Well, maybe some of you know and some don't but every time I am in Nashville I call it my B&B (Botox and Blonde) because they are the only people I trust for my Botox and color. I went to see Dr. Biesman again, as honestly he really is the best! What is amazing is that some of you go to him and have said the same thing.. which was great to hear! I love knowing that who and what I recommend you had the same interaction with and love them or the product, whatever it may be.
This trip to Nash, I went in to get Botox and Dr. Biesman had noticed I lost weight.. great right? Well, maybe for the body but not for the face. That is why when you see people with a tad more weight that have zero wrinkles!!! It is amazing!! Anyway, He said he wanted to lift my cheeks ever so slightly with Restylane Lyft which last longer and is the new "it" filler. Because I know he is very "light handed" when it comes to cosmetic procedures I trusted him after we finished my "baby botox" which I got 14 units. I chose to get this amount because at this point I still want movement. So I might need touchups a tad more often I still like this because I am comfortable with it and my doctor supports it. * Note* always find a doctor who you trust and in return they respect your wishes*
Now, back to my little ol' cheeks. He injected a tiny amount to give me a little lift where I had lost the volume from my weight loss. I had lost about 10lbs since my wedding as I was 125 before wedding and now 115 lb although i dropped to 112 for the actual wedding day (another blog post in its own lol). So that 10 lbs left my face a little flat. After he injected I saw a subtle immediate result and loved it. It did not look fake or anything just a "lift", which is exactly what I wanted. Also, this part is amazing... He also injected my chin.. YES CHIN!!! I have deep smile lines and that is hereditary BUT I HATE filler in those smile lines because it moves and then you have chipmunk cheeks and that is not good on me. Did it once and never again! He gave me a little on both edges of my chin and guess what diminished??? Yep my deep ole' smile lines. Yes, they are still there, Yes, they are something that will always bother me BUT to think he can inject me in my chin and my upper cheek and somehow the combo makes them less noticeable without chipmunk face? ALL IN!! Sorry I was amazed and literally so happy when I saw that!
Next we did my lips. I only wanted a tiny about for a "bump" that's all.. For lips we used Volbella. A lot of people think that when you get lips you overdo it but if you have the right doctor that isn't the case. Mine are such a subtle difference that no one notices the lips they just say "you look refreshed" and girls, let me tell you, I am NOT refreshed lol! I barely sleep, so it is def Dr. Biesman on this one!
Every time I come back from Nashville I am feeling like a new and improved woman.. I mean I am but I feel it lol. There is no better feeling than feeling great about yourself! That is why I like being open about what I do. I am strict with skincare and my yearly upkeeps. I have found the best doctor, best skincare and I am sticking to it! You have to do what makes you happy and honestly.. to hell with anyone who judges you!!! YOUR life, YOUR body, YOUR choice. As my mamaw would say "tell them to stick it, where the good Lord split cha" lol.
Dr. Biesman was kind enough to give some advice and I want you to keep reading to see what he has to say!!! I did a little Q & A with him for the 2 most common questions! Hope you like! Til Next time ladies!!! Be sure to follow Dr. Biesman on social for skincare and updates!
1. How old should I be before I get Botox? Filler?
We have learned that Botox does seem to prevent the development of wrinkles and lines,
especially if one of both of your parents (or older siblings) have them. We routinely treat
patients (men and women) who are in their early 20s.
Fillers are also commonly used in young people. When treating patients in their early 20s we are
typically enhancing features that were never prominent- filling in depressions under the eyes that
make us look tired (tear troughs), enhancing lip volume, or creating a stronger chin profile. As
aging changes begin to take place, volume is both lost and redistributed. The goal of treatment
with fillers in these patients is to reverse the aging changes.
2. Should I use permanent fillers? Wouldn’t that be better as it would save me having to get treated regularly?
NO!!! There are a number of great fillers on the market that all have somewhat different and
unique properties. Some are better for lifting, some better for filling, some “stiff” whereas others
are smoother and softer. Some products are best used in lips or fine lines whereas others are
better used in the cheeks, chin, and/or temples. However, all of these products have a limited
lifespan. This is a good thing as you want to be treated with products that can be adjusted as
your needs change over time. The vast majority of the filler products on the market today can
also be reversed if you don’t like something about them or some problem arises.
When using permanent fillers you do not have a choice as to flexibility, softness, etc., cannot
modify the products if there is a problem and, even if you love the products, what looks good
when you are 35 may look terrible at 45, 55, or 65, depending on how your face changes over
time. The one exception to this rule may be the treatment of certain scars but, otherwise, please
avoid permanent fillers