We are going to talk about something today that no one talks about. You know. Botox, Restylane, Dysport, Perlane. That stuff you inject in your face but don’t tell anyone about. We all want to feel younger, but no one has to know we aren’t just naturally blessed…
I am 30…er…something. In the past few years, I’ve started to notice more and more an annoying little frown line between my eyebrows, and deepening smile lines (aka nasolabial folds). I was starting to hate looking in the mirror and seeing my wrinkles. I tried creams but nothing quite did the trick. My primary care doctor actually does botox type injections in her office, so I asked about it. She’s a young doctor (I would guess 35ish) and seems to have beautiful skin. So I asked. Shockingly – yep – she’s given herself a bit of Dysport (similar to Botox but longer lasting results)! That’s the trick – its having a doctor who’s experienced at giving the injections, and one who doesn’t overdo it. You are better to underdo it the first time than to overdo it. So I decided to try it. I did a little Dysport between my eyebrows. Voila – annoying crease vanishes instantly. I loved the results. She had a tiny bit left in the vial after fixing my crease so she also did a bit around my eyes and voila – instant tiny eyebrow lift and no more lines around my eyes. Natural results.
A few weeks later I decided to try Perlane (a Restylane product) for my smile lines. I will say, don’t do it if you have an event that evening because it can make you a little sore for a day or two and give a slightly chipmunk-ish look for a day due to some swelling (I recommend you do it on a Friday afternoon before the weekend!) but by Monday, I was loving the smooth look of my new smile. If you’ve been thinking of trying it too, now’s your chance. Gilt City is having a special! $49 for a $100 voucher toward a 1 mL treatment with a Restylane family product OR $149 for a $300 voucher toward a 2 mL treatment with a Restylane family product. And the best part is – you can use it at several local doctors in your own city!
Restylane can be used for those folds, or to enhance your lips a bit. My doctor explained that the main difference between Restylane and Perlane is the size of the partials in the filler product. Restylane is a bit smaller, whereas Perlane is a bit larger spherical filler, so she liked using the Perlane to do the smile lines, and Restylane for lips.
I’m not a doctor, and this should not be taken as medical advice – I’m just sharing my experiences with Restylane products. I love them. I will use them again. My results lasted about 6 months but everyone varies. If its something you’ve been wanting to try – this is a great opportunity because you can try it for just $49 from Gilt City! So go ahead – smile! But hurry because this sale is only on for 2 more days!