How To Beat Your Friends At The Anti-Aging Regime

They say that if you want to know how well you’ve aged, look at your friends. In our 20s, most people look their age. But you know that friend, the one who is the same age but 10 years on, is starting to look younger than you? Apparently, these days, there is usually more to a youthful appearance than just good genes or simply using sunscreen. Here are the some of the best hacks to beat your friends at the anti-aging regime.   SHAPE Literally everyone complains of sagging cheeks and a disappearing jawline, or worsening smile lines as they age. When we are young, our facial shape is usually sharper in the lower third and the midface is usually more full and lifted. Gradual loss of collagen and elastin as we age results in loose and thinning skin, changing the youthful facial shape from an inverted triangle to a less flattering U shape. Unless you have waited too long and only a surgical facelift will work now, try giving Continue Reading

Hair Today, More Tomorrow

We lose hair everyday. During the shower or when we brush our hair, during a careless hair flick. It is normal to lose up to a hundred strands of hair a day, in fact. Physiological hair loss like these is normal because of the normal hair cycle – hair falls and new ones replace it. But there are some conditions that can cause a person’s crowning glory to thin out unnaturally. Conditions such as telogen effluvium or hereditary hair loss such as male or female pattern hair loss. If your hair is thinning out, don’t panick. Unless there are medical reasons behind the hair loss, or unless you already look like John Malkovich, here are the best ways to save your hair.   1. HAIR GROWTH SERUMS Doctors say that this is the first line of defence. Hair growth medicines can be applied directly to the scalp to stimulate hair growth and retard the balding process. Revitascalp is a gentle and revitalizing hair message that infuses Minoxidil into the scalp, Continue Reading

How To Transform Your Face In Your 40s

We all know that our skin changes as we get older, and we know how the signs look like, but these changes are not always easy to accept, especially when they become more pronounced in our 40s. In fact, the rate at which signs appear once we hit the 40s is shocking – many women don’t realize that they can age so much in a year. As these inconvenient details make themselves known, a woman knows she has 2 options: firstly, accept that this is part of life and embrace the wrinkles. Or, treat the issues actively. In the past, people were more passive, because to look younger involved something surgical usually, and in the 40s, the signs might not warrant something drastic such as a surgical facelift. Today, skin rejuvenation treatments range from non-invasive skin tightening devices, to anti-aging skin lasers and injectables, such as Botox, fillers and the minimally invasive facial threadlift. Here are some secrets on how a woman can waltz into her 40s gracefully, looking better Continue Reading

The New Complexion Uplifter

There is an unexpected benefit of Botox, which is traditionally known for smoothening out wrinkles. Apparently, doctors are using it to treat oily skin, great news for oil slicks! Botox works by blocking signals from nerves which control muscles, preventing it from contracting fully. Without a full contraction, harsh wrinkles appear more relaxed. Apart from being FDA-approved to treat forehead lines and crow’s feet, it also got approved for hyperhidrosis as well as migraines. And now (albeit still an off-label use), it can be injected to reduce oil production.   HOW DOES MICROREFINE BOTOX REDUCE OIL PRODUCTION? Similarly to how Botox restricts the activation of muscles, Botox injected skin-deep (Microrefine Botox) can prevent activation of oil (and sweat), a complexion saver if you are cursed with an oily complexion that makes your face look like an oil pan or if your skin tends to clog or get breakouts. A diluted dose injected intradermally into the forehead, cheeks, chin and even the nose will do it. It can still paralyse the Continue Reading

The Anti-Ager Injection To Replace A Facelift

The modern facelift has been around since the 1950s, but planning for a facelift until one, or two decades ago was tricky. Today, cosmetic doctors and surgeons are specializing in age-reversing injections, developing “liquid facelift” techniques in recent years for those looking to quickly rejuvenate without surgery. While these do not replace the surgical facelift in terms of degree of lift, they are more accessible for everyone in terms of downtime and cost, and definitely a more convenient and less risky way to freshen up and more subtly “well-aged”.   HOW THE FACE AGES But the idea of an injection achieving a facelift effect is intriguing. Many young people complain of “chipmunk cheeks” and look for ways to reduce facial fat, so how does a facial filler achieve a rejuvenative effect? With age, the face loses fat and volume, clumping up and sags. This results in a loss of radiance as the cheeks and temples deflate and the shape of the face changes gradually. Sunken temple hollows make a person Continue Reading