“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” Audrey Hepburn
Thursday, 19 April 2012
2nd Chemical Peel and very 1st Microdermabrasion!
Yesterday I underwent my second chemical peel and first microdermabrasion procedure at Cyfoes Healthcare. If you would like to visit their website, please click HERE. They've also updated their website since I last posted about my peels so go check it out. I won't explain the chemical peel in detail as I have already done a review previously on my blog. If you would like to read this post first, please click HERE.
The only difference with the second peel was that the strength was increased slightly. First time around I had two vitamin C's and one 24. This time around I had one vitamin C and two 24's. Now I'm not entirely sure what those numbers mean but I know that yesterdays was stronger than the first. Logic would tell me that next time I go, I will have three 24's??? My face was more red straight after the peel yesterday than it was the first time but the redness went away in about 10 minutes.
Now, onto the diamond microdermabrasion! I'm not going to lie... It hurt haha. But not in a horribly painful way. Instead I would describe it as a this-is-really-hurting-so-it's-got-to-be-doing-some-good kinda pain. Maybe I just quite like the feeling of pain. It felt a bit similar to rubbing sandpaper on your face but the diamond tips on the tool Andrea was using are obviously way better for your face than sandpaper haha.
Since I'm not very good at describing medical cosmetic procedures I am plagiarising a small section from the website thus probably breaking every copyright law in the book, but hey, free advertising remember... Don't sue me Cyfoes or I won't be able to afford any more treatments. Nooooo.
At Cyfoes Healthcare we use a diamond microdermabrasion system which provides a non-surgical skin resurfacing procedure. Through the use of sterile diamond heads the top layer of skin is rubbed away, then all the dead skin cells, dirt and other particles are vacuumed up. This leaves the living skin cells exposed which are smooth, soft and receptive to nutrients. The vacuuming also stimulates the epidermis, promoting the generation of new collagen and increases blood flow. To get optimum results from this treatment it is advised that you have a series of treatments, typically 4-8 treatments spaced 10-14 days apart, with significant results seen within 5-6 weeks.
Conditions improved with Microdermabrasion:
•Fine lines and wrinkles
Once again the experience at Cyfoes was second to none. The specialist is very friendly and the clinic is a clean, modern and very peaceful environment. Not only did I emerge from there with rejuvenated skin cells, I also felt extremely relaxed. Thank you so much Cyfoes. I will be visiting again in the near future for certain.
Disclaimer: I am not paid by Cyfoes to write this review or endorse their products and I paid for my treatments with my own money. When you genuinely feel like you've discovered a miracle, it's hard to not rant and rave about it. Try it and you will see for yourselves.