I recently decided to turn to aesthetics because, well, i wanna start early on maintenance! The longer I wait, the harder it will be to correct, and like they say, prevention is still better than cure.
Aging happened and my once chubby cheeks have started to sag and cause my jawline to become uneven and less V-shaped.
I am actually okay with my cheek / lower jaw fats, but I am not okay with them when they sag. Oh hell no!
Can you see the lower cheek bulge here?
I did some research on Kowayo Aesthetics and found lots of good blog reviews as well as IG reviews (in their tagged photos on IG). They also have very ingenious types of aesthetics that i have not seen in other clinics – eg Ellanse fillers that not only give volume but also build natural collagen. They also look to be very experienced with undereye fillers cause they have done it numerous times for many bloggers.
I initially thought that I would be doing a lifting treatment to lift the fats away from my jawline, but Dr Wong recommended another treatment which will reduce the fats around my lower cheeks / jaw line instead. I was intrigued by it and also welcomed that idea of reducing fats cause it’ll both remove the saggy fats and give a bit of a lifted look. Which is a longer term solution!
Short intro about the V-Shape Treatment:
- Numbing cream for about 15-20 mins
- Area is further numbed with Ice just before the treatment
- V-shape Treatment done on lower jaw area
- Ending off with Venus legacy RF on the treated area to even out and accentuate results. (The therapist gently moves a heated handpiece over the target area. This FDA approved technique uses Multi-polar RF, Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields and VariPulse Technology delivers consistent energy over your skin to produce a heat matrix, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. The Venus Legacy RF was warm and comfortable, like a facial massage)
It wasn’t really painful but the V-shape treatment did take a little longer than expected, as the whole lower jaw area needed to be treated bit by bit.
How long do you have to wait to see results?
It takes about 3 weeks to 1 month to see the full effects and results are permanent. Although, you will be able to see some reduction after a week.
Frequency of treatments
The second treatment can be done after 2 to 3 weeks.
How many sessions is needed?
Dr Wong advised that typically only 1-3 sessions is needed to achieve significant results.
It’s actually really simple, just no alcohol for 24hrs, and thats it! I can go back to applying makeup and all.
Immediate side effects:
Straight after, i had some bruising and my cheeks were bloated for half a day before it subsided. Bruises lasted for about 10 days but it was alright as i was able to use makeup to cover most of it.
Bruise on day 2 without foundation:
Second session (after 1 month):
I revisited Dr Wong at Kowayo after a month to do a check up and he recommended that I do one more session to achieve even better results. I could already see reduction in my cheeks/jawline but it had not reached the level that I was after yet.
The same process is repeated for the second V-shape treatment.
And this round, there was no bruising after the second treatment! Yay!
Can you see the difference in my lower jaw?
Before & After
It is a bit hard to tell from the front view, but my lower jaw fats from side view have significantly reduced! There is less bulge here now! And it is also much more obvious in person. Photos really dont do it justice!
My Thoughts on Kowayo
- IT ACTUALLY WORKS
- only 2 treatments needed to achieve the results that i wanted!
- Results are permanent, no need for yearly maintenance
- No downtime
- It can be done on selected areas of the face, instead of the whole face.
- Potential Bruising
I mean come on! look at the results! I now have a more V-shaped jawline, less bulge and sag. I am a happy girl! And… i only needed 2 sessions to achieve PERMANENT results. no need for yearly maintenance.
This treatment that Kowayo is so much better than other clinics that offer treatments like RF to slim the jawline down, cause you will have to go through many sessions to even see some sort of results.
SO thankful that Dr Wong recommended this treatment to me instead of a lifting one because lifting would not have been targeting the root cause.
Kowayo Aesthetics Clinic
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1 session is at $800 and 3 sessions is at $2000. This price includes the Venus legacy treatment on the treated areas too
Results are permanent and you’ll be able to achieve reduction after just 1-2 sessions, so it really depends on how much reduction you wish to achieve before you decide on the number of sessions.