Hey guys, this is Mi-Anne, and
this is Beauty With Mi.
Ever since I got my zipts zapped,
I wanna say a year and a half ago
at Dermalogica, I’ve been on the
hunt for another facial that is as
good for acne.
I found one.
It’s at a spa called Skin Laundry,
which has locations all around the U.S.
And the treatment is called the Laser
and Light Facial.
It uses lasers to
combat things like acne, inflammation,
redness, brighten the overall complexion,
and it only takes 15 minutes.
I went last week!
So, I’m gonna show you the entire process.
I’ll let you know what I thought,
but first you have to make sure
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So, without further ado,
let’s go to the spa.
I was a little bit nervous to go get this
treatment, because I was afraid that it
would hurt or sting, but as soon as I
got there my nervousness just went
away as soon as I met my nurse, Elyse.
Welcome to Skin Laundry.
My name is Elyse.
I’ll be the nurse performing
your 15 minute laser facial today.
So, what we do here at Skin Laundry
is a 2-part treatment.
The first is a
Yag Laser, and the second is a I.P.L.,
which stands for, “Intense Pulsed Light.”
The laser will be the first portion where
we’ll do 2 passes of your face.
What that does is it targets pigments.
What will help break up any hyper
And it’s also going to deep clean
So, anybody who has acne,
breakouts, clogged pores, blackheads.
It’s going to vaporize dirt.
During the laser portion of the treatment,
you’ll feel a little bit of heat and prickling.
If you’d like a break at any time just
let me know, but you shouldn’t have
Amazing. Well I can’t wait to start.
After Elyse told me what to expect,
what it would feel like, she brought me to
the treatment table and I removed any
residual makeup with a cleansing wipe.
Then came the fun part.
While I’m doing the laser treatment,
you may smell something, this is not
your hair or skin burning, it’s just the
vapors getting cleaned out.
I smell it.
You smell it already.
It smells weird.
So, that’s the smell of success.
That means your skin is getting
This one, I’m not gonna lie,
didn’t feel great.
It felt like prickly,
like I don’t think that I would have been
able to withstand having that laser on
my face for much more than like
Good thing the facial is only 15!
And that was one pass.
How are you doing?
Sometimes I can see stuff come up
to the surface, I haven’t really seen
anything like that with you, but it is
possible that wherever there is
underlying congestion can
come to the surface.
If that happens,
we call it purging, and it’s just a natural
part of the healing process.
We recommend that if you do have any
purging, you just come back in a few days
for another treatment that will help clear
it right up.
So, once the first laser was done,
Elyse brought out the I.P.L. Machine.
I’ll be applying some cold gel to your
The gel is just a water-based
It’s going to keep your
skin nice and cool.
And the purpose is
to help evenly spread the light, so it
acts as a conductor for the I.P.L.
You will feel a little bit of
heat, and mostly you’re just going to
observe a very bright light.
So, what does this one do in
comparison to the first?
It’s also targeting redness and
And it leaves your skin
with a bit of tightened feeling.
So, after the treatment
you should feel tighter,
brighter, glowing, clean.
They both deliver light energy, but they’re
delivering the energy in
How often is it recommended to
get this treatment?
This treatment is mild enough and safe
enough to do every other day.
Most people come between every 7
and 10 days.
And that’s it.
And now I will apply and a
little bit of toner.
And I’ll apply a little bit of daily
moisturizer with SPF.
How does your skin feel?
It feels good.
I’m excited to see
what it looks like.
Good. Well you look great.
Take a look.
My skin looks a lot less red.
Is that just me?
It definitely looks calmer, brighter.
It’s healthy and clean.
So, what should I do now that we’re done?
Our after care is very simple because the
treatment is so mild and safe.
We recommend that you reapply sunscreen
every 2 hours.
If you do any manual
exfoliation, like a Clarisonic brush or
scrubs, just wait until
tomorrow for that.
Does it make your skin a little
bit more sensitive to that?
And we just don’t wanna
Because your skin has just been exfoliated,
so we just want to give it time.
It’s been a week since I’ve gotten
the treatment and my skin has been
The makeup has gone on
really well over it.
I think that for
the time that it takes to commit to
the facial, it’s like a no brainer.
Skin Laundry offers the first facial free,
so why not, go check it out see if
you like it.
Then if you wanna get another
facial it’s $65, or you can get bundles
for a slightly reduced price.
If you can’t make it to a Skin Laundry,
or if you simply don’t want to drop
the cash, which I don’t blame you.
There are a few things you can do at
home that can give you a similar result,
although they are not going to be a laser.
So, Neutrogena makes a mask and it’s
called the Light Therapy Acne Mask.
Now it uses blue and red light to target
acne causing bacteria.
It is super easy to use.
It turns on!
And you just sit tight really for
It will automatically turn off
and it’s essentially your mask, but you
don’t have to wash it off,
so you just chill, sit on the couch.
The second is much more traditional,
but you know how much I love a
good exfoliating mask.
This is a
San Francisco based brand.
It’s called Monastery, and this is
the Exfoliating Glycolic Gel.
What’s nice about it is it’s very,
very gentle mask.
I wouldn’t say it’s
the same as the Light and Laser Facial,
but it does give you that instant
Because it has the
rose water in it, it is very soothing, so
I don’t tend to get any redness from it.
All around, a goodie.
So, that is it.
I hope you guys
enjoyed this video.
If you guys have
tried this facial, or if you are
going to try it, please let me know
And if there’s anything else you’d
like me to try on Beauty With Mi
please don’t hesitate to drop it in
the comments as well.
See you next week.
Thanks so much for watching guys.
Let me know what you wanna see
next on Beauty With Mi in the
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This week on Beauty With Mi, our host, Mi-Anne Chan tries the laser and light facial for acne at Skin Laundry. This 15 minute treatment is designed to cleanse the pores and only costs $65. Press play on this episode of Beauty With Mi to see how it turns out!
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