Aeon’s Spring Blossom Face Treatment – Spring-cleaning & Rejuvenating Your Skin!

Hey you guys!

I hope everyone is having a great Chinese New Year, if you celebrate it, soaking up all the festivities!

So… while we (girls, mostly) are usually quite diligent in prepping ourselves and our skin before Chinese New Year so we can put our best face forward meeting all the longtime friends or relatives, we often forget that our skin needs that extra touch of TLC after as well!

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Why?

Well, long hours of wearing more makeup than usual, perhaps? Or the many late nights you spend catching up with a whole bunch of people be it friends or relatives? Some cases in which leading to donning makeup for more than 24 hours even?

Let’s not forget all the sinful snacking and meals that does take its toll on your skin due to fatigue, lack of water consumption, etc!

Thus wouldn’t you say it’s good to give your skin a good cleaning out after that that, a deep cleanse and a reboot, as you go about your everyday after the slew of festivities and walking out of the Chinese New Year flurry with brighter and fresher skin!

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obviously this is a little fatigued and in need of cleaning!

 

The Spring Blossom treatment is aimed at deep cleansing the skin (I’ll go into detail a little later) as well as boosting your skin’s collagen production by both waking your cells and also through some collagen mask pampering. The mask is a pretty neat one so I’ll talk about it in more detail later.

While the treatment doesn’t out rightly proclaim for fresher, brighter, bouncier skin, all the steps included in Spring Blossom does work towards that and the end-result will differ based on how congested or in need of rejuvenation your skin is but I sure felt my skin a whole lot more refreshed, awake and perkier!

That’s saying quite a bit given the amount of love I’ve been giving my skin these days through various treatments / facial sessions!

So anyway, starting off this is the very first time that I had popped by Aeon Medical & Aesthetics Centre in the day and got to witness how the Chill Waiting Area looked like in the day.

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My verdict? It’s definitely brighter and a whole different vibe from the chill evening setup but it’s lovely all the same – a quiet and nice area in the midst of the bustling Orchard Road.

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Seeing pedestrians roam the streets like little specks while I was sipping tea in a relaxed environment added to the chill effect on my week day afternoon.

 

First And Foremost…

I probably don’t even have to photograph this anymore but somehow I always do. The first step, as always, is removing the makeup!

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Deep Cleansing with Alginic Acid –

The first step in Spring Blossom, makeup removal apart, is the deep cleansing process.

This method of deep cleaning is a little different from what I know of deep cleansing as its not just targeted at removing dull skin from the surface and blackhead / dirt and congestion from under the skin.

You know how people often say that if you wear sunscreen you need to be extra good with makeup removal and face cleansing? They’re not wrong about that because metals (e.g. Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide) commonly found in sunscreen, and most other cosmetics actually, tends to be quite tenacious to remove.

This is where Alginic Acid’s method of deep cleansing comes in and sets itself apart from your usual dirt and grime removal. Alginic Acid has a certain polarity that allows it to attract these tenacious metals (which binds themselves to the acid) and in this process gets removed from the skin. Sounds simple, right?

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Metals aside, Alginic Acid is also able to exfoliate your skin and rid the usual dirt and grime as well as remove the dead and dull skin cells on the surface of the skin for a brighter and more glowy complexion after.

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Apart from its very invigorating effects, you’ll be surprised to know that this complex is also capable of immense hydration (more so than hyaluronic acid) so your skin is left cleansed, exfoliated and plumped.

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Talk about an all-in-one!

I have noticed that in shots I had snapped of my skin after the therapist was done with this step, my skin looked instantly brighter and glow-ier already. I had also felt a mild skin tightening and tingling sensation after this step was over.

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It isn’t a bad kind of tingly, it’s the sort that makes it feel like your skin is getting all plumped up and cleansed sort of a tingly…. It’s a little hard to describe!

 

Off to the Treatment Room! –

After that really long and rambly explanation on the simple and quick deep cleansing step, I swear reading about it is longer than the actual step itself, I was ushered to the treatment room to meet with Dr Kim for the next step.

As before, I was helped into a robe and also these cushy and comfy slippers!

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Cool, huh?

 

The BBL Procedure for Skin Rejuvenation –

Okay… I can get a little technical here but I don’t want to lose you guys too so let me try to explain as much as I can without getting ahead of myself, alright?

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This next step, BBL, is an aesthetic procedure that doesn’t involve any downtime and is noninvasive. In fact, it’s actually like IPL in the way it works – it’s still a pulse light – but the reason it is called BBL is because of this particular machine that Dr Kim uses.

The brand is one that one of the most innovative (and might I add costly) ones out there with a whole slew of features to make light treatment a whole lot safer and much more comfortable for the patient.

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IPL is an aesthetic treatment that has been around for so long that it is quite a household name now, be it for good or for bad. I’ve had an experience with it (IPL) many years ago and I’ll say that if you ask me what I thought about it based on that experience, my thoughts would be – discomfort, mildly startling, a little scary.

Though this IPL experience, using this particular BBL machine at Aeon, does change what I know of Pulse Light treatments.

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Firstly, the ‘head’ of it – the part that comes in contact with your face – has a precision thermoelectric cooling system running through it and it always feels cool on your face which definitely helps with reducing any discomfort you feel in the treatment. Dr Kim had also explained that this machine is reliable because the wavelengths it produces stays consistent through the entire process.

Which means if you select a certain intensity, it sticks to it.

I had no idea that some cheaper brand IPL machines out there actually fluctuate a little between ‘zaps’, now how dangerous is that! That is also the cause of some people receiving minor burns from IPL treatments.

Yet clinics do pass that off as ‘part and parcel’ of the IPL treatment and recovery process so… I’m telling you guys now that IPL shouldn’t burn the surface of your skin. It should bypass your skin surface and work in the skin, not work on the surface.

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The BBL machine comes with cute little adaptors (that golden glint near the ‘head’) that Dr Kim had attached on for more precision when it came to smaller portions of the face. This way he can ensure that the correct area is targeted and he doesn’t risk burning the surrounding hairs in the process.

Overall, the treatment was comfortable and Dr Kim was patient to count down the first few zaps knowing my apprehension to IPL due to a prior experience and I’ll gladly say that this feels nothing like what I had encountered before.

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Really, if you’re ever interested in any aesthetic treatments like this, RF or lasers, I urge you to have a go at it with Aeon because it is always a comfortable and effective treatment. Even when you’re doing things that would otherwise be a little unnerving.

One last note, the BBL machine is capable of treating different effects (by changing the light filter) but with this Spring Blossom treatment, the BBL is mainly targeted at rejuvenating the skin by stimulating your collagen cells for a refreshed complexion and lifted appearance.

It’s one of the milder treatments compared to the other procedures the BBL is capable of so if you’re concerned about how intense it is, you needn’t be.

 

The 92% Collagen Fibre Mask! –

So after the BBL procedure was done I was sent back to the facial room where the gel was promptly removed and my skin was nourished with a hydrating ampoule before we moved on to the next and final step of the Spring Blossom routine.

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Before I started, I was informed of the steps and told that I’ll be doing a collagen fibre mask but I had no idea what to expect.

As it turns out, it really is a sheet of collagen fibre – with a concentration of 92% at that – that feels extremely silky, soft and smooth. Almost like velvet!

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The true magic to this happens when it is applied to the face and a ‘stimulant’ is used to moisten the mask and bring forth the skin benefits.

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This step is apparently a wildly popular treatment in Korea, especially so for Brides-to-Be as its quite an indulgent one using such a high concentration of collagen. The treatment itself is anti-aging and also serves to brighten and heal the skin as well as both infusing collagen and also stimulating collagen.

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The end effect is really a brightened look and refreshed skin so I can see why brides-to-be would opt for something this lavish just before their big day so they can look their very best!

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Here, this collagen mask step is also paired with a LED treatment which flashes 3 different kinds of light through the whole 20 minutes that you have the collagen mask on.

The lights are red, blue and infrared of which red and infrared are targeted at boosting the healing abilities of the skin while blue light zaps at bacterial (porphyrins, remember this?) within the skin.

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All Done! Fresh Skin & A Brightened Look! –

So after that, we’re all done!

I was ushered back to the Chill Waiting Area for some tea and the sun was still out so I took this opportunity to snap some After photos with the best sort of lighting I could get – the sun!

But before we get to the selfies, wrapping up this Spring Blossom experience on the right (floral) note, I was served an exquisite Green Tea blend with rose and cornflower.

The tea itself is light and floral with the fragrance of green tea but without that strong sharp note of it that some people might not prefer. The tea is specially flown in from Jeju and if you’re interested to find out more about it (and the other teas this specific ‘tea house’ offers), Aeon has a coffee table book about it as well (pictured in the background)!

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I really do miss snapping photos using the sun because you do get the most true color and imagery, without any harsh shadows from flash or lighting above.

I went a little overboard snapping pictures, as usual and while I didn’t have any makeup on (times like this I wish I had some brow embroidery done!) I think I still looked quite alright! My skin is nice and fresh, brightened in a healthy and lively way and also a little plumped and perky from all that collage stimulating and hydration.

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I think the overall effect isn’t going to look like you’ve had a whole slew of treatments done, your skin will simply look ‘better’. It’s a different kind of effect from Winter Glow where you really have the multiple steps done to enhance the skin.

The Spring Blossom treatment truly leaves a lot up to your skin. Instead of trying to better your skin in appearance only, the Spring Blossom treatment cleanses and treats your skin from deep within so it naturally looks better. Whatever you see on the surface – that brightened fresh appearance – is a reflection of the state your skin is in, truly cleansed and awake!

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As I had mentioned earlier, my face has been quite suitably pampered through many treatments of late that while I don’t see a world of a difference after each treatment, I do see some and I’m glad to just upkeep the maintenance of this glowy taut goodness.

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Though the BBL treatment does focus a little on the neck and it is through my neck that I really saw the extent of the BBL skin rejuvenation.

My neck isn’t an area I focus a lot on, which I know is a sin because it still betrays the signs of aging, but I truly was a little surprised at how the skin at my neck did appear brightened and smoothed out, in comparison to its usual a little dull appearance with some fine lines even. Eeps.

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So phew, okay pardon my wordy ramble about a treatment again but I really like it that at Aeon Medical, Dr Kim does explain every single step in full detail and information to me so I truly understand all aspects of it and how it’ll benefit my skin.

Like Winter Glow, the Spring Blossom treatment is only available for a Limited Time only! Treatments will start on 1st March 2015 and it’ll likely run for 1 or 2 months. It’s best to stay updated with Aeon over at their Facebook page!

Trial Aeon’s Spring Blossom treatment at a special rate of S$190 (you’ll get the full works), exclusive to first time customers only!

Those interested (to book a slot or enquire if you’re not a first timer), please feel free to call Aeon at 6733 2002.

The Spring Blossom treatment commences on 1st March 2015 for a Limited time only.

Aeon Medical and Aesthetic Centre is located at:
9 Scotts Road #06-02 , Scotts Medical Center @ Pacific Plaza S228210

Thanks for reading!

Get Your V-Line on With Clear SK’s V Face Shaper!

Here’s the second part of my Clear SK back to back pamper session, if you haven’t read about my Cellulite Busting one, do give it a read!

Plus I’ve also got giveaway sessions for the V Face Shaper treatment (first 20 readers) so read on till the end :)

 

Do I even need to explain what a V-line or V-face or V-jawline is to anyone anymore?

This term has become so commonplace in recent years with brands (mainly asian but a sprinkle of western too) riding on the hyped appeal of a slimmer and more contoured jawline.

I’m really not sure where the origins of this obsession came from but I’m going to say Korea since it seems to be something they’re rather hung up on – the whole V-shaped face, smaller face, slimmer face aspect.

I’m not saying it’s bad because ultimately I’m also suckered into the idea of a firmer and more contoured look, which does lend the look of a slimmer face, but I will say that whether one is able to achieve a V-shaped face is also largely dependent on our face shape and structure.

Some of us have more squarish jawlines so with that in mind while this treatment is termed the V Face Shaper, I do want you all to know that it is ultimately targeted at ridding excess fat pockets around the face (for a slimmer contour) and lifting the skin for a tighter and more lifted look.

It is a non-surgical and noninvasive procedure so there are limitations to it but if your concerns are primarily unwanted fatty pockets around some areas of the face – such as sagginess around your jaw, jowls, double chin problems, etc – and your skin feeling a little slack recently then perhaps this treatment is a worthy consideration!

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Unlike the Body Treatment that I had done over at Clear SK’s branch at Novena Medical Centre (Level 10), this V Face Shaper is held over at their Clear SK Medi + Skincare branch so we took a stroll over to Velocity after my body treatment.

The treatment itself is largely… mechanical? I don’t know what other word to use but it’s primarily focused on the efficacy of the machines and is very efficient and quick.

There’s no massage or much of a masking session involved so if you work around the area and need to pop by for a quick session over lunch, it seems quite do-able.

 

Make Up Removal –

The first thing to do is to remove my makeup, of course, and the therapist kept most of my liner and eye makeup intact, focusing on removing makeup from the skin since that is where the procedure is done.

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And of course here’s a mandatory snap of my skin before the treatment. I have gone ahead and done the whole front, left, right sorta thing for comparison but I’ll keep that till the end and show you the front one first.

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Coating the Skin –

To aid with the glide of the machines and to serve as a barrier between the machine hand piece and your skin, baby oil and vaseline was used.

Baby Oil was primarily applied all over to give the skin some glide while vaseline will only be applied in specific aeas where the Ultrasound machine will be used (to zap and melt fats).

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If your skin is sensitive or incompatible with these products, because I do know that vaseline and baby oil doesn’t agree with everyone’s skin, it’s best to voice out to your therapist!

I don’t have an issue with them, I don’t prefer but I can use them, so I went ahead with it anyway.

 

The Ultrasound aka Fat Zapping! –

The first step is the ultrasound treatment and the target points of this (along with how much needs to be done / how long) is largely dependent on your concerns. For example if you have a double chin issue then this would be done along your neckline to zap that portion out.

For me, my main ‘fatty’ concerns would be around my jawline.

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I’ve been pigging out a bit of late and have noticed it for myself that my face has been looking rounder (especially in Bali photos, woe…). Whenever I start putting on weight on the face, it usually starts to show there first – little pockets around my jawline – and it’s most evident when I smile.

Sigh!

So for the Ultrasound step, the therapist focused primarily along my jawline.

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The Ultrasound step isn’t painful and all you’ll feel is some heat along the skin. It isn’t prickling either, just warm, but if anything I found the noise it made to be more of a discomfort because of the high-pitched frequency.

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I’m the sort that can’t stand two metallic objects grazing each other so… naturally that was a little gnawing to me but its a small problem compared to skin discomfort (which again, there was none).

 

Uni Polar Radio Frequency for Skin Lifting & Tightening! –

After the fat zapping procedure is the RF and I half expected the therapist to slather my entire face with vaseline given what I was used to with RF.

Most times the hand piece of the machine is warm and some gel is needed inbetween to lubricate and also cool off the skin but somehow, the RF hand piece used in this particular machine is really different.

The surprising thing is that this actually feels cool against the skin. I know, I was quite taken aback.

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It doesn’t really transit to a warm surface through the course of the procedure either but rather a very odd thing happens such that while the device feels cool against the skin, but once it passes through, that particular area of the skin has this warm buzz to it.

It’s so fascinating really, yet the machine looks so ‘normal’ from pictures so I can’t quite explain it otherwise.

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Your entire face feels like its emanating this heat and seems warm and flushed at the same time (like blood circulation going on) yet nothing feels hot and I’m not even sure where the heat is coming from.

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Apart from following the contours of the face with the machine’s hand piece, the therapist had also focused around the eye contours to get some lifting and firming done there as well.

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After having completed half the face, I was provided a mirror to see the difference (on the side that is done and the side that isn’t) and while the effects really aren’t as drastic because I have been quite good with maintaining my skin with treatments these days, the ‘After’ side does look perkier overall and my cheeks are definitely more lifted.

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Your left = AFTER / Your right = BEFORE

I think if anything, RF wears off at my cheeks first compared to anywhere else of the face.

The contours are definitely firmer too and while it’s not the most evident in photographs but the lifted contour and bouncier skin effect is definitely more noticeable in person.

 

Hydrating Mask to Cool Off –

Cooling off the skin after both procedures, the therapist placed a hydrating face mask on me (as well as informed me to remember to hydrate my skin more after these treatments) and left me to relax in the room for a couple of minutes.

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Some After Snaps (and Comparisons) –

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So, as I had said earlier I think I’ve been quite good about maintaining my skin these days with the many treatments I have been going for, inclusive of continual RF maintenance, lasers and all that so frankly speaking I’m not going to expect a world of a difference with these pictures.

The key difference really is just a more lifted and firmer cheek high point and also my jawline being a little more defined with the bits of fat residing there being zapped away.

The marketing lady from Clear SK, Shermaine, had also mentioned that my issues were quite trivial and those who benefited most from the V Face Shaper treatment are those with more pronounced skin sagging / double chin issues.

Though for the rest of us, it helps to zap away those little small pouches of fats hiding along our jawline or unwanted parts of our face (cause fats in the wrong area is not gonna look cute) that makes our face shape appear rounder than we would like.

That is also where I found the most difference, not straight out in these Before After images (though there are differences) but rather in real life when I put my hands to my cheeks / jaw or when I’m taking pictures. It seems like there isn’t that much of a need to angle my face for a more pronounced jawline now.

So, speaking of Before and After, let’s have a look at the 3 angles of them!

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Angling of my face was a bit off but the skin does look overall lifted and brightened!

 

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The cheeks are noticeable lifted and ‘plumped’ up for a more youthful look!

 

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The jawline contour fat-zapping is most obvious from this angle (maybe I have more fats there, hurhur)

 

It’s not that obvious, really, that people will be able to tell that you’ve done something but I’ve had a colleague ask (the day after my treatment) if I had lost weight since my face looks slimmer.

Heh…

Cheap thrill, right?

Shermaine also noted that somehow my skin appeared brighter and fairer (almost) after the treatment though it wasn’t something that the treatment itself is targeted at doing. My only reason is perhaps the hydration from the mask and also glow / radiance from stimulating the skin’s collagen production during the RF procedure.

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Unfortunately, as with noninvasive procedures and RF, the results are not permanent and if you’re visiting for the first few times, you will be recommended to come quite frequently so you can reach the desired face shape, after which maintenance would be the key.

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While I’ve done many RFs, I think I haven’t quite touched on a treatment to help zap and work away at chubbiness in the face as well as sagging jowls and double chins so if these are your concerns then maybe it’s worth a look dropping by Clear SK and trying their V Face Shaper treatment out!

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GIVEAWAY! – Free V Face Shaper For the First 20!

In the joyous mood of Chinese New Year, ClearSK is offering 20 readers a FREE V Face Shaper treatment!

It is incredibly generous of them and all you have to do is fill up this form (and select V Face Shaper at the last option, OR the cellulite buster should you want that) and hit submit! If you’re amongst the first 20 to have submitted, Clear SK will contact you with regards on how to claim your voucher.

Disclaimer: I have no access to that form and contact / selections are made from Clear SK’s end :)

 

Thanks for reading!

Clear SK’s V Face Shaper retails for S$220 per session but they are offering S$98 for a trial session! Redeem that over here (scroll down)!

Clear SK Medi + Skincare is located at Velocity, Westgate & Yishun (locations here).

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Fixing the Icky Skin Situation – Acne Facial at Aeon Medical

Hello!

Sorry I couldn’t get this post up sooner due to the many matters on hand right now but here’s a lookback at a facial session I’ve done at Aeon Medical about a week back when my skin was facing pretty dark times, breakout and all, and how Aeon Medical helped me through it by de-congesting my skin and nourishing it so that it would heal quicker and better.

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So after my quick little introduction to Aeon Medical (shortened because it’s easier to type), my next visit – this post – is a treatment based on the skin results that we had received via the Skin Analysis.

Initially Dr Kim had plans for me to do one of their best-selling procedures, the Winter Glow, which from his description does sound pretty darn amazing. I can see why Winter Glow was one of their best-selling treatments and slots were snatched up so quick they had to halt the promotion.

I know this entry isn’t about Winter Glow but let me explain that a little about that first because it is the next treatment that I had done and I am absolutely in love with it and will write about it asap, because I feel this need to share.

So, Winter Glow is really all about getting that perfect lifted, lightened and fresh face appearance. It’s most ideal for people with pretty good skin already, looking to simply better their skin or perhaps address eensy-wincy problems of dullness and lack of radiance to the skin.

The procedure itself combines laser (for skin brightening), RF (for skin lifting and pore tightening) as well as a blend of Maria Galland products (only the best, nourishing and luxurious) while ending off with a Cocoon Mask (the one I’ve tried, to smoothen, repair and overall relaxation / energizing of the skin).

All that combined into 1 treatment when if you were to go anywhere else this would probably be 3 different treatments where 3 different sessions would be required. So, tell me, doesn’t this sound amazing?

 

Though, I shan’t get ahead of myself because while I was scheduled for that, my skin just wasn’t cooperative and was in pretty bad shape.

I don’t break out often these days and even then it’s that lone spot or two, hardly ever this bad! So, my skin really couldn’t have chosen a better time to freak out on me… though no matter because upon analyzing my skin condition Dr Kim had the proper fix for me.

Given, he did explain that what they do in the Acne Facial (the treatment prescribed for my current skin condition) isn’t entirely ground breaking or too far different from maybe deep cleansing facials offered at other places, the idea is that this is simply a stepping stone – Step 1 – to the final goal of having better skin.

What’s more to allow one place to continually work on your skin would give both you and the clinic / salon experience to see how your skin reacts and understand the different stages and phases your skin goes through.

That said, let me walk you through the Acne Facial session I had, best recommended for outbreaks or those in need of decongesting your skin, where my skin was properly cleansed of oil clogs and also given some acne-controlling and healing treatments.

 

The Holding Room –

Before I start, I want to introduce you to that other holding room I had mentioned during my initial entry.

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The room that is decorated all plush, cozy and posh, complete with lovely diamante in the furniture, a stunning modern chandelier and even fairy lights to add to the atmosphere.

I haven’t seen this place in daylight but I am going to guess that it looks best at night.

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And a frivolous thing to point out, but gives you a clearer idea of their meticulous nature, when they serve tea they provide you a saucer to remove the tea bag to.

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After a little bit of photo snapping and tea sipping, I was ushered to the facial room after a quick conversation with Dr Michael Kim.

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Makeup Removal –

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As always the first step is to remove the makeup and while this step is quite commonplace everywhere, I think one thing I’ve noticed about Aeon Medical is that they are incredibly meticulous in everything that they do.

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It’s not something I can simply pin-point and bring to light but the sense that you get through the course of the facial, the attention to small things and time spent on the smaller things as well shows that trait. It’s likely the Korean influence of things, where being efficient, meticulous, effective and also soothing is important.

Here’s a look at the bumpy and annoying spots that littered my face and plagued my skin for a whole week.

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They don’t look that bad in pictures but in person, trust me, it isn’t pleasant.

 

Extractions –

While I have said that I don’t mind the idea of extractions and (in fact) welcome them, when my skin is flaring up as such I actually cringed for what’s to come when the therapist informed me that she would be starting with the extractions.

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I think my treshold for pain isn’t too bad so I was able to sit through it and not disrupt or disturb the therapist when she was busy getting the gunk out of my face.

Even on spots where it did hurt a little more – and she always checked if I’m alright – I said I’m okay so that she would continue as per usual.

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I’d rather sit through that short ordeal of pain and have the icky stuff removed than opt for the easy way out and compromise on that!

 

Ampoules & Ultra-sonic Machines –

The next step was an ampoule – specifically for acne skin because it was both healing and also acne fighting at the same time – that was first dabbed and massaged into the skin.

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To allow even better penetration of the ampoule and amplified effects, an ultra sonic machine was used to further ‘massage’ it in.

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The head of the machine is this huge and smooth metal ‘bob’ (for lack of a better description) that the therapist slowly massages across all surfaces of the face – nose and little nooks and cranies like the small space between the nose and lips.

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The machine starts off feeling cool but slowly warms up. There is no pain or any sort of prickling sensation, it just feels like this bulbous massaging machine that’s actually quite comfortable. I’m sure the effects are transmitted via ultrasound that you can’t feel anyway.

 

The Finishing Masks –

I like to think of a basic facial’s steps like a night time routine so the ampoule and ultra sonic step would be the the ‘active ingredient’ or the ‘serum’ part of the routine and this (masking) would be the nourishing and healing one which wraps it all up.

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The first mask that was applied is a Sulfur Mask. Sulfur is a key ingredient for acne skin types to use because it helps draw impurities (like sebum and dirt) from the skin while tightening the pores and give your skin an overall clarity.

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After the Sulfur mask was applied, the next step is to place a modeling mask on just to keep everything under wraps. It’s quite a common practice with most facials it seems as I remember even the old school facial sessions I attended as a teen doing something similar.

My guess is this helps to further nourish the skin and the encapsulating aspect of the modeling mask helps enclose it all and ensures absorption and all that.

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I was left to rest, and let the mask set, for about 15 minutes or so before the therapist returned to remove the hardened masks and cleanse my face.

She also went ahead to put on some toner, and moisturizer (from Maria Galland, woots) to my face to help wrap up the facial session. Again, as with Maria Galland products, it felt really nourishing when she was massaging it into my skin and while it may feel rather thick initially, it sinks in eventually (relatively quick) leaving your skin soft, smooth and nourished.

I think I’ll really just cave eventually and get myself a Maria Galland moisturizer, they’re amazing.

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That final step wraps up the whole routine and that was it but I wasn’t sent off empty handed with raw and sensitive skin.

 

Given my skin condition right now and how it requires special care, so they don’t clog or get inflamed, Dr Michael Kim ‘prescribed’ me a couple of Aeon’s house brand skincare products to use.

They’re pretty simple yet targeted (for Acne skin) stuff – a facial cleanser to properly clean out the infected areas (not to be used daily less it dries the skin out), a water-based moisturizer (so that normal moisturizers don’t clog the extracted spots) and a Spot Treatment that flipping hurts but I know it’s drying out the zits and killing the bacteria in the meanwhile.

I’ll do up a more indepth post to talk about their skincare products given that this post is running long and contrary to my usual impression of a clinic’s house brand, these aren’t basic in any sense and actually address the skin concerns in a very refined way – both purpose and also the texture / experience of using this. It could even standalone as a skincare range I’m sure.

So, more about these soon, alright?

 

Though meanwhile, back to my face!

Here’s a look at how it was right after the facial (which isn’t something I’m jumping to show because the spots are raw and red) and in comparison how much everything has healed in the span of a week.

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Right after the treatment

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Right after the treatment

Makeup-wise, I went with tinted moisturizers and lightweight yet nourishing stuff that offered a slight dose of coverage for skin tone evening purposes as opposed to a full coverage foundation. I even skipped concealer on the spots because – why clog them?

I didn’t know how I used to manage or prefer heavier foundation coverage on my bumpy breakouts back in the day but it’s not something I would feel comfortable with right now.

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The next day, with tinted moisturizer (makeup)

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The next day, with tinted moisturizer (makeup)

So after that scary ‘after’ image, here’s how it my skin looked a week after the Acne Medical treatment. With religious use of the skincare products provided to me, of course.

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The skin healed incredibly quick, at least by my standards (I usually take awhile to heal), and I think the extraction definitely helped because all that congestion and gunk was removed so my skin can heal better without any ‘disturbance’. The treatments also probably provided some nourishment and help to nourish the skin and speed up the healing process.

Not to mention the skincare products I was sent home with that helped with after-treatment care as well.

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Of course it takes the skin a lot longer to recover from the acne pigmentation (the slight darkness after a spot heals) that occurs even after the skin is healed and the bump is gone but I’m glad I got a little help Aeon’s Winter Glow facial treatment to lighten and brighten the skin! :)

That post is to come, real soon, because they’re only offering it (Winter Glow) for a limited time so the sooner I get it up, the better for you all!

 

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Thanks for reading!

Aeon Medical & Aesthetic Centre is located at Scotts Medical Centre @ Pacific Plaza (9 Scotts Road, #06-02/03)

Call 6733 2002 for further details on treatments, pricings and to make appointments.

For those curious about the Acne Facial I had done, mine was a little customized for my skin condition, breakouts by slightly dry, so what you get should you sign up may vary pertaining to your skin’s needs.

In terms of price, it’s around the range of S$1,000 onwards for a package of 5 sessions because where acne is concerned, follow-up is best but they do have individual sessions should you want that. Where skin is concerned, it’s always best to call to enquire for more accurate information!