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Within hours, however, I could see that I was bruising up all over my face. By the next morning I was covered in dark red or purple spots – as though someone had shot me in the face with a shotgun. Fortunately I had prepared for the worst, and was NOT going to leave the house for six days. [I had stocked up on all groceries, and was ready to endure an extended stay out of sight.] Here is a photo of what I looked like the next day. My entire face was covered in these dark red or purple dots – yikes!

Six days after the laser treatment, I was forced to leave the house for a very important customer meeting. I still had spots on much of my face – they were visible, but faded compared to the photo above … but I still looked like something was wrong. That particular customer had never met me before – so she did not know what I usually looked like … but I felt compelled to announce to her that I was recovering from a facial laser procedure. [I had considered instead asking her if she ever had the measles, but decided to leave my dark sense of humor at home.]

Another two days passed – and after a total of eight days, my face finally looked normal. Actually it looked BETTER THAN NORMAL because a large percentage of the spider veins were gone! The procedure worked! My skin now has a uniform color to it – and I’m told there is a huge visible difference. Not only did my girlfriend (the esthetician) tell me this … but my hot Latina hairdresser also mentioned how good my skin looks. I still have two more treatments to go – to clean up the remaining spider veins, but now there is no doubt in my mind about the effectiveness of this laser procedure. It definitely works!

There is one unexpected side effect though – I now notice other people’s spider veins … whereas before I was completely oblivious to them. I was in the local donut shop purchasing lottery tickets, and this older man (around 70-ish) was standing next to me and talking to me. I could not stop looking at his nose – he had a TON of spider veins. I almost wanted to tell him that the laser procedure I just went through would fix what he had going on – but I decided to keep my mouth shut. I do not want to be the cosmetic procedure salesman around town … best to keep that to myself! And I do not want people, in general, to know that I had this procedure done. ;o)

UPDATE - I had a second laser treatment roughly one month after the first treatment discussed here. If you would like to read about my experience with the second treatment, then check out the Laser Spider Vein Removal Treatment #2 article here on midlifebachelor.com

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