Author: Megan Thomas

5 New Filler Trends That Will Surprise You

Dermal fillers may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for some people, fillers do miracles for them. Conventionally, Asian faces crave more projection, so nose, cheek and chin fillers are common. For the others, such as Caucasian patients, cheek, nasolabial and lip fillers are usually the more preferred. But we heard that these are just the tip of the iceberg. With such excellent safety profiles of hyaluronic acid fillers, people are filling places other than the traditional to look better and better. SKINMAG quizzed Dr Michelle Lim from the SW1 Clinic on the unconventional places that people are filling, beyond achieving the cheeky cheeklift, or the sexy lip status.  Read More: Looking Too Young For Your Age Is Now IN 1. Temples Who would have thought temple hollowing was a sign of aging? The youthful face is full and convex, and fat is evenly distributed both in deep and subcutaneous layers. Aging results in loss of fullness in various regions, including the temples. “Many patients overlook loss of volume Continue Reading

Pico Smooth – Ironing Things Out with Acne Scars

Acne scars are irksome and troublesome. They can give a person low self-esteem, especially in this day and age where razor sharp features and baby smooth skin actually have a certain influence over matters such as success at job interviews. There is little wonder, photography apps that can perform facial slimming and airbrush dull or blemished skin to that coveted superstar glow is all the rage right now. THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK For those who suffer from acne scars, there is a new acne scars resurfacing treatment (not an app, but in real life!) which SKINMAG has discovered. Picosecond lasers stimulate collagen production, like how other fractional resurfacing lasers also do, such as the CO2 laser, but that’s really where all the similarity ends. CO2 lasers work by heating water in skin cells, and fractionated CO2 lasers basically vaporize tiny columns of skin, leaving skin surrounding each column intact. The heat causes the skin to regenerate and repair by stimulating collagen, and skin resurfacing occurs over the following Continue Reading

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