Beauty Transformation @ Dr. Ko : Fractional CO2 Laser + Subcision

Continuing  my journey for non-invasive treatments for better skin and the last time I did Fractional CO2 Laser was in  December 2013. There was improvement however it was insufficient to properly resurface my depressed scars.

Dr Ko Skin Specialist Centre

I was given the opportunity to reclaim my beauty at Dr. Ko and would normally visit the clinic based in Cheras to undergo my treatment. My first visit was consulted by Dr. Loh Yun Ming, a very beautiful doctor who also had the same opinion as I do where my depressed scars needs to be treated as well as my troubled skin. Therefore, she had recommended for me to undergo Fractional CO2 Laser.

Dr Ko Skin Specialist Centre Fractional CO2 - Numbing Cream

I was pretty much ready for the laser since I have went through 3 sessions before and I do know what to expect while I am undergoing the procedure. First step, the beautician helped to apply numbing cream all over my face and the cream has to stay for at least 20 minutes for it to take effect.

Dr Ko Skin Specialist Centre Fractional CO2 - Remove Numbing Cream

I believed I had the numbing cream left for 40 minutes or slightly lesser. Once it is timed, the beautician helped to cleanse my skin and prep me ready for the laser.

Dr Ko Skin Specialist Centre Fractional CO2 - Subcission

Before proceeding to laser, subcision was done in order to work along with the laser for the treatment to work much more effectively. Subcision is also an acne scar treatment for deep scars and it an injection inserted right under the scar in and out to break out the scar tissue. As for me, Dr. Loh has injected hyaluronic acid and it will help to decrease the depth of my depressed scars.

Dr Ko Skin Specialist Centre Fractional CO2 - Subcission Close Up

Here is a closer look, it may seem scary and it is slightly painful yet bearable. As the laser helps to promote new skin growth, subcision will assist to provide greater and comparable result. I would be able to say that Dr. Loh is very careful and attentive as she will always inform me for every step she will take when she is doing the treatment to ensure my readiness.

Dr Ko Skin Specialist Centre Fractional CO2

After a few injections, Dr. Loh proceeded with Fractional CO2 laser and the feeling is exactly the same as before. The moment the laser hits onto my skin, I could literally smell the burn and it is very normal. I could not feel much pain because of the numbing cream, however when Dr. Loh hits the mark at the outline of my face, I could feel the real pain of the laser. I believe the numbing cream wasn’t applied much around the outline.

Dr Ko Skin Specialist Centre Fractional CO2 - Mask Treatment

This is right after the laser and not much of a redness at first. In fact, you could see a whitish layer over my skin which was the result from the laser. The prominent redness is coming from the subcision earlier. The laser leaves matrix dots in squares and this time the laser setting was made for the matrix dots to be much close together. When it is closer together, the squares are much smaller. After the laser, a layer of thick mask was applied to sooth, reduce redness and cools down my skin.

Dr Ko Skin Specialist Centre Skincare

I was recommended to use these skincare and they have been treating my skin very well as I noticed my skin is much more less troubled (lesser pimples and blackheads) and less oily. Always follow the advice provided by the beautician when they handover the skincare especially for the directions to use. Speaking from experience because I have used the Dermax Bio Exfoliating Acne Complex 13A around my nose when I just need to dab onto my acne and I ended up with peeling skin after a few days. So, it is very important to follow the instructions given.

  1. Dermax Bio Perform Cleanser 1A (RM139 West Msia)
  2. Dermax Bio Exfoliating Acne Complex 13A (RM120 West Msia)
  3. Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence 1 (RM120 West Msia)
  4. Ko Dermacare Aqua Moisturizer 1 (RM280 West Msia)
  5. Ko Series Multi-Protection SPF41PA++ (RM120 West Msia)

I will have to bare with a week of downtime and as the scabs where falling off, I could see the new skin growth is very smooth and soft. I did it over the weekend and I was protecting my skin not only with the sun block that they have provided but a facial mask. I was wearing it when I was working in my office.

Dr Ko Skin Specialist Centre Fractional CO2 - Before & After Front

Here is a comparison of before and after. It doesn’t show dramatic results as it has to follow the nature of my skin to heal and repair. Indeed I do notice that my skin is much smoother, even toned and glowing. Do bare in mind that after the laser, my skin was really dry hence how my skin looks on the after. I was getting compliments from my colleagues and BF’s uncle.

Dr Ko Skin Specialist Centre Fractional CO2 - Before & After Side

This would be the comparison of side by side. My skin definitely became much fairer from the laser as well. Definitely need to work further for the depressed scars.

Fractional CO2 Laser is priced at MYR1800 per session at Dr.Ko and this would differ from promotional or offer packages. Normally subcision will be given complimentary if you sign up for the package. For more information, you could visit KoSkinSpecialist.com or call in to the nearest clinic near you. I will continue my beauty adventure with Dr. Ko and please stay tuned as I have more to share of my next treatment. Meanwhile, do share your support to Dr. Ko Skin Specialist Centre by liking their Facebook below.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Bio Cellulose Mask Soothes Skin After Laser, Reduces Redness & Acne Marks

This would be my first time to use For Beloved One skincare and it’s Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose mask. I really didn’t know what to expect from this mask besides whitening until I read more about it from it’s description.

FOR BELOVED ONE – Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask

‘Widely recommended by dermatologists and celebrities alike, this was the first biocellulose mask to appear on the market. Made of nano-scale organic fibres, it has the highest possible affinity to the skin, making it possible to achieve essence absorption 30 times higher than other masks. The Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask also contains Lumiskin and Melaclear2, two patented skin-whitening formulas to instantly reveal bright and luminous skin.

Tip: Suitable for skin that has gone through intense treatments such as laser or IPL
Application Time: 15-20min’

FOR BELOVED ONE – Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask Inside

In the box there is 3 pieces of the mask, an information sheet of how the mask was made, the function of the mask and direction to use and VIP Product Identity Card. Since this mask is suitable for those who had underwent laser, this benefits me as a month ago I had undergone quite an intensive laser over my face.

FOR BELOVED ONE – Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask Ingredients

The mask contains Lumiskin, Melaclear2, Matrixyl, Barbados cherry extract (Acerola Extract), liquorice extract (Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract), Vitamin B5 and Hyaluronic acid which is beneficial for the skin. Hence to this, it also contains alcohol and paraben.

FOR BELOVED ONE – Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask In The Pack

Upon opening the pack, the essence it all over it. Milky and slightly thick in texture like water-based cream. I know this is going to sound weird but it smells like the yummy original Vitagen.

FOR BELOVED ONE – Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask Application

To use this mask has it special technique but it isn’t complicated at all.

  1. Take the elastic and transparent bio-cellulose mask in the middle.
  2. Apply the wet side (the one adhesive to semi-transparent paper foil) on face. Cover those eyes to enjoy the relaxation and benefit.
  3. Take off the mask after 15-20 minutes, no need to rinse and continue with regular skincare procedure.

FOR BELOVED ONE – Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask Before & After

I could say it’s quite a difference after using the mask 3 times and of course, in between I went for Fractional CO2 laser which also contributes changes of my skin. I would say where my skin is much more even toned, less red and less troubled.

Above all…

The mask helped in reducing skin redness especially at the sides of my nose and acne marks. It also helped to de-puffed my tired eyes and the mask also provides sufficient moisture throughout 8 hours. By the next day when I woke up, my skin felt dry and tight. The essence that was left behind on my skin does not feel sticky after massaging until it was fully absorbed by my skin. It is quite pricey for 3 pieces of mask but if you are willing to invest more, why not give this a try? I recommend this as it also helped to sooth my skin after the laser.

Price: MYR145.00 (3sheets)

Availability: Sephora stores

PROs:

  • Soothes skin after laser
  • Reduces skin redness and acne marks
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Less troubled skin
  • De-puffs eye bag

CONs:

  • Moisture hold up to 8 hours
  • Could be pricey

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple, An Edgy Shade Yet Sophisticated

Maybelline New York Color Show is a collection of the hottest fashion colors in convenient and advanced formulas in hot colors to brilliant must have pieces. The one I will be trying would be Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple.Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple

‘Always wanted quirky and edgy colored lined eyes? You can have it at your fingertips with Color Show Liner’s stunning range of smudge-free colors. Available in bold runway shades like turquoise, tangerine and metalic gray. Color Show Liner goes on in one smooth sweep to create a fashionable effect that is hot on the runways.’

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Tip

It is a retractable liner which definitely became as my plus point because I could put out the effort of sharpening it. Twisting it was smooth and just by looking at it, this eye liner seems convincing.

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Swatch
Noble Purple is a metalic deep purple with extremely fine glitters. To notice the glitters probably need a few seconds and to hit the right for it to reflect.

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Application

This is how I apply it and yes, I did tug my skin a little in order to get a smooth application. Do bare in mind where tugging is fine when the pressure is gentle and not too much of a gap. The eye liner does goes on smoothly easily and effortlessly.

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Before & After
I love how prominent the eye liner is and Noble Purple shade is not only an edgy shade yet it is very sophisticated. The application goes on easily and gives a very smooth line.

Above all…

I love everything about the eye liner for being retractable, glides on smoothly during application and color opacity. It is a very affordable eye liner with great color selections. However, I noticed by the end of the day (approximately 9 hours after application), the eye liner actually loses about 10% of it’s opacity. In other words, the eye liner faded but it did not smudge onto anywhere around my face at all. Everything came off with my makeup remover. Since it is so affordable, I don’t mind to purchase other shades.

Price: MYR17.90

Availability: Nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hyper market, selective departmental stores.

PROS:

  • Retractable
  • Glides smoothly during application
  • Great color opacity
  • Easy to remove with makeup remover
  • Very affordable
  • Doesn’t smudge

CONs:

  • Faded it’s opacity

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This eyeliner was provided by Maybelline Malaysia for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: L’Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon, Great Lash Separation But …

If you have not seen my Instagram, I have about 5 mascaras in my makeup pouch recently. This makeup pouch is where I normally keep my most frequently use or everyday makeup. L’Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon was one of the mascaras between the five.

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon

Lashes Spread Out like Butterfly Wings: More Visible and Magnified!

The revolutionary Elastometric Asymmetrical Brush inspired by butterfly wings. For the first time every, L’Oreal Paris creates an asymmetrical brush to fan out lashes so that they spread like butterfly wings.

Faux Cils Papillon’s brush works on lashes in three unique ways:

  • It’s top curvy side grabs lashes to curl and stretch out lashes so that they appear multiplied in just one stroke.
  • The side-angled tip helps elongate inner lashes out so that lashes are lengthened and separated.
  • Angled tip of the brush when applying to fan out lashes for a beautiful butterfly-wings effect.

Unique silky gliding formula

Faux Cils Papillon’s innovative formula softly envelops lashes for a silky effect, leaving them soft and smooth, never hard and clumpy. This is thanks to the formula’s unique Cocoon Fibres – fibres that are only 1.2mm long – and together with the brush, it can lift up lashes at the outer corner.

Last All day, smudge proof

With Faux Cils Papillon, you don’t have to worry about your mascara smudging at the end of the day. Lashes stay beautiful and spread out all day long, giving ou a long-lasting butterfly effect.

The result?

Double the butterfly-wings effect where lashes appear multiplied with just one stroke. Eyes can now flit about with flirty fluttery spread-out and magnified lashes.

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon 2

This mascara comes a silver tube with blue sun rising-like lines to give the immensity of the product. It comes with waterproof formula which is great for those who has oily eyelids or lashes where tend to get smudges by the end of the day.

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon Brush

The structure of the brush is very special by the look at it and the uniqueness of the mascara also comes from the brush. The brush was said to help to fan out lashes, separates and lengthens lashes effortlessly.

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon Application

From the application, I could feel that it dries off real quick but yet to clump in any how I tried to apply it. The formula isn’t wet, just right to coat every lashes and the brush does separates my lashes which I believe could have function to made my lashes to be clump-free!

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon Before & After

My lashes seems to have a bit more volume and length. See it yourself that my lashes are so well separated. It also gives a little of lifting effect and also goes so well for lower lashes.

L'Oreal Paris Faux Cills Papillon Ingredients

The mascara does contains alcohol and silica which may not be suitable for those who are sensitive. Aside from this, they do contain beeswax, rice bran wax, jojoba oil, and soluble collagen which able to protect the lashes.

Above all…

I did expected more from this mascara for it’s fancy brush, however the outcome was unsatisfactory. I was expected va-va-voom lashes like some soft of fan out fake lashes. Though with this outcome, it gives a very nice definition to the lashes, no clumping and waterproof. Definitely, there is a need to use an eye makeup remover first before cleaning up the entire face with either cleansing lotion or oil. I do think that this mascara slightly on the pricier side as it is a drug store product.

Retail Price: MYR54.90

Weight: 7.1ml

Availability: Nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hyper market or selective departmental stores.

PROs:

  • Waterproof
  • Clumpfree
  • Separates lashes

CONs:

  • Lashes are not exaggerated as it claims
  • Pricey

My Rating: 3/5

 

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This mascara was provided by L’Oreal Malaysia for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh