Thursday, September 25, 2008

It Pays to Have Friends in High Places

I have a sweetheart of a friend. Actually, she's a smart, sarcastic, 21-year-old with a biting wit, but she's still a sweetheart:) I've known her since she was five years old and her little sister is my daughter's best friend.

ANYHOO...

This sweetheart of a friend now works for a place that does dermatology and laser surgery. You know, face stuff for those of us past a certain age. Actually for anyone who has skin issues which is a real boon to highschoolers prone to serious pimpleage. I knew a kid in high school who's acne was so bad that his face positively oozed. He also had the unfortunate luck to have the name ROCKY. I kid you not.

ANYHOO...

Shay called me and said the doctor she worked for was having a training session at the center and needed faces to participate, free of charge. Could I be a face? Hot damn! It just so happens that I have a face! So yesterday I go gallivanting off to The Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery to get the wrinkle lines around my mouth fixed in a training session. FOR FREE!

After Shay numbed my face, one of the doctors popped her head in all excited and says it's going to take a bit longer because the new filler has a lot more indications than they had thought. I asked if it could take care of the bags under my eyes and the doctors said YES! She disappears and I instruct Shay to numb my whole bloody face just in case.

I'm not going to describe what happened next in respect for those blog readers who get queasy stomachs due to needles or blood talk. Suffice it to say that it was a little bit more painful than I thought, but that was mostly because they did a lot more than I thought they would do.

So now I have no bags under my eyes, no lines running from my mouth to my nose and for the first time in my life... I have cheek bones. Real actual cheek bones. And they promised that after the swelling and bruises go away that it is going to be super natural.One of the reasons they love this new product is that it's hypo allergenic, incredibly natural looking, actually stimulates your own collagen growth, and lasts for a year. Which can either be a bad thing or a good thing. HA!

But combined with the weight loss, I think it's going to be a good thing! So yeah, I basically got an $2800 cosmetic procedure for the price of gas. I love my friends!

11 comments:

Amy said...

No bags under your eyes?

::jealous::

PJ Hoover said...

That's actually REALLY amazing! How cool!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

So Teri, TELL us what the procedure is called for getting rid of the facial lines so that WE can do it, too!
Boy, what a friend! I'm so jealous. Ha!

Heather Harper said...

I am soooo jealous! But yay for you! Now get to writing....

Annie said...

But you didn't post the pic....between you and I, I think the train won. LOL

Meredith said...

That is too dang awesome! And I bet you have already taken Shay out for a special thank-you something or other! I know that I would!

~Meredith

Sheri said...

Wow! That's so cool!!! You lucky duck! We want photos Teri!!! It's definitely time for that photo op!

keri mikulski :) said...

Nice! :)

Tag, you're it. :)

Barrie said...

Wow! You must post a picture. And tell us the name of the product. How wonderful for you!

terriclark said...

Damn, girl! You got connections. Gotta love it.

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

It pays to be a good friend! I want to see a picture :D