Annie Bruno and Hellobabybums

I had the pleasure of meeting Aesthetics Nurse Injector, Annie Bruno  at Dr Todd Hobgood’s Facial Plastic Surgery Office.


What is it? Voluma is a gel and is used for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and can also be used in the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).

If your anything like me, the first place I loose weight is in my face and the first place I gain weight is in my abdomen. I’ve been working out a lot recently and my face was looking rather gaunt. I started noticing smile lines and the area under my eyes seemed so sunken in.

Annie recommended 2 cc (1 cc= 1/5 teaspoon) of Voluma and 1cc of volbella to nasolabial folds. A little bit goes a long way.

Prior to the injection, Annie placed “numbing cream” on my face and the pain was so minimal.

My favorite part about the Voluma? The immediate results of it. You can see a difference right away. The following pictures are before and after (within minutes of each other).

People that say “they look overdone” typically have been treated with way too much filler or had a bad placement by an injector. Which is why I would choose and highly recommend Annie Bruno over any other Botox injector.

Thank you Annie for making this first time experience, the BEST!


I’ll admit, before I ever received botox I was nervous to even do it. Firstly, because of the stigma surrounding it, but mostly because I was uneducated about what it really IS and what it really does. I didn’t want to walk out having an obvious change. So after doing some research on botox, I realized just exactly what it was. Botox is derived form a protein and temporarily relaxes targeted muscle areas by blocking nerve impulses that trigger contactions (like a frown). Local injection reduce wrinkles from anywhere between 3-6 months.

I started to notice some wrinkle lines in my forehead and also a frown line between my eyes above my nose. I am blaming it on being nearsighted and squinting more frequently than not.

And for those of you who are worried or timid of the pain from an injection….If any of you have toddlers and have ever had a hot wheel to the forehead than trust me, you’ve experienced more pain than a botox injection. It’s like being pinched and very tolerable.


I would do it over and over again. My favorite thing about botox is not only the results but also the prevention. Since doing botox for the first time I have noticed such a significant improvement in my skin and my fine lines. My fine lines in my forehead have completely disappeared and my “frown line” is now my casper line. GONE.

You can contact Annie at:

480.214.9955 // 8415 NORTH PIMA ROAD #120 SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85258


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