The big skin reveal.
Wow, this was harder for me to put out there than I thought!! I’m looking at my before and after’s together for the first time and I am astounded. It wasn’t until now that I really can see how much difference this treatment made to my skin.
As I said, it wasn’t my easiest post to write. It’s really hard to put myself out there like this but I did promised, so here goes.
I have been seeing the amazing beauticians at ABC medi-spa for nearly a year now.
To take you through my initial breastfeeding friendly regime, it included:
I stopped breastfeeding about 4 months ago which allowed me to start using harsher treatments on my skin to get faster and better results.
Through all of my three pregnancies I have developed the ‘mask of pregnancy’. Pigmentation build up under the skin which causes dark spots. I also have a few (too many for my age) fine lines and wrinkles which I can only put down to age and the elevated ageing effects three kids has on a woman (haha, no I’m serious).
My beauty therapist Mladenka decided that it was time for me to give skin needling ago. This plumps and tones the skin inducing collegen production by putting teeny tiny needles into your face. You need a course of three treatments, 6 weeks apart to see the results.
I only had one skin needling treatment and I loved it. I was red for about 24 hours and after that it was nothing that a little bit of makeup couldn’t cover up.
6 weeks later I went to see Mladenka for the second treatment. She sat me down and said “we’re not doing needling today, I think it’s time we got really serious. We need to get rid of the pigmentation and lines in one go. You won’t have any other treatments for 6 months and this is what we are doing”.
Shaking in my boots (I had heard rumours of this treatment) I accepted. The Cosmelan Depigmentaion Treatment.
Day 2: Just a little red, hot and stingy.
Day 3: As well as being red and hot I became quite itchy and I was a little bit swollen around my chin.
Day 4: I became really itchy. This was when my skin started to really peel. Up until now I was happy to leave the house. Today….not so much.
I shed until day 6. It was really intense shedding, nothing I had experienced before and it lasted about 2 days. I felt like a snake!
You use the Cosmelan 2 treatment for 4 weeks and it’s not until the end of the treatment that you see serious results.
For 6 months post treatment I’m not to do anything intense on my skin. I am keeping up with the odd mini facial and Omnilux treatment but that’s all.
I would sincerely like to that Elke, Mladenka and the beauty therapists at Forever Beautiful ABC Medi-spa.
I never dreamed we could achieve such amazing results. I am over the moon.
If you are unhappy with your skin or feel like you need a plan to improve your skin moving forward I couldn’t recommend these ladies higher.
What would you like to improve on with your skin?