Sunday, March 19, 2006

I'm getting discouraged.
OK. I got my first peel Thursday. As of yesterday [Saturday] morning, I looked like a leather face and hadn't peeled at all yet. Then I started noticing some peeling around my mouth. It peeled more and more as the day went on, so by the time I went to the Dream Theatre show, I looked like my face was falling off in places, but that was OK. (Although it did shoot my self-confidence for the evening. Even if you "look hot", it kind of defeats the purpose if you look like your face has come in contact with leprosy.) Heather (the lady who is doing my facial stuff) said that on day three and four I could start using a wet wash cloth and gently start working the dry skin areas. So I did that this morning. But now I have two red spots (new skin that was under the dry skin) that kind of hurt. I was gentle! I haven't picked at anything. I have only used moisturizer with nothing in it (except SPF which is recommended). And now I have leathery spots AND red spots. I started doing this to eliminate scars. Needless to say, this morning when I was driving myself and Jim to Panera, I ended up in tears and refused to go inside or even to church. I'm honestly freaked out right now.

Amy, please tell me this is all normal...

p.s. I really don't know if I can handle the peel-induced emotional trauma again. Microderm was great. This may send me into therapy.


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