In conjunction with my Ultherapy session at Halley Medical Aesthetics, to further improve appearance and enhance the lifting results, Dr. Terence Tan recommended Micro-Dysport – an injectable procedure not unlike Botox, to be applied around the jawline and under-eye area. Micro-Dysport is the latest advanced technology approved by the FDA to dramatically improve the skin’s appearance and the good news is, this micro-droplet technique is an improved version on the old standard of Botox that sometimes can result in a frozen, plastic-y, stunned look. Micro-Dysport injections are also a cost effective alternative and in some cases can provide longer lasting benefits depending on the desired results. The Micro-Dysport procedure involves the use of fine micro injections and because the Micro-Dysport protein is slightly smaller, it provides the desired result a bit quicker than Botox.
After Dr. Tan marked up the areas on my face, a very small amount of Micro-Dysport is injected very precisely using a tiny micro needle. Because the needle was so fine and only a small amount of liquid was used, the pain associated with the injections was minimal. FYI, Micro-Dysport is injected into the skin, unlike Botox injections that are injected into the facial muscles (hence the injection needle goes in deeper). The Micro-Dysport injections were very shallow so there was a bit of oozing but otherwise it felt just like a bug bite. Temporary bruising is the most common side effect with facial injectables, but I don’t usually get them.
About ten days post-procedure, what resulted for me was a tighter appearance around my jawline and evidently smoother skin – my cheekbones appear lifted and more chiseled! Interestingly I also notice that what used to be my puffed-up undereye areas have been replaced with a partial aegyo sal (more evident on my right eye). This aegyo sal trend, which started in South Korea a few years ago (aegyo sal translates loosely as “cute skin”), is about making the undereye area more prominent to appear more youthful and friendly. I’m not into these cutesy stuff, but it’s interesting to observe.
Both Ultherapy and Micro-Dysport procedures were done on the same day. Micro-Dysport at Halley Medical Aesthetics starts at SG$480 onwards. And as you can see from the photo above taken together with Dr. Terence Tan, there was no redness whatsoever after both procedures and I was able to go about my day as per normal.
Halley Medical Aesthetics
248 River Valley Road
Tel: (+65) 6737-8233