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
- Oil and congestion
- Advanced signs of aging
The Hydrafacial integrates cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and hydration simultaneously, cleaning and revitalizing your skin thoroughly.
There are 5 main steps for this facial:
- Cleansing and Exfoliation to remove dead skin cells
- Acid Peel: To loosen dirt and soften black and white heads
- Extraction using vortex suction
- Hydration: Antioxidants and Hyaluronic are Vortex-Fused to nourish and protect your skin + Application of Anti-wrinkle to lower eye
- Protection: HydraFacial daily essentials will be used to protect your skin and maintain results
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.
(Machine used for Q-Switch laser)
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.
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.
This is me face again on the next day, aka D+1.
Make an appointment now and find out how you can achieve your dream skin!
The Clifford Clinic
24 Raffles Place
#01-03 Clifford Centre
(Exit A from Raffles MRT)
Mon to Fri: 10am to 8pm
Sat: 10 am to 5pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays