Category: BEAUTY

The New Complexion Uplifter

There is an unexpected benefit of Botox, which is traditionally known for smoothening out wrinkles. Apparently, doctors are using it to treat oily skin, great news for oil slicks! Botox works by blocking signals from nerves which control muscles, preventing it from contracting fully. Without a full contraction, harsh wrinkles appear more relaxed. Apart from being FDA-approved to treat forehead lines and crow’s feet, it also got approved for hyperhidrosis as well as migraines. And now (albeit still an off-label use), it can be injected to reduce oil production.   HOW DOES MICROREFINE BOTOX REDUCE OIL PRODUCTION? Similarly to how Botox restricts the activation of muscles, Botox injected skin-deep (Microrefine Botox) can prevent activation of oil (and sweat), a complexion saver if you are cursed with an oily complexion that makes your face look like an oil pan or if your skin tends to clog or get breakouts. A diluted dose injected intradermally into the forehead, cheeks, chin and even the nose will do it. It can still paralyse the Continue Reading

The Anti-Ager Injection To Replace A Facelift

The modern facelift has been around since the 1950s, but planning for a facelift until one, or two decades ago was tricky. Today, cosmetic doctors and surgeons are specializing in age-reversing injections, developing “liquid facelift” techniques in recent years for those looking to quickly rejuvenate without surgery. While these do not replace the surgical facelift in terms of degree of lift, they are more accessible for everyone in terms of downtime and cost, and definitely a more convenient and less risky way to freshen up and more subtly “well-aged”.   HOW THE FACE AGES But the idea of an injection achieving a facelift effect is intriguing. Many young people complain of “chipmunk cheeks” and look for ways to reduce facial fat, so how does a facial filler achieve a rejuvenative effect? With age, the face loses fat and volume, clumping up and sags. This results in a loss of radiance as the cheeks and temples deflate and the shape of the face changes gradually. Sunken temple hollows make a person Continue Reading

5 Cosmetic Procedures To Help You Look Younger

As surgical face lifts become less and less the treatment of choice for people wanting to rejuvenate their facial appearances, here are the most effective non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help people backtrack a little and relive their, younger-looking, fresher-faced days.   1. BOTOX I know everyone’s greatest fear about doing Botox. No one wants to look artificially frozen, no matter how many wrinkles Botox may smoothen out. Most people develop forehead furrows, annoying frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet as early as the mid to late twenties (‘motor’ wrinkles – they appear only on expression) and Botox not only helps to soften these lines, it can also prevent them from becoming static or permanant. Don’t get greedy and ask for a long-lasting dose as that will likely freeze expression and give skin an unnatural and awkward sheen – a sign of over-treating with Botox. Instead, opt for smaller doses just to relax the muscles a little instead, without limiting normal expression.   2. FOREVER YOUNG BBL Sciton’s Broadband Continue Reading

Nose Threadlifts Or Nose Fillers – Which Is Better?

The non-surgical rhinoplasty is probably one of the most common non-invasive cosmetic procedures done today. A quick, virtually painless alternative to the surgical nose job, the risks are lower and there is very minimal, if not, zero downtime. Non-surgical nose enhancements can be done using dermal fillers (touted the ‘liquid rhinoplasty’) or nose threads, but do you know which one you should choose?   1. NOSE FILLERS – THE LIQUID RHINOPLASTY Dermal fillers can be used to lift the nose bridge or to refine the nose tip. This comes packaged in a syringe and is injected directly into areas that your doctor wants to modify. Hyaluronic acid fillers are most commonly used, being dissolvable easily if there is a need to. Once injected, they are slowly broken down by the body over the following months, and last on average 9 to 18 months. Being an injectable, nose fillers can be used to hide a bump on the nose, or make it less visible. It can also be cleverly used to Continue Reading

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