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

5 Anti-Aging Innovations You Should Know About

They say the 40s is the age when people start to look visibly older, but truthfully, in terms of actually looking recognizably older, it is not really that easy to pinpoint the exact age when it begins. But there is a respite, as medical technology brings about new lasers and treatments that temporary halt or slow down the signs of aging. Indeed, there are even medical innovations that claim to reverse these processes, with studies showing changes in expression of genes associated with lifespan and longevity. Here are 5 anti-aging innovations you really should know about.   1. Sculptra Sculptra, or Dream Sculpture, is a cosmetic injectable that contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible medical substance that stimulates intrinsic collagen production. It is an incredible collagen stimulator which allows your own facial tissues to volumize gradually (approximately 2 to 3 months) with your own collagen. This is completely different from dermal fillers which put volume in the face immediately and slowly diminishes over months. Sunken cheek hollows and temples are Continue Reading

Clean Slate: How The Latest Lasers Are Erasing Tattoos

Tattoos date back more than five thousand years, and were used to identify soldiers, mark slaves, criminals, and in some parts of the world, used to indicate social rank, political status and religious authority. Western civilization first discovered skin inking in 1681, after months of raids on Spanish settlements, Lionel Wag=fer, a pirate surgeon, documented skin pricks with thorns followed by ink staining in Cuna Indians while recuperating from an injury which left him immobile for several months. Fascinating at first, but Wafer noticed that this method of staining the skin was permanent, and in all his best efforts as a doctor, could not effectively remove the tattooed pigments, even after much scarring of the skin with tattoo removal attempts.   Why Are Tattoos Permanent? Ever wondered why getting a tattoo means it’s forever? According to medical science, when we have a tattoo, macrophages travel to the tattooed site and start eating up the ink. Other cells also suck up the tattoo ink but can’t do anything with it, living Continue Reading