I hope everyone feels rested and rejuvenated after the labor day weekend. This month we will be offering our biggest promotion of the year on Juvederm Lip Fillers. I would like to use the opportunity to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Lip Fillers.
Many people use Juvederm® to treat wrinkles and lines. But there are other reasons to choose it: acne scars, lifting the cheeks, filling loose or sagging skin for a general younger look (“a liquid facelift”), changing the nose shape, to get plumper lips, and even medical conditions like lipodystrophy (which causes the loss of fat from the face).
Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers is becoming a very popular aesthetic procedure. It can be used to add volume or correct asymmetry in lips. Traditionally, lip augmentation follows the golden ratio, where the lower lip is slightly bigger than the upper lip. A more recent trend in aesthetic is that the upper lip and lower lip are equal in size. A natural
lip augmentation keeping in mind the projection of the nose and chin can give a very attractive look to the face.
1. Juvederm for lips.
“I have decent sized lips and desired a little more volume, especially in my upper lip. I also wanted a more prominent cupid bow. I had filler injected into the body of lips to give more plumpness and into the vermilion border to define the cupids bow. Juvederm® is perfect for this and gave me my dream lips! They look very natural and luscious. The only downside is they will bruise and swell a bit but it is easily masked with lipstick or gloss. Get Juvederm® Volbella™ XC which is approved for injection into the lips and lasts up to a year.” says one of our happy clients.
It is very important to use the right type of filler for natural lip augmentation. The fillers with high G prime look heavy and unnatural in lips. They can give the appearance of "duck lips", which is something everyone wants to avoid these days.
Juvederm® Volbella™ XC is a soft moldable hyaluronic acid gel which looks very natural in lips.
2. How to choose a provider?
There are a variety of healthcare providers who can inject Juvederm®. The initial consultation and treatment should be with a licensed and board-certified doctor. You should not buy or inject Juvederm® yourself. It is highly unsafe and illegal to even attempt to purchase and inject your own Botox & Juvederm® without a medical license. Your results will depend on your injector, their training, and your preference. In our office, the Juvederm® treatments are provided by licensed and board- certified providers who have a vast experience in lip fillers.
3. Does Juvéderm hurt?
While any injection can be painful, there are ways to mitigate it. The Juvederm® XC formulations contain lidocaine which can instantly numb as it's injected. That said, every patient is different, and it also depends on where and how much is being injected. To make lip injections less painful and more tolerable, we also offer dental blocks for our patients upon request.
4. How to minimize bruising and swelling?
Juvederm® injections usually result in some bruising and swelling, which can last up to two weeks. Bruising will eventually go away, but there are some things you can do to reduce it.
Before your treatment, here’s what to avoid: “You can minimize your tendency to bruise by avoiding aspirin, NSAIDs, fish oil, alcohol (vasodilator), and the ‘G’ supplements (garlic, ginkgo biloba, ginseng) for 10 days before your procedure,” says Dr. Cheema.
After your treatment, to reduce bruising, Dr. Cheema recommends the use of arnica and bromelain.
5. Small lumps and bumps are normal and temporary.
It’s common to have small lumps or bumps the first week after injection. If it does not go away in a week, your provider may use massage or heat to smooth it out. “It would be best if you book a follow up appointment with your physician
in one to two weeks, and she can massage any residual lumps or bumps at that time. I recommend you do not massage them yourself,” says Dr. Cheema, our triple board- certified physician.
6. What is my downtime after Lip Filler?
Although Juvéderm injections are a minimally invasive procedure, you should still expect some downtime afterward. Most people don’t want others to see them with bruising. “Next time I have Juvéderm injections it will be before a weekend. I went back to work the next day. I was unhappy about the conspicuous bruising at work,” says a client.
7. How long should I wait before getting another facial treatment?
Many people who get Juvéderm are also interested in having another facial treatment—something like Botox, a chemical peel, or micro-needling. Most doctors recommend waiting at least several days after all filler injections before any facial treatments that will put pressure on your skin because all fillers are somewhat malleable for several days.
8. Is Juvéderm safe?
Juvéderm is widely regarded as safe. Juvéderm is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid that has a proven track record of safety. We have been using Juvéderm successfully in our office for a few years, and our patients are very satisfied with their results.
9. There's an 'undo' button: hyaluronidase.
If the results of Juvéderm are not what you wanted, there is an “undo” option: it can be dissolved with an injection of hyaluronidase. It speeds up the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid, the compound that Juvéderm is made of.
10. How long will Juvéderm last?
It is impossible to tell exactly how long the effects of Juvéderm will last, but generally, they are in the range of six months to a year. It really depends on the area injected, how much product is injected, and how quickly your body metabolizes the product.
11. How much does Lip Filler cost?
We are offering our biggest promotion of the year on lip filler. Buy 1 syringe of Juvederm lip filler and get 30 units of Botox free ( while supplies last )