Ruined Complexion III [Niks Maple Chemical Peel]

Chemical peel is a technique used to regenerate skin by using acid, causing the skin to exfoliate/peel off and allow new skin to regrow.

I was advised by Dr. Ong to do a chemical peel, but she was too busy so I kept delaying until during the 2nd consultation, she actually asked me why I did not get it done yet (Click here for Part I & II).

Actually it’s just a simple procedure, so it doesn’t really matter which doctor does it…

..but 我就是要 Dr. Ong 嘛! ??

I’ve been travelling a bit too often in the month of December till I mixed up the only few dates that I’m actually in Singapore. Luckily, Ms. Pan Asian helped me to call in to Niks Maple to change my appointment. ?

I swear i look like a joke.
I swear I look like a joke.

As you can tell, Niks Maple is a no-frills clinic, so don’t expect a fanciful spa-like set-up like the “new generation” clinics nowadays. Even for making an appointment, you need to call in during clinic hours (the old-school way).

But hey! Even thought it’s damn obiang (aka old-fashioned) but it works well.

After the nurse cleansed my face, the doctor started applying the Glycolic peel 30% in a circular motion for about 3 to 5 minutes.

When the whole procedure is done, the nurse would apply some moisturiser on and… you’re done!

Right after chemical peel..
It’s hard to imagine how gross my face had been affected by DF. I’ve mentioned it quite a bit on what actually happened in my first post (here).

To be honest, I felt nothing throughout the whole Chemical peel procedure. Maybe it was because I did a few times before in Taiwan (here). Then again,  only the lowest strength (which is 30% Glycolic acid) was used because it’s the first time I’m doing it with Niks Maple.

Only during the 2nd Chemical peel appointment which is 3 weeks later will 70% Glycolic acid be used.

Oh, and it costs $85.60 SGD inclusive of GST for the Chemical peel regardless of strength.

Read my related posts;

Ruined Complexion I [Niks Maple Clinic 1st Consultation]

Ruined Complexion II [Niks Maple West Clinic 2nd Consultation]

Ruined Complexion IV [Niks Maple Isolaz]

Ruined Complexion Final [Acne Scars and Skin Damage]

Niks Maple West Clinic

Block 134 Jurong Gateway Road #01-311

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Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-9pm

Wed 9am-1pm, 6pm-9pm

Sat & Sun 9am-1pm

Public holidays Closed

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  • Zoe
    September 6, 2016

    Hi, i had read through all the reviews that you wrote,it’s very detailed ad thanks for sharing.
    I am currently visiting this clinic too and going to do a chemical peel on 23 Sep. May i know the effect of the chemical peel? How long does it recover and will the skin peels off very obviously? Other than lighten the scare color, will it improves very shallow depressed scars? And are there any side effect of it?

    Thank you!

    • YingVannie
      September 7, 2016

      Chemical peel removes the outer layer of the skin (dead skin, damaged skin, etc). Over the time, most ppl will experience a smoother skin as the skin regenerate new tissues. Depends on the strength of chemical peel used, some ppl experience just dryness while others might have peeling skin. For me, I always make it a point to mask, apply lots of moisturiser and avoid all strong/drying products (Gylcol, Stevia A , Dalacin T, pimple cream etc) for at least 3 days or as long as my skin feels dry.

      Side-effect wise, I guess you shouldn’t do it way too often within a short period of time because after all it thinners your skin. That’s its best to follow your doctor advise for chemical peel. Making sure your skin is fully healed (or able to take it) before your next chemical peel appointment.

      • Zoe
        September 7, 2016

        Ok, thank you very much for the reply! 🙂

  • Stanley Loh
    October 4, 2016

    I just read your reviews on nik maple. Sound convincing that this is good but how many session did u went thru before getting ur beautiful skin back?

    • YingVannie
      November 20, 2016

      Hi! Due to the major outbreak, my skin became more sensitive so aftercare is more troublesome than before. You can check out the rest of my blogpost for more details because I actually went through different treatments for my skin. ?

  • Felicia
    August 19, 2017

    Hi There!

    Can I know whether the chemical peel actually helped your skin condition?
    And whether there are any effects like redness immediately after the chemical peel?

    • YingVannie
      October 19, 2017

      Depending on the strength % of the chemical peel. I do experience some redness but it goes off the next day. 🙂

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Ruined Complexion II [Niks Maple West Clinic 2nd Consultation]
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