Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What have you done to your face?


Seriously. What have you done to YOUR face?


Rachel looks pretty amazing. She's the case for nips, tucks, and needles. But what about you? What have you done? And what would you do?

I want to hear about lasers, Botox, fillers, lipo, nose jobs, boob jobs, and anything else you're secretly doing to maintain that shit.

Feel free to post anonymously.

36 comments:

David said...

Resurfacing and a brow lift, just as soon as I find a little extra cash. I turn 45 this fall, its time for some small adjustments.

Anonymous said...

She does look pretty good. Very well done work. I had a breast reduction. Changed my life.

Anonymous said...

So far, nothing. But I wouldn't be opposed to a mini facelift around age 45. My friend's mother has one and it is subtle and amazing. She looks her age, but seems to have aged gracefully. I was SHOCKED when I heard she had a face lift.

Anonymous said...

I'm not quite at the age yet to get work done. Close, but not there. I always thought I'd get my breasts worked to keep them looking nice. I don't plan to have any kids, so I wonder how long I can go? Not sure.

My mom had her eyelids worked. It looks good. It wasn't *just* vanity though. Her lids were too droopy and this was actually "medically necessary." If I do it though, it will be vanity. I have nice big wide open eyes. I'll be sad when I get older and the lids want to droop into them.

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Absolutely nothing and I look like shit.

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

Her eye colours look different.
Clearly she is a vampire of the Twilight variety.

Anonymous said...

I use a lot of Origins skin care products, amazing stuff. No procedures yet, but a rhinoplasty is on the menu in my near future, and some lovely lifting around the mouth (damn cigarettes giving me frown lines).

Anonymous said...

Botox in the crow's feet. Did it once and oh yes, will do it again and again and again 'til I'm as shiny and taut as a mylar balloon.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting botox starting at 30. subtle-style botox - it's possible, I've seen it done.

ONLY from a doctor though - I know too many people who've been disfigured at "med-spas"

Robin said...

No. 1 & 2 on my "when I win the lottery" list are a breast reduction and a tummy tuck. Some things aren't as flat as they used to be while others are suddenly flatter.

Anonymous said...

I have done quite a bit since I spent most of my teen years and early twenties baking in the sun.Started using Retin A at age 25. Eyelift at 32. Co2 laser at 35. Facelift and necklift at 39. Another facelift and necklift at 50. Suprisingly no botox and occasional fillers. With all these procedures I do not look overdone and pass for forty.

MerciBlahBlah said...

I had a tummy tuck last April (needed a complete muscle repair after having triplets). I even documented some of it on my blog if you're at all interested (http://www.merciblahblah.com/search/label/tummy%20tuck). In fact, now that my year anniversary is approaching, I should probably update my photos. I would TOTALLY do it again. Have also been thinking about a little filler in the crease between my eyebrows. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Wow, rachel looks great. I'd guess she got a little midface lift done. I started with Renova in my 30s. Had a few IPL treatments done. Started getting regular Botox / Dysport treatments in my forehead / frown lines a few years ago. I had 1 syringe of Juvederm in my nasolabials over a year ago, and I'm going for another treatment next week for nasolabials and lips (it will be subtle). And I'm going in for a rhinoplasty consult this Friday. My nose was broken really badly when I was a teen and never fixed properly, I feel like it gets worse as I age. While I am in for consult for that, I am going to ask about a little mid face lift, hoping to get a result like Rachel Zoe has achieved. The funny thing is that I am just a "regular" person, 41 years old. I work full-time as a research scientist and have young children. The small risks of having plastic surgery done scare me half to death but still looking good is so important to me that I do all this. I will keep it up as long as I am able :-)

Anonymous said...

breast implants one year ago at age 49. Haven't regretted it for a moment. I feel fabulous.
Thought I'd have a neck type procedure (flabby/saggy) but went for this instead. boobs 7K btw. money well spent.

penelopebianchi said...

I absolutely cannot wait to answer this one.......and I will include pics if I can figure it out! I just turned 65!!!

EEEEEK!

Lee Whitley said...

I'm 58. About 6 years ago I had Thermage - nonsurgical laser face lift, I want to do it again, the results were subtle, but noticeable in a good way. I'd like to try some type of filler around my mouth, (not lips) to plump out my skin and lower cheeks. Best thing I've done is staying active and wear sunscreen. People tell me I look 42 all the time.

Anonymous said...

if I had the cash I would get my baggy eyelids done. A friend just did it after getting her eye doctor to sign off on it so Medicare would pay for it!

Anonymous said...

I am 46 and had the following done: botox on forehead and jaws, eyebag reduction, juvederm on nasolabial folds, sculptra on temples, lipo on arms and tummy. Anymore fillers and I should declare myself "recyclable" .

I think what Rachel had are fillers and botox. My doctor is able to lift my eyes and cheeks with the proper placement of botox injections.

Jill said...

Botox beginning when I was 35 in lots of places and fillers once at my laugh lines. And every morning I do the two fingered lift hoping that my face won't fall as soon as I let go.

carmencatalina said...

I dye my hair to cover the grey, that's it. I like my 46-year-old face the way it is.

Anonymous said...

I'm also 46 and I do botox and fillers and dream of something to erase my weirdo neck crinkling, which is hyper-obvious, since I have a giraffe neck. When I can, I get IPLs and will do some sort of Anistonian lasererama one of these days, just because. My skin's secret weapon is copper peptides, which really do help keep your face looking taut unless you overdo them, which brings old damage to the surface and makes your youngesque skin look terrifyingly geriatric for a while. This is my current phase, and it's a good lesson in going easy and not getting impatient. Unfortunately, I seem to need to learn this one on a regular basis. Sigh. I love this topic and really want to hear from more people. COME ON--SPILL YR SECRETS!

Anonymous said...

35 and jus got Botox. Sooo amazing. Completely got rid of those angry lines between by eyebrows. I look better, but I'm not frozen. I never thought I would be the kind of person to get it, but if you're considering it, do it. So worth it. Just be careful how much they give you. I told the nurse, "I would rather keep the lines and look normal versus getting rid of them and looking even a little weird." She gave me 20 units and it was just enough.

Anonymous said...

african american woman, mid 40s. i can coast on the skin thing for quite some time, and considering my current financial status, that's a blessing. once had a white woman tell me i should get my nose done-it's my most "negroid' feature i guess. not an option. i like my potato nose. it's not great, but it's mine. my boobs that are essentially the same size they were in high school? i'd get them inflated a tad. i'd get really subtle, 'refreshes' when i'm in my 50's or 60's. too much weight can leave the women in my family looking jowly in old age, but otherwise, we look good. so i'm watching that. think all i'll really do for now is kick my skin care up a notch and see how it goes.

Anonymous said...

I've been exercising and veggie and on a strict diet, out of the sun for my whole adult life. Until I was 50, I easily looked 10-15 years younger. and now, at 57, I have turkey neck. I don't think anything but surgery will make it go away. Ugh. I've never done a thing, but facials, a bit of laser. It's now time for the big guns, though. Hate the idea of anesthesia and recovery, but, hell if I'm going to waste this size 4 body on freaking turkey neck.

Anonymous said...

Full disclosure: age 46 and currently paying $3,000/month for private high school. One more year to go then 4 years of college. After that DEFINITELY getting an eye lift!

katiedid said...

Started using new Atrilin, a retinoid with much less peeling (none really) and already seeing big difference. Also Obagi for sunspots, and it is starting to work too. Next....Botox and fillers.....at 52 it is overdue.

Anonymous said...

Nose job this past year at 32. $13,000 and worth it, despite the absolutely miserable first week of recovery (mine was a difficult case - under anesthesia for 4 hours). My nose is something I've been very self-conscious about since age 13 and I can't believe I let myself be frightened away from surgery for so long by the prejudices and anxieties of others. I'm considering a brachioplasty for my hereditary batwings but that's it until the wrinkles start in earnest.

Anonymous said...

I'm 29. I've been using anti-oxidant creams and sunscreen the last year or so (I went through a phase where I was using castor oil and olive oil to wash and moisturize). Then about a week ago I got my first round of Botox. Just 20 units - 10 in the forehead where you get the scowl lines and 5 in each "crow's feet area." I'm just testing it out because I don't have any areas that are really bugging me... but I'm all about the prevention aspect of it. My friend has been getting it since she was 26 and another who started at 25.

Anonymous said...

I am 49. Recently: Botox in the wrinkle between my eyes. Botox in the forhead area and crows feet, soft, I can still make the "angry face"!but the botox softened everything so it is natural looking. I am having a mini lift soon to take care of the sagging around my mouth and the little skin on the neck. I should just look refreshed and youthful (which isn't the same as trying to look YOUNG)

Richie Designs said...

I kept thinking it was just me - RZ looks crazy good.

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nothing yet - if i had the $ I would laser myself to death

Anonymous said...

42 years old. Have used nightly retinol since my early 30s (Avene). Starting using Botox a year ago and I love it. Great results. My dermatologist and I talked about it, and although my wrinkles weren't pronounced, she suggested starting with a small amount so the wrinkles wouldn't get worse. Great decision! I would like to do IPL treatments because I am fair-skinned and have some sun spots, but can't afford the treatments at the moment. The biggest thing I have done to help my skin over the past 15 years is use sunscreen EVERY DAY, and not just on my face, but on my neck and chest. If you don't use sunscreen for vanity's sake, do it to prevent skin cancer, but either way, protect your skin!!!

Anonymous said...

We already had this discussion a few years ago, non?

Mrs. Blandings said...

A couple of peels a few years ago, though I'd love to do a laser one at some point. Tiny bit of filler a couple fo months ago and eyelid surgery - today. It took less time than getting my teeth cleaned. No botox. Yet.

I will say, too, on Zoe, that I think she looks good. I do think your face gets leaner the closer you get to 40 and beyond, so the change may not be all cosmetic.

Anonymous said...

While I don't deny she probably uses a variety of cosmetic upgrades on her face, the difference between these two photos could be something as simple as better lighting, different facial expression, and some quick photoshop work.

I don't think people understand that pretty much every face in every magazine is touched up in photoshop.

No, really.

Jordan said...

I'm only 26 & have had the same size boobs since I was 13. They are not nearly big enough to where I need a reduction, but they need a lift. If I ever have enough money in the bank to where such a procedure is possible, I'd be happy knowing my boobs could no longer hold a tube of toothpaste under them.

Unknown said...

There's a new procedure called
Dermarolling, a form of torture actually. It involves rolling something similar to a meat tenderizer with hundreds of sharp needles all over your face. The results are fantastic though. Especially in addition to Botox and fillers.