Beauty Guide Review Part 2: Juvéderm® Fillers & Botox® at Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre
Part 2 of the review on Botox® and Juvéderm® filler is finally here! In this issue the full truth on the Botox® treatment that was done on Beauty Guide’s Managing Director Therese Schwensen at the award-winning beauty medical centre in Malaysia, Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, will be disclosed.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a natural, purified protein that relaxes muscles. It was first developed in the 70's as an ophthalmologic treatment for strabismus (crossed-eyes). In mid 1990s, doctors began to notice that botulinum toxin in the eye area also resulted in relaxation of the frown lines and wrinkles, and doctors soon discovered the many ways in which botulinum toxin could be used for aesthetics. The active ingredient in Botox® treatment is derived from bacteria in much the same way penicillin is derived from mould.
How does it work?
Botox® weakens and paralyzes targeted nerves and muscles, making it an excellent treatment for health issues such as chronic migraine, overactive bladder, severe sweating, neurological disorders that cause uncontrollable blinking and muscle contraction. As a cosmetic procedure, it softens and soothes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eye, face and neck. Botox is administered via direct injections on the targeted area, and the full effect can normally be seen within ten days.
Following the first filler treatment, Therese was welcomed warmly again by Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre’s aesthetic medical practitioner, Dr. Nicholas Lim, the very same aesthetician who had gracefully performed Juvéderm® filler treatment for her before. Calm and professional as ever, he went through each and every step for the next procedure, leaving no ambiguity whatsoever on the matter.
As this was Therese’s first time doing Botox® treatment, she was, initially, anxious about the end result as her anticipated outcome was ideally natural-looking whilst different at the same time. Her apprehensions were soon met by Dr. Nicholas who assured her that there have been a lot of misconceptions around this particular aesthetic procedure. Under the hands of an experienced aesthetic practitioner, the results are subtle with a beautiful, harmonious look, so be sure to always consult certified medical practitioners before committing to any procedures!
Why is Botox® needed in addition to Juvéderm® filler?
Dr. Nicholas explained that while Juvéderm® filler is great to plump up sunken areas such as tear trough and cheeks and give definition to the face instantaneously; Botox® relaxes the muscles thus helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The injection causes temporary paralysis on the intended muscle areas, so that the fillers remain at desired area. Also, with the synergistic effect of Botox® and fillers, the effects of the dual-treatment could last longer.
The usage of both Botox® and Juvéderm® helps to create a natural fresher, younger look without surgery or downtime.
Following the Juvéderm® filler treatment, Therese was recommended to try the Botox® treatment at the glabellar frown lines, tear trough areas, forehead, nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, marionette lines and perioral lines for a complete uplift of the face. These were done in two separate treatments. Most of the places where the injection ocurred did not hurt at all, which was a pleasant surprise.
As is typical of Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre’s hygiene and expertise, the procedure proceeded smoothly and swiftly, without any drawbacks whatsoever. The procedure left tiny pin pricks on the chin and injected regions which were almost imperceptible and easily hidden with makeup. They all subsided and healed within three days.
As is the norm with all Botox® treatments, the results can be seen in approximately ten days after the initial procedure.
The Post-treatment care
Botox® treatments take very little time to recover from. There is literally no post-treatment care to speak of. Therese was advised to not rub/lay down for the next four hours to avoid any compression which could cause migration of Botox®.
As you can see on the above photo, the change on the look is subtle, yet immediately noticeable as she looks much younger, energized, healthier and more radiant whilst maintaining her natural beauty.
The photo was taken approximately ten days after the final treatment for you to see the end result of both Juvéderm® and Botox® treatments.
Therese is over the moon with the outcome, and needless to say she highly recommends both Juvéderm® and Botox® treatments at Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre to everyone who wishes to appear younger, more radiant and naturally beautiful without any worry. Bear in mind that the results may vary depending of the skin types and your age, so be sure to consult with your doctors for the best treatment that’s suitable for you.
Visit www.beverlywilshiremedical.com for more information!
Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre branches:
Kuala Lumpur branch:
Level 6, 8 & 9,
No. 237 Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-21182888 or 1800 88 8802
Johor Bahru branch:
Level 3, Menara Landmark,
Jalan Ngee Heng,
80000 Johor Bahru Johor.
Tel:+607-2282888 or 1800 22 2208
Lot L1-03, Level 1,
Tropicana City Mall,
3, Jalan SS20/27,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E