Author: Megan Thomas

I Transformed My Eyes With These Simple Tricks

Do you feel like you are spending a little too much time applying concealer or makeup around the eyes to look more fresh? Too much makeup can age the skin around the eyes faster, turning this into a vicious cycle. Here are some simple tricks that people are doing for eye beauty.   1. “GOLDEN EYE’ Advancements in medical technology means that we can now perform skin-tightening treatments around the eye safely and with comfort. Golden Eye uses HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound), a treatment that rejuvenates the delicate skin around the eyes in a painless manner. Using focal lines and micro-ultrasound with a cold laser, the energy is passed progressively at 1mm, 1.5mm, and 2mm for tissue regeneration. Expect a firming and eye-brightening effect.   2. THERMAGE EYES For a deeper and more long-lasting treatment, try Thermage Eyes, which uses a more energy-intensive radiofrequency treatment to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles and for an eye lift.   3. SMART EYE LASERS Not a lot of lasers are suitable for Continue Reading

Nose Threadlifts Or Nose Fillers – Which Is Better?

The non-surgical rhinoplasty is probably one of the most common non-invasive cosmetic procedures done today. A quick, virtually painless alternative to the surgical nose job, the risks are lower and there is very minimal, if not, zero downtime. Non-surgical nose enhancements can be done using dermal fillers (touted the ‘liquid rhinoplasty’) or nose threads, but do you know which one you should choose?   1. NOSE FILLERS – THE LIQUID RHINOPLASTY Dermal fillers can be used to lift the nose bridge or to refine the nose tip. This comes packaged in a syringe and is injected directly into areas that your doctor wants to modify. Hyaluronic acid fillers are most commonly used, being dissolvable easily if there is a need to. Once injected, they are slowly broken down by the body over the following months, and last on average 9 to 18 months. Being an injectable, nose fillers can be used to hide a bump on the nose, or make it less visible. It can also be cleverly used to Continue Reading

Doctor-Approved Treatments For Busting Fat

If there are unwanted bulges on your body that’s preventing you from wearing your dream outfit, here are some of the best doctor-approved treatments for busting fat. The cleverest thing about these? They are completely non-invasive!   COOLSHAPE FAT FREEZING I admit, it is painful when a 40 minute cycling class burns only at most 400 calories, and I feel like I have a tonne to lose. Well, did you know that you can get rid of stubborn fat by literally doing nothing? Coolshape is a fat freezing treatment that reduces up to 20% of body fat in a treatment area. This is an FDA-approved, completely non-invasive body sculpting treatment that achieves results, every time. A major draw of this treatment? It is also comfortable, can treat up to 2 areas at the same time, and lasts only 60 minutes per session.   ONDA FOR FAT LOSS For harder to reach contours such as the hips, the arms, or inner thighs, or for those who prefer fat reduction with heat, Continue Reading

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