I love Juvederm Ultra Plus XC - It's Thickness Makes it Last Much Longer Than Most Fillers
My name is Bonnie Moore and I am 30 years old. I live in Bradenton, FL and I am a professional makeup artist and Beauty YouTuber. All my life I have been very self-conscious about my small, thin lips. My mother and sisters all have beautiful, full lips and I did not feel that my lips complimented my face or smile at all. I have always been very interested in getting lip injections, but I had this idea that it wasn’t something that “real people” really got the opportunity to do; I assumed it just wasn’t practical. I also was somewhat worried about the result. I was terrified of ending up with the “duck lip” look and being in complete regret.
Last year, in December 2016, my husband surprised me with an appointment to get my lips done. It was an awesome experience overall and I loved my results. I had such small lips to begin with, I knew I would need 2-3 total syringes of filler to achieve my desired fullness and volume. I recently had my 2nd syringe done; both times using Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. I love this particular HA (Hyaluronic acid) filler because it is very thick and therefore lasts the longest out of the lip fillers. It also gives you a great amount of volume and fullness, and it also contains Lidocaine so the filler itself helps numb your lips as it is injected. For both treatments, I went to Venus Med Spa, and for my most recent injections I went to their Sarasota location in the UTC Mall. I was a walk-in and they could accommodate me and take me back right away.
Amy Nguyen, one of their injectors (a board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner) is who did my lips. She came across as very experienced and confident, and I felt assured that she completely understood the look I was going for and how to execute it. A combination of thick numbing cream, then an ice pack, plus the lidocaine in the Juvederm was all used on me to ease the pain.
The entire process was very fast, which I liked and appreciated. It made the minor bit of pain involved very tolerable. Although moving quickly through the injections, Amy still stopped and checked several times to make sure that I was okay; which I was. I specifically wanted a fuller, more lifted top lip and lots of volume added to the outer vermillion border of both top and bottom. I knew from my first syringe experience that I did not want to focus so much on fullness in the center. Amy could give me the exact shape I was looking to achieve. She used two different techniques; one in which she made a small puncture point at the 4 corners of my mouth with a small needle and then inserted a tiny tube into the inner parts of my lips and created fullness. After that, she used a tiny needle and made strategic injections around my cupids bow and vermillion border to give me the “lift” I was looking for.
Following the procedure my lips were a little sore later in the day and the next two days after. I experienced no bruising at all and minor swelling (I liked how they looked while swollen). I was sure to immediately begin using chapstick to keep my lips moisturized to help with the stretching of the skin and this helped quite a bit. It has been one week since I had my lips done and I am completely in love with them. My next appointment for my last syringe to maintain the volume will be with Amy at the same location and I highly recommend her.
I purchased my two syringes of Juvederm Ultra Plus from Venus Med Spa during one of their many great promos; in this special I received one syringe at $399 and an additional syringe at $299; to be used at separate appointments. This was more than worth it to me. I am so much more confident about my lips now. I absolutely love my smile and my side profile. I finally feel like my lips compliment the rest of my face.
Amy is the best injector tech. She listens to what you want and works within your parameters of cost. I agree with the above review, hands down, it is a excellent product. It lasts a long time, gives you the fullness that other fillers can't achieve, however the product is only as good as the tec injecting it. If you can only afford one vial, chose this filler, and book with Amy. But realize she gets booked quickly, however they have evening hours.