The Best Treatments For Younger-Looking Hands

We all try our best to age gracefully, by first not looking older than we really are. In this day and age where faces (and necks) look younger and younger with innovative anti-aging skin tightening and brightening treatments, it does get a little more difficult guessing a person’s age. But here comes the challenge – ensuring that other body parts do not betray our age and give the game away. Experts say that our hands age faster than the face and neck and give away our age more quickly than any other body part. Constantly exposed to harsh elements – cold, heat, pollution, chemicals in harsh soaps and the sun, they start to age as early as the 20s, like the face, but most people don’t recognize the signs of aging on the hands until their 40s. Even if they do notice aging changes, most people don’t do anything until the signs of aging turn serious. Here are the best lasers for reversing the tell-tale signs of time on the 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

Which Skin Laser Is Right For You?

There is (not surprisingly) a lot of confusion as to which lasers do what. There are so many lasers, so where is the best place to start? Here’s your quick guide to laser treatments for various skin concerns.   PIGMENT LIGHTENING: PORCELAIN SKIN PROGRAM The Porcelain Skin Program is a gentle and effective for lightening pigments. Touted the workhorse of aesthetic lasers today. Laser light is absorbed by pigments in the skin, which causes pigments to shatter into a fine dust, which allows more efficient elimination of these pigments by the body. Compared to its predecessor, the nanosecond Nd:YAG laser, picosecond lasers work in ultrashort pulses (100 times shorter pulse duration than nanosecond lasers), which makes this laser treatment overall safer as well, especially for heat-sensitive pigmentation issues such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma.   ANTI-REDNESS: HARMONY SKIN PROGRAM The Harmony Skin Program is the laser program for people who battle facial redness. Using VBeam, a true vascular laser, it works by releasing a burst of light at the 595nm Continue Reading