With the wedding a little over two months away, I figured it’s time to really get aggressive on my ugly face. Sadly, almost all of the top-rated estheticians never called me back. If they did call me back, they’d leave a message saying, “Tell me the best time to reach you.” Gawd, don’t these people have receptionists? I don’t know how these people run their businesses playing phone tag. One of the medical spas that actually answered the phone is conveniently located a few blocks away from work. Bingo!
When I went in for my consultation, the esthetician advised against the IPL (intense pulsed light) service that they’re known for. She said we could get the same result with a few (probably two) chemical peels. Did I want to do one right then and there? Ugh, I guess, ok. Ahhh, I need my mommy.
The esthetician cleaned my face, applied the chemical peel, put a fan up to my face for five minutes, applied more chemicals, then fanned me again. Two minutes into the chemical process, my face started burning. She asked if I was doing ok. “On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being intense pain, how do you feel?” I told her it felt like a 6 or 7. She said the pain would subside in a minute.
I had to ask. “Have you ever had anyone tell you they couldn’t stand the pain and to take it off?”
“Nope. Chalk it up to what women do for beauty, huh?”
My face is supposed to peel 48 hours after the treatment and will continue to peel for 2-4 days. Then one more chemical peel in two weeks. This is the most aggressive I’ve gotten with my face. I don’t really do facials. I don’t think they really help. I don’t need to pay someone $75-125 to wash and massage my friggin face. If I do, I’ll do one every 18 months just for the extractions. We’ll see if this works. I’m curious to see how unpleasant my face will look with all the peeling.