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 OIL changes. Eating a salad. Having a fling in a hotel. And now, joining the list of things you can do in 30 minutes over your lunch break: a non-surgical face-lift. Gone are the days of pretending to be on vacation while hiding out in a doctor’s office in Mexico. A host of procedures are being advertised as “insta-lifts,” makeovers that take minutes to do and don’t leave major scars. Modern facelifts have been around since the 1950s, but a growing number of cosmetic doctors and surgeons who specialize in skin rejuvenation injections are developing advanced “Liquid Facelift” techniques in the recent years to provide a quick-fix for those looking to take a few years off their faces sans surgery. While these do not substitute plastic surgery in terms of the degree of lift that can be achieved (especially for those with more severe sagging and loose excess skin), they offer a faster, more simple and less expensive way to freshen up and achieve a more subtle “lived Continue Reading
Celebrities, we love them, we hate them, we all want to be like them. The truth is in this day of digital technology, everyone’s life is an open book. For better or worse, every wrinkle is scrutinized, every diet dissected. So do celebrities who live in a stratosphere of their own age in a different manner from us mere mortals? Or do they even age at all? Denise Richards How well has she aged? May: 6/10 Denise Richards was one of the hottest babes on the planet, ever since her turn as a Bond girl. Almost 17 years on, she retains her pretty features but it’s clear her face has lost some of that youthful softness and sparkle. Her forehead looks very hardened to me. Khristine: 7/10 Denise Richards is in her forties so she really doesn’t look that bad for a woman her age. But it’s a pity that her lower face has lined up so much, giving her age away, despite her keeping to the Continue Reading
Do you wish you had alluring smooth skin like a celebrity on the red carpet or the perfect cheekbones of Kim Kardashian? You have definitely heard of injectable treatments such as botox and fillers, as just about every A-list celebrity has had them done. Have you ever wondered how some middle-aged celebs look younger and younger every year? Superstar like Madonna is once again speculated to have had another plastic surgery to bring in her youthful vibe. Some experts speculate that the singer have had dermal fillers like Sculptra or Juvederm. Even Simon Cowell commented that he considers Botox as much a part of his routine as toothpaste! Madonna looks unbelievable and natural. Experts believe the singer has cosmetic treatments done such as fat grafting, Sculptra or dermal fillers. Thanks to a regular diet of lasers, radio-frequency and needles, many middle-aged celebs look younger than ever. Injectables are the most sought after cosmetic treatment. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reveals that there were more than 8.5million cosmetics minimally-invasive Continue Reading
“A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” – Oscar Wilde. If that was true, her cheeks would have been a crucial plot device. Whether you are thinking of a fresh-faced Lolita or a sleeping princess, she’ll always be blessed with a set of full, softly blushing cheeks – a symbol of youth, good health and nutrition, and wistful young love. Unfortunately, cheeks are frequently neglected by most women even though those soft creamy peaks take up much more of the face than bright eyes or pouty lips. In fact, the midface forms an important structural support for the face. As fatty tissue over the cheekbones gets gradually depleted by the late 20s to early 30s, cheeks slowly deflate and curvy feminine facial contours fade away. With less fat to fill out the overlying skin, skin sagging, laugh lines and wrinkles become more pronounced as well. It’s no wonder that increasingly, the area of the body plastic surgeons and doctors are making more voluptuous is the cheeks. After all, Continue Reading