This Is the Only Facial That Helped When Sun Damage Showed Up on My Forehead

I am a crazy person in regard to skincare—be it hydration, toning, cleansing, or sun protection. Lo and behold, every summer something goes wrong and a few patches of sun damage sprout up where clear, even skin used to be. No matter how much SPF 50 I slather on and how many beach umbrellas I sit under, shading my skin from the beating, hot sun, it happens. Without fail, I have to breathe and reboot my skin come fall. 

This time, I decided to pull out the big guns and try an in-office treatment meant specifically for sun damage. I was referred to Glo Skin & Laser, a boutique treatment spa formed by two native New York sisters. They offer face, body, and laser treatments for things like skin tightening, acne, cellulite, hair removal, and, of course, sun damage. I decided to try the IPL Photofacial, a pigmentation treatment that employs the use of state-of-the-art lasers to reduce discoloration post-summer. For $150 and 15 to 30 minutes, they claim you'll leave with no redness, no downtime, and sufficiently more even-toned skin. So I tried it.