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For those who want to refresh and vitalise their face without surgery, Rachel Chew Clinic is offering this innovative new treatment, the non surgical liquid soft lift by using combination of dermal fillers and thread lift.
Skin changes are among the most visible signs of aging. Skin aging first become apparent when the person is in their early 30s with the development of subtle changes, such as fine expression lines around the eyes and mouth and deepening of the tear trough, giving the face somewhat tired appearance.
Dr Rachel Chew observed the distinct feature of aging progress with appearance of deeper and more permanent lines of facial expressions that do not disappear when the face is relaxed leading to, crows feet, frown lines, smile lines and forehead lines. Furthermore there is loss of skin firmness and tone leading to sallow, dry, rough skin and more noticeable larger pore. In time age spots develop with uneven pigmentation. Skin thinning with appearance of dilated blood vessels and spider veins adds to the complete aging picture.
Exciting new facts have merged as Dr Rachel Chew further understands the structural changes and physics of the aging in the face. Previously it was thought that wrinkles, folds and skin sagging develop due to gravity pulling the skin down. What we know now is that it is not the stretching or drooping of the skins that accounts for the wrinkles and folds we see as we grow older. The most significant contribution to the aged appearance is loss of volume in the skin, soft tissues, fat and bones that create the visible signs of aging. Aging changes are more like a deflating balloon than a descent due to action of gravity. Volume loss leads to the shifts in facial shape, balance and proportions. We can visualize this by looking at the difference between grapes and raisins.
Deeper structural changes in the aging face lead to the appearance of more profound signs of aging:
Facial remodeling is a new way of reshaping face using dermal fillers and thread lift. It is non invasive, quick and relatively painless. Final result can last up to 2 years and more than 5 years using thread lift. At Skin Art Clinic, Dr Rachel Chew has sculpted the faces of hundreds of patients, she first consults with the patients and advises them on the areas that can be worked on.
As we age, our faces are often the first to suffer. Resorption of fat, muscle, and even bone along with thinning of skin from loss of collagen and elastic fibres results in the face losing its plump, youthful glow. Like a balloon deflating, lines and wrinkles appear on the surface. Sun damage and gravity contribute by adding uneven pigmentation, brown spots, and sagging of the jowls and neck.
Rediscover your youthful glow and beautiful facial contours with Dr Rachel Chew’s new invented procedure, the Skinartesse delivers astounding results without invasive surgery, and minimal downtime. Dr Rachel Chew uses some of the most sophisticated, safe, and effective products and techniques available in aesthetic medicine.
Every face is different. No procedure is therefore exactly the same. Dr Rachel Chew performs a careful clinical facial analysis before each procedure is tailored to give the most effective and natural-looking results. The 3 stages involved in this procedure include:
Resurfacing and stimulation
Depending on your skin type and requirements following skin analysis, a plan to restore the canvas of your face to its former youthful glory is made and executed with clinical precision. This step includes removing the outer dead layer of skin with lasers, removing brown and uneven spots, and stimulating new collagen and elastin production with growth factors from your own platelet blood cells. Expect results no creams can deliver!
Not just about filling lips or cheeks, the volume restoration techniques restore lost volume naturally, including difficult areas that are often forgotten: temples, tear trough hollows, jawline. If you have excessive fat in the jowls or chin area, this is removed with small ultrasound-emitting probes. The result is a beautifully natural restoration of volume and facial contouring—like you looked 10 years ago.
By gently manipulating and relaxing muscles selectively, the brows, mouth corners, and jawline are lifted. Hyperdynamic lines—frown, crow’s feet, lines above the lip—are also softened. Muscle rebalancing is about making you look fresher, not freezing your face!
Dr Rachel Chew has perfected the technique of scarless face ad neck lifting using combined thread lift procedures. These ingenious treatments lift jowls, neck, cheeks, and brows through tiny punctures under local anaesthesia.
This procedure, only available at Skin Art Clinic, restores a youthful appearance by targeting the four main causative factors in facial aging: volume imbalance, muscle hyperdynamicity, drooping of soft tissues, and photoaging of the skin. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia so you can go home afterwards. There are no visible scars and you can return to your normal activities in just a few days.
These treatments are not just another injection, peel, or filler treatment. It is a fusion of advanced aesthetic techniques with artistry that delivers an effecive and beautifully natural result. This is an individualized total facial rejuvenation procedure that offers transformation results without the downtime associated with invasive surgical techniques.
The 3 stages improve almost all the signs of aging, including:
|Whether you’re in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s this procedure is tailored exactly to suit your needs.|
It’s dark outside. You’re on your way to bed. You look in the mirror, and there they are: under eye circles that terrify you. Okay, so maybe it’s not Halloween, but this common sign of aging affects most Asian at some point. Whether they’re induced by genetics, age, or lack of sleep, 53% of women under eye circles and puffiness as their number one beauty concern according to a survey from Clinique. We often look to concealer to temporarily solve the problem, but the cakey appearance of concealer is often too evident to provide the naturally youthful appearance that we seek.
Dark under eye circle are generally have three causes:
1. Dark pigmentation of the skin.
2. Prominent vasculature behind fair color translucent skin.
3. Shadowing and hollowing out underneath the eyes that is common with aging In our office, the third cause is the most frequently seen and we have been able to effectively use hyaluronic fillers which is naturally found in the skin to bond water molecules. When injected under the skin, the filler helps counteract volume loss beneath eyes.
Today, more and more celebrities are choosing skin tightening procedures before big events. Many stars want to look their very best and skin tightening can help by smoothing the skin and giving it a healthier, more youthful glow. It may seem like a surprise that anyone would make a appointment right before standing in front of hundreds of camera, but that’s exactly what movie stars and celebrities of our time are doing. You might be thinking to yourself, “But won’t the cameras see the scars, the bruising, the swelling?” And the answer is no. Cosmetic surgery has advanced to the point that skin tightening procedures no longer require a scalpel and, often, even anesthesia. With little to no downtime, it makes perfect sense why a red carpet walker would choose a skin tightening procedure before more invasive surgery.
Celebrities use skin tightening procedures because they are minimally invasive and can be performed in an office setting. With minimal risk and no anesthesia involved, they offer great results without high chances of miscalculation. MAXIMUS is a great example of this, this technology uses radio frequency energy to evenly heat skin tissue deep beneath the outer layers to activate and promote new collagen growth. Collagen growth will not only help diminish wrinkles and fine lines, it also results in smoother, firmer skin. Further more, this treatment can help to get rid of cellulite. For the best results, its recommended to do once a week with a series of 4 sessions. A celebrity may start their treatment a few weeks before the red carpet and continue treatments until the very last day before an event. As only a small amount of swelling and redness patients experience for a few hours after the treatment, there’s literally no downtime. Technically, if a celebrity were to get a treatment in the morning, by evening, they’d be ready to take that red carpet stroll.
It’s obvious to see why a celebrity might choose skin tightening procedures before going under the knife for more drastic, youth-reviving surgeries. Skin tightening is non-invasive, with little to no downtown. Swelling and redness for most procedures last no more than a few hours and the results can often be astounding. If you have a big event coming, maybe not a red carpet, but a wedding, vacation, or anniversary, a series of skin tightening procedures might be for you.
Acne is a very common condition that tends to be hereditary, usually beginning during adolescence and subsiding by the late twenties. In some cases, however, acne may also begin later in life and last well into middle age.
The years of adolescence are full of changes, and living with acne need not be an accepted rite of passage to adulthood. When acne is present early, effective medical intervention will greatly improve the outcome and prevent scarring.
How Acne Begins
Hairs grow out of tiny pores in the skin called follicles. Acne occurs in hair follicles and in the sebaceous (oil) glands attached to the follicles. The sebaceous glands secrete a waxy, oily substance called sebum that helps keep the skin moist and supple. Because sebaceous glands are most concentrated on the face, chest and back, most acne is concentrated in these locations.
Sebum usually passes to the skin’s surface through the opening of the follicle in small, unnoticeable amounts. The hair follicles are lined with layers of dead skin cells. In people with acne the dead skin cells that line the pores stick together abnormally and accumulate within the follicle and block the opening of the pore. This blockage consists of a collection of sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria and is known as a comedo:
Why Acne Develops?
The basic cause of acne is still unknown. The predisposition to develop acne is often hereditary but a combination of factors has been shown to contribute to the acne process. A parent who had a severe case of acne during his or her teenage years is more likely to have children who will also have acne. Parents who had a smooth complexion tend to have children who also have acne-free skin.
During puberty, the body undergoes a great number of changes that are the result of rising levels of sex hormones in the body. Both males and females experience an increase in the levels of hormones called androgens (mainly testosterone in both sexes) that increase the size of the sebaceous glands, promote the production of sebum and contribute to acne.
Bacteria that live on the skin surface are normally “friendly” because they check the growth of more dangerous (disease-causing) microorganisms. These friendly bacteria play little or no role in acne. It is a specific type of bacteria that lives inside the hair follicle and sebaceous gland that is responsible for acne. These germs are not present on the surface of the skin. These tiny organisms inside your pores alter the chemical nature of sebum turning it into a more irritating substance. In addition, these bacteria cause abnormalities in the cells that line the follicles that lead to obstruction of the pore and rupture of the follicle wall.
Until recently, dermatologists believed there was no connection between acne and diet. New research has provided convincing evidence that diet may, in fact, play a role in acne:
It turns out that “bad carbs” are bad for acne and a reduction in “bad carbs” of 15-20% may significantly help reduce acne severity. The problem foods are those that can be said “to start out white”, foods that contain ingredients like flour, sugar, and starch.
So, in the greasy hamburger, it is not the burger but the bun and the sugar in the ketchup that are the problem. It is the starch in the potato, not the grease in the French fries. Try to cut back on “bad carbs” if you have acne.
Drugs and Industrial Chemicals
Acne-like conditions may infrequently result from the use of certain drugs, primarily bromides, iodides, corticosteroids, androgens, and drugs used to treat epilepsy or depression. Industrial substances, including coal tar and petroleum oil, may cause some cases of acne. Therefore it is important that Dr. Rachel Chew be aware of all medications and supplements that you regularly take or have been recently prescribed.
Pressure on the skin from clothing, backpacks, football shoulder pads, headbands, sport masks and helmets can aggravate acne by friction. Similarly, the friction caused by resting of the chin or cheek on a hand while doing homework, playing a musical instrument, or talking on the telephone may also aggravate acne. Excessive perspiration can also result in worsening of acne in some people.
Available evidence does not show a connection between acne and the use of cosmetics. However, if your skin seems to break out when you use certain products, you should avoid them as it may be a sensitivity to certain ingredients within the cosmetic that is causing your breakouts. Any cosmetic products that are expired, smell or look odd, or have lost consistency should be immediately discarded.
Picking or Squeezing
Although many people think that picking or squeezing pimples will help make pimples go away, it may actually make the condition worse and lead to long-lasting red marks or even scars. It is much better to treat pimples with topical agents as directed by Dr. Rachel Chew and her team than it is to pick or try to extract a pimple on your own. No matter how tempting it may be to squeeze — do not pick your pimples!
While the foregoing factors may promote acne or worsen an existing acne condition, other factors that are widely believed to cause acne have no scientific basis at all. Special “cleansing” diets, vitamin supplements and so-called “health foods” invariably prove to be useless in the treatment of acne. Sexual activity does not prevent or clear acne. Also, although good hygiene is recommended, surface dirt and oils on the skin do not exclusively cause acne. As explained previously, acne starts deep within the follicle.
Although acne usually passes with adolescence, a variety of treatments are available to prevent the development and spread of acne pimples. Prevention or early treatment of acne tends to be much more successful than attempts to eliminate scars later.
Alternative Treatment in Rachel Chew Clinic by Dr Rachel Chew:
Having radiant skin every day isn’t always easy, and even the healthiest lifestyle and skincare regiment can leave you with a dull or ruddy complexion. Chemical peels are some of the simplest and most effective treatments for achieving that radiant glow, and are one of the oldest cosmetic procedures performed around the world. Not only can you expect smooth and clear skin with these treatments, but chemical peels can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re looking for a dramatic ‘lift’ to your appearance without expensive surgery, chemical peels could be the secret to getting that youthful look.
Here are just ten benefits of this popular cosmetic procedure:
Chemical peels work by safely and gently ‘burning’ the top layer of the skin with an acid solution; this slowly removes dead skin cells and the outer layer of skin to reveal a softer and smoother layer underneath.
Derma Veil is launching in Malaysia soon! Dr Rachel Chew was invited by Medinter, Ltd to attend their training in Hong Kong on 12 May 2013.
About the trainer:
Jorge M. Tagle, MD; Pedro Cervantes Macchetto, MD*; Rosa Margarita Durán Páramo, MD*
Dr. Tagle is Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, International Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, European Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Documentation; Dr. Mcchetto is in Private Practice, General Hospital of Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico; Dr. Páramo is in Private Practice.
It is said that “eyes are the window to our soul”, but are hands the clue to our actual age? The availability of cosmetic enhancement procedures like Fractional laser resurfacing, PRP, Botox and dermal fillers, it can be near impossible to guess someone’s age these days. However in many cases the hands say it all. So the next time you find yourself a little curious about someone’s age, look down and see what the hands have to say.
If you really want to guess someone’s age, keep an eye out for the following signs of hand-related aging:
Many of the same procedures used for the face can be used for the hands as well. Retinoids, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are great for treating sun damage, while dermal fillers, PRP, fat transfer and Fractional laser resurfacing can add volume to the hands and minimize the appearance of wrinkles.