Prive Clinic

Facetherapy

Helena Rubinstein once said, “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.” I was thrilled when I finally managed an appointment at Prive Clinic. The luxurious space left an indelible impression.  I have heard so many excellent reviews about the clinic and I was inevitably drawn by their motto, that “Perfection is Possible.”

I was glad to be able to consult Doctor Karen Soh on my first visit and she recommended me to try Thermage, a safe, non-invasive procedure that is clinically proven to help smoothen, tighten and contour skin for an overall younger looking appearance. As if that was not attractive enough, I was told that the treatment delivers natural looking results with little to no downtime, on all skin colours, on and off the face, all in a single procedure.

Having battled with sensitive skin for a really long time, I am naturally skeptical with regards to facial treatments, skincare products as well as invasive/non-invasive procedures. However, with the increase in travelling for work, I have been feeling the brunt of climate changes and the constant lack of sleep on my skin. Hearing that Thermage can help with smoothening my wrinkles, tightening and an overall contouring of my face was particularly uplifting (pun intended!).

If you are wondering, The Thermage device was first cleared by the FDA in 2002 and has been available in physician office since then. Thermage treatments are about 45minutes long for the face and there is no special care needed after the treatment. I applied makeup as usual and headed off for a meeting!


Picture above, taken right after my Thermage treatment.

There was no swelling, redness or pain after the treatment. However, during the procedure, I experienced slight pain (this depends entirely on your threshold too!) There will be a brief cooling sensation, followed by a deep but brief heating sensation (and this alternates during the treatment that took about 45 minutes). The heating actually helps stimulate and heat up collagen, remodeling it to result in the skin tightening effect. The heating sensation is also a sign that the deep layers of skin are reaching effective temperatures for tightening, while the cooling sensation protects the surface of the skin.

I really like that the nurses and staff at Prive are extremely patient and attentive, making the entire experience a very smooth and pleasant one. My fears were constantly allayed and I never once felt uncomfortable to ask questions when in doubt. I learnt too, that improvement can be seen over the next two to six months, depending on the individual’s skin condition and aging process. This effect can also last for years. Hence, the slightly hefty price tag for Thermage (about $5000) actually works out to be a worthwhile investment. I cannot wait to share my results!

Head on down to their website www.priveclinic.com and like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/priveclinic


04.08.14

Clinique Sonic System

Purifying Cleansing Brush

Being an avid believer in thorough cleansing, I was honoured to be one of the first few to experience the revolutionizing way Clinique has developed the NEW Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush – a dermatologist developed, Swiss engineered cleansing innovation that will transform skin. Having a hectic work schedule that requires me to travel ever so frequently, my skin is constantly exposed to the harsh climate changes and erratic weather conditions in the different countries I visit. Coupled with makeup and the lack of sleep, I am always concerned about clogged pores and dehydrated skin.

 

I have tried some of the cleansing brushes and products that are available in the market but have found none suitable for my sensitive skin. I get breakouts whenever the products are too harsh or when my skin is too stimulated by over cleansing or scrubbing. Thus, I really like that the Clinique Sonic System is designed with an oval-shaped brush head with an angled tip and two types of rounded bristles for targeted cleansing. This way, I don’t have to worry about not being able to reach places like the contours of my face where we tend to neglect cleaning thoroughly.

- Soft, less-firm white bristles gently cleanse larger areas like the cheeks.

- Firmer, shorter green bristles help efficiently remove dirt and oil in the hard-to-reach areas and areas prone to clogging, like the T-Zone and hairline.

One additional feature I particularly like of the Clinique Sonic System purifying cleansing brush is that it is lightweight and compact. Perfect for packing into my travel pouch without taking up too much weight and space. I am also guaranteed of clean skin even when I am overseas on work trips.

After using the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush for a week, I am convinced that the brush is really effective in cleansing. Dirt, oil and impurities are removed with gentleness, protecting the skin whilst making sure that there is an improved skin feel.  Proper and thorough cleansing also allows my face better preparedness for subsequent skin care products. I like that the products I slather on after cleansing gets absorbed really quickly into my clean skin. Radiant skin is so easily obtainable at the comfort of home, even when I cannot find the time to go for spas or facials.

Lastly, the affordable price tag ($149) that accompanies this amazing product makes it accessible to all women out there who testifies to great and radiant skin.

Try it now!

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31.07.14