We are a society of quick-fixes.
It seems that there are certain fixes that women do to themselves that are entirely acceptable (hair dye, false eyelashes, hair extensions, cosmetic tattoos), yet others are so taboo that if you admit you’ve done them, be ready for the judgy eye rolls and insults.
I recently posted something on my Instagram about a procedure I had done to stimulate my natural collagen production around one side of my glutes.
(You would have thought I announced a criminal act.)
I have spent the last 5 years strategically building my body. Six weeks ago, I got 10 tiny threads in my butt, and the internet went ballistic because apparently, my body is now “unattainable” and “unrealistic” (I literally had one little line softened under my butt).
I’ve been told I’m a sellout, a liar, and overly-obsessed with my looks.
I’ve lost followers, and people have not filtered their disappointment in me.
But I’ve also had many wonderful messages thanking me for being so transparent about the work I get done.
If a woman wants to enhance her looks to give her more confidence, why is this such a shame in our society? I’ve never understood this. Women deserve to feel beautiful at all stages of their lives, so why do people lose their bloody minds over cosmetic work?
In this episode, I interviewed my personal aesthetic nurse, Lisa Waring, from Face Therapy NI here in Belfast. She’s absolutely incredible and so knowledgeable.
She dishes all the details about these procedures that everyone should know.
You will learn:
Why you should ALWAYS go to a medical practitioner for your cosmetic procedures
The worst horror story of Lisa’s career
The one thing Lisa wishes she would’ve known when she first started
What botox really is and how it works in the body (hint: this does not change regardless of where you go for it)
A shocking fact about cosmetic filler that most people probably don’t know
What body part Lisa thinks clients should treat first
She also gives fantastic advice for women who may be scared or worried about backlash if they ever admitted they had these procedures done.
You don’t want to miss this one! Happy listening!
Love, Kim xo
Podcast Reference List:
“Getting aesthetic treatments is not a moral failing.”
“The rare people who do become truly exceptional at something do so not because they believe they’re exceptional. On the contrary, they become amazing because they’re obsessed with improvement.” – Mark Manson (Author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F^ck)
|Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology/Pubmed – Botulinum toxin cosmetic therapy correlates with a more positive mood|
|The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life|
|Find Lisa: Face Therapy NI|