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Knee Anxiety And Kninkles

Sagging skin and wrinkles on the face are often the first things that people rush to correct. In fact, women and men around the world are not giving skin agers a chance and many are embarking on anti-aging treatments long before the skin succumbs to gravity and to chance. Anti-aging treatments now extend to the neck, the décolleté, the hands and even the back! So as it turns out, as it gets harder to tell one’s age, the tougher it gets to hide it, as the world scrutinizes for signs of age on the body. The latest anxiety is in the leg joints. Kninkles, or knee wrinkles first got it’s publicity piece several years ago when Catherine Zeta-Jones glided over the red carpet looking picture perfect except for her crinkly and pouchy knees. Need I explain further why the world was devastated that a normal (but famous) human being was not allowed to look aged, even in the knees? Perhaps there isn’t a need to. This was simply the cue Continue Reading

The Latest Laser Treatment For Virtually All Skin Troubles

People with pigmentation woes understand that pigments are skin troubles that persist, no matter how thorough one’s skincare regime, and how expensive our skincare products are. Pigments are almost like unfortunate scars, parts on our skin that we wish we could make disappear immediately and forever. Yet pigmentation treatments often give modest results at best, and under the wrong hands, they can even worsen. So for the pigment-burdened or those with tattoo regret, should you resign to your fate and learn to live with it? Probably not! Skin lasers are one of the most researched treatments for pigmentation woes such as melasma and tattoo removal. We speak to Dr Chua Han Boon, a Senior Consultant at the SW1 Clinic about the latest pigment and tattoo removal laser in town, and why this laser is now the best pigment and tattoo removal in town.   The Misconception About Lasers There is a common misconception that lasers thin the skin, damaging the skin’s melanocytes and leaving patches of skin white. Dr Chua Continue Reading

10 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Boob Job

SKIN spoke to one of the top breast plastic surgeons in Singapore, Dr Tan Ying Chien, for insider tips on what you should know before getting a breast augmentation.   In Nature, boobs are tear drop shaped. It makes perfect sense that enhanced breasts should mimic that for natural-looking results. The newer tear drop (or “anatomical”) silicone implants are especially good news for majority of Asian women who tend to have thinner chest walls, as traditional round implants have a higher likelihood to show at the edges, on top of looking like round char siew buns artificially stuck onto the chest. Moreover, the ability to customise both the height and projection for tear drop implants allows the surgeon greater flexibility to optimise results for every individual, and to correct pre-existing unequal breasts better.   The doctor may throw you a curveball. There’s much more to it than just size. Your new beautiful bosom buddies should be in proportion to the rest of body, have the ideal shape and curves from all angles, and Continue Reading

Do you want to Age like a Celebrity?

  Celebrities, we love them, we hate them, we all want to be like them. The truth is in this day of digital technology, everyone’s life is an open book. For better or worse, every wrinkle is scrutinized, every diet dissected. So do celebrities who live in a stratosphere of their own age in a different manner from us mere mortals? Or do they even age at all?   Denise Richards How well has she aged? May: 6/10 Denise Richards was one of the hottest babes on the planet, ever since her turn as a Bond girl. Almost 17 years on, she retains her pretty features but it’s clear her face has lost some of that youthful softness and sparkle. Her forehead looks very hardened to me.   Khristine: 7/10 Denise Richards is in her forties so she really doesn’t look that bad for a woman her age. But it’s a pity that her lower face has lined up so much, giving her age away, despite her keeping to the 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