I OFTEN KID around with Dr Hew Yin Keat, the owner of MAC Clinic, that I am his personal walking billboard. My own face reflects his talented handiwork! I met him a year after a very difficult spine surgery. The pain had ravaged my face and how I looked greatly added to my despondency. I wondered if I’d ever return to normal and I felt unmotivated to try harder.
Below are some before and after photos which I am bravely (believe me) sharing with you because I really believe Dr Hew is the one whose expertise and warm nature gave me the impetus to try harder with my recovery. When you look better, you really do feel better. Today, I am in no pain and have completed about three years of physical therapy resulting in me now being able to walk. Another point I’d like you to know is that there were no surgical procedures involved. Not only are his methods quite safe and minimally invasive, but they cost a lot less than other options.
The latest procedure he has done on me is called Fine Thread Contour. In essence it is a non-surgical, subtle and natural-looking face lift. It took a half hour of preparation during which a topical anesthetic ointment was applied to my face, then about an hour for the procedure itself, followed by no down time at all. I wasn’t even sore. There is no scarring and, for most people, very minimal downtime.
Fine Thread Contour, or FTC, stimulates the production of collagen and angiogenesis, it promotes the micro-circulation of blood, and is able to activate the process of wound healing. .is results in several benefits for both men and women, such as firming, shaping, tightening, and lifting of the skin and pores, and FTC also diminishes wrinkles. It can be applied to the face, neck, and many body areas including the abdomen and upper arms.
Dr Hew injects the threads by micro-needling. First the threads – and I had about 60 bio-absorbable ones put in – are “marinated” in a potent, rich brew containing elements of the liquid left over from soaking stem cells. .en each thread, contained in a very thin needle, is gently eased by the doctor into the selected area, almost laterally, to a depth of about 1.5mm. He would insert 3 threads and keep the needles attached, then press lightly on them before gently extracting them.
As soon as he finished, the rest of the liquid brew was smoothed onto my face. I saw immediate results, although with this technique you will see the benefits increasingly over the weeks and months because your collagen has been stimulated, allowing your own body to take over the process. As we age, our production of collagen slows down, which is why we lose our youthful appearance. Having your collagen stimulated, especially through this procedure, is an effective, genuinely natural way to brighten, tighten and lift your aging skin without surgery.
When I meet up with people, who I haven’t seen in 3 or 4 years, their stares say it all. I say to myself, “thank you, Dr. Hew.”
MAC Clinic also offers a full range of other aesthetic services such as eCO2 Fractional Lasering which dramatically improves scars, wrinkles, acne, and keloid scars, as well as burns and stretch marks. Painless dermal filler injections are also very popular as is their customised Botox. In addition, they have the latest machines that do Body Sculpting and Lipomassage, and even machines with the latest technologies using radio frequency, such as the INFINI Laser with micro-needling fractional lasering.
Malaysian Aesthetic Clinic has two Bangsar locations:
12 Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, KL.
S101, 2nd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre
285 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, KL
Mon-Fri: 11am to 6pm
Sat: 10am to 2pm
This article was written by Marybeth Ramey for The Expat magazine.
Source: The Expat October 2012
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