Category: SPOTLIGHT

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

I Tried The Illumi Facial. You Are Going To Want To Try It Too.

Every now and then a treatment is invented and brings us a step closer to dreamy complexions of Korean popstars. In this case I was even more amazed because the treatment came in the comfort of a photofacial, without any downtime. I won’t lie, I think I am a facial addict. Fact is for a small price every 3 to 4 weeks, I have a facial done to reset things a little for my skin – to clean out my pores and to brighten my skin. These days, facials have been thoroughly re-invented and unlike just the usual scrub, extraction and mask, some medi-spas now incorporate safe, quick, medical-grade skin fixes for skin problems or anti-aging ultrasound, radiofrequency or light-based treatments.   Read more: What Really Happens To Your Post Pregnancy Body   SW1 Clinic’s Red Carpet Illumi Facial The Illumi Facial is a 90-minute photofacial. For those of you who don’t know, photofacials are skin treatments that use light-based technology (most frequently the intense pulsed light, IPL) for various Continue Reading

I Tried A Treatment To Grow Back My Hair. It Worked.

Someone once told me that baldness would be the worst thing that could happen to him, and that he could live with bad complexion and look aged, but he would have the hardest time dealing with baldness or a receding hairline. I am near my 43rd candle, and here I am standing in front of my mirror examining my hairline. It is getting a little thin and it’s about ½ – inch above my highest forehead wrinkle. Does this count as a mature (i.e. normal for my age) hairline or is this the start of the hard truth? Am I balding? I also have thinner hair at my vertex – I think (damn it).   WHY AM I LOSING MY HAIR? Apparently, unless your hair is dropping in patches, it is probably as we age, our hair becomes increasingly sensitive to androgens (male sex hormones). And look around the males in your family, it is normally hereditary. If your father or male siblings, for example, have male pattern baldness young, Continue Reading

Detox For Weight Loss, Beauty And Health – Rave Or Rant?

We’ve blogged about many effective weight loss treatments that can help us achieve the figure we want, without undergoing the knife, such as Coolshape, a non-invasive fat freezing treatment or skin tightening treatments such as Onda Body Magic. Detox diets are raved by celebrities for their astonishing results but are they really the best? Many people associate detox with deprivation, with extreme diet choices, colonic cleansing. While it may sound strange to people who are not big on dieting, overweight people or people who generally want to make an extreme change to their health may be tempted to start on a detox plan. Some celebrities have also shared their detox experiences such as Oprah Winfrey, who went on a 21-day vegan diet, eliminating alcohol, gluten, animal products and caffeine and Beyonce is a fan of ‘Master Cleanse’. But nutritionists now believe that extreme detox plans are very much like double-edged swords – not all of these are caloric bargains, and there is a lack of vital food groups such as Continue Reading