This week I had the opportunity to visit Aritrocrat Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. I wanted to discuss my sun damage and the options that could help improve my dark sun spots and wrinkles from lack of skin care when I was younger. I’ll admit, I was so hard on my skin and regret not listening to my parents about wearing sunscreen and protecting myself from the sun. I was a regular in the tanning beds for years and when I wasn’t in a tanning bed you could find me lathered in tanning oils trying to get as tanned as possible. Sometimes, this even resulted in blisters from being in the sun for too long. Just the thought of doing that now makes my skin crawl. Well, here I am years later and am constantly doing everything to avoid sun damage.
When I visited Aristocrat for my consultation, I was in awe of their luxurious office and amazing staff that made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked in. Aristocrat offers everything from plastic surgery to non-surgical treatments.
During my Medspa consultation we removed my makeup to get a look at all the pigmentation on my face from previous sun damage. I’ll admit that I get very nervous when it comes to anything on my face but they reassured me that a simple chemical peel would be effective enough for what I was looking for while also being non-damaging. We also discussed the possibility of doing Fraxel, but decided that a chemical peel was better suited for me. With being in the middle of Summer I appreciated the fact that they encouraged me to start a light chemical peel in September to get the best results. I learned that it can be more damaging to do a chemical peel or Fraxel treatment if you are exposed to sunlight within a week after treatment. It made me trust them that much more that they didn’t push me to have treatment immediately on the spot which I was anticipating and excited to do.
Stay tuned for my updated blog post with the progress as it is not an overnight process and I will likely be starting once I know I can be out of the sunlight for minimum of 5 days.