No TVon… hard to believe right?
I think I mentioned before that I am from Nova Scotia, and that I practically lived on the beach my teenage years. Well back then we didnt use much sunscreen… baby oil. Ya thats right. BABY OIL!!! Horrible, I know, I know. I now hate myself for that. But the past is the past. And now I find that I have some sun damage, not much but some. I can see it and I don’t like it. And I was looking into what I can do to try and … fix (is that the right word??) my skin. I knew that I didn’t want to go “under the knife”, and so I really want to do a chemical peel, because I hear that for a week or so after you look horrible, you skin …well peels off, so that was my last resort. At the place I normally go for facials, they have these treatements called Phtogenesis and limelight facials. I figured, I might as well give it a try. AND I am so glad I did. HOLY CRAP!! The limelight helps shrink the pores and the photogenesis will make your sun spots come out more, like it will get really dark brown, and then it flakes off…kinda looks like coffee grinds. I’m not kidding. I didn’t know what to expect, but it’s weird. And also there is no down time. You get it done and your face might be a little red, it’ll look like you got a little sun, and by the next day, it’s normal. Well other than the sun spots getting darker. For me, within a week, the spots had flaked away. And I noticed a HUGE change in my face…for the better of course. I can say that I totally recommend the treatement.
As for the price… it cost $250. and thats for one treatement. Some people might only need a treatement and some people might need more. There was a promotion and I got that. I’m a sucker for promos. I am afraid to say how much I paid, in case my husband reads this…. but I am TOTALLY happy with the results.
I went for my second one and again, a little flaking and then super clear skin. I didn’t have horrible skin before, just some sun spots and Iwas starting with little wrinkles around my eyes. Oh which it also helps with wrinkles…. I recommend this to anyone who has sun damage. And of course, don’t get it done by just anyone…please no! I went to Dermis Skin Care.. the website is http://dermisottawaskincare.com/ and I saw Lizzy. She’s really nice and honest.
and the treatments I had is this one below, and its on this page http://dermisottawaskincare.com/sun-damage-age-spots-and-redness/
Photo Genesis $250
This powerful no downtime treatment combines the Limelight IPL treatment with Laser Genesis in one session. This treatment is ideal for person’s suffering from rosacea and have facial redness. Laser genesis will be administered on the affected area to increase blood flow and draw out all the micro vessels to the surface of the skin followed by Limelight to coagulate those vessels. Includes Jane Iredale Mineral Application.
What happens when you combine Limelight® IPL therapy with Laser Genesis? You get great-looking skin, of course! If you suffer from rosacea or experience frequent facial redness, then Photo Genesis is an ideal solution for you. Laser Genesis improves the blood flow in the affected area, followed by intense pulsed light treatment with the Limelight® handpiece to coagulate the problematic blood vessels, causing them to collapse and disintegrate. This treatment also comes with a Jane Iredale mineral application.
At the clinic, they have a doctor and nurses who work there and they are all trained to do these treatments. I can’t wait to go again….