If you’re new here or just need a refresher, I barf so much, so often and so violently when I am pregnant that the capillaries in my face rupture. POP! Whee!
I just got done being pregnant for the second time about 6 months ago and spent much of my pregnancy learning to love my creepy looking face. I do love my face…especially because it’s currently a very happy face that gets to love on the world’s cutest baby and her big sister too all the live long day.
But here’s the thing.
It’s my face.
The one thing that pretty much every human that ever meets me is going to see.
Groupon had a super deal to a laser skincare center for photo facials. Cody let me get 4 treatments. I figured if they work they work, if they don’t, at least I didn’t spend thousands of dollars to be disappointed.
I went for my second face lasering yesterday.
She turned me up to FULL POWER.
The pain is between dental work (WORST PAIN EVER) and getting a tattoo (a sort of pleasurable pain. And yes, I have four tattoos, unclench.)
Here’s another little fun fact about my face.
The right side is hyper vascular. Meaning I have a whole lot more petichiae on the right side than the left. (Bonus fun fact: Apparently *most* people who are hyper-vascular are hyper-vascular on their left side. Pardon my while I bow with my medical anomalies.)
Here’s the right side of my face at 16 weeks pregnant. Notice the lips of death from dehydration.
Now here’s the right side of my face 5 months postpartum before any laser treatments. (The petichiae did get slightly better on its own without all the barfing and extra blood coercing through my veins.)
And the left side…which is actually very lovely (comparatively.)
Now here I am today after my face lasering of DOOM yesterday. I really am hoping that this is just a complete and total flare up before these little critters pack their little blood bags and leave town. One last revolt if you will…
And with makeup, because sometimes it’s interesting just to see the difference.
(See those curls? THAT’S where Addie got them from. She’ll tell you she got them from Costco but it’s all a lie.)
I take INSANELY good care of my skin. I was practically born applying sunscreen, however thanks to genetics my undereye area will always be ready for a cross country trip with the bags they keep fully packed.
I have two photo facials left. Depending on how this last round heals I’m not so sure what will happen. Consolation came when all the girls at the laser center said my face was the worse they had ever seen (which yay! and boo.) My ultimate goal out of all of this is to be able to be able to go out sans makeup without looking like I just ran a marathon (which is never going to happen) or like I have some strange rash (which I do.)
If it works? It works.
If not? I’ll look into medals for “worst case of petichiae ever.”
Or maybe trophies. I’ve still never won one of those.
Would you be more likely to fix something if it were on your face compared to maybe a leg or an armpit?
(You look lovely today by the way. Really.)