A little beauty...ALOT of pain!

I have just returned from a torture session at my local medispa.

My face was looking a bit sallow, so I decided to get a microdermabrasion and pore extraction.

Have you ever had a pore extraction? I haven't in over 10 years...let me tell you something, IT HURTS! Worse than a c-section. At least you get pain killers when you have a c-section!!

What it boils down to is I paid a professional blackhead squeezer to work her magic on me.

First the lady steamed my face to soften the skin. It was very soothing and relaxing. Once she turned the steamer off things got ugly real fast. Slowly and methodically, this woman proceeded to SQUEEZE the living crap out of my pores. She was unrelenting. Pushing and prodding like some kind of evil sadist, until she had extracted all the foul crud that has built up in my pores over the past decade. EWWW.

Maybe I didn't pick a very skilled pore squeezer, because I was dying!!! Is it SUPPOSED to hurt that bad?!

Thank goodness that unpleasant experience is over for today.

I was advised that next month I should have a chemical peel. You know, where they put harsh chemicals all over your face to take off the top layer of skin and charge you an arm and a leg for it. That sounds like a ton of fun. I think I'll pass.

The things we do to look good. It never ceases to amaze me.

Maybe I should just give in to mother nature and proudly sport a full head of gray hair, crow's feet, clogged pores and cellulite. Sounds hot right?

I know what you're thinking.."here she goes again, getting all gross and talking about disgusting bodily secretions." Sorry...I seriously can't help it. This is what my life is all about. That's right, bodily secretions are my life. Sue me.

You know what' I'm going to do now? I'm going to clean out my cat's litter box, and maybe, just maybe, I'll write about it tomorrow.



HeatherPride said...

Well, first of all that is one job that I NEVER want to have. EVER.

And second, you could always buy a box of Brillo pads for $3.99. It's way cheaper than a chemical peel.

Lis said...

OMG that sounds awful!! I have never had that done and now I don't know if I want to - I hope you are ok!!

Sass said...

I'm ready to hear about your litter box adventures...as long as your cat is not doing a Master Cleanse diet.

I'm just sayin'.

Will I be hearing from you tonight on Facebook after this???? ;)

jenn said...

That sounds HORRIFYING. I'm glad you told us because I've actually been tempted to have this done. I'll be spending that money on a massage instead!

Anonymous said...

How gross!!! I need some help with my blackheads but I'm NOT getting that done!! Hopefully there is something else out there that will work without all that pain!

simplynotso said...

I have had extractions done with facials, and yes it hurts but not excruciating. Maybe you should go that route:)

Mama Wheaton said...

Ok so no facial stuff for me because I am a wimp. And I promise to come back tomorrow and hear about the litter box.

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

yea, like someone above, I did have simple extractions during a facial but it never hurt.

Braja said...

Ow. She was on steroids. Shouldn't hurt.

La Petite Redhead said...

I seriously need something like that done but with my sensitive skin, I'd probably end up looking worse!

Maybe I'll just stick to good skincare and praying to the skin gods. : )

just a girl... said...

actually the chemical peel isn't bad at all. You should reconsider especailly if its a good spa.

sltbee69 said...

Yep, I went to a dermatologist from age 12 to 19 on a monthly basis. Sure it hurt but not as much as it could have. He numbed my face with dry ice first.

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