However, the march of time continued forward, and I could see that by 58, my marionette lines and outside corners of my lips desperately needed some attention. I recalled that Dr. Kaczynski had done a superb job sculpting my torso (front and back) in 2009, so I gambled on his being just as good at injecting filler.
The challenge with filler is threefold: the injection has to be of the right consistency, it has to be placed artistically, and it has to be done in a safe manner. I'd read that in extremely rare instances, filler placed in the glabella region or in the N/L folds *could* even lead to instant blindness in one eye! That is something I simply can not afford to have happen.
I finally returned to see Dr. K just a few days ago, and he placed Juvey Ultra in the areas that needed attention: N/L folds leading from the mouth to the bottom of my nose, and the VERY deep cracks that extended in a frown on the outside corners of my mouth. Dr. K used ONE syringe - that's all it took to render a transformation that erased about 10-15 years off my face.
As he injected, I held a mirror in my hands. Upon his cue, I'd hold the mirror up and check the result after each injection. That way, we were BOTH on the exact same page in terms of the placement. Less is truly better when it comes to artistic filler injections. A topical numbing cream slathered in the area just a half hour before was all I needed to block any discomfort. I only felt an occasional bee sting as the needle went in. NO pain or discomfort afterwards. Dr. K had me apply pressure on the area, then gave me an ice pack to prevent swelling, as I had a 4-hour ride back home.
Yes, I bruised! I am a terrific bruiser/sweller, so I've been putting Arnica gel on a few times a day. The bruises will hopefully fade in a week or so, and can easily be covered with camouflage makeup in the interim. While I may be a candidate for future lower facelift, I think I can coast on these injections for a few years. No kidding, the fullness has not only erased my N/L folds completely, and filled in the horrid cracks by my lip corners, but it has even diminished the crepey skin texture on my face next to my mouth. I feel like I've bought a LOT of time for a very reasonable price by getting the Juvey Ultra injections by Dr. K.
I will need to update this review with my "after" shots when the bruises are gone, at which time I'll post a shot of me before - sporting those creases, cracks and crepey skin.
I trust Dr. K's artistic eye, and look forward to about 9 mos of longevity from this injection before I return.