At Dermlounge, we provide lip augmentation services with cosmetic fillers in the JUVÉDERM® line. These dermal fillers include JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, which can plump the lips with the help of hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a sugar that occurs naturally in the body and helps keep the skin moisturized and soft, creating a more youthful appearance at the end of the treatment. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can also be used to treat fine lines around the mouth, which are known as perioral rhytids. For individuals looking to enhance their lips and fill out fine lines around the mouth, this procedure may be a viable option.
The natural aging process affects everyone in different ways, but lines around the mouth and a loss of volume in the lips is very common for both men and women. Sometimes genetics can play a role in these visible signs of age, and excessive sun exposure or other environmental factors may increase the physical appearance of facial lines as well. Lip augmentation is a non-surgical procedure that takes a relatively small amount of time to provide beautiful, long-lasting results. These are some of the main reasons patients often request this treatment.
Patients concerned with organic treatments will be happy to know how HA works in the body. It is a main ingredient in both of these dermal fillers, and its results typically appear more natural than other filler types. The volume that is added can create a contoured and fuller look to the lips and diminish signs of fine lines.
Candidacy for lip augmentation will be determined by one of our experienced medical team members, who will evaluate the area being considered for augmentation. A personalized treatment plan will then be developed to address thin lips, a lack of definition or volume, or lines crowding around the mouth.
Once a treatment plan has been created, the skin will be cleaned and a topical anesthetic can be supplied if needed. Further numbing will be provided by the lidocaine in each product. A gradual series of injections using an ultrafine needle will be administered, allowing time for the lidocaine to begin working. Each treatment is personalized to meet the needs of the patient’s desired aesthetic results, and we take extra precaution not to overuse any product. We understand many of our patients are concerned about overly plump lips and we strive against this. We use about half of a 1.0cc syringe to improve the lips profile by enhancing the cupid’s bow, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
These injections can take about 15 minutes to complete, but the entire procedure is designed to be finished in under one hour.
Two weeks after undergoing the lip augmentation treatment, we ask that you come back to visit our office to discuss the outcome of your treatment. We will be able to evaluate the results and provide any touch-ups in specific areas if needed. Once the areas of injection have completely healed, the lips or regions around the lips should both look and feel natural.
It is not uncommon to have the treatment area swell during this process. Redness and tenderness may also occur, but can be minimized by applying an icepack following the procedure. Other rare side effects are possible and will be discussed during your consultation with our healthcare professionals.
If you are interested in lip augmentation using JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC or JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, please contact our office to schedule a consultation today.