April 22, 2016

Double the Glow with Astique Clinic's Dual Yellow Laser


Quite a lot of people knew I was getting married soon, especially with my Engagement Story out on Dayre.. but nobody knew just HOW soon was soon. Well, the answer is, SUPER soon.

So soon, that I'm getting married (well, okay just the ROM) 5 months after my engagement. Yes, that soon! Haha okay I'm using the word "soon" a bit too much. Anyway, with that short of a time frame, I wanted to settle a lot of things before the Medium Day. Big day is next year, so I'll just see this as a Medium Day lol.

Though I wasn't planning on doing anything big - I'm actually very against the whole huge wedding shebang style - I still wanted to ensure I look my very best that day. Because not only is the Medium Day the day I am officially and legally married, it is also my 6th anniversary with my beloved.


Thus, I must say, I am SO SO HAPPY I chose to go down to Astique Clinic and do this very special treatment called the Dual Yellow Laser.

I've had treatments done with Astique Clinic before (Botox Post Here), and I've had the honor of having Dr. Celine ensuring that I come out looking nothing but better and better each time I go. Thus, I knew that deciding to do this laser, which I've heard raves about from many place, would be the best if done at Astique Clinic. Some may argue that the treatment is all the same, but I think having a good doctor that one feels extremely comfortable with is more important.

Before I start with my review though, let me get into what Dual Yellow Laser is all about.


The laser is called Dual Yellow because it features both yellow and green light for fast, precise treatments. The laser delivers amazing outcomes such as reduced skin damage, less wrinkles, melasma treatment, acne prevention and even pore minimizing, with as little discomfort as possible. This is due to the many decades of research and development, backed by clinical trials, that has been done to ensure such quality.

Credits to: WhatClinic
Here are some photos I scoured the net for as some evidence of how amazing this laser can be.

And here are some things you can look forward to, should you opt to do a Dual Yellow Laser treatment (the effects are obvious after one treatment but I do think it is best to do at least 2 - 3 times to resolve any skin issues!).

  • An immediate brightening and improvement in skin tone and appearance
  • Good improvements in vascular lesions and thick/dark veins
  • Significant lessening in acne as bacteria beneath the skin is effectively destroyed
  • Lightening of Melasma and a smoother complexion
  • Overall skin tone evening and smoothening

Feel free to look at more results over here: Dual Yellow Results Page


Since I had already been sold on what this laser could do, all I needed was a consultation.

I have very sensitive skin, due to a C02 laser gone bad in 2010 (I did it more times than I should've and now I live eternally with extremely sensitive skin that's prone to allergies at any given point of time urgh). So, naturally, I had to be as informed as possible about how Dual Yellow would affect me and my skin.

I was assured that Dual Yellow had no downtime, meaning that I would leave just as good as or even better than when I arrived. It was to be sooooo minimally invasive that I would have zero redness or marks and could even apply make up on before leaving.

That was extremely comforting for me as certain lasers advice staying away from makeup for skin to "heal" and when I hear that, all I hear is, "this laser is super strong and you are going to regret it."

Thankfully, this Dual Yellow Laser is NOT THAT AT ALL! (Wish I could insert a heart shape emoji here). I even did this during lunch time and headed back to work after. A colleague commented that she couldn't even tell I did a laser. Super awesome.


The next thing on the menu was a thorough cleansing to remove whatever makeup I had worn to the clinic. If you, like me, have specific areas that you feel require more cleansing, simply let them know! I wear a lot of undereye concealer - but not so much foundation/bb cream/etc - and I didn't want remnants of the concealer stuck on my face whilst doing the laser.

So don't be shy and simply request! This is for your own good after all :) Plus, everyone at Astique is super friendly and willing, so there's no need to feel intimidated either. I say this because I used to be one of those very quiet ones, but I realized there's really nothing wrong in speaking up!


Thereafter, a cooling and thick layer of gel was applied onto my face in preparation for the laser. Unlike other lasers which occasionally require numbing cream to be applied, this gel is used instead. The laser works ON TOP of the gel (something like IPL, if some of you have gone for the treatment before), and the heat from the laser is counteracted by the coolness of the gel.

In conclusion, you'll end up feeling almost nothing. I guess you might feel the laser going over your face, but pain wise rates at a ZERO. A big fat ZERO. So yeah, please don't worry! Moreover, as the doctor moves to different sections of your face, the nurse stands nearby ensuring a top of more gel over the areas that have been previously "lasered" so that a round 2 can commence without any sensation/sensitivity/pain. Awesome right!


As you can see, though, the light is pretty bright so always ensure you've got those "goggles" on. They'll be placed on for you and they feel super comfortable so don't worry. You won't feel itchy or annoyed by the goggles - especially since there's cotton pads laid underneath for hygiene's sake as well.

The whole thing was done in a few minutes, perhaps 15 - 20, and I was all ready to leave! Truth be told, I even brought some of MY OWN soothing gel/moisturizer to be applied after the whole treatment because I thought their products might not be able to soothe my crazily sensitive skin. Sometimes after treatments, it's normal for me to break out in itchy spots here and there after all. But you know what? NOTHING. NO REDNESS NO ITCHINESS. NOTHING.

I actually left the clinic as I was. No make up needed at all.


Here is what I looked like before. The photo is unedited... and also very very unflattering. But I guess it's what you need to see to understand my skin issues.
  • I had an uneven skin tone (forehead darker than rest of face)
  • I had larger pores
  • I had annoying pimple scars (again, note the forehead)
  • I had an upcoming pimple on my chin
  • My nose was bumpy and unflattering


Here's what I looked like 2 weeks later. THE PHOTO IS UNEDITED, besides being cropped.

The scarring on my forehead had been significantly lightened and my skin was overall more evenly toned. 

However, my face still didn't look as smooth as I'd have liked it to be so I wouldn't say this was the best period. Fortunately, because the Dual Yellow Laser can actually continue to improve the skin over MORE weeks... I thought I'd give it till about another 3 - 4 weeks later to see the full effect!


And here is what I look like now. Once again the PHOTO IS UNEDITED, and might I say, is once again in a very unflattering light. Hahaha. But there's no better way to judge someone's skin than in horrid lighting, right?

A bit off topic, but I hate it when I look great in a shopping mall.. but I step into their dark fancy toilets and my skin suddenly looks damn rough and gross... but yeah this is pretty much what I mean.

Goodbye gross scar on forehead!!! As you can see, it's not only lightened, I've bid adieu to that horrid thing. Just in time for my ROM. I've really actually had scars, with approximately the same kind of darkness, last for months. One irritating one even lasted A YEAR!!! But nope, goodbye scar.

My skin is wayyyyyyyyyy smoother, and I'm only in sunblock here! *Pops confetti* ALSO please direct attention to my once-horridly-bumpy-nose and notice that it's smoother than a baby's bottom here.

I do have a zit growing on my chin, but it's a new one so forgive me, it's not the laser's fault. Periods aren't the kindest times of a girl's life haha.

Another unedited photo - Sorry for the very strong RBF
There you have it. In a total of 6 weeks, the Dual Yellow Laser has given me skin which I've been wanting for awhile!!! But of course, these things take maintenance so I do suggest actually going back a few more times, as per the doctor's instructions. I highly suggest asking for Dr. Celine if you're female because she really puts your heart at ease! It's just so much easier explaining your need to be vain to a female doctor, because you know she empathizes!

Here are the prices, in case you're interested in trying this out too:

1 session @ $535 nett
6 sessions @ $2407.50 nett
10 ssessions @ $3745 nett

Call Astique Clinic at 6732 3801 / 9857 7892 (24-hr SMS) to find out more! :)

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January 24, 2016

Enjoy Healthy Skin with Kiehl's New Nature-Powered Masques!


Hello all! I'm so sorry I've been absent here, but just so you know - once again - I am VERY active on Dayre, so please head there and just follow me if you'd like! I've actually written about my preparation on looking good for Chinese New Year.. so you can read the posts by clicking: HAIRDO // SKIN // IPL.

For now... let me focus on enjoying Kiehl's New Nature Powered-Masques! Because...... as almost everyone knows.. I'M ENGAGED!!! *Inserts emoji with the trumpet popper thing and lots of confetti*!!!

And though many people think it's fine to just get their skin prepped 1-3 months before the wedding (well okay maybe it is, for normal - perfect skin people urgh) .. I'm sorry to say that for sensitive troubled skin like mine.. it can actually take a long while to recalibrate with facials, lasers, skincare, etc. So I must say I am very grateful to have been sent these TWO new awesome masques- The Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque and The Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque to get myself ready! :)


The Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque

When I was first sent this masque I was like HEY Turmeric! When I had a really bad cystic pimple on my chin last year, I read so many articles about how a turmeric mask would help in fighting the angry looking pimple by reducing the color and size due to its anti-bacterial properties. Sad to say, I tried it and my face got stained yellow.. zz.. and the pimple only looked less red and swollen probably because it was yellow too. Hard to tell. So I must say I'm very glad to have turmeric in a mask that I could ACTUALLY wash off!

This Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque helps battle acne AND also increases radiance! It works as an "instant facial" that brightens and energizes the look of dull, fatigued skin to restore a healthy, rosy appearance. While turmeric lightens skin (which I guess, includes lightening scarring), the crushed cranberry seeds help to gently exfoliate for a smoother, illuminated complexion. In fact, in a consumer study, 92.3% of the people agreed that their skin felt refined IMMEDIATELY after using the product and 90.4% agreed their skin felt renewed!

The Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque

As we all know, there's tons of pollution in the atmosphere. Even though the skies are a lot less hazy now, it doesn't mean there aren't tons of microscopic floating crap in the air nonetheless. So yes, it's great to always get deep down into and restoring one's skin after a long day out with the Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque.

This mask works hard at defending and replenishing skin to reduce the visible effects of pollution and stress (both indoors, like lights and computer glare, and outdoors, like secondhand smoke and fumes) while helping to prevent impurities from sticking to our skin. The mask triples up its protective and treatment power by fighting skin damage with anti-oxidant rich Bioflavonoid - Orange Extract by strengthening skin with a skin barrier, and Cilantro Seed Soil by shielding skin against harmful aggressors in the environment.

Hate to make this sound the way it does... but a clinical test conducted in China for this product showed significant improvement in all skin attributes. So yes, I guess many now feel safer.


Here's the texture of the two products. As you can see, the The Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque (the thicker yellow product with seeds inside above) and The Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque (green color product) is of highly contrasting colors and textures. It's easy to tell which is for "energizing" and which is for "healing". Clever! Anyway..... the way to use both of them are:

Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque:
Apply generously all over face, leave on for 5-10 minutes and wash off to a natural rosy glow. Recommended for use up to 3 times a week.

I normally leave this for 5- 7 minutes depending on whether I feel my skin tingling or not.

Cilantro &Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque:
Apply a visible layer to skin, leave on for 5 minutes and tissue off. Pat in excess, leaving a thin protective layer on skin. Allow it to work overnight and follow normal skin regimen in the morning.

For this one, I deviate from the instructions a bit because there is Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) within the product that can increase skin sensitivity to the sun and can even cause Sunburn; and as we all know, my skin is insanely sensitive as it is.. so I think I've been lucky so far because I always wash it off after 5 minutes with a cotton pad and clean it off with toner as well. I don't think it would serve anyone with dry sensitive skin like mine to leave it on the whole night. To be fair, my method has worked so far the past 3 times (hope I don't end up shooting myself in the foot by saying this), and so I will continue doing it this way.

Here's how I use them both on pamper evenings.

What I do is:
1) Wash my face
2) Put on the The Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
3) Use cotton pads and water  to slowly remove the product from my skin
4) Go take a nice shower to wash it all off thoroughly (sometimes allow the steam from my shower to open my pores)
5) Come out and dry myself
6) Put on The Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque
7) Use cotton pads and water to cleanse it off
8) Follow up with toner, serum, moisturizer and my FAVORITE ALOE VERA GEL!


I prefer to stick to using The Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque no more than 2 times a week. If I can help it and if I think my skin looks fine during the week, then just once. I don't plan to aggravate my complexion in any way so close to Chinese New Year.

As mentioned,  I find that my skin tingles slightly sometimes when I use it - though the good news is that it DOES NOT turn itchy - and when I wash it off in the sink first, my cheeks look quite pink. Like an... almost flushed pink? I should mention that I do not rub the cranberry seeds in a circular motion on my face during removal; rather I just simply wipe it off with the cotton pads. I feel this tip could help others with sensitive skin like mine. Simply applying the mask, letting it do its magic then washing it off would already be pretty awesome for our skin! :)

Anyway, when I shower and everything REALLY comes off, like I have a proper rinse of everything, my cheeks only remain slightly pink, the kind you get when you look like you've just run, but they do not feel raw/painful/itchy in any way. My face feels smooth and looks brighter as well!

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As for the The Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, I've got to admit I DID not notice that there was AHA inside it when I first used the product... and honestly did not feel tingly or anything from it.. It was very soothing. BUT THEN at the second time, I did feel parts of my face get warmer/tingly and so I went to read the bottle and was like ohhhhh that's why. And because I used it twice in that particular week already, I'm guessing my skin reacted by becoming very very very slightly itchy in my eyebrow area for 10 minutes.. thus, for this reason I would not say this product is hydrating where I became all dewy and moist... but I DID wake up to happy skin that was neither itchy nor dry. When I woke up, my complexion looked extremely balanced with smaller pores, and was way way smooth too. I think the best effect is achieved by using them together actually.

So far, I've been told that I not only look glowing and fairer, but my boyfriend also used the term "plastic-skin" on me - an inside joke we use for people whose skin is so super smooth they look like they've got saran wrap plastic around their face. I finally earned the honor of being nicknamed "plastic-skin"!!!! So happy these 2 masks work so well with my current skincare woohoo!

For those who want to purchase these masks, they're going at SGD$49 each this coming February so you can all experience the goodness before CNY! :)



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January 4, 2016

Say Hello to Vodana Hair Curler Extraordinaire!


I've been long due to my next Volume Magic Treatment, but I've not been too worried about it because I've had my Vodana Ceramic Iron Brush, sponsored by my ever loving Hair Sponsor at Dusol Beauty, to ensure my hair looks curled in the most natural and softest way! :)

I got this awhile back and have been playing with it, because I gotta admit I'm not too great with new hairstyling tools. This one... unlike my Glampalm.. actually took awhile longer to get used to - not gonna lie. It has it's pros and cons, which I will get into later, and I will also talk about the differences between this and my Glampalm, both in usage and result.


For now, let me do a quick introduction to what this amazing Vodana Ceramic iron Brush is all about.

There are 3 rods available at Dusol Beauty for sale and they come in 17mm, 21mm and 26mm.

17mm - better for short/fine hair; is also suitable for men

21mm - better for shoulder length hair (the one that I got)

26mm - better for waist length or very thick hair


Here are some product details. As you can see, it's called an Iron Brush because it IS a brush. It's not like those typical clamps or wands you see online. That, in itself, I already find pretty fascinating.

When I first laid eyes on this, I was so greedy! I was like OH MY GOSH I MUST HAVE THIS. I MUST TRY THIS! It looked so fascinating to me and I loved how soft my hair remained after Edward used it on my hair. It was like my hair was NATURALLY curly and I just knew I had to try this for myself.

As mentioned, since this is a brush, it naturally meant that the method used with it would be very different from using a straightener which I've been used to. With a straightener, it's easy to catch on because you literally clasp your hair in the middle, drag it down, and flick it up. With a brush like this there is a bigger focus on volume and soft curls. It's more.. romantic in that sense.

However, I think the largest part that convinced me that I had to have this brush was that its "bristles", if you can call it that, acts an insulation of some sort. This means that I can actually HOLD the brush in a sense and have better control of my hair and curl.



Here are 2 videos you can watch to learn how to curl your hair with this awesome brush.

One demonstrates how you can use it on your own, and the other shows it from another perspective! I understand it's not so easy to simply see someone do it for someone else, which is why it's awesome
we get to see how Edward does it for himself! :)

Below, I'll show 2 methods that I use most often with this Ceramic Iron Brush.

The first is the Curl-In look which is a huge favorite of mine. Fast, fuss-free, and has the most "yes I did get out of bed looking this fabulous" kind of feel, haha!

FIRST LOOK

How it's done is simply by putting one's hair in the brush (which is placed horizontally, please note!) in a C-Curl Way and pull it downwards. Its important to focus on the ends because it's where you should move through the slowest so the curl gets its shape and stays.

It's good to comb through each portion of hair once first with the heat, like a quick comb through, before starting from the root to slowly finishing off at the end. With the added heat, the hair is more "well-behaved" and curls in beautifully!


What did I say? Really really natural and bouncy looking right!!?! I love this look to death. It's really my everyday look - and I'm proud to say that despite my copious and seemingly unlimited amount of hair, I actually finish this hairdo in about 10 - 15 minutes before I wash up and get ready for work.

SECOND LOOK

The next look is the Romantic Wave look which means the hair curls out to frame the face in a very very delicate way. This one is done with the brush vertical instead of horizontal like the C-Curl.

I normally put the brush parallel to my face, and in an upright fashion, then i curl my hair around the brush, and pull the brush outwards. For this, unlike the C-Curl, I keep it quite slow from start to end because the curl starts from the middle of the hair and not focused purely on the ends. It's important to keep the wand rotating slowly as you can see from the image above.. this keeps the curl "moving" so that it forms in a very natural way.


Here is one SUPER natural wave where you can see my hair "float away" (HAHA) from my face. It's not too strong and the rest of my hair is done in a C-Curl... so actually you can do this look on your long fringe to frame your face. I suggest this more with long/oval faces because the curl-in look would be much more preferable for rounder faces! :)


Here is one where the curls are MUCH more obvious, it all depends on how you use it; and YES the super curled hair is ALSO done with this iron brush! I know it's a lot curlier than my usual above but you can definitely achieve this look too!

FAQ

Here is where I'll answer some questions I'm sure you guys will have..

How does this compare with the GlamPalm?

If you guys haven't already read, I wrote about the GlamPalm before.. and how it compares is that the GlamPalm is easier to use.. definitely. It's just clipping hair between 2 surfaces and pulling. I would highly recommend it to beginners.

However, if you're quite used to curlers, wands, straighteners, this is the one level up you'd probably like to invest in. While the GlamPalm creates very structured curls which are "firmer", this one creates those loose airy curls. It's really dependent on what you're looking for. This one lends more volume too because of the curled surface, so even when you comb it through your hair, your hair still goes against a cylindrical object and becomes more curved.

What are the pros and cons?

Pros: Hair is still insanely soft despite the heat used (I use about 180 - 200), the curls stay all day and are super bouncy, relatively easy to use once mastered, really gives hair the nice airy romantic look, curls are really nice, delicate and romantic, easier to create the "permed" look

Cons: Takes awhile to learn, not that great for bed head but better for hair that's already dried nicely after washing, a bit irritating when hair gets tangled (counter this by using smaller sections)

Is it easy to use? How long will it take to get used to it?

As mentioned above, really quite tricky in the beginning. I remember feeling very frustrated haha! But after I got the hang of it, it was easy to get addicted! I think it took me 3 - 5 tries to get the hang of it. I couldn't get over the barrier of it being "hot" and didn't dare to touch the brush, but in reality it's just "hot" but not "burning".. When I got used to it, things were really much easier.

What's the trickiest part about using this curler?

For me it was controlling speed.. I always went too fast at the ends and the curl wouldn't stay as a result. I had to really learn to manipulate how I curled my hair and how I slowly brought it through my hair. I even played around with either sticking every lock of hair entirely around the curler and pulling it down or cupping it at the ends with my hands for a better curl.

Will it damage my hair?

Nope!!! Been using it for super long and hair is still very soft and in great condition! :) If you feel insecure, you can always opt for a serum. I like using this serum below from Dusol Beauty! It really isn't greasy and hair feels so airy!!! I use the red one by the way.


Where can I get it from? Can I try it out before purchasing it?

You can get it from John & Jack online OR head over to Dusol Beauty to purchase it!

AND YESSSS YOU CAN TRY IT OUT FIRST BEFORE PURCHASING! Just call Dusol Beauty, ask for Edward and make an appointment with him so he can teach you how to use the brush! In fact, I actually went back twice to learn lolol, which makes I'm that slow a learner. It's okay though because he's very patient so don't worry!


Directions to Salon


It's located on the Third Floor of Raffles City (You need to alight at City Hall MRT Station).

If I'm right, it's behind this wooden toy shop called Das Erzgebirge-Haus.

The exact address is:
252 North Bridge road
#03-27A Raffles City Shopping Mall
Singapore 179103

The opening hours are from Monday-Sunday: 10.00am - 9.00pm

Please call: 6337 4424 for more information

Hope you guys check this brush out in time for Chinese New Year! It's 2016 already afterall, and you deserve to be every bit beautiful! ;)

xx


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December 30, 2015

No More Frowns with Astique Clinic!


So there's a HUGE reason I'm smiling in his picture so happily. Can you figure out what it is? Okay, besides the fact that I am lucky enough to be in the picture with 2 absolutely gorgeous women, is there anything else you can guess that I'm happy about? Well, if you can't guess, then allow me to let you in on a little secret. 

PSST: I'VE HAD BOTOX DONE ON MY FOREHEAD! ;)


Here is another picture of me looking nothing but happy in one of those *previously* horrible angled (those top-down ones) photos of myself. I MAY BE LOOKING UP, RAISING MY EYEBROWS, AND SMILING, BUT NO LINES CAN BE SEEN ON MY FOREHEAD!!!!! Revolutionary. I can't even begin to explain how thrilled I am about this. But of course, I have to because this is a blog post after all haha!

Now, in case you're wondering... okay... what's the big deal? What's so great about having a smooth forehead? You're about to be shown a very lovely before photo of me...


If this is not attractive, I don't know what is haha! Okay kidding. This is really an unflattering photo of me. I normally refrain from taking top down shots like the one above with my boyfriend because these lines just love appearing. Just so you know, this is really without much effort. I just simply looked up at the camera for this. It wasn't one of those exaggerated OPEN EYES ALL THE WAY kind. I simply looked up.

So yeah it depresses me sometimes when my boyfriend keeps taking top down photos of me on holidays or on dates (which I guess he cannot help but do when he is a good 20cm taller lol) and I have been wanting to do something about this for a long time.

That's not to say I haven't tried Botox before.. because I have! And let me tell you girls. When you choose a doctor to do Botox shots at, please not only be careful in selecting one but in hearing what they say. Know yourself best and try to do as much research as you can. In my previous experience done by a doctor in a different clinic, I was so desperate to get rid of the lines that I just said, "INJECT IT ALL UP!" Which is a horrid and stupid thing to do because I didn't know my muscles were so sensitive to Botox.. and well, this is what happened.


My forehead died. It literally became a dead piece of meat. My eyebrows drooped downwards at the front so my eyebrows looked perpetually EVIL and my double eyelids sagged downwards so much I became single-eyelid again..... I cannot tell you how depressed I was at this time. I HAD BLOG POSTS TO DO with this face in it and I tried to make the best out of it but.. yeah.

And after being told by the doctor that my muscles were VERY sensitive to Botox only AFTER the hellish results did not help because I was already going to be stuck with this face for a good 4-6 months. So yes, be so very careful people.

P/S: NOT 100% blaming doctor here, I think both were somewhat to blame because I should've known better than to inject every crevice in my forehead and I half wished my doctor didn't listen to me either.


Thus recently when I had the chance to do it all over again at Astique Clinic, I was very excited to correct my old wrongs. I had heard A LOT about Astique Clinic's services and doctors and how everyone loved that it was in the heart of Orchard at Shaw Building so it was very accessible! When I went in myself, I was really impressed with the clean minimalistic look of the clinic. Very professional and still warm enough. :)

However, despite being in awe of everything, the wary side of me made sure to be as careful as I can still. I even showed pictures on my phone of what happened to me and how depressed I was about it. Not that I really had to explain my woes because my doctor, Dr. Celine looked at my photos and almost got a shock herself. She understood that too much Botox had been placed in my forehead to settle too many problems I wanted fixed and she also told me that with every first try.. I should do as minimal as possible so as to ensure the aforementioned does not happen.


She was patient enough to listen to what I wanted to say, but was also firm in the fact that she believed NATURAL was the best way to go. Whilst she understood my problems with my forehead, she stood her ground that it was better for me to inject as little as possible into the highest part of my forehead and see how things went. She said only AFTER my review then she would decide whether more was needed or not. I felt completely relieved hearing this.


Since Dr. Celine had put most of my worries to rest.. I went to get some "Before" photos taken and also get numbing cream placed on my forehead teehee!

In case you want to know, whatever makeup you have on will be removed so your skin is cleansed before the numbing cream is put on. You may want to bring some makeup for touch up after!

On a less serious note.. Can you see that cute little Botox pillow I'm holding? It came in very handy when I was getting my injections done. I'm not so much scared of pain but I get very jumpy when the needle first hits the skin so this stopped me from reacting so much. Plus it's really so cute haha. I even insisted on getting this photo taken with my completely unglamorous face with numbing cream and sticky pads (I don't know how else to call those pads to pull your hair back?) in my hair LOL. I'm really looking happy I must say.


After about 15 - 20 minutes of waiting, I was ready to be beautiful! Their numbing cream deserves 10 thumbs up I must say because my forehead felt reaaaaaallllllyyyyyyy numb after. Almost as though I had botox done already haha! Very good for people who are scared of pain! :)

Dr. Celine then came in, removed my numbing cream, did a quick wipe with alcohol swabs on my forehead, then decided on the points she would inject. She confirmed with me on how high the botox would be placed and just how much would be injected at each point for me. I loved how meticulous she was really. She constantly reiterated how little she would be putting and that I could come back for a review a week after and do whatever touch up I needed. I could tell she sensed I needed to be reassured after my previous ordeal and I was so grateful!


Okay.. so now.. the serious part.. the injecting... One thing I felt very very impressed by was how they had someone at the side tapping my forehead and arm to distract me from the "pain" and to reduce the shock of an injection as well. Since I had my eyes closed, all my other senses were naturally on high alert so it was more likely to "jump" with a single touch. The tapping allowed me to calm down so the injections could've been done smoothly. I WAS REALLY REALLY impressed!!


In less than 10 minutes, I was done! Woohoo! Very very quick. I was allowed to move my eyebrows up and down to see how it felt. Realistically though, the results were not to set in till 2-3 days later so yeah. I think I just did the whole eyebrow moving thing to feel better from what happened before.


Yes so this is me feeling pretty HAHA about 3-4 days after. I purposely chose a picture of me looking up! Bye bye horrid forehead lines!

I actually DID do a review 1 week later also, but it turned out I needed NO touch up at all. Since my muscles were still as sensitive as before, the VERY VERY minuscule amount that Dr. Celine placed in my forehead was MORE THAN ENOUGH. My lines were completely obliterated and I could still happily move my eyebrows. My eyes did not look dead, or like windows to the underworld, and I was really really ecstatic about it.


Here is a close up of how I look now with no lines, because I feel the need to show it off also LOL! :) Knowing I can look awesome for X'mas and Chinese New Year with very little effort really feels awesome. Thank you Astique Clinic for giving me the confidence to smile any way I want now!

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Astique Clinic is well known for its extremely affordable services as well as its lovely doctors such as Dr. Celine. :) You'll never worry about looking scary or unnatural as long as you're under her care! Though Botox may seem like something that ONLY people above 30 or 40 may do, this is completely untrue. Beauty is for anyone at any age. With the right doctor and the right skills, looking great doesn't have to be limited in any way.


Read more about Astique Clinic at www.astiqueclinic.com.sg!




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