|My Simply Skin Pixel Laser Experience
After #FoundationFriday, I now welcome you all to #SkinCareSunday! Aside from my reviews having too much lean on lip product reviews, I also noticed that altogether, my reviews centered too much on color makeup. I have been receiving requests to share more about skincare, so I thought I’d package them in bite-sized pieces hopefully once a week, until I get over a significant amount of backlogs.
This is the SM North branch of Simply Skin. The layout is simple, with a lobby and treatment areas.
|Simply Skin SM North Lobby
|Simply Skin SM North Treatment Area
This first time, I got Pixel Laser & Clearlift Laser with 30 minutes Modern Facial. The first part is the 30-minute modern facial. There’s steam treatment, as well as application of serums and skncare.
|Simply Skin Modern Facial Steaming
|Simply Skin Modern Facial Serum Application
|Simply Skin Micro-current facial
|Simply Skin ClearLift Laser
This laser is pretty mild and only had a mild static feeling. I can see myself doing this regularly in the long run as it’s not invasive and also quite quick.
|Simply Skin ClearLift Laser
After the ClearLift Laser, it was time to prep for the Pixel Laser. Numbing cream was applied onto my face, and safety goggles were put on before the laser was done. This is the part that’s similar to fraxel, but isn’t exactly fraxel. Pixel laser is defined as “an ablative laser resurfacing treatment that uses high powered Erbium: YAG Laser which causes ablative microcolumns (removal of skin tissue) on the skin through a fractional manner.”
What this essentially does is to resurface the skin and bring back a baby smooth texture. The keyword is “smoothing out” as this can help to fill up deep acne scars, flatten small blemishes, and minimize pores. This also promises to get rid of wrinkles and sun damage. Essentially, this treatment is designed to tackle the blemish and pore issues that skincare can bo longer address. This mindset is also exactly why I went for this laser treatment. I religiously apply all sorts of skincare and suncare products every day, but there are simply some blemishes that I can’t get rid of. So I decided to try this out to see whether it’d help.
|Applying numbing cream
|Applying protective goggles
|Simply Skin Pixel Laser Process
|Simply Skin Pixel Laser near end of treatment
The downtime starts as soon as the treatment is done. Actually, you’d know that the laser has already been used on an area as there’d be dotted grid marks. So the moment the laser is done, your face will be filled with reddish dot grid marks. The feeling can be very weird when the numbing cream is wearing off, like any other instance that numbing cream is used, but it is overlapped with the weird feeling of when the real soreness of the skin starts to be felt. I still did several errands in the mall after the treatment even though it looked and felt weird, so it’s manageable.
To show how it looks like, here’s how I looked like right before and right after the Pixel Laser part of the facial:
|Right before Simply Skin Pixel Laser
|Right after Simply Skin Pixel Laser
And the recovery begins! I got the laser done August 30, 2019. So the following photos are from the week following that.
After the treatment in August, I got really busy studying for the JLPT, so I’m sorry I don’t have updates during that time! I did the treatment again on December 3, 2019, but this time around I only went for Pixel Laser and didn’t have ClearLift laser done.