First quarter of 2017, I decided to try out some skincare treatments, because of some signs of aging, in addition to other concerns as the years go by. It is fate that I managed to hear about the newest clinic in Singapore which is Radium Medical Aesthetics. I was introduced to Radium Med’s Medical Director Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, a medical aesthetics doctor and founder of SOSD (Save Our Street Dogs Organization) and the rest is history.
My first issue that I had a hard time managing was my dark eye bags which I had ever since I was a teenager. I have fair skin that makes dark circles too noticeable because of genetics or I’m just a nocturnal human being. Second would be my ever prominent chubby cheeks. Even though I workout a lot and watch my diet, my facial fats still remain the same especially when I smile. And lastly, my enlarged pores due to oily skin, aging, tropical weather in Singapore and too much exposure to the sun.
After I laid out my concerns, Dr. Siew managed to come up with a long-term stage of treatments that I have to go through. Here’s what I did:
Eye Bag Resus
An advanced Korean technique of non-surgical eye bag removal that is perfect for my double layer of eyebags. It is a 30-minute procedure that melts away the excess fats with micro-insulated needles delivering radiofrequency waves. The melted fats then drain out naturally via your circulatory system. The treatment also tightens and firms the skin under the eye by stimulating collagen remodeling and growth. Finally! No more prominent tired eyes!
A non-surgical, minimally invasive eye lift procedure by using radio frequency (RF) in my brow area for my unbalanced eyes. Dr. Siew used an instrument with insulated micro-needles to make wounds on the eyelids. Heat is delivered using radio frequency to cause thermal injury to the subcutaneous dermal tissue. The contraction of the collagen fibers will then trigger new collagen production and remodeling that aids tightening of the deep skin tissue. Yes! this sounds scary and painful to some, but I attest that this treatment is very comfortable as the area will be anesthetized before the treatment.
Radiolysis Facial Fat Slimming
Radiolysis Facial Fat Slimming treatment uses radiofrequency also to ‘trim the fat’ to define the contours of your face. A micro-insulated needle is introduced under the skin where the fat cells are located. It targeted the fat cells on my chubby cheek areas on my face, the treatment is able to break down the fatty tissues effectively. The end result is a slimmer facial contour which allows my other features to shine, without having to go under the knife. Yay!
High Definition K-Lift Korean
Polydioxanone (PDO) Thread Lift is a medical technique to lift and tighten sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, and neck that is a hit now in Korea!
Dr. Siew inserted thin, dissolvable PDO threads under my skin right on my smile lines diagonally to the cheekbone area, the procedure immediately lifts and anchors my sagging skin and fat and reversed the merciless effects of aging. The threads also form a support structure for the tissue so that you look visibly lifted, yet natural.
I like how the threads kick starts cellular rejuvenation process by stimulating them to produce new collagen on my face.
Spectra Carbon Laser Peel
A laser procedure which uses the synergy between specialized laser energy and a thin layer of carbon applied onto the skin, acting as a photo-enhancer.
Dr. Siew starts the treatment by applying a thin layer of fine, medical grade liquid carbon on the face. The liquid carbon penetrates deep into the pores. The laser is then applied to interact with the liquid carbon which instantly vaporizes the carbon. At the same time, any toxins or bacteria that are lodged to the carbon will be removed.
I did this twice as I really love this treatment!
Aqua Peel Medi-Facial
A painless facial treatment to help cleanse, exfoliate, infuse nutrients, hydrate and brighten the skin. Aqua Peel treatment starts with a 3-step skin cleansing and rejuvenating treatment using specialty solutions. The tough, dead skin cells on the surface of your skin will first be exfoliated and removed to expose the newer skin underneath. At this time, the blackheads and whiteheads clogging your pores are removed in a vacuum- powered deep cleansing step. The third step in the AquaPeel uses an anti-aging, skin-calming solution to rejuvenate and heal.
Eye Bag Resuscitation – S$798
Eyelid Resuscitation – S$798
Radiolysis Facial Fat Slimming – S$798
High Definition K-Lift Korean – S$1888
Spectra Carbon Laser Peel – S$398 x 3
Aqua Peel Medi-Facial – S$188
TOTAL S$5,664 w/o GST
6 months after, my face really looks different but not going away from my identity. I love how my pores are minimized now, how the collagen stimulation works as my skin is brighter and my now prominent cheek bones similar to that of KDrama stars! Now I am ready to face my events and appointments all day every day thanks to Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Andy Cheng and the staff of Radium Medical Aesthetics! Thank you for taking good care of me.
For more info about the treatments, visit radium-aesthetics.com or check out their clinic at:
Radium Medical Aesthetics
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-326, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983