For the past several years, I have watched in dismay as the dark spots on my face have grown larger and darker.
I tried just about every home remedy I could think of to lighten them, from creams to exfoliants, and everything in between – but it was all to no avail.
At the recommendation of a friend, I went to visit Dr. Jess Prischmann at Prischmann Facial Plastic Surgery, and was immediately glad I did. I’m not sure what took me so long to consult a physician – perhaps it’s because I operate under the delusion that I am still in my early 20s and don’t need help to keep my skin in shape. Or maybe it’s because as a mom you tend to make appointments for everybody else before yourself.
Whatever the case may be, I’m thrilled I went in, and you’re about to hear why.
During our initial consultation, Dr. Prischmann determined that I have melasma. I must say, it’s nice to have an official name to blame it on – now when I’m the dorky lady at the park in the giant hat I can say, “I’m not just over the top fancy – I’m protecting myself from worsening my MELASMA.” Though that doesn’t explain away the platform heels.
But I digress.
Dr. Prischmann was fantastic – I felt incredibly confident that she knew what she was doing, and that she’d do her best to take care of me. I loved when she said that the most expensive treatment is not always the best option, and that she wanted to find the treatment that made the most sense for my needs. And her skin is lovely, so you know she’s got to be doing something right!!;)
She told me she’s interested in preventing aging and looking your best at every age, and believes strongly in empowering her patients with knowledge so they can make informed decisions. She also stays up to date on all of the latest and greatest trends and procedures, but only advises them if they are proven safe and effective. Gotta love that! You’ve got to check out Dr Prischmann’s fascinating background.
I’m now on my way to treating my skin condition, with some brightening creams and masks to use until I can get a chemical peel this fall. Just the other day, I was treated to a hydrofacial with Jillian, the incredible aesthetician at Dr. Prischmann’s office. Regular exfoliation is the best way to keep your skin looking fresh and allow your skin care products to penetrate more deeply. A serum infusion plumps and hydrates, leaving you with a radiant glow. A hydrofacial combines the two, with results I guarantee you’ll love.
She started with some cleansing and steam, and some carrot butter goodness to take off the yucky stuff, followed by microdermabrasion, and ending with a serum infusion treatment. I definitely left feeling that glow afterward. I’d highly recommend booking an appointment with Jillian as soon as you can! A summer skin detox feels so great.
Each hydrofacial treatment is $150, and it’s worth every penny. But one lucky Wild Ruffle reader is going to save a lot of pennies, because Prischmann Facial Plastic Surgery is giving away a package of 4 hydrofacial treatments, for a total package worth $600!!
In addition, they’re giving a second lucky reader a product package worth just over $150! This package includes Innovative Skincare Extreme Protect SPF 30, an incredibly hydrating and luxurious sunscreen that nourishes and protects the skin, with microfine zinc oxide so it doesn’t leave a pasty look. It also has Extremozyme (TM), a patented combination of antioxidants that offer an extra layer of protection from the sun. Retail: $68 AND The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Face Gel, a water-based gel that contains antioxidants from aloe, lemon oil, oats, grapeseed, marigold, and polygonium. It works synergistically with sunscreen to fight free radical and UV damage (number one factor in aging), with multiple sources of antioxidants, not just one source of Vitamin C. Retail: $86
Feeling lucky? This contest is open now until Tues, Aug 7th at 11:59 PM CST. Two winners will be drawn via random.org and posted sometime on Saturday, August 11th. The winners MUST contact me by Wednesday, August 15th, or a new winner will be drawn in their place.
There are a few ways to enter:
1) Leave a comment telling me which package you’d prefer to win: Hydrofacial treatments, Products, or that you’d happily take either
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Good luck to all who enter! I’m so excited to see one of you detox your skin from months in the summer sun.
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.