[ ShuQing ] IDS Journey: Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment at IDS
03 September 2021

I made my third visit to IDS for review and laser treatment. 



My skin condition has improved significantly from my last visit in March, thanks to IDS Skincare products and the Hydro Therapeutics Treatment I did at IDS Aesthetics. The facial helped to remove the dead skin and impurities, allowing better absorption of skincare products and revealing a healthier skin. During my consultation, IDS has recommended me for Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment that will help to treat me acne and enlarged pores. Before we began, the procedure of the laser treatment was explained to me.


What is laser treatment?

This is my first time doing a laser treatment, hence the term is not familiar to me. 

LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, which make use of various wavelengths of light to penetrate into the dermis of the skin to treat different skin concerns.


Preparation for the laser treatment


I was being brought to the treatment room for the preparation. We began with Cleansing of skin. 
I decided to skip the numbing cream since the staff shared that the discomfort from the laser is actually bearable for Carbon Dioxide Laser. The numbing effect will last for an hour to two and I'm afraid it might hinder my daily activities, so I opt out numbing cream. 
After Cleansing, a layer of Carbon Lotion was applied to my skin. The carbon will draw out the oil and dirt from the clogged pores.
After the application, the laser treatment began.
A short video on the process.
The laser was scanned over on the areas that the carbon lotion was applied. The laser will remove the carbon together with the impurities being absorbed by the carbon, revealing a brighter skin after the deep exfoliation. 
The lasers heated up the inner layers of the skin which stimulated a healing response of the skin to produce more collagen and elastin.
Even without numbing cream, the discomfort level was mild and gentle, it feel like an insect bite and experienced warm sensation experienced the laser was activated. The session was done within 10 minutes.
Right after the laser treatment, my skin brightened up with instant glow and some of my acne marks have become slightly lighter in just one session. However, to see a more visible improvement, one will need to undergo a series of monthly sessions (from 5 to 10 sessions). 
Before I left, IDS was so sweet to replenish some of my daily skincare products. 
For the next one week, I experienced rashes and bumps on my face. This is actually normal after doing laser treatment because the deeper the laser penetrate into the tissue of our skin, the longer recovery period is required. 
This is when IDS Skincare products come in handy, I applied the skincare products more generously on my skin at the affected areas and it healed in a week.
My 3 month IDS journey has been a fulfilling one, this is definitely improvement shown. My skin has become more hydrated, those big angry red spots has diminished and become lighter, thanks to IDS Skincare, facial and laser done at IDS. 
I will continue to maintain my skin with IDS Skincare products, they have become one of my favourite skincare brands.
Thank you IDS for having me to embark on this wonderful IDS Journey.
You can visit IDS website to find out more about laser therapy.
Read here for past IDS journey: 
360 Orchard Road #02-02, International Building 
Singapore 238869 
This post is a collaboration with Studio 155 and IDS, expressed in my own opinion.



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