Category: TIPS & ADVICE

How To Transform Your Face In Your 40s

We all know that our skin changes as we get older, and we know how the signs look like, but these changes are not always easy to accept, especially when they become more pronounced in our 40s. In fact, the rate at which signs appear once we hit the 40s is shocking – many women don’t realize that they can age so much in a year. As these inconvenient details make themselves known, a woman knows she has 2 options: firstly, accept that this is part of life and embrace the wrinkles. Or, treat the issues actively. In the past, people were more passive, because to look younger involved something surgical usually, and in the 40s, the signs might not warrant something drastic such as a surgical facelift. Today, skin rejuvenation treatments range from non-invasive skin tightening devices, to anti-aging skin lasers and injectables, such as Botox, fillers and the minimally invasive facial threadlift. Here are some secrets on how a woman can waltz into her 40s gracefully, looking better Continue Reading

The New Complexion Uplifter

There is an unexpected benefit of Botox, which is traditionally known for smoothening out wrinkles. Apparently, doctors are using it to treat oily skin, great news for oil slicks! Botox works by blocking signals from nerves which control muscles, preventing it from contracting fully. Without a full contraction, harsh wrinkles appear more relaxed. Apart from being FDA-approved to treat forehead lines and crow’s feet, it also got approved for hyperhidrosis as well as migraines. And now (albeit still an off-label use), it can be injected to reduce oil production.   HOW DOES MICROREFINE BOTOX REDUCE OIL PRODUCTION? Similarly to how Botox restricts the activation of muscles, Botox injected skin-deep (Microrefine Botox) can prevent activation of oil (and sweat), a complexion saver if you are cursed with an oily complexion that makes your face look like an oil pan or if your skin tends to clog or get breakouts. A diluted dose injected intradermally into the forehead, cheeks, chin and even the nose will do it. It can still paralyse the Continue Reading

Best Lifting Treatments For The Face

I saw one of those aging time-lapse videos and it was horrifying to watch a face age instantly over 30 seconds. But the truth is, that’s a playback of what happens in actual life and everyone will get wrinkles and our skin will eventually sag. If you’ve approached your 40s with care, chances are you are still looking pretty good. But for the rest of us who never used sunscreens from a young age, the cumulative effects of sun exposure and age might have resulted in wrinkles and a loss of collagen, resulting in a gradually drooping face. Whatever the case, do not wait till your 50s to start on skin tightening treatments, because it will probably be too late. The earlier you start skin tightening treatments, the younger you will look in later years to come.   ULTHERAPY – BEST FACE LIFTER Ultherapy is the secret of many V-shaped faces around. This FDA-approved treatment uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to stimulate new collagen in the deep supporting structures Continue Reading

I Transformed My Eyes With These Simple Tricks

Do you feel like you are spending a little too much time applying concealer or makeup around the eyes to look more fresh? Too much makeup can age the skin around the eyes faster, turning this into a vicious cycle. Here are some simple tricks that people are doing for eye beauty.   1. “GOLDEN EYE’ Advancements in medical technology means that we can now perform skin-tightening treatments around the eye safely and with comfort. Golden Eye uses HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound), a treatment that rejuvenates the delicate skin around the eyes in a painless manner. Using focal lines and micro-ultrasound with a cold laser, the energy is passed progressively at 1mm, 1.5mm, and 2mm for tissue regeneration. Expect a firming and eye-brightening effect.   2. THERMAGE EYES For a deeper and more long-lasting treatment, try Thermage Eyes, which uses a more energy-intensive radiofrequency treatment to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles and for an eye lift.   3. SMART EYE LASERS Not a lot of lasers are suitable for Continue Reading

Nose Threadlifts Or Nose Fillers – Which Is Better?

The non-surgical rhinoplasty is probably one of the most common non-invasive cosmetic procedures done today. A quick, virtually painless alternative to the surgical nose job, the risks are lower and there is very minimal, if not, zero downtime. Non-surgical nose enhancements can be done using dermal fillers (touted the ‘liquid rhinoplasty’) or nose threads, but do you know which one you should choose?   1. NOSE FILLERS – THE LIQUID RHINOPLASTY Dermal fillers can be used to lift the nose bridge or to refine the nose tip. This comes packaged in a syringe and is injected directly into areas that your doctor wants to modify. Hyaluronic acid fillers are most commonly used, being dissolvable easily if there is a need to. Once injected, they are slowly broken down by the body over the following months, and last on average 9 to 18 months. Being an injectable, nose fillers can be used to hide a bump on the nose, or make it less visible. It can also be cleverly used to Continue Reading