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Bronzers and highlighters have long been known for their transformative powers - a few strokes here and a little dust of powder there, and suddenly, your face looks slimmer, your jawline magically appears, and your cheekbones chiselled.
However, the contouring technique isn’t the easiest to master, and if not done right, it’s about as telling as those face-slimming Instagram filters. But what if we tell you that there is a way for you to enhance your facial features more permanently while still looking like... you?
Enter aesthetic contouring, the latest trend celebrities and beauty enthusiasts are raving about. Read on to learn more about it and the types of aesthetic contouring procedures you can consider in Singapore.
What is aesthetic contouring?
Aesthetic contouring is the newest trend that has garnered the approval of celebrities and their dermatologists, as well as beauty aficionados, and it's not difficult to see why.
Essentially, aesthetic contouring is all about making micro-tweaks using surgical and non-surgical options to make a face look more aesthetically pleasing and refined.
With tiny changes made to the shape of your nose, chin, lips, or face, aesthetic contouring can help refine your facial structure and profile through beauty procedures deemed suitable for you by an aesthetic doctor.
When done properly by a certified medical professional, you can make your face look slimmer, get chiselled cheekbones, and have plumper lips - it's like a better version of yourself minus the risk of undergoing a botched surgery.
How long does the effect of aesthetic contouring last?
The effects of each procedure vary from person to person, and there are a few factors, such as the type of product used, its quality, and quantity used, that affect the longevity of the results too.
What to expect during the procedure?
A thorough consultation with an aesthetic doctor is a must, as he or she can advise you on the changes that can be done to your face to look aesthetically pleasing.
The treatments prescribed to you will only commence once you agree to your doctor's recommendation. Before starting any procedure, the treated area will likely be numbed first if needed so that you are comfortable throughout the treatment without experiencing significant pain or discomfort.
What types of aesthetic contouring treatments can I consider in Singapore?
If you've been thinking of refining your facial features without making any drastic changes to your appearance, here are five micro-tweaks you can consider at Amaris B. Clinic based on the concern you’re targeting
If you want a slimmer face, try Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction)...
It is a form of laser-assisted liposuction that uses laser energy to liquefy excess fat cells; melted fat is easily removed through suction. On top of that, the treatment even can stimulate collagen production for further skin tightening.
Are you looking for an aesthetic clinic with a team experienced enough to perform this Laserlipolysis (Laser liposuction)? You'll be happy to know that Dr Ivan Puah, medical director of Amaris B. Clinic, is one of the three doctors in Singapore to perform this treatment from 2005 until today.
...or opt for facial fat grafting
For those who want to rectify the loss of volume in the face, consider facial fat grafting, which uses your fat source to give you the facial contour you desire while improving scar tissues simultaneously.
How? It starts with the liposuction doctor harvesting your fat cells with liposuction- usually from the abdomen or thighs – and injecting the extracted fat into the targeted area after.
At Amaris B. Clinic, facial fat grafting is called ADR-C Facial Enhancement. The extracted fat is transferred to identified parts of your face to restore lost volume, visibly softening telltale signs of ageing such as fine lines, folds, and wrinkles. Additionally, it can rejuvenate the skin and improve skin texture too!
With the ADR-C Facial Enhancement, you can minimise the hollowness of your eyes, smooth out wrinkles around the lips, add volume to saggy cheeks, and improve the contour of your temples, chin, and even jawlines for a naturally youthful appearance.
Consider these treatments if you're after smooth, plump "dolphin skin"
BioRemodelling HA+ Injection
It's the latest skin-rejuvenating treatment that got beauty insiders buzzing. That's because BioRemodelling HA+ Injection, an FDA-approved treatment, has been touted as a do-it-all solution that can address various skin issues to restore skin rejuvenation and hydration.
This is thanks to a unique bio-remodelling process that can tighten, lift, and firm the skin by stimulating the natural production of not one but four types of collagen and elastin for a healthier, more youthful-looking appearance.
While it's commonly used on the face (including the forehead and eye areas), BioRemodelling HA+ Injection can also rejuvenate the neck, décolletage, arms, hands, knees, chest, and even abdomen. It's also been to be effective on depressed acne scars too!
Pico Fractional Laser
Need help with skin problems such as breakouts, acne scars, skin oiliness, dullness, enlarged pores, and pigmentation? You can ask for Pico Fractional Laser, one of the signature treatments at Amaris B. Clinic.
It is an FDA-approved picosecond laser to help you achieve glowing skin. Using advanced technology that delivers powerful 450-picosecond pulse energy for deeper skin penetration, the treatment can effectively repair targeted areas without injuring the skin’s surface and its protective barrier.
Pico Fractional Laser can also help eliminate dead skin cells and accelerate cellular turnover while improving your overall complexion and skin texture safely and quickly with minimal pain and downtime.
Kickstart your aesthetic contouring journey with Amaris B. Clinic
With more than 17 years of facial and body sculpting experience under his belt, you can most certainly count on getting the optimal results you desire with Dr. Ivan Puah.