A conservation shophouse located at 34 Keong Saik Road is on sale via an expression of interest exercise with a guide price of $16 million. The three-storey shophouse sits on a land area of 1,066 sq ft, and has an estimated built-up area of 2,662 sq ft. The guide price works out to $6,010 psf based on the built-up area.
According to Wilkie Tay, associate marketing director at PropNex who is the sole marketing agent for the property, the shophouse has a dual frontage along Keong Saik Road and Teck Lim Road. Zoned for commercial use, the entire property has also obtained approval for F&B usage.
The shophouse falls under the Kreta Ayer Conservation Area, within the wider Chinatown enclave. It is within walking distance of the Outram Park MRT Station which is an interchange for the East-West, North-East, and Thomson-East Coast Lines; as well as the Chinatown MRT Station which is an interchange for the Downtown and North-East Lines.
The expression of interest exercise for 34 Keong Saik Road will close on Jan 6, 2023, at 3pm.
SIGNS of a potential slowdown in the Federal Reserve’s pace of its rate hikes have led CGS-CIMB to downgrade its sector call to “neutral” from “overweight”.
Although the research house thinks sector net interest margin (NIM) expansion is likely to continue in FY2023, it sees limited scope for further upward earnings revisions as rate hikes pause.
CGS-CIMB said DBS : D05 -1.1% could be the most susceptible to rate cuts among its peers, as incremental margin expansion has been priced in for the stock at this stage.
Its call on the bank has been downgraded to “hold” from “add” on richer valuations, given how DBS is currently trading at 1.3 times FY2023 price-to-book value (P/BV) versus its peers’ ratio of about one time.
The bank’s target price has been cut to S$36.50 from S$38.75 to account for a lower terminal growth assumption.
“Although DBS is a key beneficiary of rising rates given its robust funding profile, progressively higher funding costs should nonetheless affect the quantum of NIM,” commented CGS-CIMB in a report on Tuesday (Dec 6).
“We think there is limited scope for further earning upgrades (for DBS) to be driven by NIM expansion given our expectation of the Fed slowing down its pace of rate hikes towards a 5 per cent peak rate before taking a pause,” it added.
On the other hand, the research house maintained its “add” calls on both OCBC : O39 +0.08% and UOB : U11 -1% with the respective target prices of S$13.70 and S$34.80.
The latter is highlighted as CGS-CIMB’s top sector pick for its more attractive valuations at a ratio of one time FY2023 P/BV, with the integration of Citi’s portfolio as a key re-rating catalyst for an estimated 14 per cent return on equity in FY2024.
Sector-wise, CGS-CIMB predicted a narrower 4-5 per cent year-on-year credit growth in FY2023 versus its forecast 5-7 per cent growth for FY2022, considering how higher interest rates would add to the risk of a slowdown.
“While we still expect sequential margin expansion over Q4 FY2022 to Q2 FY2023, we think that banks’ valuations may start easing as the quantum of expansion slows from rising funding costs,” said CGS-CIMB.
It added that weaker business sentiment would stand to affect overall borrower repayment capabilities, which may result in credit costs rising above the 15-20 basis points already factored into FY2023 sector estimates.
41% of Americans have Myopia now, and by 2050, roughly 50% of the population will become nearsighted, reports suggest. So the odds of you wearing a pair of glasses or needing one in the near future are pretty high. In such a situation, it makes sense to make yourself aware of caring for your eye glasses as they are vital elements of your physical and mental wellbeing.
Go For Regular Eye Checkups
Consider getting your eyes checked once before purchasing a new pair of Eye Glasses. Choosing a reliable service provider for your eye checkup is important as they will be able to suggest the appropriate kind of eyeglasses for your specific requirements.
Also, an eye exam can detect the onset of many life-threatening ailments like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. As people are thrice as likely to get their eyes examined rather than a routine physical examination, it is possible to react faster to a health issue through a follow-up doctor appointment to resolve any red medical flags raised during the eye checkup.
Most people struggle with their vision when they first start wearing glasses. Start wearing glasses as an adult. It may take a little time to adjust to seeing better than you were previously able to in terms of quality and clarity, as well as seeing more details in objects and people’s faces that were previously blurry for you.
Use Both Hands When Removing Eye Glasses
Putting glasses on with one hand can put a lot of stress on the frames. When you remove your glasses, use one hand to hold them and the other hand to put them on. This will help prevent damage to the frames by applying too much pressure on them.
You should also be careful not to put your glasses on top of or behind your ears when putting them away, as this can cause breakage. Instead, place them gently back in their case as soon as possible after taking them off.
Wash In Water And Dry With A Lint-Free Cloth
Wash your glasses with soap and water, then dry them with a lint-free cloth. Use a soft cloth or paper towel to clean the lenses.
Wash your hands before cleaning the glasses so as not to transfer any residual grease from your fingers onto the lens surface. This can cause scratches or smudges that could impair vision quality when you are wearing them again later on in the day.
Always Keep The Lenses Clean
When it comes to keeping your glasses clean and free of debris, you should never use paper towels. They can scratch the lenses and leave behind tiny fibers that will be irritating when you put them on.
Instead, use soft cloths or lens cleaners if you need to wipe off a smudge. Make sure you’re using a cleaning product specifically made for eyeglasses. Don’t use household cleaners or window cleaners that contain ammonia, alcohol, or water!
Store Your Glasses In A Safe Place
The best place to keep your eyeglasses is in a hard case or bag that can protect them from dust and heat. You should never put your glasses on a window sill or other surfaces where they could become exposed to extreme temperatures or damage.
Use Industrial Grade Eye Protection Gear
When working with chemicals or in dusty conditions, use eye protection to protect your eyes and your lenses. A chemical splash can cause serious damage to the eyes and surrounding tissues that may not be apparent for several hours after exposure. The glass of your spectacles may get corroded or heated in such situations and might adversely affect your eyes if you are not using eye protection.
Every day, around 2000 workers in the U.S. need medical attention for job-related eye injuries. Experts predict using appropriate safety gear can prevent up to 90% of such cases.
If you think you’ve been exposed to a chemical, remove contaminated clothing immediately and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Wear Safety Goggles When Using Power Equipment
If you’re wearing prescription eyeglasses while operating power equipment like lawnmowers and chainsaws, remember that their lenses might become scratched by flying objects (such as grass clippings) kicked up by the blades of lawnmowers or similar devices.
Consider wearing nonprescription sunglasses above your prescription lenses so they’ll remain clear during use without risking getting damaged in case something hits them unexpectedly.
Always remember protecting your eyeglasses is more about protecting your eyesight. You should incorporate an eyeglass cleaning regimen in your daily routine to prevent your eyeglasses from getting dirty or smudged. Also, regular checkups and visits to the ophthalmologist will help you ensure your eyeglasses are appropriately adjusted for your eyes to give you the best viewing experience.
As we get older, our skin begins to lose collagen and cells do not turn over as quickly as they used to. Progressively, our skin also starts to lose its natural hyaluronic acid content. Our skin holds 50% of our bodies’ hyaluronic acid content and it is a crucial element in prolonging the lifespan of our skin cells. Aside from that, hyaluronic acid also contributes to our skin’s overall barrier function and helps our skin to retain moisture effectively.
Since this hyaluronic acid content depletes as we age, our cells will not be able to retain water as effectively and this leads to a breakdown in our skin’s collagen and elasticity over time. To replenish our skin’s hyaluronic acid content and restore our skin’s youthful appearance, we now have the option of a Profhilo treatment. Here’s what you need to know about it!
What Is A Profhilo Treatment?
Dubbed the “time-reversing injection”, Profhilo is currently the talk of the town for radiant and youthful-looking skin. It is an injectable treatment that uses a high concentration of 100% hyaluronic acid to rejuvenate the skin. In addition to that, it also combines 32mg each of both low and high-molecular hyaluronic acid to treat skin laxity and uneven skin texture.
How Does The Profhilo Treatment Work?
Each Profhilo treatment only takes about 5 minutes. Using a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, Profhilo treats skin laxity by bio-stimulating the skin’s production of elastin and collagen. This treatment can be used to reduce the appearance of sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, chest and even hands.
After the initial consultation, the doctor will locate your 5 bio-aesthetic points (BAP) on each side of the face and neck. Then, using a fine needle, the Profhilo formula will be injected under the surface of the skin. These injectable points are strategically placed to minimize bruising and discomfort and to yield optimal results.
The treatment uses a hybrid concentration of two types of hyaluronic acids which are:
Overall, the results are noticeable within 2 weeks after the first treatment. Dr David Loh of David Loh Surgery generally advises patients to follow up with a second session after a month for visible improvement. After treatment, the results of Profhilo can last anywhere between 8 to 9 months.
The Profhilo Procedure
All medicare patients will have an initial appointment to carefully analyse their health records. Most clinics will also provide you with a thorough description of the treatment, clinical and cosmetic advantages, dangers, aftercare, and approval procedures so that you can make a well-informed decision. The therapy itself will take around 30 minutes, based on how many places are covered and whether a local anaesthetic is necessary.
After cleansing and prepping your skin, you will be given ten injectable testosterone of Profhilo utilising the Bio Aesthetic Points (BAP) injection method. The area adjacent to the temples, the nasolabial fold (laughing lines around the lips), the chin, beneath the eyes, and the peak of the cheekbones are the five critical places on the countenance.
It swiftly dissolves under the skin after injection to increase hydration without the need for a massage or the risk of creating bumps or cysts. If they are noticeable, they usually disappear after 24 hours as the substance seeps into your epidermis.
The Profhilo treatment outcomes will not be visible until four weeks following the second treatment. A follow-up consultation should verify that no issues arise.
How Does The Bioremodelling Effect Work?
The slow diffusion of Profhilo is mediated by the slow degradation rate of the dermal and subcutaneous compartments. Profhilo has a unique structure in that it contains hyaluronic acid, which is a polysaccharide. HA captures water and consequently results in hydration.
When the HA is incorporated inside the skin, it advances extracellular bioremodelling by simulating 4 kinds of skin collagen and elastin. Additionally, the HA complex maintains the practicality of the skin cells such as keratinocytes in the epidermis and fibroblasts in the dermis. This impacts the skin layers by boosting hydration and elasticity to create a lifting effect.
What Are The Key Benefits Of A Profhilo Treatment?
In addition to rejuvenating the skin, Profhilo is an effective treatment for boosting overall hydration levels and stimulating collagen production. Because it leads to tremendous bio-stimulation of elastin and collagen in the skin, it results in a tighter, firmer and more radiant appearance. Moreover, Profhilo also accelerates tissue repair which is instrumental in the treatment of acne breakouts and scars. On top of it all, this treatment is quick and involves minimal downtime and discomfort.
More benefits of Profhilo:
How Is Profhilo Different From Dermal Fillers, Rejuran & Skin Boosters?
Unlike dermal fillers, Profhilo does not restore volume to the skin. Instead, it delivers an intense surge of hydration to restore radiance and vitality to the skin. In terms of skin boosters, Profhilo differs in the way it is delivered to the skin. While Profhilo involves 5 injection points per side, skin boosters require multiple small injections in one localized area.
Although Profhilo’s main ingredient (hyaluronic acid) is similar to that of skin boosters and fillers, the biotechnological and chemical structures differ significantly from one another. In fact, the concentration of hyaluronic acid in Profhilo is five times more than the average skin booster! Additionally, its binding technology also ensures that there are fewer impurities in its formulation than that of traditional dermal fillers. Therefore, Profhilo is safer with a lower risk of lumpiness and other unwanted side effects.
How Much Does Profhilo Costs in Singapore?
Even though it seems like an easy procedure but it does bear a pretty price tag. They can cost upwards of $1,000 per treatment session and it’s recommended for you to go for two sessions to actually see results. With that, a complete Profhilo treatment can come to a total of $2,000!
Another factor that comes into play is your current skin condition. If you have more severe issues, your doctor will most likely advise you to go in for more treatments. Thus, increasing the final total. However, you have to remember that Profhilo will give your skin amazing benefits. So, we’ll leave it up to you to decide if you should get it or not.
Frequently Asked Questions About Profhilo
1. Who is eligible for Profhilo treatment?
Pretty much everyone will benefit from a Profhilo treatment. However, it works particularly well for individuals with signs of ageing skin and who are looking to hydrate, tighten and improve the quality of their skin. It is also very effective for mild to moderate cases of skin laxity and rhytids (fine lines).
2. What is the downtime after Profhilo injections? Are there any side effects?
Recovery time is remarkably short. There are hardly any visible side effects except small “bumps” which will normally subside after a day or so. Patients can usually resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. Since Profhilo is bio-compatible with your body, your body will be able to metabolize the hyaluronic acid injectable over time.
3. Can I combine Profhilo with other aesthetic treatments?
Yes, Profhilo can be safely and synergistically combined with many other aesthetic treatments such as fillers and even lasers. However, it is always advisable to consult your doctor regarding the treatment sequence for optimal results.
4. What is the treatment protocol for Profhilo?
Profhilo generally requires two treatments, a month apart. Profhilo has the benefit of fewer treatment sessions than conventional fillers. One syringe of Profhilo is used in each treatment, which has a volume of 2cc. The number of treatment sessions can be reduced for patients with more skin laxity.
5. Is the treatment painful?
You can assume it all depends on your sensitivity level. However, the majority of clinics utilise ultra-premium, thin Japanese needles. And the majority of patients report that the procedure was painless. Your comfort and care are of the highest importance to them, and most clinics will take efforts to ensure that you are not in any pain.
6. How long will it last?
All good things in life aren’t always permanent and that’s the case with Profhilo. It will last an average of 9 months to a year. To maintain a rejuvenated complexion, it is recommended to undergo maintenance treatments of 2 injections, a month apart, within 6 months.
Four years after The Glasshouse first started out in a pop-up cargo container at CHIJMES, the super popular cafe has now opened their second outlet on Neil Road, a four-minute walk from Outram Park MRT Station.This brand new spot means cafe-hoppers have another aesthetic cafe to patronise in the CBD!
Food at The Glasshouse
We started our meal with the Avocado Nut Parfait ($20++), which saw a mixture of nuts, fruits, and flower petals sitting atop a bed of avocado purée. It is also served with sourdough bread on the side. While I’m not the biggest fan of fruits, I found this starter sweet and refreshing. The dragonfruit peach slices were soft and juicy, and they paired well with the creamy avocado, which took a back seat due to its milder flavour.
If you like salad, you can also try the Japanese Pumpkin Quinoa Salad ($18++), comprising roasted Japanese pumpkin, quinoa, pickled daikon, and cherry tomatoes, all drizzled with mustard dressing. I like how the pumpkin pieces were sweet and crunchy, though I would have preferred more mustard to balance out the sour flavours in this bowl.
Next was the Glasshouse Mac & Cheese ($18++), comprising macaroni coated in four different kinds of cheese, including brie blue cheese and red cheddar. It is then sprinkled with beef fat crumbs and chives. There is also an option to top up $3++ for a dash of truffle oil, if you want more oomph to your dish.
If you like your mac and cheese extra creamy, you may be disappointed with The Glasshouse’s rendition, as it had a runny consistency and lacked the sinful cheese pull that the comfort food is known for. I didn’t mind this watered-down version as it made the dish less jelak, although I would have preferred a more generous amount of cheese. I also thought the beef fat crumbs were a good addition, as they added some crunchiness to the dish and had a fragrant, shallot-like flavour.
The highlight of our meal was the Roast Beef Sanger ($28++), a towering sandwich packed with a medium-rare Australian ribeye steak, sauteed onions, red cheddar, and pickled cucumber. My first impression of this sandwich was that it was huge! I consider myself a big eater, but even this was too much for me to devour on my own.
I cut out a small portion of the sandwich for my colleague. As she bit into the sandwich, she remarked that the beef was still tender despite being left out for over fifteen minutes. I shared her sentiments regarding its tenderness but found the beef to be a tad too salty, especially when paired with the cheese and pickled cucumber.
Drinks-wise, the cafe has a selection of coffee and tea, starting from $4++ for a single shot of Espresso and $5++ for a cup of Earl Grey Tea. There’s also the Iced Dirty Matcha ($8++) and Seasonal Kombucha ($8++) if you want something more interesting.
Their staff insisted we try the Mont Blanc ($10++), a coffee-based beverage with alcohol thrown in the mix. You can also opt for a non-alcoholic version, which is the one we had. It consisted of cold brew coffee at the bottom and a layer of macchiato foam with orange zest on top. I preferred to sip the Mont Blanc layer by layer instead of mixing the creamy foam with the base. This allowed me to enjoy the sweetness of the foam separately from the cold brew, which was tinged with a gentle hint of acidity.
Ambience at The Glasshouse
While the Neil Road outlet may not sport the same glass-fronted space as their CHIJMES counterpart, you can still expect the same clean, tranquil vibes for sure. It’s also well-lit with natural light streaming in from the louvered and lattice-framed windows, typical of old-school shophouses. In fact, the cafe makes me feel as though I’ve stepped into someone’s cosy yet opulent home, thanks to the plush sofas and round marble tables that remind me of the ones I spot at my rich relative’s house during CNY.
The Glasshouse is a convenient four-minute walk from Outram Park MRT Station, and a five-minute walk from the new Maxwell MRT Station.
While I believe the food at The Glasshouse was on the pricey side, I was impressed by their big, hearty portions. I wasn’t a fan of the mac and cheese, but I liked the avocado parfait and the Roast Beef Sanger, although it was a little salty. We’ve been told that more food items will be added to their menu in the coming weeks, so I’ll consider dropping by again to see what else they have to offer!
Address: 136 Neil Road, #01-01, Singapore 088865
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 8am to 6pm
The Glasshouse is not a halal-certified eatery
A MARINA South site zoned residential with commercial has been launched for sale by public tender today under the H2 2022 confirmed list in the Government Land Sales (GLS) programme.
Situated along Marina Gardens Lane, the plot of land can yield about 790 residential units, said the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Monday (Dec 5).
The new launch is part of the government’s plans to various possible housing options in the 45-ha Marina South precinct such that it eventually becomes a mixed-use residential neighbourhood comprising of residential, hotel, retail and some office uses, said URA.
“Envisioned as a sustainable, car-lite and community-centric residential precinct, Marina South will be characterised by pedestrian-friendly streets, a comprehensive cycling network, a pedestrian mall and an underground pedestrian network connecting the two Thomson East Coast Line stations at Gardens by the Bay and Marina South,” wrote the planning authority in its press statement.
URA also plans to construct a series of elevated pedestrian connections to connect the precinct to Gardens by the Bay and to the coast.
URA said that when fully developed, the Marina South area could potentially have more than 10,000 dwelling units with access to amenities such as parks, public spaces, recreational options, shops and F&B outlets, as well as community facilities such as childcare centres.
The new launch is also right next to the upcoming Marina South MRT station.
The tender closing for the site will be batched with an executive condominium site at Tengah Plantation Loop and a Commercial & Residential site at Tampines Avenue 11, both of which will be launched in the later part of December 2022 under the confirmed list of the 2H2022 GLS programme, said URA.
Interested buyers must submit their tenders for the Marina Gardens Lane site before 12pm, Jun 23, 2023.
Singapore and Vietnam are mulling broadening their economic cooperation with new trade and investment partnerships.
During the 16th Connectivity Ministerial Meeting, the parties discussed opportunities in emerging areas such as innovation, renewable energy, carbon credits and digital economy collaboration.
The counties also discussed the process of their partnerships across nine areas of economic cooperation namely: (i) investment; (ii) digital economy; (iii) finance; (iv) trade and services; (v) education and training; (vi) transportation; (vii) innovation; (viii) energy; and (ix) sustainability.
In the same event, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the National Innovation Centre (NIC) under Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of the Singapore-Vietnam Innovation Workgroup.
The MoU aims to strengthen linkages between both countries’ innovation ecosystems through a partnership between government entities, Institutes of Higher Learning and private sector companies on both sides.
No matter what challenge you’re experiencing or going through, seeking mental counselling services is paramount. However, some people take their mental health for granted; therefore, they don’t consider finding assistance from a professional psychiatrist.
It’s critical to understand that, in life, you’ll likely experience a lot of challenges. And sometimes, you can feel anxious, stressed, and even depressed. Coming out of these problems can be difficult, but you can manage them by finding counselling services. You can visit https://www.insightnorthwest.com/counseling-portland-oregon or any other similar platform to find more information about mental health counselling services.
Benefits Of Seeking Mental Health Counselling Services
There are several benefits of visiting a mental health hospital anytime you experience a challenge. They include the following.
Lets Your Thoughts Be Heard By Others
It’s normal to feel that others, especially your loved ones, aren’t able to understand you. And even if they listen to you, they might not be able to provide the support you need to overcome the challenge you’re going through. For that reason, you may want to seek mental health counselling services.
Metal counselling hospitals have trained staff on how to deal with patients. They’ll carefully listen to you and allow you to express how you feel. The good thing about professional mental health officers is that they aren’t going to judge you. That enhances your experience and recovery process.
Lets You Share Your Fears
One of the best ways to recover quickly from a mental illness is to share your fears. However, you might be reluctant to share it with your relatives and friends since they might not be ready to listen to you.
On the other hand, professional mental health officers will always be there to lend their ears to you. And if something is making you get worried, you can share it with them, and they’ll try to find the root cause of your problems. That way, you can get the right medication and start feeling better.
Lets You Become A Better Person
Prolonged mental health issues can impact your overall health. For instance, it might make it difficult for you to concentrate on important matters, and that hurts the quality of your life.
By seeking mental health services, you can find the best treatment for your problems. That way, you can successfully deal with the challenges you’re experiencing and improve your quality of life. That goes a long way in ensuring you become a better person in society.
Selecting The Best Mental Counselling Service Provider
As you’ve seen in the previous section, there are several benefits of visiting a mental health counselling facility for your health problems. However, you must search for the best service provider. You can achieve that by implementing the following strategies.
Find A Hospital With the Proper Credentials
The first and one of the most important things to consider when selecting a hospital for your mental health issues is proper credentials. For instance, you need to check whether they’ve got the right licensing.
Any mental health facility should have an operating license. Besides, it should hold a permit to provide mental health services. Therefore, you should avoid seeking medication from a hospital without such documents.
Select A Facility With Enough Experience
Checking for credentials is necessary to ensure you find a licensed and genuine mental health service provider. But you might need more than that to ensure you find the best hospital out there. For instance, you need to choose a facility with enough experience. That’s crucial since an experienced health centre will efficiently handle your mental issues, thus boosting your recovery.
Experience increases with time. Therefore, a mental health hospital that has served patients for many years or decades is more experienced than those that started recently. Therefore, before you visit any hospital you see, determine how long they have been providing mental health services.
Visit A Hospital With Qualified Doctors
A hospital might be the most experienced, but it might not be of much value if it doesn’t have qualified doctors. That’s true since the results you’ll get in your treatment journey will majorly depend on the health officer handling your case. Before you sign a deal with any mental health counselling facility, ensure they’ve got qualified doctors.
A doctor who deals with mental health issues is known as a psychiatrist. And to earn that title, they must attend medical school after earning their undergraduate degree. They must also meet other requirements as prescribed by the state to get a practicing certificate. So you must get worried about seeking mental services from a hospital whose doctors don’t possess those qualifications.
In addition to qualifications, the best psychiatrist should also be experienced. Simply put, they must have provided mental services to patients for many years. That way, you can be guaranteed to get quality services and better results.
The advancements in technology have made things easier. For instance, today, you can find anything online, including mental health services. Therefore, you can easily find a service provider from the comfort of your home.
However, you must understand that not everyone claiming to offer mental health services is genuine. Others are there to find easy ways to steal information and money from patients.
Besides, some genuine mental health service providers online aren’t committed to offering premium services. So how can you ensure you find the best mental health counselling service online? You can achieve that by reading online reviews to determine their reputation.
Patients highly value a mental health counselling hospital with a good reputation and will leave positive comments about them. So a service with many positive comments from other patients is from a hospital you can trust to assist in finding solutions for your mental health. On the other hand, you must avoid a mental health service provider with much negative feedback from other clients since they’ll barely offer premium services.
Ask For Recommendations
Mental issues are common to many people in the current world. That means that there are several people visiting mental health counselling service providers daily. Therefore, you might not get it wrong by looking for recommendations. This involves talking to friends and family members who were recently experiencing mental problems and got assistance from a professional psychiatrist.
If you know one who has had mental challenges, consider asking them about which health facility they visited and whether they can recommend it. And if they were impressed with the services of a particular lawyer, you can consider hiring them.
Indeed, looking for recommendations can be one of the most effective approaches to finding a suitable hospital for your mental problems. However, you shouldn’t just depend on recommendations to make your final selection. Go the extra mile, research each service provider, and select the most suitable for your needs.
Consider Your Budget
The various available mental health counselling hospitals charge differently for their services. Some are expensive, while others are reasonable. Therefore, you need to consider your budget and select one who can work with it.
While that’s the case, you must not compromise the quality of services they provide for a too-low budget. That’s important since some hospitals with low prices provide poor services. You won’t get better results if you seek services from such a health centre facility.
If your budget is too low, you can negotiate with your mental health counselling service provider for discounts. Alternatively, you can ask your relatives and family members to assist you in raising the required funds for your medication.
You also need to understand that some mental hospitals accept medical insurance coverage to offer services to patients. If you’ve one, you may want to determine whether you can use it in your preferred health facility. That way, you can lessen your financial burden.
Find A Mental Health Counselling Service Near You
Today, you can utilize the internet to connect with mental health counselling from all over the world. And that’s good since it enhances your comfort and flexibility. You can also connect with your doctor over the internet and get counselling services from the comfort of your home.
However, in some cases, you may want to meet with your service provider physically. For that reason, it’d be a good idea to select a hospital near you. That way, you can take the least time to reach their offices. It also ensures you save money on traveling.
Taking good care of your mental health is necessary to improve your overall health and quality of life. Therefore, you should consider finding effective solutions anytime you experience anxiety, stress, depression, and other related issues. And the best way to deal with that is to find a mental health counselling hospital.
There are thousands of mental health facilities out there. Therefore, selecting the right one for your mental problems might be difficult, especially if you haven’t been through a similar process. But with the tips or strategies in this article, you can be guided as to start your journey to seek mental health counselling services.
Are fine lines and wrinkles stressing you out? Unfortunately, ageing is inevitable and with such visible signs looming, there is a greater need than ever for long-term solutions. With the ever-evolving landscape of cosmetic injections, never-before-seen treatments have emerged, including Profhilo. Touted as ‘The Injectable Skincare’ treatment, it was heralded for having the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market. If you’re considering getting Profhilo, we have gathered everything you need to know about this treatment.
About Astute Medical Clinic
Established in 2017, Astute Medical Clinic boasts a variety of evidence-based aesthetic solutions and personalised treatment plans all under one roof. These treatments are developed to address any issues concerning the skin, face, body and hair. They have more than five years of experience in the aesthetics industry and two branches located across the island, specifically in Chinatown and East Coast.
At Astute Medical Clinic, their team of experienced medical doctors and therapists are known to go the extra mile, ensuring that their extensive list of clients obtains optimal results. Apart from its comfortable ambience, the clinic is also equipped with essential technology. With 4.8 and 4.9 stars of positive reviews on Google and Facebook respectively, these are testaments to their expertise.
What Is Profhilo?
Touted as ‘The Injectable Skincare’, Profhilo is a form of bio-remodeling injectable. This anti-ageing treatment comprises the highest concentrations of 100% pure hyaluronic acid on the market. Profhilo is specifically designed to morph the skin by increasing hydration and remodelling ageing and sagging tissue.
Contrary to the popular misconception, Profhilo is not categorised as a filler or skinbooster. In contrast to skinboosters, which require numerous microinjections in a single localised area, Profhilo requires only five distinct injection points. Conversely, Profhilo works differently than filler, which boosts the volume. Instead, it delivers a mega dose of hydration to restore the skin’s radiance and vitality.
The treatment works beyond just addressing the concerns about the facial features. It can also be performed on the neck, décolletage, hands, arms, knees and abdomen to treat skin laxity. Profhilo treatment is suitable for people of all ages, including women and men.
In fact, it is also an ideal treatment for those who are in their twenties and thirties who wish to delay the visibles signs of ageing. However, Profhilo is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as people with compromised immune systems, existing allergies to product ingredients and infected skin issues.
The Benefits of Profhilo
Developed through NAHYCO technology, Profhilo is designed to deliver long-lasting positive effects on the skin. Its technology works by stimulating the skin cell receptors, initiating the firmness. With ageing, our collagen production will start to deplete. Thus, to tackle such issues, Profhilo will boost collagen and elastin synthesis through the continuous release of hyaluronic acid.
Apart from creating a lifting effect, the treatment is also known for accelerating the tissue repair process, which makes it ideal for depressed acne scars and minor wound marks. Profhilo treatment is also hailed for its ability to boost the skin health which makes it receptive to skincare products and other procedures in the clinic.
Its other noteworthy benefits include:
Potential Side Effects of Profhilo
Similar to other non-invasive treatments, there’s a risk of developing minor side effects, including bruising or swelling in the injected area. However, do note that these aren’t common with Profhilo. If such symptoms occur, they will usually subside within 24 hours. Rest assured, as the medical doctors at Astute Medical Clinic are experienced in administering the Profhilo treatment with minimal downtime and discomfort. So, you are certainly in good hands.
How to Prepare for a Profhilo Treatment
Prior to the Profhilo treatment, the doctors at Astute Medical Clinic will conduct an initial consultation to thoroughly examine the client’s medical history. This consultation includes an extensive overview of the benefits, side effects, before and aftercare tips.
In terms of preparation, they will advise you to discontinue taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs a few days before the treatment, with the exception that they are for chronic medical conditions. Apart from that, the doctors will also recommend that you abstain from consuming alcohol for 24 hours before the Profhilo treatment.
How Many Profhilo Treatment Do You Required?
Depending on your condition, the doctors at Astute Medical Clinic will recommend two sessions of Profhilo treatment with a one month interval for optimal outcomes. The result lasts six months if two treatments are administered one month apart. Thereby, touch-up treatment can be performed every six to nine months for maintenance purposes.
As Profhilo works by stimulating the collagen and elastin synthesis on the skin, you can expect a glow-from-within complexion with a tighter and plumper appearance. Furthermore, this anti-aging treatment is known for its ability to provide a variety of benefits, including skin revitalization and deep hydration.
Typically, Profhilo will smooth and hydrate the skin instantly, starting from the first session. However, the results are more noticeable after the second session, as Profhilo needs time to take effect. This is attributed to the fact that the process of naturally stimulating collagen synthesis to boost the plumpness, firmness and elasticity takes time.
With follow-up treatments, between two and three sessions, the Profhilo can be retained in the skin for prolonged periods of time for long lasting results. It will remain viable for six months after the treatment. As previously stated, a follow-up treatment is required to extend such effects. The experienced doctors at Astute Medical Clinic will carefully administer the suitable dose of Profhilo and curate a personalised treatment plan for you to yield optimal outcomes.
Handmade yong tau foo stalls seem to be on the rise lately, with the likes of hawker stalls Tofully and Pang’s Hakka Noodles making their mark in the scene. Another one to add to the list is LaMa.HotMaMa, a new kiosk in i12 Katong operating out of cloud kitchen concept Bistro Bytes.
The new venture is started by Chef Melvyn Lee, who’s somewhat of a celebrity chef thanks to his multiple TV appearances over the course of his career.
To clarify, Chef Melvyn explains that Lama Hot Mama is selling yu hua fish tofu, which differs slightly from regular yong tau foo. For one, the latter is typically mass-produced with additives, while his fish tofu is prepared fresh daily with 100% fish meat. In fact, he sources them from his favourite wet market stall, which still makes them by hand to this date.
Apparently, yu hua fish tofu was the predecessor of yong tau foo. Traditionally served in a piping hot bowl of soup, it used to be a comfort dish for fishermen who came back from sea after a hard day’s work.
Chef Melvyn has chosen to elevate the fish tofu by adding in his mother’s Cantonese-style braising sauce, as seen in the non-spicy version of the Fusion Yu Hua Fish Tofu ($9.80).
You get five pieces of yu hua, including fishcake, fishball, and stuffed beancurd, plus a generous serving of greens, served with your choice of tang hoon (+$0.80) or rice (+$0.80).
You can also top up $0.80 for each additional piece of handmade yu hua.
The icing on top is deep-fried seaweed and popping tobiko for added texture and umami.
Those who like spicy can try the Fusion Mala Yu Hua Fish Tofu ($9.80), made with a mala sauce specially concocted by a local snack brand. It’s spicy enough without being mouth-numbingly so, but you can request for them to dial up on the spice level if you wish!
Cut through all the flavours with their house-made, Asian-inspired tea beverages, which come with unique red bean-encased boba and barley for an addictive bite.
You can order LaMa.HotMaMa at Bistro Bytes, which houses a good mix of eats including stacked sandwiches and vegetarian fare. There are some long tables and bar seats right next to the ordering kiosk if you wish to dine on the spot.
Address: 112 East Coast Road, #02-12/14, i12 Katong, Singapore 428802
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Lama Hot Mama is not a halal-certified eatery.