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February 23, 2021

The Different Ways You Can Refresh Your Face

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Our face is often the first thing that people notice about us when they first meet up. It can make or break a first impression – be it a job interview or a get together with a friend. Many dislike the feeling of having a dull and dry-looking face while others feel embarrassed about the facial flaws they have that do not go away.

Whatever the reason may be, refreshing your face is an easy first step to boosting one’s self-esteem and confidence.

Here are some ways in which our products at Cambridge Medical may be able to help with those woes:

Doublo Gold HIFU

Doublo Gold HIFU is a one of a kind device that is highly sought after in South Korea. During treatment, it incorporates ultrasonic energy that elevates skin laxity in the face and neck, which helps to give your face a more refreshed and energised look.

HIFU is also known as High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound that tightens the skin by using heat energy to stimulate the regeneration of collagen and elastin. The heat waves shoot through the layers of skin, ultimately reaching the muscle layer under the epidermis and dermis. [1]

Another noteworthy point is that the usual time taken to complete the treatment is halved, and it is less painful and less expensive compared to other HIFU technologies such as Ultherapy. Not to mention that it is also able to penetrate deeper than any other technology in the market by reaching the deeper SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer under the fat.

Benefits of Doublo Gold HIFU Include:

  • Skin Tightening & Rejuvenation
  • Non-surgical and Non-invasive Face Lift
  • Nasolabial Fold Reduction
  • Double Chin Reduction
  • Alleviate Neck Wrinkles
  • Eyebrow Lift
  • Pore Size Reduction
  • Jowl Lift
  • Fast, Safe & Comfortable
  • No Bleeding (Minimal pain
  • No Downtime
  • Long-lasting Results
How Doublo Gold HIFU Works

Treatment will be administered using a handheld device that comes with 3 different cartridges.

  • 1.5mm: Improves pore size and skin tone by targeting the upper dermis with its wound-healing effect. This boosts collagen and rebuilds the fibroblast.
  • 3.0mm: Reaches the subcutaneous tissue and derma layer which increases collagen and elasticity.
  • 4.5mm: Reaches the Subcutaneous Fat Muscle Layer, also known as SMAS. It uses thermal energy to tighten the skin and increase a lifting effect, which reduces wrinkles.

To boost collagen, heat energy needs to penetrate down to the SMAS layer. HIFU is currently the only technology in the market that can perform this, which makes it increasingly popular amongst patients who are 30 years old and above.

To achieve the most visible results, one would have to attend about 1 to 2 sessions with a recommended follow-up session around 4 to 6 months later. Results are most visible 10 weeks after the treatment. The results of elastin and collagen regeneration usually appear gradually over 3 to 6 months. However, some patients have noticed that their skin feels firmer immediately after the treatment.

In conclusion, Doublo Gold HIFU is a non-invasive and highly effective procedure for patients seeking skin-lifting or problem area treatments. The results are quick, painless, and gives you a refreshed, natural look within minutes.

Neogen Plasma

Neogen Plasma is a highly advanced skin regeneration technology that applies heat to the targeted area of treatment without causing damage or harm to the surrounding tissue of the skin. This treatment is highly sought after in Japan, USA, and Europe.

In Japan, it is mostly used to treat acne problems, fine lines, and wrinkles. However, it is also used to improve skin tone and rejuvenates skin damaged by the sun and other external conditions. Indulging in a Neogen Plasma treatment will refresh your face and give it a more youthful touch, that other treatments may not be able to.

Benefits of Neogen Plasma Include:

  • The ability to treat different skin conditions at the same time such as wrinkles, acne, and psoriasis, etc.
  • All areas are treated safely including the upper and lower eyelids where the most improvement is seen in droopy eyelids
  • Clinically proven to regenerate skin
  • Is safe for darker skin tones
  • Safe and effective with minimal downtime
  • Pain-free and requires no anaesthetic

What Are the Expected Results:

  • Significant improvement within the first few months
  • Fresher, firmer, and more youthful appearing skin
  • Upper and lower eyelids appear tighter
  • Dark eye circles appear lighter
  • Areas with pigmentation, brown spots, and melasma appear brighter
  • Effective reduction in acne and acne scars

During the treatment, plasma is generated through inert nitrogen gas being converted into activated ionised gas. At high energy levels, nitrogen plasma effectively tightens and contours the skin. At low energy levels, nitrogen plasma treats premature signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Regardless of the level of thermal energy used during the treatment, Neogen Plasma successfully regenerates new skin and replaces old damaged collagen and elastin with controlled precision.

Treatments usually last between 10-20 minutes. However, this varies according to the area of treatment and the condition of your skin. Neogen Plasma mainly targets patients with active acne, enlarged pores, age spots and skin discolouration (hyperpigmentation), melasma, early sagging skin, and wrinkles.

Profhilo

Profhilo has been coined as the “Time Reversing Injection” leading to its increasing popularity over the years as the choice of aesthetic treatment for those that have sagging skin. The treatment is targeted at patients who are looking into firming and improvement of skin elasticity but are not ready to try thread lifting or open to changing their facial profile with surgery.

It is the first revolutionary bio-remodelling “injectable moisturiser” which results in skin laxity and targets signs of ageing. This is achieved through the bio-stimulation of collagen, elastin, and fats that are lost during the process of ageing. Other benefits of Profhilo include deeply hydrating the skin and adds enough volume which smoothens out fine lines and wrinkles, and skin texture. This boosts collagen and elastin levels.

Benefits of Profhilo Include:

  • Deep hydration for the skin
  • Firms, tightens, and lifts the skin
  • Bio-stimulates elastin, 4 types of collagen, and hydration in the 3 main skin layers
  • Smoothens out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Boosts collagen and elastin
  • Reduced risk of lumpiness due to the lack of BDDE
  • Combination of both high-molecular and low-molecular Hyaluronic Acid
  • Contains one of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid
  • Boosts the tissue repair process ideal for patients with severe acne scarring

The injectable delivers sufficient hydration through the use of hyaluronic acid which stimulates elastin and collagen naturally without dramatically altering the facial line.

The treatment usually calls for 2 sessions, 4 weeks apart from each other. Results are usually observed after 2 months. Profhilo targets patients who are 30 years old and above.

Rejuran Healer

Rejuran is a non-invasive skin healing treatment that has gained much popularity in South Korea and Singapore. Rejuran aids in reducing and healing signs of ageing by smoothening, refreshing, and hydrating the skin by reactivating its natural healing abilities to restore its collagen structure.

When Rejuran is administered to the dermis, the skin’s collagen production is improved [2] and it brightens the skin tone. It also triggers the improvement of the ageing process and the biological condition of damaged skin as well as boosts cell renewal.

Benefits of Rejuran Include:

  • Effectively hydrates skin
  • Lightens pigmentation
  • Improves skin elasticity, collagen, and elastin scaffolding structure
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Improves acne-prone skin
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fights free radicals
  • No needles (No skin breakage)
  • No pain
  • No downtime
  • Visible same-day results

Key Ingredients of Rejuran:

  • C-PDRN
  • Panthenol
  • GSH Antioxidant
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Vitamin C
  • GSH Antioxidant
  • Anti-Pigmentation Agent

These key ingredients reinforce the skin’s natural barrier which functions to retain water within the skin and simultaneously soothes the layers which keep the skin hydrated and supple. They also enhance collagen production, lighten pigmentation, improve the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

The recommended treatment process is 3 sessions with an interval of 3 weeks. However, it is important to note that this treatment takes a certain duration before any improvements to the skin are visible. This is due to the PDRN ingredient which repairs the skin from the inside.

Cambridge Medical would recommend consulting your doctor before any treatments or cosmetic procedures for a better gauge if the treatment is suitable for you.

At-Home Remedies for Refreshing One’s Face

woman with skin refreshing mask on face

We can understand that aesthetic treatments can lighten your wallet or is not your cup of tea. There are several at-home remedies that you can try out instead. However, these options only provide an individual with short-term effects and must be reinforced daily, as compared to the technology of the aesthetic treatments by Cambridge Medical which provides patients with long-term effects for an occasional treatment process.

Spruce Up Your Skincare

While moisturising, cleansing, and washing your face is probably in your daily skincare routine, it would help to add in bi-weekly exfoliation, face masks, and daily sunscreen to keep your skin consistently fresh. Sunscreen may not do much to refresh your face but it will keep your skin barrier and moisture intact preventing your skin from looking dull and pale.

Applying a face mask is one of the quickest methods to refresh your face especially if you are pressed for time. A sheet mask only requires 10-15 minutes of your time once a day or 3 times a week. This helps in replenishing any moisture lost during the day. They consist of a concoction of serums that leave your skin soft, radiant, and hydrated. 

Another method you can opt for is to exfoliate your face 2-3 times a week to gently rid yourself of dead skin cells and reveal the healthy, new skin cells beneath them leading to your skin appearing glowing and fresh. 

Water

Staying hydrated is key to staying energised and looking awake throughout the day Regularly drinking water does not just keep your face hydrated but also gives your skin a much-needed boost when over time your skin shows signs of fatigue leaving it looking dull. Dabbing cold water beneath your eyes can also do wonders of perking up your skin and your mood for a few hours. 

Get Enough Rest

Not only does getting a sufficient 8 hours of sleep to allow one’s skin and internal organs to work at their optimum levels, but it also reduces one’s dependency on short-term energy boosters. Not getting enough rest may also lead to unnecessary snacking on junk food. This does more harm than good as it may cause one to feel more fatigued and lethargic, and these effects can show on one’s face.

Eating Well

A balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, along with the right proteins and carbohydrates, fills you up for the day and gives your skin a natural glow. Eating regularly also boosts one’s energy and improves memory and motivation. Eating fruits, a piece of dark chocolate can do wonders in putting a slight glow on your face.

Foods that boost energy include:

  • Bananas
  • Fatty Fish such as Salmon and Tuna
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Coffee
  • Eggs
  • Apples

Whether you believe in science-backed treatments or not, there are many ways to refresh your face throughout the day. The secret is finding what works for you and sticking with it.

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/hifu-for-face
  2. Pak, C. S., Lee, J., Lee, H., Jeong, J., Kim, E. H., Jeong, J., Choi, H., Kim, B., Oh, S., Kim, I., & Heo, C. Y. (2014). A phase III, randomized, double-blind, matched-pairs, active-controlled clinical trial and preclinical animal study to compare the durability, efficacy and safety between polynucleotide filler and hyaluronic acid filler in the correction of crow's feet: a new concept of regenerative filler. Journal of Korean medical science29 Suppl 3(Suppl 3), S201–S209. https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2014.29.S3.S201 (Retraction published J Korean Med Sci. 2016 Feb;31(2):330)

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