Juvederm Ultra Plus to Nl Folds/cheeks: Jury is Still Out! - Vancouver, BC
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I just had two vials of juvederm ultra plus to my...
- 14 Nov 2009
I just had two vials of juvederm ultra plus to my nl folds/cheeks. I had a local topical and the jv was mixed with lidocaine. There was no pain, seriously, and I was really scared about that... and no bruising at all so far. I followed the instructions of no asa/alcohol, and took bromelain pills for a few days beforehand. I was very nervous and had researched the pros and cons of this treatment ad naseum. So in terms of the procedure, it was no big deal for me.
Results? Yes? But they're very, very hard to place. They are subtle to put it mildly. I definitely wanted a more dramatic result, and feel I could have used another vials or two easily. I really considered getting more today because when I looked in the mirror after it was done I still saw my nl folds. I guess I don't want to get rid of them totally,,,but they were pretty deep. And this is literally an hour after the procedure, so I guess I can expect it to settle and dissipate even more. So...I honestly don't know what to say. The nl folds are vaguely improved, and the cheeeks are very slightly fuller. All I can say is I look a little less strained? I would like to get more though and get a better result, but this becomes expensive and I've no idea how long it will last...so I guess I'll wait a while and decide. I do not feel it in my skin much either like I'd expected-it's not hard..but perhaps that's because I'm still frozen? So, I cannot really say one way or the other right now whether it's worth it or not!
Update: so I'm a day out from my juvederm...
- 15 Nov 2009
Update: so I'm a day out from my juvederm procedure. I do see a very vague difference. I see more of an improvement to my cheek area than the nl folds--one side is corrected quite welll, but the right side---the one that I sleep on unfortunately-- still has quite a deep crease. What I feel is these estimates of how much filler you will need are vastly underestimated... I could definitely have used at least another vial. And no, I'm not looking for radical improvements, but still something I can clearly see... right now I feel like I would like more filler, but price can quickly become an issue, especially when I don't know if it'll last. More filler at a better price would be a good business model because patient satisfaction would be much higher if people saw more dramatic improvements. As for brusing and swelling today? None. I literally expected a day or more of downtime after having this done. I have a couple of tiny pin prick marks that you'd need a magnifying glass to see... so I am incredibly surprised after reading all the horror stories on the Internet about this. I'm really pleased that it turned out so well in that respect.
I just got an email to update my review of...
- 3 Feb 2011