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Hands Down-Worth It! 1st Timer-undereye & Lips

Wow! What a difference. I am 31 years old and I...

Wow! What a difference. I am 31 years old and I think I look young for my age, but I thought I always looked tired. When I decided to get Juvederm, I was a little nervous, but I really wanted to look rested. I got injections under my eyes, in my lips and my smile lines on either side of my noise. I was told by the Dr I may get black eyes or bruising for a day or two, so I did it on a Friday, but I didn't experience any bruising at all! IN fact, I went back to work and just shut my office door for 2-3 hours.

The results are instant (with some swelling at first) and since the treatment, I've had numerous comments on how I never seem to age. It's great! The fine lines under my eyes from years of being out in the sun are gone and my lips don't have creases in them anymore. They are full and look sexier. It's probably a less dramatic improvement to those around me; however I can definitely tell a big difference. It is natural looking and not over done. I really don't need to wear much makeup now whereas before I was applying makeup to mainly to use lighting tricks for my eyes.

Coming from a first timer, the filler does take a little while to get used to. In the past, I've been known to bit my lip when I've nervous, but I can't do that now. (That's a good thing.) I practiced smiling in the mirror a few times to see what looks best with my plumper lips and the filler in my smile lines. Overall, it doesn't get in the way of normal facial expressions though. Pros/Cons-I got carded the other day?!?!

DL52, I might be hesitant to get injectable fillers the same day you have an event. I tell patients to expect some bruising and swelling. It usually gets worse the next day, but why risk it? I would be happy to take a look and give you my opinion in person. Matthew Bridges, MD Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Richmond, VA

I get it done by my dermatologist {edited}. PLEASE don't have it done the same day you have an event. I was told the majority of people do have bruising and some swelling. Also, even though I could have gone out that night, it takes about a week to feel comfortable with your facial expressions and you will be able to feel it under the skin until it smooths out. I hope this helps. I just wouldn't want you to put a bet on the fact that you will look fine like nothing happened. I thought it took me about a week to feel fully comfortable with the look.

Edited by Sharon: We've added your provider's details to the review. Thanks!
Can you disclose which doctor you went to? I am planning to have Juvederm injected next week. I do like the plastic surgeon I have but was wondering who else is good in this field in Richmond. Was there truly no major swelling or bruising right afterwards? I am getting it done in the morning and have a dinner to go to that night. I will have to wear makeup and wonder if that is okay. Thanks for any info you can give.
Richmond Dermatologist

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