Recently, I went for a filler touch up at Aesthetics Central Clinic (previously known as TCS at Central). It’s been a while since I have visited Dr Ryan Tan and I’m psyched to try Juvederm Voluma XC fillers as I have not tried out this brand before and it’s a popular brand in the market for awhile now known for its volumizing effects. I have consulted with Dr Ryan on my concern areas, such as cheeks and chin as it’s getting more sunken and receded. And hopefully, I can rectify the volume loss in these areas and see a visible difference.
What is Juvederm Voluma XC?
It’s a cross-linked hyaluronic acid but more dense (thicker) and with a higher molecular weight. Juvederm is produced by the company named Allergan. They are better for injecting into areas where a denser filler is needed like a deeper nasolabial fold, or for volume in the cheeks and chin. Juvederm Voluma XC can last approximately up to 2 years. It can also be used to plump and define lips and fill hollow areas on the face.
Before the procedure, topical skin anesthetic is injected to make me comfortable during the injections. The cream is applied and sits on the skin for 30-40 minutes prior to my appointment. The cream not only makes me more comfortable, it decreases the chance of bruising (by constricting blood vessels temporarily).
I first started off with the Chin filler touch up as it’s pretty receded due to the strong ‘chin dimple muscle’ that always pushes back my chin. I had about 10 units of Botox to relax that muscle before the chin filler was applied. Fillers are also injected at the apples of the cheeks for a plumped up look.
Next, before touching up my lip filler at the philtum area, Dr Ryan applied a dental block, which is done by numbing the skin under the lip by injecting a small amount of numbing injection at the gum line (just like at the dentist). Causing numbness for about 1-2 hours after the block. This is optimal to reduce any discomfort and possible swelling. I felt a small pinch every time the needle was inserted but it didn’t hurt much. The entire procedure was over in less than 30 minutes. After the procedure, I was feeling confident with the way the results looked (see before and after pictures). Dr. Ryan did a great job evenly injected the filler onto my face with a good aesthetic eye. Which is a vital trait for any good cosmetic doctor.
Fillers are an aesthetic treatment so there’s always a chance that something could go wrong. This is why it’s incredibly important to only allow a qualified, reputable professional like Dr Ryan to do it. A beautician hasn’t had the training that a cosmetic doctor has and they are most definitively not able to prescribe medication or treatment if something were to go wrong. The results are also instant and aren’t permanent, so you can always go back to your natural look if you don’t like what you see.
I can certainly see a difference in my facial appearance after the Juvederm fillers and the sunken areas are more plumped out. Do take a look at the Aesthetics Central Clinic website, www.cosmeticsurgery.sg or www.facebook.com/AestheticsCentralClinic. The clinic has many awards and the doctors like Dr Ryan are highly experienced. I for one would recommend Juvederm Voluma XC to anyone who wishes to improve facial volume loss for sure.
To book an appointment or enquire, call 6221 8221 or sms/whatsapp at 84488636
Aesthetics Central Clinic is located at
8 Eu Tong Sen Street
#11-90 The Central Office One,
10 am to 8 pm (Mondays to Fridays)
10 am to 2 pm (Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays