As a teenager, I never liked attending family gatherings. In fact, I DREADED my time there, especially during the Chinese New Year gatherings. Having suffered from acne since I was 14, I was often the talk of the town whenever I was in the same space with my relatives. There’s just something about them that wouldn’t stop commenting on my pock-marked face.
Being a sensitive girl, every single comment I received about my acne-piqued skin would kill me inside and bruise my self-confidence. I became apprehensive about leaving the house and indulged in lots of thick foundation to try to cover all my blemishes, but to my horror, made them worse. The makeup on my skin then became another talking point for my relatives because I was then chided for wearing makeup and making my acne worse. Truth be told, those days were like living hell and I desperately needed a cure.
Trust me, I’ve tried many “solutions” in the market, including topical acne treatments, laying off heaty food like chocolate, chips and fried food, Oratane (a.k.a. Isotretinoin, a medication primarily used to treat severe acne), medi-facials (medical facials for acne) and more but none of them worked. Fast forward 10 years now, I’m still suffering from hormonal acne and ugly post-acne scars until I met Dr. Gerard Ee from The Clifford Clinic.
WARNING: REPULSIVE IMAGES AHEAD BUT WORTH LOOKING FOR IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Time is zooming past so quickly, so much so that I can’t catch up! Gosh, we’re reaching the end of the year and I can’t believe that Christmas is coming. I’m so excited for Christmas parties, now that my skin has cleared so much as compared to 2016 at this time of the year. I can finally feel more confident about my complexion all thanks to ASTIQUE, The Aesthetic Clinic (ASTIQUE). I’m never more thankful for taking that leap of faith to go for regular laser treatments at this cosy place.
My year-long journey with ASTIQUE has been an amazing one as I visibly see major improvements on my complexion after every treatment. The one thing I feel most comfortable here is that I don’t even need to put on makeup after my sessions! There is no downtime at all for the treatments I do here (Laser Skin Rejuvenation – Nd:YAG laser, PPx Pore-Cleansing ACNE Treatment™ and CoolTouch) so I don’t have to worry about redness etc. after each session.
Hair removal treatments can be quite a sensitive topic for many ladies, but definitely not for me. I’m always very open when it comes to the different types of treatments I do so nothing goes underneath the rug, hidden.
For about a while now, I have been feeling uncomfortable with the hair growth at my bikini area but was hesitant to resort to IPL Hair Removal treatments because I was afraid of pain. I’m already undergoing laser treatments for my face and it stings so I really can’t imagine how it will be like down under. It was not until I read up on EstheClinic’s Silky Smooth IPL Hair Removal Treatment did I realise that IPL for the bikini area can be really comfortable and painless! I decided to give it a go.
Prior to this review, I have already went through 3 sessions (6 weeks apart from each other starting from May 2017) and I only wanted to express my thoughts now as I was told that 3 sessions is the optimal time where hair growth really slows down. I won’t be showing detailed pictures (obviously I can’t) because it’s the bikini area, but I have tried to record and keep track of the duration of hair growth to provide a thorough review of the Silky Smooth IPL Hair Removal Treatment.
It’s been more than 6 months with ASTIQUE, The Aesthetic Clinic now and I can confidently say that my skin and complexion has tremendously improved. If you saw me from 6-8 months ago, you’d probably notice that my skin had huge zits and really pigmented acne scars, coupled with really dry skin. In recent days, my skin has taken a huge improvement for me to confidently be out and about with absolutely no makeup at all!
Last week, I went for my 4th session and I was thrilled that the therapist commented that my skin has greatly improved from the first time I visited. Dr. Ng, the doctor assigned to me right from the very start, also mentioned my skin now requires just regular maintenance to preserve the condition.
As with my usual routine, I went for the following treatments:
Acne, pigmentation and scarring have always been my main skin concerns since I was a teenager. It seems like my skin is stuck with pimples and scarring for the rest of my life until I discovered the wonders of facial aesthetic treatments.
With the beauty scene so dynamic and ever-changing, coupled with innovative technology, facial aesthetic treatments are increasingly popular not just among ladies but even the men too. I used to naively think that such treatments are invasive, similar to getting plastic surgery, but the wonders of laser treatments have proved me otherwise. My trip to Astique, The Aesthetic Clinic has showed me how I can achieve clearer skin without any downtime and it completely changed my view on aesthetic treatments!
Being my first proper long-term treatment from an aesthetic clinic, I was of course nervous as to what my doctor would comment on my really terrible skin (well, the photos will show later). Fortunately, Dr. Ng was really nice and helpful in understanding my concerns and my acne history. I must say I had quite an informative and engaging conversation prior to my treatment.