I had always wanted a V-shaped face. I didn’t want to go for Botox or fillers as I know these methods don’t lead to lasting results. I have thin and dry skin so botox and fillers can only help with reducing wrinkles but not with improving my complexion. I have been to a few aesthetic clinics to ask what treatments they offer and I feel like most clinics offer one too many treatments. What makes it more difficult is that most people do not know what treatments are most ideal for them. I am 35 years old and a mother and at my age, it is high time for me to start taking full and proper care of my skin.
A friend was talking to me about this new treatment that is popular in Korea at the moment called HIFU, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. This treatment is a medical procedure that applies high intensity focused ultrasound energy to locally heat and destroy diseased or damaged tissue through ablation and helps gives you that V-shape for your face and also tightens the muscles in your face. I was sold by the idea and immediately proceeded to book an appointment with Bio Aesthetic. Dr Fin gave me a consultation before I agreed to start on the HIFU treatment. It was very interesting getting to know more about my skin and what it needs to stay healthy. The treatment requires its users to follow a healthy diet, post procedure, to enhance the effects.
Bio Aesthetic’s atmosphere is perfect, with cosy treatment rooms and friendly staff. A nurse gently cleans your face before the procedure begins and eases you into the entire process. Dr. Fin conducts an ultrasound prior to the procedure to access the muscles under the skin. Following this, he begins the laser treatment.
The entire procedure was quite comfortable, save for the tiny ant nibbles you feel as the laser is applied on your skin. You get used to the slight discomfort and the whole process only takes about thirty to fourty minutes. After your treatment, there will be some redness on your face but you will feel fresh and rejuvenated, as if you just came out of a rigorous gym session. The full results are meant to be visible after two months and your skin is meant to feel lighter and suppler.
Personally, I saw positive results week after week. My pores become smaller and my face now feels more youthful and much better than it did prior to the treatment. I have even noticed that my horrible smile lines have dramatically reduced and are almost non-existent now. I am very happy with the results and it hasn’t even been two months yet.
Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic is located at Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road #03-01 Singapore 23887.
(Photo of Adeline immediately post-HIFU Treatment)
Happy skin pampering!
Contributor: Adeline Hokulani
What does "Hokulani' mean? "Hokulani" means "Star of Heaven" in Hawaiian. It was a nickname given to Adeline when she was a teenager. She is now a mom, juggling her career, business and her family. Each day of her life is packed full of excitement and she enjoys the adventures they bring.