Since starting my ReAura log, I’ve met some fantastic people online who have e-mailed me questions and kept in touch. A few months ago, a young man got in touch with questions about treating his chest which was quite sun damaged. He’s been keeping me up to date with his treatment progress and I asked him to write a couple of paragraphs about his experiences for me to publish as I thought it would be handy to hear about some first hand experience both from a male’s perspective, but also regarding how the ReAura performs on areas other than the face. Here are his thoughts:
“I purchased the ReAura in November 2011 and have been treating as per directions ever since. I use it on the face, neck, hands and chest and the main reason for my purchase was to treat sun damage. The chest area was the first to get treatment as I was unsure about using it on the face and having the redness the next day (I’m male so no make-up). My skin isnt too sensitive so I maxed it up to level 3 from the start and like everybody else who has written a review my skin went red like a bad sunburn and stayed that way for about 20 hours after.
The upshot is…the more I used it the more my skin became accustomed to the laser and now the redness is gone by the following morning (I use it in the evenings). The results? Well, I used it 3 time on my hands and the results were almost instantaneous. Mild level sun spots reduced by a good 50% in visibility. Because of this I have neglected to continue the treatment on my hands and focused on other parts of my body (face and chest). The results here are proving to be a bit slower (more damage in these areas) but at the same results are visible….I just reckon I need maybe twice or three times the treatment recommended. The problem with this is replacing the creams and gels….which are saucey enough price wise…about €45.
So, overall, i think the ReAura has improved the overall texture of my skin and reduced sun spot visibility but not within the 16 treatments.”
Huge thanks to my male friend for sharing his experiences. I’ve just done another treatment so my next log will be up in the next couple of days.
I have spent the last hour reading all of your posts on the ReAura. Wow. I have a few questions for you. First, do you think the issues you had with your skin breakouts had anything to do w/using the ReAura?
Second, does this product treat brown spots on the face at all?
Third, if this product designed to be used for a specified amount of time (i.e. 8 weeks) what is the regiment or maintenance advised after that.? I suppose what i’m wondering is if this is a product you have to use “forever”, i.e. every week or so, or else your skin is going to go back to the way it was.
4. I live in the US and it doesn’t seem to be available on the philips website. Do you know anything about this? (btw, I went through the entire Philips website and they really don’t give detailed information about the ReAura, which I thought was odd)
5. I would like to send you a picture of the area under my eyes I am looking to treat and ask your opinion on whether it could be treated or not w/the ReAura (if I can get one through ebay or something). If you’re ok with that could you let me know how to contact you directly so I can send this pic? Thanks so much!
Hi Denise, firstly I’m so sorry for the time it’s taken me to reply. Always feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with follow-up questions as I try to reply to mail as quickly as possible.
1. I know that the breakouts I was having was nothing to do with the ReAura, it was more to do with the fact that, for the blog, I try a lot of different things all the time and this really aggravates my skin and add to that my hormonal breakout tendencies and it all proved a bit of a nightmare! I used the ReAura all over my face but I was only getting breakouts in the same place I always do (my chin) when I’m not keeping my skin happy. When a treatment angers my skin generally I breakout all over rather than just in the one place. If anything, the ReAura helped my skin as once I got going with the treatments I didn’t get any spots; it was only when I got a bit casual with it that it went wrong and I’m yet to hit a point where my skin is clear enough to continue treating again.
2. I don’t know what you mean by brown spots; as in age spots or hyperpigmentation? As the ReAura does help with these issues, although of course it will vary from skin to skin just how much of an impact it’ll have. Really, it’s a laser that forces skin renewal so it’s inevitably going to have a positive effect on all skin issues.
3. It’s designed to be used twice a week for 8 weeks initially, then it’s more flexible how you use it. I think the idea is that you can do top up treatments as and when you think your skin needs them, or you could maybe do a couple of 8 weeks treatments every year etc. I believe the idea is that it’s as easy to work with as possible as long as you start with the initial 16 treatments.
4. I honestly don’t know about when Philips are planning to bring it to the USA. Have you considered e-mailing them to find out?
5. You’re welcome to send me a picture and I’ll happily give you my opinion but obviously I’m just a blogger and not trained in skincare, so I can happily give you my thoughts but they won’t be an expert’s opinion. I do think you’d be wise to get in touch with Philips and ask them if they think it would work? But as I said, please feel free to get in touch via email@example.com and I’ll do all I can to help xx
btw my email address is DENISELD@HOTMAIL.COM