Profhilo® (逆時針) is a patented technology of a bio-remodelling injectable. It is the first “injectable skincare” that addresses skin laxity and signs of aging through the bio-stimulation of collagen, elastin and adipocytes (fats) stem cells that are lost through skin aging, promoting skin rejuvenation, hydration and collagen stimulation.
With one of the highest concentrations of HA in the market (64mg / 2ml) it boosts skin hydration levels, giving skin the much sought after “Korean glass skin” appearance.
This is made possible with NAHYCO® Technology that combines both a high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and a low molecular weight HA, binded together through thermal cross-linking processes to form Hybrid Cooperative Complex Hyaluronic (HCC) Acid.
Low molecular weight HA (L-HA) – Hydrates the skin and offering a hydro effect
High molecular weight (H-HA) – provides a stable HA structure that results in a lifting effect
Slow release effect of this complex of HA – Stimulates the production of 4 types of collagen (types I, III, IV and VII), elastin, and adipocytes (fat) stem cells, stimulating essential proteins, thus improving hydration and skin laxity, as well as the skin’s overall integrity.
The result is bio remodelling of the skin for firmer, younger looking skin.
Additional benefits of having HCC Acid include:
Profilo uses 5 bio aesthetic points as the injection points on per side of the face, which are situated far from the major nerves and blood vessels, hence allowing for maximum diffusion of the hybrid HA complex, while minimising the risk of bruising and complications.
Anyone who is looking to improve skin hydration and correct mild signs of aging, such as fine lines and sagging without changing their appearance too much
Dermalift is a special injection technique that provides a natural face lifting effect, without affecting the movement of facial muscles. Also known as Microbotox, this technique administers small amount of Botox into the skin surface to stimulate collagen production.
The main difference lies in the injection techniques. Dermalift is administered in the intra dermal layers while normal Botox is administered in the muscle layer. While normal Botox aims to shrink and paralyze the muscle and/or to cause a reduction in size (such as in jaw reduction Botox procedures), Dermalift procedures are injected into the skin surface to promote a smoothing effect instead.
This means that Dermalift will give results that do not affect facial expressions since the facial muscles remained untouched.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a regenerative face treatment for lifting and maintenance.
HIFU uses safe, effective and precisely directed ultrasound waves, to heat and stimulate collagen production of the underlying superficial and deep skin layers, as well as the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS).
HIFU is currently the only non-invasive medical device that allows the deepest penetration of energy, targeting depths of 1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm, for skin lifting and tightening.
The treatment causes collagen fibres to thicken and shorten, giving you a long-term tightening and lifting effect.
At 1.5mm – Superficial Dermis Layer:
Focusing HIFU energy at this depth targets melanin in the skin and reduces pigmentation, resulting in brighter and more even skin tone.
At 3.0mm – Deep Dermis Layer:
Focusing HIFU energy at this depth targets skin tightening. The energy stimulates structural collagen production hence resulting in a tightening effect, improving fine lines and wrinkles.
At 4.5mm – Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS):
The SMAS layer is where plastic surgeons target during a traditional surgical facelift procedure, which means that stimulation and tightening of the SMAS layer results in a lifting effect of the treatment area.
The HIKO nose threadlift originates from Korea and has been regarded as a “lunch time nose job”. It is a non surgical procedure that is safe, minimally invasive and allows both men and women to achieve a sharper, lifted and more defined nose.
The HIKO nose threadlift uses threads that are placed in the nose to create a lifting effect that in turn improves the patient’s nose profile.
The threads used for the HIKO nose threadlift are made of PDO (Polydioxanone).
PDO threads are traditionally used for sutures (stitches) to close wounds in surgical operations and are absorbed by the body over time and have been proven to be safe.
The nose threads are inserted gently through a pinhole entry point at the tip of the nose and they lift the nose bridge and/or the nose tip accordingly.
The small anchoring points along the nose threads allow them to remain put when inserted.
Lifting Effect Explained:
Firstly, by inserting numerous nose threads during the HIKO nose threadlift, it would create a mechanical lifting effect. This is because there is now an additional scaffolding structure under the nose bridge and nose tip to create more height and definition. The more bricks you lay, the higher the wall.
Secondly, the HIKO nose threadlift has an added benefit of a biochemical lifting effect. PDO threads induce our body’s own natural collagen production along the path of the PDO nose thread fibers. This means that even after the threads have been absorbed by the body, the biochemical lifting effect from the HIKO nose threadlift is still ongoing, even though the mechanical lifting effect is no longer present. This in turn prolongs the result of the HIKO nose threadlift.
In comparison with nose fillers, the HIKO nose threadlift do not cause problems with migration, spreading or arterial occlusion, which are some of the risks associated with dermal fillers.
Results from the HIKO nose threadlift often last longer due to naturally induced collagen production that continue to improve the nose profile even after the threads have been absorbed by the body.
La Clinic offers all 3 types of threads from two leading international brands- Silhouette Soft from the USA and Ultra V from Korea. Our lead Aesthetic doctor, Dr Rachel Ho, has a wealth of experience using both the Silhouette Soft threads and Ultra V threads.
Dr Rachel Ho has trained under international surgeons, including the creator of Ultra V threads, Dr Kwon Han Jin from Seoul, Korea.
The face threadlift procedure is are a non-surgical, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure that lifts saggy skin and folds,
Just as its name suggests, fine threads are placed under the skin to lift the tissue, thereby correcting saggy and droopy tissues. Unlike surgical facelifts, there is no incision, scar or downtime. Results are immediate and will continue to improve even after the threadlift is completed because the threads will encourage your own skin’s collagen growth and this will enhance the results of the threadlift.
There are 3 main choices for the threadlift materials
PDO (Polydioxanone) : 6 – 12 months
PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) : 1.5 – 2 years
PCL (Polycaprolactone infused with Vitamin C) : 2-3 years
PDO, PLLA and PCL are extremely safe materials and undergo natural disintegration in the tissue. As the threads slowly disintegrate, threads will encourage your own skin’s collagen growth and this will enhance the results of the threadlift.
Upon consultation with Dr Rachel Ho, threads will be strategically placed under the skin at specific sites and entry points to achieve the most desirable results. The barbed hooks on the threads act as anchor points to lift the area.
The face threadlift induces collagen production so even after the threads have been absorbed by the body, their effects are still visible.
It is important to map out the correct facial vectors in order to perform the face threadlift as effectively as possible. This is why having an experienced doctor like, Dr Rachel Ho is important.
Face threadlifts are also very versatile and can be used to treat the following conditions:
La Clinic is one of the few clinics in Singapore to offer all 3 types of threads from two leading international brands- Silhouette Soft from the USA and Ultra V from Korea. Our lead Aesthetic doctor, Dr Rachel Ho, is also one of the few doctors in Asia who has a wealth of experience using both the Silhouette Soft threads and Ultra V threads. Dr Rachel has trained under international surgeons, including the creator of Ultra V threads, Dr Kwon Han Jin from Seoul, Korea.
Having an experienced doctor to perform facial threadlifts is extremely important because the correct placement and vectors of the threads in the face will determine the outcome. All patients who are keen for a face threadlift will undergo a detailed facial analysis with Dr Rachel, who will then advise you on the type and number of threads required. Being well versed with a variety of thread brands and thread types, Dr Rachel is also able to combine thread types to achieve a greater lift for patients.
Other non-invasive lifting treatments such as HIFU and Thermage can also lift saggy skin effectively. However, as all patients are different and as with all medical treatments, the results can vary depending on the condition and severity.
During the consultation, Dr Rachel will do a facial analysis and provide an assessment on the treatment for the best possible outcome.
Dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers that are injected into the skin. They are gel like textured and the most commonly used fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA).
As we age, our skin loses its collagen and hyaluronic acid, leading to a loss of skin firmness, elasticity and volume of the face. This results in sagging skin, formation of wrinkles and deep skin folds.
Dermal fillers can be classified into two groups depending on their comprising components such as hyaluronic acid or collagen stimulators
HA fillers – Typically used to sculpt the face, erase the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and to increase the hydration level in the skin. These are the most commonly used dermal fillers in Singapore, and examples of known brands include Restylane and Juvederm.
Collagen Stimulating Fillers – Containing Calcium Hydroxyapatite (Radiesse) or poly L-lactic acid (Sculptra) induce collagen formation in the skin and enhances the formation of the scaffold that supports the structure of the face and replaces volume loss.
Dermal fillers are used to add volume and definition to the face and fill in folds in the skin such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
BOTOX is used to relax the facial muscles of expression and smoothen out wrinkles.
Though they have different properties, both dermal fillers and BOTOX can be combined in the treatments to give the patient their desired result.
Popular areas include (but not limited to)
Scientifically known as botulinum toxin type A, BOTOX works by blocking the signal from the nerve to the injected muscles so it can no longer contract (tighten) as forcefully, which in turn causes wrinkles to relax and soften.
As people age, their skin gets thinner, drier, and losses elasticity. This leads to wrinkles, creases, and lines on the skin. Facial expressions such as frowning and smiling also contribute in wrinkle formation.
BOTOX works as a muscle relaxant which makes it effective at improving such expression lines (both static and dynamic).
When injected strategically, BOTOX can be used to provide lifting and smoothing effects where required.