A few months back, I did my most painful facial treatment ever - Thermage.
I've read quite a bit about Thermage online, and I chose to get my treatment done at my usual facial clinic since I'm using their skincare products daily as well.
I was told that the most obvious results of the treatment would be seen about 3 months later, so I wanted to post some comparison photos and share the process.
Thermage is a process where heat pulses are sent into the deeper layer of your skin, and this heat will in turn stimulate collagen production.
Collagen is the structural protein that keeps your face supple and youthful looking, and prevents it from sagging. As we get older, the collagen production in our skin slows down, and our skin appears less taut.
And this is where treatments like Thermage can help.
The areas of thermage that I did were my cheeks, jawline, and eye area.
My doctor first put on some grids on my face, as indicators of the areas he need to do the treatment at, and for each spot, he repeated the process several times with gradually increasing intensity.
I requested for my doctor to focus more on the right side of my face as my face had some asymmetry, with the right side being chubbier than the left.
So he raised the power of the treatment higher for the right side of my face.
There are many other bloggers who did this treatment before me, and I heard that some said the treatment wasn't very painful to them.
I'll be honest with you though, my pain tolerance probably wasn't as high as theirs, and so I actually teared during the treatment nearing the end when the voltage was higher haha!
But the end result was worth it!
Instantly after, my eyes felt LIFTED and rejuvenated, although I didn't get much sleep the night before. It was a really cool feeling cause my double eyelids looked more obvious too!
Over the next few days, there was mild swelling and slight pain only at the right side of my jawline, due to me being greedy and asking my doctor to focus more on that area haha.
But the pain and swelling subsided within days, and it was barely noticeable, but only obvious to me cause I kept staring at my face for changes.
Fast forward to 3 months post treatment, my face definitely looks sharper, and I need to photoshop my jawline lesser now.
JAWLINE NO PHOTOSHOP!
This photo is taken from a lower angle, which usually would turn out pretty disastrous, so I'm quite pleased with how this photo turned out.
The jawline on the right side of my face has always been my concern because it's chubbier than my left jawline. My doctor assured me that everyone's faces will have a bit of asymmetry here and there so not to worry T~T
Most of my photos you see on my IG are still photoshopped, but I realised I need to retouch my jawline lesser now.
You can also check out my IG videos to see my face shape!
If not for this post, I'd have pushed in my jaw on the right a little hahah, but this is untouched jawline just to show the results!
At least double chin isn't visible, I'm thankful enough.
Also untouched, but a more strategic angle cause I tilt up my head xD
Yay for a visible jawline!!
Well I can explain... I'm not one of those girls blessed with long faces & defined jawlines and nice chins.
Even with Thermage, if I were to do stupid faces like these, you can still see my short chubby face hahah.
Immediately after the Thermage treatment, I've also been religiously using my skincare products and there were no problems :)
In fact, the C-PLUS actually works in tandem with maintaining the results of Thermage because it increases collagen production, reduces fine lines and wrinkles etc too!
The average price of Thermage treatment ranges from $3,500 (for face) to $4,400 (for face & neck).
Would I do the treatment again?
It's like a love-hate relationship with the thermage treatment.
I'm extremely afraid of the pain that ensues, but at the same time, I don't think I could give up on its positive effects, especially now that I'm getting closer to the big 3.
I was informed that other patients would return once every 2 years for a new treatment because the effects last up a year or more. So I'm guessing that's my future now :X
Some FAQs About Thermage
(This part is from the brochure I took at the clinic. Just FYI lol)
Unlike lasers, Thermage works on all skin types and colours.
What kind of results should I expect?
Everyone can see some collagen tightening.
Many patients have seen:
How does it work?
As you age, the collagen in your skin breaks down resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Thermage uses patented radiofrequency (RF) technology to safely heat the deeper layers of your skin, stimulating existing collagen and promoting new collagen growth for younger looking skin.
How long will the results last?
The effects continue to improve for up to six months following a single treatment. Results can last for years depending on your skin condition and natural aging process.
How long before I can return to my normal activities?
There's no special care needed after the procedure and most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment.
If you have any questions about the treatment, feel free to drop me a comment, email me or DM me on Instagram (I'm most active here).
Since this post is about Collagen & Anti-Aging,
I'll also be giving away 2 SETS of Rejuvenating Complex & C-Plus (worth $395 per set!) from https://idsskincare.com/shop/
Rejuvenating Complex: Visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles with continued use.
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Always wanted to visit the DC Super Heroes Cafe at MBS ever since a long time ago, and the previous time I went there it was at night (playing PokemonGO....) and it was closing so I'd only managed to buy their 3D ice creams.
This time we went early to check out their Limited Edition Wonder Woman themed dishes, drinks & desserts!
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Concerned about how my hair's really brittle these days due to my obsession with bleaching, and also some bumps from clogged follicles on my scalp recently, I went to TK TrichoKare at Serangoon NEX the other day to get my scalp checked.
Waiting at their comfortable treatment room with a lovely cup of tea for consultation :)
Spent a night over at Hotel Nuve Heritage for Sean's birthday! ^~^
Hotel NuVe Heritage is a boutique hotel in Singapore, located at 13 Purvis Street.
The hotel has a cafe at the lobby, and around the hotel you can find lots of places for yummy food within walkable distance that opens till really late at night if you're the type who loves supper! :P
We had supper at BBQ Box during our staycation!
Please don't be fooled by the cosy entrance of the hotel, it's actually surprisingly MASSIVE & SPACIOUS once you enter! :D
I picked the Explorer Suite for our stay! :)
Customised giant silver confetti balloon, black-white themed balloons & marble balloons from MistyDayDream to decorate the (already super fabulous) room!
The delivery man arrived earlier than we did to check in, so Danny from Hotel Nuve Heritage helped me to arrange for this! Thank you so much Danny! :D
Hi, this is my first video with Sean!
There are a lot of 'My Boyfriend Does My Make Up Challenge' on YouTube, so we filmed this randomly right before we went to work cause we were at this beautiful location (Hotel Nuve Heritage - Explorer Suite) with gorgeous natural lighting! :D
Sean is obviously not a morning person (worse than me) hahah what a pig xD
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A must visit event every year, the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar is back again! :D
You can read my blogpost LAST YEAR on Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2016 here:
This year, it was a really last minute decision, and I was there with Peishi, Noah & Sean! ^~^
Noah was just really not into it (I mean, look at his face -.-) the whole time whereas Peishi and I were like excited tourists trying everything although we had steamboat earlier that day and were beyond stuffed!
Venue: Platform 1094
Address: 1094 Serangoon Rd Singapore
Tel: 6204 6003
I've been on a long hiatus from my blog, but this is one cafe that I felt like I HAVE TO write about, simply because I enjoyed my time there so much!
Finally managed to take time to visit Platform 1094, a Harry Potter/ magical inspired cafe in Singapore that will be sure to make any potterhead hyperventilate!
Tried to call some weeks back but I think they were too busy to answer my call, and when I finally called through the other morning, I quickly placed a reservation for 2PM (after lunch peak) that day!
Venue: Butter Studio
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THE PLACE TO BE THIS CHRISTMAS - Universal Studios Singapore!
Apart from the usual fun rides and beautiful Christmas decorations (as expected of USS), they've also planned an exciting list of activities and exhibitions just for us to enjoy this festive season!
To mention a few:
• Santa's Village with the shoemaker, Mrs Claus' house, a little toy factory which the kids would love
• DJ Eddy Elf’s Rocking Radio Station
• Christmas Everywhere, where there will be hourly snowfall every day from 12PM
• Meet and Greet our favourite characters whom are all dressed up for Christmas
• Record-breaking Universal Journey
& many more!
And less than 10 minutes into USS, Sean actually volunteered me up on stage with DJ Eddy Elf & Woody Woodpecker for a Carol-oke hahah!
I was totally caught off guard omg :X
For those who feel bummed out that your friends/ relatives get to go overseas for Christmas while you're here in Singapore, don't be!
There's snowfall every hour at USS from 12PM onwards, and it's pretty fun too!
When we're walking around USS and it "snows" it always gives you a happy feeling haha.
And of course the highLIGHT of this whole trip to USS, the
824,961 light bulbs, 8 themed zones, and a Guinness World Records to boast of.
You seriously HAVE TO bring along your camera/ charge your phone sufficiently for this!!
The whole place is sooooo pretty, I'd totally pay for a ticket to USS, not take any of the rides, just to see this~~~~ *_*
Brace yourselves, tons of photos coming up!
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