Dr. Sommerville applies a numbing cream prior to the procedure for 20-30 minutes. She injects the wrinkles and massages the filler into the skin afterwards. She also cools the skin with an ice pack which I think reduces the bruising. The results are awesome and completely natural! I had smile lines injected. more
The procedure I had done was filling my nasolabial folds (with Juvederm). Amy did an excellent job and it didn't hurt that much at all (small little prick to the skin, believe me it doesn't really hurt). I keep looking at myself in the mirror in disbelief. I needed 2 syringes, 1 for each side. Now I am five day on and I must say I didn't have much swelling at all (very little, I want to say... more
I wanted to do two vials full of filler because that is what the last PS did, but he wanted to go with less to see how it turned out. It turned out great. I didn't have the awful swelling this time that I had when someone else did my fillers. I did have some bruising but that was because of some medication I took the day before but forgot about. I think that was because of his technique and... more
I am new to the DC area and was concerned about possible facial scarring that could have resulted from a previous fall. I turned to my renowned ENT doctor at Mt. Sinai Hospital / NYC. When I explained the specific problem, he referred me to Dr. Chaboki in DC who had done his residency under my doctor in New York.
I could not be happier with that introduction. The scarring problem turned... more
I have had other fillers, including collagen, and another Hyalronic Acid filler. Based on my three sessions over almost two years, I feel Juvederm is simply superior for my concerns - mainly deep wrinkles. I've never tried it as a plumper, or in the nasal folds, as more
Careful not to be too close to a social event, I had juvederm in late November in my tear troughs to cover the deep circles that had appeared with weight loss. By mid December my "swelling" as the doctor indicated it was still had not gone down and people kept asking me what was wrong and if I felt okay. Going to any social events for Christmas was just unbearable. People I hadn't seen for... more