All in the name of beauty!

by mediocremum on 30/12/2011

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I never thought I’d contemplate cosmetic surgery, however, now that I’m 40 I’m starting to notice the lines on my forehead, around my eyes and my mouth. I know they’re marks of a good life/wisdom.  Nevertheless, as a mum I would never put myself at risk of a general anaesthetic for vanity. So, when I was offered a course of Genuine Dermaroller treatment at The Anti Ageing Clinic I jumped at the chance.

What is it?

It’s a non-surgical treatment that involves rolling a roller with hundreds of superfine needles over your face, traumatizing your face so that it starts to produce collagen. I will need a course of 3 treatments with six weeks between. Don’t worry they freeze your face first. I had a chance to have a look at some before and after pictures and saw some amazing results for acne scars, stretch marks and wrinkles.

I don’t expect any results for at least 2-3 weeks.

The Procedure

The procedure takes about an hour and a half. The longest part is when they apply the cream that numbs your face, which takes about 40 minutes. However, time flew by as we had a chat and a cup of tea.

The actual rolling only takes about 10 minutes and for the most part was pain free. The top lip was a bit painful but she was in and out quickly.

If you have the treatment done at a doctors, at this point they would just clean you up, apply some lotion and chuck you out but luckily Carolina has some amazing Caci cooling masks. She was also kind enough to wrap it up so I could take it home and put it in the fridge if I needed it again. I was also given some Chiroxy (pre-surgery skincare) cream to apply twice a day for the next while.

Throughout the entire procedure she kept me fully informed. I was warned that after the procedure I would look as though I had a mild sunburn and as you can see I did. My face did feel a bit hot last night.

This morning I have woken up completely pain free. I have a couple of track marks on my forehead but this was expected.

I’m really looking forward to posting some before and after photos in a couple of weeks time.

Disclosure: the course of treatments (£250 each) were courtesy of Dermaroller

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1 berni@scouseboysbabe December 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Thank you for sharing, this is something I have been thinking about having done for a while, its good to get some feedback from someone who has had it done, can’t wait to see the before and afters!

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2 mediocremum December 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Apparently, I shouldn’t expect any results for 2-3 weeks but if I notice any changes I will definintely be posting. It may look a bit shocking but to be honest it was fine.

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3 stephanie December 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm

oh ive seen this on tv, was it painful? it looked it, will be interesting to hear the results! :)

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4 mediocremum December 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Not really painful as they numb your face first. However, I did feel a bit wind burnt that night but was virtually painfree the next day.

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5 Abe Lcen August 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Did you ever post any before and after pictures? I’d be interested to see as I’m considering the procedure. Thanks

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6 mediocremum August 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Hiya,

Just waiting for them to be sent over from the Clinic.

Cheers,

Chrissie

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7 Abe Lcen November 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Hi, I wondered whether the Clinic sent over any pictures in the end and if you thought it was worth it? Thanks.

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8 mediocremum November 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Have to admit, I haven’t noticed a huge change, but the challenge is I smoke and they normally wouldn’t have done it on someone like me.

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