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A MAKEOVER IN MINUTES

Mirror Mirror on the wall. Come on gals, as women we know we all do it. There's always something we are just not happy with. An eyebrow that could be a bit more arched, something that could be nipped and tucked, and a little more Angelina in those lips that’ll make all the difference when you show off a dramatic red lip. For some people, this line of thinking is purely for cosmetic reasons. They want to nip and tuck here and there, to modify and enhance whats already there. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t advocate for the people who are addicted to cosmetic treatments. After all, sometimes you can’t fix on the outside what you’re feeling on the inside. But for some ladies, they just want to age gracefully, and err on the side of caution and not that of gravity. We want to look and feel good, for our family, our colleagues, and ourselves. 

 

So yes, I took the plunge. I dared to go where the late, great Joan Rivers ventured many a time. I got Restylane Dermal Fillers. I finally plucked up the courage and gave it a go. Not for vain or egocentric reasons, but because I was spending way too much money at my local MAC counter on full coverage concealer to hide the melasma hollowness under my eyes. Ive always had a great skin, and taking care of it is priority one on my list. My mother nagging me as a teenager to not go to sleep with makeup on paid off. I finally got it. But what I could never get rid of were the dark shadows and very thin skin under my eyes. And yes, thank you mom, its genetic. Have a look at the photo *cringe*

 

 

You’ll know from past editorials that the only doctor allowed to touch my face for cosmetic purposes is Dr Reza Mia

 

Dr Mia is not only a valued and trusted member of the medical profession in South Africa, but his philanthropy and huge heart has won him many fans, including Rave Review readers.Its important to feel completely comfortable with the doctor you choose, and to have the utmost faith and trust in him. Dr Mia has been doing light peels on my face for a few years already and my skin loves them, so when I cautiously asked him if he thought I was in renal failure a few weeks ago, due to the shadow under my eyes, he finally explained to me what it was and how we could counteract it. 

 

 

What can you expect from a Restylane Dermal Filler procedure?

 

A topical numbing cream is applied to the areas of the face where the filler is going to be injected. If you’re really afraid of needles, a lot of doctors can do a nerve block, similar to the one you have when you go to the dentist, but really you don’t need it.

The numbing cream sits on your face for about 20 mins and then the procedure can begin. 

 

I never felt a thing. No needle going in, no jab, nothing.

 

Bruising? Not once. I did get a little puffy under my eyes for a day or so, but thats easily concealed with some foundation. 

 

My only challenge was sleeping on my back the entire night so that the filler didn’t move out of position. Now, Ive been a tummy sleeper ever since I was a baby, so when I woke up the next morning on my face I almost had heart failure. Thank goodness nothing moved anywhere embarrassing and my melodrama went down a notch. 

 

Ive noticed the last few weeks how awake I now look. My makeup goes on smoother, and the biggest change has been how much concealer I now use on a daily basis. I virtually use none, unless its a glam event and I want a strong highlight.

 

Would I do it again? Absolutely! I’m of the opinion that if you can do it, then go for it. You will adore the results. Fillers, if done naturally and by a registered professional can totally change how you see yourself in the mirror. Ive had a few people ask me whats different about me, and after reading this they’ll now know, but if you can enhance yourself to be the best version of you possible, theres no greater treat.

 

2 DAYS AFTER THE PROCEDURE

 

ONE WEEK AFTER THE PROCEDURE

 

THREE WEEKS AFER THE PROCEDURE

 

SHADOWS AND HOLLOWNESS UNDER MY

EYES IS VIRTUALLY GONE

 

CONFIDENT AND SELF ASSURED AT MY PHOTOSHOOT WITH

KEVIN PASS

 

 

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RESTYLANE DERMAL FILLERS, AND OTHER TREATMENTS DR REZA MIA PROVIDES, VISIT HERE

 

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT CONTACT 

Tel:   +27 11 646 4044

Fax:  +27 11 646 1985

carmen@drrezamia.com

 

Dr Mia is based in Killarney, Johannesburg

 

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