When I launched No-Nonsense Beauty Blog, I started my beauty treatments with a laser to remove excess facial hair. It was almost my last beauty treatment. It hurt so much I nearly fell off the table as I squirmed around from the pain. Even the quickly offered post treatment icebag did little to help my red, burning chin. I vowed that I would never, ever have laser hair removal again– even if I grew a full beard.
Well I guess I never should say never. When the wizard of Park Avenue, aka Dr Albert Lefkovits offered me a chance to try a truly pain-free hair removal laser, I couldn’t refuse. Quite simply he is one of the finest physicians I have met, and if he says LightSheer … Continue Reading… →
Question: I have heard so many horror stories about IPL, but you had great results. Can you tell me what machine was used and at what settings?
Answer: I had IPL with Dr Ellen Marmur of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, so I asked her to answer this question. Dr Marmur used the Luminis IPL with two handpieces– the 560nm and the 590nm. “Both of them focus on red spots, blood vessels and brown freckles” she explained. “The treatment settings vary from patient to patient based on skin color and the amount of the target to be removed. For example, I use lower settings for freckles to avoid over-heating the skin.’ Dr Marmur also warned against getting IPL when tanned ” You need to avoid the sun for at least wo weeks prior to IPL treament ” she warned.
Nothing screams “old lady” like a couple of white hairs on your chin. I had started my anti-aging plan with laser hair removal and was delighted with the results. It hurt, took several sessions, was expensive but the dark hairs were gone. But in the last few months I was not pleased to see the arrival of about six, tough white chin hairs. (The photo is an extreme close-up) I was even less happy to learn that lasers and IPL don’t work on light colored hairs. What did? The answer is old fashioned electrolysis.
I have always been afraid of electrolysis. I’ve heard its painful and not that effective. My college roomate went frequently for electroysis and I remember her sitting all night with an ice pack on her upper lip. Now it was was … Continue Reading… →