Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Non-Surgical Aesthethic Procedures (Cosmetic Injections)


Hi gorgeous peeps! 

Recently, I read a beauty magazine and found an interesting article, which is the one I'm going to share with you guys today.

I'm always longing to have one, its not that I'm not grateful for what I already have, nor that I want to be someone else, in bracket **(Plastic)**...truly I don't really have a pretty face, I did not envy with other pretty faced girls, I just want to have what I'm longing for, although if I do change my features in future (if), myself will still lie down in me. If you guys wanna know, I really want to have a "chin fillers", "BTA" or something else like that, that can make my chin look sharper..because my face is not beautifully symmetry, by having a more oval face I will be more confident to myself.

Most people (I'm talking about asian as I'm an asian) may want to have "Rhinoplasty"- (Nose job) or maybe "Eye job", but I don't think I need that, well my nose isn't look the best too but I still can accept it as my nose..hahaha..at least I only don't like my chin, I don't want to add another more in my "list"..hahahaha, and I think the only features I satisfied on my face is my eyes, because I have a big and wide eyes, I can say that I have an "Asian wider eyes"..=)

I ever once told my mum to do this injections, she did said, do whatever can make me happy and confident but don't change my face, and also my dad, he said he already like my face, his daughter face..so I'm kinda thinking twice now whether to get it done or not

Btw, do you know what is Cosmetic injections?? I may not have a deep knowledge on it, but I do know certain, maybe the some of quite famous one of these cosmetic injections.

I will write about both of this Non-Surgical Aesthethic Procedures, which is a "Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers" and "Botulinum Toxin Injections".

They have been the feature of numerous talk shows. Celebrities swear by them. But what do you really know about fillers and botulinum toxin injections? Find out about these non-surgical options to the classic 'nip-and-tuck' from an expert.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers 

What are they?

Fillers are substances that are used to replace last skin volume due to disease or ageing. Consultant dermatologist Dr Melinda Tong says hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the most popular filler substances today as they are similar to one of the component that make up skin. Collagen was once widely used as a filler, but its use has declined because its bovine origins may increase the risk of allergic reactions.

How do they work?

Baby fat, commonly located in the cheeks, is a normal features of youthfulness. As we age, this baby fat slowly starts to disappear. 'When a person is young, the cheeks are plump and they serve as scaffolding to keep the skin taut and 'lifted'.
"Many patients come to see me for fillers because their face has 'dropped', resulting in saggy jowls, hollowing of the lower eyelids and deepening of the lines running from the sides of their nose to the corners of their mouth (nasolabial folds)," says Dr tong. Fillers can be used just about anywhere in the face and body where there is a volume defect, including depressed scars.

How long do they last?

The life-span of a filler depends on the type used. This generally ranges from several months to several years.

Will you experience side-effects?

"it is important to note that fillers that last longer are at higher of causing side-effects." These include lumping, infection and allergic reactions that appear like angry red patches on the skin.

The vast majority of patients who have HA fillers do not have side-effects, apart from occasional mild bruising at the needle site. 
"The ideal filler is one that feels natural and does not cause any reactions."

Botulinum Toxin Injections (BTA)

What is it?

The botulinum toxin is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. In large amounts, this toxin causes botulism, of which there are three types - food-borne, infant and wound botulism - all of which are deadly if untreated. However, small, injected amount can provide controlled weakening of certain muscles to improve skin tone.

How does it work? 

Botulinum toxin (BTA) works on the receptors in the muscles to cause relaxation. Many wrinkles in the upper half of the face are due to the movement of the facial muscles of expression.
"Over the years, due to the repeated contraction of the muscles, the over-lying skin gets pulled into a permanent crease and a wrinkle results," says Dr Tong. Examples of these include crow's feet or smile lines beside the eyes, frown lines in between the eyebrows and surprise lines on the forehead.

"BTA can also be used to create a more oval-shaped face. Some people have square jaws due to prominent masseter muscles (these are powerful muscles that move the jaws). By injecting BTA, the muscles can be reduced in size."

How long does it last?

The effects of BTA can last 3-6 months.

Will you experience side-effects?

Side effect are rare. Mild bruising may occur, which is normal with any procedure that involves needles. In extremely rare circumstanses, eyelid droop or asymmetry of the face may result if the injections are not administered correctly. However, these side-effects will disappear within a few months as the BTA wears off..

If you are considering botulinum toxin injections, speak to your doctor first as it is contra-indicated in some individuals. For example, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or suffer from a neurological condition, you should NOT take BTA injections.

Tips from a dermatologist
Wrinkles and pigmentation both signs of ageing are largely caused by sun damage. Therefore, it is in your best interest to protect your skin from sun damage early on. A good skincare regime is extremely important.

So, do you now feel like having one too? hehehe..anyways, I just write this entry for sharing, so its depend on you whether to undergo it or not, not that I'm influencing you guys to have it..=)

Have a beautiful day anyway!
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Much love from me,
Zai Jian! ❤ ^^

-Jia Jia-


  1. hi..lovely blog. Yes it is true for our parents we are the most beautiful person. As you said you don't like your chin this is same case with me. I undergo with BTA. Botulinum toxin can produce focal, controllable muscle weakness of predictable duration, without sensory adverse effects.There are little data on the use of botulinum toxin type B (Myobloc or Neurobloc) in spasticity and the only RCT that has examined this did not show tone reduction; dry mouth appeared to be a very common adverse effect

    1. Hi, thanks for having a drop by here! I'm really appreciate that! =)
      Yes I really don't have a pretty face, but I can accept all features I have on face except for my chin, but my parents did't allow me to have a BTA, so I don't think I have a chance to do it.
      But good thing to you you now have your desired chin. I'm happy for you =)
      The bad effect may not attack some people, but I do have a fear if I undergo it, I will experience some of the effect stated. however bruise caused by a needle is very common. =)


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