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Thursday 11 April 2013

Beauty & Aesthetics: Non Surgical Facial Contouring Treatment by EPW Laser + Medical Aesthetics Clinic (Tong Building)

V-SCULPT Program
Non-Surgical Facial Contouring Treatment
EPW Laser + Medical Aesthetics Clinic 
Doctor Melvin Tan 


Recently, I tried a non-surgical Facial Contouring Treatment called V-SCULPT by EPW Laser + Aesthetics Clinic, that helped me to achieve a less chubby set of cheeks and a more chiselled jaw line. There was no downtime or risks, normally associated with conventional facial surgery. This non-surgical treatment involves volumizing and refining areas of the face through the use of Fillers and Muscle Relaxers. Results are seen instantly with no swelling, bleeding or downtime in most cases. 

P.S: Surprisingly, It did not hurt at all for me.

EPW Laser + Medical Aesthetics Clinic 
Tong Building Level 17

EPW Laser + Medical Aesthetics Clinic was founded by Dr EP Wong, the clinic's Medical Director who is also a surgeon. With over 20 years of experience in the medical aesthetic practice, the clinic's highly skilled and qualified doctors, offer a plethora of safe and effective medical aesthetic procedures. All their procedures are performed by doctors only, and are sought after by both male and female patients from various parts of the globe. Due to the clinic's good track record of results achieved and their constant care by their doctors and dedicated counsellors, they have patients who keep returning for years. 

When Lora and I walked into EPW Laser + Medical Aesthetics Clinic, we were greeted by their friendly staff. The clinic has a cosy feel to the place, nicely decorated with warm colour tones for their walls, cushions and furnishings. At level 17, there is a great view of the city as their windows are built from their floors to their ceilings. 

Lora and I, were seated in a private area, separated by suede curtains, and we were served their delicious special welcome drink. The clinic is spacious and they use a lot of natural sunlight to brighten up their space. 


When a new patient steps into EPW Laser + Medical Aesthetic clinic, they will undergo a thorough consultation and assessment by the doctor before any procedure is recommended and performed. Their doctors would take the time to listen to what each patient requires and then advise them based on their lifestyle in order to recommend the appropriate, series of procedures or program. The procedures are performed only by qualified doctors in a clean, hygienic, and comfortable operating theatre. Their clinic counsellors follow up with patients on a regular basis to ensure full guidance is given for optimal results. 

Dr Melvin Tan
Diploma in Practical Dermatology
Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine

Dr Melvin Tan
Associate Doctor
S.Dc. in Neroscience and Basic Medical Sciences - First Class Honors
MBBS (University College London)
MRCS (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology (Cardiff University)
Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine)
Visiting Fellow in Dermatologic Laser Surgery (Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok)
Certificates of Competency in Cosmetic Lasers, Botox Injections & Filler Procedures (Aesthetic Dermatology Education Group, Singapore)

I was treated by Dr Melvin Tan, a good looking doctor, with more than 5 years of experience in the aesthetic industry. First, he asked me, what and where my concerned areas are, before recommending, what he thought was suitable for me. 

My Concern Area: Chubby Cheeks 
As you can see from the BEFORE pictures below - I have slightly chubby cheeks.
Dr Melvin Tan's Solution: EPW - V-SCULPT Face Contouring Program (Fillers + Botox).

This program is for individuals who would like to have more well-balanced and proportional facial features. Is it ideal for patients who have recessed chin or inadequate chin projection, which can be corrected safely and effectively with a non-surgical chin or jaw line augmentation. This program is suitable for any individual who desire to look better aesthetically, without any downtime associated with conventional facial surgery.

He explained to me in detail, how this non-surgical Face Contouring Treatment could make my face look slimmer, with an elongated chin with the use of non-surgical fillers by JUVÉDERM® Voluma (Hyaluronic Acid) and more well-defined jaw line with the use of BOTOX (Botulinum Toxin Type A)

V-SCULPT Face Contouring Program (I did it over 2 Parts)
In Part 1, I did my chin Fillers and in Part 2 (two weeks later), I did Botox on my jaw lines. 
* I will post about my PART 2 Botox in another blog post.

TOTAL COSTS in Singapore Dollars (SGD$)
My V-SCULPT Program cost SGD$3000 in total, with the use of almost 2 syringes of JUVÉDERM® Voluma at SGD$2000 and Jawline Botox at SGD$1000. (Note: Prices will vary according to individual requirements.)

I was served by Sue Amir, the Assistant Patient Care Manager, who walked me through the whole process of this non-surgical V-SCULPT Program. First, I needed to fill up my personal particulars into their clinic form, which also includes my medical history, allergies, etc. She was really jovial and patient with me, as she slowly explained all the detailed information about the process of the treatment. Then, I needed to sign a consent form that states that I agree and understand how the process is being done. I also needed to take a few photos of my front and side facial profiles for the doctor before I was led into the operating theatre to continue with the procedure.

V-SCULPT Program
Chin Fillers using JUVÉDERM® Voluma (Hyaluronic Acid). 
Cost: $2200 for 2 JUVÉDERM® Voluma + $100 Dr Melvin Tan's Consultation

I laid comfortably onto the operating bed. I was impressed by how the operating theatre looks. I felt like I was in an "ER television show". The Patient Care Counsellor began by cleansing my chin area and then she applied for me a special numbing cream. Dr Melvin Tan then began the procedure by measuring my chin area carefully with a ruler. He marked a line in the centre of the chin and explained every step of the way, what he was about to do to me, ensuring that I was at ease. He used almost 2 syringes of JUVÉDERM® Voluma (with Lidocaine) Hyraluronic Acid Derma Filler. The rest of the syringe, was reserved for a second "touch up" (if necessary) on the next visit.

It is safe because the soft injectable gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the Hyaluronic Acid that exist naturally in our body. It is non-permanent and may last up to 18 months. The fillers are biodegradable, which means that they will naturally disappear into the body

The process of injecting the fillers into my chin area was surprisingly not painful at all. Dr Melvin Tan moulded my chin filler with precision using his discerning eye and skill, as it comes with experience. After injecting one syringe of filler into my chin, he handed me a mirror, to check if I liked the way it looks. I couldn't tell a difference then, as I guess the initial result was too natural. So, he continued on with another syringe, then stopped again, to see if I liked it. I held up the mirror again and it looked amazing! I was extremely happy with the result. My face looks slimmer! Next, they applied for me their Epiderma Sunscreen SPF 30 (Natural), before I stepped out of the operating theatre.

What I really liked about it was that it has a very natural looking result that did not affect my facial expressions. This quick, safe and effective procedure was done during my office lunch hour. It was so natural that when I went back into office, no one could tell what I did to my face. They could tell that my face looks slimmer, yet they have no idea what I did.

Chin Augmentation Results

As you can tell from the picture below, you can see that my chin is slightly longer and sharper.
The tip of my chin also protrudes out a little, making it like a 3D kind of effect. 

I had a slight blue black on the tip of my chin on Day 2, which was easily concealed by their Epiderma Sunscreen SPF 30 (Natural). On Day 6, my bruise was almost completely gone. Can you tell, that my face looks a little sharper already? I'm excited to go for my Botox session soon! Stay tuned!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is JUVEDERM? 
A: It is a family of Hyaluronic Acid fillers with JUVEDERM Ultra, Ultra Plus and its X C formulation and the first and only dermal (Hyaluronic Acid) fillers to have been approved by the US Food Drug and Administration (FDA).

Q: What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?
A: Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a natural occurring substance found in our body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin, making it look younger and healthier  It is a natural acid that is broken down by the body in one or two days. 

Q: How Long is the Procedure?
A: A total of approximately 25 minutes in the treatment room. It only took 15 minutes for the numbing cream to be applied and take effect, then another 10 minutes for Dr Melvin Tan, to work on my chin.  

Q: Does it Hurt?
A: It did not hurt at all for me. Even though, I have a very low tolerance level for pain.

Q: Will I Notice the Difference Right Away?
A: It is instant. I was able to see immediate effect, that my chin was elongated and sharper. Yet, it looks extremely natural. I went back to my office, asking my colleagues, if they noticed any difference on my face, none of them, could tell what I did, but they did somehow notice that my face looked slightly slimmer. 

Q: Is there any Down Time?
A: I still went out for lunch and went back to my office after the treatment. No one knew, that I had a "Lunch Time" Filler Treatment. It looks very natural and there wasn't any swelling at all for me. 

Q: Are there any Side Effects?
A: Some symptoms like slight redness, swelling or bruising may occur, based on individuals. But it is easily concealed by make up. I didn't swell, yay!

Q: How Long will it Last?
A: This depends on your age, quality of your skin and lifestyle. It is approved by (FDA) that it lasts up to one (1) year from initial treatment, but generally it may last up to 18 months

Q: Any Post-Treatment Care Tips?
A: Avoid make-up 12 hours after the treatment. Avoid extended exposure to sunlight and temperatures below zero (0) degrees, 2 weeks after treatment. Avoid sauna, hammam, facials, strenuous exercise sessions two (2) weeks after treatment. You may use a soft, cool compress like an ice pack to alleviate any welling or bruising.


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Associate Doctor, Dr Melvin Tan introduces these safe and effective non-surgical procedures to look better aesthetically  and without the down time or risks normally associated with conventional surgeries. 

EPW Laser + Medical Aesthetics Clinic 
Official Website:

302 Orchard Road
#17-01 Tong Building
Singapore 238862
T: +65 6235 5533

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1 comment:

  1. Very well written as Sara you have removed my doubts about getting Botox and Fillers done!