Category: TIPS & ADVICE

FDA-approved Lasers That Turn Skin Around Effectively

Great, glowing skin will not change your life around instantly but feeling beautiful in your skin can give you a confidence boost to put your best foot forward in life. Here are some of the latest and hottest FDA-approved lasers for an uplifting transformation. 1. REDNESS AND ROSACEA If your face is prone to blushing and flushing, and has tiny red pimple-like bumps, it might mean you have rosaccea. Characterised by dilatation of blood vessels and causing redness at the slightest irritation – cold, heat, alcohol, stress and even spicy food. Long suffering flushed faces may find relief from a pulsed dye laser called VBeam. This laser is the gold standard treatment for broken capillaries, redness and flushing, even even certain birthmarks such as port wine stains. 2. PIGMENT AND PORES Laser treatments have been shown to be effective for tough pigments such as melasma, but conventional lasers have higher risk of worsening pigmentation when there is too much heat. Pico Pigment is the latest and hottest picosecond laser that Continue Reading

The New Age Botox – 5 Surprising Uses Of Botox

Botox, as we know, is primarily used to smoothen wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet. But off-label treatments are increasingly prescribed now for minor complaints elsewhere in the body. 1. THE UNDERARMS Botox Underarms is an underrated treatment that does wonders at eliminating sweat in the armpits, and it works for hyperhidrosis, a common disorder of excessive sweating which produces a lot of unhappiness to people who suffer from it. A diluted dose is injected into multiple spots in the skin of the underarms and goes into effect within 2 weeks and lasts on average 6 to 8 months depending on the dosage used. Botox can also ameliorate body odour, an awkward issue not incommon in axillary hyperhidrosis. “This is a treatment I get once or twice a year. Sweating through my shirt distracts me when I have to give talks or presentations at work. When I know I won’t be sweating buckets visibly in my underarms in front of others, I do better” says financial analyst Continue Reading

Doctors Say These Are The Best Ways to Brighten Skin

VITAMIN THERAPY They say “A Vitamin a Day keeps Age Away”. This pampering facial called Vitamin Therapy saturates your skin with vital vitamins and nutrients that are essential for skin healing, skin radiance and brightening. Use of sonophoresis – sound waves open up channels in the skin, enabling deep penetration of vitamin-rich ingredients into the dermis where they work their complexion magic. I was pleased to see that a single session restored a certain glow back into my skin!   BABY SKIN PROGRAM Rechristened as the “BB Aquatouch” laser, the Baby Skin Program uses a Fraxel Thulium laser that treats in the 1927nm wavelength which is particularly adept at clearing sun-damaged skin and stubborn pigmentation. Fans of this skin brightening program love its “photoshop” effect. Indeed, the skin looks enviably more luminous and feels baby smooth in as early as one sesson. A post-laser add-on makes use of this golden opportunity to further nourish the skin in a skin whitening stem cell extract containing Glutathione, a powerful anti-aging and skin Continue Reading

5 Best Beauty Fixes Under 30 Minutes That Deliver Great Skin

Have an event to attend and need some beauty fixing in a flash? If you don’t have much time to primp for a party, here are the best fixes that will help you look stunning in an instant.   DULL SKIN PEELERS Need your skin to feel baby soft and glow within 30 minutes? Short of taking a scrub and exfoliating, is there no other way to get rid of dull skin? Try a mild chemical peel which gently exfoliates and peels away the topmost layer of dead skin cells instead, exposing baby smooth skin underneath. Chemical peels such as the Retinol Peel and Glamour Peel are potent anti-agers which resets and freshens up your entire appearance. The peeling agent in Retinol Peel is vitamin A, which also gives skin the smooth, rejuvenated results with added anti-aging benefits!   PIMPLE ZAPPERS There is nothing quite as maddening as a painful pimple, especially if there is no way you can hide it. Applying anti-zit creams will probably help, but only if Continue Reading

Beauty Treatments Under 60 Minutes That Can Change Your Skin

Party season is approaching, and whilst most of us are looking forward to that big holiday or party, some of us might be thinking of having something done to undo the toil that work or stress has done to our appearances first. Here are the best no-nonsense treatments that topped our list because of their amazing abilities to change the skin in less than 60 minutes.   HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS Age and weight loss may rob the face of its youthful volume and leave it looking tired and old. Those with sunken cheeks and strong nasolabial lines can restore volume to their midfaces with volume high definition lift, which places hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers strategically in the cheeks, giving the midface a much-desired natural-looking lift and restore subtle, youthful curves at the same time. But that’s not all. HA fillers can be used to augment a flat nose bridge, a short or receding chin and even fill in deeply etched wrinkles. These natural fillers are biodegradable – your body breaks Continue Reading