3 Best Acne Treatments in Singapore

“Blemishes, bumps, pimples, comedones…etc” All these are different names for the same condition: Acne Vulgaris, or simply acne.

Acne is a skin disease that is common in teenagers and young adults. However, it can affect anyone, regardless of age. Some adults continue to experiencing acne issues well beyond their teenage years and undergo treatments to get rid of them. If severe, acne can even affect one’s self-esteem.

Some of the common areas of acne breakouts include the face, back and chest.

Here’s a guide to where you can seek effective acne treatments in Singapore, and how much the treatments roughly cost.

1. The Clifford Clinic

The Clifford Clinic has been around for more than 10 years. Run by two celebrity doctors, Dr Gerard Ee and Dr Chow Yuen Ho, the clinic offers both acne and acne scar removal treatments.

Other than oral medications such as Doxycycline and Roaccutane, they also offer different types of laser treatments, chemical peels and several other cutting-edge medical technologies to treat acne. The Clifford Clinic is also the first clinic to bring in selective follicle treatment – AGNES Acne Treatment.

AGNES works by selectively targeting acne prone follicles on the face. The doctor will scrutinise your face and identify all the blocked and damaged pores on your skin. Then, with a very fine wire attached to the AGNES machine, a tiny electrical current is introduced into the pore to zap the oil-producing gland. This reduces the gland’s size and controls the amount of oil that it produces. With no oil, there can be no blockage, and with no blockage, there can be no pimple.

AGNES Acne starts from $800 at Clifford Clinic. The clinic has also recently bought in Gold Photothermal Therapy (Gold PPT) that treats acne at source.

The Clifford Clinic is located at 24 Raffles Place, #01-03 Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621.

#TheWeekendList: 21-23 February 2020

Hey BTS fans, you can choose to enjoy their new song, or choose to celebrate National Margarita Day this weekend! Better still, groove to the song with a glass of Margarita in your hand.

1. BTS Debuts New Album Title Track “ON” Exclusively on TikTok

TikTok will exclusively pre-release a clip of the title song “ON” from BTS’ highly anticipated new album ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’. Singapore fans will be able to enjoy the new song “ON” 12 hours ahead of the official release of the album, which will only be available through TikTok. Worldwide BTS fans will not only be the first to enjoy a 30-second clip of the song but also create their TikTok videos with the music.

TikTok is available in over 150 countries and regions in 75 languages. Download the TikTok app via iOS or Google Play.

#WeekenderTries: I Said Hello To My V-Shaped Face in 10 minutes

10 minutes is all you need to look as though you have just walked out of Photoshop and Meitu.

It is true when people say that there is no turning back once you have had your first procedure done. I did my Nose Fillers with Celebrity Doctor, Dr. Gerard Ee last year and I thought to myself “mmmm.. the results look so good. Perhaps I should go back again for more!”

According to Fengshui, a plumper face represents wealth and fortune but when it comes to taking pictures… mmm.. maybe not.

I have always relied on Photoshop and Meitu for that V-Shaped face look but Dr. Ee suggested me to go for Chin Fillers (下巴玻尿酸填充) and Jaw Botox (肉毒素瘦脸) instead.

Why these two procedures? It is because the V-shaped face is always associated with a sharper chin and a more defined jawline.

He started the procedures by making a few injection points in the area that needs to be corrected.

The results from chin fillers are immediate. Not only does the fillers allow us to achieve a V-shaped face, but it also corrects retracted chins and improve facial proportions. I could barely feel anything when the needle went in. Pain score? Maybe 1 out of 10. I was told that chin fillers can last for eight months to a year and if you are not satisfied with the filler, you can even dissolve it!

Jaw botox is commonly done to slim the face. Jaw botox causes the masseter muscles to weaken and shrink in size. The masseter muscles are located at the angle of the jaw. Some people do jaw botox every six months because they have severe bruxism (teeth grinding) which causes wear and tear to their teeth. As for me, I did it for vanity reason. I have a squarish face and I hope to achieve a slimmer face. Jaw botox is a painless procedure.

Unlike the chin fillers, jaw botox can only last for four to six months. However, it depends on your muscle size and the degree of use. It can last up to a year for some people.

After injecting the fillers, the perfect face shape of your dreams appears. Plus, there’s no downtime, which makes it fuss-free. All these procedures took no more than ten minutes. They may look very straightforward but it takes years of experience to know how much fillers or botox one needs. You do not want to end up looking fake or plastic.

This is me, 1 month after the treatments! Just do a comparison, my face is definitely more V now.

One extremely important tip: It is important to do enough research on your doctor and clinic before fixing an appointment.

Lastly, this is how Dr. Gerard Ee looks like, the doctor that delivers amazing results!

The Clifford Clinic is located at 24 Raffles Place, #01-03 Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621 ( Raffles MRT Exit A).

A Chinese version of the article appeared here.

#WeekenderStays: 6 Reasons Why Fusion Resort Phu Quoc Is Wedding-Worthy

Looking for a jaw-dropping wedding venue in 2020? Here are six perfect reasons why you should choose Fusion Resort Phu Quoc!

Your fairy-tale wedding does not have to be far far away. Your tropical paradise is only two hours away from Singapore. Fusion Resort Phu Quoc is a dream come true for all lovebirds planning for their perfect day of matrimony. 

Once you reach Phu Quoc International Airport, all you need is just a half an hour transfer to Fusion Resort Phu Quoc.

Photo: Weekender

1. Lush Tropical Landscape

When it comes to planning a wedding, location is key. It sets the stage for an unforgettable day. Fusion Resort Phu Quoc is famed for its unimaginable ocean views. You have to see it yourself to believe that natural beauty exists. Beat the crowds and bask in a breath-taking landscape similar to Bali – except that you do not have to push through crowds of tourists and waiting hours just to snap an Instagram-worthy picture. For a picturesque wedding, this natural beauty delivers the dream day, complete with pristine white sand, swaying palm trees and the cool ocean breeze.

McGriddles Are Back With A Vengeance – Available All Day And Night!

Calling all the McGriddles fans!McGriddles will be back in McDonald’s from 17 February 2020 in Singapore!

This time, the McGriddles is available all day so that you can savour it however and whenever you like, whether you’re an early riser, a night owl or anything in between. McGriddles will be available for you.

Sausage McGriddles

Sausage McGriddles with Egg

Featuring a delectable chicken sausage that’s bursting with flavour nestled between two luscious maple-flavoured griddle cakes, the McGriddles combines savoury comfort with sweet enjoyment in every bite.

 

NEW! McGriddles Stack

You also can double up on satisfaction with the McGriddles Stack that features two tender chicken sausage patties packed between griddle cakes, along with melted cheese, a sunny-side-up egg and crispy chicken bacon, from $6.20.

Chocolate Pie

To complete your meal, the irresistibly decadent Chocolate Pie is the best choice. Filled with rich molten chocolate encased in a warm, crackling crust, the Chocolate Pie is sure to satisfy every last chocolatey craving. It available from $1.50, while stocks last.

To top it all off, from 20 February 2020 to 18 March 2020  , McDonald’s is launching 28 days of irresistible deals, available exclusively on My McDonald’s App. With 1-for-1 deals on your breakfast favourites, for the Big Breakfast, Filet-O-Fish, Family Bundle C, 28 days of coffee deals…Download My McDonald’s App now, to enjoy best deals everyday!

#TheWeekendList: 14-16 February 2020

Enjoy IPPUDO ramen at 50% off via food delivery mobile apps if you are staying home this weekend. If you feel like heading out, you can also visit Asia’s Largest Aerospace and Defence event!

1. PINBALL WIZARD Live Long, Play Ping Pong

It’s time to get paddle poppin’! PINBALL WIZARD is hosting their very first ping pong tournament at Pinball Wizard on 13 Feb 2020, 8pm – 10pm. Take the chance to unleash your inner Feng Tianwei! Paddles and balls will be provided – all you gotta do is show up. Plus, there’s attractive prizes to be won!

Prizes:
1st prize: Bottle of Champagne + a pair of Golden Village Gold Class Tickets
2nd prize: Bottle of Wine

You may register for your interest here. Registration for the competition is free, and on a first-come, first-serve basis. All shortlisted players will be contacted within 48 hours of registration

5 Fun Things To Do in Australia

Australia is one of the most amazing tourist destinations as it is the world’s largest island and its smallest continent.

If you do not know what to do in Australia, here are 5 must-visit places for you!

1. Ride a Hot Air Balloon at Byron Bay

Byron, located in the eastern part of Australia, is a fantastic spot for surfers. However, the best way to enjoy the spectacular scenery surrounding Byron Bay is on a hot air balloon. Imagine floating carelessly among the cloud and observing the world below. Literally soaking in the incredible views of the ocean and hinterlands from the sky. This fun-filled activity is suitable for the whole family, so what are you waiting for!

Your Gift Guide To Picking A Valentine’s Day Gift For Him

Buying him a gift can be as easy as buying an Ice Cream cake from Swensen’s or a piece of beautiful luggage from RIMOWA.

1. RIMOWA Essential

Treat you and your partner to a set of matching suitcases in sleek, complementary His and Her colourways—Berry, a deep purple that recalls foraging across the fjord of Hvalfjörður, for Her, and Glacier, a crisp blue inspired by icy Icelandic hues for Him.

Glacier makes desirable travel companions that combine the unmatched functionality of RIMOWA with current design cues.

The RIMOWA Essential comes in three sizes, Cabin ($940), Check-In L ($1,220) and Trunk Plus. The new collection is now available in RIMOWA stores.

8 Sweet Hotels To Romance Your Valentine

If you can’t fly out this Valentine’s day, a romantic staycation seems like a good idea. 

Here are 8 romantic hotels that you should consider:

1. Hotel Soloha

Hotel Soloha shouts tropical modernism and ‘urban jungle chic’. From charming, custom-made carpets at the corridor to energetic bursts of colour at every turn, Hotel Soloha is the ideal bolthole for couples who are adventurous and curious, and love great design.

With a luxurious Hansgrohe rain shower, a smart TV that connects to Youtube, Netflix and Spotify, adjustable room lighting options to set the right moo, and endless food and drink options in the neighbourhood, couples yearning for uninterrupted alone time need to look no further.

Hotel Soloha’s Room for Love Valentine’s Day package includes:
– A box of three cupcakes from “Twelve Cupcakes”, a box of chocolates and a bottle of red wine
– Complimentary Minibar
– Complimentary early check-in and late check-out till 2pm (Subject to availability)
– Party Pack – adult toy and accessories
– 10% off Hotel Soloha Partners

Rates start from $238++. Use promo code “SOLOHAVDAY20” for additional perks!

For more information, please click here.

19 Best Florists For Same Day Flower Delivery In Singapore

Surprise your loved ones with beautiful blooms

Online florists are great when you want to send someone bouquets of love from the comforts of your home. 

There are a lot of great options for flower delivery in Singapore, but here are 19 of the best online florists to help you find the perfect flower arrangement befitting any occasion.

1. Humming Flowers & Gifts

Humming Flowers & Gifts is no stranger to you if you have ever ordered any flowers online in the last 10 years. In fact, Humming Flowers & Gift has been around since 2007. They are one of the leading gifting companies in Singapore specialising in customisable flowers and gifts with over 900 flowers and gifts ideas for you to choose from. They have since built a loyal customer base of both individuals and corporations for over more than a decade.

What does this conclude? They are reliable and trustworthy.

There is always something for every occasion. Be it for an anniversary, a gesture of goodwill or a simple way of saying thank you to someone, you can find the right gift on Humming. Value-for-money options are available too.

You can also customize the flowers and gifts by adding a personal touch to it – simply top up no more than $10 for some balloons or $12 for a box of chocolates.

Need last-minute flowers urgently? Place your order with them on their website.

Price Range: $50 – $1000
Email : enquiry@humming.com.sg
Contact No : 6844 2222
Website : hummings.com
Payment Method : MasterCard, Visa, American Express and PayPal

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