Category: SPOTLIGHT

Are Your Botox Injections Safe?

Botulinum toxin Type A/B injections are one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed worldwide. A cosmetic star that quickly rose to popularity in the early 2000s, this is the anti-wrinkle injection well-loved and endorsed by celebrities, used by thousands of men and women to starve off the visual effects of aging. However, Botox allegedly causes rare but serious complications, including death. Recently, a young woman died after allegedly receiving cosmetic Botox injections in Singapore. While it is not clear at the time of writing this article what treatments the lady received exactly, and until clarifications can be made officially, should you be going for Botox again?   HOW DOCTORS ARE ADMINISTERING BOTOX NOW There is no doubt that despite reports of these serious complications, cosmetic injections of Botox have a remarkably safe history. In case you weren’t aware, what worries people is that Botox is actually derived from a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, the same toxin that causes botulism, a form of life-threatening food-poisoning. Botox injections work by Continue Reading

Do Non-Invasive Fat Loss Treatments Really Work?

Closely rivaling facial rejuvenation treatments in terms of popularity, non-surgical body contouring treatments offered by medical aesthetic clinics are now a thing in the world of non-invasive, attractive-sounding treatments. Almost all of these fat reduction treatments have claimed easy and painless solutions to getting rid of unwanted fat or skin tightening, without needles, knife nor downtime. But can we really shrink a fatty belly, shave off unwanted saddle bags, carve out the inner thigh gap with these treatments? Bear in mind that these treatments are not exactly cheap so it’s probably prudent to first find out which ones will work for you.   BODY CONTOURING TREATMENTS THAT REALLY WORK Imagine if there was a treatment that prevented the body from producing and storing fat, or redistributed fat from one location to another for a more flattering shape. This is now possible with fat freezing, a treatment which freezes and destroys fat cells – permanently.   Fat Freezing With Coolshape Coolshape is a fat reduction treatment that actually works. A popular Continue Reading

The Chinese New Year Edit – Facial Features To Examine For Good Luck

This Chinese New Year, SKIN tells you which features to check to ensure a smooth-sailing and prosperous year.   Round and Bright Forehead The Chinese believe that the forehead signifies Heaven, and if this area is clean, clear, well-defined, a person will have a good start in life. Needless to say, scars and pigmentation on the forehead will not bode well for the future, and certain (specific) lines on the forehead could mean misfortune. A perfect forehead is of course rare but in general, a wide and high forehead is auspicious and suggests intelligence and good fortune. Soften obviously etched lines and scars with Botox microinjections, and look for treatments such as gentle lasers that will lighten or get rid of pigmentation (pico pigment laser) and scars. Moles should not be in the center of the forehead and these should be removed (carefully!)   The Pearl Lip And The Lotus Mouth Pearls are considered gems of social class and prestige to the Chinese, hence the Chinese consider the fleshy protrusion Continue Reading

Beam Me Up: How Some Non-Laser Fixes Can Transform Your Skin

Lasers are effective for almost every skin problem, but do you know which non-laser fixes are also superb at transforming skin?   1. REJUVENATE SKIN WITH NEOGEN PSR Using the fourth state of matter, 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, effectively transforming the skin to a radiant and more youthful state! A treatment that can be performed on the entire face, the eyelids and the neck, this no-downtime treatment is suitable for skin types I to IV and has come to be loved by those who want a non-laser treatment which resurfaces, restores and regenerates the skin naturally.   2. RAY OF LIGHT – FOREVER YOUNG BBL “BBL can fix it all”, that’s probably true since this multi-taking light fixes pigmentation, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and takes years off your skin. In fact, the Forever Young BBL protocol has Continue Reading

The New Age Microneedle Lift You Need To Try Right Now

So you want to look fresher, younger, faster. The sagging skin around the jawline and the jowls add 10 years to your looks and it bothers you (rightfully). What are your options then, if you don’t want a surgical facelift? Anti-aging aficionados will agree that not every less invasive treatment out there fulfills its promise. Truth is everyone’s skin makeup is a little different, and people respond variably to these collagen-inducing treatments. You may have read or even done a few non-invasive skin lifting treatments such as ultrasound focused ultherapy (or HIFU) and radiofrequency (RF) Thermage. If your sag warrants a little more work, then apart from the surgical facelift, you will probably need a thread lift, or another new age lift, such as microneedling RF. Read More: Seeing Red – Crush Unsightly Facial Redness with These Precious Pointers   A BRIEF HISTORY OF MICRONEEDLING If this is the first time you’ve heard of microneedling, you need to know that microneedling is not new. The first documented use of microneedling Continue Reading