Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Anxious and Excited

In just a few minutes, I am leaving work to go to a consultation at a medical spa. I have some super-bad hyper pigmentation on my face as a lovely souvenir of my pregnancies and wacky hormones. My BFF is going to have "pixelating" or some such done on hers, and she suggested that I make an appointment too.

While there, I am also going to ask about:
  • These stupid deep lines that go from the edges of my nose to the corners of my mouth
  • Some sun damage spots from worshipping the sun for way too long
  • My indentation on the side of my face from forceps when I was born

So I am super excited because let me tell you, if you look closely, my skin looks way older than almost 34. And I was voted "Most Likely to Look the Youngest in 10 Years" when we graduated high school. I was also voted "Most Likely to Still Live in This Town", but I did get the hell out of Dodge, so there.

I did have fat transfer done about 6 years ago on my forceps indentation, but the doctor said one time probably wouldn't be enough. So I'll report back with what the doc says, and hopefully it won't cost a million dollars or anything crazy like that.

Edited to add: Well, evidently I have so much damage that I needed a "Photo Facial" rather than the pixel stuff. Basically, lasering off all the bad stuff. So $325 later and about 2 hours later (part of that was the wait time, not the procedure), here I am back at work looking like I am rather sunburned, and my skin kinda feel fiery. But they tell me that all the brown stuff will slough off and I will look radiant! That wasn't their exact words, but that's what I'm thinking. I totally should have taken a before shot, but you know DH can't take pictures, and every time I try to take one of myself I end up looking like an elf with a really big nose.

We decided to deal with the pigmentation stuff before tackling the lines and the dent. I swear I'm not going to go all Dr. 90210 on you, but I can totally see how whats-her-face (the porn girl on Dr. 90210) got addicted to plastic surgery. It's awfully nice to have someone tell you how pretty you are (yeah, you just want my $325) and how their quick and easy procedure is going to make you even prettier. Although I would draw the lines at Dr. Rey fondling my breasts and telling me how cute they are.

And if anyone is wondering about the pain factor, I'm not a good judge. After that failed epidural, I feel no pain. Seriously, if that was a 10 on the pain scale, nothing else I've ever experienced can even be a 1, that's how bad childbirth was. Not to scare you or anything if you are currently a pregnant mom-to-be, just be ready to raise some hell if you don't think it's working.

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Kate said...

You are already beautiful!!!

Tina said...

Hope it does what they say it's to do. I'm too scared of plastic surgery. Too many episodes of Nip/Tuck have me frightened to even walk in an office.

I just saw your old post on TV. I wasn't trying to copy, promise. I just got fired up yesterday after seeing Journeyman on the list.

Rebecca said...

You're totally going to let me know if that gets rid of the hyper-pigmentation! Since I had DD I feel like I'm wearing a Hitler mustache....only it's not hair, just the color of my skin there! I put super heavy sunscreen on it in the summer, try and tan the rest of my face to match, tried a lightening cream. Nothing.

Hubby says he can't see it, but I really think he's just being nice. Anyway, I'm desperate to make it o away!

Jill said...

They want me to do the photo facial (I think that's what it's called) too expensive. I might Botox my forehead though and get microdemabrasion. Some of my friends do Botox and Juvederm (Forehead and marionette lines.) They don't look weird-they look awesome-with no wrinkles.

Ashley said...

YES! Keep me posted on all of this. I really want to get the photo facial and some botox. I would also let Dr. Rey fondle my breasts even though he totally skeezes me out.


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