Category: BEAUTY

The Anti-Ager Injection To Replace A Facelift

The modern facelift has been around since the 1950s, but planning for a facelift until one, or two decades ago was tricky. Today, cosmetic doctors and surgeons are specializing in age-reversing injections, developing “liquid facelift” techniques in recent years for those looking to quickly rejuvenate without surgery. While these do not replace the surgical facelift in terms of degree of lift, they are more accessible for everyone in terms of downtime and cost, and definitely a more convenient and less risky way to freshen up and more subtly “well-aged”.   HOW THE FACE AGES But the idea of an injection achieving a facelift effect is intriguing. Many young people complain of “chipmunk cheeks” and look for ways to reduce facial fat, so how does a facial filler achieve a rejuvenative effect? With age, the face loses fat and volume, clumping up and sags. This results in a loss of radiance as the cheeks and temples deflate and the shape of the face changes gradually. Sunken temple hollows make a person Continue Reading

5 Cosmetic Procedures To Help You Look Younger

As surgical face lifts become less and less the treatment of choice for people wanting to rejuvenate their facial appearances, here are the most effective non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help people backtrack a little and relive their, younger-looking, fresher-faced days.   1. BOTOX I know everyone’s greatest fear about doing Botox. No one wants to look artificially frozen, no matter how many wrinkles Botox may smoothen out. Most people develop forehead furrows, annoying frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet as early as the mid to late twenties (‘motor’ wrinkles – they appear only on expression) and Botox not only helps to soften these lines, it can also prevent them from becoming static or permanant. Don’t get greedy and ask for a long-lasting dose as that will likely freeze expression and give skin an unnatural and awkward sheen – a sign of over-treating with Botox. Instead, opt for smaller doses just to relax the muscles a little instead, without limiting normal expression.   2. FOREVER YOUNG BBL Sciton’s Broadband Continue Reading

Nose Threadlifts Or Nose Fillers – Which Is Better?

The non-surgical rhinoplasty is probably one of the most common non-invasive cosmetic procedures done today. A quick, virtually painless alternative to the surgical nose job, the risks are lower and there is very minimal, if not, zero downtime. Non-surgical nose enhancements can be done using dermal fillers (touted the ‘liquid rhinoplasty’) or nose threads, but do you know which one you should choose?   1. NOSE FILLERS – THE LIQUID RHINOPLASTY Dermal fillers can be used to lift the nose bridge or to refine the nose tip. This comes packaged in a syringe and is injected directly into areas that your doctor wants to modify. Hyaluronic acid fillers are most commonly used, being dissolvable easily if there is a need to. Once injected, they are slowly broken down by the body over the following months, and last on average 9 to 18 months. Being an injectable, nose fillers can be used to hide a bump on the nose, or make it less visible. It can also be cleverly used to Continue Reading

7 Things You Should Know About Male Pattern Hair Loss

Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) is hair loss that affects males, mainly at the crown of the head or at the hairline. Not quite the same as going bald, it can begin as a single bald spot, or a receding hairline that slowly forms an ‘M’ shape. Here are 7 things you should know about MPHL, including whether it can be grown back.   1. IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY It is believed that MPHL is an inheritable condition. The androgen receptor gene is one of them, which is on the X-chromosome, but it doesn’t mean that hair loss is inherited from the mother, because there are other genes involved in the condition as well. 2. STRESS CAN INCREASE THE RATE OF HAIR LOSS IN MPHL Under stressful circumstances, hormonal changes or scalp issues, someone predisposed to hair loss genetically may notice an increase in hair loss. 3. STRESS ALONE CAN INCREASE HAIR SHEDDING Sometimes, losing hair might be temporary. Telogen effluvium is a condition where there is increased hair Continue Reading

Here’s What Weekly Facials Did To My Skin

I have dull skin and for the longest time, I didn’t know what to do with it. I also have the kind of skin that breaks out cyclically. Despite a dedicated skincare routine, my skin never had that kind of fresh, out-of-shower glow and I struggled to make up for it by covering up with BB creams and facial highlighters. One day, I suffered a horrible breakout and decided that I needed to do something. Someone suggested a few weekly facials to manage my breakouts. Not that I need to do this on a long-term basis, but think of it as a sprint, or a skin detox or workout.   QUICK 30-MINUTE FACIALS ARE NOW A THING Facials these days don’t necessarily take forever to finish. Invented to cater to time-strapped individuals, I was really happy to find that these facials are not only light on time, they are also lighter on the wallet! Although less pampering compared to a full-length facial, some do include LED light therapy to address Continue Reading