially on my forehead.”
Khloe swears by fat freeze
One beauty treatment she perks up about is lasers. “I love lasers and I do a ton of them on my face; I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I do them more for discoloration, but they do tighten, too. I’ve also done CoolSculpting fat freeze and body sculpting treatments for the stretch marks on my butt. I’m a huge fan of lasers and I love them.”
Science of Elight Facials (In-depth Series)
As part of our Elight In-Depth Series, we will be discovering the science behind each part of our Elight Facial Collagen Boost Facial 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.
What is Elight Facial?
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 post procedure 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.
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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How to Achieve the Best Results from WellaFreeze Fat Freeze or Cryolipolysis
How can I maximize my fat freeze or coolsculping results?
A common question that we get from our WellaFreeze Fat Freeze Cryolipolysis Singapore customers is, "What results will I get from WellaFreeze? How can I maximize my results from the treatments?" In this article, we are going to provide some guidelines and tips on how to optimise your results from fat freezing.
More About WellaFreeze Fat Freeze
What is WellaFreeze Fat Freeze?
WellaFreeze Fat Freeze Cryolipolysis is an effective, non-surgical treatment for the reduction of body fat. You could achieve a visible reduction of the pocket or bulge of fat following a fat freeze or fat freezing treatment.
Everyone is different and results can vary depending on:
During the slimming treatment in Singapore, the fat cells are frozen, causing the cells to crystalise and then die. Your body naturally removes the dead cells through its normal elimination process via the lymphatic system. We always recommend you allow about 4 to 8 weeks after WellaFreeze Fat Freeze Cryolipolysis to see your results; results can continue to improve for up to 12 weeks following your treatment. However, we have some clients who start to see results appearing from as early as 3 or 4 weeks. It is important to be patient as the body needs time to purge the frozen cells away.
Wellaholic provides the cheapest Coolscupting or Fat Freezing in Singapore, with transparent pricing. You can check out our fat freeze or fat freezing prices via this link.
Maximizing Fat Freeze Results
The most helpfulway to maximise WellaFreeze Fat Freeze results
Here are the recommended tips gleaned from 33 Board-certified doctors and qualified medical professionals:
Post-Treatment Care - Highly Recommended
Physical activity or exercise is beneficial on all levels for overall health and weight management. Regular exercise also supports your lymphatic system as the pumping action of your muscles created during movement and activity supports the lymphatic circulation.
Whilst cryolipolysis destroys fat cells, it does not remove all the fat cells in the treated area. Therefore any weight gained between your treatment and your follow-up consultation/treatment might negatively affect your results.
After 4 weeks, a further treatment is required to achieve a greater reduction of fat. The same area can be treated multiple times if required but care would be taken so that the area was not over treated.
The ideal candidate for cryolipolysis has a BMI of 30 or below, who has stubborn areas of soft subcutaneous fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. That said, fat freezing does work on clients with higher BMI’s but with the understanding that multiple treatments on the same area will be required to achieve the desired results. Cryolipolysis is not a subsitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise. For our larger clients we often incorporate a combination of our weight loss programme alongside a bespoke treatment programme.
More about WellaFreeze Fat Freeze
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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Does Fat Freeze or Fat Freezing Really Work?
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.
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 painful 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 treat 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:
Live Chat us if you are keen to find out more about our body contouring treatments, or book an appointment here.
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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All About Diamond Peel Microdermabrasion
Diamond peel is one of the facial treatments many customers seeking better complexion turn to today – and with good reasons. It is an affordable and convenient solution to most of their skincare problems, providing instant results with minimal downtime. But, as with any other skin treatment you’re considering to go through, it’s only proper to know what is involved in the procedure. In this article, Wellaholic will share with you the key facts about Diamond Peel Microdermabrasion. We offer Diamond Peel as a standalone treatment but it is also bundled with our Elight Facial Collagen Boost Unlimited PRESTIGE plan.
Introduction to Diamond Peel Microdermabasion
Diamond peel is a non-invasive and mechanical procedure that helps to remove dead skin cells, dirt and excess oil on the skin surface. It improves the appearance of your skin, by revealing younger and radiant skin underneath in an instant. Diamond Peel is an effective procedure particularly if you’re struggling with the following :
How did Diamond Peel come about?
The term diamond peel was derived from the natural/synthetic diamond chips attached to a handheld pen-like instrument used in the treatment. It is in turn attached to a suction pump that vacuums the exfoliated dead skin cells away.
However, before this version of the machine was introduced, the first generation of the diamond tool used fine carbon sand particles that are blasted onto the skin at very high air pressure. But, the downside is that it is prone to cause eye irritation as the crystals would accidentally get into the eyes.
Today, the procedure no longer uses a sandblasting tool, but an instrument with an abrasive diamond tip to loosen dead cells, dirt and excess oil on the skin surface. It is now a painless and non-invasive procedure to improve your skin.
What are the Benefits of Diamond Peel?
Diamond Peel is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure which:
Who Should Opt for Diamond Peel Treatment?
Both men and women of any age are qualified to undergo diamond peel. But, with an exception for those with active acne lesions, open skin or irritated skin. It is particularly recommended for those with:
What are the side effects of Diamond Peel?
Having this wealth of benefits, it’s surprising that the risks of diamond peel are minimal and are only likely to occur when the treatment is carried out by an inexperienced dermatologist. The worst symptoms one may experience include:
Elight Facial Collagen Boost (PRESTIGE Unlimited)
You can try our Diamond Peel treatment as a standalone treatment, or as part of the Elight Facial Collagen Boost Unlimited PRESTIGE regime, in the following sequence (every session):
WELLAFREEZE IS FEATURED ON VANILLA LUXURY'S AESTHETIC TREATMENTS FOR WOMEN OVER 40
Yes, our award-winning WellaFreeze is featured by Vanilla Luxury as one of the key treatments for women over 40. The excerpt follows:
We all need that extra nudge to move pockets of fat that won’t go away with diet or exercise. This increasingly becomes the case as we age, with metabolism, loss of skin elasticity and hormonal changes to blame. Luckily there’s technology!
Wellaholic’s award-winning WellaFreeze Cryolipolysis treatment targets fat cells, dissolving them using an FDA-approved non-surgical procedure. WellaFreeze Fat Freeze uses sub-zero temperatures to crystallize fat cells which are gradually removed by the immune system in the subsequent weeks. Non-invasive and a great alternative to liposuction, the WellaFreeze Cryolipolysis aesthetic treatment can also target smaller areas like the chin (fatty chins begone!) as well as larger areas such as the stomach. This makes it ideal for spot reduction in specific areas and results can be seen after just the first session.
Users beware! If not performed correctly, fat freezing can lead to painful freeze burns and scarring. This is why working with a known and credible provider such as Wellaholic is of utmost importance.
While you can see instant results after the procedure, multiple sessions are highly recommended - and it’s more affordable than you think! With Wellaholic’s popular WellaFreeze Unlimited programme, you get ten sessions a month for a highly affordable monthly subscription rate. This allows for treatment of multiple areas and better body sculpting.
Look out for their soon to be launched WellaSculpt - a skin tightening treatment with Radio Frequency (RF). Together with WellaFreeze, the treatment works to help dramatically tighten the skin.
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MICRONEEDLING FULL REDEMPTION (CASHBACK) OFFER FOR WELLAHOLIC MEMBERS
This August, all Members get to enjoy 100% full redemption of cashback for a single session of Microneedling (Face) ($198) and Microneedling (Neck) ($128). What does a Full Redemption mean? This means that instead of using $20 per $100 of transaction value, all members can fully utilize 100% of their cashback dollars to redeem a single session of Microneedling (Face) and a single session of Microneedling (Neck).
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure which reaches skin below the surface. The procedure creates many microscopic punctures in the skin’s outer layers. This is sometimes called collagen induction therapy because the process stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin during the wound healing response. It is used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks on the body.
Benefits of micro needling
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE SPECIALS THIS AUGUST!
This August, Wellaholic celebrates Singapore's 54th Birthday with our summer specials. We are bundling our bestseller Fat Burner Supplement OxyBurn with our WellaFreeze Fat Freeze for that added fat burn. In addition, based on extremely positive reviews from our first wave of customers, we are also bundling the award-winning Retinol Moisturiser with our Microneedling treatment.
If you are a Wellaholic Member, you must read on too! For there are also some special treats waiting for you. Happy Birthday Singapore!
WellaFreeze "Hot and Cold"
While WellaFreeze Fat Freeze can effectively reduce your visible body fat by 14 to 28% per treatment, get a bottle of OxyBurn Fat Burner ($30) for each month of WellaFreeze Unlimited purchased.
Microneedling with Retinol Moisturiser
Get a free bottle of Retinol Moisturiser ($60) with any purchase of a Microneedling treatment. The Retinol Moisturer can be applied right before bedtime to allow the retinol to penetrate the skin and do its magic.
Three months in, you'll start to see a marked difference in your skin's texture. Clinical studies have seen an 87% decrease in acne lesions after 12 weeks of using a retinoid. If you're using retinol to reduce wrinkles, that process can take even longer.
#1 - Spend $500 and get a Special Gift Pack (Nano Mist + Royal Jelly Essence) ($129).
#2 - Enjoy a "No Limit" cashback redemption for a one-time Single Session of both Microneedling (Face) and Microneedling (Neck). "No Limit" means that you are able to fully utilise 100% of your cashback credits. This is limited to a single purchase for each treatment only.
Hair Removal Doesn't Have to be a Painful Affair
If you have ever been to a waxing salon or studio, you would be familiar with the pain of having all your hairs being ripped forcefully out from their follicles via waxing. Waxing is not only a painful affair but a regular affair, as waxing removes the hair but does not impact the hair follicles, which continues to sprout hair.
In short, waxing is not only painful but does not provide a good ROI (return on investment) for your journey towards hair removal.
What about Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal, while able to lead to permanent hair reduction, has a slight drawback. It does not remove hair right away. In fact, only about 10% of the hair follicles are affected during each session. Most customers take about 8 to 12 sessions spaced about 28 to 30 days apart to see the best hair reduction.
However, if you persist at it, you will be totally done by next Summer!
Laser Hair Removal does not hurt as much as waxing
Yes, you read this right. SHR or Super Hair Removal does not hurt, due to the low fluence and rapid frequency setting - which is not only painless but also gentle on sensitive skin. This is different from waxing, which simply just hurts. No matter how good your waxer is or how long you have been doing it, waxing hurts.
Laser Hair Removal prices have become affordable
5 years ago, many customers opt for waxing because the laser hair removal technology was expensive and each treatment cost a lot of money. Fortunately, the price of the treatments have dropped to a point that they are actually competing with per-session waxing prices.
Wellaholic offers value-for-money SHR Unlimited packages
Over at Wellaholic, we offer SHR Unlimited packages. These packages are divided into two tiers:
Deluxe Tier allows SHR on unlimited body parts (spaced 28 days apart) with exception of Brazilian or Boyzilian.
Prestige Tier allows SHR on unlimited body parts including Brazilian or Boyzilian.
Note the 28 days gap? This is because each treatment should try to impact the hair follicles on a 28-day interval, to coincide with the hair's anagen growth. Any earlier or later would cause the treatment to fall out of sync with the hair growth cycle.
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7 REASONS WHY WELLAHOLIC IS HERE TO HELP YOU WEATHER THE RECESSION STORM
Singapore logged its slowest GDP growth in a decade in Q2. With all the headwinds facing Singapore’s economy, Wellaholic is here to help! Check out the 7 brilliant reasons to why Wellaholic is here to help you weather the recession storm!
To find out more about how Wellaholic can help you look great this upcoming economic storm, live chat us anytime.
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.