Project HumansofSG || LivesofSG

Project LivesofSG || #1lifesavedsg

  • Help is on the way for Workplace depression
  • For Generation X Y Z
  • Impact of Covid 19 on our PMETs

Project Summary | The ABCs of our strategy

Vision:  || The systematic, comprehensive and clinical Takedown of Mental Health Stigma in SG

Building a community where mental health issues can be discussed openly, freely and actively. Together we will TAKEDOWN mental health issues afflicting our working professionals 20-49 (the proverbial Generation XYZ). Join us. Join our community. A community in unity, unity in diversity.

We focus primarily on => WorkplaceDepression + PostnatalBlues

Our core pillars | ABCs of LivesofSG

Awareness |  Builders | Care team |

Awareness

–         outreach team

–         Post sharing

–         Inviting likeminded folks to join our community

Builders

–         The story curation aka HumansofNY style

–         Videos of personal sharings + coping skills

–         Personal posititive messages

Care Team

–         Education arm

–         Workplace zoom seminars

–         Teaching how to 1. Identify at risk 2. Sharing coping skills 3. Escalate the ones in danger

Why we do it?

Feeling hopeless | anxious | depressed? You’re not alone. 2020 has been a particularly challenging year for many people. If you are a young professional (Gen X Y Z) struggling with anxiety and depression, then we especially want to help you.

We seek to implement a nationwide, clinical, systematic, comprehensive TAKEDOWN of mental health stigma, 1 inch at a time. 1 face at a time. We leave no man behind. #LivesofSG #BeNotAfraid #Itsokaytonotbeokay

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.” – Robin Williams

According to the Singapore Mental Health Study 2016:

  1. >15% of adults have experienced a mental health condition in their lifetime.. 75% of people with a mental health condition in their lifetime did not seek any professional help. 
  2. 7 /10 respondents believed that persons with mental health conditions experience stigma and discrimination in their daily lives, and yet. 5 / 10 respondents were not willing to live with, live nearby, or work with a person with mental health condition.  
  3. 9 in 10 respondents believe that those with mental health issues “could get better if they wanted to”,. 50% said that mental health issues are “a sign of personal weakness” and six in 10 said that such people are “unpredictable”.

Let’s work together towards:

  1. Increasing Mental Health awareness
  2. Increasing access to Mental Health services
  3. Decreasing social stigma regarding Mental Health issues

To TAKE-DOWN mental health issues through sharing of stories | experiences | statements. Our goal in brief is to build a community, open, inclusive and non-judgy to help professionals, from millennials to the matured, improve your mental health. We want to be your psychological First Aid, and promote mental health awareness.

As Prof Goh has pointed out, ‘There is no health without MENTAL HEAlTH‘. We feel, in the aftermath of Covid, this group of higher functioning silent sufferers will be affected greatly. Additionally, SOS, MOE, MOH, #plsstay movement and NCSS BeyondtheLabel are addressing the needs of the different age groups as we speak.

ENDPOINT is to coordinate + consolidate this mental wellness landscape, optimizing resources under 1 central umbrella. Because there is no need to confuse the public with information overload. To simplify is divine.

  1. #BeNotAfraid | Be not afraid to look bad. Be not afraid to reach out. Be not afraid to seek help.|| Underlying theme is accepting one-self. Which would go a lot way into helping silent sufferers *TAKEDOWN* this condition, 1 inch at a time. ||
  2. #1lifesavedSG, #LivesofSG |To reduce suicide rates in Professionals and eradicate this negative social stigma  
  3. #itsokaytobenotokay | Awareness Feeling depressed, feeling anxious is not an illness, not a disease, but unmet emotional needs growing up.

And why are we reaching out to Professionals?

Professionals are our *silent sufferers*

People in this category are highly functioning, we think we can figure things out independently, we think we dont need any help from anyone… the underlying ISSUE of pride and social stigma for healthy help-seeking behavior. However, it is precisely this group that needs help, because recession is looming, people are feeling more stressed, worried about being laid off, worried about bringing food to the table, worried about their family, worried about the future, as a result of the impact of Covid, the worse being still unknown. This would have a trickle down effect on families, and poor kids suffer the most in the end. We. Dont. Want. That.

Presently MOE is addressing emotional quotient in schools. While there are apps directed at youths. Theres a movement for mummies focusing on teenage suicide. SOS, Family Life Society, IMH mental health hotline are helping the poor. So we will not duplicate resources… we will complement them, and target professionals, the high functioning but SILENT SUFFERERS, for many will fall under the axe.

Challenges we face:

1. Sufferers often have no motivation to seek help

2. Sufferers have no money to seek professional help

3. Sufferers dont want to talk to anyone

Our direction:

3 arms

  1. Awareness Ambassadors | To do the outreach to Gen X.Y.Z (all walks of life)
  2. Builders  | Focus on story collection, building an open, non-judgy inclusive, accepting society
  3. Care Team | We focus on Workplace zoom talks to identify at risk colleagues, share tips on how to help them and self soothe, and escalate the at-risk ones

1. Asian Forum https://www.humansofnewyork.com/ ||  We do a LivesofSG version. #1lifesavedSG|| Links to Resources for self help on youtube, and referral to a team of doctors + psychologists. On hotlines to talk to someone.  | For mental wellness. manned by sufferers who have been there done that. Readers post their issues anonymously on a board -> And moderators reply, while public can comment and provide support. So it grows and becomes a repository of stories categorised by the 5 major emotions. Qualifiers will be made.  A. Disclaimer B.Indication C. Anonymous+ PHMC act

2. On nights where sufferers are alone and lonely, to have app bots to talk to them. Because many feel alone in this big big world, they feel they have no friends to turn to.

 3. AI bots who can reply with EMPATHY | only activated at night | not to replace Human interactionThere is currently no Sg forum dedicated to this with enough traction, for ppl who are more comfortable typing then talking over the phone or video call. One which deals with Asian issues, and has a collection of stories by Asians. I find that ppl open up when others around them, who they can identify, open up first.

How we do it?

To work with Influencers | Govt bodies + VWOs | Therapists + doctors as a tripartite alliance. We coordinate and consolidate. Because too many resources out there, only leads to confusion and unwanted buyers’ paralysis. One of the main reasons sufferers don’t seek help is because they don’t know who to go to. Aim is to complement hotlines not replace them || And not to replicate. ||

1. Influencers to spread the word and relate their story, struggle, coping and personal statements. People to subscribe and sign up | With disclaimer qualifying the right ppl we can help and channeling the riskier ones to other avenues

2. Forum to write and share their darkness and to read about other ppl’s struggles. KIV BOTS in future.



What we do?

PROJECT TIMELINE || 1 year ending in Sept 2021


Our VISION: is to TAKEDOWN the social stigma for Asian mental health issues, and build a caring, open and non judgy community with a platform to share their stories + AI Bot enable capability for discussing non suicidal issues, at night when no one else is there to help. We are a psychological first aid, we put the band-aid on the wound. We seek to build awareness and TAKEDOWN social stigmas, one inch at a time. To make people less afraid…. #BeNotAfraid

He succeeded in his lifelong goal… to make people less afraid… this was robin’s wish…one of the greatest actors of all time

Robin Williams

HELPLINES |

Samaritans of Singapore:1800-221-4444Singapore Association for Mental Health:1800-283-7019Institute of Mental Health’s Mobile Crisis Service:6389-2222Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandarin):1800-353-5800Silver Ribbon:6386-1928Tinkle Friend:1800-274-4788

Team LivesofSG

Partnerships with VWOs | Our strength lies in

  1. Well curated stories (anonymously) with a positive message
  2. Lifestyle Influencers with a focus on professionals | Gen X.Y.Z
  3. Focus on Professionals (the silent sufferers who have long been overlooked)

Social media channels

LivesofSG – FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/LivesofSg-108592737717980/  – Focus on Workplace Depression only House rules. Only Workplace related articles and media.  AI chatbots and reaching out to our professionals. Pls invite your Gen XYZ friends to join and share
LivesofSG – FB community – Continues to be our 5 senses media awareness arm
LivesofSG –IG community – Our HumansofSG arm, sharing fun family, friendship, workplace photos based on theme of the week. And positive messages.
LivesofSG – Youtube – Call to action to join our community. And personal story. 
LivesofSG.org – In progress, out next week. 1. Stories 2. Videos and sharings 3. Forum

Q +A

What do our detractors say?

  1. I’m not tech saavy and the idea of  bots to talk to for depressed and suicidal people makes me uncomfortable
  2. And if someone kills themselves whilst using your app, then it will be a problem too
  3. Also is the end-point to refer to a human therapist? Coz how are ppl gonna afford that
  4. Sg started something similar many years ago. It never gained traction.
  5. Why do I need to go to this website?
  6. Why would I continue to visit this website, and who is moderating it?
  7. Who would continue to contribute to this site, how sustainable will it be?
  8. Why are we not helping the poor and marginalised?
  9. Do stories really help inspire those who are suffering? Is there any value in doing so?
  10. Are you duplicating already evident resources? How do you ensure sustainability? Why are there so many mental health movements in SG currently?

Clarification

1. LivesofSG – short story chicken soup for the soul collection + anonymous forum, aka humans of New York style, but amended for Asian context. Chatbots to help on nights when sufferers feel alone, experience insomnia, and have no one to talk to. Because the incredible painful feeling of loneliness is not something to be dismissed.

I agree it cannot replace human – human interaction, but the power of AI cannot be downplayed. In the US, chatbots are used and scientifically proven to benefit people with anxiety and depression. Its about developing coping mechanisms, and yes, it cannot address the emotional neglect, which requires the next step, speaking to someone. My plan is for a psychological first aid, like a band aid on your wound.

2. I think if these forums are written without any identification, more users will be willing be share their experiences.

3. Qualifiers so only those high functioning PNETS will be helped | suicidal patients will be referred immediately

4. Endpoint: Awareness. An open sharing accepting community like new York

5. We refer complex cases to IMH and SOS || So we help them to filter out manageable, we handle higher functioning patients, which tend to be the PMETS, by virtual of the fact that they have come this far.

6. This would be aka Chicken Soup for the soul | Sg version. To know there are others in your plight. Our panelists would take turns to share their stories every month. So the website layout | Stories by real ppl + Forum for anonymous sharing ( moderated by a group of volunteers)

I think times have changed and we are ready for this. As a society, as a community. We will not be ambitious, we will focus on a select group, complementing the work of others. Influencers will lead the way to care and share. The aim is to build an open, inclusive, accepting, non judgy community.

SOS, Family Life Society, IMH mental health hotline are helping the poor. So we will not duplicate resources. We cant do everything so we decided on this target group first. We want to serve the silent sufferers and when more people come forward, we can extend this project to others.

Challenges we foresee

  1. Asians not willing to share their story, unlike westerners. So influencers impt to encourage
  2. Funding. Tote board. We need funding for website, AI white labelling. Once off only and yearly maintainence of web hosting fee.
  3. Web designer | Web master to help us manage this
  4. On-going fees: How to sustain this project without passing it to end users. We want this to be an open source.
  5. Too many websites and movements presently.
  6. Hence we wish to support a VWO in this field, and come under their umbrella, helping them to reach out to this niche group of professionals.

Pls note

  1. Your welfare is our priority. We are not looking for kamikaze pilots. We have a a safety net in place to take care of our members. Because the last thing we want is for members to crash and burn from dedicating themselves to this project.
  2. We are all busy parents, so a heart in the right place is all we need. Adhoc work as needed, at your own time, own target.
  3. Those who wish to contribute anonymously, please do… We do have a team of Silent warriors behind the scenes, so you are not alone.

LivesofSG ||
Pain point:

  1. I was not clear about the deliverables, and ideas develop and formulate as we move forward.
  2. End goal. When do we say we have completed our task?
  3. Sustainability moving forward. How comfortable is the team identifying with a photo and personal statement re: this initiative. Its an identity and I feel some of you may not be so open about it. Additionally, I know many of our volunteers are wearing several hats, so commitment levels varies due to time constraints.

As Prof Goh has pointed out, ‘There is no health without MENTAL HEALTH‘. We feel, in the aftermath of Covid, this group of higher functioning silent sufferers will be affected greatly. Additionally, SOS, MOE, MOH, #plsstay movement and NCSS BeyondtheLabel are addressing the needs of the different age groups as we speak.

ENDPOINT is to coordinate + consolidate this mental wellness landscape, optimizing resources under 1 central umbrella. Because there is no need to confuse the public with information overload. To simplify is divine.

  1. #BeNotAfraid | Be not afraid to look bad. Be not afraid to reach out. Be not afraid to seek help.|| Underlying theme is accepting one-self. Which would go a lot way into helping silent sufferers *TAKEDOWN* this condition, 1 inch at a time. ||
  2. #1lifesavedSG, #LivesofSG |To reduce suicide rates in PMETS and eradicate this negative social stigma  
  3. Awareness | #itsokaytobenotokay Feeling depressed, feeling anxious is not an illness, not a disease, but unmet emotional needs growing up.

And why are we reaching out to Professionals?

Professionals are our *silent sufferers*

People in this category are highly functioning, we think we can figure things out independently, we think we dont need any help from anyone… the underlying ISSUE of pride and social stigma for healthy help-seeking behavior. However, it is precisely this group that needs help, because recession is looming, people are feeling more stressed, worried about being laid off, worried about bringing food to the table, worried about their family, worried about the future, as a result of the impact of Covid, the worse being still unknown. This would have a trickle down effect on families, and poor kids suffer the most in the end. We. Dont. Want. That.

Presently MOE is addressing emotional quotient in schools. While there are apps directed at youths. Theres a movement for mummies focusing on teenage suicide. SOS, Family Life Society, IMH mental health hotline are helping the poor. So we will not duplicate resources… we will complement them, and target PMETS, the high functioning but SILENT SUFFERERS, for many will fall under the axe.

Challenges we face:

1. Sufferers often have no motivation to seek help

2. Sufferers have no money to seek professional help

3. Sufferers dont want to talk to anyone

Proposal

  1. Our Team shares our personal experience +coping skills + positive message.
  2. Then extend to the public by interviewing Professionals ( IT/ Tech/ Banking/ Consulting/ Medicine/ Dentistry etc) and rewriting their stories
  3. Touching base with VWOs to seek permission to share their case stories

1. Asian Forum https://www.humansofnewyork.com/ ||  We do a LivesofSG version. #1lifesavedSG|| Links to Resources for self help on youtube, and referral to a team of doctors + psychologists. On hotlines to talk to someone.  | For mental wellness. manned by sufferers who have been there done that. Readers post their issues anonymously on a board -> And moderators reply, while public can comment and provide support. So it grows and becomes a repository of stories categorised by the 5 major emotions. Qualifiers will be made.  A. Disclaimer B.Indication C. Anonymous+ PHMC act

2. On nights where sufferers are alone and lonely, to have app bots to talk to them. Because many feel alone in this big big world, they feel they have no friends to turn to.

 3. AI bots who can reply with EMPATHY | only activated at night | not to replace Human interactionThere is currently no Sg forum dedicated to this with enough traction, for ppl who are more comfortable typing then talking over the phone or video call. One which deals with Asian issues, and has a collection of stories by Asians. I find that ppl open up when others around them, who they can identify, open up first.

How we do it?

To work with Influencers. Govt bodies + VWOs. Therapists + doctors as a tripartite alliance. We coordinate and consolidate.

1. Influencers to spread the word and relate their story, struggle, coping and personal statements. People to subscribe and sign up | With disclaimer qualifying the right ppl we can help and channeling the riskier ones to other avenues

2. Forum to write and share their darkness and to read about other ppl’s struggles. KIV BOTS in future.

Aim is to complement hotlines not replace them || And not to replicate. || I need a good web designer for this user interface

Process:  Moderators identify RISK-> PM them and therapists on site to make first contact => On consult with medical team => Options 1. refer to our team of 25 therapists (probono) 2. Medical attention              (Doctors panel) + Our forum platform and bots will help with the easier, higher functioning cases, complex cases to be escalated. So we are a psychological first aid, a wound band aid.



What we do?

3 arms

  1. Awareness Ambassadors
  2. Builders  | Focus on story collection, building an open, non judgy inclusive, accepting society
  3. Care Team | First Contact with at risk, and our team on therapists and doctors will come together to see how best we can help u

PROJECT TIMELINE || 1 year ending in Sept 2021


Our VISION: is to TAKEDOWN the social stigma for Asian mental health issues, and build a caring, open and non judgy community with a platform to share their stories + AI Bot enable capability for discussing non suicidal issues, at night when no one else is there to help. We are a psychological first aid, we put the band-aid on the wound. We seek to build awareness and TAKEDOWN social stigmas, one inch at a time. To make people less afraid…. #BeNotAfraid

He succeeded in his lifelong goal… to make people less afraid… this was robin’s wish…one of the greatest actors of all time

Robin Williams

HELPLINES |

Samaritans of Singapore:1800-221-4444Singapore Association for Mental Health:1800-283-7019Institute of Mental Health’s Mobile Crisis Service:6389-2222Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandarin):1800-353-5800Silver Ribbon:6386-1928Tinkle Friend:1800-274-4788

Team LivesofSG

Partnerships with VWOs | Our strength lies in

  1. Well curated stories with a positive message
  2. Lifestyle Influencers with a focus on professionals
  3. Focus on Professionals ( the silent sufferers who have long been overlooked)

Goals for LivesofSG ||
Pain point:

  1. I was not clear about the deliverables, and ideas develop and formulate as we move forward.
  2. End goal. When do we say we have completed our task?
  3. Sustainability moving forward. How comfortable is the team identifying with a photo and personal statement re: this initiative. Its an identity and I feel some of you may not be so open about it. Additionally, I know many of our volunteers are wearing several hats, so commitment levels varies due to time constraints.

Timeline + Targets | We finish this in 1 year ENDING 2021
Nov 15 2020
FB Group 1000 x members in our community | To allow us to pitch to media to help us spread awareness. Otherwise we are just floating around unfortunately.
A. Content – Education and Media Team Leads pls take note.

  1. Articles on mental health for FB group. 5x a week.
  2. Influencers to each share a 1 min clip about their story, coping, and personal statement. –5x
  3. Tag and share 10 x people per influencer for each article and sharing. #humansofSG #1lifesavedSG #BeNotAfraid #Itsokaytonotbeokay
    Sidenote. Grow our Awareness Ambassadors team. Replies have been positive. Working on red tape and how to cut it.
    B. Short stories + Statements
  4. 25x stories of personal struggle + coping from each team
  5. 100x personal statements

1 Dec 2020
We come together to discuss if Website is feasible moving forward. Whether we have the bandwidth for that, because we do not want a one-hit-wonder. We want sustainability and if the team as yet feels its not viable, we will postpone it.
We are still in the process of refining our methodology, targets and we welcome feedback and suggestions on how we can do better.

Sept 2021 | The handover
FB Platform is stable and self running, with articles, stories, sharings. Those who are keen, pls on as moderators for the FB group.
Handover the Admin to our young Doctor team

  1. Number of sign ups > 5K community
  2. Number of feedback form positive responses >500
  3. Referrals to psy+ health >50X
  4. number of people sharing the hashtag >50’000 #

The Dream TEAM || LivesofSG #1LifesavedSG #BeNotAfraid

CORE

Prof Goh Lee Gan Pioneer Family Med | Our Mentor + Dr Ang Yong Guan Advisor        

Dr.Tan E Ching: Senior Family Physician | Advisor + Grace Loh Fournier: Legal Tech and Psychotherapist-in-training| Chief  + Leah Selakovic | Psychologist+ Cecilia Leong Faulkner + Adelene Fong Pyn Lim | Strategist +  Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang + Prof Gabriel Low Cheng Hock | Observer  Samuel Seow | Media + Legal Counsel

Builders + Care Team

Leah Selakovic | Education + Media Psychologist  | Co Lead Ferry Bayat | Special needs educator with interest in kids| 2IC + Eleanor Wong + Eve Zhang | Counsellor + Therapist + Gloria Soo + Desiree Chung + Team of 26 Psychotherapist volunteers

Dr Gary Ang + Dr Tan Liat Leng + Dr Nina A: Celebrity Cosmetic  + Dr Jade Chee: Kickass Millennial + Maggie Chua Team Lead  + Shireen Henry | Volunteer advocate + Dr Chia Min Shan + Dr Vanessa Tan | ENT +  Dr Tan Keetung | Family Physician

Awareness Ambassadors + Outreach

Dr Rachel Chin + Paige Shi + Eunice Yeo Spartan Champ 2015 + Natalie Dau: Ultramarathoner + Angela Poppy + Henny V | Socialite + Uncle Sam:CrossFit Coach + Alishia Cleopatra
Sarah K: Korean + Eleanor Wong + Pika Sen + Sharene Goh + Prof Valerie Chew + Dr Enrica Sham + Ann Sim

Legal

Renita Sophia Crasta + Tan Hian Zee: Adhoc Legal Assistance

Behind the scenes Warriors |

Dr Chu Jiawan + + Jane Z xxxofmuse | Strategist + Observers | Dr Amanda Ong + Sang Hee Shin | Our Kickass Aussie red wine connection team

Daniel Chang | Founder + Enabler + The Janitor |


Q +A

What do our detractors say?

  1. I’m not tech saavy and the idea of  bots to talk to for depressed and suicidal people makes me uncomfortable
  2. And if someone kills themselves whilst using your app, then it will be a problem too
  3. Also is the end-point to refer to a human therapist? Coz how are ppl gonna afford that
  4. Sg started something similar many years ago. It never gained traction.
  5. Why do I need to go to this website?
  6. Why would I continue to visit this website, and who is moderating it?
  7. Who would continue to contribute to this site, how sustainable will it be?
  8. Why are we not helping the poor and marginalised?
  9. Do stories really help inspire those who are suffering? Is there any value in doing so?
  10. Are you duplicating already evident resources? How do you ensure sustainability? Why are there so many mental health movements in SG currently?

Clarification

1. LivesofSG – short story chicken soup for the soul collection + anonymous forum, aka humans of New York style, but amended for Asian context. Chatbots to help on nights when sufferers feel alone, experience insomnia, and have no one to talk to. Because the incredible painful feeling of loneliness is not something to be dismissed.

I agree it cannot replace human – human interaction, but the power of AI cannot be downplayed. In the US, chatbots are used and scientifically proven to benefit people with anxiety and depression. Its about developing coping mechanisms, and yes, it cannot address the emotional neglect, which requires the next step, speaking to someone. My plan is for a psychological first aid, like a band aid on your wound.

2. I think if these forums are written without any identification, more users will be willing be share their experiences.

3. Qualifiers so only those high functioning PNETS will be helped | suicidal patients will be referred immediately

4. Endpoint: Awareness. An open sharing accepting community like new York

5. We refer complex cases to IMH and SOS || So we help them to filter out manageable, we handle higher functioning patients, which tend to be the PMETS, by virtual of the fact that they have come this far.

6. This would be aka Chicken Soup for the soul | Sg version. To know there are others in your plight. Our panelists would take turns to share their stories every month. So the website layout | Stories by real ppl + Forum for anonymous sharing ( moderated by a group of volunteers)

I think times have changed and we are ready for this. As a society, as a community. We will not be ambitious, we will focus on a select group, complementing the work of others. Influencers will lead the way to care and share. The aim is to build an open, inclusive, accepting, non judgy community.

SOS, Family Life Society, IMH mental health hotline are helping the poor. So we will not duplicate resources. We cant do everything so we decided on this target group first. We want to serve the silent sufferers and when more people come forward, we can extend this project to others.

Step 1.

Contributed by us the panelists, we start sharing our stories, struggles and encourage others to come fwd. So it no longer becomes a taboo, pplp no longer fear the stigma and labels.

Questionaire to qualify the right candidates. | So I was thinking not to duplicate resources so we focus on a select crowd for now. | 35-45, Non suicidal, no prev history of diagnosed mental health disorders. All anonymous except for username, age and questionnaire to ensure qualifies for us. Those excluded will be directed to a link to the hotlines avail for them. We do not want them to feel left out.

A.I bots to be activated at night. Bec many suffer insomnia so good to have a bot to talk to. We are not replacing hotlines. We are providing an alternative avenue for those, like me, who prefer to type on a PC than talk over the phone or face to face. Hence the narrower age group range but open to suggestion.

Step 2.

To gain traction and reach out to more ppl, we need to share on social media and with our friends and kickstart our Awareness Ambassador Campaign.

Step 3.

Coordination of NCSS, MOH, LivesofSG and VWOs. And open to collaborations to help other VWOs with the setup we have.

Challenges we foresee

  1. Asians not willing to share their story, unlike westerners. So influencers impt to encourage
  2. Funding. Tote board. We need funding for website, AI white labelling. Once off only and yearly maintainence of web hosting fee.
  3. Web designer | Web master to help us manage this
  4. On-going fees: How to sustain this project without passing it to end users. We want this to be an open source.
  5. Too many websites and movements presently.
  6. Hence we wish to support a VWO in this field, and come under their umbrella, helping them to reach out to this niche group of professionals.

Pls note

  1. Your welfare is our priority. We are not looking for kamikaze pilots. We have a a safety net in place to take care of our members. Because the last thing we want is for members to crash and burn from dedicating themselves to this project.
  2. We are all busy parents, so a heart in the right place is all we need. Adhoc work as needed, at your own time, own target.
  3. Those who wish to contribute anonymously, please do… We do have a team of Silent warriors behind the scenes, so you are not alone.

  1. When someone writes an paragraph he/she keeps the idea of a user in his/her brain that how a user can…

  2. When someone writes an paragraph he/she keeps the idea of a user in his/her brain that how a user can…



Facelift | Threads vs fillers vs surgery 2021| 线雕+超声刀 | Korean Aesthetic Clinic

For a non surgical facelift, patients come with the following top 3 concerns…

1. Efficacy and longevity of result

2. Pain and downtime to be at a minimum

3. Cost effectiveness

I use the T.I.E approach. In my clinical experience, this is effective for patients with mild to moderate facial sagging and realistic expectations. For ageing skin and severe facial sagging, surgical options may be more appropriate.

T: Threadlift – mini collagen threads which promote Neocollagenesis as they dissolve and improve your skin quality

I: injectibles – Profhilo, Dermal fillers, Sculptra etc. These help to not just replace volume loss but also to improve your skin health, hydration and firmness

E: Energy based devices – of these… My fav would be the Korean HIFU

We shall delve deeper in the following paragraphs.

FACELIFT OPTIONS: 热玛吉.玻尿酸。线雕. 超声刀

  1. Injectibles with botox and fillers
  2. Threadlifts (Duolift, UltraV, Y Ko)
  3. Energy based devices ( HIFU/ Ulthera / Thermage)

 

ULTIMATE KOREAN 3D DREAMLIFT – consists of fillers +/- dermalift +/- Threads/ HIFU

The key to youth is to reposition, revolumise and restore lost tissue. 
By firming, lifting and tightening skin, by adding volume where it has been lost, and by holding tissue together, we can achieve a DREAMLIFT. It all starts from the top, so we fill from top down. When we were younger, we had an inverted triangle face shape. As we age, our midface sags the most, resulting in the formation of jowls, and changing our face shape into a square. So the key here is to lift, while maintaining a natural, youthful you.
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D.C -Dream-lift | 热玛吉.玻尿酸。线雕. 超声刀

The DC-Dream-Lift is Dr Daniel Chang’s signature technique, combining 3 key modalities injectibles, threads, and machines.

These are as follows. A popular non surgical facelift treatment originating from Seoul, South Korea, termed the Dermalift, the 8 Point Lift from Brazil, and the Ultra V lift from Korea and the Energy based device, HIFU, which is the Korean version of the Ulthera from US.


Dermalift: It involves injecting botulinum protein into the superficial layers of the skin, which

1) Stimulates and re-orders the fibroblasts of your skin cells to bind more elastin and collagen, hence creating an instant tightening effect

2) It also has a collagen stimulating effect, hence a sustained result over time.


8 Point Lift + Thread Ultra V lift:

Followed by the careful use of fillers and threads at key positions to lift, anchor and support your saggy skin. Overall result is a lifted, tighter you.

The end result is an instant tightening and face-lifting effect, which gets better over the next 7 to 14 days.

Of course, threads are not without side effects. Moving on, here are some info about threads.

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THREADLIFT:

Saggy skin is a problem that affects us once we hit our 30s. Along with it, we see deepened lines, known as laugh lines that arise from the corner of the nose downwards.Our jawline becomes less sharp, and jowls start to appear. Hence, we start looking for facelift options, one of which is threadlifts.Threads are the rage these days, but before you jump on the bandwagon and literally attend a threadlift party, here are some important considerations.

I will classify threads into 3 main categories.

  1. Biostimulation
  2. Support threads
  3. Suspension threads
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PDO threads

PDO threads

These are essentially threads for biostimulation, meaning collagen production with slight holding power due to its cogs, barbs, hooks etc… The threads are absorbable, and they induce an inflammatory reaction that drives collagen growth.PDOs with multi-directional barbs can be arranged to create a dermal SMAS meshwork to provide support.
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cog threads
Suspension and contour threadsSuch threads have an anchor point, and are considered suspension threads as they anchor onto the SMAS layer, hence providing a stronger hold. They can also produce a contour effect through skin traction and holding the tissue in place with barbs.
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It is important to use FDA, HSA approved threads.

How do Suspension threads work?

  1. An immediate lift through repositioning soft tissue
  2. Regenerative action with collagen stimulation for progressive and natural results
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Non surgical facelift

What can I expect? 

  1. Local anaesthesia is carefully injected into the entry and exit sites.
  2. The threads are gently passed under the skin to induce the lift.
  3. Whole procedure takes 30mins.
  4. One can expect mild bruising and swelling which will resolve on its own. Occasionally, one may notice dimpling of the skin and tethering of threads after 1 -2 weeks post treatment. These improve on its own.
  5. Less commonly, the side effect of infection. So its always important to find a credible threadlift provider.

Which areas can be improved? 

  1. Midface
  2. Jawline
  3. Laugh lines and marionette lines
  4. Neck

How lasting are the results? 

One can expect up to 2 years, with maintainence treatment in the interim.

A surgical facelift involves dissection and the repositioning of the SMAS. This is the gold standard for facelift. FACELIFT 

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Hence the take home message from this article is, combination therapy is the way to go. Combination therapy, with fillers, microbotox and energy based devices ARE EXCELLENT to produce a safe, efficient and effective non surgical facelift.

Here’s to a firmer, tighter, lifted and more natural you!

Dr Daniel Chang

Making Asia more beautiful, one face at a time.


To learn more about:

ALL Aesthetic treatments, do click here to the homepage: Ultimate Guide to Korean Medical Aesthetics.

Threadlifts, pls click here Facelift, V-Lift.

Dermal fillers, pls click here ABCs to Dermal Fillers. 


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