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