In case you missed it, I took part in Therapie’s Beauty Squad campaign this year. It was a real pinch me moment! I’ve been having treatments with Therapie for over a year and I was so happy to be taking part in the #TherapieBeautySquad campaign with @therapieclinic. It’s amazing to work with such an incredible brand, I can honestly say all of the Therapie team are an absolute credit to the beauty industry. They are highly educated on all the treatments, professional, caring and they put me at ease instantly. I’ve visited both the Molesworth Street clinic and Tallaght clinic and I have been blown away on both occasions. I can honestly say hands down I have had the best experience and best results with Therapie – more than I could ever of dreamed off and I wanted to share with you my experiences with their treatments…
LET’S TALK LIP FILLERS
I’ve put it out there already: I get my lips done. It’s not the right choice for everyone, but it was the right choice for me. If there is a part of your body that you aren’t happy with then I see no problem in enhancing it to make you feel more comfortable in your own skin. Before I had my lips done, I read countless magazine articles, blog reviews and watched some (extremely graphic) Youtube videos. In case you’ve ever been curious, I’m here to tell you about it.
I absolutely love getting your questions about them and sharing my advice with you. I’ve compiled all your most asked questions into a Q & A and my insider tips. The number one questions I’ve been asked is how do they look so natural? The best piece of advice I can offer is to focus on enhancing your own look, not transforming yourself into someone else and to increase the size gradually over time — not all at once — that gave me the most natural result.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What made you decide to try lip fillers? I wanted to try out lip fillers for about four years before I made my appointment with Thérapie. I had tried every lip plumping product and technique imaginable; new “technology” (paha), overdrawing my liner and lip suction devices. I did my research and saw raving reviews for Thérapie clinics.
Were you nervous? I was definitely nervous about the result! However the aesthetician doing my treatment was so reassuring, lip fillers are only temporary and in the worst case scenario, a reaction to the filler, you can have the product dissolved (Provided they use hyaluronic acid (HA) as it’s a temporary disolvable filler).
Does it hurt? A little bit! It feels like a tight pinching sensation. It’s more uncomfortable than painful. I won’t sugar coat it for you, you’re looking at needle headed directly straight for your face – if that’s not uncomfortable I don’t what is. The aesthetician at Therapie always make me feels really comfortable and I keep my eyes closed the whole time so I don’t see the needle.
Is it permanent? Nope – dermal fillers last between 6-12 months, depending on the person and where the filler is injected. Personally, mine last for around nine month before I book in for a top-up.
Does it bruise? It can do – again this depends on the person. Mine was very minimal and easily concealed with makeup. The results are almost immediate, with a little bruising, tenderness, and swelling of the lips that might last a few days.
How much did you get? On my first visit, I had 0.5ml injected into my lips (I was nervous and wanted to ease my way into it) and then I had 0.75ml injected again two months later. On my most recent visit (May 2017), I had 0.5ml injected as a top-up to maintain the plump look.
How did you find the aftercare process? I followed all the aftercare guidelines pretty strictly and I had the tiniest bit of bruising and the smallest amount of swelling that went down after about two days. I kept my lips really hydrated with Vaseline and took Panadol for the first day after my treatment!
Would you recommend fillers at Therapie to others? 100%, I would recommend Thérapie fillers to anyone who is considering them. The staff are super helpful and friendly, and I couldn’t be happier with my results!
THE INSIDER’S TIPS
- Please, leave the Kylie pic at home. Don’t ask for someone else’s face. Kylie Jenner lips might be at the top of your wish list, but they’re her lips, not yours, and whilst they might look great on her, they might not look the same on you. Look to improve your face, not change it.
- Listen to the professionals. If they’re good, then they’ll know what’s best for you and your face. At my last visit at Therapie, the aesthetician doing my lips recommended that I wait at least 6 – 9 months before my next top up. She also took the time to look at my face in terms of proportions and go through why she felt I wouldn’t need anymore dermal fillers. Just like with me, you might think you want your lips bigger but in actual fact you could just be overcompensating for something else. A good doctor will always tell you when enough is enough.
- Don’t expect to get your dream lips overnight. You’ll see results right away, your lips will be plumper. However, don’t expect them to look exactly as you imagined. Good things take time and all that. As I mentioned, I built up my lip fillers over the last year and I think that this has given my lips the natural look. You should expect to increase the size gradually over time — not all at once — for the most natural results. Be patient and build it up over time!
LET’S TALK IMAGE FACELIFT PEEL
You know that famous scene in Sex And The City where Samantha has a facial peel and then has to wear a veil for week because her face is red and raw? Well that’s what I used to think when I heard the word facial peel. But that was before my Image peel with Therapie Clinic. I was intrigued by Image Skincare’s 4-layer Facelift Peel, I read reviews that it would lift and change the image of your skin in just one application. Before my Image Facelift Peel I had a consultation and discussed my current skincare regime then I used my Image skincare products to pre-treat my skin for 2 weeks before my treatment.
In short to explain what this treatment does – Vitamin C, glycolic acid and gentle but highly active enzymes speed up cellular turnover and brighten, tighten and lighten your skin in just one treatment. Your skin is cleansed and then then it’s time for the peel. The acid is applied to your skin, I felt a mild tingling but nothing painful. I was assured that the results are worth any tingling sensations. Afterwards a hydrating mask and moisturizer is applied to the skin. The following two applications were pain and tingle free!
All of Image skincare lines are free of parabens, petrochemicals and chemical preservatives. They are not tested on animals, they respect the environment, are not perfumed and all fragrances in the products are made with 100% essential oils. Image boasts superb professional peels.
So, the results?
One word. Phenomenal. For the first day or two my skin looked nice and clear and felt softer but the real results were yet to be seen. My skin flaked a tiny amount for a few days and by day 6 my skin felt and looked noticeably different. The scarring on my chin was reduced, the very fine lines at the sides of my eyes lessened, clarity was improved ten fold. The best way I can explain it is that my skin sat better on my bone structure. The best part was the amazing glow.
LET’S TALK LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Last week, I had my consultation for laser hair removal with Therapie Clinic. I had wanted to get laser hair removal done for quite a while and figured as I will be travelling quite a lot next year, it would be super handy to get my legs, bikini and underarms done. Winter is also the perfect time to start laser hair removal treatments. Therapie is the leading clinic for Laser Hair Removal in Ireland – they use only the most advanced technology available, using what’s called “medical-grade laser”. I will be having a course of six treatments and I can’t wait to update you on the results!