I Got Injectables in My Face and Here’s What Happened: part three …

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Here it is, my final post in my injectable journey! I can say, without doubt, that I absolutely recommend dermal fillers if you share any of my previous concerns (disappearing lips, marionette lines, loss of volume).

I noticed such a difference after the skilled work of Dr. Lancer, who subtly used the Restylane family of products to expand areas that were losing volume. Others did too, though they didn’t know why. I got a lot of “You look great!” comments but could tell by their expression that they didn’t know why I looked great. I especially loved what they did for my lips. As a lipstick and lipgloss lover who’s been watching her upper lip shrink over the past 5 years, it was amazing for me to have some surface to work with again.

But most important, looking great made me feel great too.

Personally, I’m going to hold off on getting more neuromodulators for as long as I can. (That’s the product that temporarily immobilizes muscles so that the skin doesn’t crease over them. Dysport, in my case.) Not because they didn’t work or because I didn’t like the effects. They do and I did. But, I don’t feel like I need that as much as the dermal fillers. I thank bangs for that! And a sunglass fetish that leads to less squinting.

That’s the thing about these procedures though, they’re entirely personalized. Find a great doctor and deal with anything you’d like to improve. And things that don’t bother you? Don’t bother with them!


Let’s compare selfies, shall we? Granted my hair is styled in my after, so that’s an automatic win, but you can see a subtle yet visible improvement in the volume of my lips and around my mouth in the after. I’m thrilled with the results.

I also promised in my previous posts to answer the “does it hurt?” question. There was next to no pain for nearly my entire face. You barely feel it and it’s over quick. Except for one area, the lips. The injections directly in the lips are not a party. Reason being is that the needle is breaking up scar tissue as it’s working. I teared up, I can’t lie. But, from what I’m told it gets easier with each subsequent treatment. And it wasn’t enough discomfort that it would cause me to not do it again.

Because I’m TOTALLY doing this again.

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  1. Lookin’ good, lady! The after pics look like you, but with the best sleep of your life. Very subtle, but a noticeable difference :)

  2. Great lips! You’re a natural beauty baby! You look great and at least 7 years younger! :)

  3. Looks awesome, and glad to hear it’s not a lot of pain, as long as I stay away from the lips lol, but hey, if i can get through a tattoo, I’m pretty sure I could handle this!

  4. This looks great–you are a fresh little daisy! I am so curious about the lips–I feel like I am too much of a baby to handle it in that area.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us! I love learning about all of this stuff and hearing the unfiltered details.

  6. ReaderRita says:

    This is awesome. You look fabulous. I need to do this. Stat.

  7. I love it. And most importantly, I love that YOU feel good about it! I’ve been thinking about getting a little Botox for my forehead…just a smidge.

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