Clear + Brilliant:
“This is my starter laser, my gateway,” Dr. Gerstner said. “It’s good for pores, texture, and fine lines. I do it on my own skin every three weeks.” It requires a 30 minute time commitment. You sit with some numbing cream on your face for 15 minutes, then the doctor will treat your whole face (while you wear protective goggles), after which you’re given an ice pack and sent back to work. It’s a cumulative treatment, meaning the more times you do it, the better results you get. Results don’t wear off (well, unless you go to Hawaii, don’t wear sunscreen, and burn your face off). “It can be part of your maintenance routine, just like a glycolic peel or a microdermabrasion would be,” Dr. Gerstner said.
Side Effects/Down Time: You’ll be a bit pink for about an hour, but you can put makeup on right away. “There are no telltale signs,” Dr. Gerstner said. “This is something you can do the day before your wedding or a black tie event.”