Sunday, August 30, 2015

[Sponsored] ClearSK Laser SHR Hair-Free

I always have issues with keeping my under arm hair-free, but that's impossible with just shaver. Especially that is an action that you have to do everyday. Waxing is out of question since it does hurt (I guessed). The other alternative is to go for Laser SHR and ClearSK has the solution to solve the hair issue that we have been all worried about.

Their Laser SHR Hair-Free is their latest treatment for ladies who have no time to spend on shaving or scare of pain.

Lasers and light sources use the principle of selective photothermolysis to eliminate hair and its potential regrowth without damaging the surrounding skin. During ClearSK Laser SHR treatment, light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. This absorption raises the temperature of the hair follicle and thermally destroys the cells responsible for regrowth.

Clinically-tested by US FDA for safety and efficacy, this treatment is suitable for all hair types (from thick to fine) and skin tone (light to dark). Highly comfortable for bikini line and Brazilian hair removal too.


So i was offered a session of Laser SHR Hair-Free treatment at Novena Medical Centre. And was ushered into the treatment room once I've reached as I reached on the dot for my appointment. *haha*
Machine
This is the machine that is used for the treatment, the applicator is rather small for a big machine.
Before
This is a pic before my treatment, basically I didn't really shave for the treatment. The consultant had to do a little shaving before the treatment (my bad).
Cooling gel applied
A layer of cooling gel is applied on the area before the session. It's a little similar to the LaserSlim Treatment, a cooling gel is applied before the applicator is used. Then my consultant started to use the handpiece and I felt a slight warm sensation but it was not painful at all. The handpiece is to deliver continuous repetitive pulses of light. 
After treatment
Pardon for the blur photo, but it was taken right after the treatment. Not really hair-free but most of the hair were gone and basically can't even see the tiny heads like I do see after shaving ( either that I really suck at shaving).

After treatment, I applied moisturizer as I felt a little dryness over that area. And after a month, I do see even after a session of Laser SHR Hair-free treatment, the hair growth is minimal! This is amazing. Their recommended sessions to see optimal results is a minimum of 6 weeks and once per month. For hairier people, they recommend up to 10 sessions.

Hair reduction is observed after 4-6 sessions. Hair is evidently finer. For those with less serious case, the treatment causes permanent damage to the hair follicle and hence the results will be permanent.


SHR Hair Free treatment targets the deeply seated hair follicles and permanently damages them as opposed to shaving, waxing, hair removal creams which only serve to remove the hair shaft. Unless you have gone through hormonal imbalances caused by pregnancy, menopause, intake of hormone pills, most people enjoy permanent hair reduction/removal.



The 1st trial treatment is 20 minutes at the price of $68 each. They have outlets at Scotts Medical Center, Novena Medical Center, Velocity, Orchard, Tampines, Jurong East. They have an outlet at the different parts of this sunny island to cater to their customers.

You can visit their website for more information: http://www.clearsk.com

Sunday, August 16, 2015

[Sponsored] DrShape® 3D Spot-On Slimming - LaserSlim


Got a little fatter ever since I came back from my Korea trip last year and after coming back from my Japan trip, my weight went up a little more on the weighing scale *sob*. I was lucky to be given 3 trial sessions of Laser Slimming treatment by ClearSk Medi-Aesthetics.

This is one of their slimming programs to get rid of stubborn fat, which is especially designed for Asian bodies. This program, Laser Slimming uses powerful laser beans to induce leakage of fat globules from the adipose tissues. In layman terms, to breakdown the fats using laser beam. After which, the fats are naturally drained out through the body's lymphatic drainage system. As I've understood, is to either pee out or sweat it out.

I had this treatment at their Novena Medical Centre outlet, and they have two units, side by side, to cater to more customers.
Reception area
The reception area is nice and cosy, even if you arrived earlier, there are magazines for you to browse through while waiting.  I arrived at my appointment time and was ushered into the treatment room before I could grab any magazines to read.

Got into the treatment room and first measurements had to be taken. The states were pretty horrifying to me since the last time i measured was before my wedding and that was nearly a year ago. After looking at the stats for my waist, I've grown about 2 inches, dear lord, no wonder my s size shorts feels damn tight.

In the room, Joyce, the consultant, explained the treatment to me, where they started off with Lipo machine using the laser light to break down the fats in the tummy area (that's for me). It uses gentle laser to break down fats, mimic photo-bio-modulation to stimulate your body’s natural process for breaking down and releasing stored content in the fat cells, and followed by laser vacuum drainage to enhance the removal of released fat cell contents
Machine Used 
The four small box-like shaped are the laserlight to break down the fats.
This is how my fat tummy looks like
The box-light items are then placed at the sides and the front of my tummy to maximize the light used on the surface area that is required.
Looks liek dumpling 
I felt like dumpling for that moment. *haha* You can see the laser light from those box-light applicators. It wasn't hot or anything for me, just lied there and wait for it to do its magic.

After the laser light, it was time to drain the fats out from the body, or rather, to flash them out from the body. Since it has been broken down, the fats still needed some rolling to be flashed out.

The roller has a suction in the middle whereby it is supposed to suck on your skin and roll along the area for draining effectiveness. Before the rolling begins, Joyce applied a gel cream for easy application of the roller.
The gel cream applied all over the body.
Joyce rolling the applicator
This process was rather ticklish and painful for me, as Joyce required to use more strength so that the suction works better and she could roll off the fats better. However, there were certain places that were just slightly on top of my bones, so it kinda hurt when she rolled over the bones. :( She went gentle after I feedback to her that she was rolling on the bones. (haha) 

I was told to drink lots of water to drain out from either sweat or pee. It is best to drink plain water and lots of plain water. Quite effective I would say, as after each session I get a little peeish. *haha*

1st Session Before treatment and 3rd Session After treatment
I could see the results after 3 session, which is 30 minutes in total. After the treatment, I saw a lost of 2 cm around my waist area. Not a lot but 2 cm is quite a bit for a lazy bum like me. I even had durian before my last session (opps).  I was still rather bloated right after the 3rd session and was still peeish after peed. But after the third session I could feel the slight different when I'm wearing my clothes and my weight went down too. Not a lot, around 300gs  but it is still a significant weight lost after 30 minutes of treatment. 

LaserSlim is very good for stubborn soft fats around the waist, thighs and bottom. I've got too much soft fats for years, especially at my thighs area. They are the hardest to remove, even squats can do that much to tone them but not to remove them completely. I've tried going to gym before to reduce my weight, but somehow the fats still remains flabby.... until i lost quite a big of weight due to water actually. The fats just remains there, softer but still unable to remove them. 

LaserSlim is an effective treatment for: 
• Soft Fat Reduction 
• Tummy / Love Handles Slimming 
• Bottom / Thighs Slimming 
• Arms Slimming

This is best combined with Ushaping to shape the body for better results as LaserSlim removes the soft fats but not shaping the body. For people who are worry, there are no side effects to this treatment as it does not require any surgery and the laser light used are safe.  Also, ClearSK does not restrict your diet even if you are doing the treatment.

Besides slimming treatment, ClearSK has other treatments for wellness and beauty. Founded in 2008, ClearSK®'s mission is to be the trusted partner to our clients in their pursuit of beauty and wellness, using medical technology to make our clients look as good as they feel at any age.

ClearSK® is a one-stop provider of expert-guided medi-aesthetics solutions for the face and body, using medical technologies designed and tested by mediaesthetics experts. ClearSK® has a wide selection of medi-skincare and medi-slimming treatments that are personalised and prescribed by aesthetics experts to custom-fit the unique make-up of the individual's skin and body.
The actual treatment is 30 minutes at the price of $98 each.  If you find Novena outlet too far for you, no worries! They have outlets at Scotts Medical Center, Novena Medical Center, Velocity, Orchard, Tampines, Jurong East. They have an outlet at the different parts of this sunny island to cater to their customers. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

[Sponsored] Esemtan Wash Lotion & Skin Balm

There are quite a number of strong wash lotion out that that may not be suitable for babies or certain people due to the chemical ingredients insides. Especially for people who have dry and sensitive skin, looking for a wash lotion that is suitable is not easy.

My skin condition falls under the dry and sensitive skin, which is why I used to use only bar soap to shower. However, bar soap doesn't provide enough moisture for my skin. I always end up scratching everywhere when I get out of the house.  It happens on certain time frame of my life but it has happened quite frequently these days.

Wash Lotion
Esemtan has the solution for people who have dry and sensitive skin. Founded in 1889 by Rudolf schülke and Julius Mayr, Schülke & Mayr GmbH belongs to pioneers of modern hospital hygiene and preservation.

The Esemtan Wash Lotion is a combination of fragrance and gentle lather, and it is effective in removing dirt and oil from skin. Also it protects the skin against irritation and supports the skin's natural moisture.

Not only for body, you can use it for face and hair too, suitable for all skin types besides dry and sensitive. It contains Allantoin, and it is pH neutral for the skin and soap free, it is very suitable for sensitive and stressed skin types. Esemtan Wash Lotion has passed strict skin sensitivity test and was approved by International Fragrance Association (IFRA).

Nice mild green colour
I've used Esemtan Wash lotion as my daily hand wash and body wash so far and it doesn't deplete my skin's moisture and oil. Most body wash I've used left my skin dry but unnoticeable until it starts to itch :(.  The light fragrance smell doesn't leave me overpowering people after my wash and I like the light textured smell. I feel refreshed after showers and it is so easy to use, plus I can save money without getting extra body wash and hand soap.

I've tried once on hair and it works wonders too. My hair feels cooling after washing, it is more of a remove-dirt hair wash. Since I do use other shampoo specifically targeted for different hair problems. Once is a while, to change shampoo to remove the clogs from the hair roots to let it breath.

It is really an all-in-one product and it is great that it can reduce the need to purchase different products for different parts of skin care.

How to use Esemtan Wash Lotion
How to use: 
1. Approx. 2-3ml Esemtan wash lotion to one palm.
2. Foth it by adding some water. 
3. Wash thoroughly. 
4. Rinse and dry.

Skin Balm
Esemtan also have skin lotion suitable for all skin types to, that is their Skin Balm. You can use it as a daily hand lotion and body care. It permeates deeply into the skin with oil-in water emulsion, and supports and cares for the skin to protect it from drying. It is also suitable for children's skin. It also contains added Urea as a moisturising agent and also to speed up skin cell renewal. It is also dermatologically tested and helps to reduce skin irritation and itch.

Esemtan also have mild-fragrance contain like the Wash Lotion, and it leaves the skin smooth.
Milky Colour
The Skin Balm looks a little thick on texture but it is not thick. Easy to apply and smoothed my skin after applying. I like that the fragrance is not strong (some hand cream have very strong fragrance) and it absorbs easily.  Leaves my skin hydrated and feels soothing. It doesn't have the sticky thick feeling after applying, a plus point as a hand lotion as most hand cream have thick texture due to the oil content to provide more moisture for the hands.

I was advised to apply Skin Balm within 3 minutes of my nightly cleansing and morning rinse for better moisturizing effect. After using it for a week, I feel that my hands are smoother and more hydrated. Less skin crack, which I had prior to my holiday trip last month.
How to use Esemtan Skin Balm
How to use: 
1. Apply on the back of one hand.
2. Rub and spread it gently.  
3. Then on the back of the other hand.  
4. Lastly the palms of the hands. 

For best results, it is recommended to use it daily, morning and evening after each wash. 

Now you can purchase Esemtan wash lotion and skin balm at Guardian, Unity, Watsons, BHG and Independent pharmacies (e.g Pink Beauty, Beauty Essential).  Esemtan wash lotion comes in two sizes and it's retailed at the following prices: 
$19.75/500ml
$35.30/1L
Esemtan Skin Balm is retailed at $20/500ml.