Filler Treatment at Halley Medical Aesthetics

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

Front view

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
Orchard Gateway
Singapore 238858

Tel: 6737 8233
Email: info@halley.com.sg
Website: www.halley.com.sg
Facebook/Instagram: @halleymedicalaesthetics
Blog: blog.halleymedicalaesthetics.com

Lymphatic Body Massage: CHRYSALIS SPA SINGAPORE (Amk Hub)

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a massage and my body has been deprived of exercises due to a busy schedule.

Recently, I kick start my day with a pampering session of Lymphatic Massage, a technique used to drain waste fluids from damaged area in your body. This is exactly what I need, a good detox!

SHORT INTRODUCTION ABOUT CHRYSALIS SPA

Chrysalis Spa is a one-stop spa haven in Singapore established since 2001. Chrysalis spa continues to evolve, in delivering its many sought-after beauty, wellness & health treatments to satisfy it’s clients’ unique needs.

Their spa therapists are professionals, trained in massage methods, facial treatments spa technologies & spa etiquette. Every Chrysalis Spa therapist is skilled to soothe a patient, providing him/her with qualified recommendations concerning the procedures available, and to share information about the various spa healing effects. You will find their therapists’ service personable as their specialists take it as a personal responsibility to ensure our clients are comfortable and at ease. Just let them work their magic as you begin to fully enjoy the complete benefits of their treatments.

Chrysalis Spa’s niche is in its unique and exotic therapies and products. This very tranquil, Asian & Western hybrid concept spa offers unique treatments from East Asia, such as Asian massages, exotic body scrubs and mud wraps.

Recently they have incorporated TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatments into their service offerings. Chrysalis Spa is truly and urban-escapade that provides professional health and beauty treatments to both men and women for essential body maintenance.

What is Lymphatic Massage?

Lymphatic drainage aids in the drainage of the lymph, which is essential as it helps to carry waste material from all parts of the body back to the heart.

The massage uses a small amount of pressure with specific rhythm and circular actions to increase the lymph flow. It is also carried out by using meridian points, which is also known as acupuncture points where energy is collected.

Is this Type of Massage suitable for everyone?

This massage is suitable for both healthy individual and also for people who are under medical needs.

Individual who undergo surgery can do this massage as it aids in healing. It regenerates the tissues and cells to lessen the scarring at the incision area, trim down the swelling and detoxify the body. However, it can only be done about 6 weeks or more after the surgery with approval from the doctor.

The massage also improve breastfeeding for women who experience complications that is usually caused by improper baby latching, sore nipples, plugged ducts and engorgement. These causes pain and discourages mothers that would lead them to give up breastfeeding. By massaging, it reduces the swelling of engorgement and plugged ducts. When these swelling are solved, it will benefit both mother and child.

For healthy individuals, it not only allows you to relax, it has benefits such as reducing pain level in the body, stress and improve general well-being.

My Experience at CHRYSALIS SPA 

When I enter the spa, the overall vibe is still okay, pretty normal. But when I entered the couple room, I become so excited! The room is beautiful, comes with a tub and a sauna room. I felt entirely detached from the shopping mall, as if I’m at batam, bali or somewhere out of SG. Never did I know that such a place existed in a neighbourhood shopping mall.

The masseuse that attended to me is great! She filled me in with details, as she massaged me. (I was given a set of disposable underwear to change into, as it would be an all off oil massage session.)

She also told me specifically why this part hurts, and how I can massage a little here and there on my own to prevent blockage, especially the sides of waist, to reduce fats!

 

The whole purpose of Lymphatic Massage is for detox and drainage. Therefore, I felt pain everywhere cause there’s blockage in my system, which is bad for health!

Pointers to take note: You will feel some body ache, as if you had jog after a long time and had muscle aches the day after. But it is perfectly normal because the massage helped to clear the blockage which will eventually help improve your blood flow and circulation.

Overall, I rate this massage session 10/10!

Being constantly cared for, I felt so comfortable and lost track of time.

I definitely LOVE the ambience of this place and wouldn’t mind coming back for more sessions!

Here are more pictures:

 

PROMOTIONS BENEFITS FOR MY READERS

Simply quote ”Jeslyne ”at Chrysalis Spa to enjoy a special promotion benefit: Lymphatic Drainage Massage at S$38 (U.P S$308.16/20min)

AND Remember to follow Chrysalis on their following social media channels to find out more about their other beauty treatments and services!

For more information:

CHRYSALIS SPA SINGAPORE

Website : www.chrysalis.com.sg

Facebook : www.facebook.com/Chrysalisspasg

SG: https://www.instagram.com/chrysalis_spa_singapore/

Chrysalis is also certified by CaseTrust which is an accreditation arm of the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE),  indicating their trustworthiness and responsibility towards customers. This certification also affirmed their professional standards and good business practices in the industry. Therefore customers can have confidence and assurance when making a purchase with Chrysalis.

You can visit Chrysalis Spa outlets at:

Ang Mo Kio Hub (AMK MRT)

AMK Hub #03-26, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 Singapore 569933

Tel: 6481 9270

Operating hours : 11am – 9pm (mon-Fri), 10am – 7pm (Sat, Sun and PH)

 

Pacific Plaza (Orchard MRT)

9 Scotts Road, #03-13 Singapore 228210

Tel : 6884 9636

Operating hours : 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 7pm (Sat, Sun and PH)

 

Westgate (Jurong East MRT)

#B1-43 Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive Singapore 608532

tel : 65675393

Operating hours : 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri)m 10am – 7pm (Sat, Sun and PH)

 

Bedok Mall (Bedok MRT)

Bedok Mall #01-25, 311 New Upper Changi Road Singapore 467360

Tel : 65873310

Operating hours : 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 7pm (Sat, Sun and PH)

 

Jurong Point (Boon Lay MRT)

Jurong Point, #03-04 JP1, 63 Jurong West Central 3 Singapore 648331

Tel: 62658308

Operating hours : 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 7pm (Sat, Sun and PH)

 

 

COLLAGEN IN A JELLY PACK? Beauty Boost in a Minute: EXPRESSIONS WELLNESS JELLO

Say “Jello” to the new beauty food!

I’m glad to join Expressions Wellness as an ambassador and made it just in time for the newly launched product, the 100% Jello Beauty Nutrition!

Well, I’ve sure tried collagen in many forms, pills/ drink/essence, but no one in jelly form yet! It’s sure pretty cool and convenient!

So first up, let me explain the product that I’m reviewing today…

WHAT DOES JELLO CONTAINS?

100% Nutrition – Beauty From The Inside Out
As we age, our body reduces its natural production of collagen causing wrinkles and fine lines to appear. Therefore, Increasing collagen levels is a daily essential to keep our skin firm as we age.

The ingredients found in JELLO:
  • High bioavailable hydrolysed deep sea collagen peptides from France
  • Manuka Honey
  • Royal Jelly
  • Formosa Ruby Djulis extract
  • Vitamin C

This formula allows skin rejuvenation, softening and repair and is set to increase skin collagen and hydration! Rest assured, the ingredients are also uniquely formulated and clinically tested! You’ll get glowing beautiful skin in no time.

BENEFITS OF JELLO:

Collagen Reduce Signs of Aging

Jello is packed with collagen peptides, which is formulated for optimal absorption, increase skin elasticity and hydration. It moisturize and reduce imperfections for a more even skin tone which leads to a youthful and flawless complexion. Not only beneficial to the skin, it also supports hair, nail and joint health. Additionally, the high concentration of amino acid, glycine stimulates gastric acid secretion and thereby aids in digestion. It’s the perfect collagen boosting ingredient!

Royal Jelly boosts immune

Royal Jelly has a whole lot of health benefits but mainly boosts immune system and aid in healing wounds. It has the ability to prevent cancer growth, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve liver function and promote healthy digestion.

Some other benefits of Royal Jelly that has made it an excellent nutritional supplement:

  • Increased metabolism, it helps in weight loss efforts.
  • Anti-aging effects, it protects skin by enhancing collagen production.
  • Beneficial for both genders, it eases menopausal symptoms in women and increase male fertility.
  • A brain food that could improve cognitive function and memory.
    Active ingredients to combat skin aging

Active ingredients to combat skin aging

Formosa Ruby Djulis extract from a cereal plant in Taiwan is gaining attention as a health and skincare food based on antioxidant and anti-aging properties in recent years. It is found to increase collagen and moisture content as well as reducing melanin formation.

Other active ingredients include Vitamin C with its antioxidant properties and role in collagen synthesis is vital for skin health.

Expressions Jello is an award winning invention from France.

French fish collagen peptide clinically proven to deliver anti-aging benefits, is free from contamination and 100% safe to consume.

I’ve been taking 1-2 jello packs per day continuously for the past week and am glad to say my skin feels more hydrated than before! My skin is clear and glowy even without make up.

Here’s a photo before (A little uneven and dull):

And here’s after (Glowy), my skin’s consistency is firm and clear!

It definitely helped in rejuvenating with the extra boost in collagen!

What’s more, the jello smells so good, of Manuka Honey, even the people around me wants to try it!

Each luxurious package contains 7 sachets and is recommended for daily consumption anytime.

Available in original, lychee and strawberry flavour to delight your taste.

Price of 1 box: $38

2 Boxes: $50

4 Boxes: $99

It’s available for purchase at http://www.expressions.com.sg/product/expressions-collagen-jelly-nutrition/

For more information, do check out Expressions Wellness:

Website: http://www.expressions.com.sg

IG: https://www.instagram.com/expressionswellness/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/expressionswellness/

Facial Enhancement Consultation at Halley Medical Aesthetics

Recently, I went for a consultation at Halley Medical Aesthetics to see what can be done to improve my facial appearance.

The consultation is done with Dr. Terence Tan and the session turns out very well because he is both friendly and knowledgeable. He is able to immediately point out the problems that I’m facing and even make good guesses of which features are bothering me.

From my vague understanding before the consultation, facial enhancements can really do wonder, but it takes a real face-to-face consultation with an aesthetics doctor to determine what can be done to my face, then listing the different options available, and eventually, choosing the ones that delivers the results that I wish to achieve.

My biggest insecurities are mainly my dark eye circles and my crescent shaped face that caused my jaw to be uneven. For those who know me before, I used to have a slight underbite jaw and uneven teeth, which is really unsightly. However, I have already fixed the problem with braces, but my jaw is still slightly uneven! It’s been a issue for me because it affects my self esteem at times, wishing that I can be prettier.

Other smaller issues that i wish to eliminate are my moles and freckles. I have always dreamed of a cleaner face, without so many spots.

Initially, Dr. Tan discuss with me on the possibilities of removing the moles from my face. He mentioned that the smaller ones can be removed via laser treatments (It might take a few session). However, the bigger mole has to be surgically removed, which might leave a scar. Therefore, I have decided not to touch the mole above my mouth. Anyway, it is not too big of a concern for me.

Next, Dr. Tan suggested to remove the pigmentation that is on my left upper cheek. He said that he noticed it straight away, and guessed that it would definitely leave a deep impression for anyone that sees my face. And…. he is right! This pigmentation has been there since my primary school days and I thought it was a birth mark! It is definitely obvious and people did notice it on me. I will be glad to remove this pigmentation!

Lastly, Dr, Tan tackled my biggest imperfection, the uneven chin. In fact, Dr. Tan had gone the extra mile, to suggest the possibility of injecting Fillers on certain parts of my face to help me improve my overall appearance.

As seen in the picture, Dr Tan mentioned that he can insert a combination of Juvederm Fillers to rejuvenate my face and enhance my facial features. They include Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Volift and Juvederm Voluma. The fillers will be inserted in the tear trough (undereyes) to lift the dark circles and eliminate the tired look.

It will also be used to fill up the lines that run down from the corners of my mouth (marionette lines) as well as the side of my chin to restore volume loss and even out my uneven jawline so as to give me a more attractive facial profile.

For those who are unaware, the Juvederm Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that can be found in your body to help hydrate and add volume to your skin. That is why hyaluronic acid is very commonly used in filler treatments and is definitely safe and lasting. Halley Medical Aesthetics also uses the JUVEDERM brand of fillers because it is proven to provide long lasting results.

Some FAQS that i asked Dr. Tan as well:

Will it hurt?

Dr. Tan uses a “Magic Needle” which is actually not a needle but a really thin and flexible micro-cannula. Numbing cream will be applied as well to administer the aesthetics process. The Juvederm Filler also contains lidocaine, which is an anesthesia to numb the area during treatment. The process will definitely be bearable!

Is there downtime?

There will not be any downtime at all! No one will notice that you did anything unless you tell them in specific or wait for them to spot the difference!

Will i see the difference immediately?

Yes you will! but it’s so natural so strangers will never know you did anything to your face!

How long can these last?

It should last between 1-2 years, which differs between the type of fillers used. Sometimes, lifestyle and the quality of your skin affects the lifespan of the treatment too.

Any post treatment care tips?

No alcohol for the day, and also, avoid massaging your face for the next 24 hours. Other than that, everything else is fine!

After a detailed consultation, i have decided to go ahead with injecting fillers and to laser off the “birthmark” as well as some of my moles.

If you wish to find out more on the actual procedures, do look out for my next blogpost! I’ll blog about the entire process with pictures!

If you have any facial features or imperfections that you are unhappy with, or even affects your self esteem ALOT, why not go for a quick consultation with Dr Tan to find out what can actually be done. It might be as simple as mine, to simply inject fillers! Everyone deserves to feel good and look good.

Thank you for the consultation Dr. Tan!

For more information, feel free to contact Halley Medical Aesthetics at:

277 Orchard Road, #03-15
Orchard Gateway
Singapore 238858

Tel: 6737 8233
Email: info@halley.com.sg
Website: www.halley.com.sg
Facebook/Instagram: @halleymedicalaesthetics
Blog: blog.halleymedicalaesthetics.com