Laser treatments are my go-to for stimulating your natural collagen and elastin.
I get asked so many questions about the laser treatments I do for my skin. I am OBSESSED with these treatments that stimulate your own collagen and elastin, therefore, help reduce fine lines, shrink pores, reduce acne scars and pigmentation. They basically make your skin look so good you will be walking down the street like Cindy Crawford on a runway in the ’90s. There are 2 laser treatments I do pretty consistently. IPL Photofacial and ResurFx. IPL targets pigment in the skin ( sun spots, age spots, pigmentation left from acne, and broken capillaries). ResurFx is treating all the textural issues I mentioned above. What I have learned through years of working in beauty, is that as we age we continue to produce less and less collagen. That then leads to elasticity. UM NOT THANK YOU. So we need to be doing lasers and other non-invasive treatments that stimulate our own collagen. The earlier you can start this process the better. However, these treatments are not always cheap so even if you are not able to do them every month or multiple times a year, start with what you can and you will start to see a huge difference in your skin and aging process. I do my laser treatments at DMH Aesthetics. The office is stunning, the nurses are friendly and informative, and they usually are running amazing promotions especially for new clients.
IPL Photofacial is a pretty easy process. It is a non-invasive treatment with not much downtime. Basically the age and sunspots on the skin that the laser is targeting will bring that pigment up from under the dermis of your skin, to the surface. For about a week those sun and age spots will appear darker, almost like a very mild scab. Then it will fluff off. However, this is easily covered with makeup and no one should really be able to tell you have had anything was done which is nice.
The harder part about this laser treatment is you have to be SUPER careful of your sun exposure. Like Twilight status. Too much sun before or after the treatment can cause hyperpigmentation on the skin and that is exactly what we are trying to fix or avoid in the first place.
ResurFx is one of my all-time favorite beauty treatments. This treatment is helping address any texture issues on the skin. It has helped shrink my pores, seriously reduce acne scars ( I used to have terrible acne), and tighten and brighten my skin. You topically numb for 30 minutes prior to the treatment. The treatment itself is uncomfortable but very doable. It is about a 30-minute treatment. There is a bit of downtime with ResurFx. Directly after the treatment, you are super red. Like the worst sunburn of your life. However, you are really only red like this for the rest of the day. The following day you are a bit pink and slightly puffy but can easily cover with makeup. It is recommended to do this treatment every few months. This treatment can range anywhere from $500-$3,000 depending on how many you are purchasing upfront. Many places will give you a deal when buying a package!