Moisturizers are used for dry skin to seal the moisture in the outer layer of the skin. Before selecting a moisturizer, identify what your skin is allergic to - for example, lanolin, glycerin, etc. Consult a dermatologist to identify such ingredients. And buy a moisturizer that is hypoallergenic, especially if you have sensitive skin and one that does not block pores (called non-comedogenic).
Dark circles under the eyes can have different causes but the most common reasons are fatigue, lack of sleep and alcohol. Other reasons have to do with genetic disposition or side-effects of illnesses. For example, allergies, especially nasal congestion, can lead to such dark circles. Others are anemia and skin pigmentation anomalies. Stress and lifestyle are also causes.
Sun Protection Factor or SPF depends not only on the type of skin but also on the location and climate. Sunnier climate and outdoor locales often require a higher SPF than indoors. Beach vacations should be packed with higher SPF also. Asian skin, depending on individual skin types, most often requires SPF between 15 and 30. Consult your dermatologist to confirm.
Acne marks can be reduced or removed using natural remedies, treatments or surgical methods. For natural remedies, see http://naturalremedyideas.com/get-rid-of-acne-scars/. Please contact your dermatologist before deciding on the right surgical or skin treatment.
Blackheads are formed due to pores being blocked by oxidized sebum and/or dead skin. A variety of homemade remedies exist, such as lemon juice, an egg white mask, warm honey. Alternatively, try products such as salicylic acid (for sensitive skin) or benzoyl peroxide (for regular skin). Please stop treatment immediately if it irritates your skin.
IPL is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses high-intensity pulses of light (not laser light) to diminish the appearance of or remove a variety of skin lesions and imperfections. IPL goes by many other names and brand names, including computer controlled light therapy, Light Laser, MultiLight and Photo Laser.
There is no minimum or maximum age for IPL treatment.
The technician or doctor will determine if you need a topical anesthetic on the area to be treated. After the treatment area is numb, a gel will be applied and a glass prism will then be placed over the gel and treatment area. An intense flash of light, or pulse, is beamed through the prism to the treatment area.
Unlike laser resurfacing or other skin resurfacing procedures, there is no real downtime with IPL. Your skin may be slightly pink or brightened after your treatment.
The sensation during IPL treatment ranges from warmth to something like the sting of a rubber band snapping against your skin.
You should see results after one or two treatments. Your doctor will be able to predict how many treatments you'll need for best results.
Depending on your habits (sun exposure, skin care, use of sunblock, etc.), hyperpigmentation problems may be permanently eradicated with IPL. Your skin will continue to age, but IPL treatment resets the clock so you look younger longer. Your physician should be able to estimate how long the effects of IPL will last in your individual case.
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
Botox can treat several facial wrinkles such as forehead line, glabellar line, Crown's feet, bunny line, under eye wrinkles
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4-6months
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime about 10 days for facial wrinkles and your specialist may give you specific aftercare instructions.
Facial fillers are naturally occurring gels that are injected into the skin as a "filler" in order to add volume to aging skin, lips and to lift up wrinkles and folds. Most fillers consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of the skin. Once injected into the skin, fillers work by creating volume.
During treatment, the crystal-clear gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. When enhancing lips or facial contours, Fillers add volume and shape to the treated area.
As no allergy testing is needed, the treatment can be carried out at the same time as the consultation. A treatment generally takes around 1 hour.. The time differs somewhat, depending on the correction you wish to have performed.
Fillers can be used for smoothing out folds and wrinkles, lip enhancements and shaping facial contours. Commonly treated areas are the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of the mouth), the droopy mouth corners, and thinning lips, although other sites can also be treated.
Majority of people find the injections relatively painless, especially if an ice pack is used before the treatment. In addition, a topical numbing cream can be applied if you are concerned with discomfort.
The results can be seen immediately although they continue to improve for 1 week after treatment.
The length of time the effect of a filler treatment lasts is very individual and depends on many factors, such as the structure of your skin, location of treatment, lifestyle, age, the degree of perfection demanded and the injection technique used. Fillers tend to last longer (up to 12 months) when placed in areas that have less movement, such as around eyes or cheeks. Around the mouth and lips, fillers typically last 4-6 months.