There was a lot of interest in my post about cosmetic surgery and having Botox, so here’s one all about fillers.
For those of you not in the know, a dermal filler is an injectable solution which the soft tissue under the skin.
They work in a different way to Botox.
It’s ideal for filling in creases and lines, plumping up the lips and cheeks, and enhancing facial contours.
Again you can bet your bottom dollar, that all those movie stars who SAY they don’t go under the knife and have cosmetic surgery, don’t count this as doing that.
Much as they would love us to believe they look that way naturally, surgeons I have interviewed in the past have assured me that just isn’t true.
Here’s what happens when you have cosmetic surgery fillers
I had my Filler treatment done just before my Botox, at Epithereal Skincare in Marina Del Rey, CA.
Once again I was in the careful hands of the lovely Anna Grigorian.
There are a number of different cosmetic surgery fillers.
It has been clinically proven Juvederm Voluma, lasts up to two years.
Restylane or Perlane last between six months and one year.
I had one syringe of Juvederm Ultraplus XC for the work.
(Which was of course paid for by my good self)
How does it feel?
The sensation of having cosmetic surgery filler does, unsurprisingly feel like having your face filled .
You are aware of the substance going into and under your skin.
First Anna drew what can only be described as a road grid on my face.
This was so she could see where to inject for the cosmetic surgery process.
I had already highlighted to her I wanted to accentuate my cheek bones slightly.
And I also asked her to do something to the lines either side of my nose down to my mouth, otherwise known as nasolabial folds.
My cheek is also apparently ‘depressed’ because I sleep on my left side.
Having filler is not a pleasant sensation.
But the pain was only a few moments.
You can actually hear the substance going into your skin.
It is a bit similar to the noise that squeezing a tube if cream makes, but it’s inside your head. It is very odd.
Once Anna had pushed the filler into my face, she then set about squeezing and maneuvering it so it was sitting in the right place.
You can check out on the video above how that went down.
Did I look different?
I certainly noticed a difference immediately – despite the fact all the pinching and pulling had left me looking red.
When I ran my finger over the injection area I could feel it like cement.
There was a softening on the lines, and my cheeks seems more plump.
Again, the amount I had was quite small in comparison to what a lot of women go for. But as I have said before, I am a less is more kind of gal when it comes to this kind of thing.
The aftercare involved no working out and lying down for four hours, to give it time to settle.
Filler can move, and nobody wants what they wanted in their cheek ending up somewhere completely different!
A week later and the results left me pleased.
The slight ridges I had in my skin had gone down completely.
I was getting lots of compliments on how good my skin looked.
So yes, I would recommend this product.
It’s not cheap – coming in at $440 USD for one syringe – but keep in mind it lasts for up to a year.
Fill me up that’s what I say!
If you are interested in other ways to stay looking ‘fresh’ check out this amazing face cream which can make you look 7.5 years younger!
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