Scuba diving off Langkawi Island

Friday, January 26, 2018

Another Fat Laden Meal???

If we can divorce ourselves from the prejudice about fat, the endocrinology is really quite simple. Your body controls fat building. The hormone insulin controls fat.

How much insulin do you secrete in response to a fat laden meal? Zero. Insulin is secreted in response to carbohydrate. Eat more carbohydrate and you will secrete more insulin and build fat all oter things being equal. Fat in the diet, in contrast, is neutral.

Scientists hae even recently identified the cellular machinery that turns carbohydrates into fat. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found a protein in cells called ChREBP. It converts excess dietary carbohydrates into fat stores..
#less #carbohydrates #hyperinsulinism #hyperinsulinemia#aessenceclinic #aessenceaesthetics #antiaging

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Overfilled Syndrome Caused by Too Much Injectable Fillers

As people get older, the first place that they notice signs of aging is in their face. Some of the aging signs are saggy skin, blemishes, eye bags, wrinkles, hollow cheeks and jowling.
One way to preserve a youthful appearance is with injectable dermal fillers and botulinum toxins. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing can be bad. The end result of too much fillers is a condition typically referred to as overfilled syndrome also known as “pillow face” or “chipmunk cheeks”.

Even famous celebrities such as Madonna, Nicole Kidman and Janice Dickison have all fallen victim to overfilled syndrome.

What Is Overfilled Syndrome or Pillow Face?
It’s a condition that occurs as a result of a person getting over-injected with dermal fillers in their face. This leads to an overstuffed look, which causes the checks, chin, lips and other areas of the face to puff out disproportionately.

While dermal fillers are a great way to combat signs of aging and add volume back to your face, it’s important to visit a professional who knows the correct amount to use to make the face look natural. The correct usage of the type of fillers is also important. In some cases, untrained professionals add too much filler to stretch out the skin. In cases like this, people would be better off getting a face lift. There are many energy devices like the Exilis Elite™  or threadlifts that can lift the sagging skin.
Overfilled syndrome is a real concern for people who are thinking about facial injections. Visiting a professional for all of your dermal filler injections is the only way to make sure that you look natural and avoid the chipmunk cheeks that so many end up with from over-injecting.
Using Dermal Fillers the Correct Way and to Avoid Pillow Face
When using injectable fillers to combat aging, technique is everything. The key thing to remember about correcting volume loss is that skin loses elasticity as it ages. This means that the skin can’t hold volume in the same way that it did when it was younger. This can lead to unpredictable results such as lumps if you get work done by someone who isn’t a professional. Increasing the volume of your face doesn’t mean it should be injected with large amounts of dermal filler, even though it’s tempting. Overfilling the face will lead to an unnatural look and damage your skin elasticity even further.

The way dermal fillers work is by smoothing out wrinkles and hollowness by injecting directly into areas with fat loss. A physician should also be familiar with the ‘phi’ of beauty proportion and symmetry, besides the gender difference and preferences across the different ethnicities and cultures. Most often than not, it also takes different modalities and multiple sessions to address the many facets of aging concerns and beauty
What Are the Risks?
The good news is that dermal fillers are generally safe to use. However, there are some risks that might arise, such as an allergic reaction to the filler or an undesired look when over-injecting.
These risks are why you should never take facial fillers lightly and always visit a certified professional. In Malaysia, only doctors holding the LCP (Letter of credentialing and privileging) from the Ministry of Health Malaysia are allowed to do aesthetic procedures. 
Doctors who take their work seriously always update themselves regularly and use fillers that have been approved by the FDA.
Dermal Fillers or Fat
Fat has also been used as a filler for face. It can also be enhanced with svf (stromal vascular faction) that contains growth factors for better results. The nanofat used also rejuvenates the skin making it look younger and radiant. It is safe and done in an office setting.  

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#overfilledsyndrome #chipmunkcheeks #pillowface #dermalfillers #expertinjector #aestheticdoctor #aessenceaesthetics #aessenceclinic #aradamansara #petalingjaya 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Aessence Aesthetic Clinic & Medispa 1st Anniversary

Awesome anniversary do with Champagne, Canapes and Celebrities with close friends and associates.

The girls are in party mood...

Our good friend and brand ambassador actress, model and Mrs Malaysia Worldwide 2017 Queen Bkay Nair 

Our good friend Celebrity Chef Anis Nabilah

Aessence Aesthetic Clinic & Medispa 1st Anniversary Party 

Getting high on Ribena and Coffee... ha ha!

Having provided top-quality aesthetic services since 2003 for men and women, we pride ourselves as a reliable and trustworthy team that have your best interest at heart.

We travel the journey with you, knowing that what matters more than a process of diagnoses and trims is that you receive the peace of mind that you are in good hands.

Walk the road that leads to timeless beauty, where you can stand tall with confidence and in perfection. At Aessence, we understand that beauty is not just a choice, but the quintessence of an aesthetic lifestyle.

Tel: +6018-208 3395, +603-783 111 67

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

We are happy to be the Top 3 Aesthetic Clinic in Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia based on Google search results and information on blogs and forums. We will continue to strive to be the best in service, best in safety and best in results for our clients. 

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

MSAM Conference 2017

Looking forward to the 4th Malaysian Society of Aesthetic Medicine Conference 23-24th Sept 2017 at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

There will be a plethora of speakers from UK, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, India, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand.

You wouldn't want to miss out on this. Seriously...

For more info: MSAM

Friday, August 25, 2017

Red Flags in Aesthetic Procedures

If you are considering an aesthetic procedure that involves injectables, please consider these red flags before you proceed.
Red Flag #1: The room is dirty.
Red Flag #2: The injector isn’t licensed.
Red Flag #3: The office has limited product options.
Red Flag #4: The injector is not experienced in facial injections.
Red Flag #5: Your injections are steeply discounted.
Red Flag #6: The doctor isn't looking at more than just injections.
Red Flag #7: Your doctor appears nervous.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Getting Botox or Fillers From a Salon or Spa? Here’s What You Should Consider.

It is getting quite common for beauty salons and spas to offer injectable treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers to customers who frequent their premises. They also advertise heavily and have special events that they organize to attract their customers to a Botox party or event to which a 'doctor' may be invited. If you are tempted to try a discounted session of Botox or fillers at a beauty salon or spa, here are some things you must consider beforehand:

Is The Person Doing The Injection Properly Trained?
Only trained and qualified medical professionals are authorised to administer injectable treatments like Botox and fillers. In some countries, this also includes registered nurses, but in Malaysia, only licensed doctors are allowed to practice injectable medical procedures.
The aesthetic physician should also have a LCP (Letter of Privileging and Credentialling) for aesthetic procedures from the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
You should also be wary of any doctor that chooses to practice at a beauty salon rather than at his or her own clinic. Any doctor who is interested in more than quick profits will need to set up a place of business where patients can come to be treated. Doctors who choose to treat patients at a beauty salon are quite likely to be poorly experienced and have had limited training in the field. Specialized treatments like Botox, fillers, even chemical peels and lasers, all require training that is beyond the scope of a normal medical degree or medical posting. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor if they are properly trained and if they have any LCP credentials.
Are The Premises A Registered Medical Establishment?
Also, medical regulations prohibit a doctor from practicing at a place that he/she is not registered at. Their registered places of business must be listed on their APC (Annual Practicing Certificates), which are required to be publicly displayed. Places that practice medical procedures are also required to be registered with the Ministry of Health. 
Chances are, when you are getting an injectable treatment at a salon or spa, even if it’s only a vitamin injection, this is not legal in Malaysia.
Is the Botox Original?
Medical-grade products like Botox are also required to be tracked and must only be sold to registered healthcare companies. When getting injections at salons and spas, find out what kind of product they are using. Since they are not allowed to purchase the licensed product, they could be using fake products on you. This could endanger your life.
What Happens if There Is A Problem?
Another factor to consider is which party is going to be responsible if a problem occurs. In rare cases, allergies or other reactions to the injected product can and do occur, and if this does occur, will the salon or the doctor undertake the liability for the condition? In most cases, the patient is left to seek his or her own medical attention from a third party.
Is there a Cheap Botox?
Lastly, but not least, the reason a lot of people seek injectable treatments from salons or spas is because they advertise their prices to be much cheaper. As the old adage goes, cheap things are not so good, so it pays to be wary in these cases. The price of registered Botox and fillers is determined by the pharmaceutical companies, so everyone who buys from them is charged the same. In fact, only the doctors who are steady and regular users get the products at a bulk discount. If your salon is offering discounted injectables, they are probably either offering you fake products, or heavily diluted products that do not work as well. Either way, the result will never be the same as at a reputable, licensed clinic.
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