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3 Things To Know Before Your First Threadlift

To help with your research about facial threadlifts, we’ve listed 3 important points you need to know before you make that appointment for this extremely effective treatment.   A FEW MILIMETERS IS ALL YOU NEED Since it merely repositions loose skin, threadlifts have a more subtle lift compared to surgery. No loose skin is actually cut or removed. Ideally, in procedures such as the infinity V lift and the silhouette instalift, repositioning is only a difference of a few millimeters but results are more natural-looking.   IT DOESN’T WORK FOR EVERYONE So this is a minor procedure that doesn’t require the scalpel, naturally you shouldn’t expect the same results from it as you would from a surgical facelift. It works best if you have mild to moderate sagging of facial skin. Anything more that moderate sagging is less likely to have impressive results, as these will require more invasive procedures for a more visible difference.   IT IS NOT A ZERO DOWNTIME TREATMENT If someone told you they went to Continue Reading

Non-Surgical Nose Jobs: Which One Is For You?

The most famous celebrities are adored for their good looks – big eyes, luscious lips, a roundish forehead, glossy tresses and a sharp nose coming harmoniously together on a flawless canvas. The nose, in particular, starting between the eyes is part of the focal point of our faces, so it follows that the morphology of our noses is important. The asian nose, in particular in Southeast Asia, is often less-than perfect looking – those with flat bridges and bulbous, round nose tips are left desiring something more lifted, sharper and more defined. There are so many ways to make the nose look more perfect. Obviously there is plastic surgery and there is also makeup. But there is the stigmata of going under the knife and changing one’s looks forever, and on the other hand, there isn’t as much appeal with using makeup. And this is exactly why the non-surgical nose job is probably one of the most commonly requested filler procedures done in Singapore today. It gives one the chance Continue Reading

3 Surprising Uses of Botox That Don’t Include Wrinkles

Everyone knows Botox is an injectable treatment for smoothening wrinkles. But there are other treatments using Botox (off-label) that might just surprise you.   EXCESSIVE SWEATING Excessive sweating can occur in the underarms, on the palms and the soles. Botox to resolve excessive sweating is an underrated treatment that reduces or eliminates hyperhidrosis, a common disorder of excessive sweating that causes a whole lot of unhappiness to those who suffer from it. For Botox hyperhidrosis, a diluted dose is injected superficially into multiple spots focally and goes into effect within 1 to 2 weeks, lasting an average of 6 to 8 months.   “BLOTOX” Believe it or not, you can inject Botox into your scalp to make your blowout last longer. Imagine going to the gym for a full cardiovascular workout and coming out of the gym with your curls dry. Botox injected into the scalp decreases sweating – particularly useful for those with curly or kinky hair who want to keep their hair straight for longer.   JAW GRINDING Continue Reading

Acne Fighters That Work

If you’re having some trouble finding an effective acne solution, you’ve come to the right place. You watch every commercial and read every magazine article you find but still can’t find an acne treatment that works for you. Everyone’s skin is a little different and sometimes it takes more than a single type of treatment to get a good result. But not to worry, we spoke to some experts and we’re going to give you some guidance on highly effective solutions for acne.   Blue Light Therapy Pimples are usually form in the same way from clogged pores, or pores become blocked, letting impurities, bacteria and cells build up and form a plug. Well, the main cause is from an abnormal amount of bacteria, resulting in inflammatory acne. I-clear aka the blue light therapy emits powerful rays that penetrate follicles to kill off acne-causing bacteria. It utilises innovative Photo Dynamic Therapy technology to effectively aim at the bacteria without affecting surrounding tissues. This painless, non-invasive therapy is suitable for moderate Continue Reading

Do You Need Antioxidants In Your Skincare?

We’ve heard of the importance of including antioxidants in our diet, but what about antioxidants in skincare? If you have them in your skincare currently, do you know why you are slathering them on your skin? Well, like what they do for the body when you eat them, antioxidants in skincare protect the skin against the harmful effects of free radicals, nasty things in the environment (air pollution, chemicals, cigarette smoke) that breaks down your skin’s elasticity everyday. Yes, antioxidants in your skincare prevent free radicals from sucking life out of your face, basically. They allow your skin to repair by moping up free radicals. The question is, what are the best antioxidants for your skin?   VITAMIN C – BRIGHTENING A hot favourite of many doctors, this is the antioxidant to go to to perk up dull, tired-looking skin. It can also reduce hyperpigmentation, boost collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and even out skin tone. SW1 Shop – Vitamin C Elixir   VITAMIN A – Continue Reading