Let me start off by saying how much I love full looking lips! I am not the type that likes them too crazy though, or extremely noticeable. I wanted it to look naturally pouty and full. I also did my research and was really debating whether to go with juvederm or restylane but I found a really good deal for restylane so on august 12th 2014 I went in for my first half syringe .5cc of restylane... more
Restlyane has allowed me to put off more invasive procedures for the last few years. So lucky to be aging in a time when such products are available. If anyone is not happy with their injectables, I recommend switching providers. It is all about the talent of the injector. Minimal pain, almost no down time. more
I previously had Juvederm injected into my marionette lines and had a horrible experience. The injector hit a vein and I had an occlusion. If you know what that is, it isn't pretty. Needless to say, I was nervous and was not going to let anyone but a plastic surgeon inject a filler into my face . Dr Hobgood takes his time, and is very gentle and I completely trusted him. The swelling has... more
I am a veteran with Juvederm and Perlane fillers and wanted to try something to help soften my tear trough /under eye area. Belotero is still making it's way through Scottsdale medical offices so I decided to try Restylane in the mean time. I had some Juvederm put in the tear trough area a few years ago before I had my blephs done. It was alright but it did get the common blue hue (which... more
I have been considering Dr. Holden for a facelift and wanted to start with something less invasive - a chance to build trust I guess. After 2 syringes of Restylane so artfully injected I look at least 5 years younger, I will never again have someone less qualified than a cosmetic surgeon injecting anything into my face.
As for the facelift, I was committed to having the work performed in... more
I had breast implants, and was less nervous getting that done than getting Restalyne injections in my tear trough areas. I've been researching this procedure for almost 5 years, and knew of the complications that can arise. Having said that, I knew there is a wide variance of results that can be achieved, and just was hoping for the best. I was terrified. I got lucky, AND had a experienced... more
I just had restylane this afternoon for lines above my upper lip (smoker's lines) and to plump lips ever so slightly. It has been about six hours and i do have significant swelling and a little bruising on the top lip at the injection sites, but the wrinkles are totally gone and I can tell that when the swelling goes away i will be thrilled with the results. I plan to get more, in the... more
I've used Restylane before and like the product when injected properly. --- Yesterday I had a Dr. fill in a large dent in the left corner of my mouth. It appears he overfilled it since the left side of my mouth curves up like the Joker, while the right side turns down slightly. I look really weird!I went to a highly respected plastic surgeon who is quite conservative, I... more
I am 47 years and pretty young looking but have these ugle lines around my lips. I hate them more than anything and I have never been a smoker but who knew that sipping from a coffee cup lid or using a straw would do this.
Anyway I have had Restylane three times now and each time the results are better. I think no matter what make sure you go to someone who knows what they are doing. Going... more
I am a 47yo woman with a medium complexion. The feature that most aged me was a prominenet nasolabial folds. I went to the best dermatologist in my area who recommended restyane. I was hoping it would be 3 quick injections and I would be out of there but she meticulously injected a one syringe to each nasolabial fold and made about 12 injections on each side. This was hard for me because I... more
I was used as a model for training, supervised and in part done by a company rep and very experienced dermatologist, I did not pay for the injections.
I am 49, and had deep "marionette" lines.
I had the procedure yesterday. My face is terribly swollen, and bruised. I am in significant pain. I can't eat, it hurts.
Last night I looked like "The Joker" from Batman.... more
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