It's 2019 and taking care of our skin has bever been a more important tasks. We don't just use face lotions anymore. We use a retinol-containing night-time moisturiser. We don't blindly buy into three-step solutions. We flip the box over and study the ingredients.
Naturally, our facials are getting more sophisticated as well. By now, you have likely heard the praise for microneedling - a medical facial that is quickly replacing the classic spa facial that feels nice but does not do much. Microneedling is a procedure that can be conducted by a cosmestic surgeon, dermatologist or an esthetician.
I met up with lastic surgeon Dr. Meliassa Doft in her Park Avenue office to chat about everything microneedling, plus experience it for myself. It turns out -- there's a lot in your hands when it comes to having a great microneedling experience.
Before Your Microneedle
"Watch out for overexfoliation or anything that's a bit harsher," Dr. Doft advised. "You want to have your skin in its most calm state beforehand." (This is also the reason why Wellaholic's Elight customers are advised to stay off Diamond Peel during the week they are doing Microneedling.) The last thing I wanted to do before dragging a bunch of needles across my face was send my skin to a freak-out spiral using too many actives.
In a private room at the back of Dr. Doft's office, my face was beginning to go numb. The doctor has just applied a topical numbing cream, and a slack sensation spread across my cheeks, forehead and chin. Twenty minutes later, Dr. Doft wiped the lidocaine off my face and proceeded to "draw lines" across my face with a pen-like, handheld microneedling device. "The depth of the needles in controllable," she told me. "That's one of the biggest differences between doing it at a specialised centre versus doing it at home with an at-home needling kit --- that you can go deeper and you can control the penetration."
As she completed sections of my face, Dr. Doft would coat my skin with a properietary hyaluronic acid-based serum. "These teeny needles open up the skin barrier and also stimulate collagen production. Once you open up the skin barrier is a great time to infuse whatever the focus is for that particular patient's skin," she said.
While my treatment was focused on hydration and collagen production, there are many different concerns your session can address, and a range of topicals that can be used.
Risks of microneedling at home
While my microneedling was conducted by a professional, it's also possible to use at-home tools such as a dermaroller. When shopping for these products, you must take note of possible long-term damage. "There are certain parts of your face where you can go deeper, adn certain parts of your face where you need to be more shallow," Dr. Doft advises. "Over the forehead, for example, you can't microneedle quite as much as you could over your cheek, which is much thicker. I usually don't microneedle anywhere around the eyes. Around the mouth would be okay but I wouldn't go on the lips. I would start by going not very deep and then see how that's tolerated."
“After you’ve had microneedling, your skin is like a sponge — it will soak up whatever you want it to soak up, but it also soaks it up pretty quickly, so you want to keep it very moist and hydrated.” She wasn't kidding. When I got home after leaving the clinic, my skin was already thirsty for more moisture. A week later, I'm truly shook by just how poreless my cheeks still look and feel. My skin seems to have leveled up it's ability to retain moisture, as it stays plump and hydrated throughout the day. Friends have commented umprompted on how healthy my skin looks, only to have me launch into my newly adopted diatribe about how everyone can benefit from microneedling. If you're looking to take your glow to the next level, microneedling (plus proper home care), is it.
[Adapted from Laura Reilly, InStyle}
Wellaholic wishes all a 👷👷 Happy Labour Day!!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Team Wellaholic, a bunch of committed service staff for their hard work and dedication.
And to all our customers, a Happy Labour Day!!
Wellaholic will be open for appointments from 11am to 8pm at all our 4 outlets during Labour Day.
20% Rebates for new Member Scheme
Introducing our new FREE membership program in two annual tiers, Member Deluxe and Member Prestige, with 5% and 20% cashback credits respectively.
For Deluxe Member (annual), either
For Prestige Member (annual), either
Existing Basic and Plus members will continue to enjoy their free service and birthday treats, but the 5% and 10% discount would be migrated to 5% and 20% Cashback Bonus Credits instead. Check out the slideshow below for more details of how the Cashback Bonus Credits work.
40% Rebates For Microneedling plans
Microneedling is a safe, minimallly invasive and effective aesthetic treatment ideal for deep acne scars, pigmentation and wrinkles. 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.
For the month of May, all members enjoy a 40% cash rebate for all Microneedling plans.
We are relaunching WellaFreeze Unlimited with newly adjusted price plans. WellaFreeze Unlimited 12 Months is now more attractive than ever before, at only $59.90 per session. Qualify as a Prestige Member to save 20% more to bring the per-session price down to $47.92!!
00% Interest-free Installment plan
Now you can purchase a 6 session, 12 session, 6 month or 12 month Unlimited Plan and then break it down into 6 or 12 monthly interest-free installment plan payments. Valid for Amex (via PayPal), DBS and OCBC card holders only.
Shielding yourself from the sun’s rays with SPF is essential no matter the time of year, though we all start thinking about it a little more when the warm weather arrives and we’re spending time outdoors. But even if you make the effort to wear sunscreen year-round, there's a good chance you're missing a key spot when applying.
No, we aren’t talking about those pesky hard-to-reach areas that require a helping hand — it turns out most people aren’t properly covering their eyelids. Yes, eyelids! It's a sensitive area that many of us may intuitively avoid when smearing products on our face, but it’s also one of the higher risk sections for skin cancer.
While limiting your exposure to the sun with shade and clothing is the most effective way of avoiding damage to your skin, it's important to wear a sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF as well. But a recent study published by PLOS ONE from the University of Liverpool, claims that even those of us who are meticulous about applying (and re-applying) sunscreen throughout the day might be completely missing this the vulnerable area. And if SPF moisturizer is your go-to, you're even more likely to pass over it without realizing.
“Analysis revealed that application of moisturizer was significantly worse than sunscreen in terms of area of the whole face missed.” Yikes! Like sunscreen, moisturizer users were forgetting their eyelid area, but also had a greater lack of general coverage overall. Take a look at the comparison UV photos below:
After seeing these pics, hopefully next time you apply sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF you'll remember to put it all over your face, eyelids included, not matter how strange it may seem.
And if you are looking for a great sunscreen, do consider our DAILY SUNSCREEN, which has just won Beauty Insider Beauty Awards 2019. (Awarded: Best Ladies Products - Face Sunscreen ; Reader’s Choice Award 2019.)
At only $39.90 for 100ml of powerful SPF40++ with UVA and UVB protection, this handy little guardian works well with your moisturiser and offers round-the-clock protection against the sun wherever, whenever.
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
Our LIFETIME MAINTAIN MODE is our latest effort to make sure that our customers continue to see results over their lifetime. While SHR helps permanently remove hair after 8 to 12 sessions, we have a small number of customers that see hair growth in specific areas after some time has passed. This could be due to their genetics (specifically hair gene Lhx2). We felt that it is not fair for customers to pay a full price again to treat the area again.
Our proposed solution: a LIFETIME MAINTAIN MODE that allows our loyal member customers to pay for a specific treatment to "shock" the follicles of a specific body area to stop them from growing.
This is not only valid to new customers but all our past and existing customers who bought a SHR service from us since August 2017. By providing this affordable option to our esteemed customers, we not only aim to improve on our Brand Promise, but also to provide a lifetime guarantee of Team Wellaholic's efforts to help our customers to look their best.
Happy Easter 🐇 Everyone!
With 9 more days to go before April ends, do take note of our festive April promotions. With amazing service extensions across our many beauty treatments, you will be spolit for choice!
Find out more at http://www.wellaholic.com/promo
Wellaholic wishes all our customers and partners a blessed Good Friday.
Wellaholic will be open for treatments on Good Friday (19 April) from 11am to 8pm for all our four outlets.
WE NEED YOUR VOTES!!
Wellaholic is nominated for 4 categories this year:
🏅 Best Men's Beauty Service for SHR Prestige Unlimited (Page 4)
🏅 Best Body Treatment (Body Firming) for WellaFreeze (Page 8)
🏅 Best Facial Treatment for Rejuvenating Facial (Page 12)
🏅 Best Hair Removal Services for SHR (Page 13)
We are going all out to win these awards, so we are seeking a few minutes of your time to vote for us!! ❤️❤️Every vote counts!!!
Vote via this link: http://vote.beautyinsider.sg
Voting closes at 2359hrs on 16 April 2019.
Wellaholic has teamed up with hoolah, a Singapore fintech startup to allow our customers to split up their purchases into four equal, zero-interest installments over a period of two months.
The installment plan applies to the 6-session, 12-session as well as the 6-month and 12-month unlimited types.
Also, with the installment plan back in force, Wellaholic will be relaunching our WellaFreeze Unlimited 3-month, 6-month and 12-month plans. Please ask our friendly staff for more information!
1. Choose your service
Select hoolah as your payment option and hoolah will help you divide the total amount into four interest-free installments.
2. Enter your details
Enter your particulars and your debit or credit card details. Your first installment will be deducted upon checkout.
3. Automated installment deductions
Reminder emails will be sent before due date and installments will be charged automatically.
Wellaholic is expanding our physical presence across Singapore via an exciting partnership collaboration with Anytime Fitness Tampines North, Anytime Fitness Toa Payoh and Anytime Fitness Potong Pasir.
Through a product training and initiation program with the fitness trainers, they are now equipped with the necessary product knowledge. This will allow them to better recommend suitable supplements in accordance with the gym patrons' fitness and health goals alike.
We are pleased to work with Jumper.Ai, 🖲a social commerce platform which allows us to market and sell our products and services directly from our social media postings!
An example would be this post on our Creatine Super Strength. 💪Retailing at only $19.90 a bottle, you can make a direct purchase via this link: https://wellaholic.jumper.ai/creatine
Try it and see! It's quite fun! 💃💃
As part of a beauty tech company, providing not only technology treatments backed by science and research, Wellaholic is constantly embracing innovative ways to improve the customer experiences.
Some examples include:
1. ⏲Bookings and rescheduling of appointments - our technology allows you to book online, via a phone call or via the Fresha app.
2. 🗨Livechat - get a response anywhere and anytime using Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger.
3. 🛍Customer database - our robost CRM ensures that your visits and treatment details are all digitally captured across all our outlets.
We will continue to invest in exciting technologes to help make your customer journey a fabulous one
Taking a vacation is what we always look forward to. Nevertheless, while traveling is one of the best things we can do for our mind, it is not always the thing in keeping our skin, face, and hair in the best condition. Here are some of the top 10 Wellaholic travel beauty essentials for both guys and gals - to help you look your very best for that perfect getaway vacation selfie but yet making sure you continue looking great when you return from your holidays.
1. Lip Balm
The ever-changing climate can have a toll on your skin and especially for your lips. Moisturizing lip balms can help stop the dry and cold weather from cracking your lips. More often than not, the lip balm is also great for situations where you might have neglected drinking and hydrating. Take note to seek our a lip balm that is natural and does not contain alcohol. This is to prevent it from drying your lips out even more.
Dead skin is something that you want to take care of, while you are on the road. A good exfoliator is a travel beauty essential that can help rejuvenate your skin. The mere fact of giving your skin a good scrub will open up the pore and make them feel like you have given them a quick spa treatment.
A good moisturizer is a must regardless of whether you have oily, dry or normal skin. The moisturizer will help keep your skin smooth and vibrant. Take care of research all ingredients beforehand to make sure you are picking the most optimal formula for your skin.
4. Aloe Vera
Traveling with natural aloe vera or aloe vera gel is definitely recommended for travelers. Aloe vera has many uses from burn remedy to moisturizing the skin. This soothing gel is perfect for tropical destinations.
5. Tea Tree Oil
The Tea Tree Oil is a natural oil which comes in handy when traveling and can help salvage open skin that is prone to infections. If you suffer from blemishes, acne or dry skin, this is one essential product to carry.
6. Travel Water Bottle
The most underrated thing you can do for your skin is to keep hydrated. By carrying around a water bottle, ideally a vacuum stainless steel water bottle (good for cold climates), you can be both eco-friendly yet keep your body hydrated. Be sure to check on the drinkability of the water wherever you go.
7. Hand Cream
Dehydration is a common pet peeve both during plane travels and during the journey itself. A rich moisturizing cream is a must-have. There is something about those flights that is particularly hard on the hands. Avoid cracked skin on fingers, which can be painful by moisturizing your hands often, and most importantly right after the washing of hands.
8. Disinfecting Wet Wipes
During your trip, you will be in touch with various surfaces and items - and not all will be clean. Disinfecting wet wipes are useful as they can help you clean the surfaces and items that you get in touch. One common good practice is to use the wet wipes to wipe the utensils that you will be using just in case they have not been cleaned properly. Another good practice would be to clean the trays and multimedia controller in the planes, as they do not get the "deep cleaning" they deserve. Also, wet wipes are also useful to keep your skin cleansed and refreshed after a hot, sweaty and dusty outing.
9. Hand Sanitizer
In a French survey of travelers to countries where diarrheal illnesses are common, the people who used hand sanitizers while abroad are half as likely to have their trips spoiled by illness. "Use of hand sanitizer is highly acceptable by travelers and is associated with an incidence of traveler's diarrhea and/or vomiting," based on the report published in Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. Bring along a portable one which you can clip onto your travel bag so that you can conveniently use it often and always.
Whether you’re traveling to the exotic beaches of Goa or planning a simple staycation, a sunscreen is definitely a must. Wellaholic's Daily Sunscreen is formulated not only to protect the skin against UVA and UBV rays, but also contains antioxidants to help the skin defend against free radical damage. The lotion is easy to apply on the skin and does not leave the skin feeling sticky or uncomfortable. What’s best about Wellaholic Daily Sunscreen is that it is easy to mix and blend with other moisturisers, making it an indispensable travel companion for your daily commuting. Our sunscreen has just won the 2019 Beauty Insider Beauty Awards for Best Ladies Products - Face Sunscreen; Reader’s Choice Award 2019. At $39.90, this handy companion will be your ultimate protection!
Wellaholic celebrates the approach of Spring with the Cherry Blossom 🌸🌸 promotion.
Sakura is also a symbol of new beginnings and a fresh start.
If you have not started on your beauty resolutions, do take advantage of our beauty service promotions which were overwhelmingly popular in March, which we have extended into April to accommodate the requests of our customers.
The promo will definitely end this month, so catch them before they are gone!
ELIGHT FACIAL COLLAGEN BOOST 🌸🌸 PROMO
1. Buy a 12-month Unlimited PRESTIGE and get 6 extra weeks (worth $540) + a bottle of Multivitamins A to Z
2. Buy a 6-month Unlimited PRESTIGE and get 2 extra weeks (worth $180) + a bottle of Multivitamins A to Z
3. Buy a 3-month Unlimited PRESTIGE and get a free bottle of Multivitamins A to Z
Book Now and Pay Later!!
SUPER HAIR REMOVAL PRESTIGE / DELUXE PROMO
1. Buy an Underarms 12-month Unlimited and get 12 more months free! (worth $99)
2. Buy a 12-month Unlimited PRESTIGE / DELUXE and get 12 extra weeks (worth $657) + a bottle of Multivitamins A to Z
3. Buy a 6-month Unlimited PRESTIGE / DELUXE and get 4 extra weeks free worth $219) + a bottle of Multivitamins A to Z
Book Now and Pay Later!!
WELLAFREEZE FAT FREEZE 🌸🌸 PROMO
1. Buy a 12-session package and get 2 extra sessions (Worth $338) + a bottle of OxyBurn Fat Burner
2. Buy a 6-session package and get a bottle of OxyBurn Fat Burner
Book Now and Pay Later!!
TEETHWHITE 🌸🌸 PROMO
1. Buy a 12-session package and get $120 OFF + a bottle of Multivitamins A to Z
2. Buy a 6-session package and get $60 OFF + a bottle of Multivitamins A to Z
3. Buy a 3-session package and get $30 OFF + a bottle of Multivitamins A to Z
Book Now and Pay Later!!
APRIL MEMBERS' 🌸🌸 BENEFIT
Smile brighter this April. All members enjoy a single session of TeethWhite at only $39.90 this month instead of usual $99.
As usual, terms and conditions apply, and the management reserves the discretion to discontinue any promotions when they are oversubscribed.
Good Things Don't Last Forever
With a few more days before the fantastic March promotion ends, let us help curate for you the most popular and bestselling deals so far:
Elight Facial Collagen Boost (Prestige Unlimited)
Many customers, comprising of both new customers and existing customers chose the 12 Month Prestige Unlimited package. With an additional 6 weeks of treatments and a free bottle of multivitamins, they received an additional value of $540. In fact, a fair number of customers purchased the membership and used one of the $50 vouchers to offset the purchased package.
Super Hair Removal
We have customers purchasing both 12 Month Deluxe and Prestige Unlimited (pending the body parts they want to treat), but generally we had more customers buying the Prestige option in order to include Brazilian/Boyzilian treatments.
Super Hair Removal (Underarms)
This offer is the undisputed bestseller, with many customers rushing for this amazing 1 for 1 offer. Bascially, at only $99 nett, customers can enjoy 2 years or 24 months of underarm hair removal. With an efficient online and mobile booking system, and well-planned capacity, customers never have had any problems to book their preferred slots.
WellaFreeze Fat Freeze
With 2 additional sessions given free to customers who bought the 12 Month package, this was without doubt a very popular offer. In fact, although the WellaFreeze Unlimited has been stopped, we continue to get many enquiries on this special package.
TeethWhite Teeth Whitening
Unlike other services where customers grabbed the 12 month plan, for TeethWhite, most new customers opted for the 3-Session package in order to try out the service before making a longer-term purchase.
So wait no more if you are considering any of our beauty treatments. Good things don't last forever!
For more info, visit https://www.wellaholic.com/promo.html