TO CELEBRATE MY …. BIRTHDAY, I DID THIS!

My first BOTOX at Jakarta Aesthetic Clinic with the one and only dr. Olivia Ong, dipl. AAAM (Aesthetician and Anti-Aging Specialist).

And Botox was not the only procedure I had at dr. Olivia’s beautiful clinic. After consultation with her, apparently I need filler and rejuvenation. As I age (I’m not gonna tell you how old I am..lol), it’s not just the wrinkles I worried about, I looked tired as hell. See before after pics below.

Cheeks began to sag, dark circles got worse and turned out I did have bunny lines. And did you see how wide my nose was? And did you notice my chin got sucked in by age? A bit skeptical about the whole treatment, because I was worried about the post-effect. Turned out….that was me a week after the whole procedures. If you need more proof, check out the pics below…taken one day and two days after. Although dr. Olivia said that some swelling might occurred, I felt only a bit chubbier on the third day. 

For Botox, results may vary…some will see improvement within days up to 30 days. But I might say, I’m impressed with my results. Botox were shot on my forehead, both sides of nose, chin and bunny lines. 

Another before after pics after my second visit..my chin looked longer and my nose looked slimmer. And lots of improvement on my dark circles. 

If you asked me “was it painful?” I’d answer “beauty is pain, darling”. I wouldn’t lie to you, but botox shots are nothing compared to filler. But no worries, dr. Olivia and team will make you feel at ease. First, the application of anaesthetic cream aka numb cream on the specific areas that will be treated. 

Noticed the brown oil below? It named “amazing oil”. And..it lived up to the name. I believe it kept the redness at bay. 

Compressed with amazing oil after the treatment. I have to admit, the one that hurt the most was the chin area, filled with filler. Dr. Olivia used Restylane filler to fill my under eyes and chin. More than just shaping, filler also made my skin more plump and tight. 

Voila!!!! That was my latest pic after about 2 weeks. My skin looks better, overall result: I have fresher & slimmer face on my … birthday (still not gonna tell..lol).

Will these results last forever? Unfortunately, not. Botox & filler need different touch up sessions. For more information about Jakarta Aesthetic Clinic, please click here. 

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA 

WHERE DO I GO FOR FACIAL?

I got questions about this a lot.

Frankly speaking I don’t like facial that involves acne or blackhead extraction. It hurts. The only thing that I love about facial is simply the massage. Don’t we all?

But then again, we all need facial. At least, once a month to clear out those clogged pores because a simple exfoliation with scrub at home just won’t do if you have problematic skin like me. Please don’t try to pinch that thing out of your skin, because it’ll cause pores trauma (yes, pores can have traumas) and make them look larger than life. 

I trust JAKARTA AESTHETIC CLINIC to do my facial. They called it “COMEDONES PEELING” (peeling komedo in my languange-bahasa). The clinic itself doesn’t look like an ordinary clinic, I always feel like going to a spa when I entered their door. Private rooms with spa music and very modern and comfortable chair, this skin clinic belongs to dr. Olivia Ong, dipl. AAAM, an aesthetician and Anti-Aging Specialist. 

Here are the steps of the treatment:

1. Cleansing to remove makeup, dirt and oil with cleansing milk and facial foam.

2. Peeling will be applied on clean skin. It’s a very straight forward procedure, using a clear peeling gel (which is exclusively available in this clinic). This peeling gel will absorb into the skin to soften any clogged pores in about 3 minutes with hot steam on, therefore it’ll be easier for the beautician to extract the comedones later.

3. Extraction process is less painful than the other facials I’ve tried elsewhere. That’s because of the peeling which already soften the comedones and during the extraction, hot steam will always on. 

Warning: explicit image of my comedones. LOL. 

4. Mask time. Using a clear gel mask with a cold steam. Don’t worry, it’s not as cold as you imagine..just like a cool breeze which I believe will tone down the redness after extraction process. Mask will not be hardened after 10 minutes recommended time with cold steam always on. 

The whole process only took about 30 minutes. Very simple yet effective facial. 

Here’s the complete address and phone number to call for further information about JAKARTA AESTHETIC CLINIC.

JAKARTA AESTHETIC CLINIC
Jl. Gunawarman No 11
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan
021-72793150

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA (yes, I did a selfie during this peeling facial LOL).

FACE SLIMMING

I was born with chubby cheeks. What can I say? But now, there are lots of beauty treatment out there to (at least) slim them down.

On a fine Saturday afternoon, I was invited to try CAVITATION & RADIO FREQUENCY treatment at The Clinic Indonesia. Cavitation is an alternative slimming method using ultrasonic to burn fat under our skin. And Radio Frequency or simply called RF is a therapy using radio frequency sonar to tighten sagging skin. 

So, here’s how the combination of both treatment goes:

First, the therapist will clean our skin.

Then, she’ll apply this clear blue gel

The first is Cavitation treatment, using this round flat metal gadget.

It produced a buzzing sound, if you feel irritated, tell the therapist to lower the level (the max is level 5, by the way).

For each cheek, it need 15 minutes of circling and pressing of the Cavitation tool. It can go right down to the chin, too. Perfect to lose that double chin as well. Don’t worry it didn’t produce any pain, it actually felt like facial massage. 

Before moving on to RF treatment, the therapist will remove the left-over gel using wet sponge.

Then, time for RF. Another gel applied, this time it’s clear white gel. 

The tool is different. 4 rollers which will be slightly warm during the treatment. 

The application process is the same. Each cheek needs 15 minutes of circling and pressing motion. Good thing, it didn’t produce any buzzing sound. It’s warm, if you can stand the heat, ask the therapist to heat it up. 

How did it go?

Obviously, the left one is the before pic. My skin felt tighter after the treatment and it did look brighter. 

“Many celebrities are a fan of this instant treatment,” said dr. Felya Sandra Pramita from The Clinic Indonesia. “Because it didn’t leave any mark like injection and you can see instant slimming result.” 

For more infos about this treatment, click here.

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

MUST TRY BODY TREATMENT

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Yesterday, I had a chance to try one of the body treatment from Natura Derma Cosmeceutical Body Clinic. Located inside Galeries Lafayette 2nd floor, on Pacific Place, Jakarta, it has a beauty concept which combines cosmetic with pharmaceutical function. 

They also have range of Cosmeceutical products made from natural ingredients with high end technology, claimed to no side effects like inflammation, redness or dependency of usage. 

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They have one big treatment room and two smaller ones inside Galeries Lafayette and I was lucky to experience their “BIO REVERSE AGING” Body Treatment in the bigger room.

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Very nice room with soft lighting, perfect for relaxing. Before the treatment, the therapist will serve us beauty drink, a cup of PHYTO COLLAGEN PLUS. And off for the two hours body treatment. 

BIO REVERSE AGING Body Treatment is not just a body massage. First, the therapist will apply REJUVENA HERBAL CREAM and massage it with her two hands. The cream smells like herbal (for me, it smells like ginseng) but actually it has seven active natural ingredients mixed with Transdermal Phyto-Hormone and Nano Technology. This Phyto-Hormone cream is known to be very effective in hormone balancing, and detoxing. When applied and gently massage, you can see the dead skins literally flaking off. 

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FYI, the cream itself cost Rp 2 million a jar. And yes, for the whole body, it took a jar. So one treatment cost Rp 2.5 million. See how special this body treatment is? And that black instrument is GUASHA. Made from tortoise shell, it was believed to bring positive and long live energy when used. It will be use in this treatment after the therapist lightly massaged the cream with her hands. By gentle strokes and pressing at once, it sort of remind me of acupressure treatment. My body felt a lot lighter and more relaxed after this treatment. The therapist recommended to have this treatment once a week to detox and reduce those inches! Yup it’s great for slimming too, folks. 

For more information about the clinic, their treatments and products, click here

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

NEEDLE OR NEEDLE-LESS?

Thank you to Nano Philosophy, now we have choices and much safer alternatives beauty treatment. 

Once in a while, I found myself in need for an instant result, even though I’m a firm believer of a great skincare regimen. Especially when it comes to my everlasting problem with my under eyes area, just the thought of banishing those dark under eyes in a snap was really tempting indeed. Since I have no fear of injections, I decided to try both Nano Philosophy’s face treatments. 

After first consultation with their in-house female doctor Jeklyn Ruvina Amelia Bee, she recommended injection for my sunken eyes and dark circles. For face lifting, I decided to try Nano Needle-less Delivery System. Before the injection begins, there’ll be allergic test on the hand to see any reactions to the serum. But no need to worries, as allergic reactions are very minimal, thanks to the safe & natural ingredients such as Marine Algae. This injection with growth factor will stimulate cell growth and build up collagen naturally. And dr.Jeklyn said, the result will be instant and even better looking after a week.  

Anesthetic cream will be applied and left for about 15-20 minutes before the injection procedures. After the skin felt numb, injections started. I got 7 shots for each eyes, including for crow’s feet. Great, I didn’t feel any pain. But since I had easily bruised skin, I got one bruise spot below my right eye. For the rest of the eyes area, just barely noticeable ex-injections spots. Everything can be covered easily with the power of concealer. Right after the injections, antibiotic cream will be applied to prevent any infections. 

As you can see above, I took before after pics, right after the injections, so you might see the difference instantly. After a week, I took another pic and I did see a very significant result for my under eyes problem. Well, result speak louder than words and I’m a happy client. 

Then I moved on to another treatment, perfect one for those who don’t want to see any needles shot onto your face. Using the latest European technology, Nano Needle-less Delivery System will penetrate the special serum with no pain of needles shots with the same result but lesser lasting time. In fact, it was kind of nice warm experience, as they’re using the thermotherapy machine, with ultrasound & thermage technology for that deeper infusion into the dermal layers of the skin. Ten minutes rubbed on each cheek and jaw, it felt lifting and I did see my cheeks got less chubby. This treatment is also perfect for those who need to go to party after the treatment, without the worry of bruises. 

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For more infos and locations, visit Nano Philosophy’s website, here

PHOTOS: Shinta Rosvita

AN ALTERNATIVE TO REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF AGING

Actually it’s not new. RESTYLANE launched in 1996 and since then, millions of people (ladies and gentlemen) have used it and experienced the (sort of) instant results. 

Claimed to be one of the safest aesthetic treatments in the world, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid based aesthetic injection treatments. They’re also non-animal which means there’s a minimal risk of allergic reactions. You see, hyaluronic acid is found throughout our body with its’ ability to give our skin elasticity and bind large amounts of water. Yup, it’s sort of like our very own natural skin moisturizer. With the unique NASHA technology where the hyaluronic acid closely resembles our body’s own hyaluronic acid, Restylane won’t affect any facial expression or movement. Yet, of course, it’s non-permanent. You have to repeat the treatment to maintain the result after 6 to 12 months for wrinkles and within 6 months for lips. 

Thanks to Restylane Indonesia, me and fellow bloggers were invited to experience “Clinic Tour-A Day with Restylane” last Saturday. We were supposed to visit two clinics, but due to my hectic Saturday, I was able to visit one clinic only: Miracle Aesthetic Clinic in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, while other bloggers went on to Impressions Body Care Center in Sunter also in North Jakarta. 

At Miracle, we were explained (and there was a demo too on one of the blogger) about the on trending V shape face. Face reshaping by Restylane Dermal Filler is really a cool alternative for those who are afraid of surgical procedures. With very minimum downtime, the whole process took about 1 hour (45 minutes waiting for the anesthetic cream to work and 15 minutes injection time) and the results can be seen instantly.

At the event, they also explained about two injection techniques: one with the injector (the sharp ones) and cannula needles (less sharp and more flexible). Since Restylane was formed in a gel texture, once it was injected, the physician will ‘mold’ the shape to desired needs. It was great to see it by my own eyes how Restylane was injected, form sort of like petite bumps on the skin (especially under eyes skin-the thinnest ones), and the molding process. Truly reminds me of claying. LOL. 

There are different range of Restylane for each problem, so you should always contact a qualified Restylane practitioner and their physician will give you a precise Restylane to suit your needs best. Fill in wrinkles? Add volume? Shape your face or lips? Or simply to rejuvenate your skin? Find your nearest Restylane clinic here

WHO ARE YOU CALLING ‘CHUBBY’?

Cute when you were 4, not so much when you hit 40. Thank you Eternel Concept Indonesia for a ‘new me’. 

For a woman who had done 2 caesarians, I made a pact to myself (God help me) not to go through any more surgeries for the rest of my life. Pronto! So, needless to say, I am not into plastic surgery. Though sometimes (I have to admit) I thought it’ll be great to have smaller nose and cheeks. But the thought of going under the knifes one more time, it scared me. I am such an open minded person when it comes to beauty treatments (as long as it didn’t involve any cutting and bruising). Once, I went for PRP treatment to fix my chicken pox scars (I had them at 28 years old, so it’s rather impossible to let my skin go back to its’ natural condition). At that time, I realised (in a most hardest way ever) why people said “Beauty is Pain”. It was so painful, I left the clinic (I won’t mention name) with green and blue bruises like I just went through domestic violence. And the bruises stayed there for more than a week, so yeah, it was a traumatic experience. 

I was terrified of needles, injected on my face, worrying that it might left me with the same result as PRP. And boy, I was wrong when I visited Eternel Concept. Located at Jalan Gunawarman 16, Jakarta, I braved myself to try their Face Lifting. Thanks to Titidianti, their Marcomm and Dr Irene, they both assured me that most of their customers didn’t even show any injections wounds after treatment. “It’ll be done with a very tiny needle and what you’ll see was just injection holes. If they’re red, they’ll be gone in 30 minutes till 1 hour,” explained Dr Irene. 

The procedures were very simple and super quick (I can imagine working career women doing it during lunch time and went back with a slimmer and lifted face!). They applied anaesthetic cream and left it on for about 15 minutes. Then, Dr Irene injected that tiny needle with Eternel Concept’s special serum on several spots on my face (not much, I think it was about 10 overall). Did it hurt? Nope, it was just like ordinary injections on your (pardon moi) bottom or hands. I was relieved to see my face reacted well to these injections. What was injected in to my face? It was a special serum (like I mentioned earlier), natural without any silicons. It was made from natural extracts of Echinacea, Guarana Herb, Okra, Pulsatilla Vulgaris, Boswelliaseratta Herb and Astaxanthin (the later is a protein occurred naturally in sea animals’ skin, with clinically proven anti-oxidant properties that are 500 times stronger than vitamin E). The serum is made in France with Nano & Pico technology, that make smaller molecules to enter our skin layers easily. This natural serum will add collagen and protein to our skin, as we lost them along the way (thanks ageing!). That explained the glowing skin bonus, as mentioned by Dr Irene earlier. 

Frankly speaking, I never done any Botox or Filler treatment before. But according to Dr Irene, this Face Slimming Injection is different from the similar beauty injections. “You will still look like yourself, with a slimmer face. And you can do free expressions on your face, too. Some will feel a bit stiff but it’s only temporarily because the serum is working,” said Dr Irene. I’m glad that there were no down time at all after the treatment, I even went to pick up my kids at school afterwards.

Check out my before after pics above. The after pic was taken 5 minutes after the injection, and my chubby cheeks that I had since I was born looked slightly slimmer with a longer chin as a bonus. Dr Irene also mentioned that glowing skin will be a bonus for this treatment as well because of their special serum. 

“Some customers showed an instant result like you, but mostly it’ll show significant and gradually result in about 7 days. The result will stay on for 6 months till 1 year, depends on customers’ age, their skin condition and their lifestyle. If you don’t smoke, don’t eat junk food, and doing regular exercises, it will stay longer,” explained Dr Irene. She also reminded me not to do facial massage for at least two weeks after this treatment to keep the serum in its’ original place. And for those who had Botox, Filler, or any other facial treatments, make sure you wait for another 6 months before doing this face slimming so it won’t overlap. 

Natural without any scars, pain of injections that I can tolerate, instant result, I can’t wait to try other treatment at Eternel Concept. Visit their website here for more infos.