Fillers? Botox? Injectables?
Yes that’s right baby, we’re going there
Tabo subject? Sure.. although its about time someone wrote about it honestly.
One of the common questions i get from all walks of the park is;
“What have you had done!?”
sure it comes in a few variations…
“omg you’re so fake and plastic”
“omg you’re so beautiful if you’ve had any work done you can’t notice it looks amazing!!”
Obviously i prefer the latter, however there’s always going to be one ‘Janet who’s looking to speak to the manager’ trying to kill my sunshine. …Am i right, or am I right?
Hey am i bothered? Nah not at all, after all i feel amazing so what else matters! Your opinion? Yes im talking to you – the answer is still HELLL NO!
Note – mum i will listen to you if you’re reading this.. and no i’m not putting anything else in my face – Love youu
Okay okay enough of the blab gimme the goss…
So what Exactly have i had done?
The million dollar question I’ve never answered properly…
Actually… first… the short story goes a little something like this … as my youth has deteriorated through the ‘binge drinking‘ era of my teenage years, into the “i’m too poor to eat healthy” variation of my early 20’s coupled with ‘Saturday night fever’ morphing into the current “holy shit i’m almost 30 i can’t do this anymore…but continue to do it anyway‘ phases – one thing i’ve noticed… i do not have good genes when it comes to skin elasticity.. PERIOD. But THANK GOD I have no shame because I have tried just about everything to counter my poor lifestyle choices and bad genetics.
Nevertheless at the end of the day, no matter how expensive that tropical cream/lotion/potion is, if you’re not looking after your health from the gut (insides) it’s going to show in your skin. There’s no ifs or buts about it.
Think of it like a plant.. Yes i make up my own analogies but just go with it. When your plant starts to die you don’t just spray some hydration on the leaves and hope for the best – you need to feed the damn thing some nutrients, some plant food and water that baby so it can suck up all the goodness and flourish its assets… and by assets i mean the leaves/flowers – you get me?
I’m the plant, I’m a little weathered … so now i’m on that path trying to reverse some of my prior mistakes, so thanks to what god gave me plus some incredible potion some scientist made, who I’ve never met – my skin is looking better than ever and i’m feeling and looking great-ish! (So I think anyway)
Now back to that question… what have i had done?
Anti Wrinkle injections (tick) – what are they? Muscle relaxants… i won’t go into detail that’s what good ole Google is for.. however yes i get them & the reason why i get them is to PREVENT new wrinkles, and to prevent the ones i already have from getting worse – end result? youthful(er) looking skin! I personally use Dysport, however you can speak to the doctor about what’s good for you. But where you ask? I have deep frown lines, so i get them in between my brows, and in my forehead. you can get them all sorts of fun places, like under your arms to stop sweating, on your gums to stop you from showing too much gum when you smile, the possibilities are somewhat endless.. just be responsible people!
See how i mentioned DR up there? That’s because you want to see one to do your injectables, your face is made from a gazillion nerves, veins, muscles etc if you have an inexperienced nurse or dr do your muscle relaxants you could end up like this for 3 months… droopy face and let me tell you NO ONE IS GONNA COMPLIMENT YOU on that!
so that’s the first ‘Plastic Fantastic’ confession i have.. The second .. Fillers
That sweet juicy sugar plump fluid that’s put into your lines, cheeks, nasal folds or anywhere that has lacked plumpness or fullness due to aging.
There are a few reasons i have had fillers, one from my unfortunate genes of certain parts of my face dropping early, and two because i just want to be more symetrical in my face – Vein i know, but this is about me feeling good thus i can do whatever i want babeh!
Fillers vary a lot from botox, botox is a muscle relaxant and they’re all much of a muchness – fillers on the other hand come in all shapes and sizes and vary in quality so the cheaper option is generally not the best option.
LIPS – yes i have had my lips corrected, many times, many variations with Juvaderm Ultra Plus (thicker & best quality / longest lasting filler on the market) Bear in mind depending on your metabolism will depend on how long it lasts. Think of filler as a sugary liquid, you put it in your body and your metabolism will chew it up eventually. That is essentially what filler is. I won’t go into too much detail about my lips because i currently have no filler in them and don’t plan on getting it anytime soon, I have big lips naturally so let’s just stick with what my mumma gave me and not go through the shame of my relatives asking me WTF did i do to my face. One thing i do suggest, is go to someone with a GREAT portfolio, because even though you can dissolve a bad job, pit’s expensive and you may as well just pay the price for an artist to perfect them,it’s the hardest part to perfect so you need an EXPERT.
What else? Well recently i’ve attended The Cosmetic Lounge questioning them with ‘what can i do to my face to make it more youthful without getting my lips done or changing the shape of my face? The answer? i’ll do another blog post on it. But just incase you can’t be bothered to read another blog of mine because i blab on for so god damn long… It starts and ends with a little ‘Tear duct and Nasal Folds rehab’
One last bit of advise…
Sure i’ve made some mistakes in my life, but choosing a cheap unskilled injector was not one… THANK THE LORD
Always look at your injectors portfolio BEFORE LETTING THEM JAB YOUR FACE!
And yes that’s it for now, if you have any questions or would like some recommendation – Hit me up! And i’ll try my best to get back to you.