Good skin is the best foundation for your makeup.
And it seems like that ‘foundation’ is slowly coming apart as things are really starting to heat up in the work department while I plan my projects for the final quarter of the year, fashions shows, products launches, photoshoots at my studio and writing up that next blog post. It’s literally full steam ahead.
Mind you, I don’t really have to tell you as the condition of my skin is a surefire giveaway.
My hats off to all you Wonder Women out there who manage to look fabulous while juggling career and family life; I don’t know how you do it!
My skin feels tired, simultaneously flaky and oily, with laugh lines and necklines as deep as the Grand Canyon and unsightly brown spots from sun overexposure.
If only there was some short cut to great, healthy and revitalized skin. But there are no such things as short cuts right? If it sounds too good to be true, then it must be right?
Topical skin care products can only do so much to prevent my skin condition from deteriorating further down the rabbit hole. Given the lengthy list of media and video appearances I have to make in the next few months, I decided I need a more effective and quicker solution to address my problems.
Enter Halley Medical Aesthetics, a reputable aesthetic clinic nestled in the heart of town, amidst the hustle and bustle of shopping haven, Orchard Gateway. I decided to venture down to the clinic after a shopping retreat to learn more about their offerings.
So did I get the ‘short cut’ I wished for? Read on to find out!
I met with Halley’s head honcho, Dr. Terence Tan for my first consultation, an experienced aesthetic doctor who now specializes in aesthetics with a keen focus on non-invasive rejuvenating procedures and the latest medical technologies.
I’ve never been a fan of invasive procedures; injectables and the like, so the treatments on offer sounded right up my alley. With several important events coming up, I made it clear that limiting post-procedure downtime was something of paramount importance to me and Dr. Tan assured me he had just the thing I needed in the form of the Fraxel Dual Laser treatment.
I was informed that the downtime for the treatment is so impressive that I would in fact be able to apply makeup immediately after the treatment and step straight out of the clinics impressive central location and straight into my favourite shops next door.
I was keen to know more before taking the plunge so I did a bit of research, AKA snooping around.
The Fraxel Dual Laser resurfacing treatment works by stimulating the growth of new healthy skin cells from the inside out. By penetrating deep into the skin, it expedites collagen remodeling within the skin and thanks to its microscopic focus, surrounding tissue is left intact – which for you and me means rapid healing and recovery.
The Fraxel Dual Laser has two treatment modes, which allow the laser to target both the surface and also the deeper layers of the skin.
Treatment mode 1550 penetrates deep into the skin to help remedy acne and surgical scars as well as wrinkles whereas treatment mode 1927 targets tone, texture and more superficial signs of aging like unwanted brown spots. This is the treatment mode that was recommended for me.
The laser can even be used to treat certain pre-cancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis and can be used safely not only on the face but also the neck, chest, back, arms, legs and most parts of the body.
In case you’re wondering, it is actually very different from traditional fractional resurfacing lasers which are ablative by nature. Ablative lasers work by removing a thin outer layer of skin to achieve the desired result. But this results in a longer downtime compared to the Fraxel Dual laser. That is why the Fraxel Dual laser has won effusive praise as I’ve mentioned earlier, it treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissues intact and this in turn, promotes rapid healing.
Now please follow me on a visual journey through my whole treatment process.
If you’ve a low pain threshold like me, then this is your new best friend – the numbing cream. The friendly therapists at Halley Medical Aesthetics applied the numbing cream on both my face and neck and left it on for about 20 minutes.
Since my biggest beauty nemesis is my obvious nasolabial folds, the therapist applied more around my mouth just in case Dr Tan needed to go over it a few more times than the other areas.
By the 10th minute, I could barely feel my face. Yay! It’s working. Haha!
So was the treatment painful and did the treatment live up to its impressive claims? Most importantly, was there any downtime???
Well, I’m sorry to burst your bubble but you’re just going to have to wait for my next post to find out! Stay tuned belles and beaus!
Halley Medical Aesthetics
277 Orchard Road #03-15 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
T: 6737 8233 | www.halley.com.sg
FB & IG: @halleymedicalaesthetics
Have you tried Fraxel Dual Laser treatments? If so, how many times did you do it before you achieved your desired skin goals? Please share with me by commenting below!