In my teens I was a sun goddess; the more I could do outdoors the better. I rode and cared for my horses and never thought to protect my skin from the damaging effects of the sun. By the time I reached my 50’s I started noticing dark spots on my face and neck and even deep crevices forming around my mouth. I was concerned about the damage to my skin and sought professional help.
My concern was substantiated and within a few days my dermatologist was freezing off several suspect areas on my face. He encouraged me to protect my skin by wearing sunscreen and to begin a regimen of proper skin care.
I visited with Karen Minow-Tavary, a laser certified registered nurse at the High Desert Med Spa and Laser Center to learn more about proper skin care. I was amazed by all the services they provide and was especially interested in deep laser resurfacing. You see, I’m not going to the Valley if I can get it done in Wickenburg. Even after I started taking good care of the skin, the deep crevices around my mouth and especially my upper lip just wouldn’t go away. I couldn’t wear lipstick because the crevices would draw the lipstick away from my lips and onto my face.
Karen and I talked a lot about the procedure. She showed me pictures so I would know what to expect before, during, and after the procedure as the deep tissue in my face began to recover. After an examination, I was determined to be a good candidate. The procedure was not painful. I was given a mild prescription for pain as I recovered. After 10 days I looked like I was sunburned with a really shinny face. Collagen started rebuilding under my skin and I began to see the renewing of my beautiful face. Karen made herself available 24/7 if I needed her. She provided education to my support team so they knew what to expect during the first 10 days after the procedure. In the Valley you’re herded in like a bunch of cows – no one-on-one. They don’t even know your name unless you miss a payment.
Deep laser resurfacing is a high quality procedure available 15 minutes from home. It’s a medical procedure performed by medical professionals [Dr. Ann Watwood, NMD and Karen Minow-Tavary, RN, CLT]. I would definitely recommend the High Desert Med Spa and Laser Center. The care I received was professional and reassuring. I feel pretty again and I’m so worth it!