In: Aesthetics


A Doctor’s Clarification on Lethality of Botox

Botox injection

Recently, news broke in a local Chinese newspaper about the death of a young lady supposedly because of Botox injections. This was quickly picked up by many other newsmakers and created a state of panic amongst my patients and friends. I received various questions: “Can Botox kill? Is this true? Isn’t that a terrible…


Acne Scars CAN Be 100% Cured

woman looking at Acne Scars

Still trying to get results from microneedling RF for acne scars? Still doing only one type of laser when it’s already proven that combination lasers work better? Have you been told that acne scars can only be treated after acne is cured and there is no all-in-one cure? The days of pimple breakouts are…


Ultraformer HIFU Facelift Treatment in Singapore – 5 Important Tips

Dr Cy Chua Ultraformet HIFU Treatment

Ultraformer is one of the most popular HIFU facelifts in Singapore after I explained why I’m a firm believer in it. I’m grateful to be named the Official Regional Trainer for Ultraformer, and I should be happy that it is gaining mainstream popularity. Yet, I’m actually concerned. Please, DON’T sign up for Ultraformer until…


Rejuran Makes Anti-Aging 50% Cheaper

rejuran featured image

More than half my patients ask for help with anti-ageing. Some have no specific concerns, and simply want to look younger and fresher. Others have a long list of concerns like dry skin, wrinkles, pigmentation, dark eye circles, dull skin… the list goes on. Today’s Anti-Ageing Treatments Anti-ageing treatments are varied and address different…


2018 Yangon Anti-Aging Seminar

Dr CY Chua Training in Yangon

Threadlift Training Session in Yangon, Myanmar “DOCTOR CHUA WHERE ARE YOU?” Apologies dear friends and patients, I was just out of town for 4 days for a training session in Yangon, Myanmar. It’s not my first training session but definitely my FIRST ONE OVERSEAS. Glad you all missed me enough to text me personally though…


Too Much Of Q-Switched Lasers Can Kill Your Skin

dr cy chua using q-switched laser

“Hey doc, I heard this popular Q-switched Nanosecond laser promises to resolve pigmentation/anti-aging/pores/pimples/wrinkles all at once.” It’s shocking to hear that from my patient as the “famed” Q-switched 1064nm laser DOES NOT achieve the above at all. Do you do weekly Q-switched “maintenance”? Good luck. Don’t get me wrong, the Q-switched Nanosecond 1064nm ND:Yag…


Facelift VS Botox For Saggy Lower Face?

dr chua performing treatment on patient

A saggy lower face is an issue my patients are very concerned about. Doing a noselift can wait. Treating acne scars, they might delay. But when it comes to a saggy lower face, everyone’s DECISIVE. Why are patients more afraid of this than crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles? Because you start to look like…


Thermage Facelift may not be the best option in 2020 – A doctor’s opinion

dr chua cheng yu treating patient

Thermage Facelift in Singapore Thermage is well known as a premium, non-invasive skin tightening and lifting procedure. The latest Thermage CPT system is supposed to tighten skin, lift saggy features and smoothing wrinkles with minimal downtime and increased comfort. Aging skin loses collagen in the deep skin layers. This causes wrinkles to form and…


Why Dark Eye Circle Treatments DON’T Work

dark eye circles treatment

In my practice as an aesthetic doctor, I’d say that dark eye circles is probably the most commonly mistreated condition. And the difference between a proper treatment and misdiagnosed one is speed. Bad treatments don’t mean they don’t reduce the dark circles. However, you’d end up waiting longer and usually spending more (because more…


Don’t be fooled. Botox actually lasts forever.

areas on the face where botox can be used

Botulinum Toxin A (BTX) is more commonly known for its trade name: Botox. Dysport and Xeomin are two other FDA-approved brands. BTX is actually a neuromodulator used to relax muscles, hence preventing the wrinkles or bulkiness that comes along with strong/big muscles. However, it is important to note that BTX has most effects on…


Is Taiwan’s famous 水光针 really medically proven?

skinbooster taiwan

Skinboosters are made of hyaluronic acid, and each HA molecule can absorb up to 1000x its weight in water. They are the same substances used to fill wrinkles and stimulate collagen. In my clinic practice, I do see quite a number of patients asking for 水光针 (Skinboosters) on a weekly basis. They’ve seen it…

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