PicoSure Laser Treatment: Say Goodbye to Acne Scars and Enlarged PoresThis 15-minute laser facial is the epitome of "beauty is pain".
There is no doubt that laser treatment is the latest and largest high-tech skincare trend. For those who have never done a laser treatment before, I have to tell you honestly—it really, really hurts. It feels like someone is holding needles to prick your face fleetly. And I have to work really hard by clenching my fist to avoid curses. Even though laser treatments are painful, there's nothing like the results they bring. Clearer skin, faded acne spots... it's the skincare miracle you've been looking for. If you want to pay a 15-minute unbearable pain in exchange for a perfect, flawless face, then this article is for you. 1. What is PicoSure？Different from Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Optimal Pulsed Light (OPL), and other laser treatments, PicoSure is a brand-new generation of aesthetic lasers. It can deliver energy in a trillionth of a second, incredibly faster than other ordinary laser treatment. At the same time, it means less heat buildup and much more safety. By using it to vibrate and shatter pigment, PicoSure is regarded as an ace to remove any unwanted skin pigmentations like tattoo and dark spots. Except that, its effectiveness in treating acne scars, minimizing enlarged pores and skin revitalization is also second to none.2. Why I Decided To Try PicoSureThe first time I heard about PicoSure laser treatment was about four months ago when my friend made an appointment to get rid of an unwanted tattoo. Once I saw her, I was genuinely surprised that PicoSure was so effective, her tattoo had faded a great deal! I learned that PicoSure not only removes tattoos but also tackles a bunch of skin problems like acne scars, dark spots, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and enlarged pores. Because the little flaws on my face were beginning to bother me, and after hearing such high praise from my friend, I instantly decided to give PicoSure a try. 3. The Treatment*Step 1. Analyzing My Skin Condition With the help of a skin analyzer, I could see that my overall skin condition wasn’t so bad. There were some deep hyperpigmentation, a few spots and some acne scars on my face. On top of that, I could see the pores on the sides of my nose still have a lot of room for improvement. *Step 2. Anesthetic I have a relatively low pain threshold, so I opted to use the numbing gel period. It was applied to my face before the procedure. It worked so well that by the time I started the laser treatment, I couldn't feel my lips. *Step 3. Laser Treatment Before the laser treatment began, they gave me a hand-held cooling device that I could use throughout the treatment to soothe irritated areas. The actual laser process lasted about 15 minutes, and they covered the surface of my face two to three times. Even with anesthesia, the gel couldn't entirely counteract the burning and tingling sensation, thank god, the fan really helped to soothe those sensations. *Step 4. Light Therapy After finishing the PicoSure laser treatment, my face became pretty red and swollen. Then I was off to the next step, a 30-minute light therapy session to calm my skin, repair it, and promote the production of collagen. 4. The ResultsAbout 10 days after I finished the treatment, my skin had almost fully recovered. I was super stoked to share my results with you guys! As you can see, all the dark spots were almost gone; even my moles faded out and were practically invisible. Some of my deeper acne scars were still visible as little red marks. But I knew that these shallow marks would disappear over time.What impressed me the most about this laser treatment was its ability to minimize pores size! If I hadn't taken these two photos before and after the treatment, I would hardly believe that my pores could improve so much!!Overall, I think PicoSure really improved my skin condition, especially my blemishes and pores! I am a firm believer that PicoSure treatment is far better than any expensive skincare product out there! The effect of one treatment is satisfying enough for me, but for people who have serious problems with acne scars, blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles or just have high standards for camera-ready skin, maybe 2-3 treatments are much better. 5. what to know before you go *Q: How much does PicoSure cost? I paid $499 for this treatment. *Q: Does PicoSure hurt? YES, without a doubt. The burning, tingling feeling is almost like someone using a very thin needle to prick your face. That being said, as a person who has a very low pain tolerance, I think the sensation is totally manageable with the use of the numbing gel and with the help of a cold fan. *Q: How long is the recovery period? The following week after treatment is called the rapid recovery period, there will be red marks left by the laser, but they gradually fade out. Your skin should return to normal on the 10th day, and the effects of PicoSure are noticeable. *Q: Are there any side effects? For me personally, my face felt dehydrated during the first week, and I experienced a few breakouts. Apart from that, I didn't seem to have any adverse reactions, but keep in mind the effects will vary from person to person. *Q: How many rounds of treatment do you need？ You can see different results with each treatment. Still, the number of treatments is determined by your skin condition and how your skin responds. Usually, 2-5 treatments can vastly improve your entire complexion, while removing tattoos, on the other hand, requires about 2-8 treatments. Q: How long do the results last? The results for tattoo removal and acne scars are permanent, and the effect of anti-aging is also long-lasting, but some pigment conditions are recurring. You should consult your doctor for specific details. *Q: What to do after your PicoSure treatment? After laser treatments, your skin is far more vulnerable to sunlight, so please PAY ATTENTION TO SUN PROTECTION!!! Otherwise, it is very easy to cause unwanted pigmentation. Your skin will also be very sensitive to heat, so avoid using hot water to wash any treated parts of your face. You should use warm or cold water to wash your skin as gently as possible. DO NOT RUB WITH FORCE. During the recovery period, your skin may form some kind of crust or dried skin. These typically fall off by themselves in about 7-10 days. DO NOT PEEL THEM BY HAND, or you’ll risk pigmentation and scarring.
Jan. 10, 2020
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My Top 5 Foundations for Oily Skin
Here are my top 5 foundations for oily/combination/acne prone skin! These are by no means my only favorite foundations, just the ones I keep going back to. 1. ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation This matte, oil-free foundation controls oil all day. It’s sweat, heat and humidity-resistant, waterproof and 24-hour colour true. With buildable, medium-to-full coverage that feels lightweight and so comfortable. No touchups needed. Best for hot weather/ holidays. The only Downside is that it doesn’t come with a pump 2. MAYBELLINE - Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation This foundation is a must have if you are looking for a good drugstore option for oily skin. It’s super affordable and gives a beautiful finish without feeling heavy on the skin. 3. HUDA BEAUTY - Fauxfilter Foundation is perfect for you if you are looking for full coverage. Just a couple of pumps go a long way. However, the formula isn’t ideal for anyone with dry skin or for people sensitive to string fragrances. 4. L'ORÉAL - Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation This formula blends unbelievably well and you can build this to completely full coverage! ! I'm beyond impressed for this being drugstore. 5. The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 this is my everyday foundation and gives good enough coverage. I just have to mix two different shades to get my color as the range is quiet limited but for the price I pay, I don’t mind. Always stay away form words like “dewy”, “luminous”, “shiny” , “glowy” if you have oily skin. Let me know if you have any questions.
BIRTHDAY GLAM ✨
Here the finished look to my clients birthday glam look✨COLOURPOP - Minor in Astrology FENTY BEAUTY - Trophy Wife Life Makeup Set MAYBELLINE - SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Liquid Foundation
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Which moisturizer is right for my skin type?
A little bit of moisturizing a day keeps the dry skin away! Moisturizing is crucial to a healthy skin barrier. All 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 help with dry skin. Yet, not all moisturizers are created equal. So, how do you choose the 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿 for your skin? I am breaking it down today for #WinterSkinReliefDay. In general, 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 provide a little bit of water to the skin and contain a greasy substance that holds it in. 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 are formulated in 𝟯 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀: ✅ 𝗢𝗰𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀: greasy/oily and block the evaporation of water from your skin. 💦 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀: pull water into the top layer of your skin both from the air and from deeper layers of the skin. 🧖🏾♀️ 𝗘𝗺𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀: not really moisturizering but rather to make the skin feel smooth by replacing absent skin the lipids and oils to fill in all the cracks on the skin, helping smooth out the surface of your skin and repair your skin’s barrier. Here is a cheat sheet to help you select the appropriate moisturizer for your skin. 𝗣𝗿𝗼 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀 📅 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆, regardless of your skin type. Even oily skin needs moisturizing every day with the right type of moisturizer. Please avoid moisturizing reactively, aka moisturizering 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 when your skin is dry. 🚿 Always apply to 𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗽 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻. P.S I keep my moisturizer in my shower to apply right after I towel off gently. 🔑 𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿. This is key for the winter 🥶 months. You need both a humectant which draw moisture to the skin and occlusive ingredients which keep water from evaporating off of your skin. 🌓𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗿. This is really important in the winter if you are using humectant heavy moisturizer. The dry air can pull the water out of your skin. Sounds crazy right? 🚫𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴. Even if you do not have sensitive skin. Fragrance and coloring are just a set up for possible irritation/allergy and no one has time for that. 🦶🏾 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝗰𝗸. They too need some TLC. #skincaretips #moisturizer #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #dermatologist #dermatology
Trying to find the culprit... HELP!
Ever since I’ve added these two new products, I’ve noticed a couple new breakouts in places i’ve never experienced!!! They are red painful pimples too. Two on my forehead (I never get them there) , one on the outside of my nostril (i never get them there either), and the weirdest singular pimple on my NECK! Both of these products I have used on my face and neck, however, I’m not sure what product or ingredient is causing the sudden breakout!! Or is it just purging??? Help!!!!!! Did anyone else experience this with these products??? COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Murad - Nutrient-Charged Water Gel
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