Don’t suffer in silence this summer! If you think you might be suffering from this excessive sweating and usual methods such as antiperspirants haven’t worked, you probably are a good candidate for MiraDry®!
Many people are still not aware of the possibility of having underarm MiraDry® to successfully treat this condition. This non-invasive procedure uses electromagnetic waves to a very precise depth beneath the skin’s surface, which in turn, safely target your skin’s sweat glands, without disrupting its surrounding tissue. Not to mention that MiraDry® has a very strong safety record too! Although patients may experience some minimal soreness or swelling in and around the treatment area, it typically clears up within a few weeks, and patients are free to resume their regular activities immediately following treatment. To date, more than 6,000 MiraDry® procedures have been performed worldwide, as patients from all walks of life continue to report minimal side effects, optimal tolerability of treatment, and lasting, successful results, months after treatment.
This treatment is quick, safe and relatively painless. Our patients have felt satisfaction with their results as it leaves them sweat-free and clean. They no longer worry about potential embarrassing situations or feeling self conscious about themselves as this treatment is long lasting.
In order to assess your suitability for this treatment, you will need to have a full consultation to exclude other medical conditions which may have contributed to this condition. Make an appointment for a initial assessment here.
Don’t we all want silky smooth skin, unfortunately big pores often stand in our way! Here are some of our staff-proven ways on how to minimise the appearance of big pores.
Firstly, we need to know the factors that cause big pores, but of the many, there are three main causes.
The first one is age. As we age, we naturally lose elasticity in the surrounding skin that supports pores, causing pores to appear bigger than they actually are. Secondly, due to genetics and higher oil production, men are more likely to have bigger pores compared to women. And last though not least, our body produces sebum, which naturally hydrates our skin to prevent from drying. Some people (especially most men, as mentioned above) produce more than average will find that their oily skin causes bigger pores.
What are some of the ways to make big pores look smaller:
Exfoliating helps dead skin cells to be removed from the upper skin layer to brighten skin texture and get rid of accumulated cells surrounding and in the pores. Cleaned-out pores look and smaller because dead skin cells are mostly oxidized debris, and they make pores look blackish.
Medical skincare has led to the development of effective treatments for big pores. If you have big pores, you consider the following treatments:
2. Chemical Peels:
Tokyo Garden uses varying types of prescription-strength acids for our chemical peels to remove your outer layers of dead skin – revealing healthier, softer skin underneath. This procedure is done by an experienced medical doctor to ensure your skin is handled safely.
See our Jessner Skin Peel here!
3. Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing:
Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing works very well to create micro-zones of collagen boosting to generate new skin. Other than minimising the appearance of pores, acne scars can also be treated. There is some downtime of mild redness and flaking of skin, which is normal for skin to come off so as to reveal new skin. Typically a series of 3 sessions is enough for long-lasting results. This procedure is also personally done by an experienced medical doctor to ensure your skin reacts properly to the laser.
See our Fractional Laser treatment here!
It’s summer time, the hot sun is brilliant, the ocean tides are tempting and the beach is beckoning you. But before you forget your skincare routine, here are three summer skincare reminders, to help take care of your delicate skin into these hot, hot months!
Drinking More Water
We have so many patients that we see whose skin always showed some visible signs of dehydration. During this warm period, you lose a lot of water and electrolytes due to sweating. Increasing your water intake, will help your cells to replenish your skin tissue and increasing skin firmness and elasticity. So remember, 6 – 8 glasses a day to keep that bouncy skin glowin’ in the sun.
We all know the damages of the sun, UVA andUVB rays can be so detrimental to our skin – creating extra melanin and dark pigmentation. Use at least a SPF 50+ sunscreen for water resistant protection, and then don’t forget to top it up after every four hours!
Directly Hydrating Your Skin
Been increasing all that water intake and all the sunscreen, and yet your skin still looks dull and dehydrated? Tokyo Garden has an effective hydration treatment – 水光注射 Skin Boosters can compensate for any loss in the skin’s natural collagen and hylaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid molecules work by absorbing moisture and then expand into gel-like particles below the skin’s surface, which keeps the skin firm and looking hydrated. This treatment can last for up to three to six months!
Do you have unwanted excess hair on your body that you find embarrassing and difficult to hide? Well, you are not alone! Many of us suffer from visible, unwanted hair that’s troublesome to remove. However, of course there are a number of safe and effective options out there for you to try. Here are some methods but Laser Hair Removal is still our best bet!
A simple and common method, but slow and not very effective if you’re trying to remove more than a few hairs at one time or if you’re trying to get rid of the hairs permanently. Once you pluck out the hair, it grows back relatively fast. Not to mention, it can be painful and can cause rashes and irritation.
Shaving is less painful than tweezing and also can remove much more hair over a bigger part of your body, but like tweezing, it’s not permanent too. Apart from that and giving you little cuts (if you are not careful), and razor burns, it also adds to your expenses with the purchase of new razors every few weeks.
Now, waxing is a semi-permanent option that can be used to prevent hair growth for normally up to a month. Although some areas such as your back and shoulders can yield results that may last even a little bit longer, in the end, the hair will always grow back. However, wax is also not an easy medium to use and could cause more pain, especially if you are new to it.
Electrolysis is considered to be permanent, as it works by burning hair follicles in your skin so they cannot produce new hairs. For electrolysis to be effective, you need to prepare for umpteen sessions and performed improperly under the wrong hands, it can cause damage to your skin and even permanent discolouration to the skin. Definitely not suitable for people with sensitive skin as their skin can react easily.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is your best option as a fast and effective method. It works well on small and large areas and can be used on all types of skin tones, sensitivity levels, and hair densities to remove excess hair fast. With all the advancements in laser technology, the process has become non-harming to skin and its precision makes it unable to cause damage to surrounding skin. You can also get more coverage and comfort than any other method for hair removal on the market.
If you are ready to remove excess hair, give us a call/whatsapp 97727711/chat button below to find out if you are suitable for our Laser Hair Removal services.
HA (hyaluronic acid) Dermal fillers can make you look fresher on your face. If you have never had them before, you can take a look at this article to find out more how they can help!
HA Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance found naturally in the body that plump up and fill in, so are useful in filling in fine lines and wrinkles and adding volume for a youthful look.
They are generally used on the lines on the face, as well as enhancing other areas. Popular HA dermal filler procedures include:
Nose enhancements – some of us might want to improve the symmetry of our faces and what better to do it with the nose as it’s in the middle of the face? Injected, it raises and defines a flat bridge or de-emphasize a rounded tip (a common asian nose type)
Reduce nasal labial lines (nose to mouth) – also known as ‘laugh lines’, for many women and men, these are one of the most visible signs of ageing.
Reduce marionette lines (from the corner of the mouth down to the chin) – deep marionette lines can make you appear sad or negative, as they can make an appearance of a downturned mouth.
Reduced deepened, tired eyes – dermal fillers can make you look less tired by filling in and plumping up concave tear trough areas due to sagging skin and loss of fats.
Plumping up flat cheeks – as we age, we lose cheek definition; fat from the cheeks migrates to the jowls, causing sagging cheeks and heavy jowls, and what’s worse, it also makes nasal labial lines and the downturned corners of the mouth more obvious.
Under the hands of our skilled and caring doctors, fillers injections can feel like having pens drawing on the face, painless and no downtime!
What do you think you need? Find out more here or drop us a note at 97727711 and let us help!
21 June was Tokyo Garden’s 1st Anniversary Party aka our Birthday Party and we are so glad so many of our distinguished guests came to celebrate with us by going out to the sea! This year, other than our founding medical director from Garden Clinic Japan – Dr Hidenobu Oba, we also had his righthand man – Dr Kato, who’s the medical director at the Shinjuku clinic!
It was a great time spent catching up with everyone, who supported us through our 1st year in Singapore, a great Friday evening spent indeed! Cheers to everybody and many more years to come!
Our guests with their plus-ones!
Dr Kato taking centrestage with our 2 beautiful guests!
It’s party time!
Dr Vincent sharing a picturesque view at Keppel Bay before we sailed off.
On the deck lies our gorgeous guests, wind beneath their wings!
Dr Vincent addressing everyone, a heartfelt speech about how Tokyo Garden has done over the 1 year.
Japan Team! From left to right: Dr Kato, Dr Oba, Wada-san, Nomoto-san and Yoshiko-san.
A good skin care regimen can never be complete without a facial mask. A mask helps to draw out impurities, eliminate dead cells, allow penetration of active ingredients and even tighten and tone the skin. However, finding the right one may be a challenge.
Just have to ask yourself one simple question: “What is my skin type?”
And here is a simple way to test your skin type:
- Wash your face and do not put any products on for a few hours or overnight.
- After that, you can either touch your face or press a tissue over your face and observe which parts are oily and which are not. The more oily parts you find, the oiler your skin could be. So is the same for dry parts.However, if you’ll like to find out more accurately what type of skin condition you have, Tokyo Garden offers a detailed skin analysis test for $20. (Find out more at 6732 0402 or just email us here!)
Now, it is time to choose the right facial mask for yourself!
Finding the Right Mask….
For Oily Skin and Clogged Pores
- Clay Mask
- remove excess oils from within the skin
- balance the oils on our skin
- extract toxic agents from the skin that can cause clogged pores
- mineral rich
For Dry Skin
- Coconut Honey Mask
- mixture of rich moisturizers and natural humectants
- extra virgin coconut oil acts as a good moisturizer and raw honey is an excellent natural humectant
- intensive moisturization and hydration
For Normal, Sensitive and Combination Skin
- Raw Honey Mask
- natural humectant and nourishment to the skin
- provide calming effect
- increase hydration in the skin
- packed with minerals
General Guidelines when using a Facial Mask
- Always wash your face clean before putting on a mask. You really do not want to trap impurities in the skin.
- Always treat your skin with some extra TLC. Always pat your skin dry, do not rub.
- Always pay attention to the duration of leaving the mask on, about 15 to 30 minutes at most.
- Always follow up with products that work for your skin type, which can enhance and nourish your skin as it becomes more absorbent after a mask.
Introducing our Signature Garden Mineral Mask
If you feel too overwhelmed, not to worry, our signature Garden Mineral Mask is suitable for all skin types. It is composed of Marine Algae and Mint, together with other natural minerals, thus giving you the correct balance of moisture, hydration and nourishment that your skin deserves. Giving you that clearer, brighter and more supple skin. Be pampered by our trained aestheticians at Tokyo Garden Medical Aesthetics with our signature Garden Facial Premium.
Superfoods contain large amounts of antioxidants, fibres and essential fatty acids (EFAs), which have amazing health benefits. Incorporating into a healthy and balanced diet, superfoods improve immune system function, prevent or help treat illnesses and reduce the physical signs of ageing.
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve digestion
- Promote healthy collagen production
- Rich in antioxidants – disease-fighting nutrients
- Contains essential fatty acids (EFAs) – healthy fats associated with positive heart health, brain function and anti-ageing
- Includes bell and chilli peppers
- Fat burners
- Contains twice the Vitamin C of citrus fruits
- Found in onions, garlic, chives, leeks, shallots and scallions
- Removes toxins and carcinogens found in the liver
- Aids in metabolising carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol
- Can be added into soups, stews, cereals, or as a rice replacement
- Such as spinach, kale and mustard greens
- Provide valuable amounts of nutrients, including beta-carotene and lutein, which are plant-based nutrients that support the health and appearance of eyes
- Valuable calcium source for older adults
Lentils and Beans
- Loaded with antioxidants, potassium and folic acid
- Helps to decrease cholesterol
- Contains Omega-3 fatty acids – maintaining good heart health
- Daily consumption, unsalted and raw are best
- Includes alfalfa and other sprouts
- Contain Vitamin C and protein
- Enhance immune system
- Great to be added into salads
Kefir and Yoghurt
- Contain healthy bacteria for the digestive tract
- Assist the immune system
- Can be consumed either in smoothies, or with fruit and nuts