My Experience With Juvederm XC Lip Injections and Botox
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Botulinum toxin A
Hi, My name is Saby Chantelle and I wanted to share my experience having a Lip augmentation with fillers and Botox Honolulu MedSpa in Honolulu, Hawaii. I received two syringes of Juvederm XC in my top and bottom lips and a few units of botox in my forehead -- between my eyebrows and on the outer corners of my eyes. For lips, they used Restylane , Juvederm , and Juvederm XC, and I decided to get Juvederm XC because it gives more volume and that's the look I was going for. All of these filler were hyaluronic acid based, so they were similar to each other.
The nurse that I chose was Leilani Ludviksen, also known as Nurse Bella Derm. She does amazing work -- her instagram page is @nursebelladerm.
Before she injected me with Botox, Nurse Bella had me raise my brows, squint my eyes and and make frown faces, so that she would know where to dot the areas of my face.
After she marked my face, then she applied the numbing cream on the marked areas. After that, Nurse Bella applied the numbing cream on my top and bottom lips and she let me sit with it on for about 10-15 mins.
When she first started applying the Botox , the needle didn’t hurt at all and I have a low pain tolerance. The Botox there cause me to swell a little bit, kind of like a little mosquito bit me where the Botox was injected.
After she injected the Botox, Bella wiped the topical numbing cream off my lips and started injecting me with the Juvederm XC. Honestly, the numbing cream didn't do me any justice when it came to my lips. It hurt so bad. I kept jumping up as she injected, so Bella decided to give me a dental block. A dental block is a nerve block that has anesthesia in it, that numbs your mouth and face. She injected me a few times on the left and right side of the inside of my mouth, the same as a dentist would do. Immediately after that, my mouth and face went numb. I didn't feel a thing.
The injections started again and Bella injected me again with Juvederm XC. This time around, it went by so fast because I experienced no pain. I was no longer jumping up and down with each injection.
After the injections, my lips were swollen, but the next two days afterwards my lips got huge, like duck lips. Im not sure why it swells up like that the next day but it does. Don’t freak out, just ice your lips and stay home. You won’t see the final results of the Botox and the lip fillers until two weeks after, when the product settles. I love my lips and the Botox I received and Nurse Bella did such an amazing job. I will be going back to her!