FEB 28, 2019
Once upon a time, I didn't care for fancy facials. Cleansing and moisturizing was all I needed to keep acne at bay. Then, the stress of work assignments, planning my future, boyfriend and friend drama, and lack of sleep began to manifest little by little on my once-clear skin. Now, I'm at a spa almost once a month (twice if I'm feeling really generous).
On a mission to whip my skin back in shape, I've tried it all: classic European, 24K gold treatments, and Dermalinfusion facials. Then, I heard of Skin Laundry's signature Laser + Light laser facial, which claims to clean deep into the pores, brighten skin, and improve your skin's texture for under $100. Bonus: The treatment only lasts 15 minutes. It seemed too good to be true.
Skin Laundry launched in 2013 with laser facials that use a combination of nd:YAG laser and IPL to "reduce acne, wrinkles, and improve skin texture." I walked into Skin Laundry's Midtown branch thinking of the laser facial befores and afters I spent hours researching before my appointment. The women in those photos look refreshed, bright, and lifted. But, most of my search didn't yield a single face that looked like mine. It made me wonder: Would a laser facial help or hurt my deeply pigmented skin?