I'm in my early 40's and it has never crossed my mind that I would need any maintenance work for my face as I believe I have been blessed with good skin & complexion from my parents' good genes all my life. However, mainly due to my hectic work schedules and busy lifestyle, I felt that my skin condition have slightly deteriorated over the years.
Nothing major but, my concerns were the expression lines on my forehead was clearly becoming more and more visible and it has started to bother me. Also, I felt like my complexion has lost its "doink doink" & does not look as good as I did when I was in my 20-30's. I wanted that to regain youthful look and the baby glow again! So 2 weeks ago, I caught up with Dr Kim Byung Gun, Founder & Director of BK Medical Group Pte Ltd, Singapore. He is a very respectable and experienced doctor whom I had known for many years and whom I trust very much.
Dr Kim arranged for my consultation with Dr Vivian Yong, and I was then recommended on 2 simple treatments; Doublo-S Hifu Skin Tightening for full face and neck, as well as Botox to fully clear away those expression lines and to achieve better result on my forehead. Today, what I had done and experienced at BK Aesthetic Clinic was in fact both exciting and also a little worrying for me since it was my very first time doing Doublo-S Hifu Skin Tightening treatment. It is a revolutionary system from Korea utilising sound waves at different layers of the skin to tighten it in multiple depths. Doublo uses precise, micro-focused ultrasound waves, then focuses heat on the correct soft tissue layers to restore a toned and tight appearance to the skin.
Prior to the treatment, numbing cream was first applied onto my face and neck for about 15mins. This was to bring down the level of discomfort during the process. However, believe it or not, the entire procedure only took less than 1 hr (40-45 mins to be exact!) and I felt zero pain! I had a total of 452 shots on my cheeks, double chin, lateral and canthal forehead, and neck. I must confess that Dr Vivian Yong was really gentle, professional and assuring throughout the process, which truly helps ease my worries for a first-timer patient like myself!
To me, the treatment felt like tiny ant bites and very soon it was over. Perhaps I had a higher level for endurance than many others! The Botox was swift and accurate ... every injection was bearable to me, very little to no pain at all! There was no swelling whatsoever, only slight redness on my neck area which didn't take long to go away. Although the ultimate results for the Doublo-S will only show in 3 months (Botox in 2 weeks) I'm already seeing some slight improvement on the lower eyes. Some fine lines are less prominent than before! My skin feels tighter already especially on the cheeks area. I'm truly in love with this treatment; it's simple non-invasive way for achieving that youthful lift, totally pain-free and bearable to me... with no downtime, no swelling.
A fast yet effective procedure, it's less costly than most traditional facelift surgeries. 2 weeks later, I met up with Dr Vivian Yong again at BK Aesthetic Clinic for my first review. Although the best results will only show after 3 months post- treatment, both Dr Yong and I could already see some great improvements on my skin. It’s tighter, slightly lifted at the concerned areas and it feels softer than before! I’m glad I made the right decision to see Dr Kim and Dr Yong to "fix" my skin before it’s too late! :)
Just four weeks after Doublo-S Hifu Skin Tightening, the results from the treatment are becoming more visible with toned, lifted skin showing on the treated areas especially below my eyes; the puffiness has since been reduced and my skin is slightly lifted and looking more toned.
Some parts of the fine lines and wrinkles around my neck are also visibly reduced. I am totally loving the “new and more youthful looking” me! Thanks to Doublo-S Hifu, my skin now looks brighter and smoother.