I’m so incredibly sorry for the delay in the posting of this log. Unfortunately one of my gorgeous cats popped his little clogs, and as a consequence I took a couple of days off from everything to deal with the grief. This resulted in a major backlog of things to update and so, whilst I had continued with the ReAura treatment, I’m only just now able to post the log. The plus side is that now I’m pretty much all caught up, the fourth log will be posted very soon too. Please also accept my apologies for the rubbish selection of pictures of the treatment, unfortunately Long-Suffering Boyfriend was equally flawed by the grief of losing our cat, so his creative juices weren’t really flowing!
The third treatment went really well and, as with the second treatment, hurt a lot less. I did again manage to burn my chin (apparently the definition of madness is committing the same mistake twice and expecting a different outcome the second time….) but again it really wasn’t that bad, just a bit on the crispy side. This time I didn’t burn it as badly as the last time and it didn’t stay red, it just crisped up for a few days. I’ve since learned that I really need to tread carefully around that area as I believe that due to such heavy levels of pigmentation and a battering from years of acne treatments, the skin on my chin is less tough than the rest of my face. The great thing about the ReAura is that the treatment plan allows for a period of getting used to the machine (if you think about it, you’re doing 16 treatments in total during one treatment plan; 2 a week for 8 weeks) so I feel comfortable in the knowledge that I can get it a bit wrong in the first few sessions and still learn as I go along.
There’s not much else to report on the treatment procedure other than that it went pretty much hitch free, which is grand. So I’ll instead talk about the changes in my skin which continue to be a source of excitement. My whole face is now a lot more even toned and looks unbelievably clear. My pigmentation hasn’t faded completely (nor would I expect it to so early on in the treatment – I’m astounded it’s budged at all at this point!) but it’s significantly faded, enough to make me feel very comfortable without make-up. What’s really weird about the first few days post-treatment is just how good the skin looks as opposed to how it feels. I wake every morning and one of the first things I do is touch my skin – a truly established habit from back in the days when I’d be feeling for any new spots; now I’m feeling for skin texture – and within the first few post-treatment days it feels absolutely awful; rough, dry and a little on the crunchy side. So I brace myself for what awaits in the mirror and it’s so weird because it looks nothing like how it feels! You’d NEVER be able to tell just how rough it feels by looking at it. This goes after a couple of days and really isn’t anything major, but worth noting, nonetheless.
Lastly, one very interesting point to discuss is the lines on the outer eye area. If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know that you can’t use the ReAura on the hollow area around the eyes, but you can use it anywhere where there’s bone which includes the area a few millimetres outside the outer eye corners, which I have been doing. So I have the normal crows feet immediately after my eye, but from the point where the ReAura can treat onwards, the lines are pretty much gone and it’s quite obvious as when I smile which makes the whole area crease, the lines abruptly stop! You can still see the forehead lines if you look very carefully, but they have also faded a lot.
So my conclusion at the end of this treatment is that it takes a bit of practice to get the treatment process right, but I’m definitely getting better with each treatment, as you’ll hear about in my 4th treatment log. The results so far have far exceeded my expectations and I’m really enjoying my new skin and find myself looking forward to upcoming treatments; which is weird, but great!
To read my introductory blog to the ReAura click here.
To read my first treatment log click here.
For the Philips ReAura site click here.
To purchase the ReAura, click here.