Having clear, youthful skin does more than make you look good. When your skin is healthy and vibrant, it can protect you from external elements, resulting in fewer blemishes and irritation. It can also give you a confidence boost and encourage you to take better care of your skin and overall health. Unfortunately, aging and other factors like sun exposure, excess oil, and stress can take a toll on your skin and compromise its appearance. This can pave way to skin issues that can prevent you from looking and feeling great. This is why we list the most common skin problems and your options for treating them.
This skin condition is one of the most common skin diseases worldwide, affecting millions of people. Acne is more common among teenagers, but even adults struggle with it as well. This develops when follicles become clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. Stress and hormones can also contribute to acne.
Acne commonly occurs in the face, chest, shoulder, and upper back. The right treatment depends on the severity of your acne and specific needs. Skin and aesthetic doctors may also recommend a combination of products and treatments to achieve better results. Here are some aesthetic treatments worth considering for this common skin concern:
- Anti-Acne Peel – ideal for mild to moderate acne on the face, neck, and back
- VI Peel – can help clear acne skin conditions, as well as reduce the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation
- Laser Genesis – a US FDA-cleared laser technology that can effectively treat uneven skin texture, fine lines, enlarged pores, and skin redness
- Clarifying Facial with Sapphire – this features the blue light therapy, which can kill acne-causing bacteria, clear inflammation, and heal the skin
Fine lines and wrinkles
As the skin naturally loses collagen and elastin fibers, fine lines and wrinkles appear. Prolonged exposure to the sun, as well as bad habits like smoking, speeds up the aging process. This can lead to lines and wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead, and at the corner of the nose and mouth.
A number of nonsurgical procedures can improve their appearance or delay their development. Your treatment options include:
- Botulinum toxin (Botox) – this temporarily blocks the signal from nerve to muscle to soften the wrinkles. Botox is commonly used to treat frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and smoker’s lines.
- Dermal fillers – these are used for filling in lost volume in different areas of the face. HA-based fillers (like Juvederm) are the most common types of fillers. They can improve lines, nasolabial folds, as well as plump up the lips, and add volume in the cheeks.
Hyperpigmentation or brown patches on the skin can take in different forms. These include age spots (caused by sun exposure), melasma (triggered/caused by hormonal fluctuations), and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (caused by acne and skin trauma/injury).
Topical lightening creams can help, but there are cases where they offer minimal to no effect. Aesthetic treatments are worth considering if you want to fade these spots faster and improve your complexion.
- Limelight IPL – this uses “intense pulsed light” or IPL technology to treat dark spots, freckles, and pigmentation. It can be used on the face, neck, and décolleté with brown spots, redness, and tiny facial veins.
- Pearl Laser Resurfacing – this uses pulses of light for dealing with sun damage, pigmentation, and wrinkles. The Pearl Procedure improves skin’s quality, providing “stem-to-stern” rejuvenation in less than a week.
Dark circles/eye bags
Both puffy eyes and dark circles can occur with age, but a number of factors can also contribute to its appearance. Allergies, lack of sleep, too much salt in your diet, and hyperpigmentation can contribute or worsen the appearance of these common skin issues.
Eye fillers are a good option for reducing the appearance of under eye bags and fighting hollowness under the eyes. Juvederm Volbella is an HA-based filler that can plump up the area beneath skin, making dark circles and eye bags less noticeable. It can also treat other under eye concerns like tear trough or hollows in the lower eyelid.
Skin conditions such as rosacea, sun damage, acne, or seborrheic dermatitis can cause redness on your face. The right treatment depends on what’s causing it. A skin or aesthetic doctor can help you determine the cause of your facial redness and create the right treatment plan.
Laser Genesis Skin Therapy is worth considering if you have facial redness or rosacea. This uses non-invasive laser technology to diffuse redness, as well as treat fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores. It stimulates collagen regrowth to improve the appearance and texture of the skin.
Schedule a consultation
Don’t let these skin concerns prevent you from looking and feeling your best. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today to schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor and start your journey to clear and healthy complexion.