Beauty

RejuvaYou Rejuva’d Me for the Holidays

It’s that time of year when you want to look your best: RejuvaYou can help with that

By CANDICE MERRILL, Photos courtesy RejuvaYou
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 4:06 PM

The Holidays: that busy time of year where parties and family get-togethers abound. You want to look your best but with all the shopping, cooking and cleaning you’re looking a bit tired, a bit drawn. It’s RejuvaYou to the rescue! In just a few short hours you can be on your way to lighter, brighter, tighter skin. How do I know this? I’ve recently had two laser treatments and my skin looks and feels wonderful.

The RejuvaYou team: Floy Shieh, Esther Agepogu, PA-C, John Shieh, MD

What is this magical treatment you ask? It’s done with lasers and the results are noticeable right away and unlike surgical procedures there’s basically no downtime (some slight swelling may occur depending on the treatment type). Also Dr. Shieh his wife Floy and the whole staff make you feel relaxed and welcome. It truly is a rejuvenating experience.

I had two types of laser treatments ReFirme and Fotofacial RF. ReFirme works to tighten your skin, reduce wrinkles and build collagen. Fotofacial will also work to tighten your skin but its main purpose is to lighten and brighten your skin by getting rid of dark spots caused by sun damage, redness, and broken blood vessels. Numbing cream is applied to your face for both treatments.

The ReFirme is the gentler of the two and causes no more discomfort than plucking your eyebrows. You will see results immediately. When half of my face was done, I was given a mirror and was surprised to see quite a difference between the treated and untreated side. The treated side showed a marked reduction in the wrinkles around my eyes and mouth. It looked like someone was pulling everything up. There was no downtime after ReFirme, my skin looked younger and I’m told will only get better over time with maximum results showing up about two weeks after the initial treatment.

Two days later I had the FotoFacial RF, which I’ve had once before many years ago. Discomfort during the treatment is minimal, a little more intense than ReFirme but just a little. This treatment works on broken blood vessels, dark spots, and reddening all of which I have in abundance. Some temporary redness or mild swelling may occur (for me it was both but I have very sensitive skin) and the brown spots on your skin may become darker (they look like freckles) for about a week but that’s it. You won’t have to hide in a darkened room for days and there are no bandages. The results will have you looking in the mirror more often and your friends and colleagues will notice a difference they just won’t know what it is.

There’s still time before the holidays to get a whole new you. But if you can’t make it before then add it to your Christmas list for a New Year pick-me-up. RejuvaYou is located in South Pasadena at 1024A Mission Street. To make an appointment of for more information call (626) 441-8968 or visit www.rejuvamed.net.

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