Category: SKIN REPORTER

The New Skin Laser That’s Changing Complexions

Our campaign for glowing skin is actually not new. Gypsies were thought to be the first to use deep chemical peels, passing this prized formula for generations. Other bizarre formulas rumored in other parts of the world included singeing of the skin to achieve exfoliation. If you shuddered a little thinking of bringing a flame to your face for the sake of beauty, rest assured that medical innovation has brought us to an exciting age of complexion lasers, which has made it possible to treat skin conditions previously considered untreatable.   PHOTOREJUVENATION You have probably heard of photorejuvenation, a skin treatment using lasers including the Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd-YAG). These aim to airbrush or completely remove signs of photoaging such as fine lines, wrinkles and rough skin texture. In line with our pursuit of perfecting our complexions for a dewy, healthy appearance, many laser systems today address a wide variety of skin concerns, more than just anti-aging, and focusing on a smooth and reflective canvas as the end product. Continue Reading

Why We Should Be Obsessed With The Perfect Pout

In the age of the beauty treatments such as fillers becoming almost as mainstream as teeth whitening, there is one beauty obsession that has found its place in the hearts of many – achieving the perfect pout. In fact, lip augmentation isn’t exactly modern. The first known history of lip augmentation belongs to some of the ancient tribes where lips were pierced to draw attention from the opposite sex. From the 1900’s surgeons experimented with various fillers to augment women’s lips. Today, the introduction of bio-compatible hyaluronic acid has revolutionized the lip augmentation procedure, making it one of the most requested “lunchtime tweakment” beauty treatments.   Read More: BREAKING: The Fountain of Youth Actually Exists – Here Are the Coordinates to It.   LIP ENVY In 2015, Kylie Jenner, then aged 17 admitted to having lip fillers done, and there was a notable surge in lip filler enquiries globally. According to Dr Low Chai Ling, Medical Director of the SW1 Clinic, people ask for lip enhancements more than you would Continue Reading

5 Things Women In Their 40s Should Do To Look 10 Years Younger

The 30s is a good time to start some anti-aging measures. By the time we hit our 40s, it is time to get serious about them. In this decade, most women start bring conscious of visible aging signs, which are more pronounced, such as fine lines around the eyes, increasing pigmentation, rougher skin texture and loose, droopy skin resulting in deeper smile lines. So as the not-so-sutble signs make themselves known, you can either accept them and move on with life, or you can opt for specific treatments that can halt and even reverse the appearance of some of these details.   1. THE ANNUAL COLLAGEN-BOOSTING WORKOUT Hitting the 40s means that as the skin stops producing as much collagen and sucuumbs to gravity, resulting in increasingly sagging skin. When the skin sags, the most visible signs of aging are deepening smile lines, a disappearing jawline, jowls and droopy brows or eyelids. An easy and effective treatment to start with is the Trinity Facelift Program, which consists of Ultherapy and Continue Reading

Age-Proof Your Hair With These Doctor-Approved Tips

When it comes to hair loss, genetics and age play major roles. While you might not be able to trade limp-thin-prematurely-ageing genes for shampoo-ad DNA, there are many other factors that are in your hands. Stress, stealth dietary deficiencies and hormonal imbalance are just a few of the most common strand saboteurs triggering increased shedding or accelerating the age-related thinning; as is subjecting your crowning glory to frequent abuse from hair dyes, perms, tight hairstyles, hair dryers and other heated styling tools. So thick, luscious hair might be just a few lifestyle tweaks away! Besides ensuring your diet contains plenty of hair-raising nutrients such as lean and soy proteins, iron and biotin (yes, you tend to lose more than weight with overly restrictive diets), the latest medical hair innovations are very helpful to counter the effects of an ageing scalp and our fast-paced urban lifestyle.   THE SW1 HAIR CLINIC Medical clinics that offer comprehensive hair restoration services are still a rarity in Singapore. Doctors of the SW1 Clinic, one of Continue Reading

Still Getting Acne As An Adult? Here’s Why

When we were teenagers, acne could be explained away as “growing pains”. So we waited for the big day when we would no longer be kids and the acne would finally be gone. But when acne lingers on into adulthood, skin broken out becomes a haunting – affecting our lives socially (and some say, professionally).   THE UNFAIR REASONS WHY WE GET ADULT ACNE Disappointingly, the state of things now is that no one really understands the difference in the cause of teen versus adult acne. The same factors seem to cause both, such as overactivity of oil glands, acne-causing bacteria, clogged pores and hormonal fluctuations. In adulthood, fluctuating hormones can be caused by stress and inflammation. Here are top tips from aesthetic doctors on how to deal with adult acne.   KEEP IT SIMPLE Sometimes, too much of a good thing can actually be bad. Dealing with acne that never seems to completely go away is frustrating and sometimes we get over zealous with our acne products. A mild, Continue Reading