What a deal!

Dr. Sandy is at it again!!! Who loves it when she guest post?!?!? This blog is a very important read for anyone considering cosmetic procedures! Enjoy.


What a great deal!? Or is it!? While scrolling on social media this weekend, a few sponsored ads appeared on my timeline. One was offering lip filler for $300 and the other was offering lip filler for $425. I am tempted to call and make an appointment. Wait! Hold the phone! I know better. If something sounds too good to be true then it probably is too good to be true. Since Nina and I are 2 of the 200 top injectors in the United States for Allergan, we know how much a syringe of filler costs. We also know there are different types of fillers. Heck, there are even different types of juvederm: volbella, vollure, voluma, ultra, and ultraplus. We also know that one can purchase Botox and fillers not from the FDA approved Allergan but from other countries or even from non approved or illegal sources. There are many reports of what can happen when one uses non approved products. An example of a catastrophe is reported in this article http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/bad-botox-injections-lands-woman-in-jail-6524564

I also remembered that in addition to the cost of the filler and the payment to the injector, there should also be some cost for the building, furniture, cleaning supplies, photographs, consenting process, anesthesia, chiller, ice packs, follow up to ensure satisfaction, etc. Man I really should call some of these places to find out how they are offering lip injections at so low a cost. Anyway, anyone who researches results knows that it’s not the “filler”, but it’s the “filler”. What that means is that juvederm in Nina’s hands is not the same as juvederm in someone else’s hands. The product chosen is important but even more important is the placement of the product and the technique. The injectors at Johnson Dermatology have more than 30 years of experience injecting. Not only do we have years of experience, we also regularly participate in advanced trainings as both students and teachers. We also inject each other. Nina injected my lips with vollure in November and I love it. Last week during a Facebook live video, we injected Dani (one of our cosmetic coordinators) with volbella to turn her frown upside down.

We know that you have many options of who to trust with your skin and your injections. We thank each and every one of you who continue to trust us repeatedly for the care of your skin. We also thank you for continuing to trust us with all of your skin needs. We don’t just inject you…we are honored that you trust us to treat your rashes, spots, acne, skin cancers, psoriasis, eczema, etc. We are honored you trust us with your full body skin exams, your laser hair reduction, your skin care products and regimens, etc.

In summary, you will not find advertisements for lip filler for $300 nor will you find the lowest advertised price at Johnson Dermatology. What you will find is our name on the building as well as an amazing, well educated, experienced, skintastic team dedicated to providing you with priceless results. You will find a team who wants to provide you and every patient with the most effective, efficient, (cost efficient), empathic and empowering care—after all, this is our motto. You will find a team that wants to work with you yesterday, today and tomorrow to help you be the most skintastic person you can be.

We are hoping to pass JD onto our kids someday…you don’t do that by offering filler at outrageously low prices. You build a legacy by offering the best results at honest fair and competitive pricing. Again, thank you for your trust….I hope we continue to earn and deserve your trust. Stay skintastic.

Have a skintastic day, S


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