Now more than ever, “less is more” has the strongest meaning when it comes to fashion, beauty and skincare. With celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Kim Kardashian inventing the “clean girl aesthetic,” everyone is steering away from caking on makeup by naturally enhancing their features with minimal products in a way that we thought could have never been possible.
I’ve always dreamed of putting together a “clean girl” look, but for someone with imperfect skin, I never had the confidence to do so. One minute it’s dry — the next its glowy and clear — and the others its oily and full of breakouts. Its irregularities resulted in me layering products to conceal the blemishes and their remnants, making me even more self-conscious by pressuring me to wear a full face of glam for everyday activities.
Over the last year, I’ve tried every trick in the book along with every ~luxe~ product on the market; and I still cannot achieve the skin I was indirectly promised when spending thousands of dollars on cleansers, masks, exfoliants, serums and topical gels. I’ve even tried more professional-grade treatments like Morpheus8 and Hydrafacial, and while I’ve definitely seen results, I learned that a little more downtime was needed than expected, which is nearly impossible for someone like me that’s constantly on-camera and traveling from city to city.
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Back in September, I met Lesley Clark-Loeser, MD, a Davie, FL-based dermatologist, who introduced me to a new brand on the market called UltraClear™ in hopes that it will remove all my skin imperfections. According to UltraClear™, their cold ablative fiber laser technology “helps reverse signs of aging by addressing fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, age spots, uneven skin texture, or stubborn acne scars, giving you the beautifully glowing skin you’ve always desired.”
After doing some research, I found that their treatments are expected to show quick, reliable results with a procedure as short as fifteen minutes, and with my fast-paced schedule that has almost zero downtime, I was eager to visit Precision Skin Institute in South Florida and give it a try.
UltraClear™ takes pride in offering an array of treatment options from a lunchtime procedure to more aggressive protocols tailored to you with maximum results and minimal risks, so after Dr. Clark-Loeser recommended a lower pain level and less downtime treatment, I hopped in the chair and was ready to see a real skin transformation.
For those who don’t know, UltraClear™ uses short, concentrated light beams to gently remove top layers of dull and damaged skin, triggering the body’s natural healing process and stimulating new cell growth. At the same time, UltraClear™ deposits controlled thermal energy at the dermal level inducing just the right amount of thermal energy at the right skin depth to start the rejuvenation process, increasing collagen and elastin production, revitalizing your skin from the inside out.
While I didn’t experience much pain, I felt heat to my skin, which Dr. Clark-Loeser said was normal for this type of treatment. From start to finish, Dr. Clark-Loeser and her team made every effort to ensure transparency while performing the procedure, giving me a sense of ease when trying something I was experiencing for the first time. And as promised, I was out the door in 20 minutes, giving me more than enough time to proceed with my daily activities.
As for results? I’ll be honest… immediately after post-treatment, my face was hot. I was able to drive home with some ice packs on my cheeks, and after a few hours, my skin cooled down and was back to normal. I was able to return to my normal activities, including using a gentle cleanser and moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated through the healing process.
The next morning, I was excited to see that my skin was already showing a visible difference than prior to UltraClear™ and I returned to my daily skincare routine. And while I refrained from wearing makeup and going in sunshine for a few days post-treatment, I felt confident with the way my skin looked during its repair stage (think: a little too much fun in the sun look).
Roughly a week later, I returned to a full glam look for the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, and the way my skin showed up under the lights was life-changing. My now clear, bright skin was glowing from within and not only made my makeup application process smoother than ever, it also gave me the confidence I never knew I had. I wasn’t layering products to conceal my imperfections, rather I was using them to enhance my new “perfect” skin.
It’s been approximately eight weeks since my first treatment, and while keeping up with my daily skincare routine, I find myself using lighter coverage and less creamy products for not only every day, but also for film shoots. I’m able to put together a “clean girl” look that not only helps me try the latest beauty trend, but also keeps my skin healthy by not clogging my pores with unnecessary products.
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UltraClear™’s technology is truly unmatchable, as I was able to experience a safe, non-invasive treatment in under thirty minutes with incredibly low pain and even lower downtime. It ultimately takes the title as the ultimate “lunchtime” procedure, and I can’t wait to see how my skin develops over time.
To learn more about UltraClear™ and where its offered, visit their website at https://ultraclearlaser.com/.