I have been struggling with terrible acne on my back and face for around 6 years since I was 12. This left me feeling self-conscious about my skin and I would never take off my shirt to go swimming. I also hated going on sleep overs and was worried friends would see and comment on my back. Some nights I also struggled to sleep as the large angry spots on my back were very painful. I tried many over the counter treatments but none of them seemed to make any difference.
I thought only teenagers suffered from acne and I felt very depressed and frustrated when I developed the condition at the age of 24, particularly as my job as a beautician means I always want to look my best. I also had to endure some unkind comments about not looking after my face properly, I knew this wasn’t true but it was still hurtful.
I started to feel self-conscious about my thread veins after being asked what I had done to hurt my leg. My veins were purple and around my knee looked like a bruise. I also had some on my lower leg. I decided to see what I can do about them and made enquires at Laserase. I booked in for a consultation but was initially quite apprehensive about treatment as I didn’t know anything about it and was worried about the unknown.
For the past few years, I have been real conscious of having a band of unsightly thread veins around one of my ankles. This particularly bothered me every summer when I started wearing sandals. My local hairdresser had suffered similar issues on her legs and she recommended that I come to Laserase Bolton.
To me facial thread veins are a sign of aging and I was upset to find that I had developed some. I was never confident about going out without make up on to cover them up especially when working. So I went along for a free consultation at Laserase and discovered that there was a quick and easy way to get rid of them using the Yag Laser.
I have suffered from acute acne since being a teenager. At various times I have been prescribed antibiotics and Roaccutane and have also tried all the over the counter products. Although the antibiotics and Roaccutane helped the acne returned when I wasn’t taking them. At 22 I was still so self-conscious about my back and neck that I never took off my t-shirt even when out in the sun and never felt I could go swimming.
I have been eagerly awaiting the introduction of the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment (nicknamed the ‘vampire’ treatment) to Laserase Bolton. Being the wrong side of 50 and working in the aesthetics industry I am really keen to improve the look and feel of my skin by reducing lines and wrinkles and generally rejuvenate my skin. I particularly want to reduce those lines and dark circles around and under my eyes.
The tattoo I’m having removed, is a cover up tattoo of a tattoo I wish I never had. So I knew as it was a double tattoo I would have to have more treatments than if it was just a single tattoo. This was fully explained to me in my initial consultation, which was both professional and thorough. It was a reassuring discussion and more in-depth than I had anticipated.
Over the last few years I have become more and more conscious of the lines and wrinkles on my forehead. This has dictated my hairstyle and meant I have always had a fringe to cover my forehead. Finally, with a milestone birthday approaching of 50 and a holiday coming up, I decided to take the plunge and have had Botox in two areas.