"I recently hosted a gathering of close friends and colleagues with the aim of understanding public perceptions into the aesthetic industry and as anticipated they didn’t hold back in sharing their views."
A few took me to one side and asked “what would you do to me?” Others joked that treatment wasn’t for them, although they would be open to becoming a hand model if ever the need arose, but importantly all of them shared one view – that if you are going to take your first step into anti wrinkle or dermal fillers then you need to be sure your practitioner is fully trained; medically trained in fact.
Of course they all know my background and many are Drs and Nurses who I worked alongside at Public Health England so perhaps it’s not surprising?
Ten minutes of Lesley Ash and Pete Burns jokes passed and generally the gang eased themselves into chatter about wanting to look fresher, take less time getting ready for an evening out and generally feeling more confident in their appearance- this is what I call getting back to ‘looking like you’
A few had noticed their husbands joking that they ‘looked like they were in a bad mood’ more often and acknowledged that the tiny, almost imperceptible changes that caused the corners of their mouths to droop did indeed make them look a little more stern than they felt inside.
They were amazed when I told them of the technique to add a small amount of filler to the outer corners under the bottom lip and how this would literally turn that frown upside down. I was amazed when my friend, the one in the group known for being the most serene and always cheerful announced that she herself had undergone this treatment a few months ago and since then had literally been showered with compliments on how cheerful her disposition was. People were joking that she had a secret that played across her face like a glance of ‘merry mischief’. And of course, until she opened up to us about the treatment it had been a secret.
if you’ve noticed the corners of your mouth are starting to droop slightly resulting in you looking less cheerful, then why not give me a call and lets see if we can turn that frown upside down with a little help from dermal fillers.
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