My skin is extremely finicky. When people ask if it is oily or dry, I honestly don’t know how to answer them. It can get shiny, especially on the nose, but it is also prone to dryness, flaking and peeling. And I still get breakouts every now and then, which is really annoying.
I was introduced to Trinity Medical Centre (Marine Parade), and was invited to come down for treatments. I like that it’s in the east (rather than in town or in the west, where most clinics seem to be!) and hence really convenient for me.
I was asked to bring my daily skincare and makeup, so they could let me know if what I was using was suitable. Will do a separate post on my skincare regime soon!
At the clinic, I met with Dr Lim and Dr Kan, who assessed my skin and also gave me advice on my skincare. They suggested I get a carbon laser peel done as this would clear my skin, reduce pore size, enhance skin radiance, and help with my random breakouts.
Laser is the acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. They emit a single wavelength of light that is concentrated into an intense beam of energy. Laser is able to stimulate thermal reactions (hence heating effects) when absorbed. When irradiated on the skin, the laser light energy is absorbed by the pigments and converted to heat.
For the carbon laser peel, a thin layer of carbon is first spread over the skin.
The laser beam is absorbed by the carbon particles due to the dark colour. The beam is thus focused on the epidermis.
It didn’t hurt, although it wasn’t exactly pleasurable either. It felt like pins and needles, and only started to hurt a little when it was almost done. There was also this odd knocking sound – Dr Kan explained that that was the sound of the laser hitting the carbon particles. There was also a slight suction sound as a gentle vacuum removed the carbon particles as the laser moved over to another carbon layer.
The carbon particles apparently also exfoliate the skin and purge skin pores, so I was warned that I may experience a slight breakout in the first few days following treatment as my pores were purged.
I got one or two small spots in the days following; nothing major. And I am really happy with the results!
If you want to try it, you can get a 6 session package at SGD 1680.
Treatment by Trinity Medical Centre (Marine Parade).