This patient of mine came in as a first timer to appearance procedures. She was nervous about having work done, but felt that over the years her appearance no longer matches what she feels on the inside. She became so unhappy about this that she put aside her fears and came to see me.
As you can see in the before picture below, the corners of her mouth had dropped over time, which made her look tired and grumpy, even though she is naturally a very happy and bubbly person. Also, her lip definition and volume was disappearing and her chin was starting to develop ‘orange peel’ dimpling.
I see many patients with concerns like this, as these are common issues that people face as they age.
Here is how she came to me and then 2 weeks later at her follow up:
What I have done for this patient is inject a small amount of Botox and 1ml of Juvéderm Ultra non-permanent filler in specific places. As Botox takes days to take effect I always have a follow-up with my patients after two weeks. On the photo that I took at this follow-up you can see that her lips have become slightly fuller and more defined and younger looking. The corners of her mouth have lifted and she also no longer has a dimpling chin. Overall the result is that she looks younger, fresher and happier, and all in a very natural way.
My patient arrived nervous and maybe a little fearful of both the needles and also of the result perhaps looking unnatural. During her two week follow-up visit she commented how much easier and less scary the procedure was than she expected. All up it only took less than an hour and it was pain free because of the anaesthetic that I applied before the treatment. About the result, she commented that nobody had asked her whether she had any ‘work’ done, but she received lots of compliments on how well she looks now. Some people even asked her whether she had just had a holiday!
Needless to say, my patient is really happy with the result. She is even looking forward to her next treatment!
If you feel you could benefit from the same kind of results that this patient has, contact me to book a consultation/treatment.