My motivation for pursuing fillers started with wanting a fuller appearance under my eyes, fuller cheeks, as well as plump lips. At first, I was hesitant, because I wanted to avoid looking "fake." A close friend recommended Dr. Karimi. After our initial consultation, all of my concerns were put to rest. He uses a special microcannula when doing fillers. He explained that it is a technique that... more
Over a year ago, I had Juvederm injected into my lips, in order to give them an even fuller appearance. The injector (Nurse) that I had this done by, was terrible. One syringe was used in three large shots, one in center of the lower lip and two on the sides of the upper lip. Obviously this resulted in irritating lumps. They subsided over the year, and I never had the lumps dissolved with the... more
At age 43 I felt my face was starting to sag! I received Juvederm XC for tear troughs and lips, and Juvederm XC Ultra for marionnette and naso-labial folds. My dermatologist feels that Juvederm is a good choice for a first experience with fillers since the gel is 'softer' under the skin compared to Restylane/Perlane, so we went with that.
OMG the pain and the tenderness. I can hardly touch... more
I have had Belotero 4 months ago and loved it. It was subtle, filled my wrinkles around my lips, I loved it. I tried Juvederm this time since it is the same price $500 and lasts a year. I was thinking I would get similar results. Wrong. I have lumps, uneven, and look like a duck or as others say trout pout. I hate it! I have been trying to massage them to flatten the trout pout. I have... more
I found Dr. Mehta on RealSelf and so glad I did! I have done laser hair removal as well as fillers in the lips, nose, nasiolabial folds and cheeks with Dr. Mehta at his office in Atherton, CA.
I was very nervous to try the laser hair removal as i've had friends who would tell me how painful it was. The procedure was PAINLESS. I have done my full 6 sessions, and couldn't be happier with... more
I love the idea of filling these dreaded signs of aging. I'm on a tight budget but appearance is very important to me. It was slightly difficult adjusting to the new look that I could see changed the shape and movement to my face.
I feel the beginning is the strange phase. As it mellows, everthing starts to even out and become as normal looking as possible. I still think people, like... more
Using the injectables has helped me have a very youthful look without having to go through a surgical procedure. It has subtracted years from my appearance!It's easy, quick, effective and affordable. more
I was not planning on having this procedure, but going to the medical office to support my roommate while she got the procedure. She did not show up, and I felt pressured at the office, so I got Juvederm done. I already had a full lower lip, so my nurse injected a lot into my top lip and a little to my lower lip, under my lip, and my nasolabial folds.
I LOVE the results. This discreet... more
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