Botox Or Fillers: Which Is For You?

  Botox and fillers have been around for years but we learnt that the difference between the 2 are not always immediately clear. So we’ve put together a guide to explain the differences between them so that you can work out which you would likely prefer to have. Of course you should always consult with an experienced injector and discuss which (or both) is more suitable for the improvements you want to make!    Botox Vs Fillers Botox (or Botulinum toxin) is a solution that is injected in very small, measured doses into specific facial muscles. By blocking nerve signals in the injected muscle(s), the resulting effect is temporary paralysis i.e. movement of these muscles of the face are restricted, resulting in softening or even disappearance of wrinkles. A typical Botox injection of smaller muscles such as those in the forehead, or outside the eyes last approximately 3 to 4 months. Obviously the higher the dose, the more long-lasting the treatment, but also the more “frozen” the look! Botox is Continue Reading

Pregnancy Glow Skincare: What To Use And What To Ditch

Pregnant women know what foods to avoid during pregnancy but ask them the same about pregnancy-safe skincare and chances are they won’t know which skincare ingredients are unsafe. Does that mean you should be resigned to looking drab for the next 9 months? According to Dr Low Chai Ling, medical director of the SW1 Clinic, author of pregnancy care book In Full Bloom (which details pregnancy-safe remedies for irritated or lacklustre skin from her professional and personal experience) and mother of 2, there is absolutely no reason for women to abandon their beauty routines during their pregnancies. She advises instead, simplify your beauty routine. “The more products you use, the more likely you are going to run into chances of using an unsafe product. So unless you are very sure, select your baby-safe skincare range that supports frequent cellular turnover and add specific serums or creams that target issues such as uneven skintone, pigmentation or greasy skin”.   Pregnancy-safe Anti-grease and Anti-Acne Products Blotting paper may not be everyone’s thing. Continue Reading

Beauty In A Portrait – How Important Is The Jawline?

A chiseled jawline has always contributed one’s attractive rating (if there was one). Ask a portrait photographer the most important facial feature of their subjects and they will tell you it is “all about the jaw”.     Jawlines that are defined bring character to a face and makes one’s portrait more photogenic. It is a sign of good genes (and these days, good anti-aging care), men or women alike. So whether it is Henry Cavill’s chin of steel, or Jennifer Lopez’s gravity-defying jawline and cheeks, here are 2 proven treatments that will keep that profile of yours dazzling. Read More: 5 Ways To Reverse Aging In Under A Week   Non-surgical skin tightening treatments This is the famous non-surgical facelift that keeps the collagen and elastin content of your skin abundant, without the scalpel! Treatments such as radiofrequency Thermage and focused ultrasound Ulthera work on the basis of stimulating a productive wound healing response, which leads to a progressive skin and neck tightening effect within 3 to 6 months. Continue Reading

Solutions for Your Top Post Pregnancy Body Skin Issues

As if having sexy husband (ahem! New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady) is not enough, Gisele Bündchen has given women worldwide one more reason to turn green with envy – the former Victoria Secrets model has 2 adorable children, and not a single stretch mark! We all know pregnancy does things to our bodies. Things which may make a previously confident woman quake at the thought of stripping down at the beach or even in front of her bedroom mirror. While women like Gisele may be genetically blessed (or so she claims), advanced treatments are now at hand to tackle these common skin problems effectively and help shore up your body love.   SKIN speaks to Dr Low Chai Ling, medical director of The SW1 Clinic, ex-founder of The Sloane Clinic for some advice.   The Problem: Stretch Marks Ninety percent of women will get stretch marks over their lifetime. Yes, 90. Those shiny marks that snake across the tummy – caused by rapid over-stretching with resultant thinning, tissue tearing Continue Reading

Best Skin Fixes 2018

We’ve built an extensive list of our favourite skin fixes this year so there is no excuse for losing out in the race for glowing skin!   #5 Best Acne Facial: Reveal Peel by Spa Symphony If you have the blemish problem and are not quite game for your first home peel yet, let the skilled therapists from Spa Symphony perform this clarifying peel for you. Using three types of peels – 1 BHA and 2 AHAs, this no-nonsense treatment banishes clogged pores and enhances cellular renewal, clarifying and brightening skin at the same time.   #4 Best Oxygen Facial: SK-II Senze Oxygenated Facial, 105 min   The oxygen facial is not new. An instant glow-fix, in fact this time-tested treatment that used to feel more like a medical experience is completely transformed into a sensual spa experience at the SK-II Boutique Spa. Using products from the popular SK-II skincare range only, you will find an instant brightening effect from the oxygen wand which pushes 90-95% oxygen into your skin. Continue Reading