March 1, 2015
I hope to regain a more normal fullness in my temples, cheeks and under my eyes. Hopefully this will also give my face a mild/moderate lift as well as added volume. In addition I am hoping Dr Pierone can add structure and definition to my chin a little as it is slightly recessed and I have always wanted a more balanced profile. I have seen both amazing things accomplished with Artefill and I have read absolute horror stories. Having worked in the medical field as a Nurse Practitioner for 20 years I did my research in finding Dr Pierone and despite being within 1.5 hour driving distance to prominent plastic surgeons and dermatologists in NYC, Philadelphia, DC and Baltimore, I’m getting my butt on a plane and flying down to little old Vero Beach because this guy has injected the most amount of Artefill in the country, and trains the trainers. I have complete confidence and don’t mind spending the extra money on the airfare and hotel rooms.
I have not yet met the doctor, but the woman I have been in contact with at the office, Bethany, has been awesome. Very kind, attentive, returns all my phone calls promptly, answers all my questions and listens to my concerns regarding safety, costs, lodging, etc… BTW, if price seems high, it definitely is not. It just reflects the large amount of product I need to purchase. Bethany actually was able to reduce the cost per syringe because I need so many syringes.
April 3, 2015
These results were exactly what I was looking for! As a 46 year old who works out hard 4-6 times a week, and at one time had a nice full, youthful appearance, my face was literally deflating. My temples were hollow and the fronts of my cheeks were melting down my face like Cruella DeVille. But NOW everything is full and soft looking again. My under eye bones are no longer protruding, but instead are covered in a soft layer of natural looking tissue. The pictures don’t do the outcome justice because I have extremely blond, sparse eyebrows, and I have very oily skin so they give weird glares and an odd eye look. I’ll takes better photos with eyebrows and some powder on after the little bit of swelling I have goes down. Dr. Pierone and his staff…I can’t say enough. He made the entire procedure completely 100% painless by using cannulas instead of needles, after numbing my face with numbing cream. Plus they all kept me engaged in calming conversation the entire time. Such kind, fun people…but professional at the same time, always checking in to make sure I was ok, and Dr. Pierone constantly paying attention to every tiny detail of his work. Moreover, during the procedure I inquired about a laser procedure, a somewhat expensive one actually, and he convinced me I would be better off with something far less painful, less downtown, less expensive & after researching it I am 100% in agreement. I just never knew that treatment even existed. He didn’t need to take the time to do that. He could have just done the laser, made the profit and been done with it. I plan on having a very long term relationship with this practice, even though I live in Delaware and they are in Vero Beach, FL. I plan to fly there for Ultherapy (face and abdomen), Needling to my face (Vampire facial with Botox), additional Artefill, and who know what else. I don’t have unlimited funds, I’m not rich & I work hard for my money. I just choose to spend it on this instead of high fashion, tons of Michael Kohs purses and $400 pairs of shoes. Prevention is worth every penny to me and a top quality doctor and medical practice is priceless. This doctor and practice is like finding gold. And in his hands you have no reason to fear Artefill. You’ll love the results.