First Time Botox & Restylane - New York, NY

This is my first review for Dr. Jessica Krant, and...

This is my first review for Dr. Jessica Krant, and it has been only 5 days since my botox and restylane. This is my review so far. I will update this review regularly. Since my 41st birthday is next month, I thought it was high time to take care of issues that have been bothering me. As of late, I was starting to get some lines next to my eyes, hollows under my eyes, 11's were in need of smoothing and so did my forehead lines just a bit. Lastly, I wanted a lift to my eyebrows as well. I told Dr. Krant that I wanted to be able to move my eyebrows. More or less, I wanted natural result and have an overall lifted feeling to my face. I asked Dr. Krant if she thought any other part of my face needed botox or restylane. She suggested some filler in my nasolabial folds and a bit to lift the corners of my mouth. I was actually a bit skeptical about those 2 suggestions but I like the outcome so far. In total, I has 33 cc's of botox and one vial of restylane. Not much at all. Now, as an artist myself (of another sort), and a very visual person, I am critical when it comes to aesthetics and symmetry. Considering it's been only 5 days, so far I am very happy. I do have bruising and a small amount of swelling remaining so I cannot give a complete review at this time. As far as the costs are concerned. Dr. Krant is definitely on the high side in my opinion. Some people do have that mentality that you get what you pay for and while that does hold true in many cases, that is not always the case. Dr. Krant seems to be very meticulous and skilled at what she does. She also has an artistic way with how she injects and she does it well. At moments, I felt like she was holding a paint brush rather that a needle and I like that. For me, the injections in the beginning were a bit painful even with the numbing gel. But I honestly think that is because I am just a big baby when it comes to pain and it was my very first experience. After a while, they became much easier to tolerate. Shockingly, the tear throughs were the least painful. I was relieved. I had an on and off headache for 2 days, but from what I understand, that is totally normal. I did call Dr. Krant on the second day. I was feeling the restylane in my nasolabial folds and she called me back, told me it was normal, it would fade and put me as ease. She also mentioned to call her anytime with any questions or concerns at all, I really appreciated that. Yes, this is a long review but I think detailed reviews are great for people like me who very carefully check out any type of MD. As for my results so far (5 days). I am very happy but still wondering about my tear trough area and what that will look like when all swelling and bruising is gone. I am not the doctor but I may need a touch more filler in that area or maybe I do not, time will tell. I hope I don't as I already invested quite a bit. I will wait to see what Dr. Krant has to say the follow up appointment in 3 weeks from now. I will say Dr. Krant is professional and after a few minutes I saw her comforting side and I appreciate that. As for her receptionist Michelle, she is awesome!! Funny, personable and made me feel happy the second I walked in the door. This is a long review (imagine how much longer it will be when I update), but I hope it helps someone. Cheers!

**UPDATE** I had my follow up appointment 3 weeks...

**UPDATE** I had my follow up appointment 3 weeks to the day with Dr. Krant. At this point, I am very happy with the Botox but not so much with the Restylane under my eyes. It is not symmetrical. I pointed this out to Dr. Krant and she agreed, that is was uneven. My right eye looks good but the left, looks deflated in spots. She offered to add more in April (when I am due for more Botox) or in two weeks if I did not want to live with it that long. Also, it would be another $500 for 1/2 of a syringe which in total with the first visit, is way more than I expected. Perhaps it was naive of me to think I would not need a touch up but I am quite surprised that I do. I want to do the touch up sooner than later as I look asymmetrical and it does bother me but I just had a medical issue pop up and have to rest for now. I will say she was super friendly and very nice. Again, Michelle was very sweet and can make anyone smile with her bubbly and wonderful personality.

Another Truthful Update

I went back to her another time and never wrote a review. I spoke to dr. krant about my disappointments. Problems. She left what u believe is called the try random effect, excuse my spelling on one eye, it took so long for it to go away, family friends keep asking, thinking I was hit in the face as I had a black and blue on one eye. For the last time, I told her and that the Botox, not the filler was so short lived. I tested her and she admitted the last visit it was not a fresh bottle of Botox and this time I made sure to watch her open a new bottle and boy did it work faster and lasted an extra month. Then another test, I asked her if I gave her permission to do anything, what would she suggest. She said I needed everything under the sun. The most shocking was telling me I should plump my lips. I have very large natural plumped lips. They need nothing. I know it's been a while but between the constant mistakes, her original employee (now long gone), telling me better options and I am better off with another, her greed, in both raising prices to the max suddenly and saying I needed thing I do not need has frustrated me. I am from NYC and I give people several chances but each time she tried to "fix" the mistakes, they were no better and I was charged again and again despite me looking like I was punched in my eye for 10 month and other things I am too upset to continue on. She is all about the money, period. That's my opinion and a fact. I showed my 6 siblings, all attorneys, ashamed and they were furious but many in Beverly Hills and offered to work it out but due to other thing I had no time or energy for Krant. I NEVER tell the truth like this as my family said if you have nothing nice to speak then don't but as time has passed and I read many other negative feed backs, I was ok in letting out what really happened. I even have proof. Artist my a$$. Money loving woman that is not experienced enough. You should stay in you lane. Next time you want to fix your mistake, fix it, don't keep demanding more money at full price. Unbelievable, you really need further training, no kidding, that's the truth, how can you do this?. You messed me up for close to a year, my quality of life was gone for that time. Glad to see all these new reviews saying the truth. She is all about, well, you don't have to be a brain surgeon to figure out what I mean.
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

Since my 41st birthday is next month, I thought it was time to take care of issues that have been bothering me. I was just starting to get lines next to my eyes that I noticed about 3-4 months ago and the hollows under my eyes. I also wanted the 11's gone and my forehead just a bit. I told Dr. Krant that I wanted to be able to move my eyebrows.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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