This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Have you honestly ever thought of having plastic surgery? If money was no object and you could nip or tuck what you wanted, would you still do it?
I’ve had three children and although, I’ve worked hard to get my body where it is today, I would still nip, tuck & lift if I had the opportunity.
Recently, the opportunity presented itself. I was given a chance to experience the open house at Artisan Plastic Surgery in Atlanta who specialize in Lasers, breast surgery, body contouring & facial procedures.
I was given a plethora of options & procedures to try and I really wanted a tummy tuck or breast lift. Remember, I have three breastfed children.
My husband, in attempts to keep my self esteem high said, “Babe, please don’t go under the knife, you look great! I promise you do.”
I decided to honor his request, for now, and stayed in the facial area. I love getting facials at home or professional, but I’ve never had an official facial procedure outside of the mask.
Over the last year or so, I had lost alot of weight and gained it back by eating more protein and training. Although, when I looked in the mirror I saw something different.
I saw darkness under my eyes and a hollowness. I wasn’t sure if it was age or due to weight loss, but either way I saw a difference.
No one ever commented on my face, but I look at myself daily and noticed the shift. My goal is to age gracefully & after consulting with the Doctors at Artisan Plastic Surgery, I decided to get a series (3) of Silk Peels and 1 session of Restylane® Filler under my eyes!!
Yes, I didn’t go under the knife, but I went under the needle!
I got an injection! A filler.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane is a dermal filler used to restore volume and fullness to moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane® is a non-animal-based hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the human body, thus eliminating allergic reactions. The treatment is simple and convenient, and it can be administered without pretesting. Best of all, the results are almost instantaneous. Restylane® results are long-lasting, giving skin a more youthful appearance for six months or longer. Source
What is the SilkPeel Dermal Infusion?
The SilkPeel treatment exfoliates and withdraws toxins while infusing your skin with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. SilkPeel dramatically diminishes fine lines and wrinkles; it restores resilience and firmness; and it improves texture and tone. Your skin will keep improving over time. A series of treatments is most effective. Source
The day of my first SilkPeel and Restylane injection, I was a ball of nerves. I did research online & looked through hundreds of before and after shots.
When I arrived, I did the SilkPeel first. I undressed from the chest down, and she then started the process of cleaning my skin. After my skin was cleaned, she started the machine and proceeded to run it over my face.
It felt like a cat licking you.
She went over my face & neck area twice before giving me a mask, massage and light hydrating peel.
She then showed me the dish that collected my dead skin from the actual SilkPeel. Wow is all I could say. I am scheduled for two more sessions before the end of the summer.
The prep for the Restylane was a little different. The area under my eyes were numbed for about 10 minutes so I couldn’t feel the needle injection. She then rubbed my cheek with an ice pack and then injected the Restylane. It was a small pinch, followed by her massaging the Restylane under my eye and positioning it correctly. This whole procedure took about 20 minutes.
No Down Time for Me
Bruising is 50/50. It’s hard to say who will bruise or not, but most people swell the next day after the injection. I actually bruised a tad bit under my left eye for a few days, but nothing that was majorly noticeable. I iced my face the first day afterward and had a follow up appt. one week later.
Who is a good candidate for facial fillers?
Facial fillers are particular effective in smoothing delicate-to deep frown and smile lines, reducing the creases at the corners of the eyes and around the lips, and correcting scars.
What are some of other facial peels Artisan Plastic Surgery offers?
- Illuminize Peel
- Vitalize Peel
- Rejuvenate Peel
- Purity Peel
- Benefit Peel
- Sensi Peel
- Mini Melange Peel
- Vi Peel
- The Timeless Peel
- Deep Sea Peel
- Epidermal Leveling
Even more body procedures:
- Tummy Tuck
- Thigh/Buttock Lift
- Body Lift
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Asymmetry
My Overall Feeling About My Procedures
I am at peace with my decision. I’ve had 2 silk peels with one more to go later this month. I honestly thought my filler shot would make a MAJOR difference under my eyes, but it didn’t. It is puffed up, more than it was and I am fine with that. It’s supposed to last about 1 year.
In addition to the two procedures, I’ve also started using a few great products they carry at Artisan by SkinMedica.
- Eye cream – Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes and improves skin tone and texture.
- Essential serum – All-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture.
- Retinol Complex .25– Renews skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines.
I believe prevention is better than solution and by taking care of my skin before there is a major problem or difference, I’m doing just that. Besides aging gracefully, I don’t desire to always wear a full face of make up too. I want to really look nice when I say, “I woke up like this!”
No make up. Only moisturizer.
If you are in the Atlanta area, please consider going to get a consultation. These doctors are honest, genuine and have used many of the products/procedures you may interested in.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to be your best, with a little help!
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 820
Atlanta, GA 30342