Skin Woes

How often have we looked at ourselves in the mirror and feel that our skin looks like something out of (gasp!) a horror movie. Skin woes…

Loose, dry, dull, and pigmented, there are days we wish our skin is smooth, firm, and has a healthy glow even without makeup. Thanks to advancements in medical technology and skin care products, we can address those things that we try to hide behind layers of makeup.

“Loose skin and dull skin often comes together as tight skin reflects light more evenly and therefore gives more glow,” says Dr. Terence Tan, Director of Halley Medical Aesthetics  So how do we tighten the loose skin and regain the healthy glow that comes with firm facial skin?

Traditionally, loose skin has always been the most difficult condition to treat as effective treatments almost always involved some form of surgical procedure and scaring. “This may not be suitable for everybody, especially younger people. Non-invasive procedures like Ultherapy which uses high intensity focused ultrasound for skin tightening is a good option for busy people who desire skin tightening without the associated downtime of surgical procedures,” he adds. Ultherapy can also be combined with lasers which improve skin tone and pore size for that added glow.

But for people who want to improve their skin tone without having to undergo laser treatments, Dr. Tan says that this is possible with a combination of good skin care and sun protection. “A glowing appearance of the skin comes mainly from a combination of firm, non-oily skin with small pores and an even colour tone.

Facial products packed with antioxidants like peptides and vitamin C is essential to reverse sun damage and encourage collagen production for firmer skin with good skin tone. Retinoids prescribed by a licensed doctor can improve pore issues and curb excessive oil production to give the skin that natural matte powdery sheen,” advises Dr. Tan. Our diet also plays an important role and Dr. Tan recommends a balanced diet with enough protein and iron, which is important for that added peptide and oxygen boost to the skin. “Of course, do not forget sun protection in the form of sunscreen and a fashionable floppy hat!” he adds.

Dr. Tan was on board Aesthetic Hub’s Facebook recently to answer some frequently asked questions about common skin problems. Find out his thoughts on pores, blackheads, frown lines and fine lines, freckles, and more here.

If you wish to consult Dr. Terence or if you have more questions on the treatments mentioned here, please drop us an e-mail or call us at 6737 8233 to make an appointment.

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