Is The Non-Surgical Nose Job For You?

When it comes to enhancement of the nose, there are essentially two options— surgical and non-surgical. If you are opting for the surgical route, you are talking about rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller; change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip; alter the tip of the nose; or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects in the nose. During rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added (either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler). A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose as it heals.       If you, like many others, do not like the idea of invasive surgery, you can consider non-surgical options of augmenting your nose. The non-surgical Rhinoplasty, or non-surgical nose job as it is Continue Reading

How To Make Your Skin Behave As If It Is Young Again

A few years ago, dewy skin was still a thing, the hyaluronic acid skinbooster was raved as the skin’s “internal moisturizer”, keeping the skin plump with hydration from within. Now that we have taken it up a notch, and smooth clear skin is already a given, doctors here have released yet another “miracle” skin treatment, touted as the most advanced anti-wrinkle, anti-sag and skin brightening boost. PDRN (polydeoxyribonucleotide) therapy is a proprietary and registered drug that has been shown in studies as early as 2001 to have anti-inflammatory, anti-ischemic and wound healing properties. Many other studies that have followed have shown promising results for tissue repair in diabetic ulcers, bone and even the cornea. In Korea, and many parts of Asia, PDRN has found its niche in anti-aging and skin rejuvenation.    What Is Rejuran Healer? Rejuran Healer is an injectable polynucleotide (PN) skinbooster. PN chains are fragments of DNA derived from germ cells of salmon. These repair skin cells and faciliate collagen growth. While PDRN has been reliably used Continue Reading

10 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Boob Job

SKIN spoke to one of the top breast plastic surgeons in Singapore, Dr Tan Ying Chien, for insider tips on what you should know before getting a breast augmentation.   In Nature, boobs are tear drop shaped. It makes perfect sense that enhanced breasts should mimic that for natural-looking results. The newer tear drop (or “anatomical”) silicone implants are especially good news for majority of Asian women who tend to have thinner chest walls, as traditional round implants have a higher likelihood to show at the edges, on top of looking like round char siew buns artificially stuck onto the chest. Moreover, the ability to customise both the height and projection for tear drop implants allows the surgeon greater flexibility to optimise results for every individual, and to correct pre-existing unequal breasts better.   The doctor may throw you a curveball. There’s much more to it than just size. Your new beautiful bosom buddies should be in proportion to the rest of body, have the ideal shape and curves from all angles, and Continue Reading

4 Ways To Reduce Facial Oiliness

Water-shine glassy skin is in, not oily skin. If your skin is starting to beam the wrong way, here are 4 effective methods to improve that. 1. Use a mild salicylic acid facial wash You already wash your face because of your tendency to break out, so why not try one that also mattes the face? Salicylic acid is the only peel that will dissolve oil, so incorporating a low percentage of it in facial washes helps to keep the shine off the face. Start with a mild one which won’t dry your face excessively.   2. Chemically exfoliate Some sonic cleansing systems for home use are controversial, so you are forgiven if you don’t use one. But if you don’t exfoliate at all and you have oily skin, you really should! For those with very oily skin, try ultrasonic cleansing once every 2 weeks, which uses sonic frequency to dislodge dirt and impurities stuck deep in the pores. And try something old but gold – chemical peel/exfoliation, except these Continue Reading

Celebrity Secrets: Age Retarding Botox And Fillers

Google the words ‘botox’ and ‘fillers’ and you are bound to see celebrity before-and-after photos of plastic surgery fails. But we all know that botox and fillers are regularly done by celebrities and normal people (like you and me!) for preventive and rejuvenation reasons, so it can’t be all bad. In fact, pitfalls don’t deter some stars from the needle at all. This article will take you through some famous and splendid botox and filler jobs which were so well done, you probably didn’t even realize it.   1. Jennifer Aniston Our favourite waitress from the hit sitcom “Friends” does not look like she has aged a day since 2003. It is common knowledge that she had a nose job in her 30s but she is one of the freshest-looking 50 year olds in Hollywood to date. Jennifer admits that she has Botox done and this has probably done a lot for her in terms of preventive aging. Dr Low Chai Ling: Notice that you can still see some lines Continue Reading