Taiwan Trip : Aesthetic treatments @ iStyle Aesthetic Clinic Taipei


Hello~~

I know I promised to blog about this eons ago but I went through a bit of a drama in my life so was pretty stagnant with regards to blogging... can understand la right? :(

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So I was sharing previously on my social media accounts on my experiences at iStyle Clinic Taiwan, where I did a number of aesthetic treatments over a few days!

I did :
1) Hydrafacial
2) Whitening Drip
3) Botox for Jaw
4) Sculptra

Well, of course I didn't do all in a span of a day.
😳

I did Whitening Jab, Botox and Hydrafacial on the 2nd day and Sculptra on the last day.

Let's recap again why I even considered doing all these treatments!

Right from the start I honestly didn't have the idea of visiting one until a conversation like this sort struck between my friend and I. 

Me : "Eh babe, recommend good and cheap place for Botox leh".
Friend : "Eh you going Taipei soon right, TAIPEI LA!"
(Suddenly she damn excited I don't understand why lol)
Me : "Wa really ah! Okay I go do research."

After some intensive research, I found out about :

iStyle樂芙美形診所



This is Dr Zhang, the owner of iStyle Aesthetics Clinic in Taipei, Taiwan!

I want to emphasize strongly that :

I am not in any way sponsored or endorsing any of the products or treatment by this clinic.

My review is purely from my own opinion, unedited and not vetted through by the clinic.

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The design of the clinic is done revolving around the concept of a homey, warm and comfy environment.




Dr Zhang incorporated quite a lot of his favourite personal style/concept in designing this space to make the guests feel comfortable before, during and even after doing their treatments.



This was taken on the 2nd day of my trip when I returned after that to pay money haha!

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Yes my "RAW" face even without eyelashes and any makeup!

1) Hydrafacial + Whitening Drip
(Whitening drip is included in the hydra facial package so please pardon me when I said it was free... apparently it wasn't)

What is it?

"HydraFacial MD® is a non-invasive, multistep treatment that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, automated painless extractions and a special delivery of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides."


My experience :

Immediately after the facial my face felt super hydrated and "clean" but it only lasted for a day, really.
It was definitely worth the try because my face was SUPER GLOWY right after that hahahaha
(look at the photo below)




My opinion :

I didn't really like it to be honest.
I felt the effects immediately but it didn't last for me.
The next day or two I felt like my skin returned back to it's original state.
But for the price, I guess it is worth a try!


 Whitening Drip

What is it?

"Our skin whitening protocol aid in blocking the production of melasma, resulting in fairer and more blemish free skin. It contains vitamin C and high strength glutathione to give you the antioxidant boost much needed in today’s busy lifestyle. This powerful team of antioxidants will improve your defense against the ravaging of free radicals which accelerates aging, this product is excellent for people who need an extra boost of antioxidants, especially for people who smoke and lead a relatively stressful lifestyle. Vitamin C -Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, is the cornerstone of any antioxidant program. It is an extraordinary molecule that performs hundreds of essential functions. Vitamin C helps cement the body together by forming a fibrous connective tissue called collagen. An excellent ingredient key to maintaining a youthful, radiant complexion. Glutathione Along with vitamin C, Glutathione is one of the master antioxidant along with Vitamin E. CoQ10 and lipoic acid. Glutathione has a crucial role in the body’s immune defenses. A loss of glutathione leads to increased susceptibility to free radicals. Glutathione protects us from the effect from a variety of toxic substances.In human beings, Glutathione is mostly found in the liver, spleen, kidneys and pancreas, where it performs essential biological functions. It protects against damage to proteins in the brain and for that reason it is often classed as the ‘smart nutrient’. It also protects the stomach lining against environmental toxins."




My experience :

It was slightly painful actually.
When the drip entered my blood stream, there was this slight discomfort but it was extremely bearable.
It ended in about 15-20 mins time!

My opinion :

It was actually on the house offered by the sweet nurses at iStyle Aesthetics.
I did it simply because it was free and they offered.
I did not even enquire about it.

I did not notice much significant results right after doing it but the nurses told me you need to do it regularly for maintenance and then slowly ween it down.
Worth a try for those who are looking to become fairer gradually.

My advice is that unless you visit Taiwan very often, there's really no point in investing in this as you will need to keep coming back for the drip and in the end the price overall will not be worth it.

Price :
for HYDRAFACIAL + WHITENING DRIP

NT2997
(SGD135)


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2) Botox Jaw Reduction

What is it?

"Botox Jaw reduction is a non surgical jaw reduction procedure that can help you to achieve that V-shaped face.

If you have a face shape that looks too big at the jaws, it is possible that you have big masseter muscles that is causing your face to look rounder, bigger or too square. You can slim the jawline with a simple injection of Botox or other neuromodulators on each side of the jaw.
The masseters are two bulky muscles on each side of the angle of your jaw. They serve as muscles of mastication, which means they help you chew. There are two other muscle groups that also perform this function, namely the temporalis muscles and the pterygoid muscles.

Sometimes, big jaws are caused by habitual or subconscious grinding of teeth. With excessive chewing or grinding (in a condition known as bruxism), the masseters at the jawline can grow to quite a size (causing the jaws to look square), much like how body builders grow their abs and pects by training them. Relaxing the muscles by injecting Botox is also effective in shrinking the jawline, thereby reducing the square jaw appearance."



My experience :

I'm a regular when it comes to Botox injection in the jaw.
I have really bad bruxism so other than slimming my face, Botox does help to curb that problem of mine and help stop me from ruining anymore of my braces retainers. :P

I recalled that my treatment session with Dr Zhang was a little longer than usual.
He was extremely specific in what he does and made sure both sides of my face are equal before "releasing me".
I didn't feel much pain because of the numbing cream.

My opinion :

For the price, it is extremely worth it.
I was totally shocked when I first got to know the prices for Botox/Fillers in Taiwan.
The most important this is to FIND THE RIGHT CLINIC LADIES!

Price :

NT5999
(SGD270)
SUPER EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE

Me 1 day after Botox Jaw Reduction

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3) SCULPTRA AESTHETIC

What is it?

"Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable consisting of biocompatible, biodegradable Poly-L-Lactic-Acid, which is proven to stimulate the production of new and long-lasting collagen on your face. Poly-L-Lactic Acid is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that is gradually absorbed by the body completely over time as your skin works to produce new collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used for decades in dissolvable stitches used in major operations and also has a proven track record as a facial injectable since 1999 in over 30 countries.

Sculptra Aesthetic is known for the natural results it gives, which lasts up to 2 years or even more. 
We are talking about a gentle volume-replacement treatment regime over 9-12 weeks ( consisting of 1 treatment every 3 weeks for 3-4 times). 
After 1 course of treatment, the results will further improve and last, up to 2 years( or even more, depending on the individual) 
It is the filler of choice for patients who wants a more subtle and gradual volume replacement – making Sculptra Aesthetic PERFECT for ladies and men who don’t want to even entertain the chance of being labelled ‘DONE’ or ‘PLASTIC’ by friends or colleagues. 
That means – friends , colleagues and family will notice your deep folds and wrinkles getting shallower , and the face more lifted over time – but they will never know why."

Immediately after Sculptra Aesthetics @ Taoyuan Airport


My experience :

If you don't have high pain tolerance, I suggest you take a step at a time and do it bit by bit, part by part.
I took up the challenge to do Sculptra on my entire face in one shot.
PAIN SIA OMG.

Sculptra was injected into my :
Temples
Hollow Cheeks
Undereyes
Laugh Lines

(Basically almost the entire face lol)

My opinion :

I wasn't even looking to do Sculptra actually.
I merely asked the nurses for fillers to fill my hollow cheeks.
She quoted me a price but told me it will not be worth it since it goes away in 1 year max.
She then suggested Sculptra to me which can jolly well last up to 3 years.

Also, the results are gentle, gradual, subtle improvement will be seen over 9-12 weeks as compared to fillers whereby results can be seen immediately which some of you might be concerned about being questioned by your partners/family/friends about the sudden change.

*Please do cater about 5 days to 1 week for swelling to subside.*

Sculpture caused quite a bit of swelling for me and I thought I looked like a pig for the first two days HAHA

Face swelling from Sculptra : Day 2


Weighing the pros and cons, I went ahead.
NO REGRETS WOOOOO!
My friends commented that I look younger and somewhat prettier.
I can't wait to look even better if what Sculptra promises really comes true!

Price :

S$1.2K-$1.5K for the entire face
As compared to the prices in Singapore that will definitely range from about S$2.5k to $4k even!

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If you don't wish to spend a bomb in Singapore for various aesthetic treatments and have some spare cash to spare other than just your usual travel expenses, it is really pretty worth it to have a go trying these treatments at reliable aesthetic clinics popular not only to the locals but tourists as well.


Extremely pleased with my overall experience at iStyle Beauty Taiwan.



The ambience of the place, the affordable prices of various treatments, the skilful Dr Zhang, the great hospitality and the caring and attentive nurses will make me come back for more for sure!

Thanks for having me and giving me yet another confidence boost,
iStyle Beauty Clinic!

iStyle Beauty's Facebook : Facebook Page
iStyle Beauty's Website : www.lovestyle.com


Nearest MRT Station :
ZhongShan

Opening hours :
Monday-Friday 12pm-9pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday Closed

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Hope this entry help you ladies and please leave me any questions or feedbacks if you might have!

Thank you for reading!

With love,




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