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Face Slimming: Non-surgical Square Jaw Reduction

 

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

Desiring to slim your face and have a V shaped face? This non surgical jaw reduction procedure will help you accomplish that.*

If you have a face shape that looks too big at the jaws, it is possible that you have big masseter muscles that is causing your face to look rounder, bigger or too square. You can slim the jawline with a simple injection of Btx (or other neuromodulators) on each side of the jaw. This is face slimming procedure is popularly known as the non surgical square jaw reduction procedure, or the Btx square jaw reduction procedure.*

The masseters are two bulky muscles on each side of the angle of your jaw. They serve as muscles of mastication, which means they help you chew. There are two other muscle groups that also perform this function, namely the temporalis muscles and the pterygoid muscles.*

Sometimes, big jaws are caused by habitual or subconscious grinding of teeth. With excessive chewing or grinding (in a condition known as bruxism), the masseters at the jawline can grow to quite a size (causing the jaws to look square), much like how body builders grow their abs and pects by training them. Relaxing the muscles by injecting Btx is effective in shrinking the jawline, thereby reducing the square jaw appearance.*

Do you have a problem with grinding teeth causing bigger jaws? Read more about it here.

It is a myth that to achieve face slimming with square jaws, invasive surgery (such as cutting the jaw bone) is necessary. The reality is that there is a safe and effective non-surgical / non-invasive method to achieve square jaw reduction / face slimming.*

In addition, after the reduction of one’s Square Jaw, or with face slimming, you can proceed to contour your face and make it the desired V shape. Click here to see our non-surgical V-Shape face contouring.*

How is it done?

Btx is injected into the masseters on each side of the face and spread out at multiple points within the muscle to produce jaw reduction results. With Dr. Tiffiny Yang’s proprietary 1 point btx jaw reduction technique, it only takes one single skin injection per side of jaw to reach 5 points within the muscle and is completed in under 5 minutes. It is highly effective, with minimal or no pain and absolutely no downtime at all.* The jaw reduction procedure is a non surgical procedure. Face slimming and jaw reduction effect is seen at any time between 2 to 8 weeks.*

Our experience with the non surgical Jaw Reduction treatment / Face slimming treatment has been that almost all our patients see a noticeable reduction in their square jaw after 2 to 8 weeks.*

What is so special about Dr. Tiffiny’s BTOX face slimming treatment?

Current administration of btx to reduce one’s jaw line (square jaw reduction) will usually involve approximately 3-6 injection points on each side of the face. For many patients, 3 to 6 jabs on each side on the face can be a very frightening thought. Dr. Tiffiny has mastered an innovative technique which only requires 1 skin injection point on each side of the face to reach 5 different points within the muscle. The results of Dr. Tiffiny’s technique is exactly the same as the conventional 3 to 6 point injection technique because it also reaches the same number of points in just a single painless skin injection.*

Possible side effects

With Dr. Tiffiny Yang’s proprietary technique, you will almost always walk out with no swelling or bruising, perhaps with just one tiny needle mark.* In the first week, there may be a slight dull ache over the muscles, especially with chewing. This should be transient and resolve within a week. You should abstain from massaging the muscles and from lying down, for 4 hours after the procedure. This technique has a great advantage in reducing risks to almost negligible, since it is only 1 skin injection point within a good safety margin.*

Rest be assured, although the results of the btx face slimming or non surgical square jaw reduction is clearly visible, the treatment will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done”.* The face slimming or non surgical square jaw reduction gives your appearance a subtle shift, to make it look as though as you had merely lost weight or baby fats from your face.* It looks natural and never “over-done”.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Btx Face Slimming Price from SGD 400 onwards

New and Revised Schedule available! SGD 1425, inclusive of the following:

  • 60 units for first visit
  • 50 units for second visit within 3 months
  • 40 units within 6-8 months.

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us now at +(65) 6338 9448, or sms us at +(65) 9186 0805 (24 hr), or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today if you have any queries. You can also find us here.

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FAQs about Non-surgical Jaw Reduction by Btx

Will my skin sag after non-surgical jaw reduction by Btx?

No. The difference in jaw slimming is visible but not so great as to cause excess skin, such that it sags. As mentioned, it’s a natural looking effect, unlike surgical jaw reduction where people will most likely be able to tell.*

When I do non-surgical jaw reduction by Btx, will I become addicted to the procedure?

Only if you’re addicted to looking better than before. The procedure itself does not produce any form of dependence or tolerance to btx. If you are satisfied with the results or decide not to continue with it, you do not have to repeat the procedure any more than you so wish.*

Does the effect of non-surgical jaw reduction by Btx become permanent after a while?

This is a question that is still under major debate. Some believe that with prolonged weakening and atrophy of the masseter muscles, it becomes difficult to build it up again, so that the effect becomes more permanent. There may even be bone remodelling of the jaw due to changes in muscle action on the angles of the jaw. However, this effect is at best variable and uncertain. If you are keen to upkeep your beautiful V-shape face, it is still a good idea to maintain it with sufficient doses at regular intervals, depending on your doctor’s prescription.*

I did the non-surgical jaw reduction by Btx. Why do I not see the result?

If you do not see the results from your recent non-surgical jaw reduction by Btx, here’s a checklist to find out why:

1. Was it a reliable treatment? This may seem rather common sense, but it is important to know that your treating personnel is licensed and trained to perform this procedure, as well as use approved brands of botulinum toxin. At the date of this article, 3 brands of botulinum toxin: Btx, Dysprt and X’min are FDA (USA) and HSA (Singapore) approved. No unlicensed spa or beautician should be doing this procedure for you.*

2. Has it been 2 months since your non-surgical jaw reduction by Btx? Results are not instantaneous. It takes an average of 2-8 weeks to see good results.*

3. Was the dose of botulinum toxin enough? Low doses effect small changes, so that you are unable to tell the difference. Perhaps you need to check how much botulinum toxin was used and whether you need a top up.*

4. Is the reason for treatment correct? There are 4 reasons to not having a slim face: big bone, fat under the skin, buccal fat pad on the cheeks and masseter muscles at the angles of the jaws. Non-surgical jaw reduction by Btx only resolves the last one. You need other procedures to treat the other 3 causes. Occasionally, it is more than one reason. The doctor can tell you which is your real problem and recommend accordingly.*

5. Do you have antibodies to the botulinum toxin? This is very rare but possible. If you have antibodies to the botulinum toxin, the injected Btx will have been removed by the body and rendered ineffective at the point of injection. In that case, consider other forms of treatments. You may also consider trying Xeomin which is less antibody-inducing than the rest.*

Skin Tightening for Face Slimming

You may also consider slimming the face by skin tightening (such as Thermage, Hironic) or skin lifting by threadlift which corrects droopy skin. Excess droopy skin can make the face look boxier and more square than it actually is. By tightening such excess skin, you can therefore achieve a much slimmer looking face without surgery.* Read more about our threadlift treatment here. Read more about our Thermage face slimming treatment here.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

This article was written and produced by Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery

“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, Not Fake”

 

Non-Surgical Chin Filler Augmentation

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

Having a short chin? Or just wanna refine its contours to create a slimmer looking face?*

A short or stubby chin is the nemesis of the ideal face shape for beauty. Using hyaluronic acid filler injections, you can reshape your chin, therefore improving both your side and frontal profile.*

Hyaluronic acid filler is a proteoglycan similar to what is also found in our skin, eyes and joints. It is highly reversible, either by dissolution or natural breakdown by the body over months, and has been found to be very safe for facial contouring.*

Why do Chin Filler at Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery?

For chin contouring, it only takes one, at most two injections, with Dr Tiffiny Yang’s 1-point V shape face technique, therefore minimising the pain with almost no downtime.* For first-time fillers, an average of 1-2cc of filler is sufficient. Pain is minimised with the use of filler that contains lignocaine to numb the injected areas.*

Chin filler augmentation can create a more defined 3D shape of the chin– not only able to bring the chin forward for those with receding chins (retrognathia) but also make it sharper and/or longer for those with short, small chins (micrognathia). This can give the face the ideal V shaped face everyone desires. Chin filler augmentation may sometimes have a advantage over chin implant surgery in being able to create a more beautiful shape.*

For enhanced effect, a small dose of btx injection at the chin relaxes a muscle that shortens the chin and also helps the filler last longer.*

How is it done?

It only takes a short procedure of under 15 minutes and around 2 injections at the chin area for effective augmentation.* There is usually very little bleeding and pain is well controlled by topical numbing cream and local anaesthetic that is prepared into the filler prior to the procedure.

The chin often requires more than 1cc of filler to achieve a dramatic result. Short receding chins may occasionally even take up 2 to 3cc of filler to achieve the desired result.

Possible side effects

An occasional side effect is some dull aching and slight bruising under the chin for a few days. Swelling is minimal and the result is obvious immediately.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Chin Filler Price SGD 650 (1cc full syringe of basic hyaluronic acid filler)

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us now at +(65) 6338 9448 or sms us at +(65) 9186 0805 (24 hr) or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today if you have any queries. You can also find us here.

Request for an appointment

 

FAQ on dermal fillers:

What are fillers?

How many types of fillers are there?

In a nutshell, fillers can be classified into temporary, semi-permanent and permanent fillers. Our favourite is the hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a temporary filler lasting between 9-12 months. It’s made of glycosaminoglycan polysaccharide and is not just found to be naturally occurring in the body as universal extracellular matrix– it’s also chemically identical across species and therefore, is very low on antigenicity, i.e. less likely to cause bad immune reactions. In other words, it’s very safe. There are many other brands in the market that are also similarly good in quality. Be sure to check with your doctor on this.*

There are also other type of fillers that are non-hyaluronic acid based, such as poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite and poly-caprolactone. They essentially work by having an initial bulking effect plus an additional benefit of stimulating collagen synthesis wherever they are placed. This enhances their volume enhancing effect in the mid-term, so you may have to wait a little for the full effect. However, they may not necessarily last longer than current, newer type hyaluronic acid fillers. An alternative would be to choose a more viscous hyaluronic acid product, which your doctor can recommend to you.*

Semi-permanent fillers last the longest. Examples include polyacrylamide gel (i.e. plastic), and liquid silicone, which is the longest lasting of all fillers. These can last for years. However, the longer lasting the filler, the more likely it can cause complications such as lumps and scarring.*

Why did the facial filler seem to decrease so quickly in the first 2 days after injection?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally without cross linkages. In this form, it is easily broken down in the body in 1-2 days. The HA that remains are those that are still cross-linked, which prevents its breakdown, and this is the form that lasts. Therefore, your facial filler with HA can seem to decrease quickly in the first 2 days before it plateaus into a steady state. The rest decreases slowly. Therefore, the more cross-linked the HA, the longer it lasts.*

There is also a part of the filler procedure that causes a little swelling, such as the local anaesthetic and the inflammation of local trauma. This quickly subsides in a few days, leading to a reduction of up to 20-30% in the final result.*

Should I always choose the brand of HA that lasts the longest to save cost?

The longer HA lasts, the more viscous it must be and therefore, the harder its feel may be or its chance of leaving residual lumps. Harder HA may not be suitable for all areas of facial correction, even though they last longer, because they may not be suitable for all areas or feel all that natural in others.*

Why does my nose have a bluish tinge after filler injection with hyaluronic acid?

If it isn’t a bruise, it can be due to the Tyndall effect, which occurs after injection of hyaluronic acid is done too superficially so that it shows through the skin, making it take on a bluish tint that is not easily hidden by makeup. It doesn’t happen often, though, and can be avoided by placing the filler in the correct plane. Newer improved fillers seldom give the Tyndall effect these days.*

After a facial filler injection, can I go for massage or wash my face?

Temporary fillers are moldable in the first 4 hours or so and they settle in approximately 2 days. In the first 4 hours, you shouldn’t apply firm pressure on the area of the filler or massage too hard. Gentle washing of the face is permitted. For the first 2 days, it is advisable not to apply prolonged pressure on the area of the facial filler e.g. sleeping on that side of the face– there is a slight chance it may shift. Thereafter, once it has set, you can do whatever you want and it should not change in shape.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Myths about dermal fillers– busted.

Myth: Fillers are permanent.

Truth: There are many different types of fillers. Some are permanent, some are semi-permanent and the rest are temporary fillers. Temporary fillers are mostly made of hyaluronic acid nowadays. It is a substance that is also naturally found in the body and is absolutely safe for use. It is gradually broken down by the body and absorbed, usually lasting from 6-12 months.*

Myth: Fillers are harmful for the body since they are absorbed by the body.

Truth: Absolutely not. Hyaluronic acid, which is used as temporary filler, is a natural substance found in the skin, joints and eyes of the body. It is gradually broken down by the body and not harmful to health. In fact, some brands of fillers has obtained FDA’s approval for clinical use.*

Myth: Surgery is required to place fillers into the body.

Truth: Not at all. Facial fillers for the nose, nasolabial folds, cheeks, chin, etc. are easily placed into the respective parts via a few simple injections. There is no need to undergo the knife– hence the wonder of minimally invasive procedures. Even breast fillers only require 1 or 2 injection sites under the breasts. Minimal pain and minimal scarring, in just under 15min!*

Myth: You need to keep coming back for frequent top-ups once you do fillers.

Truth: Top-ups are required only because temporary fillers are naturally broken down by the body and absorbed, so its effect diminishes over time. They are not in the least bit addictive and you can choose not to top up again if you’d like. The filler will simply disappear and the part of the body will return to its original state as before filler was done.*

There can be incidences where the fillers last longer than expected in some people, especially after 1 or 2 top ups. This eliminates the need for frequent top ups over time.*

Myth: When the filler disappears, you’ll look worse than before.

Truth: Fillers do not change the original state of the body part it is placed into. When it is absorbed, that part of the body simply returns to how it was supposed to be. Of course, temporary fillers last up to a year or more and in that time, the body is still undergoing its own aging process.*

Myth: Fillers are harmful to the body when used in the long term.

Truth: Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin, eyes and joints. It is gradually broken down by the body’s natural metabolism and is not known to be harmful in the long term or short term. Newer studies have also showed that it may actually boost natural collagen in the skin for a more longer term effect, which can be considered desirable in many cases.*

Myth: Fillers change the shape of the body part permanently.

Truth: Not all fillers. Temporary fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid which are absorbed by the body over months and gradually, the body returns to its original state, as it was before. Of course, as part of aging and change, the body does sometimes alter from its natural state but it is not usually affected by temporary fillers like these. Permanent fillers are not absorbed, though, and they can stay for a long long time. In that sense, they change the shape of the body part permanently.*

Myth: Doing something to your face with fillers makes it look fake.

Truth: Amazingly, it is rather difficult to look fake with facial fillers. They can give dramatic natural results and yet escape others’ eyes unnoticed. Too many have told me how they wished people had noticed– even though in their own eyes, it was a great difference!*

Myth: Fillers are very painful.

Truth: Some pain is to be expected but it is usually minimal and quickly forgotten after the procedure. The pain is usually only of the injections and subsequently, a vague dull ache during filler injection. After the procedure, the dull ache may remain for a couple of days but it isn’t particularly noticeable and resolves quickly. In other words, it definitely isn’t something you’ll remember for too long.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

More Resources

If you are trying to decide which filler works best for you, here’s a useful article to give you the tips you need: http://tiffinyyang.com/2014/09/02/a-review-on-different-brands-of-facial-fillers/

This article was written and produced by Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery

“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, Not Fake”

Non-Surgical Nose Filler Augmentation

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This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

Want a taller nose bridge or a sharper nose tip but don’t like the idea of going under the knife for an implant? Try our Non Surgical Nose Augmentation, also commonly known as Nose Filler. The best thing about a nose filler is that the results are immediately obvious, even though it is a non-surgical procedure!*

A flat and round nose is the nemesis of the ideal face shape for beauty. Using hyaluronic acid filler injections, you can reshape your nose bridge and tip to improve both your side and frontal profile.*

Hyaluronic acid filler is a proteoglycan similar to what is also found in our skin, eyes and joints. It is highly reversible, either by dissolution or natural breakdown by the body over months, and has been found to be very safe for facial contouring.*

It is a quick non-surgical nose job (which takes about 15-20 minutes ONLY)*, requiring a few injections down the middle of your nose bridge and tip with careful massage at the end. At TYAS, pain is minimised with the use of both topical numbing cream and fillers that contains lignocaine (an anesthetic agent) to numb the injected areas. Therefore there is no or minimal pain with nose filler augmentation.*

Unlike traditional nose implants which are permanent (may require replacement over time), and are usually highly noticeable, though the results of the nose filler (whether bridge or tip augmentation) are also clearly visible, the non-surgical nose filler procedure does not radically change your appearance or make you look as if you have had “work done”. The improvement from undergoing the non-surgical nose filler is clearly visible, but at the same time, natural. Your friends and family may probably feel you look different, but will not be able to tell exactly how you look different.*

A nose filler can last in varying durations from 1 year to 2.5 years, depending on the brand of filler that is used. All the fillers used at TYAS are assuredly HSA (Singapore Health Science Authority) approved, so you can have a peace of mind of the safety profile of the fillers.*

New! Now, you may also reduce big or wide nose tip with a combination of Filler augmentation and Threadlift reduction of the nose tip. Filler can be used to enhance the nasal column so that the tip is lifted. Threads can also be used to reduce the width of your nose as well as lift it forward – only 6 to 8 threads is required for visible results. Overall, the nose tip will immediately look visibly much sharper and smaller with this latest combination treatment. Pain is tolerable with nose threadlift and minimal with nose filler.*

It is a myth that a nose augmentation procedure (which makes your nose bridge higher and nose tip sharper) leaves a scar behind on the nose. The reality is that a nose augmentation procedure is unlikely to leave any scar whatsoever since no knife is used at all and no incision is made. The nose filler procedure is done only with a few needle injections.*

Why do your Nose Filler here at TYAS?

We have performed countless Nose Filler Augmentation and also Nose Threadlift procedures here at Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery. As Nose Filler & Nose Threadlift procedures are part medicine, part art, one should chose a Doctor who is both a medical expert in filler and also possesses an expert eye for beauty. In other words, you must trust the Doctor’s sense of beauty. As both a doctor and a beauty queen, you can trust that Dr. Tiffiny Yang & co can do a nose filler that is deemed universally beautiful and aesthetically pleasing to most people.*

Our lady doctors are well known for being extremely gentle, and this translates to our procedures being very gentle as well. What this means is that in a Nose Filler / Nose Threadlift procedure, one will probably see much less bruising (which means less downtime) and feel less pain as well.*

Possible side effects

Downtime is very low or none at all. There may be some needle marks and redness on the first day, with an occasional small bruise along the bridge in the first week. The result is obvious immediately and there is minimal swelling, which resolves within days.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Price for Nose Filler (for basic hyaluronic acid filler up to 1 year duration – ask us about the fillers that last longer than 1 year if you are interested!)

Nose Tip or Bridge Only SGD 400 – 500

Full Nose Bridge & Tip SGD 650

You may also consider Nose Threadlift as an alternative option to Nose Filler Augmentation,or even as combination treatment to achieve a full and complete nose makeover. Read more about it here.

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us now at +(65) 6338 9448, or sms us at +(65) 9186 0805 (24 hr) or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today if you have any queries. You can also find us here.

Request for an appointment

 

FAQ on dermal fillers:

What are fillers?

How many types of fillers are there?

In a nutshell, fillers can be classified into temporary, semi-permanent and permanent fillers. Our favourite is the hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a temporary filler lasting between 9-12 months. It’s made of glycosaminoglycan polysaccharide and is not just found to be naturally occurring in the body as universal extracellular matrix– it’s also chemically identical across species and therefore, is very low on antigenicity, i.e. less likely to cause bad immune reactions. In other words, it’s very safe. There are many other brands in the market that are also similarly good in quality. Be sure to check with your doctor on this.*

There are also other type of fillers that are non-hyaluronic acid based, such as poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite and poly-caprolactone. They essentially work by having an initial bulking effect plus an additional benefit of stimulating collagen synthesis wherever they are placed. This enhances their volume enhancing effect in the mid-term, so you may have to wait a little for the full effect. However, they may not necessarily last longer than current, newer type hyaluronic acid fillers. An alternative would be to choose a more viscous hyaluronic acid product, which your doctor can recommend to you.*

Semi-permanent fillers last the longest. Examples include polyacrylamide gel (i.e. plastic), and liquid silicone, which is the longest lasting of all fillers. These can last for years. However, the longer lasting the filler, the more likely it can cause complications such as lumps and scarring.*

Why did the facial filler seem to decrease so quickly in the first 2 days after injection?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally without cross linkages. In this form, it is easily broken down in the body in 1-2 days. The HA that remains are those that are still cross-linked, which prevents its breakdown, and this is the form that lasts. Therefore, your facial filler with HA can seem to decrease quickly in the first 2 days before it plateaus into a steady state. The rest decreases slowly. Therefore, the more cross-linked the HA, the longer it lasts.*

There is also a part of the filler procedure that causes a little swelling, such as the local anaesthetic and the inflammation of local trauma. This quickly subsides in a few days, leading to a reduction of up to 20-30% in the final result.*

Should I always choose the brand of HA that lasts the longest to save cost?

The longer HA lasts, the more viscous it must be and therefore, the harder its feel may be or its chance of leaving residual lumps. Harder HA may not be suitable for all areas of facial correction, even though they last longer, because they may not be suitable for all areas or feel all that natural in others.*

Why does my nose have a bluish tinge after filler injection with hyaluronic acid?

If it isn’t a bruise, it can be due to the Tyndall effect, which occurs after injection of hyaluronic acid is done too superficially so that it shows through the skin, making it take on a bluish tint that is not easily hidden by makeup. It doesn’t happen often, though, and can be avoided by placing the filler in the correct plane. Newer improved fillers seldom give the Tyndall effect these days.*

After a facial filler injection, can I go for massage or wash my face?

Temporary fillers are moldable in the first 4 hours or so and they settle in approximately 2 days. In the first 4 hours, you shouldn’t apply firm pressure on the area of the filler or massage too hard. Gentle washing of the face is permitted. For the first 2 days, it is advisable not to apply prolonged pressure on the area of the facial filler e.g. sleeping on that side of the face– there is a slight chance it may shift. Thereafter, once it has set, you can do whatever you want and it should not change in shape.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Myths about dermal fillers– busted.

Myth: Fillers are permanent.

Truth: There are many different types of fillers. Some are permanent, some are semi-permanent and the rest are temporary fillers. Temporary fillers are mostly made of hyaluronic acid nowadays. It is a substance that is also naturally found in the body and is absolutely safe for use. It is gradually broken down by the body and absorbed, usually lasting from 6-12 months.*

Myth: Fillers are harmful for the body since they are absorbed by the body.

Truth: Absolutely not. Hyaluronic acid, which is used as temporary filler, is a natural substance found in the skin, joints and eyes of the body. It is gradually broken down by the body and not harmful to health. In fact, some brands of fillers have obtained FDA’s approval for clinical use.*

Myth: Surgery is required to place fillers into the body.

Truth: Not at all. Facial fillers for the nose, nasolabial folds, cheeks, chin, etc. are easily placed into the respective parts via a few simple injections. There is no need to undergo the knife– hence the wonder of minimally invasive procedures. Even breast fillers only require 1 or 2 injection sites under the breasts. Minimal pain and minimal scarring, in just under 15min!*

Myth: You need to keep coming back for frequent top-ups once you do fillers.

Truth: Top-ups are required only because temporary fillers are naturally broken down by the body and absorbed, so its effect diminishes over time. They are not in the least bit addictive and you can choose not to top up again if you’d like. The filler will simply disappear and the part of the body will return to its original state as before filler was done.*

There can be incidences where the fillers last longer than expected in some people, especially after 1 or 2 top ups. This eliminates the need for frequent top ups over time.*

Myth: When the filler disappears, you’ll look worse than before.

Truth: Fillers do not change the original state of the body part it is placed into. When it is absorbed, that part of the body simply returns to how it was supposed to be. Of course, temporary fillers last up to a year or more and in that time, the body is still undergoing its own aging process.*

Myth: Fillers are harmful to the body when used in the long term.

Truth: Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin, eyes and joints. It is gradually broken down by the body’s natural metabolism and is not known to be harmful in the long term or short term. Newer studies have also showed that it may actually boost natural collagen in the skin for a more longer term effect, which can be considered desirable in many cases.*

Myth: Fillers change the shape of the body part permanently.

Truth: Not all fillers. Temporary fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid which are absorbed by the body over months and gradually, the body returns to its original state, as it was before. Of course, as part of aging and change, the body does sometimes alter from its natural state but it is not usually affected by temporary fillers like these. Permanent fillers are not absorbed, though, and they can stay for a long long time. In that sense, they change the shape of the body part permanently.*

Myth: Doing something to your face with fillers makes it look fake.

Truth: Amazingly, it is rather difficult to look fake with facial fillers. They can give dramatic natural results and yet escape others’ eyes unnoticed. Too many have told me how they wished people had noticed– even though in their own eyes, it was a great difference!*

Myth: Fillers are very painful.

Truth: Some pain is to be expected but it is usually minimal and quickly forgotten after the procedure. The pain is usually only of the injections and subsequently, a vague dull ache during filler injection. After the procedure, the dull ache may remain for a couple of days but it isn’t particularly noticeable and resolves quickly. In other words, it definitely isn’t something you’ll remember for too long.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

More Resources

If you are trying to decide which filler works best for you, here’s a useful article to give you the tips you need: http://tiffinyyang.com/2014/09/02/a-review-on-different-brands-of-facial-fillers/

This article was written and produced by Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery

“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, Not Fake”

Nose Threadlift

what you can achieve with nose threadlift

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

What can Nose Threadlift do for you?

Want to have a higher, straighter and more defined nose without invasive nose implant surgery or the concerns of filler augmentation? Nose Threadlift may be the answer. At Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery, our Nose Threadlift can improve your nose contours and also enhance the shape and height of your nose without surgery. The Nose Threadlift procedure is a very popular procedure in Korea and Japan. It is commonly known as the “lunch-time” nose lift in Korea and Japan.*

The procedure is specially targeted at giving you a straighter, higher and more defined nose bridge or nose tip. In addition, Nose Threadlift can also lift your nose tip and make it appear smaller and sharper.*

It is a myth that the only way to have a higher, more defined nose is to undergo an invasive nose implant surgery. The reality is that the Nose Threadlift procedure, a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure with almost no down time, can also help you obtain a higher and more defined nose and nose tip.*

For those who are also concerned about the risks of filler treatment such as spread, migration or lump formation, the Nose Threadlift provides a good alternative to enhancing the features of the nose without the attending risks of filler treatments.*

Generally, the results produced by Nose Threadlift procedure are*:

  • Lifting of the nose tip to make it sharper and smaller*;
  • Straighter nose profile;*
  • Greater definition of the nose bridge*; and
  • Higher nose bridge*.

What is Nose Threadlift? How does Nose Threadlift work?

The threads used for the Nose Threadlift procedure are called PDO (polydixanone) threads. The PDO threads have been scientifically proven to be fully absorbed by the body after some time. As the PDO threads dissolve over time, they create new collagen, and tissue fibroblasts in the skin, which results in tighter skin, hence enhancing the nose’s definition and contour.*

In addition, once inserted, the nose threads act as a scaffolding structure which immediately helps to contour, give definition, sharpen, lift and or shape the nose as desired without surgery.*

If you want to have a higher and straighter nose without invasive nose implant surgery, Nose Threadlift may be your answer. At Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery, our Nose Threadlift can improve your nose contours and also enhance the shape and height of your nose without surgery.*

Why Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery?

Apart from the doctor’s skill, the results of a Nose Threadlift procedure is also much dependent on the type of threads used. Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery is probably the only clinic in Singapore that exclusively carries the most suitable HIKO screw cog nose threads from Korea.*

A lot of threads currently in use today are short and smooth mono threads, which gives no or minimal results because they are too thin and smooth and therefore are unable to provide sufficient scaffolding to lift the nose sufficiently. On the other hand, threads that are too thick are more likely to cause scarring.*

On the other hand, the HIKO screw cog nose threads used exclusively at Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery are different from usual threads because the HIKO screw cog nose threads are peppered with cogs, maximizing the scaffolding, lifting, and contouring effect of the nose. You will have to try the HIKO screw cog nose threads by Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery to see the difference. The procedure is completed in only 1 treatment session.* There is little downtime or side effects, as compared to repeated treatments required for other types of threads, therefore minimizing pain, time and cost.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the Nose Threadlift last?

The results of the Nose Threadlift generally last from 1 to 2 years.*

It should be noted that there is a partial effect that is semi-permanent. This is because the Nose Threadlift creates new collagen within the skin and tightens the skin as time goes by.*

For best results, 1 repeat treatment at 6 to 12 months is highly recommended.*

As to the number of threads required for optimal results, it depends greatly from one individual to the other. The optimal number of threads will be advised by our doctors after consultation.*

What are the possible side effects of Nose Threadlift?

There is very little side effect and almost no downtime at all, since it only involves a single injection site at the tip of the nose.*

As compared to Nose Filler, migration or broadening is far less common and risk of lumps almost nil. Some discomfort is expected for the following week, just like in a Nose Filler, but it mostly resolves within a fortnight.*

The risk for infection with any implantation procedure is present, albeit low. Care with sterility during the procedure is of utmost importance to avoid infection, as well as after care – please do not apply makeup or facial products on the treated area until at least 3 hours after the procedure.*

Does the type of Nose Threads used matter?

It certainly does!*

Apart from our Doctor’s impeccable skill, the results of a Nose Threadlift procedure is also much dependent on the type of threads used. Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery is probably the only clinic in Singapore that exclusively carries the most suitable HIKO screw cog nose threads from Korea.*

A lot of threads currently in use today are short and smooth mono threads, which gives no or minimal results because they are too thin and smooth and therefore are unable to provide sufficient scaffolding to lift the nose sufficiently. On the other hand, threads that are too thick are more likely to cause scarring.*

On the other hand, the HIKO screw cog nose threads used exclusively at Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery are different from usual threads because the HIKO screw cog nose threads are peppered with cogs, maximizing the scaffolding, lifting, and contouring effect of the nose. You will have to try the HIKO screw cog nose threads by Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery to see the difference.* The procedure is completed in only 1 treatment session. There is little downtime or side effects, as compared to repeated treatments required for other types of threads, therefore minimizing pain, time and cost.*

Why do some Nose Threadlift not give sufficient result?

Short thin threads do not give a good result, if at all, and you may very well be wasting your time and money. Threads that are too thick can leave a scar at the injection point. Threads with the correct type of cog gives the best lift and effect for the nose bridge and tip. One must choose wisely. ;)*

If you have attempted Nose Threadlift before but does not think the results good at all, it is likely due to any of the below*:

  1. Wrong type of Nose Threads used
  2. Wrong number of Nose Threads placed
  3. Wrong technique of placement of Nose Threads to maximize its potential lifting effect.

The right thickness and the presence of cogs are essential to an effective nose threadlift. Otherwise, the procedure only acts to firm up the skin of the nose, rather than give a lifting effect.*

The screw cog nose threads used exclusively at Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery are different from usual threads because the HIKO screw cog nose threads are peppered with cogs, maximizing the scaffolding, lifting, and contouring effect of the nose.*

Is the Nose Threadlift procedure suitable for men too?

Nose Threadlift is a very good option for nose augmentation in men, especially in conjunction with Nose Filler, to give a high and defined result.* As males tend to be bigger in build, the number of threads required may be more, as compared to an average female.*

At Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery, this procedure has been done for both men and women with good result of nose bridge lifting and nose tip sharpening.*

How many sessions are required to achieve a good result?

Only one session is usually required.* The results are dependent on the type and number of threads used rather than on the number of sessions, as long as sufficient number of the right type of threads are used.*

Which to choose: Nose Filler or Nose Threadlift?

This depends very much on your objective and desired nose appearance. For nose bridge height adjustment, filler is still the better option; whereas for creating definition and contouring, threadlift is the choice.*

Better still, combine both the nose filler with the nose threadlift for a full and complete nose makeover – if dramatic is what you are looking for. Results of combination therapy may not be lesser than implant rhinoplasties and yet reversible.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Price for Nose Threadlift

Nose bridge threadlift only SGD 680

Nose tip threadlift only SGD 600

Full Nose Threadlift SGD 1000

You may also consider Nose Filler augmentation as an alternative option to Nose Threadlift. Read more about it here.

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us now at +(65) 6338 9448, or sms us at +(65) 9186 0805 (24 hr) or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today if you have any queries. You can also find us here.

Request for an appointment

 

Read about Nose Threadlift here:

Nose Threadlift | Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics

Korea Ultra V Threadlift boot camp~

Filler Correction for Eyes

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

Are you having tear troughs or sunken eyes?

Tear troughs are caused by sunkenness under the eyes, creating lines that may look like eye bags or dark circles. This is easily reversed with a non-surgical procedure – a simple injection with a very soft filler such as Jvderm Ultra and Rstylene Vital Light under the eye areas to restore and rejuvenate.* Eyes can also look sunken on the upper eyelids, making a person look haggard and older.

If you happen to suffer from dark eye circles at the same time, which commonly happens to people who have sunken undereyes, the treatment also improves the appearance and reduce the extent of dark eye circles. It also helps to reduce fine lines under the eyes – for better reduction, combination with btx treatment is often recommended.*

Even some eyebags may be corrected by this no-downtime, simple filler procedure in suitable candidates. Certain eyebags are visible due to sunkenness and loss of volume below the eyes, which is easily hidden again once the volume is replaced by filler. True eyebags seldom happen in younger people and surgery is not required for correction. In fact, removing these eyebags with surgical removal may lead to further sunkenness, dark circles and looking tired or older, requiring filler for correction eventually anyway. Volume loss is best corrected by filler and not surgery.

How is the treatment done?

A very soft filler is selected for eye area treatment, such as Rstylene Vital Light or Jvderm Vobella. The filler is placed under or above the eyes where required and along tear troughs to correct the depression and lines. The procedure is done under simple anaesthesia and completed in under 30 minutes.

Possible side effects

An occasional side effect is slight bruising or needle mark under the eyes for a few days. There is generally no downtime as the swelling is minimal and the result is obvious immediately.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Pricing SGD 650

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us at 6338 9448 or sms us at 9186 0805 (24 hr) or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today. You can also find us here.

Request for an appointment

 

FAQ on dermal fillers:

What are fillers?

How many types of fillers are there?

In a nutshell, fillers can be classified into temporary, semi-permanent and permanent fillers. Our favourite is the hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a temporary filler lasting between 9-12 months. It’s made of glycosaminoglycan polysaccharide and is not just found to be naturally occurring in the body as universal extracellular matrix– it’s also chemically identical across species and therefore, is very low on antigenicity, i.e. less likely to cause bad immune reactions. In other words, it’s very safe. There are many other brands in the market that are also similarly good in quality. Be sure to check with your doctor on this.*

There are also other type of fillers that are non-hyaluronic acid based, such as poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite and poly-caprolactone. They essentially work by having an initial bulking effect plus an additional benefit of stimulating collagen synthesis wherever they are placed. This enhances their volume enhancing effect in the mid-term, so you may have to wait a little for the full effect. However, they may not necessarily last longer than current, newer type hyaluronic acid fillers. An alternative would be to choose a more viscous hyaluronic acid product, which your doctor can recommend to you.*

Semi-permanent fillers last the longest. Examples include polyacrylamide gel (i.e. plastic), and liquid silicone, which is the longest lasting of all fillers. These can last for years. However, the longer lasting the filler, the more likely it can cause complications such as lumps and scarring.*

Why did the facial filler seem to decrease so quickly in the first 2 days after injection?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally without cross linkages. In this form, it is easily broken down in the body in 1-2 days. The HA that remains are those that are still cross-linked, which prevents its breakdown, and this is the form that lasts. Therefore, your facial filler with HA can seem to decrease quickly in the first 2 days before it plateaus into a steady state. The rest decreases slowly. Therefore, the more cross-linked the HA, the longer it lasts.*

There is also a part of the filler procedure that causes a little swelling, such as the local anaesthetic and the inflammation of local trauma. This quickly subsides in a few days, leading to a reduction of up to 20-30% in the final result.*

Should I always choose the brand of HA that lasts the longest to save cost?

The longer HA lasts, the more viscous it must be and therefore, the harder its feel may be or its chance of leaving residual lumps. Harder HA may not be suitable for all areas of facial correction, even though they last longer, because they may not be suitable for all areas or feel all that natural in others.*

Why does my nose have a bluish tinge after filler injection with hyaluronic acid?

If it isn’t a bruise, it can be due to the Tyndall effect, which occurs after injection of hyaluronic acid is done too superficially so that it shows through the skin, making it take on a bluish tint that is not easily hidden by makeup. It doesn’t happen often, though, and can be avoided by placing the filler in the correct plane. Newer improved fillers seldom give the Tyndall effect these days.*

After a facial filler injection, can I go for massage or wash my face?

Temporary fillers are moldable in the first 4 hours or so and they settle in approximately 2 days. In the first 4 hours, you shouldn’t apply firm pressure on the area of the filler or massage too hard. Gentle washing of the face is permitted. For the first 2 days, it is advisable not to apply prolonged pressure on the area of the facial filler e.g. sleeping on that side of the face– there is a slight chance it may shift. Thereafter, once it has set, you can do whatever you want and it should not change in shape.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Myths about dermal fillers– busted.

Myth: Fillers are permanent.

Truth: There are many different types of fillers. Some are permanent, some are semi-permanent and the rest are temporary fillers. Temporary fillers are mostly made of hyaluronic acid nowadays. It is a substance that is also naturally found in the body and is absolutely safe for use. It is gradually broken down by the body and absorbed, usually lasting from 6-12 months.*

Myth: Fillers are harmful for the body since they are absorbed by the body.

Truth: Absolutely not. Hyaluronic acid, which is used as temporary filler, is a natural substance found in the skin, joints and eyes of the body. It is gradually broken down by the body and not harmful to health. In fact, some brands of fillers have obtained FDA’s approval for clinical use.*

Myth: Surgery is required to place fillers into the body.

Truth: Not at all. Facial fillers for the nose, nasolabial folds, cheeks, chin, etc. are easily placed into the respective parts via a few simple injections. There is no need to undergo the knife– hence the wonder of minimally invasive procedures. Even breast fillers only require 1 or 2 injection sites under the breasts. Minimal pain and minimal scarring, in just under 15min!*

Myth: You need to keep coming back for frequent top-ups once you do fillers.

Truth: Top-ups are required only because temporary fillers are naturally broken down by the body and absorbed, so its effect diminishes over time. They are not in the least bit addictive and you can choose not to top up again if you’d like. The filler will simply disappear and the part of the body will return to its original state as before filler was done.*

There can be incidences where the fillers last longer than expected in some people, especially after 1 or 2 top ups. This eliminates the need for frequent top ups over time.*

Myth: When the filler disappears, you’ll look worse than before.

Truth: Fillers do not change the original state of the body part it is placed into. When it is absorbed, that part of the body simply returns to how it was supposed to be. Of course, temporary fillers last up to a year or more and in that time, the body is still undergoing its own aging process.*

Myth: Fillers are harmful to the body when used in the long term.

Truth: Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin, eyes and joints. It is gradually broken down by the body’s natural metabolism and is not known to be harmful in the long term or short term. Newer studies have also showed that it may actually boost natural collagen in the skin for a more longer term effect, which can be considered desirable in many cases.*

Myth: Fillers change the shape of the body part permanently.

Truth: Not all fillers. Temporary fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid which are absorbed by the body over months and gradually, the body returns to its original state, as it was before. Of course, as part of aging and change, the body does sometimes alter from its natural state but it is not usually affected by temporary fillers like these. Permanent fillers are not absorbed, though, and they can stay for a long long time. In that sense, they change the shape of the body part permanently.*

Myth: Doing something to your face with fillers makes it look fake.

Truth: Amazingly, it is rather difficult to look fake with facial fillers. They can give dramatic natural results and yet escape others’ eyes unnoticed. Too many have told me how they wished people had noticed– even though in their own eyes, it was a great difference!*

Myth: Fillers are very painful.

Truth: Some pain is to be expected but it is usually minimal and quickly forgotten after the procedure. The pain is usually only of the injections and subsequently, a vague dull ache during filler injection. After the procedure, the dull ache may remain for a couple of days but it isn’t particularly noticeable and resolves quickly. In other words, it definitely isn’t something you’ll remember for too long.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

More Resources

If you are trying to decide which filler works best for you, here’s a useful article to give you the tips you need: http://tiffinyyang.com/2014/09/02/a-review-on-different-brands-of-facial-fillers/

 

This article was written and produced by Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery

“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, Not Fake”

Non-surgical Cheek Filler Augmentation

beautiful woman

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

Do you find your cheeks looking flat of low cheekbones? Or perhaps you used to have full apples of your cheeks but it seems to have deflated over the years due to aging. As we age, we lose volume in the superficial malar fat pad, which leads to hollowing of the cheeks, a gaunt look, the appearance of sunken undereyes and prominent nasolabial folds due to excess lax skin. In fact, many Asians lose the medial cheek volume as the first sign of aging but it is not apparent to most until more advanced aging has taken place. Do not wait until it is too late!*

You can tackle this problem with cheek filler correction. Only 2-3 injections are required per cheek to place filler into the malar area of the cheeks, refilling and plumping it up for youthful fullness. This procedure takes about 30 minutes, with minimal downtime if at all. Hyaluronic acid or Radiesse are two of the best choices of filler for this purpose. They give instant gratification by taking years off your face immediately.*

The advantages of cheek filler has not been expounded sufficiently. Cheeks are only small areas on the face but simple filler correction of volume loss on the cheeks not only improve the cheeks immediately for a more youthful appearance– it also lifts and improves jowling & nasolabial folds (laugh lines) and reduce the appearance of eye bags and undereye bulges. It is a myth that cheek filler makes one look like one has put on weight. As long as the filler is not overdone, the effect can be very natural and aesthetically pleasing.*

Nasolabial folds / Laugh Lines

nasolabial folds, laugh lines

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

Deep laugh lines are a certain giveaway for age. This is one part of the face we shouldn’t neglect to treat once it appears. Filler can easily correct this problem by reducing its appearance for a younger, fresher look.* For more information, read here.

Possible side effects

There are very few uncommon side effects with cheek filler augmentation. There may be slight swelling for a few days, after which the filler in the cheek may reduce 20% when the swelling subsides. However, the swelling is not usually visible. Bruising seldom but can occasionally occur.* Pain is minimal as the filler usually contains anesthetic and topical numbing cream is used.*

Pricing from SGD 650

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us now at +(65) 6338 9448, or sms us at +(65) 9186 0805 (24 hr) or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today if you have any queries. You can also find us here.

Request for an appointment

 

FAQ on dermal fillers:

What are fillers?

How many types of fillers are there?

In a nutshell, fillers can be classified into temporary, semi-permanent and permanent fillers. Our favourite is the hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a temporary filler lasting between 9-12 months. It’s made of glycosaminoglycan polysaccharide and is not just found to be naturally occurring in the body as universal extracellular matrix– it’s also chemically identical across species and therefore, is very low on antigenicity, i.e. less likely to cause bad immune reactions. In other words, it’s very safe. There are many other brands in the market that are also similarly good in quality. Be sure to check with your doctor on this.*

There are also other type of fillers that are non-hyaluronic acid based, such as poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite and poly-caprolactone. They essentially work by having an initial bulking effect plus an additional benefit of stimulating collagen synthesis wherever they are placed. This enhances their volume enhancing effect in the mid-term, so you may have to wait a little for the full effect. However, they may not necessarily last longer than current, newer type hyaluronic acid fillers. An alternative would be to choose a more viscous hyaluronic acid product, which your doctor can recommend to you.*

Semi-permanent fillers last the longest. Examples include polyacrylamide gel (i.e. plastic), and liquid silicone, which is the longest lasting of all fillers. These can last for years. However, the longer lasting the filler, the more likely it can cause complications such as lumps and scarring.*

Why did the facial filler seem to decrease so quickly in the first 2 days after injection?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally without cross linkages. In this form, it is easily broken down in the body in 1-2 days. The HA that remains are those that are still cross-linked, which prevents its breakdown, and this is the form that lasts. Therefore, your facial filler with HA can seem to decrease quickly in the first 2 days before it plateaus into a steady state. The rest decreases slowly. Therefore, the more cross-linked the HA, the longer it lasts.

There is also a part of the filler procedure that causes a little swelling, such as the local anaesthetic and the inflammation of local trauma. This quickly subsides in a few days, leading to a reduction of up to 20-30% in the final result.

Should I always choose the brand of HA that lasts the longest to save cost?

The longer HA lasts, the more viscous it must be and therefore, the harder its feel may be or its chance of leaving residual lumps. Harder HA may not be suitable for all areas of facial correction, even though they last longer, because they may not be suitable for all areas or feel all that natural in others.

Why does my nose have a bluish tinge after filler injection with hyaluronic acid?

If it isn’t a bruise, it can be due to the Tyndall effect, which occurs after injection of hyaluronic acid is done too superficially so that it shows through the skin, making it take on a bluish tint that is not easily hidden by makeup. It doesn’t happen often, though, and can be avoided by placing the filler in the correct plane. Newer improved fillers seldom give the Tyndall effect these days.

After a facial filler injection, can I go for massage or wash my face?

Temporary fillers are moldable in the first 4 hours or so and they settle in approximately 2 days. In the first 4 hours, you shouldn’t apply firm pressure on the area of the filler or massage too hard. Gentle washing of the face is permitted. For the first 2 days, it is advisable not to apply prolonged pressure on the area of the facial filler e.g. sleeping on that side of the face– there is a slight chance it may shift. Thereafter, once it has set, you can do whatever you want and it should not change in shape.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Myths about dermal fillers– busted.

Myth: Fillers are permanent.

Truth: There are many different types of fillers. Some are permanent, some are semi-permanent and the rest are temporary fillers. Temporary fillers are mostly made of hyaluronic acid nowadays. It is a substance that is also naturally found in the body and is absolutely safe for use. It is gradually broken down by the body and absorbed, usually lasting from 6-12 months.

Myth: Fillers are harmful for the body since they are absorbed by the body.

Truth: Absolutely not. Hyaluronic acid, which is used as temporary filler, is a natural substance found in the skin, joints and eyes of the body. It is gradually broken down by the body and not harmful to health. In fact, some brands of fillers have obtained FDA’s approval for clinical use.

Myth: Surgery is required to place fillers into the body.

Truth: Not at all. Facial fillers for the nose, nasolabial folds, cheeks, chin, etc. are easily placed into the respective parts via a few simple injections. There is no need to undergo the knife– hence the wonder of minimally invasive procedures. Even breast fillers only require 1 or 2 injection sites under the breasts. Minimal pain and minimal scarring, in just under 15min!

Myth: You need to keep coming back for frequent top-ups once you do fillers.

Truth: Top-ups are required only because temporary fillers are naturally broken down by the body and absorbed, so its effect diminishes over time. They are not in the least bit addictive and you can choose not to top up again if you’d like. The filler will simply disappear and the part of the body will return to its original state as before filler was done.

There can be incidences where the fillers last longer than expected in some people, especially after 1 or 2 top ups. This eliminates the need for frequent top ups over time.

Myth: When the filler disappears, you’ll look worse than before.

Truth: Fillers do not change the original state of the body part it is placed into. When it is absorbed, that part of the body simply returns to how it was supposed to be. Of course, temporary fillers last up to a year or more and in that time, the body is still undergoing its own aging process.

Myth: Fillers are harmful to the body when used in the long term.

Truth: Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin, eyes and joints. It is gradually broken down by the body’s natural metabolism and is not known to be harmful in the long term or short term. Newer studies have also showed that it may actually boost natural collagen in the skin for a more longer term effect, which can be considered desirable in many cases.*

Myth: Fillers change the shape of the body part permanently.

Truth: Not all fillers. Temporary fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid which are absorbed by the body over months and gradually, the body returns to its original state, as it was before. Of course, as part of aging and change, the body does sometimes alter from its natural state but it is not usually affected by temporary fillers like these. Permanent fillers are not absorbed, though, and they can stay for a long long time. In that sense, they change the shape of the body part permanently.

Myth: Doing something to your face with fillers makes it look fake.

Truth: Amazingly, it is rather difficult to look fake with facial fillers. They can give dramatic natural results and yet escape others’ eyes unnoticed. Too many have told me how they wished people had noticed– even though in their own eyes, it was a great difference!

Myth: Fillers are very painful.

Truth: Some pain is to be expected but it is usually minimal and quickly forgotten after the procedure. The pain is usually only of the injections and subsequently, a vague dull ache during filler injection. After the procedure, the dull ache may remain for a couple of days but it isn’t particularly noticeable and resolves quickly. In other words, it definitely isn’t something you’ll remember for too long.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

More Resources

If you are trying to decide which filler works best for you, here’s a useful article to give you the tips you need: http://tiffinyyang.com/2014/09/02/a-review-on-different-brands-of-facial-fillers/

For your reading pleasure: http://tiffinyyang.com/2015/04/16/gimme-a-baby-face/

This article is produced and written by Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery.

“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, not Fake.”

Nasolabial Folds Filler Correction

Cheek and Nasolabial filler

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

Laugh lines are nasolabial folds that run from both sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. They come with aging, when facial fat pads are lost and cause the skin to sag downwards and form prominent folds.

Correction by Filler

These are easily reversed with hyaluronic acid filler injections into the lines, volumising the area and minimising the appearance of such lines.* Hyaluronic acid filler is a proteoglycan similar to what is also found in our skin, eyes and joints. It is highly reversible, either by dissolution or natural breakdown by the body over months, and has been found to be very safe for facial contouring.

This procedure takes up to 30 minutes, with 2-3 injections per side from the corners of the nose to a little way down the nasolabial lines. Some massage over the area after the procedure minimises side effects.* There is no downtime.*

For better result, some may also require a treatment of cheek fillers to restore the facial fat pads that were lost. (You may read more about it here.)* As nasolabial folds are a part of normal facial expressions and are present during smiling even in little babies, elimination may be possible but it is not the aim. Rather, treatment aims at reducing sunkeness and severity of these lines, especially when the face is at rest and without expression, for a less aged look.

Correction by Btx

Some lightening of these lines with btx is also possible and is more often used in conjunction with filler augmentation to enhance the correction and improve results.*

Possible side effects

Numbness of the upper lip during the procedure is common due to the presence of lignocaine in the filler; it disappears in hours. This area hardly sees any bruising at all.* Sometimes, lumpiness may be felt just after the procedure but it quickly resolves within 2 weeks or so.* A very rare complication is where the side of the nose gets less blood supply after the procedure, resulting in some skin changes– medical attention should be sought immediately if this happens.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Pricing: From SGD 650

Correction by Threadlift

If you find fillers not suitable for you, you can also consider threadlift to improve the laugh lines.

PDO threads are placed just beneath the skin to improve firmness of the skin and reduce deep laugh lines. These threads are placed in a new technique known as the scaffolding threadlift and improve the quality of your skin through the first 6-8 months of treatment.* Threads are a safe option and are highly reversible, as they dissolve completely after 6-8 months.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Pricing: From SGD 800

For more information

o find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us now at +(65) 6338 9448 or sms us at +(65) 9186 0805 (24 hr) or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today if you have any queries. You can also find us here.

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FAQ on Dermal Fillers:

What are fillers?

How many types of fillers are there?

In a nutshell, fillers can be classified into temporary, semi-permanent and permanent fillers. Our favourite is the hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a temporary filler lasting between 9-12 months. It’s made of glycosaminoglycan polysaccharide and is not just found to be naturally occurring in the body as universal extracellular matrix– it’s also chemically identical across species and therefore, is very low on antigenicity, i.e. less likely to cause bad immune reactions. In other words, it’s very safe. There are many other brands in the market that are also similarly good in quality. Be sure to check with your doctor on this.*

There are also other type of fillers that are non-hyaluronic acid based, such as poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite and poly-caprolactone. They essentially work by having an initial bulking effect plus an additional benefit of stimulating collagen synthesis wherever they are placed. This enhances their volume enhancing effect in the mid-term, so you may have to wait a little for the full effect. However, they may not necessarily last longer than current, newer type hyaluronic acid fillers. An alternative would be to choose a more viscous hyaluronic acid product, which your doctor can recommend to you.*

Semi-permanent fillers last the longest. Examples include polyacrylamide gel (i.e. plastic), and liquid silicone, which is the longest lasting of all fillers. These can last for years. However, the longer lasting the filler, the more likely it can cause complications such as lumps and scarring.*

Why did the facial filler seem to decrease so quickly in the first 2 days after injection?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally without cross linkages. In this form, it is easily broken down in the body in 1-2 days. The HA that remains are those that are still cross-linked, which prevents its breakdown, and this is the form that lasts. Therefore, your facial filler with HA can seem to decrease quickly in the first 2 days before it plateaus into a steady state. The rest decreases slowly. Therefore, the more cross-linked the HA, the longer it lasts.*

There is also a part of the filler procedure that causes a little swelling, such as the local anaesthetic and the inflammation of local trauma. This quickly subsides in a few days, leading to a reduction of up to 20-30% in the final result.*

Should I always choose the brand of HA that lasts the longest to save cost?

The longer HA lasts, the more viscous it must be and therefore, the harder its feel may be or its chance of leaving residual lumps. Harder HA may not be suitable for all areas of facial correction, even though they last longer, because they may not be suitable for all areas or feel all that natural in others.

Why does my nose have a bluish tinge after filler injection with hyaluronic acid?

If it isn’t a bruise, it may be due to the Tyndall effect, which occurs after injection of hyaluronic acid is done too superficially so that it shows through the skin, making it take on a bluish tint that is not easily hidden by makeup. It doesn’t happen often, though, and can be avoided by placing the filler in the correct plane. Newer improved fillers seldom give the Tyndall effect these days.*

After a facial filler injection, can I go for massage or wash my face?

Temporary fillers are moldable in the first 4 hours or so and they settle in approximately 2 days. In the first 4 hours, you shouldn’t apply firm pressure on the area of the filler or massage too hard. Gentle washing of the face is permitted. For the first 2 days, it is advisable not to apply prolonged pressure on the area of the facial filler e.g. sleeping on that side of the face– there is a slight chance it may shift. Thereafter, once it has set, you can do whatever you want and it should not change in shape.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Myths about dermal fillers– busted.

Myth: Fillers are permanent.

Truth: There are many different types of fillers. Some are permanent, some are semi-permanent and the rest are temporary fillers. Temporary fillers are mostly made of hyaluronic acid nowadays. It is a substance that is also naturally found in the body and is absolutely safe for use. It is gradually broken down by the body and absorbed, usually lasting from 6-12 months.*

Myth: Fillers are harmful for the body since they are absorbed by the body.

Truth: Absolutely not. Hyaluronic acid, which is used as temporary filler, is a natural substance found in the skin, joints and eyes of the body. It is gradually broken down by the body and not harmful to health.* In fact, some brands of fillers have obtained FDA’s approval for clinical use.

Myth: Surgery is required to place fillers into the body.

Truth: Not at all. Facial fillers for the nose, nasolabial folds, cheeks, chin, etc. are easily placed into the respective parts via a few simple injections.* There is no need to undergo the knife– hence the wonder of minimally invasive procedures.* Even breast fillers only require 1 or 2 injection sites under the breasts. Minimal pain and minimal scarring, in just under 15min!*

Myth: You need to keep coming back for frequent top-ups once you do fillers.

Truth: Top-ups are required only because temporary fillers are naturally broken down by the body and absorbed, so its effect diminishes over time. They are not in the least bit addictive and you can choose not to top up again if you’d like. The filler will simply disappear and the part of the body will return to its original state as before filler was done.*

There can be incidences where the fillers last longer than expected in some people, especially after 1 or 2 top ups. This eliminates the need for frequent top ups over time.*

Myth: When the filler disappears, you’ll look worse than before.

Truth: Fillers do not change the original state of the body part it is placed into.* When it is absorbed, that part of the body simply returns to how it was supposed to be. Of course, temporary fillers last up to a year or more and in that time, the body is still undergoing its own aging process.

Myth: Fillers are harmful to the body when used in the long term.

Truth: Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin, eyes and joints. It is gradually broken down by the body’s natural metabolism and is not known to be harmful in the long term or short term. Newer studies have also showed that it may actually boost natural collagen in the skin for a more longer term effect, which can be considered desirable in many cases.*

Myth: Fillers change the shape of the body part permanently.

Truth: Not all fillers. Temporary fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid which are absorbed by the body over months and gradually, the body returns to its original state, as it was before.* Of course, as part of aging and change, the body does sometimes alter from its natural state but it is not usually affected by temporary fillers like these.* Permanent fillers are not absorbed, though, and they can stay for a long long time. In that sense, they change the shape of the body part permanently.

Myth: Doing something to your face with fillers makes it look fake.

Truth: Amazingly, it is rather difficult to look fake with facial fillers.* They can give dramatic natural results and yet escape others’ eyes unnoticed.*

Myth: Fillers are very painful.

Truth: Some pain is to be expected but it is usually minimal and quickly forgotten after the procedure.* The pain is usually only of the injections and subsequently, a vague dull ache during filler injection. After the procedure, the dull ache may remain for a couple of days but it isn’t particularly noticeable and resolves quickly.* In other words, it definitely isn’t something you’ll remember for too long.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

More Resources

If you are trying to decide which filler works best for you, here’s a useful article to give you the tips you need: http://tiffinyyang.com/2014/09/02/a-review-on-different-brands-of-facial-fillers/

 

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“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, Not Fake”

Treatment for Wrinkles and Lines

Have you had your Botox jab recently?

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Injection for Dynamic Wrinkle Lines

Having forehead lines, frown lines or crow’s feet? Do you hate your bunny lines or lipstick lines? Even pebbly chins can be solved.*

Forehead lines are caused by the action of the frontalis muscle, frown lines by the proteus and corrugator muscles and crow’s feet by the orbcularis oculi muscle. These dynamic wrinkles are caused by frequent skin creasing from the contraction and relaxation of active muscles.

In other words, wrinkles are caused by the movement of facial muscles over a period of time. The facial expression on our face causes pleating, creasing and folding of our facial skin. After years of similar facial movement in the same areas, the commonly moved facial line become wrinkles. Think of your facial skin as a piece of cloth, if the cloth is ironed over and over again along the same line, a permanent line or pleat will form. This is a wrinkle.

Wrinkles are usually found in between the eyebrows (also known as frown lines), forehead lines, lines along the cheeks (known as laugh lines), and near the corner of the eye (known as crow’s feet).

Wrinkles can be done away (at least for a time) easily*, with just a few injections into these active muscles. It acts by relaxing these facial muscles which are overworking to produce repeated skin creasing; once they are relaxed, they do not cause wrinkling of the skin anymore until the effect of btx wears off.* Each treatment can last up to 4-6 months before a top up injection is required.*

Improvement from wrinkles can be seen within approximately 5 days.*

It is a Myth that wrinkles, if left alone will go away. It will not, and will only get worse as the facial muscles which are creasing and folding that area of the facial skin will still be creasing and folding the skin, making the wrinkles worse. The Reality is that for wrinkles to go away, that facial muscle which is causing the wrinkle must stop folding and/or creasing that part of the facial skin. This treatment will temporarily stop the muscle from repeatedly creasing the facial skin.*

Just one session of wrinkle reduction treatment will last for approximately 4-6 months – meaning that the muscles won’t be creasing or folding your facial skin for the next 4-6 months.* If a series of wrinkle reduction treatment is done continuously every 4-6 months, the effect of each session may last longer, even beyond 6 months in a handful of people.*

As discussed above, think of your facial skin as a piece of cloth, if the cloth is ironed over and over again along the same line, a permanent line or pleat will form. This is a wrinkle. So if you stop ironing the piece of cloth along the same line, the pleat will get undone. The longer you stop ironing, the fainter the pleat on the cloth will be. The same principle applies for wrinkles.

Bunny lines are the creases around the nose bridge and bleeding lipstick lines abut the vermillion border of the lips, caused by the action of orbicularis ori muscle. Pebbly chins, also associated with mental creasing, are caused by the mentalis muscle on the chin. These muscles can also be relaxed by injection to reduce wrinkling.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Possible side effects

These injections are skin deep, so side effects are usually of a superficial nature and highly transient. Needle marks and wheals only last for a few hours. Once they go away, there may not even be any sign of a recent treatment done. Occasionally, a bruise may occur over an injection site that disappears in a few days. You should abstain from lying down or massaging the areas of injections for 4 hours after a treatment session.

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Facial Fillers & Facial Laser Treatments for Static Wrinkle Lines

This treatment mainly helps dynamic lines, i.e. wrinkling of the skin with facial muscle movement during smiling and frowning. It may soften permanent lines by preventing further creasing*, but has little or no effect in removing these permanently formed wrinkle lines.

For permanent lines that form as a result of years of wrinkling from facial muscle movement, removal can be achieved with facial filler injection, facial laser treatment or both.* A soft facial filler, usually hyaluronic acid, is injected right underneath the lines to plump up the skin and prevent it from creasing further.* Resurfacing facial laser treatments and Thermage can help in remodelling and new collagen production over treated areas, thereby softening and reducing the lines.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Possible side effects

Facial filler injections may cause some bruising over injected areas occasionally. Resurfacing treatments may have a downtime of redness and peeling for up to 1 week. Makeup application and sun exposure should be avoided in that period.

Price from SGD 200

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us now at +(65) 6338 9448 or sms us at +(65) 9186 0805 (24 hr) or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today if you have any queries. You can also find us here.

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For more facts & fiction on this treatment, read Dr Tiffiny Yang’s blog at these links:

Myths about Wrinkle Treatment (I)

Myths about Wrinkle Treatment (II)

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“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, not Fake.”

Pigmentation Removal

spots

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Struggling with pigmentation or brown spots? Tired of always trying to use the concealer, or afraid that your make up can no longer hide the brown spots on your face which is getting more pronounced? Read on, we have the treatment for you.*

What is hyperpigmentation? Why does it happen?

Almost everyone has a few obvious brown spots here and there on their skin. It may be on one’s face, hands, or back. The common name for pigmentation or hyperpigmentation are freckles, age spots, liver spots, brown spots, to name a few. Some of these spots are quite obvious, and can affect how you look.

Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase of melanin (pigment) in the skin, which is the substance that is responsible for skin colour. Sun exposure is a major culprit for darkening of the skin and increased pigmentation. Therefore, in sunny Singapore, problems of hyperpigmentation are common and come as no surprise. That is why you should always wear your sunscreen when you are outdoors.

In summary, the spot on your skin appears darker (hyper-pigmented), because melanin is abnormally concentrated in that spot of the skin.

It is a Myth that brown spots or freckles cannot be treated because it is genetic. The Reality is that hyperpigmentation is unsightly and can be medically treated.* If treatment is not sought, the brown spot or freckles may get darker, bigger, and more pronounced.

Melasma

Melasma is the medical term for one of the most common conditions of hyperpigmentation. It is characterized by tan or brown patches on the face, especially on the cheeks and forehead and on the right side of the face for people who drive, where sun exposure is greatest. It is the most difficult pigmentation to treat but it is still possible to improve or lighten it.

Freckles

Freckles are small brown spots found in lighter skinned people. Age spots (solar lentiges) are brown or gray discolorations that usually appear on sun-exposed areas such as the face, hands, and back.

Whether it’s freckles, melasma or sun spots, we have the solution for you.*

Why choose us for your pigmentation removal?

Dr. Tiffiny Yang & co have many years of clinical experience and are able to medically treated stubborn pigmentation on your skin.* Dr. Tiffiny Yang’s treatment regime includes (1) Laser Treatment; (2) Oral Medication; and (3) Topical cream. Call us now for an appointment now and let our Doctors share with you our story on how they treated their own pigmentation problems.

Our in-clinic laser treatment for pigmentation include the Q-switched ND:Yag laser treatment and IPL treatment (click here to find out more about our lasers). These lasers have been scientifically proven to be highly effective in removing pigmentation of any kind.* Combined with our oral medication and topical creams, we can most likely alleviate your pigmentation woes.* Click here to see our laser packages.

If you already have great skin (congratulations!), our treatment also works to help you maintain your good complexion and achieve lighter, fairer skin tones over time.*

 Why do Lasers work on pigmentation?

Laser energy produces a specific wavelength which is absorbed by the brown spot (pigmentation) with abnormal concentrations of melanin. As the pigmentation absorbs more laser energy, the brown spot will reach a point where it cannot absorb any more light and will “self destruct”, reducing the concentration of melanin in that area. The end result is that the pigmented spot will at least look lighter.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us now at +(65) 6338 9448, or sms us at +(65) 9186 0805 (24 hr) or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today if you have any queries. You can also find us here.

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Pores

Skin rejuvenation

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Do you have large gaping pores that you want to get rid of? Feel frustrated because your make-up cannot cover the large pores on your face? We have the treatment right here for you.*

Pores are openings in the skin, formed by the pilosebaceous (hair and sebum gland) unit, which also produces sweat onto the skin. They can become enlarged in the following circumstances:

1. Accumulation of sebum and debris within pores, and

2. Loss of supporting collagen and water in the skin

Enlarged pores can be made smaller by:

1. Removing the debris that clogs the pores; and*

2. Improving collagen production and hydration around the pores*

In our Large Pores Removal Package, we have combined a series of treatments that help to improve pores over time. This consists of sessions of Carbon Laser Peels and sessions of Fractional Laser Resurfacing of the skin.

Our carbon facial lotion penetrates into the pores and allows the Laser to zap the pores shut during treatment. This treatment helps by making the inner walls of the pores reduce in size, and at the same time stimulating collagen production of the skin.* Excessive sebum and dead skin are also exfoliated from the skin via the laser energy.*

In addition, fractional resurfacing improves collagen production in the skin so that the pores are shallower and smaller with each treatment.* These treatments are medically effective and results may be visible in 2-6 months (it takes time to produce new collagen to improve the appearance of pores).* Maintenance treatment is thereafter recommended every 6 months.

It is a myth that large pore size cannot shrink effectively. The Reality is that with medical Lasers, it is possible to minimise one’s pore size significantly.*

For pores that are severely clogged, we recommend a session of salicylic acid peel 1 day before laser treatment.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Pore Removal Treatment SGD 1480 for 4 sessions

For more information

For more information about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call 6338 9448 or SMS us at 9186 0805 (24hr). You can also email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com or find us here.

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Acne Scars – Removal by Laser or Infini

smooth clear skin

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Suffering from acne / pimple scars that are making your complexion pitted and uneven? Feeling self-conscious of your appearance and unable to look at others in the eye because you’re afraid of what they might think of you? Its time to stop feeling defeated, devastated or depressed.

You don’t have to live with it anymore– there are ways to improve your appearance now.*

There are basically 5 types of acne scars:

  1. atrophic acne scars (mostly shallow),
  2. boxcar acne scars and
  3. icepick acne scars (deep and narrow)
  4. rolling acne scars
  5. valley scars
  6. hypertrophic scars

What are some effective treatments for acne scars? Well, besides treating active acne and preventing further outbreaks that will create more acne scars, here are some possible solutions to smoothen out those unfortunate pockmarks on your face, ranging from subcission to laser resurfacing, as well as acne control treatment to keep those zits in check.*

Subcission

This requires manual separation of the skin from the deeper layers of the scars with a needle. It causes a little bleeding under the skin that allows the scar to then heal and level out, effecting remodelling of scars.* Bruising is common after this procedure.

Price from SGD 300-600

Laser resurfacing – Fractional CO2

Ablative laser essentially shears off the top layer of the skin and heats it up so that it can re-heal into a smoother texture.* However, there is a higher risk with full ablative laser treatment. A less invasive and safer method: fractional resurfacing laser, which covers only 20% – 50% of the same treated area and therefore also has only 20% of the downtime and complications… and achieves good results too, even from the first session.* Usually around 5 to 10 sessions may be required.

5 sessions for SGD 2000 (SGD 400/session only)

Chemical peels

Essentially, this also aims to exfoliate the acne scars on the surface and/or excite new healing in the deeper layers, depending on the type of chemical peel used, thereby remodelling the acne scars.*

Price from SGD 250-300

Dermabrasion / microdermabrasion

Similar to chemical peels, except that it employs physical exfoliation. This can be quite an abrasive treatment for the skin.

Microneedling

The dermaroller consists of tiny needles that can be applied all over the face to release acne scar tissue and cause rehealing, somewhat like a milder form of subcission.

Punch excision

At the very worst, stubborn acne scars may be removed surgically… but of course, this may lead to another scar and is a method reserved for the most unrepentant scars. We do not routinely recommend this treatment due to the possibility of further scarring after excision.

Injection

This is only suitable for raised or hypertrophic scars. It is effective in softening and flattening them, so that they are leveled with the skin.* Thereafter, laser treatment will help to improve them further.*

Price from SGD 50

Acne Scar Filler

Filler can be used to fill out depressed acne scars and level them out with the skin.*

Price from SGD 650

It is a myth that filler for acne scars can only last 6 months and is afterwards entirely resorbed. It is expected to last about 6 months in the body but recent few studies have also shown that it assists in the production of some collagen that gives acne scars more lasting improvement.*

Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling by INFINI (Lutronic)

Infini

This treatment uses Fractional RF Microneedles, using a machine device that effects microneedling and delivers heat by radiofrequency, which can penetrate deeper than laser and improve stubborn resistant acne scarring.* It gives fractionated remodelling to the deep dermis and therefore also helps in skin tightening.* Usually 1-3 sessions are required.

It used to be that Radiofrequency in high energies cannot be delivered to the skin without causing a certain degree of epidermal damage or burn as it passes through the epidermis. However, this new technology INFINI makes use of microneedles to bypass the epidermis and reach the dermis directly so that the passage of energy is transmitted past the epidermal layer of the skin and gives selective heating of the dermis only. The needles that pass through the skin are insulated so that the epidermis layer is protected to minimise risks and side effects.

The result is that the deeper dermis, where the acne scars originate, is directly treated and effective remodelling of the acne scars is achieved.*

Price from SGD 800

Do not think that there is only 1 treatment suitable for improving acne scars. Most of the time, more than one treatment modality is necessary to achieve the best improvement of scars.* The best benefit may be achieved by combining a few of different treatments according to the acne scar types that you have, so keep an open mind when consulting with our doctors for the best regime for improving your acne scars.

Our First Option

What we have found most cost effective is our fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing for acne scar removal, commonly known to most as Fraxel. We only use FDA approved, HSA approved eCO2 laser system by Lutronic, which delivers just the right energy to give results with minimum downtime.*

Tiny beams of laser penetrate beneath the acne scars all over the skin so that acne scar tissue contracts and new collagen regenerates, therefore resurfacing the scarred area to restore a smooth complexion. This may be associated with some pain, which is alleviated by our strong topical numbing cream before the procedure.

Downtime is approximately 1 week, with some redness and swelling in the first 2 days. Scabbing follows for the next 3 days, followed by a quick recovery. Results are clearly visible with every treatment after a month or so, and even more with a prescribed course of treatments.* In fact, improvement may be seen up to 6 months post treatment.* Treatments should be spaced at around 4 weeks apart for maximum benefit.*

It is a myth to assume that acne scars cannot be treated. The Reality is that fom our experience, most patients see some improvement of their acne scars after one session of fractional CO2 Laser treatment.* Desirable results are usually seen after multiple repeated sessions of treatment.*

Possible Side Effects

Sun protection is very important to avoid post procedure hyperpigmentation. We adjust intensity of treatments to suit your skin type so as to minimise pigmentary changes that may be associated with aggressive treatment. Prophylactic abx may be recommended to pre-empt any possibility of infection.

For Stubborn Acne Scars

With stubborn acne scars that resist treatment with Fractional CO2 laser, these may improve with alternative treatments such as subcission.* This involves manual needling underneath the acne scars and goes under the scars so as to release scar tethering.* Using filler to fill in the scars can also produce better visible results instantly.* Chemical peels may also help to remodel acne scars as a complementary treatment to Fractional CO2 laser. You can also undergo Radiofrequency Microneedling treatments such as Infini which micro needles penetrate deeper into the dermis and releases scar tissue as well as encourage acne scar remodelling.

Downtime is usually from some bruising or redness or swelling, which takes a few days to a week to resolve. Results are visible from a month after treatment and acne scars may continue to improve up to 3 months after treatment.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us at 6338 9448 or sms us at 9186 0805 (24 hr) or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today. You can also find us here.

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Post Treatment Care Instructions for You

1. DO NOT wash on the day of treatment. Leave epidermal debris on the face as coverage.

2. After 24 hours, use a gentle cleanser (highly recommended: Tiffiny Yang Skincare Gentle Cleanser) for washing face for the first week. Pat dry lightly. Do not scrub or use harsh & abrasive soaps.

3. Apply cooling masks if swelling or sunburn sensation occurs.

4. Apply thin layer of anti infective cream for first 3 days. If skin is unbearably irritated, use very thin layer of anti infective & anti-inflammatory cream.

5. Use a regenerating moisturizing cream twice a day to assist in speedy healing. Skin heals well in a moist environment. Dryness will results in scab formation.

7. Sunblock (at least SPF 30) can be applied from Day 2 of treatment and is very important in preventing pigmentary changes. Avoid direct sun exposure for the first week.

8. Mineral cosmetics can be used from Day 3 of treatment. Avoid alcohol-containing products (in makeup, toner, etc.) for 2 weeks.

9. DO NOT pick at scabs.

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“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, Not Fake”

Dark Eye Circles and Eyebags Removal

Undereye rejuvenation

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Permanent Removal of Dark Eye Circles now through our clinically proven non-invasive & non-surgical medical procedure.

This is our personal favourite because we know that under-eye / dark-eye circles are unsightly, but so hard to get rid of. Let us help you. We have the experience and the medical expertise to remove your dark-eye / under-eye circle.*

What are Under Eye Circles?

Undereye circles are a result of a myriad of factors that add up to form the dark rings under the eyes.

First and foremost, there are many capillary vessels around the eyes that give the skin a dark purplish colour. Thereafter, with sluggish flow in blood circulation, hemosiderin deposits may increase and at the same time, pigmentation under the eye can increase. This happens when you are tired or sleepy and especially if you smoke. Exercise and regular eye massages may help, as well as eye creams containing Vitamin K.

Thirdly, thinning of the skin around the eyes exacerbates the problem, as the pigmentation underneath the skin and the color of underlying muscles is not well camouflaged, becoming more apparent. This happens especially with age, poor skincare around the eyes or frequent rubbing due to dry and itchy eyes or during removal of eye makeup. Eye creams that build up collagen can help this but it is not the only solution.

If you have hollowing under your eyes or bulging eye bags, especially with loss of fat as age catches on, dark eye circles may seem especially prominent due to the shadows cast on the sunken areas of the eyes. Undereye filler (or tear trough filler) provides immediate solution to that problem.*

Our Available Treatments

Combining our Tiffiny Yang Skincare Tiffiny’s Secret Eye Cream (containing lightening agents targeted at dark eye circles, as well as collagen stimulating agents) at SGD 98 nett with our Undereye Laser treatment sessions from only SGD 250 per session, we can battle those dark eye rings, undereye wrinkles and loose skin with you.*

For a quick fix, you may also consider undereye filler (or tear trough filler) to improve the under eye areas so as to hide those dark eye circles or reverse sunken eyes. Undereye Filler is SGD 650.

If your problem is with eyebags, they also can and should be treated.* Eyebags are caused by 2 possible factors: 1. excessive bulging fat under the eyes and 2. bigger undereye muscles. Surgical eyebag removal and/or non-invasive injection with medications to the eyebags can remove eyebags once and for all.* Undereye filler or other injection treatments can also improve the appearance of some eyebags as a non-surgical option.*

If you have loose skin or fine lines under your eyes, we offer a myriad of treatments to solve the problem, using a combination of Ultra V Threadlift from SGD 800 and Thermage (Eye area) from SGD 1500 and Undereye Filler from SGD 650. The Ultra V threadlift is a method using firming threads which are placed just under the skin to firm up the undereye area so as to reduce loose skin, eyebags and fine lines.* Thermage is highly effective for reducing fine lines around the eye areas.* Direct treatment with filler certainly reduces deep wrinkles if you want a sure result.*

We also offer low downtime scarless eyebag removal surgery for big eyebags that cannot be helped with the above options.

In other words, we are the one stop solution experts for treating all your undereye woes!

And you can believe us since we offer all the options for a good solution to your eyebags, we will certainly recommend the most suitable one for your needs. So come visit us today to explore the various options available and to find the right and suitable solution for your undereye dark circles and/or eyebags, as recommended and analysed by our doctors.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us at 6338 9448 or sms us at 9186 0805 or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com. You can also find us here.

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“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, Not Fake”

Fuller Beautiful Lips

Lip Filler for fuller, beautiful lips

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

Want thick sexy pouty lips? Plump and enhance your lips with hyaluronic acid filler injection, restoring its volume and perk it up to sexiness.* This procedure is also commonly known as the non surgical lip enhancement / injection.

We use the softest hyaluronic acid for this purpose, so that your lips will be soft to the touch.* It takes approximately 4-5 injections to shape the lips and we know just the perfect shape for rosebud lips*: the upper lips should be golden to the lower in terms of height and retain its Cupid bows, whereas the lower lips should have fullness just to the left and right of midline to create just the oh-so-kissable lips. This is a non surgical procedure, and takes only 15-30 minutes, with almost no downtime at all.*

Hyaluronic acid fillers are not permanent, and they usually last for 1 year.* Your body breaks down Hyaluronic acid naturally into carbon and water. For enhancing lip volume, we recommend Jvderm Volift and for improving lip line definition, we recommend Jvderm Vobella.

Possible side effects

It’s a slightly more painful procedure than chin or nose fillers because the lips are more sensitive, but this is alleviated by the presence of lignocaine in the filler we use. Lumpiness is possible if the filler isn’t soft enough– which is why we use the softest possible.

It is a Myth that a woman’s lips cannot be plumped up. To have kissable lips like Angelina Jolie or Shu Qi, all you need are some fillers in the lips.*

Why choose us for your Lip Filler procedure?

Dr. Tiffiny Yang & co. has many years of medical clinical experience, and is able to use fillers effectively to create sexy, pouty lips for women.* A good lip filler partially lies in the doctor’s appreciation of what a woman lips should look like. After all, Who knows a woman needs better then another woman? Being a beauty queen herself, Dr. Tiffiny Yang definitely knows what is a pair of irresistible & kissable lips.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Price SGD 650

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us at 6338 9448 or sms us at 9186 0805 (24hr) or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com. You can also find us here.

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FAQ on dermal fillers:

What are fillers?

How many types of fillers are there?

In a nutshell, fillers can be classified into temporary, semi-permanent and permanent fillers. Our favourite is the hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a temporary filler lasting between 9-12 months. It’s made of glycosaminoglycan polysaccharide and is not just found to be naturally occurring in the body as universal extracellular matrix– it’s also chemically identical across species and therefore, is very low on antigenicity, i.e. less likely to cause bad immune reactions. In other words, it’s very safe. There are many other brands in the market that are also similarly good in quality. Be sure to check with your doctor on this.*

There are also other type of fillers that are non-hyaluronic acid based, such as poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite and poly-caprolactone. They essentially work by having an initial bulking effect plus an additional benefit of stimulating collagen synthesis wherever they are placed. This enhances their volume enhancing effect in the mid-term, so you may have to wait a little for the full effect. However, they may not necessarily last longer than current, newer type hyaluronic acid fillers. An alternative would be to choose a more viscous hyaluronic acid product, which your doctor can recommend to you.*

Semi-permanent fillers last the longest. Examples include polyacrylamide gel (i.e. plastic), and liquid silicone, which is the longest lasting of all fillers. These can last for years. However, the longer lasting the filler, the more likely it can cause complications such as lumps and scarring.*

Why did the facial filler seem to decrease so quickly in the first 2 days after injection?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally without cross linkages. In this form, it is easily broken down in the body in 1-2 days. The HA that remains are those that are still cross-linked, which prevents its breakdown, and this is the form that lasts. Therefore, your facial filler with HA can seem to decrease quickly in the first 2 days before it plateaus into a steady state. The rest decreases slowly. Therefore, the more cross-linked the HA, the longer it lasts.*

There is also a part of the filler procedure that causes a little swelling, such as the local anaesthetic and the inflammation of local trauma. This quickly subsides in a few days, leading to a reduction of up to 20-30% in the final result.

Should I always choose the brand of HA that lasts the longest to save cost?

The longer HA lasts, the more viscous it must be and therefore, the harder its feel may be or its chance of leaving residual lumps. Harder HA may not be suitable for all areas of facial correction, even though they last longer, because they may not be suitable for all areas or feel all that natural in others.

Why does my nose have a bluish tinge after filler injection with hyaluronic acid?

If it isn’t a bruise, it can be due to the Tyndall effect, which occurs after injection of hyaluronic acid is done too superficially so that it shows through the skin, making it take on a bluish tint that is not easily hidden by makeup. It doesn’t happen often, though, and can be avoided by placing the filler in the correct plane. Newer improved fillers seldom give the Tyndall effect these days.*

After a facial filler injection, can I go for massage or wash my face?

Temporary fillers are moldable in the first 4 hours or so and they settle in approximately 2 days. In the first 4 hours, you shouldn’t apply firm pressure on the area of the filler or massage too hard. Gentle washing of the face is permitted. For the first 2 days, it is advisable not to apply prolonged pressure on the area of the facial filler e.g. sleeping on that side of the face– there is a slight chance it may shift. Thereafter, once it has set, you can do whatever you want and it should not change in shape.*

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Myths about dermal fillers– busted.

Myth: Fillers are permanent.

Truth: There are many different types of fillers. Some are permanent, some are semi-permanent and the rest are temporary fillers. Temporary fillers are mostly made of hyaluronic acid nowadays. It is a substance that is also naturally found in the body and is absolutely safe for use. It is gradually broken down by the body and absorbed, usually lasting from 6-12 months.*

Myth: Fillers are harmful for the body since they are absorbed by the body.

Truth: Absolutely not. Hyaluronic acid, which is used as temporary filler, is a natural substance found in the skin, joints and eyes of the body. It is gradually broken down by the body and not harmful to health.* In fact, some brands of fillers have obtained FDA’s approval for clinical use.

Myth: Surgery is required to place fillers into the body.

Truth: Not at all. Facial fillers for the nose, nasolabial folds, cheeks, chin, etc. are easily placed into the respective parts via a few simple injections.* There is no need to undergo the knife– hence the wonder of minimally invasive procedures. Even breast fillers only require 1 or 2 injection sites under the breasts. Minimal pain and minimal scarring, in just under 15min!*

Myth: You need to keep coming back for frequent top-ups once you do fillers.

Truth: Top-ups are required only because temporary fillers are naturally broken down by the body and absorbed, so its effect diminishes over time. They are not in the least bit addictive and you can choose not to top up again if you’d like. The filler will simply disappear and the part of the body will return to its original state as before filler was done.*

There can be incidences where the fillers last longer than expected in some people, especially after 1 or 2 top ups. This eliminates the need for frequent top ups over time.*

Myth: When the filler disappears, you’ll look worse than before.

Truth: Fillers do not change the original state of the body part it is placed into. When it is absorbed, that part of the body simply returns to how it was supposed to be.* Of course, temporary fillers last up to a year or more and in that time, the body is still undergoing its own aging process.

Myth: Fillers are harmful to the body when used in the long term.

Truth: Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin, eyes and joints. It is gradually broken down by the body’s natural metabolism and is not known to be harmful in the long term or short term. Newer studies have also showed that it may actually boost natural collagen in the skin for a more longer term effect, which can be considered desirable in many cases.*

Myth: Fillers change the shape of the body part permanently.

Truth: Not all fillers. Temporary fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid which are absorbed by the body over months and gradually, the body returns to its original state, as it was before.* Of course, as part of aging and change, the body does sometimes alter from its natural state but it is not usually affected by temporary fillers like these. Permanent fillers are not absorbed, though, and they can stay for a long long time. In that sense, they change the shape of the body part permanently.

Myth: Doing something to your face with fillers makes it look fake.

Truth: Amazingly, it is rather difficult to look fake with facial fillers.* They can give dramatic natural results and yet escape others’ eyes unnoticed.*

Myth: Fillers are very painful.

Truth: Some pain is to be expected but it is usually minimal and quickly forgotten after the procedure.* The pain is usually only of the injections and subsequently, a vague dull ache during filler injection. After the procedure, the dull ache may remain for a couple of days but it isn’t particularly noticeable and resolves quickly.* In other words, it definitely isn’t something you’ll remember for too long.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

More Resources

If you are trying to decide which filler works best for you, here’s a useful article to give you the tips you need: http://tiffinyyang.com/2014/09/02/a-review-on-different-brands-of-facial-fillers/

 

This article was written and produced by Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery

“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, Not Fake”

Non-surgical Body Toning by Velashape – FDA Approved

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

Tried dieting and exercising but it don’t seem to work? Apart from liposuction surgery, there are a lot of other non-surgical but clinically proven treatment methods to reduce fat.*

We are not the avid advocate for liposuction, which carries significant risks; therefore, we have created our own non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction and body shaping regime that is almost certain to lose inches and restore your figure.*

  1. Body Shaping by Velashape – Velashape is FDA approved for body shaping and cellulite reduction. This means it is one of the most effective and safest non-surgical methods for body contouring.* Price SGD 2200 only for 10 sessions.
  2. Slimming / Compression Corset – highly recommended by us (and many Hollywood celebrities) to augment the results of all fat reduction and body shaping treatments.*
  3. Duromine slimming pills – HSA registered supplementary weight loss medication to keep your weight manageable; this should also be combined with appropriate diet and exercise.*

Reduce Circumference, Remove Cellulite and obtain a Curvier, Smother & Sexier Figure

Velashape is an FDA approved bi-polar radiofrequency infrared light energy system which contours, shapes and slims the body by improving cellulite. It gives dramatic results without downtime or significant discomfort.*

Velashape has been clinically proven in over a dozen studies and over 3.5 million independent treatments globally to help circumference reduction and the removal of cellulite.*

The Velashape treatment essentially combines four different technologies, including IR (infrared), Bi-Polar RF (radio-frequency) and mechanical tissue manipulation using pulsed vacuum and massage rollers. The combination of the IR and vacuum coupled RF technologies causes deep heating of the connective tissue including the fibrous septae. This in turn promotes an increase in collagen depositing and cellular metabolism. The additional mechanical tissue manipulation causes an immediate increase in circulation, lymphatic drainage, and reduces / shrinks the size of the actual fat chamber.*

Velashape is widely used in medical clinics for:

  • Slimming
  • Fat Reduction
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Full body skin tightening

Is the Velashape Treatment Painful? Is it safe?

Velashape is generally not painful. It is an easy, comfortable, non-invasive procedure that offers a deep, therapeutic treatment with no downtime.*

The synergistic combination of infrared and conducted Radio Frequency energies increase the oxygen intracellular diffusion by heating the skin. Vacuum and specially designed rollers manipulate and smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient energy delivery.

It is a myth that the only effective way to reduce waist circumference is through liposuction. Velashape is an FDA approved system, and is the perfect, non-surgical answer for treating those ‘problem areas’ that cause women to feel so displeased about their body image. *

The Results

Research have shown a reduction in the circumference of the treated area and a smoother appearance of the skin’s surface.*

In fact, in a multi-center study, 85% of the treated areas have reported circumferences reduction of thighs of at least 1cm; ranging up to 7.2cm in reduction.

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Areas where Treatment can be done with Velashape

    • Front Upper Knee
    • Inner Knee
    • Chin
    • Cheeks
    • Calves
    • Abdomen
    • Love Handles
    • Upper Back
    • Front Thigh
    • Inner Thigh
    • Outter Thigh
    • Rear Thigh
    • Buttocks
    • Arms

Our clinicians are personally trained by the doctor to perform this procedure effectively. There is minimal downtime, if any, and has almost no side effects to this treatment.

*Note: As this is a medical procedure, results & outcomes are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

Velashape 10 sessions SGD 2200

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call us now at +(65) 6338 9448, or sms us at +(65) 9186 0805 (24 hr), or email us at enquiry@tiffinyyangclinic.com today if you have any queries. You can also find us here.

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Threadlift for Droopy Eyes

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

This picture is not reflective of any results of treatments at our clinic. It is not a picture of our patients.

TYAS Eye Threadlift

Having droopy eyes or sleepy-looking eyes? Dream of bigger, prettier eyes but afraid of the surgery?

Be fearful no more. At TYAS, we have much experience using threadlift for face lifting and eye lifting. Our eye threadlift technique does not involve the surgical knife – no cutting is required at all.

Eye Threadlift – Scarless & Low Downtime

The eye threadlift technique aims to lift the eyelids and brows of a person without surgery.

This is a quick and simple procedure done under local anesthesia in our clinic, and is completed in under 30 minutes.

At TYAS, we chose this eye threadlift technique because:

(a) it gives a more natural look;

(b) it affords much less downtime as there is no wound / cut created;

(c) there is no scar, cut, or blade mark;

(d) it has lower risks then the surgical method;

(e) it is easily reversible should you not like the results; and

(f) your friends will never know that you had anything done because it looks so NATURAL

Because no big cut wound is created, healing will take only a few days, as compared to a few weeks with the surgical method. The downtime from this method is mainly from some swelling and occasionally bruising. As there is no cutting, you will be able to go home immediately after the procedure.

For Lifted Eyes that Look Bigger

Once the eye threadlift is done, you will realize that your eyes will look bigger. Yes, BIGGER.

For an even better effect of bigger eyes, a tiny jab of BTX into the under-eye muscles will add that extra oomph! for bigger, more expressive eyes. If the brows are also drooping, a combination treatment of threadlift to lift the brows and filler to enhance the forehead and temples can also lift the brows to restore a youthful upper face.

Price SGD 2500 (procedure only, exclusive of medications required)

For more information

To find out about our pricing or to book an appointment, please call 6338 9448, or SMS 9186 0805 (24h), or email us at tiffinyyangclinic@gmail.com today. You can also find us here.

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This article was written and produced by Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery

“Medical Aesthetics: Fabulous, Not Fake”