Botox and Lip fillers

Hey BPN community. I decided to try Botox and lip fillers and I was wondering if any of you have a place in the East Bay they can recommend? I know this is a very controversial subject in the very granola like community but I would truly appreciate your feedback and recommendations. It's time for me to take care of myself for once. 

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Thanks for posting as I will be following for responses! Looking to get injectables in my trapezius muscles to relax them and improve posture. 

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Beau Visage Aesthetics in Walnut Creek! Great experience and not pushy doc at all!

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Yes for self-care and doing what you want to do since it is your body! I think it is worth it to drive to SF. Epicenter MedSpa (Heather Hodges but heard good things about everyone) and Gentle Star Medspa. You are going to feel fabulous! 

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SkinSpirit in Oakland and Walnut Creek is great. I haven’t had Botox or fillers but my friends have and they go there. Also their facials are amazing.

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Hello! Long time user of fillers and Botox here. Skin Spirit is where I go. They have a location in Montclair. https://www.skinspirit.com/locations/montclair/ They are very professional and not pushy. I go to Samsara there. I believe they are booked about 2 months out currently.

I did lip fillers about 5 years ago and I personally would not do it again because of the recovery time. If you haven't yet, do some research on a site like real self where you can read about people's experiences and see pics immediately after the procedure. The lips react differently to filler than just about any part of your face--they will swell up for days and be painful. Wearing a mask in public will thankfully cover this, but if you want to go through with this, make sure your family knows ahead of time what to expect.

Good luck and I hope you are happy with your results! Feel free to DM me if I can be of any help.

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I have gone to laser away which is located in Emeryville as well as Walnut Creek. Their prices are better than a dermatologist office as they can buy in bulk. I got a small amount of Botox in my forehead and fillers in my cheeks. I went very light as did not want to look weird! I love the results and everyone who sees me says I look refreshed! 

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Nubo Spa in Kensington Circle is great, highly recommended. Avoid Christine Brozowski. She's brusque and doesn't fully inform you of any risk -- also gave me a black eye, which no other injector had done in the past. She just said "Oh, you bruise." 

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I recommend Dr Icecreamwala in Berkeley. Great office and providers with pretty good availability. 

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Crunchy, Berkley hippies—and I consider myself one of them, can sometimes get hypocritical believing that altering one's appearance via tattoo or body piercing is a beautiful form of self-expression but getting Botox makes you vapid and shallow. I say go express yourself any way you see fit.  You will get no judgments from me.

Moving on to your actual question. . .

I like Laser Away for such things. They typically have affordable prices, are staffed with people who know what they are doing, are clean and professional.  They love to sell their packages but not at all pushy if you say "no thanks".  You can also find some sweet deals on Groupon that can be hit or miss in terms of talent and sketchiness. 

I hope that helps and good luck with everything.

Darren

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Go for it! I was also hesitant, but if has helped to improve my self-esteem. I see Dr. Julia Graves and it looks very natural. She has offices in Lafayette and Oakland. 

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I cannot recommend Natasha Bernard at Alchemy Restorative in Oakland more highly (http://www.alchemyrestorativemedicine.com/). Very natural results and as a side benefit botox has really helped me with my migraines. She's also a DO and does osteopathic manipulation for kids and adults. She's a real find.

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I just want to chime in for SkinSpirit as well.  I have gotten both lip filler and botox from them -- I've seen Jen Corbett at the Walnut Creek location.  Having worked as a provider and been a patient in private aesthetics clinics, I've been super impressed with my experience at SkinSpirit.  I know there is a closer location in Oakland, but I make the drive from Berkeley to Walnut Creek because I think Jen is worth it.  I never feel pressured into anything and feel like they are good at really listening to you and figuring out what works best.  I've also seen a few other providers there, as well as gotten some facials.  Highly recommend.  

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Gentle Star in SF is my go-to. I have had such great experiences there over the years. You can BART in. Love their injector, who goes by the name of L.