The New Luxe Setting Powder

luxe setting powder

You already know and love Luxe Liquid Foundation SPF 15 for its light-diffusing diamond powder technology and soft-focus finish- now get ready to fall in love with the all-new Luxe Setting Powder.

This luxurious loose powder was designed specifically to set and provide extended wear for Luxe Liquid Foundation while blurring fine lines for a luminous effect on your skin. In addition to providing weightless coverage it leaves a sheer, silky smooth finish to leave skin looking flawless all day.

Available in one shade: translucent.

1. Dust all over face with the Luxe Setting Powder Brush to set Luxe Liquid Foundation SPF 15 to last all day.
2. Touch up midday if needed.

How It Works
The diamond powder and synthetic sapphire infused formula delivers a luminous, soft focus effect to the skin and provides extended wear for Luxe Liquid Foundation SPF 15, leaving nothing but a radiant, smooth glo! This flash photography friendly formula contains an exclusive blend of antioxidants, including Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract.

Expert tricks and techniques to try:

  • For added luminosity around the orbital bone/upper cheekbone area and to set Luxe Liquid Bright Concealer, use the powder puff (included) to lightly press powder into the skin. Start below the eye and move from inner eye area out and upward to temple.
  • Prior to a dramatic eye application, apply a generous amount of Luxe Setting Powder under the eye area to easily remove fallout. Once dramatic eye look is complete, use the Luxe Setting Powder Brush to sweep away any excess product left under the eye in a light, outward motion.

Please contact us for more details.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road
#03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
Tel: + 65 6327 9700

New Luxe Liquid Bright Concealer

Luxe liquid bright concealerA lightweight, corrective concealer pen that provides impeccable coverage while bringing light and brightness to the complexion. Instantly reduces signs of fatigue and shadows by cancelling out unwanted color and masking imperfections. Softens the look of fine lines and improves skin’s radiance.

high beam – Overall concealing / highlighting
brighten – Neutralizes Redness / imperfections
sunburst – Disguises dark spots / under eye circles


  1. Apply Luxe Liquid Bright Concealer anywhere you want to brighten and conceal.
  2. Click bottom of pen applicator to distribute product to brush tip, apply to desired areas of the face.
  3. Lightly blend product with brush tip, fingertips or Dual Foundation/Camouflage Brush.

How It Works:
This lightweight, creamy formula leverages diamond powder technology to deliver superior, customizable correction to any skin tone. Offered in three shades to target: overall concealing while brightening (ivory shade, high beam), cancelling out redness while brightening (golden shade, brighten), eliminating sallowness/dark under eye circles while brightening (peach shade, sunburst).

Expert Tips & Techniques

While all three shades brighten, high beam delivers maximum highlighting, overall brightening and works especially well for fair to light skin tones as a general concealer.

To achieve a professional level highlight application, apply high beam to the high points of the face (center of forehead, brow bone, bridge of nose, upper cheekbone, bow of the lip and center of chin).

For canceling redness, brighten is your top choice. Eliminate sallowness, shadows and dark under eye circles with sunburst.

Please contact us for more details.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road
#03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
Tel: + 65 6327 9700

CoolSculpting Certified Practice

Cutis CoolSculpting CertificationWe are proud to announce that Cutis Medical Laser Clinics is a CoolSculpting Certified Clinic.

We have undergone a comprehensive training and certification program for achieving optimum results for the CoolSculpting procedure.

CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ is a non invasive US FDA-approved fat removal treatment that uses safe and advanced fat freezing technology (Cryolipolysis™).

CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling (Cryolipolysis™) to target and kill only fat cells without damaging the skin or other tissues.

In the weeks to follow, these fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body. CoolSculpting results are long-term, as the treated fat cells are gone for good.

CoolSculpting can treat stubborn fats belly, back, arms, and thighs that are resistant to diet and exercise.

The CoolSculpting procedure also has a lot of imitators which are not proven for safety and effectiveness. Make sure to ask for the original COOLSCULPTING by name.

Watch the video to know more about the CoolSculpting procedure by Cutis Medical Laser Clinics.


Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road
#03-06 Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
Tel: + 65 6327 9700

Testosterone and Prostate Cancer – forever linked?



Does this need to be our future as we get older: diminished libido, sexual dysfunction, depression, bone loss, sleep disturbances and memory lapses? The answer is no.

We now know how to optimize quality of life while minimizing the risk of chronic diseases. In this section, we will focus on testosterone modulation for men and women.

It certainly is well known that aging in men and women requires a critical balance of estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, cortisol and growth hormone.

As historical background, in 1940, the Journal of the American Medical Association published the first article describing the clinical utility of testosterone to treat symptoms of “male climacteric.” Controversies and confusion have surrounded this area of research ever since.

It has been over 60 years since Charles Huggins presented his landmark work showing that castration caused the regression of metastatic prostate cancer, linking forever the issue of prostate cancer and testosterone.

The recognition that prostate cancer is largely androgen dependent has resulted in reluctance in some corners, often a strong refusal, to treat hypogonadal men with testosterone replacement therapy.

The feeling was that if castration or pharmacologically lowering of testosterone to castrate levels is a mainstay of treatment for advanced prostate cancer, then to increase testosterone may be harmful.

So this leads to the question, how do we reconcile the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy in hypogonadal men with the potential risks that testosterone replacement therapy may cause an occult cancer to grow?

Controversies and confusion have persisted, but curiously, after many years of testosterone usage, there remains no compelling evidence that testosterone replacement therapy does indeed represent a true risk for prostate cancer growth.

We will summarize some of the data regarding this issue, in attempt to resolve the controversy.

Although the normal prostate has been shown to be androgen dependent, this does not mean that progressively higher testosterone levels will result in a greater prostatic growth.

In hypogonadal men, testosterone replacement therapy increases PSA only slightly, and prostate volume to a very minimal degree.

It has been concluded that some low threshold level of testosterone is necessary for full growth of the prostate, but above that level there appears to be no additional effect on prostatic growth.

The modern concept developed by Abraham Morgantaler at Harvard, is the saturation theory, in which the testosterone receptor cells in the prostate are fully saturated at a level of approximately 90 ng/dl of testosterone, and beyond this level further addition of testosterone will not stimulate further prostatic growth (benign or malignant).

So what do clinical trials actually tell us about the risk of prostate cancer among men receiving testosterone replacement therapy?

In a 2004 review of patients taking testosterone replacement therapy, the cancer detection rate was found to be 1% over a period of approximately 36 months. This cancer detection rate was virtually identical to the cancer detection rate in men undergoing routine prostate screening that were not on testosterone.

Further studies have demonstrated that there was no difference in prostate cancer development in men that were on or not on testosterone. Indeed, the men with higher testosterone levels were shown to have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer!

This is an interesting observation, since if one believes that a high testosterone is worrisome for prostate cancer, it would follow that a low testosterone would be protective. However, extensive studies have shown that men with a severely reduced testosterone level had a significantly higher prostate cancer rate, by approximately 20%

In men with low testosterone and a PSA of 2.0 or higher, the cancer rate was approximately 30%. So these results now raise the possibility that there may be a degree of protection with a higher testosterone level.

On one hand, a low testosterone does not seem to protect against prostate cancer, and furthermore there is evidence that a low testosterone is associated with higher grade cancers and a higher stage of disease at initial diagnosis.

Nevertheless, current concerns regarding hormones and cancer make it mandatory that men receiving testosterone replacement therapy undergo regular prostate monitoring with PSA and digital rectal examinations during the first year, and then at least annually thereafter.

Prostate biopsies should be performed prior to initiation of testosterone replacement therapy for any man who has an abnormal PSA or abnormal prostate examination at baseline, or who develops a significant change in any of these parameters over the course of treatment. This would be a standard approach with any man even if he is not on testosterone replacement therapy.

So, in conclusion, it appears that with appropriate initial screening and subsequent medical monitoring, testosterone replacement therapy is safe and does not increase the risk of prostate disease compared to the men who are not on testosterone replacement therapy.

For more information on how testosterone therapy can help you, please vist

Optimagencis Age Management Program

administered by

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road
#03-06 Pacific Plaza
Singapore 228210
Tel: + 65 6327 9700

Optimagenics Age Management Medicine Evaluation


The evaluation of the patient begins prior to the patient’s visit with the patient obtaining a baseline laboratory panel:

Fasting glucoseFasting Insulin

Hemoglobin A1C


Electrolyte panel

Uric acid

Liver panel


Iron panel

Cholesterol panel

CBC with differential and Platelets


Testosterone – free and totalEstradiol

Dihydrotestosterone – male

Luteinizing hormone

Follicle stimulating hormone – female


PSA – male



Cardio CRP

25 OH Vitamin D3




During the initial visit, the patient will also fill out  a detailed questionnaire, which lists patient goals, past medical and surgical history, medications, allergies and a review of systems. Additionally, there will be food and exercise logs and other relevant social histories typical of an initial examination.

Patients will then undergo a physical assessment consisting of vital signs – blood pressure, heart rate, waist circumference and postural assessment.

Next, the patient will have a Tanita scan to measure abdominal and visceral fat and fat distribution. After the scan, a nutrition consult with our nutritional expert will be made with instruction on a low-glycemic diet, macronutrient balance and meal frequency approach favored for most patients.

The patient will then undergo two fitness consultations with our partner, the Speed Institute, which will do a fitness evaluation and a sample exercise routine following the Optimagenics guidelines for that patient.

The patient will also meet a representative from the Tranzen Focus Therapy and Consultation Centre who will focus on Exercise for the Brain through Self Hypnosis.

Finally, the patient will have consultation with Dr. Sylvia Ramirez consisting of a thorough history and physical exam and overview of the data collected during the initial valuation. An important aspect of this exam is the education of the patient. Teaching fundamental concepts involving the role of inflammation in the development of chronic disease and aging as well as how the prescribed treatment plan addresses these issues is vital for the patient’s long-term success.

Once the patient then signs up for the Optimagencis Health Program, hormonal medication, if indicated, and other medication as required by the patient together with the Optimagenics Neutraceutical pack and Optimagenics Body Repair will be dispensed.

When successfully accomplished, this prevention and optimization treatment plan cannot only prevent disease, but also add vast improvements to the patient’s quality of life.

For more information on the Optimagenics Age Management Program, please visit

Optimagencis Age Management Program

administered by:

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road
#03-06 Pacific Plaza
Singapore 228210
Tel: + 65 6327 9700

Introduction to Optimagenics Age Management Medicine


The goal of the Optimagencis Age Management Medicine is to enhance vitality, vigor and health through proper diet, nutritional supplements, exercise, and hormone optimization.

Chronic diseases have emerged in recent decades as the major cluster of health concerns for people all over the developed world.

In general terms, a chronic disease or illness, is a condition that is slow in progression, long in duration and void of spontaneous resolution—and it often limits the function, productivity and quality of life of someone who lives with it.

According to the WHO, ‘Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are not passed from person to person. They are of long duration and generally slow progression. The four main types of noncommunicable diseases are cardiovascular diseases (like heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes.

In Singapore, Cardiovascular diseases contribute the highest to mortality with 31% of deaths ( (% of total deaths, all ages, both sexes).

In the past few centuries, extraordinary advances in developed countries in medicine and public health, as well as economic growth leading to more widely accessible social welfare programs, have changed the chronic disease landscape dramatically.

Hygienic and sanitary advances have prevented many previously common infectious diseases. Immunizations and clinical and community interventions have substantially controlled many past causes of chronic illness, such as tuberculosis and polio.

Pharmacotherapy has enabled many persons with chronic mental illness to live in their communities. Chronic cardiovascular diseases have become less disabling in many important ways.

Therapeutic approaches have improved the function and overall health for some persons with chronic illness through advances in corrective surgery, new approaches in analgesia, better rehabilitation including physical and occupational therapy, improved nutrition management and adaptation of home and community environments for functionally impaired persons.

However, these advances have been compromised by parallel increases in physical inactivity, unhealthful eating, obesity, tobacco use and other chronic disease risk factors. Chronic disease has now emerged as a major public health problem; it threatens not only population health, but also social and economic welfare.

Cardiovascular disease, many cancers, stroke and chronic lung disease are the most common causes of death. But there are also other chronic diseases—such as arthritis, asthma, depression, and epilepsy—having less substantial contributions to mortality, yet can severely diminish the health-related quality of life of the individuals who live with them.Plus, their effective disease prevention programs are not well developed.

The prevalence of MCCs increases substantially among adults over age 65 and the relationship between aging and chronic illness is complex and variable. With aging, chronic diseases become more prevalent:

The traditional approach to managing chronic disease has been to intervene only after the disease has developed. This intervention often consisted of the application of expensive technologic approaches that attempt to repair the damage once it has begun.

While huge improvements in health have been made over the years as a result of these technological advances, this has been offset by increases in physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, obesity and tobacco use. Many of the conditions that dominate health care spending are preventable.

Age Management Medicine  seeks to change the disease-based focus on treatment to a health-based approach to prevention of chronic disease. While aging cannot be prevented, it can be managed. While the age-related loss of functional reserve in the major organ systems cannot be stopped, it can be attenuated. Maintenance of a high level of functionality results in a higher quality of life (QOL) for the older individual.

In contrast, the disease-based approach often results in extending longevity but with a low quality of life. Certainly the goal of age-management medicine includes living longer, but more importantly, it seeks to live well longer.

To achieve this goal one needs to refocus attention away from what is normal to what is optimal. While it is certainly normal to accumulate co-morbidities as a person ages, it is certainly not optimal and is absolutely not inevitable. By focusing our attention on superior nutrition, daily exercise, optimal hormone management and nutra-scriptive supplementation, we can achieve optimal health and a high-quality life that can be maintained to our final days.

For more information on the Optimagenics Age Management Program, please visit

Optimagencis Age Management Program
administered by:

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road
#03-06 Pacific Plaza
Singapore 228210
Tel: + 65 6327 9700

Signs of Aging and Inflammation


The role of inflammation and chronic disease is familiar. Inflammation is also a cause of aging. The inflammatory response is part of our innate immunity. It occurs when tissues are injured by bacteria, viruses, trauma, toxins, heat and many other causes.

In recent years, medical science has learned there are low levels of chronic inflammation occurring at the cellular level. It is this kind of inflammation that is now linked to all of the degenerative diseases.

In fact, it is thought by many authorities that low levels of chronic inflammation cause degenerative diseases. These diseases would include Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer, stroke, heart disease, osteoporosis, accelerated aging, insulin resistance, altered immune function, rheumatoid arthritis and sarcopenia.

Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle tissue and strength associated with aging. It’s what causes frailty. Between the ages of 24 to 80, we can experience as much as a 40% loss in muscle size and strength—occurring at 1.4% per year and targeting mostly the fast-twitch muscle fibers, although slow-twitch muscle fibers are targeted as well.

New research findings suggest inflammation may be an important cause of sarcopenia, which results in significant disability as we age. There are also higher rates of osteoporosis, insulin resistance, obesity and arthritis among those with sarcopenia.

CRP is the ideal biomarker for inflammation. It is the one most clinically useful, especially in detecting cardiovascular inflammation. CRP screen is recommended for patients at intermediate cardiovascular disease risk—a 10%-20% risk over the next 10 years. It is highly correlated with future risk of a cardiovascular event.

Patient factors which decrease CRP levels include:

1. Alcohol consumption in moderation: no more than one drink per day for a woman or two per day for a man. A drink is defined as 5 ounces of wine, 1.5 ounces of liquor or one 12-ounce beer.

2.  Exercise/physical activity.

3.  Weight loss.

4.  Medications (includes statins, niacin and fibrates.)

5.  Omega-3 fatty acids.

6.  Dietary fiber.

7.  Low-carbohydrate diet.

Aging Skin

Skin represents a valuable model to study aging in humans since it is widely affected by this process and is easily accessible. Modifications related to aging are particularly visible in human skin, which becomes wrinkled, lax, dry and irregularly pigmented over time.

Aged skin is characterized by a flattening of the dermal-epidermal junction, a marked atrophy and a loss of elasticity of the dermal connective tissue, associated with a reduction and disorganization of its major extracellular matrix components, such as collagen and other elastic fibers, proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans.

A histological characteristic of chronological aging in the epidermis is a decrease of tissue thickness. Solar radiations are particularly studied as environmental factors promoting skin aging and carcinogenesis.

UV lights have been shown to affect both epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts. However, at present, age-related modifications of the different dermal fibroblast populations and the consequent effects on skin aging remain poorly understood.


Results of published studies of memory failure in older adults provide new insight into the nature of age-related memory decline, suggesting that at least two distinct neurocognitive mechanisms play a role in encoding failures in older adults.

One is a general failure to engage brain regions crucial to encoding new information, such as medial temporal lobe (MTL) structures, which can contribute to failed encoding regardless of age

Secondly, older, but not younger, adults are vulnerable to distraction due to an inability to suppress processing of irrelevant environmental stimuli. This distraction is reflected in age differences in those brain areas that process the irrelevant stimuli, such as auditory stimuli during a visual task (i.e., auditory cortices), as well as in DMRs (e.g., medial parietal cortex) that may be involved in environmental monitoring.

Brain Aging

Normal brain aging can be defined as a normal biologic process of the elderly characterized by relative cerebral atrophy, without severe compromising of normal cognitive and motor performances.

The aging brain shows volumetric decrease, usually associated with diffuse or focal white-matter signal abnormalities. A clear clinical or pathologic cut-off between physiologic and abnormal aging in the brain does not exist, however

Brain weight declines on average by about 2% to 3% per decade after age 50, accelerating in later years, so that beyond age 80, it is typically decreased by 10% compared with the brains of young adults at postmortem.


Sleep propensity and skin temperature are functionally related. In young adults, changes of skin temperature within the comfortable thermo-neutral zone affect sleep-onset latency and vigilance performance.

Aging is associated with both decreased thermo-sensitivity and poorer sleep. A study of sleep patterns and the elderly was conducted in the Netherlands. The researchers concluded that mild changes in skin temperature have an effect on sleep propensity in the elderly and indicate that elderly insomniacs may have a diminished capability to recognize that a slight increase in bed temperature facilitates the initiation or re-initiation of sleep.

For more information on the Optimagenics Age Management Program, please visit

Optimagencis Age Management Program
administered by:

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road #03-06
Pacific Plaza
Singapore 228210
Tel: + 65 6327 9700

Science of Laser Hair Removal


Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle. It had been performed experimentally for about 20 years before becoming commercially available in the mid-1990s.

One of the first published articles describing laser hair removal was authored by the group at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998. The efficacy of laser hair removal is now generally accepted in the dermatology community and laser hair removal is widely practiced in medical clinics around the world.

Many reviews of laser hair removal methods, safety, and efficacy have been published in the dermatology literature.

The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL), the matching of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on a targeted tissue with minimal effect on surrounding tissue.

Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter, melanin, in the area that causes hair growth, the follicle, while not heating the rest of the skin.

Light is absorbed by dark objects, so laser energy can be absorbed by dark material in the skin, but with much more speed and intensity. This dark target matter, or chromophore, can be naturally-occurring or artificially introduced.

Melanin is considered the primary chromophore for all hair removal lasers currently on the market. Melanin occurs naturally in the skin, and gives skin and hair their color.  Laser works best with dark coarse hair.

Light skin and dark hair are an ideal combination, being most effective and producing the best results, but new high powered lasers are now able to target black hair in patients with dark skin.

Laser hair removal has become popular because of its speed and efficacy, although the efficacy is dependent upon the skill and experience of the laser operator and the choice and of different laser or light technologies used for the procedure.

A medical clinic needs to be evaluated on whether Laser, Light and Light/Heat treatments are available to cater for patients with different skin types and hair conditions. Cutis Medical Laser Clinics has the full range of 1064nm Laser, IPL (Limelight) and Light/Head (LHE Radiancy) equipment.

Comparison of different treatment options

A 2006 review article in the journal “Lasers in Medical Science” compared IPL and both alexandrite and diode lasers. The review found no statistical difference in effectiveness, but a higher incidence of side effects with diode laser based treatment.

Hair reduction after 6 months was reported as 68.75% for alexandrite lasers, 71.71% for diode lasers, and 66.96% for IPL. Side effects were reported as 9.5% for alexandrite lasers, 28.9% for diode lasers, and 15.3% for IPL.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) epilators, though technically not containing a laser, use xenon flash lamps that emit full spectrumlight. IPL-based methods, sometimes called “AFT”, “phototricholysis” or “photoepilation”, are now commonly (but incorrectly) referred to as “laser hair removal”.

IPL systems typically output wavelengths between 400 nm and 1200 nm. Filters are applied to block lower wavelengths, thereby only utilising the longer, redder wavelengths for clinical applications.


In Singapore, only physicians can perform laser hair removal while IPL treatments can be performed by trained aestheticians as well.

How many sessions are needed?

Hair grows in several phases (anagen, telogen, catagen) and a laser can only affect the currently active growing hair follicles (early anagen). Hence, several sessions are needed to kill hair in all phases of growth.

Multiple treatments depending on the type of hair and skin color have been shown to provide long-term reduction of hair. Most patients need a minimum of seven treatments. Current parameters differ from device to device but manufacturers and Dr. Sylvia Ramirez of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics generally recommend waiting from three to eight weeks between sessions, depending on the area being treated.

The number of sessions depends on various parameters, including the area of the body being treated, skin color, coarseness of hair, reason for hirsutism, and sex. Coarse dark hair on light skin is easiest to treat. Certain areas (notably men’s faces) may require considerably more treatments to achieve desired results.

Laser does not work well on light-colored hair, red hair, grey hair, white hair, as well as fine hair of any color, such as vellus. For these types of patients, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics uses the LHE Radiancy treatment which combines Light and Heat.

For darker skin patients with black hair, the long-pulsed Nd:YAG 1064nm laser with a cooling tip can be safe and effective when used by an experienced practitioner such as Dr. Sylvia.

Typically the shedding of the treated hairs takes about two to three weeks. These hairs should be allowed to fall out on their own and should not be manipulated by the patient for certain reasons, chiefly to avoid infections.

Pulling hairs after a session can be more painful as well as counteract the effects of the treatment.

Side effects and risk

Some normal side effects may occur after laser hair removal treatments, including itching, pink skin, redness, and swelling around the treatment area or swelling of the follicles (follicular edema).

These side effects rarely last more than two or three days. The two most common serious side effects are acne and skin discoloration.

Some level of pain should also be expected during treatments. Numbing creams are available at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics to minimize pain sensations for patients.

Unwanted side effects such as hypo- or hyper-pigmentation or, in extreme cases, burning of the skin call for an adjustment in laser selection or settings.

Risks include the chance of burning the skin or discoloration of the skin, hypopigmentation (white spots), flare of acne, swelling around the hair follicle (considered a normal reaction), scab formation, purpura, and infection.

These risks can be reduced by treatment with an appropriate laser type used at appropriate settings for the individual’s skin type and treatment area.

Please contact us at or visit to find out whether you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road
#03-06, Pacific Plaza
Singapore 228210



Hair Removal Methods

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Many people have unwanted hair. It’s common on the upper lip, chin, cheeks, back, legs, fingers, feet, and toes.

It can have many causes, including genetics, certain medications such as steroids, higher levels of certain hormones, and poly-cystic ovarian syndrome.

There are several ways to remove unwanted hair. With most methods, at least some of the hair will eventually grow back.


Shaving is one of the most common methods for removing unwanted hairs on legs, arms, and face. It can, though, cause ingrown hairs, especially in the pubic region and also needs to be repeated every few days.


Plucking or tweezing can be painful, but it may be a good option if you only have a few hairs you want to remove. Times when you might want to pluck include when you’re reshaping your eyebrows or pulling out a few stray hairs that appear on your face.

You should not, however, use this hair removal method for large areas. It can cause ingrown hairs or scarring and is also a rather slow method.

Depilatory Creams

Hair removal creams, also known as depilatory creams, are available without a prescription.

They’re not all the same, so be sure to read the label. For instance, you shouldn’t use a hair removal cream made for pubic hairs to remove hair on your face.

The chemicals in these products dissolve the hair shaft. Using a cream improperly — for instance, leaving it on too long — can burn your skin so be careful when using this method.

If you have a history of allergic reactions, you should first test a little bit of the cream on a small area on your arm to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction to it. Be sure to follow the directions on the cream.

Hot Waxing

You can do this at home or you can have it done by a salon. Hot waxing can be messy and painful and may leave some hairs behind because they can break off.

Infection is one side effect to watch for. If the wax is too hot, you may get a burn.  You should not use this method if you also use certain types of prescription acne creams (such as Retin-A) or take isotretinoin. If you do, the wax will pull your skin off.


Threading is a traditional Indian method of hair removal that some salons offer. The professionals who do threading use strings they twist in a pattern and use to pull unwanted hair out.

Laser Hair Removal or IPL

There is generally a great confusion between IPL (Intense Pulse Light) and Laser. The easiest way to remember the difference is to compare IPL to a flashlamp and the laser to, well, as laser beam. While they are both light treatments, they work very differently and it is important to know the difference.

While IPLs usually operate in the 520 to 1100 nm range, lasers only have one wavelength such as the 1064nm Coolglide Cutera used by Cutis Medical Laser Clinics which is the first laser cleared for permanent hair reduction in all skin types and is endorsed by physicians worldwide.

Limelight used at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics is a high tech IPL that applies programmable wavelength depending on the skin type of the patient and hence ensuring greater efficacy and safety. Both provide excellent hemoglobin and melanin absorption for uniform treatments and ease of use.

Light and Heat

The LHE Treatment operated at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics combines both light and heat for maximum results. LHE targets melanin in the hair shaft, and then converts light to heat inside the follicle.

The additional heat further elevates the temperature to reach coagulation temperature at a much lower fluence than conventional IPL devices. Future hair growth is inhibited and often prevented.To bring down the energy levels and increase safety, LHE relies on the synergetic relationship between Light and Heat to create an efficient photo thermal technique.

With its unique light and heat combination, LHE maximizes the heat effect on the follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue.

As for all medical treatments, be sure to select a doctor who is highly trained, such as Dr. Sylvia Ramirez of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics and uses US FDA cleared technology for maximum efficacy and safety.

For more information about Hair Removal Methods and which treatment is suitable for you, please contact hello@cutislaserclinics or visit

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road
#03-06, Pacific Plaza
Singapore 228210

2014 Promising SME 500 Business Luminary: Cutis Medical Laser Clinics

PSME 500 plaque

PSME 500 recognizes the exceptional achievements of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore, highlighting commercial success and also recognizing contributions to the economy and the community at large.

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics is dedicated in providing safety and effectiveness, patient-centered approach, and US FDA-approved products and treatments to each and every patient.

Dr Sylvia on stage

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics
9 Scotts Road #03-06 Pacific Plaza
+65 6664 8119