I had already tried the low and medium settings of the Palovia home laser and barely felt them on my skin– and now was ready to go to the max and try the highest setting. However, these settings while painless had left raised, red splotches which were still around up to eight hours later. The skin also felt a bit tender as if it had been sunburned.
A friend who knew her way around lasers thought she knew the source of the problem. I wasn’t using enough of the gel. The instructions said the enclosed bottle of gel was enough for 60 treatments. It was not that big a bottle, so I just used a light topping of gel before zapping my arm with the laser. I remembered … Continue Reading… →
The first session with the home laser went off without a hitch. I set the device on the lowest intensity which produced a very mild sensation. In fact it felt so mild, I was surprised to see the treated skin become a bit reddened. The skin felt strangly tender and remained pinker for several hours. Even the next morning, I could see faint pink splotches.
I waited a few days before my next home laser treatment. Before my next session, I reread the brochure because I still was not sure how many times I should zap the skin per treatment. From the illustrations, it appears that I am expected to treat six slightly over lapping areas /laser treatment. Good to know. For the second try I cranked up the intensityContinue Reading… →
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of lasers. I respect their power to erase dark patches, eliminate lines and fry away unwanted facial hair. But they are expensive and when I saw the arrival of home lasers I was interested– but cautious. Lasers are powerful tools and in inexperienced hands can cause burns, scars, discolorations and even eye damage.
At Beauty Bash in October, I stopped at the Palovia Booth to talk with the rep about their home laser kit. I was delighted to learn that its made by Palomar, one of the most highly regarded makers of professional grade lasers used by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. I was even more impressed to hear that Palovia is FDA approved to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around … Continue Reading… →