~ dermatologist visit ~

14 July 2005
this photo has nothing to do with the story below.

i am a thirty year old girl who still has problems with acne. sometimes, it makes me feel young and teenage-like. but most of the time, it just annoys me and lower my confidence. last week, i had to deal with five big pimples. i feel like teenager, browsing the skin product aisle, looking for the most potent acne cream.

tired of my dotted face (and ari kept nagging), i went to the dermatologist today. i’ve always hesitant to go to dermatologist, especially here in Singapore. most Singaporeans care very much (if not too much) about their looks, and would go into extent of spending a lot of money to improve their looks. so, cosmetic dermatology and surgery is huge here… and i don’t want to get sucked into it. i’ve always imagined that i would leave the dermatologist office with a bag full of skin treatment that i have to carry everywhere and an appointment for some kind of expensive surgery or treatment. yikes!

but these pimples annoys me. so i went.

there, i found out that i have many things on my face ( “wow, you have many things on your face!” — the dermatologist), such as scars, dark spots from sun and aging, blackheads, whiteheads, warts, and of course, acne. i knew it was coming, and last night i have prepared myself to hear that, but i can’t help feeling soooo ugly!!

she offered me a few treatments and gave me a few booklets. those treatments range from $S500 to $S6000. damn expensive!

so, as you may have guessed… i walked out of the office with a white paper bag with seven bottles of cream and serum, and an appointment for tomorrow to get some kind of laser treatment.

yep. it has become a reality.

i guess, my fear of dermatologist is actually a fear of unable-to-resist all those cosmetic stuff. i just want to be pretty!

~ comment (4) ~

Gosh, wart, among any other? I didn’t know such thing grows on face. Will liquid nitrogen peel help? Nah, better go with their suggested treatments.

Good luck.

xinda | 15 July 2005 - 03:26 | reply

yes, warts… i wanted to cry when i heard that. i don’t even have the hands/legs version of it. to make it even worse, she said it’s caused by virus, contagious, and i might’ve spread it to my husband. argh.

thalia | 15 July 2005 - 12:51 | reply

i have the same problem, thal. 30, acne, scars, dark spots, blackheads. causes? bad gene plus stress, coffee, cigarettes, lack of exercises, males pake sunscreen and etc. when i’m diligent to do all the above, my skin improves. i’m a lazy bum though…so i have my highs and lows. my favorite cosmetic is shu uemura concealer. ;)

novs | 19 July 2005 - 03:40 | reply

wow, your list of causes hits the mark. i do all that, including the be friended with concealer. oh, it’s soooo good to hear that i’m not the only one with this problem! not in the bad way, of course… hehehe.

thalia | 19 July 2005 - 12:20 | reply