Hollywood celebrity Kylie Jenner helped to popularize lip fillers after having Juvederm dermal filler injections to create her fuller lips and famous pout. Ever since the demand for lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers has skyrocketed. A-listers like Chrissy Teigen, Katy Perry, Nicole Kidman, and Anna Faris have all joined in to reveal their ultimate celebrity secret: Juvederm lip fillers. Dr. Michele Green in New York City, an internationally renowned leader in the field of cosmetic dermatology, is the “go-to doctor” for beautiful, natural-looking lip enhancement. Dr. Green is an expert in skincare, dermal fillers, and non-invasive cosmetic treatments and was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to perfect the use of Juvederm dermal fillers.
A person’s lips are arguably the most impactful facial feature when it comes to making a first impression. As we age, the lips naturally become thinner, frown lines develop, and other fine lines surround the lips, and this can drastically change our control over that very first smile. Lip augmentation with dermal filler injections allows NYC-based cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green to provide her patients with natural-looking, subtle improvement or a completely new look and luscious lips. Patients enjoy that they can easily achieve more defined, fuller lips with few potential side effects, zero downtime or discomfort, and little maintenance. The inclusion of lidocaine in the Juvederm XC dermal fillers guarantees a more comfortable patient experience, and the non-invasive nature of lip fillers makes it easy to combine them with other non-invasive cosmetic procedures for pan-facial rejuvenation, including Botox, laser resurfacing, microneedling, and chemical peels. These cosmetic treatments, among others, are available at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in NYC.
Dr. Green is an internationally recognized and appreciated expert in the field of cosmetic dermatology with over 25 years of experience providing some of the most discerning individuals from around the globe with their ideal rejuvenation and enhancement results. She is consistently identified as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Super Doctors, Castle Connolly, and New York Magazine for her holistic approach and less-is-more philosophy regarding cosmetic treatments, including cosmetic injectables like lip fillers. As an expert injector, Dr. Green creates a customized treatment approach for each of her patients depending on their unique skin needs and aesthetic goals. When you consult with Dr. Green at her boutique dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to develop a plan that provides you with beautiful, long-lasting, natural-looking results so that you look and feel like the best version of yourself.
Before / After Juvederm Ultra Plus lip injections
How does lip augmentation work?
Lip augmentation, a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that is also referred to as lip injections or lip fillers, entails injections of hyaluronic acid dermal filler to achieve natural-looking lip enhancement. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar complex found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid promotes collagen production, which in turn plumps the skin, fills in fine lines and wrinkles, and adds volume. Hyaluronic acid also increases the skin’s moisture-storing ability, leaving it both hydrated and rejuvenated. Injecting hyaluronic acid fillers into the lips is a safe and effective method for nonsurgical lip augmentation that can provide patients with enhanced volume, definition, or both. Most patients need just a single syringe of lip filler to achieve optimal results, which can last up to one year, depending on the type of filler used for your lip enhancement treatment. There are just a few potential side effects, which tend to be mild and resolve on their own within one week of the procedure. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, redness, or tenderness at or near the injection sites. As a bonus, the lip fillers used by Dr. Green are made with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which makes the dermal filler injection process more comfortable for the patient. There are many different lip fillers available, each with its consistencies and benefits. Consulting an expert injector, such as Dr. Green in NYC, is the best way to customize your lip augmentation treatment and get the natural-looking, fuller lips you’re after.
When it comes to lip augmentation, it’s very important to consider what each patient is looking for and to complement the natural structure of the lips. This means that a crucial step in the process is reflecting on what you’d like your lips to become. As Perrie Samotin, journalist at Glamour Magazine and one of many of Dr. Green’s lip augmentation patients, writes:
“The first step, according to Green, is to decide how big you realistically want your lips. This means that you should think long and hard about whether you really want to go from thin-lipped to Lisa Rinna in one fell swoop. It will be obvious. ‘You really, really don’t want [your lips] to be overfilled, and it’s easier to have too little than too much,’ Green said. But if you know you want to see a real difference right away, it’s on you to voice that—especially since I’ve found that most doctors prefer their work to look hyper-natural.”
Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding facial rejuvenation and enhancement. She works with each of her patients to first identify their unique needs and personal aesthetic goals, customizing their lip augmentation treatment with lip fillers so their ideal cosmetic results are achieved.
How Lip Injections Can Transform Your Look
Dr. Michele Green is an expert injector and leading NYC board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals from around the world with the best dermal filler injections, including lip fillers. She will work with you to determine a lip enhancement treatment plan that suits your aesthetic goals. During the consultation, she will consider the different aspects of the lips and the surrounding skin. The key areas of the lip region are:
- Upper Lip: The upper lip is where shape and volume become key players. Injection zones vary to get the perfect shape and volume, but the key is to vary the lower border of the upper lip. Without this variation, patients risk the “trout pout,” which appears artificial.
- Lower Lip: The lower lip is more uniform but tends to have increased volume in the center of the lip. Often, the lower lip can have a more voluminous injection in order to maintain the natural balance of the lips. The goal is to focus on central and vertical height so that the lower lip looks even from side to side, with a lovely lift enhancement head-on.
- Philtral columns: The philtral columns are the elevated areas of skin between the tip of the upper lip and the base of the nose. The natural shape of the philtral columns has a major role in its relationship to the upper lip, and definition can be an important consideration here.
- White Roll: This is the edge along the lips that then transition to skin. Definition along the white roll is essential when looking for a natural look, and this is a common injection site in order to create balance and glow.
Injectable Lip Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm, are manufactured with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, in order to make the process of lip injection as comfortable as possible for the patient. Dr. Green often suggests to her patients that they take advantage of a topical numbing cream in addition to the lidocaine compounded in Juvederm itself. The numbing cream should be applied one hour in advance of the scheduled treatment to enhance patient comfort during their lip augmentation.
Since the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen slows with age, hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to replace this lost collagen to reverse the visible signs of aging. Juvederm fillers can be used to decrease vertical lip lines, correct smile lines, and plump thin lips. Dermal fillers can also be used on different areas of the face to correct signs of aging, such as the temples, chin, nasolabial area (smile lines), tear trough, and cheeks, for pan-facial rejuvenation.
Hyaluronic acid lip enhancement is a long-lasting, natural alternative to plastic surgery that patients enjoy due to the fact that there is minimal, if any, downtime, and it quickly achieves ideal cosmetic results. Patients enjoy that the results of their lip filler treatments can easily be maintained by having touch-ups on a regular basis. When you have lip augmentation with expert injector Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to develop a personalized lip filler treatment plan and a timeline for your touch-up treatments that keep you looking and feeling like the best version of yourself.
What is the best lip filler?
There are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers that can be used to create lip augmentation results that vary from incredibly natural-looking to dramatically glamorous. An expert injector, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, can work with you to select the lip filler best suited to your needs and aesthetic goals. Although there are many dermal filler product options available, not all lip fillers are created equally. Additionally, different hyaluronic acid filler products are indicated for use in different areas of the face to enhance facial features or address the various signs of aging that develop naturally over time.
Juvederm products are one of the most popular brands of hyaluronic acid filler, with consistently outstanding cosmetic results. Created by Allergan, Juvederm provides a voluminous, plumped look for your lips that can have a long-lasting cosmetic impact, with the lip-enhancing effects typically lasting for up to a year in duration.
Restylane is another rejuvenating hyaluronic acid lip injection that can be used for beautiful lip augmentation treatment, and it is primarily geared toward patients who want to create a more subtle lip enhancement effect. Restylane Silk and Restylane-L are two of the products within the Restylane family of dermal fillers that can be effectively used for lip injections, often recommended by Dr. Green for her patients who want a more natural-looking, softer lip “look.” Restylane Lyft is primarily used for smile lines and oral commissures and even for hand rejuvenation. In addition, patients who are in their 50s or older may prefer to take advantage of Restylane for its more subtle results. Restylane is another relatively long-lasting, semi-permanent lip augmentation treatment that typically lasts for 6 to 9 months in duration.
Belotero is an ultra-fine hyaluronic acid filler product that has a wonderful effect on treating fine lines and is useful for subtle lip augmentation. The cosmetic results don’t last quite as long as Restylane or Juvederm, typically only reaching the 6-month mark. Belotero, however, is ideal for reducing the appearance of fine lines around the mouth that can develop as part of the aging process, also referred to as ‘smoker lines.’
The lip filler product that is ultimately going to be best for your lip augmentation treatment will be dependent on your particular skin needs and cosmetic goals. Dr. Michele Green in NYC is an expert injector and international leader in the field of cosmetic dermatology, with over 25 years of experience providing her patients from around the globe with their ideal results and long-lasting, luscious lips. Dr. Green will work with you to pick the best lip filler for your lip enhancement treatment so that you look and feel like the best version of yourself.
What is Juvederm lip filler?
Juvederm lip filler comes from the top-selling hyaluronic acid dermal filler collection, made by Allergan, which ranks in the top 3 most minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in the United States. Juvederm is designed from across technology, which cross-links low and high-weight hyaluronic acids, which in turn creates an incredibly smooth and efficient injectable gel. The first Juvederm filler was approved by the FDA in 2006 for adding volume for any patient 21 or older. In the last two decades, Juvederm has expanded its collection of facial fillers, which are designed to treat the various aspects of aging and sculpting:
Juvederm Volbella XC
This hyaluronic acid filler is a newer FDA-approved lip augmentation injectable used to create fullness and softness for the lips, as well as reduce the appearance of perioral lines, also known as “lipstick lines.” Juvederm Volbella XC manages to create a soft, natural look.
Juvederm Ultra XC
This lip filler is a cross-linked gel that is designed to improve the fullness of the lips and mouth area, creating plump lips while also adding volume to reduce the appearance of fine lines. It can be tailored to a natural, fuller, or more dramatic pout. Juvederm XC is also used to plump the surrounding nasolabial area (smile lines) and oral commissures to prevent sagging and jowl formation.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
This product builds upon the Ultra XC formulation, creating a robust cross-linking process that aids more moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is the type of dermal lip filler that Kylie Jenner had for her lip augmentation, which gave her that famous luscious pout.
Which Juvederm is best for lips?
A variety of Juvederm lip fillers can be used depending on the desires of each patient. The first choice for most patients when it comes to lip plumping is Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. Dr. Green typically starts with just one syringe of Juvederm for lip enhancement. She embraces a conservative “less is more” philosophy when it comes to treatment with cosmetic injections and will have you look at the results immediately after the injection to decide if you want a more dramatic result and even more lip plumping.
All three of the Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to create a youthful, voluminous look for your lips, and Dr. Green will work with you to make sure your lip augmentation reflects your desires while also shaping your look to match the composition and structure of your natural facial features.
After one syringe of Juvederm
How long does Juvederm last in the lips?
So, how long do Juvederm lip fillers last? If you’re a first-time patient, the question of how long Juvederm lip injections last is likely at the top of your list, as this process is an investment for yourself, and long-lasting results are a crucial part of the decision-making process.
In terms of longevity, you may be in luck: Juvederm lip fillers have the longest-lasting results of hyaluronic acid fillers, and they typically last for a full year with optimal use. First-time patients may not reach the full-year mark, as more hyaluronic acid may be absorbed into the body, but with multiple uses, the timeline often extends.
How long does Juvederm Ultra XC last in the lips?
Juvederm Volbella XC and Juvederm Ultra XC commonly produce results that last up to 1 year. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, which is often used for more dramatic lip enhancement, can have lasting effects for over one year.
What is the Lip Augmentation Process Like?
The procedure for lip augmentation is incredibly quick and easy compared to other dermal enhancement treatments. It is recommended for patients 21 years and older and is particularly excellent for older patients looking to rejuvenate their look and feel the joy of fuller, fresher skin and lips.
When approaching your appointment, it’s important to think about the “less is more” approach, as it is easier to enhance lips that have slightly too little volume than to adjust lips that are overfilled. Reflecting on what level of volume you realistically want can help your dermatologist determine the exact amount of filler you would like to use. Still, typically, one syringe of Juvederm will give patients the fullness that they are looking for.
In the week leading up to your appointment, there are a few things you should avoid:
- Aspirin, Aleve, Ibuprofen or Motrin
- Fish Oil
- Vitamin E
- St. John’s wort
These oral medications and supplements are blood thinners and should be avoided in order to prevent bruising. Aspirin, Aleve, and Motrin all have a blood-thinning effect and can, therefore, make the skin quite susceptible to post-injection bruising. Refraining from alcohol and smoking in preparation for treatment is also recommended. Furthermore, if you have any major breakouts or infections in the week prior to your procedure near the planned injection site, it may be best to postpone treatment until the breakout has cleared.
The appointment itself is completely easy, typically lasting 15 minutes. Dr. Michele Green is an experienced cosmetic injector with over 20 decades of experience in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. During this procedure, Dr. Green will mark the injection sites to confirm the location and the desired result and layer Juvederm into all of the desired areas on and surrounding the lips. Dr. Green may also lightly massage the injection sites to ensure that the hyaluronic filler is evenly distributed. You will ice the treatment area immediately after your injection to reduce the chance of swelling.
How do you take care of your lips after Juvederm?
After your Juvederm procedure, very little downtime is required, if any. It’s important to avoid manipulating the lips for 2-3 hours after lip injections (things like scrunching the lips, using straws, or drinking hot beverages) in order to allow the injections time to settle.
Within the first day after the procedure, swelling often occurs, creating an impression that the lips are 20% larger than they will be. Other common side effects after the lip injections include redness, tenderness, and bumps or firmness along the lips. Topical steroid creams can be used to minimize more moderate side effects, and icing for the first few days is recommended for all patients. You’ll also want to avoid dental procedures for a few weeks after your appointment. After 2 to 3 days, the lips will assume their injection volume and shape, and this look will continue to soften gradually over 2-3 weeks, leaving your lips feeling luscious and full.
If you are in any way dissatisfied with your first treatment and are craving a more dramatic look, an additional lip injection can be applied after the first two weeks. If you learn that lip fillers are not for you, Hyaluronidase can be used to dissolve the hyaluronic acid easily and painlessly. Hyaluronidase is an injectable enzyme that works to break down hyaluronic acid and can be used to reverse the effects of any HA filler treatment, including lip filler. Dr. Green will work with you from the very first consultation to ensure that your aspirations are met.
How Much is Juvederm Lip Filler?
The total cost of your Juvederm lip filler treatment will ultimately be dependent on a number of contributing factors. The geographic location of the medical office in which you are treated, the experience level of the dermatologist performing your cosmetic injections, and the type and number of syringes of product that are used to create your final cosmetic results are all factors that will influence the cost of your treatment. It may be more inexpensive to access dermal filler treatment from a nurse injector in a medical spa setting. However, it is important to be selective when choosing your injector in order to get the best overall cosmetic results and avoid unwanted side effects such as product migration or lip asymmetry. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific skin needs and overall aesthetic goals with her in-depth. Dr. Green is an expert injector and will customize your lip augmentation treatment so that it is perfectly suited to you and your goals, providing luscious lips within your budget.
Where else is Juvederm used?
Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like fillers that replenish volume, enhance contour, and encourage natural collagen production in the skin. They can be used across different areas of the face and body. Unlike cosmetic injectables like Botox and Dysport, dermal fillers are not neurotoxins. Instead of freezing the muscles as a way to reduce wrinkles, dermal fillers are able to smooth out the skin by naturally filling wrinkles in different areas of the face and body.
Collagen used to be the most common filler used in dermal filler procedures, but in recent years, hyaluronic acid fillers have presented with an incredible amount of patient success. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that provides the skin with hydration, volume, and suppleness. Hyaluronic acid fillers have the highest dermatological recommendation, and both Juvederm and Restylane offer a variety of dermal fillers for facial features beyond the lips, including:
- Cheek Enhancement: Dermal filler right near the cheekbone can be used as a means to create a nonsurgical lift that will revitalize and rejuvenate the skin.
- Jaw Contouring: Jowls or sagging skin on the lower face can be firmed through the use of Juvederm injections along the jawline.
- Tear Trough: Under the eye, hollows and dark circles can be corrected with dermal fillers injected into the tear trough area. The best patients for this dermal filler site have undereye hollows without an excessive amount of skin laxity.
- Nasolabial Folds: Nasolabial Folds, also known as “smile lines,” are frequently treated with and without lip augmentation. A combination of dermal filler surrounding the lips and the cheeks can help lift the skin and reduce these folds. Juvederm Ultra Plus is made especially for these deep lines, creases, and the lines that extend down the mouth to the oral commissures, known as marionette lines.
- Volume Loss: Juvederm Ultra Plus can be combined with Juvederm Voluma XC (described below), as well as other dermal fillers, to create a liquid facelift. Many patients have pan-facial rejuvenation to restore volume to multiple areas of the face during the same visit. For example, the temples, chin, jowls, cheeks, and nasolabial folds may all have lost volume. By using a combination approach and layering more than one dermal filler, the different areas of volume loss can be restored to provide complete facial rejuvenation. Through the art of a liquid facelift, patients can avoid having invasive plastic surgery.
Juvederm Vollure XC
This injectable creates volume that helps to smooth wrinkles and folds throughout the face, with results lasting up to 1.5 years. From just a single visit, Juvederm Vollure can help to give you a plump, soft look to your skin, and the filler can be tailored to each patient to allow for a natural, beautiful glow.
Juvederm Voluma XC
This product is designed to sculpt, lift, and reduce wrinkles along the cheeks and midface. It creates a natural appearance and smooths the contour of the skin, with results lasting up to 2 years. Volume loss in the midface is a chief concern of many patients, and Juvederm Voluma XC is the ideal way to replenish this lost collagen and improve facial sagging. Dermal filler such as Juvederm Voluma XC can be injected near the cheekbone in order to restore fullness that is often lost during the aging process, creating a natural lift that reduces the look of smile lines and deeper folds without the need for plastic surgery.
What is permanent lip augmentation?
Permanent lip augmentation options exist for those who are looking to create more long-lasting changes to their look. Typically, these treatments are offered by a plastic surgeon:
- Lip Implants: This process uses a Permalip implant insertion, where a surgical implant is shaped using an incision in the lip. A curved alligator clamp is then used to develop a tunnel in the lip that follows the curvature of the lip, and then the implant is positioned below the lip fat and above the lip muscles. Absorbable sutures are then used to close the incisions.
- Fat grafting: This process has a slightly longer augmentation result, providing fuller lips for five years or more. During the fat grafting lip augmentation process, your tissue is used. Fat tissue is collected from the stomach, which is then purified and inserted into the lips. The full treatment takes about ninety minutes and is done with local anesthesia.
- Tissue grafting: Tissue grafting is similar to fat grafting in that your tissue is taken to be used for lip enhancement. In this case, skin is taken from the lower stomach area, relying on the dermis to be inserted into the lips.
Please note that these permanent lip augmentation procedures are typically less popular than lip fillers; as the results cannot be changed, the procedures are much more complicated, and the final look has a greater risk of appearing unnatural. Permanent lift fillers and tissue grafting are rarely performed now that there are so many minimally invasive hyaluronic acid fillers for lip enhancement.
Do Juvederm lip injections hurt?
No! Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that is made comfortable for the patient due to the fact that Juvederm is compounded with lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that is included to reduce any potential discomfort at the sites of injection. For her patients who are interested in lip fillers, Dr. Green will also provide a prescription for a topical anesthetic in advance of their treatment. The numbing cream should be applied topically to the treatment area one hour before the lip augmentation procedure is scheduled. Once you have arrived at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office for lip filler enhancement treatment, the numbing cream will be removed and the skin sterilized in preparation for treatment. After the injections are finished, an ice pack will be applied to the treatment area to reduce any potential swelling and for comfort.
How long does it take for Juvederm to settle in lips?
A mild amount of temporary swelling is a common side effect and to be expected with any dermal filler injections, including lip augmentation with Juvederm. The amount of swelling associated with lip filler treatment is minimal and typically resolves on its own within several days of treatment. Patients enjoy the fact that there is zero downtime involved with their lip filler injections, meaning that they can resume their normal daily activities immediately upon completion of their procedure. In addition, immediately upon completion of your lip filler treatment with Dr. Green, an ice pack will be applied to the area to reduce any initial swelling that may occur.
Dr. Green advises her patients to discontinue any blood-thinning agents two weeks before dermal filler injections, including aspirin, Ibuprofen, vitamin E, and garlic, to prevent bruising. When you have lip augmentation or other dermal filler injections with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she will provide you with all of the pertinent preparation and aftercare information required to achieve and maintain the best results. Depending on your situation, needs, and goals, Dr. Green may ask you to return to her office two weeks after your initial dermal filler injections to assess the treatment once the filler has settled and determine whether any touch-up is required.
How often should I have Juvederm lip filler treatment?
Juvederm dermal filler injections in the lips typically produce cosmetic results that last for up to a year. Many patients, however, elect to engage in maintenance treatment sessions throughout the year to keep up the best cosmetic results. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private, boutique dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, NYC, she will work with you to establish a timeline for your Juvederm lip filler treatment so that you can achieve and maintain your optimal cosmetic results.
Is Juvederm lip filler safe? Are there side effects?
Of course! The entire family of Juvederm dermal fillers is FDA-approved for cosmetic injection and can be used safely to enhance the appearance of the lips. The fact that Juvederm dermal fillers are FDA-approved means that their safety and efficacy have been evaluated in clinical studies. Having your Juvederm lip filler treatment with a board-certified healthcare professional, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC, is the best way to ensure that your injections are performed safely and effectively. One of the risks of dermal filler injections is the unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this occurring are very small, but if it happens, the complications can be serious. Some of the side effects of accidental injection into a blood vessel can include blindness, infection, allergic reaction, or stroke. This is why having dermal filler injections with an expert like Dr. Green is so critical. Common side effects that can occur even when an expert injector does your lip filler injections include mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness at or near injection sites that typically resolve within one week of the cosmetic treatment.
Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best dermal filler injections to provide beautiful, long-lasting, natural-looking rejuvenation and enhancement. Since Juvederm is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance within the skin, it is incredibly rare for it to develop any serious side effects when treated by a professional or to encounter an allergic reaction. Patients can rest assured knowing that Juvederm is a dissolvable hyaluronic acid dermal filler product, and the effects can be reversed if necessary by relying on the injectable enzyme hyaluronidase. When you choose Dr. Green as your injector for lip filler treatment with Juvederm, the process is guaranteed to be safe and effective, producing long-lasting, natural-looking ideal cosmetic results.
How long do Juvederm lip injections last?
Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella are the two most commonly used Juvederm lip filler products used for augmentation and enhancement, typically producing cosmetic effects that last for 6-12 months in duration. Patients can keep up the best results by having regular maintenance treatment sessions as needed for touch-ups. Most patients choose to have their lip filler treatment touched up every six months or so to maintain their ideal results. However, the timeline for maintenance treatment sessions is completely customizable depending on the needs and aesthetic goals of an individual. When you work with Dr. Green, she will help you develop a timeline for your lip filler treatments that will keep you looking and feeling like the very best version of yourself.
How many units of Juvederm for lips?
Typically, one syringe of Juvederm consists of 1 ml or cc of dermal filler. The number of syringes necessary for a given patient depends on the type of dermal filler that is being used and the treatment area being addressed. Generally speaking, larger treatment areas, such as the midface and jawline, will require more syringes of dermal filler than smaller areas, like under the eyes and in the lips. The age of a patient and the severity of the signs of aging they’d like to address, or the amount of enhancement desired, may alter the number of syringes of dermal filler necessary in a given treatment area. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding dermal fillers to give her patients a natural-looking enhancement and more youthful appearance. Usually, Dr. Green uses one syringe of Juvederm for natural-looking lip augmentation. Of course, each patient’s treatment plan is customized to suit their particular needs and aesthetic goals. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private, boutique dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and determine how much dermal filler will be needed.
How many syringes of Juvederm for lips?
No matter which type of lip filler is used for your lip augmentation, Dr. Green will use just one syringe. This helps ensure that your results are natural-looking. To avoid complications or looking “overdone” or “duck-like,” it is best to consult an expert in cosmetic injections. Overfilling and lumpiness of the lips are, unfortunately, common occurrences for patients who are treated by inexperienced injectors. For your peace of mind and to guarantee that you achieve flawless, natural-looking cosmetic results, it is imperative to consult with an experienced, board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green. Dr. Green has spent over two and a half decades providing her patients from around the world with the best cosmetic treatments available in NYC, including lip enhancement procedures.
Is Juvederm or Restylane better for lips?
Juvederm and Restylane are two different families of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers consisting of products with varying thicknesses, each of which is suitable for use in particular areas of the face. Restylane and Juvederm both offer several dermal filler products that can make ideal lip fillers. The lip filler that’s right for you will ultimately depend on your natural lip anatomy and your ideal aesthetic goals. Dr. Green tailors all of her patient’s skin care and treatment plans based on their individual needs and goals and relies on her expert knowledge of injectables and dermal fillers in order to determine which treatment is optimal.
Patients who have a naturally thin set of lips are typically best suited to a lip filler product that will provide a subtle and natural yet beautiful enhancement. In these cases, Dr. Green often recommends a lip filler like Restylane. Other patients who have fuller lips to begin with may love the look of the “Kardashian” lip filler and want something that will give them a more glamorous and voluminous effect. To achieve this effect, Dr. Green typically recommends using a lip filler like Juvederm. In other words, Restylane may be recommended for those with naturally less voluminous lips or seeking subtle enhancement. In contrast, Juvederm may be recommended for those with naturally fuller lips or seeking more dramatic lip augmentation results. When you consult with Dr. Green regarding your lip augmentation at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to select the best type of lip filler for your needs and goals.
Is Juvederm lip filler? Which dermal fillers are used for jawline and chin augmentation?
The JUVÉDERM ® Collection of Fillers comprises various products for rejuvenation that include, but are not limited to, lip fillers. Juvederm fillers are also used to address fine lines, wrinkles, and facial volume loss and to provide enhanced contour and definition. For example, Juvederm Voluma, one of the most popular Juvederm dermal fillers, was FDA-approved not only to treat the cheek area but also for chin augmentation. Treating the chin area provides much-needed symmetry to the face. An undefined chin and jawline can be due to several contributing factors, including genetics and age.
As we age, the combination of collagen loss and gravity leads to the appearance of sagging in the lower face, including the chin, jawline, and jowls. If there is submental fat under the chin, this can also contribute to an undefined chin and jawline. In chin augmentation, many patients choose to treat submental fat with Kybella injections, which will remove the double chin and improve the overall appearance of the chin and jawline. Another dermal filler, Juvederm VOLUX ® XC, was developed specifically to treat the jawline. It can be used to treat severe loss of jawline definition, eliminate lower facial creases that cause a prematurely aged appearance, reduce the appearance of jowls, and provide the ideal facial contour.
Will Juvederm bumps go away?
One of the potential side effects of Juvederm dermal filler injections is mild swelling or bumps in the treatment area. This is normal and should resolve independently within several weeks of the dermal filler injections. It would be best not to massage or apply pressure on the treatment area but to allow the Juvederm to settle naturally. If there is still residual swelling or bumps in the treatment area two weeks after your filler injections, follow up with your injector. Although the appearance of hyaluronic acid bumps may be problematic initially, they can easily be dissolved with an injectable enzyme called Hyaluronidase if needed. The best way to prevent the development of persistent bumps after Juvederm injections is to consult a board-certified dermatologist and expert injector such as Dr. Green.
How long does Juvederm Volbella last in the lips?
Juvederm Volbella, like other dermal fillers in the Juvederm collection of fillers, is made with Vycross technology. The unique Vycross technology used to make Juvederm dermal fillers involves a process that cross-links molecules of hyaluronic acid, resulting in an injectable gel that isn’t as easily broken down by the body. This means that Juvederm dermal fillers are relatively long-lasting. Juvederm Volbella can last up to 18 months, which is significantly longer than many other lip filler products on the market. Other lip fillers produce cosmetic results that tend to last 3-6 months before diminishing, which means that patients must have touch-up treatments more regularly.
Is Juvederm good for the lips?
When patients ask if Juvederm is a good lip filler, the answer is a definite yes! Not only can Juvederm dermal fillers be used for lip augmentation, but they are also among the most popular used for long-lasting, natural-looking lip enhancement. Several Juvederm products make good lip fillers, including Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Volbella. For those who are craving a completely natural look but still have thin lips, Juvederm Volbella may be the ideal dermal filler. However, when it comes to maximized, plush lips that still maintain a natural glow, Juvederm Ultra Plus is considered to be the best choice. When you consult with expert injector Dr. Michele Green for your lip augmentation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your unique concerns and overall aesthetic goals in-depth with her. Dr. Green will then work with you to create a personalized Juvederm treatment plan that is best suited to achieving your ideal cosmetic results.
How do I get started with lip enhancement today?
A person’s lips are arguably the most impactful facial feature when it comes to making a first impression. Fuller lips are associated with healthy, youthful beauty, and they’ve never been easier to achieve! Thanks to cosmetic dermal filler injections, patients can attain the perfect pout in a single treatment session without any downtime involved whatsoever. The best first step is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and expert injector, Dr. Michele Green, in New York City. Dr. Green was among the first injectors in NYC to offer Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers for facial rejuvenation and enhancement. She continues to rely on Juvederm lip fillers to provide her patients with the perfect pout of their dreams.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including lip fillers. Dr. Green takes pride in the relationships she establishes with each patient, uses a holistic approach, and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding facial rejuvenation and enhancement, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to meet their particular needs and goals. She is consistently recognized as one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and the New York Times for her dedication to her patients and expertise. To get started with expert lip augmentation and enhancement for long-lasting, natural-looking results, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green by calling the NYC-based office at 212-535-3088 or contacting us online today.