Hello there. My name is Heather, Physician Assistant at You aesthetics. If you've been into our Yorba Linda or Corona Del Mar location, we may have met me before.
I've been working in the aesthetics field for over 10 years, and I LOVE helping clients feel more confident in their skin care decisions.
If you have questions, I've got answers. Ask me anything you want - from botox to big kissable lips...what do you need answers to? Comment below [or DM for privacy]. Can't wait to hear from you! I'll be sharing my answers in the weeks to come. So watch out for "Hey Heather" episodes, airing in your Instafeed!! ;)
Q: "Hey Heather,
Am I going to look like a blow-up doll after my lip filler treatment?!? 💋
A: "Absolutely not! 'Blow-up doll' or 'fake-looking' lips take multiple syringes of product injected over a period of time. One syringe of filler is equal to 1/5 of a teaspoon, so the result from one syringe in the lips is actually quite subtle. Also, the technique of the injector and where they place the product can also have a huge effect on the final outcome of the shape of the lips. This is why it is important to choose your injector wisely!
Here at YOU Aesthetics, we have the ability to customize your lip filler treatment depending on the type of look you want. We have multiple products to chose from that range from @Juvederm Volbella to smooth out the lines around the mouth and hydrate the lips without adding plump, Juvederm Vollure to do the same while adding a slight plump, all the way up to Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus to provide maximum plump, while still keeping a natural look and shape.
Q: Hey Heather! You’re looking awesome! I know I could use a surgical eye lift ...but until I do it, I want to know all of the tricks to reduce the hooded eye look.
I use BOTOX and want to know exactly what areas the Botox should be injected to get the best results for the best eye lift to pull up extra skin. Also what other type procedures (micro needling?) would you suggest to reduce the extra skin look (hooded eyes) & tighten the eye areas both on eyelid & underneath eye?
Thank you so much! RG
A: Hi RG! There are a couple of things we could do to work on the upper eyelid area:
1) Brow lift with Botox. This is generally 2-3 units per side at the tail of the brow that lifts it up slightly to open the eye. Doing this in combination with treating the entire crow's feet area will give maximum eye-opening.
2) Eithermicroneedling or even better,microneedling with radiofrequency can be used to tighten the skin above the eye as well as smooth out fine lines and texture to the area.
A combination of these is the best option, as the Botox will help to maintain the results of the microneedling. I hope that helped! Let me know if you have any other questions!
Q: I'm thinking of getting lip filler! What are your top tips?
A: Congrats, lip filler is always a great option! Here's some of my tips:
1. The lips are always bigger immediately after the treatment due to swelling, and the swelling usually increases the next day. Ice, ice baby!
2. Bruising is very common with lip injections! Consider yourself lucky if you don’t bruise! Luckily, we have a beautiful thing called lipstick to hide them!
3. The lips will feel stiff, dry, and chapped for up to a week. Make sure you apply a good lip balm 4-5 times daily (ask us about our new Hydraluxe post-procedure lip kit)
4. Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours and anti-inflammatories such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen for 3-5 days (Tylenol is our friend though), as this can increase bruising.
5. Don’t make ANY decisions about the final result until 2 full weeks have passed and the lips have fully settled.