Can you believe this November, I will be 38 years old? That’s right, thirty-eight! Now that I am in my late 30s, I must do all I can to preserve my skin. And I finally have someone I trust to take care of my beauty needs. In a previous post, I shared my story on how I unknowingly received over-diluted Botox – this experience led me to find Board Certified dermatologist, Dr. MacGregor at Union Square Laser Dermatology. What I love most about Dr. MacGregor is her philosophy on cosmetic procedures. She believes her patients should look natural and healthy, but never as if they’ve gotten ‘work done.’ At the beginning of my journey with injectables, I was obsessed with lip fillers. I kept going bigger and bigger, but it almost ruined my original shape. Today it is imperative that I remain youthful but natural, and that’s what Dr. MacGregor has helped me achieve.
On my first visit to Union Square Laser Dermatology, Dr. MacGregor introduced me to Fraxel Restore Dual. She made a plan to treat pigmentation from sun exposure and melasma, followed by Botox and fillers. The idea was to “sprinkle” the injectables where needed, as not to overdo my look. You can see in the before shot below that I had sunspots around my forehead and under my eyes. My skin is brighter in the after photo, has a healthy glow, and a smoother texture. The way it works is the laser energy produces a wound healing response without injuring the skin surface, allowing for faster recovery time, typically 1-3 days. By day three, I noticed a vast improvement with my skin. The below results were only after one treatment.
Before and After: 1st Visit
I stopped by the office for a follow-up, so Dr. MacGregor could see how my skin was healing and touch up any areas needing more filler. She sprinkled more product around my face, making sure everything was perfect. By my final visit, we were both delighted with the results. The darkness around my eyes, dark spots and wrinkles were treated and diminished. Well, she left some natural movement around my forehead but corrected the varying height of my eyebrows. I have never been happier with any producer I have ever received. Dr. MacGregor is highly skilled, listens to my needs, and honest about the work she does. My most essential features are in the best hands, and I know she’ll take great care of you too. See the details below on how to book your visit.