first time ipl before and after - New Haven, CT
- updated 7 months ago
I went to Esana Medspa in New Haven Ct and had my...
- 20 Feb 2013
I went to Esana Medspa in New Haven Ct and had my first treatment of IPL done. Im all Irish and have pale skin with some sun damage. Im 29 and after my pregnancy I found that my skin became hyper pigmented and my sunspots became sooooo much worse. I can no longer cover them up and I just hate my skin so IPL seemed like the best option. I also have a scar on my neck from a thyroidectomy a yr and 4 months ago that is also red and hard to cover up. IPL was used to take the red out of the scar but will not actually help the scar itself. esana medspa was great and the RN Stephanie was very friendly and welcoming. Thy use the Lumenis Machine and I believe my setting was at 22. Day of procedure gel was applied to my face and the procedure began, I had 72 zaps, and boy they hurt!!!!! If any of these blogs say it doesnt hurt then they are lying. Maybe other settings arent as bad but at 22 my whole body has jumping at each zap. Def. the nose and under eye area hurt the most. Right after felt like sunburn, it looked red and blotchy but with some hydrocortisone it improved fast, like in 2 hrs. Immediately my sundamage showed in dark spots all over..... i know all these sites say this, but its true, it looks like someone threw dirt on my face. I was able to go to work the next day but looked spots hard to cover up. Day 2 almost all red gone, under my checks and sides of face are a little swollen but I can see how smooth my face looks underneath the dark spots, cant wait for them to fall off. Will post more pics of day 3!!!