I’ve already accepted the fact that I’m getting old and that I will look old eventually. I’m already 50 years old but, there are women my age who don’t look their age. Call me vain or whatever, but I want the same!
So, at this point, I’m enjoying life one day at a time, exercising (lol), eating right and yes, considered even non-surgical facial enhancements. I’ve already started my health journey I think 2 years ago and as for the exercise part, it’s really a hard thing to do thou a must especially for my age but I’m trying my best. With facial enhancements, some of you might remember that almost 2 years ago, I had a Blepharoplasty to repair my droopy eyelids along with the removal of xanthelasma thou that was for medical reasons.
This year, I took a leap and tried Restylane fillers to correct a small degree of facial asymmetry which is obvious especially when I smile. Take a look at this sample photo a day before my filler treatment.
See what I mean? My face is like “tabingi”. I usually don’t mind it but definitely don’t like to see that in photos. I’ve been like that ever since and if can be corrected, why not?
So, over a month ago I did it. Of course, I did some research before plunging into something for the first time. I know Restylane can fix and make my face proportioned, so what the heck, I told myself I’ll do it hahaha…
“The Restylane OBT family of products is a brand of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, which includes Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Volyme, Restylane Kysse. Each is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. Each Restylane product is designed for a specific purpose.
Restylane OBT (Optimal Balance Technology), is the more flexible and softer gels for contouring and expression. Thanks to the high flexibility of these products they move with the animation of the face and suited for finer lines. “
It was my first time to do fillers so I had my face slapped with lots of topical anesthesia. I have a high tolerance to pain but just in case I can’t take it, at least there’s anesthesia. I think it was at least 45 mins before the procedure took place. Truth is, there was a bit of pain and you can definitely feel the cannula sliding through.
Watch this video and see what I mean. But hey, I did it! 🙂
There’s another video you must watch if you’re interested or considering Restylane Fillers in the near future. Click here to watch it – https://youtu.be/WqaWKkMjpPA
Restylane OBT is available as VOLYME and DEFYNE intended for volumizing and contouring effects. REFYNE are suited for finer lines and wrinkles. KYSSE can give volumization with flexibility perfect for lips, the most animated area of the face.
Okay, here’s the before and after photos and you can clearly see a huge difference. I felt confidence rushing back in immediately because hey, my face is not just symmetrical but I also looked younger by a few years!
Aside from my face being now symmetrical, what’s used to be an oval face got enhanced via a slightly protruded chin, plump up cheeks so no sunken appearance or hollow shadows on the sides and a more defined jaw. There are also fillers on my laugh lines and lips to create some volume. Under my eyes to remove some creases and eyebags were minimized and reduced dark circles to create a more lively appearance. Overall, I no longer look so tired and harassed, lol!
Restyle Volyme is designed to create and intensify high volume lifting effect in the face. The ageing process can result in loss of facial volume in cheekbones and the chin, which can then be restored by Restylane Volyme.
Restylane Kysse is a dermal filler for lip enhancement. The product is designed to enhance lip volume and add definition to lip contours to create soft, natural-looking lips.
Restylane Refyne integrates with your skin to help smooth out the lines that run alongside the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and the flexibility you need for natural-looking movement and expressions. Restylane Defyne helps smooth out deeper lines around your mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) while letting you look more natural through a range of facial expressions.
Here are post-treatment photos. Actually, after the procedure, there was a launching event for Restylane OBT. I had no makeup on so those who know me can surely say that I did look younger and they can’t tell which areas were treated with fillers though I mentioned it hahaha…
Restylane Fillers practically has no downtime. As you can see above, I was able to even attend the launch. You can go back to whatever you’re doing or even work right after. That’s why people call it a “lunch-time treatment”. Though I was advised not to use makeup for about a day I guess to ward off possible infections from the needle marks. You can wash your face that same night.
Okay, so post-treatment is different for everyone as you can see on the photos above. The first 3 days there was a bit of swelling but no redness or pain whatsoever.
By the 4th day, I was able to go out. If you’re my friend on Facebook you might have seen the photos above hahaha. People who saw me those days definitely noticed something new but can’t say what changed unless they’ve seen my Restylane posts on social media.
Need I say I’m super happy with the results? I most of all love my lips coz I used to have a thin upper lip and now they’re well, kissable? LOL
As Restylane is a non-permanent injectable product, the effect gradually diminishes with time. In order to maintain the aesthetic result, maintenance/top-up treatments are recommended. Results may vary depending on the treatment areas.
Galderma is a focused dermatology company from its beginnings in 1981. Galderma is committed to the healthcare community by partnering with healthcare professionals by providing prescription drugs and aesthetic solutions, going beyond treating skin problems and deliver safe and efficient quality treatments to meet the skin health needs of people throughout their lifetime.
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