I've just come back from a reputed plastic...
I've just come back from a reputed plastic surgeon to have my nasolabial lines treated. I'm almost 47, but I have a tight, narrow face with hardly any sagging; only these lines that bothered me.
I went in very prepared, had read loads on the topic and had a short conversation with the doctor. He was calm and kind and he addressed my questions. The nurse applied numbing cream and I was left to relax in a room with soft music. 10 minutes later the plastic surgeon invited me back in his office and injected me with less than 1 syringe of Perlane. The actual procedure took 5-10 minutes at most. It was painless but for the mildest sting as the needle went in. The doctor said I could come back for a top-up because he'd keep the leftover from my syringe for a couple more weeks --I appreciate that! He gave me an artica-based cream to apply to the treated area twice a day. (I'd like to add that I've been using artica tablets to minimise bruising for a week prior to the injection).
I'm pleased with the result: my face looks natural and rested. First impression when I looked in the mirror: very little change, but immediately after I noticed that the lines had softened considerably. My greatest fear was that my smile or facial expression would be affected and that has NOT happened. I'm happy. There's some tenderness and some heat in the treated area, but that's normal. I also notice a tiny little bit of lumpiness, but that is easily massaged away between thumb (inside mouth) and index. I also think I was charged correctly: 300€ is not overpriced. Now, whether this whole procedure has really improved my overall look is another question. Has it worked on the nasolabial lines? YES.
I may update this review or post another one as the days go on. I wonder how long this will last. So far, so good.
I'm not positive anymore. In fact,...
I'm not positive anymore. In fact, I'm disappointed. I knew that initially the swelling would play a role, but since then, barely 6 days later, nearly all correction in my face is lost.
My PS didn't use enough of didn't inject it properly, or something else, I don't know.
I only know that my nasolabials are very visible and almost worse than before. In part that is caused by the slightly more elevated area just above the nasolabials, thus casting a shadow.
Anyway, I know I can return for a top-up. I wonder if I should have it either dissolved or corrected with more. Anyone?
Anyway, I'm changing my evaluation to poor and adding 4 photos. You can hardly speak of a correction, can you? I could have used the money to buy a nice dress.
I'm going for a correction the day after...
I'm going for a correction the day after tomorrow. I'll give my evaluation after that. Hopefully it'll be better.
I went in for a correction 2 weeks after my first...
I went in for a correction 2 weeks after my first treatment. I'm now 6 weeks post Perlane and very pleased. My plastic surgeon injected more Perlane and some Restylane to soften out the more superficial fine lines. So I basically got a very finished treatment for a very good price! The lines around my mouth themselves are definitely softer. Obviously they haven't disappeared and you can still see them, but they no longer looks like they were "carved" in my face, which is what I aimed for. I hope this lasts as long as they say it will. If it lasts until winter (8 months), I'm definitely going back for more. Adding some photos to illustrate. Hope this helps everybody.
I'm much happier! I went back, he topped it up...
I'm much happier! I went back, he topped it up with more Perlane and Restylane and the lines are definitely better now! Adding photos to illustrate. Hope this helps you all!
Much happier now! My surgeon topped it up with...
Much happier now! My surgeon topped it up with more Perlane and some Restylane and 6 weeks later I'm definitely pleased with the results. I feel I have been treated very well and paid a very good price.