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I've had juvederm in my nasolabial folds and lips and loved it. My face is very thin and I'm wondering if I could fill it out a bit with juvederm without looking lumpy or mishapen.... I can almost see a puffy roll where the juvederm was injected in my nasolabial fold, but it was definitely an improvement! Any "thin faced" ladies have juvederm injected in the cheek area with good results, or even bad results that I should be aware of? The juvederm has lasted 8 months so far and I'm considering another go around. Thanks!
I just had Juvederm Ultra Plus injected into my cheek area yesterday. About eight months ago, I had Radiesse in the cheeks and was very pleased with it.
Anyway, the nurse suggested I might want to try the Juvederm since it was $300 less than the Radiesse, and the Radiesse didn't last more than the eight months for me.
I am very happy with the Juvederm results. I have no bruising or even major swelling, just a few little pimple-like spots where the needle went in. We used almost an entire vial, and my cheeks look nice and full. I know that the Juvederm may not last as long as the Radiesse, but I like the fact that I am able to immediately go out in public. When I had the Radiesse injected, it was a couple of days before my face looked normal.
I think I probably still had some of the Radiesse left from eight months. Otherwise, I might have needed more than the one vial. I always had very full cheeks naturally, and in my 40s when I started losing volume, this was what I thought aged me the most.
Of course, we are all different and our bodies react differently to products, but I would have to say that I recommend trying the Juvederm.
Glad to hear of good results! I'm considering doing Juvederm in my cheeks as well, and would like to know where everyone's getting it injected? Is a more natural look achieved by doing the apples of the cheeks or along the cheekbones? I have naturally high cheek bones, just a lot of fat loss that I'd like to replace.
Yes, I did it along the cheekbones. Used the "fan out" method which is on the very long thread here on video. I have high cheekbones and the extra lift actually pulled some of the fine wrinkles up from the lower cheeks. It is Juvederm. No one has noticed it, but it did bruise slightly and I covered with make up. But people remarked about my looking younger or different but couldn't put their finger on it.
Next time I will use more. But I believe it is easier to mimic the cheekbones than do the "apple cheeks" part. The apple cheek part may tend to be lumpy. I would not go too far back to the hairline area on cheekbones as there are many veins there, etc. I use the 30 and since Juve is cross-linked it evens out nicely with water molecules in your body.
Thanks Wynona...I assumed that having it in the cheekbone area would look more natural - going along the contours of your own face. Was the Juvederm placed closer to the mouth area - the 'bottom' part of the cheekbone so-to-speak?
No, I would say closer to the eyelid...about one inch below the lower eyelid and about 1 1/3 inch farthest -- emphasizing the highest part of your cheekbone. If that helps. If you go to the videos you'll see the technique with the fanning out of the laying down of the product.
Geminijay -- I used 3/4 of a syringe for both cheeks. If I did the "apple cheeks" it would probably take more, but the highlighting of the bone doesn't take much. One can always find a touch-up somewhere else with leftover if you already have it there like in my case on the N/L folds.
Wynona, your cheeks look very nice.It actually is masking your tear throughs and that what makes you look much younger.I have the same problem but I used Radiesse and the last time was November2006 so it makes it about 15 months and it is still there.I am ready for touch up, just a little bit apprehensive of bruising I had last time, I would like to try Juve but I kind of know, sorry, it is not going to last as long as Radiesse does, but everyone is different, may be you will get more time out of Juve.
Anyways, enjoy, it looks really good.
Well, actually the part about not lasting too long for the Juvederm was the selling feature for me. I'd have to have enough confidence to place a longer lasting filler like radiesse on my face. To go around for one to three years with a mistake on my face would test my vanity to the nines!
What does a derm/PS charge for Radiesse? I assume it is more than the Juve at around $500 an injection site. But it does have its attraction. Juve only seems to be lasting 6-9 months for me.
I have Radiasse injected for my under eye hollows and also had some injected in the chin. It was $ 800. I am now wanting to fill up the lower portion of my face, lower cheek area and upper lip area, thinking Juvederm for that. Do you happen to know which is better for those areas, like the Juve Plus or? My upper face is fine, but the lower part of my cheeks is where I need to fill out. Where would the injection work best for that area you think? Also had Botox and had a horrible reaction, so I wont touch that again..LOVE the Radiasse, but I'm with you, I'd rather go with something not as long lasting..just in case.. Been there, done that.
I had my cheeks filled with juvedm back in september..He used 4 syrings (500.00$ each syring) in total..2 on each side .. I had very flat cheeks..Well its been nearly 7 months and my cheeks still looking great..I did not bruise at all and it gave me back a youthfull appearance..Im thinking next time i might try radience since I will only need one syring and i HEARD it lasts longer...Will keep u all updated
I guess Juvederm and Radiesse are about the same in cost, but Radiesse lasts longer?
And to Susanne, yes, Juve works in lower cheeks too. I actually used a little in the area next to my N/L folds -- just under the little vert lines. It smoothes out the area. But what is very interesting is that the area for the high cheekbones was initially just kinda like pads, but the Juve has diffused lower on to the apple cheek area and smoothed that out too. I was smiling and looking at the area and thought that it looked like a lot more was in there than I injected and in an area adjacent to where I injected. I think in effect it is the cross-linked thing happening where your body water crosses with the product, giving more volume than you started with (creating collagen).
The trick is to not use a lot and the small amounts diffuse. I believe the not so skilled injectors are injecting in spurts rather than tube-like channels, sometimes creating lumps that enlarge on themselves?
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