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7 Things To Know Before A Facial Threadlift

Going under the knife is fast becoming a dated way of reversing the signs of aging. Anti-aging cosmetic treatments are more subtle – the idea is to look younger and better, without looking different. Facial threadlifts are now popular amongst those who want a quick lift without having to take the downtime of a surgical facelift. Here are some things you need to know before you go for the threadlift.   1. THEY ANCHOR THE SKIN WITH CONES OR BARBS Facial threads contain either cones or barb sutures which help anchor the skin and lift it to the desired position.   2. THEY STAY IN YOUR SKIN, BUT NOT FOREVER A facial threadlift procedure involves inserting a medical suture beneath the skin which repositions sagging skin to a more youthful-looking position. A non-surgical technique to shapen the jawline and lift droopy cheeks, the threads used are biocompatible and biodegradable. Facial threadlifts such as Silhouette Instalift use Silhouette Soft, for example, made from polylactic acid, which enables a collagen regenerating effect Continue Reading

Clear Skin Is Making A Comeback With These Smart Fixes

If you are tired of never-ending zits and sick of your greasy skin, we hear you. Oily skin is caused by excessive production of sebum. This detestable oiliness can be due to genetics, or due to hormones. Here’s what you can do to get clear skin.   DEEP CLEANSING FACIALS THAT UNCLOG PORES A must, if you are breaking out a lot. Don’t be surprised, it doesn’t take a lot to clog your pores. Fact is, we are surrounded by comedogenic products, such as makeup, and even some sunscreens! Try the Deep Deep Clean facial once a month, a thorough deep cleansing facial which uses both mechnical and chemical exfoliation which ensures your pores stay gunk-fee. Alternatively, glamour peel is a chemical peel procedure tailored to your skin condition and many love it for the post-peel glow.   OIL-FREE MOISTURE If you thought oily skin doesn’t need hydration, that’s where you are wrong. It sounds contradicatory to apply moisturizer to oily skin, but doing so will actually help reduce sebum Continue Reading

Is Vitamin A The Best For Our Skin?

Is there such a thing as nutrition for your skin? And is there such a thing as the best vitamin for our skin? Doctors are saying that Vitamin A is now one of the most important vitamins for our skin. A multi-tasking ingredient that’s fast becoming a must-have for various skin concerns, Vitamin A skincare helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen, a vital protein that firms up our skin. It’s exfoliation benefits increases cellular turnover, evening out skintone and giving skin a healthy glow. At the same time, it also reduces oil production and works to clean out clogged pores, reducing acne. WHAT IS VITAMIN A? Vitamin A is a vitamin that is required for skin, eye, reproductive and immune health. Topical vitamin A-based drugs are called retinoids. Retinoids are easily absorbed by the skin. Retinoic acid is the active ingredient found in topical prescription creams, usually for treating acne. Retinoic acid has a direct biological effect on the skin and Continue Reading

The Plasma Eye Lift

Many people want youthful, firm skin around their eyes, but not many are willing to put themselves through surgery for that eye lift. But as long as there is the understanding that for many cases of these lid droopiness, something needs to be done, it’s already a good start. Apparently, there are treatments that can tighten periorbital skin that don’t require needles, or burn a hole through your wallet. One of these newest non-invasive treatments is the Neogen Plasma Eyelift. Traditional lasers and light-based technologies require a chromophore such as pigment, blood or water to work. Neogen provides a controlled, uniform heating across the whole skin without damaging the outermost layers. Deep dermal heating is achieved with this treatment, which we know stimulates collagen production, and at the same time, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firming skin from the inside out. With the Neogen, plasma energy is the key. Touted as the fourth state of matter, plasma energy is converted from nitrogen gas and delivered in controlled, Continue Reading

Here’s What Weekly Facials Did To My Skin

I have dull skin and for the longest time, I didn’t know what to do with it. I also have the kind of skin that breaks out cyclically. Despite a dedicated skincare routine, my skin never had that kind of fresh, out-of-shower glow and I struggled to make up for it by covering up with BB creams and facial highlighters. One day, I suffered a horrible breakout and decided that I needed to do something. Someone suggested a few weekly facials to manage my breakouts. Not that I need to do this on a long-term basis, but think of it as a sprint, or a skin detox or workout.   QUICK 30-MINUTE FACIALS ARE NOW A THING Facials these days don’t necessarily take forever to finish. Invented to cater to time-strapped individuals, I was really happy to find that these facials are not only light on time, they are also lighter on the wallet! Although less pampering compared to a full-length facial, some do include LED light therapy to address Continue Reading