Okay, so these pics will live on in infamy on Google. Sigh.
Next I was doused, face, neck and chest, in a numbing cream which was kind of gelatinous, oozy and tingly. I waited a good 20 minutes for everything to numb up and then Angela took me into the laser room aka the chamber of electricity from whence Frankenstein was born.
She covered my eyes with oval tape-like things and proceeded, for approximately 30 minutes, to zap me with the IPL handheld device.
Each zap felt like a very small, delicate electrical shock on the surface of my skin. On my cheeks, neck and chest it was cool and painless. Around my eyes and nose the zap was more intense and painful.
I think I have a high tolerance for pain, so I would definitely say this was painless and non-invasive. But around the eyes and nose I did ask Rebecca to stop for a moment or two so I could catch my breath.
I’m home now, girded with my after-care ungents which include:
Avene Thermal Spring Water & Facial Compress; which soothe and calm the skin.
Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream that “provides a healthy healing environment.”
And Antirougers CALM Soothing Repair Mask, which “provides immediate comfort by cooling and calming the skin”:
Next Dr. Fitgerald prescribed a Vitamin C-based skin care regimen. She doesn’t make her own line, however she loves SkinCeuticals and ReGenica:
As always, sunblock is a staple of any good skin regimen. Angela informed me it’s not the SPF in a sunblock that’s most important, rather it’s the ingredients. She advised me to use sunblocks that have Titanium (a la David Guetta) and Zinc.
Finally it’s all about the money, money, money.
For a face, neck and chest treatment Dr. Fitzgerald charges $750
For face alone she charges: $380
If you buy a series you’ll get 15% off all treatments.
However, if you make your appointment mentioning my referral you will receive an additional 15% off on your treatment! Dr. Fitzgerald’s info below:
321 N Larchmont Blvd. Ste 906
Los Angeles,CA 90004
Phone: (323) 464-8046
They are incredibly kind, efficient and professional.
Dr. Fitzgerald didn’t pay me to write this post, but my treatments are complimentary. I intend to give you the truth and nothing but the truth in my follow-up posts.
On Day One post treatment all of my dark spots have gotten MUCH DARKER. In a day or two they should scab over. Then, when the scabs fall off, I should have lighter, fresher skin. After photos to come soon!
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