Geometry Of Aging – How A New Chin Can Take Years Off Your Face

Have you wondered why certain faces are attractive to others in general? Is beauty a gift bestowed by God? Or is it actually down to shape and proportion?   Beauty Is An Inverted Triangle In the younger years, the midface is wide, the cheekbones are high and well-defined while the lower face is sharper, tapering to a point at the chin. These attributes are also known as the “triangle of youth” with the base of the triangle being at the cheeks. As a person ages, all layers of our face undergo changes. Skin loses collagen and elastin and looks dehydrated and wrinkled. The face looks more deflated because there is also loss of fat under the skin, particularly under the eyes (resulting in undereye sunken hollows) and at the cheeks (resulting in strong nasolabial folds and a saggy jawline). All these are exacerbated by bone loss due to natural aging. A droopy face often looks like the triangle of youth has been inverted, with the lower face becoming more U-shaped. Continue Reading

Is The Threadlift For You?

Crepey necks, saggy jowls, a disappearing jawline, depressed-looking nasolabial folds. Did you know that signs of ageing creep up on people slowly starting from the mid to late twenties and make their assault on our skin known usually by our 40s. But even if the unfortunate eventually happens, you can change from bull-frog to fabulous with non-invasive treatments, particularly with the advent of nifty age reversal procedures such as theadlifting.   The Threadlift Consider the threadlift a renovated version of the surgical facelift. It is done by doctors to tackle sagging skin and folds. Unlike the surgical facelift, the facial threadlift is considered non-invasive because it doesn’t require surgery, incisions or manipulation of deep tissues. What it does is it allows the doctor to improve one’s looks by repositioning skin back to its youthful position.   Should You Do The Threadlift? First things first, there is nothing wrong with looking older. But the desire to hide the ageing process is imbued in all of us, hence the theory of “ageing 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

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