Swiss Clinic is one of the leading aesthetic and pain management clinics in Singapore. Located along Holland Road at Jelita Shopping centre, it offers age reversal treatments as well as full body therapies using state-of-the-art technologies and advanced know-how. The clinic’s comprehensive range of solutions for various skin problems include laser skin treatments, liquid facelifts, and ultrasound body sculpting using clinically proven techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, and premium in-house skincare products. The clinic, which also offers pain relief and management, provides physiotherapy, acupuncture, and state-of-the-art techniques such as trigger point injections, acoustic wave therapy, viscosupplementation, and platelet rich plasma therapy.
Swiss Clinic is recognized as a key player in the field of aesthetic care and pain management due to its chief doctor, Dr. Bernie Liu, a graduate of the National University of Singapore and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Dr. Liu holds a degree in Master of Medicine in Orthopaedics Surgery. Committed to providing his patients with holistic care, he went on and pursued his interest in traditional Chinese medicine and subsequently earned a diploma in acupuncture. He then went to the United Kingdom and obtained his postgraduate diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff University as well as his graduate diploma in Family Medicine. With his impressive medical background, years of experience, and access to state-of-the-art equipment and premium in-house skincare products, Dr. Liu provides exceptional treatments that are not only proven effective but safe as well.
Dr. Bernie Liu is a renowned expert in the field of aesthetic and cosmetic medicine. Although he is well-trained in traditional medicine and orthopaedic surgery, he has devoted most of his time in performing state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments to make patients look and feel their best. His common procedures include laser pigmentation, laser resurfacing, Exilis, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and platelet rich plasma therapy. He is also experienced in utilizing revolutionary aesthetic technologies for cellulite treatment including Storz Acoustic wave, as well as facial and body contouring procedures.
Acne Laser Solution
Acne and acne scars can now be controlled or even eliminated by a treatment that combines the Spectra carbon peel and the dual yellow laser. Also known as the Hollywood peel, Spectra carbon’s laser and its Q-switch feature lifts the skin’s top layer, giving an instant peeling effect for skin rejuvenation, unclogging of pores, and removal of excess skin oil, which contributes to the development of acne. It also stimulates collagen production for a suppler look and further shrinking of the pores. The dual yellow laser, meanwhile, works on vascular lesions and acne scars by targeting only the damaged area, leaving the rest of the healthy skin intact.
Acne Scars - Laser Resurfacing
While acne scars can be removed by regular acid peeling, for moderate to severe conditions, the best option is a laser resurfacing procedure that uses the eCO2 fractional laser. Considered more superior than Fraxel, the eCO2 fractional laser delivers a more targeted laser beam that ablates the top and deeper layer of the skin to give way for the production of new skin cells. The technology also stimulates the production of collagen by activating the fibroblasts, which cause the acne scars to appear lighter and flatter, thus, significantly less noticeable after only a few sessions. The eCO2 fractional laser is highly customizable depending on the needed treatment, and skin recovery is fast with no downtime.
Body Countouring and Slimming
For those who want a better and slimmer body without any downtime, Swiss Clinic offers the Exilis treatment. Using a special device, the RF (radio frequency) beam is delivered into the deeper part of the skin where the fat cells are, melting them before being flushed out naturally by the body. The heat also remodels the way collagen is produced so the skin gets tightened. Exilis is a safe, nonsurgical procedure that is effective for cellulite reduction, enhancement of the effects of liposuction, and even tightening of the skin, removing early signs of aging such as sagging skin in the face, neck, and jowl.
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are products that contain a more purified form of the Botulinum toxin, but in different dosages or concentrations. Dysport and Botox are popular in reducing the signs of aging such as frown or fine lines, as well as wrinkles in the forehead, around the eye area, and near the lips by relaxing the muscles. Botox is also an approved treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chronic migraine, and muscle spasms in the shoulder as it blocks the nerve signals that cause them. Xeomin, on the other hand, is an FDA approved treatment for blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids) and cervical dystonia.
Browlift and Eyebrow Countouring
Droopy or sagging brows can worsen the appearance of aging, and thus, lifting or correcting them can remove a few years off the face. A brow lift may be performed non-surgically by injecting Botox in the forehead or around the eyebrow area; this is recommended for mild cases. For a more pronounced problem, a cosmetic procedure, which can be a traditional or endoscopic brow lift, is carried out, in which the goal is to release the muscles that are causing the lines. Between the two, endoscopic surgery is safer, faster, and better since only tiny incisions in the hairline are needed. An endoscope is then inserted, and the area is operated using small surgical tools.
Cellulite Treatment Using Storz Acoustic Wave Machine, Gold Standard Swiss Technology
Cellulite is a common cosmetic problem that is caused by many factors. To treat it means to deal with as many of these causes as possible, and for this, Swiss Clinic uses Storz Acoustic Wave machine with D-Actor technology, the same one used for dissolving calcified deposits in joints that are causing extreme pain. With cellulite, the acoustic wave pulses, delivered by a radial handpiece to break down the walls holding the fat molecules and causing lumps, making it easier to dissolve the fat cells until they are eliminated by the body. The lymphatic system is also further stimulated, draining toxins and increasing blood flow within the area to strengthen and tighten the skin.
For early signs of aging, skin laxity, and poor contouring, Swiss Clinic recommends dermal fillers especially Restylane. Made from non-animal hyaluronic acid, Restylane can be used to add more volume in the nose bridge, laugh line, lips, and chin, as well as eliminate eye bags that are making the eyes puffier and older in appearance. By simply injecting the filler in strategic locations, the desired result is achieved, and it stays as is for the next 6 to 12 months. Restylane can be complemented with Skinbooster for hydration via microinjections of fillers into the skin, the effects of which last for six months.
For those who don’t want to go through traditional facelift surgery or have mild to moderate signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, a liquid facelift may be performed. It is a non-surgical procedure of tightening the skin, creating a lifting effect, using only dermal fillers and Botox. For instance, dermal fillers are applied on the nose bridge, nasolabial fold, and eyebags while Botox is injected into the eyebrows and around the eye area to minimize crow’s feet. A combination of Botox and fillers can be used to reduce forehead or glabella wrinkles, as well as to contour the chin.
Enlarged Pores Laser Solution
Large skin pores can exacerbate acne since it increases the amount of sebum (body oil) that goes into the skin. Dirt, which worsens the condition, can also be lodged inside these pores. To shrink the pores, Swiss Clinic performs a Spectra carbon peel laser, a non-ablative acne care therapy where the targeted laser beam stimulates collagen production that tightens the skin and shrinks the pores. It also exfoliates the skin and reduces the production of sebum as a way of controlling or treating acne. This can be combined with a dual yellow laser procedure to lighten and flatten acne scars.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive method of treating soft tissue injuries and conditions such as plantar fasciitis (heel spur syndrome), tennis elbow, patellar tendinitis (jumper’s knee), rotator cuff tendinitis, Achilles’ tendinitis, and neck and back strains using energy waves. To perform the procedure, the targeted area is exposed, and a probe is placed near it. The probe then delivers an electric charge, which creates the energy waves that stimulate the muscles to relax and begin the natural healing process. While the results are usually instant, the patient is advised not to engage in any strenuous or weight-bearing activity for the next two weeks.
Facelift - Exilis Eye, Face and Neck Shockwave Therapy
Patients who want to eliminate the signs of aging or treat skin laxity have other options than undergoing a highly invasive traditional facelift. The options include a combination of shockwave therapy and the Exilis treatment. Exilis treatment helps restructure collagen, the body’s natural protein that supports the skin, making the skin appear fresher, younger-looking, and tighter. The shockwave therapy, meanwhile, further enhances collagen production by sending energy waves into the muscles. Both of these can be used on the face, neck, and eye areas where most of the signs of aging can be found.
Hyperhydrosis of Hands and Feet
Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating especially in the hands, feet, and armpits, where many of the sweat glands can be found. Too much sweat can lead to body odor since it enhances the growth of bacteria. To control excessive sweating, a nonsurgical procedure such as Botox may be carried out. While Botox is more popularly used to lessen wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the muscles, the same toxin can block the nerve activity in the sweat glands and brain, thereby gradually reducing the production of sweat in the affected areas. Depending on the severity of the condition, multiple injections may be needed.
A more defined, slimmer, or a V-shape face can be achieved through a non-surgical, safe procedure called jaw slimming. In this process, Botox, a product with a natural but purified form of toxin in very low doses, is injected into the masseter muscles, which are found on every side of the angle of the jaw. These muscles tend to grow bulky or big due to consistent chewing and regular teeth grinding. By injecting Botox, the muscle starts to relax, giving a “shrinking effect” on the jaw’s angles, until the lower part of the face becomes less angular and more contoured.
Permanent Hair RemovalContact Clinic
Swiss Clinic can help with its permanent hair removal treatment that uses the most advanced and safest technologies such as Nd:Yag and the Alexandrite laser. These two are highly effective for all skin types, hair color, and quality of hair (whether it’s thin, fine, or coarse). Nd:Yag is considered ideal for ethnic skin types while the Alexandrite laser is more effective for white skin with almost no risk of burning. These laser treatments are paired off with cryogen. Within eight sessions, the desired results are achieved.
Pigmentation Laser Package
Using a combination of 3 different lasers - Spectra, clarity, and dual yellow laser - Swiss Clinic can treat superficial pigmentation like freckles and age spots, and deep pigmentation like melasma and horis naevus. Spectra laser breaks down melanin while dual yellow laser reduces its production. These are combined with a single session of high-intensity-protocol dual yellow laser rejuvenation that immediately whitens the face, treats pigmentation, and reduces wrinkles in the face, neck, and eyes. For maximum comfort, a numbing cream may be applied prior to the procedure, although no other anaesthesia is necessary. The procedure also doesn’t have any downtime.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet rich plasma therapy is a non-surgical procedure of treating various conditions affecting the joints and muscles due to tears, sprains, strains, inflammation, and injuries. This technique uses the patient’s own blood to obtain plasma, which is then enriched and then injected back into the targeted area. Plasma is a component of blood that is responsible for the repair and rebuilding of tissues, necessary for healing and recovery, with the help of stem cells. By enriching and injecting a more concentrated dose of plasma, the recovery is expected to be faster and more effective. Depending on the severity of the condition, a few injections within six months may be necessary.
Just because the skin looks good does not mean it should not be maintained. For quick, easy, and safe maintenance, Swiss Clinic highly recommends its vitamin C facial, which uses fresh vitamin A and C to lighten skin tone and restore photo-damaged and pigmented skin. This is combined with oxyspray facial using pure concentrated oxygen infusion, which helps achieve smoother, firmer, and brighter skin. With its aqua/cryo treatment, the clinic is able to increase the absorption of solution into the deeper layer of the skin, soothing sensitivity and irritation and moisturizing the skin. For anti-aging, the clinic also offers premium caviar treatment as caviar is rich in vitamins A, D, B1, B2, B6, and numerous amino acids. It also contains antioxidant properties and protects the skin against harmful UV damage.
Spider Vein, Broken Capillaries, Telangiectasia Laser Solution
Telangiectasia is a kind of vascular lesion that causes broken capillaries and spider veins, which are actually dilated small blood vessels. Although they are usually harmless and not painful, they can be unsightly as they can branch out and appear near the surface of the skin. To eliminate them, a more aggressive but non-surgical treatment, such as one using laser, may be necessary. A laser therapy uses an intense (but modified) beam of light that penetrates the deeper layer of the skin, causing scar tissues on the affected vessels. The scars help close the vessels to prevent any blood supply from coming in until the vessels die and are absorbed by the body.
Viscosupplementation - Indicated for Osteoarthritis of Knees
For those who are suffering from osteoarthritis of knees, Swiss Clinic offers viscosupplementation, in which hyaluronic acid, a gel-like fluid that naturally occurs in the body, is introduced into the site through an injection. Studies have shown that people with osteoarthritis have a lesser concentration of the acid, which allows the joints to move smoothly by acting as a lubricant. Viscosupplementation is more ideal for patients who are still in the early stages of their disease. Prior to the procedure, the doctor may have to aspirate any excess fluid before the acid is injected. It may take several injections to achieve the desired result.