As you know, recently I had done filler treatments with Dr. Terence Tan of Halley Medical Aesthetics and I’m really pleased with the results. Therefore, I’m back for another type of treatment, to help enhance my facial appearance further.
We reviewed the previous filler treatment done as it takes a while for the injected filler to settle down. We looked at the overall improvements to my facial appearance to determine the overall effectiveness of the treatment.
I’m glad to say that the improvements made to my face are recognizable.
Just look at the pictures side by side! On the right picture, people can immediately point out the differences as compared to the past.
After this, Dr. Terence Tan and I discussed how to use laser for face rejuvenation.
I’ve had freckles since primary school days, moreover, going under the sun for sports activities had affected my freckles spot. They basically grew bigger and became more obvious over time. To add on, my recent prewedding photoshoot was done under direct sunlight by the sea, and when I’m back from the trip, my facial technician noticed and pointed out to me that my pigmentation issue became worse.
It used to not bother me too much, but now, I’m really determined to get rid of my freckles!
(Picture from the filler treatments)
As you can see from the picture, I also have a big mark on the left side of my face that I thought could be a birth mark, but I can’t deny of the possibility of it being a big freckle spot.
For those who have freckles, I’m sure you know how I feel. Even when our skin is in tip top conditions (smooth and clean), nobody will have the impression that our skin is really good, because of the messy spots all over our face.
So, to begin, we started off with a consultation for treating my pigmentation using laser.
Dr. Terence Tan explained that his Face Rejuvenation for Pigmentation treatment involves the use of the Q Switched Nd:YAG laser to remove or lighten pigmentation on the face.
This laser treatment will lighten my café au lait spots or pigmented birthmarks as well as pigments caused by sun exposure (or solar lentigo). He also assured me that the laser treatment will not be painful and I will barely feel it, with the help of numbing cream.
Dr. Terence Tan would also do a no downtime laser rejuvenation treatment at the same time, which will even out the skin tone by lightening pigmentation and reduce pore size.
To begin, the medical assistant removed my makeup and applied the numbing cream on the areas to be treated, which is most of my face.
We waited approximately 20 minutes for the numbing cream to work before we proceed.
In the following set of pictures, you can see Dr. Terence Tan treating the 2 obvious freckles spots with the laser. One on my left cheek and the other 3 smaller ones on my right cheek.
The flash from the laser is really bright and I have to put on these “shades” to protect my eyes. However, rest assured, I felt totally no pain at all.
Dr. Terence Tan then proceeded to use the laser to treat the smaller, less visible freckles. And finally he switched the laser to rejuvenation mode. All these will combine to even out my skin tone, reduce pore size, and firm my face at the same time.
In this laser process, I also didn’t feel any pain.
I detected a slight burning smell when Dr. Terence Tan treated my entire face because of the multiple small spots that required treatment. Fret not still! It’s just my facial hair burning up, and it’s not dangerous at all.
From the picture below, you can see that the bigger freckle had turned slightly red after the laser treatment.
After the session, Dr. Terence Tan told me although the treated spots will turn darker each day, there is nothing to worry about as it will resolve within five to seven days. In the meantime, I can still continue to put on makeup and use concealer to cover the spot!
I’m not that concerned with the dark spots because there are only 2 relatively small areas that are affected and I can still cover them with my concealer!
To ensure good recovery, Dr. Terence Tan told me not to expose myself to strong sunlight post treatment, and to put on proper sunblock till the dark spot dry up and drop off on its own.
Also, depending on the patient’s condition, more than one treatment may be required. Dr. Terence Tan also gave me some cream to apply over the next 3 days on both spots that turned red to make that it recovers well.
The Treatment that I did for Face Rejuvenation for Pigmentation costs $370 (includes GST).
I did the Treatment on a Monday, and the dark spots fell off entirely on Friday!
I’m really glad that it took only 4 days to fall off.
I’m sorry because I have no proper pic of the darkened spots, I simply cover up with concealer so it’s really not obvious!
In the following pic, I have pointed out the dark spots, on the last day before everything fell off. They have lightened up considerably.
And now, I have really clear and beautiful skin!
As for the spots, they’re gone within 1 session!
I now have clearer, brighter and less pigmented skin! I’m so glad I went ahead with this treatment with Dr. Terence Tan.
If you’re bothered by your pigmentation, feel free to consult Dr. Terence Tan for more advises on what can be done!
A shout out to Halley Medical Aesthetics once again for taking care of my face! It has changed my lifestyle and made my daily makeup routine easier!
You can also watch the consultation and laser process here!
For more information, contact Halley Medical Aesthetics at:
277 Orchard Road, #03-15