Party season is approaching, and whilst most of us are looking forward to that big holiday or party, some of us might be thinking of having something done to undo the toil that work or stress has done to our appearances first. Here are the best no-nonsense treatments that topped our list because of their amazing abilities to change the skin in less than 60 minutes. HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS Age and weight loss may rob the face of its youthful volume and leave it looking tired and old. Those with sunken cheeks and strong nasolabial lines can restore volume to their midfaces with volume high definition lift, which places hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers strategically in the cheeks, giving the midface a much-desired natural-looking lift and restore subtle, youthful curves at the same time. But that’s not all. HA fillers can be used to augment a flat nose bridge, a short or receding chin and even fill in deeply etched wrinkles. These natural fillers are biodegradable – your body breaks Continue Reading
Let’s Talk About Lip Beautification – An Insider’s Guide
BY LISA WILLIAMS Full lips have always been associated with youth and beauty. Because of this, lip enhancement is one of the most frequently requested procedures in a cosmetic practice. We speak to Dr Low Chai Ling, medical director of SW1 Clinic who takes us through SW1’s six steps to achieve aesthetically pleasing augmented lips. While there is no single prescription for a “perfect” lip, nor a “one size fits all” approach for lip augmentation, these 6 steps created and coined ‘Lip Beautification sextet’ by Dr Low can be used as a basic template for achieving a natural look. Read more: HOW TO (NOT) AGE LIKE A SUPERMODEL! In virtually all women, since the beginning of recorded history, full lips have been associated with youth, beauty, and voluptuousness. Robust, pouty lips are considered to be sexually attractive by both men and women. Even in a period of economic downturn, women continue to buy products to adorn their lips. The “Lipstick Index,” a term coined by Leonard Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of Continue Reading
The 5 ‘Au Naturel’Facelifts you need to know
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
Botox Or Fillers: Which Is For You?
Botox and fillers have been around for years but we learnt that the difference between the 2 are not always immediately clear. So we’ve put together a guide to explain the differences between them so that you can work out which you would likely prefer to have. Of course you should always consult with an experienced injector and discuss which (or both) is more suitable for the improvements you want to make! Botox Vs Fillers Botox (or Botulinum toxin) is a solution that is injected in very small, measured doses into specific facial muscles. By blocking nerve signals in the injected muscle(s), the resulting effect is temporary paralysis i.e. movement of these muscles of the face are restricted, resulting in softening or even disappearance of wrinkles. A typical Botox injection of smaller muscles such as those in the forehead, or outside the eyes last approximately 3 to 4 months. Obviously the higher the dose, the more long-lasting the treatment, but also the more “frozen” the look! Botox is Continue Reading
Which is the best: Threadlift, Filler or Ultherapy?
With the explosion of lunchtime rejuvenation procedures available, many women are at a loss as to what is the most suitable aesthetic treatment for their faces. The issues facing one looking for non-surgical rejuvenation enhancement techniques are: (1) the extent of what they can accomplish (2) the downtime (this varies between individuals, and what constitutes downtime for one may not be so for another) (3) the longevity of the treatment (or how long the results can last). With this in mind, top on the podium of most popular face-enhancing, youth-reviving therapies in the last five years stand Dermal Fillers, Threadlifts and Ultherapy. Anyone who have not been living under a rock would have at some point heard about their benefits in terms of turning back the ageing clock, reducing lines and wrinkles and lifting skin. For those who perhaps may have been living in some kind of rock for the past decade, here is a quick run down of what each of the three aesthetic frontrunners do. DERMAL Continue Reading