Experience With Juvederm Cheek Filler Injections at Laser Away in LA
My name is Clarissa, I’m 18 years old and I currently live in the beautiful city of Los Angeles. I recently made the decision to get Juvederm cheek fillers at Laser Away. The total cost for the procedure was $1,600, and I’m going to walk you through the entire process, from pre-op, through the procedure itself, all the way to now (a month and a half later). Hopefully I can help you learn a little bit about what to expect if you are considering getting Juvederm cheek injections!
I decided to go to Laser Away for the fillers, since they have done an AMAZING job with Juvederm lip fillers for a few of my close friends. I wasn’t too nervous going into my pre-op appointment, and the doctor and nurse were extremely patient, helpful, and knowledgeable. They answered all of my questions to the fullest extent, and helped ease any worries I had about what to expect from the procedure. One week (7 days) after my pre-op appointment, I went back to Laser Away for the Juvederm injections. The day of the injections, I made sure to eat well and drink plenty of water, and I stocked up on Arnica to diminish any swelling that might occur. I showed up to Laser Away, was taken to the procedure room a few minutes later, and then the nurse applied a numbing gel to the injection sites and left me to sit for roughly 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes were up, the nurse came back with the doctor, and the doctor then drew a precise guide for the injection sites on my face in chalk. She even let me look at the guide as she was drawing it, so I could tell her if I wanted the injections shaped/located slightly differently. Once everything was perfectly mapped out, she injected one full syringe of Juvederm. The syringe was evenly divided between my right and left cheeks, and the injections themselves took around 15 minutes. It was a completely painless process, but I’ll warn you, the feeling of Juvederm against the bones in your cheeks is slightly odd and might be disquieting to some. Mentally prepare yourself, and you’ll be fine.
During the two weeks after cheek injections, it’s extremely important to sleep with your head propped up on a few extra pillows, to diminish swelling. Also make sure you’re applying arnica to the injection sites to keep the swelling at bay, and DO NOT sleep on your side until the two weeks are up. Even then, I’d advise to be careful, just so you don’t cause any unnecessary swelling or discomfort. Eat lots of fresh fruit, avoid smoking, don’t drink, and be sure to rest to avoid complications.
It has now been a month and a half since I got the injections, and I am SO incredibly happy with the final product! My face looks more lifted, my cheekbones are more accentuated, and I have a little more confidence which is always an amazing thing. I would definitely recommend this procedure, but make sure you choose the right doctor, and take care of your face and your body before/during/after the injections. The people who would benefit most from this procedure are those who are looking to add more “lift” to their face, give their cheekbones a more pronounced appearance, or replace any facial fat/tissue lost from an eating disorder or weight fluctuations. out any fa. It has been a month and a half since my procedure, and I am SO happy with the results!