I went to see Sabrina Mercer RN, BSN, at her new and fabulous location in the Heights. It’s a brand new building and is super easy to park and get in and out quickly and discreetly. She has even revamped her website so if you haven’t checked it out lately you should do so at SabrinaMercer.com. Her new location is 535 W 20th Street, Houston, TX 77008.
While I was there, she did a few touch ups for me and I got to try out the brand new product, Juvéderm™ Vollure XC. I first visited Sabrina last fall. She also did some Botox and a chemical peel on my face and neck. The first thing I want to tell you is that I went to a family party the very next day and there were no noticeable signs of anything having been done to me. It’s that subtle! I only looked more rested, refreshed, youthful and airbrushed. I continue to be amazed at what Sabrina can do because it’s more than just the product that she uses; it’s her talent and expertise in knowing how, where and how much to use that makes ALL the difference in the world! Even my own mom, until she reads this post, doesn’t know I had my lips “done”. Surprise mom!
So here are the details on what she did. The chemical peel was super easy. She just brushed on the product and about an hour later I washed it off. The next day my skin looked radiant and super moist. On day two and three it peeled a little but not in sheets like a bad sunburn. It was more like little flakes that could be concealed with lotion for when I was out in public. The end result was a glowing complexion that looked and felt ultra smooth! I loved what this did! Depending on your skin type you can go longer before you wash it off and get a stronger peel but Sabrina said to wait about an hour and I totally trust her judgment. I was super happy with what I experienced and had virtually no down time with this.
Sabrina also touched up my frown lines and lifted my eyelids with a very small amount of Botox administered between my eyebrows and at the top of my forehead. I mean it was a super small amount but it did the trick perfectly! You don’t need tons of this stuff so if someone is trying to inject you all over you should rethink things a little bit. I had no bruising or swelling from this at all. The Botox takes a couple of weeks before you see full results so be patient.
Here’s the thing that surprised me. She put a new product, Juvéderm™ Vollure XC, on the outline of my lips to redefine the borders and this stuff was magic I tell you! Magic! I had a little bit of swelling and lumpiness the same day but by the next morning it was all back to normal. I also had a small bruise that lasted about 4 days that was easily concealed with lipstick.
Even though I have small lips, I have never thought I wanted my lips done. I just don’t want the full-lipped pout that is so popular. It’s not for me. I was hesitant to try this but I trust Sabrina so much and she reassured me that this was a very natural look so I went for it. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am with the results! Wow! It’s smoothed out the wrinkles around my lips and I feel like I can get by with no lipstick and especially lip liner and still have definition to my lips. LOVE this stuff! AND results last 12 – 18 months!!!!