After reading about everyone's experiences over the past few weeks, I finally had it done on my nasolabial folds at my dermatolgists on Tuesday. I was terrified to mess with my face. But now I'm so happy I did it!! My doctor did an excellent job and I feel like I've wiped a few years off my face!
I'll about to turn 35. In the past I've always heard that I look much younger than my age. Often, getting carded when going out at night. But over the past year have noticed my nasolabial folds, particularly, on my left side (which I sleep on) deepening. The folds were really the only signs on my face that gave away my age. And actually, I think mine were a little deeper than my friends who are about the same age. I'm a DJ and work nights at clubs, and since most of the crowd is in their 20's and kids don't want an older person telling them what kind of music they should be dancing to, those nasolabial lines were really starting to bum me out. My self confidence was becoming shot. I was even thinking I might should hang up my headphones soon.
After reading about peoples positive experiences, particulary Dolphins21 w/ her photos(Thank You Dolphins21!!!), I had Juvederm Ultra injected on Tuesday. One syringe. It was uncomfortable, but only took about 20 minutes. Definately tolerable. Very little bleeding. I immediately looked much better and definalty younger! That left line which haunted me is now barely visable and the shadows much, much, much softer. I wish I would have taken a before picture to post to show the difference it's made. It's kind of given me back the plumper rounder cheeks from my 20's.
I'm slightly swollen today (2 days after) but I don't think anyone can tell but me. I took yesterday off of work, but definately could have gone in if I had to, and I doubt anyone would have noticed the mild swelling. I was worried about needle marks, lumps and bruising, but I have none of those! It looks great!
Seems to me most of the negative experiences posted here are from people that have had it around their eyes or lips. I think I've read enough scary posts to refrain from ever trying it on those areas. But I got to say, I'm really, really impressed with how much it helped on my nasolabial folds. I'm hooked and very, very grateful!