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1/20/17

Photofacial Magic

Rocking the best skin of my life thanks to Enlighten MD
written by:
Sarah

All my life, I've had okay skin — not great — just okay. I'm always walking around with a pimple or two concealed with make up (whatever, I've accepted this) but the biggest issue for me has been patches of redness and overall uneven skin tone (my chin has always been particularly red). I definitely have never felt confident going out in public bare-faced. Which is why I am super excited to share with you all about my recent procedure at Enlighten MD — the photofacial. For the first time ever, I am proud to show off my skin wearing ONLY tinted sunscreen and blush. 

The beauty gurus at Enlighten MD have worked some serious magic on my skin ✨ they recommended a photo-facial to make my fair skin more "evenly toned". I had the procedure in late November 2016. I won't lie to you, the laser treatment hurt a bit more than I expected (but not unbearable). I went in early to get numbing cream all over my face, then Kari hit my face with the laser — it felt kind of like a rubberband being snapped all over my face. A lot of estheticians break up the photofacial process into 2-4 session. Kari explained that she prefers to be a bit more aggressive on the first treatment to eliminate or minimize follow up procedures (I appreciated this because I would prefer to just do it all in one go). I left the office after about 2 hours start to finish and looked pretty close to normal — no one would have guessed I just had a laser attack my face. I was warned that over the next week or so my dark patches would turn darker before eventually fading / flaking away. I didn't notice this too much (maybe because I'm used to covering up the patchiness?). I didn't really find that there was any "down time" with this procedure.

It took about a month or so before my dark spots really started to fade but low and behold, one day I started to notice that I needed less make up to cover my weirdly uneven skin blotches. Two months later, my dark spots and patches of redness are almost completely gone!!! (Note: I still have pimples that need to be addressed but thats another story)

So to wrap this up— I HIGHLY recommend scheduling a consultation at Enlighten. Kari and her team of specialists will assess your skin and recommend the best course ofI action. I guarantee you will see some pretty astounding results!

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Sarah

Sarah is the visionary behind the brand's identity and visual content. She leads WE THE BIRDS’ creative department and has cultivated a small team of talented creative producers. In her role as Creative Director, she also oversees the design and visual production of WE THE BIRDS | Macarons. Sarah's credibility in the creative industry is backed by her degree in Fine Art accompanied by her professional experience in fashion, graphic design & photography (having worked in the creative department for national retailer, Neiman Marcus, for the better part of her career).

Credentials

Design Consultant
Bergdorf Goodman, 2016 - 2017

Senior Designer
Cusp by Neiman Marcus, 2011 - 2017

BA Studio Art
BA French Language

College of the Holy Cross, 2010

Professional Skills

Graphic Design, Web Design, Styling, Art Direction. Photography, Creative Production

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