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What are the complications of anti-wrinkle treatment?

If done correctly by a highly skilled professional, anti-wrinkle treatments can provide subtle and natural results, which can greatly improve self-esteem and build confidence. However, if the treatment isn’t administered in the right area or if it’s performed by someone who is not trained to a high standard, then complications can occur. Here are the…

Collagen supplements – what’s the hype and do they actually work?

Imagine improving your skin, hair, nails and even joints simply by popping a pill? Collagen supplements are very popular right now. According to Google Trends, online searches for collagen have steadily increased since 2014. Oral supplements in the form of pills or powders are being sold as collagen peptides (or hydrolyzed collagen), which is a…

Festoons: what are they and how do I treat them?

Festoons are a swollen, saggy area of skin that appears under the eyes, extending from the lower eyelid to the cheek. They normally appear after malar bags (or malar mounds) – which are swollen bags that appear under the eyes beneath the lower eyelid – become aggravated due to chronic swelling of the area. When…

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What is the best age to start having anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are made of a substance called botulinum toxin type A and they work by blocking neural impulses to the muscles in the injected area. As a result, the muscles relax, reducing or eliminating dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines for a softer, more rejuvenated look. From 2000 to 2019, botulinum…

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Do cosmetic injectables hurt?

Cosmetic injectables are some of the most common non-surgical aesthetic treatments in the world and among the fastest growing medical procedures too. The two main types of substances used are botulinum toxin type A (used to relax the muscle causing dynamic lines and wrinkles, consequently smoothing them out or eliminating them) and dermal fillers (used…

What Are Bunny Lines and How Can They Be Treated?

Bunny lines are small and fine diagonal or horizontal wrinkles that appear when you scrunch up your nose laughing, smiling, frowning or talking. They appear on both sides of the nose, normally right below the bridge. As with most expression lines, they normally settle after repeated movement in the area. Some people naturally scrunch up…

The Importance of Checking Your Moles

Moles are very common skin growths that happen when cells called melanocytes, responsible for producing melanin and normally distributed evenly throughout the skin, grow in clusters. Everyone has them, and they vary in shape, size and location on the body. They serve no biological purpose and can be congenital, meaning you’re born with them, or…

“What can’t I do after anti-wrinkle injections?” Aftercare guide.

The demand for anti-wrinkle injections have been increasing over the years and, according to a report by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it became the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment in 2020 with over 4.4 million procedures performed in that year. Facial treatments such as muscle relaxant injections have come a long way in…

Can I get a non-invasive eyebrow lift?

Anatomically, the eyebrow function is to protect our eyes from excessive light, sweat and other debris, but another very important role is to complement our facial expressions. Being near the eyes, the eyebrows are one of our most defining features. They evoke shock, surprise, love, fear, dislike, doubt, joy and are very important for facial…

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