First Time Restylane - United Kingdom
As a child & teens I had many surgeries on my...
- 2 May 2012
As a child & teens I had many surgeries on my eyetooth & surrounding bone which continues with invasive treatment today. I feel like the shape of my face and mouth have changed over time and I missed the lips I used to have. I made an appointment with a local dentist and after the consult he recommended Restylane in my top lip only. Initially I turned down the offer of a numbing injection until he started injecting the Restylane - which burned like hell, so I had the numbing half way through the procedure. It didn't really kick in until after I left the office so I still felt the Restylane and then had a numb mouth & nose for the rest of the day. The results were instant and there was never too much swelling afterwards. I didn't use ice but I did take paracetemol (acemetophen) in the evening because it was quite sore. I paid for one syringe which he only used about half of and in a couple of weeks I can go back for a touch up if desired. I am quite pleased with the results so far (I'm only on the day after) because it's pretty subtle. My husband asked if I had been crying and that's all he said, but he doesn't notice much. My 2 year old said this morning that 'mummy has ow on mouth' and I asked where and she pointed right to the injection sites, lol. There were 4 pricks and on the first one it is quite hard but I'm sure I flinched and that's when he did the numbing shot. I'm dying to put makeup on see how lipstick looks but I think I'll wait a day just in case.
I understand I went to a dentist and not an aesthetics expert. I explained what I'd like to achieve otherwise I could have looked like the previous woman injected. i really like the fact I paid forthe syringe so I can go back and use it till it's finished.