I woke up this morning and ran to the mirror. Not to see how good I looked, but how bad. I was happy that the vivid red spots were practically painless, but they still looked pretty ceeepy. ( See photo). I had heard that a few days after treatment, concealers don’t work that well on lasered freckles. I had planned to hide out in my house for the next few days, but I had to meet a client to tweak some copy. My choices were a) a veil; b) a very dark restaurant or c) try a concealer. I dabbed on BareMinerals foundation powder on the red spots and it worked better than I could have hoped. My skin looked a bit lumpy, but I would not frighten children.
I have seven pretty obvious freckles on my face. No alot, but they are fairly big and make my skin look, well look less fresh and old. I like to call them freckles, but in truth they are ‘age spots’.
I’ve been on Retin A for about a month. While there was a great response in skin texture and color, the freckles were unchanged. According to the medical literature, it can take 1-2 years to fade these brown clumps. At my age, I just can’t wait 2 years to wait for improvement. For fast results, I needed the help of technology– namely I needed to fry my freckles with a laser.
Because I found my first experience with a laser ( with hair removal) so painful, I was really scared of more laser work with a more powerful laser. Starting an hour before my appointment , I slathered my spots with … Continue Reading… →