Month: June 2019

The Laser Makeover

If you think looks don’t matter, think again. Studies show that people form an impression of you within the first 7 seconds, and 4 minutes for it to become a lasting one.  Words you use only help create that first impression by 7%, while the way you look forms 55% of that first impression. Great, glowing skin will not change your life around instantly but feeling beautiful in your skin can give you a confidence boost to put your best foot forward in life. Here are some of the latest and hottest FDA-approved lasers for an uplifting transformation.   1. REDNESS If your face is prone to blushing and flushing, and has tiny red pimple-like bumps, it might mean you have rosaccea. Characterised by dilatation of blood vessels and causing redness at the slightest irritation – cold, heat, alcohol, stress and even spicy food. Long suffering flushed faces may find relief from a pulsed dye laser called VBeam. This laser is the gold standard treatment for broken capillaries, redness and Continue Reading

Types Of Pigmentation And How To Treat Them Effectively

Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is too much melanin on certain parts of the skin, so skin looks darker than usual compared to normal surrounding skin. These are brought on by many different factors, and therefore treatment can vary. Hyperpigmentation is a general term that refers to darkening of the skin.   POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION Discolouration that appear after resolution of acne or a bout of eczema or skin rash have the potential to stimulate pigment-making cells in the skin (melanocytes) to produce more pigment than usual. PIH can be gradually lightened with topical lightening creams but a combination of creams, gels, chemical peels as well as judicious use of a good, broad-spectrum sunscreen is usually more effective.   FRECKLES These are small, flat brown spots that are harmless and appear on sun-exposed skin and can appear as early as 2 or 3 years old. Being superficial spots, these can be easily removed with broadband light (BBL) or lasers such as the Candela Gentlelase. From 7 to 14 days after freckle removal, Continue Reading

5 Steps To Better Looking Skin

I know, promising better skin in just days is a big claim. But there are indeed ways to get there, if you know where to look. Here’s how.   1. DEEP CLEANSING FACIALS Even if you are already using a facial scrub at home, having your skin professionally cleansed will improve the look and feel of your skin, focusing on clearing clogged pores and reducing the appearance of large pores. The Deep Deep Clean facial combines microdermabrasion with a fruit acid wash, and purges clogged pores with ultrasonic cleansing, and comes highly recommended for those with problem skin types.   2. GLOW-GIVING FACIALS If you haven’t heard, the Hydrafacial is a gentle yet effective facial that truly penetrates deep enough to stimulate collagen and elastin growth. At SW1 Clinic, the proprietary Hydrafacial MD machine is used. Their Monroe Hydrafacial is a hot favourite, which extends the regular Hydrafacial with glow-giving steps including a dual LED light therapy for healing, essential skin vitamins sonophoresis, and the skin brightening Pearl Eclat gel Continue Reading

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