Some of you guys may notice this... Skai has always suffered from acne scars. Even when I first met him about 11 years ago, he had very bad acne and scars back then.
He shared that he has suffered from acne and scarring since his schooling days. He has tried plenty of products but most of them do not work. From medication to pimple creams, he felt that nothing really helped.
I first found out suitable treatments for Skai's acne scars courtesy of William from MyFatPocket. He shared that he had suffered from acne scars back then and recommended the treatments he had undergone.
We were recommended to Dr Justin Boey from Sozo Aesthetics for a consultation.
Sozo Aesthetics is conveniently located at One Raffles Place Singapore. Staff were very friendly and professional.
I had tagged along with Skai for his appointment and had brought Davina however she started fussing during the consultation and one of the nurses helped to coax her. Super grateful to them! <3
Dr Justin was very friendly. He was also very frank and shared that Skai's condition was quite serious. His scarring was quite deep and one session would not be suitable. A few different treatments was recommended to Skai and it would take plenty of sessions to see results especially for his condition.
Skai and I was very comfortable with Dr Justin and we agreed to proceed.
The suggested treatments
Dr Justin assessed Skai's condition and recommended these treatments to us:
- Fractional CO2 Laser - This treatment produces thousands of tiny microthermal zones in the treated areas where the laser targets the scarred areas and old collagen, but also leaves areas of healthy tissue to regenerate through collagen production.
- Subcision Filler - Subcision was done with Rejuran S Filler. Subcision specifically treats depressed scars by releasing fibrotic tissues that are responsible for pulling down the skin and creates the indentation. A tiny, hypodermic needle is inserted into the skin which will then be moved back and forth in a fanning pattern while the sharp edges of the needle cut the fibrotic scar tissues. The needle is removed circumferentially around the exit to evacuate any excess blood and to minimise haematoma formation in the area. The scar will continue to heal and stimulate more collagen production.
- INFINI Laser Solution - This treatment is used to deliver RF energy, which in turn helps volumize scar tissue. It combines the thermal power of radiofrequency with microneedling.
The combination of these treatments were recommended to help improve Skai's scars. We recommended to try this for 3 sessions first. Each session will happen once monthly. But of course, 3 sessions is not enough to completely heal Skai's skin. This is for us to assess if we are comfortable with the treatments and for us to consider more sessions in future.
We have gone thru the 3 sessions so far. Honestly, we are very comfy with the clinic and Dr Justin. For every session, Skai would have his skin cleansed and numbing cream will be applied before treatment commences.
Painwise, Skai said he doesn't feel anything at all. Numbing cream rocks! The only after effects were that his face looked a bit sunburnt the next few days but it faded quickly.
I do see some slight improvement. His scars do not look as deep as previously. However, I do agree with Dr Justin that Skai has many more sessions to go if he would like to have smooth skin. After all, it took years for these scars to form, it won't be possible to improve miraculously. Thank you Dr Justin and Sozo Aesthetics for the experience!
Hopefully Skai can achieve baby smooth skin like Davina's in due time!
This is just our honest and true thoughts. For more information on how to get effective acne scar treatments in Singapore, check out Sozo Aesthetics.