Two and a half years ago, I turned 30. I made a "life decision" that day to take better care of my skin. I have finally gotten around to it.
I have always washed my face and tried to use good products. I have never had a great complexion, just average. I am super fair skinned, so I have to be careful about sun exposure and all those fun things.
My skin has really changed in the last couple of years. Especially after having 2 babies in 2 years. I struggle with dry skin constantly, even more in the winter. So, I recently made a dermatologist appointment. She gave me some great products and referred me to the "medical spa" next door. I made an appointment and went.
I knew the estictican looked familiar, but it wasn't until she said " you were my teacher" that I recognized her. Wow. Nothing reminds me of how old I am getting more than that! Ha! Regardless, it was great to have familiar person in charge of my skin.
First I did a microdermabrasion treatment. It was cheap, and I did see a little change. She kept telling me about Laser Genesis, and that it would make all my pores smaller and smooth my skin. Its more expensive but she swears by it. SO, of course, I gave it a try. It is amazing. My skin feels so smooth and much less dry. They recommend doing these every 2 months or so for the maximum benefit.
Now, she told me it was a little uncomfortable and hot, but not painful. I read about it online and people said it was soothing. Really a relaxing process.
These people online were obviously very, very, disturbed. I was not soothed. I felt like someone had a blowtorch aimed at my face and I tried not to freak out. I was pushing my head so hard against the back of the chair my neck was sore the next day.
(I do have some spacial (is that a word?) issues with someone being up in my face, so this played in as well. )
Afterwords, she told me the first time she had it done it felt like a cat was clawing her face with claws on fire. Great. A pretty good description actually.
The good news is it's quick. You only have to endure the blowtorch/cat clawing for about 10 minutes. It's worth it. I will definitely do it again. I may take Valium before I go though!!!
Anyway, just thought I would share my little experience with you all! Would love to hear of any amazing products or treatments you use as well!!! I need all the help I can get!