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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ?
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.
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.
Back to the “naughty” corner to apply sunblock on myself before heading back to the counter for payment.
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/-
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
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181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896
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Sun & PH Closed
Telephone: 62359428 (By appointment only)
VelisaMay 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 ?
YingVannieMay 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.
BelleMarch 2, 2017
Does Isolaz help with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? (Red/brown scars from the acne)
YingVannieMay 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.
SherylMay 27, 2017
Did isolaz help to clear up your skin from future breakouts? Did you require further sessions after the 4 sessions you complete?
YingVannieJune 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.
XhNovember 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?
YingVannieJanuary 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.