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自己要清楚


与病人闲聊,这是面部有色斑的病人,过来咨询治疗方案。

“听说别间诊所和你们有一样的镭射疗程,可是价格比你们便宜得很多,你可不可以也给我和他们一样的价格呢?”

“谁说的?”我问道, 道听途说的消息很多时候都不准确。

“我亲自去询问过了,使用的镭射机器和你们是一样的,不过治疗的方案和你的所说的很不一样。”

“怎么不一样呢?”

“那医生建议的,是每一个星期进行一次疗程,总共六次,在两个月内可以完成;而你所说的,每一个月一次,得需要半年左右的时间才能够有好效果。”

“其实每一个医生的治疗方式,虽然可能同一样的机器,可是使用的设置,和治疗的方法,和技术都不会一样的,出来的效果当然也会不一样。有些医生相信重病需要下重药,有些医生却觉得重病需要慢慢调养,重药可能会反效果;慢慢调养或下重药每一个医生都晓得使用的方案,差别的就是,是不是每一个人都可以适合或可以承受治疗的方式呢?”

“你好像说得有点道理哦!”

“我们会根据自己的经验,建议最适合你现在皮肤状况的疗程方案,你也应该听听不同医生的建议或方案,再选择你觉得最适合你的建议。另外一个要注意的事情,就是你应该清楚的知道你的皮肤问题,然后有什么治疗可以选择,每一个选择的好坏,不要道听途说,自己要清楚到底发生了什么事,和如何解决。”

色斑镭射祛除疗程是一个不简单的疗程,要达到好效果,很多时候镭射并不是唯一最重要的因素,其它方面如生活习惯,防晒措施等也扮演着不轻的角色。

而医生的治疗方案,就取决于那医生对解决问题的掌握度。
老话一句,条条大路通罗马。
你要懂得为什么你要去罗马,和那些去罗马的路有什么不一样。
差别的就可能在于大路的路程,风景,崎岖难走或通顺无阻。

“我建议或许你可以见见多一位医生,再听听不同的意见,然后再决定好不好?顺便回家自己google一下刚才我解释的问题和看看色斑的更多资料,对你的了解会有帮助的。”

最重要的,自己要清楚状况啊!


By Dr William Hoo

Things you shouldn't do after the treatment of Botulinum Toxin A (BTA)

Botulinum toxin A (BTA) has gained more recognition in the field of cosmetic, aesthetic and anti-aging medicine in recent years. The appeal of BTA is undeniable in a society that places great emphasis on personal appearance. Even so, many are hesitant to take the first step because of niggling fears and negative perceptions. I had a patient asking me this after a BTA injection, “Doctor, can I go for jogging later?” And this was my answer, “It’s not advisable to jog immediately but there is no reason why you cannot do so by tomorrow.” I notice many patients harbor various concerns regarding BTA treatment and most are curious about the dos and don’ts after the treatment. I shall try to elaborate on that as well as provide the rationale behind them.

Ladies love their facial spas and massages. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with indulging in this form of self-pampering activity. However, it is best to schedule your appointments at least 48 hours after BTA treatment. This is to prevent diffusion of the BTA into adjacent muscles, which may result in unwanted effects such as drooping of eyelids.

Strenuous exercise or activities should be avoided at least a day after the treatment.  During the procedure, as a needle is inserted into the skin, it may nick a small capillary or vein. This minor bleeding is easily arrested with gentle compression without leaving any trace of bruising. Be that as it may, if you exert yourself, your heart rate will increase and more blood will be pumped to the face. The increase in blood flow to the already injured capillary or vein may cause it to re-bleed and increase the risk of bruising.

The same theory applies to alcohol intake, which should be avoided for at least 24 hours after treatment. Alcohol causes dilatation of the capillaries and veins. As previously explained, the injured capillary or vein tends to bleed again and the risk of bruising is increased.

Patient should make a concerted effort to avoid sauna or exposure to heat immediately after BTA. After BTA injection, you may experience redness and swelling at the site of injection. Under normal circumstances, these effects will gradually fade away without any treatment. However, the redness and swelling may persist and take longer duration to subside when exposed to heat.

Swimming is also not advisable right after BTA treatment. There will be minute puncture wounds over the face where BTA was injected. The number of puncture wounds is dependent on the extent of treatment. There is an increased risk of infection when these wounds come into contact with water from the swimming pool, which most often than not, are not very hygienic.

Lastly, avoid consuming blood-thinning supplements such as ginseng, ginko bilboa, vitamin E, fish oil and etc. These supplements may increase the risk of bruising. This may not be feasible for those suffering from heart-related conditions and are on long-term aspirin or warfarin. Considering the pros and cons of withholding the medication, it is far better to continue taking your medication and endure temporary aesthetic inconvenience than risk succumbing to your disease.


If there are further questions, feel free to approach any of us in Anna Hoo Clinic. We are more than happy to address whatever doubts and concerns you might have.



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Botulinum toxin injection Experiences by Dr Amy Wee

Botulinum toxin injection is getting more popular and more easily accepted by general population nowadays. However still have some people are worried about getting botulinum toxin injection on their face due to some misconceptions they have.

I aware about this during a gathering with old friends recently. My friend compliment I look younger, happier and more fresh looking now. She also noticed my face was lifted and more oval shape now, not as round as before. I noticed she has wrinkles around the eye ( crows feet ), and suggested her to get botulinum toxin injection which can soften the wrinkles and make her look younger.

She was not keen for it, because she was worried the “ plastic look” she might get after botox injection. She does not want others to notice a dramatic changes on her and commented her has aesthetic procedure done on her.

After listening to her concerns, I revealed the secret of how I get younger look now, which was I had  botulinum toxin injection two months ago. She was surprised , as my look was so natural and definitely not have “plastic look”. I explained to her that botulinum toxin is not used to keep us from making facial grimaces and frowns that have become habits and are unintended. Botulinum toxin does not actually erase lines but relaxes them, which mean deeper lines will become somewhat less deep and superficial lines will nearly disappear. When done correctly, most people who are not trained in aesthetic will not notice that a BTA procedure has been performed but you will look more rested or happier.


My friend felt more ease after listening to my explanation about injection of botulinum toxin. However she still has another concern , which was she may need to get botulinum toxin injection on regular basis, if not her wrinkles will get worse. The effect from botulinum toxin will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.



Sharing by Dr Amy Wee