The Truth About Skin Peels : My Dermamelan Treatment, Part II

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After the overwhelming response about my skin peels and my The Truth About Skin Peels : My Dermamelan Treatment, Part I post, I could not wait to share part II with you all. Thank you for your lovely comments and support – it truly does mean so much.

Day 4: Entire Face Peel

This is when the action REALLY started! There was plenty of stinging and my skin was so tender. The peeling skin was so dry and the fresh skin was so soft. I had to be super careful that I didn’t accidentally peel any of the flaking skin off, in order to prevent the fresh skin from being damaged and scarred. I was moisturising four times a day and having warm showers to soak my face, and gently rubbing the peeling skin off. This was the best way for me to remove all the dead and dry skin without any damage or irritation. You can see also that it is peeling all down my neck, severely around my mouth and it was very flakey on the sides of my chin. The peel would constantly take effect and be dry, but the skin on the surface would be oily just before it cracked apart.

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The redness and swelling is diminishing slowly, as are the red scars and irritated spots on my face. This and the next four or five days would have to be one of the most painful of the treatment. The intensity of the peel and the freshness of the new skin was hard to bear, and was incredibly painful.

Day 5: More Peeling (Morning)
The redness was slowly disappearing and I was no where near as swollen. In the morning after a little wash off, I was able to feel confident going outside with a little redness, but by lunch time or mid afternoon, there would be another layer of skin ready to peel. It was beginning to become frustrating, tiresome and painful, but I was already seeing results, so it was hard to complain too much. You can see in the pictures the change in pigmentation of the skin colour and the intensity of which the peel is coming off. Note the freckles I had in various places (on my top lip, nose and cheeks) are now starting to fade, as well as the scarring around the forehead and chin. Overall, I was sore and in pain (the moisturiser was stinging!) but the swelling was going and the results were coming. It was all happening!

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Day 5: More Peeling (Evening)

By the same evening on Day 5, I was REALLY starting to peel. These were the ones that really hurt, as previously, there were lots of thinner, smaller almost stringy pieces of skin peeling off, where as now, it was thicker and somewhat like that last little piece of scab that won’t come off when 95% of the rest of the scab has… Almost like a scaly snake skin. This was a real problem, because the whole point of this exercise is to REDUCE scarring, not create it! So I had to ensure the skin was nice and soft before I slowly wiped any of it away. This was done in warm water (and stung like hell) and the new skin that came through was so beautiful and soft! You have a great shot of the freckles here on the top lip, as well as the pimple near my bottom lip. My forehead seemed to peel the least, as it is the toughest skin on the face.

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Day 6: Snake Skin

This was the beginning of a very torturous existence of peace, love and war. We had been going for almost a week, me and my skin, and the peeling seemed to be getting worse, not better. It wasn’t a bad thing, because the results were proving themselves already and it was a huge boost of morale every morning to wake up, wash my face and see what results I was getting, but I was over the pain and the peeling, as I couldn’t go anywhere and do anything fun. Wah! Although the rest of my face was recovering nicely and was peeling softly again without so much aggression, my chin and around my lips couldn’t get enough. Peeling to my chin, was like a drug it couldn’t live without! It became very dry and painful, difficult to wet-rub off and was cracking from the sides of my lips (this was later easily fixed with some lanolin and time). Ye-ouch. On the plus side, my skin was AMAZING! Less than a week and seeing MAJOR results. I mean, this is why you do it, right? To get the results?? And regardless of how flakey I was, I couldn’t deny my joy with the results. See for yourself. Note chin, cheek and forehead pimples and pores around my nose and congestion on my chin!

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So let me explain… I had to be at an event the night before, and when I got home, I removed my make up in the shower (I have a cleanser / makeup remover, not a make up wipe) and moisturised and hopped into bed. I woke up the next morning and found my skin like this:

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Kinda grosse.

Although it looks horrendous and yellow coloured, I think we need to acknowledge how dry the skin must be, to take in that much make up, in such a short time. The skin was so dry, the make up remover was completely ineffective to take the make up off the dead and dry skin. Plus, the flakes were still thick and scab-like, so picking them off would create more scarring and pain. I just kept applying the moisturiser and checking I wasn’t too flakey in the mirror quite frequently, and hoping that people wouldn’t notice! I wore big hats and sunglasses and lots of blush. It was fun!

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After all the peeling was said and done, I had such a great and noticeable difference! My friends asked me what I had done, people noticed on my social media and I had so much more confidence to go without make up. It was absolutely a life changing experience and worth every single penny.
Look at the difference a few days can make:
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This is me with a dash of make up on, 14 days after I started the treatment. My skin is smooth, bump free, scar and freckle free and delicious. I am one very happy woman!
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If you are looking for a solution for your skin like I was, to help clear scars, pimples, pores and blackheads, be sure to contact Derya Koch, from Victorian Dermal Group. She is an absolute gem and takes so much time with her patients and their needs. VDG also does skin care, laser treatments, leg vein removal, hair removal, anti-wrinkle injections, vascular laser therapy and much more.

You can find Victorian Dermal Group on Facebook and Instagram.

For aftercare, I highly recommend these four treatments. This will increase the likelihood of your skin continuing its journey to clean and healthy skin.

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4 Comments

  1. Dilushani wrote:

    Hi Becky, I have so much hyperpigmentation from acne but I’m still getting a few breakouts including large pus filled/cystic acne. I’ve been on LED plus good skincare plus Chinese medicine herbs but not enough to stop the breakouts. I desperately want to get started on the dermamelan but wondering if you have to have all the acne under control first.

    How has your skin been in the 2 years since your dermamelan? What I’m most worried about is the peel helping heaps with all of my pigmentation but then because the acne isn’t cured, I will just get more down the line and it will all be for nothing. (My skin hyperpigments as soon as a pimple forms basically).

    Thanks!

    Posted 8.30.17
  2. Emma wrote:

    Hey lovely !
    Currently on day 4 of peeling and struggling with the dryness,
    Any suggestions on a moisturizer you use would be amazing.
    Thank you
    X

    Posted 12.23.17
  3. Becky Lamb wrote:

    Hi Emma,
    The dryness is a true effect of the peel – keep pushing through! It does get better. I wouldn’t use a moisturiser other than the one you have been provided. You can use this facial spray by Mario Badescu for some relief, but the dryness will certainly be there for a while!

    Posted 1.22.18
  4. Becky Lamb wrote:

    Hi Dilushani, My skin has been through a lot in the last two years! Pregnancy has really knock my hormones around quite a bit and has bought a lot of my pimples to the surface again. I highly recommend getting your active acne under controll before you start a dermamelan treatment, as this peel only resurfaces the damaged skin and wont prevent more from happening. It is great for pigmentation and scarring but wont prevent further acne from occurring. Good luck, and keep me posted.

    Posted 1.22.18

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  • What’s been plying on my mind lately you didn’t ask? (Lol) well, amongst many motherhood things, I’ve got to say my skin and make up routine. Firstly, my skin sucks. It’s always been prone to scarring and pimples have been so bad since I had the twins (cheers, hormones 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻). Secondly, time-poor (and lazy!) me doesn’t put make up on every day for being at home. Thirdly, when I actually do, I cuddle my babies in close and naturally my face touches theirs and I seriously think about the effects of my choices for my skin onto theirs. Could it harm them? Should it be more natural? Do natural products actually work? Well, in short, the answer to all these questions is YES. I think we are all aware there are products for skin and make up our there that are MUCH better for our skin, but did you know how amazing some natural and ‘clean’ make up products there are?? Bet you didn’t know this photo was taken 11 hours after I used all natural and clean products too... VERY impressed. You can see my blog post on my website (search ‘CLEAN BEAUTY MARKET’) to see my haul. You’re welcome x 
PS thank you @finnpoke_ for having me at your Pacific Fair launch last week! I made my own bowl and channeled my inner Nigella 😉

Makeup @cleanbeautymarket 
Hair @stefanhair @stefan_helensvale 
Dressed by @my.second.closet
  • Ohhhhkayyyy so I need your help! 
WHICH TEAM DO I CHEER FOR? Should be easy, but it’s not! Here’s the story:
I was born in Newcastle, NSW. I lived there until I moved to Melbourne for a few years, and now have lived on the Gold Coast, QUEENSLAND for 2.5 years. I can’t see myself moving from here for a while yet, and if anything it would probably be back to Melbourne... Fabian is an English-born-but-raised-as-a-kiwi New Zealander who claims himself as a QLDER, which means because we aren’t at all competitive, we naturally have a rivalry for NSW vs. QLD. 🙄 (I’m clutching at straws here) but the pups were NSW originals, PLUS the twins were born here in QLD, so it’s a real debate as to where I belong. I’M GENUINELY CONFUSED. Do I stick with the state I was born with or do I cheer for the state I call home? HELP! #StateOfOrigin
  • Confidence actually takes years to build. After going through all the big milestones, body changes and life challenges that the motherhood journey brings, it’s important not to forget who we are and why we are here. For me, after modelling for all those years, the body struggles have really affected me, being so used to putting such an importance on how my body LOOKED, and not at all on its functions or abilities. It’s hard to change that mindset and see yourself how others see you, or even not worry so much about negatives and begin to see the positives about yourself. Changing your own perspective takes time and is made easier when you’re in the right environment and surrounded by the right people. It also helps when you can wear outfits like this 😂 thank you to @my.second.closet for the complete overhaul of my wardrobe... it was needed, for the bod and the confidence! 
Sometimes we all need that little lift - wether it be a compliment, a haircut or a new outfit. Be sure to start this week off on a positive and give yourself and someone else a little positive reminder. It costs nothing! 
Dress, bag and scarf ➡️ @my.second.closet 💕 #beckylamb #CoulthardAndCo
  • Yesterday at Polo By The Sea.. I can’t tell you how many times I was asked if I missed the kids.. honestly, we have an amazing friend who takes such great care of them, I hardly worried! We were having so much fun with our friends too, I didn’t once have mum guilt. We all need time off - especially to enjoy time with Fabian was fun! I miss us and our old lives occasionally, but this new life is just as fun! It just takes a little adjusting, juggling and discovery of what’s most important. 
Also, can we have a moment for this outfit? The girls at @my.second.closet have so many gorgeous pieces, it was hard to decide on just one! I’ll upload more details today 💕 #CoulthardAndCo #PoloByTheSea
  • We were a little sad not to wake up to this view from @oakwoodbrisbane this morning.. Carter loved watching all the cars go past on the Story bridge. So cute to watch his little face light up as he gets excited and learns so many new things! Fab and I took the twins for a mid-week staycay this week and it was great to have a little get away just the four of us. I’d also been eyeing off @the_spaghettihouse for so long (lobster gnocchi, you’re welcome!) so we took the kids there too, and they slept in the pram like absolute gems (well, after a little while they did 😉). It was so nice to just get away together. Yep, it’s a lot of organising and preparation but it pays off and is super insightful for our upcoming trip in a few weeks. Where was your first holiday as a family to? We’re keen to do some more travelling in the next few months with the kidlets - this was a perfect first get away for us. We loved it!
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#CiaoBrisbane
  • My happy and adventurous little guy,  Carter 💙 @cartercoulthard #CoulthardAndCo
  • When @misslorianne gives you mermaid hair🧜‍♀️ She is my @stefanhair at queen @stefan_helensvale ... Some foils, a tone and some tape extensions. I haven’t had these since I was pregnant and I’m loving the thickness and ability to style again. It takes a bit more time to do after a wash but I love making myself put in the effort for the way it makes me feel for the days after. My hair holds ZERO curl (it’s always strait!) so these keep it in and have me feeling goooooooood gurl 💁🏼‍♀️ What so you do for yourself after babies to make yourself feel good for days to come?  #StefanHair
  • People say not to work with children or animals... 😂 let’s just take a second to imagine how much spare time I didn’t have with my twinnies to take this boomerang 😂 the old COMFORTIS dog treat jack strikes again! Monthly protection against parasites a bonus ✔️ #ad
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