Author: Megan Thomas

Fab Bod Guide to the Best Cellulite Busters And Skin Smoothies

Most people with cellulite can relate to the fact that these are almost impossible to remove, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise. I beg your pardon, when I said “most people”, I meant 99.9 percent of all people, healthy and fit, or otherwise. If you are finding these little pockets of fat stubborn and impervious to exercise, it is probably time to explore these cellulite busters and skin smoothies.   Thermage Body Thermage is the proven formula for cellulite reduction and skin tightening for the body, and has been so for many years. The latest generation of Thermage comes with a cooling tip, which guarantees comfort and greatly reduces risks of burns. For those who are new to the game of the skin tightening game, Thermage creates a deep heating effect by using radiofrequency energy. The goal is to induce thermal damage so as to stimulate collagen production. Results can be observed at approximately 3 months and continues to improve for several more months with a single treatment. Continue Reading

Beauty Is Really Skin Deep

If I had a favorite age, it would be 23. It was a fairly independent age, having completed my studies and 2 years past 21, my parents were comfortable with me making my own decisions. My skin was young, I had no pigmentation problems and no idea what fine lines or wrinkles meant. I liked my jawline then – tight. Photos were taken with ease, I didn’t have to find a flattering angle to camouflage a jawline which would disappear into the neck 15 years later. Fast forward to 38, I wished I knew how aging began. If you are in your early 20s, live your life to the fullest, bare your mid-drift, show off your bikini bod. Wear sunblock, have your face cleansed by a professional regularly. From your late 20s, it’s time to invest in anti-aging treatments and have your skin thank you for all you have done later. In this article, SKINMAG interviewed 3 doctors from the SW1 Clinic (who formerly from The Sloane Clinic) for some Continue Reading

Efficient Exercise: Monitoring the Beat

Need a little push during your workout but a little afraid of pushing too hard? The serious gym rat has a cool tool to recommend – a heart rate monitor. Whilst not absolutely vital for a workout, it is the great way to track, listen to and push your own body, without risking an injury or a cardiovascular event.   Safety For Beginners Turning up the beat is a great way for beginners to work out at the right intensity. Objectively, monitoring one’s heart rate during a workout helps one see just how hard one is working at the gym. For the beginner, who may be less familiar with how cardiovascular or strength training may correlate with how hard one’s body is working, heart rate monitoring is a great and easy guide to go easy or go hard, depending on what your heart says. So it works both ways; it allows you to push yourself a little harder and see how where your tipping point is, and it also allows Continue Reading

The Cost Of Beauty: Rogue Aesthetic Treatments On The Rise

Getting cosmetically enhanced is becoming common. Women, and increasingly, men, are getting more accustomed to the idea of various degrees of beauty fixes. Botox used to be done for older folks who wanted to rid their faces of wrinkles, but enter Botox prejuvenation today, where Botox is done in much younger people to delay the formation of wrinkles. For those with flat asian noses, the “lunchtime rhinoplasty” is a fuss-free nose augmentation filler or nose threadlift procedure which can be done at the doctor’s office in under 60 minutes, from prep, numbing and discharge from the clinic. Botox is a powerful neurotoxin that can be used to relax or paralyse muscles. In aesthetic doses, Botox is harmless and can be used effectively to smoothen skin, lift or depress certain muscle activity. Dermal fillers are actually soft, moldable, biocompatible and biodegradable materials that can be safely injected by a qualified and trained medical professional. In the right hands, the results are natural without much downtime. In the wrong hands, a botched Continue Reading

Think Before You Ink: Tattoo Regret In The Eyes Of A Doctor

Tattoos may seem like a good idea in the moment, but sometimes, tattoos are inked on impulse. We spoke to Dr Kenneth Lee, founder of the SW1 Clinic (who also co- founded The Sloane Clinic in 2003) about tattoo regret.   SKINMAG: Do you often see patients who have tattoo regret? Dr Kenneth Lee: Yes, I have seen quite a few over the last decade. They range from pretty young to working professionals who regretted the tattoos they got in their younger years, because the tattoos didn’t fit their lifestyle anymore. The tattoos range from professional, self-inked, very new, old, black tattoos and multi-coloured ones.   SKINMAG: What kind of tattoos do people normally regret? Dr Kenneth Lee: Usually people regret tattoos that label them, such as gang tattoos. I have had to help a young man remove massive yakuza style tattoos on his chest, back and both legs because he wanted to become a policeman. Sometimes people remove easily visible tattoos such as those on the fingers and wrists Continue Reading