I tried Juvederm at CosmetiCare …and it was intense!
If you are following along on instagram, I was chosen to be a CosmetiCare Mom! I’ve tested some of their popular treatments and now I’m sharing my opinions.
First I tried the HydraFacial (amazing) then botox and finally Juvederm.
This was out of my comfort zone and I was very nervous at the appointment.
My medspa provider, Suzanne Rogers, was really great (she did my botox treatment as well). So far, all of the CosmetiCare staff has been really great! She walked me through the whole process. Even when I passed out.
Yes, you read that correctly.
We’ll get there.
Juvederm is a very daring treatment (to me) but I really trust the people at CosmetiCare. Juvederm is a smooth gel filler that plumps out wrinkles. The gel is hyaluronic acid and is so safe you can drink it. Suzanne said by adding some filler around my cheekbones the bags under my eyes would be much less noticeable. This was really stepping out of my comfort zone.
The Juvederm injections were a little more painful than the botox (but nothing crazy) and the gel made a funny clicking noise as it is being injected. This is when I started getting a little woozy… and my hand started to feel a little tingly. I thought I was maybe dying of a heart attack (paranoid much?), I told Suzanne, and she got me some ice and had me lay flat for a few minutes. Then I was good to finish.
So, did I actually pass out cold? No.
Did I start to blackout? Yes.
I was seriously so so nervous.
Below is my before picture.
Even when my face is relaxed, you can see lines across the top of my forehead.
I don’t mind them that much, but it’s one of those things I know will only get worse with time… unless I start some sort of prevention plan NOW… before the wrinkles set permanently.
I think I would mind that quite a bit!
I got Juvederm at CosmetiCare 3 weeks ago so I’ve been able to get used to the way my face looks a feels and I’m super happy with the results! I really don’t get why there is such a stigma on medspa treatments. I mean women spend thousands on make-up/skincare and hair color with no stigma. And think about the chemicals going on your body every single day in skincare. (Well, not on mine because I use this.) That gives me a little more grace for the botox. (At least that’s what I tell myself!)
I’ll lay out my pros and cons for my CosmetiCare Juvederm treatment.
-You get poked and it hurts.
-It almost made me pass out.
-It makes a creepy clicking noise… and although Suzanne warned me… it was weird.
-My cheekbones were sore for over a week. Everything looked great from the outside but I was little sensitive to the touch.
-Injections don’t take long.
-The results last a year. YES, A YEAR!!!
-Looks so natural. People will say you look good or well rested, but they won’t guess you had injections.
-No injection marks or downtime.
-It will get rid of the bags under your eyes and keep your face looking fresh, not droopy.
Final thoughts on Juvederm –
I’m so happy with the results for the bags under my eyes. I might start doing this yearly or every 18 months in a few years.
I can’t stress enough with both the Juvederm (and botox), that it really works!
Buuuut you are trusting someone with your face. Don’t take it lightly… this is your face people!!! Go with someone you trust. Dr. Michael Niccole has run this family owned business for 33 years. I’ve met his wife and his kids and they are good people. Really. CosmetiCare is located in Newport Beach and the staff is great. They know what they are doing and you really feel like you are part of the family when you are there for your appointments.
Here is a picture of me without make-up in the morning.
It’s from a snapchat with my hubby.
Sometimes I like to rub it in that I get to work at home in my PJs and drink percolated coffee while he is slaving away in an office.
Read about my botox treatment at CosmetiCare too!