Feb 13, 2014

Skin Consultation & Treatment @ Mediviron UOA

Mediviron UOA, a premier aesthetic clinic was established in the year 2001 is located in the city centre, Kuala Lumpur.  Mediviron UOA serve their clients by prodiving confidential and personalized aesthetic services to local and regional markets. 

Thanks to Mediviron UOA, I was invited to their clinic to try out their services. I have never done any sort of aesthetic treatments before so I was a little nervous but still pretty calm at the same time as I felt that I will be in the good hands of the doctors there.

A quick snap shot of my bare face before putting on BB cream.

As you can see, the problematic areas of my skin is usually the T-Zone due to work stress and late nights. Another factor is because I went for facial previously (not going to mention names) where it became worse after the second session, which definitely aggravated my skin problems. The first facial session that I went for was great but heading over for the second time was a mistake. Never trust places that gives cheap deals on Facebook :(

Back to the topic, my appointment was in the morning at Mediviron UOA. Sat at the waiting area for about 5 minutes as the receptionist were busy at the moment. Joan came down to meet me shortly and she is very friendly. We went into the consultation room to discuss on what type of services that they provide before heading over to the next room to see the doctor. 

Consulting the doctor about my concerns. 

At first, I was thinking about getting an eye treatment since my main concern is always my eye bags. However, the doctor said mine wasn't so bad so she suggested for me to do skin peeling treatment to balance my skin problems as my oil glands are quite active, thus making my skin more oily and getting breakouts.

I was also surprised when the doctor asked if I have problems with acne on my back as well because she said that my face has those small pimples which is common for it to breakout at the back and chest area as well. This is the reason why I rarely wear shirts that expose the back. So, she suggested for me to proceed with the skin peel for my back as well.


The beauty consultant at Mediviron UOA cleansing my face before getting started with the treatment.

The doctor applying the TCA peel onto my skin.

What is skin peel?

Skin peel that Mediviron UOA uses is called tri-chloroacetic acid (TCA) which is one of the original skin rejuvenation peels. It contains ingredients like glycolic acid, latic acid, salicylic acid and so on to help the effects of peeling.


Usually for the face it is recommended to apply 2 to 4 layers of peel. It all depends on your skin type and condition of your skin. The doctor was pointing out to me on some of the 'white frosting' formed on my skin, which means that no further layer of peel will be added on the to that area of the skin as it is already sensitive.


As the layer of skin peel is applied, redness appears on the problematic areas of the skin as time passes. TCA peels have a burning sensation when applied onto the skin. How I would describe it, is that it is the feeling that you get when accidentally rubbing chili padi onto your skin. Since it is mild acid, there is also the odor which I did not get used to at first due to the smell but it will go off after a few minutes.


After about 15-20 minutes, a cold pack is pressed onto the skin to relieve and cool down the skin. The burning sensation literally stopped after that! The acid will not be washed out as it needs to be left on the skin for at least 2 to 3 hours for the peel to fully work. Sunblock was applied to complete the treatment as skin is more sensitive after the peel.


Moving on to the back, the back acne has been around for a long time since my teenage years. Tried mild soap and so many other things but it didn't work. Especially during the hot weather, the back acne tends to get worse with redness and puss :(


Since the skin on the body is thicker compared to the face, the doctor applied about 5 to 6 layers of TCA onto my skin. However, the reaction wasn't immediate as I did not feel any burning sensation of itchiness. The doctor explained it might be a delayed reaction as it always depends on the individual's skin type. I only felt the burning sensation after I left the clinic where I was on the road, halfway home. Therefore, it is always best to get the cold pack applied even if you don't feel anything during the treatment.


An antibiotic called Doxycycline was also prescribed to me to help treat my body acne.


The doctor also advised me to purchase the Acne-Aid soap from pharmacies to help with the back ance problem. This soap can also be used on the face. I bought it at Caring Pharmacy at RM12.90.

Skin peel usually takes about 3-14 days to complete its peeling cycle. During this period, it is very important to take care of the skin besides the usual drink more water and get enough rest etc. The doctor said to avoid using any whitening products or products that contain active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acids, perfumes and colours because the skin is very sensitive after the peeling. Sunscreen is very important to keep the sun exposure to minimum. I learned that sunscreen only lasts for a maximum of 3 hours, so it is important to reapply if you are outdoors most of the time. 

After I went home, I can already see a layer of shine formed onto my face, where it is the skin tightening and eventually started to flake after a couple of days. I will definitely update more on my skin progress soon. Stay tuned for more!

For more information, visit Mediviron UOA Clinic's:

Mediviron UOA Clinic is located at
LG 9, Lower Ground Floor,
Wisma UOA II, Jalan Pinang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.

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