Went to the consultation today and in general it was OK. The bad part was that I had to wait an hour even with an appointment.
He was very open to do the HA
procedure and said that it was quite common for people to do it. He can use either Juvederm or Restylane
, but prefers Restylane
He recommended going for 10CCs this time, and that I had to wait a month afterwards if I wanted to do even more. He is charging $2300 for 10CC. (thoughts on that?)
I spoke to him about Mirza and he wasn\'t really even aware of him. He just kind of nodded at everything I told about him about Mirza.
procedure is probably the lowest risk possible out of all the options. I can call him 24/7 to have it dissolved, and if anything is bad it\'ll go away by itself anyway eventually. That being said, I\'m still worried.
Some questions I have to anybody who can answer:
1) He said if possible not to have any kind of aspirin or drink protein shakes one week before the procedure. I get the aspirin but why no protein shakes?
2) Anybody have something to weigh in about Juvederm VS Restylane
? (I know Juvederm is more crosslinked and thicker, while Restylane
is thinner...would appreciate personal insight)
3) I forgot to ask him about pumping afterwards to spread the product. Is it necessary? I have a bathmate that I use.