Each person’s aesthetic goals are intimate and unique and our doctors at illumia Medical understand this. So whether you’re looking to get minor tweakments or lift and tighten sagging skin, each client at illumia Medical has the benefit of their undivided attention, expertise and empathy. Meet the team of doctors at illumia Medical and find out their favourite treatments to deliver rejuvenated, glowing and healthy skin.
Dr. Ram Nath, Medical Director
With over 20 years of experience in non-surgical aesthetics, Dr Ram doesn’t believe in radically changing a person’s looks with aesthetic treatments. Instead, he prefers creating subtle, harmonious balance of the facial features so that a person can look their very best. Dr Ram looks to address signs of skin ageing earlier, rather than later saying, “A single treatment done at the right time to strengthen skin fibres and tissues that are weakening can change the entire forward trajectory of the ageing process for the better, even if no treatment is repeated again.” He doesn’t believe in quick fixes and prefers to approach skin rejuvenation with a long-term sustainable plan for his clients.
One of his preferred treatments is the illumia Elite 5D Reju-Lift which is a combination of Elite IQ 5D Face Rejuvenation and a thread lift. Together they are ideal for anyone looking to get a minimally invasive but comprehensive face lifting treatment. Thread lift consists of extremely fine—think thinner than a strand of hair—threads strategically inserted into different parts of the face to create a lifting effect. The body identifies them as “foreign objects” and rushes to heal the area with targeted production of collagen and elastin. This also helps firm, lift and tighten the area. Over time the threads dissolve in the body, but the lifting effect remains. The Elite IQ 5D Face Rejuvenation helps to further boost this lifting effect while also delivering overall rejuvenation of skin. It uses a unique dual-wavelength laser to target five layers of the skin right from the upper most to the deepest layer—the foundational layer on which traditional face lifts are conducted. At the deeper layers, it helps to reduce fat deposits, tighten fascia and stimulate collagen production, which helps to firm and lift skin and tighten facial contours. At the superficial layer, people notice refined skin texture, reduced redness, strengthened skin barrier and a healthy radiant glow.
Dr. Ong Xiangning, Medical Doctor
Dr Ong diagnoses and manages a wide range of dermatological and aesthetic concerns and conditions. She approaches each client’s needs and wants with a customised treatment plan that uses a combination of illumia Medical’s safe, high quality therapies. These could range from minimally invasive injectables to non-invasive lifting and contouring treatments that help her client achieve radiant skin, restore volume loss and achieve facial symmetry.
One such treatment is the Ulthera 360 that combines Ulthera along with the illumia skin booster. This is one of Dr Ong’s preferred treatments because not only does it boost collagen and give an overall lifted effect to the face, it also helps brighten and hydrate the complexion. Ulthera is one of the safest treatment options for those who want to lift and address sagging without going under the knife. It uses micro-focused ultrasound technology to target the foundational layer of skin (the one plastic surgeons work on when performing a face lift) to stimulate natural collagen production deep within the skin. Increased collagen helps improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging over time. What sets Ulthera apart from other ultrasound treatments is that it has real time visualisation of each skin layer. This allows for precise delivery of energy while avoiding nerves and blood vessels. This proprietary visualisation technology also allows Dr Ong to truly customise the treatment to each client’s unique anatomy and skin thickness. Most people notice some tightening immediately after the session, but defined contours and tighter skin are more apparent after a few months when the new collagen kicks in. To enhance these results, Ulthera is combined with illumia Medical’s proprietary skin booster. A cocktail of hyaluronic acid and illumia’s proprietary blend of skin repairing ingredients, it helps refine skin texture and boost skin hydration for a brightening effect. In addition, the skin booster also helps to reduce inflammation while promoting skin healing.
Dr. Jason Lau
Dr Lau’s medical practise began in the public sector at multiple surgical departments including otolaryngology and neurosurgery. However, his strong interest in aesthetics led him to discover that not only do people want to live their best lives and feel good, they also want to minimise the effects of ageing, and look good while doing so. This steered him in the direction of illumia Medical. “I believe in a holistic approach to anti-ageing,” says Dr Lau, explaining that, “our goal is to prevent wrinkles from setting in and pigmentation from worsening, so our patients can enjoy their lives to the fullest without showing signs of ageing.”
To do this, he prefers illumia Medical’s signature treatment that combines the benefits of Botulinum Toxin and Pico Laser. Botulinum Toxin is a FDA-approved neurotoxin that improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles that move when you make expressions. Most people are worried that Botulinum Toxin will make them look “frozen” and expressionless, but an experienced practitioner like Dr Lau will ensure you look natural and rejuvenated with the right amount of Botulinum Toxin in the right places.
When this is combined with Pico Laser, the overall effect is a refreshed, glowing visage. Pico Laser is a safe and tested, non-invasive treatment that breaks down melanin into fine particles, which are then naturally eliminated from the body. It does this by emitting lightning fast energy pulses—at the speed of one trillionth a second—to break down pigmentation in sunspots, age spots, melasma, freckles, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and even tattoos. It is also used to tackle enlarged pores, dull skin, wrinkles and help with overall rejuvenation of skin. Illumia’s Pico Laser is a dual wave pico laser that also has four emission modes to treat a wide range of concerns in a short amount of time. The treatment is quick, and relatively painless with people comparing it to the snap of a rubber band.
Schedule a consultation with our doctors today to understand more about our skin boosters at Illumia Medical.