Hydrafacial & Q-Switch Laser Treatment at Clifford Aesthetics

Disappointed with the results of your regular facial parlour?

Although more expensive, facial treatments at aesthetic clinics such as The Clifford Aesthetics use high tech machines and high quality products to pamper your skin!

My first time doing a facial at an aesthetic clinic, I tried out The Clifford Aesthetic’s Hydrafacial. This was coupled with the Q-Switch Laser treatment which helps to target pimples, pigmentation and pores without any downtime!

Let’s go into the Hydrafacial first!

The Hydrafacial is perfect for you if your skin has the following isuses:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor skin tone
  • Loss of elasticity and firmness
  • Hyperpgimentatation
  • Oil and congestion
  • Advanced signs of aging

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The Hydrafacial integrates cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and hydration simultaneously, cleaning and revitalizing your skin thoroughly.

There are 5 main steps for this facial:

  1. Cleansing and Exfoliation to remove dead skin cells
  2. Acid Peel: To loosen dirt and soften black and white heads
  3. Extraction using vortex suction
  4. Hydration: Antioxidants and Hyaluronic are Vortex-Fused to nourish and protect your skin + Application of Anti-wrinkle to lower eye
  5. Protection: HydraFacial daily essentials will be used to protect your skin and maintain results

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The therapist uses this nozzle to apply the products onto your face and you basically just experience a light suction feeling on your skin.

Say bye to painful squeezing of pimples and black heads! Those usually also leave marks and have downtime for up to 2 days. With the Hydrafacial, there’s no redness and downtime at all!

The treatment takes only 30 minutes so its a perfect lunch time treatment. Pop into the clinic and be out showing your colleagues your new smooth skin.


 

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If you have stubborn pigmentation that requires more attention, couple the Hydrafacial with the Q-Switch Laser.

Q-switch laser is the ideal lunchtime laser for common pigmentation and aging problems.  Melasma, freckles and acne scars are common types of hyperpigmentation that can occur even with good lifestyle and skincare habits. I know many people tend to think freckles look cute. However, they can grow into large brown spots as you age!

The Q-switch laser has been proven to erase hyper-pigmentation with low downtime.

How does Q-switched laser treatment work?

The Q-Switch Laser treatment works by generating a high-energy laser on the affected area. The laser energy pulse breaks down the pigments into mini-pigments, which is absorbed by the skin, and then destroyed by the body’s lymphatic system.

How many treatments are needed?

This is a common question as many of you are concerned about the cost required and time needed to see results.

The answer to this question depends on the type of pigmentation you have. Some pigments can be effectively removed in one or two sessions, whereas some pigments may need several repeated sessions of the laser. A single treatment can result in the removal of 75-100% of an individual brown spot. The friendly doctor Gerard Ee will advise you on how many sessions you will require to achieve your desired skin.

Some added bonuses of the treatment is the reduction of damage caused by harmful sun exposure, and the increased collagen and elastin levels which maintain both elasticity and firmness in your skin.

Is it safe?

The Q-Switch Laser treatment is FDA approved and clinically proven for the removal of both superficial and deep hyperpigmented lesions. The procedure is 100% safe and comes without side effects.

Is it painful?

You will be surprised how comfortable the 15-minute laser procedure actually is, with it being comparable to a rubber band snapping on your skin. You basically feel a zapping sensation, but nothing you can’t bear. However, you can request using a numbing cream if you really very scared of pain.

(P.s I was strong so I didn’t use any numbing cream. hahhahahha)

Is there any down time?

There is almost no downtime for Q switch laser and you can expect to return to your daily activities and work without interruptions.
Erythema (skin redness) is expected after Q switch laser and this usually fades in a maximum of 1 hour. You can choose to apply makeup after laser
Urticaria (hives) can occur occasionally and this can be reversed with medications.

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So this is me face immediately after the Q-Switch. As you can tell, there are some red marks on my face.

The pigmented area on my skin was destroyed by the Q-switch laser which results in the area turning red. A scab (a dry, rough protective crust that forms over a cut or wound during healing) will form and fall off in a few days.

 

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This is me face again on the next day, aka D+1.

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5 days later…


 

Make an appointment now and find out how you can achieve your dream skin!

The Clifford Clinic

24 Raffles Place
#01-03 Clifford Centre
Singapore 048621
(Exit A from Raffles MRT)

Mon to Fri: 10am to 8pm
Sat: 10 am to 5pm
Sun: Closed
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Call: +65 65322400
Whatsapp: +65 83186332
to schedule your consultation today.

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5 things you never knew about Amanda Yong

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When Sample Store approached me to share 5 Secrets about myself, I took up the challenge and said why not!!!

  1. How I started my blogging journey

Many of you always wonder how I started my blogging journey. Truth to be told, Sample Store played a huge part in it! I started writing beauty reviews on my blog after requesting for my free samples from Sample Store. I really enjoyed the process and never stopped ever since!

I also leveraged on OOTD sites and community platforms such as Stylexstyle.com and Clozette to share my fashion photos and lifestyle shots.

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2. Do you really like ALL the products that you promote for? 

I haven’t openly said this before online, but I think it’s impossible to like every single product and experience that I have been asked to review.

Nonetheless, I do not wish to shame the brand as I believe that they should be given a chance to improve. Therefore, I tend to feedback and give suggestions to the marketing rep directly.

However, if you wish to find out my honest opinion, read between the lines!

eg. If I did not mention that the food tastes good in any way, and simply use phrases like ‘the food was fresh, the decor was nice, etc”, you know what to expect la k ahhahhaha. Don’t need to spell out so clearly.

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3. What are some products/services that you continue to rave about?

a. SHAMANUTI Activated Charcoal Cleanser (https://livingnaturallyco.com/products/shamanuti-activated-charcoal-cleanser

  • This amazing cleanser even removes makeup! It’s unique formula utilises the properties of activated charcoal to neutralise acidity and absorb impurities as well as to gently exfoliate the skin with maple extract.
  • Beneficial for all skin types including sensitive or problem skin and is very effective as a treatment for reducing acne, rosacea and eczema. It works as an excellent shaving cream and deodorizing body wash as well!

b. Blush Wax (http://blush-wax.com/)

After trying out the Brazillian Waxing, I was really impressed by their service! Just when I endured the pain to go through the waxing session, they moved on to use a tweezer to pluck out all the tiny hairs, which helps slow down subsequent hair growth. After which, they also applied a smoothing mask which helped soothe the pain.

Will be going back to try their DPL services, so stay tuned for my review!

c. Eyeliner: Heroine Make Smooth Eyeliner is super pigmented and smooth! Easy to draw 

d. BB Cream: Stellar K Beauty FAU BB Solution (https://stellarkbeauty.com/collections/best-sellers/products/skin-solution-fau-bb-stick-30g), wo zhen de hen xi huan!! Love the in-built puff that makes it soooo easy to use. It also leaves a really natural glow.

e. Contact Lenshttps://honeycolor.com/ cause they have a wide range of coloured contacts at affordable prices, and they deliver directly to your doorstep!

f. Nails: The Nails Work Nails Boutique (https://www.facebook.com/thenailworks.nailboutique/) never fails to disappoint! Their nail artist is super professional and capable of pretty nail art!

g. Padeve (https://www.padeve.com/) is a local pad brand. Their herbal pads not only keep the stink away during that time of the month, they also help to reduce cramps! Ladies, you’d never regret trying these.

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4. Have you done any changes to your face/body?

Well, for those who have been following me for a long time should know the answer to this question.

Nonetheless, I’ve done nose and cheek fillers At Kowayo Aesthetic by Dr Wong and breast implants by Dr Martin Huang from MH Plastic Surgery.

Refer to my previous posts to find out more about these treatments! Feel free to DM/email me questions too and I’d be happy to share my experience.

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5. What are your long term goals as a blogger?

Well, I do not plan to go into blogging full time. I really enjoy it as a past time, being able to help brands increase their reach and to also expand my network by getting to know more entrepreneurs and business types! I aspire to open my own social enterprise one day and provide meaningful employment to adults with autism in Singapore. When that time comes, I’d be sure to tap the reach I currently have to spread word about my cause! Things are already in the pipeline, I’m excited!

 

If you enjoyed reading this and wish to ask me some questions or find out more about me, comment below and I will answer them!

In the mean time, go forth and be beautiful!

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Chilling your way to your dream figure with Zimmer Aesthetics!

I’ve always struggled with a heavy bottom.

Yeah, I know I always complain and don’t really exercise to get rid of it. Sometimes people call me thunder thighs or huge hips and I get upset, but forget about it pretty soon.

If you’re like me, too busy/lazy to exercise and yet looking to tone your body; be it love handles, belly tummy or thighs, you’ve got to try the 2nd generation of Cryo-Lipolysis by Zimmer Aesthetics!

The German Engineered technology combines the Z Lipo and Z Wave (Cyro-Lipolysis & US FDA Approved Shockwave) to tone, tighten and eliminate stubborn fats!

What is this Cyro-Lipolysis word that is so hard to pronounce???

Well it’s basically a fat-freezing procedure that causes minimal pain and no serious long-lasting side effects. The Z Lipo works to target your fat cells and eliminate them permanently by 20% after the first session while the Z Wave system uses radial shockwave to tighten the connective tissues, thereby improving skin firmness, elasticity and encourages collagen regeneration on the abdomen, upper arm and cellulite on the legs and buttocks!

This treatment allows you to see visible results, check out mine at the bottom of this post!

The whole treatment takes about 60-75 mins, costs SGD $500 per area treatment of Z Lipo and Z Wave.

I entrusted myself to David Loh Surgery, located at Wheelock Place, #05-16.

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Took a “Before” photo to show you guys.

As you can see, my thigh gap is almost non-existent. The cellulite problem is real.

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As you can see, the device sucks on the area that you want to be treated. You basically have to deal with this suction feeling for one hour. Minimal pain, but expect some bruising after the treatment!

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After the 60 mins of Z-Lipo, the Z-Wave helps to improve the elasticity of your skin and maximize your results. The machine produces a noisy zapping sound but I assure you, it’s not painful at all.

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Try it for yourself today and make your appointment at David Loh Surgery (http://davidloh.sg/)!

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Kowayo Aesthetic’s Clarity Dual Long-Pulsed Laser Treatment

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3 days after Clarity

Have you always struggled with pigmentation problems or felt annoyed at the sight of your facial veins?

Well, Kowayo Aesthetic is here to help with their Clarity Dual Long-Pulsed Laser Treatment!

The versatile dual long-pulsed laser treats small dilated blood vessels and vascular lesions such as birthmarks, rosacea, spider veins and varicose veins. It is called ‘long-pulsed’ because of its relatively long incidence of laser energy on the skin, giving it ample time to stimulate collagen while destroying targeted pigmentation and broken small blood vessels.

The Clarity dual laser consists of two laser wavelengths:

  • NdYag 1064nm laser: used for rejuvenation, lifting and firming of the skin; stimulation of collagen as well as pore reduction
  • Alexandrite 755nm laser: treatment of facial redness, hair removal, uneven skin tone and pigmentation

 

How does Clarity actually work?

The Clarity laser works by going deep beneath the skin to treat visible veins and pigmentation, eliminating them permanently. The laser beam travels through the skin and is converted to heat energy. When absorbed by the blood vessel or pigmentation, the problem area shrinks and eliminates it in the process. At the same time, the heat energy provided by the laser can stimulate collagen and reduce the size of your pores, resulting in a firmer and tighter face.

 

What conditions can be treated by Clarity?

  • Rosacea/acne redness
  • Facial veins/broken capillaries
  • Facial hair
  • Pigmentation & freckles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Saggy face & dull skin
  • Large pores & black heads

Clarity also removes unwanted facial hair by targeting the melanin within the hair follicle and destroying the hair at the root.

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Doctor Wong will do a consultation with you to first assess your skincare needs!

Is the treatment painful?

Not at all! The Clarity is designed for maximum comfort with its built-in ‘Intelligent Cooling’ system, to make the treatment comfortable without having to use any anesthesia. With little-to-no pain, side effects or post care required, the doctor will work with you to select a treatment regimen that best meet your individual needs and to ensure that treatment is comfortable.

Personally, I experienced no pain at all, so it’s definitely a treatment that I would recommend for fast yet effective results!

 

Which laser wavelength should I choose? Can I choose just one of the two lasers?

The NdYag laser penetrates deeper than the Alexandrite laser and helps in firming, tightening, rejuvenation and collagen stimulation while the Alexandrite laser targets more superficial pigmentation, fixes uneven skin tones, facial hair and broken blood vessels. It is recommended to combine both laser wavelengths to achieve the best results. However, you can always opt for just one of the two lasers.

 

Is there any downtime or post laser care?

Clarity is designed to have no down-time. The redness and warm sensation after laser treatment is expected, which will only last for 15-30 minutes. After the procedure, you may continue with your normal skin care routine and makeup application. Some veins and pigmentation may take time to be broken down and removed by your body naturally.

This makes it perfect for a lunch time treatment, the quickie you always wanted.

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1 day after Clarity Dual Long-Pulsed Laser 

How long is the procedure? How frequent do I need to repeat it?

A single laser treatment takes around 5 minutes while a dual laser treatment takes around 10-15 minutes.

Depending on how your skin reacts to the laser treatment, you can repeat the laser once every 2-4 weeks. After a few sessions, you can afford a longer duration of 1-2 months gap for maintenance phase.

 


 

To see how the procedure is performed, check out my treatment video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhT-BxlBvhG/!

There’s also a 1-for-1 deal available now so ☎ 6884 4280 for enquiries.

Thank you Kowayo Aesthetics and Doctor KS Wong for always helping me look pretty!

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25 days after Clarity

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Honest Ingredients by PURITO

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In an effort to follow through my switch to using more natural products, I chanced upon korean brand PURITO.

As their name implies, PURITO stands for safe and purified natural ingredients that come from clean soil. Their aim is to create safe and honest cosmetics that everyone has faith to apply and use.

PURITO also promises to:

  1. Keep the environment in mind by using minimal packaging and eco-friendly materials
  2. Never conduct animal testing!
  3. Only make mild, non-allergic products by using natural and EWG Green Level Ingredients

I decided to put their products to the test!


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PURITO Centella Green Level All In One Mild Pad ($22)

This is one of their best sellers and I can totally see why!

A few steps up from your normal cleansing pads, these not only strengthen your skin barrier, they also remove excess sebum and dead skin cells, remove make-up residue while moisturizing and calming your face.

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If you’re wondering what EWG stands for, it refers to the Environmental Working Group , an American environmental organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability.

Basically, it conducts testing and research on over 74,000 products worldwide and provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government.

So, you’re definitely in safe hands with PURITO!

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I love all products with tea tree oil!

Also, if you don’t know what cica care means, it refers to scar treatments. Therefore, using products like these actually help you to lighten scar marks.

There are 2 sides to the pad (DUH), whereby both sides can be used for different purposes!

 

 

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Remember to wash your face first. These pads should be step 2 in your cleansing regime.

You can even use these to exfoliate your lips!

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Overall, 10/10 will purchase!


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PURITO Centella Green Level Recovery Cream ($17.30)

I was interested to try this product because I do have minor pimple breakouts once in a while and wanted to see how effective this cream would be in treating my trouble areas!

Even if you are super lucky and do not have pimples, this product also doubles up as a moisturizer.

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The key ingredient in this product is the Centella Asiatica which helps to stimulate collagen synthesis and helps to soothe inflamed skin. This wonder ingredient also helps reduce pigmentation!

 

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They also passed the Skin irritation tests (;

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Was really glad to find out that the Recovery Cream has a non-sticky texture, definitely a plus point over other treatment creams in the market.


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PURITO Snail All In One BB Cleanser ($14.36)

If you’re a lover and avid user of BB Creams, then you gotta make sure you cleanse your skin well!

This product is made specially for you.

Although it might sound a bit gross, snail extracts have been found to be really good for your skin.

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Look at how well it removes eye makeup as well!

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It is important to make sure that we cleanse our skin everyday. But it is even more important to use natural cleansers while we are at it!

If we avoid eating food with harmful ingredients, why do we continue to use products that could harm our skin?

Make the switch to natural skincare today and start with PURITO!

Purchase PURITO items from eopenmarket.com, eBay and Amazon. Here’s a 10% coupon code (only for eopenmarket): WL3C13Z4VS.

Happy shopping!

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Laurier’s Ultra Gentle Pads

As a girl, I dread my period every month. Not only because I hate the cramps, the mood swings, the loss in appetite, back aches, bloating and more; wearing a pad isn’t always the most comfortable.

Not until I discovered Laurier’s Ultra Gentle pads! These pads are dermatologically tested (basically means that a dermatologist was in charge of the product testings) for superior comfort.

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Here are some key features of the product:

o Minimal Friction: The unique wavy surface reduces skin contact, minimizing friction by 30%*, making it gentler than ordinary cotton napkins. Not that I want to call out other brands here, but some really cause itching and discomfort. Laurier’s Ultra Gentle pads are definitely more comfortable and gentler on the skin compared to regular cotton sanitary napkins.

o Extra Breathable: With the improved wavy surface,  airflow increases by +50%^, thus relieving stuffiness, moisture and itchiness.

o Quick Lock & Dry: Their super absorbent layer locks in fluids quickly, allowing for a drier and sticky free surface.

o Advanced Technology: Developed with Japanese advanced skin science technology, premium quality is assured! *Compared to previous Laurier Ultra Gentle products , ^Compared to other Kao products

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Day: Ultra Slim Light Flow 18s 20.5cm ($5.20), Ultra Slim Day 16s 22.5cm ($5.40) & Ultra Slim Heavy Day 15s 25cm ($5.60)

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Night: Slim Night 10s 30cm ($4.80), Slim Heavy Night 9s 34cm ($5.35) & Slim Extra Heavy Night 7s 40cm ($4.95)

I always use the super long ones to make sure that there’s zero leakage!

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With Laurier’s Ultra Gentle Pads, I feel comfortable and assured to go about my daily life with no worries! Feel liberated as you can continue to exercise, go for a cuppa or do some shopping!

Laurier’s Ultra Gentle pads are available at all leading pharmacies, supermarkets and hypermarkets.

Redeem your free samples here from Sample Store !

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