Okay la I haven’t tried all the facials in the world so not really fair to say hahaha. But I recently visited Astute Clinic for their Astute Premier Facial and…. *jeng jeng jeng* I am sold wtf.
Astute Clinic is run by Dr Jason Yip, whom I’ve been going to for years! (When I say years I mean like a few times a year only which I think he’d like to kill me for lolol.) I went to him when he was attached to another aesthetics clinic and I like him cos I feel that he has a good eye and doesn’t try to press unnecessary treatments or procedures on me. So much that I followed him when he launched his own aesthetics clinic. ^^ The clinic focuses on non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures with a strong emphasis on anti aging (yessssss).
So anyway Dr Jason wanted to faint already looking at my complexion hahaha. Cos while I don’t have acne or any majorly obvious issues, I struggle with uneven skin tone and redness. To add insult to injury, my skin recently took on a yellowish tinge too. Pang sai hahahaha.
They snapped these photos of me. I think at this point I hadn’t done any facials for like two years wtf. Wah these photos are bad shaped hahaha. I owe it to the God of Time and the combined efforts of the Tiah critters wtf.
Anyway I was recommended the Astute Premier Facial which runs for 90 minutes. I asked Dr Jason who this facial would best suit and he said, “For dull, dry, mature, photo-aged skin with fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for most skin types.”
FML. Yea la my skin is really dull, dry, and has fine lines! I’m guessing it’s photo aged too since I run around in the day time a lot on account of the kids and their activities.
Pre-facial happy face hahaha.
So this facial utilises Hydrodermabrasion, which is a method for exfoliating away the first layer of skin. This is the outermost layer of skin, mostly made up of dead skin cells on the surface. Fine lines and wrinkles often affect only this layer. In this case, Hydrodermabrasion combines a soothing cleansing solution, then applying brightening serums with an exfoliating tip to gently remove dead skin cells and impurities from skin.
This is followed by an Ultrasonic scrub to dislodge comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and Iontophoresis (a safe medical procedure that involves sending mild electrical currents through water and into the skin) for penetration of ultra-potent anti-oxidants. Sounds intimidating but everything was painless and very soothing actually. I fell asleep hahaha.
After that LED light therapy is then initiated for rejuvenation and anti-ageing. Lastly a deep hydrating and moisturising mask is placed to lock in moisture and nutrients.
Also picked up this slew of Astute Clinic’s in house skincare products. All from their Brightening range.
So like I may have mentioned, I’ve tried tons of different facials from different salons and clinics. So I didn’t think much about this Astute one and went about my day as usual, doing my usual mom duties.
I didn’t think about it the next day either, until I went to remove my makeup and wash my face at the end of the day. I stared at my face in the mirror.
Initially I thought I removed my makeup too roughly until the first layer of my skin came off or something WTF. Because my face was bright. As though it was new skin sitting on it omg.
For the first time in months instead of some shit dark yellow color (thanks to driving around the kids under the sun daily) my skin was a fair-rosy shade. The redness that tends to center around my nose and chin was nowhere to be seen.
Which is why I deem Astute Clinic’s Premier Facial the best facial with the most obvious results I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. 😀
Hi. Hahaha. Obviously I’m wearing full makeup here la hahaha. But I was seriously sooo happy with the results. <3
The facial goes for RM488 so yea it is slightly on the pricey side but if you’re looking for results/to really pamper your skin effectively, I’d say go for it. 🙂
More details on Astute Clinic here.