Let’s face it…aging is a part of life. Our hair goes grey (or falls out), we get lines and wrinkles on our faces, and our bodies don’t always do what we want them to do anymore. Now I know that being in my early thirties I’m not that old, but I am still starting to notice changes in my appearance as I age.
Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to have a few non-invasive treatments done on my face. Both were things that I never thought I would be thinking about, let alone getting done – but I am so happy with the results and want to share a little bit about my experience.
I met with Jamie at MD Cosmetic and Laser Clinic at the Abbotsford location a few months ago. Throughout the entire process she was amazing. At my first appointment we talked through some of my concerns and what I might want to get taken care of.
The first thing that Jamie recommended was for me to look at getting a Photofacial Rejuvenation. I have been experiencing some redness in my cheeks and on my forehead. A Photofacial Rejuvenation uses the innovative Intenser Pulsed Light (IPL™) Photo-facial procedure. It’s the latest in modern dermatology and helps get rid of the redness. I was excited to see my complexion return back to what it was. Also, with my trip to Mexico back in March, the photofacial rejuvenation would help with some of the sun damage.
6 weeks after returning from Mexico I went into MD Cosmetic for my first treatment. You need to stay out of the sun for 6 weeks before your treatment in order to have the best effects. The initial treatment went well. While it isn’t the most relaxing treatment in the world, it’s a quick way to get amazing results. Just a note that after the treatment your skin is quite red for the first day and swollen for 2-3 days after – so don’t book any photoshoots 🙂
I went back for a follow up and my second round a week later. At my second appointment I learned just how incredible MD Cosmetic really is. Jamie took one look at my face and told me that I shouldn’t waste my money on a second round of the Photo-facial rejuvenation. My results were about 80% and that a second round wouldn’t see a big bump in results. I was thoroughly impressed with her honesty and it felt like she actually was looking out for me – not just out to recommend something that I didn’t need.
She brought in Dr. Alibahai to get his recommendation and he said the same thing, that my skin looked great after one treatment. After talking more about some of my concerns and issues with my skin, he asked me if I had ever considered Botox. Now to be honest I hadn’t ever considered it, not that I was against it. One thing that Dr. Alibhai told me was that not only does Botox reduce wrinkles and lines in the face, it also is used for the reduction of sweating and oil production. I was sold! The skin on my forehead is often quite oily, so if some Botox could help with that I was all in!
More and more men are looking to Botox, or “Brotox”, to help keep them looking fresh, as well as helping them with problem skin, etc.
The Botox procedure was quick and fairly painless. I got Botox done just on my forehead to help with lines as well as oil production. I was done in a few minutes and on with the rest of my day. I started noticing results by the next day and Dr. Alibhai said it would take a week to fully see the results. Results should last 3-4 months, but can be longer for some people.
Well I am now three weeks post Brotox and the results are amazing! Not only are the lines and wrinkles gone from my forehead, but the oily skin is completely gone as well. I am so happy with the results.
If you are interested at all in either of these treatments, or simply to know what treatments could address your issues non-surgically, go check out MD Cosmetic and Laser Clinic in either Port Moody or Abbotsford. If you mention the Road to Dapper when you book, you’ll get a $50 credit! And as always all consultations are complimentary!
This post was sponsored by MD Cosmetic and Laser Clinic. All opinions are my own.