2nd Session: IPL Photofacial

3 weeks ago I tried my first ever IPL Photofacial, thanks to Groupon. I was told to expect darkening of the freckles, and that they would gradually fall off.

No dice. Nothing happened. Nada.

So today, the nurse upped the power from 15 to 20. I definitely felt more discomfort, but it was still bearable, thanks to the generous amount of cooling gel applied to my face.

Again, I was told to expect darkening of the spots over the next 5-7 days, until they gradually slough off and fall from my face. That’s the desired outcome, at least.

Here’s what my skin looks like now, with nothing but SK-II Cellumination Essence on. I generously slathered the serum on after the treatment, to help combat dryness from the intensity of the laser.

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The spots are definitely darker than when I first went into the medspa this morning, and there’s some redness as well. Thankfully, I don’t feel any pain. I’ll definitely follow up with a facial mask tonight to replenish moisture, plus a generous dose of Hada Labo moisturizer!

I hope it works… Fingers crossed and we’ll see what happens in a week.

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