Aesthetic Services

IYAC sub-05

Collagen Rebuilding Program

Ever looked at old photographs and wished you still had the facial contour and smooth skin of your younger years? Or lamented the loose skin and stretch marks that follow childbirth? Or wished your hands and neck did not reveal your true age?

 

The solution is collagen.

 

When does collagen loss start to occur?

 

We start to lose collagen, fat and muscle in our early 30s. This results in skin hollowing, sagging, wrinkling and loss of structure – not just in the face, but in the neck, hands, and joints too. This is a good time to start thinking about collagen rebuilding.

 

What services are part of the Collagen Rebuilding Program?

 

IYAC’s Collagen Rebuilding Program offers a choice of collagen-stimulating injectables and energy-based devices.

 

1. Injectables

 

Hyaluronic:

 

PROFHILO® is a bio-remodelling injectable using 100% pure hyaluronic acid. It can be thought of as an injectable moisturiser that not only hydrates deeply, but also firms the skin from within as it stimulates for more collagen and elastin. To start, 2 sessions 1 month apart are required, with visible results a month after the 2nd injection. And unlike other hyaluronic injectables, it only needs 5 injections points per side of the face/ neck as it flows well across and throughout the layers of the skin.

 

To stay on top of skin laxity, repeat every 6 months. Combine PROFHILO annually with heat-based collagen stimulating devices for collagen banking.

 

Price: from $1520 for a single syringe (1 syringe treats either the face of neck)

 

Non-hyaluronic:

 

Certain non-hyaluronic fillers tighten skin and fill in contours by stimulating your body to produce more collagen. Many patients like these fillers as they are metabolized quickly and rely on your own body to naturally tighten your skin. Collagen-stimulating injectables include:

 

Sculptra is an FDA-approved filler containing poly-L-lactic acid. It is a liquid (not a gel) so you do not see same-day results, but rather results start to appear about a month after your initial treatment. Most people need several sessions to achieve their desired look. Results from three sessions, scheduled 1 month apart, can last up 2 years. 

Price: from S$1200- S$1300 single session.

 

Ellansé is an HSA-approved filler that provides same-day results with the same longevity of results as Sculptra. It’s a gel so once injected it fills in lost volume. Over the course of three months, the filler is metabolized by the body. During this time, components of the filler stimulate the skin to produce more collagen to maintain the volumized look. One session of Ellansé is priced higher than Sculptra but most people need only one session for results that are long-lasting (1 to 2 years)Depending on the skin condition and degree of laxity, one session consists of anything from 1 to 5 syringes.

 Price: from S$1500 (1 syringe) single session

 

2. Heat-based energy devices

 

One of the heat-based energy devices used to stimulate collagen production is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Ultrasound can lift and tone loose skin as well as minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

 

At IYAC, we carry 2 forms of HIFU:

 

Ultherapy is a US FDA-cleared German brand of HIFU produced by Merz Aesthetics. It’s widely used, and you can read about it in everything from The New York Times to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop.

Price: S$1,500 - S$4,800

 

HIFU, marketed as Ultra Skin, is an HSA-approved treatment that works similarly to Ultherapy. Both are similar in effectiveness, though HIFU is offered at a lower price and reported to be more comfortable by patients.

Price: S$1200 - S$3,800

 

Which areas can be treated in the program?

 

PROFHILO treats cheeks, neck, décolletage and hands.

 

Sculptra and Ellansé are versatile and can treat:


- temples and forehead
- cheeks
- nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- jawline and chin
- certain parts of the body, such as neck, upper arms and knees

 

Ultrasound can treat the eyebrows, cheeks, lower jaw/jowls, chin, neck and décolletage.

 

Where can I read more about these treatments?

 

More information about these treatments can be found on the pages below.

 

 

Consult our doctors to discuss which treatments are suitable for you. All prices subject to GST.

 

Email or call us at 6738 9989 for an appointment now.