My husband hogged all the blankets last night, Olivia (my kitty) was snore/purring in her sleep and I had the worst pain in my ankle imaginable.
If these are the conditions I deal with on a regular ol’ Sunday night, you can see why I need the good folk at BLOOMAesthetics to keep my 33-year old skin looking less like it’s 133-years old.
Let’s not pretend that I’ve been the best in class when it comes to my anti-aging regime. For years, my idea of anti-aging was buying the R50 Dischem brand of face creams that probably weren’t much more than aqueous cream. Not that I’m against people who use aqueous cream, my genetics just don’t allow for that kind of freedom.
When I discovered Plasma Skin Tightening, the idea of a couple of zaps tightening my skin up had me sold. I first considered fillers and Botox, which I guess is the conventional route most of us take when we consider aesthetics, but I wanted longevity.
What is Plasma Skin Tightening, you ask?
It is the process where Lucille takes a device that creates a tiny plasma flash that zaps the skin with micro sized dots. This process targets the skin to reduce excess skin and tightening the eyelid. A series of tiny brown spots are strategically placed to get the desired result for the excess skin. The skin around the spot tightens instantly, pulling the cells closer together.
Depending on your skin and the area, you may have more than one session over the course of a few months to achieve a long term, surgery free facelift. I mean… win-win, right?
Does it hurt?
For someone with so many tattoos, I’m actually a weeny when it comes to pain. Thankfully, you are numbed with Russian grade numbing cream used on their Olympic team.
I’m joking, that’s a joke – you are numbed with medical grade numbing cream for 20 minutes prior to your treatment so that you don’t feel a thing. Although you don’t feel anything, you do hear little zaps and will smell hair burning.
Don’t be alarmed, that’s just your flesh being zapped to reveal the baby-fresh skin hiding underneath it. During my procedure, I flinched a little against my will but didn’t experience pain or discomfort at all.
For my first session, I had my frown lines between my eyebrows done, the bridge of my nose and my crows feet. I’ve always been really self-conscious about how deep the wrinkles around my eyes get when I’m tired, so these babies had to go!
The whole process took around an hour from numbing to the last zap under my eye. Like I said, my eyes are quite deep and I’ll be having a few sessions to really assist with my anti-aging aspirations. My second session is this week and we’ll be focusing on my eyelids, under my eyes and possibly my forehead.
I constantly raise one eyebrow like I’m Dwayne The Rock Johnson and it’s not as cute when I relax anymore.
How long does it last?
The effects should last as long as they would with invasive surgery. The results can last you years depending on the area treated and how often you receive treatment. The positive effects of treatment will be noticeable immediately after the first treatment, but the best results will be seen after 4 weeks.
How does it heal?
Friends, I’m not going to lie to you – once the numbing wears off, you feel like you’ve been sunburned and beaten all at once. The pain is pretty annoying but that is probably because it is on your face. I would now recommend having the treatment on a day that you don’t have to go into an office or communicate with the outside world.
Also… the aircon just makes it feel worse.
But, thereafter it is actually pretty simple. I treated my Plasma’d area like I’d treat a healing tattoo. I washed it carefully twice a day, pat the area dry (don’t rub off the dots) and applied the recommended lotion to the dots in small, gentle patting motions.
The biggest thing is to be patient while your flakes fall off, it will be itchy and it is noticeable – JUST DON’T PICK THEM OFF!
I’m not the kind of girl to let dots on my face hinder me from living, so I still went to meetings, shopping, gym, etc. No one will say anything, and if they do they deserve an answer about why you look like a bad YouTube freckle tutorial.
It is important to note that you shouldn’t train for at least 3-days after the procedure. Check with your aesthetician before you do!
It takes around 7 to 10 days for all of the scabs to fall off, so be patient while they do. The results are so worth it and they just keep getting better too!
Where to find them?
Situated on 128 Weltevreden Rd, L’Corro Shopping centre, call the team on 081 311 5443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the services they offer.
Let them know that Cashé sent you and let me know how your experience was in the comments below!