Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ko Skin Specialist (REVIEW) Milia Seed Removal and Skin Peeling Treatment

 

Olla everyone!

How are you today? Hope you are feeling great inside out. Even it you are not, dont worry eveything will turn out great eventually. All you need to do is just be positive. Anyway, today I would like to share with you regards to my visit to KO Skin Specialist for few aesthetic treatment.

I bet many of you know and heard about KO Skin Specialist right? KO Skin Specialist is one of the most trusted and renowned brand when it come aesthetic treatment. KO Skin Specialist provide a great range of services to make your dream come true. The offer treatment and procedures for your face, skin, body, hair, including cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dentistry as well as orthopaedic.

 

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Honestly, I was afraid to go or try any aesthetic treatment because all all the horror story that I heard. I an very happy to be proven wrong. It was such a great experience and very effective. One the main reason why I trusted to go for my first aesthetic treatment despite all the misperception that I had is that all the doctor are professional and have years an years working experience. Which make me felt more secure due to their high standards of professionalism.

I basically did few procedure for my concerned areas. I am planning to divide this entry into 2 sections. First I’ll be sharing about my Milia Seed Removal Procedure and next is the acne scar removal (peeling treatment). Let’s start of by checking their treatment room. 

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At this treatment room, my make up was removed and my face is cleansed to make sure that it is completely clean and ready for the procedure. Next, numb cream were applied. Check out the amount of scars I had. Trust me, this is 100 times better compared to my earlier condition. When I was a teenager, I suffered a serious acne issue that lead to all these scaring. I grow up trying sooo many beauty products to resolve this issue. Then, I start to document my journey with each product. Ya, it is actually one the the main reason I created this blog. To help others to have more insight of the products they wanted to purchase.

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Aesthetic Doctor Lee Peck Kuan performing the CO2 Laser Resurfacing on me.

So first lets talk about my C02 Laser Resurfing Treatment that I did to remove the milia seeds that I had. I have around 12 milia seeds around my eye area. If you are wondering, Milia seeds occur in areas of the body where we have pilosebaceous glands (where hair follicles grow), similar to acne. Although the exact cause is still not known, it is thought that milia seeds occur when the sweat glands are underdeveloped or damaged. In my case, I tried sooo many products but it does not go away.

 

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What is CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment?

Using advanced laser technology, a carbon dioxide (CO2)laser for skin resurfacing precisely removes outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the underlying skin which is softer, smoother, and younger looking.This technology allows the laser skin resurfacing treatment to provide some of the most dramatic, age-defying results possible.


The procedure can be performed on specific areas, such as around the mouth or eyes , or over the surface of the entire face. During a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, a topical anaesthetic is used to relieve potential discomfort.


What are the benefits of CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment?


By precisely removing damaged skin layer by layer, a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment is able to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, “turning back the clock” on your complexion and revealing the more youthful looking skin that lies underneath. The CO2 laser, when used for the skin resurfacing procedure, can also lessen the appearance of scars and many other skin imperfections. Benefits include not only the effective correction of moderate to deep lines and wrinkles, but also treatment for uneven pigmentation, photodamage, precancerous spots, and a host of other skin imperfections and benign lesions (eg: Moles/ Skin Tags/ Oil Seeds/ Eye Cholesterol Deposits/ Warts).

To conclude, it is not as painful as I imagine. At first when the nurse/beautician applied the numb cream I felt a little bit nervous but then when undergoes the procedure all the feeling just vaporise. It is not painful and totally bearable. I am very happy trough out my whole experience as all the staff in KO Specialist treat me very friendly and very attentive. I am happy with my milia seed removal procedure.

 

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TCA Skin Peeling

We have arrived to the best part of my treatment. It is the TCA Skin Peeling treatment. I was advised by Dr. Lee that this is the best treatment for my concern which is acne scar. Just incase you are wondering, Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is the main peeling agent used for medium peels, though the peel may also be done in several steps using a different chemical solution followed by TCA. This method helps to rejuvenate and repair your skin. Since this procedure cause the skin to physically peel,it will allow new baby skin to come out and all the marks will peel off together with the old skin.

TCA peels are medium depth peels, ranging from 8% to 30% strengths. Though their concentrations might not be as high as other chemical peels, TCA peels are considered much deeper peels than lactic acid and glycolic acid peels.

TCA peels brighten and even out your skin tone by reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation (dark spots, acne marks, sun spots, freckles) and skin discoloration. They revitalize dull-looking skin, helping skin look soft and smooth. Because of their deep exfoliating effects, TCA peels can clean out congested pores to refine the surface of your skin. TCA peels are also great for erasing fine wrinkles and treating sun damage.

TCA peels are serious peels with about 7-14 days worth of downtime. If you are considering getting one done, definitely schedule some time off of work and clear your calendar because you don’t want to get any sun exposure after the peel and you’ll probably look too red and flaky to be presentable. If you still remember I was wearing a face mask like a ninja to avoid people from being scared. If you do the chemical peel few days before Halloween, then you dont need any other make up to scare people off.. hahaha

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How much will it hurt? Depending of the level of TCA concentration used for you and how many layers were applied. On average is about 4-6 layer of chemical peel and for my condition I did 12 layer. I was informed that Dr. Lee did 20 layers of peeling before..SALUTE!! It is no surprise that her skin is sooo nice Smile  Actually, I saw all the staff at KO Skin Specialist have top notch porcelain skin. during the first application you will feel some tingling sensation and felt like something is working on your skin. I personally felt some painful sensation, then it wear off. Once you can feel the sensation, the next peel is applied. Then the process repeated until the maximum level than you can tolerate. The more layer of peel put on your face, you will feel that the sensation n tingling increase. One of the key to hang on is to understand that the more layer of peel, the more beautiful the result.

Let’s cut the chase and let me show you the picture of my TCA peeling journey.

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Before TCA Peeling

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Right after TCA Peeling procedure

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This picture taken on the 8th day of my journey. All the skin just peel off, it does look super scary I must agree but then again the peeling it not painful as it look. At this stage, it is super duper important to wear sunscreen to protect the new developed skin. So after all the hard work, I am very happy to share with you the result.

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Above is the picture taken on my 14th day. All my skin have peel off (please excuse those small nose area). Bear in mind that this all the picture posted here are non filtered so you can see the result. I must say that around 80% of my scars is gone! Please bear in mind that you need to be realistic when it comes to managing expectation. If you have far more serious scarring compared to mine then you might need to go for few times of treatment.

Then it is time to get down to cost. Each person is unique and have different type of skin concern and current condition, the pricing will be varies based on that. As for my skin condition, Dr. Lee informed me that my milia seed procedure cost around RM400 ( I believe totally worth it since I have 12 seeds in total, I remembered getting a quotation of RM100 for each milia seeds at other clinic) and for the skin peeling is around RM700. Then again, please drop by at any of KO Specialist outlet to get the consultation and personalised quotation for your skin condition. I also managed to snap this one time offer that they are having for those who are having pigmentation issue. You can check out the price list below.

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I was also equipped with specific beauty care range by KO Skin Specialist to be use during the whole process. From toner, to essence to gel moisturizer even make up remover. I was thinking to write another post on it as this one is already super lengthy.So that it for now, thank you for reading my humble post. I sincerely hope that it helps to give you more insight if you are planning to go for aesthetic treatment. I really love my new skin, I personally noticed that my make up tend to stay longer and I don't have to put as much concealer as before. Yippie Yeay!!

Do give them a visit for a personalised consultation, they have 25 outlet around the nation.

For more information :

1800 22 33 22

info@koskinspecialist.com
koskinspecialist.com/en/contact-us/index.shtml

www.facebook.com/koskinspecialist

 

 

 

*Services courtesy by KO Skin Specialist . I am not paid to write this review, I spent personal time and put in personal effort on this blogpost. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me/paid for me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.

Monday, October 20, 2014

GO PLAY WITH YOUR HAIR - DOVE

Olla everyone!

Does your man love to change his hair style more often than you do? If yes, then welcome to my club! Hahaha… I love playing with my hair.. like seriously, I remembered those day when I had funky highlight, and experiment with hair curlers and all the hair devices whenever I got the change to do so.

Even now that I am wearing my hijab and a married women.. I still take care of my hair. To be blunt, I blow dry my hair every now n then to make sure that my hair is completely dry before I put on my hijab. I still wear hair accessories at home. After all, marriage and relationship need that. We cant be too comfortable and take our love one for granted.

After all one of “tanggung jawab” as a wife is to “bercantik” for husband. What would you feel if your partner is super “nice + gentleman” to you when they just met you but end up ignoring you after years of relationship? Not fair huh? Same like appearance.

PLOT TWIST Remember those time during the early stages of dating, the amount of effort you put just to look pretty for you date? Would it be fair that, after getting to know him for so long you decided to just wear sloopy clothes 24 hours infront of him? that sometime deep in his heart, he wonder if you even showered?? That is not fair for him also right? Yes.. my point here is.. relationship take hard work and continuous effort.

Check out some of the funky hair style that my husband have, from the time we were still dating up till now. Ada botak style, got Mohawk style, got dangdut singer style ( he is so going to kill me if he read this.. haha just kidding.. bear in mind I love you regardless) , he also have long rocker hair style and few more…

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Okay, so now back to my main point. Since both of us love to cherish and play with our hair. Truth to be told, sometime we do worry if it might end up damaging our hair. Which is why I am so happy the moment I received this invite from Dove (one of my favourite brand). I was invited to get to know more about Dove Hair Therapy range. This range were developed so that we all can play with our hair and have as much fun as we want to.. without the worry about hair damage.

 

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“Hair damage is something most women worry about. It impacts their confidence and makes them feel less beautiful. Dove believes women should feel free to go play with their hair without fear of damage, and so on behalf of the billions of women experiencing hair damage, Dove wants them to know that they are not alone, that ‘damaged hair’ is the new normal, and that there is in fact a solution to the problem. Dove is committed to helping women feel good about their hair, and does so by developing products that really work,”said by Heng Hui Ling, Brand Manager for Dove Hair, Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn. Bhd.

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At the event, we learn quite a number of informative hair style tips and trick. We also were pampered with a hair wash session so we get to try out the difference after using the Dove Hair Therapy Range. P/s: Do you know that you can feel the different after the first wash? Amazing huh? We also get to be in touched with our creative side as we play along and create our own personalise hair accessories. Thank you for the kind invite Dove. It was such a fun session.

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Good news!! In conjunction with the launch, Malaysian women can participate in the “Go Play with your Hair”campaign by logging on to www.dovehair.com.my. Steps include: -

• Consists of five (5) Challenges as follows (names of Challenges and their respective hashtags):

o Play With Sunshine (#DoveChallenge1)

o Play With Colours (#DoveChallenge2)

o Play With Curls (#DoveChallenge3)

o Play With Straight Strands (#DoveChallenge4)

o Play With Styles (#DoveChallenge5)

• Upload a photo based on the challenge according to their choice and participant may submit multiple entries (Shall I ask my husband to participate? Hahaha)

• Contest period: 17 October 2014 – 28 November 2014

The grand prize winner will stand a chance to win a trip to Boracay, Philippines‎ worth RM4, 500 for 4 days and 3 nights based on the most creative hairstyle and the number of challenges joined. There will also be 10 weekly winners who will be bringing back 6 in 1 Hair Styling Kit and Dove Intense Repair range worth RM100 each.

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I think we all know the answer to that Smile with tongue out My husband and I can now go all out and play with our hair – Dove will take care of the damage! Do check out Dove Malaysia social sharing site for more info.

www.facebook.com/DoveMalaysia

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