HELLO FRIENDS! How the heck are you guys?! I’ve seriously missed you all! Due to some life things happening and my website being down for over three weeks, it’s been almost 2 months since I’ve posted here, which makes me so sad and I sincerely apologize for the major silence. In the 5+ years I’ve been blogging, I’ve never gone that long without posting! I promise not to let that happen again and I’m so excited for all of the awesome content I have lined up for you! So without further ado, I’m sharing my Botox experience with Dr. Joel Schlessinger of LovelySkin!
Before we dive into WHY I chose Dr. Schlessinger for my procedure, I want to shed a little light on my reasoning and main motivation for getting a wrinkle relaxer! I’ve mentioned it a few times here on the blog over the past few years, and have definitely talked about it on my Stories, but if you are unfamiliar; I was in a very bad car accident the summer before my senior year of high school. Without going into too much detail about the entire situation, essentially I went face first into the windshield (wear your seatbelt folks!) and now have permanent scarring on my forehead.
I feel so blessed that my injuries healed very nicely and I did not suffer life-changing injuries! However, I would be lying if I said that my forehead hasn’t been a source of insecurity for me since the accident. As you can see from the photo above, I had a raised scar on the top right of my forehead and a raised teardrop scar right next to my left eyebrow. I used Mederma, which is a scar reducing ointment, for almost 2 years after my accident, and while it did help tremendously, I have never been able to achieve the desired level of evenness on my forehead. I had heard of other women who saw their facial scars diminish through the use of wrinkle relaxers and I was hopeful that it would also help me. And guess what, IT DID! Both of my raised scars have been smoothed out and the point of impact right in the center of my forehead is much less visible!
Yes, ditching the forehead wrinkles and crows feet was a nice bonus, but I honestly was in tears days later when the results started to show and my scars were noticeably smaller! I’ve always felt pretty confident in wearing minimal makeup, or no makeup at that, but after receiving my treatment from Dr. Schlessinger; my no-makeup days by far outnumber the days I put makeup on! And when I do wear makeup, my foundation and concealer glide on and my eyes also pop more when I smile. I’m beyond thrilled with my results and will 10000% be going back in late Fall for a touch-up – I’m hooked!
Now let’s chat about Dr. Schlessinger and why I felt confident and safe in his hands! Dr. Schlessinger began practicing dermatology in 1992, and in 1993, opened Skin Specialists, P.C., which offers general dermatology services; specializing in treating acne, eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer, and cosmetic dermatology services, including: BOTOX®, Dysport™, Jeuveau, fillers and liposuction procedures. A staff of more than 70 skilled employees assists Dr. Schlessinger!
In 1993, he opened The Advanced Skin Research Center and is active in the advancement of skin care and skin health. The center has conducted more than 200 research studies investigating new medications and treatments for a wide range of skin conditions and cosmetic procedures. The Advanced Skin Research Center is one of the largest dermatologic research centers in the nation, performing more clinical research in dermatology than Creighton University and University of Nebraska combined.
And did I mention that he has performed OVER 50,000 injections! Like what? That is an insane number! So yes, that means he is highly skilled and that gave me great comfort. Another top reason why I chose him is that he prides himself on making sure his patients and clients achieve a natural look! This was incredibly important to me, as the idea of looking like a blown up OC housewife was quite terrifying haha! Since getting this procedure, I’ve received so many compliments that I look refreshed and bright-eyed, but not one person has asked the dreaded question “Did you have some work done?”. Whether it be some kind of wrinkle relaxer, fillers, or lip injections; Dr. Schlessinger will ensure you achieve the most natural looking and beautiful results!
And as if the above statements weren’t enough, Dr. Schlessinger has been pioneering the use of botox for years. In fact, Dr. Schlessinger was directly involved in the development of Jeuveau, which is the newest wrinkle relaxer to hit the market, and was the product I received! This specific wrinkle relaxer is geared for severe and very deep frown lines, which is why we went with this product, as my scars resemble deep and permanent wrinkles. Jeuveau, which rhymes with Hello, comes from the French word “nouveau,” which means “new” or “modern”! And modern they are indeed. From the beautiful word to impeccable branding – I mean they supply all of their distributors with pink gloves and you girls know my love for the color pink! – I felt that Dr. Schlessinger and the Jeuveau product were the perfect fit for me!
I truly believe that only a physician should administer or perform any kind of procedure or treatment and would highly recommend Dr. Schlessinger and his AMAZING team to every one of my friends and family members! And because I am beyond delighted with my final results, Dr. Schlessinger and I have teamed up to give my awesome Sabby Style readers a fabulous offer!
IF YOU MENTION Sabby Style OR Sara Sab, YOU WILL RECEIVE $100 OFF YOUR INJECTABLE SERVICE!
That is such a generous offer and I would highly encourage you to take advantage of that if you have been contemplating getting any type of Botox!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Not only is Dr. Schlessinger offering my readers $100 off your own injections, but he’s also offering new patients a Welcome Gift! The goodie bag (valued at $79) includes:
– LovelySkin LUXE Full-Size Clarifying Gel Cleanser
– PCA SKIN Full-Size Peptide Lip Therapy
– SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 Moisturizer Deluxe Sample
*** This is for first-time cosmetic patients who mention Sabby Style during their visit. Cosmetic procedure must be performed same day as consultation.
Dr. Schlessinger and the super knowledgeable staff at the LovelySkin retail store sent me home with a bag of AWESOME skin care products that have been directly formulated and perfected by Dr. Schlessinger himself! I’ve been using these products for one month now and have seen a noticeable difference in fine lines and the overall appearance, tone, and texture of my skin.
If you haven’t yet, you must stop into the LovelySkin store (located at 2929 Oak View Dr., Ste 300) and chat with one of their impressive associates who will no doubt guide you in your own skin care journey! And if you’re not an Omaha local, be sure to check out their website!
Below are the rest of my before and after expression photos! I’m not going to lie, these make me cringe because they’re so up close and personal haha but I do love seeing the untouched, unedited results. The photos speak for themselves!
AND BE SURE TO SCROLL TO THE END OF THIS POST TO WATCH THE Facebook Live VIDEO WE DID DURING MY APPOINTMENT!
Thank you to Dr. Schlessinger and his amazing team for being a part of my cosmetic journey! It has been an absolute pleasure working with you! xoxo
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