Why Laser Facials Are Better Than Botox
Why Laser Facials Are Better Than Botox. You know I’m all about skincare, and taking care of your mind and body lately. So, meeting Dr. Bela Pandit couldn’t have been more timely. This woman is amazing! She’s a Podiatrist practicing in Evergreen Park, IL and right next door, she has Beluxe Med Spa (my new home away from home).
Beluxe Med Spa is one of those places everyone should know more about. I’m one of those gals who gets regular facials from my Esthetician, but sometimes you want that extra element of “fix.” Beluxe Med Spa is where you go to get it!
Laser hair and tattoo removal, derma planing, cellulite — scar — stretch mark and vein removal, collagen regeneration, skin rejuvenation … ah! The list of services Beluxe has goes ON.
But! Let’s get back to the point of this post: Laser Facials vs. Botox. I’ve done both. Botox and Laser Facials. When I did Botox it wasn’t exactly for wrinkles — at one point in my life, I was super insecure about my upper lip disappearing when I smiled, and the Botox was to relax the muscles in my upper lip so that wouldn’t happen. I only did it once, but I just remembering thinking: “Alex, Botox?!”
ALAS! How this blog post topic came to be. If you’re a gal like me, not looking to hit the Botox train quite so hard — LASER FACIALS are for you!
I asked Dr. Pandit the hard questions:
AD: What are the benefits of a Laser Facial?
BP: Laser Facials have many benefits. They are quick and painless with really no risk factors and can be used on all skin tones. Laser facials work to build collagen which is essential for premature aging like wrinkles. Also , dark spots, hyperpigmentation, blackheads, and freckles can be eliminated over time. Smooth glowing, younger skin is the long term benefit. Its also a great pre-party prep to look amazing for a special occasion
Laser facials work to build collagen which is essential for premature aging like wrinkles.
AD: What are the benefits of Botox?
BP: Botox works by blocking the signals to the nerve receptors of your muscles. The muscle then can no longer contract which will cause wrinkles to relax and soften. It is widely used on forehead wrinkles. The benefits are that a person will see an immediate effect however, botox wears off in six months and must be given by a trained professional. Eye and mouth drooping and real side effects that can happen if not injected properly and are hard to reverse until the botox wears off.
AD: Between the two, which one is more effective? And why?
BP: For long term results regular Laser Facials will prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place. For immediate results the Botox will help but it will not cure the problems.
AD: When it comes to laser facials, what type of laser does BeLuxe use?
BP: We use a 1064 YAG Laser by Cynosure. Its the safest most effective laser in our opinion on the market.
Beluxe Med Spa uses a 1064 YAG Laser by Cynosure. Its the safest most effective laser in our opinion on the market.
AD: How many treatments with the laser should someone who wants to reduce fine lines and wrinkles have? Do you recommend consistency over time or a set of intense treatments in a shorter amount of time?
BP: A series of five spread over five weeks is what we recommend to achieve long lasting permanent results. After that a maintenance of once every three- four months would be ideal.
AD: Now, some people see the word LASER and want to run! Is it really that scary? And does it hurt — what would you compare the “pain” to?
BP: It is not painful at all! It feels like someone is tickling your face. Its actually very relaxing . There is no downtime and you can reapply your makeup and go about your day immediately.
.. You guys! It’s true, really does NOT feel like anything.
AD: What can you do to keep the validity of your laser facial in tact, at home, post treatment(s)?
BP: Sunscreen daily and Retinol at night is a must for everyone and will help keep your skin in tip top shape. I am a big fan of the Korean 10 step beauty routine as well!
Annnnnnd, the best part about this post!? 10% off a Laser Facial OR Derma Planing (Derma Planing blog post on DuffyDossier.com coming atcha soon — stay tuned!) All you need to do is mention “DuffyDossier” when booking your appointment.
Beluxe Med Spa
3830 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60605