As we age, it’s always something… we start looking at our faces and our bodies and wondering what we can change to make it look like we are 21 again. Some women resort to very expensive and painful procedures like breast augmentation and liposuction to keep that bikini body looking hot forever. Some women choose less expensive and invasive procedures like CoolSculpting, Zerona and laser lipolysis to eradicate cellulite and tighten up their tummies and thighs. But as we age, all women get wrinkles… and the more time you spend flaunting that beautiful bikini body on the beach, the more sun damage you’re going to get on your face. And let’s face it, who wants to spend all their time inside for the rest of their life? Not me. I’m from Florida!!!
So what was wrong with me? I don’t know how it happened, but one day I looked in the mirror and I discovered that I have a serious asymmetry in my face. One eyebrow was higher than the other…like I was in a constant questioning look! I thought that I could easily fix it by going to my local nail technician and asking her to wax my eyebrows properly. She tried to fix it, but it was definitely still there…one eyebrow was arched higher than the other. I looked at some pictures of myself when I was 21, and I didn’t see that eyebrow problem at all. So something must’ve happened to me in my years to make one side of my face, or part of my forehead, raise up enough to make my eyebrow stick up permanently.
I did some research online, and found out that a simple Botox injection above the eyebrow would fix the problem. So I went online and looked for Botox in New Jersey. Google brought me straight to a Groupon that was offering a discount on Botox injections from the Medical Aesthetics of New Jersey in East Brunswick. I bought the Groupon, called and made the appointment and prepared myself to get stuck in the face with a needle.
The specialist who greeted me was Inna Goldfield, the owner of Medical Aesthetics of NJ and a Registered Nurse. She took one look at me and knew exactly what I wanted. She held a mirror up to my face and we talked about my asymmetrical eyebrows. She also showed me some other spots that needed “adjustments”. Surprisingly, the needle didn’t hurt at all… it was a little bit scary when it got near my eyes, but that’s it. I didn’t need any ice packs and there wasn’t even any bleeding. I also didn’t have any bruising afterward. About 4 to 5 days later, my eyebrows were perfectly symmetrical. What a miracle! And all of the deep lines around my eyes from the sun damage that I have been working on since I was a kid were gone!
After Inna finished the injections, with the mirror in front of my face, she showed me that one day my naturally chubby cheeks would droop and I would have long jowls like an old lady. She said it wasn’t very noticeable right now, but that I had a line that was starting from the end of my cheek down to the end of my chin. She told me not to get any dermal fillers on my face for the marionette lines because it would make me look like a chipmunk. Of course, I was secretly horrified when she said that…but who wouldn’t be? Inna showed me another procedure that she thought I might benefit from, called a Thread Lift.
She had some photos of another patient and showed them to me. This woman had the dreaded “jowls” that she was speaking of… and she showed me the before and after pictures of the treatment of the Thread Lift she had performed on her. Honestly, I couldn’t believe it. Not only were her jowls gone, but so were the lines on her face around her mouth and in the nasolabial folds (marionette lines).
Inna described the procedure to me, but I also wanted to do some research to see how it was done. Interestingly enough, I found a video of Inna actually doing the procedure! Here is the video of Inna Goldfield performing the Thread Lift procedure, with before-and-after photos.
A little research on the Thread Lift procedure, also called the “one-hour facelift” revealed that tiny injections would be inserted in a graft like procedure on the patient’s face in order to lift the desired areas. The ultra-thin needles have Meso threads inside them. These threads are made of polydioxanone material and are absolutely biodegradable and compatible with human tissues (also known as PDO threads). They create a hidden framework in which the medical provider reshapes the face to uphold sagging tissues. After 120-240 days, the threads reabsorb into the body, but the effects last for two years. During the procedure, no powerful anesthesia is used, the correction is not traumatic, there is no long period of rehabilitation and the punctual injections leave zero traces.
For more information about the amazing facial rejuvenation procedures done by Inna Goldfield and her staff at Medical Aesthetics of NJ, please visit her website, click here to visit The Medical Aesthetics of New Jersey in East Brunswick.
I highly recommend it, if you’ve been spending a lot of the time in the sun… :-)