Is the New Threadlift The Best Way To Fast-Track A Facelift?

Part of the work to tackle signs of aging is finding a way to tackle unwanted sags and folds. The facial threadlift has been hailed as a low downtime treatment for men and women that gives visible lifting results, while completely side stepping the downtime associated with traditional facelifts. For those who have not heard of threadlifts, this is a procedure done by a trained medical professional where thin, almost invisible, fine threads are inserted under the skin. These bio-degradable threads have tiny anchors that “catch” soft tissue beneath skin. When placed in aesthetically flattering vectors, they result in a natural skin lifting effect. There are different types of threads available, and success often comes with deciding on the right thread (with the right doctor, of course). The most common threads used are: Polydioxanone (PDO, Infinity V-Lift, Infinity Instalift, V-petit) – made of material commonly used for stitching in surgeries. These procedures use threads that can place sagging skin in a more flattering position, and also help to stimulate collagen 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

3 Skin Lightening Ingredients Doctors Love

There are so many skincare products, it is impossible to know which ones are effective. So one of the smartest ways to go about skin lightening products is probably to check what ingredients skin doctors love. Here are the top 3 skincare ingredients you should be adding to your skincare regime if you want to lighten pesky pigmentation or brighten skin in general.   TRANEXAMIC ACID If you thought tranexamic acid sounded like a gynaecologist’s treatment, you are right! This is a treatment more commonly used to reduce blood loss in women experiencing menorrhagia. Recently recommended for use in melasma (in a lowered dose), this can be given as an oral medication, a topical preparation or a superficial injection into the lesion. This anti-pigment ingredient works by decreasing the activity of tyrosinase and melanogenesis. This ingredient works well with vitamin C and retinol. Talk to your doctor before using. Tranexamic Acid Ampoule   ARBUTIN Alpha arbutin, extracted from plants, is a safe skin brightening ingredient. Those of you who love Continue Reading