Category: SPOTLIGHT

Which is the best: Threadlift, Filler or Ultherapy?

  With the explosion of lunchtime rejuvenation procedures available, many women are at a loss as to what is the most suitable aesthetic treatment for their faces. The issues facing one looking for non-surgical rejuvenation enhancement techniques are: (1) the extent of what they can accomplish (2) the downtime (this varies between individuals, and what constitutes downtime for one may not be so for another) (3) the longevity of the treatment (or how long the results can last). With this in mind, top on the podium of most popular face-enhancing, youth-reviving therapies in the last five years stand Dermal Fillers, Threadlifts and Ultherapy. Anyone who have not been living under a rock would have at some point heard about their benefits in terms of turning back the ageing clock, reducing lines and wrinkles and lifting skin.   For those who perhaps may have been living in some kind of rock for the past decade, here is a quick run down of what each of the three aesthetic frontrunners do. DERMAL Continue Reading

The Latest Laser Treatment To Try To Rid Yourself Of Unwanted Pigmentation

People with pigmentation woes understand that pigments are skin troubles that persist, no matter how thorough one’s skincare regime, and matter how expensive our skincare products are. Pigments are almost like unfortunate scars, parts on our skin that we wish we could make disappear immediately and forever. Yet pigmentation treatments often give modest results at best, and under the wrong hands, they can even worsen. So for the pigment-burdened or those with tattoo regret, should you resign to your fate and learn to live with it? Probably not! Skin lasers are one of the most researched treatments for pigmentation woes such as melasma and tattoo removal. We speak to Dr Chua Han Boon, a Senior Consultant at the SW1 Clinic about the latest pigment and tattoo removal laser in town, and why this laser is now the best pigment and tattoo removal in town.   The Misconception About Lasers There is a common misconception that lasers thin the skin, damaging the skin’s melanocytes and leaving patches of skin white. Dr Continue Reading

Why Some Women Look Younger Than Others

You know that frustratingly gorgeous friend of yours? The one who puts on some Chapstick and walks out the door, no problem, and still gets carded at way past 21? Scientists have finally figured out what her deal is. And no, it’s not (just) plastic surgery.   Not Too Little, Not Too Much Goldilocks’ principle of “Not too little. Not too much. Just nice” applies here. Women who use cosmetic tweaks judiciously have been shown to get away with looking more attractive without the overt tell-tale signs of the ‘over-done’ look. The Smart: Smart women use a variety of skin lasers and lifting techniques to maintain their looks. “I get Thermage done once a year, and I use Lustrous Skin Program’s Fraxel light lasers to ensure my complexion stay bright and fair all year round. Every six weeks, I go for Monroe Hydrafacial at The SW1 Clinic” says Cindi, a youthful-looking marketing exec in her 40s. The Not-so-Smart: Sticking to one treatment just because it worked for you 10 years ago is Continue Reading

4 Cleopatra Beauty Secrets We Can Learn From

The fabled Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra, famed for her intellect and her beautiful, flawless skin. While we can’t quite live like the Queen, we can certainly look into her beauty regime and perhaps create that same seductive glamour that will keep heads turning. Here are 4 of her beauty secrets that helped this beauty legend make her mark in antiquity that we can all try to emulate.   1. Milk Bath     The secret to Cleopatra’s glowing skin was daily milk baths. It was said that she used to mix milk of a young donkey with fresh honey and almond oil. Now that’s fit for a queen, but not quite for the urban dweller like you and me who will have to clean up our own baths and basins at the end of it. Read More: Is There a Magic Formula for Achieving Perfect Skin At Any Age? Try: Lush Milky Bath Bubble Bar     This vegan moisturizing milk soap bar is a blend of soya milk powder, Continue Reading

Korean Beauty Pageant Or Clone Parade?

If Stepford had a beauty pageant, it might have looked like Miss Daegu 2013. “Korea’s plastic surgery mayhem is finally converging on the same face.” – This caption to the above picture by blogger ShenTheWise fuelled a firestorm of speculation that the Korean plastic surgery craze is causing these 18 different women to look like clones. Keen eyes spotted bad airbrushing with Photoshop, which could have accounted for the stark similarities (down to the same smile) we see in the picture montage. Others argued that any group of pageant participants, no matter which country, tend to fit a certain aesthetic or narrow ‘standard’ of beauty, as seen in the Miss USA contestants. Same Stylist? Same Surgeon?: In case you’re wondering, they’re not the same person. These Miss USA beauty contestants show uncanny resemblance to each other even though the country is ethnically diverse.    It remains a well-known fact that South Koreans have more plastic surgery than any other nation, says data released in January. A surprisingly high number of women Continue Reading

All You Need to Know About a Non-Surgical Facelift

As you age, you will see one of the following signs of aging on your face and neck such as: Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth Fat that has fallen or has disappeared Jowls Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or “turkey neck” The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, as well as heredity and stress. Types of facelifts There are two main options to correct the aging changes in the face and neck— surgical facelift and non-surgical facelift. A surgical facelift aims to correct the aging changes of the face and neck through surgery.The vast array of facelift techniques can be bewildering: deep plane, high SMAS, short scar, skin only, MACS lift, SMASectomy and the list goes on. Other procedures that might be Continue Reading

Do You Have Chin Envy?

Is your chin giving others a weak impression of you?   In the world of boxing, a fighter’s chin is a term that refers to the ability to withstand trauma to the chin or jaw without being knocked unconscious. Terms like Rocky Balboa’s ‘granite chin’ and being able to ‘take it on the chin’ imply strength and resilience. Superheroes such as Captain America Chris Evans and Superman or Man From U.N.C.L.E Henry Cavill look like they have chins forged from steel. So do some others, such as George Clooney and Brad Pitt, or world’s hottest felon, convict-turned model Jeremy Meeks.     From an aesthetic standpoint, the chin frames the lower face and is a prominent facial feature, yet it is frequently neglected. While it doesn’t strike most people as important, a short or weak chin makes the whole face seem flat and incomplete. Good chins provide facial definition, makes one appear slimmer, gives one’s face character and is definitely a must-have for an attractive (and dare we say, sexy) Continue Reading