Had my first IPL experience over at Japan IPL after I bought a coupon off Fave, where they had 100 shots for just S$65 (I paid S$50 after using a promo code). So Japan IPL has several branches islandwide and the great thing about them is that you do not need to book an appointment. Just head down to your desired branch and get your IPL done.
The areas which I decided to try out IPL on were my upper lips and underarms. I had gone down with the intention of just utilising the shots for my upper lips because I was sick of having a shadow above my lips. But I was told that I had to utilise a minimum of 20 shots for the first round as they were giving these 20 shots for free to new customers. Upper lips requires just 10 shots so I decided to just get my underarms done too.
I am not getting any younger and signs of aging are already showing, at the same time, I am also concerned with maintaining a slim, V-shape face. So when I heard about Sygmalift, I was really excited about trying it out. It is totally non-invasive, no injections or threads involved, and most importantly, it is painless without down time!
Sygmalift uses a combination of High Intensity Focal Ultrasound in fractionated mode to help lift and remodel the face shape into a slimmer, V shaped face and a cold laser 635 nm that stimulates the skin to encourage collagen generation and enhances the complexion.
So I did something crazy! Just 10 days before my Korea trip, I decided to check if I needed my jaw botox done again because my hubby said my face was looking squarish again. I had a consultation with one of the medical directors, Dr Israr Wong. He then recommended a Korean V Lift which is thread lifting, made popular by Korean surgeon and aesthetic dermatologist, Dr Kwon Han Jin. This new technique involved the use of a larger number of smaller threads and is extremely popular among celebrities.
Read all about my recovery process and what I think of this procedure.
I always look forward to my facials at Nu.Reflections because it is one of the only times I get to relax and have my skin pampered by their attentive therapist. This round, I got to try out the Eternal Youth facial. Long hours in the office causes dry and dehydrated skin while air pollutants also damages the skin. This 2 hour-long rejuvenating facial utilities the apple stem cells to firm, moisturize and repair the skin. For full benefits of this facial, you may refer to the website.
My therapist, Fion, starts out with double cleansing on my face and neck to ensure that no trace of makeup is left. Continue reading →
After skipping regular facials for months or even a whole full year, I am finally back at Nu.Reflections Face and Body clinic to get a facial done. My skin type is more towards dry and sometimes sensitive, it has clogged pores, lots of black and whiteheads due to the months of neglect. Elaine, an experienced therapist took a look at my skin condition and suggested that I did a MagicDrops Facetherapy facial.
My latest korean craze is not a Kdrama show or a Kpop celebrity but this Placenta Bio Cellulose Gel Mask. Currently, this mask is only available in Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan. But I’m hoping that they would be bringing it to Singapore really soon!
So a month ago, I went back to NuReflections clinic for my review with Dr Ivan Tan. It had been 6 weeks since my jaw botox and I felt that my face has become so much slimmer. But Dr Tan told me that it would go down some more. So it has been 2 months since I had the procedure done and this is how my face looks like now. I’m really happy with the results!
“Did you do something? Your face looks more 3D.”, asked a colleague. I was surprised that she had noticed the subtle difference. But no, I did not do anything drastic. Just a simple procedure and guess what it is?
So this week marked the 2 months since I’ve started working, it feels like it has been so much longer than just mere 2 months only. I’m still trying my best to adjust back to the working lifestyle. Some days I’m not so loving it and feel robbed of my time, gone are the days where I could eat in bed or settle for a nap between 2 to 3pm. And yet as the weeks progressed, I feel like I have my “adulthood” back. I get to do adult things such as catch up friends over lunch. This was a rarity during my days as a Stay Home mother. I might even graduate to chilling out one fine day.
This was how I looked like before I had the makeover. Not too bad I guess, but hey, who won’t want to improve their appearance and look even more attractive. For a long time, I had been self-conscious of my wide jaw and chin. So I was elated to try out chin fillers in addition to jaw botox. Continue reading →