Getting Lippy 👄

Hi All,

I’ve been promising this post for a wee bit, but I wanted to live with the newest feature of my face for a while before I jumped in with a recommendation. If you’re not going to be authentic, what’s the point? #ad

For as long as I can remember I have hated my pale freckled (weird, right?) small lips. Especially my thinner upper lip which seems to run in the family.

I haven’t exactly pined after gigantic blown up duck ones like you would see in the magazines or Instagram days of old. In fact I always idolised the pouts of the 40s and 50s. I remember begging my mum to let me wear red lipstick, when thinking back she was right (don’t quote me on that mam) I was far too young. I wasn’t very good at putting it on either. Over the years I perfected my over lining and colouring in, but it’s so much work and it rubs off and starts to look like clown make up after food. Now, I’m not exactly the kind of girl who’s going to give up food for lipstick as much as I love it. So, another solution was in order.

Whilst I don’t think you should be altering yourself to please other people or damaging yourself, I do think it is perfectly alright to alter something if you don’t like it or if you reckon it’ll boost your confidence. I don’t advocate for entering into anything without serious consideration and thought. And you should never consider putting anything near your body without really researching it.

I did look into doing fillers before, but was scared off after I saw the crazy big disasters on the internet and the various ‘cosmetic procedure gone wrong’ articles all over the internet. A few months ago I started following Eden Medical Clinic on the gram. I still had the fillers in the back of my head and seeing the way fillers have changed from the horror pictures I had remembered was super impressive. In fact, Edens stuff looked surprisingly natural. Before I had the chance to save up (poor student 🙂 ) and reach out to Eden they beat me to the punch and sent a message to me themselves. They asked if I’d like to come in for a chat and if I’d like do a treatment of my choice.

The date was set and after the research I had done online I went in armed with a rake of questions. The first thing I’ll say is that they are the most professional bunch. There was no question too silly. They really wanted to ensure I had every piece of information available to make an informed decision. It was helpful as well that Dr Clíona was able to understand my vision and put my concerns about looking unnatural to rest.

My main concern was what the actual product they were going to use was. They use Hyaluronic Acid which is basically a natural hydration substance that the body already produces. Instead of remaining stiff like a hard unnatural ball inside the lip I can tell you from my experience I haven’t noticed anything even vaguely like that. They feel like normal squishy lips. The substance breaks down over time and gets reabsorbed back into the body.

Next on my worry list was pain. Thankfully for my sake there was numbing cream. I didn’t feel a thing. In the end I got 0.8ml and I think you’ll agree they look incredibly natural. They were a wee bit swollen after the procedure, but afterwards looked exactly the way I’d always imagined. I’ve even stopped wearing lipstick on occasion! All of my pals have said nothing but nice things about the change. I even had a random say she was jealous of my lips without knowing about the procedure which was the first time I have ever heard that one. My confidence has skyrocketed. I cannot recommend Eden Medical enough if you are looking to have the procedure done.

I’ll answer any questions you have about my experience!

All my love as always!

Katherine x