Laser Meets Freckles, Day 2

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.

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When My Freckles Met a Laser

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…