Juvederm for Undereye Hollows--good Result So Far - Sacramento, CA

I just turned 50 and when I looked in a mirror,...

I just turned 50 and when I looked in a mirror, the valley created by the 'sunken' skin was all I saw. It was like I had been socked or had just woken up from a 100 years of sleep.

After much research on this site and others, I had juvederm injections to make me look human again. The dermatologist was not that keen to do the procedure as she said it can have mixed results, but I wanted to go forward. She suggested a full vial, but I preferred to try the least amount possible. Just a bit of bruising on one eye where the needle went it improperly.

Now, after over 2 weeks, results are mixed. I should have had the full vial. Depending on the light, it goes from being a big difference to just a little bit better. Will definitely get again, but with a full vial.

Sacramento Dermatologist

Great service and honest opinions given by doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Let me clarify that. I paid for a full syringe. Is a syringe = vial? Are we talking the same thing? I wouldn't have any clue since this is my first time.
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Thanks for the reply. I think we are talking the same measurements--called either vial or syringe. But, I don't think I like it if you paid half of what I did for a full vial. What is the name of the place you went? Did a doctor or nurse do the injection? Wonder why mine was so much more $$.
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I paid $485 for a full vial. It's only been a week, but I'm pleased so far, except for minor bruising which my skin tends to do.
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Cinder, you said you paid for half a vial? Your doctor allows you to pay for halves? I got my injections elsewhere and so far so good. I used one full syringe, and she did say I need a wee bit more for my left side. I will go back later.
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Yes, I only paid for half a vial--about $380. If I might ask, how much was your full vial? Will be interested to see how long yours lasts.
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Can you please tell me who in Sacramento did you go to get the Juvederm? I'm looking for recommendations as I want to get my tear troughs done.
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Guess the site coordinator answered about Dr Chotzen. It is a great practice--you can get the procedure done on your first appt so there's not a lot of waiting around. The juvederm did make a huge difference and I loved it. But, it's 5 months later and it's almost all gone. It's supposed to last for longer, but perhaps it's because of the small amount that I received in each eye. Am saving up to get a full vial and will do so as soon as I have the cash. Let me know if you do get the injections and your results. Would really like to compare notes! Thanks.
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I too have just had my first Juvi procedure, and had my tear trough area treated. I would much rather take a conservative approach to be able to better gauge future treatments, rather than have an over correction that I would have to wait out or get reversed, so I believe you made the right decision. You could always go back in a couple of months and have more injected or wait until the current results are deminishing and be a little more aggresive the next round. For me it may be too soon to see my maximum results but so far I really like it!
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I just had juvederm done for my lines around the mouth and above the lip. I had a combination of botox and juvederm for the above lip. I had botox for a lift in the brow. I will go back for the facial derm that goes with it to smooth it out and take all dead skin off. I am very, very pleased. I am 55 years of age and this is the first of anything I have had done. Must say, it had taken at least 12 years off.
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