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A2 Aesthetic & Anti-Ageing Magazine, your South African go-to magazine dedicated to aesthetics, anti-ageing, integrative medicine, medical skincare, cosmetic dentistry and cosmetic surgery. We are the pit stop for our aesthetically minded readers who are already on, or about to embark on their aesthetic journey. We print only four magazines each year - one in March (Autumn), June (Winter), September (Spring) and December (Summer). In addition to covering all the latest local and international news on the aesthetic and cosmetic front, we also have an extensive range of highly accredited and reputable medical professionals on our panels – all here to help you make an informed decision on your aesthetic journey.
Welcome to the third of four A2 print editions for 2019. In this issue: • Ballooning to slim down - a report on bariatric and weight-loss procedures. • Codeine Dependence: SA’s over-the-counter addiction drug addiction isn’t limited to illegal drugs – an over-the-counter painkiller can also be addictive when abused. • A Disappointing Jab - discussing patient dissatisfaction with botulinum toxin for aesthetic reasons. • Considering Fillers? Before taking the filler plunge, ensure you get the lowdown on this treatment first. • Trend Alert: The Rapid Rise of Male Aesthetics - while the male cosmetics market is still in its infancy, this segment is rapidly skyrocketing, especially when it comes to facial injectables. • Dos and Don’ts - what you need to know before having an aesthetic procedure. • Treating the Dimple - a breakdown on cellulite and its causes, while advising how to minimise this orange peel appearance. • Caring for Chemo-Stressed Skin - invaluable advice on how to care for your skin, hair and nails during and after chemotherapy. • Not All Micro-Needling Devices Are Created Equal - how to recognise authenticity and quality in a micro-needling pen. • Is It Time to See a Doctor? If OTC medications are no longer working on treating your skin problems, is it time to call your doctor? • Labiaplasty Unpacked - the motivation behind undergoing labiaplasty surgery, as well as the techniques and results thereof. • Fill Him Up - penile augmentation using dermal fillers. • Smile Ever After - how dental aesthetics can enhance your pearly whites to ensure your smile is picture perfect on your big day. • Up in E-smoke - clearing the fog surrounding e-cigarette usage with regards to oral healthcare, while demystifying this seemingly alternative solution to cigarette usage. • Teething Trends - some of the latest innovations in cosmetic dentistry. • And much more!