So I’ve finally made some moves when it comes to taking more concrete steps with my skin and body, and decided to undergo a couple of deeper treatments to deal with a few things I’ve always wanted to. The team at sk:n clinics reached out and told me about their services that could help with this, and I’m super excited to share with you.
1. Laser hair removal. Although I’m not a hairy person, body hair has been an issue for me due to those pesky ingrowing hairs on the armpits and other regions. No matter what method of removal I would use, I would get the itch and those bumps due to the curls. Now to be honest I was concerned about laser treatment on darker skin tones as I have hear a few horror stories, and darker skin is susceptible to burns/ hyperigmentation. When approached by the sk:n clinics I was initially apprehensive, but having found out about the research and investment that has gone into the understanding of different skin types and tones, it was clear that they had the experience and knowledge required to put my mind to rest. Four weeks ago I underwent my first course of laser, and until today I’ve only needed to shave once, and that was really to freshen up before my LA Trip. I am aware that this is not the case for everyone, as I know I have super fine hair and it does grow slowly. Regarding the pain, it was significantly less then I had thought. I squinted my eyes, and took a deep breath, expecting excruciating pain, but all I felt was a deep heat, and asked if that was it! Again maybe my pain threshold is higher then others but I honestly thought it was going to be much worse. I have 3-4 more treatments to go, but I don’t expect I’ll need them all, can’t wait to share the rest with you.
2. Pore Refinement. If you have been following me over the years, you will know I have a pesky bug bear, and that is enlarged pores/ sebaceous filaments. These are annoyingly mainly in one area, but it is a prominent one, my nose. Something that has made me very self conscious over the years. I’ve incorporated a vigourous skincare regime to help reduce these and it really does help, but I’ve always wanted something a little bit more permanent. The nurse made it clear that pores are something we all have and they won’t just disappear, however they can be kept clear of build up and tighten. She suggested Fraxel as a first treatment, which only stings a little bit, and is only on my nose for a short time. I believe this is also a form of laser that helps with refinement and retexturing, also there is no downtime which is also a plus. I have had 3 treatments so far, and I have seen a slight improvement but not significant yet, so we may move to a different course of treatment as my nurse suggested a Glycolic peel.
So that’s it guys, a long one I know but I thought it would be good to share a more complete review of what I am doing if you ever wanted to think about doing something yourself, at least I’ve tried it first! I’ll keep you updated in my future posts, in the mean time do check out the sk:n clinics, whose products Ive been using since 2012, (EMBARRASSING OLD VIDEO HERE) in the links below.