Dr Ko Beauty Transformation: Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser, Silicio, PDO Threadlift for Face & Nose

It has been a while since my last visit at Dr. Ko and every visit seems to be adventurous as I get to learn new procedures and explore further. This time round I will be going through a few treatment which is Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser, Silicio and PDO Threadlift for face and nose.

Dr Ko - Numbing Cream

Before any procedures starts, numbing cream was applied and was left about 40 minutes. Do bare in mind the clinic gets busy during the weekend. If you are able to visit them on weekday, it will be less busy.

Dr Ko - Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser Norseld Machine

First procedure was Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser using Norseld machine.

“The yellow light from the Dual Yellow Laser is a painless procedure and helps to generate collagen, the essential protein for giving yous skin elasticity. This happens because the yellow light affects the collagen in a way tat promotes regrowth; it also reduces pigmentation. So your skin will appear lightened, and more youthful.

The yellow light from Dual Yellow Laser destroys the P Acne bacteria, and shrinks the sebaceous gland to reduce the production of sebum. This laser is the only tye that targets the sebaceous gland to destroy bacteria without damaging surrounding tissue.

Other treatments available : melasma, bulky lesions, vascular, skin rejuvenation, pigmentation.”

Dr Ko - Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser Gel

Some faint red marks was left on my skin from my last procedure of the injections, therefore Dual Yellow Laser is recommended for me. A layer of gel is applied before the procedure starts.

Dr Ko - Dual Yellow Multi Wavelength Laser Treatment

The machine comes with a tube device where the bright yellow laser shines through it. The clinic beauticians are able to conduct such procedure. My eyes were protected and this procedure is painless, all I felt was the circular motion of the tube like how it felt when you go for facial treatments using machines. It doesn’t take too much of a time at all, approximately 5 – 10 minutes.

Dr Ko - Silicio Injection

The second procedure was Silicio injection and I did this on my last visit. Before starting on this procedure, local anesthetic was injected on both sides of my cheek where they usually make my cheeks look swollen. I was reminded by Dr Lee again where this injection could be slightly painful because of the medication. I have to admit that this injection is slightly painful for my endurance. Once the injection is done, the pain no longer stays.

Dr Ko - PDO Threadlift on Cheeks

The third procedure will be PDO threadlift for face. This was also done in my previous procedure and I could barely feel the needles which I believe the local anesthetic did it’s work. I had 30 needles (15 needles on each side) injected around my cheek area. It seems scary for the amount of needles I went through but trust me, I didn’t even know about it when Dr Lee injected it. Call me crazy but I’m always excited to see the amount of needles attached on my face which not an inch of pain. In comparison, I believe Silicio injection is much painful.

Dr Ko - PDO Threadlift Needles

PDO threadlifts are not only meant for face, they can be used to raise the height of the nose. Here is an upclose of the threads that they looked like barbed wires where sharp edges can be seen. The threads for nose is thicker and longer as compared to the ones that was inserted earlier. I will share with you how the procedure was done.

Why PDO Threadlift for nose?

I was teased before for my rounded flat nose which always made me wonder how I would look like to have higher and pointy nose bridge. I was able to imagine it with makeup by contouring my nose, it looked pretty but it is just a temporary effect. I do have issues with wearing sunglasses and they slides down easily. When I get to know PDO Threadlift could be done for nose, it got me all excited because they provide immediate effect without going under the knife. As much as I want that permanent high and pointy nose, I am not ready for plastic surgery at all.

PDO Threadlift would last to 2 -3 years depending on individuals and this last better than fillers. Fillers would last up to few months to a year depending on individuals. I have seen some results of it and they show up pretty well.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Marking

Firstly, Dr Lee did the marking to indicate the center of my nose using Sharpie in order for her to insert the thread accordingly to right place.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Apply Povidone Iodine

Dr Lee then applied povidone iodine under my nose in prevention of infection from the procedure.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Local Anesthetic

Local anesthetic was injected under my nose.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Local Anesthetic 2

A few pinches from Dr Lee for the local anesthetic to kick in.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Apply More Iodine

Dr Lee applied more povidone iodine all around my nose.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Puncture

Dr Lee punctures with a needle under my nose to allow the threads to be inserted accordingly.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Insertion

To insert the thread, it requires slightly more movement within the small puncture in order thread to be placed correctly as the needle is thicker and going through under the skin. Four threads was inserted from under my nose. At the beginning of the insertion wasn’t painful until it hits towards the end which I could feel slight pain.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Insertion 2

Because the threads aren’t long enough for my entire nose, second insertion was needed from my forehead in order to balance the height of my nose. Same steps from before with the local anesthetic and puncture, then insertion of the thread. For this area, there is remaining balance of the thread where Dr Lee then snipped it of. The ends of the thread will eventually remain under my skin and four threads was inserted. After the procedure was done, I was asked to sit in order for Dr Lee to check if this is the right height. I was given the option to either wait until the swell goes off or to add more threads. I chose to wait as I do not want my nose to be overly done, further more Dr Lee mentioned I could add more a month later if I wish to.

Dr Ko - Final Mask

At the very end of all procedures, they treated my face with mask. At this point of time, I was more than excited to see how my nose looks like after all the swell subsides. I was prescribed with a few medications of pain killer, reducing itchiness, anti-allergy and anti-bacterial. Let me share my progress and result.

Dr Ko - Yellow Light, PDO Threadlift, Silicio - Day 2

Obvious swelling can be seen around the nose area such as cheeks and eye area. I do realized that I looked like Avatar here. The swell is due to the trauma that my face is going through from the insertion. The swell was very noticeable when I woke up in the morning.

Dr Ko - Yellow Light, PDO Threadlift, Silicio - Day 4

Yellow patches can be seen in between my eyes and nose as well as my left under eye. This shows the signs of healing.

Dr Ko - Yellow Light, PDO Threadlift, Silicio - Day 6

The swell subsided much more, the yellow patch is still visible on both areas. It is normal to feel tensed around the nose area because of the thread.

Dr Ko - Yellow Light, PDO Threadlift, Silicio - Day 9

The swell and yellow patches is gone. Perhaps, this is not visible from my camera. I got a little bruised in the middle of my nose where I believe both thread met from both ways of insertion. I am still feeling some pain on this area. This may sound eerie but I felt the thread knocking each other on the first few days. It’s like how bones would grind each other but in a smaller scale. I have shared this with Dr Lee and she will inspect to this matter on my next visit. The puncture in between my brows are fading slowly but it is still there. Hopefully it will go off in no time.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Before & After Side

Here is a comparison from the side where my nose did raised quite a bit, however it has a bump in the middle of my nose bridge which is the same area where I have shared on the bruised of where the thread meets from both ways of insertion. Also, I realized where my current nose doesn’t seem straight from the side view.

Dr Ko PDO Threadlift for Nose - Before & After Front

From the front, it doesn’t show obvious raised nose but it is noticeable that my rounded nose looked smaller now and when lights shine on my nose, the shine shows visible straight line highlighting my nose.

Dr Ko - Yellow Light, PDO Threadlift, Silicio - Before & After

My skin looked plumper and radiant than before and the red marks from the previous procedure faded. Some of my depressed scars on my cheek seems to be less hollow than before. My major concern would still be my depressed scars and next would be my nose. Can’t wait for my next appointment.

If you would like to know the price of the procedures, kindly refer below.

  • Dual Yellow Light treatment ranges from MYR400-MYR800 depending on your skin condition
  • Silicio Organico – MYR 1800
  • PDO Threadlift – MYR1800 (subject to area, to raise nose bridge starts from MYR2500 onwards)

Dr Ko Clinic is available in a few locations, you may refer here. The current clinic that I am visiting is located Cheras.

 

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This procedures was sponsored for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether, Works Better Wet!

Sparkly sparkle, let all the glitter dust makes it magic to set glamour and elegance to the scene. This is what came into my mind about Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether

‘Moondust Eyeshadow is infused with a delicate, microfine sparkle and gorgeous 3-D pearls—for a
glistening, iridescent effect and amazing flashes of multidimensional sparkle. We recommend applying
Moondust with your fingers. For extra intense color payout, apply it with a wet finger or brush dipped in water, then blend out the edges with a dry brush.

MOONDUST EYESHADOW IS AVAILABLE IN FOUR NEW SHADES:
ETHER – light purple with pink-blue 3-D sparkle and shift
SCORPIO – matte black with gold 3-D sparkle
SOLSTICE – metallic pink-red with green 3-D sparkle and shift
COSMIC – metallic white with iridescent 3-D sparkle and shift’

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Shade

The shade that I have is called Ether , a light purple shade with pink and blue 3D sparkle and lift. As this shade is labelled on the box, the sticker does reflect the shade of the eye shadow.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Ingredients

From the ingredients listing, I could see there is talc and silica. I have no issue with these ingredient but just to highlight, if you are ingredients sensitive.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Front & Back

This eye shadow comes in a single eye shadow pot of pearlescent faint blue with transparent lid embossed with UD in the middle. The transparent lid allows ones to shade and texture of the eye shadow.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Texture

On the closer look, the texture seems gritty and what I’m worried of is will it go smooth on my eyelids as well as how much of fall outs will it be.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Removable Pan

This eye shadow pot was also designed to be able to remove from it’s casing and to be placed into your Urban Decay customized ‘build your own palette’.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Swatches

Let’s have a look over the swatch. You can definitely tell this is a heavily pigmented in purple with glitters of pink and blue. Though it seems gritty but from the swatch using my fingers, I could almost barely feel them. It’s like soft flakes that I have touched and I have created two looks using this eye shadow.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether How To Dry Application

Understand that it’s recommended to use finger for the best result but that doesn’t mean I could not use an eye shadow brush right? I’m so used to using makeup brushes and I hardly use fingers now unless I don’t have any brushes with me at all.

The first look is to dab the eye shadow on the eyelid and dab until to the desired opacity. Blend well after and it creates an iridescent beautiful sparkles around the eyes. This is the dry application technique.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Look 1

Finish off with eye liner and mascara. This look goes well for both day and night.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether How To Wet Application

Second look here is to create bold eye liner out of it. Using synthetic brush and dip into some water then the eye shadow. This is called wet application technique. Start lining on the lash line thicker than how we usually apply eye liner. Complete the line with a wing at the corner and half way to the lower lash to balance out the look. Finish off with eye liner with similar length of the eye shadow and apply mascara to boost those lashes up.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Look 2

This look brings the edginess, elegance and glamour.

Above all…

I love this eye shadow where it gives a very beautiful sparkle. At first I lost interest with the eye shadow from the dry application because the color pay off wasn’t as good from the swatch but once I did the wet application technique, I’m in love.

For dry application, there is fall outs and it isn’t obvious for me because my lashes caught most of it. You could actually see it on the image where I show steps to apply for dry technique. I have no issues with the wet application at all, it goes on smoothly without fuss. Throughout the day, the glitter does move around  to the crease from blinking which is not an issue because it is still pretty. In conclusion, it would be best to apply this eye shadow with finger or using wet application technique.

Price: MYR72.00

Weight: 1.5grams / 0.05 oz.

Availability: Sephora nationwide

PROs:

  • Great color payoff
  • Beautiful sparkle
  • Smooth application

CONs:

  • Fall outs

My Rating: 4.6/5

 

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This eye shadow was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, Great Color Payoff, Smudge-Proof for More Than 9 Hours

This eye liner has always been Sephora Malaysia Top 10 Makeup Best Seller (numerous times) and I am curious to try it. It’s Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. Stila is no strange makeup brand and was once missed when years before they were no longer available in Malaysia. Fret not, they are very much visible in Sephora stores.Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

‘Finally, a waterproof liquid liner that glides on with ease, won’t smudge or run, and stays in place until you say when! The thin marker-like tip is easy to use even for the least experienced, and delivers a defined thin line to a dramatic bold line with precision.

Goes on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling, and lasts all day!

Key Benefits:

Waterproof and easy-to-use

Goes on smoothly without skipping

Lasts all day long!’

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Description

At the back of the box, describes how we could use the eye liner and the benefits we are able to enjoy. Since it is water and smudge proof, it is great for those who are looking out for long lasting and oily eyelid. It is also fast drying which will make an ease for people like me especially on weekdays before going to work.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Ingredients

At the side of the box is where the ingredients listing. Do bare in mind that this eye liner contains alcohol and paraben, therefore it may not be suitable for those who have sensitive skin.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Made in Japan, Assembled in Korea

This eye liner is made in Japan and assembled in Korea, which doesn’t surprise me why this eye liner has good rating on it.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Intense Black

I would like try with the very basic shade before I go into colors. This liquid eye liner has a range with colors and I might want to grab them later on.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner 2

This eye liner comes in a pen form which is great for on-the-go person. You just want to apply and go quickly. The pen is skinny and comes in the right length to fit into my daily makeup bag easy. Also to highlight that this eye liner was given the Award for Best Eye Liner in 2011 by TotalBeauty.com.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Felt Tip

The eye liner comes with felt tip applicator which I am skeptical of because some felt tip eye liners could be rough, hard and ink doesn’t flow smoothly.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Swatch

Here is a swatch for the eye liner which shows how opaque the shade is. Single layer is where I lined a thin line and double layer is where I have applied twice. Either way, both looks great and the ink comes smoothly over the application. Finishes slightly glossy.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Spring Inner Cap

The cap for the eye liner has an inner spring which helps to secure the eye liner better. Normally, I find these type of caps helps to prolong the life span of the eye liners too.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Application

This is how I use it. I would start from the inner corner of my eyes and the felt tip applicator is fine enough to create precise application. In my opinion, it is alright to tug your skin a little in order to get that smooth application. I find it tricky when I want to draw a sharp wing on my second application on the other eye. The eye liner tip seems to be less firm and it always happened to my second application.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Look

Here is how it turns out for me and I do notice that this eye liner is great to fill the lash gaps.

Above all…

I love this eye liner for it’s color payoff, it is water and smudge-proof because it held up very well after 9 hours of wearing it. There are some part could be tricky like having to draw sharp wing on my second application and at a certain angle, the ink would comes on smoothly. There are times when I try to apply over more than double layer to touch up, the felt tip removes the existing layer instead where I find it difficult to layer the application.

I would still think this is worth to try for an eye liner especially for tropical weather in Malaysia. They come off easily with water-proof makeup remover.  I have yet to experience any irritations which is good as I could continue my usage happily.

Price: MYR70

Weight: 0.5ml / 0.016fl.oz

Availability: Sephora nationwide

PROs:

  • Great color payoff
  • Water and smudge-proof for more than 9 hours
  • Precise application
  • Lash gap filler
  • Easy removal with water-proof makeup remover

CONs:

  • Tricky to create sharp wing on second application
  • Removes existing eye liner when layers more eye liner

My Rating: 4.6/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Empro Cosmetics Bonbrow, Second Touch Up and My Brows Look Way Much Better Than Before

Two weeks ago, I went for another round to touch up my brows. I was unhappy of how it turned out after my first Bonbrow touch up and made another appointment a month later.

May Yong has permanently transferred to their outlet at Sg Wang, which is definitely much closer to where I am living. Just like the first time, I went through the same process of embroidery and I could feel this time is slightly more painful than before. The pain chills through my bones. Most probably because I was not feeling well during my appointment, I have been sick for the past 3 weeks with fever, heavy cough and flu. Let’s have a look on how it turns out this time.

Empro Bonbrow Second Touch Up

I like how it turns out this time, it’s not patchy and everything looks much more even out. The fullness looks natural after the peeling and it blends naturally with my real brow hairs.

My left brows is always the weird one (it has always been!) because it will always look much higher. May had tried her best to help me to fix this (she even took a few shots of photos with her personal mobile to make comparison) and now it is much more less obvious.

Since I am happy with my brows now, I really need to think what are ways I could grow more brow hairs which is a touch one. Share with me if you have any good remedy!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh