Is The Threadlift For You?

Crepey necks, saggy jowls, a disappearing jawline, depressed-looking nasolabial folds. Did you know that signs of ageing creep up on people slowly starting from the mid to late twenties and make their assault on our skin known usually by our 40s. But even if the unfortunate eventually happens, you can change from bull-frog to fabulous with non-invasive treatments, particularly with the advent of nifty age reversal procedures such as theadlifting.   The Threadlift Consider the threadlift a renovated version of the surgical facelift. It is done by doctors to tackle sagging skin and folds. Unlike the surgical facelift, the facial threadlift is considered non-invasive because it doesn’t require surgery, incisions or manipulation of deep tissues. What it does is it allows the doctor to improve one’s looks by repositioning skin back to its youthful position.   Should You Do The Threadlift? First things first, there is nothing wrong with looking older. But the desire to hide the ageing process is imbued in all of us, hence the theory of “ageing Continue Reading

I Tried The Illumi Facial. You Are Going To Want To Try It Too.

Every now and then a treatment is invented and brings us a step closer to dreamy complexions of Korean popstars. In this case I was even more amazed because the treatment came in the comfort of a photofacial, without any downtime. I won’t lie, I think I am a facial addict. Fact is for a small price every 3 to 4 weeks, I have a facial done to reset things a little for my skin – to clean out my pores and to brighten my skin. These days, facials have been thoroughly re-invented and unlike just the usual scrub, extraction and mask, some medi-spas now incorporate safe, quick, medical-grade skin fixes for skin problems or anti-aging ultrasound, radiofrequency or light-based treatments.   Read more: What Really Happens To Your Post Pregnancy Body   SW1 Clinic’s Red Carpet Illumi Facial The Illumi Facial is a 90-minute photofacial. For those of you who don’t know, photofacials are skin treatments that use light-based technology (most frequently the intense pulsed light, IPL) for various Continue Reading

I Tried A Treatment To Grow Back My Hair. It Worked.

Someone once told me that baldness would be the worst thing that could happen to him, and that he could live with bad complexion and look aged, but he would have the hardest time dealing with baldness or a receding hairline. I am near my 43rd candle, and here I am standing in front of my mirror examining my hairline. It is getting a little thin and it’s about ½ – inch above my highest forehead wrinkle. Does this count as a mature (i.e. normal for my age) hairline or is this the start of the hard truth? Am I balding? I also have thinner hair at my vertex – I think (damn it).   WHY AM I LOSING MY HAIR? Apparently, unless your hair is dropping in patches, it is probably as we age, our hair becomes increasingly sensitive to androgens (male sex hormones). And look around the males in your family, it is normally hereditary. If your father or male siblings, for example, have male pattern baldness young, Continue Reading

Detox For Weight Loss, Beauty And Health – Rave Or Rant?

We’ve blogged about many effective weight loss treatments that can help us achieve the figure we want, without undergoing the knife, such as Coolshape, a non-invasive fat freezing treatment or skin tightening treatments such as Onda Body Magic. Detox diets are raved by celebrities for their astonishing results but are they really the best? Many people associate detox with deprivation, with extreme diet choices, colonic cleansing. While it may sound strange to people who are not big on dieting, overweight people or people who generally want to make an extreme change to their health may be tempted to start on a detox plan. Some celebrities have also shared their detox experiences such as Oprah Winfrey, who went on a 21-day vegan diet, eliminating alcohol, gluten, animal products and caffeine and Beyonce is a fan of ‘Master Cleanse’. But nutritionists now believe that extreme detox plans are very much like double-edged swords – not all of these are caloric bargains, and there is a lack of vital food groups such as Continue Reading

Pore Police: How To Transform Your Skin In 4 Weeks

Different women may want different looks – some prefer bigger eyes while some may be perfectly happy with their single eyelids, for example. But the quest for smooth, poreless, radiant skin is the most universal. Pores are the most misunderstood – it is almost as if they were made to be visible, being the natural channels for oil and sweat and even contain hair follicles. Little wonder, so many complain of large pore problems, especially in our hot, humid climate. Here are the best tips to get that flawless complexion. Read More: Why A New Chin May Be All You Need To Look Younger   TIP #1 Scrub For A Fresher Canvas Who would have thought something so basic can be so crucial a step to achieving better skin, at the comfort of your own home? Frequent exfoliation removes dead skin cells and encourages cellular turnover. A fine scrub such as Crystal Healing Scrub is different from other cleansers – its fine granules effectively dislodges debris and stimulates microcirculation. A Continue Reading