on skin type, a person’s pores may be more or less noticeable. There are two
types of pores: one releases the body’s natural oil, called sebum, and the
other releases sweat. And it’s the oil-releasing pores which may appear
offers several treatments to help reduce the pore size appearance. These
include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Dermapen needling and the fractional
chemical peels really improve pores and problem skin. And then to help build up
the collagen, we use microdermabrasion and fraxel laser resurfacing therapy. Book
your free consultation!
Now that summer
has hit with a bang, we’ll definitely be exposed to more sun. The warmth is
great, but beware: in later years, you’ll forever regret exposing your skin to
the UV light without sunscreen.
blocks and absorbs UV rays through a combination of physical and chemical
particles. Physical particles, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, are
used to reflect UV radiation from the skin. At the same time, complex chemical
ingredients in sunscreen react with radiation before it penetrates the skin,
absorbing the rays and releasing the energy as heat.
radiation is the main cause of sunburn and skin cancer. But UVA rays penetrate
more deeply into the skin. And recent research has confirmed that UVA rays also
play a significant role in developing skin cancer.
that UVA dangers are well known, broad-spectrum sunscreens provide clear
information on product labels about protection against both UVB and UVA.
factor to consider in sunscreen is the sun protection factor, or SPF. This refers
to how much longer it takes for UVB rays to redden the skin with sunscreen
compared to without sunscreen. For example, an SPF of 50 means it will take 50
times longer for skin to burn while using the product compared to without the
So, look for
a sunscreen that offers both UVA and UVB protection with an SPF of 50 or
higher. And if you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a water-resistant sunscreen is
essential. Unfortunately, no
sunscreen is waterproof; they all eventually wash off. Sunscreens labelled
water-resistant are tested to be effective for up to 40 minutes of swimming.
should be applied every single day – about 30 minutes before venturing outside.
Reapply every two hours and immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
The sooner you start on the laser hair removal journey, the longer you’ ll have the joy of an incredibly soft, hair-free skin.
No bumps or rashes as is the case with shaving or waxing; ladies with facial hair no longer need to pluck; no dark hairs visible underneath the skin; save time by not shaving; hair doesn’t need to be long as needed for waxing; no more ingrown hairs.
Men and women of all skin conditions and colours can glow for summer with a microdermabrasion & glycolic acid peel combo. While the microdermabrasion mechanically exfoliates the skin safely on all skin colours, chemical peels with fruit acids dissolve the glue- like substance holding dull and dead skin cells on the skin’s topmost layer. Both treatments result in newer, healthier skin, but by combining the two, you get a double whammy of benefits.
You can expect amazing results: helping improve enlarged pores, clogged pores, uneven skin colour, dull, dry/dehydrated skin, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Best of all, there’s no downtime.
Called ‘the lunch time peel’, microdermabrasion is a safe, progressive treatment which improves the skin’s appearance, collagen production and circulation in less than an hour. And there’s no down-time. What’s more, your glowing, smooth and healthy skin will attract compliments by the dozen.
Candidates also include those with pigmented dark skin, oily skin with acne, as well as a tighter look for anyone over the age of 30.
Luminosity is something we all want. A few people are blessed with a natural glowing skin, but the rest of us will need to invest a bit of time, love and patience – plus some help from Lasermed.
1. Make sure you apply SPF daily – yes all of us. Ninety percent of wrinkles are from sun exposure. So, it’s much easier to prevent the damage than to fix it afterwards – that alone gives your skin a glow.
Slather on a moisturiser or serum that is rich in hyaluronic acid.
Eat lots of fruit and veg – those with plant-derived antioxidants, which fight
off damaging free radicals.
While you’re reaping the skin-protecting benefits of eating more Vitamin C, try
smoothing some on your skin as well. We have several excellent Vitamin C serums
Rejuvenating skin peels are a key secret to maintaining beautifully glowing and
clear skin all year round – we offer several peels, from light to deep peels.
society generally accepts hair loss in men as ‘normal’, it’s a social problem
for women. Hair restoration surgeon Dr Craig Ress estimated that between four
to eight percent of women suffered from what’s known as female pattern hair
loss. Four percent experience a diffused pattern and the rest male pattern
baldness, i.e. in patches. But don’t despair. Much can be done to deal with the
treating female pattern hair loss, it’s imperative to obtain the correct
diagnosis. Underlying medical conditions may trigger hair loss. Therefore, any
causal physical problem has to be corrected first.
most common cause is androgenetic alopecia, a genetic sensitivity to the effect
that males hormones (called androgens) have on hair follicles. Other possible
and fatigue, including illness, may trigger hair fall. Other stress factors may
be pregnancy, menopause or surgery.
such as antibiotics may interact with the scalp activities or interrupt blood
flow to the scalp. This may be temporary until medication is stopped. Other
drugs that may contribute to hair fall include, in no specific order of
importance, ulcer drugs, anti-coagulants, anti-depressants, beta blockers,
blood thinners and Parkinson’s medication.
hair care with harsh shampoos and other hair treatments may damage the hair to
such an extent that hair loss occurs.
play a major role in the type of hair on your scalp. If you have a family
history of hair fall, chances are that you’ll experience the same problem.
problems also may contribute to hair loss.
diet low in vitamins A, C, E and B12 has been known to result in brittle,
unhealthy hair prone to breakage and falling out. Consult your healthcare
practitioner to prescribe supplements.
infection may cause itching, dandruff, patchiness and hair fall. The scalp
needs to be infection-free and squeaky clean.
Lasermed, alopecia is treated successfully with the Excimer Laser and Dermapen
advanced needling. It’s recommended that sufferers should also consult one of
our dermatologists for a diagnosis and a prescription for topical medication.
hair loss get you down. Medical technology offers a wealth of options to treat
and/or surgically rectify the problem.