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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An Image You Say?

Yes, beauty for the most part, is nothing but an image……..

The sooner you in embrace this notion the happier you will be.
Sounds crazy I know, but to be clear I am not referring to “real” beauty.
Obviously real beauty can be  found in nature, newborn babies eyes, and that occasional chocolate sundae . And of course we have  Cindy, Naomi, Linda, and most recently Gigi to remind us how unfair life can be. To all of you beautiful women who have clearly hit the lucky lottery in the gene pool department- stop reading  here. This blog is for the rest of us.

We are the mommies and working girls who wake up looking like we were swept up in a tornado as we chased that elusive unicorn we call sleep.  Hair all over, matted to the back of our heads, and did I fail to mention those adorable red swollen eyes?

Anyway, as I approach forty, I find myself feverishly looking for that elusive fountain of youth.  Follow me on my journey as I uncover the secrets to unleashing the Beauty Image in all of us.