Aging used to be a scary prospect where skin sags, deep wrinkles and serious pigmentation form; essentially becoming a road map of
regrets decisions made years past. Good news! Whilst aging is inevitable, we can delay it with advanced technologies today.
The Return of Retinol
Retinol is the holy grail of skincare aka the anti-aging ingredient to invest in if you want to restore a youthful visage. This vitamin A derivative speeds up cell regeneration yet slows collagen breakdown for a clearer, brighter and smoother complexion. However, these benefits used to come at a cost: redness, flaking and tenderness are some side effects of this potent substance.
Today, improved formulas like SW1 Age Defy Rejuvenating & Anti-Aging Lotion are less harsh on skin but still as effective, if not more so, in tackling aging. It combines retinol with hyaluronic acid and vital collagen to smoothen wrinkles, deeply nourish and firm skin for a supple and radiant appearance.
According to Dr Kenneth Lee, Founder of SW1 Clinic, one of the largest aesthetic clinics in Singapore, while there are variations like Adapalene that can be worn during the day now, most retinoids are not photostable and they lose their efficacy in sunlight. Thus, it is best to keep products containing retinols for night use.
More Anti-Aging Options
Dr Lee also recommends pairing topical retinoids with in-clinic treatments such as Rejuran DNA Resurgence to boost anti-aging efforts.
Rejuran DNA Resurgence is touted as the real secret to staying youthful. Tiny microinjections of Rejuran DNA extracts derived from Salmon with PDRN (Polydeoxyribonucleotide) into the superficial dermis, revitalizes and strengthens skin against environmental aggressors.
“The DNA in our cells repairs natural enzymes that are responsible for healing from sun damage. However, as we age, the levels of these enzymes drop, making us more susceptible to attacks from environmental agents like skin cancer-causing UV rays which incidentally also age our skin,” explained Dr Lee. Combat aging with this quick infusion of vital polynucleotides and achieve a fine, supple and smooth complexion!
For more dramatic results, opt for a combination therapy or for the braver souls, facial threadlifts. Youth Illuminage Program is a popular skinsaver program at SW1 Clinic that promises to visibly lift and tighten sagging faces as well as to impart your newfound smooth skin with radiance. It harnesses laser technology in Light Lift and ultrasound technology in Ulthera and Sygma Lift to improve skin laxity and skin tone.
We hope these tips can help you preserve youth!