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PaloVia Before and Afters: The Results (Plus a Giveaway!)

I've been using the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser at home for four weeks and have completed the initial four weeks of treatment. Now, I'll just have to treat my periorbital area twice per week to continue to see results.

If you've missed out on the rest of my experience, check out these posts, including one video, which walks you through the entire process of how to laser your own face.  It's not hard whatsoever, but I can totally relate to wanting to see someone else do it first! (I watched Kari from Fab Over Forty's video before I even opened the box!)

In case you've missed my other posts, before I started using the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser, I had quite a few fine lines and wrinkles. I am lucky that I have pretty decent skin (and proof that loads of sunscreen really works 20 years down the road). But I do have some damage to the skin under my eyes, especially on my drivers side (left, for you non-drivers). If there is something I can do to curb them before they continue to grow more deeply, then I'm all for it.

Here are the facts you should know if you are considering an at-home option for lessening fine lines. The PaloVia is the first FDA-cleared laser for home treatment of wrinkles in the periorbital area. You use the laser each night to "zap" the affected area for a few minutes. You may wake up with a little swelling, redness or dryness, but you can overcome that with the help of a few good products. After 30 days, you will have lines that have been lessened. To maintain and improve the area, continue to use the laser twice per week. Simple, huh?

So does it hurt? On low, not really. It's like a quick rubber band snap. On medium, it's a little more intense, but you'll most likely forget about it, by the time the next night rolls around. On high, it's a little more memorable, where discomfort is concerned. Just be sure to start low and work your way up, to avoid more swelling and redness than you were potentially expecting.

It's time for the big reveal! To recap, I started with minor lines that escaped on to my cheeks, that were always visible, even when I wasn't smiling.


Click to enlarge. Before is on top, after is on bottom. Shown smiling.



 Left side before and after: Before on the left.
After shows both relaxed face and smiling face. Click to enlarge.


My fine lines, especially the ones that spilled onto my cheek, are relaxed quite a bit. When I'm not smiling, they are basically nonexistent. Overall, I'm very pleased with the results and will continue the maintenance phase. I'll be sure to update this post with photos in several months to check for continued progress. If you want your own laser right now, pick it up from PaloVia for $499.

I have one PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser to give away to a lucky reader! Of course, there are rules: Continental US Only. No P.O. boxes. Prize will ship from the company.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winner must respond in 48 hours to claim prize. To win, enter through Rafflecopter below! This giveaway will end on 5/10/2012 at midnight, est.
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56 comments:

  1. You should use the PaloVia for 4 weeks to see results.

    I'm not sure I see what you see...but I'm a lot older than you! This would be a great birthday present for me (I'll be 61 on May 10th!).

    Woo hoo!

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  2. I think the rafflecopter link is not functioning? It is taking me to the home page.

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  3. I think the link for the giveaway is not working. Can you repost? Thanks!

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  4. I think the link is not working for the giveaway. Can you repost?

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  5. The Rafflecopter flew away without us!!

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  6. Use the PaloVia for four weeks to see results. I think everyone is more judgmental about their skin that an outsider lol

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  7. Those are some impressive results!

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  8. 30 days for 3-4 min each session

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  9. Use for once a day for thirty days...then twice a week for maintenance thereafter, would love the chance 

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  10. Please do another giveaway! I just saw this on Dr. Oz show--after this contest ended!

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  11. the results can really be seen!

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  12. 3-4 minutes each day for 30 days then 2 times a week after

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  13. You use the laser every night as part of your skin care routine for four weeks. Then after that, you'll only need to do it twice a week to maintain. 

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  14. 3-4 minutes each day for 30 days then 2 times a week after

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  15. Krista- Hebridean SpriteOctober 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Wow impressive results for a at home treatment laser. You said in your reviews to use the laser every night for a couple minutes for four weeks for the first round/treatment. Thanks for such a great review and giveaway!

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  16. Those are some pretty good results!

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  17. You use the laser every night as part of your skin care routine for four
    weeks. Then after that, you'll only need to do it twice a week to
    maintain.  Thanks for the contest!! 

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  18. Each night for 30 days, with maintenance thereafter, and my getting-rapidly-older eyes would rejoice forever! Can you use it on the neck, too? 'Cause I'd be doin' that....!

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  19. 3-4 minutes for 30 days, then 2 times per week to maintain. Got it, can do. P.S. You look great!

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  20. 4 minutes a day the first 30 days and twice a week after that

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  21. Wow, I could really use this. The older I get, the more I need this. :p

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  22. nightly for a 30 days then 2x weekly

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  23. every day for the first 30 days, then 1-2 times per week after

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  24. 3-4 minutes for 30 days, then twice a week.

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  25. Once a week for the first 30 days and then twice weekly for maintenance.  Hope I get the chance to try it out.  Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. 3 - 4 minutes daily for the first 3o days.

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  27. 30 days then 2ce a week for maintenance.
    You look fabulous! 

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  28. ooh, so curious about this--would love a shot to win one!

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  29. 4 weeks, initially and then 2x per week for maintenance. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  30. Once a day for 30 days and then twice a week to maintain

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  31. I shared this contest on my twitter page, @DianeLori, the link is :
    https://twitter.com/#!/DianeLori/status/197852589524656129
    I shared this contest on my facebook page, kleimanlaw, the link is:
    https://www.facebook.com/kleimanlaw/posts/373823615996521

    I shared this contest on my G+ Page, Diane Kleiman, and the link is:
    https://plus.google.com/111521070364614491183/posts/HHT6ZBLbRsV

    I also shared this contest using my pinterest , tumbir and stumbledupon page, but for whatever reason, maybe because I'm still so new to these sites, I can't find my posts. Anyway, I filled out all the 5 entries above, did  the best I knew how sharing this contest and thank you again for this wonderful sweepstakes. Again, Good Luck To All.

    Dlori
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

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  32. 3-4 minutes a night for 30 days

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  33. For 30 days, you should use it from 3-4 minutes daily. After 30 days, to maintain the results, you need to use it twice a week. By the way, although you had the normal fine lines most people have around the eyes, which are generally the result of a combination of sun damage and squinting, your skin looked fabulous to start. However, with that said, I do see a dramatic difference from using this laser, all very positive. When you said you had some damage to the skin under one eye, is that a result of the machine or was the damage there before using the machine? I also appreciated your honesty and terrific, forthright review of this product. I have been yearning, when was the last time you ever heard someone actually use that word, for this machine since I first read about it even before it was released on the market. I have heard mostly positive reviews. However, one has to remember that although approved for home usage, this is still a laser and if directions are not followed carefully, one can actually do more harm than good to one's skin. If the instructions say use 3-4 minutes daily, using it 5 minutes a day will not hasten the results. Rather it just poses the danger of damage to the skin.  This is a hot item and everyone, including me, really wants one. So as much as I'd like to win, I also wish everyone who enters this contest the best of luck. I will also be sharing this contest on my facebook page, kleimanlaw, and my twitter page, @DianeLori 
    so my friends also have the opportunity to enter as well. I have found that helping others is great karma and good luck will eventually come back to you in some way or another. If winning this contest is meant to be, it'll be, regardless of how many people enter. So again, I pray that whoever wins, will use it as prescribed and appreciate it as much as I and many others would. Thank you for enduring 30 days using this machine so you could report and review accurately to your many fans and thank you for offering your fans this very generous prize. Again, Good Luck To All!
    Dlori
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

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  34. Each night for 30 days.

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  35. This looks great. I would love to win this for my mom, well and I''m sure I would try it on a couple spots too. lol

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  36. Just a few minutes a day. Use it at night, it takes about 4-5 minutes to do both eyes. After 1 month you should see results.

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  37. 4 minutes a day the first 30 days and twice a week for maintenance.  it really seems amazing

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  38. I would really love to try this thing!!!

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  39. Use for once a day for thirty days...then twice a week for maintenance thereafter, crossing my fingers! Thanks!

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  40. I believe its 4 minutes a day for 30 days then twice a week ...thanks for the chance. ~melody in oregon~

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  41. As I understand, you should use the PaloVia daily for 4 weeks initially.

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  42. To get good results, your blog says to use the laser nightly for 4 weeks, then twice weekly after that.  That sounds like something I could do!!

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  43. I can't believe how muted your lines have become in just one month! I believe its 4 minutes a day for 30 days then twice a week for maintenance.  

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  44. a great mother's day gift! she will see the results in 30 days

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  45. Every day for 30 days then twice a week to maintain.

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  46. Super impressive.  I wouldn't have thought a home treatment would be this effective.  Thanks for sharing!

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  47. I would love one, too!  It's wonderful that we have an actual report and pictures from a real person.  I could totally to the 30 days!

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  48. Several minutes per eye each day for 30 days, and then twice a week in the maintenance phase.



    Very cool! 

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  49. So you have to use it each night (for a few minutes) for 30 days and then follow up with twice a week to maintain... not too difficult to follow!

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  50. This is very interesting... and awesome that you can actually do it at home!

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  51. Every day for 30 days and then twice per week to maintain!

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  52. the results look amazing would love to have this product. 

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  53. Forgot this part! 
     3 - 4 minutes a day for one month, 

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  54. I dream of owning one of these. My skin has taken a serious beating this past two months, and I have aged at least 5 years... and just in time to have to attempt to re-enter the job market too. Hard enough at 45 with little to no 'marketable' job experience. Yay me. LOL!

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  55. Debra Lavin MartinOctober 3, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    ohh- looking awesome!!!!! I so would love one- the fine lines & wrinkles are a battle for me too!!

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  56. Use the laser each night for 30 days.

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