15 August 2013

Laser hair removal on the faceHave you ever wondered what is it like to have a non-invasive, cutting edge laser treatment for your skin problems? Three patients who went under the light have described what it felt like to the Daily Beauty Reporter and shared their final results.Ashley, 32Im fair and I love to scuba dive. Between sun damage and pregnancy, my freckles had darkened, especially one on my right cheek. And who wants to use lightening creams for six weeks? The laser treatment was less painful than laser hair removal. I needed no topical anaesthetic. After the actual treatment, I was red and swollen. The next day the swelling was gone and I could cover the redness with BB cream. The spots got darker and formed a film. I softened them with moisturiser and they sloughed off by day eight, including the big spot on my cheek that I used to remove in pictures with iPhoto. Now its gone.Kate, 38Im a Jersey Shore girl. Before treatment, I needed too much makeup. The treatment felt irritating, even with the numbing cream the doctor had applied. Later it stung, like a windburn on steroids. By day three, my skin was so dry I felt like it would crack if I smiled. Opening my mouth was difficult. Day four, it started peeling and itching, and the new skin was pink and sensitive. Cool compresses helped. But by day eight, I looked so much younger, my pores were smaller, and makeup went on my skin more uniformly.Frances, early 40sIt didnt hurt or sting, except a little around my nose. It was like a snapping rubber band. Later it felt like a windburn, as if Id been out all day. But the next day I didnt look swollen or need cover-up. No one looked at me twice. A few weeks later a friend remarked that I must be spending more time on my makeup, which Im not. My skin just looks fresher.