James J. Cui, MD, PhD
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5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy
Show More I was not sure about doing Ultherapy since I'm still fairly young, 33 years old, and majority of ultehrapy patients are age 40+, but Dr Cui strongly suggest that I should start doing Ultherapy regularly as a maintenance. It might not have any visible results now but it'll definitely benefit me in the long run. He also mentioned that because this procedure is painful, he will provide painkillers, and strongly suggest that I should not drive on the day of my procedure. After thinking and researching about it for a little over a week, I finally choose a friday to do it. After arriving at Dr Cui's office, I let the front desk know that I am here for ultherapy. They let me sign in and promptly asked me to wait in the ultherapy room. The ultherapy technician Betty came in and went over all the possible effect, before and after with me, asked me to sign a consent form for ultherapy treatment, and handed me a cup of water with a painkiller, then asked me to lay down. 15 minutes later, she dimmed the lights in the room, and started with the procedure. I definitely felt the effect of the painkiller, because I was a bit drowsy. The procedure was painful, especially on the jaw line and temples, but it was not unbearable. After Betty was done with half of my face, she asked me to take a look at the difference on both sides of my face and let me take a short bathroom break. It took about 45 minutes for each side of my face. 1 and half an hour later, I'm all done, and I can feel that my face is definitely tighter. And I sure was dizzy! Good thing I did not drive! It did not have a dramatic result right after the procedure, but it was obvious that my chin is more defined. Fast forward 3 weeks later, it's obvious there's no more drooping on my face, my jaw line is clearly defined again. Dr Cui suggests that I do ultherapy every 12-18 months just to maintain the muscle firmness. We'll see how it is in couple of months!
5 out of 5 stars Voluma
Show More Dr Cui performed radiess injection on me couple of months ago and this time he insured that voluma does not need anesthesia because it has lidocaine in it, so it'll numb my face as he injects it. He also insured that it would not swell up as badly as radiess. It was actually faster with a lot less bleeding! The entire procedure was done in 20 minutes!
5 out of 5 stars Juvederm
5 out of 5 stars Radiesse
Show More Dr cui was very honest about the procedure, he explained exactly what to expect. He gave me lidocain injection in my mouth, just like how dentists numbs your mouth before a procedure. 10 minutes later my entire upper lip and around nose area were numb. It still hurted a little bit when the needle pierced my skin but it wasn't bad at all. After finishing injecting my right side, Dr Cui handed me a mirror to let me see the before and after (left and right side). It looked great. Then he proceeded to the left side.
1 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing
Show More it feels like my skin is even worse after the procedure.
1 out of 5 stars IPL
Show More He and his nurse just wanted my money. Despite my protest that I had to work the next day, they went back on their word about 1-2 week recovery period and said I'd be fine the next day. I was not fine and have lost a lot of money losing a week of work. And my face doesn't seem to be healing right. It's swollen and splotchy and rough.
4 out of 5 stars Botox
Show More Dr Cui first started talking to me, asked for my concerns and what I'd like to improve, then he started making jokes, some are corny but then I realized he's trying to see where my wrinkles are when I smile. Then he told me where I need botox and told me that I should started seeing results in a day, and best results should be in 3-4 days. This was my first botox injection so of course I was nervous, especially since it's getting shots next to my eyes, both eyes! The shots themselves did not hurt at all, it was the sounds of the needle penetrating my skin that was scary, but it was not as bad as I expected and it made me wonder why I didn't do it sooner. After the shots, Dr Cui's assistant made sure there's no bleeding and where he injected is not visible. Then that was all, the entire visit was less than 5 minutes!
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