Category: TIPS & ADVICE

5 Non-Laser Skin Whitening Options That Actually Work

Is there such a thing as being born with good skin? If you’ve always wanted fairer or brighter-looking skin without having to go through the hassle of a laser treatment, here are some options that you might want to try.   1. ILLUMINATE Injectable skin whitening products injected into the body often promise to lighten the skin, but there is an overall lack of evidence that they work, and they might not even be safe. If you want to brighten your skin, even out skin tone and eliminate unwanted pigmentation, try Illuminate, a clinical-grade spa therapy that uses pure tranexamic acid and concentrated vitamin C to prime your complexion for a fresher look.   2. LED RED LIGHT Not to be confused with the laser, this is light therapy that was originally intended for wound healing and post-surgery scars. Until they found coincidental skin rejuvenation. Cells in the dermis converts light energy into fuel for the cell to produce collagen and elastin like one would do normally in their twenties. Continue Reading

How To Look 10 Years Younger Without Surgery

Who wants to look young forever? While aging is inevitable, there are things you can do to save your skin (literally) from drooping and from wrinkles, at least for another few more years. Here are some of the best treatments to reverse premature signs of aging.   1. THE PLASMA FACELIFT Think of this as the ultimate skin firming treatment you can find, without having to undergo surgery. Neogen Plasma combines heat with cutting edge plasma energy. Known as the fourth state of the matter, plasma energy is converted from nitrogen gas and used to deliver uniform heating to skin for skin tightening benefits.   2. DRY SKIN DRINK UP As we get older, the skin appears dull for a few reasons. One of these would be a reduction in intrinsic hyaluronic acid within our skin, as natural production starts to slow down. Drinking more water will usually be futile, since hyaluronic acid is the chief molecule of water for our skin. Try babydrop fillers, a skin-boosting treatment with tiny Continue Reading

The Hairy Problem About Male Pattern Hair Loss

Unfortunately, approximately 50% of all men over the age of 50 will experience some form of hair loss. So what gives with male pattern hair loss? Is there are cure for it?   1. YOU ARE PROBABLY GONNA GET IT IF THERE ARE OTHER BALD MEN IN YOUR FAMILY Much time, brain power and money have been poured into researching why male pattern baldness occurs. They’ve come to a conclusion – if there are other bald men in your family, baldness will also likely come for you. Most people think that having a bald father increases this risk, but the primary baldness gene is on the X chromosome, so blame Mom too.   2. THE IRONY OF DHT DHT is a derivative of testosterone, and is an important hormone for hair growth in areas of the body. Yes – DHT helps with hair growth normally. But if you have the baldness gene, DHT will bind to receptors in hair follicles on the scalp and cause them to weaken and shrink Continue Reading

5 Steps To Better Looking Skin

I know, promising better skin in just days is a big claim. But there are indeed ways to get there, if you know where to look. Here’s how.   1. DEEP CLEANSING FACIALS Even if you are already using a facial scrub at home, having your skin professionally cleansed will improve the look and feel of your skin, focusing on clearing clogged pores and reducing the appearance of large pores. The Deep Deep Clean facial combines microdermabrasion with a fruit acid wash, and purges clogged pores with ultrasonic cleansing, and comes highly recommended for those with problem skin types.   2. GLOW-GIVING FACIALS If you haven’t heard, the Hydrafacial is a gentle yet effective facial that truly penetrates deep enough to stimulate collagen and elastin growth. At SW1 Clinic, the proprietary Hydrafacial MD machine is used. Their Monroe Hydrafacial is a hot favourite, which extends the regular Hydrafacial with glow-giving steps including a dual LED light therapy for healing, essential skin vitamins sonophoresis, and the skin brightening Pearl Eclat gel Continue Reading

Hair Today, More Tomorrow

We lose hair everyday. During the shower or when we brush our hair, during a careless hair flick. It is normal to lose up to a hundred strands of hair a day, in fact. Physiological hair loss like these is normal because of the normal hair cycle – hair falls and new ones replace it. But there are some conditions that can cause a person’s crowning glory to thin out unnaturally. Conditions such as telogen effluvium or hereditary hair loss such as male or female pattern hair loss. If your hair is thinning out, don’t panick. Unless there are medical reasons behind the hair loss, or unless you already look like John Malkovich, here are the best ways to save your hair.   1. HAIR GROWTH SERUMS Doctors say that this is the first line of defence. Hair growth medicines can be applied directly to the scalp to stimulate hair growth and retard the balding process. Revitascalp is a gentle and revitalizing hair message that infuses Minoxidil into the scalp, Continue Reading