DON'T SWEAT IT!
Exploring the causes, symptoms and treatments of hyperhidrosis. DR XEN LUDICK
SHIMMERING and Sun Kissed - Cracking the secret to glowing skin
DR TARRYN JACOBS reveals the science behind skin radiance, and imparts her expert tips on how to get your glow back.
On the NOSE
Presenting an overview on the surgical procedure that is ethnic rhinoplasty – a specialized operation of the nose that is specifically designed to enhance a patient’s appearance without altering his or her ethnic identity1. PROF NKHENSANI CHAUKE-MALINGA
Benjamin Button-ing it
There’s a crop of Hollywood A-listers, models, musicians and entertainers who seem to exist in that rarefied air where their ageing process has either halted dead in its tracks, completely transformed their appearance or, better still, has miraculously reversed time – with most of them looking even better than they did 20 years ago. So what, pray tell, is their secret? DR ANUSHKA REDDY takes a closer look.
A minimalist approach to Beauty
In an era where we have to streamline many avenues of our lives, beauty and skincare seem to go to the bottom of the list, as many would consider it frivolous to spend hard-earned cash on eyeliner and moisturizer. Yet it is still possible to maintain your skincare routine, albeit in a simplified version. DR SIAN HARTSHORNE imparts some valuable advice.
Collagen The Anti-aging Supplement Of The Future
Collagen. We hear this word more and more. Is this the ‘new’ buzz in the supplement industry? Should everybody be taking it? And is this the solution to halting aging in its tracks? Dr Burt Jooste provides the answers.
Can Your Skin Ever Be Too Clean?
Revisiting how we think about cleanliness and bacteria could be the key to improving overall skin health. Clean is good, but you can have too much of a good thing, writes DR JUANITA KILLIAN.
Nose Reshaping With Nasal Threads
Thanks to the advancement of medical technology, a nose augmentation no longer means having to undergo a surgical procedure. Indeed, a simple nose thread treatment is all you need to get a more defined, lifted nose. DR XEN LUDICK elaborates.
Weightloss When Willpower Isn't Enough
The popular belief that the ability to lose weight is solely linked to willpower is far from the truth. But doctors practising integrative, functional medicine can consistently help individuals struggling with weight loss by simply identifying the cause of excessive weight, writes DR SLY NEDIC
The Face Of Ageing In Mature Patients
DR SLY NEDIC unpacks the ageing-related changes that take place in the faces of mature patients and advises on the most appropriate procedures.
LESLEY STONES takes a trip deep into the heart of the Cape Winelands to experience the luxury and warm hospitality that is the Evergreen Manor & Spa.
STIMULATION OF HAIR REGROWTH
Using pain free transdermal delivery method of human growth factors and plant stem cells
FILLERS and the millennial patient
Because the number of younger patients requesting fillers is increasing every year, aesthetic practitioners need to brush up on their knowledge of how best to treat the booming millennial market.
Behind the MASKNE
With people wearing face coverings to lessen the spread of COVID-19, the condition that is acne mechanica (commonly known as ‘maskne’) is fast becoming a fundamental skin issue. This term is used to describe a collection of skin disorders (such as inflammation, breakouts and rashes on the face) caused by the mechanical friction of fabric against the skin. PAOLA CHELLEW chats to experts for advice on how to care for facial skin, while wearing a mask.
How Covid-19 Has Raised Community Support
Through the greatest struggle comes the most growth. We take a look at some of the many people that have risen above the COVID-19 pandemic to make a real difference within their communities.
Breast Cancer Awareness Know Your Risk
Dealing with what you can control – and the tests that assist with those you cannot.
The Startling Link Between Being Overweight And Covid-19
A local specialist physician warns that we are facing a pandemic on top of an obesity epidemic.
Needleless Lip Fillers A Game-Changing Treatment... Or A Dangerous Gimmick?
A new method of injecting fillers to plump up one’s pout has been making waves on social media of late: needle-free lip augmentation. This sans-needle treatment utilises a pen-like device to ‘shoot’ the filler into the lips with pressurised air: lip perfection without the injection, if you will. But is this procedure safe? What risk does it carry? And what is the final result? DR RIEKIE SMIT answers the questions on everyone’s lips.
Covid And Your Mental Health
Have you noticed that your mental health isn’t quite what it used to be in the age of BC (Before COVID-19)? If so, then know that you’re not alone...
Home-Use Light + Laser Devices A Dermatologist's Perspective
Home-use light and laser devices are fast becoming a popular trend, thanks to the convenience, affordability and privacy afforded by ‘do it yourself’ home treatments. Consumers have a plethora of devices to choose from, with sellers touting the benefits and promising transformative results. And while it’s appealing to take skin treatments into your own hands, it’s crucial to consider whether these devices are indeed both effective and safe.
Characterised by white patches and spots appearing anywhere on the body, vitiligo is a frequently misunderstood, misjudged and complex skin condition. For years, people with vitiligo have been stigmatised and bullied, largely due to society’s ignorance. Fortunately, this mindset has seen a positive shift of late, as recent media exposure on vitiligo has brought about a better general understanding and awareness. PAOLA CHELLEW takes a closer look.
Diversity is the new Beauty
You’re one in seven billion: Cherish this uniqueness
Breast Reduction Uncovered
Medical aid schemes are paid princely sums every month by their members, and yet there are certain surgical procedures for which one cannot claim ‒ a prime example being breast reduction surgery. PAOLA CHELLEW, with invaluable help from plastic surgeon Dr Isabel Do Vale, delves into the reasons why women find themselves with no support regarding this particular operation.
Clean Beauty For Healthy Skin - Myth Or Reality?
Take a walk down any beauty aisle, and you’ll most certainly find yourself lost in the vast array of skincare creams on display, all packaged with labels containing words such as ‘non-toxic, ‘free from’ or ‘no nasties’. It appears our quest for a healthy lifestyle has now resulted in the idea of natural skincare ‒ or so-called ‘clean beauty’.
Hair by Robot? Why Not?
Baldness... a dreaded word that most men and some women fear. Fortunately, technological advances are once again improving the way we do things. Dr Sly Nedic discusses how the ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration system is changing the hair transplant game and people’s lives.
Your 2020 Aesthetics Forecast
Around the world in aesthetic trends: DR RIEKIE SMIT reveals the top treatments that will be making waves in the coming year.
Breast Implant Illness
Symptoms, concerns, and the power of social media
Ensuring Your Medicine Cabinet Is Helpful, Not Harmful
When last did you clean out your medicine cabinet? And are you engaging in other risky behaviour, like sharing prescription meds? Mandy Collins looks at why that’s a bad idea.
Reset. Recharge. - Using Stress To Build Your Resilience
We are living through the Fourth Industrial Revolution ‒ and never has the world moved so fast. Many of us have embraced this digital era that has brought every conceivable convenience to our fingertips; however, it is also largely responsible for the dramatic increase in stress that people have recently been experiencing on a global scale. ANGELA EUSTACE
10 Essentials To Keep In Mind When Considering A Rhinoplasty Procedure
The 10 essentials to keep in mind when considering a rhinoplasty procedure.