Updated February 13, 2017
Disclosure: Thank you to Suzanne Bruce & Associates in Houston, TX for partnering with me on this post.
Today, we’re talking about something that seems to not be talked about very much. Today, I’m going there. We’re discussing fillers… and Botox! It seems like this subject is very hush hush, especially around women in their thirties. Get on YouTube and you’ll see a slew of twenty-somethings filling their lips a la Kylie Jenner, but where are the thirty-somethings who want real, natural results?
I’m 33 years old, and while I feel like I look great for my age, I definitely have a few things I’d like to correct. My biggest peeve about my face is the lines around my mouth. I feel like it ages me at least 5 years, although I am my worst critic.
Now, I am not an insecure person at all. I am very confident in who I am both on the inside and the outside. I think it takes this kind of mentality before you even consider getting “work” done. You don’t want to have any unrealistic expectations, and you have to still want to look like yourself.
I worked with Dr. Katz from Suzanne Bruce & Associates here in Houston, and I vlogged the entire experience! I am hoping to get rid of some of the stigma behind these kinds of treatments, and I am also hoping to help you make an educated decision if it was something you are considering.
Below I will leave video markers so you can skip around in the video if need be. But… you have to play the video in order to see my official before and after pictures! And these pictures are straight from the doctor’s office so you can see the real results in the same exact lighting and angle.
- First Consult: 2:49
- Thoughts After First Consult: 3:05
- Appointment Day: 6:26
- Procedure: 7:49-8:21
- Immediately After Procedure: 8:33
- 2 Hours After Procedure: 9:35
- Day 2: 10:12
- Day 3: 11:37
- 2 Weeks After & Final Thoughts: 12:17
- Before & After Photos: 16:09
What I got done
- Juvederm Ultra in the lips
- Juvederm Ultra Plus around the mouth
- Tiny amounts of Botox at the top of the forehead, crows feet, and between the brows
Did it hurt? I was completely numb, and the parts on my face didn’t hurt. I was not numb in the spots where I got Botox and that didn’t hurt. The only part that was uncomfortable was the lips. It wasn’t horrible, but do remember I’m not afraid of needles and have a pretty high pain tolerance.
How long was recovery? I was fully healed in one week. The swelling went down in a few days, but the bruising remained until about a full week. I was able to put on makeup (lots of concealer) and go out in public within the next two days.
Dr. Katz was so amazing! I highly recommend her to any of my Houston friends who need a dermatologist! Love her!
And, as you can see, my results are very natural and realistic. I’m so happy with the way it all turned out.
Thanks again to:
Suzanne Bruce and Associates, PA
1900 Saint James Place #600
Houston, TX 77056