March 6, 2012

Losing my Botox virginity - and this time it wasn't in the backseat of a car!

Ever since my first visit to interview Dr. Cory Torgerson, I've been fascinated with the idea of having a little work done. And after a year of looking tired all the time, even when I'm not, I thought it was time to pay him another visit to see what he could do to make me look more awake and alive! I was figuring that he was going to say an eye lift was in order but much to my surprise, his recommendation was a little Botox and a little injectable filler - no drastic surgery necessary! 

Dr. Togerson was also kind enough to explain the difference between the two products and what they can achieve:

"Botox and injectable fillers are both injected into the skin using needles. Simply put Botox effectively reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles whereas injectable fillers restore the volume to your face that has been lost due to the aging process. There have been great advancements in the cosmetic industry in recent years and I’d like to reiterate that both products are completely safe as long as they are administered properly by a licensed professional. 


Botox is actually a protein and has been approved for cosmetic use in Canada for over ten years.  It is not a new drug and has been successfully used for medical treatment of many other ailments for over a century. Botox has been extremely popular in the cosmetic industry because it relaxes muscle activity without causing permanent damage. Normal facial expressions can still be made but they are not altered. Botox is most often injected into the forehead, eyebrow area, and upper cheek area to reduce crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes. After a period of time, muscles return to their original tone.

One of the most popular types of injectable filler contains a synthetic form of HA – hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in our own soft connective tissue. This gel-like substance, injected with tiny needles, fills in lines and wrinkles adding moisture and lubrication as well. Continual improvements have been made in recent years to the durability of the product which, in turn, produces longer lasting results. Injectable fillers are completely safe to use due to their ability to be naturally absorbed into the skin.  Fillers can be injected to add volume to the nasalabial area between the nose and mouth, chin, sagging cheeks as well as lips. Several companies manufacture a quality filler and I choose the product to use depending on which area of the face I am augmenting.

Both Botox and injectable fillers are the same, in that they are less intrusive than surgery with virtually no downtime. In less than a half hour, these amazing products produce immediate and long lasting results. Their increasing popularity is also because aesthetic improvements can be achieved in a very cost effective manner.  

Hundreds of men and women, are enjoying the benefits of Botox and injectable filler, finding them a simple but effective solution to rejuvenate their appearances."

Once he explained it to me I was convinced that it was the way to go but I will admit to being really nervous - mostly because I really hate needles! Dr. Torgerson was happy to show me the needles he uses and I was relieved to see that they are actually really small! So I let him have his way with me (as I am likely to do with good looking men) and it really wasn't that bad! He was quick, skillful and talked to me the whole time to keep my mind off of it and in no time at all, it was all done!

Dominatrix is still an excellent career choice if you like to torture people, but you might also consider becoming a Plastic Surgeon - people pay you to use them as your own personal voodoo doll (and you don't have to wear spandex)!

I actually had no ill-effects from the Botox at all - they caution you to expect a bit of a headache and/or the areas treated can feel heavy. The filler is a bit weird though, it feels hard at first and then softens up - you can't see it but you can feel it under your skin when you touch your face. I also found my face to be a bit tender the next day and I had a slight bit of yellow bruising under my eyes - after 48 hours though I felt and looked absolutely normal (but of course better)!

It takes about a week to see the results - so these pictures are taken a week apart - see what you think:
Dr. T injected Botox between my eyes and to my crow's feet and Restylane filler to my tear troughs (to lessen dark circles). The pictures were taken a week apart and I can't get over what a subtle but impressive difference it makes. My eyes are obviously wider and I look much more awake and the crows feet are pretty much gone.


My husband is super happy I can no longer make a mad scrunchy face at him, because of the Botox between my eyes! This makes it obvious that he is the cause of my needing it there to begin with!
As well as Restylane filler in the cheeks (to add volume) and nasolabial folds (the lines between the nose and mouth) - which is much softer now.

I am really happy with the results! I look like me, just single and independently wealthy (less stressed)!

If you've been thinking about doing a little something and are now feeling inspired  this would be a great time to see Dr. Torgerson -  for a day of beauty on Wednesday, March 28th  -

To attend, contact the office to book an appointment at info@drtorgerson.com or 647-343-0207 - 70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 31.
-  Lisamarie -

13 comments:

  1. wow love the results, def something I'll consider once the wrinkles kick in!

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  2. very nice. thanks for sharing

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  3. oh my-I am glad someone I know has given this a whirl. I am interested but terrified.

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  4. This is so great! I really love the difference at the corners of your eyes!

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  5. It's subtle yet not so subtle. This is a good botox done.

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  6. Thanks Rae, and yes - this is why you want to make sure you get someone good to inject you - not a time to cut corners or go to discount places!

    Best, Lisamarie

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  7. I'm wondering if I should try this for my hooded eyelids, i'm in my early 50's and i've been thinking about having the eyelid surgery, but now I see there are other options.

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  8. You look amazing! It really is a remarkable difference yet still so natural. I have wanted fillers in my cheeks to lift my insanely deep nasolabial folds FOREVER. I just don't think I'll ever have it in the budget let alone afford to maintain it. I tell you though the day after I win the lottery I'm going to having it done! LOL

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  9. I think you look absolutely great..wonderful results if I wasn't so terrified of needles. Small, like how small?

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  10. The beauty of Botox is that besides the look this product has the ability to increase a patient's self confidence. I experienced this amazing feeling after the first botox Toronto session I had a few years ago. When I went home and saw what the treatment did with my face I suddenly felt happier that usual and even my husband noticed the change...He told me I should get botox every single day because I'm so beautiful when I'm happy:)

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  11. Tracy, the needles are teeny tiny small - believe me when it comes to being needle-phobic, I'm right up there! I'll confess I closed my eyes the entire time so I wouldn't actually see him injecting me - without the visual, I didn't really feel the needles - you feel the Botox needles a lot less than the filler needles too if that helps!

    Best, Lisamarie

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  12. Thanks for the review. This was very helpful. I am considering doing the filler thing, since I look like I am frowning all of the time, when I'm not frowning at all.

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  13. Wow I am seriously impressed by your results, particularly around your eyes. I only wish I could afford to have this done immediately and by such an evidently talented practitioner!

    Thanks for sharing your before and after pics - really very helpful.

    Nic x

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