The Joker Face (Injectible Filler Gone Bad)!
As much as I love Botox and injectible fillers I still have to agree with the too much of a good thing or the “no expression” look. It’s just awful to see someone who can’t smile or show expression in their forehead. After all it’s how we read people and we can see how they’re feeling. I’ve never had an extremely bad result but I have had some complications. One time I was offered free filler by a rep who needed to teach a medi- spa how to inject from the inside of the mouth instead of the typical way in which you inject straight into the wrinkle or furrow itself. Even though they were going about the procedure a different way I figured it would be great because the rep herself was doing it. The goal was to rid my face of those marionette lines you get at the sides of the mouth. I was thrilled because I hated those downward curves. Once and for all I was going to look like I wasn’t frowning all the time. They took the needle and pushed the filler into my skin from the inside of my mouth to push the lines outward. Problem is I had two big lumps inside my mouth (that I constantly bit) and the lines ended up only ascending up enough to just stick straight out to the sides. Imagine a straight line on either side of your mouth perfectly horizontal. I knew when I looked at the faces of the doctor, nurse and rep I was in big trouble. I asked them for a mirror and was horrified to see The Joker from Batman staring back at me. After that I swore off fillers and decided to stick with my beloved cosmeceuticals that worked well and didn’t change my looks other than to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Z-Bigatti Restoration Cream was my all time favorite but I felt it too expensive. After I found out how much injectibles cost Z-Bigatti was cheap in comparison. Tomorrow I’ll write about another complication I experienced firsthand. A little hint…imagine a needle inserted into your sinus cavity! I never ended up looking like some of the stars you’ve seen that have experienced botched cosmetic treatments but this one is still quite a whopper!