Why did I decide to have treatment?
Although everyone from my mother, to my best friend, to my fiancé’s cousin told me that I didn’t need it, I was adamant that for my wedding I wanted it done. At 26 years old, it seems too young for many to be considering it, however, I think my reasons were responsible. I didn’t want it to change my face, I just wanted the lines to be softer around my eyes and forehead. Around the eyes is something that all the women in my family suffer with and has been an insecurity of mine for a long time. Wrinkle reduction treatment offered me the opportunity to be rid of that insecurity on one of the most special days of my life, my wedding. So why not?
My trip to Walpole
The first thing I noticed was how modern and beautifully decorated the practice was. I was greeted at the front desk by Barbara, the treatment coordinator, who with a warm smile put me at ease instantly. I was moved through to the waiting room where there was a Nespresso machine and water available, along with comfortable seating. I was then taken through to my appointment where Barbara discussed all aspects of the treatment, how it would work on the day and how long it would take. I went away feeling much better about the treatment, but I must admit still nervous!
The day of my treatment I was undeniably anxious. I am a complete worrier on a normal day and I have a bad habit of researching everything so that I can analyse and process the information. Thus, having wrinkle reduction treatment, a somewhat scary experience to a newbie, was no different!
Running late and arriving agitated, stressed and out of breath I was greeted by a lovely receptionist who calmed me down instantly, told me not to worry and helped me with a glass of water. My appointment with Dr Teodor was fantastic and he was wonderfully charming and funny throughout. We spent the first 25 minutes running through the ins and outs of wrinkle reduction treatment, why it exists, what it does to the face and the difference it can make between a younger person receiving the treatment and an older person. I was surprised by how much information we discussed and how much of this was not available online!
Although Dr Teodor said ‘women are always plucking or waxing their eyebrows, this is no more painful than that’, I was sceptical – I mean he was injecting my face! BUT it really wasn’t, in fact I’d rather sit through another round of it than get my eyebrows threaded next week! However, word of warning: don’t schedule any meetings straight after as for the first 40 minutes I did look like a horned dragon. Don’t panic though, this is just the entry point of the needle and goes down very quickly! I did have a slight headache for a few hours after but it wasn’t severe and calmed down after a little while.
Overall, my experience with Walpole was fantastic. The entire team put me at ease from beginning to end and I cannot wait to see the results! With my wedding happening in just 3 weeks I am feeling so much more confident about my appearance.
I’ll be posting my results in the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out for updates.