About a year ago, I had my first laser facial treatment done at my most-favoritest place on earth; Juvly Aesthetics to help reduce more of my acne scars and help the overall appearance of my skin. Check out my before & after!
Juvly Aesthetics recently published the video that we shot during my first treatment and I thought this might be a good time for me to tell you little bit about my experience.
I decided to get this laser facial treatment to help improve my acne scaring and the overall appearance of my skin. I’ve been microneedled many times (one of my favorite treatments!) but when Juvly Aesthetics announced that they had a fabulous new laser machine, I had to try it! Being aware that laser treatments are more intense than microneedling, I was slightly nervous about the pain level; especially because I knew I would be getting filmed during my first treatment!
Does it hurt?
I’m going to be honest with you. Yes, it does hurt but then again I am kind of a baby. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would say my maximum pain during my procedure was about a 6. I have been through two rounds of laser treatments now and can tell you that I frequently say, out loud, during the procedure “Beauty is pain!”. The video below is from my first treatment and It didn’t hurt as bad as my second treatment. Reason the second treatment hurt more; we increased the intensity of the laser to achieve ‘more major’ results.
Your provider will cover your face with numbing cream before the procedure. I highly recommend holding a stress ball or stuffed animal during the procedure so you have something to squeeze! Also, don’t be afraid to communicate with your provider if your discomfort is too intense.
Once the procedure was over, my face felt really hot and thank goodness for those Juvly Aesthetics ice packs! The hot/burning sensation went away about 40 minutes after the procedure and the sensation of your feeling coming back to your face once the numbing cream wears off is… interesting. lol
How much downtime?
Both times I have had this procedure done, I have scheduled for Friday evening after work and planned an at-home weekend were I didn’t have anything I needed to leave the house for. By Monday morning, the redness was gone and I was back at the office!
HOT TIP!!! – My face was very swollen after my first laser treatment. At the direction of my provider, I took Zyrtec after my second treatment and had much less swelling!
Is it worth the cost?
Absolutely! I compare the results of this laser to the results of my microneedling treatments. In my opinion; 1 laser treatment = 5 microneedling treatments. This laser at Juvly Aesthetics is $499 and microneedling is $199 – The Photofractional laser treatment gets you faster results than needling. I will definitely continue to get the needling treatments done because they are amazing for a ‘maintenance’ procedure for my face.
If you have any questions, feel free to message me!