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Why Getting Injectables With Your Friends Might Be The Perfect Galentine’s Day Date

Friends laughing and smiling - galentine's day getting injectables together

Relationship statuses change, but friends are forever. And, if couples are getting injectables for date night, surely friends can go together, too — right? Right. That’s exactly the thinking behind friends who get injectables consultations together, piling into a licensed provider’s room (with their permission, of course) and providing moral support. 

In honor of Galentine’s Day — the unofficial holiday on February 13th created by Parks & Recreation’sTM Leslie Knope — we asked two pairs of friends to share their experiences getting injectables together. Genevieve, 48, and Didi, 49, are veteran beauty editors who’ve been friends for years. Genevieve moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, several years ago, while Didi lives in New York City. Lenna, 55, and Isabelle, 62, first met in Pilates class and have gotten injectables with other friends from the class.

Editor's Note

Injectable wrinkle reducers temporarily smooth the look of moderate to severe wrinkles in certain areas of the face, including the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet; they should not be used more frequently than every three months. Injectable filler is a temporary treatment that adds volume to areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks, and laugh lines. Like any medical treatment, both injectable wrinkle reducers and injectable fillers have potential risks and side effects. Talk to a licensed provider to see if they’re right for you. And learn more now by chatting with a trained aesthetic specialist.

Didi and Genevieve

Spotlyte: Do you recall how your first joint injectables appointment came about?

Didi: Genevieve and I have both seen Dr. Neal Schultz for years. As Genevieve lives in Ann Arbor now and I get so little time with her, I suggested crashing her injectables appointment next time she was in town. Obviously, I had to give them a call, but I was a last-minute addition to her appointment.

Genevieve: That was exactly it. Didi happened to be there at the same time I was, and Dr. Schultz just let us be in one room together.  

Spotlyte: Had you gotten injectables before?

Didi: Please, have we met? 

Genevieve: [Yes], injectable wrinkle reducers and injectable filler.  

Spotlyte: Which injectables did you get?

Didi: Injectable wrinkle reducer for my forehead [lines] and filler around my [lips].

Genevieve: Mostly injectable wrinkle reducer in my forehead [lines] and a bit on the outside of my eyes for crow's feet. The injectable filler has been primarily for my cheeks.

Spotlyte: What was the experience of doing injectables together like?

Didi: I mean, [Genevieve and I] worked together in the same tiny office for years, were pregnant at the same time, and now run two laps around Central Park every spring without running out of things to say. So it was just another adventure in over-sharing to add to the list! 

Genevieve: Can't say it better than that. Didi is like my sister. We've undressed to our thongs in cramped dressing rooms at sample sales, talked to each other through a curtain while the other one pumped breast milk at work, and, yes, ran three half-marathons together — while talking nonstop. So, getting injections together seems totally normal.

Spotlyte: How often do you go together?

Didi: Genevieve comes into town at least once a year. So, whenever she is in town. 

Spotlyte: Do you plan to keep doing joint injectables appointments?

Didi: I honestly don't see why not. But I suppose we may graduate to facelifts together.  

Lenna and Isabelle 

Spotlyte: Do you recall how your first joint injectables appointment came about?

Lenna: It started as a conversation during Pilates class. [Our friend] suggested we make a date for a consultation at her doctor’s office. We agreed and started planning it out — [appointment] first, then lunch after.

Spotlyte: Had you gotten injectables before?

Lenna: I actually cheated and booked an appointment for injectable fillers a couple of weeks prior to our group appointment. The office was running a special and I wanted to take advantage of it. 

Isabelle: Yes, a few times.

Spotlyte: Which injectables did you get?

Lenna: I had injectable wrinkle reducer injected in my forehead for the horizontal lines, between my eyebrows for the vertical ones, and around my eyes for crow’s feet. The filler was injected [during the earlier appointment mentioned above] at my cheekbones for the loss of volume.

Isabelle: I got injectable filler in my lips, and injectable wrinkle reducer in my forehead [lines].

Spotlyte: What was the experience of doing injectables together like?

Lenna: I thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff brought in extra chairs so we could all be together during the procedures. Having your girls with you definitely takes the edge off, especially if you’re still new to the game.

Isabelle: I loved it. They advised me when the doctor was talking about certain procedures — they gave me input. So when the doctor was talking about injectables in the cheek, [Lenna] said, “See how you like the lips before you go crazy.”

Spotlyte: Do you plan to keep doing joint injectables appointments?

Lenna: Before booking, I will check with the girls so we can try to go together again. It’s just more fun. 

Isabelle: Yes, I‘ll probably go back with them in four months. 

Editor's Note

Injectable wrinkle reducers should not be used more frequently than every three months.

Interested in learning more about injectable wrinkle reducers and injectable fillers? Talk to our team of trained aesthetic specialists, who can answer your questions and help you find a trained provider near you.

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