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We speak for everyone when we say that the 90s are back and better than ever. From grungy eye makeup to dainty mary-janes, the past is ever-present on the streets in 2024, as are the style icons who championed them. The 1990s witnessed the rise of a group of iconic supermodels such as Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell whose grace and beauty defined an era. Today, with the resurgence of the 90s, the original supers are arguably as famous as they’ve ever been.
While Cindy may have retired, her legacy lives on through her daughter, Kaia Gerber who has followed her mother’s footsteps in the modelling industry. However, in September of 2023, the enduring appeal of the 90s supermodels was demonstrated when some of the 90s supermodels, including Cindy herself, recreated their iconic Vogue cover from 30 years ago.
A quick glance revealed the timelessness in their beauty as the models remained looking as striking as ever.
Curious about how Cindy Crawford maintains her age-defying looks?
The secret lies in her openness about embracing cosmetic procedures. In a 2015 interview with InStyle UK, Crawford revealed that she relies on a French cosmetic surgeon. She candidly shared, “I’m not going to lie to myself, past a certain age, creams work on the texture of your skin but, in order to restore elasticity, all I can really count on is vitamin injections, Botox, and collagen.”
Botox, known scientifically as Botulinum Toxin, has become a cornerstone in the arsenal against ageing. But what exactly is Botox, how does it work, and how can it aid in the battle against ageing?
About Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum toxin, also commonly known as Botox, is a minimally invasive cosmetic injection that temporarily reduces the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles. It works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it’s injected, leading to a temporary reduction in muscle activity. This reduction in muscle activity, allows the skin resting above to regenerate, resulting in a more youthful appearance while preventing further wrinkles from forming.
Botox can be used to target common areas of concern such as forehead lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, and frown lines between the eyebrows.
Collagen fillers, another essential in the anti-ageing toolkit, work by stimulating our body’s collagen — protein essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. Also known as bio-stimulating fillers, they contain safe, synthetically produced compounds that volumise the treated area and stimulate the body’s fibroblasts to produce collagen, restoring lost volume and plumping sagging skin. It is important to note that the results from collagen-stimulating fillers take time. These treatments work by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production and thus require time for the body to produce its natural collagen.
If you are looking to add volume instantly, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a great alternative. Just like collagen fillers, they are minimally invasive and have little to no downtime. However, as the name suggests, these fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid instead. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body responsible for skin hydration and volume, making it safe and effective as a treatment. In addition to creating volume instantly, hyaluronic acid also has the unique ability to attract and retain water molecules, which helps improve skin texture and elasticity, creating a more youthful-looking appearance.
Botulinum Toxin and Collagen-Stimulating Fillers in Singapore
In Singapore, the popularity of these treatments mirrors the global trend. Halley Medical Aesthetics offers botulinum toxin as well as collagen-stimulating filler treatments that are tailored to each individual’s needs and preferences. The clinic also offers a comprehensive range of other aesthetic treatments for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation, including non-invasive options such as laser treatments, chemical peels, and facials. They pride themselves on safety and effectiveness, providing natural-looking results that enhance one’s beauty while preserving the individual’s unique features.
In the realm of aesthetics, age is no longer a barrier to maintaining a youthful and vibrant appearance. With advancements in cosmetic procedures like Botox and collagen-stimulating fillers, it’s now possible to gracefully age while minimising the visible signs of time’s passage. Embracing these treatments, icons like Cindy Crawford continue to radiate beauty, proving the enduring appeal of the 90s’ supermodels. At Halley Medical Aesthetics, you too can explore these proven anti-ageing solutions, guided by a team of dedicated professionals who prioritise your safety and satisfaction. Ageing might be inevitable, but in today’s world, it doesn’t have to look that way.