Chemical Peels, Burned Off Faces, Etc.

A few months back, I entered a raffle and won a chemical peel worth around $500.

(For those who are curious, it’s called a Radiant Peel by Dermesse.)

I wouldn’t have entered just ANY raffle, but this raffle was through my good friends at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery.

If anyone is going to burn my face off, I trust them to be the ones to do it.

Let’s be honest, until yesterday, I didn’t even know exactly what I’d won.

But, I never win anything so – yay!!

The “procedure” was quick and easy.

My friend, Pam, cleaned any residual makeup off my face.

I almost took a nap in the one minute it took her to do this.

Next, Pam gently wiped my face with something that didn’t smell fantastic.

We were done.

“I’m DONE??”  I asked – all hope for a nap disappearing.

“That’s it,” she replied.

My face felt kind of hot.

She held up a mirror and I saw my face looked red.

I talked to Pam and a few of my other PCPS friends, then I drove home and took this (unflattering)  (no makeup!)  (face now burning on fire!!!)  post-chemical-peel photo:

Chemical Day #1 @ SHaggerty 2013 W-1

On, Day #1, my face was red and hot.

Day #1 looks (and feels?) like a sunburn.

I think I’ll take an iPhone photo every day for the next week and show you what the peel does to me.


I have very big cow eyes, don’t I?

I was born with those.

They have nothing to do with the peel.

Supposedly, over the next couple days, my face will tighten up and look all dried out, wrinkled, and mummified.

(I imagine that will happen just in time for Saturday night.  I have a public event to attend Saturday night.)

I’ll be pretty ugly for a couple days, from what I’ve heard.

Then, in three to five days my face will peel.


It’s done.

Peels are supposed to help with sun spots/damage.

I don’t really have sun spots on my face so I won’t be able to report back on that aspect.

Peels also help with fine lines – I have those!

(Wrinkles suck, by the way!)

Peels also help build collagen which is something we ALL need in our life.

When I’m done with the whole process, I’ll let you know if I think it’s worth spending $400-500 on it.

In the meantime, I’ll try to get iPhone photos posted so you can see the process day by day.

6 Responses to “Chemical Peels, Burned Off Faces, Etc.”

  1. Jan's Sushai Bar

    I’m very interested to hear what you think of the whole process once it’s done. Not that I could afford to spend that kind of money on it; I’m simply curious.

    You have beautiful eyes, btw.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      I’m getting uglier skin by the second ….
      I suppose that means it’s working?

  2. Jane

    EEK! It looks painful! Remember Samatha on Sex and the City? She had a peel done a couple of days before a big event.

    Will you shed your skin like a snake? Ha, ha!

    You have gorgeous eyes, btw. I hope your skin is OK for your event this weekend. You’re braver than me!

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      Yes, I think I will shed my skin like a snake.
      I didn’t realize quite how intense this peel would be.
      I really expected it to be milder than it has turned out to be.
      It’s easy to be brave when you don’t know what you’re getting into!
      : )

  3. Michelle

    Cow eyes are beautiful! And I look forward to seeing the results.


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