Words by Pamen Sidhu
I recently had the chance to review a facial session with One Doc Medical for their 4- Step Signature Medical Facial Treatment. I was warmly greeted by Joel, the Operating Manager who was a friendly and fun person. Joel started off by explaining briefly about the treatment and studying my skin condition, allowing me to get an idea of what I am going to experience. Joel told me that I have slightly dry skin with some acne breakouts and dark pigmentation on my skin. The 90 minutes treatment consists of 4 steps.
Step 1: Hydrofacial
Before we begun, Joel explained the purpose and functions of hydrofacial. As stated in the name itself, the treatment is hydro or a water based treatment that is used to clear the skin from impurities such as dead skin, blackheads and whiteheads. Unlike manual extraction, One Doc Medical uses a suction nozzle that slides onto the skin, spraying cool water. This extraction process is awesome because it’s painless and quick. Once the extraction process is over, Joel showed me all the jar of water that contained small white particles, dead skin and blackheads. This method is better that the normal extraction because it doesn’t leave marks and a stinging sensation.
Step 2: Laser Therapy
Next, I was ready for the laser treatment where the beautician tested the laser on my hand first to ensure I was allergic to laser. I have always had this constant fear that that laser will burn off my skin (all thanks to Olivia’s death scene from Final Destination 5). However, I was glad that the laser wasn’t painful at all, just a little ticklish. It smelled like rubber burning and it helped to bleach my facial hair. I have a lot of facial hair on my face (perks of being a Punjabi) and the laser treatment made my hair follicles thinner, making it less visible.
Step 3: Omega Light Treatment
There a 4 types of omega lights that are used to overcome different skin problems.
Red light: Promotes blood circulation, relief pain for sensitive skin and regenerate new cells.
Green light: Relaxes the mind and body and is used as a tool to soothe sensitive skin.
Yellow light: Relief redness, erythema and herpes in the arly stage.
Blue light: Kills acne bacteria to enhance cellular recovery. It’s also used to prevent wound infection and relief skin breakouts.
The beautician used used a low-level blue light on my skin since I have acne breakouts.
Step 4: Serum Infusion
There are three types of serums that are applied as the last step of the facial. The beautician chooses between acne serum, antioxidant serum and pigmentation serum depending on various skin conditions. For me, oxidizing serum was applied on my skin to oxidize my dry skin making it more hydrated and energized. I personally loved this part of the treatment because the cool massaging tool allows the serum to penetrate further into my skin providing a relaxing cooling sensation.
After two days, my skin still felt fresh and hydrated. Other facials often focus on beautifying the outer layer of the skin without taking into account the deeper and problematic layer of the skin which is the root of all skin problems. One Doc Medical centre pays attention to the underlying causes of your skin problem, providing you the ultimate solution. Besides having much clearer skin, my skin also appeared brighter with a radiant glow. Overall, I loved the treatment and I would recommend it, especially for those who experience severe skin probelems.