I recently went to see Sandra Barry in Rejuvenate in Glanmire as I had heard whispers of miracle treatments that were happening at her clinic. On my first visit to the clinic, I had a Meso facial which I wrote a blog about and was highly impressed by the results.
I had spoken to Sandra Barry about other options for my skin during this consultation.
Being very honest, I consider myself quite lucky that my skin is plump & therefore, I’m not that susceptible to fine lines on my face. I don’t have any wrinkles in the tell tale zones, around the eyes or lips but I do find that my skin & face has begun to look tired. With a hectic lifestyle & stressful career, why wouldn’t it? Aside from the fact that, I’m just not getting any younger!
I do take care of my skin with regard to regularly cleansing, toning, moisturising, exfoliating, masking etc. I also ensure that I eat plenty of fruit & vegetables and drink plenty of water so that my skin stays hydrated. Because I have such a good home care routine on my face, when I decide to invest in a facial – I want a facial that cannot be done in the home environment. I want a result that won’t just be the simple glow from the serum that has been gently massaged to my skin to the sounds of a harpist in a spa treatment room. I want a result that everyone will notice but not be able to fully pin down the difference.
Sandra Barry assessed my skin & in joint consultation we decided that the best step for me, would be to try a “Meso-Botox Facial”! I can imagine the word that is screaming at many of you from that last sentence is Botox?!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Botox or any other chemical treatments are a personal choice and should not to open to criticism from the anti-Botox brigade.
The Meso Botox Facial is a treatment quite like the Meso facial that I already blogged about – but this time, there are very small amounts of Botox used. The area that I wanted to tackle was my forehead area. I wanted my forehead to be slightly raised and pulled back so that my eyes would open up more. When we studied my face, the reason I looked tired was because my eyes were beginning to weigh down & were not as bright & open. During the facial, there were about 20-25 tiny little injections just under the surface of the skin – not into the muscle like regular Botox. They looked like little bee-stings after the treatment but soon settled down.
The purpose of the treatment is for it to look natural. If you have been treated by the right person – you will look well rested! If you look frozen – a bad job has been done.
Please EXCUSE the picture in my mismatched pyjamas but I just wanted to use it as a point of illustration. In the above picture, the only make up that I have on is lipstick. This picture was taken a few days after the Meso Botox when the effects had started working & I personally was truly thrilled with the results.
As many of you know, I’m in hospital, after having an operation and even the doctors have said “for someone sick, you look great – especially your skin!”!! But, that’s my little secret that they don’t need to know!!
Until next time,