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How to contour chubby cheeks without using makeup and filters

How to contour chubby cheeks without using makeup and filters

Back then, contouring with makeup was somehow a special skill, used only for important occasions and shoots. But since Kim K’s iconic tutorial on how she gets her chiseled cheeks and the rise of the #selfie generation, face contouring has become a survival skill and an art form even the most inexperienced of makeup junkies can pull off. Filters on our fave apps (hi Face Tune) help too!

Still the magic, as we all know bitterly, is temporary. The best way to get a contoured, slim face is by following a proper diet and a consistent exercise routine. But what if you have a naturally wide and moon-shaped face that defies all your efforts? You can accept and love yourself for all you are - it’s certainly possible and more cost-efficient - but if you're convinced that your chubby cheeks simply must go, there is something you can do. It’s quick, painless, and worth the splurge.

I tried Facial Care Centre’s UltraFace treatment a couple of weeks ago at their BGC branch and found it effective. UltraFace uses ultrasound and radio frequency technology to reduce face fat and reshape it, in consecutive stages. The machine has two applicator wands: one for breaking down the fat (UltraFace mode, with ultrasound) and the other for heating the skin tissue, causing it to tighten and contract (UniFace mode, with radio frequency). The whole treatment takes only 45 minutes and requires zero downtime.

So how was it? The first stage feels like a brisk massage. My skin didn’t feel raw or red afterwards; it’s quite relaxing! The second stage is quite warm but it’s nothing I can’t handle. If you’ve tried laser before, it’s about the same level of warmth, which increases gradually but not unbearably.

Afterwards the FCC aesthetician cleansed my face and applied sunscreen afterwards. As they promised earlier, there was no soreness or irritation. My face felt worked on but it felt pretty normal as there was zero pain. I was a bit hesitant to try UltraFace (I was there for a different treatment, actually) but I’m glad I did! I felt my face was less bloated-looking and my skin was tight, like it finally got its thing together after staying in a basement for years and not getting a real job.

Before UltraFace and right after UltraFace

Before UltraFace and right after UltraFace

After two weeks and a particularly good angle! I've been dieting lately to get my jawline to say hello. 

After two weeks and a particularly good angle! I've been dieting lately to get my jawline to say hello. 

It takes about three sessions to get lasting results, and FCC recommends ten sessions for a dramatic change. My face in the before and after photos don’t show this dramatic change, obviously, but I feel it looks less fleshy and saggy after just one session of UltraFace.

If your budget allows, then I think the UltraFace package at Facial Care Centre may be right up your alley. Give them a call at 892-SKIN or visit their website to set up a consultation. ^_^

This story is brought to you by Facial Care Centre.

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