It hit me in my late 30s. I knew that the laugh lines around me, the wrinkles on my forehead, and the parentheses surrounding my expressive mouth would not disappear. My skincare routine was pretty bare at the time – Cetaphil Cleanser, which my dermatologist recommended during my only appointment in my 20s. And my mother’s Oil of Olay moisturizer.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. It’s not surprising that I met the same woman around this time who told me when I asked what she did she helped women over forty “redesign their faces.” At first, I thought she worked as a cosmetic surgeon whose patients went under the knife. I was not ready for something so drastic. I immediately booked an appointment when she said that her specialty was injectables. After one clinic visit, I was not only pleased with the results. I was delighted that I looked the same but rested and wrinkle-free. My obsession with celebrity culture taught me that overly filled cheeks and lips can signify a frozen or ill-defined face. As a creator, I have always loved having an expressive face. It allows me to express genuine emotions, whether joyous, astonished, or other.
After a year of injectables, I wondered how to prolong the results at home. I bought a complete clinical skincare regimen, including cleansers, toners, serums, and moisturizers. The results at home were equally impressive. The sunspot that used to be just below my left eyebrow? Gone. What happened to the visible redness on my cheeks that I used to see? Diminished.
My passion for skincare is now my career. As the Head of Copy at Kate Somerville, I can learn, experiment, and write about the best skincare products I have ever used. I also get a discount as an employee at the Kate Sommerville Skin Health Experts Clinic in Los Angeles, where the best team of estheticians & nurses take care of the skin daily. I am a regular client and have seen excellent results on my 50-year-old skin thanks to Dysport, Botox, and Hyaluronic acid Dermal Filler, which plump my under-eye area, where I see the most visible signs of aging; PDO Threads, which visibly lifted my jawline and JUVEDERM(r), lip plumping, as my annual gift to myself. You wouldn’t even know I had done anything to my facial features. I find the conservative approach of our clinician to medical aesthetics most appealing. I get to look rested and age well.
Looking back, I am amazed by how my first injectable treatment transformed not only my skin but also my husband’s and my career. With the help of Skin Health Experts and my at-home skincare regimen, I feel confident and comfortable in my skin.