Aesthetic Conference

Aesthetics Asia 2011

9 September 2011

Find out the latest anti aging and aesthetic treatments that will make you beautiful here. See you there!

You know that Aesthetics is big business when…

14 May 2010

Your Citigold associate invites you for a “lifestyle event” featuring renowned aesthetic doctor, Dr S.K. Tan:

Dear Valued Client,
Citigold cordially invites you to an exclusive lifestyle event, ‘Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation’ on 19 May 2010, Capital Square Citigold Centre with Dr. S.K. Tan, renowned medical director and cosmetic physician at The DRx Clinic. Experience an evening of luxurious treatments as you unwind with cocktails and food.
Dr. S.K. Tan, a notable cosmetic physician in Singapore, specializes in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic dermatology. He sits on the prestigious Scientific Advisory Board (whose panel includes Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling and astronaut John Glenn) to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is also member of International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Having been invited to speak on topics concerning Asian and ethnic skins in conferences held in Las Vegas, Korea and New York, Dr. Tan is well-received as a speaker worldwide for his humorous and insightful observations. Co-editor of “Handbook of Cosmetic Microbiology” a reference book published by Taylor & Francis, Dr. Tan’s articles have also been featured in various publications including Cosmetic Dermatology, Anti-Aging Medical Therapeutics and Ezyhealth.
Date: 19th May 2010, Wednesday
Time: 6.45 pm – 9.00 pm
Venue: Capital Square Citigold Centre, 23 Church Street #07 – 01
Singapore 049481

6.45 pm Registration (cocktail commences at 6.45pm)
“Complimentary O2 Treatment Trial and demo”
“VISIA Skin Analysis”
“Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation” with Dr SK Tan
 Citigold privileges
9.00pmEnd of Event

*DRx goodie bag to be given away for early rsvp.

Anyone going?

Stem cells just got safer – thanks to CREATEIRB

25 March 2010

Dr David Loh at Society of Aesthetic Medicine press conference

Injecting stem cells under the skin to make a person look younger, or using platelet-rich plasma to treat acne scars – could such procedures soon become accepted aesthetic treatments?

These experimental therapies are some of the clinical trials a new independent review board is looking into. David Loh, honorary secretary and spokesman of the Society of Aesthetic Medicine, announced the new independent review board yesterday – CREATEIRB. It stands for Create Independent Review Board and its members will comprise doctors who are GCP (Good Clinical Practice) certified and who have taken the Institutional Review Board (IRB) exams.

It targets the independent private practitioner, who now either goes to a hospital’s review board or direct to a relevant authority, such the Ministry of Health or Health Sciences Authority, for regulatory approval to conduct a clinical trial. David Loh said the board will help “sieve out the less suitable” trials and “at every stage of the clinical trial, there’s an independent oversight, there’s reassurance, there are multi-layers of safeguards and scrutiny. We want to be at the forefront (of the aesthetics field), but also want to be safe,” he added.

These stem-cells have numerous potential cosmetic applications, but because these treatments are necessarily experimental at this stage, CREATEIRB will provide the necessary safeguards to guide the clinical trials to a stage where they can be subjected to peer scrutiny.

Aesthetics Is Big Business!

4 September 2009
I just came back from the Aesthetics Asia Exhibition and Congress where I was invited to cover the event. This is a massive annual event that features anti aging and aesthetic companies all over the world!
Dr Priya Sen's talk

Dr Priya Sen's talk

Held at The Fairmont Hotel, it started with the launch of Sculptura – a natural collagen stimulator. I saw pretty amazing results, especially of a 63-year-old lady who looks 50! What I learnt from the introduction talk by Dr Priya Sen, a consultant dermatologist at The Singapore National Skin Centre:

How we age depends on these 4 factors:

  • Genetics – look at your mom to see how you will age
  • Gender – men age faster than women
  • Race – Caucasians age faster than Asians
  • Environment – stress, smoking, sun, etc

Difference between how Caucasians and Asians age:

  • Caucasians have more wrinkles
  • Asians have more pigmentation and saggy skin
  • Caucasians age 10 years earlier than Asians

The moral of the story taken from the talk: It is easier to maintain good skin than restore bad skin (that’s why I have started my laser treatments now!).

Sculptra booth

Sculptra booth

I’m really excited about all the products and machines I saw at The Aesthetics Asia Exhibition and Congress – it was truly eye-opening and over the next few months, I will be picking the best of what I saw at the convention and sharing them on Look out for it!