Though we wholeheartedly believe that looks ain’t everything and everyone is rocking at life in their own unique way, when you’ve got a beauty hang-up it can be hard to ignore. Especially in our Insta-obsessed world where every moment is a prime photo opp. And if you’re thinking about getting a treatment to smooth wrinkles, plump your lips, or help sculpt that beach bod, there’s a new clinic in town that you need to know about. Say hello to SW1 Clinic; Singapore’s best-kept beauty secret.
Why we love it
Firstly, this ain’t your usual clinic; think less of the sterile, medical vibes and more of the chilled spa feels. The space is decorated in muted nude and blush tones, and there are candles everywhere that waft wonderfully smelling scent around all 7,000 sq ft of the clinic. Each of the 23 treatment rooms and two fully-equipped operating theatres is inspired by a beauty icon (Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, et al.), and the overall feel of the place is calming. If you’re feeling anxious about a treatment or procedure, expect any apprehension to dissolve the minute you step foot through the door.
Secondly, the staff operate with the efficiency of an F1 pit crew. You’ll be whisked from reception, to consultation, to treatment room by the friendly team, and cups of herbal tea will magically appear at precisely the right moment. It’s all very reassuring given you’re there for a face- or body-changing procedure.
Thirdly, the list of treatments available is extensive. From Botox, fillers, and thread lifts, to rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and fat removal; SW1 Clinic is a one-stop shop for nips, tucks, and tweaks. They even offer a variety of non-invasive facial treatments to help brighten, tighten, and get that glow.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the team of doctors are incredible. Not only do they know their stuff, they are also super friendly. Before you even get near a treatment room, a full consultation with the relevant doctor is carried out to discuss and decide the best course of action. No pressure, no pushing, just top advice and a safe pair of hands.
Whether you’re new to invasive procedures and are feeling anxious or you’ve been getting treatments for years and are in search of a new reliable clinic, SW1 Clinic needs to be on your radar.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Sally Shoult, recently visited SW1 Clinic for a much-needed (her words!) botox sesh, over to Sally for the full lowdown…
“I’ve never been one to indulge in excessive beauty treatments and, generally speaking, I’m all about low maintenance. That said, when I heard about SW1 on the grapevine I was intrigued (not to mention that the fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes and forehead were becoming a little too prominent for my liking!). So I booked an appointment and hot-footed it over to Paragon for a consultation to see what all the fuss was about.
The clinic definitely feels more like a spa, and the whole process from registration to post-treatment advice was a breeze. My consultation with Dr Low was thorough and reassuring. Having opted for botox I was initially concerned the results would look unnatural, but Dr Low was quick to put me at ease and I felt confident I’d emerge looking brand new and fresh-faced.
Post-consultation I was whisked to a treatment room to get my makeup removed and face prepped for treatment (the numbing gel was ridiculously effective: use it!). Dr Low returned to administer the botox and talked me through the treatment as she worked. I kid ye not when I say the whole process was pain-free, I barely felt a thing and it was over within five minutes.
Treatment done I was taken to beauty room to touch up make-up and generally sort my face out before being sent on my merry way with a smooth forehead and advice on what to expect over the coming days and weeks.
The results? I noticed an immediate improvement on the wrinkle front but it wasn’t until two weeks later that the effects could be seen in full. I’ve subsequently received compliments from multiple friends (who didn’t realise I’d had the treatment) that my face is looking in particularly good nick. Huzzah! Only trouble is, I love the results so much I’ll be gutted when the effects wear off in around six months time. I think I'll be adding regular botox top-ups to the maintenance list.
**MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY ALERT: WIN A BEAUTY HAMPER WORTH $400**
Just because they’re nice like that, and to celebrate Mother’s Day, our pals at SW1 Clinic are giving away a beauty hamper worth $400! It contains four divine products from SW1’s range of lotions and potions, including:
Chai Skin Laundry I 24K Gold Cleanser (RRP $64.20)
Chai Pure Gold Aquashine Refreshing Gold Essence (RRP $96.30)
Chai Pure Gold Youth Reset Serum (RRP $107)
Chai Liquid Gold Eye Illuminating Serum (RRP $107)
To be in with a chance of winning (we’ll leave it to you to decide whether to keep the haul or hand it over to your Mum!), head over to our Facebook page, follow us and SW1 Clinic and share one word to describe your Mum in the comments. We’ll be selecting our winner at 6 pm on Sunday 13 May 2018. Good luck!
This article is brought you in partnership with SW1 Clinic