Silikon 1000 Under Eyes and Upper Cheeks & I Look Amazing - West Orange, NJ
I am a 32 year old female living in Connecticut....
- 5 Sep 2011
I am a 32 year old female living in Connecticut. Over the past few years I have been really bothered by deep under-eye hollows and thinning upper cheeks. I felt like these things made me look much older than my age. I started looking into facial rejuvination with fillers on the internet and I realized that if I were going to get a temporary filler (that last 6 months to 1 year) it would cost at least $800 per year! Also the risk of lumps and having to get annual filler injections for the rest of my life made me shy away from that option. At that point, I googled for permanent dermal fillers and came across the "realself" website and Dr. Joseph's reviews & videos about Silikon 1000. So I made an appointment and nervously drove down to West Orange, NJ for a consult and treatment.
When I met Dr Joseph, he was extremely professional, funny, honest and personable. He immediately put me at ease. He told me that I was an excellent candidate for lower eyelid and upper cheek filling with Silikon 1000. He explained that Silikon 1000 is an extremely effective, smooth, suble, permanent treatment when used with the proper injection technique. The risk of lumps or mistakes is extremely small. He took some "before" photos and then he marked the areas for treatment, and applied a topical numbing gel. The treatment itself was quick and painless (that numbing gel was amazing). I did not feel any of the injections. I drove home, all the way to CT immediately after my treatment. There was no down time. For me, the only side effects were very minor swelling that was not even noticable to anyone but myself. In fact, I put on my eye glasses and make-up and hung out with some friends and family on the NIGHT OF treatment and nobody noticed! The swelling took a about a week to go down, but this is normal for some people (especially for the under eye area). Since I live so far away from West Orange NJ, Dr Jospeh asked me to email him and/or call him with any questions or concerns. I did email and call to just double check about the swelling. He took my call and emailed me back immediately to re-assured me that the swelling should go down within 2 weeks, which it did.
The results were extremly subtle yet impactful. After only 1 treatment, I was literally overwhelmed with emotions because I felt like I looked 5 years younger instantly. Most people have only noticed that I look like I "got a good night's sleep" or that I look "less stressed out". This is good because I don't want to look "over-done" or "injected" or like I had any work done.
As far as price goes, since I got 2 areas treated at one time, I was given a multiple area discount. Is $1350 alot of money? It's nothing to sneeze at, but it's WAY cheaper than getting annual injections of a temporary filler - especially since Dr. Joseph's technique with Silikon 1000 is much less risky than some other fillers on the market, AND I got such awesome results after only 1 treatment. I am 10000000% pleased with the results and I will be going back in about another month to get a 2nd treatment to further enhance my cheek volume.
If I could recommend this treatment to anyone, I'd say - YES DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!!!! You will NOT regret it. The results are permanent and think that this treatment was extremely worth the price.