Wednesday 13 December 2023

my third laser surgery at Ting Skin Clinic

This post was written back in June 2022. It took a long time to post it and my almost full (ok, it is full) phone memory to finally get it out hahaha.


This is TOTALLY NOT a sponsored post. The clinic is my choice simply because I've done two similar procedures a few years prior and several skin consultations because my skin condition wasn't the nicest. Still isn't, damn adult acnes and mask-cnes!

TL;DR: This works for me. It hurts then I had an ugly one week. I feel prettier now (It wasn't an insecurity but rather vanity). You're most welcome.

The thought of getting another laser surgery popped up during the lockdown. I think I was checking myself out in the mirror too often (out of boredom) and decided I really want another laser. After my second sesh a few years back, I was satisfied bc there were quite some improvement. Yeah, you can imagine how bad the scarring is from my itchy fingers. With Covid19, I was concerned about getting exposed to the virus so this got dragged on until after awhile when things fully opened up. It got delayed bc I kept making contents for fun LOL

The night before I was still contemplating and then decided to just YOLO as soon as I woke up (that really happened). It was a moody morning and I thought there would be fewer people who turned up. I was so wrong! There was a wait even at the entrance when I arrived at 10am and I was told my turned would be at the end of the day at 5pm (=A=) So I went around KL (walked to LaLaport LOL) and home before coming out again.

The procedure

A quick consultation with Dr Ting (I presumed) and he suggested I do needling which would be better for deeper scars like mine. I told him I've done laser in this clinic twice before and so we proceeded with that. Soon the assistant-nurse-doc-staff-idk assist with applying the numbing cream. I think I waited for the cream to take affect about 15mins before being ushered to the procedure room. Then it's another 15-20minutes of the laser.

The start of the session was OK but it did hurt in the area closer to my ears. Idk if its because they applied lesser numbing cream or the skin there are much sensitive. At the end of the session the prickling heat got to me and I started fidgeting from the pain. Didn't help I was shivering from the cold too.

Soon it's another round of quick consultation for the doc to see the result before I leave. I was prescribed a cream and told to come for another appointment in the following month.

Day 1

Right after I left, my face felt throbbing, hot and prickly. IDK if its bc I've been out and about the whole day (my phone showed I've walked at least 26,000 steps), I felt super tired and didn't want to talk bc it was hard opening my mouth. I also had some minor headache.

It's been years since I had the last two laser and I don't remember if they were this bad. 

Washing my face was a bit painful. But I noticed the pain calmed down either from the cool water or my beauty routine. I also applied the cream they've prescribed. Tho awhile later, the throbbing returned (T___T)

Day 2

Aside from the first wash in the morning which stings abit, the pain has pretty much subside. Throughout the day I noticed (mostly) plasma and blood oozing out. Had to wipe and re-wash my face. The tiny dots have darkened making my face looks like I've gotten a bad sunburn. The skin felt taut so opening my mouth feels troublesome but otherwise all I'd good. 

If you have face masks with soothing ingredients such as aloe vera or cucumber or royal jelly, it'll be nice to apply them on the first two days when the skin is still sensitive. IMO it'll feel good. I won't want to use a lemon extract masks or anything abrasive or scrubs.

Day 3

The pain and plasma-blood secretion has subside by now. I could wash my face without the stinging feel. The dots are still dark, dry and scaly but I noticed some spots are almost my normal skin color.

By midday, some if the 'spots' fell off. I try not to scrape them off and let them do naturally. I applied toner and the prescribed cream a few times throughout the day since I feel my skin is dry.

By the end of the day, my face was so oily I was using so many blotting papers and my hands felt oily wtf. This is quite unusual for me. Also, tons of spots & dry skin started flaking.

At night, there were more flakes and so I thought I could remove them while washing my face with my silicone facial brush-tip (the Innisfree one). It wasn't until after I got out did I check the mirror and found that my skin was so red like raw meat! I was worried I've scrubbed too soon. The redness lasted all night. Would recommend you wash face without using silicone scrubs.

Also my skin got super oily, I think from the cream and the skin natural reaction bc it was dry. 

Day 4-6

I woke up with less but still noticeable redness but the skin has slightly darker. I think they've dried and will become dry scabs. Skin was dry until I slather cream and then it's oily again wtf. I just let it be.

At night I applied masks but removed it in less than 5 minutes because I felt some stinging sensation on my chin. Wasn't sure if that's something to do with the ingredients of the masks but I didn't check.

From this day onwards, my skin looks flushed and people can't tell that just a few days ago I just had laser. There were still some parts near the side of my forehead that didnt shed off by themselves. I see them on my silicone tips while washing my face.

Day 7

By the end of the week, I look like normal again. I'm always impressed how the recovery time or rather 'ugly days' are short. In fact, I didn't remember ever doing the procedure after the week because I was so consumed with things to do!


While I do think there were differences for the smaller pores that isn't too visible now, some scars are still noticeable but I mask up most of the time anyways. In fact by the time I returned to office, I don't think my colleagues notice any differences. I didn't get to ask them because I came down with a terrible flu and had to wfh. These days it's better to wfh if there are any sickness... *sigh*

At this point, the result is ah-okay but I'm unsure if I'd see more change in the coming days or weeks. I'm not too eager with the idea of subjecting myself to pain (I've became weak wtf) but idk if I'll give in to another procedure during the follow up session in a few weeks. Even so, I've not have laser sessions arranged right after the other and don't know if that will make my skin more sensitive. Also like at how many sesh is too many?

If you haven't watch my vid, here it is! I put in effort to share with y'all. Please like, comment and subscribe. Yes, you can drop me a question about the laser procedure if you have!

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