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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

The Chinese New Year Edit – Facial Features To Examine For Good Luck

This Chinese New Year, SKIN tells you which features to check to ensure a smooth-sailing and prosperous year.   Round and Bright Forehead The Chinese believe that the forehead signifies Heaven, and if this area is clean, clear, well-defined, a person will have a good start in life. Needless to say, scars and pigmentation on the forehead will not bode well for the future, and certain (specific) lines on the forehead could mean misfortune. A perfect forehead is of course rare but in general, a wide and high forehead is auspicious and suggests intelligence and good fortune. Soften obviously etched lines and scars with Botox microinjections, and look for treatments such as gentle lasers that will lighten or get rid of pigmentation (pico pigment laser) and scars. Moles should not be in the center of the forehead and these should be removed (carefully!)   The Pearl Lip And The Lotus Mouth Pearls are considered gems of social class and prestige to the Chinese, hence the Chinese consider the fleshy protrusion Continue Reading

Little On Time, Big On Results – All The Knife-Free Beauty Alternatives To Surgery

I caught up with a friend recently over dinner, and was fascinated to find her face visibly “upgraded”. Apparently, surgical facelifts are hardly done anymore, and the medical aesthetic industry has started a revolution of non-invasive facial and skin rejuvenation treatments, a few of which my friend has tried. The best thing about these treatments is that there is usually very little or no downtime at all, and you still look like you, just more polished and more airbrushed. Here are the knife-free alternatives to surgery that will keep your skin looking incredible.   Problem: Droopy brows Surgical Option: Surgical Browlift Alternative Fix: Botox Browlift Although usually caused by aging, not everyone who has a droopy brow is a victim of it due to aging. Some have genetically low brows and/or droopy eyelids. Regardless, sagging skin around the brows and eyelids make often makes one look older. Worse, severe droopy brows can partially cover one’s vision (hooding). While a surgical brow lift offers dramatic results, some may find it invasive. Continue Reading

Why Facial Hair Could Be Wrecking Your Complexion

We all have varying degrees of facial hair and irritation, ingrown hairs, acne, hair bumps can come into place whether one takes or doesn’t take the no-shave route. We all know something like smoking ruins your looks, but some tricky complexion situations can also be caused by something as harmless-looking and unassuming as facial hair. Here’s why facial hair removal could be a good idea:   IT CAN EXACERBATE ACNE Acne, in part, is casued by surging hormones known as androgens. Androgens stimulates oil glands in the skin to increase production of oily sebum. Facial hair collects dirt and debris, causing increases sensitivity to acne-producing bacteria, which clogs the pores and results in pimples.   THEY CAUSE RAZOR BUMPS The best way to get rid of razor bumps is to not erm, not shave, at all. These bumps commonly appear after shaving. These appear because sometimes when a hair is cut off just at the surface of the skin, it can grow inwards and cause irritation to the hair follicle, Continue Reading