Category: TREATMENTS

Beauty Secrets: V-shaped Face without the Blade

Desiring to slim your face and have a coveted “V” shape look? A slim face with a ‘V-shaped’ chin and jawline is considered a mark of feminine beauty in much of East Asia, along with big eyes and a slim, high-bridged nose. V-Line face refers to a slim and oval face that narrows down to a sharp end at the chin with a defined jawline. The term V-shape or V-Line was coined by the Koreans in recent years and today, almost every Asian woman desires a V-shaped face. And here we have 3 non-invasive procedures for you to achieve a V-face look without the need of going under the knife. Visit your doctor’s office today and you’ll be on your way to having a slimmer and defined V-shaped face in less than an hour! Facial Slimming with Botox Microinjections It is relatively common for Asians to genetically have a more prominent or squarish jawline. Square jaw reduction is a popular treatment among Asians as it has long been recognised as Continue Reading

Confession: I Tried This IPL Photofacial Every Month For 5 Months

Before I start, you might be wondering what the big deal is about. IPL or not, it’s just a facial, right? If it was just a facial, perhaps, but the Illumi facial I tried at the SW1 Clinic is one of their signature hybrids, where you get to try a facial which combines the comfort of a spa treatment and the efficacy of a clinical treatment as well. So what really makes this hybrid facial stand out from the rest? Illumi Brightens Up Any Dull Complexion Immediately Without Downtime My therapist was Rae, who removed my makeup and cleansed my skin. She then covered my eyes with a set of goggles. Then she applied a cold, clear gel to my face before she applied the first zap of IPL on face, starting from my jawline. I read that IPL can be painful, but I am happy to report that the Illumi facial was anything but that. As the treatment progressed I did feel the handpiece warm up, but it was Continue Reading

I Tried Revitalift Eye! Here’s What Happened

You know people can tell you look like you have’t had much sleep last night, because of the dark undereye circles? Maybe your toddler was fussing and that kept you up all night, or you were unwell and just needed more rest? The concern people show when you look like you’ve been run over by a truck is heartwarming – but only when you were really tired. I faced the same “What happened? You look tired!” almost everyday, from different people I meet. And that annoyed me, because my dark undereye problem was something I have always had since the beginning of time. So I decided to visit the SW1 Clinic. I had heard that all of their doctors were formerly from the award-winning Sloane Clinic and decided to find out if they had any solutions for me.   The SW1 Clinic The SW1 Clinic is located at Paragon Medical Level 13, Units 01-06. They have a total of 21 rooms, including 4 large treatment suites where their doctors perform Continue Reading

Have We Found the Anti-Aging Holy Grail?

As our population live longer and enjoy higher standards of life and health, there has been a distinct shift from disease treatment to disease prevention. No longer are we content to have cures for common ailments and illnesses, people are looking to prevent certain negative health outcomes from happening in the first place. This has extended to our ageing process. In the past, aesthetic surgeons and doctors were kept busy trying to fill wrinkles and lines as soon as they pop up on the faces. Now scientists are asking: what if we can slow down the ageing process of the skin in the first place? Instead of filling lines, what if our skin can regenerate itself to an extent such that wrinkles won’t appear prematurely? This shift in thinking is not new. There has always been a plethora of anti-ageing creams and products lining the beauty section of every departmental store. However, this has taken a newfound fervour of late as recent studies uncover new compounds that could potentially save 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