REVIEW: Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks – Doll Parts, Androgyny, Hoe Hoe Hoe, Drug Lord & Mistletoe

Hello everyone!

Last Christmas was an exceptionally brutal period for my wallet because of all the sales going on that caused my credit cards to break out of hibernation. Jeffree Star Cosmetics, in particular, rolled out five limited-edition (and now permanent) liquid lipstick shades to get every beauty lover in the mood for the festive season. They are Drug Lord, Doll Parts, Androgyny, Hoe Hoe Hoe and Mistletoe, some of which are colours that I admittedly don’t have the courage to parade in public yet.

Topping it all off, these new lipsticks were sold as a holiday bundle for only US$75 (which is equivalent to a discount of US$15) despite the widespread attention they had garnered on social media even before they were released for sale! That’s quite a substantial amount of moolah when converted to Singapore currency if you ask me, and it is precisely their generosity (and willingness to listen to their customers) that compelled me to support the brand. As might be expected, the lipsticks were sold out in minutes, thereby prompting Jeffree Star to do a restock and make the more popular shades permanent!

Limited edition packaging

Limited edition packaging

From left: Androgyny, Doll Parts, Hoe Hoe Hoe, Drug Lord & Mistletoe

From left: Androgyny, Doll Parts, Hoe Hoe Hoe, Drug Lord & Mistletoe

Swatches at a glance, from left: Hoe Hoe Hoe, Mistletoe, Drug Lord, Androgyny & Doll Parts

Swatches at a glance, from left: Hoe Hoe Hoe, Mistletoe, Drug Lord, Androgyny & Doll Parts

Deviating from its regular pink packaging, these liquid lipsticks came in white tubes and boxes that scream exclusivity. I actually prefer this design because it looks more sophisticated and original, unlike the regular packaging (the use of stars and silver holographic effect and the hot pink especially) which reminds me so much of that of Lime Crime. But of course, in terms of the quality of materials used for the packaging, Jeffree Star’s doesn’t feel like it would crack and shatter into pieces if you accidentally drop it.

#1 Doll Parts

Doll Parts is a soft cool-toned pink with matte finish (US$18)

Doll Parts is a soft cool-toned pink with matte finish (US$18)

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts (true to this colour)

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts

Making a comeback this month is Doll Parts, a muted fuchsia with blue undertones that instantly transform a tomboy into a girly girl. It has a fairly runny consistency which makes it all the more easy to blend. With a single application, it was able to fill my lips with an opaque and well-pigmented layer of lipstick. Unlike some liquid lipsticks I have, this does not wrinkle the lips and cause them to stiffen or move awkwardly. I generally do not have any complaints about their formula and Doll Parts certainly did not disappoint!

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts - swatch comparison

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts – swatch comparison

I don’t really go for light pink hues when it comes to purchasing liquid lipsticks because of my relatively tanner complexion, so the closest (but far from similar) shade I have to Doll Parts is Bad Habit by ColourPop.

#2 Androgyny

Androgyny is a plum mauve with a matte finish (US$18)

Androgyny is a plum mauve with a matte finish (US$18)

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny

Dusty mauves have become one of the most highly sought-after lipstick shades ever since Kylie Jenner started wearing it at public events about two years ago. As a neutral hue, Androgyny makes a safe choice for an everyday lipstick shade because it doesn’t blatantly shout for attention. It applies smoothly and evenly with a lightweight texture but settles slightly into the lip lines. It dries down to an opaque and non-drying matte finish quickly and was able to conceal the scab on my lower lip entirely.

However, this is one shade that you cannot rely solely on swatches to get a good idea of its true colour. While it seems to have redder undertones when swatched on my hand, it tends to pull purple on my lips which has a warmer tone. I was rather upset with the huge disparity because I really liked the colour on my hand. So Asian readers, do take note before you make your purchase!

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny - swatch comparison

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny – swatch comparison

Stingraye from ColourPop is lighter and has browner undertones as compared to Androgyny.

#3 Hoe Hoe Hoe

Hoe Hoe Hoe is a deep toned with hints of metallic red and purple throughout with matte finish (US$18)

Hoe Hoe Hoe is a deep toned with hints of metallic red and purple throughout with matte finish (US$18)

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe

I don’t need another red lipstick but I just couldn’t resist those gorgeously subtle purple shimmers. Hoe Hoe Hoe lends the lips a fuller appearance with a provocative sheen, thereby upping the pout game. Unfortunately, it accentuates fine lines on the lips and feels a tad drier than the other Velour Liquid Lipsticks. The finish isn’t as densely pigmented as I like it to be but has a thicker consistency which may be why the applicator wasn’t able to collect a lot of product from the tube each time. Despite the alluring colour, this shade is probably the worst performer in the bundle.

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe - swatch comparison

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Hoe Hoe Hoe – swatch comparison

Dance With Me by MAC is the dupe for Hoe Hoe Hoe! But if I had to choose between Hoe Hoe Hoe and Dance With Me, I would opt for the former. Apart from price difference, there are many other reasons for my choice and they will be revealed in my upcoming review on MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks so keep your eyes peeled to this space!

#4 Drug Lord

Drug Lord is a pure white with matte finish (US$18)

Drug Lord is a pure white with matte finish (US$18)

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Drug Lord

The first of its kind, this sold-out multi-purpose shade can be used as a lightening agent to create ombre lips, as a liquid eyeliner or even worn as it is. But unless you want to look like a drug addict who has probably forgotten to wipe large remnants of heroin off the lips after use of the drug, or a clueless child who has mistakenly used correction fluid on her lips, use Drug Lord only as a base colour, please.

When worn by itself, it appears messy and requires several applications to completely conceal the natural lip colour. It forms clumps at the doe foot, thus making it hard to line the lips. On top of that, because it’s white, the applicator gets dirty very easily!

#5 Mistletoe

Mistletoe is a true Christmas tree-green with a matte finish (US$18)

Mistletoe is a true Christmas tree-green with a matte finish (US$18)

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mistletoe

What’s Christmas without red… and green? This aptly-named shade (although Grinch would be more appropriate) is a unique colour in my stash (so no swatches to compare with, sorry!). It has a slightly runnier formula and therefore was able to distribute evenly across the lips without too much difficulty. It applies smoothly on the lips but has a fairly opaque coverage because streaks of my natural lip colour could still be seen. You would hence need more than one swipe (the formula is buildable) to entirely obscure the lips.

I’m very late to review these lipsticks so Mistletoe and Hoe Hoe Hoe have already been taken down from the catalogue on Jeffree Star Cosmetics website. But who knows, it may just make a comeback this Christmas!

All in all, this bundle is only worthwhile if you intend to use all of liquid lipsticks. Otherwise, just stick to the conventional shades like Androgyny, Doll Parts and Hoe Hoe Hoe because honestly, US$75 is still quite a lot of money!

What are your thoughts on the unusual colours like Drug Lord and Mistletoe? Would you wear them as they are or blend it with another shade to achieve another colour? I would love to hear from you so chime in below!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more beauty reviews! 🙂

JEFFREE STAR VELOUR LIQUID LIPSTICKS in Doll Parts, Androgyny and drug lord ARE AVAILABLE AT JEFFREESTARCOSMETICS.COM AND BEAUTYLISH FOR US$18 EACH. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS FREE FOR ORDERS ABOVE US$100 AND US$35 ON JEFFREECOSMESTICS.COM AND BEAUTYLISH RESPECTIVELY.
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REVIEW: MAC Dark Desires Lipsticks in Boyfriend Stealer, Heavy Petting & Dark Night

Hello fellow beautyholics!

I’m so glad you’re still here! Thanks for sticking with me despite the lack of beauty updates (non-sponsored posts, that is) on this blog since the onset of this year. Many make-up launches have come and gone over the course of my inactivity, and yet I had only managed to find time recently to do a proper photo shoot for my beauty haul dated as far back as November last year.. because my final semester of college has been a bitch. Before my next major shipment of beauty purchases gets to my doorstep, allow me to bombard you with reviews that have been long overdue!

MAC (and many other brands I follow) had launched a series of collections in the few weeks leading up to Christmas last year and Dark Desires was among the first to pop up on the virtual shelves during that period. It was released online in late November and in U.S. stores in early December, but never internationally.

mac-dark-desires

Probably inspired by erotic films with the likes of Fifty Shades of Grey, the products were given risqué names to complement the dark and edgy shades chosen for this collection. I don’t know about you but considering that the aforementioned movie was screened in cinemas more than six months ago, I found the launch of Dark Desires peculiarly timed because it didn’t quite fit into the holiday theme.

Dark Desires lipsticks

Dark Desires lipsticks

Out of the four lipsticks (Ring My Bell, Heavy Petting, Boyfriend Stealer & Black Night) that were released alongside eye shadows, eye pencils, eye glosses and nail lacquers, I had my eyes on only three because I was too broke to get the pale cool neutral which is unlikely to show on my lips anyway. With the exception of Boyfriend Stealer and the eye pencils, everything in this line-up is new in the market. There is actually quite a substantial number of products in this collection so I was a little perplexed why the sale wasn’t expanded beyond the U.S. Could it be due to the suggestive product names that, perhaps, were deemed inappropriate for the largely conservative Asian market?

Lipsticks (from left): Black Night, Heavy Petting & Boyfriend Stealer

Lipsticks (from left): Black Night, Heavy Petting & Boyfriend Stealer

Swatch (from left): Heavy Petting, Boyfriend Stealer & Black Night

Swatch (from left): Heavy Petting, Boyfriend Stealer & Black Night

All the three lipsticks have a Cremesheen finish but I thought Matte or Satin would make a more suitable choice for this theme because of the bolder and more defined appearance it lends the lips. The provocativeness of the colours seemed to be toned down by the translucence of the finish.

#1 Boyfriend Stealer

Boyfriend Stealer is a blackened plum with Cremesheen finish (US$17)

Boyfriend Stealer is a blackened plum with Cremesheen finish (US$17)

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

Typical of Cremesheen lipsticks, Boyfriend Stealer has a sticky and balm-like texture that sits comfortably on the lips. It has a semi-opaque (leaning more towards sheer) pigmentation as the natural colour of my lips could be seen even after applying several layers of it, therefore it feels more like a lip gloss. However, I didn’t like how it tends to amplify the imperfections of the lips – most of the product seemed to gather at the scab on my lower lip (which has been chapped for the past couple of weeks due to dehydration) so instead of concealing it, it had actually made it more obvious. The consistency of the colour isn’t uniform throughout as well – some parts of my lips had a heavier payoff than the rest. Unsightly!

MAC Boyfriend Stealer swatch comparisons

MAC Boyfriend Stealer swatch comparisons

The texture and opacity of Boyfriend Stealer are quite similar to those of Power My Spirit, which had also received a low rating on my scorecard for its poor colour consistency. But on the bright side, I don’t have any shade that’s identical to Boyfriend Stealer.

#2 Heavy Petting

Heavy Petting is a burgundy with Cremesheen finish (US$17)

Heavy Petting is a burgundy with Cremesheen finish (US$17)

MAC Heavy Petting

MAC Heavy Petting

MAC Heavy Petting

MAC Heavy Petting

MAC Heavy Petting

MAC Heavy Petting

MAC Heavy Petting

MAC Heavy Petting

MAC Heavy Petting

MAC Heavy Petting

The colour on the bullet of Heavy Petting differs greatly from the colour that appears on the lips – how frustrating! I had bought it with the thinking that it would be a dark brown but it turned out to be a lot lighter than that. It has the same tacky texture as Boyfriend Stealer but not so intense. The formula hugs the lips and provides a hydrating veil that bounces light off the surface. Although sheer, the colour shows with just a single swipe. When the colour overlaps with multiple applications, it leaves a darker tint on the lips which fortunately isn’t very noticeable from a distance.

MAC Heavy Petting swatch comparisons

MAC Heavy Petting swatch comparisons

Heavy Petting is a sheerer dupe of Good to be Bad (a reddened burgundy with Sheen Supreme finish, launched in 2011).

#3 Black Night

Black Night is a black with red and gold pearl with Cremesheen finish (US$17)

Black Night is a black with red and gold pearl with Cremesheen finish (US$17)

MAC Black Night

MAC Black Night

MAC Black Night

MAC Black Night

MAC Black Night

MAC Black Night

MAC Black Night

MAC Black Night

MAC Black Night

MAC Black Night

Black Night is the second black lipstick by MAC, with the first being Hautecore. It has very prominent and well-distributed gold microshimmer (the red isn’t very noticable) which gives the lips the added sparkle without looking too glitzy. As compared to its matte counterpart, Black Night is definitely more hydrating and emollient but sheerer in pigmentation and has colour inconsistencies. And perhaps due to its low pigmentation, the lipstick does not turn out to be entirely black on the lips but instead, an intense deep plum. Although sheer, the colour is buildable but the additional layers would slip away after a while and leave the lips looking patchy once again like in the pictures above. It is, nevertheless, still the easiest to work with among all the lipstick I bought from this collection and certainly the most gorgeous-looking one.

MAC Black Night swatch comparisons

MAC Black Night swatch comparisons

You can see the the opacity of Black Night fading from the left above.

Despite really liking most of the cremesheen lipsticks I own, the performance of the lipsticks in this collection surprisingly upsets me because they generally apply unevenly and appear extremely untidy and variegated on the lips. The colours are pretty but I wish more attention could be paid on the pigments when these lipsticks were formulated.

What are your thoughts? Share them with me in the comments below!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more lipstick reviews comin’ up! 🙂

Dark Desires is NOW AVAILABLE ON MACCOSMETICS.COM.

Liposonix at Rexults Clinic

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Hey everyone!

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I have been dealing with insecurities about my weight. Granted, I am not morbidly overweight but living in a world (or more specifically in Asia) where size matters greatly has undoubtedly given me undue pressure to be thin. Hence despite weighing a healthy 55kg by BMI standards, I am dissatisfied with my relatively bigger body frame, especially my upper arms which I have been trying all means and ways (without costing a fortune) to tone. I have used various slimming products (as you might have seen from the myriads of reviews I have done) and results were pretty much futile.

Seeing how my resolution to lose those jiggly arms has failed year after year, I almost wanted to give up.. until a beam of hope came knocking in the form of Rexults Clinic. Just a few days before the Lunar New Year, I was at the premier medical aesthetics clinic located at Orchard Road to try out their services. At that time I was so overwhelmingly occupied with my final-year project and work commitments that I had to be really selective in who I choose to work with (reviewing is a lot of work). Furthermore, past unsuccessful slimming attempts had lent me a slight sense of scepticism – I didn’t want to promise to promote something that may not do for me. But hopping over to their website, I was immensely impressed by their level of professionalism and transparency. Not only are the credentials of the doctors explicitly stated, but the prices (which many beauty companies I’ve worked with are very reluctant to publicise) for every treatment are listed there as well! The information certainly reassured me that I would be in good hands. Needless to say, their website was the deciding factor for me 😉

Rexults Clinic Patient Care Managers

Rexults Clinic Patient Care Managers provide excellent service that is extremely professional (photo credit: Rexults Clinic)

That professionalism stretches far beyond their website and into their spacious, spick-and-span clinic on the 17th storey of Tong Building. The ladies behind the front counter greeted me with much gusto when I entered and served me biscuits and a cup of hot tea at the waiting bay while I waited for the doctor. Probably noticing how hungry I was (had gone there without breakfast), they offered to replenish my biscuits and tea! Talk about awesome customer service!

Overseeing Takashimaya from where I was!

Overseeing Takashimaya from where I was!

Curtain around every table to protect the privacy of customers!

Curtain around every table to protect the privacy of customers!

Rexults Clinic (formerly known as EPW Laser + Medical Aesthetics Clinic) is the sweat and blood of Dr EP Wong who has more than 30 years of experience as a medical aesthetics doctor. Dr. Wong has built a following of patients from Singapore and around the region (Indonesia, Cambodia, Brunei and Malaysia) due to his reputation for effective skin correction for 23 years – helping people to clear acne, oil bumps, pigmentation and address skin ageing. Many of his patients have continuously been seeing Dr. Wong since his foray into medical aesthetics in 1993.

Dr Melvin Tan

Dr Melvin Tan

Restoring the confidence of troubled patients alongside Dr Wong is Dr Melvin Tan who also happens to be my designated doctor. He is known for his individual tailored combination treatments for his patients because he doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all approach. For instance, he customises treatments to cater to different pain threshold and downtime preference. When he learnt that I was more concerned about my flabby arms than my tummy, he recommended me to try Liposonix even though it’s more widely used for the latter.

Liposonix is one of the treatments offered under the clinic’s Body Perfecta Programme. It is a non-invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) procedure which breaks down fat cells instead of minimising them (which in that case may expand again once you stop watching your diet) and hence very suitable for patients with smaller, more stubborn areas of adipose tissue (fat) that will not shift with healthy eating and exercise (omg, that’s me). The ultrasound energy heats the deep fatty tissue and breaks it down, without damaging the surrounding and overlying tissue. 

After each treatment, a circumferential reduction of 2.5 cm at the waist can be expected after 90 days. This is approximately one dress size less in females, and one belt notch less in males.

NOTE: It is not suitable for those who have less than 1cm depth of fat in the area to be treated or have a BMI of more than 30. In addition, it is not suitable for those who are pregnant, have a blood clotting disorder, a history of cancer and related onditions or cardiovascular devices fitted – e.g. Pacemaker. [source]

I opted for the treatment to be done on the same day I had my consultation with Dr Tan so I didn’t have to make a second trip. Once changed into the clinic gown, I was brought into the resting room to fill my stomach with more biscuits and drinks before popping some pills meant to prevent any nausea.  All these were done two hours before the procedure were carried out on me to allow ample time for the medication to take effect. I wasn’t prepared to wait so I didn’t have anything to keep me busy in the meantime.

Resting room equipped with a TV and a nice, comfy couch. What's more, a nice view of Orchard Road!

Resting room equipped with a TV and a nice, comfy couch. What’s more, a nice view of Orchard Road! The colour scheme of this room is absolutely therapeutic too. May consider going for similar look and feel when I get my own house teehee!

On top of the clinic attire that I was required to change into, I also had to wear disposable bathroom slippers!

On top of the clinic attire that I was required to change into, I also had to wear disposable bathroom slippers!

Friendly clinic assistant running through the health screening questions with me

Friendly clinic assistant running through the health screening questions with me

Had a cuppa hot Milo and lemon puff biscuits before taking some pills

Had a cuppa hot Milo and lemon puff biscuits before taking some pills

More tea!

More tea!

To further illustrate the clinic’s professionalism, everything there is done in a very systematic manner and to top it all off, the rooms were also designed to serve a particular purpose. Apart from the usual consultation and treatment rooms, there is also a miniature photography studio (solely for photo-taking) where I had pictures of my arms taken for the clinic’s documentation purposes.

Where can I get that lighting equipment? They made my makeup look so good!

Where can I get that lighting equipment? They made my makeup look so good!

Adjacent to the photography studio is a massive treatment room surrounded by full-length tinted windows to cut out harsh light. The station where my weight and arm measurements were taken is tucked at a corner.

This room makes the claustrophobe in me so happy!

This room makes the claustrophobe in me so happy!

The station where my measurements were taken

The station where my measurements were taken

Weighing myself

Weighing myself

My dominant writing hand is thicker in circumference than the other

My dominant writing hand is thicker in circumference than the other

At Rexults Clinic, you can be assured that all procedures, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, are performed only by a qualified doctor. Prior to my Liposonix treatment, my arms were marked up and numbered in a grid pattern with a non-permanent marker pen to clearly indicate the targeted area. Dr Tan then proceeded to place the head of the Liposonix machine on each individual square, starting from the uppermost area of the arm. Each individual square was treated thrice during the procedure.

Liposonix system

Liposonix system

Getting ready to be "zapped"!

Getting ready to be “zapped”!

Arms marked up and numbered in a grid pattern with a non-permanent marker pen

Arms marked up and numbered in a grid pattern with a non-permanent marker pen

Liposonix procedure

Liposonix procedure

At a push of a button on the machine, energy is released into the surrounding tissue. Painless at first, the burning and prickly sensation intensified as the machine moved towards the end of the upper arm where there were lesser fats. The third zap usually hurt the most because the heat felt like it was penetrating into my bones! Thankfully the discomfort lasted barely for three seconds so it was still very bearable.

According to the studies on Liposonix, the destroyed fat cells at the treated area are reabsorbed by the body over the following 12 weeks after the treatment is completed. Maximum results are expected to be observed in 8 to 12 weeks and as long as additional weight is not gained (through healthy eating and regular exercise), the fat cells will not return to the treated area. Moreover, since only a small area of fat is being treated, the amount of fat being destroyed and liquefied will not be enough to create a sagging of the skin!

Despite being warned that my arms would look red and might feel tender with some swelling or bruising after the treatment, I experienced none of it, save for some slight tingling sensation akin to muscle aches during the next couple of days. I could still work out (although not advisable by the doctor) with no issue at all so I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry because that could also mean that the treatment didn’t work for me. But as time passed, my upper arms began to feel a lot tighter and even my boyfriend had noticed improvement in the size of my arms.

Right arm

Right arm

Left arm

Left arm

I went back to the clinic a few days ago (about a month after the treatment) for a quick review and indeed, my arms had shrunk according to the latest measurements. My left and right arms shed 1cm and 0.6cm of flab respectively. What a pleasant surprise! I had honestly thought the reverse would happen knowing that I had lost control of my diet during the Chinese New Year period 😆 Further, bearing in mind that the maximum effect of Liposonix can only be observed after 12 weeks, I really did not expect to see results after merely four weeks? Incredible!

Of course, Liposonix is just one of the many treatments and programmes available for the body at Rexults Clinic. If you would like to find out more about Liposonix or other aesthetic options and techniques, be sure to attend a free external educational talk by Dr EP Wong and Dr Melvin Tan, happening this April. Or, if you’ve been contemplating about getting an aesthetic procedure done to fix your skin or weight woes, here’s your once-in-a-blue-moon chance to consult not one, but two highly qualified doctors as they will also be taking questions from the audience.

Educational Talk:
“Be Your Best Self”

Customised aesthetic options and techniques.

Attend this talk by Medical Director, Dr. EP Wong and Associate Doctor, Dr. Melvin Tan (Rexults Clinic)

Date: 2 April 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Rexults medSpa (302 Orchard Road #17-02 Tong Building Singapore 238862 ⋅ Beside Paragon)

Registration is required. To RSVP, call +65 6235 5533

Thanks for reading!

Rexults Clinic

302 Orchard Road ⋅ #17-01 ⋅ Tong Building ⋅ Singapore 238862
(Beside Paragon)
For appointments and enquiries, please call +65 6235 5533
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