Back in February I got something I never thought I would get.
Juvederm Lip fillers.
I mean, my lips are pretty average. Not too thin, but not as plump as I would like them. Yep, average. So when Robin at Dr. Bohley’s office (Portland Oregon) offered me injections at cost I wanted to try it and see what I thought.
I went in with Jana (Merlot Mommy) while the kids were at school. Robin slathered my lips and around my mouth with a numbing cream. Sidenote – this cream doesn’t taste too good so I would try to refrain from talking and accidentally getting some in your mouth. That happened to me and it kind of tasted bitter and made my mouth feel like I had just been to the dentist. But that’s ok because I was about to get needled!
What happened during the massage doesn’t happen to everyone, but I did bleed. I have always had doctors and surgeons tell me I was vascular (I have a lot of veins) and the needle hit one of these veins on my upper lip lip. The bleeding stopped quickly.
I looked in the mirror immediately after and was pleasantly surprised at the results. My lips were definitely plumper! As I iced my lips, Robin said the results would only get better after a couple of days. I did notice that the place where the vein was hit was a bit red and was told it would probably bruise but makeup would cover anything noticeable (I LOVE It! Cosmetics for coverage). Within a couple of days my lip was purple underneath and the bruise crept to my upper lip.
Sidenote – I would recommend getting something like Arnica or Triderma to speed the healing. Just in case!
After about a week my bruising was gone and my lips were full and even. I was SOLD! It’s been about 3 months now and although my lips are as plump as they were in the first month they are still bigger than they were before I did the Juvederm injections.
Would I Do It Again?
The short answer? Yes. I absolutely would get Juvederm lip injections again. Only next time I would probably get a full vial over 1/2 just because I prefer the larger lip look. And because Robin is an absolute pro at injections I would trust her completely to make them look natural.
Cost of Juvederm varies based on your location and can run anywhere from $300-$600. If you happen to be in the Portland area call Robin at Dr. Bohley’s office: (503) 253-3458
*I received the procedure at cost. All opinions are my own.