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It’s Not Just About The Face – 3 Treatments That People Are Doing Now To Look Younger

Chances are, if you are reading this post, you are already taking basic care of your face. But many people still only realise they have neglected everywhere else below the neck when something else apart from the face and neck gives their ages away. Here are 3 popular treatments that people are (secretly) doing to keep themselves in the game.   EAR LOBE FILLERS Yes that’s right. If you have spent years with heavy earrings, chances are, your earlobes look pretty stretched out by now. Droopy and depressed earlobes can now get a new lease of life. Sounds like this requires significant effort, but it does not. People are now obsessed with plumping up their slack ear lobes with hyaluronic acid fillers to carry their oversized chandeliers. And all it takes is one or two injections into the right spot to combat the droopy and wrinkled appearance, immediately.   HAND FILLERS This is not a scam, it’s real. THE FDA has approved the use of a hyaluronic acid filler for Continue Reading

The Treatment For Teeth Grinding Lies In An Anti-Wrinkle Jab

Teeth grinding is common. Bruxism is usually harmless, but its side effects can be annoying, such as waking up with sore teeth and jaws, facial pain, headaches. Over time, teeth grinding wears the teeth down and causes oral complications. Treatments include wearing teeth guards at night, relaxation techniques and of course, regular dental visits. Medical treatments include pain relief medications, or muscle relaxants.   BOTOX FOR TEETH GRINDING Yes you read it right. Botox is the anti-wrinkle injection, but in this case, it can also be used to prevent the complications of teeth grinding. Teeth guards help, but they are only effective in protecting the teeth. Injecting Botox directly into the masseter muscles on both sides of the face will reduce the tension of these muscles, which removes all the problems of teeth grinding, especially jaw and facial pain. Pain relief occurs as early as within a week, and a welcome “side effect” of this treatment is it can reduce the size of the masseter muscles, so you notice a Continue Reading

How Do Facelifts Of The Future Look Like?

Speak of facelifts and painful recovery comes to mind. But the worlds of plastic surgery and dermatology are becoming increasingly intertwined. Less invasive treatments are what patients now want and doctors have come up with creative techniques to try to marry the lowest downtime treatments with the most natural-looking age-reversal treatments possible. If the skin aging is too far advanced, the surgical facelift is still the longest lasting and possibly the most effective treatment of choice. Apart from weeks of bruising and swelling, potential patients also have to accept higher surgical risks. Rather than having to mitigate these risks later in life, patients are opting for treatments earlier. Facelifts of the future do not involve the scalpel. Instead, they are done under the comfort of topical numbing only.   STEMCELL FACELIFT – YOUTH SAVANT You might have heard of hyaluronic acid skinboosters, but this is not it. Youth Savant is stemcell extract therapy containing building blocks of purified salmon DNA. Using microinjections, this is delivered into the skin to increase Continue Reading

Are Chemical Sunscreens Safe For You?

Doctors advise applying sunscreen daily, and not only that, you usually need to apply a lot of it to achieve the amount of sun protection stated on the sunscreen label. There are so many sunscreens available – sunscreens for the face, the body, for children, and there are sunscreens found in moisturizers and makeup. Just to add to the conundrum, there are also physical, as well as chemical sunscreens. Physical sunscreens are the sunscreens which sit superficially on top of skin and physically block out harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Because these sunscreens usually contain zinc oxide, they tend to give skin a white cast that can be unflattering. They also tend to be thicker in texture, or oily. Chemical sunscreens fare better cosmetically. They are usually lightweight and many have an almost invisible finish, and are far more compatible in this respect with makeup.   ARE CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS SAFE? Chemical ingredients such as oxybenzone and avobenzone in chemical sunscreens protect the skin from UV rays, but there have been concerns Continue Reading

Now You Can Have Your SPF, And Eat It

We grew up thinking that soaking up loads of sunshine was actually good for health. While it is still true that ultraviolet B (UVB) rays help with vitamin D synthesis, the “sunshine vitamin” that is essential from bones, risking sun damage (which translates to increased risk of skin cancer) is not the way to do it. Most people make enough Vitamin D from being out in the sun daily, without having to “fry” their skin, and for those concerned, just know that Vitamin D can also be sourced from food such as salmon, sardines, red meat and eggs.   We have also now learnt, women especially, that sun exposure is the cause of certain types of pigmentation. Melasma, a type of pigmentation driven by hormones, is also triggered and worsened by sun exposure. For people with UV- or heat-sensitive hyperpigmentation problems, or those who want to prevent these, sun avoidance is recommended. But no one can stay indoors all the time! Thankfully, sun protection is now a real thing and Continue Reading