Category: EXTRAS

How To Choose Between Botox And Fillers

Some people refer to them like they are the same thing (afterall, both are anti-aging injections), but in reality, they are two very different things. And the line between Botox and fillers become even less distinct, when both can also be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. So what are they exactly, and which one is best for you?   BOTOX Botox injections are anti-wrinkle injections. This is actually a toxin called botulinum toxin, and in very high doses, can be dangerous. But if you are wondering how this can be approved by health authorities worldwide for cosmetic treatments, that is because therapeutic and cosmetic doses used in medicine are really tiny. In aesthetics, Botox is directly injected into specific muscles to intentionally relax them. When these muscles are unable to form its usual tension, the creases or wrinkles they normally cause will also soften or disappear. Other uses of Botox include temporary skin lifting, such as the jawline and neck, jaw muscle slimming, reduce oil production (Microrefine Botox) Continue Reading

How To Get Longer Hair Quickly

If you are like me and have this love-hate relationship with long, Rapunzel-like locks, you would probably have regretted most of the haircuts you’ve gotten and wished you could grow your hair back – fast. Not to crush your Rapunzel dreams, but hair doesn’t work like that. Trying to grow anything longer than a quarter of an inch within a month would be wishful thinking, in fact. But here’s the great news: you can speed up the process a little, maybe speed it up by another half an inch a month. Here are the top treatments that experts recommend.   1. HAIR GROWTH VITAMINS These are better for those who do not get balanced diets, or in a stressful period. Our body treats hair like an accessory organ – hair growth gets shut down to redirect nutrients or energy to the organs that need it most.     Some people may not like trialing hair growth vitamins orally and prefer topical hair vitamins instead. Revitascalp is an in-clinic hair restoration Continue Reading

How To Look 10 Years Younger Without Surgery

Who wants to look young forever? While aging is inevitable, there are things you can do to save your skin (literally) from drooping and from wrinkles, at least for another few more years. Here are some of the best treatments to reverse premature signs of aging.   1. THE PLASMA FACELIFT Think of this as the ultimate skin firming treatment you can find, without having to undergo surgery. Neogen Plasma combines heat with cutting edge plasma energy. Known as the fourth state of the matter, plasma energy is converted from nitrogen gas and used to deliver uniform heating to skin for skin tightening benefits.   2. DRY SKIN DRINK UP As we get older, the skin appears dull for a few reasons. One of these would be a reduction in intrinsic hyaluronic acid within our skin, as natural production starts to slow down. Drinking more water will usually be futile, since hyaluronic acid is the chief molecule of water for our skin. Try babydrop fillers, a skin-boosting treatment with tiny Continue Reading

The Hairy Problem About Male Pattern Hair Loss

Unfortunately, approximately 50% of all men over the age of 50 will experience some form of hair loss. So what gives with male pattern hair loss? Is there are cure for it?   1. YOU ARE PROBABLY GONNA GET IT IF THERE ARE OTHER BALD MEN IN YOUR FAMILY Much time, brain power and money have been poured into researching why male pattern baldness occurs. They’ve come to a conclusion – if there are other bald men in your family, baldness will also likely come for you. Most people think that having a bald father increases this risk, but the primary baldness gene is on the X chromosome, so blame Mom too.   2. THE IRONY OF DHT DHT is a derivative of testosterone, and is an important hormone for hair growth in areas of the body. Yes – DHT helps with hair growth normally. But if you have the baldness gene, DHT will bind to receptors in hair follicles on the scalp and cause them to weaken and shrink 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