Year: 2019

Are Your Botox Injections Safe?

Botulinum toxin Type A/B injections are one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed worldwide. A cosmetic star that quickly rose to popularity in the early 2000s, this is the anti-wrinkle injection well-loved and endorsed by celebrities, used by thousands of men and women to starve off the visual effects of aging. However, Botox allegedly causes rare but serious complications, including death. Recently, a young woman died after allegedly receiving cosmetic Botox injections in Singapore. While it is not clear at the time of writing this article what treatments the lady received exactly, and until clarifications can be made officially, should you be going for Botox again?   HOW DOCTORS ARE ADMINISTERING BOTOX NOW There is no doubt that despite reports of these serious complications, cosmetic injections of Botox have a remarkably safe history. In case you weren’t aware, what worries people is that Botox is actually derived from a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, the same toxin that causes botulism, a form of life-threatening food-poisoning. Botox injections work by Continue Reading

Reverse Aging Is In Trend Now

I heard of something ridiculous, which is actually not– standing at the top of the staircase will make you age faster, than you do standing on the floor below, according to Einstein’s theory of relativity. The explanation was that gravity slows down or dilates time. While scientists have said this is not quite the key to youth, this is encouraging – one could live in the mountains and be less old.   PREVENTION WILL PRESERVE YOUR LOOKS, NOT REGRET Unfortunately, few of us live at gravity-defying heights. Cosmetically speaking, this new age of non-invasive, age and gravity-defying skin treatments then make a lot of sense. The key of today’s anti-aging efforts is to slow down the process of skin aging, rather than have a surgeon go snip snip and pull your skin towards your scalp when it’s all too late. That is why treatments such as the Trinity Facelift is a hit with so many. Women are seeking preventive measures (from looking deflated and saggy), they start non-invasive skin tightening Continue Reading

The Plasma Facelift

Traditional lasers and light-based technologies require a chromophore such as pigment, blood or water to work. Neogen PSR provides a controlled, uniform heating across the whole skin architecture. This is also touted a skin brightening treatment, reversing skin discolouration as well as more pesky issues such as actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratosis and even acne scarring. Higher settings can be used to provide deep dermal heating, achieving an anti-aging effect, firming skin from the inside out. HOW NEOGEN PSR WORKS Using nitrogen gas, Neogen Plasma delivers a unique, controlled heating to the entire skin which allows for complete non-ablative resurfacing of the skin. The skin’s response to this is stimulation of new elastin and collagen fibers, resulting in a skin firming/tightening effect. A treatment that can be performed on the entire face, the eyelids and the neck. Since this is a “colourless” treatment, it can safely be performed even in darker skin types. Neogen can be used for the entire face, and more delicate skin around the eyes and even the Continue Reading

New Pigment Busters That Will Give You Blemish-Free Skin

Blemish-free, perfect, porcelain white skin is prized among women in Asia. If you don’t believe me, google the latest fashion horror originating in China, the facekini. With regards to worsening hyperpigmentation, while it is true that sun avoidance and sun protection is probably vital, let’s not forget that treatment is also required for one to fade pesky pigmentation away. Here are two of the latest breakthroughs in pigmentation treatment that you will want to know.   Cyspera/Cysteamine The horrific mutagenic and carcinogenic side effects of skin bleaching agent hydroquinone are well-known. Cyspera is an exciting new lightening cream for fading stubborn pigmentation such as melasma like hydroquinone or Kligman’s formula, without the associated scary side effects. The active ingredient is Cysteamine, and has actually been around since the 1960s and is actually found in breast milk! It is a tyrosinase and perioxidase inhibitor (translating to less melanin production) and is applied once a day to rested skin for at least 16 weeks. The problem with Cysteamine is that it smells Continue Reading

Pore You: Pore Shrinking Truths And Myths

Pores are nasty little blots on our skin, the nemesis of our skin. Almost everyone had tried something, anything to shrink them and that is there are plenty of pore stories passed from friend to friend and generation to generation on how to get rid of these vile little footprints from a beautiful canvas.   WHAT PORES REALLY ARE First things first, a little bit of pore physiology. Pores are tiny openings that can be observed on the surface of our skin. They are responsible for allowing oil and sweat to reach the surface from beneath. Pores can be found in every single millimeter of our skin, and there are millions of them. Some fortunate people have the tiniest of pores – so small that they are indiscernible to the naked eye. Others have enlarged pores and… let’s just leave it as that. There are two types of skin pores – Oil pores and sweat pores. Oil pores are also hair follicles (pilosebaceous unit) and they serve to lubricate the Continue Reading