Category: SKIN REPORTER

Youth Preserve – The New Age Filler To Have

If you haven’t heard, Youth Preserve is a new hyaluronic acid injectable in the market. You can have this injected even if you have sufficient volume in your face and it won’t make you look bigger or more puffy. Before we continue (it’s confusing, we know), it’s useful to know that there are two main types of fillers – volumizing fillers and skinboosters. The former is designed to replace lost volume and is usually injected deeper. These fillers can also be used to sculpt or enhance bony structures of the face, such as the nose, or the chin. These fillers have variable hardness and last duration once injected. Skinboosters involve multiple tiny injections of a very soft, watery hyaluronic acid filler superficially into the skin. The primary use of skinboosters is to hydrate and improve skin elasticity. Youth Preserve is actually Profhilo. It is definitely not Botox, and strictly speaking, Profhilo is not a filler nor a skinbooster. It is made of hyaluronic acid, but it has the highest concentration Continue Reading

Maskne Is The New Pandemic Acne And You Shouldn’t Learn To Live With It

Not all acne is the same. The coronavirus era has seen a new type of acne emerge – maskne. According to doctors, maskne is actually a kind of acne mechanica – acne that forms due to skin irritation from pressure, heat and rubbing against skin, or simply when skin isn’t exposed to air as it should, developing roughness, clogging pores and getting acne-like (painful) bumps with continuing irritation. But there’s more. The prolonged friction from mask wearing can break down the skin barrier which normally protects the skin against bacteria and seals hydration within skin. There are a few ways to tell if what you have is maskne. If it’s along areas of mask contact, such as the cheeks, the lower half of your face – in more severe cases the acne can look like a diaper rash in the mask area. The acne would look like little white bumps. MASKNE TREATMENTS Under normal circumstances, if something is giving you acne, you remove it and the acne should go away Continue Reading

Your Non-Surgical Nose Job And Why No One Really Knows About It

For many people, if asked whether they would ever consider plastic surgery, the answer would be a firm “no”. But not everyone refuses plastic surgery because they are advocates of self-love – most of the time the scary stories of downtime or looking too “different” from their old selves are the reasons why. Not surprisingly, tweaking (as opposed to surgically changing) one’s appearance is much more widely accepted. One of the most common facial tweakments seen in this part of the world is the non-surgical nose job. The best thing about nose “tweakments” is that it usually looks like an enhancement of one’s own nose – just sharper or more defined.   TYPES OF NON-SURGICAL NOSE JOBS If you are completely new to this, the non-surgical nose job usually refers to nose fillers, or nose threadlift. The nose filler procedure augments the nose with dermal fillers, most commonly the hyaluronic acid filler with a consistency or hardness capable of lifting the nose bridge. Small injections at various parts of the Continue Reading

It’s All About The Jawline

A chiseled jawline has always contributed one’s attractive rating (if there was one). Ask a portrait photographer the most important facial feature of their subjects and they will tell you it is “all about the jaw”. Jawlines that are defined bring character to a face and makes one’s portrait more photogenic. It is a sign of good genes (and these days, good anti-aging care), men or women alike. So whether it is Henry Cavill’s chin of steel, or Jennifer Lopez’s gravity-defying jawline and cheeks, here are 2 proven treatments that will keep that profile of yours dazzling. Non-surgical skin tightening treatments This is the famous non-surgical facelift that keeps the collagen and elastin content of your skin abundant, without the scalpel! Treatments such as radiofrequency Thermage and focused ultrasound Ulthera work on the basis of stimulating a productive wound healing response, which leads to a progressive skin and neck tightening effect within 3 to 6 months. What people really these 2 lunchtime procedures is that they are completely non-invasive – Continue Reading

The Surgery-Free Makeover

Whether it’s the wrinkles that are asking to be smoothened, redness of skin that needs taming, or pesky pigmentation that desperately needs lightening, many are turning to laser treatments for uplifting transformations. Here are the top FDA-approved lasers. 1. INFLAMMATION AND REDNESS If your face is prone to blushing and flushing, and has tiny red pimple-like bumps, it might mean you have rosaccea. Characterised by dilatation of blood vessels and causing redness at the slightest irritation – cold, heat, alcohol, stress and even spicy food. Long suffering flushed faces may find relief from a pulsed dye laser called VBeam. This laser is the gold standard treatment for broken capillaries, redness and flushing, even some birthmarks. 2. PIGMENTATION AND DULL SKIN Laser treatments have been shown to be effective for tough pigments such as melasma, but conventional lasers have higher risk of worsening pigmentation when there is too much heat. Pico Pigment is the latest laser that minimizes this risk.. Delivering laser energy in much more rapid bursts compared to the Continue Reading