Thinking of getting tested for a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but not sure where to start, how to go about doing it or what an STD even is? Below, all you need to know about STD testing in Singapore.
What are STDs?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections spread from one person to another, usually through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex. Depending on the STD, infections may also be transmitted through breastfeeding and sharing needles. While STDs may appear intimidating, they’re not uncommon. In Singapore, the majority of STD cases occur among people 20-29 years of age. Worryingly, the proportion of 10-19 year olds with STDs have been increasing in Singapore too.
What are the types of STDs?
Many assume that an STD is another term for HIV and AIDS. However, HIV and AIDS are types of STDs; there are a plethora of conditions that constitute an STD.
Here are the different types of STD:
Chlamydia. This is a very common type of STD caused by a bacterial infection. Many with chlamydia have no noticeable symptoms, however if left untreated, it can lead to infections of the urethra, prostate gland or testicles.
Genital warts. Look out for growths on the genital area and around the anus.
In Singapore, and even in the whole world, a lot of adults are experiencing skin pigmentation problems in different forms. When your skin overproduces melanin, the natural pigment in the skin, pigmentation occurs. Pigmentation can be characterized as dark spots or patches in the skin that appear darker than the natural skin colour. Sun damage is one of the major culprits why one develops skin pigmentation. Whether for aesthetic or health purposes, patients turn to pigmentation removal procedures and regimens to help them get rid of these unflattering dark patches.
Types of pigmentation removal
There are a lot of options for pigmentation removal such as:
topical creams like hydroquinone
Aftercare tips for pigmentation removal
Your care doesn’t end after the pigmentation removal. At One Face Clinic, one of the leading cosmetic clinics in Singapore, it is their goal to help you achieve the best results, avoid complications and help prevent skin pigmentations from making a comeback.
This is why One Face recommends these following tips that you must follow after a pigmentation removal:
Apply sunscreen religiously
It is a known fact the UV damage is the most common cause for skin pigmentation and applying sunscreen religiously every day is the most reliable way to prevent the development of skin pigmentation and prevent it from getting worse.… Read more
Aesthetic clinics are on the rise in Singapore. More men and women are willing to invest money and time in making themselves look and feel better, which is a good thing. Psychology will tell us that the more we are happy and satisfied with our looks, the more confident we carry and present ourselves. This also brings about a good impact on how others perceive us – as it is another psychological claim, people are more drawn to beautiful things as well as to beautiful people.
With all this psychological claims, it is understandable why many men and women are patronizing aesthetic clinics. Going to aesthetic clinics in Singapore allow them to change their unwanted looks, enhance their best features, or even remove undesirable moles, scars, and the likes. It gives them hope that they can become a better version of themselves – it does not only improve their physical appearance but also weighs in their emotional and psychological well-being.
1Aesthetic Medical and Surgery is a premium boutique medical aesthetic clinic located in the heart of Singapore. This is a one-stop aesthetic clinic as it provides almost all beauty-enhancing procedures you may need. It offers procedures that target your overall skin, or just for the face, and for the body.… Read more
For many years now, one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in Singapore is double eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. Double eyelids are a signifier of beauty according to most Asian beauty standards, and thousands of Singaporean men and women (who are often born with single eyelids or monolids) flock to plastic surgery clinics yearly to undergo double eyelid surgery and achieve this goal.
But what exactly is a double eyelid?
A double eyelid is really an easy way to describe a feature of the eyes where there is the presence of a crease of skin above. Almost half of the people of Asian descent are born without this crease, which is unfortunate since double eyelids are considered as a standard of beauty among many Asian cultures, including Singapore.
Throughout the years, several quick fixes have emerged in the market, such as eyelid tapes and fake eyelashes, but these fixes only last temporarily. For a more permanent solution, Singaporeans undergo double eyelid surgery to address this issue. There are also non-surgical options available for those who don’t want the risks attached in an invasive procedure, but the effects of these only last for a year at most.
The way you choose your food each day affects your health, not only today but most especially in the future. Good nutrition is part of staying healthy throughout your life. Combine it with physical activities like exercising to retain a healthy weight to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. But there are instances that some people have health problems even they have a healthy weight. The reason for that is unhealthy eating habits or poor diet.
When I was a kid my mom used to tell me to eat vegetables because it is good for my health. I will hear her say “eat this squash, it will enhance your eyesight”. Eat this, eat that but never have I heard from her saying to eat a particular vegetable that can help my hearing. And never did I know that there is food that can help boost my ear health.
Yes! You read it right. There are foods that can help boost your hearing or help decrease the chance of hearing loss. Keep on reading this article to know more about nutrition for ear health. Dr. Dennis Chua, a top ENT surgeon from ENT Specialist Singapore has prepared food recommendations for ear health.… Read more
Food and health have long been linked together. The food we eat is the main source of nutrition of our body. What we eat affects our overall well-being and lack of proper nutrition can greatly impact our health. Nowadays, some medical procedures or treatment such as scoliosis treatment rely also on food to achieve good results. For scoliosis treatment, nutrition is a very important component and patients with scoliosis are advised to follow a set of specific diet rules since poor nutrition can trigger the progression of scoliosis.
Scoliosis is a condition where the curvature of the spine is abnormal – the spine is bent to one side, either to the left or to the right. This abnormal condition of the spine can result to pains in the back, hips, shoulders and legs. Scoliosis may also cause serious complications such as lung and heart damage, chronic back pains and change in physical appearances such as uneven hips and shoulders.
What food to eat to prepare for a scoliosis treatment?
Removal of inflammation-causing and oily junk food from the diet of scoliosis patients is very important. A lot of experts have suggested the following to be incorporated in your diet if you have scoliosis:
Calcium intake between 1200 -1500mg daily is recommended.… Read more
Feeling guilty about loathing the look of your nose? Don’t be. For all you know, there are a number of people who wish their nose looked different. The nose is a big factor in creating the face’s symmetry and harmony. Whether having a higher and slimmer nose bridge or a sharper nose tip, there is no denying the fact that the appearance of the nose can make the other features of our face look aesthetically pleasing.
Gone are the days when people stuck their noses up at the thought of undergoing plastic surgery. In fact, nose job or rhinoplasty in Singapore is one of the most demanded aesthetic procedures during the past years. May it be surgical or non-surgical, more and more individuals have come out into the light and took the courage to reach their desired noses.
If you have long been dreaming and thinking of altering your nose to enhance its features, let this article by rhinoplasty experts in TES Clinic convince you that this is your moment to finally make that dream come true!
What can Rhinoplasty do to your nose?
Rhinoplasty or nose job can enhance the parts of your nose that you find unflattering. The beauty standards of the world often favour noses that have a high and straight nasal bridge, a fine nose tip, and a well-contoured overall shape of the nose. … Read more
Do you also see little cobwebs or little white spots that drift across your vision and most of the time, can be very annoying? These are called eye floaters and chances are, if you are reading this article, you have already experienced or currently experiencing eye floaters in some form.
For some people, eye floaters can appear as tiny drifting dots or it could look like giant cobwebs. They can also appear like little lines or dark shadows. Eye floaters are very common and more often then not, our brains tend to adapt to them over time and learn to ignore them. However, in some severe cases, these eye floaters can actually be quite large and very bothersome and can even obstruct vision and need immediate treatment.
Here, Dr Claudine Pang, one of the most renowned retinal eye surgeons in Singapore, discusses eye floaters, what they are, what are the possible causes, the medical procedures that can be performed to treat the condition and most importantly, the foods to eat to naturally manage these pesky eye floaters.
What causes eye floaters?
Liquefaction of the vitreous gel
The most common cause for developing eye floaters is the liquefaction of the vitreous gel in the eye. … Read more
Breast augmentation in Singapore aims to increase the size, shape, or fullness of the breast. It can be done due to cosmetic reasons or reconstructive purposes. Breast augmentation involves surgery so it is important to know more about the procedure before signing up for it.
Keep on reading the article, The LookBook will give you more information about breast augmentation in Singapore.
Reasons for having breast augmentation
Breast augmentation is also known as augmentation mammoplasty. It is a surgical procedure where a plastic surgeon places material like silicon, alternative composite breast implant or saline-filled implants to improve the breast shape and size. Normally, breast augmentation is for cosmetic purposes but there are other reasons to undergo the procedure.
According to TheLookBook, these are the most common reasons why breast augmentation in Singapore is done:
Enlarge naturally small breast
It restores breast size after pregnancy or breastfeeding
Restore the breast after surgery
Restore asymmetrical breast to its symmetry
Breast augmentation surgery available in Singapore
In this section, we discuss the two main types of breast augmentation in Singapore. The choice is yours if what type will you choose for your breast augmentation surgery.
Curious whether getting Botox in Singapore is the right step to make to get rid of your facial wrinkles and fine lines? If you are one of the many people who rely on the Internet for information, it is important that you read from a reliable source. Dr Chua Cheng Yu aims to provide his patients and would-be patients information and services that they can trust. That said, this article is written to give you facts you need to know when getting treatment of Botox in Singapore.
1. Botox vs. Botulinum Toxin
Here is to set the records straight. Botox is actually a brand of an injectable neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. However, the two terms have been used generally and interchangeably when talking about the subject of botulinum toxin because Botox is the pioneer among commercial botulinum toxin brands used for dermatologic purposes globally.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein that is derived from the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria. This type of toxin, when injected into the facial muscles, works to block the transmission of brain signals from reaching the muscles, disabling the muscle’s ability to contract. As the muscle’s movement is disabled, it reaches a relaxed state that reduces the development and appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the skin.… Read more
Possessing a youthful facial appearance is what a lot of us want, but only a few could get. Whether we like it or not, our body continues to deteriorate with each day that passes by. The rate of our body’s wear and tear becomes faster when we fail to treat it in a nice way. Eating unhealthy food, drinking less than the required amount of water on a daily basis, extensive exposure to the sun without proper protection, smoking, and excessive drinking of alcohol are the usual suspects why signs of ageing suddenly make their marks on our faces.
Landing on this page means only that you have used the Internet’s search engine to look for “Ellanse Singapore.” Well, today is your lucky day, as this article is just about that.
Ellanse is a brand of dermal filler that uses 70% Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) and 30% PolyCarpoLactone (PCL) microspheres. These elements are both biocompatible and safe for the body’s use. PolyCarpoLactone (PCL) works as a biostimulator that is contained in a gel-like substance composed of Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC).
Ellanse vs. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers
The base of most dermal fillers available in aesthetic clinics is made up of Hyaluronic Acid (HA).… Read more