The deep lines around my nose and mouth were driving me crazy for the past couple of years. I decided for my 52nd birthday to treat myself to some Juvaderm and Botox. I did a bunch of research and found a skin clinic in San Francisco with excellent reviews. I was pretty nervous when I went in-both about the pain and the outcome. I did have to ask the nurse who was administering the product twice what the pricing was before she injected me. I did not want any surprises when it came time to pay the bill. She looked gorgeous and said she does her own injections on herself.
It was almost completely painless. I was surprised how quick and easy. The price also was very reasonable. She ended up charging me about $500 for the Juvaderm and $225 for Botox to take care of the "11" on my forehead.
I had a little swelling at the injection sites for the Juvaderm which is subsiding, I still have two small "marble" sized areas below the corners of my mouth which are getting better and I hope will go away pretty soon. Other than that, no bruising at all.
I love the way I look in the mirror and don't feel the need to hide my forehead with bangs or use clever makeup tricks to lessen my facial lines. It's fun to watch the Botox start working more every day. This is only day 2. I hope both procedures will last a while.
I'm glad I read the reviews on this site beforehand as it gave me some things to watch out for.