PREVENTATIVE BOTOX AND FILLER IN YOUR 20’S
This isn’t a new phenomenon, 20 something year olds heading to the dermatologist for botox, filler, and anything that will prevent signs of aging. I’m all for it, because lets be honest, aging sucks! And you definitely don’t want to look older than you actually are.
Many people may think that injectables are unnecessary until you actually see the wrinkles, but it’s quite the opposite. You want to prevent those wrinkles from ever showing, because once they are there, it’s harder to get rid of them.
WHEN I FIRST GOT BOTOX…
I first got botox when I was 24 and the dermatologist I went to went crazy with it and ended up giving me 50 units, which is outrageous! I didn’t know the standard or what I should be getting, but I knew 50 units was crazy. Safe to say, I never went there again lol.
When finding a dermatologist to go to for botox, you want to make sure they have your best interest in mind and not just looking at the $$$. Also, a lot of places will water their botox down too much, resulting in a lesser effect and needing more of it. Again, that’s where the $$$ comes in.
getting filler in my lips is purely cosmetic and has nothing to do with anti aging, but I’m so happy with the results! I’ll post more before and after pictures after all the swelling has gone down!
WHAT I GET WHEN I GO TO THE DERMATOLOGIST
The past two years (with the exception of when I was pregnant) I only got botox in my forehead and between my eyebrows. This past time I got the same, 22 units of botox for my forehead and between my eyebrows. But I also got filler for the first time. I made this decision because I have “parentheses” around my mouth which I hate! So she filled up those lines for me and also put some under my eyes to fill them out too. And last minuted I decided I wanted my lips bigger, so I also got filler in my lips.
Now botox lasts anywhere from 3-6 months, depending on how fast your body metabolizes it. It usually lasts around 4-5 months for me. So typically I get it 2 or 3 times a year.
Filler, depending on which one you get can last up to 18 months. I got Juvederm Vollure in my lips and Restylane Refyne around my mouth and under eyes. Both of these are hyaluronic acid fillers which I love because I’m not only immediately fixing the appearance of wrinkles but also treating them and preventing them from getting worse. HA helps keep your skin more plump because it attracts water, so wherever I got injected is being treated with HA at the same time, making it more plump over time.
FINDING THE RIGHT DERMATOLOGIST
Three dermatologists later, I finally found THE one. Dr. Derrington at Derrington Dermatology is straight forward, extremely knowledgeable and GORGEOUS!!! I mean, whatever she does to her self, I want all of that! So, of course I trust her and her suggestions when it comes to putting needles in my face!
She is the first doctor that has given me less than 25 units of botox because that’s all I really needed. I mean, that itself says everything about the way she runs her practice! She is also the first doctor I got filler from and she made me feel super comfortable during the whole process.
DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU!
Not everyone agrees on getting botox and filler in your 20’s and that’s fine! Honestly, some people just really don’t age lol! But as a mom of two, and being self employed, and early mornings and late nights….aging has hit me hard these past few years. Everyone’s situation is different which is why some may not need to worry about injectables for awhile…. but as for me, you can find me at Derrington Dermatology 🙂