I didn’t really realize how stressed I was for the last 2 years, until I noticed how bad my skin was. My face was breaking out all the time and I was also losing so much hair.
I wasn’t in the best place, emotionally and mentally, and that manifested in my physical appearance. I couldn’t go out with a bare face anymore without being insecure because of my acne. It was that bad.
That’s just in one side of my face. But I’m sure, you get what I mean.
I was desperate to get my clear skin back that I opted for the cheaper options. I got facials and diamond peels in those “facial clinics” found in the mall but I didn’t really see any improvements. As a matter of fact, it just made my acne more inflamed.
Until, I visited O2 Laser Skin Center and met with Dra Ching. She assessed my skin-tastrophe situation and recommended their O2 Acne Laser Program, which are both beneficial in killing Propionibacterium acnes (bacteria found in Acne) and reducing sebum production (oiliness).
The O2 Acne Laser Program is a series of treatments that combines Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Soft Laser Carbon Peeling.
How does O2 Acne Laser Program work?
The attendant will start by cleansing your face and extracting/pricking of acne (the usual). Then Dra Ching will apply gel all over the face (see above photo). The gel is cold so its very soothing when applied. She will then proceed with IPL for acne. The light kills the bacteria found in the acne to prevent it from coming back again by reducing inflammation.
Afterwards, the gel will then be removed and carbon lotion will be applied all over the face to start the Carbon Peeling treatment.
Dra Ching will use laser light that will be shot all over the face and will be absorbed by the Carbon Lotion. The attendant is holding a vacuum as the carbon laser light releases heat on the outer (epidermal) layer of the skin. This will exfoliate your skin properly and remove debris on your pores. This will also reduce your pore size, any inflamed acne superficial acne scars and marks and stimulate collagen growth. You’ll hear a bit of crackling sound during this process.
Since the laser light will make your face warm, the attendant will soothe the skin with ice and then finish it off with a cool mask all over the face.
The whole treatment is not painful at all. (Though for me the extraction part always makes me cry haha!)
I was recommended to come weekly for one month to see the results. One week was facial without Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Soft Laser Carbon Peeling, then the other week will be facial with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Soft Laser Carbon Peeling.
For skincare I used the cleansing milk and moisturizing skin toner from O2 Laser Skin Center. I continued using my usual moisturizer, eye cream and sun screen.
The Results of O2 Acne Laser Program
This is after going to O2 Laser Skin Center weekly for a month. Amazing right?
Here’s a latest photo of me during an event that I attended after completing the O2 Acne Laser Program. My confidence is back again and I don’t need to wear foundation all the time! Super happy of the results.
Check out their Facebook page because they have ongoing holiday promos. If you’re struggling with problematic skin, I highly recommend that you visit them. For more information, you may visit O2 Laser Skin Center website.
O2 Laser Skin Center
Ground Unit A, Waypoint Building,
4 Bayani Road, AFPOVAI, Taguig City 1634
O2 Laser Skin Center was established in 2006 and has been providing the latest facial care & laser derma services. With a Korean owner, the clinic ensures that they have the latest cutting edge laser derma services such as fractional laser for skin tightening and Laser toning for Melasma.