Her World reviews: We tried a pain-free acne facial
The words “painless” and “acne” don’t usually come together, for obvious reasons. And when put together, they form an oxymoronic phrase.
I believe I almost scoffed a little out loud when the good people at EstheClinic told me that their Intensive Acne Treatment has absolutely zero pain involved – and it’ll still be able to alleviate my acne woes. I mean, coming from someone who’s suffered with acne problems eight years of her life and counting (and am very – ahem – skilled at popping pimples), I wasn’t buying it.
In fact, to add on to my doubt, they told me that the treatment won’t include extractions. Honestly, I was appalled. How else were they going to bust acne?! But that’s what made the thought behind the treatment intruiging – EstheClinic makes use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and light-emitting diodes (LED) as their anti-acne solution.
The first step to the treatment was a pain-free IPL session all over my face and neck. High-intensity light pulses help to promote collagen production to rejuvenate and heal acne scars. That means, all the pesky little grey spots – a result of years of itchy fingers – will be soothed and lightened. This lasted for a good 30 minutes; the process was very calming that I actually dozed off for the duration of the IPL session.
A quick layer of serum was applied on my face before the next big step commences.
I shared with my facial therapist that my biggest problem with acne is that my jawline always seems to have inflamed blemishes. These spots were raw, red and at times, painful. And no matter how much I hydrate it, or ice it, or soothe it, the skin just looks messed up all the time.