How to Choose the Right Celeb-Approved Laser Treatment for Your Skin Problem

Sofia Vergara, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Kim Kardashian
Sofia Vergara, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Kim Kardashian from left: Xavier Collin/Image Press/Splash News, Matt Baron/BEI/Rex/Shutterstock, Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA PRESS

Get skin like the stars! Simon Ourian, a celebrity cosmetic dermatologist, wants you to have your most flawless face for the summer. The doctor at Epione Beverly Hills, who’s treated clients including Sofia Vergara and Lady Gaga, shares his top laser tips for a younger, firmer and even curvier complexion with Us Weekly.

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To Erase Lines

Ourian suggests that twentysomethings start using CoolFrax yearly to prevent winkles from deepening. At $2,000 to $3,000 a session, light from the device will poke pinholes in your face for 10 minutes, spurring collagen growth as micro-injuries repair.

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To Banish Acne

Ourian says 90 percent of his breakout-prone patients “never got acne again” after Coolaser, used by the Kardashian-Jenner clan. The gadget, which runs $4,00 to $5,000 a session, cools skin, then hot beams pulse for three to seven minutes, removing a microscopic layer of tissue to shrink oil glands and clear inflammation. 

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To Fade Dark Spots

The Coolaser also helps treat discoloration. When patient Jenna Dewan Tatum suffered from melasma after giving birth to daughter Everly, 3, she tried everything. “I swear, nothing has worked except this,” she captioned a before-and-after shot of her cheek on May 10. This process, which involves a blue LED light that shrinks capillaries and refines skin texture, requires two to three treatments that run $5,000 TO $6,000 a session every four to six weeks for three-plus months.

To Boost the Rear

Turns out, money can buy a Kardashian butt. During a new 45-minute procedure that costs $10,000 to $40,000 a session, Ourian injects the area with a dermal filler like poly-L-lactic acid, then treats it with a CoolBeam laser to bulk up connective tissue fibers. Results of up to a 1-inch lift can last roughly three years. But, he notes, “the more weight you have, the harder it is to do.”

To Flatten Abs

When crunches aren’t enough, Ourian stands by OptiLipo, an hourlong procedure (which runs $5,000 a session) that combines laser and electric currents to eradicate tiny lumps around the abdomen. The heat punctures holes in fat cells so they deflate, while the radio frequency firms loose skin. Expect to see semipermanent flattening in two months.

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