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What is skin lightening?

We offer a variety of  treatments that promote Skin Lightening here at Cienega Med Spa. The most effective treatments we offer are our proprietary Vitamin C and Glutathione Brighten Up Shots and IVs, Clear + Brilliant and IPL lasers. These services offer something for everyone, and often work even better when paired together.

 

How do these lightening treatments work?

Vitamin C and Glutathione Brighten Up Shots and IVs

Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant you can get, and when combined with Vitamin C, it can’t be topped for health and wellness.  In today’s world, you have to take every precaution to protect yourself from free-radical damage and pollution. This combination acts as a powerful tool for lightening and brightening the skin.

 

Clear & Brilliant

Clear + Brilliant laser treatments eliminate the visible signs of aging, like dark spots, hyperpigmentation, scars, clogged pores, fine lines and wrinkles. One Clear + Brilliant laser treatment session that lasts only about 30 minutes makes your skin much smoother, lighter and brighter. Perfect for any and all skin tones.

 

IPL

During an IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light treatment, unwanted melanin and broken capillaries absorb the focussed energy which causes the excess pigments to fragment and shatter. This causes no harm whatsoever to the surrounding healthy tissue. After the IPL treatment, these shattered pigment fragments will be harmlessly absorbed over a few weeks time, and then are flushed out by the patient’s bodily system.

What do these lightening treatments feel like?

Vitamin C and Glutathione Brighten Up Shots and IVs

Brightening Vitamin Shots and IV’s are veritably painless and quite relaxing procedures, especially the IV’s. You may lie back, relax, watch TV or read a magazine.  Many clients come with a friend and spend most of their time taking selfies.  

 

Clear + Brilliant

The Clear + Brilliant treatment is a gentle and comfortable experience that only takes about 30 minutes. First you will be numbed, then the fun begins.  The laser tip will glide gently across your skin, using a cross hatch pattern to ensure even coverage to all treated areas.

 

IPL

The IPL treatment has a low to medium level of discomfort described by most patients as a warm snapping sensation.  No numbing is required for this treatment.

Do these lightening treatments hurt?

Vitamin C and Glutathione-Brighten Up Shots and IVs

Brightening shots and IV’s are very comfortable experiences.  There is only a slight prick of the needle, and you are on your way.

Clear + Brilliant

During the Clear + Brilliant treatment, the face is numbed, and the discomfort is minimal. Directly post treatment, there is generally a stinging sensation as one might experience with a sunburn. This burning usually subsides within a few short hours.

IPL

IPL is not painful. However, most patients describe it as a warm to hot snapping sensation. No numbing is needed.

Are these brightening treatments safe?

Yes, these treatments are all very safe. Our brightening services are performed by highly trained and very experienced registered nurses. You always know you are in good hands when having a service at Cienega Med Spa.

Is there any downtime?

Vitamin C and Glutathione-Brighten Up Shots and IVs

There is absolutely no downtime at all after having a Brighten Up shot or IV.  Some clients will notice a mild stinging sensation from the ascorbic acid, but this will subside in a short time.

 

Clear + Brilliant

Most patients experience NO recovery time following a Clear + Brilliant procedure. But you may experience slight redness and swelling, as well as mild discomfort that may last up to 12 hours after your treatment. You may feel as though you have a mild sunburn for a couple of days.

 

IPL

There is no actual downtown with IPL.  However, the treated area may be pink to mildly red for up to 3 days. It’s basically like having slight sunburn. Keep in mind that freckles and spots will darken before either flaking off or being absorbed by the system.

 

Can I get a treatment before a special event or travel?

Vitamin C and Glutathione-Brighten Up Shots and IVs

Absolutely, in fact you will most likely look and feel better than ever.

Clear + Brilliant

We recommend getting a Clear + Brilliant treatment one week prior to an event, as there will be mild exfoliation and possibly some redness for a few days after the treatment.

IPL

Yes, however it is recommended to get IPL at least 3-5 days or more before an event.

Who should not get this treatment?

Vitamin C and Glutathione-Brighten Up Shots and IVs

Our brightening shots and IVs are great for just about everyone.  If you have a known sensitivity to these vitamins or are currently pregnant, this would not be for you.

Clear + Brilliant

Those with a medical history of herpes should discuss ideal timing of appointments to avoid being treated during an outbreak, as Clear and Brilliant can inspire flare-ups. Clear + Brilliant may not be suitable for treating excessively saggy skin, deep wrinkles, and darker age spots.

IPL

Anyone with a skin type 5 or above would be advised to try Clear + Brilliant as opposed to IPL which targets pigment and could cause adverse effects.. Patients that have had adverse reactions in the past to IPL should also think about trying Clear + Brilliant this time around.

Are there any side effects?

Vitamin C and Glutathione-Brighten Up Shots and IVs

Mild singing or burning sensations may last for a few hours post treatment.

Clear & Brilliant

Potential side effects of Clear + Brilliant may include prolonged swelling, redness, and herpes flare-ups. It’s important that you discuss your medical history with a specialist before undergoing Clear + Brilliant treatments.

IPL

The pigmented areas may get darker before they get flake off. Multiple IPL treatments are required for most patients. Mild inflammation and pinkness for 1-3 days is common.

How many treatments will I need?

Vitamin C and Glutathione-Brighten Up Shots and IVs

Although there are occasionally those who see a lightening effect after one treatment, most clients find that a series of 10 or more is required for intensive noticeable brightening to occur.  Luckily we have some fantastic package deals.

Clear & Brilliant

Routine treatments deliver lasting results that can keep you looking younger for years to come. It’s one thing to promise a gentle, non-invasive laser treatment for your skin, but it’s quite another to deliver on the “gentle” promise, which Clear and Brilliant is sure to provide.

IPL

Depending on what’s being treated and the severity, treatments will range from 1-6 sessions per area.

When should I get my next treatment?

Vitamin C and Glutathione-Brighten Up Shots and IVs

Most clients receive these vitamin brightening treatments once a week for best effects. A series of 10 is highly recommended for best results.

Clear & Brilliant

Each treatment can most likely be received within 3-4 weeks of the previous treatment.  However, the time between these treatments must be decided on a case by case basis. We highly recommend a series of 6-10 sessions for best results.  Be sure to ask about our amazing packages!

IPL

Depending on your skin type and healing process, you can get a treatment every 2-6 weeks. Or as recommended by your treatment specialist.

Popular Treatments

Choose from our wide range of treatments below

BRIGHTEN UP PUSH

Brighten up your complexion and immunity with 800mg of Glutathione and 1,000mg Vitamin C. Reduce the damage caused by free radicals such as dry skin, wrinkles and premature signs of aging with Vitamin C while Glutathione (a powerful free radical fighting anti-oxidant) slows down the formation of melanin, responsible for skin darkening or hyper-pigmentation.

15 mins

Brighten Up Injection

High dose Vitamin C & Glutathione to reduce the damage caused by free radicals & slows down the formation of melanin, responsible for skin darkening or hyper-pigmentation.

10 mins

Brighten Up Vitamin IV; 500ml Bag

High doses of vitamin c and glutathione to lighten and brighten your skin and mood. *Please note, your drip duration varies on individual factors and can range from 30-45 minutes to 1 hour+, so please plan accordingly.

30 mins

Brighten Up Vitamin IV; Large 1 Liter Bag

High doses of vitamin C & Glutathione to lighten and brighten your skin, immunity & mood. Available in half or full liter.

45 mins

Clear and Brilliant Full Face

Treatment for the face.

45 mins

Clear and Brilliant Full Face and Neck

Treatment for the full face and neck.

50 mins

Clear and Brilliant For the Body

Treatment for the full back, abdomen or legs.

90 mins

Clear and Brilliant Face, Neck and Chest

Treatment for the full face, neck and upper chest. Buy 3 for $1,500; Regularly $2,250.

50 mins

Clear and Brilliant Large Area

The size of one sheet of paper approx. 8.5" x 12" Clear + Brilliant® is a beneficial treatment for men and women of all ages and skin types. The ideal candidate is a person looking to be proactive in their skincare, address early signs of aging or to maintain the look of their skin. Clear and Brilliant® is also a great skincare option for those who don’t have the time for a more aggressive corrective laser procedure, but still want visible and lasting results.

50 mins

IPL Small Area

Treatment for one area the size of a business card, or smaller.

15 mins

IPL Medium Area

Area up to the size of half sheet of paper.

30 mins

IPL for a Large Area

Treatment for the full back or legs.

60 mins

IPL for the Face

Treatment for the full, or partial face. (Men must shave prior to treatment)

20 mins

IPL Full Face & Neck

Treat red & brown spots, freckles, broken capillaries, rosacea, hyper-pigmentation, pregnancy mask, port wine stains & melasma. Suitable for fair to medium skin tones.

45 mins

IPL Full Face, Neck & Chest

Treat red & brown spots, freckles, broken capillaries, rosacea, hyper-pigmentation, pregnancy mask, port wine stains & melasma. Suitable for fair to medium skin tones.

45 mins

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