Seen a Dermatologist!
Posted June 28th, 2012 by Linzipinzi
I am going to start journalling how I am doing, I believe it will be therapeutic for me. Yesterday I went to see a Dermatologist about my skin. I had booked a consultation to get laser skin resurfacing done. Well, I explained to him that I don't have acne but I am a skin picker. He told me I came to the wrong doctor and that I should get reverse behaviour therapy! I somehow knew he would say this. I told him that having picked my face for 18 years, I was feeling desperate to get something done to fix my skin. I thought if I did laser resurfacing, it would motivate to stop picking. But he told me most likely after these treatments, my skin will be all are and broken and festered and that I will be even more tempted to pick my face! He told me that I first need to break the habit for at least a year before being ready for these treatments. He noticed that my scars were still quite red and fresh, as it was only 2 weeks a go that I had my last major picking session. (tweezers involved). I appreciate his honesty with me that I need to seek help first and overcome this habit before I can do any kind of treatment. So I am going to overcome this habit, one step at a time and my goal is to go one year pick free and then next year I can start the laser skin resurfacing! Today is day one for me because yesterday I had a mosquito bite on my cheek that I picked at so I have one open sore on my face but lots of fresh scars still from my last session which was 2 weeks ago.