If you're considering dermal filler treatment with the Juvéderm® range of products, it may be helpful to learn, first-hand, what it's like to undergo the treatment.
Different women, different concerns, the same satisfied results.
A 48-year-old nutritional therapist from London, Sally first became aware of her facial lines two years ago: "I started to notice sagging around my nose and mouth, which made me appear more tired than I was."
Sally made the step towards having Juvéderm® ULTRA as she was aware of how injectable options have become much more accessible to the everyday woman, and aren't just seen as a celebrity option anymore.
"I felt a bit nervous leading up to the treatment, but the doctor and nurses immediately put me at ease. The immediate results were excellent and I experienced no pain at all!"
"I am absolutely delighted with the results of Juvéderm® ULTRA. Everyone says I look great—it's even better than I had hoped for, it has lifted my whole face, not only do I look younger I also look happier."
A 46-year-old hairdresser from Norwich, Morag started to become more aware of her facial lines after her 40th birthday.
My facial lines were making me look increasingly tired, stressed and generally a lot older," says the mother of two.
Morag said she was excited but a little nervous about having Juvéderm® ULTRA dermal filler wrinkle treatment: "It was fine though, there was no pain at all and much less discomfort than I expected. I was also really surprised at how immediate the results were—I could see a difference almost straight away."
"My daughter didn't want me to have the treatment at all but she was really impressed and said she would even have it herself when the time came. And friends who didn't know I was having anything done have commented that I look better.
"I would definitely have Juvéderm® ULTRA again—it has done exactly what I hoped!"
Kerry is a 39-year-old editor from Surbiton, near London. Despite being generally happy with her overall appearance, she first became concerned about facial lines and wrinkles when she saw photographs from last Christmas.
"I think you don't realise quite how bad you look until you see photographs. I saw a particular side shot of me and thought I looked really old."
Kerry added that she thought the wrinkles around her eyes and lower half of her face made her look "permanently grumpy".
Kerry said she was surprised at how painless dermal filler treatment with Juvéderm® ULTRA was: "It was really quick and apart from a few pin pricks I didn't feel anything. I was pleased with the look straight away—no one would notice I had had anything done unless they knew me."
"Now I think I look so much better—my skin looks fresher and I definitely don't look as tired as I used to. I can wear a lot less make-up now as well. I'm really pleased with the result."
Julia Hawkins is a 52-year-old pharmacy assistant from Lincoln. Julia first became concerned about her facial lines and wrinkles just over four years ago following a period of illness which resulted in sudden weight loss.
Despite people often commenting that she looks young for her age, Julia has become increasingly aware of wrinkles and decided to have Juvéderm® ULTRA dermal filler treatment to look more refreshed.
The mother of two was nervous about the treatment, but found it much less painful than she expected.
"I can't believe the results! I lost a lot of weight a few years ago and I thought I looked very jowly. The Juvéderm® ULTRA treatment has really given that whole area a life and I think it has given me a much fresher look. My husband says I look 10 years younger."
Deborah Nichols, a 47-year-old telesales operator from Norwich has been aware of her facial lines for several years: "People sometimes thought I was miserable because of my facial lines. I had lines across my nose and forehead as well as fairly deep crow's feet and a very thin upper lip."
Deborah began considering Juvéderm® ULTRA dermal filler treatment after her mother commented that she had nearly as many wrinkles as she did: "I felt I looked permanently miserable, old and tired and creams were just not helping anymore."
"The treatment experience itself was actually quite relaxing, the atmosphere was good and there was lots of discussion before the treatment. I was really impressed with the results of Juvéderm® ULTRA straight away—I looked fresher and brighter within days."
"The treatment was a lot better than I expected and people who didn't know I was having anything done have commented that I look better, which is what I was hoping for.
"If I knew anyone considering having Juvéderm® ULTRA, I would definitely recommend they go for it—it doesn't hurt and it works."
Alvin Martin is a 43-year-old software consultant who lives in London. He has been having wrinkle-relaxing injections since the age of 40 and had previously tried other dermal filler wrinkle treatments.
"Although other people have said they like the lines on my face, I don't and I decided to make the step towards having fillers because I wanted to do something about my ageing looks."
Alvin said that he was surprised at the effects that Juvéderm® ULTRA had after having tried other fillers: "It was really so much better than I expected. I feel really good about my face now—it is fuller and has more structure and a lot more lines than I expected have gone from my lower face.
"The compliments have been great and I think it has taken five or six years off my appearance."
I would definitely have Juvéderm® ULTRA treatment again in the future, it refreshes your appearance and makes you look younger and more attractive."
Nora Mazher is a 50-year-old company director, originally from Egypt, who decided to take the step towards having Juvéderm® ULTRA because she wanted to look better than her age.
"You wear your face every day so why not make the best of it," she said.
Nora said she was particularly concerned about her facial lines around her eyes as well as between her nose and mouth.
"I was a little bit nervous about having the treatment—mainly because you can't see what is happening. But it was less painful than I expected and you started to see the results pretty much straight away," she said.
"Now all the lines I was concerned about have almost disappeared —which is just the result I was after! I look much fresher, in fact a friend asked me if I had had something done and they believed me when I said no I had just had a few good nights sleep!"
As a nurse and a busy new mum of twins (now 15 months old and toddling around), Debbie Hamilton doesn’t have a lot of time to herself. Over the last 2 to 3 years, she’s become more concerned about slackening and fine lines in the skin around her mouth, chin, and neck.
‘About 3 years ago, I began to notice that I just looked saggy. I was also really quite unwell about a year ago and I have felt gaunt ever since.’
Debbie decided to give herself a ‘lift’ with Juvéderm® ULTRA dermal filler treatment in the lips and cheeks. The treatment was different than she expected.
‘I’ve experienced filler treatment in my lips and chin before, but treatment with Juvéderm® ULTRA was completely different—I hardly felt any discomfort at all.’
Three weeks after treatment and Debbie is as busy as ever.
‘Yesterday, a colleague commented that I look healthier and refreshed—just the look that I was hoping for. I’m really pleased with the results and would definitely repeat the treatment program again.’
Trish Masters, 62, is an Accounts Administrator . . . and mother of a brand new Yorkshire terrier called Deefor. She’s always been careful with her skin care and currently uses moisturiser, serum around the eyes, as well as creams for her hands, legs and décolletage.
‘I have always been concerned with my nasolabial lines; they’re just like my father’s, really deep! In my late 30s, I realised my cheeks had dropped, making the lines more noticeable! When I looked in the mirror I saw a droopy me! And I really wanted to do something about it.’
Trish decided to have some dermal filler wrinkle treatments when a friend observed that her face was asymmetrical and mentioned treatments that could address it. Although she was eager to try the treatments, she was also worried.
‘I have no pain threshold, and I’m terrified of needles. But, I really wanted to get the lines corrected.’ Luckily, she was pleasantly surprised with the injections.
‘There was a little discomfort and it was an odd experience . . . but it wasn’t painful,’ she says. And, after undergoing treatments with Juvéderm® VOLUMA® and Juvéderm® ULTRA, Trish is really happy with the results.
‘People who haven’t seen me for awhile ask if I’ve had my hair cut. They can see that something is different, but don’t know what it is! I went to Cornwall recently and my friend’s mother said that I looked about 30!
‘I find it a bit surreal—it’s me, but I have bigger fuller lips and I can see that my cheeks are higher. Every time I pass I mirror, I have to check that it’s me!’
As a sales specialist for a pharmaceutical company, Jenny Kent, 46, is constantly on the road. She likes keeping fit and healthy but has started to feel her wrinkles are making her look tired and stressed.
‘At about 35 I really noticed how much older I looked compared to my friends. I work hard keeping myself fit—but my face lets me down. I hate my wrinkles!’
Treatment with Juvéderm® ULTRA was even better than Jenny expected.
‘Immediately following the treatment, I felt fantastic and I could see a big difference. There was some swelling and bruising for the first week or so but now I’ve very pleased with the results. I look less tired and stressed.
‘Actually it’s probably better than I expected, especially on the lines running from my nose to my mouth. I met a girlfriend on Friday and she said I looked fantastic.’
Now, Jenny is really looking forward to seeing her colleagues at her Christmas party . . . so they can see how great she looks.
Linda Beck, 58, is a market research consultant who works from her home office in Cheshire. She began to notice the effects of age on her skin when she became increasingly uncomfortable looking at photos of herself.
‘I was mostly concerned about the lines around my nose and mouth as I thought they made me look miserable.’
Linda decided to try injectable dermal filler wrinkle treatment to improve her appearance, but she was slightly apprehensive. Following volumising treatment with Juvéderm® VOLUMA® in the cheeks as well as with Juvéderm® ULTRA in the lips, Linda feels that the results are better than she expected.
‘I really like the way my cheeks have been lifted and that my face is smoother all over, I didn’t tell my husband, and he didn’t notice at first. But now he can really see the difference around my mouth. I’m really pleased that I still have all my expressions.’
As a busy single mum, Patricia Piccardo was ready for something more than creams and lotions to treat the lines on her face. About 2 years ago, she noticed that the lines around her mouth were getting deeper and bigger, very quickly.
‘When I turned 44, I began to lose confidence in myself and I felt that my skin was looking dull and I was looking tired,’ she says. ‘I sometimes look like a deflated balloon, especially around the mouth, and I have dark circles around my eyes which increase the negative effects that I feel.’
Patricia had Juvéderm® ULTRA dermal filler treatment around her chin and her mouth.
‘I’m really happy with the treatment. I could see the results straight away, which was very satisfying.’ Patricia is much happier with her appearance now.
‘It’s totally spot on. I look much younger and my face feels rounder. I think the results are quite natural looking as well.’ She’s especially pleased that nobody has guessed the reason for her refreshed appearance.
‘My boyfriend asked if I had done something to my hair; he was surprised when I told him about the treatments, but he thinks I look great. I haven’t told anyone else . . . I just want to keep this to myself.’
Sue Flynn, 55, mother of two, started to notice her facial lines and wrinkles after she was mistaken for a friend’s mother.
‘I was out shopping with a girlfriend who is younger than me and the sales assistant though I was her mum! I was really shocked and then began considering my appearance.’
Sue hoped Juvéderm® ULTRA treatment would give her a younger, fresher look, and she’s delighted with the results.
‘My cheeks are literally lifted up and I feel that I have my face back. I also have nice plump lips that I’m really pleased with . . . I just need to find that younger man to try them out on!’
As an expert dermatology nurse who runs a melanoma clinic, Yvonne Newman, 48, knows about the damaging effects of the sun on skin. Her normal beauty regime involves lots of anti-ageing products and sunscreen. After turning 40, however, Yvonne began to notice that her own face was more ‘expressive’ than she liked . . . that’s to say, her laugh lines were becoming less and less funny. Recently, Yvonne began considering Juvéderm® ULTRA treatment to reduce the lines between her nose and mouth, and between her lips and chin.
Before the treatment, Yvonne was both nervous and excited, but her medical aesthetic practitioner made her feel comfortable and confident.
‘I wanted a natural look, so there are still a couple of lines around my mouth. I’m happy with the results. Recently, I saw a girlfriend I haven’t seen for 3 years and she said I look younger every time she sees me. I chose not to tell her about my Juvéderm® ULTRA treatment, it’s my little secret!’
Alice, a 29 year-old PR consultant from London, started feeling unconfident about her lips about a year ago.
After starting work at an upmarket PR agency in London’s West End, Alice started becoming a bit more conscious about her appearance: “I started noticing that my top lip was significantly thinner than the bottom, making me feel insecure about my smile.”
Alice deliberated over taking the step to have treatment with a dermal lip filler and decided on Juvéderm® ULTRA SMILE as she understood it replicated a natural substance: “Since it was my first experience with injectable treatments, I felt reassured that hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, and that the results would be temporary.”
Alice is delighted with the natural looking results, and thinks her lips appear fuller and plumper in appearance than they did ten years ago.
“I would definitely have the treatment again. A little bit of natural looking enhancement does a lot for your self-confidence!”
Andrea, a 25 year-old make up artist originally from Australia, had always desired a fuller smile: “I didn’t like the way my gums were so visible when I smiled - I always wished for a more balanced, yet natural appearance.”
Although she was slightly concerned about the pain that is sometimes associated with lip fillers, Andrea was surprised at how comfortable treatment with Juvéderm® ULTRA SMILE was: “I felt very relaxed going in, and the treatment was over before I knew it. It felt slightly uncomfortable, but wasn’t really painful at all.”
Andrea says she would definitely have treatment with Juvéderm® ULTRA SMILE again: “The results are so natural! My lips look fuller and more balanced and I no longer avoid looking at photographs of myself, which is a huge bonus.”
“I also feel much more confident in myself, which has motivated me to dabble with the numerous range of darker shaded lipsticks in my box of tricks!”
“My lips weren’t balanced anymore, and I started feeling a little less confident about their appearance. The top lip appeared to be thinning and they weren’t as firm as they used to be. They just didn’t look youthful, and I wanted to regain that youth.”
Robyn was slightly sceptical about lip filler treatment, but after seeing a friend who had tried Juvéderm® ULTRA SMILE with great results, she decided to give it a go: “I’m very happy with the treatment. My lips definitely feel firmer and fuller, not to mention smoother. Another plus is the fine lines above my upper lip have all but vanished!”
“I recently bumped into old male friend of mine who told me how well I’m looking and asked if I’d had a new haircut! The compliment really is a testament to how naturally subtle results with Juvéderm® ULTRA SMILE are.”
Laura, a 29 year-old PR consultant from London, started becoming increasingly concerned about the appearance of her lips in the lead up to her 30th birthday party.
“I’ve always been very conscious that my top lip was thin relative to my bottom lip. When I smiled this became really apparent, making me quite despondent over my appearance. I wanted my lips to have a fuller look to balance out my face.”
She took the step to have Juvéderm® ULTRA SMILE after researching the treatment thoroughly: “Science has moved on so much, and since hyaluronic acid is considered a natural substance, I felt confident it would also give natural looking results.”
Laura was excited but a little nervous about having the treatment: “I braced myself for the treatment itself to be uncomfortable, but the whole experience was far better than I anticipated – I breezed through it, and was back at work within forty-five minutes!”
Laura is delighted with the results: “I feel much more confident and really proud of my new and improved, fuller smile!”
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