8 questions to know more about Dr. Jason

DR. JASON PEK

Dr Jason graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore. Upon graduation, he pursued further studies and obtained post-graduate qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology (Cardiff). He also obtained the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine and accreditation by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) Aesthetic Practice Oversight Committee to perform numerous facial aesthetic and body contouring procedures.

His previous clinical experience and rotations in the departments of Dermatology, National Skin Centre, and Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery, SGH have given him broad exposure and strong fundamentals in aesthetic medicine. As a student, Dr Jason also did elective postings in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery both in Singapore and in St Thomas Hospital, London.  

Let’s start, 8 questions to know more about Dr. Jason

Since I was a medical student, I had developed a keen interest in aesthetics. In the initial years after graduation, I had training and clinical rotations in plastic surgery and dermatology in public hospitals. I subsequently left for the private sector to join full time medical aesthetics work. To me, medical aesthetics is a very rewarding field as quick and simple procedures can give immense satisfaction to patients and physicians like me. It's a great feeling to help patients improve their appearance and self-confidence!

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HOW DID YOU GET INTO AESTHETIC PRATICE AND WHAT MADE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT THE BEAUTY OF THE FACE AND SKIN?

How did you get into aesthetic practice and what made you passionate about the beauty of the face and skin?

Basically, a thread lift procedure refers to the insertion of sutures using minimally invasive techniques. These sutures have barbs or cones that act as suspension devices which helps to engage sagging fat and also help to tighten and firm up the skin. In short, a thread lift procedure is the perfect treatment for those who requires a quick pick-me-up.

The best thing about this procedure, it requires little to no downtime and you can quickly get back to your day-to-day activities.

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WHAT IS THREAD LIFTING AND HOW DOES IT HELP?

What is thread lifting and how does it help?

Anyone can be a suitable-candidate for thread lifting as long as they experience mild to moderate soft tissue sagging and skin laxity. I usually would recommend this treatment to patients who have not lost too much volume or too much subcutaneous (fat) tissue as they might not be able to achieve the optimal result!

For those with significant volume loss, I will usually advise the patients that they will need fillers to restore the lost volume, while those with a lot of subcutaneous fat and a heavy lower face will need to combine thread lifting with other treatments to reduce the bulky fat to increase the longevity of results.

 

As for me, I personally take into account of using the Golden Ratio to help men and women get their desired appearance.

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WHO IS A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR THE THREAD LIFT PROCEDURE?

Who is a suitable candidate for the thread lift procedure?

As what I’ve observed these days, the trend is moving towards minimally invasive procedures performed under local anesthesia and thread-lifting happened to be one of them. This procedure is generally safe when performed by experienced person. The downtime and risks of complications is lesser when compared to a surgical facelift. It also provides immediate lifting results when compared with energy-based devices, where results can take months to show. Which is why personally, this is one of my favorite treatments.

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THREAD LIFT HAS BEEN GETTING MORE AND MORE POPULAR THESE DAYS, WHY?

Thread lift has been getting more and more popular these days, why?

As mentioned, my favorite treatments are fillers and thread lifting. Simply because of the immediate results and high patient satisfaction. The results are also rather long-lasting where it can last about a year depending on which filler or thread was used.

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WHICH TREATMENTS DO YOU PREFER TO PERFORM?

Which treatments do you prefer to perform?

Fillers help to restore volume loss and provide structural support. As part of the ageing process, some of the deep fat and bony structures undergo re-absorption, resulting in areas looking hollow and sunken. With correct placement of fillers and the right filler used, it can greatly help to restore the natural contours and youthfulness of the face. I recommend this treatment to individuals that is experiencing with volume loss to have fillers done prior to undergoing a thread lift procedure in order to provide the necessary support for the thread suspension to work effectively.

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WHAT ARE FILLERS AND HOW DO THEY HELP?

What are fillers and how do they help?

Yes of course. As skin ages, the loss of collagen, elastin and natural hyaluronic acid results in skin laxity. There are many amazing non-invasive forms of treatments such as radiofrequency devices and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). Personally, I’ve used Ulthera, Thermage and other RF technology machine to help with skin tightening!

 

The reason why I love to use this machine is because the heat generated from the device helps in new collagen production through the stimulation of fibroblasts. There are also minimally invasive treatments such as dysport dermalift, where a form of botox is injected superficially into the skin to stimulate fibroblast and collagen production.

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ARE THERE ANY OTHER TREATMENTS THAT CAN HELP WITH SKIN TIGHTENING?

Are there any other treatments that can help with skin tightening?

I usually discuss patient’s treatment goals, comfort levels regarding the treatments and the amount of downtime that they are able to tolerate. It is important for me and my patient to reach a joint decision on what the most appropriate treatment is. Fully understanding its effects. I would usually guide my patients through the procedure and explain what the post procedure care and follow up will be like.

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ARE THERE ANY OTHER TREATMENTS THAT CAN HELP WITH SKIN TIGHTENING?

Any other advice for the audience?

Our doctor-designed treatments are developed to help treat your skin concerns, partnering with you into the journey of seeking long-term, result-focused treatments.

Our relationship with our customer starts off with a detailed consultation to understand your skin concerns and prepare a personalized treatment plan to treat those concerns and restore your beauty.

Our doctor-designed treatments are developed to help treat your skin concerns, partnering with you into the journey of seeking long-term, result-focused treatments. Our relationship with our customer starts off with a detailed consultation to understand your skin concerns, and prepare a personalised treatment plan to treat those concerns and restore your beauty.

Nothing in this website constitutes or is intended to constitute medical advice and readers rely on the statements contained herein at their own risk. Treatment results, experiences and downtime (if any) may vary by individuals.

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