Updated October 20, 2020
Today’s blog post and video is a doozie! I’ve been very open and honest about the injectables I get, but I’ve had to take a little break between my pregnancy and nursing. It’s been a little over two years since I got filler, and I was so excited to get it again!
This time around, we went a little dramatic. Go big or go home, right? My injector, Beth, gave me a whole new jawline, chin, and lips just with some filler. I am seriously stoked!
My Experience with Jawline, Cheek,and Lip Filler (Radiesse & Restylane Kysse) – Oasis Medi Spa in Webster, TX
You’ll definitely want to watch the video for all of the details, the procedure itself, and the recovery process (which was very easy)! Here’s a few more details about what I did and hopefully I answer a few of your questions?
Jawline Filler? Chin Filler? Tell me more!
Yes, friends, I got jawline/chin filler. It’s life-changing for my almost non-existent jawline. I have to admit, it’s been something that has bothered me for as long as I can remember. While I’m confident and comfortable in my own skin, I know I have to pose in photos and videos a certain way to avoid looking like a turtle, haha!
I had Kybella a few years ago and while it did help, it did not give me as much structure as the filler did. When I went in, I asked Beth at Oasis Med Spa if I was a candidate for another round of Kybella or if there was something else she’d recommend. She said that there wasn’t much left to “zap” with Kybella, and she thought that filler would give me the structure and definition I was looking for.
She injected Radiesse into my jawline, chin, and a little into my cheeks. Radiesse is a firm filler that is semi-permanent. While other fillers can be dissolved, this one cannot. It also lasts an upward of 2 years, encourages collagen production, and looks better with time. It can be really expensive to upkeep filler, so choosing a longer-lasting one that’s also firmer and stimulates collagen production is a total win for me.
Radiesse is more expensive but the cost over time is way less because of how long the results last. I may also decide to get more over time to build it up. So far, I really love this filler and think it’s an excellent choice for the lower face.
Lip Filler with Restylane Kysse
For me personally, I find that Restylane products last longer in my lips. I have had Juvederm a few times, and while I love how soft and smooth it is, it barely lasts 9 months on me. I ultimately prefer firmer filler. Restylane Kysse is a newer product that’s specifically designed for lips, and is another longer-lasting filler with results up to one year. So far, I love the results with this product.
Beth also did an amazing job injecting the lips – they have a natural plump without looking ducky. As someone who’s obsessed with wearing lipstick, I love applying it to full lips!
Did either of these fillers hurt?
I was never in any intense pain for the entirety of the injections. As you saw in the video, a numbing cream was applied all over the lower half of my face and jawline (and sat for about 20 minutes). The Radiesse was a breeze – I didn’t really feel much of it at all. Lip filler can be a little more intense because it’s such a sensitive area, but nothing excruciating for me. It’s uncomfortable, but totally bearable. The results are worth it 100%. If you have a very low pain tolerance, you may find this painful. I consider myself to have a pretty high pain tolerance and got through the whole thing without any issues.
How much does this cost?
The cost of injectables truly do vary depending on your location and your provider. I did a bit of searching and I consider RealSelf to be a reputable source. According to RealSelf, the average cost for a Radiesse treatment is $1000, and the average cost of Restylane Kysse is $750. Keep in mind those prices are the average for the entire USA and doesn’t reflect how many syringes are being used for the treatments. More often than not, people are using more than 1 syringe to get the results they want. I’d rather share the average cost of the total treatment as opposed to what it would be per syringe.
To me, it’s still a more cost-effective way to approach my lips and jawline because longer-lasting fillers were used. You’ll want to call or message Oasis and get their most up-to-date pricing for what you’re looking for. They also announce specials on their Instagram page, so definitely make sure to follow them to stay in the loop!
Where I went for my filler in the Houston area – Oasis Medi Spa in Webster, TX
I have gotten my injectables at my dermatologist office and other various med spas and have had different experiences. What I’ve learned is that aesthetic injecting experience and training is absolutely crucial.
While getting your injectables at your dermatologist’s office is a great introduction into the world of Botox and filler, I’ve found that a master injector who has lots of experience and training is just as good (and sometimes better). All they do is medical aesthetics and are total masters at how injectables work in the face.
Beth at Oasis Medi Spa really knows what she’s doing! She has over 14 years experience, is trained in so many different aspects of medical aesthetics, and performs beautiful work. Looking through her Instagram page, you can tell she really focuses on beautiful and natural results – nothing looks cartoonish or overdone. She’s very realistic with what to expect, and tailors everything to the person’s specific needs.
If you’re worried about looking “too overdone” or that you’ll look like a Kardashian, trust me when I say the right injector will not let that happen!
Radiesse & Restylane Kysse Dermal Fillers Before and After
Now let’s get to the good stuff – the before and after photos! These were taken immediately before and after injections, and as you can see in my video and the photo above how everything has settled down and looks pretty amazing.
Yay for a jawline, chin, and nice plump lips!