Great Experience Having Lip Injections at Beauty Fix Med Spa
Procedure specific satisfaction rating
Hello Zwivel people! My name is Alana Arbucci. I am a 20 year old from Connecticut.
I created a YouTube channel a bit more than a year ago and my most watched video is about a non-surgical rhinoplasty that I had done at Beauty Fix Medspa in New York City. That video bought so many clients to Beauty Fix, that they offered me several other treatments free of charge. I decided to have a lip fillers and a chemical peel done. You can read my chemical peel review on Zwivel here. I am so thankful that Beauty Fix gave me this opportunity, so thank you to them! Now, on to my lip injections.
I have actually always loved my lips and thought they were pretty average when it comes to plumpness and volume. However, I also enjoyed the look of them after applying a lip plumper. So, I thought it would be fun to try something new and get half a syringe of lip filler. This would normally cost $399 at Beauty Fix, and $570 would pay for a full syringe.
On the day of my treatment, I woke up at around 7:00am for my 9:30 appointment at Beauty Fix (Yes, this place is worth waking up early, taking a car, train and walking 30 minutes for. I love them.). My boyfriend/camera guy was the only person who came with me. I am not going to lie, I was a little bit nervous, more so for this than my nose. My nose was something that I was planning on and saving up for, for a while, and the lips were kind of quick and I didn’t have a lot of time to really process it or let it sink in. I think I was also more nervous for this because lips are very sensitive and there is no bone in that area. For some reason, whenever I would watch someone getting their lips injected, I would feel a little queasy. When I got to Beauty Fix, it started to sink in that I was really going to have filler injected into my face, again. However, shortly after I arrived they brought me back into the consultation room and began the numbing process with a topical cream. They knew it was my first time, so they made sure to leave the cream on for about 15-20 minutes, to make sure I would feel the least amount of pain as possible. I waited in that room for about ten minutes until my nurse Alla was ready for me.
I have had everything done by Alla at Beauty Fix, including my cheek fillers and nose. The only things she didn’t do, were my chemical peel and microdermabrasion treatment. I feel like she is a big sister to me at this point. She is always giving me advice and making conversation, but she is also very professional. She explains every single thing that is happening at all times.
My mom recently got her lips done for $850 by a doctor in Connecticut. However, he did not stop in-between injections, and did not explain his technique or what he was going to do next. I feel that when someone is making a change to your body, it is a pretty good idea for them to go slow and explain what is happening, as it is happening. It can be kind of stressful to be injected in silence and have no idea what is going on. I love that Alla would stop multiple times while injecting and showed me what it looked like where she injected, what she wanted to do next, and what I thought so far. She even told me that she could tell my lips may need a little bit more on my right side because the right side was very bruised and swollen, and that I could come back to get them touched up, free of charge. The bruising was completely gone in about 5 days, and they gave me a little lip shaped ice pack to prevent swelling. The entire experience was recorded and I have attached the video to my review.
I love the results of my lip fillers. It is clear that my lips are a little bigger, but they are not drastically different, which is what you can usually expect from only half a syringe. I personally do not like the look of lips when the corners of the lips are as full as the middle of the lips. I personally like the pouty look, where the middle is more plump than the corners, which is exactly what I got. I think this looks more natural, but that is just me. Overall it was an amazing experience and I am very grateful I had the chance to try it out!