DO YOUR RESEARCH - It CAN Be Very Good! - Lafayette, CO

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I've had numerous photofacials/IPL procedures, and I can tell you that you should definitely do your homework before choosing a provider. There are so many med spas around these days it's ridiculous, and I don't think half of these people should be laser-certified, (in my opinion).

My first set of 4 IPL sessions was done in Erie, Pennsylvania, and those were fantastic for taming rosacea; however, the med spa that performed the treatments is now closed.

I visited the Natural Place in Broomfield, Colorado for a series of IPL treatments that I had purchased through Groupon, and my experience was not great. The woman hit the area around my nose so hard that my skin on the sides of my nose was oozing and crusting for over a week. The laser tech should have had an idea of what would be too aggressive, and was not thorough in any way, shape or form. She skipped around my face with the laser and was done in 5 minutes. Additionally, she whinged (complained) about the Groupon special and said she never approved it. Wow... that's a wonderful thing to tell your Groupon clients. Needless to say, I will never return there.

My current provider is Aesthetic Solutions in Lafayette, Colorado. This location uses Elos for photofacials/IPL, and my laser tech is fabulous. I have been returning to this location for photofacial treatments, (following eMatrix/CO2 procedures at a separate provider which caused my rosacea to flare-up). The Elos photofacials really do wonders for my pink cheeks and help to even skin tone.

One very important thing I should mention about Photofacials and IPL: If you are looking for your pores to shrink or are considering this for skin-tightening, please don't waste your time. IPL does not help with either of those things, and no provider should even discuss these as a possible benefit. It's main use is for making your skin tone more even, so if you have sun damage, freckles, rosacea, etc. - this is the right procedure for you.

Keep Up On Your Treatments Once You Find a Good Provider

I had to switch providers due to a change in my living situation, and my former provider is now too far for me to travel to, so I am now being seen at Rejuvenate, (the Center for Cosmetic Surgery), in Golden, Colorado. I've actually gone to them for unrelated treatments for quite some time and have experienced nothing but the absolute best.

With Rosacea, you have to keep up on your IPL treatments - or at least I do. I would suggest 3 sessions per year if you have moderate to severe Rosacea. I can usually go two years in between my set of 3 treatments since mine is mild to moderate.

I had these red spots, (about the size of your pinky fingertip), that had developed on the upper cheek bone, and after my first treatment at Rejuvenate I noticed a significant difference. Those red spots are now gone. I do have some redness that remains in the general cheek area, but I'll be returning to get that zapped-out as well. It's a bit pricier than my former provider, but I know the staff well enough to know they will do an exquisite job, (plus they have the best equipment).
Aesthetic Solutions


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