I’ve been bothered by my huge face my entire adult life, always envious of the tiny faces on other girls.
Slightly more than 2 months ago, I tried Botox again with Dr SM Yuen at
Atlas Medical Laser & Aesthetics Clinic – the same doctor I went to many years back.
As much as Botox is very common right now, and there are so many Before/After pictures online,
I would like to share my little Botox Progress Journal over the last 2 months odd and
share some of the commonly asked questions about Botox.
What is Botox?
In the simplest layman terms, Botox is a kind of highly purified toxin who will relax your muscles.
It may sound scary but a good doctor will be able to distinguish which are the muscles
that can be relaxed without giving you a ‘stiff smile’ after the Botox injections.
How does it work?
Some of the common aesthetic reasons why Botox is used includes elimination of fine lines
and (for me) narrowing an angular jaw.
So imagine this, when your muscles are relaxed, they are no longer used.
Thus when you make a face, less wrinkles will appear.
And for my case, when the jaw muscles are less exercised, they will shrink over time,
creating an illusion of a smaller jaw, a smaller face.
Is it painful?
Not painful at all. Seriously.
How long does it last?
The results of a Botox treatment start to appear as soon as 3-5 days.
But for optimal results (for my case), it would take around 3 to 4 weeks because it takes time
for the jaw muscles to “shrink” due to its inactivity.
At Atlas Medical Laser & Aesthetics Clinic, Dr SM Yuen assessed the progress
of my Botox injections one month after the first treatment.
And fortunately, the muscles are going down as planned and none of them have regained their strength yet.
Here’s how the progress is like so far.
No Photoshop is used at all!
Apologies for my blank face. LOL!
The picture for Botox Day 70 is taken using my cellphone just 5 minutes ago.
I haven’t really noticed how much my face has slimmed down and the progress really blew me away
now that I get to see the pictures placed side-by-side. *yay*
I have visit Dr SM Yuen twice so far at the 1-month and 2-month mark and so far I don’t need any top-ups yet. Typically, the Botox injections will be able to last up to 6-8 months.
But because I have problems with bruxism, it might come back earlier than expected,
so the results will really vary in different people.
Rule of thumb: Just stop chewing gum! Heh.
Dr SM Yuen is well-versed in many Korean aesthetics techniques and has been in practice for many years.
It could just be a few Botox injections but I really appreciate how Dr Yuen explains to me
how certain muscles cannot be injected with Botox etc.
I know I’m in good hands and I can’t wait to see him again at the 90-day mark!
I also attended a Sennheiser Event at Wheelers Yard a few days back and it was a lot of fun!
I’ve actually never been to Wheelers Yard in the day before and it really looks very different.
Love the space there!
I LOVE the Momentum headphones because they are really really very pretty!
The entire campaign revolves around cafe hopping and is very lifestyle oriented.
The Tiramisu Hero is one of the participating cafes too! 😀
From our cafe, we had a few representatives. Heh!
Love these guys! Our pillars of support at the cafe. ❤
Finally had the chance to try out the food at Wheelers Yard too.
Love that $13k Leica camera Bobby has! ❤
And of course my beautiful partners-in-crime Be a and Tricia.
Wish Jayne Tham was there too! 😦
The lighting was perfect for pictures!
And the mandatory shot whenever one visits Wheelers Yard.
If you wanna try out the headphones before you make a purchase.
We have three headphones in our cafe for you to plug in to your phone and listen to your favourite tunes.
It’s too pretty right! ❤