By susan mckibben
on 11 Oct 2012
First to Last
Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience with the new filler, Dr. Rueckl. If you are comfortable letting us know how it compares to Restylane and Juvederm cost wise that would be great. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to know!
Yeah, that is pretty good cost wise.
Thanks for letting us know they aren't mixing lidocaine in with it. I'm curious why they opted not to do that, since it seems I've only heard good things about it in the other fillers.
Again, I really appreciate you filling us in! It will be interesting to see how this new filler is received by patients and what their thoughts are.
I absolutely love all of this info you are sharing Dr. Rueckl!
My thought with a block is that there is additional risk that doesn't come when the lido is in the filler. I guess from a layperson's perspective I would think it would be better to tough out the needle pricks and have less injections overall. I can definitely see why some people would love not being able to feel any of it though.
I can definitely see the benefits, especially with the epi - who wouldn't want to reduce the risk of bruising as much as possible!?!
I didn't know that some nurses/injectors weren't actually allowed to give the blocks. I just thought they opted not to use them.
I do think you might be underestimating what we ladies are willing to do to look good - I know many of us that wouldn't shy away from a friend who said the injections hurt like hell for 20 minutes then stung badly afterwards. We'd be like "Then you looked like that? Sweet - I'm in!!" ;)
Again, great information and thank you very much for taking so much time to help us all understand better!! So appreciated!
It's called Expression, and it's put out by Enhancement Medical. The FDA approval is actually for an intranasal splint, but it's been used commercially by as a filler since July.
I'm not familiar with this brand. Do you know if "Expressions" is the full name? I checked on the FDA site to see if it would come up on the approved list and I couldn't pull it up.
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