Makeup can conceal a bride’s imperfections, but only to a certain extent. The original idea of makeup is to essentially accentuate your features, and piling on the layers is not ideal. Therefore, it is not unusual to hear from makeup artists consistently telling their brides to start a thorough skincare regiment up to six months before their wedding date.
With that saying, many brides (and people in general) are plague with acne – a crippling skin condition that sometimes a skincare regiment just isn’t enough as a solution. It is hormonal and chronic. Victims may be too familiar with the ‘moods’ their skin conditions might have, when on better days acne is cleared, however on other days they may suffer a full breakup for no apparent reason at all. We can only imagine the anxiety brides might feel, crossing their fingers in hopes for a well-behaved complexion as the day draws near to the big day.
But great news, there seems to be a cure for acne. Yes, a cure. How?
By permanently removing the oil glands.
How Does It Work?
Ageless Medical Centre brings you AGNES acne machine, the latest technology from Korean that successfully eradicates stubborn adult acne permanently.
The AGNES machine works by using a tiny partially insulated micro-needle to deliver radio-frequency waves that destroys the sebaceous gland that causes acne outbreak. The sebaceous glands/oil glands are inside the skin which secrete an oily or waxy matter called sebum, to lubricate the skin. And sometimes when we excrete too much of the sebum, it clogs pores and bacteria starts building up, causing acne to form.
First of all, be prepared to spend 2 hours minimum for the whole procedure(extraction + AGNES + Healite). It takes pretty long. Especially the first part when you will undergo an acne peel to cleanse and soften the face in preparation for a brutal and thorough extraction. The reason for a more heavy-duty extraction is because the oil glands may run deep in pores, and if the gunk is not removed properly, the treatment might be ineffective.
You might be thinking that removing the oil glands might be a little too extreme to combat acne, because these glands are there for a reason and we shouldn’t tamper with them. Well, rest assured as AGNES will treat only 100-200 pores out of a total of thousands of pores on your face, so it is not as extreme as one would imagine.
After extraction, you will be asking to take painkiller and numbing cream will be applied on your face before the commencement of AGNES. From there, Dr Lam performs the treatment by looking at every single one of these pores under a microscope, and selectively inserting the micro-needle into the inflamed pores to destroy the oil glands.
Pain-wise, it depends on the sensitivity of the face. Certain parts may have a tingling sensation, while areas such as the forehead and nose might get a little more painful. After the procedure is done, you will undergo the rays of Healite, a low-level light therapy – a therapeutic use of light emitting diode (LED) to enhance the body’s natural cellular recovery, improving healing times, relieving pain, subsiding active acne and also promoting skin rejuvenation.
Be expected to return the next day for a second round of extraction and a radio frequency(bipolar) treatment to clear any debris in the pores, melt away the sebum and tighten skin.
The immediate outcome of the procedure might not be too ideal. Your skin will be littered with distinct red spots due to the insertions of the needle, but you skin will be free of bumps and oil spots. Therefore, it is advisable to have the procedure during a time lull in activities. The downtime recovery might take two – three days, and then a full month to seethe maximum results. You will also be given cream and antibiotics for personal post-care treatment.
My personal advice for brides considering this treatment is to start minimum six months before your wedding day. This is because you may need more than one treatment to see full results. We also would suggest you to try out Ageless’ Dual Yellow Laser Treatment to help with complete rejuvenation of the skin.
I have oily skin with bout of adult acne that I’m always at battle with. With AGNES, I definitely saw a dramatic difference in my skin in terms of it being less oily. My acne cleared and my blackheads reduced. However, after getting off the meds and cream, pimples and blemishes still resurfaced but this time they were less aggressive. Ageless Medical Centre explains that AGNES differs to each and every customer, a single treatment might be sufficient for you, while others may need a few more.
Victims of acne are all too familiar with the arduous journey of combating this vile disease. From the facial products they switch ever so frequently, to the application of benzoyl peroxides, serums and even the numerous facials with state-of-the-art technology they patronise, sufferers, like me, start being our own experts of skincare without the complexion to prove that. Therefore, AGNES acne treatment at Ageless Medical Centre might be our only saving grace to finally remove acne permanently.
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For aesthetic procedures, visit Ageless Medical Center at:
1 Tanglin Road, #01-11
Orchard Parade Hotel
Tel: 6734 4007
Clinic Mobile: 8181 0680
Fax: 6734 4011