5 Ways Botox Can Help You Avoid Cosmetic Surgery

When Botox was first introduced, everyone knew what it did, but just that no one likes to talk about it. Almost 2 decades later, Botox remains one of the most commonly done non-invasive cosmetic procedures today. Age prevention is now only one of the ways Botox is used. Expanding the dialogue of its growing list of uses, here are 5 ways Botox can help you avoid going under the knife: 1. Relax a gummy smile The dental people refer to this as “excessive gingival display”. Too much showing of the gum tissue above the top teeth makes people feel more self-conscious of their smile. Excess gum tissue can of course be removed (ouch), or you can opt for Botox injections to help relax the lip for a balanced grin. This is a quick fix, and is also relatively affordable, with each treatment lasting approximately 3 to 6 months. 2. Brow lift Botox can do more than just smoothen your forehead furrows. Botox browlift or brow botox refers to allows you Continue Reading

Here’s What The New Age Peels Do To Your Skin

Tired of dull, lacklustre skin and no amount of moisturizing or facials seem to help? A spotless, beaming complexion is just beneath the surface of your skin and your skin doctor might just be able to tease it out. Chemoexfoliation, more commonly known as the chemical peel, is a method of using exfoliative chemical agents that quick and uniform peeling of the skin to a desired depth. The aim of this is to peel the skin to address a variety of skin woes, but most popularly done to smoothen out lines and brighten the skin. By removing dead skin cells on the surface of skin, chemical peels improve lines, acne, pigments, and rapidly reveal baby smooth skin. Until the 1990s, chemical peels have been one of the most commonly performed non-invasive cosmetic skin treatments, but deep peels have largely been supplanted with the invention of skin lasers. Despite this, superficial peels have actually gone forward and proliferated in popularity.   THE NO-PEEL NEW AGE PEELS If the mention of chemical Continue Reading

Unusual Fixes That Are Changing The Outlook For Stretchmarks

9 out of 10 women will get stretch marks over their lifetime. A staggering ninety percent. Stretch marks occur when the skin is pulled by rapid gowth or stretching. The abrupt change causes collagen and elastin in the skin to rupture, resulting in stretch marks. Stretch marks are more likely to occur during Growth spurts during puberty Pregnancy Rapid weight gain or loss Some people may be genetically blessed and never get a single stretch mark their entire lives, most of us will probably have to find a way to deal with it. If you have these shiny marks that snake across parts of your body – know that these aren’t necessarily a life sentence.   Stretch Mark Creams, Lotions and Gels Frankly, no product probably works for everyone. But if you want to try these, here are some tips. – Use it early, when the stretch marks are still coloured. At this stage, stretch marks are more receptive to treatments. – Massage the product into the stretch marks – Continue Reading

The Plasma Facelift

Traditional lasers and light-based technologies require a chromophore such as pigment, blood or water to work. Neogen PSR provides a controlled, uniform heating across the whole skin architecture. This is also touted a skin brightening treatment, reversing skin discolouration as well as more pesky issues such as actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratosis and even acne scarring. Higher settings can be used to provide deep dermal heating, achieving an anti-aging effect, firming skin from the inside out. HOW NEOGEN PSR WORKS Using nitrogen gas, Neogen Plasma delivers a unique, controlled heating to the entire skin which allows for complete non-ablative resurfacing of the skin. The skin’s response to this is stimulation of new elastin and collagen fibers, resulting in a skin firming/tightening effect. A treatment that can be performed on the entire face, the eyelids and the neck. Since this is a “colourless” treatment, it can safely be performed even in darker skin types. Neogen can be used for the entire face, and more delicate skin around the eyes and even the Continue Reading

Pore You: Pore Shrinking Truths And Myths

Pores are nasty little blots on our skin, the nemesis of our skin. Almost everyone had tried something, anything to shrink them and that is there are plenty of pore stories passed from friend to friend and generation to generation on how to get rid of these vile little footprints from a beautiful canvas.   WHAT PORES REALLY ARE First things first, a little bit of pore physiology. Pores are tiny openings that can be observed on the surface of our skin. They are responsible for allowing oil and sweat to reach the surface from beneath. Pores can be found in every single millimeter of our skin, and there are millions of them. Some fortunate people have the tiniest of pores – so small that they are indiscernible to the naked eye. Others have enlarged pores and… let’s just leave it as that. There are two types of skin pores – Oil pores and sweat pores. Oil pores are also hair follicles (pilosebaceous unit) and they serve to lubricate the Continue Reading