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I Tried a CO₂ Fractional Laser Facial as My First Medical-Grade Skin Treatment — And It Changed My Skin

I Tried a CO₂ Fractional Laser Facial as My First Medical-Grade Skin Treatment — And It Changed My Skin

I’m in a different plastic surgeon’s office every week. As a Social Media Editor for SpotlyteTM, it’s part of my job to capture content and learn about the latest professional treatments and procedures available on the market. Until this past year, however, I’d never actually been to a plastic surgeon to get a medical-grade skin treatment myself. I was overwhelmed by the sheer variety of treatments I’d learned about — including dermaplaning, EMS microcurrent, and microneedling — and wasn’t sure which one was right for me. That changed as soon as I learned about the High Gloss Microlaser Peel®.

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As always, talk to your doctor before starting any new treatment.

The High Gloss Microlaser Peel is the signature, minimally-invasive treatment offered by board-certified plastic surgeon David Cangello, MD at his private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I was immediately intrigued because the treatment combines two elements — PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and a fractional laser — that I had read so much about on Spotlyte, and had been dying to try for myself.

Editor's Note

Injectable wrinkle reducers are used to temporarily smooth the look of moderate to severe wrinkles in certain areas of the face such as the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet. They should not be used more frequently than every three months. Like any medical treatment, they have potential risks and side effects. Be sure to talk to a licensed provider to see if they’re right for you. Have more questions? Chat with our team of trained aesthetics specialists now

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Retinol shouldn't be used by women who are pregnant, considering getting pregnant, or nursing. Please consult with your doctor before use

Thia Laurain is an Allergan® employee.

Complimentary treatment was provided to the author for the purpose of writing this article.

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