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Modern Dandy: Top 5 Aesthetic Treatments For Men Today

This may sound surprising, but men make up approximately one-third of aesthetic procedures done worldwide today. While people generally understand that they are kind of stuck with what they were born with in the past, men today are less fatalistic about their looks and are increasingly turning to aesthetic enhancements to make themselves look and perhaps feel better about themselves. In fact, these procedures are increasingly being viewed as a way of self-improvement, such as wearing nice clothes, or joining the gym to get fit. Men today are more aesthetically conscious compared to men in the past. Whilst still some distance away compared to female counterparts, more and more are at least giving non-invasive aesthetic treatments a try. The fundamental difference is men are still shy of the scalpel and prefer non-invasive procedures with minimal maintenance. We share the top 5 concerns of modern men and discuss highly effective and popular treatments for these.   Acne Scars According to Dr Chua Han Boon from the SW1 Clinic, men are no Continue Reading

5 Treatments For Younger Skin In Your 40s

When it comes to skin, nothing is set in stone. Just because your skin is starting to show visible signs of aging doesn’t mean you can’t turn the clock back in time and reverse some signs of damage. “In your 40s, it is time to wage war on aging skin, because you have a very finite number of years to undo damage with non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures, before the skin aging really escalates”, says Dr Low Chai Ling, Medical Director of the SW1 Clinic, and also former founder of The Sloane Clinic. In this article, we tap into Dr Low’s wealth of knowledge and experience to assemble 5 secrets on how you can waltz into your 40s gracefully, looking ageless instead of looking your actual age.   Rule 1 – Fight Against Gravity In some women such as ex-supermodel Heidi Klum, genetics and healthy lifestyle play a role in keeping their skin beautiful and in all the right places. But for most of us in the cold, harsh world, Continue Reading

3 Reasons To Start Lasers In Your 30s

In your teens and 20s, good skin health is usually a given. A decade ago, I could afford being lazy at times and jump into bed without really cleaning off my makeup, my skin seemed to forgive me quite easily the next day. Fast forward to 33, my skin has turned into the pettiest thing I know. A blemish takes a little longer to heal, and a little too much alcohol makes me regret the puffiness the next morning. The truth is, in our 30s, collagen production slows down and this is the age when neglect in the past starts to creep up on us. Needless to say, any further lack of love and nurture for it and you will see how it will wage war on you in later life. If you have not had the opportunity to start on simple lasers earlier, it is definitely not too late to start it in your 30s. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should get started.   Keep It Continue Reading

Top 3 Reasons To Start Lasers In Your 20s

Have you wondered why Jennier Lopez looks like she hasn’t aged a day since she was 21? Apart from lucky genes and healthy habits, it is very likely that she had skin enhancements, which she probably started early and carried these on to her 40s. “When you are in your 20s, it is easy to feel complacent because visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles are not of utmost concern. But in fact, this is the decade to start preventive measures to delay the aging clock” says Dr Chua Han Boon, Senior Medical Aesthetics Consultant of the SW1 Clinic. With the advent of so many affordable laser treatments, there are really a lot of choices from hybrid facials to lasers that leave you with just a hint of pink by the time you walk out of the clinic. “The intuitive understanding that people had in the past and today is the same; they understand that in order to stay youthful-looking, they must not be lazy about caring Continue Reading

All You Need to Know About a Non-Surgical Facelift

As you age, you will see one of the following signs of aging on your face and neck such as: Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth Fat that has fallen or has disappeared Jowls Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or “turkey neck” The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, as well as heredity and stress. Types of facelifts There are two main options to correct the aging changes in the face and neck— surgical facelift and non-surgical facelift. A surgical facelift aims to correct the aging changes of the face and neck through surgery.The vast array of facelift techniques can be bewildering: deep plane, high SMAS, short scar, skin only, MACS lift, SMASectomy and the list goes on. Other procedures that might be Continue Reading

5 Things To Start Now To Look Younger Than Your Friends in 10 Years’ Time

If you ever need a reminder at how fast you might be aging, look at your friends. Women, especially, age at dramatic speed once they hit 35, and after they have had kids. If you are still quite happy with the way you look, congratulations! But time does have its way of creeping up on people, and who’s to say who will look better as they age? Well, I have always been careful of the saying “burning the candle at both ends”, and now, in my late 30s, I am fairly comforted by the fact that I look younger than my real age. It takes a bit of effort, a little investment but you will thank yourself when you go for your next class reunion and log that youthful-looking face in a photo.   Build Up Your Collagen Bank   First of all, think of your skin’s collagen stores like a piggy bank. Collagen is abundant (like how parents put hard-earned money raising children) when we are young, but this Continue Reading

How My Life Changed with a Filler Lift

A  filler lift at The SW1 Clinic gave me a slimmer jawline, fuller cheeks, and an ‘eye-opening’ effect (literally)! I woke up happy today. 10 hours of glorious sleep! But my happiness was shortlived, as I bumped into a friend I haven’t seen in yonks on the way to work. “Germaine?” I yelled out to her with enthusiasm initially. “Serene? Wow! You look tired.” She replied. Yup. That was pretty much all we said for the rest of the train ride. Maybe her comment was a ‘girl thing’, maybe she never liked me much while we were at school. Or maybe it was an ‘asian thing’, speaking our minds candidly. Or it could really be because at the ripe old age of 25, I had undereye circles so dark that I looked like I just spent a year in a cave. My Miracle Lift I was frankly tired of people commenting on how tired I looked everyday, even though I always woke up feeling fresh. I researched on the possible Continue Reading