Skin Lightening. I did it. Just call me Michael Jackson. Unlike MJ I only had some dark freckles and sunspots removed.
I have a friend who, like me, is brand ambassadering for Elase (which means we’re being treated for free in exchange for these posts). She recently underwent the skin lightening procedure and told me that it hurt like a mother in labor!
I was very nervous about this procedure, but I said I would try it and I am a woman of my word.
I was hopeful that hers was painful because she basically had her whole face done. I was only having a few spots treated.
See the brown spots under my eye and on my cheek on the right side of the photo below?
They’re freckles that have always been there but strangely seem to be getting darker with age.
I’ll be honest, I’ve always been aware they were there, but they’ve never really bothered me all that much especially since I didn’t think there was anything you could do about it anyway.
When they told me I could have them removed, I decided to go for it. I know some people have more spots than I do that that DO bother them quite a bit. I thought you might like to see what it was like to go though this process.
So here’s my before shot wearing NO facial make-up (just mascara and eyeliner).
Below is the after shot in similar light and with the same level of make-up as before.
What you see are the excellent results of just one treatment. Almost totally gone.
It’s typical to be treated twice if necessary and it all counts as the same appointment, meaning you only pay for one appointment.
Now for the question….Was it painful? I used this stuff 20 minutes before my appointment. I slathered it on my face and rubbed it in good.
They gave me this stress ball to hold. Then I was really scared. If they have to provide something to hold on to, it can’t be good, right?
Then I started my procedure. I love how glamorous I always look during these procedures. When you go, rest assured that no one will be there to photograph you. My favorite part is the steel goggles. They make everyone look so normal and great!
I thought I would just have the two or three spots on my cheek done, but they zapped about 20 of my darkest freckle and sunspots. Did it hurt? No…It did not. Despite how this looks, nothing touches you. It’s exactly the same as laser hair removal, but the settings of the machine are focused and intensified.
I won’t say the procedure was comfortable, but I certainly wouldn’t qualify it as pain. All I felt were the tiniest little zips of energy. It might have felt like little stings with out the use of the Dr. Numb, but with it, I could have done it all day long with out complaint.
She zapped the main spots with the laser several times. About an hour after the procedure, I could feel a slight sting in those main spots. It wasn’t painful, I could just tell that something had happened there.
The spots she zapped darkened WAY up immediately afterward and remained dark, dark for several days. Apparently I was not thoughtful enough to snap a photo of this to show you. Oops. I thought I had.
It takes about a week for your face to fully recover. The spots turn into tiny scabs and when they fall off, the spots are just gone. I took these shots 10 day after the procedure. I’m very happy with the results. I feel like my face looks smoother and less splotchy than ever before. If you have dark spots or sun damage that bothers you more than it should and you have some money to throw at the problem, just consider getting them treated.
I highly recommend Elase and not just because they’re paying me to say that. These people are the experts in this State. They are professional, have the best equipment and most experienced staff.
You might be able to find it cheaper somewhere else, but do you want a discount laser job on your face? You get what you pay for and for what my opinion is worth, I say Elase is the way to go. Watch for specials or packages. They do their best give offer fair pricing.
If you’re not ready for the laser and don’t think there are any other options, I have it on good authority (I have not tried this system) that this Obagi line of products is basically a miracle for all over complexion correction.
I’m not sure what the system costs, but it’s not cheap. But, like I said before, you get what you pay for and from the before and after shots I saw, this is a miracle in a bottle.