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Halley Medical Aesthetics Review: Achieving Natural Results with Dermal Fillers

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Hi everyone! I’m Intan Raihanna (@intanraihanna) a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle creator. I love connecting with others through the power of the internet and giving my followers an insight into my life.

As someone who is in front of the camera all the time, it is really important for me to look and feel my best. However, being in the spotlight constantly can make that challenging at times. While I believe everyone is beautiful as they are, I am not opposed to getting a few treatments here and there to elevate my look! That is why I visited Halley Medical Aesthetics for some dermal fillers to enhance my appearance.

Going in, I knew there were a couple of tweakments I wanted to make. I wanted to get rid of my sunken eyes, achieve a fuller cheeks with more prominent cheekbones as well to fix the asymmetry in my chin as a result of fillers from the past.

Dr. Mavis Pak, one of the two experienced doctors at Halley, attended to me that day and was extremely friendly and welcoming. She listened attentively to my concerns and took her time with the consultation, ensuring we covered all our bases.

Upon careful analysis of my face, Dr. Pak and I decided that we would fill the sunken eyes, cheeks, the lateral zygoma (the sides of the face that gives its cheek its lateral prominence), the chin, lips as well as the temples. Dr. Pak informed me that she would be using a mix of firmer and softer filler to create natural-looking results.

The firmer filler, specifically Juvederm Volux, would create definition in the under eyes, cheeks and lateral zygoma while the softer filler, Juvederm Volbella, would subtly add volume to my lips, chin and temples.

More About Dermal Fillers

While I’m sure most of you are familiar with dermal fillers, for those who are not, dermal fillers are medical products that sculpt the face for more definition or help to restore skin and facial contours to their former youthful appearance. There are two main types of dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers and non-hyaluronic acid fillers or collagen-stimulating fillers.

Hyaluronic acid fillers, as the name suggests, contain hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that is safe for most people. That’s because hyaluronic acid is a natural compound found in our skin and is responsible for many functions in our body like hydration and lubrication of joints. It also aids tissue repair and stimulates the production of the connective tissue that plumps our skin (i.e. collagen).

Collagen-stimulating fillers, on the other hand, use ingredients that stimulate our body’s collagen for long-lasting effects. They contain safe, synthetically produced compounds that when injected into the skin, volumise the area and stimulate the body’s fibroblasts to produce collagen. This results in very natural, long-lasting volumisation.

Juvederm

As aforementioned, the fillers Dr. Pak decided were the best for me were hyaluronic acid-based fillers from the brand Juvederm. The Juvederm brand carries a range of fillers, differentiated by their firmness and viscosity (thickness and stickiness). A mix of both firmer and softer fillers was used in order to give my face the volume it needed while ensuring that the results looked natural.

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Injection Time!

When I was first told that we would be going straight to the injection of the filler without numbing cream, I was very hesitant about the process! However, Dr. Pak reassured me that Juvederm fillers are already pre-mixed with lidocaine, an anaesthesia which minimises discomfort during treatment so there was nothing to worry about. Plus, not having to wait for numbing cream actually saved so much time and made the process more efficient!

Additionally, the discomfort I felt was pretty bearable and an ice pack was placed on the injection sites as well which helped numb the discomfort.

The “Magic Needle” Technique

Prior to the injection, Dr. Pak explained to me that in addition to choosing the right type of filler and considering its placement, another aspect of achieving the best results safely is the doctor’s treatment technique. Dr. Pak used the “Magic Needle” which unlike what its name suggests is not a needle but a micro-cannula. The micro-cannula is blunt and extremely pliable, allowing it to distribute the filler more evenly, and slide under the skin with minimal discomfort. This technique allows doctors to apply the filler with practically no pain or bruising.

The After

Though Dr. Pak informed me the final results usually take about a month to show, I can already see the difference and so can my friends! I’ve received so many compliments from my friends and colleagues about the changes to my face and I could not be more happy with the results! They look really natural yet make such a huge difference to my overall appearance. I’m also really grateful that Dr. Pak managed to help me fix my slanted chin which was a point of insecurity in the past.

Before I left, Dr. Pak instructed me on how to take care of the fillers to ensure their longevity and results. This included not exposing the area to intense heat like going into saunas or hot tubs, avoiding applying pressure on the treated areas for the first few days, sleeping on my back and avoiding alcohol and strenuous exercise for 24 hours. If aftercare is properly followed, fillers can last up to a year or two. How great is that!

The Results

I am here to update you girlies on my post one month fillers. drum rolls

After one month of getting fillers injected into my under eyes, lips and cheeks, I am happy to share that I am loving the results. My lips are fuller and have a more plump appearance, while my cheeks have a subtle lift and added volume.

Front View

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Right View

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Sunken Eyes

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I am extremely satisfied with my one month filler update. The subtle changes to my eyes, lips and cheeks have given me a boost of confidence and enhanced my natural features. I would definitely recommend fillers to anyone looking for a quick and relatively low-maintenance way to enhance their appearance.

Overall, I had a great experience at Halley Medical Aesthetics and am so pleased that the results came out better than I was expecting! Thank you so much, Dr. Pak and the Halley team for taking such good care of me and helping me achieve the best version of myself.

For any questions or inquiries about the dermal fillers, please feel free to reach out to Halley Aesthetics.

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