Imagine your worst ever hangover, crank up the pain a good 10 notches and visualise someone slowly squeezing your head with a vice. Direct sunlight feels as though shards of glass are being inserted just behind your eyes and even birdsong can induce an agonised sob. In most cases migraine sufferers are confined to bed, in a silent, dark room until the episode subsides.
Now is the perfect time of year to give your skin care regime a spring clean, and one of the best places to start is with a derma peel.
But not everyone is ready to commit to the discomfort and lengthy recovery associated with a traditional deep peel.
However there are many more options available now, such as the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance, a gentle yet effective peel consisting of a unique blend of acids that is suitable for all skin types.
Doctor Essaad Awad at Pour Moi cosmetic in Canford Cliffs, Poole, says it is proving to be a very popular treatment for her clients and invited me to try it.
We talk to doctor Awad of Pour Moi Cosmetic Clinic about cosmetic procedures which can slow down the visible signs of ageing.
What treatments are popular with your older clients?
Botox and skin fillers for fine lines and wrinkles are popular because of the instant results. Botox is particularly effective for the upper face as it softens the lines and provides a lift. Fillers can be used effectively on the upper and lower face. In addition, Thermage is another option to consider because of the long term tightening of the skin that this treatment offers.