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June 5th 2018 - General Public
What to Look for When Treating the Lips
The lips have been ornamented in diverse ways throughout history. The common reasons of ornamenting the lips include aesthetics and beauty, social status, cultural beliefs and courtship. The ideal lip aesthetics vary greatly among different time periods and culture. According to historical studies on female model profiles from the twentieth century, it was fashionable to have full lips that are anteriorly-positioned. Having analyzed pictures from major fashion magazines from 1930 to 1995, Nguyen and Turley found that the ideal lip aesthetics for males has evolved dramatically over the years, 1 of the observations being an increase in lip curl and protrusion. Plus, they have noticed an increase in the vermilion display.
Medical advancement has made cosmetic procedures, such as lip augmentation, increasingly popular and accessible. The expectations of the patients often reflect the cultural trends in beauty and youth. Since modern ...
June 4th 2018 - General Public
Superficial chemical peels
Apart from peel treatments, topical agents and aesthetic treatments such as microdermabrasion can also result in superficial peeling; however, the peeling effects can be mistaken for flaking skin or sensitivity. In order to ensure adherence, especially in the early stage of treatment, it is essential to have an adequate medical consultation. Patients should be educated on the expected effects of a chemical peel. In-clinic treatments, which involve an array of topical ingredients, are often required to achieve a true epidermal peel.
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For more than 40 years, alpha hydroxy acids (or AHAs) have been used as a peeling agent and topical preparation. Discovered at about the same time as vitamin A, alpha hydroxy acids are sometimes referred to as fruit acids. AHAs are often perceived as natural products, as they are produced from nuts, dairy products and fruits. ...
June 1st 2018 - General Public
Skin treatments are definitely not a new concept. Ayurvedic medical traditions and skincare have been traced back to over 5,000 years ago in India and South Asia, while the concept of skin peeling can be traced back to Ancient Egypt.
Popularized by Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) in Sex and the City, skin peeling is an extremely popular aesthetic procedure. According to a Daily Mail article published in May 2014, aesthetic chemical skin peels are back in vogue. As the old adage goes, beauty is pain. The popularity of chemical peels continues to grow, despite the overly simplistic portrayals of skin rejuvenation and peels.
With so many types of peels available on the market, the process of choosing the right treatment can be daunting. In this article, we will discuss about the chemical peels of different depths and their effects on the skin. Plus, we will review the dual action peels that can build the dermis while restoring the components in the epidermis.
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