I already posted about my first treatment experience at Gangnam Laser Clinic on my earlier post, you can catch up with previous post here.
As you already know, I was born with freckles and live with it for whole my life. Some people think freckles are beautiful, but i was unhappy with them and been thinking to get rid of it and covering them with make up.
This month i managed to visit their other clinic at One Raffles Place, the place is very convenient, it’s just around 5 mins walk from Raffles Place MRT station.
I met Dr Gary Sy on the clinic this time. Based on my treatment record, i’ve done spot treatment previously with Dr Mag. After assessed my pigmentation condition, Dr Gary recommended IPL Facial. During consultation, he found that my pigmentation/ freckles were scattered around and he found out that IPL Facial will helps to reduce or lighten my pigmentation.
Treatment started with make up removal.
Also the cooling gel application overall face. I found that it’s similar to my underarm IPL treatment, hehe. It just that now the treatment will be applied on my face.
Wearing the eye cover to protect eyes from laser during treatment.
Dr Gary started IPL treatment..
Sorry for my super stoned face! I feel shocked everytime the laser hit my skin surface, LOL! It’s not because it’s really painful, it because that i don’t really know which area of my freckles that respons towards the laser. There was burning smell during IPL treatment but no worry that my skin was totally fine.
This laser facial is a safe and effective way to remove dead cells and discolouration, shrink pores without using chemicals. It can be used to brighten and lighten the skin, control acne, improve skin tone and texture and minimise pores.
He told me that i can often see results after one treatment although optimal results are achieved after 3-6 sessions. Typically it is done on 3-4 weeks basis. There is no discomfort or downtime.
After finished treatment, the nurse cleaned up the gel and applied moisturizer on my face. To let the skin breathing, it was not adviseable to wear make up right after treatment.
Guess what?! the whole procedure only take around 15-20mins!
Below photos is the condition just right after treatment without any make up.
Dr Gary explained that the freckles might get darker depend on which area respons to IPL. The black specks are actually came to the skin surface like coffee ground looking things on the skin after IPL treatment. Having black specks on the skin after IPL treatment is a good sign. This means that the darker areas of the skin or the sun damaged spots absorbed most of the energy from the IPL. The IPL is bringing the pigment closer to the surface of the skin. Over the next days to few weeks, this pigment will flake off.
Left Side Right Side
Few days after treatment the freckles looks more distracting and more obvious, i couldn’t cover up with make up. Pardon for ugly looking freckles!
But not too worry! This condition doesn’t last for so long. The more black specks appeared on the skin, the better result you will get.
But after about 4-5 days, the black specks started to flake off, as you can see on the photo below.
After the black specs fully exfoliated, i feel most of my freckles cleared. It’s amazing, i couldn’t believe it! It was my first time saw my cheek less freckles.
Left Side Right Side
FYI, WHAT ARE FRECKLES?
Freckles are small dots on the skin that contain high amounts of melanin. Melanin is the protein that’s responsible for pigmenting our skin, eyes, and hair. It is produced by specialised cells called melanocytes in response to sunlight, which darkens the skin and creates a protective layer that partially blocks UV rays.
People without freckles have an even spread of melanin across their skin. In those with freckles, melanin is produced in little clumps which get darker when exposed to sunlight. They also become fainter when there’s less sunlight. It is produced by specialised cells called melanocytes. These cells respond to sunlight, which darkens the skin and creates a protective layer that partially blocks UV rays. People without freckles have an even spread of melanin across their skin. But in those with freckles, melanin is produced in little clumps which get darker when exposed to sunlight. They also become fainter when there’s less sunlight. It is not fully understood why certain people get freckles, but the cause has partly been linked to a gene called MC1R, which instructs cells to make a protein that is involved in the production of melanin.
I am totally satisfied with the result. Thank you Dr Gary and Gangnam Laser Clinic for the IPL treatment experience.
If you consider to remove your freckles, Gangnam Laser Clinic definitely a place you’ve been looking for.
Disclaimer: Please note that the result may be vary depends on individual and skin condition.
Gangnam Laser Clinic
1 Maritime Square #03-55, Singapore 099253
Tel: +65 6275 3381
One Raffles Place:
1 Raffles Place #03-04, Singapore 048616
Tel: +65 6536 8393
Or you can make appointment on their website: http://www.gangnamlaser.com/