If you read my previous review about the Fillerina Replenishing Treatment, you’ll know that I was pretty pleased overall with the results I saw from my 14 day treatment. And so was Fillerina, the company! They reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try a few more of their products, including their eye and lip treatment and their Fillerina Plumping System 932. To which I said, “Well, I AM a woman over 40!”
I tend to focus on “Over 40 Beauty” but if I’m being honest, the real beauty issues didn’t arise until after 45. When I see my friends post #thisis40, I look at that and say to myself, “That’s cute. I remember when I was proud to shout about how good I looked and felt for my age.”
Now, I sound like a bitter old woman lamenting the deck I’ve been dealt by the hands of time. My European skin has seen its share of sun, pollution, and all the things we eat and drink that aren’t good for our skin. Also, GENETICS (thanks, mom).
I am growing old gracefully while doing what I can to not look old. That’s fair, right? And my biggest complaints about my skin as I age are the lines and the sagging.
The lines are your face can be dealt with a little more directly. You can have laser treatments or microdermabrasion or use really really good skincare (Lord knows I’ve tried my share). But nothing can fix the sagging except for collagen or fillers.
While there are treatments that are said to stimulate the growth of collagen (I’m looking into that too), fillers are the quickest way to plump up your skin. The problem is that fillers require a trip to the dermatologist and injections. And then you’re left looking like you just got fillers.
About Fillerina Products
The hyaluronic acid molecules found in the Fillerina products are meant to penetrate the upper layer of the skin and, depending on the “grade” of product you use, will provide plumping of the skin. The higher the grade, the larger the hyaluronic acid molecule, the greater the plumping, the higher the price tag. You get the idea.
When I reviewed the Fillerina Replenishing Treatment, I went with a modest Grade 2. I wanted subtle results. But they were perhaps a bit too subtle. So Fillerina offered to send me the Fillerina Plumping 932 System at the max Grade 5. And I’m here to tell you, bigger IS better.
The Fillerina Plumping 932 System is the same general premise as the Fillerina Replenishing System but the method of application does not involve precision application for 14 nights. It involves four masks to be worn for 30 minutes each week over the course of four weeks. It’s an easier application and I loved the results.
Before and After Results with the Fillerina Plumping System
You’re seeing a Before photo the night I started the treatment and an After photo probably about 6-8 weeks after I completed the treatment.
If you have never done before and after photos, it’s a must. I actually thought that the treatment had made a little bit of a difference in my jawline but it wasn’t until I put these pictures side by side that I really noticed the change. It’s not dramatic. It’s subtle. If I wanted dramatic, I’d be at the plastic surgeon’s office already!
How to Use the Fillerina Plumping System
Let’s walk through the treatment.
Each package contains four individually sealed masks, much like the Korean skincare masks you can find everywhere. Once a week, I completed the treatment much like the other Fillerina product.
- Start with 2 big glasses of water to hydrate your skin.
- Open the package and peel the white mask sheet from its backing
- Carefully apply it to your face making sure you smooth it out for maximum contact
- Wait 30 minutes
- Remove the mask
For this treatment, I recommend doing it close to bedtime. Get your pajamas on and face washed. Apply the mask and lay down for 30 minutes. This is your chance to catch up on email, read a book, or waste time playing ridiculous games on your iPhone (not that I would know anything about that).
After 30 minutes, remove and dispose of the mask. Rub in any of the liquid left on your face and go to bed. Do NOT rinse your face! Let the solution sit on your face while you sleep and in the morning, you can wash and follow your regular skincare routine.
A WORD OF CAUTION: You will feel this product working. In the directions, they suggest that you might feel a heating sensation. For me, it felt more like a numbing sensation. It wasn’t uncomfortable and it didn’t last long. It just felt weird. But I accepted that as the product actually working!
Final Results from the Fillerina Plumping System
After four weeks, I was ready to document the results. But I kept waiting for the right moment. I wanted to be well rested. I wanted to not have any breakouts. I wanted to look GOOD. Not to fudge the results but to actually have something to talk about.
It turns out that it’s hard to have that day when you look and feel perfect. So, instead, I put on a little eye makeup and took a few photos. After looking at the before and after pictures, it turns out that I didn’t need to wait because the results speak for themselves!
Again, the results are subtle but enough that I noticed in the mirror and even more so after looking at the photos. While the lines are still there (and so is the sun damage on my face), the plumpness of my face has improved and I’d love to continue this treatment so that I can continue to grow old gracefully, with a little help.
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