Juvederm To Submalar Area, Restylane to Lips & Botox to Forehead, Glabella & Crow’s Feet
*Firstly, I apologize for not having any before and afters. I had sent the topical anesthetic pic to a friend, so that is why I have it. But unfortunately my phone was stolen before I had a chance to remove the other pics off of it for my journal.
I was thrilled to get a touch up with Dr. Jonathan Hoeing in Beverly Hills today. I am healing from my double layer 8% TCA peel so I look icky, but at least I just had my hair done yesterday, so I am hoping to look human again pretty soon. I lost a few pounds. I am so thankful to be able to pull myself out of this “rut” and get back into high gear
I wasn’t completely sure what I needed, so he advised he would examine my face and see what I had going on once I got there. I knew I wanted lips and n/l’s for sure and Botox. Of course I always want more cheeks, I just don’t think the Radiesse Cheek Augmentation did as much as I expected it would. But then again, it has been over a year! What did I expect? And still, something needs to be done with my under eyes. I feel old. I had to work an event the weekend before and had two people say that I looked “different” since the last time they saw me just a few months ago. Bleh. And I got ma’amed 4 times in one day, lol. Why don’t they just put me out to pasture, right? Whatever.
I got to my appointment and he looked over my face and the first thing Dr. Hoenig said was, “You need to gain weight.”
“No way!” I exclaimed.
He then proceeded to suggest I have my submalar area injected, lol.
“Don’t you think I need more cheeks?” I told him.
“You wouldn’t have any cheeks if it weren’t for me.” said Dr. Hoenig.
*gasp!* “Not so!” I told him. I pride myself on the fact that I have good cheek bones. Don’t take my ONE plus I still have away from me, hehe!
I was apprehensive about injecting the submalar are but the more I looked, the more gaunt I really did appear. I agreed. Even Danya, agreed and I always listen to her. So Dr. Hoenig applied some topical anesthetic and I waited for it to take effect.
He didn’t inject Restylane under my eyes. He also didn’t inject anything into my nasolabials. Dr. Hoenig said that he feels that unless they are deep, injecting that area to look flat causes the area between the upper lip and nose to look elongated which tends to age the face. *drat*
It must be Conservative Day , because this is what I wound up with:
Juvederm: 1 cc Juvederm in the submalar area, feathered to the malar area. It actually looks better. I have always been reluctant to get this area injected but I needed it. I concede. (* had originally had posted that I had .8 Juve, but that was incorrect)
Restylane: 0.3 cc Restylane in my lips. Bummer, I wanted more, lol. He just did the cupid’s bow and a little touch to the center of my bottom lip. I really wanted bigger lips, but he said “NO sausage lips.” So I look natural. Yay. But it really does look natural, which is good.
Botox: 25 units of Botox to forehead, glabella and only a touch to crow’s feet. Last year when I had my Radiesse, I had 54 units total. I only got 25 units this time but it lasted until late March (2011). Really!
I bruised from everything! From the Botox, the Restylane to my lips and I had some bruising in the cheek area from the Juvederm. Plus, I was SUPER sensitive even with topical anteshetic. It was very odd. It’s not normal for me and Dr Hoenig was very surprised as well. Even with a nerve block to the lip area I still felt the philtrum injections. I am getting ready to “start” so I am always so super-sensitive beforehand. I also think that I am anemic again so there ya go. I have not drank anything lately so it was quite a shock to get bruising.
I still only have slight flaking left over from double layer 8% TCA, waiting another 2 weeks to do peel #2. The peel really made the past blemishes and hyperigmentations dark this time. I look like a hag right now. But the TCA should help my complexion once it heals.
I am thinking about getting laser under my eyes, or the 35% in-office peel, but after the holidays. He said my piddly 8% peels will do nothing like his 35% will. I wonder what he thinks about the Vi peel. I will have to ask next time I go.
Dr Hoenig had commented on a visible superficial vein under my eye that makes it look icky as well. Aging SUCKS.
I really like the submalar injections. It did make my face look more filled out and I was so against it for so long, haha. I know it is difficult to judge how much you should have, as a patient, which is why I need to trust my doctor. I redeemed myself of any doubt and sent Thank You card to the office and commented that they told me so and that I shall never doubt him again.