For those who skipped the previous consultation post with Halley Medical Aesthetics , I strongly suggest that you read the first post, about the initial consultation, to learn more about some important information that can help you learn more before going ahead with facial enhancement procedures.
So here I am, back for the actual filler treatment!
In fact, I’m excited and glad that I went ahead with Dr. Terence Tan’s recommendations. Dr. Tan recap the last consultation session a little and he also let me know the treatment process.
In this blogpost, I’ll be sharing my Filler Treatment process.
He would be using Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volift, and Juvederm Vobella on the following areas on my face:
– Midface / Mid-cheek area
– Tear trough
– Marionette lines
What Dr. Tan would be doing is face shaping and contouring with dermal fillers.
He explained that this treatment will add dimension to my facial features and add volume to areas where it is lacking. Not only will this help me look more photogenic, it will also make me look less tired at the same time.
He explained that as people age, we lose facial volume and bone mass, which leads to a more hollow, sunken look in the cheek area. So by plumping up my mid-face area, not only will the fillers enhance my feminine features, it will also give me a more youthful look!
We started the treatment with the application of medical anesthetic cream on the treatment areas.
The anesthetic cream works well. It took approximately 20minutes before we proceeded with the filler treatment!
Dr. Tan used his “sandwich technique” for fillers.
For certain areas, Dr. Tan used this method which involves injecting Juvederm Voluma, which is a firmer filler below for lift first before injecting Juvederm Volift or Juvederm Vobella, which are softer fillers to smooth out the fine wrinkles. This will result in a more natural look.
Just before injecting the filler, the clinic assistant placed an ice pack on the treatment area to numb it further. This was to make sure that I have a more comfortable experience during treatment.
He started the treatment by placing the fillers in my tear trough and mid-face area. This is to smoothen out the fine lines and help make my dark circles less obvious. The fillers for the mid-face area will also plump up my cheek area as there is a lack of volume in that area due to my crescent moon-shaped face.
Next, he treated my marionette lines, which are the lines that run downwards from the corners of my mouth. Marionette lines can make a person look old so by inserting fillers there, he is giving me more youthful look!
For his filler treatment, Dr. Tan used a micro-cannula or “Magic Needle” for injecting the dermal filler. He explained that the Magic Needle is not actually a needle but a cannula. Not only does this distribute the filler more evenly as it is blunt and extremely pliable, it will also slide under my skin with minimal discomfort.
You can read more about his method for the micro-cannula here: http://blog.halleymedicalaesthetics.com/the-art-of-injecting-dermal-fillers/
After injecting the fillers, we took another set of photos to compare how I look before and after.
As Dr. Tan was going through the difference, I’m amazed that it actually does make a difference to my overall appearance and face shape. It did address my concerns and the result turned out to be really natural!
I’ve placed the pictures side by side for your references:
Before: Left photo, After: Right photo
The result: Definitely more symmetrical and my face is less long and looks rounder! (Which is what I want to achieve because I have a crescent moon face.) I never realised that my mid-face area is a little ‘flat’ and that with some fillers, he was able to make my face look less like a crescent moon.
Left Side View:
The result: The fillers gave more dimensions to my face.
Right Side View:
The Result: My features look more enhanced and by filling in my undereye and mid-face areas, I look less tired and rejuvenated. The marionette line coming down the right corner of my mouth is now severely reduced too.
When it comes to facial contouring with fillers, Dr. Tan believes in injecting just enough and not over doing it. The result is subtle but I think I really do look better after the filler treatments!
ALSO, I HAVE ALREADY PREDICTED SOME OF THE FAQS THAT YOU GUYS WOULD ASK ME:
Is it painful?
Overall, I feel the discomfort level is mostly 2/10. Honestly, with the anesthetics cream, ice pack, and Magic Needle, it’ll provide enough comfort. What’s more, the Juvederm brand of filler contains lidocaine, which is an anesthesia, which makes the experience a comfortable one.
How do I feel after the treatment, are there downtime?
As mentioned in the consultation post, there is no downtime! I am able to feel the fillers, however, there are no marks left behind after the treatment. Basically, no one will know you have had fillers done unless you tell them.
Am I happy with the procedures?
I definitely am! It helped me A LOT in shortening my make up process. The fillers in the tear trough and mid-face area definitely made me look less tired, and this means I do not have to apply so much concealer. I feel MUCH MORE confident knowing that my face is more symmetrical now. It definitely does help in boosting my self esteem!
Is this a plastic surgery procedure?
Definitely not! There was no cutting or incision with any surgical knife and there was no stitching. There was also no downtime! It’s far from it. The best part is that I still look like me! I only did some mini enhancements to help me become a better version of me. It’s definitely a different procedure!
Well, if you’re having trouble with your imperfections and would like to do minor adjustments to your facial appearance, do not hesitate to go for a consultation! You never know how these small changes can help you in your everyday life.
I personally think that Dr. Tan is really experienced and skillful and you should look for him when it comes to facial enhancement treatments and he definitely give the best advice!
Once again, a big thanks to Dr. Tan for taking good care of my face!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT HALLEY MEDICAL AESTHETICS AT:
277 Orchard Road, #03-15
Tel: 6737 8233