Dr Anoop Rastogi is a Sydney based Cosmetic Surgeon and Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) specialising in Breast Augmentation, Facelifts, Liposculpture and non-surgical Cosmetic procedures. Dr Rastogi is best known for his outstanding surgical results creating natural looking breasts with artistic skill.
Here are some of the ingredients to look for in skincare, remembering that many of the really good ingredients have several functions
Vitamin A, C and E: are powerful antioxidants which shield your skin from oxidative damage. ( a major cause of skin aging)
Retinols: are excellent at repairing fine lines and wrinkles, improving orderly metabolism and cell communication and stimulating new collagen and elastin. However they can be irritating so you need the right ones.
Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids (AHA, BHA): these include ascorbic acids, Salicylic acid lactic acid, glycolic acids etc great for exfoliating the skin, improving pigmentation, promoting smoothness, stimulating blood flow and improving collagen content.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): is a superstar newcomer which is excellent at improving pigmentation by preventing melanin uptake into skin cells. It produces both skin clarity and translucency. It is also a powerful antioxidant and improves cell to cell communication, so is very versatile.
Co-Enzyme Q10, fantastic for cell health and metabolism but, we are still awaiting really good scientific proof that it is valuable when applied to the skin.
Growth factors: Scientifically, the biggest buzz at the moment surround’s fibroblast activating growth factors. The proper forms of these products, directly stimulate the skin to produce new collagen and elastin creating tighter, firmer skin and improving wrinkles.
Occupation: Beauty therapist, (part-time receptionist at Dr Anoop Rastogi's clinic, Sydney.)
Why did you decide to have the procedure? Since having children I have been very unhappy with my breasts but didn't want to have surgery. I had this treatment to fill the emptiness in the top of my breasts without going too big. Nobody would know I have had anything done.
Have you ever had any other cosmetic work done? Yes, anti wrinkle injections.
What appealed most about this procedure? A simple procedure without surgery. No downtime. Not obvious to other people but looks better.
How long does it take? Forty minutes.
What is involved? I sucked on gas, had a local anaesthetic and felt some pushing and pulling. At the end I got up, looked in the mirror and, "Oh my God, they look great!"
What is the recovery time? I was back to work the same day.
Did it work? Yes, straight away. It was fantastic.
Did it hurt? Some pushing and pulling, which was a little bit uncomfortable. No real pain.
Any side effects? No, not really. There was a dull ache for 24 hours after.