Prior to the consultation with the aesthetic doctor, I did a 3D facial scan where I was required to pop my head into the machine right below. It basically captures close-up images of your skin. With this powerful scanner, you could practically zero in to see almost everything on the skin – yes, including bacteria!
During the consultation with Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, the Medical and Scientific Director of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore, I actually get to learn a lot about my own skin. I was taken aback to know that my skin harbours harmful bacteria which could not be got rid off even after cleansing! No wonder my skin breaks out so easily. And little did I know that I’ve been using the skincare products that were not suited for my skin type. The cream-based products I’ve been using only aggravates my acne condition and breakouts without doing my skin any good.
To fix the problem, Dr. Sylvia suggested that I should relook into my skincare routine and use only oil-free products that suits my skin type better. She also suggested that I could do a chemical peel that could be coupled with a laser genesis treatment to produce better results to improve the texture of my skin. It all sounds good because it’s time to slough off those dead skin cells to bring a new lease of life to my skin. It’s almost like an all-round facial treatment that brings about a multitude of benefits to the skin.
Chemical Peel Treatment
They offered 3 types of chemical peel which varies from low to high intensity:
1) Fruit acid peel (mild peeling)
2) Salicylic acid peel (moderate peeling)
3) VI Peel (strong peeling)
I was a little apprehensive about doing chemical peels at first because I have not done such treatment before and I was worried that there would be alot of discomfort during the peeling process. So I was glad that Dr.Sylvia suggested that I could do a test using fruit acid and salicylic acid on a small area of my skin to see how to skin reacts to the chemicals. It turns out that both acids works alright with my skin and I was feeling less anxious about the chemical peel as I know what to expect during the treatment. There was only a slight discomfort on my skin as the acid produces this slight tingling and burning sensation on the skin. But it only lasted for a few minutes before the acid is being removed from the skin.
I brought back home a tube of Differin gel to treat the acne appearing at the side of my cheeks and some valuable skincare advice from Dr.Sylvia after my first consultation at Cutis Medical.