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New Pigment Busters That Will Give You Blemish-Free Skin

Blemish-free, perfect, porcelain white skin is prized among women in Asia. If you don’t believe me, google the latest fashion horror originating in China, the facekini. With regards to worsening hyperpigmentation, while it is true that sun avoidance and sun protection is probably vital, let’s not forget that treatment is also required for one to fade pesky pigmentation away. Here are two of the latest breakthroughs in pigmentation treatment that you will want to know.   Cyspera/Cysteamine The horrific mutagenic and carcinogenic side effects of skin bleaching agent hydroquinone are well-known. Cyspera is an exciting new lightening cream for fading stubborn pigmentation such as melasma like hydroquinone or Kligman’s formula, without the associated scary side effects. The active ingredient is Cysteamine, and has actually been around since the 1960s and is actually found in breast milk! It is a tyrosinase and perioxidase inhibitor (translating to less melanin production) and is applied once a day to rested skin for at least 16 weeks. The problem with Cysteamine is that it smells Continue Reading

Is There Hope For Stubborn Pigmentation?

One of the things that can really affect one’s selfie-esteem apart from acne is pigmentation. These dull blemishes can really stand out – whether they exist in larger patches or tinier spots, muting the sparkle of an otherwise clear complexion. Some of these pesky stains can really sink in deep, making topical peels and creams an impossible success, others are easier, allowing for easier eradication.   Read More: 5 Fabulous Lessons We All Can Learn from “The Fab Five” from Queer Eye   ALL PIGMENTS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL Strangely, a lot of people think that all spots are the same (even if they look different). In truth, pigments can be broadly categorized into 1) freckles 2) solar lentigines (sun spots) 3) melasma 4) post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). But because freckles can usually be burnt off, people think their spots easily be expelled with once and for all with laser treatments. Our skin’s melanin production gets riled up by several triggers, such as the sun, inflammatory injury such as bug bites Continue Reading

Do Non-Invasive Fat Loss Treatments Really Work?

Closely rivaling facial rejuvenation treatments in terms of popularity, non-surgical body contouring treatments offered by medical aesthetic clinics are now a thing in the world of non-invasive, attractive-sounding treatments. Almost all of these fat reduction treatments have claimed easy and painless solutions to getting rid of unwanted fat or skin tightening, without needles, knife nor downtime. But can we really shrink a fatty belly, shave off unwanted saddle bags, carve out the inner thigh gap with these treatments? Bear in mind that these treatments are not exactly cheap so it’s probably prudent to first find out which ones will work for you.   BODY CONTOURING TREATMENTS THAT REALLY WORK Imagine if there was a treatment that prevented the body from producing and storing fat, or redistributed fat from one location to another for a more flattering shape. This is now possible with fat freezing, a treatment which freezes and destroys fat cells – permanently.   Fat Freezing With Coolshape Coolshape is a fat reduction treatment that actually works. A popular Continue Reading

What Men Want For The Face Today

The world of cosmetic treatments may still largely belong to females, but statistics show that more men are starting to look into minor cosmetic “tweakments” and are more open than before to having a little work done on their faces. “It’s no secret that more and more men want to look good for their age”, says Dr Kenneth Lee. Indeed, unlike females who tend to prefer to look younger, men today tend to seek a few refinements that make them more attractive-looking, especially in the competitive workplace. Here are the top male aesthetic treatments men seek. 1. Case of The Disappearing Jawline Losing the crispness of a once demanding jawline can show a man’s age like nothing else. One of the most requested lower face “tweakments” today, as you might have already guessed is to get rid of double chin fat. Thankfully, there are now easier ways apart from going under the knife, such as Lipodissolve, which reduces fat rather effectively with just a few minor injections. To build up Continue Reading

Trending Now: The Skin Program That Cures Acne

We’ve all had our fair share of zits in our teens, but admit it, having acne isn’t fun, especially when you are well past your teens and feel you shouldn’t be suffering from this embarrassing issue any longer. Everyone’s skin is a little different, and more often than not, it takes more than one single treatment or treatment type to get a good result. Here are a few highly effective solutions to rid yourself of acne.   VBEAM PERFECTA Inflamed acne consists of swelling, redness, and pores that are deeply clogged with bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells. Sometimes, bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) can cause inflamed acne, too. Inflamed acne can present as tender red bumps under the skin that may worsen when you try to extract the pimples yourself.  Firstly, hands off lest you aggravate the situation further. Inflamed acne may result in skin sensitivity and redness which potentially worsens the overall facial appearance. The best skin treatment for this type of stubborn lesions is a pulsed Continue Reading