Acne Treatment with Photodynamic light therapy & Intralesional steroid injection at Halley Medical Aesthetics

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Late last year, I dropped by Halley Medical Aesthetics to treat my annoying acne on my chin using Intralesional steroid injection which effectively and almost immediately helped to reduce the redness and bump! I was elated because during then, I was in the midst of prepping for my pre-wedding photo shoot and having ugly acne on your skin certainly does no good.

Fast-forward 4 months later, the BIG day was nearing and again, due to the increased stress resulted from the overwhelming wedding preps, my chin acted up again. This time I had around 3 to 4 acne at one go! I was really flabbergasted and affectedly devastated. 🙁 It was worse dealing with this as compared to the previous time I had acne nearing my pre-wedding photo shoot since I would be meeting my wedding guests FACE-TO-FACE on that fateful day! This simply means that I could not remove my acne at all by just photoshopping in reality! *gasps*

So I had decided to drop by Halley again to get my acne treated and as a professional standard of procedure, Dr. Tan had to first assess my acne condition before giving the go-ahead on the treatment. He also further recommended that I should undergo another treatment known as Photodynamic light therapy which is meant to treat oily skin, acne and to rejuvenate my skin, since the big day was nearing!

A picture of Dr. Tan explaining my acne condition to me and a very concerned-looking me listening intently.

A picture of Dr. Tan explaining my acne condition to me and a very concerned-looking me listening intently.

During the assessment of my acne. The eagle-eyes Dr. Tan had actually discovered that I had more than 1 acne under my skin and I was really really wrecked when I came to know that. How the hell was I supposed to eradicate them in time for my wedding?!

During the assessment of my acne.

The eagle-eyed Dr. Tan had actually discovered that I had more than 1 acne under my skin and I was really really wrecked when I came to know that. How the hell was I supposed to eradicate them in time for my wedding?!

Before the treatment, I requested for numbing cream to be applied. It will be left on for around 15 mins or so for it to take effect.

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Dr. Tan wiping the numbing cream off and cleansing the target area.

After which, he proceeded with the injection.

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A close-up:

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There would be slight discomfort and some blood involved (hello, you are human right?), but I did not feel any pain at all. All thanks to the numbing cream and Dr. Tan’s skills.

I then proceeded on with the next skin treatment – Photodynamic light therapy, which is the therapeutic use of low-level incident light energy to address skin issues as well as aid skin rejuvenation. It works by shining deep penetrating light emitting diode (LED) light on the face which penetrates the skin cells to heighten their internal functions.

There are two different types of photodynamic lights in this therapy. A red photodynamic light (at 633nm) is used for firming, skin rejuvenation, anti-aging, and for addressing pigmentation issues while a blue light (at 415nm) is used for treating oily skin and acne.

The first step was to double cleanse all make-up off.

The first step was to double cleanse all make-up off.

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For my skin condition to achieve optimal results, I was advised to use both red and blue light, since my skin has started to show signs of ageing and a little sagging 🙁

I must say this therapy is painless, non-invasive, and has no downtime at all, although there may be some heat involved but rest assured, there is no discomfort at all. I even fell asleep during the therapy! =x

This combined treatment can help to brighten and even out skin tone, firm skin, tighten pores, lighten scars, reduce oil production, and address acne problems.

A shout out to Halley and Dr. Tan: A VERY BIG THANK YOU for providing me the opportunity to step out with confidence feeling like the prettiest bride on my wedding day 🙂

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Halley Medical Aesthetics

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