So I’ve now had my 4th treatment session at EF Medispa and as I’ve said in my other posts, I can already see a difference being made so it’s pretty exciting! I’ve written about how my 1st, 2nd and 3rd sessions went, so go check them out and see how my journey is going so far to improve my skin!
We are currently still working on treating my rosacea. Rosacea is actually pretty common and you may not realise you have it – I didn’t and didn’t even know what it was until Zoe, who I had my consultation meeting with, told me about it. Once we are happy with how my rosacea is, we’ll be moving onto other treatments which will hopefully improve the acne scarring I have.
So, lets talk about how it went…
We left just after 8am, and arrived around half an hour early for my appointment. We parked in our usual spot, paid the craaazy amount for the parking ticket (it’s like £5 an hour?? I can definitely see why people prefer not to drive and park for work around here!) and slowly walked up to EF Medispa.
Before the treatment
I had Jenny for my appointment this time! Jenny was the person I had in my 1st session. Both Jenny and Juta (who I had in my 2nd and 3rd session) have made me feel so relaxed and calm during these appointments as I know I am in capable hands. Jenny asked me how things had been going – how was my skin feeling, how were finding the products etc. As I’ve said in my previous posts, I’m very impressed so far with how these treatments are going – they may be a little painful at times and it is something that is going to take time, but I can definitely see some improvements so far!
During the treatment
After laying down on the bed, the first thing that Jenny did was cleanse my face. She used a few different products as they need to make sure it is ready for the treatments. This appointment was just involving IPL again so she put some eye protectors on me, applied some cooling gel and then started IPL.
Jenny told me the usual warning of how it could be painful at times, which it is 😂 but I was just thinking, “it’s all worth it in the end!” and pushing through 😂. She started with the right side of my face at my jaw and moved up my cheek towards my eye. She then did this on the left side, did my chin and then moved onto my nose. She went over a few places and then moved onto my forehead. This time round my forehead and nose were both quite sensitive, but luckily it’s pretty quick – it’s over and done with in no time! Let me just say – everyone has a different pain threshold so it could be pretty pain-free for you!
After the treatment
It was only a short appointment this time round, so after she had finished IPL, she wiped off the cooling gel and cleansed my face again. She then applied some SPF 30 on my face as your skin is more sensitive within the first 24 hours. As usual, my skin did look a little red afterwards – but this is expected when you have IPL. The redness does calm down after a few hours. Jenny did ask again if I wanted to apply some make-up afterwards, as they have Youngblood mineral cosmetics in the store, which is an amazing offer if you were going there during a work break or something – but as I wasn’t, I passed as I thought it’d be better to leave my skin alone.
Over the past 2 weeks since I had my treatment, my skin is still looking good! My rosacea is a lot calmer and also as I said in my previous post – the lack of spots is amazing! My skin has been a little dry at times, but luckily using the products that I was recommended – it has kept it all under control!
So.. I thought it’d be a good time to share with you a picture of how my skin is looking so far! Below you will see a picture of how my skin was before I had any treatments, and a picture of my skin 2 weeks after my 4th appointment.
Isn’t this exciting, look at the difference of my skin so far! I’ve been really nervous to show these pictures, but this is helping my confidence so much! I can’t wait until we moved onto the treatments that will help reduce my acne scarring.
What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments!