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7 Things You Should Know About Male Pattern Hair Loss

Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) is hair loss that affects males, mainly at the crown of the head or at the hairline. Not quite the same as going bald, it can begin as a single bald spot, or a receding hairline that slowly forms an ‘M’ shape. Here are 7 things you should know about MPHL, including whether it can be grown back.   1. IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY It is believed that MPHL is an inheritable condition. The androgen receptor gene is one of them, which is on the X-chromosome, but it doesn’t mean that hair loss is inherited from the mother, because there are other genes involved in the condition as well. 2. STRESS CAN INCREASE THE RATE OF HAIR LOSS IN MPHL Under stressful circumstances, hormonal changes or scalp issues, someone predisposed to hair loss genetically may notice an increase in hair loss. 3. STRESS ALONE CAN INCREASE HAIR SHEDDING Sometimes, losing hair might be temporary. Telogen effluvium is a condition where there is increased hair Continue Reading

7 Things To Know Before A Facial Threadlift

Going under the knife is fast becoming a dated way of reversing the signs of aging. Anti-aging cosmetic treatments are more subtle – the idea is to look younger and better, without looking different. Facial threadlifts are now popular amongst those who want a quick lift without having to take the downtime of a surgical facelift. Here are some things you need to know before you go for the threadlift.   1. THEY ANCHOR THE SKIN WITH CONES OR BARBS Facial threads contain either cones or barb sutures which help anchor the skin and lift it to the desired position.   2. THEY STAY IN YOUR SKIN, BUT NOT FOREVER A facial threadlift procedure involves inserting a medical suture beneath the skin which repositions sagging skin to a more youthful-looking position. A non-surgical technique to shapen the jawline and lift droopy cheeks, the threads used are biocompatible and biodegradable. Facial threadlifts such as Silhouette Instalift use Silhouette Soft, for example, made from polylactic acid, which enables a collagen regenerating effect Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss: The Low Down

Does a bad hair day mean a bad day for you? Too fine, too frizzy, too dry? A woman’s hair has become symbolic – apart from self-esteem, it has to do with feminity and even identity. It is no wonder, the hair and beauty is now a multibillion industry, and a woman spends approximately $50,000 on her hair over the lifetime, on average. But imagine this – women can lose their hair gradually. Known as female pattern hair loss, it usually begins around the 40s. For some, it can be even earlier. This progressive form of hair loss means that the hair loss is gradual, but continous. Without treatment, it can progress from just a widening parting to overall thinning. Unlike men, female pattern hair loss does not result in baldness. But hair thinning is part and parcel of it, some may notice hair receding at the temples. Without treatment, the hair thinning can become widespread.   HOW DOCTORS TREAT FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS TODAY More than one treatment is Continue Reading

I Looked Better After Giving Birth And Science May Be The Reason

Well, I might have lied a little. I hated my body postpartum. Having gained a massive 20 kilograms during each of my 2 pregnancies, I didn’t fit well into my regular clothes anymore, even though theoretically I should, since I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight. My skin was dull-looking after I stopped breastfeeding, but the worst was losing so much hair so quickly. 6 months and several treatments later, I am finally back! Here’s what I did.   1. GLOW ON Thanks to post-pregnancy hormones, sleep deprivation and absolutely no time for taking care of my skin, I got the new-mum dull and grey complexion. Surprisingly, there are not many skin treatments tailored for pregnant and new mums, but I found my gem at the SW1 Clinic. Their Full Bloom program is designed to revive dull and lacklustre complexions with pregnancy and breast-feeding-safe treatments, such as the Sciton Forever Young BBL which revived my dull skin within one session!   2. SHAPING UP Pregnancy does change our body shape Continue Reading

Your Ultimate Hair Removal Guide For Better Skin

Have you imagined a day where you will never have to pluck, tweeze or shave again? If you are contemplating hair removal, here’s the ultimate hair removal guide to read before you proceed.   SOME AREAS RESPOND BETTER THAN OTHERS Laser hair removal works better in some areas than others so don’t expect your entire body to be rid of all unwanted strands or stubbles according to schedule. Apparently, it works best in areas of thinner skin with thicker hair. So if you are after hair underarms, or targeting the bikini line, going for the legs and arms, you are in luck!   IT DOESN’T WORK AT ALL FOR SOME PEOPLE If you are fair- skinned and have dark hair, chances are this will be a perfect treatment for you. Simply put, hair removal lasers target dark pigments, so unfortunately, people who have darker skin and dark hair will find it slightly harder to find success with this treatment. The gentleyag laser however, is safer for darker skin types and Continue Reading