Caring For Sensitive Acne Prone Skin with Klarity!

Since secondary school days, i have been battling with acne. In order to fight against acne, i have been undergoing plenty of aesthetic treatments and medications that resulted in bad sensitive skin. My sensitive skin will turn very weak due to poor resilience which brings about other skin issues like increased sebum secretion and breakouts! I have been going for regular facial which put acne breakouts in control~ However, sensitive oily skin is not something that is easy to treat so in between facial, i have to maintain it with products~ Recently, Klarity has sent me some products which will address acne prone sensitive skin.

Klarity (Founded by Karine Estelle Cheong) is halal certified functional skin care brand (MFDS Korea Approved) which aims to fulfill beauty needs with professionalism. It conveys the value of its brand by only providing clients with high-quality products. Klarity believes that youthful healthy skin requires daily commitment of superior formulations. Teaming up with a group of dermatologists from Korea, the brand meticulously yield a harmonious blend of medical grade ingredients and cosmetic science with nature to make consumers look and feel good. The products are manufactured in Korea using France and Swiss technology. Klarity’s philosophy is to provide functional skin care solutions with no down time, non-invasive and skin friendly ingredients – no paraben. Tested and Proven~

First product that i will be touching on will be the Lasertox CC Miracle White Lotion which helps to restore skin’s beauty with at least one tone lighter whitening effect instantaneously. The lotion is enriched with diamond powder, giving you the instant glow after application. Also enriched with wild rosehip extract, which is a source of powerful antioxidant, it helps to prolong skin youthfulness.

With sun screen factor SPF30/PA++, Lasertox CC Miracle White Lotion protects the skin from harmful UV rays, preventing photo-aging and dark spots. This 11-in-1 multi functions CC lotion is light on skin and colorant free. The non-sticky and non-oily formula leaves skin smoother and hydrated.

Benefits of the Lasertox CC Miracle White Lotion:

1. The first CC cream with no colorant!
2. Waterproof, stay naturally fair no matter rain or shine.
3. Helps to reduce acnes, lightens acne marks, soothes itchiness, and lightens scar marks.

Have tried the Lasertox CC Miracle White Lotion previously and here’s my thoughts on it. The CC lotion has a white creamy texture that will turn into a watery film once you have spread it! It is easy to blend and light-weighted.. There’s a slight ‘grape’ scent which smells pleasant and the lotion does not weight down skin after application.

As this is a non-tinted CC lotion, i don’t expect it to have any coverage at all. It also does not cover redness well but it helps in even and brightens my dull skin. Also, it provides the skin with a matt finish and does not feel sticky at all! Oil control is very good as well as it keeps my oily skin matt for a reasonable amount of time. Overall, i feel that this CC lotion works better as a brightening light-weighted sunscreen. Most important of all, it is suitable for acne-prone skin as it does not clog pores nor does it cause breakouts~

Color contrast (Picture on centre and on the right) : Left is without CC lotion and Right is with CC lotion

Next, i will be reviewing one of the newly launched product – Klarity Acne Control Ampoule which targets people with acne prone oily skin. The Klarity Revival Bespoke Acne Care Ampoule contains  Willow Bark (Salix Alba) extract which accounts for anti-inflammatory properties that reduces redness, scars, acne, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and skin damage. Through eliminating impurities such as redness, blotchiness and soothing skin irritation, a fresh, radiant and velvety complexion is made possible.

Key Benefits of the Klarity Acne Control Ampoule includes:

– Eliminates impurities
– Anti-inflammatory
– Soothes skin irritations
– Reduces redness
– Repairs skin damages

If you have sensitive acne prone skin like mine, Klarity Acne Control Ampoule is a non-invasive functional skincare which is safe for daily use. Thanks to Klarity’s ampoule technology, this multi-functional product is non-invasive and made of natural and active ingredients  to deliver instantaneous results. Key ingredients includes Willow Bark (Salix Alba), Rose Extract and Chamomile which has anti-inflammatory benefits. With each use, it helps to reduce redness, calms irritated skin and relieve swollen skin.

Klarity Acne control Ampoule is available in 5ml and 18ml and you can use it as a Spot Treatment (it clears pimples and acne in just a few days) and you can also use it on bug bites to reduce swell and itchness

How to use:

Apply 2-3 drops of the ampoules on your face, avoiding eye area, as sleeping mask in your skincare routine, use it as makeup base, add it into your makeup cushion or foundation for additional skincare benefits or form your own mask combination as in our Revival Bespoke Mask Kit!

Klarity Acne Control Ampoule has a frosted glass container packaging with an awesome pump applicator which makes application fuss-free and hygienic.  What’s awesome about the applicator is that i don’t have to squeeze on the applicator in order to get the ampoule~ Will only need to unscrew the applicator from the bottle and the right amount of ampoule will be picked up in the process~

I’m using the Klarity Acne Control Ampoule on my nose and as a spot treatment on my pimples. The AC ampoule is fragrance-free and it has a fluid consistency so it gets absorbed well by the skin and not leave behind any stickness~ Hence, your makeup will not be patchy if you use this as a spot treatment. Do you know that the AC Ampoule is multi-functional so it can be used as a sleeping mask, makeup base and you can also add it into your makeup cushion or foundation for additional skincare benefits. The AC ampoule is mild on my sensitive skin and it does not cause any stinging sensation and redness after application. Instead, it helps to calm down the redness of my pimples so i will wake up to ‘not-so angry’ pimples. After using the AC Control Ampoule, i have observed lesser blackheads on my nose area and pimples will be ‘flatten’ in 2- 3 days! Amazing!!!!!!! Will highly recommend this to anyone who wants to combat spots on their face which works effectively but yet stay mild on skin.

Clean skin is the first important step to flawless acne-free skin and the best thing you can do is to deep-cleanse skin from time to time. It is important to use effective products that will remove all dust, excessive sebum, impurities and make-up which contributes to skin problems (like clogged pores, acne and sensitivity). The Klarity O2 Mud Acacia Duo Cleanse and Acne Care Mask is a highly effective mask specifically formulated for skin in need for deep cleansing, repair, balancing and nutrient hydration. O2 Mud Acacia will also be the best acne care for people with oily skin and frequent outbreaks for clear, baby smooth skin!

Revolutionize your cleansing and mask regime with O2 Mud Acacia as upon application, this unique mask changes into oxygen foam. Gentle yet high performing, this mask is specially formulated for the best soothing, healing and skin repair efficiency. Utilizing acacia extracts, its rich anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties facilitates the best environment for skin repair against skin damage caused by environmental factors. Skin appears significantly clearer, moisturized and smoother with each use. As a result, the skin will be well regulated for sebum related skin concerns while remaining hydrated for youthful and rosy radiant complexion.

Klarity O2 Mud Acacia Duo Cleanse and Acne Care Mask has 4-in-1 functions and you can use it as a cleanser, makeup remover, gentle exfoliator and treatment mask. Mild enough for daily usage and all skin types, it has deep cleansing ability and removes dirt, oil, makeup, and other impurities on your skin.

How to use:

Step 1:  Apply Oxymud with spatula provided

Step 2: Spread the product evenly with fingers cleansed and dry face, avoiding eye and mouth areas

Step 3: Leave on the product and watch the oxygenating process! Leave on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with water

What’s special about the O2 Mud is that it will transform to oxygen foam upon application. After a few minutes, the oxygen bubbles helps to push out the dirt trapped in the pores, ensuring pores are deeply cleanse without the need for any harsh scrubbing.

As the improved upgrade from the Oxy Mud series, the 02 Mud series is now better, faster and foamier.  While conventional cleansers only cleanse, the 02 MUD Acacia Duo also exfoliates for brighter skin, deep cleanses to reduce product build-up, removes makeup as well as nourishing skin as a treatment mask.

Below lie a few hero ingredients:

Acacia (Robinia Pseudoacacia) Extract – Soothes, Heals, and Firms

A natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of the Acacia Tree, this extract is anti-inflammatory, fights free radicals to reduce skin damages while soothing to calm and promote restoration for the best skin repair. The super-firming effect it has to provide instant lifting and skin plumping in supporting the skin’s natural collagen and elastin fibers is definitely a bonus.

Punica Granatum Fruit Extract – Micro-circulates, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory

Commonly known as Pomegranate, this helps to renew cells by stimulating the proliferation to nurture new and even skin tones through enhancing micro-circulation. Skin is kept firm by its compounds of ellagic acid that helps to break down collagen while extending the life of the skin’s structural integrity and elasticity.

Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract – Moisture, Regenerates and Antioxidant

This protein-rich extract is more commonly known as the superfood acai. Rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9, it retains skin moisture and regenerates skin. Capable of producing compounds called anthocyanins, skin is protected from environmental damages as well as fighting free radical damages during inflammatory processes.

Bentonite – Detoxes, Heals, and Exfoliates

Formed from volcanic ash, the clay is made from minerals such as iron, sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium that gives a negative electric charge to absorb and remove oil and other impurities from the skin. Apart from healing, it also exfoliates by removing dead cells, unclogging dirt and oil in pores while stimulating cell regeneration.

Kaolin – Exfoliates, Cleanses, and Controls

Named after the Kao-ling mountain in China where this clay has been mined for centuries, Kaolin exfoliates and cleanses dead skin cells from the skin by clearing pores as well as soaking up excess moisture without causing flakiness. This clay also controls oil production and shine in its absorbency.

So honored to be able to try the Klarity O2 Mud Acacia Duo Cleanse and Acne Care Mask before it is launched! The O2 Mud Acacia comes in a chic container with a seal on top to prevent the mask from oxidizing. When i opened up the seal, there’s small bubbles as the mask contains oxygen!! The O2 Mud Acacia also comes with reusable lid and spatula so that product remains fresh and hygienic.

The O2 Mud Acacia has a sweet pleasant scent and it has a creamy consistency~ When applied on, it gives a soothing and cooling sensation which i LOVEEEE! It spreads onto my skin smoothly and i will recommend that you smear the mud (While the mask is bubbling) to allow oxygen to be released fully. Very soon after application the O2 Mud will transform into a fluffy layer of oxygen foam and there is a slight ting-ling sensation during the process. It is recommended to leave it on for 10-15 mins to allow the oxygen bubbles to deep cleanse the pores~ My skin feels light and i love the soothing sensation while waiting for the oxygen foam to work its magic.

It is very easy to wash off the O2 Mud and after removal, i was so surprised that my skin felt so much smoother! My skin has always been rough to the touch as it is dehydrated and after using the O2 mask, it is instantly hydrated. Another obvious difference is that my skin became cleaner, brighter and more radiant (See that glow in the ‘After’ picture)! Next morning, i woke up to less greasy and calmer skin. Major LOVE!

Left: Before Right: After

Thank you Klarity for sending me this kit to care for my sensitive acne prone skin!  For more information on Klarity, you can go to their Website and Facebook

Pricelist:

KLARITY LaserTox CC Miracle White Lotion SPF30 PA++ 30ML
Regular price $39.00

KLARITY LaserTox CC Miracle White Lotion SPF30 PA++ 5ML
Regular price $12.90

KLARITY Revival Bespoke Acne Care Ampoule 18ml
Regular price $69.00

Amazing Klarity Bespoke Ampoule Series
c to get any of these ampoules at $5.00 instead of $25!

Klarity O2 Mud Acacia Duo Cleanse and Acne Care Mask (Launch Promotion 1 & 2)

You can enjoy 20% off your purchase by using Promo Code ‘Klarity20i’ if you shop online

* Disclaimer: Description & information are extracted from Klarity’s 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. 

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. 

All about the New and Improved L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Ferment Eye Essence!

L’Oréal Paris has recently launched another new and improved product from the Youth Code range, the L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Ferment Eye Essence!! To counter the slowing down of skin’s regeneration, L’Oreal Paris reinforced the formula of its best-selling Youth Code with Ferment Essence that activates youth with the renewing power of fermented seeds.

Traditionally used for food, fermentation is a process used to preserve it. The process of fermentation encourages the growth of good bacteria and other nutrients like B-vitamins, probiotics, Omega-3 fatty acids and beneficial enzymes, making the food more nutrient rich than its non-fermented state. One of my favorite fermented food has to be Kimchi! Consuming Kimchi helps to improve cardiovascular health and digestive system. Kimchi also contains loads of antioxidants, flavonoids and probiotic to aid with healing, combat ageing and strengthen the immune system.

The same process when applied to skincare, works wonders for the skin! Active ingredients are broken down to smaller molecules and better absorbed by the skin. Skin-loving nutrients like enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants are also produced in the process. Slowing metabolism is the key to aging skin. The Beauty of Fermentation!

The eye contour is often the first to show signs of aging as skin is the thinnest there. Similar to how the skin’s regeneration starts to slow down with age, the skin around our eyes suffer the same fate. When its self repairing abilities gradually weakens, fine lines, dark circles and eye bags become more visible

After the launch of the iconic Youth Code Ferment Essence in its improved formula, L’Oreal Paris now infuses the same highly concentrated ferment essence into an eye essence. Do you know that the Ferment Essence from the Youth Code range is extracted using ultrasonic extracting technique so that it stays in pure form at 98% concentration? The Youth Code Ferment Eye Essence contains 98% pure ferment essence and triple action applicator for bigger, brighter eyes. With 98% pure ferment to activate youth, eyes stays hydrated, smooth and depuffed.

The Ferment Essence innovative triple-action applicator made Youth Code Ferment Eye Essence special from many eye products in the market.

The 98% Pure Ferment Essence makes use of the renewing power of the fermented seeds to activate youth by boosting skin’s renewal and strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. Drop after drop, the skin around the eye contour feels smoother, firmer, more hydrated, more luminous and less puffy

Next, the innovative triple-action applicator helps to rejuvenate the eye contour, lighten dark circles, depuff eye bags and fade fine lines. The applicator is designed with Triple Beads and the strainless steel massage beads allow for point to point massage around the eye contour to smooth fine lines. The stainless steel also works to cool the eye area by 3 degree to create a relaxing sensation and reduce puffiness around the eye contour. Not only that, the elastic applicator flexes up to 15 degree to that it applies pressure delicately with ease.

I really like how easy it is to apply this eye product with the innovative triple-action applicator. The Youth Code Ferment Eye Essence is packaged in a classy and sturdy glass container and with each dip, it dispense the right amount of product with each dip.  The eye essence is fragrance-free and the texture is liquid (but not watery so you need not worry about application being messy). It is very light and it gets absorbed instantly. I really LOVE how my eye area felt soothing and refreshing due to the applicator. Another plus point is that the applicator helps to massage tired eyes gently. There’s no adverse reactions like stinging sensation, itchiness, oil seeds and itchiness during / after application. After using it for one week plus, i felt that my under eye area appears to be more hydrated, smoother and less patchy.. As such, it looks more supple and brighter. Been sleeping late recently and hence my dark eye circles are still there! It does seems to reduce puffiness so i don’t look tired and fatigued. Overall, i have enjoyed using the Youth Code Ferment Eye Essence and will highly recommend it if you are looking for an affordable yet effective eye product.

Will end the post on how you can achieve bigger, brighter eyes with an eye massage routine using the The Youth Code Ferment Eye Essence:

Lighten Dark Circles: Massage in small circular motions under the eye to boost absorption

Depuff Eye Bags:  Apply slight pressure three times on the following 6 points to relieve fatigue around the eyes

Fade Fine Lines: Massage the undereyes and along the crows feet area as depicted to soften fine lines

The L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Range retails at $38.90 and is available at all leading Watsons, Guardian, Unity Stores and Major Super / Hyper Markets.

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from L’Oreal Paris’s Presskit