Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Feeling a bit ugly

Well the last few days following my first laser hair removal treatment on my face have been interesting. My face was just raw the first day and I didn't dare touch it with shaving or foundation but the next day I did and all seemed fairly fine. Well the following couple days including today, I've been breaking out with bad acne all over my neck and chin mostly. Not just white heads but actual red lesions all over. Yuck. Apparently, the hair as it's pushing out causes extra oil in the skin which causes the extra acne or something.

At first glance it might just look like I cut myself shaving or something so it hasn't caused any questions at work at least...but when I get home and put my usual makeup on, I get the joy of seeing a lumpy foundation covered face. =/

I've continued cleansing my face in the morning and exfoliating at night and also using the moisturizing lotion I bought from the Laser center place. My friends that have gone through laser before tell me that it's normal to experience some acne but after showing one of them how bad it was, even she was surprised. I am only on day 6 and most people say it takes 12-14 days to see the rest of the hair fall out so I guess I just have to be patient. Just one of the many experiences I have to go through. I'll cling to the pain and ugliness knowing it's only part of the transitional period of truly being able to be myself.


Jessica De Leon said...

Aw, sorry to hear that Debra. I hope that it improves soon :)

Shannon said...

Somehow I dinna realize I was following _your_ blog! I very much liked meeting you Wednesday night. I am not usually so theatrical. I hope you felt comfortable enough to come back. I think you will be a great asset to the group. Oh, and you have a really nice smile!

Sophia Athena Farren said...

I was really fortunate with my laser removal, there was redness for a couple of hours after that but I didn't develop anything major just what looked like a minor sun burn. Luckily I wasn't dressed, or I may have been more self conscious about the hair falling out!

All I have to say is that I have one thing over my sister, my skin is much more resilient then her really sensitive skin!

It gets so much easier though the next time around.

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