Elight facial treatments utilise a combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) technology. The IPL works on the surface layers of the skin, targeting pigmentation, and vascular irregularities, while the RF energy penetrates deeper to promote collagen production and skin tightening.

Science of Elight Facials (In-Depth Series) Part #2

TL:DR Summary

  • Elight Facials’ Science: Combines IPL and RF technology for skin rejuvenation.
  • Skin Elasticity: Targets aging signs, boosting collagen for firmer skin.
  • Red Light Therapy: Energizes cells, improves circulation, and enhances glow.
  • Collagen Production: Increases collagen for smoother skin, reducing fine lines.
  • Case Studies: Show significant improvements in skin texture and collagen density.
  • AfterGlow Benefits: Safe, non-ablative treatment improving skin complexion and satisfaction.
Treatment: Elight Monthly Facial In the bustling city of Singapore, a woman is experiencing the rejuvenating Elight Monthly Facial treatment at Wellaholic. This advanced facial treatment is designed to help individuals achieve their skincare goals by using a combination of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and RF (Radio Frequency) technologies to rejuvenate the skin and reduce signs of aging. The Elight Monthly Facial treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses IPL to target and reduce skin irregularities such as pigmentation, redness, and acne scars, while the RF technology stimulates collagen production to firm and tighten the skin. This dual-action process results in a smoother, clearer, and more youthful complexion. The effectiveness of the Elight Monthly Facial treatment is widely recognized. Many customers have reported visible improvements in their skin texture and tone after just a few sessions, making it a popular choice for those seeking a safe and effective skincare treatment. The woman undergoing the treatment is in the capable hands of Wellaholic’s professional staff. Their expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction ensure a positive and comfortable experience throughout the treatment process.


Hello there! I’m Serene Chiam, the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic in Singapore. With a passion that’s grown over a decade in the aesthetics field, I’ve seen the wonders and the science behind facial treatments. Today, I’m thrilled to dive into the second part of our in-depth series on the Science of Elight Facials. This series is close to my heart, as it combines my love for cutting-edge technology with the art of personal care.

In this segment, we’ll uncover more about how Elight facials work their magic. From the technical nuts and bolts to the glowing results on your skin, I aim to share insights from both my experiences and the latest research.

Whether you’re a skincare enthusiast or someone curious about aesthetic treatments, I hope to make this journey as enlightening for you as it has been for me. Stay tuned for an engaging exploration of Elight facials, where science meets beauty in the most fascinating ways.

works by stimulating collagen production, improving skin elasticity, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Ageing Skin and the Loss of Elasticity

Understanding Skin Elasticity Loss with Age

Aging brings about many changes in our bodies, one of which is the loss of elasticity in our skin. This loss occurs primarily because our bodies produce less collagen as we age. Consequently, our skin loses its ability to bounce back in place, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Intrinsic Factors Affecting Skin Health

Intrinsic factors influencing our skin health are those that are inherently beyond our control. These include our genetics and our biological age. Although we cannot halt the passage of time or alter our genes, we can age gracefully by focusing on elements we can influence.

Extrinsic Factors Impacting Skin Aging

Extrinsic factors, on the other hand, are external elements that can affect our skin health. These include environmental factors such as cigarette smoking, exposure to harsh weather, an unhealthy lifestyle and diet, overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays or excessive UV exposure, and the use of harsh skincare products. By being mindful of these, we can mitigate their impact on our skin’s aging process.

The red light helps stimulate healing, which can treat acne scars, rosacea, age spots and blemishes caused by broken capillaries.

Using Red Light to Reverse Fine Lines and Wrinkles

How Red Light Therapy Energizes Cells

Red light therapy works by energizing our skin cells. The therapy prompts these cells to release Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which enhances the metabolic process, cell regeneration, and other cellular activities. This surge of cellular energy optimizes the utilization of nutrients and oxygen, detoxification, growth, and repair, all of which are initiated by exposure to red light treatment.

The Impact of Red Light Therapy on Blood Circulation

One of the benefits of red light therapy is that it stimulates blood circulation and fosters the development of new capillaries. The result is an increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin, contributing to a healthier, radiant glow. This light-induced stimulation often produces the instant glow associated with young and healthy skin.

Red Light Therapy and Lymphatic System Activity

Red light therapy also has a significant impact on the lymphatic system, promoting its activity to reduce puffiness and swelling. Thanks to the increased blood circulation, the lymphatic system becomes more efficient at removing excess fluids and wastes from skin tissues. The immediate results can be observed after the initial treatment and continue to improve with each subsequent session.

Collagen and Fibroblast Production Boosted by Red Light Therapy

The therapy is also known for its role in boosting the production of collagen and fibroblasts, the superheroes of youthful skin. Collagen, in conjunction with elastin, lends elasticity, firmness, and fullness to our skin, attributes that tend to diminish with age. The surge in collagen and fibroblasts helps reduce pore size, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the overall texture of the skin over time.

Case Studies on the use of Red Light to Reduce Fine Lines

A paper was published in the Photomag Laser Surg publication to investigate on the safety and efficacy of red light, involving 136 volunteers. Of these volunteers, 113 subjects randomly assigned into four treatment groups were treated twice a week with either 611–650 or 570–850 nm polychromatic light (normalized to ∼9 J/cm2 in the range of 611–650 nm) and were compared with controls (n=23). Irradiances and treatment durations varied in all treatment groups. The treated subjects experienced significantly improved skin complexion and skin feeling, profilometrically assessed skin roughness, and ultrasonographically measured collagen density. 


In conclusion, Red Light Treatment (or RLT) or AfterGlow can lead to improvements in skin complexion as well as skin rejuvenation. AfterGlow provides a safe, non-ablative and non-thermal treatment of skin tissue with high patient satisfaction results. AfterGlow, when used on a regular and consistent basis as part of the Elight Monthly Facial plan will help extend the spectrum of anti-ageing treatment benefits to the customers. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the science behind elight facial treatments?

Elight facial treatments utilise a combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) technology. The IPL works on the surface layers of the skin, targeting pigmentation, and vascular irregularities, while the RF energy penetrates deeper to promote collagen production and skin tightening.

How often should I get an elight facial in Singapore?

The frequency of elight facials varies based on individual skin types and conditions. However, as a general rule, most skin specialists recommend one treatment per month for optimal results.

Are elight facials safe for all skin types?

Elight facials are generally safe for all skin types. However, skin sensitivity, health conditions, and certain medications might influence how your skin responds to the treatment. Always consult with a professional before trying new skin treatments.

Can I combine elight facial treatments with other skincare routines?

Yes, elight facials can be combined with regular skincare routines. It’s crucial, however, to avoid certain products that might increase skin sensitivity prior to your treatment.

With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

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Elight Monthly Facial – Look Six Years Younger in Three Months

  • Six-Step Technology Facial. Elight Monthly Facial is a six-step technology facial backed by scientific research.
  • RF, IPL, LED, REFA, etc. Elight Monthly Facial combines multiple technologies (RF, IPL, Diamond Peel, LED, Retinol, REFA massage) for comprehensive skincare.
  • Reduce Pimples and Acne. Elight is also able to reduce pimples and acne with its high energy waves.
  • One Price for 4 Weekly Facials. The Elight treatments are designed as an affordable unlimited monthly package with weekly visits.
  • Award-Winning. Wellaholic’s treatments have been recognized by top beauty publications such as Daily Vanity, Beauty Insider, and Tropika Club Magazine.
  • Over 2000 Verified Customer Reviews. Wellaholic has over 30 industry awards and over 2000 positive reviews from customers, and >50% are repeat customers.
light Facial Collagen Boost is a six-step technology facial backed by scientific research. Elight incorporates various technology treatments (RF, IPL, Diamond Peel microdermabrasion, LED Cell Regeneration, Retinol, REFA facial massage, etc.) The Elight treatments designed as an affordable unlimited monthly package with weekly visits to to bring out the best consistent results in flawless, younger-looking skin.

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