41 and Needed Filler, Blunt Micro Cannula and Voluma Was a Miracle - Vernon Hills, IL
Last Thursday I went to see Dr. RItacca in Vernon...
I needed to look great with very low down time as I have an important meeting this week (seven days after injection). The micro cannula paired with Dr. RItaccs's expertise left me with zero down time, zip. I went to a restaurant right after and looked fresh and normal (actually very improved). My husband estimates that the Voluma gave me eight years back. I look so good. For professional reasons, I need privacy so I can't share a photo with you. But I am serious. My hairstylist said, "You don't have a wrinkle on your face." I'm bubbly to say the least.
Dr. Ritacca used one vial of Voluma in each cheek with some of that material going into the eye trough and one syringe of Juvaderm Ultra around my lips. With the zero down time and amazing results, I highly recommend getting fillers with a blunt micro cannula and certainly love Voluma for the instant gratification. They tell me the Voluma should last about two years.
I iced three times for five minutes on each area filled.They told me to discontinue icing after mid day on day 2. The second day the cheeks were a little swollen but still attractive and presentable. Bruises-zero, redness, zero. Thank you Dr. Ritacca and staff.
Very nice office with friendly staff. I loved the marble angel with fairy in air sculpture in their entry area. I'm really spiritual so it made me feel like I was in the right place. I met with one of his consultant nurses (she looked like she could have been Cindy Crawford's sister), she took pictures of me and discussed my concerns and wishes. She talked to me about her professional opinion and suggested which product or procedure would help me get the results I desired. Dr. Ritacca came in to view my face and decided what he thought would work best. Once I agreed they escorted me to the procedure room and cleaned the areas for anesthetic and filler injections. I was nervous but desperate so I was game no matter if it hurt. It did not. When the doctor started filling, it felt a little bit strange but very tolerable and certainly not painful at all. After, the areas felt a tad warm and slightly tender but nothing unexpected or alarming. I had consulted another doctor for filler and noticed his front desk receptionist with very red blotchy cheeks. He did not use a blunt micro cannula and I could tell that her cheeks, which were also filled with Voluma, looked like they were going to bruise. She just looked like there was quite a bit of trauma with the blood vessels. After seeing that I knew I wanted the filler injected with a blunt micro cannula and boy am I glad I did. It was a five star experience all around. M.B.