I haven't added a post to my Skin Series in a while so today I thought I would discuss something that has been bothering me, something small, but still personal to me.
I like to think I am pretty comfortable in my skin, I don't have lumps and bumps, not even ones where they are supposed to be either, but this does not bother me. I quite like resembling an ironing board, I have always been this way. I've grown to be happy with how I look. That doesn't make me vain, self assured or over confident, I just don't spend much time picking at parts of myself wishing them to change. Feeling content with yourself is a good thing, so don't knock it.
Nevertheless, every woman and man, has her insecurities and recently my legs have been bothering me. Not the shape, or size of them, but what covers them. It seems every month or so I get a brand new vein pop up. The tops of my thighs are covered in thread veins and little broken capillaries. It honestly never used to bother me but after wearing a bikini this summer, and being practically see through, I became exceedingly aware of my legs: What if people think my veiny legs are ugly?
I'm lucky. I don't have a lot of cellulite, and I am not very hairy, and if hairs do sprout up, like the rest of me, they are very fair. I know these are struggles friends and family deal with, but I rarely read about veins and how people feel about them. So I started to do a little research.
Laser treatment is an idea that I toy with. It can be used in all sorts of ways, from hair removal, to removing tattoos. I recently learnt you can also zap away unwanted thread veins and redness from pretty much anywhere on the body, and this is what I wanted to discuss today.
Have any of you ever had Laser Leg Vein Removal treatment? If so, I would love to know your thoughts on this. I came across the Epilight New Skin Clinics*, a skin clinic based back up home in Liverpool and they offer all kinds of treatments including zapping away spider veins and much bigger veins.
I also have redness and broken capillaries around my nose, which I only notice if I am looking into one of those super magnifying mirrors and squint
a little a lot. The Epilight New Skin Clinics also offers Laser Skin Resurfacing, which helps to tone and break down veins and patchy areas, for smoother, more even looking skin.
I don't know whether it is because I am 25 this year, and I am worrying about how my body will look as I get older or the fact I have been paying more attention to looking after my body. It possibly is both of these reasons. I just have to remember, my flaws are what make me, me, and that is okay. Yet it is also okay if I look into having treatments to help these imperfections. A person's overall well being is what is most important.
Do non invasive treatments intrigue you? Would you consider having any of these sorts of treatments in the future?
*Sponsored post - but I genuinely have a gazillion veins and it is something that really does bother me, and after the Epilight centre approached me I have since been saving for treatment.