My Second Fractional CO2 Laser, An Intensive Further Treatment

It has been a month after I have done my first Fractional CO2 Laser and it was a great experience. In the previous post, my target for undergoing this treatment is to improve my depressed scars. Do note that there is downtime from undergoing this treatment and it took 9 days for all the scabs to completely shed off from my face and within the 9 days, I have not used any whitening skin care or mask.

Fractional CO2 Laser

My second visit this time, I wanted to tell Dr Lashela if I could undergo for stronger beams because I didn’t feel that the last treatment was strong enough. Before I could say so, Dr Lashela examined my skin and she also felt that those depressed scars especially on my nose area is quite severe. She suggested subcision, stronger beams and asked if I mind with a longer downtime.  As though Dr Lashela could read my mind, I agreed with her that my depressed scars are very prominent and told her I wouldn’t mind the longer down time.  I really want to see a greater improvement.

Fractional CO2 Laser - Before & After

Before looking into what I have undergone for my second visit. Let’s just make a comparison on after the first session. On before photo is when I have yet to undergo the treatment and after is before undergoing the second session. My skin texture seems to be improved and several redden acne scars seem to diminished. Do bare in mind on my after photo I did apply some BB cream.

Fractional CO2 Laser-  Before & After Close Up

Here is a close up of before and after the first session. My skin texture does look slightly smoother than before and after my downtime, I did notice that some of the blackheads come off easily. Also, lesser blackheads and sebum build-up under my skin too but I still get breakouts periodically.

=Fractional CO2 Laser - Subcision

What makes it different from my first session is not only that the beams are much stronger but subcision was included. Subcision is a procedure to treat deep ‘rolling’ scars that were caused by acne or other skin disease, you can also read further information here. Just like the first treatment, I had my face numbed with numbing cream before my treatment starts. Above is where the subcision was done where the needle is inserted multiple times of the same area on my depressed scars that can be found mostly on my nose, cheek and forehead. It may look scary but because my skin was numbed earlier, the injection is less painful. After subcision was completed, doctor proceeded to the laser. Doctor also gave a a jab that helps to reduce redness after the laser.

Fractional CO2 Laser - After The Treatment

Here is a before and after the treatment. I’m not sure if you can tell but this time is much redder and swollen than before. You can also see some traces of blood from the subcision on my nose. I find that the jab that helps to reduce redness also controls the swelling because throughout the day, I don’t feel my face is much swollen too.

Fractional CO2 Laser - Day 3

This is the photo that I have shared in my Instagram on the day 3 after the laser. Again, you can see the grid-like patterns and if you look closely, there are some dark patches on my cheek and nose area. I believe the size of the area for the laser is adjustable as those dark patches are actually smaller grid patterns.

My Appointment…

I have set my appointment at the earliest of the day which is 8:30am on last Saturday and I did turn up punctually. However the wait was a little too long (more than 2 hours) and I was informed by the beautician there was quite a number of patients that day. My treatment started at 11:15am. For the long wait, the numbing cream also seeped into my eyes that stings very much and I had to wipe it off myself.

I strongly believe that this needs to be improved. I do have one more session to go with Mediviron UOA Clinic and I hope this will never happen again.

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xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Mediviron UOA Clinic Celebrates 12th Year Anniversary!

About more than a week ago, Mediviron celebrates their 12th year anniversary which marks the clinic’s long standing journey in the aesthetic industry. The clinic now serves local and regional customers who seeks for overall beauty improvements.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary 2

There were tons going on that I almost didn’t know where to start. Special promotions and discounts specially for only that day.  Dr Chen Tai Ho, Director of Mediviron UOA was also present for this celebration along with celebrities and media partners.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary - Glamz Studio, Easy 123 Pro, Is

Full makeover services were available by GlamzStudio at only MYR50. They are a group of professionals who shares passion in glamorous makeovers and bridal beauty. Sampling of Easy 123 of health drinks were available and they are quite refreshing.  Also with the exposure of iS Clinical by Innovative Skincare which caters to acne, anti-aging and pigmentation troubled skin.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary - John Tan & Jay

The host of the day is Jay from Mediviron and Mr John Tan, the winner of Manhunt 2012 which is the International male beauty pageant organized to promote new faces for male modelling and fashion industry. He represented Malaysia after attaining  Best Runwy Model and Mr Cosmopolitan in Manhunt Malaysia 2012.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary - Dr Chen Tai Ho

Dr Chen Tai Ho expressed his thank you to all the guest for celebrating the big event with them and with that he also announced that we should be expecting a new clinic in Taman Tun Dr Ismail which likely to be named as Premier Clinic. For all who attended during this celebration is entitled to grab great discounts of their new opening clinic. Mediviron UOA Clinic’s are contributing 1.2% of their sales from any aesthetics treatment to MyKasih Foundation until 12th March 2014.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary - Glen Yu, Malaysia Leslie Chung

We were also entertained by Mr Glen Yu, also known as “Leslie Cheung’ Malaysia, performed Stand Up, one of the top notch songs by Leslie Cheung. The humble singer also an entrepreneur produces his own album since 1998.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary  - Best Body Transformation Winner Ms Aznita Kulup

Best body transformation was won by Ms Aznita Kulup bringing with her Coolsculpting treatment worth MYR2500 sponsored by Neo Asia,  crowned with a tiara and certificate. Prize has been presented by Pauline Tan, the owner of GlamzStudio.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary - Special Guest

Dr Chen also presented a token of appreciation to Datuk Ahmad Nawab as their special guest for the celebration.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary - Surprisel

More shows of Atelier by Azrul Azizan’s Ready to Wear 2013 Collection. He is a young designer, a Fashion and Retail Design graduate from Lim Kok Wing University Cyberjaya who creates both men and women fashion of work, bridal, modern kurung, cocktail dresses to evening gowns.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary - Surprisel Neck Pieces

IMAAN, a collection of statement necklaces reveals precise craftsmanship, passion and beauty. IMAAN accessories are for that portrays edginess which stands by the principle of “I DON’T PLAY SAFE”. They are handmade  and materials such as semi precious stones such as Carnelian, Sungilite, Jaspers and Amethyst are used.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary - Surprisel Bags

Since the celebration took place in Surprisel, a showcase of attractive brands that they carry such as Coach, Gucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Kate Spade, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Armani and many more. They are a Singapore registered company since 2012 . Models are from Simone Models and makeup was by GlamzStudio.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary 0 Best Couple

Best couple award goes to Mr and Mrs Maxwell with the award presented by Datuk Ahmad Nawab. Prizes inclusive of Stem Cell treatment worth MYR1500, a cycle of EZ6 from Neo Asia worth MYR2500 and an area of Botox worth of MYR600.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary - Best Dressed

Here is the lovely best dressed winner accompanied by Mr John Tan, presenting her prize of Fusion Scientific with CLIV hamper worth MYR1000.

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary - Cake Cutting

It comes to the finale of the celebration which involves cake cutting by Dr Chen Tai Ho and Datuk Ahmad Nawab,

Mediviron UOA Aesthetics Clinic 12th Anniversary 3

The celebration ends with group photo session with winners, media partners and sponsors.

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xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

“B” Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline

So what’s the “B” that I was saying? It’s botox, a word that gives a lot of meaning and very well known to the society. The perception of botox changed drastically negative after many botched jobs are shown in pictures every where and not everyone are able to accept the fact that botox can also help other than cosmetic reasons at the right place, doctor, dosage and concentrate. Last week I was at Mediviron UOA Clinic to find out more at their B Party.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Presentation

Botox is a natural purified protein that relaxes muscles hence smoothens ones’ appearance especially on the wrinkles and this can last up to 4 months. Depending on individuals, the results can be seen as fast as after a few minutes or 2-3 days. In general, botox are commonly known to use on wrinkles but do we all know that it can be use for jawline reduction, excessive sweating (underarms, palm, feet) and teeth grinding? I bet you don’t but it’s alright, we are here to learn!

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Hanah's Experience

Ms Hanah (I hope that I get her name spelt right) shared her experience of getting botox a week before. She found her sister’s skin has been improving so well and recommended her to the clinic. She was sceptical at first to get botox but wanted to improve the wrinkles on her under eyes then decided to go for it. “It hurts a little, just like the bite from an ant and after few minutes, it’s all done! You can easily get it done over your lunch break without downtime.” I can hardly tell that she has taken botox, its unnoticeable!

I have searched high and low for this video and this was shared among us during the party. On the earlier part of the video is about Juverderm which is a type of filler that helps to fill and plumps up the skin. It can be use for concerns like wrinkles, depressed scars and nose augmentation. As to the botox topic, it starts at the time frame of 5:00 and you could skip to watch from there if fillers isn’t your interest. By watching this video, you will be able to understand further.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Dr Lashela

Dr Lashela, no strange doctor if you have read my previous post of Mediviron UOA Clinic related topics. She was there to explain about how botox are used and they could come in different concentrations to be use depending on individual’s severity and doctor’s recommendation.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Before Demo

A demonstration was also shown and the lucky candidate was Mr Ken. Numbing cream was applied before the treatment and it has to be on for half and hour just like how I did for my Fractional CO2 Laser. Once the half hour passed, the numbing cream will be removed to ensure the area is clean.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Demo

Dr Lashela suggested to use botox on his frown lines as the lines are becoming quite prominent, therefore she injected on that area without numbing cream. Before she injects the botox, she marked on the areas which needs to be injected. Using the dots as a guide, she then injects the botox. Surprisingly, the needle for the syringe is not as long as I expected. It’s approximately 1cm or lesser. Once injected, doctor massage the area lightly for even distribution of the botox.  She also injected on the outer corner of his eyes for his wrinkles. Mr Ken did mention that its not as pain as we could imagine, the pain is bearable.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Threadlift

Aside from explaining about botox, participants are shared about other treatments that Mediviron UOA Clinic provides such as Thread Lift. It is another treatment for face lifting and here you can see Fara (Director of Sales & Marketing) shows the syringes for the treatment.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Raymond - Product Specialist

Also, we have Raymond (Product Specialist) to explain about how Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or more commonly known as Vampire Facial. If you haven’t know about this treatment, what it does is to improve fine lines, wrinkles, sun damaged skin or scarring with much natural approach. It uses the platelet from your blood to be injected onto your skin which promotes natural and more effective healing and rejuvenation. Of course, the platelet obtained is through a separation process of your blood using a machine.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Makeup Demo

The party ends with a makeup session by Marcus to even out her complexion for brighter and more luminous look.

B Helps You Sweat No More, Improve Wrinkles & Slimmer Jawline - Botox Botulinum Toxin Type A Makeup Before & After

Here’s a share of before and after where she look much more radiant and lively after the makeup!

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If you have any inquiries of any concerns on your condition or treatment, you can always give them a call at 03-2163 5698 or through email at contactus@mediviron-uoa.com. They will be happy to assist you.

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

My Fractional CO2 Laser First Experience, I Want To Improve My Nasty Depressed Scars

There are a few variation of depressed scars, basically they are sunken scars on your skin and I have them over the years (precisely more than 10 years) on my nose and some around my face. These scars are formed especially to those who had suffered acne and the skin collagen was insufficient to heal and repair at the same pace. I was introduced to Mediviron UOA Clinic to help me  on this last Saturday.

My Fractional CO2 Laser First Experience, I Want To Improve My Nasty Depressed Scars - Consultation with Dr Lasheela

I had my consultation with Dr Lashela showing my interest to improve my depressed scars. If you haven’t know about Dr Lashela, she has more than 7 years experience in aesthetics practice and I have also mentioned about her in How To Build Face Volume Naturally and Get That Ageless Body & Freeze Those Fats Away! Dr Lashela advised that I could undergo their Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment which helps to resurface the skin to improve scars (acne & surgical), enlarged pore size, skin tone & texture, wrinkles, age spots & sun damaged, skin tag and mole removal. She had also shown examples on before and after photos of her patients who had undergone this treatment, I saw their improvements and decided to take up this treatment.

Fractional CO2 Laser - Numbing Cream

Before starting on the treatment, I was seated in their VIP room and have my face covered with numbing cream. The numbing takes 30 minutes to kick in and I was entertained to watch Life of Pi while waiting. I have watched it before and it was an interesting movie, time really flies without me knowing and it was time for me to get the treatment done.

My Fractional CO2 Laser First Experience, I Want To Improve My Nasty Depressed Scars - Mixel Fractional Laser

The machine that they using which is known as Mixel Dual Focusing CO2 Fractional Laser System. A machine with hand piece to deliver the laser beam and settings can be fixed over the screen.

Mixel Dual Focusing CO2 Fractional Laser System

Image Courtesy of Medical Expo

I manage to find further information about how this machine works and it’s function. Please feel free to click on the image for larger viewing.

Aside from that, I found a video that shows how the laser is delivered onto the skin. With this machine, the size of the beam can be selected, precise pulse-system which is less painful, lower downtime and faster recovery for the skin.

Fractional CO2 Laser  - Treatment

Before the treatment, the numbing cream was removed and this is the time where I can’t feel my face. The weird feeling when I press my lips together feels as though my lips are cramping. I can feel the laser beam hits onto my face gently just like how it is shown in the video but it wasn’t painful. Mainly because I had numbing cream earlier but when it comes to sensitive areas such as the side of my nose, cheek area (close to the eye) and temples, I could feel the pain for a bit. When the laser starts hitting on my face, I could instantly smell the burn but it wasn’t too strong. I would say my pain endurance is above the average because I was asked by Dr Lashela and her assistant numerous times if it was painful because I was expressionless during the treatment, as though I was sleeping. It doesn’t take too long to complete the treatment, approximately 20 minutes then I was all done. After the treatment, hyaluronic acid serum and sun block was applied onto my face.

Fractional CO2 Laser - Before, Right After, After  3 Hours

Here’s a show of my progress on the same day.

  • Before – My skin is dull with depressed scars on nose and a few around my face as well as enlarged pores on the cheek.
  • Right After – Just after the treatment, my skin is slightly red and swolen. I still couldn’t feel my face at this time but I can feel little bump on my skin when I touch it.
  • After 3 hours – The numbing effect is gone. My skin got redder, I felt the heat and pain gradually but it was still bearable.

Fractional CO2 Laser - Before, Right After, After  3 Hours Close Up

Here’s a close up on the side of my face. After undergoing this treatment, it is very common that patient’s skin will be very dry. I was advised to use moisturising skin care but not any whitening products as it will darken the skin instead and also prevent myself from doing any activities where I’m surrounded with heat such as working out, gym, swimming, sauna and steam. What I did do is carrying with me a thermal spring water spray and I sprayed onto my face every time when I felt my skin is too dry. It helps to relief the dryness and sooth my skin.

Fractional CO2 Laser - Downtime

This was taken on the same day of the treatment at night with my Samsung Note 2. If you look closely, you could see those grid-like patterns on my face. That explains the little bumps that I felt earlier.

Fractional CO2 Laser - Instagram Downtime

This was shared in my Instagram on Monday where the grid-like patterns are more prominent. With this I felt like I’m like a pop art comic where their face is dotted all over. This dots becomes scabs over the time and it falls off bit by bits. My face has not fully recovered yet because most of the scabs are still on the outer of my face. I will undergo another 2 more treatments and will definitely share with you my journey on it, please stay tuned. If you’re interested on the pricing of the treatment, you can always check them out, here!

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xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh