Sometimes, when I tell people I have gotten lip fillers or Dysport/Botox, I get a judge-y response. Or a big surprised face in response, like it’s a huge deal. Of course it is a big deal – but it’s a personal choice and it’s not invasive. I have noticed that a lot of women feel the need to lie. I feel very good about the decisions I have made for MYSELF and I am not ashamed. My decisions are made in an informed way. 

About 5 years ago, I remember noticing super fine lines in my forehead, usually while sitting at my vanity with the sun pouring in as I went through my skin care and morning makeup routine. I didn’t like what I saw, but an injectable to treat it was not an option in my mind as I was mostly just terrified. Terrified that it would hurt, terrified that I would be judged because some people view injectables as being on par with plastic surgery (which I personally have absolutely no problems with), and because I just hate needles.

So, I left my forehead alone. Until I had the opportunity to try botox with a bunch of other bay area bloggers. I had the worst anxiety beforehand, but after I had it done, I felt ridiculously stupid for being so scared. It was painless. And so quick. Since then, I haven’t looked back, and now Dysport is my forehead injectable of choice. 

Let’s pause for just a minute. I am not telling anyone to get any procedure done, whether it’s botox, Dysport, plastic surgery, Restalyne, you get it. I would never tell you to do anything. My goal here is to share my experience with women (and men) who might be interested. 

Injectables are something that a lot of women and men are doing and are NOT discussing it. So here I am.

Ok, Let’s discuss DYSPORT.

Dysport prevents future wrinkles if it is maintained, and it reduces/eliminates the appearance of wrinkles. It kicks in 2-5 days after it is injected, and it is just about PAINLESS. It feels like the tiniest pin prick you could imagine. It is also QUICK. The entire Dysport injecting experience took about one minute, maybe less.

Last week, I had my most recent “dose” of Dysport injected into my forehead at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, which is by far the most incredible Med Spa I have ever been to. Dr. Ronan performed the injections, and I was blown away by his eye for aesthetics and his expertise injecting. It was the most minimal amount of pain I have experienced.

Now let’s talk LIP INJECTIONS.

It seems like everyone and their mother have been getting their lips done since the Kylie Jenner craze, which is still going strong.

I had been interested in lip fillers long before then, but again, was too afraid to try it. I had heard that it lip fillers are incredibly painful. I watched YouTube video after YouTube video on others’ experiences with lip fillers, and thought, NOPE, not for me. 

And then I grew some lady balls and I tried it. I had the same anticipation anxiety, and then was like, “what, that’s it?!”

I asked Dr. Ronan if he would be using a numbing cream on my lips before injecting, and he said no. That just about made me run out the door to my car. He explained that using a numbing cream is kind of a placebo, and it numbs everything including the inside of your mouth which just isn’t fun. Restalyne Silk is what he used in my lips. Restalyne Silk is formulated with lidocaine, which is a numbing medication. So, when the teeny tiny needle is injected, the lidocaine numbs you. It was SO EASY and PAINLESS. Take that from someone who is beyond terrified of needles and pain. 

The lip injection process took about two minutes or less to complete. 

Before getting either procedure done, I indicated that I wanted to be conservative. No Real Housewives BS for me. And that is exactly what I got.

Before I left Blackhawk Plastic Surgery once my injections were done, I signed up for a VIP beauty membership. What does that mean? I pay a minimal price on a monthly basis to go in and maintain the Dysport and Restalyne Silk instead of paying upwards of $600 each time I visit.

More perks of the Vip Beauty Membership:

• You get invited to VIP parties

• Memberships start at $50/month

• You receive free gifts/sample skin care items

All of this is seriously genius. I know many people, myself included, who do not want to pay a large amount of money at once…and if you do, you may be hesitant to do it again because of the cost. This beauty membership takes all of that financial burden away and allows you to maintain your beautiful results.

Lastly, EVERYONE at the office is just so nice. The office itself is beautiful and relaxing. 

Now tell me: have you tried injectables? Or have you been interested in trying them? Let me know!

xoxo, Lynn