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How To Revitalize Skin Using Supercharged Lasers

Long before the birth of skin renewal lasers, Cleopatra already had science on her side, taking milk baths which contained lactic acid to exfoliate and rejuvenate skin, dead sea salts for its mineral healing properties, honey for its hydrating properties and many more. Today we have medical technology on our side, using supercharged lasers to resurface the skin, effectively plumping up skin and erasing away spots, fine lines and wrinkles. But if you thought only those with problem skin needed lasers, that’s where you are wrong. Lasers now come in wavelengths which also target dyschromia or uneven skin tone and also brightens skin, resulting in the coveted dewy photoshop effect. We speak to Dr Kenneth Lee, who founded The Sloane Clinic 15 years ago and now, helms the 8000 sqft large SW1 Clinic.   Q : Which lasers are best for smoothening wrinkles and scars? Dr Kenneth: Traditionally, the CO2 lasers such as the SmartX laser are best for these. New versions of CO2 lasers are now fractionated and delivered Continue Reading

How Fillers Can Give An Unnatural Look

A mild facelift effect is now possible without having to go under the knife, thanks to the invention of dermal fillers. Usually made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural compound found in our own body, fillers have become quick fixes for restoring volume due to fat or bony loss, and erasing fine lines and wrinkles due to aging. Younger people who are not satisfied with the way they look are also turning to fillers first rather than surgery to improve certain less-than-perfect features, such as adding height to a flat nose bridge, augmenting a weak chin, filling up sunken undereye hollows or thin lips. Some dermal fillers can even be injected superficially into skin, to improve hydration for the smooth, dewy look. But things can go wrong when correction becomes overzealous, or if the wrong filler was used in the wrong area. In this article, we speak to Dr Michelle Lim from The SW1 Clinic, and give you the inside scoop on major filler no-go’s to help you navigate through Continue Reading

Proven Ways To Slow Down The Skin Ageing Process

Be Religious About Applying Your Sunscreen Heard of the Slip-Slop-Slap campaign that was raised to raise awareness about the risks of skin cancer in Australia? Well, since we can’t Slip on a shirt over our faces, Slop-ping on the SPF50 sunscreen is probably more important in this respect. Don’t be fooled and skip the sunscreen on a less-than-sunny day. Fact is, our skin doesn’t need to feel the sun in order to be damaged. UVA rays are potent “silent’ skin agers and do not burn skin at all.   For those who need some quick advice, physical sunblocks are also known as mineral sunblocks, and these contain zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or both. Compared to chemical sunblocks which contain active ingredients like avobenzone or oxybenzone, physical sunblocks are more stable and less likely to cause skin irritations. However, if the thought of zinc oxide leaving a chalky cast on your face puts you off, try a wash-on sunscreen. Read more: I Found A Wash-On Sunscreen. You Are Going To Want Continue Reading

What To Do About Your Neck

Your aesthetician is probably starting to sound like a broken record, going on and on, warning about how you will regret slathering on all the serums and creams on the face but not the neck. For some unfortunate people however, deep horizontal creases appear really early and has no connection to age or skincare. It seems that the bothersome neck lines that often give away one’s actual age are caused by a combination of natural aging and environmental factors such as exposure to the sun and smoking. And now that we are sunken deep in the digital age, there is the problem of the “tech neck” – too much bending of our heads down and folding the skin of the neck resulting in premature wrinkles of the neck. What a dreadful thing, I agree. Here are 5 treatments that you can find in a doctor’s clinic that can radically salvage and reverse the telltale signs on your neck.   Ultherapy Upper & Lower Neck For those who have never heard Continue Reading

5 Treatments For Younger Skin In Your 40s

When it comes to skin, nothing is set in stone. Just because your skin is starting to show visible signs of aging doesn’t mean you can’t turn the clock back in time and reverse some signs of damage. “In your 40s, it is time to wage war on aging skin, because you have a very finite number of years to undo damage with non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures, before the skin aging really escalates”, says Dr Low Chai Ling, Medical Director of the SW1 Clinic, and also former founder of The Sloane Clinic. In this article, we tap into Dr Low’s wealth of knowledge and experience to assemble 5 secrets on how you can waltz into your 40s gracefully, looking ageless instead of looking your actual age.   Rule 1 – Fight Against Gravity In some women such as ex-supermodel Heidi Klum, genetics and healthy lifestyle play a role in keeping their skin beautiful and in all the right places. But for most of us in the cold, harsh world, Continue Reading