I recently endeavoured on another adventure to see Dr Aarti Narayan-Denning because I felt like I needed and wanted to hit the facial refresh button. I looked tired. I had just dealt with a couple of stressful months which consisted of an impromptu house move (and significantly downsizing in living space), settling Logan into preschool (separation anxiety overload) and feeling generally low in mood all of which had left me looking and feeling a bit rough around the edges.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am an advocate of healthy eating, regular exercise and getting lots of rest BUT sometimes we just need a little tweakment here and there to revitalise our skin when our self confidence needs a boost or when the strains of life get a little too much, right? So off I went – to see the expert!
Over the course of the next few months Dr Aarti and I worked through our treatment plan which started with my skincare regime. Looking after your skin is crucial so with that in mind Dr Aarti prescribed me my next bottle of the incredible Dr Obagi Vitamin C Serum. I honestly cannot champion this product enough! I used to have pigmentation around my upper lip, scars from teenage acne and dark circles under my eyes. The serum not only rejuvenated my skin but it also gave me a glow that I had never seen before. Dr Aarti offers a free 30 minute Dr Obagi skincare review, so contact her here to get booked in.
The next discussion was primarily focused on the tweakment…
Tell me more about lip fillers Dr Aarti. Will they suit me? Do I even need them?
Dr Aarti explained The Cupid’s Bow facial feature to me and how it is possible to achieve a subtle, natural lip shape using a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Her favourite is Boletero Balance – it is the first lip filler approved for injection via cannula method which results in less bruising and swelling. After taking lots of photographs of my face from all angles, Dr Aarti explained that I already had a lot of natural volume in my lips however they lacked symmetry and shape. I lay down on her medical table and let her work her creative magic!
Just look at the difference! I was and still am blown away by the results. I had always feared lips fillers after seeing so many plumped up and unnatural looking images on social media. And I cannot stress enough – make sure you only see a qualified, reputable, industry certified aesthetics doctor when you have treatments that involve changing your physical appearance. Do your research and take your time.
To find out more and to see an aesthetics practitioner with a wealth of experience, contact Dr Aarti at Reverse Time.