Category: TIPS & ADVICE

Is The Non-Surgical Nose Job For You?

When it comes to enhancement of the nose, there are essentially two options— surgical and non-surgical. If you are opting for the surgical route, you are talking about rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller; change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip; alter the tip of the nose; or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects in the nose. During rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added (either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler). A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose as it heals.       If you, like many others, do not like the idea of invasive surgery, you can consider non-surgical options of augmenting your nose. The non-surgical Rhinoplasty, or non-surgical nose job as it is Continue Reading

Celebrity Secrets: Age Retarding Botox And Fillers

Google the words ‘botox’ and ‘fillers’ and you are bound to see celebrity before-and-after photos of plastic surgery fails. But we all know that botox and fillers are regularly done by celebrities and normal people (like you and me!) for preventive and rejuvenation reasons, so it can’t be all bad. In fact, pitfalls don’t deter some stars from the needle at all. This article will take you through some famous and splendid botox and filler jobs which were so well done, you probably didn’t even realize it.   1. Jennifer Aniston Our favourite waitress from the hit sitcom “Friends” does not look like she has aged a day since 2003. It is common knowledge that she had a nose job in her 30s but she is one of the freshest-looking 50 year olds in Hollywood to date. Jennifer admits that she has Botox done and this has probably done a lot for her in terms of preventive aging. Dr Low Chai Ling: Notice that you can still see some lines Continue Reading

A Rookie’s Guide To Facial Oils

First we had the toner, then came along the essence. Now, facial oils are emerging as the after-moisturizer oil – something like an emollient for superficial hydration and protection. So how exactly do we make include the facial oil in our skincare regime? Is it worth adding it in (and the money)? And which skin types are suitable for facial oils?   Sensitive and Dehydrated Skin Facial oils provide an additional barrier for skin prone to irritation and inflammation. While moisturizers deliver moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic deeper into the skin, adding a facial oil to one’s sensitive and dry skincare regime will give skin a moisture sealant, making your moisturizers much more effective. So if you are not quite there with the dewy complexion with your moisturizers, then maybe adding a facial oil will make that happen.   Read More: How to Get Rid of Cystic Acne Greasy Skin If you have oily skin, “oil-free” skincare is probably what you want because the last thing you probably want is Continue Reading

Hormonal Acne: How To Fight It

Most people have vivid memories of their terrifying pimple-faced teenage years. But if you thought acne was frustrating before you turned 20, imagine having to deal with it again later as an adult. Getting acne beyond your pubescent years can be the most frustrating thing, especially since the rise of social media has placed a lot of emphasis on appearances Indeed, the coining of “instaworthy shots” has social medial platforms such as Instagram resembling more and more of an aesthetics feed with fashion bloggers who work as social media influencers selling images of perfect, porcelain clear skin. How To Tell If You Have Hormonal Acne At puberty, hormonal breakouts usually develop across the face. In one’s twenties or older, hormonal acne is usually concentrated around the cheeks, jaw and chin. Another hint of adult hormonal acne is these tend to be deep, painful cysts which are sensitive or tender to touch. Cystic acne are nasty not only because they hurt and are gross, they can also potentially cause unsightly scars. Continue Reading

Proven Ways To Slow Down The Skin Ageing Process

Be Religious About Applying Your Sunscreen Heard of the Slip-Slop-Slap campaign that was raised to raise awareness about the risks of skin cancer in Australia? Well, since we can’t Slip on a shirt over our faces, Slop-ping on the SPF50 sunscreen is probably more important in this respect. Don’t be fooled and skip the sunscreen on a less-than-sunny day. Fact is, our skin doesn’t need to feel the sun in order to be damaged. UVA rays are potent “silent’ skin agers and do not burn skin at all.   For those who need some quick advice, physical sunblocks are also known as mineral sunblocks, and these contain zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or both. Compared to chemical sunblocks which contain active ingredients like avobenzone or oxybenzone, physical sunblocks are more stable and less likely to cause skin irritations. However, if the thought of zinc oxide leaving a chalky cast on your face puts you off, try a wash-on sunscreen. Read more: I Found A Wash-On Sunscreen. You Are Going To Want Continue Reading

Which is the best: Threadlift, Filler or Ultherapy?

  With the explosion of lunchtime rejuvenation procedures available, many women are at a loss as to what is the most suitable aesthetic treatment for their faces. The issues facing one looking for non-surgical rejuvenation enhancement techniques are: (1) the extent of what they can accomplish (2) the downtime (this varies between individuals, and what constitutes downtime for one may not be so for another) (3) the longevity of the treatment (or how long the results can last). With this in mind, top on the podium of most popular face-enhancing, youth-reviving therapies in the last five years stand Dermal Fillers, Threadlifts and Ultherapy. Anyone who have not been living under a rock would have at some point heard about their benefits in terms of turning back the ageing clock, reducing lines and wrinkles and lifting skin.   For those who perhaps may have been living in some kind of rock for the past decade, here is a quick run down of what each of the three aesthetic frontrunners do. DERMAL Continue Reading

Complexion Fighters: IPL or VBeam For Redness?

While I admit that I like the rosy flush to a certain extent, permanent blotchiness can be embarrassing and definitely does not look as cute. Fortunately, there are very effective options to treat facial redness and you don’t have to endure it in silence. Facial redness is actually a common problem many people face, and some famous faces with rosacea include Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellweger, Cynthia Nixon, Prince William, ex-president Bill Clinton, and even master of art Rembrandt. Two of the most popular treatments for photo-rejuvenation, the IPL and VBeam are effective treatments for redness but there are key differences between them.   Differences Between IPL and VBeam IPL stands for ‘intense pulsed light’. It is not actually a laser but a light device with different wavelengths or colours of light which treat pigmentation and blood vessels in the same treatment. VBeam is a laser device that emits a single wavelength (595nm) or yellow light. More specifically, it is a pulsed dye laser – a dye is used to generate Continue Reading