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Dec 31, 2018 12:45AM
Lily - the most important consideration with dermal fillers (besides going to a very qualified doc) is whether the type of filler is reversible or not...eg: you take one look in the mirror and see Bozo the clown staring back at you...you want to stick to the instantly reversible. Juvederm is one of those reversible type GENERALLY...so no absolute guarantee that the doc can put it back in order and you could be stuck with unsatisfactory results for 6-12 months....again this doesn’t often happen, but there is a small risk. Personally I decided against it because of the small risk of long term bad results (if it’s gonna happen, it’ll happen to me;) and the fact that it’s injected HA worries me. If you’re comfy with the small risk, definitely check it out with your MO first.
YATCOMW - I use Organika brand....from grass fed bovine, so no hormones or antibiotics etc. May not be for you if you’re vegan though. If you’re interested you can get this at Costco (best price) or amazon. Tastes a little bit funky, but added to coffee, smoothies or baking and it won’t come through. One tablespoon per day is the max you should take.
Another side note...retinol has probably made the biggest impact on my skin...fine lines and wrinkles aren’t wiped out ( only surgery can do that, no thanks!)but are definitely less noticeable (40-50% according to friends) and skin texture softer and smoother. Retinol takes time though, and consistent use...at least 6 months before you see good results....worth the wait.
First and foremost skin care regimes MUST include a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least a 30 spf rating, EVERY single day....especially you’re using acids or retinol...they put your skin at more risk for sun damage by nature of their action.
I guess my last paragraph should have been first :)))))
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