Juvederm-Tear Troughs, NL Folds, and Cheeks - Austin, TX
- updated 9 months ago
I originally went to Toccare, Dr. Nakra's medical...
- 16 Mar 2013
I originally went to Toccare, Dr. Nakra's medical spa, because of asymmetrical tear troughs (left was deeper than right). We didn't want to waste the syringe of juvederm I bought, so I asked him to do the parenthesis and slight NL folds I have. I had no bruising whatsoever!
I came back a month later to totally eradicate my tear troughs on both sides and give more volume to my cheeks. I was pretty nervous, more nervous the second time, because I was afraid I had such a good experience the first time that a second syringe may ruin it. This kind of stems back to when I got botox a year ago (at a TOTALLY different office...not Dr. Nakra's!) and when I went back the second time it was heavy handed and made my face sag. I voiced these concerns (beauty baggage!) to Dr. Nakra and he went slow and let me watch him with a little mirror. After each trough/cheek, we stopped, I realized my face wouldn't implode, and then we kept going. We used 4/5 of the syringe. Again, I had no bruising whatsoever! With each experience, I actually was able to hit the town with friends that night. :)
I am on the younger side for fillers, 27, but I have been wanting to find a doctor who can make little tweaks here and there (with botox, fillers, skincare, etc) instead of starting with surgery when I am older or something. I think I found him!
It is a little on the pricier side, I paid $1400 for 2 syringes, but I think you get what you pay for...and I got no bruising, swelling, lumps, and I got a totally natural appearance. :)
Also, Dr. Nakra used what I think he called a blunt tip cannula (?) which is supposed to decrease bruising. In addition to that, I also followed this regimen (not prescribed by Dr. Nakra, I just did it on my own and maybe it will help you decrease bruising too!) for 2 weeks before each procedure:
-2 tablets of iron per day (1 morning, 1 night)
-2 tablets of bromelain per day (1 morning, 1 night)
-3 tablets of Vitamin C per day (1 morning, 1 lunch, 1 night)
-3 Arnica tablets 3 times per day (3 morning, 3 lunch, 3 night)
I originally only wanted my asymmetrical tear troughs fixed and so I looked for an oculoplastic surgeon in Austin, TX. I was nervous about someone other than an oculoplastic surgeon filling in the delicate eye area.