Cosmetic procedures are not uncommon anymore. Since they serve an aesthetic purpose, the psychological one is thus often overshadowed. People choose cosmetic procedures for various reasons. Some want to correct a birth defect, scarring or wounds caused by an illness. But then there are others who want to feel beautiful and enhance their features. However, the growing popularity of these types of medical practices often casts a shadow on the aesthetic benefits of cosmetic procedures, as well as the psychological state of the patients undertaking them – writer Victoria Lim digs deeper.
It is estimated that around 20% of all adults get varicose veins at some point in their lives, according to the US National Library of Medicine. And although it is prevalent in older people, if you don’t seek varicose veins treatment at an early stage, the condition can cause painful and debilitating effects from swelling in the legs.
Year after year, the beauty industry is giving its best to keep us believing age is nothing but a number – and we’re thankful. As the times are changing and cosmetology is advancing at a rapid speed, we’re seeing more and more products, beauty treatments and procedures that help women and men look their best and keep their skin youthful and glowing.
The popularity of Botox treatment (or Brotox) is bound to keep on rising. Celebrities, mums, dads, young professionals, everyone seems to want to smooth out that wrinkle or three on their face. And with almost zero downtime and faster results, you don’t need to spend time at any hospital after having your lunch with a side of Botox. To say the least, this Botox trend that never seems to get old is always a quick fix when a wrinkle seems to be out of place. Since some of us have already had their share of Botox, we sought out some professionals in the field to tell us what’s the most important thing you should consider before jumping on the Botox bandwagon.
Some people have a naturally sad-looking face, which they can’t help, (I know one such person). For this person, most people who don’t know her think she is always sad and miserable or is incapable of showing any kinds of emotions, or she simply doesn’t care; but that’s a story for another day (resting b. face anyone?). On the other hand, there are folks who have developed a naturally sad-looking face over time for one reason or another. So in my search for answers, I caught up with my regular go-to expert in faces and all that – Dr. Rory McGoldrick a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who shed some answers on what causes a naturally sad-looking face, and what could be done about it.
A week ago I had the great opportunity to try out a caviar facial treatment. I have always wondered what would make a person opt to have caviar smeared all over their face instead of relishing the delicacy as it was meant to be. So, armed with this thousand Dirham question, I headed into the treatment room where the lovely and ever-smiling laser and skincare expert – Amira Nassar – was waiting patiently to give me her world-class caviar facial treatment.
A smile is most likely the first thing you’ll notice about a person. And a simple smile also includes flushing those pearly whites (although toothless baby smiles are over-the-top cute). This is where cosmetic dentistry comes in, that’s if you want to have that toothy Hollywood grin. The best thing is that with today’s technology, you can do anything you want with your dentals; from teeth whitening and having perfectly even teeth to smile transformation.
It’s never too early to start planning for the festive season, especially when it comes to prepping your skin. There are simple skincare treatments, and then there are popular skincare treatments, which give your skin a quick pick-me-up that will leave you radiant and fresh-looking way after the merry season is over.