No More Granny Lips!
I have been seeing Dr. Brown for years and as you all know, I just recently did the Dermapen treatments (Dr. Brown just saw my skin and said it looked great!).
Every time I visit Dr. Brown the one thing she wants to do with my face is make my lips fuller. I remember reading Dr. Brown’s Cinderella Theory of Lip Fillers and remembering what she said about what makes a face look youthful....the lips. I think I’ve been hesitating because I have this inherent fear of looking like a blowfish. And you all know what I mean by this. There isn’t a day in Los Angeles where you walk down the street or go to a mall and see someone who has OBVIOUSLY had their lips done.
Dr. Brown has an impeccable reputation for specializing in lips but I’ve just been too scared to look any different.....and yet, I know I have those god forsaken granny lips.
After some consideration and a positive response from my dermapen blog, I felt I owed it to all of you to take the plunge. I think writing about my experiences at Dr. Brown’s gives you a better sense of what to expect from soup to nuts. So I dedicate this to those who have been wanting younger, fuller looking lips but have been afraid to take action. Oh, and I forgot to mention...I LOVE MY LIPS!!
Dr. Brown first examined my lips and discussed with me exactly what she was going to do. She used Juvederm (the kind with novocaine already in it). And by the way, as a side note, the Juvederm with novocaine is a more expensive syringe but Dr. Brown does not pass the cost on to the client.
The first step was to numb the entire lip area so I wouldn’t feel any pain (love that!). And yes, this was in addition to the novocaine in the Juvederm syringe. When I say Dr. Brown had a gentle touch, she really did. Even getting numb was not painful. She then continued to test the entire area to ensure I felt nothing before she began. Once she was done with injecting the Juvederm and shaping my lips she had me take a look in the mirror. Yes, I was definitely swollen on one side and I had a little bit of bruising (apparently that’s hard to avoid with the lips). HOWEVER on day 2 my swelling went down considerably and after 2 weeks, I had naturally fuller looking lips.