The beauty industry is eternally dreaming up new ways to replicate the effects of cosmetic surgery procedures, without actually necessitating a scalpel or an anaesthetic. We took a deep look at a few of the newer beauty innovations, which don’t require invasive surgery, to see what’s been developed in the last 12 months or so.
BY LISA WILLIAMS Some people are blessed with perfect appearance. OK, so maybe no one really is, but some of us have specific parts of our faces that we feel detract from our best possible self. Sometimes, these things can be readily and easily improved. We all know that looking good helps us to feel confident, so sometimes, plastic surgery can be seen as a way to maximize your self confidence. In other words, for many, facial plastic surgery can be seen an investment in self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall happiness. Read More: Are You Committing These Nighttime Beauty Blunders? Looking good helps you at all times of life, and it’s certainly no exception for people in their 20s. No doubt it’s advantageous to be beautiful. Likely you’re dating and trying to climb the ladder of success at work, so it’s a great time to invest in what makes you feel your best. When you feel attractive, it comes through to others and you’ll be able to reap the benefits. BUT…A Continue Reading
Do you suffer from stubbles, dark discolourations, sweaty downpours, red bumps and the embarrassing armpit lump? We ask the experts from the SW1 Clinic for their pit-perfecting tips to help you slip into your favourite sleeveless summer dress. (And no, unicorn-coloured armpit hair is not part of this sleeveless pursuit!) Stay In The Clear Bushy strands, prickly stubbles and bumpy ingrowns do not bode well for a sexy sleeveless summer. “The right technique and a fresh blade are crucial to get a closer shave with less skin trauma and lower risk of red, inflamed razor bumps or ingrown hairs,” advises Dr Chua Han Boon from The SW1 Clinic. “Those with sensitive skin may want to avoid strong epilation creams which can cause irritations and consequent skin darkening. Waxing is, of course, the other common de-fuzzing method. “This is best left in professional hands as we’ve seen bad skin reactions, especially with home waxing. Results last longer than shaving but there’s no hard data that it’ll always make the hair Continue Reading
People with pigmentation woes understand that pigments are skin troubles that persist, no matter how thorough one’s skincare regime, and how expensive our skincare products are. Pigments are almost like unfortunate scars, parts on our skin that we wish we could make disappear immediately and forever. Yet pigmentation treatments often give modest results at best, and under the wrong hands, they can even worsen. So for the pigment-burdened or those with tattoo regret, should you resign to your fate and learn to live with it? Probably not! Skin lasers are one of the most researched treatments for pigmentation woes such as melasma and tattoo removal. We speak to Dr Chua Han Boon, a Senior Consultant at the SW1 Clinic about the latest pigment and tattoo removal laser in town, and why this laser is now the best pigment and tattoo removal in town. The Misconception About Lasers There is a common misconception that lasers thin the skin, damaging the skin’s melanocytes and leaving patches of skin white. Dr Chua Continue Reading
Have you wondered why Jennier Lopez looks like she hasn’t aged a day since she was 21? Apart from lucky genes and healthy habits, it is very likely that she had skin enhancements, which she probably started early and carried these on to her 40s. “When you are in your 20s, it is easy to feel complacent because visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles are not of utmost concern. But in fact, this is the decade to start preventive measures to delay the aging clock” says Dr Chua Han Boon, Senior Medical Aesthetics Consultant of the SW1 Clinic. With the advent of so many affordable laser treatments, there are really a lot of choices from hybrid facials to lasers that leave you with just a hint of pink by the time you walk out of the clinic. “The intuitive understanding that people had in the past and today is the same; they understand that in order to stay youthful-looking, they must not be lazy about caring Continue Reading