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led facial treatment

If you follow any celebrities on Instagram, chances are you’ve come across a picture of an LED treatment before. You know, that strange-looking mask that retails for about $2,000? That’s it. Perhaps you’ve thought of trying one of the many at-home handheld devices, such as the Quasar MD Plus that Kim Kardashian uses  --apparently, she’s “really big on laser facials."…

LED Treatment

Photofacials use light-based technologies to treat skin blemishes and pigmentation issues. As a safer alternative to older treatments with the added bonus of little to no downtime, photofacials have become quite popular. Photofacials can treat any part of the body other than the eyelids and the area directly above the eyes. What is a Photofacial? Photofacials are treatments that use…

Pros and cons of Hydrafacial

Find out how HydraFacial stacks up to other non-invasive facial treatments, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, photofacials, and more. There’s no denying that medical spa treatments can go a long way in beautifying your skin, from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to improving acne and rosacea. One of the latest non-invasive facials on the market is HydraFacial -- a treatment that claims to…

Laser Skin Whitening

Laser skin whitening (“laser peels”) can be used to treat a variety of skin pigmentation issues. There are two major types of laser treatment: ablative and non-ablative. Laser treatments generally take under one hour to perform, with a short recovery time and minimal side effects. What is laser skin whitening? While the thought of using lasers on one’s skin might…

J Plasma

This procedure uses ionized gas instead of light to resurface the face. Marketed as an alternative to the facelift, J-Plasma is said to have unparalleled results in the non-surgical facial sphere. J-Plasma is so new that much research still needs to be done on its effectiveness over time. Facial rejuvenation is about one thing: looking younger. These procedures promise to erase the…

How to reverse sun damage

Over time, the sun's rays can add years to your looks. Fortunately, some of that damage can be reversed. We spoke with four skin experts about the unwanted effects of sun exposure, and the different steps that can be taken to prevent or actually reverse the damage. Here's what they had to say. What the sun does to your skin…

IPL Photofacial

There are a number of light-based facial rejuvenation technologies on the market today, each producing therapeutic light in a unique manner. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial treatments use small, handheld devices to create high intensity bursts of light over a wide spectrum of visible and infrared waves. Filters allow the practitioner to select a specific light range, depending on your needs. Some patients…

laser vs IPL treatments

The beauty world has embraced lasers, and many other refractive light treatments, to repair and tighten skin in lieu of surgery.  Recently, several of my friends underwent what they determined to be unsuccessful light and laser treatments. After hearing their stories and speaking with plastic surgeons, I decided to go for my own Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) session, and found that the most…

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