Micro-Needling : Before & After

The results are in……I absolutely see a major difference after one session of micro-needling!!! First, I have to admit, no-pain-no-gain.  This procedure hurts well after the one hour session.  I looked and felt like a I had a really bad sunburn.

Here is how it went:

  1. The esthetician reviewed the various infusing serums they pair with the treatment. I chose the basic serum that came with the package at no extra cost.
  2. Step one- Deep clean -ahhhh nice and refreshing
  3. Next- Needling (ouch!!)
  4. Last-Cold metal compress and serum to relieve burning.

Below are my before and after pictures.  The after pictures were taken on my way to an event five hours after the procedure.  My husband could not believe how tight and smooth my skin looked.  I did have mild redness and a minor burning feeling in some areas. As the night went on my symptoms dissipated.  Today, is day two and I am excited to report that my skin still looks fabulous!

In conclusion, the pain was worth it.  I highly recommend this procedure-especially if you have acne scarring.  The esthetician recommend a laser treatment for my next visit, promising instant results with no pain or uncomfortable down time.  As I said in my earlier post, I am hesitant to use a laser because of the scary side effects.  Until I do more research, I will stick to the needling.


     Results immediately after procedure

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Results five hours later- I am wearing a light foundation on my cheeks and nothing on my forehead area.

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Chasing the beauty image

Who am I? I am nearing 40 and I want to remain youthful without breaking the bank. I do not have an abundance of time because I am busy mom and wife. I am also not an expert.

I do frequently get mistaken for a much younger person and quite frankly I kind of go with it.  I never lie about my age ; however, people always assume I am much younger. When I do give my age the odd response is usually, are you married, and do you have children?   I gained 35 pounds with my son, and I fought like a dog to get back into my jeans.  The way that I look is not by accident, nor is it rocket science.

I often get asked, what’s your secret?  Truthfully, when I do get asked this question I want to shake the person in front of me and tell them the obvious, but I can’t.  I don’t have the nerve to say, well for starters your hair is way over-processed and it’s dating you. Or your teeth are yellow and they are making you look older than you are. Simple changes yield huge results people!!!

The image of beauty is everywhere -in every shape, color and size.  When we look good, we feel good. There is no shame in wanting to be the best you possible.  I look forward to sharing my secrets with you and together we can chase the beauty image.