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Juvederm for marionette lines

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Juvederm for marionette lines

Postby Misty46 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:18 am

Hi everyone, I'm scheduled to get juvederm in my marionette lines next Friday and I'm starting to get soooo nervous!

Anybody had this done in this area and if so were you happy about it?

Swelling or bruising you couldn't hide with make-up?

I don't want to tell my boyfriend about this.... so I'm really wondering about bruising. Any info would be greatly appreciated. We live together so I can only avoid him for maybe a day.

My lines are about a half inch each side.

Thanks in advance for any info!

Misty
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Postby 4evryoung » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:39 pm

Misty,

I will report back to you. I am scheduled for juvederm filler tomorrow for marionette lines, and some in N/F as well. I alm also having a 35% TCA under the eyes. This is being done by a PS in my area. I am very nervous about the peel than the filler injections.

I will write you back tomorrow--my husband also doesn't know about the fillers. You think we will pull this off haha??

He will know about the peel for I will not be able to hide that from anyone I am sure.
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Postby Misty46 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:34 pm

4ever, thank you so much, I will be anxious to hear your report and wishing you well.

I sure hope I can pull it off (you too!). I got some arnica pills today, and plan to stop all alcohol for a week. I don't take anything else. Have you done anything to prepare? My pills are the sublingul kind... it says 30c whatever that is... not sure when to take it?

I'm praying that if I do bruise it will be small and I can cover with makeup.

Does anyone here know if needle marks can be seen? I hope some people will come to the board and report their experience.

I'm wondering about work too and if I should take the next day off? I work in fairly bright light and I don't want my co-workers to know either.

Maybe I shouldn't care if people know... but I do. Weird huh? With my boyfriend it's more about the money, we're trying to save for some new furniture. I've put my money for this away little by little. No, scrap that, it's also I don't want him to think I am so vain or whatever and freaking about looking older, even though I am. Every day those darn lines bug me. They can't be covered with makeup! I've never been able to do it even with primer.

I just want to have a confidence boost in my looks. It's been a rough last year and I feel like I have that frown look -- well I do. Marionette lines are the worst!!

Good luck to you!!! What time to you go?
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Postby 4evryoung » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:06 am

Misty,

I go at 1p.m. Yes I know what you mean about telling people, and some of the comments that are made. I know my husband thinks all of this is a waste of money, etc.etc. Those marionette lines are very annoying, I hate them as well always have. I am just concerned about the cost versus how long it lasts, and I have been hesitant due to that fact. I have an event to go to the end of April so I hope it lasts at least that long and I will be happy. I will post back tomorrow.
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Postby Misty46 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:50 am

4ever, good luck today, I'm sure you will look fabulous in April! I know what you mean about the cost vs how long it lasts, they say 4-6 months, some say even longer- I even heard a year.... so you will definitely be looking good for your event. I too have some things going on this summer and that's been part of my decision in all this.

I'm not familiar with the peel you are having done, but will be very interested to hear about it.

Hopefully some big sunglasses will hide the peel marks and the juvederm marks, if any, can be covered with a little make-up and be gone in a day or two.

Sending good thoughts your way and can't wait to hear about it!
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Postby sued » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:53 am

I'm somewhat new to juvederm - I had my first experience about a year ago. I did it at the same time I had my upper bleph done. I now know that I should have waited until the bruising under my eyes was gone before I had the Juvederm. Juvederm does wear off, so I feel like I wasted some of it. I was wearing lots of make up and sunglasses anyway, so what good was the Juvederm until that was resolved? Anyway, it wears off unevenly, so I've had to have touch ups along the way. I've never bruised. The needle marks are so minor that a little powder or cover-up takes care of them. I do the touch ups on my lunch break and go right back to work.
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Postby Misty46 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:15 pm

Sue how long did the juvederm last for your marionette lines? (how many touch-ups in a year)

I just read the "lip area" is around three-four months due to movement....

I've read so many different reports lately my head is spinning.
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Postby marilynn25 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:31 pm

Misty46, I just wanted to let you know that I had Juvederm put in several times about a year ago, and it only lasted about a month and a half for me each time. It looked really good while it lasted, but went away too soon. I had more luck with Radiesse in those particular lines and areas--lasted a lot longer. The doc who did the Radiesse said that Juvederm is very soft, like a watery jello, and gets absorbed fast. I paid $300 for each syringe of Juvederm, and now feel like I wasted my money. But everyone's system is different. I've heard it's lasted longer for others, so I guess you just have to try it and see. You may turn out different.
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Postby 4evryoung » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:32 am

Misty,

I went yesterday and I ended up with resty instead of the juvederm. The reason was I wanted some injected in the "11'a) and he said Resty would work best there. The results are just ok for me. Mine are deep, and extend on one side half way down my chin The line has been softened tremendously however it iis not toallly gone as I had expected. I am not sure if I needed 2 syringes or they are just way to deep---on the one side in the corner of my lup there is what appear to look like a small blister. A small lump, I am assuming this is the resty and not a blister at all. Apparantly it bunched up. not sure. (I'm not real crazy about that but I hope massaging it will help it go away!!)

The pain was not bad, at all. I endured it well. Thus far my husband has not noticed. I saw him about 4 hours later it is red at first, but that goes away. I also iced when I got home. The swelling was minimal. He said to put some make-up over the marks later on. No bruising at all. thank God.

I "bailed" on the TCA peel. I could only muster the courage for one thing at a time. I am such a baby!!

I would say if your lines are not that deep then you will be ok- let us know how you make out. Best of Luck to you.
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Postby Misty46 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:27 am

4ever,

I haven't been able to get online but was so anxious for your report. I don't blame you about the peel, I'm way to scared to try those. I'm glad your lines are so much more softened!! And no bruising! That is great! And your husband didn't notice! Mission accomplished! :D

Does everything still look okay to you? Would you do it again?

I'm still feeling like a chicken chit about the bruising.... I have to go to work the next day.... but I'm going to show up for my appointment and hope for the best. Did the little blister thingy go away?

By the way for anyone who has had this done, especially marionette lines, if you bruised, how big was it? Was it real dark?

Obviously I am extremely worried about bruising. Any reports would be much appreciated!
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Postby 4evryoung » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:51 pm

Misty46,

Well tomorrow is the big day correct? I had no bruising and I was 40 minutes away from home so I was unable to ice till then. No swelling at all. It is either how I respond, or it was the injector who knows? I like it, it has softened it up tremendously. I wish you luck, and report back to me how it all went. No one and I DO MEAN NO ONE has noticed at all. Now it will be RED at first, I thought Oh my Goodness, but it goes away quickly. Good luck and report back. I hope your computer is up and working, and Yes that thingy went away. I pushed on it with a q-tip. I will be thinking of you--all the best.
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Postby Misty46 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:45 am

Hey there 4ever, sorry for the delay, I have been really busy lately and unable to get time for the computer.

Well last week I showed up for my appointment and it had to be rescheduled due to a funeral. The woman who makes the appointments was very apologetic for not calling and seemed distraught about the funeral. I don't know what happened, I was upset since I was so nervous and had my cooler in the car, etc... but couldn't bring myself to complain about a funeral situation... so I'm rescheduled for tomorrow morning.

I'm so glad you have been pleased with your results and it's encouraging that you didn't bruise or swell... I'm hoping for the same. I'm not going into work tomorrow so I'll post when I get home.
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Postby Misty46 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:42 pm

Well today I had my appointment. The doctor talked me into going with Resty, he said (in a nut shell) it has the same longevity as juvederm, and that the claims it last longer are hype. Since I really don't know I just went with his advice. He does all the fillers so I figured he must have had his reasons.

I only needed to buy a 1/2 a vial. $300. He used the numbing cream and it was tolerable. They gave me an ice pack (I also had some ice in the car that I used on the way home), and so far I've had no bruising. Minor swelling for a couple hours and that's it. I was happy about that.

Now the bad news.... I honestly don't see a whole lot of difference. I know he injected the stuff, where it is exactly I don't know. Maybe my expectations were too high?? I thought the lines in my skin would be gone, but they are not. Maybe a bit softer.... but this is nothing dramatic. Maybe my lines were too superficial, I don't know. I've read reports from women in their 30's and 40's getting this stuff, so I didn't think I was being premature. (I'm 46).

The corners of my mouth are a little sore, but I look the same. And here I was all worried my boyfriend would notice, LOL.

I hate to say it but I think this was a waste of money for me. Maybe I should have looked for a good primer instead.
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Postby 4evryoung » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:23 pm

Misty,

I felt the same exact way--now last night I attended a botox party at a spa. they have Dr.s walking around and I told this one Dr. that I had a syringe of resty in those lines. She does Juvederm and she said I would need 2 syringes and she could fill them. My question is are they injecting enough?? I had one full syringe and it doesn't seem to be enough. I am going to try juvederm with this Dr.

I know what a joke we were afraid our S/others would notice. that is way to funny--even we could hardly notice. I told you that is how I felt it just softened the lines somewhat. When I have the juvederm injected I will let you know. Take care.
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Postby Misty46 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:39 am

4ever, your post made me laugh-- yeah what a joke we were so concered others would notice, the only thing I'm noticing is that I'm out $300.

My impression is there would be "immediate" results, even if they didn't last all that long. I also thought the lines themselves were injected. That doesn't seem to be the case, at least not with me and these marionette lines.

I hope you have better luck with the juvederm and the different doctor. I've considered that maybe the doctor I used just wasn't any good, even though he claimed he had plenty of experience. As if he would say he didn't :roll:

Sigh. It's been a learning experience. Keep me posted on the other doc and the juvederm. When are you thinking about having it done? I wish you the best of luck.
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