“It’s kind of amazing how much power one needle can hold.” Pretty Hurts is a new reality show about the Beverly Hills Leaf & Rusher Medical Skincare Clinic. It primarily focuses on Rand Rusher, the injection specialist who works on many celebrity clients, and people who think they’re celebrities. Rand injects 15-20 clients a day with Botox, Restylane and other cosmetic fillers. While he’s not an actor in Hollywood, “you’ve definitely seen his work.” He keeps very secretive about clients – except the ones that come on the reality show.
Leaf & Rusher actually have a skin care line, so I’ve heard of them before, and I remember wanting to buy a microneedle roller that they were selling a few years ago, but it was too expensive. Now of course I want to go to LA to get some “freezers and fillers” injected into my face by Rand Rusher, but I don’t have the money for that right now.
So far I’ve watched the first three episodes of Pretty Hurts, which airs on the Logo channel. Rand Rusher, who has twenty years experience working in Dermatology and with injectables, is only an RN (registered nurse) – so I find that interesting. He works under Dr. Leaf, who’s the medical director and plastic surgeon of the company. As I’ve said about Botox and Restylane before, great results are all about the skill and experience of the injector, more so than if the injector is a doctor.
Rand is very personable on the show, and since the show is on Logo, some of his clients include drag queens, Janice Dickinson, and someone who calls himself the “gay Sharpei” because he has so many wrinkles. Jeana Keogh from Real Housewives of Orange County (one of my favorite reality shows) was on the first episode buying “birthday lips” for her daughter. Like mother like daughter.
I find the dynamic between Rand and the CEO Curt interesting because they dated for twelve years, but now they are exes. Can you imagine working every day with your ex? Surprisingly the show is pretty drama-free so far. It goes on and on about how devastating it is to age in Hollywood, so it’s slightly depressing. Since pretty hurts, Rand Rusher says he’s not the most gentle injector because he wants you to suffer for your beauty – yikes! But he also likes to be conservative with his technique to avoid making clients look like cartoon characters. Aside from getting rid of wrinkles, Rand also injects Botox for underarm sweat, and uses fillers to smooth out acne scars.
You can watch episodes of Pretty Hurts on the Logo website, and it airs at 8pm on Logo. Oh and it’s not in HD – I guess seeing needles poked into women’s foreheads in high definition is not a good idea. Have you seen Pretty Hurts?