Note: This post will be boring for guys who are not interested in beauty care, but please do share it with your girl friends if you think it will help!
I am here to plague you with photos of my ugly, bare skin after the laser treatment. So as I mentioned in my previous post, (even provided a photo) I did my gold toning treatment at the same clinic last year. It wasn’t that it took 1 year for the gold toning to take effect. Actually the effect of the gold toning was perpetual and very noticeable. It doesn’t stop improving even after months. (Remember to go to the first post of my archives to read about my experience)
The reason why I waited a year was because I didn’t think there was a need to do laser… due to the cost of course, girls in the know will agree with me on this. Fractional laser is not cheap and there is downtime (term used to describe a period whereby you can only stay home and not be able to work/go outside). However, it is true that I am still lacking confidence whenever I look into the mirror or when I edit the photos from the photoshoots I did and I zoom in to see how visible my scars are.
The scars left on my face left a deep emotional insecurity in my heart because well, every girl wants to be beautiful. In the last interview that I attended, I met a girl (whom of course breezed through every round of the interview and made it through) who had everything that the company looked for. And most importantly, her skin was beautiful. It was neither oily nor dry, had no blemishes and especially, smooth with no holes like mine.
In case you are wondering how the scars come about, it is not only because of Acne. It is true that Acne leaves scars and redness, but holes (pockmarks) like mine are left because I was gullible and fell for the facial scams. I spent thousands of dollars allowing beauticians to “purify” my face by squeezing the zits by force even though I was young and my skin was too sensitive. The result of this; are all these deep holes that can’t be concealed (even by makeup) and they will not heal over time.
I’m sure you girls know what that is. Its the feared beautician tool used to clean out blackheads. The sharp end is used to make a cut on the surface of your zit, and then tissue over, the beautician will squeeze out the pus and the blood. I am not certified to say that this method is 100% wrong and ineffective. What I am saying is that I guess, it is not for everyone, and you are leaving your face in the hands of someone you barely know.
Anyway, so, the holes weren’t that obvious initially because of my acne, but the moment all my acne is cleared up, they started to be noticeable. Especially after the gold toning when all the redness is gone, I realized there wasn’t a need for concealer because even the strongest concealer can’t cover the marks.
So…. laser it is.
LASER PROCESS AT AEON:
Aeon Medical is set in Pacific Plaza, (Opposite far east Plaza) so it’s really convenient even for a road idiot like me. All the non invasive surgeries are conducted by the Korean doctor himself (which is what I like actually) as he is the owner of the clinic.
Since it has been a year since I last visited, so I wasn’t expecting the Dr to remember me. But he did! He still remembered the things I spoke to him about like my dreams and hobbies etc. Every staff in the clinic is Korean, and they are smiley and friendly. Alot of rich taitais go there too. Lololol.
So this is my nude face sans make up, before the treatment:
Some parts are still abit pink, but other than that, most of the AOE (area of effect) redness is gone. I know you can see a conspicuous green vein on my face. LOLOL my family said its due to me raging too much in dota. So anyway can you see the very obvious holes?
This is close up, but it isn’t noticeable when you look at me at conversational distance.
Alright! Off we go. Doctor instructed for his helper to help me wash my face (she’s extremely beautiful and young!) and oh man her finger strokes really relaxes my facial muscles. She then applies a numbing cream that smells like corn (LEGIT) all over my face and covers it up with some plastic sheet. Whilst I lie there like a disabled potato, she then brings in tea and a painkiller pill for me to pop prior to the laser.
OMG IS IT SO PAINFUL. NEED NUMBING CREAM + PILL. I was honestly abit frightened!
Can’t see much its fucking dark in the room LOL i was told to lie there for an hour to let the cream take effect.
ITS TIME FOR LASER D: D: D:
The friendly doctor held friendly conversations with me. Hes a genuinely nice person so you don’t feel awkward or like hes out to scam your money like dem beauticians (no offense really). Makes me wonder how it feels like to date a Korean man. hmmm.. HAHAHAHAHA
So MOVING ON, I am made to lie down on the chair that they use at the dentist. My eyes are taped to be protected. Then the Dr said “Okay, are you ready? We are about to start”
To be honest I didnt feel a thing when he went over my whole face for the first time. He was patient and he never stopped asking “Does it hurt?” “On a scale of 1-10 how much does it hurt?” And I told him none.
I was really happy because he said that my face wasn’t as red as many other patients he did the laser on. He said this is an indication of healthy skin 😀
Then the doctor said “I will now go over the areas with the deep scars the second time.” That was when it did prick quite abit. BUT SURE AS HELL IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE FACIALS I DID. And then just like that, my laser session was over!
Mr Doctor helped me to take photos of my skin right after the laser session because I told him I wish to have the photos. Hahaha. He even got his secretary to email me so I will be able to see them the moment I got back home. How nice is that?
(can you see the lip balm? The laser is so strong that my lips were peeling)
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It wasn’t as red as I expected.
After the laser as my skin is probably raw and hurting alot (just that I dont feel it), I was ushered into a room and the pretty Korean lady gave me a calming mask and massage using some special machine.
Then she helped to put on sunblock and I was good to go. I took a photo after the whole thing:
Isn’t that bad isn’t it? LOL I was expecting like:
I am just going to say it again, according to Doctor, some peoples’ faces were really really red unlike mine. So it really depends on your skin. And most importantly, Stay away from the sun!
I was instructed to use a special cleanser for the next few days :
It smells really good and it’s so gentle that I don’t feel a thing when I was washing my face. In fact, I felt pain when I was drying my face with the towel. My skin was so sensitive that I could feel every single strand of fabric on the towel.
I looked like I had a sun burn. Its really hard to capture the exact intensity of the laser effect because I don’t have those micro lens camera. But all I can describe to you is that there are hundreds of thousands of tiny holes all over my entire face. They are open pores and they are struggling to heal. Thus I obediently stayed at home, avoided make up and the sun.
I mean just imagine putting makeup on your open pores… Doesn’t sound good eh?
It actually got abit redder on the third day. Hard to tell from the photo because my room is so bright xD Also, my face started to peel. I felt like a snake and I slapped on alot of sunblock. I recommend using the AVENE Spring thermal water to spray on your face. It really cooled me down alot as well as soothed the face.
Not sure if you can tell from this picture but my entire face was really tender and all the “thousands of holes” started to scab, forming noticeable brown “skin” over, especially so on my nose area. The cheeks were just red.
My skin looks normal already! 😀 But when I touch my cheeks, I can still feel the raised “dots” that show that the lasered pores are healing.
I will have to wait a month for my next laser session which will inevitably be more painful as the Doctor will increase the intensity of the laser. Doctor said it may take 5 sessions to start seeing visible improvement on the parts with the deep holes.
I hope this post helped you guys alittle bit. Please do consider Aeon Medical if you are thinking of doing some non invasive surgeries. here’s his website:
Feel free to quote my name or my website! I did tell him I want to write a review for him even though I am not a popular blogger. But he has agreed to give benefits for those readers who do come across my review 🙂
See ya guys 😀