Self Care for Mom: Look Good, Feeling Good
A few weeks back I had the awesome opportunity to visit my friend Erin, owner of Upper Cape Med Aesthetics in Falmouth, for a LIVE micro-needling session. Anyone who has met me knows that I don't often put my own self care first like I am sure many of you reading also do. I often forgo purchasing new clothes or doing any type of self body care opting instead to put my kids and family first. It is easy to get in the habit of doing this to the point where the only new clothes, get a haircut or self care I get a chance for is when someone gets me it as a gift.
My friend Erin recently reminded me that even Mom has to sometimes put herself first and she is totally right. Studies show that if Mom is happy then often times the family is happier and more productive. So when Erin reached out to me about doing a LIVE micro-needling procedure and told me how good my face would feel and look after I jumped at the chance especially after staring at the creased lines in my forehead for the millionth time.
Micro-needling is a dermaroller procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Micro-needling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
I was a little nervous and hesitant because just like my oldest child I am super sensitive to just about anything I put in my body or on it. Seriously I react to EVERYTHING, it is such a bummer sometimes! So to brave this LIVE for all of you was a major leap of faith. But I wholeheartedly dove right in to Erin's professional and capable hands and her results did not disappoint! Upper Cape Med Aesthetics believes their patients and their individual needs and concerns come first. In an industry flooded with new facial skin care products and procedures, they make sure that health, appearance and safety are never compromised, always opting for the safest and best aesthetic outcome.
Erin applied a sauve to my face prior to starting. This had to sit on my face for a little bit of time to help numb everything. The entire procedure takes about an hour to do between preparation, numbing and then after care.
Once everything began I was pleasantly surprised as it did not really bother me while she did the procedure. Erin was very gentle and put me at ease throughout the whole procedure. Once we had finished she also applied some product to help sooth and stimulate new collagen growth.
Once home I did notice that my face was slightly red and throbbed very slightly but by the next morning it did not bother me at all and I could begin to see the results.
The next few days I saw the redness and slight swelling subside and I was ECSTATIC to discover that all my acne had disappeared and the lines in my forehead were almost gone! By 3 days post procedure my face was glowing and healthy and tight! Erin continued to check on me for the next few days to ensure I was feeling great and any concerns etc I may have.
I was thrilled with the results and got many compliments over the holidays about how great my skin looked which of course gave me a nice boost to my emotional health. Upon reflection I realized that Erin was right and Mom does have to take care of herself and do small things when she can to make herself happy. We should not have to wait a year to do a little self care, we really need to reward ourselves with whatever type of self care makes us happy more often. Maybe it is a new pair of pants, a haircut, maybe a massage, maybe botox and micro-needling... whatever it is treat yourself every once in a while because self care is really important. This is going to be my New Year's Resolution this year-to do more self care whatever it may be and not feel judged or guilty for it. Not only did my face look and feel positively amazing after but mentally it did wonders for me and made me feel fresh and gorgeous. It truly was the best gift for the holiday season and for the new year!
Be sure to visit our friend Erin at Upper Cape Med Aesthetics in Falmouth and tell her we sent you! She is amazing and will treat you just like family!
Cape Cod Moms