Posts Tagged Botox

Reviva Labs Review

29 November 2010

Spent a luxurious Sunday pampering myself with Reviva Labs facial products. Here’s what I tried:

1. Collagen Fibre Eye-Pad Kit (US$38)


First I applied the Skin Energizing  Gel (which comes with the product) under my eyes then pasted the collagen eye pads on top of it. Using water, I dabbed at the eye pads till they were transparent and adhered to my eye area. The eye pads molded easily and felt comfortable. After 15 to 20 minutes, I peeled them off.


My fine lines look minimised and my undereye area looked tighter. Weekly usage will enhance the Botox-like effects and result in smoother, firmer undereye area, reduce wrinkles, puffiness as well as dark circles.

2. Light Skin Peel (US$20)


I applied this thick paste, which smelt like fruity clay, all over my face. There was a slight tingling sensation and I left it on for 5 minutes or until it dried completely, then gently rubbed it off. 


My favourite so far! My complexion was radiant and had a slight pinkish flush after the treatment. It would be great if the acid peel came with a brush or spatula to make application more hygenic.

3. Collagen Fibre Skin Brightener Pads (US$13)


An interesting product and treatment where you cut the collagen pads according to the area you want to treat, dab water to make it adhere and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. According to Reviva Labs, this product contains Alpha-Arbutin, and a study on Chinese women has shown that this ingredient has the most skin lightening effect after one month, compared to other products tested.


The area where I pasted the pads looked slightly clearer, however my pigmentation still looks the same. For progressive lightening, I have to use this two to three times a week.

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Why Medical Spas may be the new big thing…

22 May 2010

A medical spa is a hybrid between a medical clinic and a day spa that operates under the supervision of medical doctor. Medical spa menus vary, but you can usually get medical spa treatments like laser treatments, laser hair removal, IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments, microdermabrasion, photofacials, injectables like Botox and fillers, chemical peels and skin tightening.

The types of cosmetic medical procedures that are ideal for a medical spa setting usually fall into these four categories – incision-less, provide minimal discomfort, little to no skin wound, and be performed in less than one hour. Newer, non-ablative procedures that do not remove the epidermis and provide no obvious wounding, are ideal in a medical spa. The most commonly know technologies that lead to such skin improvement include CoolTouch, Smoothbeam, Photorejuvenation and Nlite. Multiple treatments with these laser and light source machines leads to improvement in skin toning with a reduction of mild wrinkles.

In addition to such non-ablative approaches that improve the collagen in the skin, Botox and filler injections are also ideal for a high quality medical spa as they can be done in less than one hour with no significant visible wound. On top of these anti-aging and wrinkle treatments, laser hair removal is another commonly performed procedure in medical spas.

Most medical spas also tend to have a more clinical atmosphere than day spas even though they offer relaxing services like massages and body treatments. Some medical spas even have a wellness focus and include services like acupuncture, nutritional counseling and naturopathic doctor consultations. Medical spas are ideal for people who would like a more holistic experience. Unlike aesthetic clinics where you zip in and out after your treatment, customers at medical spas can choose to top up their laser treatments with a massage and enjoy the relaxing amenities of the spa. This new hybrid blends the best of two worlds – a relaxing spa experience with the procedures and expertise found at a doctor’s office.

Anti Aging Workshop

2 April 2010

Dr Dana Elliott

“Solutions for Skin Laxity versus Skin Quality – Any Difference?”

What: Learn about the various anti aging treatments – from Botox to fillers, and find out which solution suits you best!

When: 17th April, 2pm

Where:  The Aesthetic Clinic at Shaw Centre Penthouse 27th Floor.

How much: Free admission. 10 places only, so please leave your name and contact number here or email to [email protected]

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Facial Remodelling Workshop

26 November 2009
Facial Remodelling expert, Dr Z

Facial Remodelling expert, Dr Z

I’m looking forward to attending a Facial Remodelling Workshop conducted by facial remodelling expert, Dr Z, next Friday. At the workshop, he will educate us on Botox and fillers as well as do live demonstrations on 2 lucky attendees!

I’ve seen Dr Z in action before, in fact, I was a patient of his – he helped smoothen out the bump on my nose with two quick and painless injections of fillers. Facial remodelling is the latest non-invasive, non-surgical facial enhancement treatment with no down-time.

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Look out for my coverage of his workshop next week :)