Writing from experience, I’m fairly sure everyone has, during his or her teenage years, faced the pressure of looking a certain way. It doesn’t help that the price of youth is often an onslaught of hormones and hence, acne problems.
Oh, the rush of squeezing and popping pimples with (questionably unsanitary) hands just to look presentable in public. I was not one for patiently applying acne cream and waiting to watch if it does its magic.
With the passing of youth, regrets.
Acne scars, some say are the marks of youth, or “makes you look manlier”. In the harsh daylight, and today’s thrown-open definition of “manly”, they are no more than blatant reminders of youth’s devastating flight.
Here comes a solution.
Visiting Astique marks somewhat of a full circle. The clinic is situated at Shaw House –the venue to be when I used to run free with my popped pimples, throwing care to the wind. And now I am back to right the wrongs.
The interior of the clinic was welcoming and clean, and my skin analysis was done by a pretty lady with GREAT skin and that’s living proof of a woman knowing exactly what she was talking about. She was none other than Dr. Celine. With a calm demeanor and precise judgment (both qualities I would want in anyone handling my face), Dr. Celine prescribed me the Radiance Ex treatment to aid with the acne scars I had accumulated on my face.
The clinic nurse carried out the routine cleansing of my face.
The Radiance Ex treatment, which uses microdermabrasion to exfoliate the dull surface of the skin, allow fresh glowing skin to resurface. The treatment is being done on one side of my face for comparison and…
Here’s the result. OMG?! That was kind of super immediate. I was so utterly impressed.
After microdermabrasion, we soldiered on with the rest of the Radiance Ex package, which consists of:
- PPx: which combines a gentle vacuum with therapeutic broadband light to help rid skin of acne-causing impurities and target pigmentation, leaving skin cleaner, clearer and brighter.
- Medlite Laser and CoolTouch Laser: where light energy is utilised to stimulate collagen growth, improve pores, further remove irregular pigmentation and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Results were a refreshed appearance, smoother skin texture, even skin tone and decrease in pore size.
Dr. Celine did the treatment meticulously, and was consistently explaining to me what was being done. Her calming demeanor and transparent explanations were added bonuses, ensuring my heart palpations were settled and my logical mind being put at rest.
This was a genuine smile, one I haven’t had in a long time, conveying the gratitude of both 27-year-old and 17-year-old Theodore. My skin felt newer, cleaner and clearer, and layers of uneven skin were lifted and smoothened, There was visible improvement of my acne scars, and I felt refreshed and radiant. I received many compliments and queries on my treatments after that.
All I could say was,“Trust me, just visit Astique and ask for Dr. Celine.”