Today, we’re more exposed to pollution, harsh elements, and even damaging chemical agents that we put on our skin just to make ourselves look presentable at work. Most of the time, our work responsibilities also add to the stress which makes us look several years or even decades older than our chronological age. In other words, modern women are growing way older at a much faster rate than we used to. And if you’re like me who works both in and out of the office almost on a daily basis, getting exposed to a lot of environmental elements each day, you’ll eventually notice that your skin doesn’t look and feel that young anymore.
This can have significant repercussions in our self-esteem as well as self-confidence. To regain these, we need to take action. Fortunately for me, I was introduced several weeks ago by an officemate to a beauty clinic that provided microdermabrasion treatments. It would seem that she and her girlfriends have been frequenting this clinic for a long time. It’s their secret, she said.
I hesitated at first. You can say that I wasn’t really a firm believer of such technologies. After all, how can a spray of microcrystals help me regain my confidence and self-esteem? But then something in me wanted to try. And so I did.
My friend set up an appointment for me with the clinic. It was an agonizing week before my appointment since I wasn’t really sure what to expect. All I know is that the treatment is going to remove the outermost layer of my skin – those that are composed of dead skin cells – supposedly to stimulate the underlying skin cells to come up to the surface and replace those that have been removed. I was also told that it was great for those with fine lines, age spots, clogged pores, wrinkles, and even problems with skin texture. I wasn’t really sure if my friend was referring to the ideal candidates for the microscopic dermabrasion treatment or was she referring to me.
Regardless, the day of reckoning arrived and I arrived at the clinic 30 minutes early. I purposely went earlier so I could check out the facilities, have a chat with other clients perhaps to help me alleviate my worries. The clinic was in pristine order, like a well-organised establishment. The staff were very friendly, too, making me feel welcome and comfortable the moment I stepped right through their door.
When my name was called, I was guided to the treatment chair. The clinician asked me if I had any concerns before she gets started. She was very open and quite frank. All I know is that she did allay my apprehensions about the treatment.
The clinician proceeded to use a wand which I later learned is actually filled with microscopic crystals of aluminium oxide. The wand sprayed a very fine mist of these micro crystals on my skin. It didn’t actually hurt, but I could feel it was quite warm. The clinician explained that this is because of the abrasive action of the micro crystals. They’re actually chipping away at my skin, removing the ‘dirty’ and ‘old’ outer layer so that the fresher and younger-looking inner layer will show.
The treatment lasted only about 30 minutes, although I was told it could take 60 depending on the degree of skin issue that needs to be addressed. No wonder they call this procedure the ‘lunch hour facial’ since it can be accomplished in under an hour, roughly the length of time for lunch breaks.
After the treatment, you could say that I was impressed with the results. I couldn’t see any visible fine lines and wrinkles on my face anymore. My skin also looked more vibrant, more pinkish than pale white. It’s like I no longer need to put makeup on since my skin was already glowing naturally.
My friend was right. Microdermabrasion treatment can really help improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. I know that a single session is not enough to make accurate generalizations. But if that single session already dispelled my apprehensions about the treatment, what more if I decide to have other problem areas on my skin treated?
I feel way more confident than ever because I look and feel way younger. I still have fine lines, but these are nothing compared to what I have magically removed using the treatments at this amazing beauty clinic.
Wouldn’t you want to regain your confidence, too? If you really want to look and feel young again to regain your self-esteem, you’d definitely want to check out the treatments at Beaute @ 2001.