All hail to the latest technological advancements! We now have an abundance of options for skin treatments to give us smooth, clear, and youthful-looking skin.
One that promises to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin is the Revile SI treatment. Consistently raved about by celebrities and bloggers, this laser procedure offers a wide range of benefits for our skin.
Let’s admit it, nowadays it takes more than just a good skin care regimen to keep our skin from aging and prevent all other skin related problems from happening. If you are blessed with good genes trust me, you must be envied by many. There are others who aren’t as lucky and have to consider invasive procedures just to keep their skin looking perfect.
If you’re the latter, then you must be a good candidate for Revlite SI treatment.
Revlite SI Treatment
It’s a treatment that uses laser technology known as aesthetic medical laser, it’s considered as non-invasive laser treatment, so it is safe and effective, with no downtime. It mainly targets pigmented cells or melanin and breaks them down into smaller particles that the body can remove easily.
I don’t want to get very technical here but to further explain, the Revlite treatment uses a machine that creates pulses through light energy which stimulates the skin’s collagen production. Take note of the keyword “collagen”. Often referred to as the holy grail by many beauty junkies, collagen gives our skin its natural support network.
As we age our body tends to produce less of this skin building protein, thus we develop lines and wrinkles. Our skin becomes less able to recover from dark spots, scars, and sun damage. To make things better for our skin, Revlite uses laser light to activate skin cell renewal.
The treatment has no prolonged recovery periods as the laser light only passes on the affected areas of the skin. Some might experience slight redness and sensitivity which goes away after a while. So, worry not ‘cause you don’t have to skip from school or take a leave from work just to recover.
But of course, like any other treatments there are some precautions and post-treatment skin care that must be followed to effectively reap-off its benefits which I’ll discuss later.
During the Treatment
If you haven’t tried any non-invasive laser treatment before, the experience might feel somewhere between surprising and painful.
I had tried this treatment previously through a known skin care clinic, but back then it was just the first version of Revlite while this one is let’s say the improved or latest version. Going back, as I’ve said it could be painful, but the level of discomfort is very minimal. It only feels like slight snapping rubber band on your skin, just imagine very light pinching.
If you have a lot of dark spots, hyper-pigmentation, or freckles that you want to get rid of for cosmetic or whatever reasons it’s highly recommended you try this treatment.
The procedure starts with prepping the skin by cleansing your face or removing make up if you have any. This could be optional but depending on your skin type or condition you might be required to exfoliate as it is very important to rid your skin from impurities before continuing with the treatment.
Treatment involves laser that passes through a hand-piece connected to the Revlite machine. The doctor will pass the light over areas of the skin to be treated. Depending on the condition of the problematic skin area, the doctor might need to go over twice.
In my case, during the first treatment I only had a single pass but stayed a bit longer on my forehead and cheeks. The second time took a few more passes focusing on the same areas as before. The treatment sort of removed the facial hair from my cheekbone, temples, and in between eyebrows. Those thin hairs surprisingly didn’t come back after weeks. That’s pain-free facial hair removal right there! During the third session, I just had few passes as my skin issues have lessened over time.
After having done three sessions, which by the way there’s at least a two-week interval in between every treatment, rough areas of my skin got smoother, dark spots have lessened, and wide-open pores tightened. My face looks brighter ’cause I got rid of those baby hairs and my skin tone got even better.
Pimple marks on my skin have truly improved and lightened. It will require a series of sessions to totally erase them, but I know that with Revlite, its possible. One more thing, if you have a pimple you will notice the next day that it will dry out. That’s absolutely amazing!
Treatment could last about 15 – 20 minutes, that’s really quick. For people who are always on the go, you can do it during lunch time.
Once done, a moisturizer or sunscreen will be applied to soothe your skin and aid with healing process. You might notice some redness on your face, but don’t fret, it will subside in just 3 minutes or so.
If you ask me about side effects, I think the right term would be skin reaction, but this can appear on a case-by-case basis considering we all have different skin types and condition. In my personal experience, there’s no notable negative effect, but others had tiny bumps which was explained as having no bacteria related to pimple. It’s just a natural reaction due to the interference of laser with the sebaceous gland.
After the Treatment
It’s essential that you put sunscreen with SPF35 or higher and avoid the sun for a few days after your treatment. Well, regardless you get this treatment or not it is common knowledge that prolonged exposure to sunlight can lead to serious skin damage, premature aging, sunburn, and the list goes on. So, take sun protection seriously.
You should also be cautious with the skin care products you’ll be using such as facial cleansers. They might be too harsh for your skin during the first 3 days from the treatment. Also, toners are not advisable just for a few days. I highly recommend that you consult with the doctor and tell them about your current skin care regimen to know if they’re safe to continue using or if you should temporarily avoid them.
Personally, I’ve been using a mild cleanser at night followed by aloe vera gel in the morning. I only use the aloe gel for cleansing my face, I keep this routine for a week.
Anyway, I’m not the type that uses a lot of products, following several steps or religiously layering serums, and whatnot. I’m a minimalist, I can live with just a pair of cleanser and moisturizer.
Where to Get Revlite
There are several clinics in the Metro where you can get the Revlite treatment but it’s important that you check if they are certified to provide such service. You can ask or look for their certificate of authenticity, or better yet, check this link to see the list of Certified Revlite Clinics.
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