For the past couple of months I’ve noticed that I’ve had to be increasingly more, err, creative with foundation and concealer application.
This annoyed me like you would not believe, since it’s something that I usually just swiped on to get my skin even and then carried on with my life. But there were things that needed increasing amounts of coverage. A miserable pigmentation spot on the left side of my forehead. A couple of other uneven spots as an added bonus. Redness that turned out to be scattered capillaries. Fun times indeed.
After putting it off for months I finally booked an IPL Skin Rejuvenation session. IPL is a form of light therapy that has a myriad of uses including hair removal and skin tightening, but I was there to take care of sun spots and capillaries. IPL works on a specific wavelength and only targets the pigmented problems in question, which also unfortunately only makes it suitable for light and medium skin tones.
The procedure is far from pleasant – not only do you feel a sting, you also see a flash even though your eyes are covered, and there’s a feeling similar to an electric current that makes me jump with every single ‘shot’. Fortunately even a full face treatment doesn’t take ages and you’ll probably be in and out in 20 minutes.
Some areas then darken for a couple of days – especially the sun spots, they look like little scabs – until you wake up one morning less than a week later with clear, even skin. I can’t believe it took me so long to go back (my last session was three years ago, and I think I should aim for once a year at least to keep things under control).
I’m thrilled with the results of just one session, and chances are good my skin will still improve in weeks to come. I went to TUSC, and the cost of a full face session was R1200 – most people require between 1-3 sessions. I’m definitely going to do my neck/chest at the beginning of next winter (we seem to already have premature summer) since I seem to have an almost permanent redness present there.
My mom and I both saw Philippa who manages her own diary and works from both Sandton City and Bryanston, so you can text or phone her on 083 265 8480 if you’re keen on a consultation or an appointment.
PS – Neither my appointment nor this blog post was sponsored.