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Nasolabial Fold/ Laugh Lines Treatment

Nasolabial Fold / Laugh Lines

  • Nasolabial folds which are also known as laughing lines or smile lines are facial features that indicating ageing. 
  • Nasolabial folds are defined as two skin folds that run from corner of nose to the corner of the mouth.
  • Nasolabial folds/ laugh lines divide cheeks and upper lip.

Treatment Options for Nasolabial Fold/ Laugh Lines

Pitfalls of Nasolabial Fold/ Laugh Lines Treatments

  • Dermal fillers has been a common choice for nasolabial fold/ laugh lines treatment, it has promising results for nasolabial fold/laugh lines improvement.
  • If the condition of nasolabial fold is not due to volume loss, then fillers treatment might not have significant results.
  • Thread lifting has been a new wave of treatment in nasolabial folds.
  • There are more and more new techniques and design of threads that promising better results for nasolabial fold.
  • Of course, power used in nasolabial fold treatment such as lasers, radio frequency and ultrasonic did show significant proportions of improvement in nasolabial folds
  • Somehow, nasolabial fold might not be improve significantly or effectively with the above mentioned treatment choices, then how? Any alternatives?
  • Yes, Endolift Acculift is now a good and promising alternative choice of treatment.
  • Acculift can help in reducing the droopy fat over nasolabial folds as well as firming the skin around the cheek to enhance the nasolabial folds reduction.

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Dermaceutical Products

How to Customize Dermaceutical Products for your Personnel Skin Care?

Basic Dermaceutical Methods are as Below

  1. Cleanser
  2. Toner
  3. Moisturizer
  4. Serum
  5. Day and Night Cream
  6. Eye cream
  7. Neck cream
  8. Sunscreen

Myths about Dermaceutical Products

  1. Cleanser- Deep cleansing and scrubbing?
  2. Toner- Close up pores?
  3. Moisturizer- For whitening?
  4. Serum- For Hydration ?
  5. Day and Night cream- Day for hydration and Night for Lightening?

Facts of Dermaceutical Products

  • Cosmeceuticals products do works in certain sense.
  • Cosmeceuticals still playing an important role as basic skin care, skin protection and skin treatments.
  • Proper usage of customized dermaceutical products to individual skin from time to time will definitely make the skin care worthwhile and effective.

What in Fact Skin Cares Really Do?

  1. Cleanser: Suppose to clean the skin surface debris only, shouldn’t be scrubbing and ablating skin surface. Shouldn’t be deep cleansing, it will be too much damage onto the skin.
  2. Toner: Suppose to tune and tone up the skin vasculature circulations and regenerative status. But the problem of alcohol containing toner is that it always make the skin becomes dry and dehydrated rather than hydrating it.
  3. Moisturizer: Suppose to promote hydration on the epidermis (most surface part of skin), hence promote absorption of active ingredients into skin.
  4. Serum suppose to carry all the active ingredients for skin rejuvenations, and at best in 100% purity of the active ingredients. Hence the function of hydrating the skin should leave to the moisturizer.
  5. Sunscreen is the most important part of skin care as its shield and protects skin from UV (ultraviolet) damages on the skin.

Benefits and Usefulness of Dermaceutical Products

  1. Oily, comedones and acne prone skin
  2. Open pores and poor skin tone
  3. Sensitive and dry skin
  4. Pigmentation and sun damage freckles
  5. Melasma
  6. Skin whitening and glowing
  7. Sagging skin
  8. Wrinkles and fine lines of skin
  9. Sun protection

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Sunblock Protection

What does sunblock function?

  • SPF in sunblock  means Sun Protection Factor. Literally it means how much of time you can stand under the sun without getting sunburned.
  • For example, SPF 30 would allow you to stand under the sun in 30 times longer the period you can without any sun protection.
  • Generally, sun damage on our skin is happening since we are born. UVA and UVB can cause accumulative sun damage to our skin.
  • Sun ray can be reflected from any reflecting surface such as water, mirror, glass, and etc. So sun damage on our skin is happening all the time whenever there is sun appearance.

Importance of Sunscreen

  • Sunscreen can be either physical or chemical types of mechanism of action.
  • Physical sunscreen generally acts like a physical sun shield that protect and reflect UVA and UVB from your skin, hence protect and minimize sun damages on your skin.
  • Generally, physical sunscreen with a higher spf will helps to protect your fragile skin especially when its injured for whatever reasons included post facial peeling, laser or ablative treatment.
  • For daily and casual sunscreen protection of skin, spf 30 and above is generally good enough and recommended.
  • For fairer skin type, aging skin or pigmentation prone skin type, preferable to use a physical sunscreen with higher spf rather than a chemical sunscreen.
  • Effective sun protection will help to slow down the skin ageing process as well as preventing the risks of skin diseases such as melasma, melanoma or skin malignancy

Oral Sunscreen

  • Acting as antioxidants and reducing the UV light induced free radicals damages in skin, oral sunblock is very useful for people that have inevitable sun exposure.
  • It’s highly recommended as a complimentary to sun protection by sunscreen.

 

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Melasma Treatment

What is Melasma?

  • Melasmas and hyper pigmentation of face is a common condition of facial problem.
  • Melasmas is common especially in asian country due to the asian ethnic population such as chinese, malay and indian etc. which their skin are more prone for pigmentation formation.
  • Melasmas is commoner in certain asian country as well due to hot and sunny weather all year long.
  • Melasmas can be trigger by several factors such as sun exposure, hormonal consumptions, pregnancy and external cosmetic/ chemical products.
  • There are generally two forms of melasma, it is either angiogenic melasmas or non-angiogenic melasmas.
  • Generally, angiogenic melasmas is more common than non-angiogenic melasmas.
  • Conventionally, angiogenic melasma is more difficult to treat and it has a higher rate of relapse or rebounce.

Treatment Options of Melasma

  • Topical products such as  hydroquinone, retinoid, steroidal , arbutin, kojic acid, niacinamide, lactic acid and alpha hydroxyl acid.
  • Peeling therapy
  • Dermabrasion therapy
  • Mesotherapy
  • IPL (Intense Pulse Light) therapy
  • Lasers therapy- ablative and non-ablative
  • Radiofrequency therapy
  • Endolift laser therapy
  • Thread therapy

Treatments for Melasma

  • Melasmas usually needs multiple sessions of treatment to see improvement
  • Usually some maintenance treatments are needed to have a long term melasma improvement
  • Combination of treatment options usually will have synergistic effect
  • Combination of treatment options will be more cost effective too
  • Certain areas of melasma are difficult and poor responsive to treatment such as around the eye, nose, lips and forehead
  • Sometime, poor responsive melasma cases will need oral supplement as combination with external treatment to gain more effective result.
  • So far, there are still no any single treatment option of melasma which is rather much more effective than the other.
  • Most of the treatment options available for melasma treatment are rather complimentary to each other treatment options as to enhance a better outcome.