OK, I am being really brave with this blog post so please be nice with the comments. I have no make-up on and I am letting you see what it takes to gently keep this youthful look. Basically, I am naked for this blog post!
Yes, I get Botox to soften my wrinkles. But recently I tried Juvederm Voluma to plump up some areas on my face that are starting to look a little thin. Here’s a hint when choosing your doctors. Look at them. Do they practice what they preach? Mine do. I mean look at Dr. Lynley K. McAnalley. Super gorgeous and up on all the latest products. She only does injectables so she is proficient and a perfectionist with the needle. And that is exactly what you want. Aside from that, Lynley and I have known each other for years through our kids. We did Hyer cafeteria duty together and were Highland Belle moms together. All that to say, I trust her completely with advising me on what I need to keep this face going.
I have listed the medical terminology of these products below. Basically, Juvederm Voluma is a synthetic hyaluronic acid and is FDA-approved to improve the appearance of facial lines and folds. As we age we lose collagen and our skin starts to sag and lose volume. That’s why when you look at a picture of yourself from your teenage years or early 20’s, your face looks fuller, youthful and plump. Your collagen is working at that age.
The first picture in this post is when I walked in to Dr. McAnalley’s office. The last picture is me AFTER having Botox and Juvederm Voluma. The procedure does not hurt and I was in and out of her office in 30 minutes. She gives you an ice pack for the injections and you can not feel the needle going in. There is no down time and I ran errands after seeing Lynley. Notice in the AFTER picture how my wrinkles are less noticeable and my cheeks look plump and healthy? Just a little goes a long way to a youthful look. And, notice how great Dr. McAnalley looks! I just say “I’ll have what you’re having” when I walk in. I know a facelift is somewhere in my future. Until then, I plan to ward off age with injectables. By the way, Voluma lasts for two years.
Let me know if you find this type of post informative by leaving me a comment. I am happy to get naked again.
Make it a great Monday! xoxo- Tanya
Thank you to Highland Park Aesthetic Medicine for sponsoring this post. And I appreciate Mellisia Webb from Allergan joining us. All opinions are my own.Lynley K. McAnalley, M.D. Highland Park Aesthetic Medicine 5917 Sherry Lane Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 692-8844 About Lynley K. McAnalley, M.D. Lynley K. McAnalley, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties and specializes in non-surgical aesthetic procedures with a microspecialty in aesthetic injectables. Since FDA approval of BOTOX Cosmetic, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, ArteFill and others for cosmetic indications, she has dedicated her practice exclusively to the use of these agents for facial rejuvenation and aesthetic enhancements for over a decade.
Dr. McAnalley earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Hendrix College in Conway, AR, where she graduated in three years and was ranked number one in her class. She received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences School of Medicine in 1989. Following completion of residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program, Dr. McAnalley earned board certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties. She practiced both emergency and family medicine for several years prior to acquiring additional training and specializing in the emerging field of aesthetic medicine.
Dr. McAnalley is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, the International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and the Dallas County Medical Society. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Physicians.
Dr. McAnalley also holds a law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where she graduated with honors in 1996. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas.
Dr. McAnalley is a long time resident of Dallas. She is married to a fellow physician and has four children. She enjoys serving as an active volunteer at her family’s church and schools.About BOTOX BOTOX is a natural, purified protein approved for cosmetic use by the FDA. Injected directly into overactive facial muscles, in very low doses, it relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. This causes the skin to become smooth and unwrinkled. About Juvederm Voluma JUVEDERM VOLUMA is a synthetic hyaluronic acids and are FDA-approved to improve the appearance of facial lines and folds. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in our skin to provide volume and fullness. Hyaluronic acid also binds water molecules, which furthers the youthful plumpness it provides our skin. As we age, our skin loses some of its hyaluronic acid as well as soft tissue volume. This loss of volume and hydration causes our skin to appear sunken and wrinkled. Synthetic hyaluronic acids such as Restyalne, Perlane, and Juvederm can mimic the benefits that our own naturally occurring hyaluronic acid provides adding volume and thickness to our skin.