My usual beauty regime has been quite simple – daily care with moisturizer and monthly facials. But due to our weather and long working hours over the years, it seems the basic care for skin isn't enough and very recently, I started heading to an aesthetic clinic to understand what else I can do to improve my skin.
I was introduced to ASTIQUE, a boutique aesthetic clinic located in the heart of Orchard Road at Shaw House. ASTIQUE is situated inside the AsiaMedic compound at Shaw House. For first timers, you might want to ask the friendly staff at AsiaMedic for directions. If you are wondering where's Shaw House it's basically in between Thai Embassy and Lido. The clinic has a very decent space with cozy interior and a resting corner for you to enjoy hot refreshment while waiting for your appointment.
The clinic is run by three doctors, Dr Celine Leong, Dr Matthew Yap and Dr Ng Hong Yi and during my first visit, I met Dr Ng Hong Yi who has years of experiences in this field and has also worked overseas for a while. I liked that Dr Ng started by patiently listening and understanding clearly on the concerns I have as well as my past medical/skin experiences.
I had issues with uneven skin tone that resulted in my skin looking dull, unhealthy and I came to realise that for the past year, my skin doesn’t heal fast enough or marks are easily formed – this was the main issue I wanted to solve. I do feel that the tired skin aged me and many a times, I’ve received comments that I look tired or pale when I’d no make up on. Putting on makeup might not always help unless if I apply a thicker/heavier foundation. With these issues in mind, Dr Ng recommended me to try out ASTIQUE’s Radiance EX treatment, which is a combination of non-invasive laser treatments that uses light energy to gently stimulate natural collagen growth, improve pores, remove irregular pigmentation, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and for overall skin rejuvenation.
The treatment took about 20 minutes and there was little pain nor discomfort. The little pain was very bearable and the whole process was comfortable. Numbing cream was applied after my face was thoroughly cleansed so I suppose that helped. Dr Ng was very gentle, meticulous during the laser process and I liked that he pre-empted what was about to happen, which made the process a smooth one – that definitely says a lot about his experience. This treatment had no downtime as well which was a good thing as I had meetings scheduled for the next few days.
This laser stimulates collagen production in the skin, and as new collagen is generated, lines and wrinkles are decreased. Additionally, as the laser light penetrates age spots and other pigmentation, these areas are broken apart and absorbed into the skin. I was told that results of the Radiance EX treatment lead to a refreshed appearance, smoother skin texture, an even skin tone, and a decrease in pore size. The treatment took about 20 minutes and there was little pain nor discomfort. The little pain was very bearable and the whole process was comfortable. Numbing cream was applied after my face was thoroughly cleansed so I suppose that helped. Dr Ng was very gentle, meticulous during the laser process and I liked that he pre-empted what was about to happen, which made the process a smooth one – that definitely says a lot about his experience. This treatment had no downtime as well which was a good thing as I had meetings scheduled for the next few days.
The above was taken two weeks after my laser treatment and make up stays better on the skin. I'm looking forward to be back at the clinic soon again to try out other treatments and will be back to share more with you guys :)
ASTIQUE specializes in treatments such as laser skin treatments, non-surgical facelifts, fillers, facials, non-invasive body contouring. As we all have different skin care needs, they also developed various skin care products suited to the needs of both genders. They do both face and body treatments as well as Mole removal and tattoo removal. If you are unsure what treatments are best for your skin issues or if you would like to better enhance your skin, I would recommend you to consult Dr Ng and understand what treatments you could explore.
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