Full lips are a standard of beauty for today’s women.
Aging as well as chronic sun damage can cause wrinkles to appear around the mouth and thinning of the lips. Lip enhancement using hyaluronic acid injections leave you looking fabulous in the blink of an eye.
Patients who consider lip filling wish to enhance the contour of their lips and give them a fuller look, thereby rejuvenating their face without having to turn to surgery. Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm) injections are often combined with botulinum toxin injections in the face in order to maximize the rejuvenating effect of the procedure.
What is hyaluronic acid (Juvederm)?
With age, soft tissue (including lips) tends to soften and lose volume, resulting in a sagging or drooping effect.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural product which helps restore volume in the skin without causing excessive swelling. The effects of hyaluronic acid can last for close to one year, as it is slowly absorbed by the body. Contrary to permanent injectable products, Juvederm does not create small granulomas.
Once injected, the hyaluronic acid immediately rejuvenates lips by changing their contour discretely, yet significantly. Juvederm injections are often combined with botulinum toxin injections. Together, they immediately create a subtle yet remarkable rejuvenation effect without surgery. Patients often leave the clinic with a natural glow, looking well-rested.
Frequently asked questions
Depending on the number of sites to be injected, the procedure can last 15 to 30 minutes.
There are no specific restrictions regarding physical activity.
In general, hyaluronic acid injections administered by a fully qualified healthcare professional are very safe.
There may be redness, swelling and increased sensitivity in the areas treated with the filler in the week following the injection. Such reactions are both normal and temporary. The most common complication is bruising at the injection site due to a small blood vessel bursting.
Such bruises do not require any treatment and will gradually disappear within one to two weeks. You may also notice slight irregularities near the injection sites; these will disappear in the weeks following the injections.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural product which is gradually absorbed by the body. Its effects last for close to a year; touch-ups may be necessary after a few months. The major advantage of using products which are absorbed by the body is the lower risk of developing granulomas over the long term. In general, the desired effects last longer with regular injections.
In general, the cost of lip enhancement using hyaluronic acid is approximately 500 to $850. The cost can vary with the addition of botulinum toxin or hyaluronic acid injections to the procedure. Additional charges may apply if the patient has a particular condition or if different surgeries are combined.
PLASTIC AND AESTHETIC SURGEON
Dr. Mario Luc
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