Year: 2019

7 Things You Should Know About Male Pattern Hair Loss

Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) is hair loss that affects males, mainly at the crown of the head or at the hairline. Not quite the same as going bald, it can begin as a single bald spot, or a receding hairline that slowly forms an ‘M’ shape. Here are 7 things you should know about MPHL, including whether it can be grown back.   1. IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY It is believed that MPHL is an inheritable condition. The androgen receptor gene is one of them, which is on the X-chromosome, but it doesn’t mean that hair loss is inherited from the mother, because there are other genes involved in the condition as well. 2. STRESS CAN INCREASE THE RATE OF HAIR LOSS IN MPHL Under stressful circumstances, hormonal changes or scalp issues, someone predisposed to hair loss genetically may notice an increase in hair loss. 3. STRESS ALONE CAN INCREASE HAIR SHEDDING Sometimes, losing hair might be temporary. Telogen effluvium is a condition where there is increased hair Continue Reading

Which Skin Laser Is Right For You?

There is (not surprisingly) a lot of confusion as to which lasers do what. There are so many lasers, so where is the best place to start? Here’s your quick guide to laser treatments for various skin concerns.   PIGMENT LIGHTENING: PORCELAIN SKIN PROGRAM The Porcelain Skin Program is a gentle and effective for lightening pigments. Touted the workhorse of aesthetic lasers today. Laser light is absorbed by pigments in the skin, which causes pigments to shatter into a fine dust, which allows more efficient elimination of these pigments by the body. Compared to its predecessor, the nanosecond Nd:YAG laser, picosecond lasers work in ultrashort pulses (100 times shorter pulse duration than nanosecond lasers), which makes this laser treatment overall safer as well, especially for heat-sensitive pigmentation issues such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma.   ANTI-REDNESS: HARMONY SKIN PROGRAM The Harmony Skin Program is the laser program for people who battle facial redness. Using VBeam, a true vascular laser, it works by releasing a burst of light at the 595nm Continue Reading

5 Ways For Blemish-Free Skin

Dreaming of a flawless, blemish-free skin? We show you how that’s possible, from getting rid of an embarrassing pimple stat, to arriving at that spot-free canvas every woman wants. 1. PIMPLE ER Do you have an embarrassing and inflamed cyst that rudely interrupted your progress to a pimple-free complexion? Or an unreasonable blemish that appeared out of nowhere the day before an important even? Never pop a pimple. Instead, try a pimple injection, performed at the doctor’s office, which reduces the inflammation overnight.   2. SIGN UP FOR AN ACNE FACIAL Clogged pores that become infected result in pimples. Unclog pores with Deep Deep Clean, a deep cleansing facial that gets rid of gunk effectively. For inflamed acne, try the Clear Blue facial, which purges pores of debris and kills acne-causing bacteria with medical-grade LED Blue light.   3. TRY BOTOX TO REDUCE SEBUM PRODUCTION Yes, you read this right. Minuscule doses of Botox delivered directly into the skin via microinjections (Micro-refine Botox) reduce the activity of sweat and oil Continue Reading

7 Things To Know Before A Facial Threadlift

Going under the knife is fast becoming a dated way of reversing the signs of aging. Anti-aging cosmetic treatments are more subtle – the idea is to look younger and better, without looking different. Facial threadlifts are now popular amongst those who want a quick lift without having to take the downtime of a surgical facelift. Here are some things you need to know before you go for the threadlift.   1. THEY ANCHOR THE SKIN WITH CONES OR BARBS Facial threads contain either cones or barb sutures which help anchor the skin and lift it to the desired position.   2. THEY STAY IN YOUR SKIN, BUT NOT FOREVER A facial threadlift procedure involves inserting a medical suture beneath the skin which repositions sagging skin to a more youthful-looking position. A non-surgical technique to shapen the jawline and lift droopy cheeks, the threads used are biocompatible and biodegradable. Facial threadlifts such as Silhouette Instalift use Silhouette Soft, for example, made from polylactic acid, which enables a collagen regenerating effect Continue Reading

Clear Skin Is Making A Comeback With These Smart Fixes

If you are tired of never-ending zits and sick of your greasy skin, we hear you. Oily skin is caused by excessive production of sebum. This detestable oiliness can be due to genetics, or due to hormones. Here’s what you can do to get clear skin.   DEEP CLEANSING FACIALS THAT UNCLOG PORES A must, if you are breaking out a lot. Don’t be surprised, it doesn’t take a lot to clog your pores. Fact is, we are surrounded by comedogenic products, such as makeup, and even some sunscreens! Try the Deep Deep Clean facial once a month, a thorough deep cleansing facial which uses both mechnical and chemical exfoliation which ensures your pores stay gunk-fee. Alternatively, glamour peel is a chemical peel procedure tailored to your skin condition and many love it for the post-peel glow.   OIL-FREE MOISTURE If you thought oily skin doesn’t need hydration, that’s where you are wrong. It sounds contradicatory to apply moisturizer to oily skin, but doing so will actually help reduce sebum Continue Reading