So as you know, myself and Dal have been receiving treatments from Dubai Cosmetic Surgery to address skin issues we're having as we get a little older *sob*. We'll be posting after each treatment to give you honest updates of these treatments.
Firstly, there is one important thing I'd like to say about Dubai Cosmetic Surgery that I think is key. I've been to quite a few other well established cosmetic clinics in Dubai so have a pretty good understanding of what to expect. Mostly I must say, I've been disappointed with what has been promised as an expectation for particular treatmeants. For example, I went to one clinic to see a dermatologist a couple of years ago and she recommended Fraxel Laser treatment. It was 2,000 AED a session. I was told that I can expect to see "dramatic" results after one session. So I thought, 2,000 AED for dramatic results is acceptable. Some time after my treatment I realised that there were barely any results. I later found out after doing my own research and talking to other dermatologists that just one session won't do much and you need to have a series of 4-6 treatments. Would most of us pay 2,000 AED for a treatment they knew would only work as part of a possible 8-12,000 AED series of sessions?
So after my first Mesotherapy session blogged earlier, next up was a Fractional Laser Peel. Lola has been stressing from the start, the importance of removing old, dull and damaged skin in order to actually be able to see the results of the Mesotherapy sessions we're doing.
First, my face is prepped with the anesthetic cream as with my first treatment. This stays on for around 30 minutes.
Lola told me that this wouldn'e hurt and would feel little like someone pinging a small elastic band at my face (in my head I'm thinking "ouchie!") but she was right, the laser itself really wasn't painful at all!
Once we were done, the lovely nurses were fanning my face to cool it down as everything was feeling a little....warm.
This is how they cooled me down...it looked pretty hilarious so I thought was worthy of a selfie.
You can't wear makeup for 48 hours after the laser session and you have to keep applying antibiotic cream and ensuring your skin doesn't dry out as its essential like having an open wound. Following this 48 hour period, you have to moisturise regularly everytime your skin feels tight. This is alot of maintenance, so make sure if you do this, you don't need to be anywhere for a few days afterward.
After a couple of days you see an odd grid pattern on your face and the skin feels dry and tight.
Next up, my second Mesotherapy session!