Pain factor 

I cannot lie, the laser is really ouchy.

Downtime

Sixty minutes for the treatment. I was quite red and looked a little swollen for a couple of days after, so I used a tinted moisturiser to disguise the redness.

Results 

Once my skin settled down, the texture was finer and firmer and the skin tone very even.

Where to get it 

Melanie Grant Skin Health; melaniegrant.com. Cost: $550.

At home 

The use of AHAs, BHA and retinol should be avoided for 72 hours after treatment to allow the skin to recover. Then you can resume your usual regime, making sure to include a broad-spectrum SPF 50+, of course.

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