ASTIQUE Clinic’s MedLite Laser and Dual Yellow Brightening Laser

I can’t stop praising how good and effective ASTIQUE Clinic’s Dual Yellow Brightening Laser is. I had my fourth treatment last month, and I was continually amazed by its effectiveness.

I started Dual Yellow Laser six months ago. You can read my posts on my past treatments here:

  1. First treatment in Mar’16 and introduction
  2. Third treatment in Jul’16 and post-treatment update

That being said, I’ve been consulting Dr. Celine Leong for more than six months already. Every time I visit her, I feel like being in my comfort zone. She’s incredibly friendly and approachable. Under her care, I know that I’m in good hands.

And most importantly, the result speaks for itself. This picture was taken last month during my fourth treatment. You can’t see my pigmentations unless you’re close enough to kiss me. Ha!

Yellow LaserDual Yellow Brightening Laser

What’s left are those stubborn brown spots under my eyes (picture below). So, I’ve decided to level up my game and get rid of those stubborn spots too.

Dr. Celine Leong recommended MedLite Laser to take care of those, so I decided to try it out.

Under Eye

MedLite Laser

There are many types of laser treatments available now, and MedLite Laser is used at ASTIQUE Clinic because of its effectiveness on specific skin conditions such as brown spots, freckles, and birthmarks. It delivers short, rapid, high intensity pulses of light with maximum capability for destruction of melanin targets.

MedLite Laser can dramatically reduce or completely erase pigmented lesions within 1 to 2 treatments. That’s why it is a world-renowned and trusted laser system in the market.

Prior the treatment, numbing cream was applied on the treatment area (my under eyes). Each pulse of laser light is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band on the skin. Thanks to the numbing cream, I didn’t feel any pain nor discomfort during the treatment that lasted for 20 mins.

medlite laserMedLite Laser working its magic!

Immediately after the treatment, the treated areas looked slightly reddish but it subsided within an hour. Scabs formed on the next day and they gradually fell-off within the next few days. I washed my face very carefully so as not to accidentally peel-off the scabs.

3 Reasons Why I Like ASTIQUE Clinic’s Dual Yellow Brightening Laser + Post Treatment Update

Remember a few months back I started Dual Yellow Brightening Laser at ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic?

I really really love it, and I officially declare that it’s my biggest “weapon” to fight against pigmentation that has been bothering me for so long. So today, I’m sharing a post-treatment update and three reasons why I love Dual Yellow Brightening Laser.

This picture was taken in Dec last year during my first visit to ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic. I was doing my first Radiance Laser treatment at that time. As you can see, I had pigmentation all over my face, particularly at my cheek and under eye area.

Before 3 months ago

Skin pigmentation (also known as skin discoloration) is often a result of sun exposure (UV rays), hormonal changes, genetics, medications (such as birth control pills), pregnancy, skin aging or the wrong use of skin care products. When you’ve skin pigmentation, you’ll notice that your face looks dull with an uneven skin tone and dark spots.

Many people think that pigmentation simply refers to the dark spots on the face. However, there are more than one type of skin pigmentation and depending on its type, its appearance differs too. Sun spots, freckles, melasma, and post-acne pigmentation, just to name a few.

Therefore, it’s important that a patient with pigmentation be evaluated by an aesthetic doctor before embarking on any laser treatment. I’m currently seeing Dr. Celine Leong who is very experienced in lasers, botox and fillers. She’s very friendly, hence I feel very at ease every time I see her. She’ll also explain to me what she’s doing, and constantly check if I’m feeling alright during the treatment.

Dual Yellow Brightening Laser Post Treatment Update

In case you haven’t heard of Dual Yellow Brightening Laser, here’s a short introduction. You can also read my previous post for more details.

Astique’s latest Dual Yellow Brightening Laser provides total rejuvenation with greater control, increased comfort and reduced skin damage. This powerful and advanced laser features yellow and green light for fast and precise treatment for acne, melisma, scars, pigmentation, and age spots.

Dual Yellow Laser

Prior to the treatment, my skin was thoroughly cleansed by a trained therapist. Then, she placed laser-protective covers over my eyes and applied transparent gel all over my face. The gel gives a cooling effect that’s totally relaxing!

As you can see, the laser beam is very bright, that’s why protection covers are required. But I assure you that it’s totally painless. Therefore, it doesn’t require any numbing.

I had my third session last week, and I’m continually amazed by its effectiveness.

BeforePicture 1: After 1 treatment of Dual Yellow Laser
Right afterPicture 2: After 3 treatments of Dual Yellow Laser
Dual Yellow Brightening Laser Before & AfterComparison between Picture 1 and 2 – side by side

Here are three reasons why I like Dual Yellow Laser:

1. There’s absolutely no downtime!

Picture 2 was taken two hours after the Dual Yellow Laser treatment. You can see that my complexion was instantly brightened without any redness or scabbing. Make-up can be applied after the treatment, but I usually walk out of the clinic bare-faced. And I resume my regular activities thereafter since there is no healing time required.

2. It’s FAST

Truth be told, I’m a rather impatient person. I dislike spending several hours on facial treatment. Therefore, I really love Dual Yellow Laser because it’s fast. I never had to spend more than 45 mins for each treatment, including consultation and prior preparation. As no numbing is required, the treatment time is significantly shorter than other laser treatments too.

3. It’s effective

Dual Yellow Laser delivers fast results. For my case, I could see visible improvements after just one session. After 3 sessions, my pigmentation and melasma have lightened significantly. Now, I’m confident to walk out even without make-up.

Dual Yellow Laser also stimulates collagen generation. Thus, I feel that my complexion is brightened after each treatment. I also feel that my skin texture is smoother and pore size has decreased.

My Verdict

I highly recommend Dual Yellow Brightening Laser because it’s fast, effective and has zero downtime. It’s difficult to get rid of pigmentation using topical creams and facial treatments. Hence, Dual Yellow Brightening Laser is a quick fix to achieve clearer and brighter skin.

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Dual Yellow Brightening Laser at ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic

This time, I’m really determined to continue with my laser treatments to get rid of my pigmentations. I’m glad I did it. 🙂

Pigmentations is one of the skin care concerns that bothers me the most. I always envy those who can go out bare-faced and still look good. I’ve to camouflage my pigmentations, skin discolourations and pores with make-up before I go out.

ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic

Since I started my laser treatments at ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic four months ago, I’ve been very satisfied with the results. I had three sessions of Radiance Laser, and my pigmentations have lightened tremendously.

Radiance Laser involves the use of Medlite C6 and CoolTouch CT3 plus lasers, as well as IPL therapy. The Medlite C6 laser is used to revitalise skin texture and treat pigmentation with minimal complications. The CoolTouch CT3 plus laser is recognised as a non-ablative laser that diminishes the look of wrinkles. It is also commonly used for pimple scar treatment. You can read about my previous post on Radiance Laser HERE.

Dual Yellow Brightening Laser

During my forth visit this month, I was introduced to Dual Yellow Brightening Laser, which is the latest addition to Astique’s non-invasive laser treatments.

Using a combination of yellow and green lights, the Dual Yellow Brightening Laser can combat a wide range of skin concerns such as dark spots and pigmentations due to aging or sun damage, scars, melasma, stretch marks and acne. With fast and precise treatment, Dual Yellow delivers great control and better outcomes with reduced skin damage and discomfort.

The green light in Dual Yellow targets melanin which causes pigmented lesions like freckles, sun spots and age spots or skin discolouration like melasma. These conditions could be the result of genetics, sun damage or aging.

The yellow light, on the other hand, promotes collagen growth and reduces small red blood vessels (facial capillaries). This has an overall tightening, firming and rejuvenating effect on skin.

What happened during the treatment?

My skin was thoroughly cleansed by a trained therapist, and she then applied numbing cream on my jaw area but this was for my Botox injections later. Dual Yellow Laser is painless and doesn’t require any numbing. Ten minutes later, after removing the numbing cream, the therapist placed laser-protective covers over my eyes and applied some transparent gel on my face (similar to ultrasound gel) that has a slight cooling effect.

The laser procedure was performed by Dr. Celine Leong. A yellow laser beam was directed at my face. It is bright (as you can see from this picture), that’s why protective covers are required.

Dual Yellow Laser

It looks a little scary too, but I assure you I didn’t feel any pain at all. I felt the light moving around my face with slight prickling sensation. It took only 15 minutes to complete the treatment. During the treatment, Dr. Celine Leong constantly checked if I was feeling alright and if I felt any pain. She’s truly a very gentle and caring doctor.

After the treatment, the therapist washed off the gel from my face.

What to expect immediately after the treatment?

Not only is the treatment fast, Dual Yellow Brightening Laser has no downtime at all. Immediately after the treatment, I felt that my complexion was instantly brightened. There was no redness and scabbing at all.

For all my previous laser treatments, the freckles would crust up, formed a scab and fell off within a week. After the scabs fell off, my skin was extremely smooth and the dark spots lightened by at least 20-30%.

The main advantage of Dual Yellow, however, is that it doesn’t leave any scabbing at all. Make-up can be applied straight away, but I left the clinic bare-faced. I resumed my regular activities thereafter since there is no healing time required.

How fast can I see the results?

Improvements are gradual, I would say. For the first week after my treatment, my skin felt slightly dry so I had to properly moisturise it every day. After a week, my skin is clearer, smoother, brighter and tighter.

These are the pictures taken three months after my Radiance Laser.

Radiance Laser

My pigmentations have lightened tremendously. My skin (especially the cheek area) is smoother and tighter. The laser treatments have also shrunk my pores. I can’t wait for my second Dual Yellow Laser! 🙂

Botox for Jaw Reduction

After my Dual Yellow Laser, I proceeded with Botox injection for jaw reduction (facial slimming). Actually, this was my second Botox injection. I had my first trial in early 2015, and I was so impressed with the results.

The results lasted for about 6 months, but I didn’t redo it because I was too busy with works. After more than a year now, the effects are completely gone and I’m back to my round and chubby face.

Botox works by relaxing the jaw muscle and reducing its size, thereby softening the contour of the jaw and shaping the lower part of the face. It is a well-known technique that is effective in reducing the width of the lower face for people like me with prominent jaw muscles.

This is me, all ready for my Botox injection. Go go go!

Botox at ASTIQUEThe actual bottle of Botox looks exactly like the pillow that I’m holding, haha!

The Botox injection was performed by Dr. Celine Leong. Since I already had numbing cream, I didn’t feel any pain at all. But I understand that Botox injection is rather painless, thus many patients come during lunch hour for a quick fix even without numbing cream.

Botox is administered with an extremely fine needle directly into the targeted facial muscle using a precise technique. There is no downtime at all, and normal daily activities can be resumed immediately. In fact, I don’t even see any holes on my skin after the injection.

Side effects for Botox are extremely rare. I don’t feel any side effects at all.

It takes 2 weeks to a month to see the full effect, and results last about 6 months or more. I need to repeat the treatment every 6 months to maintain the effect. I understand that with repeated treatments, the results will last longer each time.

I’ll be back for my review two weeks later, and I shall update my progress again.

Crystal Tomato

Crystal Tomato

Dr. Celine Leong recommended Crystal Tomato supplements and Crystal Clear Skin Clarity Cream to speed up the whitening and clearing up of pigmentations.

Containing Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids which have been scientifically proven to offer skin whitening and brightening benefits, this oral supplement is a safe and convenient way to healthier and more radiant skin. It’s also an anti-oxidants to protect against free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors.

One box lasts for a month, and I’m into my third box already. I rarely take beauty supplements, but I really like Crystal Tomato. I feel that my skin is more even-toned and brighter now.

Crystal Clear Skin Clarity Cream is a depigmentation cream for all skin types. It inhibits the enzyme mechanism that produces melanin and prevent the formation of new melanin spots. It’s best to be applied twice a day, but I felt that it’s a tad too oily for my skin, so I used it once at night.

Crystal Tomato and Dual Yellow Brightening Laser are my perfect combination to achieve brighter, clearer, fairer and luminous skin!

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ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic: Radiance Laser & Fat-Freezing Treatments

Have you noticed that every print media you pick up lately has advertisements on aesthetic treatments to make us look younger than our chronological years?

Ageing is inevitable, and it’s not something to fear. It happens to everyone. We should be proud of the years that we’ve accumulated. They are accompanied by wisdom, experience, and greater insights.

Nonetheless, I always believe that we shouldn’t let our age define the way we look. Beauty is for everyone, we can age gracefully if we allow ourselves to.

What are some of the tell-tale signs of ageing, you may wonder. I listed down some common skincare concerns here:

  1. Appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  2. Pigmentation
  3. Hollowing in the temples, cheeks and under-eye areas
  4. Sagging skin
  5. Dry skin
  6. Open pores
  7. Weight gain

In fact, you may have already noticed some of these signs in your twenties!

Thankfully, with the explosion in medical aesthetic technology, we can enjoy quick, affordable and effective treatments not just to enhance our looks, but to combat aging. That being said, I’m very excited to embark on my journey with ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic to help slow down my signs of aging!

ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic

ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic offers a comprehensive range of FDA-approved medical aesthetic treatments which have minimal or no downtime. These include laser skin treatments, non-surgical facelifts, fillers, facials, non-invasive body contouring and skincare products for both women and men.

ASTIQUE is a Boutique Aesthetic Clinic conveniently located in the heart of Orchard Road. Just a few minutes’ walk from Orchard MRT, it’s truly a delight for those who are not driving.

ASTIQUE is a subsidiary of SGX-listed AsiaMedic Limited, a premier healthcare provider in Asia. AsiaMedic focuses on clinical services in the fields of medical aesthetics, disease prevention, early illness detection and advanced diagnostics.

ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic

The clinic has a warm, cosy and relaxing ambience. As I walked in, I liked how there was a nice homely feel to it. The staffs are kind and caring, and my appointment started on time.

I’ve always prefer female doctors because in my experience, they’re simply better at communication and compassion. So, I’m glad to see Dr Celine Leong. She’s very friendly, approachable and patient in addressing my skincare concerns. She’s also very sensitive to my needs, so my first consultation with her was very enjoyable and comfortable.

Dr Celine Leong

I was recommended the following treatments:

1. Laser Skin Rejuvenation to stimulate natural collagen growth, improve pores, remove irregular pigmentation, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

2. L-ascorbic Eye Rejuvenation to improve skin elasticity, decrease the appearance of wrinkles, and lifts and tightens skin by stimulating collagen production.

3. Zeltiq CoolSculpting to get rid of fat bulges on my tummy.

Zeltiq CoolSculpting

First of all, I was led into a cosy treatment room where the therapist took my weight and height, as well as my waist circumference measurement. Then, she prepped me for the Zeltiq CoolSculpting procedure.

Zeltiq CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells underneath our skin and allowing our body to naturally remove the “frozen” and dead fat cells. Because fat freezes faster than other cells, there’s no damage to surrounding tissues. It has been clinically tested to help patients reduce fat by up to 20% of the treated area.

Areas suitable for fat-freezing include abdomen, arms, inner and outer thighs, hip and waist, muffin top and love handles, as well as “bra fat”.

Some of you may be aware that I did a few fat-freezing treatments earlier this year, and I lost 7kg alongside a weight management program. Even though I was fairly satisfied with the results, I felt that there are still rooms for improvements and I wanted to drop a bit further on my tummy.

Zeltiq Fat FreezingFat-freezing can be such an enjoyable process!

During the process, a soft gel pad was placed on my skin to protect it from the cooling process. I lie comfortably while watching TV in the treatment room. The therapist was so nice to bring me coffee and snacks, even though I thought I shouldn’t be eating and freezing my fat at the same time!

The fat-freezing treatment is generally quite painless. All I felt was a firm tug on my tummy for the first few minutes, and the coldness was mild too. Then, I relaxed throughout the treatment that lasted for an hour.

Zeltiq Fat FreezingTop view of my stomach after the treatment

After the treatment, I experienced swelling on the treated area. It looked very painful, but it wasn’t. The therapist then massaged the area to increase blood flow and to facilitate the elimination of fat cells. The after-care advice is to drink more water.

Fat-freezing is the easiest, quickest and most painless way to tackle those stubborn fats around problematic areas around the body such as thighs and tummy. It takes only an hour, making it a convenient treatment to squeeze into your lunch-time. There’s no downtime too, so you can return to your normal routine immediately after the treatment.

So far, it’s been 3 weeks and I’m feeling the effects of a firmer and flatter tummy!

L-ascorbic Eye Rejuvenation

After my fat-freezing treatment, I was led to another treatment room for L-ascorbic Eye Rejuvenation treatment – which I really, really LOVE! I’ve always wanted to remove my dark eye circles and dullness. Dr Celine Leong recommended this treatment that uses Vitamin C serum that has skin rejuvenating and protecting benefits.

Vitamin C serum will improve skin elasticity, decrease the appearance of wrinkles, lift and tighten skin by stimulating collagen production. It will also lighten pigmentation around the eye area.

L-ascorbic Eye Rejuvenation

The treatment was carried out by a qualified therapist. First, she removed my make-up and cleansed my face. Using a machine that alternates between warm and cold, along with her gentle massage, Vitamin C serum was applied on my eye area. The treatment was totally relaxing and lasted for slightly more than an hour. I fell asleep halfway through the treatment, it was heavenly!

Much to my delight, I could feel improvement immediately after the treatment. I looked more refreshed and my eye bags have slightly subsided. It was definitely the perfect pick me up for tired eyes.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

After the L-ascorbic Eye Rejuvenation treatment, I was prepped for my Laser Skin Rejuvenation. The therapist applied numbing cream on my entire face, and I rested for 20 minutes for the numbing cream to take effects.

Laser treatment is a non-invasive method of using light energy to improve the texture and clarity of skin. It stimulates collagen growth and reduces the appearance of enlarged pores, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.

The laser treatment was administered by Dr Celine Leong. During the procedure, a laser beam penetrated my skin, producing a warm and gentle “tingling” sensation. It wasn’t painful because of the numbing effect.

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Radiance Laser ASTIQUE Aesthetic Clinic

Radiance Laser 3-in-1

Immediately after the treatment, I could feel that my overall complexion was brighten. The treated pigmented areas darken and mild scabs formed within the next day. The scabs fell off naturally few days later and the pigmentations were lightened.

ASTIQUE offers their Radiance Laser Package, which involves the use of Medlite C6 and CoolTouch CT3 plus lasers and IPL therapy. The Medlite C6 laser is used to revitalise skin texture and treat pigmentation with minimal complications. The CoolTouch CT3 plus laser is recognised as a non-ablative laser that diminishes the look of wrinkles. It is also commonly used for pimple scar treatment.

I highly recommend the Radiance Laser Package offered by ASTIQUE because it’s very affordable. Elsewhere, laser treatments often come in a package that cost over $3,000.

I’ll be back next week for my second treatment. Will update you through my Facebook Page and Instagram, so please stay tuned.

Now, everyone can enjoy timeless beauty with ASTIQUE. I’m so thankful for ASTIQUE clinic and Dr Celine in helping me maintain my youth, and to be able to share my experience with you.