Tuesday, October 8, 2019

MY DERMA SHINE EXPERIENCE AT LACO AESTHETIC CLINIC

When it comes to aesthetic, honestly, I don't know but can't stop having a mixed feeling about it. I don't have much knowledge about aesthetic procedures before my previous laser treatment and I'm extremely low tolerant to pain, but my recent visit to LACO Aesthetic Clinic has changed my perspectives on aesthetic and beauty treatment procedures.



So the common perception of aesthetic procedures (or known as cosmetic surgery), majority will have the wrong impression of pain, unprofessional suggestion, surgery gone wrong and irresponsible beautician. All these can come to an end if you consult and had procedures done at proper, licensed clinic like LACO!




Located at major townships like Kepong and Puchong, I went to the branch at Kepong and was amazed by my lack of consciousness which LACO stood tall and is just one junction away from the main road Jln Kepong! (Seeing that I always dine around Kepong area but I never realise LACO was so near to me all along!)





Greeted by friendly and pretty (everyone who works in this clinic looks amazingly pretty!) staff of LACO, tea was served and I was waiting for my turn to see the doctor at this cozy waiting corner:






It didn't took long for the doctor's assistant to greet me at the waiting area. I was prep with all the info that I should know about the procedure that I'm opting for that day: Derma Shine. It's a beauty treatment that uses Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (A-PRP) & Hyaluronic Acid (HA) that helps your skin regenerate and fight signs of ageing, unwanted wrinkles, tear throughs and scars. 



And since I'm low in pain tolerance, my main concern of this treatment was: Will it be painful? And how long the effect of this treatment will last? The doctor's assistant patiently comfort me with her professionalism and also teach me the right concept about beauty treatment. I will share more about this later on. 



So if you're like me: modern woman with super hectic work schedule and can only visit aesthetic clinic with your daily makeup on after working hours, fret not because before each and every treatment, aesthetician will help to clean your skin thoroughly and it's like a relaxing facial session! I think I calmed down a lot during this facial cleaning stage and it preps me emotionally for the next stage!








While I was enjoying my "facial session", doctor assistant already started the procedure of Derma Shine and withdrew a small amount of blood from my arm. This blood taking process have to strictly conduct under a hygienic environment and with sterile tools only, hence it is a must to visit a proper aesthetic clinic like LACO! (felt like I didn't stress much enough about the importance of a legit aesthetic clinic!)


I wasn't afraid at all during the blood taking process because I'm the weird kid of stare at the whole process when I was a kid. As if it was not enough, I went to see the blood taking process of my classmate as well. The whole process was a breeze and it kinda amazed me my blood spilled out in s  gush! If you're afraid of blood, you might wanna skip the next clip lol.






Why blood taking you ask? It's because the treatment procedure requires the Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma from our own blood, mix it with non-crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid and apply the mixture into our skin. Basically the side effects is very low and limited since the blood platelet comes from within our body hence this treatment didn't cause me any side effects nor discomfort. Did I mention it's zero downtime as well? You can go anywhere and eat anything without any concern right after the treatment!


Each and every clinic will have different application method of the mixed A-PRP & HA, LACO is using the BellaVita injector that each and every injection can be measured and adjust. With its patented needles, hence my skin was applied with aesthetic all over to avoid any discomfort caused to me while the Derma Shine procedure is on going. 



The staffs and doctor's assistant were very kind and gentle they keep ensuring me that it's gonna be a painless procedure and they really make sure that my face feel very very numb before they start the injection procedure. I'm felt so thankful to have met people who fulfilled my needs and assured me over and over again when they notice my insecurities. I guess this is what makes a service stands out from the rest - assurance, understanding, kind and gentle.










After waited for an hour and the anesthetic really numbed my face, the separation of my blood components by centrifugation also completed at the same time. 


A-PRP and HA mix, the activation of my skin's regeneration




Last round of sterilisation and we're ready to go!



Honestly, I was super nervous until the first punch was done and then I was like: wow! Totally no feeling at all! I think the numb cream really works! If I were to give this sensation a scale from 0 to 10, giving birth will be 10, laser treatment is somewhat from 7 to 8 and I would say this Derma Shine treatment scaled from 0 - 2 depends on certain area of facial feature. 












My appointed doctor helps me target more on my acne scars area and injected quite a few times on the same spot. The reason of faster skin cells regeneration of Derma Shine treatment is because of the combining hydrating effect of HA with my own concentrated platelets.



The deeper layers these mixture goes, the more it stimulates growth and activate the process of skin regeneration. My doctor focus a lot on my concerned areas such as cheeks due to my acne scars and during the process, she gave me a mirror and I can see the immediate glow from skin after she injected the A-PRP+HA mix!


 already can see my skin is glowing 

Almost there!

I was told that some aesthetician they use needle to inject these into patient's skin, and I only can imagine how uneven it's gonna be. With the injector that LACO clinic uses, it minimises the loss of my precious concentrated platelets as well as the expensive Hyaluronic Acid. Doctor can expect measurable, detailed result as well hence it's for the benefit of both doctor and patients. 




Last but not least....

doctor squeeze the A-PRP+HA mix till the last drop! Maximise the usage!


Here's the comparison photos of before - during - after, be amazed and blinded by the glow of my skin!


Before - after the application of numb cream


During - image taken right after the injection

After - Can you see the glow from within my skin! 

Seriously, the immediate differences I saw in these 3 photos amazes me! This is the stunning result of Derma Shine treatment: it strengthens facial ligaments and increased the hydration and luminosity of skin appearance as well as boost natural skin regeneration.



One treatment like mine can last for 3 months and its effectiveness can be prolong if you're doing Derma Shine treatment for long term because it improves skin's appearance and skin's regeneration. Without concern of side effects, this is one treatment I'll recommend to my friends and family.



After the injection was finished and clean up a bit, LACO strengthens the Derma Shine's effectiveness with some light therapy. It is proven to heal skin and improves skin condition with the power of light as each light wave will target certain skin conditions and heals them.

Green light - to soothes and calm skin's condition, very much needed after the treatment

Red light - improves blood circulation and help skin cells regenerates in a faster pace




It was a breezy procedure: eyes well-covered and you can literally become a sleeping beauty during this light therapy. This is the first time I learnt about light therapy and know the effects of different lighting targets different skin conditions. Guess we get to learn new things everyday huh!



Last but not least, my "facial session" came to a full circle when they apply Vitamin U soothing mask on my skin. I love its cooling effect and it really calms my skin and the redness due to Derma Shine treatment immediately reduced!






I think I dozed off and had a short beauty sleep during this mask session, waking up to a smoother, luminous skin that my face felt like a light bulb! No exaggeration at all, my friends whom I met up for dinner right after the treatment say that my face glows! 


This is the Vitamin U essence soothing mask and thanks LACO for this gift!

Here's some closer look of my skin condition after the Derma Shine treatment:





It's been a week since the treatment and I love how my skin looks and feel! My facial feature looks brighter and hydrated! Thank you LACO Aesthetic Clinic for delivering such professional skill and I never more happier looking at mirror these days!




From September 23rd to October 22nd, LACO Aesthetic Clinic is doing a promotion for their Derma Shine treatment where you can get this treatment done at just RM298-RM399 (Usually it's RM1200!!!) and do quote my name REIKO for a FREE OMEGA LIGHT treatment (np RM480). They're using all materials from Korea and LACO is a proper licensed Aesthetic Clinic with professional doctors that caters to all your aesthetic and beauty treatment needs!



This price made me wanna schedule my next appointment with LACO already!!!! Don't miss this offer ya~

Thanks for making me look beautiful, LACO!




For more information:

LACO Official Website

Contact number:
+603 6259 6888
+603 8079 0303

puchonglaco@gmail.com

Branches:

No, 8, Jalan Metro Perdana 8,
Taman Usahawan Kepong,
Kuala Lumpur.




27, Jalan Merbah,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47170, Selangor.






Friday, August 16, 2019

NATURAL BUBBLE MILK TEA FROM I’MILKY 沐白小農沐場, KOTA LAKSAMANA, MALACCA

Hola from the historical state of Malaysia - Malacca! It's been a year since I last visited this beautiful city and honestly, I really love city by the sea because it gives a total different vibe than Kuala Lumpur and one of my wish is that I can move to cities like Malacca or Penang. Isn't it cool that beaches are just 30 minutes drive away?



Me, Cinda and Ivy planned an impromptu one day trip to Malacca because we never traveled together before I think it's best if we start with a day trip and the trip gets more fun when you travel with funny people that you love to hang out with! We stopped by so many stalls and restaurants selling different food on that day that I lost count what we've eaten! Malacca is really a nightmare if you're trying to diet but no, diet ain't one of my life goal!


Although I'm not a big fan of diet, but I do look into what I eat or drink. I try to cut down on processed food and aim for natural ingredients as much as possible. Hence our local "tour guide" Cinda (she's originally from Malacca) brought us to Kota Laksamana when she ask us: do you girls wanna get some bubble milk tea? Malacca recently has this instagrammable place and there's newly opened I'Milky! 


If you don't ask, the answer is always gonna be yes.
Only apply to bubble milk tea drinking.


And I was like: "I'Milky? Isn't that the famous Taiwanese bubble milk tea brand?"



And hereby I conclude:
we really are lolololol.


And seriously, Kota Laksamana area is such an instagrammable place! Imagine you get to pose with your beloved bubble milk tea and show it off to your friends and family! Hahahahaha. That's what we're doing that afternoon - sipping bubble milk tea from I'Milky, took tons of photos and enjoying our sweet lil happiness together!








Did I tell you that I find that calcium in my body seems increased after I got my weekly brown sugar bubble milk fix? It's true! My nails used to be very fragile and easily break even though I had gel manicures on. It's been bothering me since I'm young that I have fragile nails because I can never keep beautiful, long nails. But it seems this issue has solved since I started drinking brown sugar bubble milk! Maybe this is one of the benefit I get from binge drinking bubble milk tea hahahaha.





So, of all the bubble milk tea chain stores, why I'Milky? I asked Cinda. As far as I know, Cinda took care of her health in a serious matter and you have no idea all the nutritious food she consumed on daily basis. In my opinion, she doesn't look like a bubble milk tea person as I am. She told me that I'Milky is so different than other brands as they uses 100% natural ingredients when handcrafting each and every cup of beverages. 







I'Milky was established in Taiwan since 2017 and it's main goal is to serve natural and healthy drinks to bubble milk tea lovers all around the world. Without any artificial flavourings, colourings and ingredients, each and every cup of beverage from I'Milky are made of:
  • High quality imported fresh milk from Australia
  • Non Genetically Modified soybeans 
  • Non concentrated brown sugar, ginger, longan and grapefruit sources
  • Uses only pure and natural honey 
  • Uses Taiwan fresh fruits

When watching the well-trained staff handcrafting our beverages, it looks super easy that it only need 3 steps to complete the whole process:
  1. Put it the grained/prepared ingredients
  2. Pour in the milk
  3. Seal
Voila! A cup of fresh, natural handcrafted without any additional flavours or colourings is ready to be serve!


Taro cubes spotted!!!


3 of us tried the "SUPERSTARS" of I'Milky which are top 5 most ordered beverages according to the  staff, seriously no joke, I noticed all the walk in customers are ordering these few flavours when we're taking photos around the shop with our drinks. The TOP FIVE most ordered beverages are:


Brown Sugar Bubble Milk
沐白黑糖波霸鮮奶
RM12.90

"My blood and flesh are made of brown sugar pearls and milk"

The mother of handcrafted Taiwan beverage are definitely gonna be Brown Sugar Bubble Milk! Why would anyone have second thought aside from this drink? That moment when I had my first sip from this brown sugar bubble milk I feel like I'm the happiest girl at Kota Laksamana! The smooth, fresh milk perfectly balanced the taste of natural brown sugar, and also I can't forget them chewy pearls that satisfy my chewing needs too!



WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
EARL GREY TEA SERIES MILK 
VS
MATCHA MILK

Choose your option of tea:
Earl Grey/ Green Tea/ Oolong Tea/ Qing Tea/ Barley Water/ Black Tea
RM8.90 (M) RM9.90(L)


Matcha Milk
抹茶鮮奶
RM12.90


Being one of the country that produce high quality teas ourselves has very well indicate our love for tea. Although not as crazy as the British, but we do drink a lot of tea on daily basis. The aromatic Taiwanese tea as equally as famous and you will get to try original tea from Taiwan at I'Milky too if you were to order their tea series. A good choice during sunny afternoon or after a heavy milk to quench your thirst for a not-so-heavy version of bubble milk!



On the other side, the Matcha Milk which made from premium-grade Matcha Powder from Shizuoka are definitely for Matcha lovers! The balanced taste between this fine matcha and milk, the bittersweet in life are well expressed in this cuppa!



STRAWBERRY MILK
草莓鮮奶
RM13.90


The taste of summer lingers in my mouth


Serve only icy cold, this Strawberry milk is one of my favourite drink during sunny afternoon! It's my antidote for hot summer days and as you know, Malaysia is famous for it's scorching hot weather. While the milk has become the base for this drink , each and every sip from it got me tasting the sweet, sweet Taiwan strawberry! Did you know Taiwan produces a lot of fruits as well? Neither do I! But this icy cold summer beverage got me anticipating in eating real Taiwan produced fruits! 



MY TOP 1!
TARO MILK
大甲芋頭鮮奶
RM13.90

How is it I haven't taste you in my life?
Taro, which is the Japanese pronunciation for yam, has got me cravings for all its products in recent years. From Chinese food to ice creams, whenever there's yam flavoured, I want it. 



This cup of Taro Milk had three of us fighting for it (as we only ordered 1 flavour each), and we all agreed that this drink taste so good with all the freshly mashed yam! When mixed well, each and every sip from this cup of Taro Milk sends those fresh Taro granules right into your mouth then filled your tummy with its yummy taste! Gosh I want another cup of this right now!!!!




What's better than sharing the flavour of happiness with people you cherish?



Aside from their freshly handcrafted beverages, I enjoyed hanging out around I'Milky's shop as they have bright and spacious interior which is perfect for taking any instagrammable/memorable photos with people you visit I'Milky with!




Such minimalist feel! No wonder Cinda would recommend I'Milky to us because she knows I'm a huge fan of minimalist interior design as well!

non-stop photo taking during our 2 hours yumcha session at I'Milky!


This Malacca day trip thingy is such an amazing experience to me because aside from eating our heart outs, we get to take tons of memorable photos, create memories together as well as knowing what's best for our bubble milk tea taste buds! Those who are living/visiting Malacca, make sure you know where to get you daily dosage of happiness from!



source: Reiko The Rainbow Girl Research & Development




Malacca, I love you so much and I can't wait to be back!!!






For more information:

I'Milky Kota Laksamana 沐白小農沐場

Add: No.6, Jalan KLJ9, Porto Historia,
Taman Kota Laksamana Jaya,
75200 Malacca City, Malaysia

Tel: +606 288 9409

Opening hours: Daily 12pm - 1am