At the age of 51 identical twins Julie Clarkson and Tara Hooker had noticed that the facial ageing process was beginning to take its toll.
Both were keen to explore how dermal fillers could boost their appearance and help them to regain their confidence. Having already had Botox together and discussed what they felt was ageing one another, the sisters decided to get treated together. But had they both aged in similar ways? And would each twin need identical treatments?
“We’d discussed it beforehand obviously. We have twin honesty,” said Tara.
“When you’ve had a few glasses of wine you look at each other and say what looks really hideous, what would you change and that kind of thing. I think she looks really great now she’s had it done and I’m really happy with mine too.”
Julie, who lives in Timperley, Cheshire, just five minutes down the road from her sister added:
“We do a lot of things together. We live close to one another, we work for the same company, we went for Botox together and of course now we’ve both gone for dermal fillers at the same time.”
“Even though we are identical we do look different, I probably am more like my dad’s side of the family, where Tara looks more like our mum. We can probably tell that more than other people though.
“We left it to the clinicians to advise us on what they thought we needed doing. I thought we would both come out and we would have had the same, but it actually came out the exact opposite.
“They concentrated on Tara’s lower part of her face and for me they concentrated on the upper part of my face so, the eyes and the nose and I had my lips done as well.”
Even though they had completely different treatments, both sisters were impressed with the outcome, and especially with how natural the results were.
Julie continued: “I’m really pleased with how it has turned out; I’d certainly recommend it to anyone who’s thinking about it! Other people have just said how ‘well’ we both look, but I can really notice the difference. Sometimes you see people and you can really see they’ve had work done, but this feels really natural. We both wanted to look like us still, just us from 10 years ago.
“If you can improve the way you look without it looking too artificial, I just think why not? If you can make the best of what you’ve got without going too far why wouldn’t you?”
Tara concluded: “I think we both look great now. I wouldn’t want to change to have similar to what Julie has had because I don’t think that’s what I needed. We just left it up to the experts and we’re both really happy with the outcome. We laughed on the day, as I came 10 minutes before Julie, and I was first to the Botox chair, and it was no different to my UTH treatment – I stepped up to experience it first. I think it has knocked years off us.”
Tara’s Treatment Plan
Tara’s midface area was treated with 0.5ml of UTH Deep, multiple threads of filler were applied to plump out the area and reduce the thinning/hollowing that can happen in this region of the face.
At the jawline, Tara’s main area of concern, 2ml was used in the lower marionette lines and to plump out the jowl area, where sagging can often occur over time.
Julie’s Treatment Plan
Julie was starting to show signs of ageing on her neck, a common issue in women of this age group. 1.1ml of UTH Hydrate was delivered using the micro-bolus technique across the neck. This product is designed for use as a skin-booster, red-carpet treatment or as a course of treatments to hydrate the skin from the inside out. The point is to disperse the product at regular intervals and provide an ongoing moisture boost across the entire area, released into the skin over time.
Julie’s lips were treated with 1.1ml of UTH Fine into the vermillion border, the body of the lip and cupid’s bow – this produces a very natural lip shape, really just restoring the lips to their natural fullness. Finally, 1ml of UTH Deep was used under the eyes, to correct the appearance of under eye bags.