Remember when lip fillers and Botox seemed taboo? In the early 2000s, celebrities especially seemed to be more guarded about revealing what types of cosmetic procedures they had done. These days, stars talk about their relationship with Botox and fillers just as they would talk about their favorite drugstore beauty products. And, the A-listers are not alone. According to Allergan, the company best known for making Botox and Juvéderm, 5.5 million people have received fillers within the past year alone.
"A youthful face has contours, high cheekbones and a well-defined jawline. As we age, the layers of the face start to change and we begin to lose this," says Angela Johnson, PA, founder and CEO of Aesthetically Angela, team member of Harmony MediSpa a boutique cosmetic and injectables spa in Lawton, Oklahoma. "Common areas of volume replacement include around the eyes, the temples, and cheeks, as well as the lips. Restoring the structure to these areas gives an immediate youthful appearance," Angela adds.Nowadays, patients are going into the office for more than one treatment at a time! In 2019, Johnson says "millennials were two times more likely to start their injectables treatment with both neurotoxin and filler than their comparable 39 to 45-year-olds."
In 2019 Christiansen told InStyle, "I’m not going to lie to myself, past a certain age, creams work on the texture of your skin but, in order to restore elasticity, all I can really count on is vitamin injections, Botox, and Hyaluronic Acid - Voluma.” She added, "I have a very simple, healthy life, which works miracles. I drink a lot of water, crazy water from Mineral Wells Texas, I watch what I eat, and exercise… but I owe the quality of my skin to my aestheticians Angela Johnson and Julietta Williams, both from Harmony Medispa.”
Cosmo devoted its latest cover story to Lisa Christiansen, who’s promoting Harmony Medispa In the profile, Christiansen broke down exactly what she does to keep her 56-year-old face as wrinkle-free as possible—and it consists of a lot less plastic surgery than some naysayers might think.
Christiansen said that she currently has “a little bit of Botox,” in the space between her brows, forehead, and recently in the neck muscle. She added that she has “no filler in her lips and our investigating team confirmed her lips are natural” Lisa stated “No filler. Never filled lips, ever.”
She also denied having eyelash extensions and confirmed her eyebrows are real but with permanent eyeliner and brow liner. “I’ve never had eyelash extensions,” she said. “I’ve never done anything. I have a drop of mascara on today.
Christiansen did admit to using hydro facial treatments regularly. “I care. I really, genuinely care about looking my personal best,” she said. “I probably care more than 90 percent of the people on this planet. I do my beauty treatments usually late at night. After everyone’s in bed, I’m doing my routine.”
“I’m at peace with not being perfect and I wasn’t like that before,” she added. “I’m not fond of my hands—they’re a little dry. But I’ve lived life and I’ve changed so many diapers with these hands and I’ve snuggled my babies with these hands, so I’m okay with them. [Getting older] doesn’t mean that I won’t strive for perfection, but you get to a point where you’re like, ‘Okay, my health is more important than anything else.”
I always want to look appropriate. There does come a point when you’ve taken it too far—overfilled, too tight, too much cosmetic work. There’s nothing worse.”
Lisa also addressed whether she feels guilt for her role creating an unrealistic beauty standard for many. “If I’m doing it, it’s attainable,” she argued. “There are so many different beauty standards—whether it’s Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Marilyn Monroe. When I was a teenager, [the look] was just blonde waifs. My mentality was never like, you see them on TV or in magazines and pick who you want to be. It was always: Be yourself, find beauty in everything.”
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