Rob’s Botox Story: Testimonial
Known widely as Rob ‘the Garden Guy’ on ‘AM Northwest’ on KATU-TV in Portland, Rob has made a living in front of the camera and discusses his first Botox and filler treatment with Skin by Lovely.
Q: How do you feel about going into your first aesthetic treatment?
Rob: I’m a little anxious, but outside of that I’m not. You guys have made me feel very comfortable coming here.
Q: Scale of 1 to 10: What’s your confidence level in your appearance today vs. in your 30s?
Rob: About an 8. About a 10.
Interviewer: So a little bit of a change then?
Q: Why the big drop-off in confidence?
Rob: Well the difference is when I was thirty I looked like I was twenty, so I always had a very youthful appearance. But I also worked out in the gym a lot. I had a job where my looks where highly important, so it was always important that I look the best I could. I had a lot of pride in my appearance.
Q: Is your physical appearance important in maintaining your confidence?
Rob: Oh absolutely. It’s when you leave the house in the morning and you look in the mirror and you go “Oh look, I’m not looking like I used to,” or you know. Appearances have a lot to do with your inside person too, I think.
Q: Have you ever had a facial aesthetic procedure and what is motivating you now?
Rob: No. Outside of the car accident I had when I was twenty-three which they had to reconstruct this portion of my face, I’ve pretty much had nothing done. But as I’m getting older, I’m noticing the difference in the two sides of my face, and I’m looking forward to finding the balance that you offer, so I’m pretty excited about that.
Q: What are your feelings about facial aesthetic injections?
Rob: I’ve really never thought it was something that I personally would be interested in, because I do have a very youthful appearance and I do take care of my skin as a man. But after talking with you guys, I’m very excited to soften the lines, and make myself feel, not younger, but better about my appearance.
Q: Have you seen cosmetic procedures go wrong?
Rob: You see things on TV, but that’s the more surgical procedures. I have not seen anyone who’s done this sort of thing have some serious reaction.
Q: What would you like to address today?
Rob: I’m starting to notice where my upper lids are starting to sag down a little bit, which makes you look very tired. I also notice that this has some coloration and could use a little vibrancy. And then the lines here are becoming more apparent. And the cheeks are starting to go down, so I can see where pulling that up is going to make an amazing difference.
Q: Why are you considering cosmetic injections?
Rob: To me it seems safer than a surgical procedure. It’s all about something that at least I know, if it’s something that I’m not a hundred percent for down the road it will soften and become more natural looking. So, I’m not worried about leaving here looking anything less than wonderful.
The recovery time with the injections is a lot shorter. You’ve told me the downfalls are very minimum compared to what I’ve heard some people go through with surgery. You know, with all the scars and the heavy bruising. This seems to be a much more quicker turn around.
Doing this is just to enhance my appearance, not change it to something that I don’t want to be. And I feel very comfortable knowing that’s not going to happen. I’m a masculine guy, I like the way I look, and I feel very comfortable with the fact that I’ll still look like a man when I leave here. So, that’s wonderful.
Q: How has your appearance changed? Have you gotten any interesting reactions from people?
Rob: Well, the thing is years ago when I was younger, about fifteen years ago, I’d walk down a street and people would just look at me and smile; and the last few years that hasn’t happened. Ever since I’ve had this procedure done, I walk down the street and people look at me, and the most incredible thing was a kid was talking about how old his mother was and I said, “Well, how old is she?” and he said, “Forty-two.” I said “Well, how old do you think I am?” He said, “Thirty-seven.” He was twenty years off, so that was great.
Q: What was the procedure like?
Rob: At first I was very apprehensive, because I’ve never thought that I would consider something like this. But the phobias of an eye twitch, or something odd happening. Coming here, I was made to feel very comfortable from the beginning all the way to the end. The procedures were very minimum, and there was virtually no pain. The outcome is amazing.
Q: Do you think you look like a more natural version of you?
Rob: I not only feel like I look natural, but I also feel natural. When I wake up in the morning my face feels younger. I think when you feel younger you act younger, and you feel better, and I feel fantastic.