Curious about cosmetic procedures and facial filler? Discover what it’s really like to have one with our ﬁrst-hand account of the JUVÉDERM® facial ﬁller treatment.
Do you have questions about facial ﬁller? Whether you’re clued up and planning a consultation or merely curious to know more, this is a real talking point in beauty right now. Women want to know what ﬁllers are, what they can do and, of course, what it’s really like to have treatment. For help answering the ﬁrst two questions, visit juvederm.co.uk to discover more about formulas, treatment types and the results you can expect from every JUVÉDERM® product. As for the experience of having ﬁllers, nothing could be more enlightening than a ﬁrst-hand account from a woman who has had treatment herself.
Read on to discover Carol’s JUVÉDERM® journey…
“IT’S VERY SUBTLE”
Carol Dunbar, 53, has been having facial ﬁllers for eight years.
“When I was 45 I started to notice a loss of volume in my face; I was looking tired and the glow of youth had disappeared. Some of my friends who are slightly older than me had already been using the JUVÉDERM® facial ﬁller so I was able to see their results and I liked what I saw. It’s important to have a very experienced medical practitioner doing the treatment, so I thought about it for two or three months, and then I got a recommendation from the St John Clinic in Richmond, London. Now I have it done every 18 months.
On my ﬁrst visit, I had a very obvious frown line, which really bothered me, so that was my main concern initially, along with nose-to-mouth lines. The facial filler treatment is very clever and there’s a bit of artistry involved. You think they would inject into the lines themselves but actually, my practitioner explained that for nose-to-mouth lines she would inject into the cheek area, which gives a natural lift and diminishes the lines that way. It’s very subtle.
On the day of treatment, I remove my make-up before I go in or they can clean it off at the clinic. I hold a little ice pack on my face for a few minutes to minimize bruising, then she administers the JUVÉDERM® injection. I was concerned initially – I thought, is it going to hurt? But because the injection has a local anaesthetic you feel a little pinprick and then that’s it. It’s all done in 20 minutes then I go on the train home and can see an immediate difference, I look fuller and more youthful.
There can be some bruising or swelling but it is minimal. I wouldn’t wear make-up for 24 hours, just do a very gentle cleanse in the evening and don’t touch my face a lot, but other than that I just carry on as normal. It’s no big deal to me now, the ﬁrst time you go it is because it’s all very new, but the medical practitioner can answer all your questions. If a friend was thinking about having ﬁller I’d say consider where you want it
and if you can beneﬁt from it. If she could beneﬁt then I’d be all for it, I would highly recommend it.
What’s in JUVÉDERM ﬁller?
JUVÉDERM® facial ﬁller is made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally within our bodies but diminishes as we age. Depending on the product used and treatment plan, JUVÉDERM® facial ﬁller can lift, smooth, add subtle volume and refresh the texture of the skin.
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