The buzz is all about Profhilo as it’s hailed as one of the best aesthetic inventions. In fact, it has clinched a few of the ‘BEST AESTHETIC INNOVATION’ awards recently.
Of course, with all that hype, I, of all people HAVE to try it right?
Well, I have combination skin all my life. I never really had a big issue with my skin all while but it’s a known fact that my T zone is oilier and my cheeks are a little drier. Fun fact : I have never really use any serums until year 2019. My skin care regime had always been quite simple which constitutes a cleanser and a moisturizer.
wait… firstly, what is Combination Skin?
Combination skin is simply having oily skin in some areas of your face and dry skin in other areas. Typically, there’s a mix of oily and dry areas on different parts of your face, with the t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) being slightly to very oily.
However, as I grow older and more knowledgeable, I realized that I have dehydrated skin also. Dehydrated skin is oily, combination, or normal skin that is lacking water and feels tight. Dehydrated skin is a skin condition, not a skin type. Dehydrated skin can still produce oil and yet, you can see fine lines and occasionally feel some ‘tightness’.
One fine day, my close friend, Dr Jessie spat out the inevitable truth when I went over to Ss2 branch to get some stuff on my off day.
‘ Eh Hui, I think it’s time for you to inject Profhilo. Your fine lines are getting very obvious.’
I peered into the mirror fretfully. Oh no… am I aging badly too? To be honest, I accept that aging is a natural process and I’m all for ageing gracefully. But there’s nothing graceful about crepey, depleted bounce skin.
True enough, when I saw the mirror, I saw a gaunt tired looking person staring back at me. And gosh… those pesky lines. I feel like a deflating balloon after a birthday party. My skin has lost its lustre and it’s definitely going to give away my age one day!
Not to mention that my forehead had those flaky skin as depicted above. It was oily but upon closer inspection, you will see these ‘dried’ skin on top. I feel like a snake shedding it’s skin. ><
In that instant moment, I told her I agree with her treatment suggestion and that I definitely NEED Profhilo.
Needless to say, I quickly hopped on the bed and waited for her to inject me the moment I saw all these lines. Looks like that 5 years of studying to be a doctor finally paid off! Of course, working in an aesthetic clinic has it’s perks. Hehe.
My therapist took some pictures first and proceeded with a gentle cleansing of my face. As I lay on the chair, my heart pounded hard against my rib cage. I was getting a little nervous as I myself am not a fan of injectables. But my skin was parched and was already screaming for attention ! I need to do something about it!
Knowing that I was a little nervous, Dr Jessie joked around with me while marking all the areas with a white pencil. We could inject patients all day but when it was our turn, we get a little anxious. What irony!
In the moment of laughter, she quickly injected me.
The sensation of the needle pricking me was akin to how it was when a pimple burst. It’s not painful but just a little uncomfortable. When the product was injected in , I could feel it expanding my skin a little and it has this prickly feeling.
However, knowing that I was in safe hands definitely eased out all the tensions. Dr Jessie and I have been friends for more than 7 years and I trust her implicitly.
After the first two injection points, I slowly got used to the sensation. My heart stopped racing and we started taking some videos for some content creation.
I was still able to record myself getting injected so now you know I’m not lying when I said it’s not that painful and is actually tolerable. For you people who’re scared of needles, this is one treatment you will actually like!
Seeing that my forehead was a little dehydrated, we experimented a little by injecting my forehead. The protocol injection of Profhilo was only limited to the cheeks but since my forehead had all these flaky skin, we decided to see the effect of Profhilo on it.
( Note that this procedure should not be done by Non Medical Personels!)
Post injection, I could see that the injected areas were a little bumpy. This is normal though as the product needs some time to blend in the skin as well. But it wasn’t very obvious and I still could go see my friends straight away.
The next day, my skin was quite smooth and there were no bruises. The fine lines were still noticeable though. I guess it was still too soon to see the full effect of it .
A week later, my colleagues and friends noticed that my skin has a glow. Many praised my skin complexion and I myself noticed that the fine lines have reduced. I don’t look as haggard as before.
Now, what did I tell you? This is the ultimate pick-me-up-and-make-me-look-a-helluva-lot-better treatment for anyone over 30 who’s ever thought they need to go on holiday for a rest. But well,it’s much better than looking well rested. Say hello to dewy, healthy, slightly plumper looking glow that knocks off a good five years off your face !
To check out Dr Chew and Dr Jessie’s porcelain skin, kindly contact Kaiteki at 011-33017188/010-3681400 to schedule an appointment. =D
Petaling Jaya Branch:
Kaiteki Skin Aesthetic Laser, B-1-03, The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur Branch :
Kaiteki Clinic, C-5-G, Jalil Link 2, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, 57000, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.
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