It’s time to say adios to kinks and split ends. Invisibobble is here to the rescue!

After the recent hair loss episode (Due to certain medication that i had to take), i had to cut short my hair. Now that the hair fall is under control, i can keep it long again! But before i can do that, i will need to survive through the awkward phase! To embrace the transition period, i’m well equipped with a cap and hair rings to prevent embarrassing bad hair days. Talking about hair rings, i finally came across a brand which works so well in helping me achieve a neat short pony tail. 🙂

InvisibobbleŽ is a revolutionary hair tool that has been launched in Singapore recently. This Traceless Hair Ring is a worldwide bestseller packed with lots of benefits, made in Germany.

The Revolutionary Styling Tool and Traceless Hair Ring currently has four collections launched in Singapore –  ORIGINAL, SLIM, NANO and POWER, available in a wide range of colors! InvisibobbleÂŽ has been distributed in over 70 countries and has won the award for 50 invisibobbleÂŽ ORIGINAL hair rings sold every minute by Cosmo Beauty Awards 2014.

The invisibobbleŽ Hair Ring does not absorb perspiration and dirt which makes it hygienic and anti-allergic, leaves no traces in the hair and it even retracts in hot water!

Invisibobble® has found its way into the hair of girls and guys for good reasons. Why? Hair caring, no kink, strong hold – invisibobble® ORIGINAL’s unique spiral shape makes it possible! That’s why the invisibobble® hair tie is the perfect companion for every occasion, the traceless hair ring!

For sporty chicks, the invisibobbleŽ POWER will give your hair an EXTRA strong grip and if you are a fan of funky hairstyles the invisibobbleŽ NANO styling hair ring will make you go crazy!

For fashionistas go for the SLIM elegant ring, which is delicate for the hair and can also be worn as a fashionable bracelet around the wrist. Without an effort, the invisibobbleÂŽ SLIM creates a bouncy ponytail or a voluminous bun.

Closing the gap between hair ties and bobby pins, invisibobble® NANO is the one and only styling tool you’ll never ever want to miss!

Thanks to Suzanni Beaute, i was given an opportunity to try the Invisibobble Slim and Nano~ Wanted something which has a firm grip on my short ponytail but yet looks elegant and stylish. When sometimes i’m feeling vain and want to style my hair into braids, the Invisibobble Nano will help me achieve the hairstyle i want. 🙂

InvisibobbleÂŽ Hair Ring – Nano & Slim

Closing the gap between hair ties and bobby pins, Invisibobble® NANO is the one and only styling tool you’ll never ever want to miss! No kink, no hair breakage, no tangles – as a knight in spiral armor the invisibobble® NANO doesn’t compromise any of the invisibobble® benefits.

Whether beginner or pro, romantic braid or casual half bun – the little styling tool is there to offer a helping hand. The invisibobble® NANO allows you to separate smaller hair sections, fix elegant updos or secure impressive braided styles – no need for clips or bobby pins!

Invisibobble Nano comes in 3 hair rings per box and available in two different colors – True Black and Crystal Clear.

Invisibobble NANO in Crystal Clear

InvisibobbleŽ SLIM is also known as the elegant hair ring with an intricate touch to the famous spiral shape of the ORIGINAL hair tie. The invisibobbleŽ SLIM is the perfect tool for both a stylish office hairdo and for a bouncy evening look without the need to no need to sacrifice style for comfort.

To dress casually but still look sophisticated while standing out is the ultimate #stylinggoal for most women trying to strike the balance between “over-the-top” and “underdressed”. Obviously, the right hairdo is just as important as the outfit. And the invisibobble® SLIM hair tie the perfect tool to easily create a bouncy ponytail or a voluminous bun. Besides looking delicate in the hair, you can also wear the Invisibobble SLIM like a fashionable bracelet!

Invisibobble SLIM comes in 3 hair rings per box and available in four different colors – True Black, Chrome Sweet Chrome, Crystal Clear and Bronze Me Pretty.

Invisibobble SLIM in Bronze Me Pretty.

I have thick hair so i have to change my hair ties very frequently as they get stretched out fast. With Invisibobble SLIM, i can easily bring it back to shape with hot water – amazing! Invisibobble SLIM is also able to hold my short pony tail securely in just 2 wraps without too much tension. It also doesn’t rip out my hair during removal and i love how gentle and comfortable it felt~ Alsoit doesn’t leave a deep kinks or any marks in my hair as compared to other hair ties~ At $9.90 per box, it is definitely a good hair accessory to own~

For more information on Invisibobble, you can go to their website. 

Invisibobble is available at selected SASA stores, (BHG stores except Seletar Mall) and Suzanni Beaute’s online

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from the Invisibobble’s presskit and website

Bio-Oil – How It Saved My Dry Skin.

Hello everyoneeeeeeeeeeeeee!! How are you?? It has been a long time since my last update so i hope i am not forgotten.. hahahaha!! Anyway, i just came back from a pilgrimage trip to Israel and it is indeed a life-changing experience where i get to see the Bible come alive! I felt that the trip strengthen my faith and relationship with God as i get to learn more things about Daddy God! Personally my favorite spot is the Garden Tomb where Jesus was buried and he has risen victoriously for us! With God in the centre, we also did a holy communion and renewal of marriage vow at the Garden Tomb which is so meaningful! Here’s a snippets of my the 11 days in the Holy Land, Enjoy!

As it was winter in Israel, the dry and cold weather made my skin dry and itchy.. Especially the skin on my hands as i had to wash them many times throughout the day. Thank God that before the trip, Access Communication sent me a bottle for Bio-Oil which helped relieve my dry skin!

Bio Oil is a specialist skin care oil highly effective for numerous other skin concerns including scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing and dehydrated skin. Its hydrating properties has been found to aid in skin renewal, as well as protecting against free radical damage at the same time. In addition, Bio-Oil can help to soothe and condition dry skin, on the face and body, nourish dry cuticle and even tame fly-away. This is one multi-purpose oil that will protect you from top to toe during travel (So that you can travel light!)

Containing breakthrough ingredients PurCellin Oil, Vitamins A & E, Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile Oil, this multi purpose problem-solution specialist skincare oil can also be used to improve the appearance of pigmentation marks and blemishes. No wonder it is the No.1 Selling Scar and Scar Mark Product in 23 countries, including Singapore

Originated and manufactured in South Africa, this Bio-Oil was launched in 1987 and has grown to become the global leader in this segment over the last 28 years. Globally, Bio-Oil has won more than 222 skincare awards. Bio-Oil is the product most recommended by doctors and pharmacists around the world for scars and stretch marks issues.

This multi purpose oil is clinically researched to be effective and safe for face and body. If you are concerned that it is too heavy / rich to apply it on your face, not to worry! Bio-Oil is also suitable for sensitive skin and has been independently tested and proven to be non comedogenic, which means it will not cause acne or spots. Even though Bio-Oil is an oil, it is known as dry oil which means it is rapidly absorbed into skin without leaving a greasy residue, this will not cause breakout.

Bio Oil successfully combines the well documented benefits of two important skincare disciplines – Natural plant oils, used for centuries to enhance the skin’s condition + vitamins to promote healthy skin. What is unique to Bio-Oil is the Purecellion oil (a breakthrough ingredient) which reduces the consistency of Bio Oil, making it a light and easily absorbed dry oil that rapidly absorbed into the skin without leaving an oily residue. Bio Oil also contains formulation of Vitamins A and E, moisturising natural plant oils – Lavender, Calendula, Rosemary and Chamomile to feed your skin with what it needs!

While Bio-Oil has been synonymous linked with pregnant mummies and is well-known to be a solution for stretch marks and scars, it is so much more than that. Enriched with Vitamins A and E, and Lavender, Calendula, Rosemary and Chamomile essential oils, Bio-Oil is a multi-tasking skincare solution, suitable for everyone in the family.

1. For busy mums:
Bio-Oil is a fuss-free moisturiser that helps keep the complexion soft, supple and youthful. With its antioxidant-rich formula, it protects skin against free radical damages while ensuring that it stays even-toned and radiant.

2. For busy dads:
Bio-Oil is the perfect pre- and post-shave buddy. A few drops of Bio-Oil before shaving softens the skin to prevent razor burns while a few drops after helps nourish and hydrate freshly shaven skin.

3. For the kiddos:
With kids, whether big or small, bumps, bruises, cuts and falls are a common occurrence. So, the next time, your child gets injured, apply a little Bio-Oil (but never on an open wound or broken skin), to prevent or reduce the appearance of scarring.

4. For everyone:
Bio-Oil also works as a great all-over hydrator
• After shower, while skin is still slightly damp, apply Bio-Oil all over the body for velvety-soft skin. The inclusion of PurCellinTM oil contributes to Bio-Oil’s lightweight texture, helping it absorb quickly and easily so the skin feels comfortable.

It’s easy to see why making Bio-Oil a staple in your home benefits everyone.

Do you know that Bio-Oil has a new look in 2018! Taking a more cosmeceutical and clinical appearance approach. the new packaging for Bio-Oil reflects the product’s simplicity and efficacy from the get-go. Where once the ingredients and skincare benefits were found on a pack leaflets, they are now written on the carton and the bottle , taking the centre stage. In short, this easy to access essential information makes it easier for consumers to discover and understand the product at first glance. In addition, the new packaging is now a tamper-proof carton with a new logo, lending modernity to the product’s look and feel without changing the original formulation.

As mentioned, i had extremely dry skin when i was in Israel. It was dry to the extend that it cracked (Ouch!). Thank God that i had Bio-Oil with me which helps to hydrate my skin which really help! After reapplying it throughout the day, i was glad that the skin on my hands stopped cracking and started to heal. Not to mention, Bio-Oil smells nice and it’s not too greasy and it’s absorbent. Someone on my tour bus also had very dry skin and i passed her my bottle of Bio-Oil to try. She also agreed that it is hydrating and isn’t as greasy as what she thought! 🙂

Bio-Oil is available in three sizes at all leading pharmacies, selected departmental stores and hospitals island wide. Bio-Oil retail prices in Singapore:

60ml – SGD $15.50
125ml – SGD $25.90
200ml – SGD $35.90

My Skin Journey With MY Medical Aesthetics | Part 2 & 3

Hello everyone!!!! I’m here to update on my 2nd and 3rd treatment process at MY Medical Aesthetics! After the 3rd treatment, my skin has shown tremendous improvement despite the fact that i am on medication with unpleasant side effects.

During my 2nd appointment, Dr Lim did a check on my skin progress and said that there’s still room for improvement. As some parts of my skin are congested, Dr Lim recommended me to do deep cleansing with extraction before DiscoveryPICO Laser Treatment. Do note that treatments over at MY Medical Aesthetics will be customized and Dr Lim will recommend treatments in accordance to skin condition which targets problem areas better. In addition, Dr Lim will always ensure that my concerns are well taken care of and also ensure that i’m comfortable with the recommended procedures before treatment.

The clinic assistant, Crystal cleansed my skin and did some extractions before the ProFacial Aqua Peeling Treatment.  ProFacial™ is all-in-one solution for multi-dimensional, effective facial care by combining four technologies of Aqua Peeling, Ion Lifting, Multipolar RF and Ultrasound.

The Aqua Peeling treatment promotes Deep Cleansing and Peeling utilizing three solutions –

  • Lactic Acid (AHA substance receptive)
  • Salicylic Acid (BHA and fat soluble)
  • Highly enriched hydro-essence containing EGF element

During the treatment, the machine will create a painless suction force while dispensing the different solutions onto my skin. During the process, there wasn’t any pain or sensitivity. After that, my skin felt smoother to the touch and there wasn’t any redness!

After the Aqua Peeling treatment, my skin is ready for the DiscoveryPICO laser treatment! Being a fast, safe, less painful and suitable for all treatment, DiscoveryPICO uses the most advanced laser technology for the treatment of larged pores, decoloration of skin, pigmented lesions, aged skin and tattoos. DiscoveryPICO represents the second generation of picosecond lasers that due to its proprietary technology, is the most innovative medical laser available today in the market. It has an Nd:YAG double-wavelength laser source emitting at both 1064nm and 532 nm. Most of the aesthetic clinics in Singapore right now are using the traditional Q-Switched lasers that break down the pigmented particles in granules.

DiscoveryPICO works in Picosecond pulses which will be absorbed by the pigmented lesions and then fragment the pigments into thin “dust”, which is easier to be eliminated by the body immune system thus more effective! DiscoveryPICO series can treat different tattoo colors, superficial and deep pigmented lesions by using Q-Switched and Photo-Thermal pulse emission modes, as an exclusive feature of this laser, with possibilities to treat aged skin effectively.

DiscoveryPICO

A thin layer of carbon lotion prior treatment to enhance the absorption of the laser beam.  For my 2nd treatment, Dr Lim used the same settings as the first treatment. At the start of the treatment, Dr Lim used quasi long pulse 1064nm wavelength to heat up my skin to shrink pores and to reduce oil reduction. I felt heat and prickling sensation which wasn’t painful but just a little uncomfortable. The intensity increased when Dr Lim concentrated on certain areas (still bearable).

Next, he used the Q-switch (nano second) to get rid of the carbon particles and death skin cells on the skin surface. The buzzing sound got louder but there wasn’t any pain or discomfort. at the end of the treatment, 1064nm wavelength (pico second) was used to even out the skin tone and reduce pigments. No pain and discomfort either! What’s good about the pico second laser pulse is that the laser is very fast and fine, leaving the skin have a pinkish tone instead of overall redness in Q-switch pulse in high setting.

To reduce the purging effect, Dr Lim also arranged for me to undergo LED pulsed light (LPL) treatment. He used 415nm wavelength blue light to reduce acne inflammation and bacteria.

Like the first treatment, there’s no redness after DiscoveryPICO laser treatment . As there’s no downtime, you can just resume your normal duty right after the treatment. Instantly, my skin felt smoother to the touch, cleaner and skin tone is more even with improved clarity.

20 mins after treatment

This time round, i did not experience purging and i was applying the oil-free cream prescribed by Dr Lim religiously to help control breakouts. 3rd day after treatment, i felt that overall skin tone is less red, more radiant and skin still feels very smooth. My skin’s oil secretion level has reduced significantly and skin is much healthier.

3rd day after the 2nd Skin Treatment

1-2 weeks later, skin is less congested, less bumpy, more radiant and it still remains healthy with reduced breakouts, and clogged pores (due to the reduction in oil secretion).  Pore size has also shrunk! I also observed that my post acne marks has started to fade gradually.  Also, i’m happy with my facial hair doesn’t appears to be really black and visible as the laser treatment has reduced my facial hair pigments.

1 week after the skin treatment (With light makeup on)

2 weeks after the skin treatment

On the 3rd treatment, Dr Lim recommended me to get Carbon Laser Peel done as he is still not satisfied with the oil secretion level from my skin. Carbon Laser treatment is a laser procedure that uses a carbon layer as a photo-enhancer to improve the skin’s radiance and promotes a smooth and glowing complexion. The Carbon Laser Peel helps to refine enlarged pores, reduce oil secretion, remove blackheads, and achieve a whitening effect. It is delivered by a state-of-the-art Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser Machine which sends short, rapid and high intensity pulses of light. The combination of the short wavelength and rapid light pulses results in maximal treatment of the skin lesions while preserving the surrounding skin.

How it Works

Tthe Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is used to heat up the skin and cause an explosion of the carbon particles. The laser light is absorbed by the carbon lotion, focusing the laser energy on the epidermis skin layer. As the laser moves across the skin, the smoke from explosion of carbon particles is gently vacuumed up, exfoliating the skin and removing any debris in the pores. The treatment reduces pore sizes and the thermal effect of the laser beam stimulates collagen renewal.

Before the treatment, a layer of carbon lotion is applied on my entire face and allowed to dry over a few minutes before the Carbon Laser Peel commences.

Carbon Laser Peel will not cause any scabs, pain or bleeding hence no numbing cream is required.  This treatment is also non-invasive and gentle. Carbon Laser Peel is highly effective if patients wish to reduce pore size, fine lines, and blemishes. This treatment will also improve and rejuvenate skin tone, giving a more youthful appearance.

When the laser was administered on my skin, all i felt was prickling sensation which wasn’t painful but just a little uncomfortable. Dr Lim concentrated on the areas whereby there’s breakouts and the intensity increases (But still bearable). After doing laser on the whole face, Dr Lim proceeds to blast the carbon off. The buzzing sound got louder but there wasn’t any pain or discomfort. Here’s a photo taken right after treatment. There’s not much redness and my skin tone looks much brighter! My skin also felt very clean, ‘light’ and smoother to the touch.

1 hour after treatment

I woke up to oil-free skin the next day!! This is something which i really want to see after so long!! After three treatments, i could feel that my skin is less greasy (Even my husband agrees with me) and skin appears to be brighter and more radiant. i felt that my skin tone appears to be healthier, more even with reduce breakouts and sensitivity. The more controlled oil secretion has also results in lesser clogged pores and bumps. Overall, i felt that my skin tone is brighter and so much more even (and radiant)!

Dr Lim told me that he will be doing a more intensive laser treatment during my 4th visit which will help to curb oil-secretion and to get rid of post acne discoloration. Will update again in due course. If you are looking for a highly experienced doctor to treat your skin issue, look no further as Dr Lim knows what’s the best treatment and tools for individual’s condition! You will be in good hands!

Thank you for reading and Happy New Year to everyone! 🙂

MY Medical Aesthetics:

108, Middle Road, The Prospex, #03-03/04
Singapore 188967 
+65 6873 8238

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday : 10 am to 7 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm

Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Please call (+65) 6873 8238 or WhatsApp (+65) 8127 8238 to book an appointment.

* Disclaimer: Description & information are extracted from MY Medical Aesthetics and DiscoveryPICO’s website. 

Wet Brush Flex Dry – Believe It Or ‘Knot’

Good Day to all my readers!!!! Today i am back with a review on a new product from WET BRUSH. For many years, i have been a loyal user of the Wet Brush! This hair brush is a God sent product to keep my thick, unruly, easily-tangled and unmanageable hair in check! The Wet Brush will come in very handy if you have thick, curly, straight hair, long hair or simply hair that tangles very easily.

Being the best-selling detangling hairbrush in US, the Wet Brush comprises of specially formulated soft flexible IntelliFlex™ bristles which detangle hair with ease. The intelliFlex bristles are thin, strong and highly flexible with its adaptive flexibility to eliminates tugging, tearing, pulling and ripping when one comb his / her hair. 

Recently, i have cut my hair short and would require to blow dry it everyday so that it will look presentable. I am so glad that Wet Brush has launched the Wet Brush Flex Dry which is made for people who blow dry their hair! Wet Brush recognizes the need for a brush that detangles as we blow dry them and this requires a heat-resistant brush which could allow air to pass through and give our hair a quick dry!

Over the last few years, the Wet Brush has established itself in the U.S. market for professional hair brushes and is now considered Number 1 in its class. The Intelliflex bristles are what make the Wet Brush so special and it has set a milestone in the hair care industry. The bristles have intelligent flexibility whereby they will ‘know’ when to be firm and when to be flexible. The bristles’ flexibility enable users to carry out protective and pain-free detangling while combing their hair.  The bristles are firm enough to comb through knots, yet flexible enough to be gentle on the scalp. They glide through hair (wet or dry) effortlessly detangling and prepping for healthy styling. The tips of the bristles will even massage the scalp to circulate blood flow! It works great on wet/dry hair and it is perfect everyone. It works excellently on hair extensions and wigs as well!

With the launch of the Wet Brush Flex Dry, it is bringing the Intelliflex to a whole new level as it is now Heat Resistant!! It’s no mystery why the Wet Brush is such a popular product . It’s available in most beauty stores and salons in the US. and more than 45 countries.

About Wet Brush Flex Dry
  • Heat Resistant Intelliflex Bristles
  • Vented Brush
  • Flexible for Maximum Detangling

Wet Brush Flex Dry has a vented design which allow users to dry hair faster. The Dual Flex Technology provides twice the detangling power. Exclusive heat-resistant IntellFlex bristles gently detangle which the flexible brush design contours to the scalp enhancing the detangling experience. The brush is also lightweight with a vented designs so that hot air from the hair dryer reaches hair easily, helping to dry hair faster.

Heat Resistant Intelliflex Bristles

Vented Brush

Flexible for Maximum Detangling

I have thick hair with coarse texture, tangled + break + drop very easily. Combing of hair can get really painful, upsetting and frustrating at times. In addition, i don’t have the habit of blow-drying my hair for the same reason.

With the Wet Brush Flex Dry, it makes blow-drying of hair so effortlessly. This brush makes my combing experience easy and painless! This brush will just glides through my hair and it gets the tangles out quickly without requiring me to tug too much. This means lesser breakage, no pain and fewer hair drop. After combing is done, my hair also appears to be smoother and less frizzy!

With The Wet Brush, i can comb through my hair even when it is wet or when i just get out of bed without causing any pain! The brush will simply glide through my hair and remove the tangle in just a few strokes.. It causes less damage to hair when it detangles hair so effortlessly and painlessly. When blow drying it, i can comb and style my hair so easily due to the design of the Wet Brush Flex Dry.

Besides being highly flexible, the Wet Brush‘s bristles tips are ‘coated’ so it serves as a protection and will not hurt my scalp. The soft bristles and coated tips also helps to massage my scalp to circulate blood flow and i love using it! Because of the highly effective bristles, I observed that i’m losing lesser hair because i don’t have to tug so much while combing.

The design of the Wet Brush is also sturdy and well thought of! It has a long handle which enables you to have a firm grip which makes brushing more effectively and easy. The entire brush is made of rubber-like material (even the handle) which enables you to have a strong grip and makes brushing ‘slip-free’. I cannot think of any fault with this product and now i know why it is the best-selling hairbrush in the US!

Wet Brush Flex Dry retails at $15.90. Get yours today at selected Guardian, Watsons, and BHG stores. 🙂

Thank you for reading and have a blessed weekend ahead!

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from The Wet Brush’s presskit

My Skin Journey With MY Medical Aesthetics | DiscoveryPICO Laser Treatment

Hello everyone!!!! It has been a while since i visited an Aesthetic clinic. As i am on back on medication, the unpleasant side effects are back! One of the major side effect is increased oil secretion! As you know, breakouts and blackheads will come hand in hand when skin is oily.. As a result, i have to battle with patchy skin, extremely oily skin and breakouts. Although i am going for regular facial to treat acne and sensitive skin, it is still not sufficient!! Decided to seek medical help and the first doctor that came to my mind is Dr Lim (From Trinity Medical). Contacted him and realized that he has just set up his new clinic at MY Medical Aesthetics. Roughly told him about my skin condition and he suggested that i give the DiscoveryPICO laser treatment a try!

MY Medical Aesthetics is conveniently located in Bugis, beside Bugis+ shopping mall. You will walk past Mellower Coffee and the clinic is just located on the next level! Very convenient!

Address:

108, Middle Road, The Prospex, #03-03/04
Singapore 188967 
+65 6873 8238

Picture from Mellower Coffee Facebook Page

Upon stepping into the clinic, i was greeted warmly and welcomed by the clinic assistants who assisted me in the registration process. Registration was done fast and waiting time is short (If you made appointment). The clinic is very spacious, modernly decorated (Love the modern English theme!), clean and neat with chic furnishings. Completed with soft lightnings, it creates an non-intimating atmosphere which puts one at ease.

About MY Medical Aesthetics

Managed by Dr Lim Ming Yee, MY Medical Aesthetics offers  the latest technologies that are evidence-based, safe and effective, right in the heart of town with your privacy and comfort in mind. MY Medical Aesthetics is a results-driven medical aesthetics practice that delivers desired natural-looking results at affordable prices. Patient’s needs are at the heart of what MY Medical Aesthetics focus on, Dr Lim will recommend you only the services that he believes will improve the way you look.

All of life’s greatest pleasures starts with feeling good about yourself. Whether it’s for a new job, a new relationship, or just for yourself, MY Medical Aesthetics will help one reveal his / her inner beauty.

 Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday : 10 am to 7 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm

Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Please call (+65) 6873 8238 or WhatsApp (+65) 8127 8238 to book an appointment.

Picture from MY Aesthetic FaceBook Page

On my first appointment, a detailed consultation assessment was done by Dr Lim to understand more about my lifestyle, skin history, skin issue and condition before customizing appropriate procedures for me. Dr Lim explained that he will recommend treatments in accordance to skin condition to address and target problem areas better! I love this personal touch as skin condition will be ever-changing due to external factors and stress level.

After chatting and accessing my skin, Dr Lim said that my skin condition has improved but due to the high sebum production (Due to the medication), it has resulted in oily and congested skin. He also said that my skin is sensitive as there are red patches all over. Hence, he recommended me to undergo DiscoveryPICO Laser Treatment to reduce oil secretion, pores size, acne, post acne marks and also to improve skin brightness and texture.

Sounds good! Dr Lim also made sure that my concerns are well taken care of and also ensure that i’m comfortable with the recommended procedures before bringing me to the treatment room.

How does the DiscoveryPICO work?

Being a fast, safe, less painful and suitable for all treatment, DiscoveryPICO uses the most advanced laser technology for the treatment of larged pores, decoloration of skin, pigmented lesions, aged skin and tattoos. DiscoveryPICO represents the second generation of picosecond lasers that due to its proprietary technology, is the most innovative medical laser available today in the market. It has an Nd:YAG double-wavelength laser source emitting at both 1064nm and 532 nm. Most of the aesthetic clinics in Singapore right now are using the traditional Q-Switched lasers that break down the pigmented particles in granules.

DiscoveryPICO works in Picosecond pulses which will be absorbed by the pigmented lesions and then fragment the pigments into thin “dust”, which is easier to be eliminated by the body immune system thus more effective! DiscoveryPICO series can treat different tattoo colors, superficial and deep pigmented lesions by using Q-Switched and Photo-Thermal pulse emission modes, as an exclusive feature of this laser, with possibilities to treat aged skin effectively.

DiscoveryPICO series is indicated for the use of:

– Tattoo Removal
– Benign Pigmented lesions Removal
– Hair Lightening
– Skin Rejuvenation
– Foot Skin and Nail condition

Photo from DiscoveryPico’s website

DiscoveryPICO

A thin layer of carbon lotion prior treatment to enhance the absorption of the laser beam. Dr Lim told me that i might experience some purging (aka breakouts) as the laser peel will ‘push out’ impurities that are embedded deep within my pores. For my skin, Dr Lim will different settings with the DiscoveryPICO machine. The laser setting is important and the technique to do the laser also play a part to achieve good results (hence it is important to find an experienced doctor whom you can trust).

Firstly, Dr Lim used quasi long pulse 1064nm wavelength to heat up my skin to shrink pores and to reduce oil reduction. When the laser was administered on my skin, i felt heat and prickling sensation which wasn’t painful but just a little uncomfortable. The intensity increased when Dr Lim concentrated on areas whereby there was a lot of clogged pores. Still bearable!

Second pass, he used the Q-switch (nano second) to get rid of the carbon particles and death skin cells on the skin surface. The buzzing sound got louder but there wasn’t any pain or discomfort. Third pass, 1064nm wavelength (pico second) was used to even out the skin tone and reduce pigments. No pain and discomfort either! What’s good about the pico second laser pulse is that the laser is very fast and fine, leaving the skin have a pinkish tone instead of overall redness in Q-switch pulse in high setting.

To reduce the purging effect, Dr Lim also arranged for me to undergo LED pulsed light (LPL) treatment. He used 415nm wavelength blue light to reduce acne inflammation and bacteria. What a nice touch and this is the reason why i trust Dr Lim so much as i’m always in good hands! He knows what’s the best treatment and tools for individual condition!

Everything was done in about 20 mins and i was rather surprised to see that there’s no redness or ‘raw-sensation. As there’s no downtime, you can just resume your normal duty right after the treatment. Instantly, my skin felt smoother to the touch, cleaner and skin tone is more even with improved clarity. Ahhh, the beauty of laser treatment!

Left – immediately after treatment Right – 1 hour after treatment

On the 3rd day onwards, i did experience some breakouts which i had already braced myself for as my skin is congested. Dr Lim did ask me to get an oil-free cream which helps to control breakouts which i didn’t (Stubborn me! I am going to get it during my next visit). Reminder to self not to scrimp on skincare as combination treatment with the right skin care will help achieve greater result! Despite the purging, skin is less greasy, brighter and more radiant. i also observed that my pore size has shrunk! After a week, the breakouts from purging started to clear.

Day 2 after treatment

Now it is 12 days post treatment and i felt that my skin appears to be healthier with reduce oil secretion, breakouts, less redness and more even skin texture (My post acne marks also became lighter!). The more controlled oil secretion has also results in lesser clogged pores and bumps. Overall, i felt that my skintone is brighter and so much more even (and radiant)! Even with light makeup (loose mineral foundation and blusher only), my skin still looks good and healthy! Can’t wait for the 2nd treatment next week and i will be back with more updates. Meanwhile, have a blessed week ahead! 🙂

* Disclaimer: Description & information are extracted from MY Medical Aesthetics and DiscoveryPICO’s website.