I hate my skin. I have for a long time. I found out about six months ago that I have hormonal acne. That’s all great and good, but I needed to find something to make it go away and stay away forever. People my age shouldn’t have to deal with these things.
Remember when I wrote a letter to my skin? That was right after I went to the dermatologist to get this crap cleared up once and for all. It helped. It really did. I haven’t had a ton of new zits pop up, but I had some old red spots from zits that just wouldn’t go away.
Do you remember when I actually took a selfie without any makeup on? Oh yea, I did that. I was getting frustrated at my skin and I was learning to live with 2 very large acne scars/bumps on my face. It isn’t pretty but I was doing EVERYTHING the dermatologist told me to do. Absolutely everything. And when you do what you are supposed to, but still don’t get results, it’s hard.
I recently went back for a 6th month check in at my dermatologist. I told her that the spots haven’t gotten smaller and I was getting frustrated with our regimen. If these zits were on my back or something, it would have been totally different. I wouldn’t have cared as much. But these are on my face, of all places. The only thing I can do to cover them up is apply a lot of makeup. And what’s more frustrating is that they aren’t actually zits. They are just the red spot left over after a zit is gone. Apparently that’s what my skin does when the zit leaves. I get a nice big red spot on my face. Awesome.
Anyways, she was actually surprised that I had held on this long and not come in sooner. I didn’t even think that was an option. Oops. I know better now! Luckily, she listened to me and really seemed to understand.
She zapped the big zit with some cortisone to help the spot not be so inflamed and then I got 4 spots lasered. I have never had anything lasered before and let me tell you, it is weird. And to have it done on your face is just strange. It doesn’t really hurt to bad, but there is a ping of pain when the laser hits your skin. It’s just weird.
She told me that they might bruise (they haven’t yet) and my mom said that they will scab (they haven’t done that yet either). But I can tell you that I am FINALLY – after 6 months and years of acne – seeing these spots go away. Especially the big one. It’s beginning to vanish before my eyes and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait for it to be gone so I can finally take a selfie and have clear skin! YAH!!
I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you dermatologist lady.
Have you ever had anything lasered?