Beauty

I Got My Face Lasered. Here’s How It Went.

A few weeks ago, if you remember, I wrote about how I tried a microdermabrasion treatment – not because I wanted to, exactly, but rather because I had discussed using a BBL laser treatment on the rosacea on my cheeks (which you may not have noticed, since I wear makeup to cover it, but trust me, it’s there – and it’s RED). Except the aesthetician had informed me that I had to do microdermabrasion first (to treat the little case of hormone-related adult acne I’ve recently developed, WHEE). 3 weeks later, my skin was (relatively) chilled-out, and I went in for the BBL treatment in hopes of combating the underlying problem.

I’ve never done anything laser-related before and was a little nervous – so of course I took my camera with me into the treatment room. Of course. (And please don’t watch this video if you typically get freaked out by stuff like this; the “after” picture isn’t especially lovely.)

  • Sarah Arnold

    Yeah! My dermatologist has recommended this for me too but since my results didn’t last from my last laser treatment and caused me to develop melasma, I am hesitant. Did she say anything about melasma from the the heat? I don’t know how you stayed so calm for your whole face. I had one spot BBLd and I jumped every time she zapped me. I’m curious about how long your results will last. Did she give any info about that?

    • jordanreid

      I’m nervous about whether it’ll last, too – I already am planning a repeat session in a couple of months in hopes that’ll take care of any lingering redness and solidify the results (especially since I’m now trying to be suuuuuuper vigilant about sunscreen, taking vitamins, etc). I do have a tendency to develop melasma – or at least I did when I was on a certain type of birth control – I can’t recall which one – but so far I haven’t seen anything like that.

      (And it actually reminded me of getting a tattoo, of which I have several, so maybe that’s why I wasn’t as jumpy. It definitely isn’t the most comfortable experience, haha.)

  • Sarah

    Ok. I’m going. I’m envious of your normal color. 😂 What will it look like tomorrow? Super bad? Did you stay home?

    • jordanreid

      eeeee! excited for you. it looked bad on the first afternoon – but you can put makeup on right away, so you don’t have to hide in your house. the second day I just looked puffy and red; nothing some powder couldn’t mostly cover. let me know how it goes!

  • Sarah

    Ah!!!! No numbing cream for me and it was more up here! Then if I bought 3 I got 20% off so $1200 later I better be a super model by next week!! Thanks for the nudge….. I think 😉. Sorry if I seem like a stalker. I think if we lived in the same town we may be friends. 😘 Happy Friday!!

    • jordanreid

      omg NOOOOO! no numbing cream?!?!??!? why????
      (and you will not regret the three-pack. I’m going back in a few weeks.)

  • Sarah

    Yes!!!!!! 3 days in and I’m a normal color!!! Now I just can’t wait to go again. More! More!

    • jordanreid

      oh YAY!