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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Dermax Bio Perform Cleanser 1A (RM139 West Msia)
- Dermax Bio Exfoliating Acne Complex 13A (RM120 West Msia)
- Ko Dermacare Vitality Purifying Essence 1 (RM120 West Msia)
- Ko Dermacare Aqua Moisturizer 1 (RM280 West Msia)
- 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.
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.
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.
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