Thanks to Singapore Women’s Weekly magazine, I was able to try this unique experience. A laser treatment that cost 700$ to rejuvenate the skin…. 0.0, yup, seven hundred dollars as in Singapore dollar.

Atlas Medical called me about a month ago to make an appointment that I finally able to fulfill last week.

This is the treatment offered for me:
(Data from Atlas Medical website)

REVLITE Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser
This is a dual wavelength laser (532nm and 1064nm) using Q-switched technology. With the REVLITE, which is a much improved and advanced version of the familiar MEDLITE series, peak power has been increased by up to 60%. This allows for effective treatment in a controlled and safe manner.

In particular, REVLITE has been demonstrated in studies to be very effective against Melasma, and as an excellent skin rejuvenation tool. Skin rejuvenation treatment brings about an improvement in skin texture, wrinkles and fine lines, reduction in pore size, improvement in certain types of acne scars, and a generally more radiant and brighter facial appearance.

Clinical applications include:

• Treatment of epidermal pigmentation (freckles, sun spots, solar lentiges, café au lait spots)
• Treatment of dermal pigmentation (hori’s nevus, PIH, melasma)
• Skin rejuvenation
• Skin toning
• Laser peel
• Laser face contouring and lifting
• Tattoo removal
• Vascular lesions

Apart from treatment of epidermal pigmentation using 532n wavelength, there is no downtime and patients can go about their normal activities.

Atlas Medical™ – Laser & Aesthetics Clinic was established in October 2008 by Dr SM Yuen.

As I was walking around his clinic, which really doesn’t look like a clinic at all, instead it was very well decorated, a romantic chic that’s very classy.

On the walls is his achievements, featured magazines, newspapers, etc.

Really look like a living room to entertain the clients, from TV, magazines is all there. Existing clients can have their meal and drinks ordered for them. Wow! Talked about service. The ambiance is pretty much relaxing and serene.

Inside one of the room to cleanse my facial skin, a soothing music and lights are on. I guess it is relaxing time. But I could not help but wonder, would it be painful, you know, before something shocking happen, they ought to calm my nerves first.

Then the lady help put on some numbing cream for me (more Oh O!) Is it gonna be that pain that they need to put on some numbing cream on?????

They told me to wait for the cream to work…..I wait….nervously.

Then the lady wipe the cream away, took some before picture and send me to the laser room. Not much different from this room above, it’s just the light is brighter, soon Dr. SM Yuen come and explain to me about the laser, how it’s going be, the function (like mention above), after effect, etc. So the treatment I’m going to get is just a rejuvenation, and if I want more result it can not be done in one treatment.

So here it is:
It was a breeze, it does have a warm tingling sensation and like a smell of burned hair, which it is. My fine hair are burned alright due to the laser. But instead of hearing many people claim that laser are scary, very painful, burned their facial skin, etc, IS NOT TRUE.

When it was done by a pro and in a correct way it should be helpful and beneficial for our skin, like the one I just had. The immediate effect that I feel is smooth and the skin feels tighter. On the next day I feel that it was smoother and dewy-er. Beside of avoiding the sun for 2 weeks, using an antibiotic cream for for that night of the treatment is recommended.

About the sun, it’s not necessarily means stay indoor at all cost, just don’t over exposure like going to the beach and stay there from 10 AM to 2 PM to get a tan. Moderate daily life in and out of building and sunblock is adequate….for me.

Conclusion: If I have money to spare, I’ll definitely treat myself for a laser treatment that promote faster result and when I see other client, their skin are to envy for, so why not?!