Juvederm Lip Fillers and Tear Trough Fillers - Atlanta, GA

I decided to get filler on my top for the first...

I decided to get filler on my top for the first time -- the vermillion border only. None was injected in my top lip. My bottom lip is naturally full already, so I didn't have anything injected there. I believe my doctor used .8 CCs of Juvederm Ultra. I only had a little bit left in the syringe, which I am able to come back for a touch up. This was my first experience ever having injections. They added numbing cream to my top lip for 10 minutes. I then had 4 injection points on the top lip border. On a pain scale, I would say it is a 4 or 4.5/10. It does not hurt when the needle goes in, only when the product goes in. It feels a little bit like a burning sensation. The top injection sites were more uncomfortable than the side/corner of my top lip, but nothing unbearable. My MD was very good because she massaged the product in, and added pressure after the injections. I did not bruise at all. I was able to go directly back to work in hour later, and no body noticed.

Day 3 Results

Everything looks pretty good still. I think most of the swelling has gone down, if I even swelled at all. The top border is still pronounced, which is what I want, and why I initially wanted the injections. The top left corner, where I was injected has a slight pin sized bump. You can hardly see it. I don't think it's a cold sore, probably just a healing injection site. It doesn't hurt at all. The only side effect I got after injection was slightly chapped lips on day 2 and day 3.

So, I went back for more on Day 5. lol. Different clinic. Full Dental Block.

So, I ended up going to a weekend Walk-In Botox and Fillers place. I ended up paying $400 altogether for a little bit of Belotero in my right tear trough hollows and half a syringe of Juvederm Ultra in the actual lip towards the sides, as well as bottom sides. I had an older male doctor this time, and I think I might actually go back in the future. I liked what he did with my lips, and he was very personable and funny. Since this clinic does use topical numbing agent, the doctor gave me a full dental block in the inside of my mouth. I think it was a total of 6 shots, which feel like the kind they give you when you get cavities filled. It completed numbed my lip, teeth, and entire mouth. I did not feel a thing. I probably will try the injections without it next time because I don't like the constant drooling feeling. I also can't close my lip all the way since I'm so numb; hence, my mouth is open in that picture. [I'm not perusing at all; I simply cannot close my mouth.] lol

The doctor did say my lips may look uneven right now, due to the numbing. He recommended not drinking out of straws for next few days and to not be afraid to massage the product. I hope this numbing wears off soon because I can't really annunciate words right now. I'm nervous about bruising, but I don't think I will since I didn't bruise on Monday when I had some injected on the borders, and filler under my left eye.

One more pic

The numbing is starting to wear off. Of course, I'm still experiencing chapped lips, which I'll take any day over bruising or cold sores. I'm attaching one more final picture, now that I can finally close my mouth. The transition from the vermillion border to the body looks a lot better now. I get the actual pouty look I have been wanting all these years, without having to over line my lips, and without as much effort.
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Anita Sethna is very warm, personable, friendly, and answered all my questions. I am 26 years old, and have never had any fillers before. The most important quality is that she is non-judgmental and very warm. I have seen her twice so far-- first time for Juvederm fillers in my top lip, and to look at my tear troughs, that was previously injected by another practitioner. She was able to correct the unevenness in my tear trough that I had. The second time I went to see her, I wanted more Juvederm Ultra added to my lips. I was able to achieve the results I wanted for a more pouty, fuller top lip. Dr. Sethna explains everything as she is performing the fillers, and makes me feel comfortable throughout the entire procedure. She is very detail oriented and skilled injector-- I did not bruise at all the both times I had my top lip injected, or under my tear trough. I'd attribute this to her skills. Dr. Sethna has great bedside manners. I am thrilled to have found a great doctor, and who was able to correct my previous tear trough injections. I don't have to wear as much under eye concealer or makeup to conceal my puffy and dark under eyes anymore. I will continue to see Dr. Sethna for filler because I am very happy with her services and skills.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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