About a year ago a friend of mine started bugging me about the crease and kept saying that I needed injections really badly. She has been getting injections for years and reassured me that it would be fine. I kept saying maybe, maybe..... what finally made me go for it is that we were about to go on vacation to Cannes and Monaco together and she said that I would regret not getting it done beforehand. She wanted me to use her specialist but since he was not a plastic surgeon and comes to visit the San Francisco area from another country I decided to go with a local doctor instead. I have known Dee - Dr Ransom's assistant, for many years and she recommended Dr. Ransom saying he was the best doctor she ever worked for and another one of our mutual friends, Lisa said she had gotten injections from him and that he was excellent and preferred him over her previous doctors. So in April I got the botox first around my eyebrows (not on the temples). The cost was $300. Like Dr Ransom said, nothing happens at first but about a week later you notice that you can't frown anymore. I can still lift my eyebrows upwards though, which I like. The only side effect i had was a very minor headache and a tiny bit of tingling on the top of my head. I didn't take anything for it since it was mild. There was no bruising, swelling or tenderness. I was very happy with the results and in June I went back and got Juvederm. Dr Ransom filled out the crease area and it looks great. (around $600). Unlike the botox I did have swelling but no headache and it was only tender when i washed my face. The swelling and tenderness was completely gone by the end of the second week and it just looks really great now. People keep saying that I look happier and brighter but can't figure out why. Dr Ransom placed the juvederm in a way that makes me look natural. I attached a photo of the results, and as you can see I'm now parting my hair on the side that used to have the crease and proudly wearing my hair off my face!
since this was the first time I got botox and filler I did not have enough knowledge to tell Dr Ransom anything about where or where not to inject me. He is very intelligent and decided himself where to do the injections and I'm really really happy with how everything turned out. I'm hooked for life and will continue to get botox and filler for the rest of my life!