ShenWendys :: In Pursuit of Beauty

This is the first in a series of posts documenting my pursuit of beauty in the coming months.

As I approach the big 40 I started to think about anti-ageing products and treatments. The fight against ageing will always be top of the list for women in particular. Your future will be written all over your face, so it’s so important to look after your skin now. For me, I not only want to remove my imperfections I also want to preserve what I have for as long as possible – don’t we all?

I’m not one who’s keen on going under the knife especially not when you have seen and heard numerous stories. Fortunately, in this day and age technology has become so powerful when it comes to non-invasive anti-ageing treatments. Thus, I decided to pay Mint Medical Aesthetics a visit to find out what works for me.

I admit I was a little nervous when I arrived. Dr. Lim Luping, was the Doctor in-charge during my consultation, she immediately put me at ease with her friendly and bubbly vibes. Dr Lim is a really nice lady, as I relate to her about my imperfections (double chin, saggy skin, oily skin, sun spots) she shared with me about herself and emphasize how she could relate to my concerns as she too is a mother. I like the personal touch given by her to know and understand her patients, it’s not all about business only. She was even featured in The Straits Times (click HERE to read the article) before! 

First, a few Qs with Dr Lim – call it occupational hazard I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to interview such a remarkable woman!

What motivated you to start Mint Medical Aesthetics?
Dr. Lim: Working as a General Practitioner previously I came across a lot of ladies who has issues with self-esteem stemming from uneven pigmentation, acne scars, broken marriage or starting a new relationship and wanting to look better. I’m also a person who enjoys working with my hands, I use to draw and paint a lot last time too!

After all this time, are you still excited to be in the aesthetics business?
Dr. Lim: I look forward to going to work every day, meeting my super team and all my clients. I have a strong passion and absolutely love what I do. I am a people person and love looking after and making my clients feel good!

Did you always look so perfect?
Dr. Lim: Haha, no I used to have acne scars.
Me: Hard to believe! Your skin looks perfect!


After consultation, Dr Lim customized the following treatments for me:

- A combination of Facial Rejuvenation with Laser and Hori Nevus Treatment
ala carte price SGD 350 (Package of 6 SGD 1,680, 10 for SGD 2,500, 15 for SGD 2,888)

Depending on individual patients requirements the Doctor will customize the settings and treatments to suit your needs at each laser treatment. The laser can be used to treat different conditions e.g. skin rejuvenation (which has no down time) pore refining, stimulate collagen, brightening face, pigmentation treatment (Freckles, Hori Nevus, Melasma) , acne etc.

There is no extra cost for skin rejuvenation and Hori Nevus you only pay one price to receive the necessary treatments which the laser can treat. A plan will be customized for you as some treatments have down time hence there is a need to space out the various treatment sessions for the different parts of your face.

Laser facial rejuvenation involves the use of an intense beam of laser light to deliver energy to your skin. The laser can be directed on problem areas, for example, wrinkles around your eyes, mouth or nose, or it can be used to treat (the whole face)

Each treatment session is about 15 mins – 5 mins for the laser and 10 mins for mask (if you don’t want to do the mask on the spot you can bring it home and do it at your leisurely pace)

For the busy executives this is a great lunch time quickie I say, for there is no downtime! The laser used is a gentle laser to pass light harmlessly through the upper layer of skin allowing the laser heat to stimulate collagen growth deep beneath the skin.

Horis Nevus Treatment is for removal of my Hori Nevus (What? You might ask? Well, that’s the brown spots I have underneath my eye) and takes minimum of 10-15 sessions onwards before you can see the results.

This treatment will require some downtime for that particular area – about 3-7 days as there will be some red tiny spots on skin. Don’t worry there is no open wounds thus you can use makeup/concealer to cover up if you like.

ala carte price SGD 380 (Package of 10 SGD 2,500 first 8 treatments done weekly for optimal results and last 2 sessions will be done one month apart as maintenance)

Reaction by Viora can rejuvenate the skin around the eyes, forehead, cheeks, neck and décolleté. Skin tightening on the face can improve skin texture, sagging skin and decrease the visibility of nasolabial lines and wrinkles, while lax skin on the body such as the hips, tummy or underarms can be tightened to improve contours. The devices CORE technology creates heating of the deep dermis, contraction of the collagen, production of elastin, in return creating a natural looking and a youthful appearance.

Skin tightening works to strengthen existing collagen fibers that have weakened over time due to aging and various forms of stress. Bi-polar RF energy heats the dermis and stimulates collagen synthesis to strengthen existing collagen fibers for improvement in skin laxity, sagginess and texture. Immediate contraction of tissue fibers results in a smoother and tighter appearance of the skin.

My viora treatment- for double chin, the viora CORE tecnology also targets deep tissue heating to cause adipose fat cells breakage around the double chin area, collagen tightening and formation helps to tighten and firm the saggy skin. A series of 8 treatments done weekly is the recommended protocol for best results.

Each treatment session takes about 20 minutes. There is no downtime for this either.

If I have piqued your interest head over to Mint Medical Aesthetics website; Facebook; email or better yet give them a call at +65-6272-9372 or +65-8726-3383 (whatsapp is also available) to find out more.

Remember your skin and body reflects you and your self-confidence!

Read about my treatment experience on Viora Contouring Facial Therapy and Bespoke Laser Therapy.

Mint Medical Centre 
1 HarbourFront Place
#01-10 HarbourFront Tower One
Singapore 098633
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 8.30am to 6.00pm (Monday open till 6.30pm)
Saturdays 9.30am to 12.30pm and closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.