Saturday, March 10, 2018

The use of chemical peel to fight acne featuring Vogue Clinic

I want a makeover! Seriously sick of my acne prone face and dull complexion. I have been searching for beauty products and sharing about great stuff on my blog. But more stress and sleepless nights caring for baby Bing is still taking a toll on me. So I headed to Vogue Clinic for a makeover.

Vogue Clinic
Address 36-3, Jalan 30/70A, Wisma Rapid, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL

They will only officially launch on 25 March but I had the privilege to try their treatments before that :) The doctor in charge is the dashing Dr Darren Teo who has had experience performing aesthetic treatment and procedures for celebrities and influencers.

In order to eliminate acne, I had a chemical peel containing glycolic acid. Below is my own experience having the treatment.

What's chemical peel?

A chemical solution is applied to the skin which makes it 'blisters' macroscopically then peel off.
Photo from Google

Glycolic acid is one of the most powerful exfoliating agent. It's derived from plants such as sugar cane, beets and pineapple. It also moisturises the skin. Read more about glycolic acid here.

What's the benefit of chemical peeling?

The old skin is exfoliated to reveal smoother and less wrinkled skin. It also treats blocked pores and acne. Improves appearance of uneven pigmentation and faint scars.

What's the procedure?

You can choose to prepare your skin by applying glycolic acid products before the procedure.

On the day, a few layers of chemical peel is applied after cleansing. Some mild stinging or tingling sensation is common afterwards. It's washed off after a few minutes. Then you are good to go!

What to watch out for afterwards?

Please sun protect the area involved after treatment because the skin becomes sensitive and may become sunburn easily. My face started to peel off slightly after 2 days but not very obvious. I was given this Frizyderm sunblock which really does hydrate the skin and feels like the second skin!

Breakouts may worsen temporarily and Dr Teo advises the use of over the counter clindamycin gel which works like wonders! I had one or two new acne but the rest became much less inflamed.

How often should I get a chemical peel?
Very acne prone person can get a treatment every 2 to 4 weeks.

Me before treatment. Lots of blocked pores, whiteheads, blackheads and some inflamed papules on both cheeks.

Me 3 days after treatment. Face a bit puffed up because of the other two aesthetic treatments I received.

After a week, the peeling stopped and the skin feels so rejuvenated!

Watch this short YouTube video of me going through chemical peeling.

Remember to pop by Vogue Clinic on 25 March at 10am for their grand opening!

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