Age Reversing Treatments For Your Neck You Need To Start Now

Falling into a sort of no-man’s land between the face and the body, the neck is probably the most neglected with regards to maintenance and beauty. This is compounded by the fact that the skin of the neck has poorer structural support, and that it is often exposed to the sun without any sunscreen. The skin succumbs to gravity and the jawline droops while fat accumulates at unflattering positions such as the double chin and the jowls. So it is not surprising that the aging neck is the most hated feature of people in their 40s, the decade when most things go downhill (and at an alarmingly fast rate). Read More: The Light Way to Staying Forever Young   TUCK IN THE LOOSE FOLDS Loose skin and banding of the platysma muscle results in the infamous turkey neck. Loose skin can be tightened with Ulthera, the only non-invasive device that is FDA- approved for skin lifting. By stimulating a healing response that makes one’s skin produce collagen, Ulthera firms and Continue Reading

Pretty Poison – All The Ways Botox Can Help With Your Jawline

I mentioned that I might be interested to Botox to get rid of some wrinkles– the 3 or 4 rows of lines which used to appear only when I raised my eyebrows are starting to etch themselves into my forehead. My mother shrieked in horror because she thought the Botox was vile – a poison. Fact of the matter is, Botox does indeed have an illustrious history. It is a neurotoxin commonly produced by bacteria and was first used by a doctor in San Francisco in a purified form to correct strabismus (a squint). He injected Botox into the overactive eye muscle to cause a temporary paralysis of that muscle, which allowed the other muscles to function more normally, correcting the squint. In 1987, Botox started to be used formally for correcting muscular disorders of the eye such as strabismus and blepharospasm (uncontrollable twitching of the eyelids). In 1989, Botulinum Toxin A was licensed by Allergan Inc. Botox subsequently found its use in various other health conditions such relieving severe Continue Reading

This Light Treatment Magically Stops The Aging Clock Without Any Downtime

Apparently anti-aging lasers are not the only tools in your aesthetic doctor’s beauty armoury. And apparently, everyone is gushing about a light treatment protocol that makes your skin look velvety and younger, even as you get older.   WHAT IS BROADBAND LIGHT? Intense pulsed light (IPL) found its niche in skin rejuvenation more than 20 years ago. It is not a laser but a powerful light that treats the entire face. BBL is essentially an IPL system created by a company called Sciton, which many physicians consider the best IPL system around for the following reasons: It allows for wider treatment options (including a wavelength which emits blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria) and allows the physician to customize treatments (more than other IPL systems). The Sciton BBL’s Forever Young protocol has pretty much frozen people’s skin age in time. One study started performing full face treatments for people in the mid 40s approximately 4x per year for 9 years and found, to everyone’s surprise, that even though the patients Continue Reading

All The No-Knife Ways To Get Face Lifted

Speak of facelifts and most people express a fascination with how a surgical procedure can make a person look 10 or 20 years younger. The brows are more lifted, eyes can now peek out of droopy eyelids and shine again, eyebags smoothened, cheeks are round and elevated, and that sexy jawline is back. Rarely, this fascination piques an interest, and a surgical facelift is done. Why people are exploring non-invasive ways to look younger (or at least maintain their looks) isn’t difficult to understand – the surgical facelift has great results but there are real risks of vascular and nerve injury, poor wound healing, unintended skin loss, and the downtime is long – 2 weeks and approximately 1 full year before all the residual swelling, bruises and changes in sensation resolves. So non-invasive face-lifting treatments found their niche in this majority who are looking at subtle ways to stop the sag, apart from daily sunscreen and anti-aging cream, some treatments to reverse a peeking jowl or to keep that jawline Continue Reading

No-Hassle Nose Jobs Explained

The most famous celebrities are adored for their good looks – big eyes, luscious lips, a roundish forehead, glossy tresses and a sharp nose coming harmoniously together on a flawless canvas. The nose, in particular, starting between the eyes is part of the focal point of our faces, so it follows that the morphology of our noses is important. The asian nose, in particular in Southeast Asia, is often less-than perfect looking – those with flat bridges and bulbous, round nose tips are left desiring something more lifted, sharper and more defined. There are so many ways to make the nose look more perfect. Obviously there is plastic surgery and there is also makeup. But there is the stigmata of going under the knife and changing one’s looks forever, and on the other hand, there isn’t as much appeal with using makeup. And this is exactly why the non-surgical nose job is probably one of the most commonly requested filler procedures done in Singapore today. It gives one the chance Continue Reading