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Dr. Terence Tan from Halley Medical Aesthetics Revealed They Are Syringomas, Not Milia Seeds!

I’ve been plagued with a skin condition since very young. It’s not life threatening, but I just can’t simply ignore it! Tiny bumps started popping up around my eye area when I first started on a skincare routine at 9 years old. I hear you screaming in shock! My mama was THE “beauty influencer” I looked up to at a tender age! Vainpot-ni-siam kinda runs deep in our blood…

I didn’t know what they were. My any-own-how hantam diagnosis from Google seems to point me to the directions of it being milia seeds. I’ve actually stopped using any eye care product in fear of further worsening the condition since I thought milia seeds were caused by using products that were way too rich around the delicate eye area.

As I grow and age ever so gracefully, those bumps got more and more obvious! I’ve been on the lookout for a good medical aesthetic doctor to check out and treat this condition. So when Flora Isabelle posted about her experience on Halley Medical Aesthetics, I decided to go and get a consultation done with a medical professional rather than just trust Google.
Halley Medical Aesthetics

Wasn’t sure why I waited so long to consult a professional! Dr. Terence Tan is incredibly friendly and very approachable. I felt very much at ease during consultation. In just one glance, I was told that those tiny bumps were not milia seeds but syringoma instead.

20 years practicing experience really beats self assessment and Google hands down!
Doctor Terrance Halley Medical Asthetics

Sy-simi-goma?!? Such a big word that I’ve never heard before. Dr. Terence Tan patiently explains the differences between milia seeds and syringoma. Looks same same but different!

Milia Syringoma
– Asymptomatic, keratin-filled cysts.

– Superficial, pearly white, 1-2mm in diameter.

– Skin-coloured or yellowish, small, asymptomatic dermal papules that may appear translucent or cystic.
– Less than 3mm in diameter.  Multiple in symmetrical clusters.

Milia VS Syringoma

And you know what… the sway thing is, Asians are more prone to Syringoma. The only way to get rid of Syringoma is by CO2 laser. Dr. Terence Tan advised that the results are often uncertain and the ability to heal differs. And there’s no telling if you’re that lucky bitch who would heal perfectly or the sway one who would end up scaring coz your skin cell lousy-pox don’t regenerate fast enough. 😥

Judging from my age and my ability to heal I think I’ll most likely fall under the sway-chee category. So better don’t take that risk loh!

Dr. Terence Tan asked if I had any other concerns. Of course I do, and my list is even longer than my grocery shopping list. Apart from Syringoma, I’ve got plenty of fine lines, a collection of prada eye bags and slight hollow + sagging skin due to aging. It would also be an absolute bonus if Dr. Terence Tan could do something about my nose bridge which was close to non-existence.

For a total overhaul of the face, Dr. Terence Tan suggested Ultherapy; a skin tightening treatment that uses high intensity focused ultrasound to lift droopy eyelids, fill in wrinkles, reduce the appearance of eyebags, and tighten sagging skin on the cheeks area.

Whereas for my close to non-existence nose bridge, Dr. Terence Tan suggested using fillers to create a more projected mid face to compliment my forehead and chin. And while I’m at it, I could also consider fillers for tear trough as it would fill up my hollow under eye hence reducing the appearance of dark eye rings.

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

I’ve decided to go with the fillers. YOLO, don’t want to live with the nagging feel of “what ifs”… Bye bye photo editing apps, I could actually have chio-er nose bridge in real life!

Check back soon as I share first hand virgin experiences on nose bridge and tear trough fillers. Mad excited! #YOLO #JustDoIt

Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

After a short hiatus since February, I’m now back into the hustle and bustle of Public Relations industry. Things are moving a lot faster and I can’t be more thankful to be given opportunities. I decided to give myself a well deserved pampering treat after a busy week at work. I signed up for Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment to unwind and hopefully brag on Instagram with the hashtag #iWokeUpLikeThis! 😆
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

I was told the treatment would leave me with a well contoured face and glowing radiant skin. “准吗? 真的有那么神奇吗?” I asked in disbelieve. Apparently, the magic lies in a special tool made from the therapeutic Hinoki Cypress tree. The shape of the tool was designed to mimic the physical shape of a therapist’s hands at work, with up to six times the strength to enhance its effect on the lymphatic drainage system. I kept a skeptical mind with such exaggerated claims!
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

Like any other facial treatment, we started of with a cleansing routine using a gentle cleansing foam. Then a warm face and head compress was used to kick-start the treatment process. Thereafter, a blend of Grapefruit and Grape Seed oil was applied and my therapist worked her magic with light pressure on various pressure points along the décolleté and neck to stimulate detoxification through lymphatic drainage using the Cypress hand apparatus. This is to reduce the appearance of uneven skin due to clogged nodes and tired muscles.

My therapist has been working on the left side of the décolleté, and the image below shows that the area of the left collar bone is clearly lifted! I’m now a believer! Damn magical right!!
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

The pampering treat continues with soft hand massage across all key area of the face. Followed by the “magical” Cypress hand apparatus dipped in the Grapefruit oil gliding across the contours of the face, concentrating on facial acupuncture points to shape, detoxify as well as stimulate cells. Although the image below isn’t that obvious, but the left side of my face where the therapist was working on seems to be slightly lifted and contoured. 🙂
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

A balancing mask was left on for 20 minutes to improve the radiance of my face.
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

Cold compress to seal the goodness all in!
Mary Chia Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment

A final generous spritz of Mary Chia’s renowned MU V.TIVATE Mist Spray is added to intensify the lifting effects from the Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment. That was 90 minutes well spent! I walked out of the treatment room refreshed. Feels like a million bucks with my skin shinning like a diamond and a more contoured V-face shape. #iREALLYwokeUpLikeThat!

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The Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment is 90 mins and is available at an introductory price of $180 before GST (Usual price $235) across all Mary Chia and Urban Homme centres.

Full Disclosure: We’ve been invited to Mary Chia to try out the Hinoki Cypress Face Sculpting Treatment for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation has been received. Views and opinion reflected on this blog post are my own and are no way influenced by anybody else.

A(un)t-boxing Leagoo Shark 1 Mobile Phone

Techy AhSoh strikes again with an A(un)t-boxing video of Leagoo Shark 1 mobile phone.
First part of the video shows what’s in the box while 1.30s onward is mainly about specs.

First impression of the Leagoo Shark 1: Feels extremely solid and well-built.

It’s available in 3 different colour; Starlight Silver, Midnight Black & Champagne Gold. Full HD 6″ screen with 63000mAh battery power weights 240.9g and only 8.5mm thin.
Leagoo Shark 1

Equipped with 64bit 1.3GHz Octa core processor, has 3GB Ram, 16GB Rom and the possibility of up to 64GB external micro SD card. And even got dual sim card slots leh!

13 megapixels, f2.0 Sony rear camera with dual flash & BSI Sensor. 5 megapixels front camera with flash. Make my London fat duck looks extremely yummy!

Looking forward to 6300mAh power filled days ahead where I don’t need to bring an extra power bank! Check back in 2 weeks to read about our user experience with the Leagoo Shark 1.

Full Disclosure: We’ve been given a set of Leagoo Shark 1 for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation has been received. Views and opinion reflected on this blog post are my own and are no way influenced by anybody else.