One product that’s interested me for some time is the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser. As a beauty blogger and a consumer, I definitely see the value of being able to use a device like this in the privacy of my own home.  I’ve just started testing the the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser–read on for details and photos.

The PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser is the first FDA-cleared at-home laser clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.  The technology is the same fractional laser technology used by dermatologists for skin rejuvenation treatments.  That was really exciting to me, because as someone with a strong interest in aesthetics, I know that fractional laser technology works.

When I received my unit, I unpacked the box, took out the illustrated guide book and got familiar with the process I was going to be undertaking.  The first thing that needed to happen was to charge the unit.

Once that was done (about 2 hours), I completed a patch test on my forearm.  Not only did I want to know what the feeling was like on my skin (did it hurt?), but I wanted to know if there would be redness and what that would look like.  I was a little apprehensive, but after experiencing the test and looking at the area after, I felt good about proceeding to my eye area.

The PaloVia Laser is really easy to use; basically there is only a power button and activation button to operate, so I felt confident it was goof proof.  As a safety feature, you can only deliver 25 applications until the handpiece automatically shuts off.  That’s a good thing. I applied the Pre-Treatment Gel around my eye area, positioned the PaloVia Laser unit against my skin and pressed or “stamped”.  I continued stamping the area around the left and right eye until I was satisfied I had covered the area completely.

At this point, the skin in the treatment area was definitely warm and red–like I had been sunburned.  I washed off the Pre-Treatment Gel using a cream cleanser (Luzern Pure Cleansing Creme) and then applied a calming cream (Skin Authority) to the treatment area. Calming Cream is a product designed to soothe skin and is recommended for post-peels, so I thought it would be perfect to use.

When I woke up the next morning, the redness was gone, so I felt good about continuing with the process.  I started out initially on the Low setting, and then will advance to Medium before stepping up to High, which is the recommended setting.  I plan on doing my PaloVia treatments at night before bed, so that my skin has recovered by the next morning.  And so you can follow and see the results, I’ll be posting my progress once a week.

The PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser retails at $499 and you can purchase and get more information at or Would you use a product like the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser?  Let me know in the comments!


Disclosure: Palomar Medical Technologies has provided me with a complimentary laser for my use in testing.  At the end of my treatment period, I have been offered the opportunity to receive a photo shoot in New York, along with transportation, lodging and food. All opinions regarding the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser are my own.  None of the information in this post is intended to construe medical advice; you must read and follow all manufacturer directions for proper use and safety.

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