My first treatment with the Forever Young laser made a big difference in my summer freckles But amazing esthetician Carissa wanted to go for gold. So I had a second treatment to even out the remaining red and brown areas as well as tighten the skin to shrink pores on my cheeks.
Carissa, who works with the Park Avenue cosmetic surgeo Dr Paul Lorenc, started by massaging in a mixture of ultrasound gel and lidocaine. She then waited for twenty minutes for my skin to become numb. ( Because time is money, some skin care practitioners do not give the skin a chance to get numb and even these lower level lasers can be quite uncomfortable. If this ever happens to you, insist on sufficient numbing time!) When the lidocaine kicked in, Carissa fired up the Forever Young laser and made four passes over the entire face. Then she switched to the infrared light head to tighten up the contours. She turned up the intensity a bit but even a coward like me could handle the buzzing sensation.
At the end of the session, my face felt warm, but was not the same shade of red that I turned after the first treatment. When I left, the cold air felt wonderful on my skin and I was warm and cozy as I walked along on snowy streets.
Forever Young Laser Results
The next day my skin looked smooth and radiant. Over the next few weeks, it got better and better as the ultrasound stimulated new collagen. The photo at the top of the post was taken after the first treatment and most of the summertime freckles were gone. But in the second photo , you can see the general skin color is even and glowing without little red lines and darker bits.
And here is even better news– the benefits are not just cosmetic. The Forever Young laser breaks up the melanin deposits below the surface of the skin. These melanin deposits can turn into skin cancer and the laser treatment is felt to lower risk for developing skin cancer in the future.