“It was a relatively painful procedure, and when I looked at myself in the mirror I looked as if I had a sunburn.”
“Firstly, an anaesthetic cream was applied on my skin for around 45 minutes, until my skin went numb. The laser peeling itself took around 20 minutes.
It was a relatively painful procedure, I’d compare it to many hot injections. There was an additional machine, which created a very cold stream of air making the procedure less painful.
When I looked at myself in the mirror after the procedure, I was all red – I looked like I had experienced a heavy sunburn. Going home on the train was awful – I was so embarassed.
My doctor told me to sleep in sitting position with 3 pillows to minimize swelling, but as a whole, during the first night, I almost couldn’t sleep.
My entire face was inflamed and swollen, and my eyes looked like they were cut into it. On the next day, my face felt like sandpaper.
When I applied a thick layer of moisturizer, it almost sank in my dried out face. I didn’t feel good at all and I just wanted to hide. I couldn’t imagine going to my granddaughter’s birthday in three days.”