Glycolic Peel #2 PLUS upper lip IPL!

By Aisling | December 12 2007 | 21 Comments


So, as I was telling you last week, I’ve committed to this course of six glycolic peels at the dermatologist. (Read about Glycolic Peel #1)

The first one was brill. So many people commented on the clearness and glowingness of my skin.

Score, I thought. Imagine how good it’s gonna look after SIX of the feckers.

But – oh no… I seem to have hit a bumpy spot in the road to enlightenment. Literally. I’ve broken out in three monster zits in the past week and to make matters worse I see another one emerging. And I hardly ever get even ONE spot!


Oh crap. I was warned my skin could feel a bit dry after the peels – but I didn’t know this teenage spottiness could happen. Maybe it’s just my skin clearing itself of congestion, I’m telling myself. I hope.

And to make matters worse I decided to get my upper lip lasered at the same time.

Might as well get all the suffering over at once. But not everyone agrees.

“Oh great” said the husband the other night. “I’m sleeping next to a spotty woman who’s going to the doctor to get her tache removed. Just what I always dreamed of from marriage.”

Listen, I’ll keep you informed of my progress. Who says I don’t suffer for

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21 Replies to "Glycolic Peel #2 PLUS upper lip IPL!"

  • becks says:

    How many peels have to had so far?

  • ams says:

    It will be well worth it Im sure Aphrodite!

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    God I hope so – four more to go wah! I’ve my third one next week

  • Glitterkitty says:

    what a lovely thing for the husbag to say…
    i hope you had a suitable put-down on hand, aphrodite!

    the spots haaave to be a minor blip on the way to perfect skin ;)

  • Rowan says:

    How much is your upper lip laser costing Aphrodite? and how many session? I’ve wanted to get mine done for ages!!

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    Rowan, I’ll be revealing all about the laser very soon! It’s something I put of for ever as well, but I thought look I really want this done so might as well just go for it

    Glitterkitty – no I didn’t – because he was right!

  • marie says:

    Just out of curiosity, did the Dermatologist recommended anything for you to use between treatments?

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    Marie, I’d love you to give me the benefit of your experience
    She just told me to wear La Roche Posay factor 50, not to exfoliate and only cleanse at night. So I just kept on with my normal moisturiser etc
    Do you think something I’m using could be aggravating my new skin?

  • becks says:

    Thanks Aphrodite. I’m thinking about a course of the crystal clear in the new year. Decisions decisions…..

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    Becks – crystal clear do microdermabrasion not glycolics. Confusing I know! Do an archive search for microdermabrasion and you’ll see our reviews

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