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Dark eye circle



I sensed trouble in the air as Rebecca walked hurriedly into my office without an appointment. Well, Rebecca is a close friend of mine and she has a successful career and an appearance that make her peers envy.  She came looking for me for an “emergency”. 
She is due for a photo shoot and she has dark eye circles from her previous weeks of hectic schedule working on a project. 
“You have got to get rid of this dark eye circles and make me look stunning,” she said with a grin.

Well, dark eye circle is not something uncommon, but it is truly embarrassing problem. It makes people appear tired and it steals the gleam in the eyes. It remains one of the problems that rattles around our brain albeit us trying hard to ignore it. Why, oh why do we have dark eye circle? The causes are many. Some people have it because of the underlying inflammation at the nasal sinuses; while some others get it because of hereditary pigment problems. More often than not, people get it because of the loss of the tissues around the under-eye area or the so called tear trough. The skin under eye thins out in the same time. When light shines, a deficient tear trough would be cast dark hue making it darker than the surrounding tissue.

Well the loss is part of aging. We cannot stop aging, but we certainly can prevent causes that accelerate it.  Unhealthy eating habits, lack of rest, smoking and drinking are some of the shenanigans that we so badly adore which may affect the tear trough. Peering on screen (computer or the television) for long hours is one of the culprits too. Logic tells us that if the cause for it is lacking in underlying tissue, a quick fix, though not permanent, will mean to replenish the under-eye tissues, giving it volume to prevent hue from building up at the eye trough.  This can be done using ultrafine needles which leave mosquito sting-size marks.

Two sessions of under eye hyaluronic acid injections later, Rebecca was seen beaming with big smile. “I know you can fix this,” she said while looking satisfactorily in the mirror. “Stop the fags and the effect of the injections will last even longer,” I nagged like a grandmother.

“I will try, but no promises,” as she walks out of my office feeling chirpy as usual.

黑眼圈




最近两个星期工作忙碌,早上一照镜子,那么深的黑眼圈,把我自己都吓了一跳。这么病恹恹的,哪里像我呢?我明天还要上镜拍照,符医生,快给我的脸皮急救一下!

米雪幽默风趣,每次开口,都让人忍俊不住,难怪她工作邀约不断。工作不断对荷包是好事,对皮肤就不那么好了。 

我仔细检查一遍,发觉米雪看起来劳累最大原因不是黑眼圈,而是泪沟皮下组织体积流失,这样一来,在灯光下在眼周留下阴影,而形成黑眼圈的错觉,难怪看起来很累。

谈起黑眼圈,其实并不是一个简单的问题。黑眼圈的形成因人而异。有些人因为色素沉着(色素疾病),眼沟地带显黑、有些人因为敏感性的鼻窦炎牵连至眼睛下的部位发炎而肤色加深、有些人因为长期皮肤敏感再三发炎而色素沉着、有些人是家族遗传,兄弟姐妹都会有类似的烦恼。另外,还有些人是经常晒伤引起了色素活跃,也有些人是不良生活习惯,如抽烟、喝酒、熬夜或精神上的压力导致严重的黑眼圈。然而,最普遍的原因大概是因正常的老化,使皮肤的真皮层薄弱,脂肪和胶原的流失使泪沟地带凹陷,而在光线下形成眼周阴影。
什么时候应该针对黑眼圈寻求治疗呢?

我想,这个问题见仁见智。黑眼圈不是疾病也不会致命,但当它影响你的自信,那就是寻求治疗的时候了。

黑眼圈的治疗一定要对症下药。或雷射疗程淡化色素斑,或化学换肤疗程或以药物控制敏感性鼻窦炎,或改善生活作息。适当的使用护肤品或以化妆遮盖都是必需的。至于类似米雪这样泪沟皮下组织体积消失,注射皮下填充液玻尿酸是最快捷有效的治疗。

怎么样,感觉如何?
好了?不错,都不痛呢!

注射了玻尿酸的米雪,看起来精神奕奕。玻尿酸注射没有复原期,只要一点点的底妆,就可以遮盖小小的针孔。

保持良好的生活习惯,充足的休息、睡眠与水分,适量的护肤品温润泪沟区域的皮肤,玻尿酸的效果也可以更耐久一点,人也看起来比较精神噢!

看着米雪开心和变得更精神的样子,我也不自觉地心情愉快。我们每一天的生活啊!都要好好地过呢!




by
William Hoo 符气廉
(刊登于红番茄周报)

Guidelines soon on aesthetic treatment

Guideline for Aesthetic practice are soon available. For those who aim to get aesthetic treatment procedure done, please get a proper clinic and trained doctor to do so. What we want is improvement, but not complications.

Today news on Star:

Malaysian Society of Aesthetic Medicine president Dr Louis Leh said the main aim was to promote safe aesthetic medicine and cut down on people turning to fly-by-night operators.
“Many don’t know where to go for such treatment and they end up with botched jobs,” he said, adding that beauty consultants were not supposed to handle tasks that required the use of needles or knives


“On whether beauty consultants could hire trained aesthetic doctors to do minor procedures at their centres, he said doctors were not allowed to do so because the Private Facilities and Services Act required them to practise in a proper medical set-up." 



Further reading @http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=%2F2012%2F7%2F15%2Fnation%2F11667960&sec=nation#.UANmuAFuJ3o.facebook




By Dr William

嘘… …不要告诉她!





“符医生,我就快结婚了,下两个星期要拍婚纱照,有什么疗程可以让我的样子看起来精神奕奕,漂亮上镜呢?”小美和小刚前几天刚一起过来咨询医学美容的疗程,不过两个人在咨询的时候一致表现得兴致缺缺,好像不甚感兴趣,没有想到第二天小美就打点预约,过来进行疗程了。

“对了,千万不可以让我的未婚夫知道噢!他好像不太赞同医学美容,我只是不想让他觉得我是那种很注重外表的肤浅女人。”

小美接受了我所建议的镭射洁肤祛斑、肉毒杆菌素瘦脸和除皱,开开心心的回去准备拍婚纱照了。

过了两天,诊所里接了另一个预约。

“小刚,是你?”

“符医生,我对你所说过的镭射疗程和皮下填充液(Filler)很有兴趣。最近,为了筹备婚礼,我累得看起来比实际年龄老了起码十岁,看来不对自己做一些‘投资’是不行了。一辈子一次的婚纱照,我不希望看起来比我的未婚妻苍老太多。”小刚说。

由于婚纱照的拍摄就在近期,我建议小刚不要进行任何创伤性的疗程,以免在所谓的“康复期”间露出马脚。小刚接受我的建议,只做了镭射紧实洁肤,加上颧骨周遭小量的皮下填充液注射,让脸部的整体呈现比较男性化的棱角分明。

“对了,万一,我是说万一碰上我的未婚妻,不要向她提起我有来做过疗程噢!”

“当然没问题,保护病人们的隐私本来就是我的责任。不过,你们不是一起过来咨询的吗?为什么忽然要求对她保密呢?”

“她一直嚷自己眼角的那一点点鱼尾纹,我都告诉她那一点都不影响她的美丽。”小刚搔了搔头皮,腼腆的笑:“如果她知道我过来做过镭射美容,一定取笑我爱美。”

近年来,医学美容已经超越传统的外科手术整容,成为较多人的选择。不只是女性,男性的需求也日渐越高。如今,医疗美容不只风行娱乐圈和所谓的富豪圈子,很多中薪阶级的男性白领,也承认依靠医学美容让自己看起来精神奕奕、神采飞扬。这一种对自己脸部的保养被喻为对自己的“投资”。当然,类似小美和小刚这样要求保密的亦不在少数。

从事医学美容数年,我发现很多人都有小刚的心态。哥儿们,你不做美容?是真的不想做,还是不好意思呢?


(故事如有雷同,纯属巧合哦!)

by
William Hoo

Doctor in the House


MARRIAGE very often changes a woman’s definition of family and career. Most women tend to prioritise their families especially after they have given birth.
Aesthetic physician Dr Anna Hoo faced the same dilemma even though she loves her job, which she says, in many ways gives a new lease of life to her patients.
However, she felt an increasing need to spend more time and pay more attention to her son when he turned three.


Further story please link to read
The star online :  Doctor in the House
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/5/12/metrobiz/11269899&sec=metrobiz