Thank You Hyaluronidase - Plano, TX

Had Juv Ultra put above top lip (between nose and...

Had Juv Ultra put above top lip (between nose and lip, above outer corner areas for loss of volume) about 3 years ago. It was definitely overfilled slightly when initially done but over time it seemed to gain volume and also seemed to migrate down toward the upper edges of my lip. So, when I got my actual lips filled (the pink part of your lip, where the wet meets the dry) it exacerbated the issue with the Juv above my lip so it just looked really swollen and weird (almost like I had braces when my mouth was closed). My new dr wasn't fully convinced the swelling issue was from 3-year old Juv Ultra but I brought him a 'before' photo and I called the original dr.'s office to get the material used and timing (the original dr is a VERY reputable plastic surgeon in Dallas) - I just knew it was still in my lip and it was seriously impacting my sanity. So, today I finally went in for hyaluronidase after hating how this looked for a long, long time. I'm so mad at myself for waiting, it was almost instantly better. By the time I got home (like 25 minutes) it was noticeably better - I couldn't believe it. Now, about 9 hours later it is much improved. One side is is almost back to normal and the other possibly needs one more small dose. He used a 30 gauge needle (same as used for Botox) and we used a conservative amount. No novocaine or any type of numbing was used and I literally felt nothing when injected (keep in mind it wasn't in my actual lip, above it); I can't imagine it would hurt worse than actual filler (even mixed with novocaine) because it was seriously nothing (it is a liquid so not thick at all). I didn't even get a pin prick let alone any bruises. So, if you are dealing with overfilled, lumpy, uneven, etc. lips due to filler like Restalyne, Juviderm, etc. don't hesitate to use this to fix it. Even if the first attempt leaves you a little uneven, at least 'non-puffy' and uneven seems to be easier to deal with than puffy, crazy looking uneven. :-) Dr. Verret in Plano, TX did this for me. He's fantastic.

Still think this is a great product!

Just wanted to post another entry on this, I finally had my Dr put hyaluronidase in my cheeks today as I have been convinced for more than a year now that I have old Juviderm Ultra that migrated from my upper cheek/lower under eye area to the lower part of my cheek (basically right under my cheek bone, toward my mouth). Juviderm and I don't get along, it attracts too much water for me and apparently never goes away completely. It looks better already but I know that happens with this product, it seems to act as a serious anti-inflamatory immediately and that can be a bit temporary. Either way, this is the first time I've seen my dimples in 3+ years so I'll take it! I would rather have loss of actual volume vs. old Juviderm sitting in my face (in the wrong place no less). I'll update again but I truly think if you see a really good, trusted injector (I go to a plastic surgeon who only works on the neck up), this product is safe for the most part. I dissolved old Juviderm in my upper lip and I ended up with a loss of natural volume but I actually attribute that to having it "over puffed" for so long with Juviderm that it basically stretched/ruined my real tissue. We filled it a bit with Belotero and it is fine. My brother has cancer and they use this product over and over where the chemo injection goes and he has had zero issues with those sites on his arm and chest. Seems like it is more the "filler" than this product causing damage in our faces. My two cents obviously but I will NEVER put Juviderm in my face again. Not for me.
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon

Have seen him several times for Botox and Juviderm

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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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