In your 30s and 40s, what top skin concerns would you have? Here is a summary of the top concerns in Asians.
Problem 1: Pigmentation
What are the Top 3 pigmentation concerns in Asian skin?
Key is prevention. This can be remembered by simply using my 3S Rule.
What are the LIFESTYLE CHANGES to reduce and prevent pigmentation? – The DC 3s Rule
- Sunblock, Q 4 hours
- Shade, stay away from the sun. Stay cool, in the shade.
- Shield, sun glasses and wide brim hat, UV coated umbrellas when you head out for lunch especially
When it comes to treating pigmentation, here is the quick-fix.
What is an easy PIGMENTATION SOLUTION? DC 3 STEP FORMULA
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Problem 2: Pores
WHAT ARE PORES?
WHAT CAUSES PORES?
Pores are caused by 3 main reasons.
- First, impurities like dead skin, debris, excess oil is trapped inside and causes it to grow like a balloon.
- Second, ageing causes the loss of collagen and elastin, so the pores lose the tautness and distends. Finally environmental factors like smoking and sun exposure speeds up the ageing process via collagen breakdown.
- Your genetic makeup.
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Problem 3: Saggy face
As we age, we start losing collagen in the face. Skin becomes less elastic, ligaments grow lax, soft tissue descents and volume loss occurs in our fat pads and bones. All these contributes to double chin, saggy jawline, deepening of laugh lines, droopy eyelids etc.
What is the hallmark of Ageing?
Ageing can be simplified into the 3Ds.
- Descent: The skin loses collagen and elastin, and sags.
- Deflation is when the soft tissue layer loses volume, hence flattening the cheeks, liken to a deflated beachball.
- Damage from sun exposure leads to fine lines and wrinkles
SKIN AGEING. WHAT HAPPENS AT THE SKIN LAYERS？
- Epidermis: The skin barrier weakens and loses moisture, and is often dry.
- Dermis: The skin loses its collagen and elastin in the dermal matrix due to sun damage and ageing.
- Subcutaneous layer: Volume is lost in the form of fat tissue, causing the redundant skin to sag.
The overall result is SAGGY SKIN.
What are the TREATMENTs available FOR SAGGY SKIN?
NON INVASIVE FACELIFT
1) Liquid facelift – This involves the use of botulinum toxin as in microbotox or dermalift, or the careful use of fillers, namely Hyaluronic fillers, injected at key areas on your face, to provide the anchor, support and lift.
2) HIFU facelift – Ulthera, HIFU are high focused ultrasound treatments that promote neocollagenesis and skin firming and tightening. This is a needleless, relatively painless technique.
3) Ultra VLine Facelift – Which involves the use of threads to lift and reposition your saggy tissue.
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