With the number of people willing to go under the knife in the name of beauty on the decline (research from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons shows a fall in cosmetic surgical procedures of nearly 8% in 2017 YoY), there’s never been a better time to explore alternative procedures that don’t require a needle.
We checked out the latest game-changing beauty innovations letting you look your best without the fear-inducing invasive surgery.
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The Phi Lift
Drawing on the mathematical principles of Phi (otherwise known as The Golden Ratio – a precise distancing of the features of an object, making it ‘beautiful’), a new sort of (non-surgical) facelift has been developed.
Achieving Phi is said to be the key to divine proportion and has been used to great effect throughout history in art and architecture. Put simply, the A-list worthy super symmetrical face is what Phi aims for. Suffice to say, doctors using the phi principle to augment their patients’ faces can make their charges look more attractive with just the right tweak of fillers here and there.
SW1’s founder Dr Low Chai Ling, a believer in facial golden ratios and its power on attractiveness applies the Phi formula to the Instagram age and uses it as the foundation of her phi ‘face lift,’ a procedure that uses non-surgical techniques to lift and rejuvenate the face. Specific areas of the face are injected with natural dermal fillers with different qualities (softer fillers to recreate the fullness of cheeks, more structural fillers to define chin and cheekbones) to produce natural looking ‘lift’ that requires no invasive surgery and no downtime. The results of this innovation has been overwhelmingly positive, according to her followers.
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Nitrogen gas is converted into plasma energy, the fourth state of matter which transfers their unique thermal energy to skin tissue. This in turn stimulates a significant physiological response without charring the skin surface and activates collage remodeling, resulting in firmer skin over time.
Sounds too good to be true? With this new therapeutic option Neogen Plasma is the latest skin treatment on all the A-lister’s lips. According to Dr Chua Han Boon who has been treating his patients with this skin rejuvenative and age-prevention therapy for over a year, results have been positive. In fact, he says that the upper eyelid lift from the Plasma Lift has deliveted such good results, there is now a waiting list for the procedure.
And what’s more? Plasma Lift, though being the new kid on the block is backed by more than 450 clinical study treatments and one year clinical histology. For those who wants a natural progression to a more youthful you, this is better than any facial you can find.
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Some things take time, case in point restoring skin health. However, little actions do translate into big improvements over time. Ask anyone who has undergone Vitamin Therapy, a facial to infuse vital antioxidants and vitamins into the skin. While not exactly a lift per se, this facial is so successful at delivering the skin actives to trigger skin healing and rejuvenation, enthusiasts say you can see your skin glow after one session. Like exercise, regular sessions can greatly transform the way your skin looks and age.
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