My Botox Journey with Dr Chua Veritas

Today, I am sharing with you my Botox journey and my Veritas medical review. I know… the first thing that comes to your mind about Botox is definitely negative. There are too many misconceptions associated with this treatment.

I was pretty sceptical about it initially as well, worried that I would turn out plastic or bad and that its effects would be irreversible. However, after reading about my friend, Mori’s blog where she shared her experience with Botox and results, I was curious to find out more about the clinic and what they could offer me.

The clinic that she introduced me was Veritas Medical Aesthetics at Capitol Piazza. It is located at the mall just right beside City Hall MRT.

When I was there, the staff were all very friendly and approachable. They made sure that I was comfortable and well taken care of as I filled in my particulars. When I consulted with Dr Chua Veritas, he was meticulous in assessing my needs and concerns. I mentioned that I would love to have a sharper jaw and he recommended a Botox procedure that would do just that.

Well… Honestly, I really don’t hate my face. I love who I am and I am confident of how I look. However, if I could improve certain features of my face, why not right?

Not sure if you have noticed, I have a pretty strong jawline that caused my face to look wider. I have always wished to have a sharper V-shaped face without undergoing any invasive procedures to alter my face like plastic surgery.

Now I am going to walk you through the procedure.

Step 1: Numbing

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I was ushered into a room when they applied numbing cream on my jawline. The room was well decorated and cosy. I could choose to lie down or sit on a massage chair and I chose the latter. I waited for 30 minutes for the numbing cream to set.

Botox Numbing Cream

Step 2: The procedure (Pretty short duration, maybe 10 minutes)

I sat up on their chair and Dr Chua Cheng Yu asked me to bite my teeth as though I am chewing something so that he could find my masseter muscles. In order for me not to feel the needles going in, his assistant Michelle placed a massager on another part of my face to distract me. Overall, I really couldn’t feel the needles pricking me. The pain level is probably 2/10.

And then I am done! Dr CY Chua mentioned that it takes roughly 2 weeks to see the full results.

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How I looked like after minutes after the procedure.

Results time

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How I looked like prior to the treatment (left) VS Two weeks after the treatment (right)

You can really tell that my left side of the face has slimmed down quite a bit. It may look pretty subtle because I did not go under the knife. However, I am really impressed with the results that I am seeing thus far!

As you could tell from the previous picture, prior to my Botox treatment at Veritas Medical Aesthetics, I didn’t have a very symmetrical face. My left side of the face was slightly puffier or bigger than the right. So Dr Chua did try to help me to even out both sides.

Botox smile results

The results are more obvious when I smile. You can really tell when I compare a picture taken recently (right) from a picture taken a few months ago (left). My face is so much sharper now and I can finally see a V-shaped jawline. 

How I felt after the procedures with Dr Chua Veritas / Downtime

There was really no downtime for this procedure. I could eat normally and chew properly after that. My face was also not swollen after the procedure. So if you were to go for this procedure during lunch time, it can totally be done and your colleagues will not even be able to tell that you did something to your face. I also didn’t experience any side effects, thankfully.

However, this may differ from person to person. Overall, I am very satisfied with the results and the professionalism of Dr Chua. If you are considering this treatment, my advice is to make an appointment for a consultation so that Dr Chua can assess your needs and suggest a treatment that will be catered for you.

Please reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions about this Dr Chua Cheng Yu review and I would love to be able to share more with you.

With Love,

Veron.

Why do young women have grey hair? 25 is the new 40?

They say that stress is causing grey hair and hair loss but we think that there is nothing more stressful than waking up at 25 and see in the mirror first few grey hairs. Latest researches show that almost one-third of women who still don’t reach the 30s, have grey hairs or at least one. It is not a secret, that when the first one is a fact, the rest will follow. Although online you could find numerous methods how to get rid of white hairs you probably want to know first why you have to deal with it before your 30s. We dig deeper into this topic and find out some interesting facts that can help you realize why you lose hair and why what is left turns grey, as well as methods of how to prevent or stop grey hair from appearing in the first place.

What is the opinion of haircare brands?

Changing the age when women go grey has an effect on sales of hair dyes. For women who have used hair dyes, it is not a secret that colours who cover normal hair can’t always cover grey hair so precisely. So hair dyes had to change, too. The popular hair cosmetic brand John Frieda was brave and created a completely new target group. They called it GHOSTS, which stands for Grey Haired Over Stressed Twenty-Somethings. Sounds funny, right? At first, they have some conflict realizing why women dye their hairs because two reasons are possible – fashion or white hairs. Every time when the marketing team is in front of a question, only one possible solution can lead to the right answers – a research. The research shows that 30% of young women hide their grey hairs under a hair dye. It is easier when women visit some hair salon and told the hairdresser what is going on with their hair but a big part of women dye their hair at home so the research encompasses exactly them.

Who goes grey?

Women who are under constant stress report that they are part of a GHOST target group. Nowadays, it is not a rare event, woman to open it’s on business or to be more part of an important business decision. Of course, stress and anxiety follow so most women blame them for their vanishing hair pigmentation and losing their hair. As you probably have noticed, today we are so afraid to get old that getting a white hair and hair loss on 28 can ruin not only our self-esteem but also our life and accomplishments. Society accepts grey hair men as wise and handsome while grey hair women are “too old”, “at the end of their reproducing life”, etc. If we think carefully, we will see the joke in the situation. I am 28 years old and I postpone having children. For comparison, my mother gave birth to me when she was 21 years old, and she still doesn’t have grey hair while I have a few hairs already. So, our generation decides to reproduce later and nature decides “this later” to come sooner.

 

 

What causes grey hair?

Melanocytes are so-called pigmentation cells and when our hair turns grey they stop functioning or at least reduce their capability. Why they do that is still an arguable question. In addition, the lack of other important cells causes hair loss. Part of the scientists considers that grey hair comes from your parents and grandparents while another part of the scientists considers it is a result of the wrong lifestyle. However, after certain researches, one is for sure, stress is connected with reduced pigmentation and the lost function of melanocytes. Stress forces our bodies to gather too much information and too much info means that you are old so the result is that your body is receiving the signal that it is time to become old so hair starts falling and discolouring. Another research shows that the stock of vitamin B is responsible for greying, too. Stress reduces vitamin B and DNA and Japanese scientists found out that follicles react to stress the same way DNA does.

What can help you?

Stem cell hair therapy in Singapore, for now, is the best possible treatment if you want to get back your colour and density. It sounds disturbing but cosmetic can’t help you enough with hair loss. The only real results can come from something, which affects your cells. So if you need something to help you with your hair colouration you know what to search for.