Unlike ladies, men going for aesthetic treatments is often a hush-hush subject. Since I am approaching the big 4 soon, I wanted to look for a reliable aesthetic doctor who understands my skin needs and offers treatments that have got no downtime.
Dr Justin Boey, who runs the Sozo Aesthetic Clinic was the answer to my prayers. Sozo Aesthetic Clinic is conveniently located at One Raffles Place and it is easily accessible. Join me as I bring you through my journey with Sozo Aesthetic Clinic for my skin rejuvenation and scar removal treatments in my quest for better skin.
Well, this ain't exactly my favourite as I often feel vulnerable with someone exposing all my facial flaws. However, Dr Justin Boey was great in easing me into the process. His nurses took high-resolution images of my existing skin conditions which he studied in detail. As I inch towards the big 40, Dr Boey recommended skin rejuvenation and scar removal as my priorities for rosy and glowing skin.
To achieve my desired results, Dr Justin recommended Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment. The treatment produces thousands of tiny microthermal zones in the treated areas. Each zone is the diameter of a shaft of hair, however, these columns extend deep into the middle layer of the skin- where the scars lie. Laser targets the scarred areas and old collagen but also leaves areas of healthy tissue to regenerate through collagen production. He also hinted that he might just add another treatment if this treatment goes well.
Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment
Before going under the laser, one of the friendly nurses applied numbing cream over every inch of my face to ensure that my Fractional CO2 Laser treatment will be a comfortable one. The numbing effect kicked after about 20 minutes.
I was a little surprised when the laser first hit me. It stung a little but it was definitely bearable. There was a burning smell but Dr. Boey assured me that everything was alright.
I got used to the feeling after a while and at this point, I was quite worried, wondering if my face became a patchwork of "burns".
I guess I worry too much. Thankfully, the Fractional CO2 Laser treatment didn't leave any marks. I just looked a little red.
I was tasked to apply this recovery cream for the next two days. I went back to work the very next day as there was only slight redness. Only one or two colleagues asked if I was out in the sun the day before. No awkward moments!
The INFINI Laser Treatment
On my next visit, I consulted Dr Sau Po Yi and she enthusiastically introduced a new treatment on top of my CO2 Laser to further improve my skin. Say hello to INFINI Laser Treatment, a microneedling radiofrequency (RF) skin resurfacing treatment that addresses scars, wrinkles, and sagging skin. She shared that this is one of the best acne scar removal treatments.
INFINI Laser is especially effective for depressed areas on the skin as INFINI RF technology uses little needles and deliver heat deep into the dermis and directly targets the inner part of the scar – up to 3.5mm deep. The sting from INFINI Laser hurts even more than CO2 Laser. But ass Dr Sau said, "‘No pain, no gain"!
After 3 months of treatments, it was time to review the results. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the noticeable improvements. My old scars were less obvious and my skin has also become smoother, brighter and more glowy.
I made a trip to Croatia recently, and the cold weather, coupled with the treatments I received, made my complexion so much better!
I really appreciate the professionalism of my two doctors and the team of nurses at Sozo Aesthetic Clinic. The overall results were good. The cost and downtime were very manageable and I believe I will soon get used to the sting as the treatments become more regular. Other than the treatments I went for, they also have other treatments such as Subcision Filler, Rejuran Filler as well as TCA Cross Acne Scar Treatment.
If you are keen to check them out, here are their details:
Sozo Aesthetic Clinic
By Wee Heng