Ava Grace's Closet: Holiday Ready with Juvederm
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Friday, December 20, 2019

Holiday Ready with Juvederm

Today's post is sponsored by Allergan Canada. All views and opinions are my own.

If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen a sneak peek of my recent return visit to Dermetics in Burlington for my follow-up treatment after being treated with JUVÉDERM® 
fillers almost a year ago.
As the holiday season quickly approaches, it seemed like the absolute perfect time to make sure that not only was my wardrobe ready for the numerous events and family gatherings booked, but that my face was too.

I absolutely loved my last experience with the juvederm product and was so excited to see what the doctor thought about what we might need to do to maintain my {ahem} youthful glow.
I cannot tell you how many times friends and family would say - "you look different, better - but I can't really put my finger on what is different".
THAT. That is exactly what I was after.
My goal was, and is, always about feeling better about myself. Looking more feminine and youthful. And never looking like anything but myself, only better.
{unedited photo of my make up free face prepping for consultation and treatment}
 I was so blessed to have Dr. Rosen treat me again this go-around.
I believe, the doctor/patient relationship is so vital - he had a clear understanding of the look I am comfortable with and had a full history of what I had treated in the past.
What I loved (read: a little lip!) and what made the biggest impact on my overall appearance.

This visit was no different from my previous visit in that we reviewed and assessed what I had done since the last time I was in the clinic - followed by a thorough assessment of my skin.
We decided on what the treatment plan would be and where he would place the facial filler.
In some cases, to my surprise, areas that I had treated almost a year ago, didn't need a touch-up yet! And so, we moved forward with the nasal labial folds, each side of my chin - (left and right bottom of my face which were starting to appear saggy), a touch in each cheek and in my upper lip.

If I had to say what my very favourite part of the overall treatment process is with fillers? I would have to say be being able to see results almost instantly.
The photograph below was taken at home immediately following the visit.
If you look closely, you can see a few tiny pin prick marks where the injection sites were and a very slight bruise on my lower left side of my face.
Both of these had all but disappeared within a couple of days and were not anything I couldn't cover with a tiny bit of concealer 12 hours after the injections resulting in little to no down-time for me.
{this photo was taken the same day as treatment,}
I wanted to also share "real life" photos from before and after treatment as this is where I feel the true impact comes for me. Images on the left show me as less firm and almost hollow in areas whereas images on the right show skin as much more taut and I see a significant difference around the bottom of my face where the overall jaw line appears smoother.
Can you spot the very slight bit of filler in the lip area?
Not meant to appear overdone,but rather, just used to even out the entire appearance.
I am super pleased with the results and SO ready to get the holiday festivities started.

Have you ever tried facial fillers?
Would love to hear about your experience!
To learn more and find a clinic near you, click here.


  1. Dearest Susan,
    Guess you meant to write here above under your 2nd photo: Images on the left show me as less firm and almost hollow in areas whereas images on the RIGHT show skin as much more taut...
    For me, the bottom photos on the left are the BEST looking. I'm very observing and frank. You look more mischievous to the left and your hair loose makes you look a lot younger and sweeter! The photos on the right make you look rather stern and what pops out and draws attention is your almost exaggerated jaw bone in both pictures to the right. Looking kind of artificial and not true.
    No, I've never had any fillers, nor hair dye. I'm a 100% natural person with just some eyebrow brushing with my Lancôme blond brow gel and brown mascara. Often when looking at photos of women that have done Botox, fillers etc. etc. they have a very old neck and cleavage area that looks like it doesn't belong to their face. So it would be wise for always wearing turtlenecks or scarves to hide that 'overlooked' and give-away area...
    Hugs and Merry Christmas to you and yours,
    Mariette and Pieter

    1. You are right Mariette! I have corrected that - thank you.
      Oh, you do do you - well thank you. I do prefer the right look and the smoother jawline myself. Perhaps in person it is more natural looking as I definitely haven't had anyone say it looks overdone. Always appreciate your thoughts!

      Merry Christmas to you and Pieter.