Top 3 Clear Solutions to Hyperpigmentation

Melanin is responsible for the color of your hair and skin. Too much of it can lead to hyperpigmentation. While this condition can be very obvious among Caucasians, Asians, Mediterranans and Africans are more prone to hyperpigmentation when overly exposed to the sun because of the huge amount of melanin in their skin.

A consultation with a skin care specialist will help you decide which hyperpigmentation treatment works best for your skin type and pigmentation problem.

What are the Causes of Pigmentation

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Hyperpigmentation can manifest itself in various forms. Melasma occurs when hormones fluctuate, as in the case of “mask of pregnancy.” Thyroid disorders or taking birth control pills or hormone therapy medications can also lead to abnormal darkening of the skin – one factor why women are likelier to develop melasma than men. Treatment for melasma involves resolving first the underlying reason for its appearance (melasma often resolves on its own after pregnancy or termination of intake of birth control pills) and then treating the residual symptoms with appropriate topical or laser treatment.

A common and hereditary skin blemish, freckles (ephelides) can be an endearing facial feature, but not when they visibly stand out and number to hundreds of small, dark patches. Usually harmless, freckles can be aggravated by sun exposure, so broad spectrum sunscreen is a must to prevent further darkening.

Another adverse effect of too much exposure to sunlight is lentigo, commonly known as age or liver spots. They are called as such because they usually occur among the elderly as a result of ageing and years of sun exposure. A laser therapy at an aesthetic laser clinic can permanently eliminate these blemishes.

Hyperpigmentation may also result from post-inflammatory (PIH) injuries such as acne lesions, burns, psoriasis, friction and even harsh skin care products or aggressive skin care treatments. Because skin regenerates as a result of the injury, PIH often responds well to pigmentation treatment.

Non-Invasive Treatment Options for Pigmentation

Chemical peels can reduce the appearance of darkened skin and improve the overall look of the skin that may have been spoiled by the presence of scars, acne, age spots and freckles. A popular pigmentation treatment in Singapore, chemical peels allow the damaged, outer layer of the skin to fall off, leaving only newly formed skin that is smoother, less wrinkled and blemish-free.

A combination of professional skin care products and US FDA-approved procedures like diamond microdermabrasion and radiofrequency technology, such as those used in medical grade facials in aesthetic clinics in Singapore, delivers more than just the peeling benefits of chemical peels – wrinkles are reduced, sagging skin is tightened, and new collagen is produced.

Lastly, pulses of light can be applied to the skin to draw out dark spots to the topmost layer where they scab and fall off. Hyperpigmentation of various causes – liver spots, redness, acne scars – respond well to laser resurfacing. Laser clinics in Singapore have medical doctors certified and trained in laser therapy, and perform or closely supervise treatments to ensure maximum results and minimize side effects. Added benefits of laser therapy when done in a medical clinic in Singapore include smoothening uneven texture, diminishing fine lines, and zapping off tiny veins for that clearer and brighter glow.

For more information, please contact +65 6801 4000 or

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210
+65 6801 4000

Unclogged: 6 Myths About Acne Debunked

Acne is surrounded with half-truths and myths in the same way it is buried under clogged pores. To clear up misconceptions – and your skin – here are six myths about acne that need to be unplugged from our common beliefs.

Myth: Only teens get acne

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Fact: Prevailing wisdom suggests that only adolescents get acne because of all the hormonal changes taking place in their bodies. But a survey of more than 1,000 adults published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that half of women aged between 20 and 29, one-third of women aged between 30 and 39, and one-fourth of women aged between 40 and 49 reported having acne. This occurrence is due to increased estrogen, which in turn drives oil production and ultimately causes bacterial inflammation leading to pimples.

Myth: Acne is just a cosmetic problem

Fact: On the surface, acne appears to be just a cosmetic problem requiring the services of an aesthetic laser clinic. But the accompanying low self-esteem can increase a person’s risk of developing depression if his or her acne is left untreated. Severe acne can leave permanent scars, and these scars negatively affect a person’s self-image. In laser clinics in Singapore, laser therapy, chemical peels and micro-needling technology are used to minimize the appearance of raised and depressed acne scars.

Myth: Acne should be allowed to run its course

Fact: Acne occurs when your pores become clogged with oil, dead skin and bacteria. So unless you clean up your plugged pores, your acne is not going to go away on its own. Some may find that regular washing helps prevent breakouts, while others complain that no matter how much they clean their face, their acne only seems to get worse. With an abundance of acne treatments in Singapore to combat acne – cleansers, chemical peels, medical-grade facials, and laser therapy – there is no need to let acne take over and ruin your chances for a beautiful, clear complexion.

Myth: Scrubbing at your acne will clean the pores

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Fact: Scrubbing will only irritate the pores even more, and spread inflammatory substance into surrounding skin. So avoid the temptation to pop your pimple: Picking your skin often leads to scarring. Aesthetic clinics in Singapore use acne cleansers on their patients as these are designed to unclog pores without further harming the skin.

Myth: Greasy foods – and chocolate – exacerbate acne

Fact: It’s never been established that chocolate (and its cousin, caffeine) causes acne. Similarly, greasy foods have been established to have little to no effect on acne. Working in a greasy area, however, could worsen acne because in a kitchen with fry vats, oil can stick to the skin and clog the pores. What’s also clear is the connection between break outs and carbohydrates-rich foods such as bagels and bread. Dairy products have long been suspected as culprits behind acne, but the data is weak and more studies are yet to be conducted to establish the link.

Myth: Poor hygiene causes acne

Fact: A skin care specialist would likely advise that poor cleansing habits alone will not cause acne. For acne to occur, these four elements have to be present: sebum, dead skin cells, bacteria, clogged pores. Sebum (oil) naturally lubricates and protects the skin. It’s produced by the sebaceous glands, which activate at puberty. When dead skin cells collect close to the surface and block the pores, oil builds up underneath. This oil buildup (not dirt buildup) stimulates bacteria to multiply and causes inflammation of the surrounding tissues. A pustule appears if the inflammation is near the surface; a papule (pimple) if the inflammation is deep; and a cyst if the inflammation is deeper still. Medical clinic Singapore patients are told that affected areas still need to be cleaned twice a day, with the final cleansing done before bed so makeup, dirt and sweat are removed.

For more information, please contact +65 6801 4000 or

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210
+65 6801 4000

Sex Toys – What They Can Do to You and Your Relationship

Statistics says only 30% of women orgasm from sexual intercourse alone. That number begs the question, “How do the rest of the women get the job done?”

A woman’s body has many erogenous zones that can be stimulated either by her partner or by herself with the help of gadgets. Of course, the latter cannot replace the former, but they can be a tool not only to achieve pleasure but knowing one’s self as well.

Sex Toys for Self-Discovery

Contrary to popular belief, sex with a partner doesn’t always lead to orgasm. Sometimes, it takes a bit of tinkering to get to know one’s hot buttons. Because you are more likely to be uninhibited and experimental, less pressured to satisfy a partner, and have total control about how to stimulate your sensitive spots when you do it by yourself, using sex toys can be highly instructive in terms of which areas are sensitive to what kind stimulation.

Certainly, sex toys are designed for pleasure, but for those whose sexual awareness has been constrained by their culture, past trauma, religious upbringing, or physical limitations, these titillating gadgets serve as a tool to discover one’s deep-seated desires and fetishes. Knowledge mined from this sexy self-discovery can eventually be used to help your partner stimulate you in ways that bring about a higher level of trust, communication and intimacy.

Vaginal Laxity and Orgasm – Or Lack of It

The use of sex toys can also benefit women who experience vaginal laxity. Vaginal laxity is a condition where vaginal muscles are overstretched after natural childbirth and do not go back to their original elasticity. For some, this issue is serious enough to cause anxiety. But because vaginal laxity is a topic rarely discussed in a clinical setting, let alone in the intimacy of the bedroom, women living with it often endure it in silence.

This is where sex toys come into play, quite literally. As they come in all imaginable shapes, sizes and textures (with some even mimicking the real thing), sex toys can be used to self-experiment. Are there still pleasurable sensations felt? Are there areas sensitive to light touch or vigorous vibrations? Is it still possible to achieve orgasm? These are just some of the questions that women can answer with the use of sex toys.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Vaginal Laxity

If vaginal laxity remains an obstacle to experiencing pleasurable sensations, you may want to have the issue addressed in a medical or aesthetic laser clinic with the proper tools, training and certification. Vaginal laxity treatment ranges from invasive procedures such as vaginoplasty to non-invasive procedures such as Viveve that uses a device to stimulate collagen growth and restore vaginal tone. Viveve has proven popular in medical clinic in Singapore due to its safer nature compared to the traditional vaginoplasty procedure.

The Viveve Difference

Kegel exercises are often prescribed to achieve vaginal tightening without surgery. These exercises, however, are intended to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor that aids in urinary control. The exercises do not address the slackening tissue within the vagina or vaginal opening.

Until lately, the most common vaginal tightening procedure involves surgery, which could pose a host of serious side effects, involve significant downtime, and entail post-procedure pain not to mention out-of-pocket financial costs. On the other hand, the Viveve treatment conducted in laser clinics in Singapore employs a device that uses patented, radio frequency technology to cool and gently heat vaginal tissues, resulting in tightened vaginal tissue without ablation, incision or anesthesia. Viveve is an office-based, 30-minute non-surgical medical procedure that is painless, requires no pre-procedure preparation, and entails minimal post-treatment restrictions and recovery times.

For more information, please contact +65 6801 4000 or

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210
+65 6801 4000

4 Important Things You Need to Know About Female Masturbation

Because it’s largely a taboo topic, self-pleasure may not be as common a topic of conversation among women than among men, but it is equally important to women’s sexual health and overall well-being as sexual intercourse is with a partner. There’s still some stigma attached to female masturbation, perhaps because women are taught not to overstep certain boundaries of propriety. But masturbating is as much a basic need as eating and sleeping, regardless of what religions, cultures, and upbringings have preached against it. And if numbers are any indication, women need to be convinced more that there should be no guilt attached to pleasuring one’s self.

Unlike men, only about 8% of women aged 25-29 masturbate two to three times a week (according to Indiana University’s National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior) as opposed to more than 23% for men. The numbers are not so dismal, however, if you take into account younger and older women: The Kinsey Institute says that more than half of American women aged 18-49 masturbate at least once every three months, a number that holds true for both single women and women in relationships.

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So while it’s not yet part of mainstream conversation, female masturbation is as much a fact of life for women as it is for men.

To help dispel the misinformation surrounding female masturbation, here are a few things you might want to know about “ménage a moi.”

Masturbation helps to get you to know your body better

What better, and more pleasurable, way to know your body – and your hot buttons! – than to explore all its nooks and crevices? One way to help you figure out if you have sufficient vaginal tone to respond to stimulation is by exploring yourself. Among women, vaginal laxity is a real concern, and gets in the way of a satisfying sexual relationship. Armed with this information, women can take matters into their own hands – quite literally! – to find ways to address that feeling of looseness. Perhaps they want to know if there is a vaginal tightening procedure performed in an aesthetic laser clinic that does not involve surgery (there is), or if the vaginal laxity treatment currently available will leave their sensations intact (with non-invasive procedure, sensations are left intact).

Masturbation helps you to stay sexual even if you don’t have sex with a partner

If you are in between relationships, or yet to start one, the only way to get you sexual is for you to masturbate. It’s like turning on the ignition of your car every now and then even if you actually don’t take it out for a spin around town. By stimulating yourself sexually, you help keep the tissues elastic and the blood flowing. Even better, you prime your brain by thinking of sex regularly, so when a partner does arrive, you will be in a better position – no pun intended ! – to enjoy sexual intercourse more.

If you do have concerns about vaginal laxity at this point, it helps to know that there is now a non-surgical vaginal tightening procedure in laser clinics in Singapore that lets you enjoy sex as much as you did, when you had the vaginal tone before childbirth. Viveve uses a treatment tip to cool and gently heat vaginal tissue to strengthen them and stimulate collagen production. It’s a painless, non-surgical lunchtime in-office treatment with no post-procedure downtime

Masturbation helps release physical and psychological tension

Endorphins, that feel-good hormone, flood your body after orgasm, so what better way to overrun cortisol build up that causes stress? Orgasm has been known to relieve headaches and menstrual cramps because of that rush of endorphins, and that same rush breaks up tension to relax your body and put you to sleep faster. Of course, orgasm is best achieved if you are sensitive to stimulation, something that may not come easy if you feel loose down there. The Viveve treatment procedure performed in medical clinic Singapore increases vaginal tightness by delivering pulses of radiofrequency energy to the collagen fibers that make up the underlying vaginal tissues. Vaginal tissues react to the energy by stimulating the production of new collagen which happens on the cellular level. The result is heightened sensation to help you achieve orgasm more regularly.

Masturbation has zero downsides to it

Despite what women may have been programmed since childhood, masturbation doesn’t harm the body or psyche. As longs it’s not getting in the way of your day to day life or relationships, pleasuring yourself is an effective – and fantastic! – way to let off steam, satisfy your libido, and be more comfortable with what you are given.

For more information, please contact +65 6801 4000 or

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210
+65 6801 4000

Reveal Your Inner Beauty With Medical Grade Facials

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Topical creams and similarly externally applied potions have their own cosmetic value, but they can only achieve so much in terms of optimal skin health. When you are looking for a clinical approach to improve and rejuvenate your skin, medical-grade facials performed in aesthetic laser clinic by a skin care specialist do the job better than over-the-counter alternatives.

Contouring Facial for Wrinkle Reduction and Skin Tightening

If you prefer your wrinkles ironed out or facial skin tightened without the use of needles or anything invasive, the Advanced Contouring Facial is the closest you can get to achieve similar-looking results. Recommended for all skin types that start showing wrinkles or laxity, this contouring facial performed in laser clinics in Singapore utilizes Trilipo Technology that heats multiple layers of the skin and subcutaneous fat, resulting to more collagen stores, tightened skin, and improved skin texture. There are no pre-procedure preparations and no downtime involved, so you can resume regular activity right after the treatment.

Brightening Facial for Dull Skin, Uneven Tone and Texture

Skin cell turnover becomes less uniform as we age, resulting in age spots, uneven skin tone and texture and overall dullness. Microdermabrasion exfoliates the outermost layer of dead skin cells to reveal the supple and more vibrant layer that we all associate with youthful glow. Combined with a full spectrum of natural brighteners and smoothening ingredients, a Brightening Facial done in a medical clinic in Singapore literally brings out your beauty from within.

Clarifying Facial for Acne-Prone or Congested Skin

Microdermabrasion is utilized in medical grade Clarifying Facial to reduce acne and extract blackheads and whiteheads. To leave you with clear and hydrated skin, an oil-absorbing clay mask is applied after exfoliation to calm irritation and purify the skin.

Deep Hydrating Facial for Dry, Tired or Sensitive Skin

medical-grade facialsWhen you have piled up overtime work and deprived yourself of beauty sleep, you’re not only wreaking havoc to your concentration but also to your skin. One of the most sought after medical facials, Deep Hydrating Facial is the ideal remedy to soothe and relax facial skin that has been under constant stress. A balance of nourishment and hydration is applied to the skin, along with microdermabrasion to slough off the dry top layer of the skin, revealing a smoother surface to freshen up your look.

Vitamin C Facial for Aging Skin

Aside from wrinkles, one of the earliest signs of aging is dull, uneven skin tone. This is because skin cell turnover is no longer uniform all throughout. The result is a host of skin concerns that leave you looking older than you really are. With Vitamin C Facial, you gradually reverse the effects of UV damage, and increase your skin’s collagen production to improve its elasticity. An elastic skin also means less prominent winkles and fine lines that are the bane of growing older. Vitamin C is also known as a powerful antioxidant to help repair skin damage, and a brightening agent to reduce your skin’s visible discoloration. Aesthetic clinics in Singapore recommend this procedure for skin types that are not very sensitive or prone to acne.

For more information, please contact +65 6801 4000 or

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210
+65 6801 4000

Beautiful from Every Angle with 3D Skin Rejuvenation

Ageing would perhaps be less complicated if the only problem it presents are nothing more than crow’s feet. But growing old is more complicated, manifesting itself in a host of issues that are not easily concealed by cosmetics or clothes. As if wrinkles are not enough, there is also sagging, enlarged pores, brown spots and mottled appearance, freckles and sun damage. You can easily get overwhelmed if you are faced with these concerns all at once. Be assured, however, that an aesthetic laser clinic worth its certification has an array of treatments for every imagined skin problem you have.

3D Skin Rejuvenation

What Lasers Can Do

Plenty. For starters, intense pulsed light (IPL) draws out brown spots – usually the culprit for that mottled appearance –  from the deeper layers of the skin so they come to the surface, scab and fall off. Topical applications only deal with the problem at the surface; IPL gets to the root of the problem to minimize recurrence.

An IPL system called Limelight can also be programmed by a skin care specialist so that its wavelengths treat many skin problems at once, a huge convenience if you do not have the luxury of time for preparation of recovery. With Limelight Facial, not only is pigmentation reduced, but so are freckles and fine lines minimized, pores shrunk, and sun damage reversed.

IPL facial offers a one-stop-shop solution to a host of problems that you often need to correct using different products – sunscreen to prevent sun damage, pore minimizer, injectables for wrinkles, and brighteners for pigmentation. IPL comes highly recommended when you face these concerns all at once, because it saves you time and hassle, and once you realize that all those products can easily add up, money.

Laser for Collagen Production

IPL facial can also do wonders on the second layer of the skin. This layer can be stimulated so collagen production is enhanced leading to less visible wrinkles, sagging and laxity. Laser clinics in Singapore usually combine Limelight with Laser Genesis in order to shrink pores, eliminate redness, erase sun damage, and even out mottled complexion.

Ageing and sun exposure break down the skin’s support structure called collagen. Along with elastin, collagen holds up the top layers of the skin so when it breaks down, a collection of skin problems ensue. To address the common signs of aging such as laxity, sagging and deep lines, infrared light has been utilized to stimulate new collagen growth.

Skin Tightening by Infrared Light

In a procedure known as Titan, aesthetic clinics in Singapore employ light energy to heat the deep dermis and initiate collagen contraction. Afterwards, new collagen grows, and this growth further results to tighter. Folds, lines and laxity become less visible. If you are looking for non-invasive procedures to help treat fine lines in the eye area, sagging cheeks, loose jowls, and folds in the neck, Titan achieves the outcomes you want without the attendant risks, cost and downtime of surgery.

Looking young need not be painful or costly. Put together all three treatments, and you get a holistic 3D Skin Rejuvenation program that you will keep returning to as you blow more candles on your cake.

For more information, please contact +65 6801 4000 or

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210
+65 6801 4000

HerWorldPlus Editor Shares Her Botox Experience

Niki, the editor of HerWorldPlus (a women’s lifestyle network in Singapore), shares her experience getting Botox on and off for 10 years.

We are very thankful to Niki for working with us on this treatment and also grateful that she shared her experience about the Botox procedure.


Botox is well-known as the safe and effective wrinkle treatment that irons out lines in the forehead, corners of the eyes and mouth. And according to Niki, Botox helped to relax her furrowed brow that was caused by constant squinting. The result only took a few days after the treatment which according to her made her a ‘complete convert’.

With regards to the effectiveness of Botox, she shared the importance of finding a reputable aesthetic doctor with the right injection skill. As most people fear the frozen look that previously plagued this treatment.

To read Niki’s full Botox experience, please click here.

About Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, an award-winning aesthetic clinic and age management clinic in Singapore, is based on the fundamentals of scientifically proven “evidence-based” aesthetic treatments.

We focus on patient education and are committed to providing our patients extensive information about any proposed treatment plan.

If you would like to be an informed patient, please contact us at +65 6801 4000 or

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210
+65 6801 4000

Dr Sylvia attends Applied Anatomy Workshop by Allergan

Dr. Sylvia Ramirez of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics was excited to attend the latest Cadaver workshop on Applied Anatomy organized by Allergan Academy Asia Pacific at Academia, Singapore General Hospital on September 29th 2015.

Allergan’s Global Key Opinion Leader, Dr. Allan Swift from Canada, was leading the workshop which workshop consisted of lectures as well as hands on procedures on cadaver heads to identify vital structures including arteries, veins and nerves and additionally identifying the depths of injections and its impact on surrounding tissue.

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About Dr Sylvia Ramirez
Dr. Sylvia Ramirez is the Medical and Scientific Director of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore. Dr. Ramirez has over 20 years’ experience in aesthetic medicine, chronic disease epidemiology, nephrology, and transplantation both in the United States and internationally.

About Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, an award-winning aesthetic clinic and age management clinic in Singapore, is based on the fundamentals of scientifically proven “evidence-based” aesthetic treatments.

For more information, please contact
Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210
+65 6801 4000

Why “Brotox” Remains as Popular as Ever


Compared to women, men have not always been thought of as greatly concerned about their looks, but if the number of straight American men getting Botox injections is any indication, that gap of perception between men and women appears to be closing.  Last year alone, “Brotox” has seen an unprecedented jump of 310% since 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Male patients of today are much more open about their appearance-related concerns, especially because the stigma for wanting to get cheek fillers from an aesthetic laser clinic when you are not wearing a skirt is fast disappearing; hence, the rise of the metrosexual male in the aughts (a dapper David Beckham), and now a decade later, the spornosexual spin-off (a ripped David Beckham).

Brotox and the Importance of Appearance in the Workplace

Getting dermal fillers or just going to aesthetic clinics in Singapore for any touch-up job has become quite commonplace, with every one of just about any age getting something done. Men are no longer regarded as vain when they engage the services of a skin care specialist and want to improve something cosmetically, because it makes them feel good or puts them in a better bargaining position when it comes to business or personal competitions.

With the economy still uneven and competition for jobs still stiff, people have become open to the reality that looking good – and not just working well – ups their points in almost all facets of their lives.

Appearance has always been important, no matter how we invoke the inner beauty mantra, especially in businesses that rely on their frontliners to convey their brand. Airline crew, for example, would want to convey an image of vitality. (After all, who would want to fly with an ageing airline?) Understandably, the airline would prefer to hire young-looking candidates over older-looking ones.

Sales people have always been told to put their best foot – and biggest grins – forward because doing so attracts customers. Even people in the backroom could benefit from a youthful and fresh appearance when they do receive the dreaded pink slip: An attractive and youthful look gives them an edge in finding a new job.

Non-Surgical Procedure with Instantaneous Results and Zero Downtime

skin-care-specialistInjectables like Botox also do not come with costs, risks, preparation and downtime often associated with surgery. A dab of topical anesthetic cream is all it takes to prepare the area for injection, and all it takes is 10 minutes for the treatment to be completed. Botox irons out unwelcome wrinkles especially that very visible “angry 11,” along with the horizontal lines on the forehead, frown and smile lines.

Botox can also lift eyebrows to erase that tired look, and can also be used to correct lines around the lips and neck. In medical clinic in Singapore, Botox is injected along the angles of the jaw into the muscles used for chewing to slim the face.

Many laser clinic Singapore patients experience minimal or no pain at all during the treatment, and no downtime afterwards – a huge advantage if you want to look your best for a dinner date.

Nobody would want to look like they had some work done on their face (what with the popularity of “all-natural” labels in almost everything), and Botox achieves this more natural and youthful look without giving the procedure away. The results are instantaneous and last up to 3-6 months, with the effectiveness lasting longer after repeated treatments.

For more information, please contact +65 6801 4000 or

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210
+65 6801 4000

CoolSculpting Procedure US FDA-cleared for Double Chin


ZELTIQ®, the company behind the safe and effective fat freezing procedure, CoolSculpting, has successfully expanded the clearance from the U.S. FDA by introducing a new applicator called CoolMini™ which is designed to treat smaller pockets of fat in the chin area more commonly known as the double chin.

The latest Press Release from ZELTIQ®: (Credits to ZELTIQ®,


Introduction of New CoolMini™ Applicator Uniquely Designed to Non-Invasively Treat Smaller Pockets of Fat

PLEASANTON, Calif. (September 23, 2015) – ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZLTQ), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing products utilizing its proprietary controlled-cooling technology, today announced that it received an expanded clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) paving the way for introduction of the new, CoolMini™ applicator, which is designed to treat smaller pockets of fat, including the submental, or chin fat area, more commonly referred to as the double chin. The CoolSculpting® procedure has demonstrated in over 50 published clinical articles and 4,000 clinical trial patients to non-invasively and consistently reduce unwanted fat and the procedure has been successfully used in over two million treatments to date.

“Through our continued introduction of new applicators together with expanded clearances from the FDA, we are successfully addressing additional problem areas for our customers. The CoolMini applicator will enable our CoolSculpting practices to treat small volume areas of unwanted fat with little, to no downtime and with a similar level of efficacy as our other applicators,” said Mark Foley, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZELTIQ.

“I believe our new CoolMini applicator will provide a truly compelling alternative to other popular devices and methods currently used to treat and contour the neck, like liposuction. I have been particularly pleased with the very positive feedback we are receiving from both physicians and patients based on our limited European launch.”

The new CoolMini applicator is uniquely designed for small volume areas of fat. The applicator’s size, shape and curvature is designed to comfortably fit these small, problem areas. Patients may see results as early as 3 weeks, with the most dramatic results generally observed 1-3 months following treatment.

“When utilizing the CoolMini applicator, I can generally achieve optimal results in one or two treatments,” said Brian Zelickson, M.D., Director of Zel Skin & Laser Specialists in Edina, Minnesota. “Moreover, since the CoolSculpting procedure is entirely non-invasive, my patients can typically resume normal activities immediately after treatment.”

The accumulation of fat under the chin can be a result of lifestyle, age or genetic factors and – unlike other common problem areas of the body – it cannot be hidden or disguised with clothing. Data from a 2014 study conducted by The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) showed that approximately 68 percent of people were concerned with chin and neck fat; this number increased eight percent from the previous year. Additionally, a recent study conducted in the United States revealed that 22.4 million people are interested in seeking non-invasive fat reduction solutions.

The FDA clearance is based on data from a U.S. pivotal clinical trial involving 60 male and female patients, ranging in age from 22 to 65 years. In the trial, patients received 1-2 treatments in the area under the chin, each six weeks apart resulting in an average of 20% fat reduction, which is in line with results achieved with other CoolSculpting applicators. Additionally, no significant adverse events were observed and patients experienced little to no discomfort or downtime.
“The outcomes I have observed using the CoolMini applicator to treat the sub-mental area have been extremely positive and this treatment has also demonstrated very high levels of patient satisfaction,” said Suzanne Kilmer, M.D., Founding Director of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California in Sacramento.

“The CoolSculpting procedure’s predictable results, non-invasive technology, comfort, lack of downtime and affordable pricing make it a very attractive treatment option for patients looking to eliminate unwanted fat.”

Over 500 CoolMini treatments have been performed to date as a result of pilot clinical work, clinical trials and our controlled European launch that commenced in June. The results, achieved in as little as 1-2 office visits, have been very encouraging with very high patient satisfaction and the same level of efficacy achieved with other CoolSculpting applicators.
The unique CoolSculpting procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and is based on the proprietary science of Cryolipolysis®, demonstrating that when fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, they die and are eliminated naturally from the body.

Only the CoolSculpting procedure selectively targets (freezes) the fat cells. Fat cells treated and eliminated by the procedure are gone for good, and patients can expect long-lasting results. Every patient is unique, so patients are encouraged to talk to their CoolSculpting provider about a customized treatment plan as part of the initial consultation.

Additional treatments in the same or multiple areas may enhance the desired aesthetic effect.
The CoolSculpting procedure is available through an elite network of CoolSculpting Centers worldwide. Dermatologists, plastic surgeons and leading aesthetic specialists that offer

About the CoolSculpting® Procedure
The CoolSculpting procedure is a non-surgical, clinically proven procedure that selectively reduces unwanted fat using a patented cooling technology. The CoolSculpting procedure is cleared by the FDA for cold-assisted lipolysis (breakdown of fat) of the submental area, thigh, abdomen, and flank, or “love handles” in individuals with a Body Mass Index of 30 or less. The device is intended to affect the appearance of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh abdomen and flank.

The CoolSculpting procedure works by gently cooling targeted fat cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells without affecting surrounding tissue, and the treated fat cells are gone for good. Millions of CoolSculpting treatments have been performed by nearly 4,000 CoolSculpting systems in over 70 countries. Market research indicates a 93% customer satisfaction rate with the CoolSculpting procedure. The CoolSculpting procedure is available through an elite network of CoolSculpting Center worldwide. 

About ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc.
ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. is a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing products utilizing its proprietary controlled-cooling technology platform. ZELTIQ’s first commercial product, the CoolSculpting system, is designed to selectively reduce unwanted fat that may not respond to diet or exercise. The CoolSculpting procedure is based on the scientific principle that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the overlying skin and surrounding tissues. It utilizes patented technology of precisely controlled cooling to reduce the temperature of fat cells in the treated area, which is intended to cause fat cell elimination through a natural biological process known as apoptosis. ZELTIQ developed the CoolSculpting procedure to safely, noticeably, and measurably reduce the fat layer.

About Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, an award-winning aesthetic and age management clinic in Singapore, provides the original and certified CoolSculpting practice. Our philosophy focuses on safety and effectiveness, patient education and US FDA-cleared treatments and products.
The Cutis Treatment to Transformation™ Program combines CoolSculpting® with TriLipo Triple Action Fat Reduction, Tanita Body Diagnostics as well as a Nutrition Consultation.

As CoolSculpting is a technique dependent procedure, our team completed an exclusive training under the CoolSculpting Certification Program to provide ideal and optimum results for each patient

We will be delighted to provide you with more information about CoolSculpting. Please contact +65 6801 4000.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Center #08-07, Singapore – 228210
+65 6801 4000