The Juvederm bulges and blue discoloring was not going away and it was almost a year later so I went back to Dr. Bortnick and told him I wanted the Hyalurondase to remove it. He said there was no product left and something other than Juvederm was causing my issues! I mentioned I had seen another doctor and she believed that Hyalurondase would get rid of the bumps and blue lines and that Juvederm attracts water and he became very angry and said "why don't you have her inject it then"?! I said "I asked you 8 months ago to inject it and you told me to wait but if I was still unhappy you would use the Hyalurondase. I didn't have these lumps and discoloration before I got the Juvederm and these are the same lumps I have now after you injected it. Besides - why should I incur that cost to go to someone else when you injected it and said you would remove it". He said he was very reluctant to inject it as he didn't believe there was any product left but he would do it if I signed a release! At that point I was not comfortable with this doctor and I told him to forget it, I will see Dr. Vargas. He said - "fine you have her inject it and send me the bill if she is so sure that it's the Juvederm".
I went to Dr. Vargas and told her what he had said and she said she doesn’t work that way and would not bill him. She would just eat the cost (I understand Hyalurondase can be expensive). She wasn't sure where he injected it (and at that time neither was I) so she injected it under the muscle. She told me to come back in 2 weeks and if she needed to inject more she would. It took it down a bit but there was still more product that was superficial. So she did a 2nd injection and it took it almost all the way down except 1 little tiny area. I am going back for a final injection to remove the rest of it. Thank god for this doctor and for this product. I cannot recommend Dr. Hannah Vargas enough. She is wonderful and knows her stuff. After a year I finally look normal again.