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Fillers vs Botox
Botulinum toxin Fillers Injectables

Fillers vs Botox: Which is Better?

‘ Fillers vs Botox. Which one is suitable for me? Or both?’ This is a frequent question asked by my lovely patients such as : “Doctor, which is better, fillers or Botox ?” “Doctor, I saw my friend do Botox or Filler, I want to do too, can I do the same?” First of all, let me share with you the differences between fillers and botulinum toxin (Botox). Then, you can decide what is best for you. What Are Fillers? Dermal fillers are injectable implants approved by FDA to add on volume, soften lines and wrinkles on the face. The …

Medical Treatments Fillers Injectables

The Five Most Common Areas for Fillers

The two main reasons why people want fillers: Aging. Age can show up in a variety of ways. Hollow cheeks, thinning lips and sunken temples, you name it. Wanting to look more attractive and enhance facial contour. Every year, over a million people, men and women of all ages go for fillers. Dermal filler injection is a cost-effective way to slow the roll of age and improve facial features without having to undergo surgery. Where are the most common areas to have fillers injected? Let’s take a look! Lip augmentation is growing in popularity with clients of all ages. Dermal fillers …

Fillers Injectables

Telltale signs of being overfilled with fillers.

First and foremost, don’t get me wrong. Dermal fillers are my favourite aesthetic procedure. Through a tiny needle, doctors can do wonders with this ‘magic gel’ that restores volume & refines line. 𝙏𝙧𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝙞𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚, 𝙜𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜. Let’s start with zooming into specific areas and identifying the giveaways of being overfilled 🙈 (Disclaimer : here to educate for sharing purposes, not to make fun of anyone or create hate). 1) 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐲 𝐏𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞I used to call this the Hollywood syndrome. No doubt fuller cheeks make you look younger but overly puffed up cheeks give you an …

Fillers Injectables

5 Facts to know about Dermal Fillers

If you’re curious about fillers, these are the things to know before getting pumped up. Botox & Fillers are totally different. You have heard of botox, you have learnt about fillers. They both help to reduce wrinkles – But did you know they are not the same thing? Botulinum toxin *Botox is the name of the brand* stops the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, while dermal fillers plump from below the wrinkles to smooth them out and promote the youthful look. Fillers also help to restore volume and has the ability to reshape …

Fillers Injectables

A Beginner’s Guide to Dermal Fillers

You’re scrolling your insta feed, you see photos of girls or influencers with pointy chin, full cheeks and forehead. ‘Getting fillers done’ is no longer the secret it once was. You know they’ve got some injectable work done on their faces, and you wish to look as sharp as these ‘It’ girls. If you don’t know where to start with – here’s a simple guide for you to keep in mind before making the decision. Understanding what are dermal fillers and what are they for? There are many cosmetic injectables available in the market thus it is extremely important to …

Fillers Injectables

Ellanse(少女针) – everything you need to know

Ellanse or known as 少女针 in Mandarin have been making waves all around in China and Malaysia. So what exactly is it and what makes it so attractive ? Here’s everything you need to know about this beauty treatment. 什么是少女针?为什么它那么火红?我们来讨论少女针的好处! What is Ellanse? 少女针的成分是什么? Ellanse is actually a dermal filler made from 30% Polycaprolactone (PCL) and 70%Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) gel. PCL is a biostimulator which is commonly used in regenerative medicines, implants, wound healing due to it’s collagen stimulating effect. 少女针的成分主要是30%PCL+70%的CMC。PCL是一种可被人体完全吸收的医疗机级聚合物,经欧盟认证及美国食品药物管理局核准的聚合物,常常用于伤口敷料、骨科用植体、伤口缝线等,刺激自体胶原蛋白增生。 The Carboxymethlycellulose (CMC) gel works like other dermal fillers by immediately filling and replenish the volume loss and will be …

Lifting

Everything You Need To Know About Face Thread Lift

Aging is a life process that everyone will definitely go through. As we grow older, signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging, fine lines become more and more visible. With the advancement in aesthetic medicine, now we can tackle these signs of ageing without going through invasive surgery! Face thread lift is a minimally invasive alternative to the facelift surgery. It is a procedure where doctors insert medical grade threads into your face under the skin to help “pull” up the sagging skin. Is it safe? Yes, it is a low risk procedure with short recovery time, common temporary side …

Skin Care

What Is Hyaluronic Acid For? Everything You Need to Know

You probably seen the term Hyaluronic acid ubiquitously in magazines, in many skincare products and even in some body lotion. So what is this age defying miraculous ingredient that everybody swears by? Hyaluronic acid ( Hya-Lu-Ro-Nic Acid) is a sugar molecule found commonly in our skin and joints. It is a humectant which can draw moisture from air and keep your skin moist, holding almost 1000 times its own weight in water! Think it as a sponge absorbing all the water! Wow. No wonder it is able to make your skin ‘plump’ and dewy. What is Hyaluronic Acid for? As …

Healthy Living

Are Cosmetic Treatments Safe During Pregnancy?

During pregnancy and breast feeding, our body hormones change to cater for the baby. Some fortunate women have the pregnancy glow. For others, hormonal changes can cause acne outbreaks, melasma and generally dull looking skin. Often, pregnant and breastfeeding women wish to do some aesthetic treatments but are unsure of the safety of the procedures. Common cosmetic treatments are generally NOT SAFE or suitable during pregnancy and breast feeding period. Botox, fillers, and chemical peels, they all are procedures with some risks not worth to take during the most precious times of your life. Botox is a neurotoxin, it is …

Dark Eye Circles Fillers Injectables Lasers

Top treatments for dark eye circles

There are two school of thoughts when it comes to the treatments of dark eye circles – the skin care junkie who believes in eye creams and the other who doesn’t quite believe it. Some eye creams are highly raved and reviewed but can it solve ALL your dark eye circles problem? Now that’s a question to be pondered upon. For me personally, I believe in eye creams for hydration of the skin and perhaps, to a certain extent of lightening pigments but when it comes to solving dark eye circles, I beg to differ. Creams can help but only …