Hi all!! 👋👋👋
Its week 31 as #faceofmint
This weeks treatment is sooooooo exciting!!!!!!!!
I was booked into see Mints Dr. Niamh Gormley for, wait for it...... Wait for it.............. Lip Fillers!!!! 💏💏💏
Yaaaaaaassss guuuurrrrlllll 💁
Now, to be fair, this isn't just something I decided to do on a whim. Its something I've had alot of time to think about because I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision for myself.
I've never been super super self conscious about my lips. I know that they are small... and my top lip basically dissapears when I smile lol! 😂
BUT, I am comfortable with the way I look (it's taken a while... It must come with age 😉)
I have a kind of heart shaped face, in that I have quite a high forehead and a tiny chin ( we always see our own "flaws") and was just so curious to see the difference that it would make to the symmetry of my face and I thought it would be something to tick off the bucket list as its always been something that was in the back of my mind ✅
The thing that I like about the lip fillers that Dr. Gormley uses, is that they are not permanent and they will dissolve naturally over time, so you are not left with something permanent if you were a bit nervous about it. On average, depending on the type, the can last between 6-9 months.
I was excited to try it out. I didn't want to make a huge difference, just a subtle plumping and possibly a fuller top lip.
On speaking to Dr. Gormley, we chatted thoroughly on the look that I wanted to achieve and she talked me through the different types of fully certified fillers that would be suitable to use to get the best result.
I really felt completely at ease. Niamh is such a wealth of information and she really knows her stuff! 👌
After our consultation and when I was happy and comfortable about what we were going to do, we got started 😊
First of all, numbing cream was applied to the treatment area and left to work while I filled in my details and treatment history details etc.
Numbing cream is usually used on the lip area as it can be a little more tender, compared to the eye/forehead area, when getting botox, I literally barely felt a thing! 😊
Once Dr. Gormley was happy with everything, she began the filler treatment.
I was nice and relaxed on the bed and she started with the outer line of the lips, defining the shape of my cupids bow and line of my bottom lip.
I was a little nervous naturally 😬
But I can honestly say, it was completely bareable. Niamh talked me through every step of the treatment and allowed me to look at the results in the mirror each time.
She then plumped a little in the middle of the top and bottom lip, making sure everything was symmetrical 👍
I could barely feel anything on the outer lip during it... And just a kind of zingy tingle when she was treating closer to the middle.
Personally, I found it absolutely fine 😊
For this treatment, I went for the 1ml filler but we only needed to use about 7.5 of the 1ml because I was happy at that.
You can go more or less. Its absolutely your own personal preference.
Dr. Gormley agrees, that it is better to build gradually to achieve the look you want so its not always necessary to use the full amount.
After the treatment, there is some swelling which is normal due to it being such a tender area.
Do keep this in mind during your treatment as this will go down over the few days afterwards.
There are different options and different ways of treating, depending on the overall look you would like to achieve, wether it be subtle enhancement or a full cushion lip or cupids bow definition. Its up to you 😊
If you are curious about it, feel free to give the girls in Mint Kilkenny a call for more information and you can book a consultation with Dr. Gormley to see if it might be for you. She is so professional, you will be in such good hands and you won't be disspointed!! 👏
I am absolutely thrilled with my results!!!! ❤❤❤
They are subtle.... But perfect for what I wanted to achieve 😊
Some people don't even realize that I've had it done, but notice something "different" about me 😄 I've gotten loads of lovely compliments about it them! 😊 I can honestly say that it has boosted my confidence 👍
To give an example... I tried on a pair of on trend oversized sunglasses the week before... and felt conscious that I looked like an alien 😂 👽 🙈 All because I felt they were completely out of symmetry with my face. Then a week after having my lips done, I tried on the same pair of sunnies and they looked good and I actually felt confident in wearing them!?
I was delighted!! 😎😚
Perhaps, part of my new found confidence is in my head lol... But having my lips done... Even though they are subtle... It has made a big difference for me 😊
Will I have them done again??
Who knows?! lol 😉
Thats all for this week!
Hope you've enjoyed this little blog entryand found it helpful...
I really enjoyed writing it 📝
Until next time,
Bye for now 👋👋👋