Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Day 3 & 4 Post Chemical Peel

Well I am putting these days together as they are similar.

Yesterday Day 3 - I woke up peeling :) It is just like peeling after a sunburn. It's not painful and once you moisturise all is ok! I applied a small amount of concealer and off I went about my daily business!

Today Day 4 - I am peeling more :) I am actually getting really excited pulling of the skin! Sad yes but that's me! Cannot wait to reveal the healthy, glowing super soft new skin underneath!

Now I will point out that at NO point during this treatment did I EVER look like Samantha did in the episode of Sex and the City! The pics I have taken throughout these past 4 days will show this!

Throughout these past 4 days, I have carried on as normal with my daily routine. I have been out and about and no-one has noticed the peeling or the shedding skin! It's the norm with us Irish in the summer isn't it?! lol

That's the beauty about this treatment. There is NO down time and no-one will know what you have had done. You just wait for the compliments about your glowing skin :)

Question is - will I have another treatment?

Answer is - YES definitely I will :)


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Post Chemical Peel Day 2

First of all I'm going to say that last night I did get a comment that my skin was looking good! WOO HOO! This is of course BEFORE the peeling has started!

Now I did mention in my previous blog Post Chemical Peel Day 1, that I was using the recommended concealer! I have a confession to make - I didn't use that one but a similar make up! All in the way of research for my clients!

I was just coming to the 24 hour post Chemical Peel stage and I tried this different brand just to see what would happen. I did experience a bit of tingling on my cheeks and I'm sure this was due to the ingredients in the produce which may have been reacting to the peel! Fear not my lovelies as it didn't last and I still looked good! I just wanted to see what would happen but you definitely should NOT get your face wet for the first 24 hours post Chemical Peel.

Now I woke up this morning and my skin was feeling slightly tigher and drier. This is a sure sign that the peel is working and I have been waiting for the skin to peel and low and behold as I am writing this - I AM PEELING!!!! Woo Hoo!!

It's starting on my chin and I don't think it will be long before I shed the rest of my skin! I'm so excited now I can't wait to peel it off and reveal my glowing, healthy skin underneath!

As previously said, I have taken pics at the different stages and once all is complete I will post these with full descriptions and will be available to see on my Facebook page, Claudia McGloin Clinic page and my website www.claudiamcgloinclinic.com

Will update you all as the peeling progresses! So excited! :)


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Post Chemical Peel Day 1

Well I woke up this morning and my skin was feeling slightly taut. A bit like it does if you have experienced a slight sunburn. Now I have fair skin and I know what that really bad sunburn feels like but this was not bad at all. My skin felt a little tight but was smoother in appearance. The redness was gone too! I applied some cream that is recommended for use after a Chemical Peel and my skin felt fresh and I have to say it did look good.

Throughout the day, I noticed that my skin was feeling slightly drier than usual and of course I didn't have any of my lotions, potions or make up on! I just kept applying the cream and my face felt and looked good! I didn't wash my face which is extremely important as this and the other lotions and potions can interfere with the peel.

Now I know by looking at my face that the Chemical Peel is working and I won't see results for another couple of days until the skin starts to peel but it definitely feels better already! :)

I've been out and about today and I look as though I normally would. There are no tell tale signs that I have had a Chemical Peel which is what we want. We just want comments of 'You are looking fresh and youthful'!

I am out tonight and I have opted to apply some concealer. Not because I need to cover up but because I want to wear some. If I am being honest with you guys, I never go out with make up! LOL.The concealer I have chosen is light and will allow my skin to breathe through the peel. It comes recommended after a peel and is medical.

Watch this space to see if anyone notices any differences.......

Chemical Peel

Well my lovelys, I have given myself a Chemical Peel all in the name of research for my clients! My philosophy at the Claudia McGloin Clinic is to ensure that only the best quality and highest standards of treatments are offered to my clients. I won't recommend or advocate treatments that have not been tried or tested by myself. I need to have the confidence in what I offer to you!

Claudia McGloin Clinic thrives on Clinical Excellence and as a HUGE advocate of Patient Safety, I will strive to undertake the best clinical standards in the Claudia McGloin Clinic. My undertaking of these treatments is to show my clients that 'LESS is MORE' and that you do not need to have major re constructive cosmetic treatments done but simply just to enhance your beauty!

Firstly, I seriously recommend that you do NOT try any of these treatments at home! As a medical professional, I have done this in the strictest sterile clinical setting in the Claudia McGloin Clinic. These products are to be used by medical professionals only and I am simply doing this so I can give you a step by step account of how it feels and what to expect - something I that think is unique to my clinic.

Secondly, by giving you a thorough insight into these treatments, you can be confident that I know exactly what I'm talking about and can take you through it step by step so you know what to expect. You won't come to the clinic with any pre-conceived ideas and you will be well informed before you consent to treatment.

So, what was it like?

Well I have to say it did feel rather odd doing this to myself as I wasn't as relaxed as my clients would be - not meaning I was nervous but I was standing and squatting while giving myself the treatment! My clients are lying relaxed on a couch in the comforts of a soothing, relaxing environment. This aside, I am glad that I did this...

Once the chemical liquid was applied to the skin, it did sting and in my case it did burn a bit BUT I have a trick up my sleeve to soothe this - the trusty hand held fan! It cooled down my skin immediately and allowed me to continue. The stinging doesn't last long and once the neutraliser is applied it stops it completely. The treatment is painless. I can only say that the stinging is like a sunburn! And lets face it my lovelys we have all experienced that and have lived to tell the tale!

My skin did go red but it wasn't very red as in OMG what have you been doing! The beauty of these treatments is there is no down time and you can carry on with your day and evening ALTHOUGH you cannot touch your face and you cannot put creams, lotions and potions on or even wash your face for 24 hours!

Once I finished the treatment I felt fine and carried on as normal.

More to follow as the days go on and of course the pics! Cx