Transcript Christine’s Sculptra Transformation Story
I’m Christine, and this is my transformation story.
I am a full-time real estate attorney, and I’m also a mom. I and my best friend, who is also a lawyer, always had a joke that some days we have to dress up so we can pretend that we’re real lawyers. It’s always mattered a lot to me how I look. It changes how I feel, and it changes how I perform.
My typical workday starts at 9:00, and I don’t leave till 7:30. There’s a lot of stress, a lot of balancing between my family life and my work life. What was happening is that I was getting some comments at work that I looked really tired. And that was my aha moment, looking in the mirror and saying, wow, I really do look tired.
In my field of work, I think women certainly get judged by how they look. And if there’s a perception that you’re overloaded, and you have too much going on, and you can’t keep all the balls in the air, that impacts how people think about your performance.
Some of the other moms at school had been visiting dermatologists and were talking about a variety of things that they had done. Then it occurred to me, maybe I can do something about this, this recent development of looking tired. That’s how it was really focused for me.
One of the things that I was really attracted to was the fact that the change in me would be gradual, and it would take place over time, and there would not be a dramatic change in the way I looked.
My doctor, Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, told me that it (Sculptra) lasts for up to two years, which for me really translates into not only a natural look but that won’t be dramatic and noticed by people, but also the fact that I just don’t have to come back to the doctor’s office. Being as busy as I am, I can’t really take time out of my work day on a monthly basis.
I had some Sculptra Aesthetic in this lower part of my face around my mouth area. There’s not as much of a general frown, I guess, as there was before. And when I look in the mirror, I don’t see the same lines necessarily that I used to notice, particularly in photographs. I have had a reaction at work. And it hasn’t been like, “oh wow, you don’t look tired anymore”… it’s a little more subtle than that.
I think it’s, “wow, you look good, or you look really rested. Did you just get back from vacation?”
Here’s a picture of myself that was fairly recent, with my best friend’s new baby. And when I looked at this picture, I think it really kind of summed up for me what I like about the way I look now. I don’t look tired. I am almost glowing. And I look well-rested and content and happy to be me