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Old 23-02-2018, 05:48 PM   #571
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I highly recommend Radium for acne scar revision. Very ethical doctor.

Used to have very bad pockmark all over my face. Initially i visited Mizu (previously they were known as Simplistiq). Young doctor and he seems to be well-versed only in handling the machines rather than having real knowledge on the treatment of different skin conditions/types of acne scars.

Went for about 6 sessions of the venus viva which he recommended. No difference at all. Complete waste of money. His assistants were also always trying to get me to do more stuffs for pigmentation or wrinkles. It can get quite annoying.

Subsequently with my own research, I decided to try out subcision as I have seen others with great results. Went to another clinic around Raffles Place. Clinic is called Clifford Aesthetics - doctor is Dr Gerard Ee. Big fancy clinic in a prime location with huge manpower. Obviously you pay for his overheads rather than actual skill. Went to him to do subcision. He ended up using the consultation time trying to get me to do this expensive Infini treatment which he claims is very effective for my scars. He showed me all the before and after pictures of his patient to convince me of its effectiveness. He then proceeded to diminish the effectiveness of subcision by saying it is very traumatizing to the skin,etc. Told me to sign up for a package or do a la carte treatment at $2800+ per session. TBH, he managed to convince me to try out the machine once.

I paid and 1 month after doing the treatment, I went back for my post-treatment review. There was deepening of certain scars on my face and once of the larger pores became a pockmark. Instead of addressing this, he just skipped reviewing the areas which was further damaged.

After experiencing all the money-grubbers, I went to Radium which was located at the same building as my office. I went in, straight away asked Dr Siew to do subcision. He carefully reviewed my scars and told me that subcision is very suitable for me as I have rolling scars. He also mentioned the reason why all the other expensive treatments previously didnt work was because they weren't meant to treat rolling scars!! That's why no matter how many times I did, there were no results. This is what I call professional expertise! Able to review the condition and apply the correct treatment accordingly.

I went ahead with the subcision and during the process I asked him how many times should I return back for this treatment. Guess what he said? Once is enough. He will do the whole face and cover all areas completely. He could have done partially and request me to come back again so that he could earn the treatment fees twice. But no, he was honest enough to tell me I only need to do once.

6 months later (after all the micro-swelling has completely gone away), Im left with skin I'm seriously happy with. It's not 100% perfect but I can go under flourescent lighting and sunlight without having a moon-face. I can take pictures and look good in them. It's a great boost of confidence.

And how much did this ethical and effective doctor charged me for making a life-transforming change to my skin? $500 max inclusive gst .
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Old 23-02-2018, 07:14 PM   #572
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I highly recommend Radium for acne scar revision. Very ethical doctor.

Used to have very bad pockmark all over my face. Initially i visited Mizu (previously they were known as Simplistiq). Young doctor and he seems to be well-versed only in handling the machines rather than having real knowledge on the treatment of different skin conditions/types of acne scars.

Went for about 6 sessions of the venus viva which he recommended. No difference at all. Complete waste of money. His assistants were also always trying to get me to do more stuffs for pigmentation or wrinkles. It can get quite annoying.

Subsequently with my own research, I decided to try out subcision as I have seen others with great results. Went to another clinic around Raffles Place. Clinic is called Clifford Aesthetics - doctor is Dr Gerard Ee. Big fancy clinic in a prime location with huge manpower. Obviously you pay for his overheads rather than actual skill. Went to him to do subcision. He ended up using the consultation time trying to get me to do this expensive Infini treatment which he claims is very effective for my scars. He showed me all the before and after pictures of his patient to convince me of its effectiveness. He then proceeded to diminish the effectiveness of subcision by saying it is very traumatizing to the skin,etc. Told me to sign up for a package or do a la carte treatment at $2800+ per session. TBH, he managed to convince me to try out the machine once.

I paid and 1 month after doing the treatment, I went back for my post-treatment review. There was deepening of certain scars on my face and once of the larger pores became a pockmark. Instead of addressing this, he just skipped reviewing the areas which was further damaged.

After experiencing all the money-grubbers, I went to Radium which was located at the same building as my office. I went in, straight away asked Dr Siew to do subcision. He carefully reviewed my scars and told me that subcision is very suitable for me as I have rolling scars. He also mentioned the reason why all the other expensive treatments previously didnt work was because they weren't meant to treat rolling scars!! That's why no matter how many times I did, there were no results. This is what I call professional expertise! Able to review the condition and apply the correct treatment accordingly.

I went ahead with the subcision and during the process I asked him how many times should I return back for this treatment. Guess what he said? Once is enough. He will do the whole face and cover all areas completely. He could have done partially and request me to come back again so that he could earn the treatment fees twice. But no, he was honest enough to tell me I only need to do once.

6 months later (after all the micro-swelling has completely gone away), Im left with skin I'm seriously happy with. It's not 100% perfect but I can go under flourescent lighting and sunlight without having a moon-face. I can take pictures and look good in them. It's a great boost of confidence.

And how much did this ethical and effective doctor charged me for making a life-transforming change to my skin? $500 max inclusive gst .
hows the down time like?
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Old 23-02-2018, 08:06 PM   #573
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Initial downtime is about 1 week on average. Right after the treatment the entire face is swollen badly. It doesnít hurt because of the anaesthesia. A couple days later, the bruising is full blown. I did my entire face so I looked swollen and bruised for about a week. I put on some tinted sunblock but wasnít enough to cover it. Also the swelling was very obvious, looked like a chipmunk.

After a week, swelling slowly went down but there were still micro swelling which made skin looked abit puffy. Complete swelling disappeared after 2-3 weeks . generally after the first week, you look pretty normal to go out without any makeup or concealer to cover the bruise.

I suggest you take 1 week leave to stay home and recover if you are in a job that requires facing clients.
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Old 24-02-2018, 10:07 AM   #574
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Radium Medical Aesthetics is good! I did my lifting treatment with them. They do have acne programs that is very effective! my friend went for that!
https://radium-aesthetics.com/progra...ation-program/
How much is their programs do u know?
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Old 24-02-2018, 12:26 PM   #575
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where to get Galderma benzac? can get in singapore pharmacy?
I buy at Watsonís, but must go to the big ones, like Taka. Not all Watsonís branches carry it. It will be at the pimple cream section, donít need to go to the pharmacy counter. It comes in three concentrations, 2.5%, 5% and 10%. For some reason, only 5% works properly for me. 2.5% is too weak and 10%, maybe cz too strong, irritates my skin. So there may be some trial n error.
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Old 24-02-2018, 02:08 PM   #576
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I buy at Watson’s, but must go to the big ones, like Taka. Not all Watson’s branches carry it. It will be at the pimple cream section, don’t need to go to the pharmacy counter. It comes in three concentrations, 2.5%, 5% and 10%. For some reason, only 5% works properly for me. 2.5% is too weak and 10%, maybe cz too strong, irritates my skin. So there may be some trial n error.
Have you considered acne.org 2.5%? It’s pretty effective as well. But the downside is shipping cost.
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Old 24-02-2018, 02:12 PM   #577
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Apple cider vinegar. Coconut oil.
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Old 27-02-2018, 12:19 AM   #578
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Acne is very simple. Before slp wash yr face. Weekly facial. When u get old no acne problem already. As for scar, can go laser. I got 1 scar when I ns
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Old 27-02-2018, 10:16 AM   #579
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use sulphur soap
it works better than anything (antibiotics, differin , dalacin ) or facial wash
and its cheap
i had a cyst on my back size of 20 cent coin. i use liao it go away after few weeks , the doctor told me need to go operation to remove.. lol
sibei power. atb use this wash their skin sometimes. no wonder all skin smooth.
dont need take medicine, apply differin, expensive facial wash etc..

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Old 14-03-2018, 09:32 AM   #580
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Can try out some Co2 laser or Rejuran Healer should be help on your scare
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Old 14-03-2018, 09:49 AM   #581
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anyone tried TCA cross?
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Old 15-03-2018, 09:34 PM   #582
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So far most of the laser technology for scar is pretty effective but the problem is new acne keep popping up!
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Old 16-03-2018, 03:02 AM   #583
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So far most of the laser technology for scar is pretty effective but the problem is new acne keep popping up!
Settle & resolve the acne issue before scar revision.
retin A or accutane (if yours is serious)

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Old 25-03-2018, 02:50 PM   #584
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I highly recommend Radium for acne scar revision. Very ethical doctor.

Used to have very bad pockmark all over my face. Initially i visited Mizu (previously they were known as Simplistiq). Young doctor and he seems to be well-versed only in handling the machines rather than having real knowledge on the treatment of different skin conditions/types of acne scars.

Went for about 6 sessions of the venus viva which he recommended. No difference at all. Complete waste of money. His assistants were also always trying to get me to do more stuffs for pigmentation or wrinkles. It can get quite annoying.

Subsequently with my own research, I decided to try out subcision as I have seen others with great results. Went to another clinic around Raffles Place. Clinic is called Clifford Aesthetics - doctor is Dr Gerard Ee. Big fancy clinic in a prime location with huge manpower. Obviously you pay for his overheads rather than actual skill. Went to him to do subcision. He ended up using the consultation time trying to get me to do this expensive Infini treatment which he claims is very effective for my scars. He showed me all the before and after pictures of his patient to convince me of its effectiveness. He then proceeded to diminish the effectiveness of subcision by saying it is very traumatizing to the skin,etc. Told me to sign up for a package or do a la carte treatment at $2800+ per session. TBH, he managed to convince me to try out the machine once.

I paid and 1 month after doing the treatment, I went back for my post-treatment review. There was deepening of certain scars on my face and once of the larger pores became a pockmark. Instead of addressing this, he just skipped reviewing the areas which was further damaged.

After experiencing all the money-grubbers, I went to Radium which was located at the same building as my office. I went in, straight away asked Dr Siew to do subcision. He carefully reviewed my scars and told me that subcision is very suitable for me as I have rolling scars. He also mentioned the reason why all the other expensive treatments previously didnt work was because they weren't meant to treat rolling scars!! That's why no matter how many times I did, there were no results. This is what I call professional expertise! Able to review the condition and apply the correct treatment accordingly.

I went ahead with the subcision and during the process I asked him how many times should I return back for this treatment. Guess what he said? Once is enough. He will do the whole face and cover all areas completely. He could have done partially and request me to come back again so that he could earn the treatment fees twice. But no, he was honest enough to tell me I only need to do once.

6 months later (after all the micro-swelling has completely gone away), Im left with skin I'm seriously happy with. It's not 100% perfect but I can go under flourescent lighting and sunlight without having a moon-face. I can take pictures and look good in them. It's a great boost of confidence.

And how much did this ethical and effective doctor charged me for making a life-transforming change to my skin? $500 max inclusive gst .
Wow, sounds great. How long did the entire recovery process take? I dont have major scarring, just some hyper pigmentation and enlarged pores. So would like to fix those... I'm surprised by what was mentioned of clifford clinic since the reviews I read online were mainly positive..
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Old 27-03-2018, 03:00 PM   #585
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I got quoted $1000-1600 for each fractional laser. I would not recommend National Skin Centre at all! The atmosphere is dreadful, unappealing and lingering hospital smell and lacklustre doctors. The prices aren't cheap either. Used to make visit to NSC as a teen. The charges for the medical director range from $80-120. Its the worst!!!

I am currently seeing Dr Ewen Chee at The Chelsea Clinic for my active adult acne. I have done Carbon Peel Laser and Sylfirm (radio frequency). Results are pretty good so far with pores unclogged and all. Damage is $1800 for 6 sessions with consultation thrown in. Although its more expensive than PPP, I was told that the machine used is different and of "higher quality".

The clinic at Wheelock feels very welcoming and cozy. Service is great. My only complaint is the waiting timing. Once I had to wait 40 mins before treatment on a busy Thursday because of the over flowing patients! But perhaps thats a good sign that doc is the real deal haha.

Cant wait for the acne to cleared up. Will do Picosure laser which I am told is really effective for scars after that!
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