As always, we bring out four print editions a year, one at the beginning of each season…
- March (autumn)
- June (winter) – not printed due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions :(
- September (spring)
- December (summer) – on sale now
A2’s print magazine and blog both comprehensively cover the following sections:
- The Aesthetic Report (aesthetic treatments and procedures, injectables, treatments)
- Anti-Ageing & Integrative Medicine (a holistic approach to your overall health and wellness through nutrition, exercise, hormone balance etc)
- Skin Sense (focusing on your skin, skin concerns, treatments, procedures and products to use)
- Dental Techniques (interesting info and options in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry)
- And lastly, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery (touching on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery options whether they are for cosmetic or medical reasons)
We cover varying topics within each of the above sections in every print magazine, plus regularly update our blog, www.a2magazine.co.za, with information in-between magazines. So be sure to never miss an edition and check in regularly with us on the blog and social media.
Happy reading with us in this beautiful new season!
In this issue…
Anti-Ageing, Wellness & Integrative Medicine
A closer look at what is dubbed the ‘master antioxidant’: its purpose, uses, benefits and, of course, its controversial role in IV therapy. By Dr Mel Lambrechts
Weight loss: 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 Zoom boom phenomenon
The upward trend in cosmetic procedures… What has been termed the ‘Zoom Boom’ during lockdown has seen a surge in the demand for cosmetic procedures as more people seek to change their appearance. By Sally Harvey
The Aesthetic Report
More than just lip service.
Dr Natalie Cordeiro discusses a *new line of dermal fillers that are designed to enhance one’s beauty, while still preserving facial dynamism.
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.
In the ‘neck’ of time.
The latest in neck rejuvenation treatments… We always strive to provide you with the most up-to-date treatments and procedures for facial anti-ageing, as well as information about products backed by medical science to maintain healthy, radiant skin. One area that tends to be neglected (and actually shows ageing the most), is the neck. Dr Riekie Smit unpacks why our necks betray our age and offers some interesting solutions.
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 may be all you need to get a more defined, lifted nose. Dr Xen Ludick elaborates.
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.
Don’t sweat it
Cause and treatments of hyperidrosis using botulinum toxin. By Dr Xen Ludick
Skin Sense: Anti-Ageing Skin Strategies & Health
The Dermal Report: 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 moisturiser. Yet it is still possible to maintain your skincare routine, albeit in a simplified version. Dr Sian Hartshorne imparts some valuable advice.
Cream of the Crop
A choice selection of our favourite cosmeceutical products to add to your beauty regime.
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.
Dr Anjana Bhana sheds light on a new illumination injectable procedure that is specifically designed to enlighten and augment one’s facial features.
Collagen: The anti-ageing 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 ageing 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.
Your firm favourite – a new serum from Obagi
Leading skincare specialist Obagi has changed the game with its revolutionary ELASTIderm® Facial Serum, which is proven to restore resilience and firmness to the skin. Dr Vernon Ching explains the science behind it.
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Update
The APRASSA Report: Unpacking benign breast asymmetry
While it’s commonplace for women to have one breast that is slightly different from the other, some women have more marked differences in the size, shape or position of the breasts – even after development is complete. This often leads to negative effects on their emotional well-being and self-image. Dr Isabel do Vale discusses the psychosocial benefits of plastic surgery for young women with benign breast asymmetry.
THE APRASSA Report: An overview on the surgical procedure that is ethnic rhinoplasty
Presenting an overview on the surgical procedure that is ethnic rhinoplasty – a specialised operation of the nose that is specifically designed to enhance a patient’s appearance without altering his or her ethnic identity. By prof Nkhensani Chauke-Malinga
Uncovering uncommon aesthetic and surgical procedures
The field of plastic surgery has come a long way since the ubiquitous film star facelift or the upturned, tell-tale tip of the run-of-the mill nose job. Indeed, the marvel of reconstructive surgery lies in the hands of its practitioners. Paola Chellew touched base with several experts to uncover the more unusual surgeries that may be unfamiliar to us.
Dentistry Techniques & Oral Health
There are many reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. Whether it’s a damaged or decayed tooth, gum disease, or because of a crowded mouth – if an extraction is necessary, you’ll be glad to discover that the procedure can be done in the chair. Paola Chellew delves into some dentistry options with Dr Sam Thandar.
The Smile behind Miss South Africa
The idea of cosmetic dentistry has fired up the imaginations of patients all over the world. Indeed, no beauty queen or movie star has ever been seen with an unsightly smile. After all, your smile tells the world who you are. Dr Norman A Cahi and Dr Chelsea Cahi.
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