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So Far, So Good...- East Windsor, NJ
- posted 11 months ago
- updated 7 months ago
- Not Worth It
- Cost: $2,800
- East Windsor, NJ
I am 48 years old and had been seeing the same...
- 23 Jun 2012
I am 48 years old and had been seeing the same doctor for years for botox. I got to the point where I felt like I needed a little more of something. I looked tired and my eyes were sunken in. At first he recommended fillers but then mentioned Sculptra. I made an appt for mid-July. I figured that would give enough time to research more and change my mind (after reading this board!). Turned out they had a cancellation and once you mix it, you have to use it. Guess who got called?
I was a basket case watching the nurse draw up what was about 20 needles. I asked the doctor a few more questions and we began. He started with my temples, which was really not painful since I was so used to botox. He worked his way down my face and then to my chin and jawline. I have to say I was expecting much worse. The injections have lidocaine so eventually your face just gets numb. He did a lot of molding and massaging and then let me look in the mirror. It was amazing! I had some red spots from the injections and some buising on my temples and cheek but the way it filled out made me look 10 years younger.
It's only been about 36 hours, my face still hurts but not as bad. Some areas are more tender than others. I have been doing the 5/5/5, maybe even more because I am paranoid about lumps. Still have the bruises and a bit of puff, but I went to work, with a little more cover up that usual. Now I am waiting for the day I wake up and it's gone. I have my second session in 4 weeks. Will keep you posted.
My advice is to seek out a doctor who is certified and someone you feel comfortable with. I have been going to this doctor for years and I have great respect and trust for him. I saw his "guinea pigs" in the office, he has been taking care of all of the nurses, receptionist and other staff.....and they all sung his praises and I could see the work he's done first hand. It's so important that you don't go to just any quack.
It took about a week for the bruising to go away....
- 2 Jul 2012
Yesterday was my second visit. The doctor did my...
- 19 Jul 2012
10 days post second treatment. Bruises and...
- 28 Jul 2012
Three weeks post second treatment. I see...
- 9 Aug 2012
OK, so at 4 weeks, I am seeing a difference. It's...
- 16 Aug 2012
So it's been almost 4 months since my first round...
- 13 Oct 2012
My Doctor: name not provided
I have been seeing Dr. W for years. I don't trust anyone else with my face!