3 Surprising Uses of Botox That Don’t Include Wrinkles

Everyone knows Botox is an injectable treatment for smoothening wrinkles. But there are other treatments using Botox (off-label) that might just surprise you.   EXCESSIVE SWEATING Excessive sweating can occur in the underarms, on the palms and the soles. Botox to resolve excessive sweating is an underrated treatment that reduces or eliminates hyperhidrosis, a common disorder of excessive sweating that causes a whole lot of unhappiness to those who suffer from it. For Botox hyperhidrosis, a diluted dose is injected superficially into multiple spots focally and goes into effect within 1 to 2 weeks, lasting an average of 6 to 8 months.   “BLOTOX” Believe it or not, you can inject Botox into your scalp to make your blowout last longer. Imagine going to the gym for a full cardiovascular workout and coming out of the gym with your curls dry. Botox injected into the scalp decreases sweating – particularly useful for those with curly or kinky hair who want to keep their hair straight for longer.   JAW GRINDING Continue Reading

This Sneaky Facial Tightens Your Skin Without Needles

Skin tightening anything sounds a lot like it uses Botox, or painful face lifting treatments or surgeries, which is why I have always been wary of facials that promise time-reversing results, until I read an article about needle-free skin tightening transformations. Apparently there is a way to activate collagen production in our skin without the need to poke or prod at our skin.   THE 24K UPLIFT (HIFU) FACIAL Sounds odd that a facial could do enough to tighten the skin? The star of the 24K Uplift facial is actually sound. Specifically, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). A facial slimming session that trims a droopy jaw to a V-shaped visage, the Sygmalift is introduced as a facial that includes steps to exfoliate and hydrate tired skin for a healthy glow. Sygmalift is a triple focal pulsed treatment that targets subcutaneous fat, stimulates collagen and skin remodeling, oxygenation and promotes tissue regeneration from inside out, giving skin all these benefits without any downtime. Halfway through the facial, after the right side Continue Reading

Acne Fighters That Work

If you’re having some trouble finding an effective acne solution, you’ve come to the right place. You watch every commercial and read every magazine article you find but still can’t find an acne treatment that works for you. Everyone’s skin is a little different and sometimes it takes more than a single type of treatment to get a good result. But not to worry, we spoke to some experts and we’re going to give you some guidance on highly effective solutions for acne.   Blue Light Therapy Pimples are usually form in the same way from clogged pores, or pores become blocked, letting impurities, bacteria and cells build up and form a plug. Well, the main cause is from an abnormal amount of bacteria, resulting in inflammatory acne. I-clear aka the blue light therapy emits powerful rays that penetrate follicles to kill off acne-causing bacteria. It utilises innovative Photo Dynamic Therapy technology to effectively aim at the bacteria without affecting surrounding tissues. This painless, non-invasive therapy is suitable for moderate Continue Reading

Do You Need Antioxidants In Your Skincare?

We’ve heard of the importance of including antioxidants in our diet, but what about antioxidants in skincare? If you have them in your skincare currently, do you know why you are slathering them on your skin? Well, like what they do for the body when you eat them, antioxidants in skincare protect the skin against the harmful effects of free radicals, nasty things in the environment (air pollution, chemicals, cigarette smoke) that breaks down your skin’s elasticity everyday. Yes, antioxidants in your skincare prevent free radicals from sucking life out of your face, basically. They allow your skin to repair by moping up free radicals. The question is, what are the best antioxidants for your skin?   VITAMIN C – BRIGHTENING A hot favourite of many doctors, this is the antioxidant to go to to perk up dull, tired-looking skin. It can also reduce hyperpigmentation, boost collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and even out skin tone. SW1 Shop – Vitamin C Elixir   VITAMIN A – Continue Reading

3 Skin Lightening Ingredients Doctors Love

There are so many skincare products, it is impossible to know which ones are effective. So one of the smartest ways to go about skin lightening products is probably to check what ingredients skin doctors love. Here are the top 3 skincare ingredients you should be adding to your skincare regime if you want to lighten pesky pigmentation or brighten skin in general.   TRANEXAMIC ACID If you thought tranexamic acid sounded like a gynaecologist’s treatment, you are right! This is a treatment more commonly used to reduce blood loss in women experiencing menorrhagia. Recently recommended for use in melasma (in a lowered dose), this can be given as an oral medication, a topical preparation or a superficial injection into the lesion. This anti-pigment ingredient works by decreasing the activity of tyrosinase and melanogenesis. This ingredient works well with vitamin C and retinol. Talk to your doctor before using. Tranexamic Acid Ampoule   ARBUTIN Alpha arbutin, extracted from plants, is a safe skin brightening ingredient. Those of you who love Continue Reading