The title of this post is something that I’ve asked myself a few times – how far will you go for beauty? I used to think I’d be willing to do certain cosmetic procedures, but when I really think about it I have to say I just can’t bring myself to. The idea of doing something permanent that means I’ll look in the mirror and see a different me kinda freaks me out. That thought alone makes me realise that anything that bothers me, clearly doesn’t so much that I’d like to take the risk of changing it.
But having said all that, there’s also the question of the ‘inbetween’ level of beauty…. the botox/fillers etc side of things. This is something I’m a bit more on the fence about. Whilst I feel too young to take the botox plunge yet, I don’t rule it out and I’ll definitely consider other types of treatment.
One thing I recently did was have a treatment called ‘skin needling’ from Dermaeraze. The treatment is designed to heal scars and fine lines. Essentially it involved small needle incisions into the skin along the ‘flaw’ (scar or fine line) to essentially cause it to turn into healing mode and repair the skin.
I had the treatment on my eye area to help soften some fine lines. I’m not a fan of needles at all – and the idea of going ‘to the next level’ essentially with beauty treatments did make me very nervous. The treatment itself reminded me of when I went with a friend to a tattoo parlour – that sort of vibrating needle thing.
Numbing gel was applied first so it didn’t hurt at all, but there is something uncomfortable about needles near the eye. The aspect I found the worst was the healing time after – naturally the skin is red and can develop scabs. So I felt very self conscious for almost a week after the treatment and wore much heavier make-up to cover up than I normally would.
Results wise, I’m happy with it. I definitely feel like my eyes look better than before. Although I feel the results are better on one eye than the other, but the overall results can take a while to show (I had this treatment around a month ago – I wanted to wait to write the post to give it the best chance for healing fully). One thing I have been loving is applying the ‘miracle oil’ that was provided to help with aftercare – a combination of Almond, Avocado and Olive oil – to really hydrate the area (have been also using on my hands) and help it heal. This has been an amazing night treatment for my skin overall.
Overall, I’m happy with the results and happy I took the plunge to try this treatment. But I don’t think I’ll be rushing to do another needle based treatment yet. I’m just not sure that overall I’m ready for the ‘next level’ of beauty yet – so will be putting my faith in lotions and potions for now. But this is a very personal decision, if you are perhaps ready to take this next step but not quite sure about botox etc then this is a potential alternative for you.
For more info on Dermaeraze please see the website.
Treatment provided for review.