Halley Medical Aesthetics – My Beauty Haven

Hi friends,

I had taken a break from blogging as I was busy for the competition of Miss Singapore International (MSI) 2016 which happened just awhile ago. Prior to the competition, I was so busy juggling work and the trainings; I had so many breakouts multiple times a week (the thick makeup I have to wear made my skin so much worse too :().  On a usual basis, I battle with small pimples on my forehead, but this year, (to my horror!), I’ve started having a few big pimples on my cheek and chin area together with some stubborn red marks from old breakouts.

For awhile, I relied on over-the-counter products but quickly I realized they don’t treat the root problem of acne, and they take very long to decrease inflammation. Dryness of the skin usually comes with it too.

That is when I decided I needed to sought professional help and here I am back with trusty Dr Terence Tan from Halley Medical Aesthetics.

Why I like visiting Halley Medical Aesthetics:

  1. For customized solutions that address my specific skin concern. This visit, Dr Tan professionally designed a “off the menu” laser treatment specially for me.
  2. There are no downtime solutions for me! I can get treated and go up and about for my daily schedule right after the treatment.

After a comprehensive consultation, Dr Terence Tan customised a no downtime laser treatment combining two different lasers to address my acne concerns and improve my skin texture. The first was a long pulsed laser treatment to treat acne by clearing and rejuvenating pores. The second was a Q-switched laser to minimise pigmentation. The treatments came in timely as I was just one week to the finals of MSI competition and I want nothing but perfect skin for the big day.

Double cleansing on the face before starting the treatment
Double cleansing on the face before starting the treatment

For any treatments to be effective, the first step has got to be thorough cleansing. Halley Medical Aesthetic has an experienced and professional team that always make me feel at ease when they work their magic. I was comfortably lying down on their reclining treatment chair, while Dr Tan’s assistant helped with the removal of my existing makeup. The facial cleanser they use removes impurities on the surface skin and helps prepare my skin for the treatment thereafter.

You can spot many stubborn red acne marks on my face
You can spot many stubborn red acne marks on my face

The red spots on my face are actually acne marks that have been there for a long time. As a perfectionist and someone who is in the beauty industry, I am emotionally disturbed every night by the presence of such unsightly scars. I am sure many of you will know what I mean because these tiny scars take what seems like FOREVER to lighten or even disappear.

Different modes for different skin concerns
Different modes for different skin concerns

The first part of the laser treatment is the long pulsed laser prescribed for me by Dr Tan because it can accurately focus on small spots with very high energy. The aim is to target the specific problematic spot without harming the surrounding tissue. The whole process was almost painless (discomfort level is 1 out of 10 with 10 as most uncomfortable), and the whole procedure was so relaxing, I hardly felt any discomfort or pain. Along with the laser therapy, Dr Tan used another hand piece that provided a constant stream of cooling air to cool and provide comfort on my face. So imagine an intense cool stream of air like air con being blown on your face during the entire therapy, the feeling was so SHIOK (sorry for the lack of a better word!)!

Dr Tan working his magic on me
Dr Tan working his magic on me

Dr Tan’s professionalism always wow me every visit as the process is usually very quick, fuss-free and delivers results. He chats with me during the process to make me feel very relax.

As a safety precaution, I am wearing the appropriate eye protection
As a safety precaution, I am wearing the appropriate eye protection
Long pulsed laser to treat acne and rejuvenate pores
Long pulsed laser to treat acne and rejuvenate pores

The second treatment is the Q-switched laser, it is made of extremely short pulse duration and it targets very small pigment cells and particles. Comparing the two lasers, this second one has an tapping effect that could be felt. You could feel short pulses of energy being directed on to your face. Discomfort is only a low 3 out of 10, where 10 is the most uncomfortable. The process was quick; it took only around 5-10 minutes to cover the whole surface area of the face. The two laser treatments combined makes it perfect for a lunch time rejuvenation or an express acne recovery treatment when you need it.

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What I love about this treatment? There is no redness, bruising, blistering and pain AT ALL. Throughout the process, I could almost fall asleep. Also, I am so impressed that Dr Tan is so meticulous! He wouldn’t miss any spots; I have some acne scars below the area where the goggle was covering and Dr Tan would lift the goggle up to make sure he covered every single spot.

For the two laser treatments, there are no needles or anaesthesia involved. It took only 20-30 minutes for the whole face. Anyone of any age who suffers from acne, acne scars or enlarged pores are recommended for this procedure. The laser treatment stimulates deep collagen production to improve the scars from within. As mentioned by Dr Tan, laser treatments improve the skin, but it will take a few sessions, hence, expectations need to be managed when undertaking this treatment to clear or remove your acne concerns.

The result? Beautiful, clearer skin!
The result? Beautiful, clearer skin!

In summary, this procedure is safe, has no side effects and no downtime. After only one treatment, I could visibly feel that my skin is brighter and smoother. The cost for each individual treatment is at $370 each. For optimal results, minimise exposure to the sun right after treatment and repeated visits are recommended!

Me avoiding sun at all cost with this sun-protection hat
Me avoiding sun at all cost with this sun-protection hat
Jacelyn Photo 10X Halley Laser Treatment
Photo taken right after the treatment

Here’s a photo of me taken right after the treatment, and you can see that my face is practically glowing even without makeup. I was ready to go for my next appointments for the day too!

On a side note, here’s presenting to you the First Runner-Up and subsidiary award title Miss Elegance from Miss Singapore International 2016. A big thank you to Halley Medical Aesthetic for taking care of my skin needs for me to look perfectly flawless before the audition (when I did my fillers) and attentively taking care of my acne scar marks just 16 days before my finals.

Jacelyn MSI 2016 First Runner Up and Miss Elegance

I always feel the best doctors are those who care about your concerns and find the most suitable solution for you. Thank you Dr Tan for making me feel at home whenever I am at Halley Medical Aesthetics! For my readers, if you had been plagued with any skin issues, be empowered to improve things and learn ways to achieve the perfect skin you have always desire too!

Halley Medical Aesthetics is now located at:

277 Orchard Road #03-15

Orchard Gateway

Singapore 238858 (they just moved!)

Telephone: 6737 8233 I Fax: 6737 8232

Website: www.halley.com.sg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/halleymedicalaesthetics

Instagram: www.instagram.com/halleymedicalaesthetics

Blog: www.halleymedicalaesthetics.wordpress.com

With lots of love, Jacelyn

Explore Singapore Through Our Food

“Singapore is a melting pot of culture and diversity, so what better way to experience our multi-cultural nation than through our food? Here’s a list of my favourite go-to places for some yummilicious food for yourself or any of your guest.”

Explore Singapore X Jacelyn Phang

Read full article here: http://www.myfatpocket.com/lifestyle/blogger-exclusives/good-food-in-singapore-jacelyn-august-2016.html

With love, Jace

Blogshops you will love too

“A picture says a thousand words; blog shops provide a platform to list all their items at one glance. Pictorial representation works so much better as it comes along with styling tips; and here’s my a list of my favourite blog shops.” – MFP Blogger Jacelyn Phang

Log-in to My Fat Pocket to read the below article by yours truly.

Happy Shopping X Jacelyn

http://www.myfatpocket.com/fashion/fashion-news/local-blogshops-that-i-like-jacelyn-august-2016.html

Have a beary good weekend guys!

With love,

Jace

12 Tough Truths that you need to know

Stumbled into this well-written post which served as a good reminder that everything is as it should be and life really couldn’t get any better than this 🙂

12 Tough Truths that Help You Grow

As Bruce Lee once said, “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” I am proud to be a rebel, someone who fights for her dreams, rights and visions every single day of my life.

With love, Jacelyn

 

The Local People Sg Art Market

Jacelyn Phang X Art Flea 2016

Visited The Local People Art Flea  to support local designers and entrepreneurs last Friday and was pleasantly surprised by the huge turnout for the event! Tanjong Pagar Railway track was massively packed from the entrance and I could barely moved from stalls to stalls inside.

The Local People Sg Art Flea

As someone who has always been interested in entrepreneurial activities, I  am really happy to see Singaporeans supporting local businesses. I considered myself extremely blessed to have been able to be on the prestigious NUS Overseas College (NOC) program where I had the opportunity to study in Fudan University and interned in a start up company of my choice in Shanghai for a year. The overseas and internship experience in a start-up was enriching and life-changing. It changed my perspective of life, and I am so glad I get to live my entrepreneurial dreams now that I am managing Le Queenz too! #supportlocal

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Anyway, the flea had many handmade items and if you would like unique accessories, quirky items and indie products, you will definitely love the flea! More importantly, you will also get to support local entrepreneurs with dreams together with the courage to pursue their dreams 🙂 To find out more about the local people’s upcoming flea, follow them on @thelocalpeoplesg on IG or follow their Facebook account here. (P.S. I do not get paid for saying these and this is not a sponsored advertisement)

Jacelyn Phang X Tanjong Pagar Railway

Outfit of the day is my first denim overalls from  PurPur that is so casual and chic. For the month of March, they are also having a 10% storewide discount + additional 10% off if you purchase a minimum of 2 pieces; so shop away!

With love, Jace

 

ilight marina bay 2016

ilight festival 2016 X Jacely Phang Jing Qi

ilight marina bay is Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival; happening from 4 -27 March (admission is completely free), you can expect to see kaleidoscopic display of light installations and be serenaded by live music performances along marina bay.

ilight festival 2016

This is the forth edition of the light art festival, but my very first visit. I started my walk from Marina Bay Sands, and am pleasantly surprised by the number of people I see at the pop up stalls of Pasar Bella and how happening the area is! You can expect to see flea market vendors at the Marina Waterfront Bazaar, musical acts at the festival stage and Uncle Ringo’s carnival games! There’s basically something to see and play for people of all ages to enjoy.

Jacelyn Phang Angel i light

For a person who loves taking photo, there are a couple of places for you to grab images. and this is my favorite photo of the night!

Jacelyn Phang Haagen Dazs Ice Cream i light

I had a lot of fun looking at the different installations while keeping my tummy happy by getting food options from pop-up store of Haagen Dazs and food truck like Old Chang Kee. P.S. this is usually how I look because I love stuffing my face silly with food!

Jacelyn phang X i light festival

Lastly, I really like that the participating artists make use of recyclable materials and adopted energy-efficient lighting technology for some of their installations. As Leonardo DiCarprio said, “Let’s not take this planet for granted”, so let us collectively actively promote and remind each other to practice an environmentally responsible behavior for a sustainable future.

Do visit the festival if you are around the area!

With love, Jace

Flirty Friday with Pur Pur

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Dressed in a full outfit from Pur Pur, featuring a blue floral frills tube top and a D-ring white skorts. I like that the outfit is feminine and chic at the same time, it is perfect for everyday wear and even to casual dinner dates. The versatile top can be worn two ways, either as a tube top or an off-shoulder top depending on how you like it. Either way, it’s perfect for our tropical climate and you can show off your collarbone at the same time (think fun and sexy!). The skorts is both girly and convenient for you when running errands; there’s going to be zero worry about up-skirt situations.

Follow me on Instagram (@jacelynphang) to see more outfit inspirations. Meanwhile, have fun shopping; there’s no reason not to happy when you could be shopping 🙂

Shop at any of Purpur store here or follow Purpur Instagram (@purpursg) / Facebook here to be updated of new fashion inspiration.

P.S. Photo Credit: Thomas Edison

With love, Jace

Review: Necklift at Dermis Cosmeceutical

A stone throw away from Kallang MRT (5 – 10 minutes walk), Dermis Cosmeceutical is convenient for those who stay in the east side. A small and cozy place, I am greeted by Loreen when I went down to the outlet who nicely introduced the service and the equipment about my treatment to me.

Frankly I was a bit shocked when my therapist, Jane, said she noticed that there were horizontal lines on my neck and suggested I try the DEEP RF neck lift treatment. At my age, it should be pretty unusual that I have such lines and the appointment became a timely reminder to start taking care of my skincare needs of my neck too! P.S. You could see the visible lines on my neck in the photo below.

Jacelyn Neck Line

REVIEW OF THE TREATMENT

A skin rejuvenation and skin tightening treatment, the whole session was using a hand piece to go around your body part of your choice (i.e. from neck, arms, tummy, thigh), it’s a warm sensation that you feel throughout the treatment. There were points where I felt that the warm sensation gets a bit unbearable (the treatment is most effective at around 39 degrees and it gets quite hot for me when it is close to that temperature) but Jane was always checking on me to make sure everything is okay, and she will adjust it accordingly to your comfort level. For the neck treatment, you can also expect that there is some pressure from the handheld equipment presses against your throat. Pain level I would rate it a low 3 out of 10, where 10 is the most painful.

Jacelyn X Neck Treatment Review

Jane first did left side of my neck for me, and it was pretty amazing that I could see the tightening and uplifting effects almost immediately. This treatment helped contour the unfavorable fatty areas seen around my neck area, and I could see that the neck muscles on the left side starts tightening and eliminating my existing neck bands. I left the salon with a youthful and tighter neck contour that amazes myself too.

With FDA clearance, this Endymed Plus equipment and treatment is totally safe and induces minimal pain. For the instant results, I would have loved to try for the other areas like thighs, tummy and arms next time too.

Jacelyn X Dermis

For friends who have neckbands and necklines, no words from me would be as effective as meeting Jane in person. For her age, she has no necklines at all!! Making her the greatest testimony on how effective the treatment can be when done consistently. P.S. the photo above was taken days after the treatment and lines could hardly be seen.

To check out Dermis Cosmeceutical, you can look them up on Facebook here or reach them at 6846 1105.

Thanks for reading!

With love, Jace.

Hey 2016

The start of the year has been nothing but grey and sadness for me. For everyone who’s slightly close to me, they would have known how much I love my baby maltese (Mickey). Unfortunately, he has passed on just before Chinese New Year and that is why I haven’t been active here.

Do forgive me for the late of updates, but read my recent articles for My Fat Pocket below instead (Remember to click “sign in via Facebook” in order for you to read the articles 🙂 )

10 Life ‘Skills’ to Master by 26

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My ideal Valentine’s Celebration

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Here’s wishing that the rest of the year would be better for me and for you. Will be back on my feet very soon!

P.S. Featured image taken by Thomas Edison photographer. Check out his works on FB.

With love, Jace.

New year, new me

“You will have the habits 20 years from now that you put into practice today. So look at the behavior you admire in others and make those your habits, and look at what you find reprehensible in others and decide those are the things you are not going to do” – Warren Buffett.

I couldn’t agree more. 10 days to 2016, I am still struggling to write my resolutions. One thing for sure, in 2016, I promise to be a better (and a more consistent) blogger!

Meanwhile, find my latest articles below:

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  1. See where you should be spending your time & money at! Top 10 cafes in Singapore I recommend – http://www.myfatpocket.com/members-lounge/exclusive-content/top-10-cafes-i-recommend.html
Image source: Shopstyle
Image source: Shopstyle
  1. Bags that you must own, read – http://www.myfatpocket.com/members-lounge/exclusive-content/the-10-bags-i-covet.html

To read, create an account with My Fat Pocket or just simply click “Facebook log-in”! 🙂

Happy New Year friends! As 2016 dawns, remember to run after your dreams everyday. This year will be the best year yet for all of us. May you have faith to fulfil the promises you made to yourself. <3

With love, Jace