Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
When Galderma, makers of Restylane (a brand of injectable fillers for facial wrinkles), invited me to collaborate, I’m not gonna lie. My first thought was F-yeah! It would mean a paid sponsorship, plus a free treatment, which can cost upwards of $600.
But then I thought: Wait. This would mean revealing to the world that I do stuff to my face, which would surely invite judgement— the kind I doled out in my twenties from behind my perky 20- year-old face.
By the time I finished reading the email, I was conflicted. As Steve Martin said in The Jerk, “I can use money!” Plus I was feeling a little rough around the edges lately. But it also could be… awkward.
Since you’re a smart person and you’re reading this, I think you know what I decided. But not before I asked myself why I want to look younger. More on that here, if you’re interested in my existential crisis.
With that behind us, let’s talk about the treatment. I saw Dr. Vic Narurkar in San Francisco. He’s the lovely dermatologist who saved my face from scarring back in 2009. He handled a tough situation with poise back then, and I always got a good vibe from Dr. Vic, so I was happy to hear he would be my dermatologist on this project.