5 Things To Know Before Getting Your Nose Fillers Done

Monday, February 13, 2017
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Happy New Year everyone! Before Chinese New Year came about, I went to get my nose fillers touched up. I've previously gotten my nose bridge fillers done and this time round, I thought I'd share with you guys some things you should know before deciding if you want to get yours done too.

This time round, I got my fillers done at Calvin Chan Aesthetics and Laser at Wheelock.

1. Know what type of filler you are using.
Based on what I know, the most common type of fillers used are HA (Hyaluronic acid) ones because of its compatibility with the human body, with it already being found in our bodies. I have tried both Juvéderm and Restylane and both worked well for me. Depending on your doctor, they might recommend different fillers for different parts of the face because of how the fillers work and how long they last. I had one syringe injected this time round, and it will last anywhere from 6~12 months depending on my body's metabolic rate.

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2. Be open to suggestions.
Obviously the doctor will know what's best for you, which is why it is important to go to a experienced and reputable clinic/doctor for procedures like fillers. Doctor Chan recommended that I filled the tip area instead of my usual nose bridge area, and I'm really glad that he did. I always thought that I will never be able to make my nose look smaller with fillers, but filling up the tip did help it. It also helped with making my face look more defined and I loved it. Plus, the fillers looked really natural and I've gotten many compliments regarding it.

3. It should not hurt.*
This is the third time I'm getting fillers done and I've never once experienced any pain. The doctors I've went to were all very meticulous and I would have never done it again if there was any pain. You can however, definitely feel a mild pressure as the fillers are being injected - but that goes away after you're done - which should be in 10~15 minutes.

*I do have to say though, as I've not done any derma fillers on any other parts of my face, I'm not sure if other parts will hurt (eg. lips or tear trough). Make sure to ask your doctor all the questions you need to. If necessary, do your research and write it down before you do your consultation.

4. It might bruise.
As there is a needle injection, some people might experience bruising - a problem which I did not have. The red marks from the injection, which were not too noticeable until close up, faded away after 2 days and I was already able to use makeup to cover it after the first day. Again, this might differ for different areas.

5. It will settle after a couple of days
You should expect your fillers to decrease in volume about 20% after a couple of days because of how it reacts with your body. What some doctors do is to inject more than what you think you want, and let it settle; others might inject it to what you want, and if you want to fill up the area more after you can head back to touch up (since fillers are sold in syringes and you have to use them up within 3 months). Therefore, keep in mind that the area may not look exactly like how it did when you leave the clinic.

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If any of you are interested to see how the fillers looked directly after, you can check it out on my vlog from the 8 minute mark!

Calvin Chan Aesthetics and Laser is located at:
501 Orchard Rd #05-11,
Wheelock Place,
Singapore 238880 

     Telephone: +65 6732 4981
After Hours: +65 9456 7113

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 10am - 9pm | Sat 9am - 4pm

Rosette Hello Kitty Facial Wash

Saturday, December 24, 2016
Back today to share with you girls another new addition to the Rosette family (and boy are you Hello Kitty lovers going to love this) - Rosette's Hello Kitty Yuzu-Hachimitsu Facial Wash and Hello Kitty Uji-Matcha Kintoki Facial Wash. These are limited edition so do grab them quickly!

Since my first post, I'm sure all of you can tell that I'm definitely a fan of Rosette's cleansers. They are not only affordable, they are great for your skin and gets the job done well.
Both cleansers have a "sticky" gel consistency that makes a really fluffy dense foam.

Rosette Hello Kitty Uji-Matcha Kintoki Facial Wash ($10.90)
Got to admit I was really excited to try this one as I'm a huge fan of green tea/matcha. I've long known that matcha contains a high amount of antioxidants (which fight free-radicals, and therefore tend to have anti-aging properties) so I had high hopes for this one. It has the definitive fragant scent of matcha which makes it really relaxing and soothing. Besides it's antioxidant benefit, this cleanser helps to treat dark spots on the face, calm pimples and acne, and will improve your skin condition over time. This also contains Azuki red beans which helps to brighten your skin.

The matcha cleanser foams up really easily and washes off very easily too. It leaves a nice and clean feel after, without feeling too tight. In fact, my skin really does glow after using it.

Rosette Hello Kitty Yuzu-Hachimitsu Facial Wash ($10.90)
I am also a fan of Yuzu so it does feel like this range was catered to me haha. For those of you who have dryer skin and will prefer something more moisturizing, I will definitely recommend this instead. The Yuzu scent smells very natural and is very refreshing. It also contains honey, which is a humectant and has anti-inflammatory properties (so this might be perfect for you if you have skin that's dry on the surface but oily beneath). Plus, it claims to help with fading scars!
I do prefer to use this at night as it is more moisturizing than the matcha one, but it does help protect your skin against UV rays (but you still have to put sunblock on). Again, just like the other cleansers, they foam up really nicely and washes off very cleanly. I definitely felt like my skin was more moisturized after using this than my other cleansers.

Rosette cleansers are available at all SASA, Watsons, and BHG ALT Concept Stores.

Rosette Nature Blend Peeling Gel + Clay Mask

Sunday, October 9, 2016
While it is important that we cleanse our face well, it is equally important to exfoliate and hydrate the skin. I've always been a sucker for skincare, and today I have something new to share with you guys from Rosette.

Rosette has just launched two new products to add on to their existing range of facial cleansers - Nature Blend Peeling Gel and Nature Blend Clay Pack. Both of the new products contain special ingredients to help rejevenate the skin.

Pearl Powder: Accelerates new skin growth. Softens and firm. Heals acne and blemishes. Increases elasticity.
Squalene Oil: Hydrates the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. Lightens skin pigmentation.
Seaweed Extract: Contains a lot of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants to keep the skin revitalized, moisturized, and youthful. Anti-inflammatory, and is effective in expelling toxins from pores.

Nature Blend Marine Peeling Gel ($11.90)
If you are keeping up with your skincare regime and still find that your skin looks dull, it could be that you aren't exfoliating enough. I exfoliate daily with my sonic cleanser, but that might be too harsh for some of you - especially if you suffer from acne. One of the solution is to use a peeling gel - which works by sticking to the dead skin cells and balling them up so that you can easily wash it off. It's really gentle so there's no worrying about it overworking your skin!

Start off with a cleansed and dry face, then apply an appropriate amount (3~4cm) of peeling gel onto your face. Massage it in with circular motions. After about a minute, you can easily rinse the product off to reveal bright and soft skin!
I do really like the fact that this is so gentle and it's actually really fun to use. Plus, i appreciate it being a thicker gel texture so that it's easier to apply without the mess. I remember when peeling gels first appeared on the market, they were not only expensive but quite liquidly - which made it harder to use without dripping.

Marine Blend Clay Pack ($14.90)
The clay pack contains 3 types of clay (marine, green, and white) to remove dead skin and absorb dirt hiding in pores to prevent dull and lusterless complexion. It also helps to speed up cell turnover while purifying the skin, and closes up dilated pores.

Again, use this on a cleansed and dry face. Apply it to the face and wash it out after 3~5 minutes.
This was a really interesting one to use because most of the clay packs I have used are always on the dryer side - which tends to dry up the skin as well (which made them suitable for oily but not dry skin). The Marine Blend Clay Pack goes on really smooth and moist, and my skin felt super soft and hydrated after rinsing off. Plus, extra points for the fact that it only takes a short amount of time (3~5 minutes) to pamper your skin. Lazy girls will love this! In fact, you can put a thicker layer than I did and use it 2~3 times a week.

Both products are available in Watson stores islandwide.