MY LIP FILLERS EXPERIENCE

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Surprise Surprise! Lip Fillers?!

Guess who got lip fillers? Growing up, I was so fascinated with the Asian beauty standard of having small lips. I actually used to conceal my lips and used a light lipstick on the inner part of my lips, basically creating that gradient look. When the whole Kylie Jenner lips ordeal happened, I slowly fell in love with the look of fuller lips. My lips never bothered me but I never liked how it looked when I wasn’t smiling (keeping a straight face).

What Did My Family/Friends Think?

After talking about getting lip fillers to a couple of people: my friends, mom, and boyfriend. I have gotten mixed feelings from each and every one of them. Some of my friends said to go for it, while others said I look fine and don’t need to do anything done. My mom strongly disapproved. Let me tell you, she was not happy at all. My boyfriend… Well, he didn’t really care to be honest. He kept teasing me and said I should go for that DSL look… Umm, okay…

Also, I’d like to share with you a funny story with my boyfriend’s aunt. Two days after the procedure, I went back to work and I work with one of my boyfriend’s aunt. She asked me, “what did you do?” At first, I was confused and I said: “what do you mean?” Then she replied, “I know you did something. What did you do?” I was still confused and thought there’s no way she knows about my lip fillers, so I asked her “Wait, did my boyfriend tell you?!” and she said “No, he didn’t say anything, but I know you did something. I can see it.” I gave in and told her. Thought it was pretty funny how she figured it out. Haha.

Affiliated Dermatology

I decided to get lip fillers and let me tell you guys: I AM IN LOVE. Actually, the term “in love” doesn’t even do it justice. I am obsessed with my lips. I went to visit Skyler Soares at Affiliated Dermatology. They have five location in the Phoenix area:  Anthem, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Surprise, and Deer Valley. So this is super convenient if you live anywhere in Phoenix. They also offer other services besides injections, like microneedling, chemical peels, CoolScultping, to name a few.

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Consultation / Procedure

Before the consultation, Skyler’s assistant applied some numbing cream on me while we waited for Skyler; we left it on for about 45 mins. Skyler said I already have pretty nice lips to start off with and that they were pretty proportional. I showed her a couple of inspiration pics that I was hoping for (this and this). My main focus was for that keyhole look so Skyler suggested that we would put some filler on the sides on the top and then some of it to the bottom to make it proportional. We used 0.7cc of JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC on my lips. The injection had some numbing cream in it, so my lips didn’t even hurt after the procedure. I could feel the needle going into my lips and I would rate that pain as 3/10. But other than that, it wasn’t bad at all!

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Before and right after the procedure
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6 hours after the procedure with Aquaphor on
Post Procedure

It wasn’t until the day after when I started feeling a bit sore everytime I smiled wide or made a kissy face. I think the day after the procedure was when I looked the most ridiculous and felt like a Bratz doll. My lips felt swollen and a bit dry. I initially thought that they were way too big for me… Might have freaked out a little bit too but by the second day, I was in love. By the third day, my lips felt fine. My lips felt like they were healed, even though the nurse said they won’t be completely healed for 2 weeks.

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52 hours after the procedure
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70 hours after the procedure with nude pink lipstick on
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Before and after, one-week post procedure, front view
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Before and after, one-week post procedure, side view
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Before and after, one-week post procedure, front view
Conclusion

Overall, I’m seriously in love with my lips. Every time I look in the mirror, I’m just like, “Oh dang. New lips, who dis?” If you ever had a thought of getting lip injections, I highly highly highly recommend going in for a consultation with Skyler AT LEAST. Also, another great thing! Affiliated Dermatology currently has a couple of Groupon deals happening right now. Check out this deal for a syring of Juvederm.

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LASER GENESIS | Pearl Med Spa

 

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Last week, I had the opportunity to get a Laser Genesis from Pearl Medspa. Pearl Medspa has two locations: Scottsdale, Arizona and Portland, Oregon.

What is Laser Genesis?

Laser Genesis uses a non-invasive laser technology and is FDA approved. It can treat fine line wrinkles, pores, stretch marks, sagginess, diffuse redness, and scars. Not only is there no downtime for this procedure, but also this treatment is perfect for all skin types and colors. It is recommended that you get the treatment done in series for better results; however, you can have it done once and still be able to see results.

The Process

I, of course, went to the location in Scottsdale. My nurse was April Lam and she was so informative about the whole process. During our consultation, she made sure I understand what the treatment was about and other services that Pearl Medspa offers.

After the consultation, April took me to the room where the treatment will be happening. She gave me a robe to change into (it was optional but it was so soft and fluffy that I couldn’t resist). April first cleanse my face so she can take before pictures. They give you a damp gauze to protect your teeth from the laser, which explains why my mouth looks so weird during the procedure haha. In addition, I also had on protective eyewear.

Throughout the treatment, she asked me if I was doing okay. It felt like a little zap on your face. The process did sting a little bit in some areas but it wasn’t anything that was unbearable. Not to mention, the treatment took about 20 minutes and 30 minutes total including consultation and everything.

I can definitely tell the difference in my pore sizes after the treatment, as well as the reduction of my broken capillaries. From the picture, you can see how much brighter my complexion was. Keep in mind that these photos had the same light setting and were unedited!

If you guys are interested, Pearl MedSpa will be giving a complimentary SilkPeel facial treatment (a $149 value) with a Laser Genesis treatment. Don’t forget to mention my name!

Pearl MedSpa
7144 E Stetson Dr Ste C120
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-409-2717
az@pearlmedspa.com

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BRAZILIAN WAX | Sugar Me Wax

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I had the opportunity to get a Brazilian wax by Karley at Sugar Me Wax in Arcadia, Arizona. Being as this is my first time getting a Brazilian wax, I was a little hesitant. However, Karley reassured me and made me feel very comfortable. The process did not hurt one bit! It was rather ticklish than painful.

Karley used hard wax on me for my Brazilian wax. Hard wax is extremely gentle on the skin and not only does it remove the hair, but exfoliates dead skin cells as well. It’s a lot safer to use and it’s perfect for all skin and hair types without irritating the skin!

Sugar Me Wax also offers sugaring in addition to the traditional waxing. What’s the difference between sugaring and waxing? Check out Sugar Me Wax’s article for more information.

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DERMAPLANING | Skin Addict

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Last week, I partnered up with Skin Addict in Phoenix, Arizona and finally got a dermaplaning facial! I’ve been wanting to try this treatment for the longest time. I was so excited when they told me that I was going to be receiving a dermaplaning treatment. My esthetician was Denise and she was so informative about the whole procedure. Throughout the process, she checked up on me numerous of times to see if I was doing okay and if I was feeling any pain.

What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliation procedure. Basically, the esthetician uses a surgical scalpel and shaves the skin’s surface by removing peach fuzz and the top most layer of skin. The treatment is non-invasive and takes roughly 30 minutes. Most salons will have the dermaplaning as an add-on to a facial service, which is what Skin Addict offers. There’s no downtime and you can literally do this during your lunch break or even between your classes (which is what I did). They recommend you to get the facial roughly every 4 weeks to keep your skin looking glowy and feeling soft.

Seriously obsessed with this procedure. My skin felt so soft afterward. Since the outermost layer of my skin was removed, they recommended me to stay out of the sun for a couple of days and to use high SPF sunscreen. The treatment wasn’t uncomfortable or anything at all, but my skin did feel sensitive whenever I touch it.

Definitely recommend this procedure to everyone. I noticed a HUGE difference in my skin when I was applying my foundation the next day.

Skin Addict
1825 E. Northern Ave. Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(623)-387-8051

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