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Aesthetics Is Big Business!

4 September 2009
I just came back from the Aesthetics Asia Exhibition and Congress where I was invited to cover the event. This is a massive annual event that features anti aging and aesthetic companies all over the world!
Dr Priya Sen's talk

Dr Priya Sen's talk

Held at The Fairmont Hotel, it started with the launch of Sculptura – a natural collagen stimulator. I saw pretty amazing results, especially of a 63-year-old lady who looks 50! What I learnt from the introduction talk by Dr Priya Sen, a consultant dermatologist at The Singapore National Skin Centre:

How we age depends on these 4 factors:

  • Genetics – look at your mom to see how you will age
  • Gender – men age faster than women
  • Race – Caucasians age faster than Asians
  • Environment – stress, smoking, sun, etc

Difference between how Caucasians and Asians age:

  • Caucasians have more wrinkles
  • Asians have more pigmentation and saggy skin
  • Caucasians age 10 years earlier than Asians

The moral of the story taken from the talk: It is easier to maintain good skin than restore bad skin (that’s why I have started my laser treatments now!).

Sculptra booth

Sculptra booth

I’m really excited about all the products and machines I saw at The Aesthetics Asia Exhibition and Congress – it was truly eye-opening and over the next few months, I will be picking the best of what I saw at the convention and sharing them on Look out for it!