I officially consider myself a beauty “try-sexual.”
If it is a process, procedure, or product that might help me preserve my skin….I WILL TRY IT. And I’m not gonna lie, turning 35 has really done a number on my skin. I guess there’s some sort of magic alarm that immediately goes off, because EVERYTHING CHANGES: the texture, the plumpness, the fine lines, the discoloration, and don’t even get me started on the adult acne! But what if I told you there was a way to not only change your existing skin, but to also stimulate new collagen growth underneath? Sign me up, right?!
If you follow my shenanigans on Snapchat, you might have seen my most recent skincare procedure indulgence at Elevate Med Spa. No, there weren’t any needles, and no, it didn’t include a jar of magic serum. It’s the big daddy of them all….drumroll, please……THE PROFRACTIONAL LASER. Y’all, this laser is no joke…it kind of puts everything else to shame. We aren’t talking about a little photo-facial, or a microdermabrasion, or a vampire facial, or microneedling, or the skin pen…those don’t even compare to this. Ladies, this is a legit laser that, essentially, burns off the top 22% of your skin….got your attention yet?
So why this laser? What sets this procedure apart from all the other cosmetic options? Why would I put myself through this? Honestly, the biggest advocate for the profractional laser was the simple fact that I had a girlfriend who had done it about 120 days prior to me….so I had seen the results, & the incredible proof was right there in front of me. I could simply look at her skin and shout, “OH MY GOD YOUR SKIN IS PERFECT!” And her answer every single time led me back to the profractional laser. So, what exactly does it do? This laser stimulates down into the deep channels of your skin and causes your skin go into repair mode….and during that healing process, new skin emerges & new collagen is stimulated! Basically, its a really intense way of burning off the old skin so that the new gorgeous, baby skin can emerge!
Knowing what I was putting myself through, I blocked off 4 days from my calendar to tend to my face. Since everyone heals differently, I wanted to be prepared for whatever might happen, but I also wanted to be able to document the process! Some might say that they’d NEVER share their progress pictures, but hopefully seeing these help answer your questions, because Lord knows I googled the hell out of the procedure before I jumped in!
As terrifying as those are to look at….it shocks me how much progress my skin has made in just 45 days! Upon having the profractional laser, I was told that my best results would begin to show up around 90 days, so it’s exciting to wake up everyday and see how my skin is changing for the better!
Here are some additional, frequent questions that I get about my experience:
- Did it hurt? I’m not gonna lie, it doesn’t feel good. Yes, there is numbing cream, but you are burning your skin off….so it’s gonna hurt. Is it bearable? Yes. I would compare it to a HORRIBLE sunburn. And honestly, the blood and swelling makes it a little more scary than it actually is. Pain is gone after Day 1.
- Is it worth the money? Considering this procedure averages around 1k, yes, it is ABSOLUTELY worth every penny. If you are someone who a) has skin concerns, b) feels self conscious about the appearance of your skin, or c) is concerned with preserving the integrity of your skin longterm, than the profractional is probably right up your alley. Skincare is something that I budget for and am willing to spend money on, and I think most of y’all would agree that you’d rather have beautiful, glowing skin than a new pair of high heels! Am I right or am I right?!
- Would you do it again? I will 100% do this again. After talking to the Tori at Elevate Med Spa, I think I am going to work it into my skincare program once a year to continue to help stimulate collagen growth and keep my skin in tip top shape!
Did I cover it all?! Ladies, in all honesty, this profractional laser has changed the integrity of my skin…it has made my skin my baby that I nurture! Because I have loved sharing this process with yall, please leave additional comments below if there is anything else you are curious about and I will be certain to answer! And if you are near Dallas, feel free to call the team at Elevate Med Spa & they can answer all your skincare questions!