Get Glowy, Taut Skin at Every Age

Glowy. Taut. Wrinkle-free. Smooth. Just a few words most women would use to describe their ideal complexion no matter what age. And while we can all agree there’s no stopping the ravages of aging, there are some essential skincare products that can help delay the appearance of visible signs of aging, such as dark spots, sagging, fine lines and wrinkles, especially when combined with aesthetic treatments. Below, we’ve detailed the necessary skincare you’ll want to have in your arsenal, complemented by aesthetic procedures you’ll need for a perfect visage in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.

20s – The Age for Prevention and Enhancement

When you’re in your 20s, skin looks radiant and plump. Before sun spots and fine lines start to form or jawlines get saggy due to the natural process of aging and bad lifestyle habits, it’s prudent to establish a good skincare routine. The earlier you start cultivating good skincare habits—such as deeply cleansing skin of makeup, oil and impurities before bed (no matter how late at night it is!) or using sunscreen daily—the better off you’ll be in terms of preventing wrinkles from forming prematurely and keeping your pores refined. You’re in your prime in your 20s, and can look even better with subtle enhancements with the help of aesthetic treatments like hyaluronic acid fillers and pure* neurotoxins.

Aesthetic Treatments:
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Whether you’re looking for a more defined nose bridge, higher cheekbones, sharper chin or contoured jawline, hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to sculpt and give your face a more proportionate profile.

Pure* Neurotoxins: Typically used as a preventive measure to relax facial muscles and keep dynamic wrinkles at bay.

Skincare:
• Sunscreen: Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays with a sun protection factor of at least 30, is non-negotiable at every age. Regular sunscreen usage helps prevent the formation of dark spots and the breakdown of collagen and elastin in your skin, which may lead to wrinkles and dilated pores.

• Cleanser: The most basic, yet important step in every skincare routine is cleansing. You’ll want to reach for a cleanser that removes makeup, dirt and oil without stripping skin of essential moisture and leaving it dehydrated.

• Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C helps protect your skin from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure and pollutants in the atmosphere. It also inhibits melanin production in the skin, helping lighten hyperpigmentation while brightening the complexion. Boosts the protective powers of your sunscreen when used concurrently

30s – The Age for Maintenance

As you hit your 30s, your skin’s cell turnover rate decreases and natural collagen and elastin production starts to slow. As a result, you’ll start noticing the formation of crow’s feet, fine frown lines, and skin feels less bouncy to the touch. At this age, speeding up the cell turnover rate with topical exfoliants and maintaining a strong moisture barrier is key. If you haven’t already, consider booking an appointment with an aesthetic doctor to talk about beginning minimally-invasive procedures to maintain your complexion and subtly enhance your face.

Aesthetic Treatments:
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Boost your skin’s hydration and plump up fine lines with superficial injections of hyaluronic acid, which acts as a humectant—retaining up to 1000 times its weight in water.

Pure* Neurotoxins: Similarly as described above, these are injected to relax facial muscles and prevent the formation of deeper wrinkles.

Skincare:
• Retinol: Also known as Vitamin A, retinol applied topically helps kickstart a sluggish cell turnover rate, lightens hyperpigmentation, boosts collagen production and in short keeps your skin looking its best.

• Hyaluronic Acid: Oil production decreases in your 30s, so keep your complexion plump and hydrated with a hyaluronic acid serum that helps your skin better retain moisture.

40s – The Age for Tailor-made Treatments

Fine lines and facial volume loss are more obvious in your 40s. In addition to maintaining good skincare and lifestyle habits you’ve set in your 20s and 30s, from applying sunscreen daily to drinking plenty of water, not smoking and getting quality sleep—a combination of customized aesthetic treatments is crucial for glowy, taut skin.

Aesthetic Treatments:
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Targeted injections of hyaluronic acid filler can help restore volume loss in the cheeks and under the eyes, fill up deepening nasolabial folds and marionette lines, as well as plump up fine lines and wrinkles from within. Combine it with pure* neurotoxins for the best results.

Pure* Neurotoxins: Helps relax facial muscles hence visibly improving the appearance of wrinkles, as well as preventing wrinkles from becoming too deep-set. Best combined with hyaluronic acid fillers.

Micro-Focused Ultrasound with Visualisation (MFU-V): Triggers the body’s natural reparative process, boosting new collagen production to lift saggy skin over the brow, jowls, under the chin and neck, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the décolleté.

Skincare:
• Glycolic Acid: An alpha-hydroxy acid that works as a chemical exfoliant to slough off dead skin cells on the surface of skin, lightens hyperpigmentation and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, for a brighter and smoother complexion.

• Ceramides: Ceramides are fatty acids which help maintain the integrity of your skin’s natural barrier, protecting it against environmental aggressors like pollution. A compromised skin barrier can lead to dryness, itching and inflammation.

50s & Beyond – The Age For Renewal

In your 50s, wrinkles are mostly deep-set, and your skin loses its ability to retain moisture well, resulting in a rough, leathery texture. As you reach menopause and your body’s natural oestrogen levels drop, the body produces less collagen and elastin, and skin cell turnover rate slows even more. Age spots start to appear as a result of previous sun damage and skin gets noticeably saggy. Topical skincare can only do so much, hence a combination of multiple aesthetic treatments is recommended to achieve the most effective results in attaining skin radiance and tautness that mirror your more youthful years.

Aesthetic Treatments:
• Dermal Fillers: Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers help stimulate collagen and elastin production over time, and when used in conjunction with hyaluronic acid fillers, can be competent at dealing with volume loss and plumping up deep-set wrinkles from within. You can expect to see an improvement in skin elasticity, plumpness and brightness.

Pure* Neurotoxins: Reduces the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles . Results are the most effective when combined with a dermal filler treatment.

Micro-Focused Ultrasound with Visualisation (MFU-V): Similarly as in your 40s, the MFU-V treatment triggers the body’s natural reparative process to boost new collagen production, leading to tighter skin not only on the face, but also the neck and especially the décolletage—areas that are usually forgotten and least taken care of, but can easily give away your age. Hence, it is important to get them treated during your 50s.

Skincare:
• Peptides: Look for a potent serum with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and most importantly peptides; which helps act as the building blocks of collagen and elastin—the two most important proteins that keeps your skin firm.

• Facial Oil: Mature skin needs hydration, so reach for a facial oil that parched skin will immediately drink up. You’ll want to look for an oil blend that’s packed with essential fatty acids to help calm inflammation while softening skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

With that being said, prevention is key and getting started with non or minimally-invasive aesthetic treatments at a younger age can keep you looking more youthful for longer. Aesthetic treatments are for all ages. It’s never too early nor too late to seek out these procedures for enhancement and rejuvenation. Consult one of our professional panel doctors for a treatment plan that is customized for your needs.

*Pure refer to the absence of complexing proteins, inactive neurotoxin, flagellin and bacterial DNA contaminants.1
Reference: 1. Park JY, et al. Neurotoxin impurities: A Review of threats to Efficacy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(1):e2627

Get a Defined Jawline With These Aesthetic Treatments

What do popular actors, actresses or models have in common? A tight, smooth and defined jawline—meaning they look picture perfect all the time. As you age, gravity inevitably takes its toll on your jawline. Loss of bony and deep soft tissue structural support, coupled with increasing laxity of retaining ligaments and decreasing skin elasticity, contribute to the formation of jowls and a saggy jawline. Some people may also have an asymmetrical or uneven jawline due to genetics. For many years, aesthetic treatments were focused on enhancing the lips or adding volume to the midface. However, there’s recently been a focus on the lower face, as having a defined jawline and prominent chin determines our face shape.

 

What does having a defined jawline entail? For men, it’s having a chiseled jawline that’s sharp enough to cut diamonds, and for ladies it’s having a well balanced V-shaped face. In short, having a sharp, defined jawline is the hallmark of good health and youthfulness. The great news is you no longer have to undergo painful jawline surgery popularized by Korean celebrities – and their love for getting that small, perfect V-line face—or endure the downtime and possible complications, to get the jawline of your dreams. These days, the trend in jawline contouring is to opt for non-surgical aesthetic treatments which we discuss below. 

 

If You Have a Poorly Defined Jawline…

 Consider getting hyaluronic acid dermal fillers injected along the jawline. Some people genetically have a weaker jawline, while others lose volume and bony support with age. Think of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers acting as the frame of a tent. Injected along the jawline, it provides support and shape to the overlying tissues, disguising any irregularities caused by loose skin or sagging fat, for a more sculpted jawline and satisfying profile.

 

If You Have a Weak Chin…

 A strong, prominent chin brings balance to a face. Having an asymmetrical, weak or receding chin may cause your other features to look disproportionate. Remedy this with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers injected into the chin to increase chin projection, reshape it and enhance the profile. Before getting fillers on your chin, the doctor will assess your facial features to ensure your chin is proportionate to your face and doesn’t end up looking overly pointy or elongated. You can opt for fillers on both your chin and jawline (discussed above) for a smooth and seamless transition between both zones.

 

If You Have Saggy Jowls or a Double Chin…

Starting to notice a double chin or jowls starting to form? There are many skin tightening treatments in the market, however our recommendation is to go with the FDA-cleared microfocused ultrasound with visualization (MFU-V). This treatment delivers focused ultrasound energy  precisely into the foundational layers of the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen. Thanks to the real-time visualization technology, doctors are also able to directly target specific layers under the skin for maximum benefits, while avoiding structures such as blood vessels and bone to minimize the risk of side-effects Over the course of two to three months, collagen production is boosted, tightening and lifting skin from within for a firmer, more defined jawline.

 

Doctors may advise on a combination of treatments to achieve the perfect jawline, hence it’s best to seek the advice of a professional aesthetics doctor. Make an appointment at one of our trusted clinics now!

Non-surgical Aesthetic Treatments for Wrinkles Around the Eyes

It is not a matter of choice, everyone gets wrinkles around the eyes. They’re easy to get and tough to ditch. If you laugh, frown, squint, rub your eyes often or happen to be a very expressive person when you speak, they’ll start to appear. Additionally, other factors such as a loss of skin elasticity due to ageing and continued exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rayswhich actually speeds up the rate of collagen breaking downcan cause wrinkles around the eyes to be set in permanently. 

There are different types of wrinkles around the eyes; under-eye wrinkles, crow’s feet and glabellar frown lines. Under-eye wrinkles form on the mid to outer corner of the lower eyelid, while crow’s feet appear at the outer corner of the eye. Glabellar frown lines are vertical wrinkles etched in between the eyebrows that form because of frowning, as its name suggests.

Before you head to the mirror to figure out which of these wrinkles you have, we have the solutions for you below. Whether you are in your late 40s and have visible wrinkles around the eyes, or you’re in your early 20s and are looking for preventive measures to keep the wrinkles at bay, there are non-surgical aesthetic treatments you can undergo that will help improve the appearance of these wrinkles around the eyes. What’s even better; these treatments have little to no downtime, are less painful and allow for subtle improvements to be made to the face while still looking natural. We discuss the treatments available for three common concerns below.

 

Prevention of Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines 

Prevention is better than cureyou can delay wrinkle formation with a neurotoxin. Neurotoxin injections work by relaxing facial muscles. These muscles contract when you laugh, talk or make an expression, leading to dynamic wrinkles around the eyes which can become static or permanent over time. Neurotoxins can be injected near the outer corner of your eyes to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and between the brows to help correct glabellar frown lines. Pro-tip: Consider a neurotoxin that has zero complexing proteins to minimize your risk of developing botulinum toxin resistance, which may render future treatments less effective or have completely no effect at all.

 

Diminish Fine Lines Around the Eyes 

Plump up fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes from within with injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Naturally found in our body, hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water. When injected under the skin, hyaluronic acid instantly fills up areas within the skin to smoothen and reduce the depth of fine lines around the eyes. Bonus, when dermal fillers are injected into the tear trough (the area between the lower eye area and the cheek) the under eyes will also look brighter with less obvious dark eye circles—immediately making you look younger and more well-rested.

 

Tighten and Lift the Skin Around Your Eyes

Refresh your eyes with a Micro-Focused Ultrasound with Visualisation (MFUV) treatment. Shots of micro-focused ultrasound energy are delivered deep into the skin without disrupting the surface to trigger the body’s natural reparative processresulting in a boost of collagen production. This leads to a skin lifting and tightening effect over the brow and under-eye areas. Make sure you pick a MFUV treatment that’s FDA-cleared to ensure you’re getting a safe and effective treatment. 

With so many aesthetic treatments on hand to improve the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, you can slow down the effects of ageing. Aesthetic doctors will usually prescribe a combination of treatments for the best effect. The best thing about it all? Most of these treatments are quick “lunchtime” procedures with minimal to no downtime, so you can get right back to your usual hustle.

 

Consult our trusted panel doctors today!

Everything You Need to Know About Dermal Filler Treatments

Youth blesses us with full features — but as we start to age — we lose soft tissue volume and structural support in certain areas of the face, such as the cheeks and temples. When this happens, you’ll notice your skin starting to sag and jowls starting to form, while nasolabial lines or laugh lines deepen. With age, the skin also starts to lose its ability to retain moisture, resulting in a dull and rough complexion. That’s where a good dermal filler treatment is necessary to keep your skin and features looking youthful for longer.

 

What Are Dermal Fillers, and How Do They Work?

The most commonly used dermal fillers are made up of a hyaluronic acid. These gels are injected into soft tissues under the skin to help restore volume and fill in lines. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body, and functions to retain moisture to keep your skin hydrated. Similarly, some hyaluronic dermal fillers can be injected into superficial layers of the skin to draw moisture and hydrate the skin from within. Think of it as a long-lasting moisturiser that only needs to be reapplied once in a few months.

 

Where Can They Be Used?

Dermal fillers in the capable hands of an aesthetic doctor can be injected into a target area to create a more defined nose bridge, chiselled jawline or sharper chin and fuller cheeks that could possibly rival Chrissy Teigen’s. Want Angelina Jolie’s pillowy pout? Artfully injected dermal fillers will give your lips the boost they need. Do you look tired no matter how much sleep you get? A dermal filler treatment for your under eye area will help disguise dark eye circles and make your undereyes look less sunken. Dermal fillers can also be injected into the skin to help fill out fine wrinkles — think smile lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. Is your complexion looking lacklustre lately? A dermal filler treatment will give your skin the boost of hydration it needs to be bouncy and plump once again.

In short, dermal fillers can be used to rectify volume loss or add lift to facial contours. 

 

What to Expect During Treatment? 

An aesthetic doctor will assess your face to determine which areas will benefit from dermal filler treatment, and roughly how many syringes are required. After which, the area will be cleansed and a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area prior to the injection to help with pain management. During the injection, you should feel minor discomfort that is easily tolerated by most patients. The whole procedure is expected to last between 15-30 minutes. Results of a dermal filler injection are visible immediately post-treatment. There is minimal to no downtime after the dermal filler treatment, and makeup can be used to conceal any temporary bruising or redness. Therefore, you’d be able to return to work and your daily activities immediately.  However, it is recommended that you refrain from massaging the area, as well as avoid strenuous and high impact activities. A dermal filler treatment is expected to last between 6-18 months, depending on multiple factors, such as the type of filler, the treated area, the individual’s skin, lifestyle habits and age. Typically, a follow-up session with the doctor will be arranged one to two weeks after the initial dermal filler treatment. 

 

Where to Get A Dermal Filler Treatment? 

The most important thing is to never have a dermal filler treatment done at a beauty spa or salon. A non-surgical filler treatment is still considered to be a medical procedure that requires proper training, knowledge and technique, so it’s in your best interest to consult a professional aesthetic doctor. A qualified doctor will be best placed to advise and plan a dermal filler treatment that is customized to your needs. Given the complex anatomy and presence of many blood vessels in the face, there is a high risk of serious complications such as necrosis and blindness if the procedure is performed by non-qualified personnel. Improperly injected fillers can also result in other undesirable side-effects such as infection, swelling and visible lumps under the skin. Hence it’s always important to make a consultation first and make sure you’re comfortable with your doctor. Not sure where to start? Check out our trusted panel doctors here.

Be Elegant & Expressive with Hyaluronic Acid

Pair youthful looks with natural facial expressions with this dermal filler!

 

Smooth skin alone is no guarantee of a youthful, fresh appearance. It’s a little bit more complicated. In addition to wrinkles, our face shape can also make us look older than we seem. But what can you do to rejuvenate and enhance your facial shape without losing its natural form?

 

Full, plump cheeks and high cheekbones give every face a healthy look and shape. However, this changes with age. Not only do wrinkles appear, the face tends to lose volume overall. The cheeks lose their deep structural support and overlying soft tissues start to  sink downwards due to gravity, which gradually changes the shape of the face. This results in an older-looking, tired or even grumpy face. 

 

A visible rejuvenation

The good news is: none of us have to accept these changes. The loss of volume on your face can now be compensated for in a minimally invasive way. Aesthetic doctors now rely on volumizing dermal fillers to restore youthful looks. This means that although your cheeks have lost volume, it can be effectively rectified. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers can aid to help you achieve particularly beautiful and long lasting effects. More often than not, you’d only require one treatment by a certified aesthetic professional  to restore facial volume loss.

 

But please, of course!

Many aesthetic professionals also choose HA dermal fillers due to its natural-looking results. These fillers integrate so well into your skin that it becomes part of you. It ensures smooth transitions between treated and untreated skin areas. Regardless of whether you speak, laugh or flirt – you remain completely yourself! That little enhancement would go unnoticed, just as you’d like it to be. 

Consult an aesthetic professional to find out what works best for you!

5 Best Ways to Treat Facial Wrinkles

Laugh lines. Crow’s feet. The elevens. We’re all familiar with these terms, also known plainly as facial wrinkles. Let’s be real. Unless you’ve discovered the fountain of youth and hence are blessed with baby skin for the rest of your life, applying lotions and potions in a bid to keep the creases at bay is de rigueur.

Not all wrinkles are created equal. Dynamic wrinkles are a result of facial muscle movements. If you raise or furrow your brows while you’re applying mascara, forehead lines will start appearing. Smokers are also prone to getting vertical lip lines, as the lips pucker when dragging on a cigarette. In the long run, repetitive facial expressions and creasing of skin, coupled with a loss of skin elasticity due to sun damage and other poor lifestyle habits, result in the progression of dynamic to static lines. These static lines are visible even when you’re not making any facial expressions.

Starting to see fine lines appearing on your face or neck? Here are the best five ways to visibly improve the appearance of facial wrinkles.

Freeze it with a Neurotoxin

Nip wrinkles—that are starting to form—in the bud with a neurotoxin. Neurotoxins work by inducing temporary muscle relaxation. Simply put, it freezes a muscle in place. Meaning, there will be reduced facial movement if a neurotoxin is injected into your forehead or between your eyebrows, hence reducing the formation of dynamic wrinkles. When picking a neurotoxin, it is beneficial in the long run to pick one with zero complexing proteins. The immune system is amazing at defending our body against foreign bacterial components. In this case, the presence of unnecessary complexing proteins increases the risk of antibody formation against the neurotoxin (the active ingredient). This is why it’s important to pick one with zero complexing proteins, as this ensures you will not develop resistance against the neurotoxin—thus enjoying its full effects over a longer period of time.

 

Deeply Exfoliate Skin with Microdermabrasion or a Chemical Peel 

As we age, skin turnover rate slows down. Other than resulting in dull-looking skin, this causes fine lines and wrinkles to be more obvious. Kickstart a sluggish skin turnover rate by going for a microdermabrasion treatment. This involves a handheld device that physically exfoliates the skin with tiny crystals, removing dead skin cells and visibly improving the look of wrinkles, as well as hyperpigmentation or acne scars. 

Chemical peels involve a chemical solution being applied to skin, and also works by “damaging” the superficial layers of skin in a controlled manner. After a peel, it’s normal for the skin to turn red and continue to be dry and flaky for the next few days. As the damaged skin peels away, smoother, line-free skin is revealed underneath.

 

Restore Youthful Skin With Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Consider injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our skin. It’s able to hold 1000 times its weight in water, and acts as a moisture magnet, keeping your skin hydrated from the inside and looking plump and youthful. When injected, it instantly fills in areas within the skin to reduce the depth of wrinkles, lines and folds. 

These hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be used to not only spot treat and fill in wrinkles at the source, but can also be used to restore volume in the face. For example, it can be injected near the cheekbones to lift the mid-face, reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines in the process. 

 

Boost Skin Elasticity with a Micro-focused Ultrasound with Visualization (MFU-V) Treatment 

Looking for something that’s non-invasive and with no down time? Consider a MFU-V treatment. Micro-focused ultrasound energy is delivered precisely into the skin at specific treatment depths. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, boosting collagen production and creating a natural lifting effect over the course of two to three months, with results lasting for at least a year. Pick one that’s FDA cleared to ensure you’re getting a safe and effective treatment. 

 

Use the Right Skincare

Last but not least, using the right skincare will help maintain the results you get from an in-clinic aesthetic treatment. Add a retinol into your nightly skincare regime. This Vitamin A derivative helps boost collagen production and encourages skin cell turnover rate, for younger-looking skin. Additionally, adding a hyaluronic acid serum into your skincare routine will keep your skin’s moisture levels balanced, dehydration (and wrinkles!) at bay and your complexion plump and radiant. 

Consult a healthcare professional to find out what works best for you! 

6 Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Love the way you look with this quick fix!

 

Living in a fast-paced world with constant demands on our time, the need for speed, convenience and accessibility has never been more coveted after. It is no exception for getting your beauty perk-me-ups . So here’s the good news – non and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures are thriving more than ever. We are talking about dermal fillers that minimize ageing signs such as fine lines, saggy folds, and deep wrinkles to deliver a more youthful appearance.  But what exactly are the benefits?

 

1) Having Minimal to No Downtime

The draw of dermal fillers is the advantage of having minimal to no downtime! Restore your facial volumes and rehydrate your skin with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers. On your first consultation, your aesthetic healthcare professional will discuss individual treatment goals and expectations. Depending on the areas to be treated, one treatment session will take between 15 and 45 minutes. Here’s the cherry on top – the results of this treatment are immediate! You can literally pay a visit to your aesthetic doctor during lunch time and resume daily activities right after. It’s super convenient!

 

2) Longer-lasting Effects

Dermal fillers may be quick fixes, but they do come with longer lasting effects. Dermal fillers and volumizers may last between 9 and 18 months. Undoubtedly, the duration of the effects depend on many factors. From the type of treatment, the treated area to even lifestyle factors, the results may vary. Talk to a medical professional to seek out tailored results just for you. 

 

3) Au-Naturale Results

You don’t want to look like someone completely new. Sometimes, you just want some slight tweaks to look your best. With dermal fillers, you can do just that! The change might be really subtle, but the right amount of filler can make a difference to your visage. To avoid “pillow face”  or “overfilled face” syndrome, it is important to look for a professional who has been trained to inject according to your individual needs. 

 

4) Stimulates Natural Collagen

You can’t help but notice when your skin starts to lose its elasticity and facial volume loss sets in. As the paranoia kicks in, you start to scrutinize every nook and cranny of your face. Here’s how a dermal filler can help!

Discover the US FDA-cleared Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)-based  dermal filler that does more than just lift and define. This filler works under the skin to trigger and intensify natural collagen and elastin production! In addition to restoring volume loss and deep structural support, this filler leaves your skin looking plumper and smoother than ever.

 

5) Looking Good with Minimal Effort

Take control of your beauty by opting for dermal fillers. Wake up looking like the best version of yourself and you are ready to face the day! 

 

6) An Alternative and Effective Choice

Dermal fillers are a great alternative to surgery, especially if you’re not ready for cosmetic surgery. A solution made to rejuvenate and make your skin look supple and soft, you only stand to gain when you see your skin looking healthier than ever. It is no wonder that is everyone is now opting for minimally invasive aesthetic procedures.

 

Looking good makes you feel good. Pursue a solution that works! Talk to our trusted doctors today to achieve your desired results.

Are You Developing Botulinum Toxin Resistance?

It’s time to find out!

Botulinum toxin injections have undeniably risen to become one of the most commonly performed non-invasive cosmetic procedures worldwide. But with the increase in people opting for these injections earlier in life and at high doses, studies have shown an emerging trend of botulinum toxin resistance in patients. How do we then identify if it’s working? 

 

Understanding Botulinum Toxin
A botulinum toxin injection is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that helps to reduce dynamic wrinkles found between your eyebrows and around your eyes.  It works as a muscle relaxant to prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles when making facial expressions. Resistance to botulinum toxin, stems from the development of antibodies towards it, resulting in diminished or even no visible effect even after multiple rounds of treatments. 

 

Gasp! Have I Developed Resistance to Botulinum Toxin?
Here are some signs that suggest  that you might be botulinum toxin resistant:

1) You enjoy a shorter duration of the effects from the treatment

2) You are required to inject higher doses of botulinum toxin to achieve the same effect

3) You are experiencing a complete loss of treatment effect

 

How Do I Prevent This?

Complexing proteins are foreign bacterial proteins found in certain botulinum toxin brands. It was previously believed to contribute to the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections but now proved otherwise! So choose a Botulinum Toxin with Zero Complexing Proteins to lower the risk of neutralizing antibody formation and botulinum toxin resistance. Currently, there is no medication or drug to reverse botulinum toxin resistance. Hence, selecting the Pure Botulinum Toxin with Zero Complexing Proteins from the get-go, is essential to minimize the risk of developing botulinum toxin resistance!

Make sure to consult your beauty physician to ensure you’re receiving pure neurotoxin with zero complexing proteins to avoid immunity towards it!

Why Everyone Is Obsessed with Non-Surgical Facelifts

It’s time to say goodbye to cosmetic surgery!

#MFUV

The idea of a traditional nip and tuck facelift is dated. Here’s a life-transforming non-surgical face lifting solution – the US FDA-cleared micro-focused ultrasound with visualization (#mfuv) is a treatment that lifts and tightens your skin naturally.

 

How It Works

Using precise micro-focused ultrasound energy to target the deep structural layers of the skin, this procedure stimulates the production of new collagen for a natural lifting effect without needles, cutting or disrupting the skin’s surface. From lifting the skin on your neck, under the chin and brows to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this treatment has a lot to offer. The best part? This procedure only takes 30 to 90 mins depending on the area treated! Plus, there is no to minimal downtime post-treatment hence you can get back to the grind immediately.

Tip #1: Beware of copycat treatments and only choose skin lifting #mfuv treatments that have been cleared by the US FDA!

 

Seeking Out Dermal Fillers

As we age, we lose soft tissue volume and bony structural support in our face, specifically in the cheeks, temples, lips, around the mouth, along the jawline and under the eyes. Consider dermal fillers to restore age-related volume loss and reduce the appearance of lines and folds in facial skin.

 

How It Works

Dermal fillers can be injected for volume enhancement and sculpting of desired areas. From cheeks, around the corners of your mouth, nasolabial folds to marionette lines, fillers can be injected in these areas for a more youthful and refreshed look. You can also consider injecting along the jawline and chin to help provide definition and achieve the V-shaped silhouette you’ve always desired! 

Tip #2: Always go to a doctor who is trained to examine your face before advising the amount of fillers needed. Every individual has different needs so remember to seek out a customized treatment plan for yourself.

 

Opt for Pure Neurotoxin with Zero Complexing Proteins

Botulinum toxin is essentially a prescription medication that blocks the release of chemicals that cause muscle contraction. This treatment is frequently used for the relaxation of facial muscles to reduce the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

How it works

During treatment, the doctor will inject the pure neurotoxin into specific muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles when making facial expressions. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort. You may begin to see visible smoothing of wrinkles as early as 3-4 days after the injection, with maximum effect after 1-2 weeks. The typical duration of effect is up to 3 months, but results may vary for every individual. 

Tip #3: Did you know that your body can develop resistance towards Botulinum Toxin? Opt for the pure neurotoxin with zero complexing proteins so that treatments will always remain effective!

 

With these aesthetics treatments now readily available, you can forget face tuning apps. Go forth and pursue a real life face filter with these non-surgical facelift treatments!

Improve Your Skin Elasticity In 4 Simple Steps

Fortify your skin tissues with these measures!

 

Did you know, collagen is one of the key building blocks produced naturally by your body to keep the skin firm? Collagen helps to maintain the firmness of your skin and support your body’s tissues. In addition, another natural ingredient – elastin, is responsible for maintaining your skin’s elasticity. Both fibres are abundant in young skin, but may sadly start to break down with age.

So how do we slow that process down?

 

Step 1: Stock Up on the Skin Proteins

With age, unfortunately, we don’t produce as much collagen and elastin. The loss of collagen and elastin over time contributes to visible signs of ageing in our skin. Many anti-ageing creams and serums claim to slow down or reverse this process with varying degrees of success. If you’re looking for a more definitive solution, seek out dermal fillers to lift and rejuvenate your skin. In addition to filling wrinkles and providing sustained structural support, some fillers also trigger the production of new collagen and elastin in the skin to restore its elasticity and youthfulness. Seek out a medical professional for the best results!

 

Step 2: SPF is Your BFF!

Environmental toxins, pollutants, and UV rays cause ageing as they accelerate the breakdown of collagen and elastin in our skin. So slather on a generous amount of sunscreen when sun exposure is expected to protect your skin and to prevent the breakdown of these essential structural proteins. 

 

Step 3: Experience the Beauty of Sound

If you’re looking to lift and sculpt your face, the, US FDA-cleared micro-focused ultrasound with visualization treatment (#mfuv) may just be the solution for you! This treatment harnesses the power of ultrasound to deliver its collagen-boosting effect. Bypassing the surface of the skin to deliver the right amount of micro-focused ultrasound energy at the right depths and temperature, #mfuv initiates the body’s natural response to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen. Gradually lifting and tightening skin on the face and neck, the real results appear over 2–3 months as new collagen is produced. Now, who doesn’t want firmer skin?

 

Step 4: Beauty Sleep is Necessary

The skin produces new collagen when you sleep. When your body is at rest, it allows for the production of growth hormones, which then repairs your skin from daily damage and hence slows down the ageing process. So remember to give your body enough rest!

 

Now that you’ve identified the importance of elastin, remember these steps to maintain the elasticity of your skin!