Ruined Complexion IV [Niks Maple Isolaz]

Extreme left corner after exiting from the lift at level 5.
It’s at the extreme left corner after exiting from the lift at Level 5.

I got to know about Isolaz on the 1st consultation with Dr. Ong (click here), but I thought that I might actually recover within a month or less since my outbreak was due to products rather than puberty (or any “natural” causes, for that matter).

Got to cover the stranger and nurse face in respect of their privacy.
Got to cover the stranger’s and nurse’s face in respect of their privacy. Oops!

Since my outbreak due to DF products (click here), I’ve stopped going to castings, assignments, photoshoots and the works. Not to mention – attending events. (我的饭碗 *哭*)

My recovery progression was pretty alright and slightly faster than others, but it’s not fast enough. I really can’t afford to wait anymore because some assignments were booked long ago and there’s no way I can postpone or cancel them.

That’s why I chose to go for Isolaz.

What is Isolaz?

Isolaz treatment is a unique acne therapy to help fight the root causes of acne, and also help clear existing acne while preventing future breakouts for a healthier looking complexion.

Information from:
Information taken from

After registering at the counter, the nurse will bring you into a room to cleanse your face. I came with only sunblock (without makeup) so I was given Niks’ aroma cleanser (the orange bottle on the left) which smells heavenly! ?


For those with makeup, you will be given a lotion-based cleanser. I guess it’s their Niks Orange Removing-Cleansing Milk?

Will update y’all the next time if I come with makeup.

Consent Form
Consent Form

Niks’ nurse will then proceed to explain what might happen during and after Isolaz. Things like pain and the burning smell during treatment and the possibility of bruises and oil bubbles might occur.

Clingwrap over my face taped to the disposable cap.
Clingwrap over my face taped to the disposable cap.

Numbing cream costs $17 SGD/tube inclusive of GST. You could opt not to go for it, but it’s my first time so I played it safe since I’m still unsure about the pain level.

Small squeezy corner/corridor – just like a childcare naughty corner for kids.

The wait for the numbing cream to kick in is about an hour. In the meantime, you will need to wait outside the room at this small corridor – which is pretty uncomfortable to be honest.

And if you need the toilet during then, it’s all the way at the right side of Orchard Central Level 5 (Niks Maple is on the extreme left).

What I did was to take the cargo lift, which is right beside the clinic, down to level 4 (Yes – with my face wrapped like this.) where the toilet is situated right outside the cargo lift.

So the moral of the story here is: Better go to the toilet before your appointment. ?

This time round they used a thicker quality white towel around me rather than the Good Morning towel in the previous chemical peel. Lol!

After the numbing cream kicks in, I was ushered into another room for Isolaz. The nurse wiped off the numbing cream, and then put on the safety eye patch and towel around my neck while waiting for the doctor to come in.

Loving my awesome lashes done by Belle to keep me still looking chio. ?
Loving my awesome lashes done by Belle (click here) to keep me still looking chio. ?

Right after Isolaz, my face was really red and smelled burnt but I can see some of the acne (especially the big ones) was flattened. During the procedure, the nurse will keep spraying tons of water on your face (to cool it down) while the doctor uses the Isolaz machine to suck and emit the laser to kill the bacteria at the same time.

To be honest, I was pretty nervous while waiting for the doctor to come in. What if it’s actually damn painful? What if I couldn’t tolerate the pain?

Luckily, I survived. Lol!

Ok. It’s not that painful, but it’s not painless either. What I can say is that the painful areas were unexpected. Areas near my eyelids I felt nothing, but on my cheeks, I felt a short sharp pain. The suction isn’t painful – it’s actually when the laser hits your skin, though it’s very bearable (maybe due to numbing cream too).

It felt like “Ouch!” then “Eh. Not pain liao.” – kinda like a needle prink.

For those who did fractional Co2 laser before – this will be nothing.

Niks Sunblock
Niks Sunblock

Back to the “naughty” corner to apply sunblock on myself before heading back to the counter for payment.

Sorry for the crumpled paper. ?
Sorry for the crumpled paper. ?

Isolaz costs $321 SGD per session, or you can choose to get the package of 4 sessions which cost $1070 SGD inclusive of GST. Numbing cream will be an additional charge of $17 SGD per session.

With my current skin condition, I was advised to come back every 2 weeks instead of 3 – 4 weeks, so I bought the package instead which actually made more sense since I would save $53.50 SGD every session.

Total damage :$1070 + $17 = $1087 SGD/-

See ya again in 2 weeks!

Read my related posts;

Ruined Complexion I [Niks Maple Clinic 1st Consultation]

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

Ruined Complexion III [Niks Maple Chemical Peel]

Ruined Complexion Final [Acne Scars and Skin Damage]

Niks Maple Laser Clinic

#05-34 Orchard Central

181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri 9am-8pm

Sat 9am-5pm

Sun & PH Closed

Telephone: 62359428 (By appointment only)


Subscribe so you don’t miss a post

Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates!

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Velisa
    May 14, 2016

    Hi, i want to know chemical peel is for new scars or old scars? And how much? I have old n new scars sometimes im nt confident to look at people ?

    • YingVannie
      May 18, 2016

      The amount of sessions depends on how deep are your scars. If it’s too deep or pitted scars kind, you might consider doing other treatments like subcision, Fco2 laser, etc.

  • Belle
    March 2, 2017

    Does Isolaz help with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? (Red/brown scars from the acne)

    • YingVannie
      May 20, 2017

      Hi Belle! From what I know, Isolaz only cleanse, purify and replenish. For scars-wise, you might need to look into other treatments instead.

  • Sheryl
    May 27, 2017


    Did isolaz help to clear up your skin from future breakouts? Did you require further sessions after the 4 sessions you complete?

    • YingVannie
      June 4, 2017

      Hi Sheryl! My outbreak more or less stabilised after completing 1 package (4 sessions) and was told that there’s no need for me to sign up for more sessions.

  • Xh
    November 12, 2018

    Hi! I chanced upon ur entry while searching for reviews! Am currently with niks maple and my acne has not gotten better.. Dr has just given me antibiotics and also suggested isolaz if the acne doesn’t go away. Like to ask if you had those painful acne before doing isolaz? As I’m not sure if my skin is suitable.. And is there any downtime?

    • YingVannie
      January 16, 2019

      Hi Xihui, I do have big and painful acne during that period as seen in my blogpost. Isolaz helped to speed up the recovery process. However, there was downtime for me.

Sign up to receive my latest updates on beauty, gadgets, and dogs!

Ruined Complexion III [Niks Maple Chemical Peel]
Ruined Complexion IV [Niks Maple Isolaz]