Category: TRIED & TESTED

These 5 Aesthetic Treatments Make The Most Difference To Your Face

Our quest for the best aesthetic treatments that will address all our niggling beauty woes is probably never ending. Problem is there are so many treatments, how do you choose from the best? Here are some of the best cosmetic trends designed to solve certain issues to ensure you get the best results! Read More: Rules for Total Wellness 1. YOUTH SAVANT Large pores, fine lines, loose skin, or scars? If you have any of these problems or find that the aging process has brought you a few steps back and you have all of these issues, try Youth Savant, a treatment that increases your skin’s natural resilience. Furnishing your skin with polynucleotides, the building blocks of DNA, this multi-tasking treatment has been shown to improve skin texture, elasticity, hydration. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects, aiding in skin repair and regeneration, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Read More: 5 Ways to Combat Hot Weather Breakouts 2. EYE ILLUMINATOR PROGRAM Dark undereye circles that don’t get better with Continue Reading

5 MISTAKES THAT ARE AGING YOUR EYES

The eyes are windows to the soul, but they are also giveaway signs of aging. Find out about the biggest mistakes people make to their eyelids that age them at a faster rate and how to tone up your gaze.   1. RUBBING YOUR EYES Rubbing your eyes is usually therapeutic – it helps to soothe dry eyes or relieve an itch! But rubbing the delicate skin around the eyes can break tiny blood vessels, causing dark eye circles to look worse.   2. FORGETTING THE SHADE FACTOR The skin around the eyes is just as susceptible to damage by the sun’s harmful UV rays which prematurely age and damage the eyelids. Look for sunglasses that guard against at least 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Some people may find polarized glasses clearer but note that these do not come with full UV protection.   3. NOT ENOUGH QUALITY SLEEP It is not called beauty sleep for no reason. Lack of quality sleep deprives the body from repairing cellular damage. 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

This Light Treatment Magically Stops The Aging Clock Without Any Downtime

Apparently anti-aging lasers are not the only tools in your aesthetic doctor’s beauty armoury. And apparently, everyone is gushing about a light treatment protocol that makes your skin look velvety and younger, even as you get older.   WHAT IS BROADBAND LIGHT? Intense pulsed light (IPL) found its niche in skin rejuvenation more than 20 years ago. It is not a laser but a powerful light that treats the entire face. BBL is essentially an IPL system created by a company called Sciton, which many physicians consider the best IPL system around for the following reasons: It allows for wider treatment options (including a wavelength which emits blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria) and allows the physician to customize treatments (more than other IPL systems). The Sciton BBL’s Forever Young protocol has pretty much frozen people’s skin age in time. One study started performing full face treatments for people in the mid 40s approximately 4x per year for 9 years and found, to everyone’s surprise, that even though the patients 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