A little over two weeks ago I received a last minute e-mail from a friend inviting me to a night to learn more about the services offered at the Utah Cosmetic Surgery Center. At first I wondered what I could possibly gain from a surgery center, I mean, I am young and don't need any surgery.
"Photofacials are treatments that use laser or intense pulsed light to correct discolorations. Photofacials are for evening the skin tone. They target the reds and browns in the skin. Photofacials are commonly preformed on the face, neck, decolletage and back of the hands. Photofacials can be preformed anywhere on the body."
I was really worried about mild blistering or bruising which I had read are rare side effects because my skin is extremely sensitive. However, I am extremely happy to say that I didn't have any of that. My experience was exactly described above. All the redness and swelling were gone within a few hours of the treatment.
In these photos I am wearing no make up, and I have done no editing to them whatsoever. You can see that just after one treatment a significant amount of my sun damage and spots are gone. Not only that, but do you notice how less red I am in my cheeks? Can you see how overall my skin is just clearer and more luminous? I can tell you right now that this is a procedure I will for sure being doing probably many time throughout my lifetime! If you do decide to get this done, I highly recommend taking pictures before and after. While you will notice a difference, there is nothing like seeing it side by side, especially since I am sure we are all used to seeing our faces with make up on. The pictures tell all.
And since you can't see it that well in those pictures, let me show you that pesky sun spot that I could never cover with make up that is now GONE!
Now on to the really good part! UCS has been generous enough to offer TWO $500.00 Gift Certificates to go towards any laser treatment that you are interested in. How amazing is that? You guys, really... you want this! If you are too scared, get it for a friend! I am so excited to be teaming up with a big group of talented bloggers to help with this giveaway! So here you go...