So I used to have this mole under my right eye. I say used to because when I was 20, my mom took me to have it lasered off. She's fairly superstitious and said that the position of that mole was like a tear on my face and would thus bring me sadness. She was rather insistent so just went with it. The procedure was quick and burning hot but it banished the mole for good. I've been lucky to not to have to really deal with any other moles on my face but I am vexed by dark spots and freckles which are the result of being less vigilant about sun protection when I was younger. It's a constant battle and if laser treatments weren't so pricey, I'd probably just have went that route.
Enter Dr. Fredric Brandt's new line of serums created to mimic the effects of in-office dermatological laser treatments. I learned about these skin fixers at an event hosted by Birchbox Soho last month. Dr. Brandt, a noted celebrity dermatologist and anti-aging authority was on hand to personally introduce his Laser Fx line and explain how they work. These treatments feature a breakthrough smart dual encapsulation system to deliver precise skin targeting, penetration and higher efficacy. There are three products in this series and each is specifically formulated to provide focused results in addressing particular skin concerns.
Laser Fx Perfect Serum: Targets fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkle smoothing in a serum infused with Gotu Kola, Bioemetric Tri-Peptide and Heptapeptide encapsulated actives. Instantly skin looks smooth and soft. After one week, skin looks plumper. In two weeks, fine lines and wrinkles diminish. Three weeks later, skin texture improves dramatically. By week four week, skin is transformed.
Laser Fx Lift Serum: Targets sagging skin. Tightens, firms and redefines the face contour with a customized blend of amino acids and Sweet Pea and Acmella Oleacera Extract and Hexapeptides. This potent serum creates instant firming and tightening. In just one week, skin texture is improved. After two weeks, skin looks lifted. By the third week of use, elasticity and suppleness are restored. After one month, the face contour is more visibly defined.
Laser Fx Bright Serum: Targets dark spots and dullness. Brightens skin while fading dark spots and evening tone with Encapsulated Vitamin C, Epidermosil and Knotgrass Extract - a proven infrared and thermal aging fighter. With just one application skin look instantly more luminous, In one week, skin looks brighter and after the second week, imperfections look diffused. Three weeks in, dark spots and discoloration fade. After four weeks of use, skin is visibly more even and radiant.
After a brief consultation, the Laser Fx Bright Serum was recommended for me and I received a bottle along with some other Dr. Brandt goodies to take home to try. I wanted to wait until I'd been using it for awhile so I could offer a fair assessment of the product as I was told by one of Dr. Brandt's nurses that it could take up to a month to truly see results. After finishing up my Vitamin C serum, I started using this serum every morning and evening after we returned from our vacation so it's been almost 4 weeks now. I was able to seamlessly integrate the serum into my skincare regimen following my toner and before applying my essence without any irritation or issues. The product has a barely discernible scent and light consistency that applies smoothly. I was taught to gently rub it into my skin in order to activate the ingredients. I can say that results I experienced seem to be more gradual than the product claims but there has been a visible improvement in the overall radiance of my complexion. My freckles and spots do appear lighter and an acne scar on my chin has pretty much faded. I'm impressed and hope to see continued results.
The Laser Fx serum series is formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates and each one retails for $78. Yes it's a little pricey but that's still a fraction of the cost of a Fraxel laser treatment and it's painfree. They are available through Sephora, Birchbox, Skinstore as well as Dr. Brandt's website.