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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

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

5 Steps To Better Looking Skin

I know, promising better skin in just days is a big claim. But there are indeed ways to get there, if you know where to look. Here’s how.   1. DEEP CLEANSING FACIALS Even if you are already using a facial scrub at home, having your skin professionally cleansed will improve the look and feel of your skin, focusing on clearing clogged pores and reducing the appearance of large pores. The Deep Deep Clean facial combines microdermabrasion with a fruit acid wash, and purges clogged pores with ultrasonic cleansing, and comes highly recommended for those with problem skin types.   2. GLOW-GIVING FACIALS If you haven’t heard, the Hydrafacial is a gentle yet effective facial that truly penetrates deep enough to stimulate collagen and elastin growth. At SW1 Clinic, the proprietary Hydrafacial MD machine is used. Their Monroe Hydrafacial is a hot favourite, which extends the regular Hydrafacial with glow-giving steps including a dual LED light therapy for healing, essential skin vitamins sonophoresis, and the skin brightening Pearl Eclat gel Continue Reading

The Anti-Ager Injection To Replace A Facelift

The modern facelift has been around since the 1950s, but planning for a facelift until one, or two decades ago was tricky. Today, cosmetic doctors and surgeons are specializing in age-reversing injections, developing “liquid facelift” techniques in recent years for those looking to quickly rejuvenate without surgery. While these do not replace the surgical facelift in terms of degree of lift, they are more accessible for everyone in terms of downtime and cost, and definitely a more convenient and less risky way to freshen up and more subtly “well-aged”.   HOW THE FACE AGES But the idea of an injection achieving a facelift effect is intriguing. Many young people complain of “chipmunk cheeks” and look for ways to reduce facial fat, so how does a facial filler achieve a rejuvenative effect? With age, the face loses fat and volume, clumping up and sags. This results in a loss of radiance as the cheeks and temples deflate and the shape of the face changes gradually. Sunken temple hollows make a person Continue Reading