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I Trust Esana MedSpa - New Haven, CT
- Miss Clare CT
- updated 9 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $2,100
- Dr Davila (New Haven, CT)
I went in for my first IPL treatment today. I paid...
- 15 May 2012
I went in for my first IPL treatment today. I paid 1/3 of the cost of a set of three, because that's how they do it. The RN (Stephanie) explained that it will hurt, that I'll see my sun damage get darker and then about 7 days after the skin will fall off revealing perfect skin underneath.
I have been using SkinMedica Retinol about three times a week for about a year and I had Ultherapy over my midface and neck in December.
I read a lot of bad reviews of IPL, and I can guess, based my own experience and by what Dr Davila and the RN Stephanie said, that those with negative results were burned. Dr Davila and Stephanie tested my skin with various strengths (20, 21, 22 and 23) to see what my face and cheat could handle. They discussed the pain and the heat with me, and didn't rush me.
The procedure took about 45 minutes, it hurt quite a bit (they used a 23 on me) and I felt stingy and a bit tingly after. Now, 6 hours after the procedure, I still have some orange peel like skin on my chest, but not as much as before, and there is no more swelling on my face. There's no pain now, and I have put on moisturizer twice since 11 am.
I'll post again tomorrow morning.
Okay!! It's the third day, and all the orange peel...
- 17 May 2012
I'm still using the CalmPlex, although tonight it really stung when I rubbed it in!
More updates later.
Okay!! It's Day Six and I'm absolutely thrilled....
- 21 May 2012
My neck still isn't "dirt" speck free, nor is my chest, but I can cover those areas with concealer and clothing very easily. I suspect I'll need another blast on my neck and chest.
I was a lot more damaged than I thought. I'll have to post my Day Of photo, my Day Three photo and the ones from today so you all can see the results.
Bottom line: only have IPL done by an MD or a highly experienced RN. I am very, very happy with the results.
I just posted the pictures from my third IPL...
- 28 Aug 2012
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I love this MedSpa! I recommend them to all my friends.This was the second time I saw Dr Davila instead of Dr Pan. He is just as nice as she, and very professional, but with a sense of humor. He was careful to pick the right strength light for my skin, and kept his eye on Stephanie the first few times she hit me with the light.