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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Lee then applied povidone iodine under my nose in prevention of infection from the procedure.
Local anesthetic was injected under my nose.
A few pinches from Dr Lee for the local anesthetic to kick in.
Dr Lee applied more povidone iodine all around my nose.
Dr Lee punctures with a needle under my nose to allow the threads to be inserted accordingly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yellow patches can be seen in between my eyes and nose as well as my left under eye. This shows the signs of healing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,