Kelly was kind enough to extend the invitation from Suria KLCC to me last week to check out Clarins’ unveiling of its new concept of Clarins Skin Spa. The last time I have been to this skin spa was last year for their introduction of the new Tri-Active Facial Treatments. Suria KLCC do this activity often from time to time for their tenants so if I’m lucky, you should be seeing more 🙂 . As you know KLCC is the mall I frequent often especially when I do my beauty rounding every weekend so this is pretty exciting.
A few months ago, I went for a secret facial treatment by Clarins at Clarins Skin Spa KLCC. The mission? The try out their upcoming NEW Tri-Active Facial Treatments. Now, if you have been reading my blog since the beginning, you will know that I do not go for any facial except for Clarins. Clarins facial treatment focuses on massage techniques. There are no extraction and no machines. The facial from the beginning to the end are all using hand massage techniques. Something which I am familiar and used to by now.
While I was there waiting for the rest of the media friends to arrive, I cannot help but to ask Clarins PR & Communications Manager on the new Tri-Active Facial Treatments comparing to the existing treatments. I was told that they now uses all PRO products, with a few newly added skin problem targeted PRO products, and the formulation are now enhanced for quicker, immediate effects. And more massage techniques are included as well. My curiosity spikes up once again and asked “isn’t Clarins facial treatments are fully on massages? How much more massages can you put in?”. I was told it will be MORE and also the new facial treatments will focus more on the body massage as well. Another difference will be the treatment time. Previously it is 60 minutes, now it is 75 minutes due to the added massages. Now, that is really MORE 😀
Wrinkles and sagging skin can really put a damper on your self-esteem. They can be so embarrassing, in fact, that you may not even like leaving your home. If you are at that point, you probably already know that creams and lotions can only help with skin tightening to a certain point. Beyond that point, it might be time to explore other treatments, such as laser skin tightening. Before you can really tell if laser skin tightening will work for you, you should have a deeper understanding of the procedures and what makes them work at all.
A friend of mine always said that the most important thing about aging is to let ourself age gracefully and I aged pretty good according to him. It is not the aging that I’m afraid of. I am still bothered about the side effect from taking Hyperthyroidism medication despite being off the meds for a good two years now. Among the side effects from Hyperthyroidism medication on me are weight gain, eczema, and the change of face shape. When Premier Clinic approached me for a treatment review, immediately I knew what I want to fix. I never said this to anyone before but I have been struggling with my face shape. I am not born with a square face. I used to have a sharp feature until years of medication changed everything. Being a beauty blogger means I cannot run away from posting up photos of my face and I hate my square face.
Premier Clinic has two branches, one located at TTDI (same row as Pizza Hut) and the other branch is at Bangsar Jalan Telawi. Two weeks ago, I dropped by Premier Clinic TTDI for my first consultation. The clinic is very easy to find as it is located along the road, just a few shops away from Pizza Hut. Finding a parking is not an issue as there is a reserved parking spot right in front of Premier Clinic but it is of course first come first serve only. Initially I decided to find my own parking as I want to let other clients of the clinic to be able to use the parking spot but I didn’t manage to find a parking after a few rounds of scouting so I have no choice but to utilize the parking spot 🙂 . This clumsy girl left the clinic happily that she had forgotten to take photo of the clinic for reference but I have a photo of me with my doctor, Dr. Elaine Chong 😀 . This is the last photo of me with a square face.
I have been dying to tell you about this for the longest time. But I needed to wait for a full two weeks in order for the Botox to work. Botox is not a taboo. I have no problem telling people that I had botox on my forehead. For years I’ve been wanting to get Botox for my forehead wrinkles. I remember telling a friend a few years ago that I’ve been thinking to get Botox for the ugly wrinkles on my forehead and this friend of mine suggested that I tried facial or skin care to solve the issue. None of them works. It has been a few years now and the older I get, the slower the lines smooth out day by day.
Last week I posted up a review on Sublime Skin Contouring treatment at Renée Clinic. If you haven’t check it out, do click on the link earlier. But that’s not the main reason why I was there. I was at Renée Clinic to get Botox on my forehead. Yeap! I finally did it.
Botulinum Toxin A Treatment
Botulinum Toxin A or BTA in short is a purified protein derived from Bacteria culture. This type of protein has a 60-year long history in aesthetic medicine. It is widely used to relax active muscles that causes wrinkles on the face (around the forehead, frown lines, crow feet lines, bunny lines, peri-orbital, peri-oral and platysma band. It can also be used to treat sweaty palms, smelly armpits, large and oily pores) as well as body. With more than 7 million people have used it to date, it is one of the most effective and rewarding treatment in reversing the sign of ageing. Although BTA is mainly used to relaxe muscles, it can also be used to achieve V-shape face, face-lift and brow-lift as well. The two internationally recognized and FDA approved Botulinum Toxin A (BTA) brands are BOTOX and DYSPORT. It has been proven to last 6 – 8 months per injection.
If you’ve been following me from the very beginning, you already are aware that I
don’t hardly review facial treatment salon what more aesthetic treatment. The only one that I accepted before was a full body treatment and that also I’m reluctant to go because to me, massage is ticklish. You bet I ended up laughing throughout the whole treatment! Being a beauty blogger, I can’t run away from receiving countless facial salon and aesthetic treatment review invitation. None of them trigger my interest until I get to know Renée Clinic.
Why now? Why Renée Clinic?
Good question. Even Dr. Renée asked me the same thing 😀 . I don’t know about others but I run the blog based on what I want to be publish on the blog. It is going to be something that relates to me. Something that I feel comfortable with and something that I feel right. I’m not someone who accept everything that comes into my way. You’ve seen last minute randomness from me and this is something that “I feel the time is right” kinda post. The way I was approached is totally different. Instead of sending me an email, the representative from Renée Clinic took the time to read my blog and commented just like everyone else did. So when she did sent me the email, I didn’t feel invaded (in a way). I feel like I already know this lady and I feel comfortable with the word “aesthetic” for the first time. And of course I did some googling lol. So there you have it. The timing was right, I was in the good mood, I don’t feel obligated, I don’t feel invaded and the “feeling” is right. Everything just fall into place.