At the beginning of the year, it is almost customary to make resolutions for self-improvement. If looking better is one of your goals, head to SW1 Clinic.
SINGAPORE (Jan 14): Making resolutions is easier said than done. According to statistics, 80% of us will fail by the second week of February.
A study led by Kaitlin Woolley from Cornell University and Ayelet Fishbach from the University of Chicago reveals that participants believe both enjoyment and importance are key factors in keeping or abandoning their resolutions.
The researchers eventually concluded that it was predominantly the enjoyment factor that mattered. If participants were reaping immediate benefits from their new habits, they were more likely to stick to them.
If a new you is on top of your resolutions list, we have curated a list of beauty treatments that can give you almost instant results.
As we age, the shape and balance of our facial tissues are not quite what they used to be; skin appears saggy and facial contours are not as defined.
The Infinity Instalift is a system of threadlifts, or non-surgical facelift, specifically designed by SW1 Clinic. This procedure creates a scaffolding to support weakened tissues and restores them to their desired “V-shape”.
“These facial threadlifts can be specially customised to your facial shape, to help you achieve a natural look that is long lasting. The best part of this procedure is that you can observe instant lifting, which improves in the next few months as your skin’s natural collagen production is stimulated and kicks in,” explains Dr Kenneth Lee, medical director of SW1 Clinic and a pioneer practitioner of this procedure.
If you are facing a bit of a struggle fitting into your clothes, the Onda Body Magic might just be what you need. A much-lauded and non-invasive fat-busting procedure, the Onda Body Magic melts and dissolves stubborn fat deposits via the patented Coolwaves technology.
A unique applicator allows the Onda Body Magic to work on different parts of the body to effect fat reduction and tighten the skin, making for a holistic slimming experience.
Patients have reported seeing visible results after just a single session, with full results more commonly seen after a series of four to six treatments, or six to eight treatments, subject to the area and magnitude of treatment.
Sessions can be conducted weekly and the best part is there is no downtime.
For those concerned with hair loss or thinning hair, the Revitascalp is a painless 40-minute procedure that aims to boost scalp health. Patients have observed that the non-invasive procedure is very comfortable and the bonus is that there is no downtime.
“Revitascalp administers a targeted blast of scientifically selected nutrients, including vitamin B12, folic acid, amino acids and minoxidil, to your scalp, creating an ideal growth environment for your existing hair follicles,” says Dr Chua Han Boon, an aesthetic consultant licensed to perform this procedure at SW1 Clinic.
Dr Chua: Revitascalp administers a targeted blast of scientifically selected nutrients to your scalp
A reduction in hair loss can be observed soon after treatment, but visible hair thickening or growth will occur only after six to 12 weeks, owing to the time taken for hair follicles to regrow.
This procedure is best done weekly for severe cases of hair thinning, or fortnightly for those with mild to moderate hair thinning.
SW1 Clinic is located at:
290 Orchard Road
OUE Downtown Gallery
6A Shenton Way #02-19/20
OUE Downtown Gallery Tower 2
For enquiries, call 6817 8888 or visit http://www.sw1clinic.com to find out more
This article appeared in Issue 864 (Jan 14) of The Edge Singapore.