We’re counting down to the end of 2016 – hope you’ve started making plans with your family and friends to ring in the new year!
I’ve been buried with work and minor wedding preparations for the past months – I guess u could say I’m a bridechilla? (: Thank God it’s an intimate wedding dinner for 120 pax. No idea how other brides did it with such fervor, from their engagement down to the day itself. :O
Coupled with these stress, my lack of sleep (recently realized I have major dark eye circles issue) & poor food habits are causing me to worry and be concerned about having clear and glowing skin.
For brides-to-be, the last thing we all want is to get last minute acne outbreak or bad skin conditions leading up to our big day. So, there’s really nothing that’s keeping us from looking our best on one of the most important days in our lives – I’m not an exception! And I really do want to banish my worries of acne, with slight issue of rosacea and visible blood vessels around my cheek and nose regions. And so I went to get a little help from my trusted clinic – The Clifford Clinic.
I’ve been seeing Dr.Ee for the past 1.5 years, and every time I do share additional skin concerns with him, he’ll listen patiently and tailor suitable treatments for my skin condition. As such, on top of my regular Q-switch laser sessions (which I’ve shared in my previous posts – Q-switch post 1 and Q-switch post 2), Dr. Ee proposed that V-beam laser will be a great complement to Q-switch. Can you imagine I was literally overjoyed to hear that my skin concerns can be treated with this treatment?? :DDDD
So here’s my understanding of V-beam laser.
What is V-beam?
V-beam is a pulsed dye laser, a non-invasive treatment which has a unique ability to selectively target fine blood vessels (around the nose and even leg thread veins), remove skin discolourations such as pink moles (cherry harmangioma) and treat acne lesions, scars, rosacea, fine lines, wrinkles and even melasma.
At the clinic, Dr. Ee uses the Vbeam Perfecta machine to perform V-beam treatment on his patients. To my knowledge, Vbeam Perfecta is the gold standard and the world’s best selling pulsed-dye laser current available in the industry, and it’s less painful than other vascular laser systems. And this is due to Candela’s exclusive technology known as Dynamic Cooling Device, which sprays a liquid onto the skin before each laser pulse to cool the upper skin layers, thus making V-beam laser treatment safe and comfortable.
Sharing some photos to document the V-beam laser treatment.
As each of Dr. Ee’s patients’ skin type is unique, he adjusted the setting (amount of air and the duration of air to be fired with each laser pulse) on the machine to maximise the results for my skin condition.
Dr. Ee administered V-beam laser treatment to my face using the pulsed dye laser.
Each pulse felt a little like an elastic band snapping on my skin.
And I heard beeping sound with each pulse throughout the treatment.
I looked hideous!!! Had no idea what I was laughing at…
I think the entire treatment took about 20 minutes – which was relatively fast.
On a scale of 1-10, I’d rate it a 3. The treatment was well-tolerated without any anesthesia. The short pulses felt like a combination of hot and cold snaps on my skin. As shared above, I think that the cryogenic air spray which is attached to V-beam to shoot cold air each time the laser is fired really helped in minimizing the discomfort for me during the session.
Any side effects?
As you can see in my photos above, the treated area looked red for a few hours (note that my skin is super sensitive, hence the major redness). Aside from the redness, I didn’t experience other side effects or downtime. Oh, probably lesser sleep for the night? Since my face felt a little warmer than usual.
I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of my own skin condition one week later.
Even without makeup, I see a noticeable improvement in my skin tone clarity and a reduction in redness.
I also feel more confident to head out with light makeup. I’d say V-beam laser is exceptionally great for people suffering from rosacea or facial flushing!
So if you’re an acne sufferer, someone with rosacea or facial flushing, or simply is a bride-to-be looking for that one treatment to add some clarity and glow to your skin, do consider V-beam laser.
I know there are a few other clinics that are offering similar V-beam treatments. Sharing from my experience as a patient of The Clifford Clinic (with severe acne history), I really believe that aside from the exclusive V-beam laser technology and machine used by them, what sets them apart is the skilfulness and experience of the doctors – Dr. Ee and Dr. Chow. I’ve since had various treatments performed by both of them, and have always been satisfied by the results. So, you can be certain that you’ll be in good hands for V-beam laser at the clinic!
I’ve shared The Clifford Clinic’s details below should you be keen to enquire about the pricing.
The Clifford Clinic
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 10am to 8pm | Sat: 10 am to 2pm | Sun: Closed
Address: 24 Raffles Place, #01-03 Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621
Tel:+65 6532 2400
Website: www.cliffordclinic.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Although I have acne-prone skin, I’m really glad and thankful to have started my acne-free and bridal beauty regime with Dr. Ee at The Clifford Clinic. I’m really looking forward to basking in the glow of happiness and looking super radiant when I say I Do next month! ((((:
Psssst… I’m gonna share some pre-wedding photos from my shoot in the next post – so keep a lookout for the massive visuals! Am really loving all the photos taken by my photographer! Here’s just one for sneak! 😀