Okay, I initially wanted to wait it out but this...
Okay, I initially wanted to wait it out but this is a fair review if I post sooner than expected. I had 3 out of 4 Ipl sessions done, had juvaderm in hopes that it could help fill out the loss in volume and smooth out the scarring associated with the consequences of my Ipl. I had to remind myself today, that my derm was working with scarred skin that is more compact, coagulated, and more tightly fused then plumper scarred skin that hasn't had any thermal heat damage. I had high hopes, but it didn't really do much. At least I didn't have an allergic reaction, and I am happy he wanted to start me out with a smaller amount to see how well I could tolerate juvaderm. I did have three pimples pop up where he injected me, 2 went away with no problem because they were small tiny white heads, and one did turn into a cystic lesion. For the most part it's smaller now, a little larger than a raised pinprick. But since it fits right in with my post laser scarring, it doesn't stand out and I'm not even that bothered by it.mbut a fair warning, just know if you go in for filler, anyone can experience granulomas and they can be permanent, regardless whether derms tell you they can dissolve them with hydrolaunese or not. I'm just so thankful to my derm for never feeding me any hype. At the end of the summer I'll decide whether I want to go for another round of juvaderm with more volume, or really go for a face lift...yup, at the age of 35. The fat loss and textural issues associated with lasers have been devastating.
Whelp, as an I'll laser damaged person, I tried juvederm again last November. My skin was on its way to looking much smoother, and I thought this would be a touch to help me feel better about myself. Ugh, my skin did not like it at all, the pretty swelling didn't last more than about a week and down went my skin, with the texture looking like crap all over again. All that hard work and patience out the window, not to mention the cost. Also, the lady, who really is awesome btw, thought she understood I was looking for cheekbones...I wasn't. Lol. I was looking to fill out the texture, not Kardashian cheekbones. So now my skin is back to the crepey lumpy orange peel texture I started out with back in 2011. Crap!