Skin Laundry Review

3/05/2019 07:32:00 AM

I have been getting regular facials and treatments for years (since I turned 30 and started freaking out about my skin), so when I found out that Skin Laundry had opened a location near me in Scottsdale, I immediately went on their website and booked my first treatment. And yes, your first The Laser & Light Facial is truly free! I've been using their Acne Face Wash for a while now with good results (yes, adult acne is a thing for me), so I knew about the brand but had no clue that they offered laser facials.

I've done Clear & Brilliant, Microneedling, Dermaplaning, light peels, medium peels, blah blah blah so I'm well aware of the levels of pain you can endure. The Laser & Light Facial is a cake walk. The only part that would be classified as remotely uncomfortable would be the two passes they do with the YAG laser to zap away dirt and gunk in your pores. Even then, I would hardly say that it hurt. It was just slightly warm and prickly. They then put a thick gel on your face and hit it with an IPL laser. All this only took 15 minutes and afterwards my skin felt dewy with a noticeable glow and plumpness. This would be great if you had an event to go to and just need a skin pick-me-up.

What I really wanted to try was their Ultrafractional Facial (their strongest treatment). Like I said before, I'm not new to the concept of 'no pain, no gain' and this definitely was a step up. There are 3 levels of intensity and I started off with 3 passes at Level 1 during my first session. I went into it a little nervous because I didn't know what to expect, but it was easy for me. I left looking like I had sunburn on my face and my face felt a little spicy, but after a couple hours the redness and heat subsided. They give you one of their hydrating masks to take home to use before going to bed and my skin felt awesome after using it.

I scheduled my second session two weeks later and did 3 passes at Level 2. My skin felt more irritated and it took longer for the redness to subside, but I was a trooper and still went out to dinner red-faced and all. I was warned that I shouldn't plan anything after the third session, because at full power I'd be red for a full day, so I had to wait 3 weeks before I went in again. It's true. I was a tomato afterwards, but in anticipation of it, I booked a late afternoon appointment and cleared my calendar for the rest of the day. Per usual, I used the hydrating mask before bed and woke up with glowing skin. I still had a little bit of redness around my cheeks, but nothing too bad (it actually looked like I just overdid it on the blush).

I have two more sessions, so we'll see what the long term benefits are, but overall I can see an improvement in texture and hydration. What I'm really looking for is improvement in skin discoloration, but that will probably come with time and regular treatments.


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