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Sunday, 17 August 2014

My Aesthetic Experience With Botox & Fillers with Dr Chen Tai Ho @Premier Clinic Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI)

Like many others, there shall be a point in time when we reached a certain age, that healthy and beauty would be our main concern. Good health can be achieved if we maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right, staying psychically active, keeping our mind stress free and body free of harmful drugs and alcohol. 

As for beauty, I believe it's much harder to achieve. Ageing is an unstoppable process and, as the body ages, so does the skin and its appearance and characteristics change. Wrinkles, frown lines, pigmentation, age spots, eye bags and sagging skin; all these unwelcome features come along as our age increases.

Like most women, fines lines begin to etch around my forehead and eyes once I reached 50+ marks. I had tried using wrinkles cream or essence for many years as part of my beauty regime without much improvement.

Well, I was totally thrilled when I was invited by Premier Clinic to review their beauty and aesthetic treatments. Also, I was not loving the creases on my forehead and in between my eyebrows. Guess I'm lucky in a way as this wouldn't have come any better time especially when I needed some effective solution to my problem.

Reception Area 

Waiting Area

When I reached the clinic, I was given a warm welcome from friendly and charming Mr Marcus Osmand, their Head of Beauty Division. I was introduced to their team of staff which includes Ms Charlette Lee, Beauty Manager and Dr Toh, one of their many aesthetic physicians on duty that day.

Consultation with Dr Toh

On my very first visit, I was consulted by Dr Toh, an aesthetic physician. She was very thorough with me as she goes through explaining their range of non-surgical aesthetic procedures which includes Botox, Filler, Non-Surgical Thread Lift and PRP Therapy (which stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy).

Youthful & Good-Looking Dr Chen Tai Ho

Dr Chen Tai Ho, an aesthetic physician by training is passionate in his work shows in the way he provides meticulous one-to-one consultation to his valued patients, the thorough examination and explanations he imparts, and gentle manners when performing procedures.

He is fabulous and very knowledgeable in aesthetic treatments. During my consultation, he took his time to describe the treatments, along with the products too. He also took the time to answer all my questions that I had. He is a very charming and friendly doctor that is an asset to the industry

My One-To-One Consultation with Dr Chen Tai Ho

I was lucky to have Dr. Chen as my aesthetic doctor for the day and also to perform the treatments on me. Once in the treatment room, the doctor who is patient and kind as ever, sat down with me. He handed me a mirror to show me my wrinkle and lines on my face. I shared with him my concerns over the imperfections on my face especially forehead lines and frown lines between my eyebrows. 

He gave his recommendation and decided that Botox and Filler is the best solution for me. According to Dr Chen, Botox can help to relax the muscles at my forehead, crows feet (eye wrinkles) whereas Filler will fill up the sunken area in my laughter lines (nasolabial folds) near my mouth. I was told that Botox is often used in conjunction with fillers to enhance the overall results of these treatments. 

Needless to say, I have complete confidence with Dr Chen after the consultation and was eager to proceed with the recommended procedures.

Below are photos taken of me before the procedures where I was asked to frown and smile to emphasis on the forehead lines, crows feet and frown lines on my face.


Combo pics of  a Happy & Annoyed Auntie Lilly


Here I was asked to post for pictures 'showing off' my forehead lines, laughter lines and last but not least, my annoyed Auntie Lilly's face with the frown lines, right before the procedure.
   

Combo Shots of my Right & Left side of my face focusing on my forehead lines

My Bottle of Magic: Botox ~ Botulinum Toxin Type A

You may have read about Botox in advertisements, blogs and celebrity gossip magazines, or heard it from your friends. Just in case, you are wondering what is Botox... let me share with you on my blog post here. 

Botox is a protein produced by a bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, which can relax muscles. It is an injected liquid commonly used to improve the look of frown lines, squint and smile lines and horizontal foreheads wrinkles. By relaxing the underlying muscles, these lines become less deep.

Filler: Restylane Vital Lidocaine

Restylane Vital is a skin boosting rejuvenation treatment. It contains Hyaluronic acid which binds water to keep skin plump and hydrated. According to Dr Chen, this filler is now available with 0.3% lidocaine (a type of anaesthetic) for a more comfortable treatment by providing relief from pain associated with the injection process. 

Filler treatment provides shaping for facial contours such as minor to moderate contouring of the cheek or eyebrows area, and accentuating the existing features, as well as smoothing deeper wrinkles and folds, subtly restore lost volume to your facial features. It can be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with other procedures such as BOTOX injections and laser resurfacing to produce the effects of a non-surgical face lift.


The procedure started off with Marcus assisting Dr Chen in applying numbing cream on my face. Since I'm getting Botox for my forehead and sides of my eyes, numbing cream was applied onto my face prior to the procedure. The role of numbing cream is basically to reduce the pain by numbing the area specifically for treatment.


Dr Chen began by injecting the hyaluronic acid filler onto my nasolabial folds, areas near my mouth to treat the laughter lines. I have prior experience before with needles poking into my face during my Medlite laser with Meso Whitening treatment, so this was quite bearable for me.  
  
As you can see, cold gel pack was applied to the areas to relieve the pain where fillers injection had been performed earlier.

Botox for my Forehead Lines

Botox for My Smile Lines  

Botox for My Frown Lines

Next, Dr Chen proceeds with the Botox injections for different parts of my face. My experience with Botox was a pleasant one, with only the mildest discomfort. The sensation I felt from the first injection was similar to a little needle poke. The oddest sensation was closer to my eyebrows; it wasn't painful, but there was s slight crunching feeling as the needle penetrated my skin. For those of you, who fear  needles, put your fears to rest. 

I was assured by Dr Chen that the needle used was a very fine one so I need not worry very much about the pain. In fact, this needle was the tiniest one I've ever seen or felt. I didn't experience much discomfort around the sensitive eye area either.

My 'After' Botox & Filler Face

One Happy Auntie with Two Thumbs up for Dr Chen Tai Ho

The entire process was over in about fifteen minutes. There was no downtime. You can return to your daily routine immediately, although you should avoid hot baths, sauna and swimming within the same day.

I did experience a minor pain on the areas around my mouth, but it was gone on the third day. On an occasion, the needle may hit a tiny blood vessel and I had a tiny bruise for a day or so, but that's really all. With a little make up with BB Cream to cover it, you can go right back to work if you so desire.

One for the Album with good-looking Dr Chen & my lovely daughter, Carmen Hong

I hope all this information helps those who are looking into these instant "anti-aging" procedures. This post serves as an avenue for me to share my experience with you, not just as a promotional post for these treatments. Personally, I feel that these modern options help to enhance my features and allow me to grow old even more gracefully and beautifully.

I see it as no different as dying my grey hair, getting crowning done instead of having dentures, or any other beauty treatments. At the end of the day, it's all about being you, what makes you feel good, making best choices for yourself  and do what makes you happy.

Be happy always, have a blessed life and be grateful for everything God has given to you. XOXO

I'd love to hear your feedback on this post and any others. It's the readers and your wonderful feedback and comments that makes this all worthwhile.     


Premier Clinic 
Aesthetics Skin & Laser Treatments
No. 31 Jalan Wan Kadir 2
Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI)
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 7732 5522 / 012-662 5552 
Fax: 7732 8201

Business Hours
TUE-SAT 10.00am-7.00pm 
SUN/MON/PH Closed

Website: premier-clinic.com
Twitter: twitter.com/PremierClinicMY

Check Out More Reviews of my Aesthetic Experiences at Premier Clinic by clicking here:
Premier Clinic TTDI - My Aesthetic Experience With Botox & Fillers with Dr Chen Tai Ho (Part 2)
Aesthetic Experience With ULTHERAPY with Dr Kee Yong Seng @Premier Clinic

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