Are you considering Juvéderm® lip filler for your lips? Juvéderm®, a hyaluronic acid gel, is an injectable filler that adds volume and fullness to the lips. Juvéderm® lip fillers are a popular choice for those looking to enhance their lips’ shape and appearance since Juvéderm® produces long-lasting results that can last up to a year.
This guide will provide an overview of Juvéderm® lip fillers, including the procedure, side effects, and how to choose a provider. Read on to learn more about Juvéderm® lip filler and if it’s right for you.
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is a line of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers used to help people address the facial signs of aging.Juvéderm® fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency and come in different concentrations tailored to target specific problems when injected into different areas and depths. Juvéderm includes the following products:
- Juvéderm® Voluma XC adds volume beneath the skin’s surface to increase the size of your cheeks.
- Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm® Vollure XC address the loss of skin elasticity and fill out wrinkles and lines around the mouth and nose.
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Volbella XC work as nonsurgical lip enhancement treatments.
Juvéderm® for Lips
Juvéderm® is a popular choice for lip fillers because of its soft consistency and hyaluronic acid-based formula. Juvéderm® is designed to work with the body’s natural processes, making it a safe and effective way to plump up lips and add definition.
Juvéderm® has a high capacity for binding to water molecules, which helps to enhance the lips’ natural moisture and give them a plump, youthful appearance. Juvéderm® is also very easy to use and can be tailored to each patient’s needs, allowing for a natural look customized to each patient.
Benefits of Juvéderm® Lip Filler
There are many benefits to Juvéderm® lip filler. Juvéderm® is an FDA-approved dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by the body. Here are some of the benefits Juvéderm® lip fillers can provide:
- Juvéderm® is Comfortable: Juvéderm® contains lidocaine, which offers localized pain relief, making the injection comfortable for the patient.
- Natural-Looking Results Around the Mouth: Juvéderm® contains a smooth gel, offering natural-looking results around the lip area.
- Immediate Results: Juvéderm® offers immediate improvement when affected areas are treated, with most clients needing only one treatment to achieve a desirable volume increase.
- Brief Procedure: Juvéderm® treatment can typically be completed in less than 15 minutes, with minimal downtime needed before normal activities can be resumed.
- Reversible and Biodegradable: Juvéderm® is reversible if a client isn’t satisfied with the results, and it is biodegradable, meaning the gel gradually breaks down and eventually disappears.
- Add volume and definition to lips: Juvéderm® is designed to add volume and definition to the lips, making them look fuller and more youthful.
- Correct lip asymmetries: Juvéderm® can also help correct lip asymmetries, such as creating a better symmetry between the left and right sides of the lips.
- Improve lip contours: Juvéderm® can also be used to improve the contours of the lips, allowing for a more attractive and natural look.
Juvéderm® Side Effects
Juvéderm® is generally safe for most healthy adults and can offer desired cosmetic results. However, as with any medical procedure, Juvéderm® has its side effects, which may range from mild to severe. These can include swelling, bruising, and redness, though these typically only last for 7 days or less.
If an inexperienced non-medical provider does Juvéderm®, it could cause serious side effects like blindness, an infection, an allergic reaction, or a stroke. To lower the risk of these bad side effects, getting Juvéderm® treatments from correctly trained, experienced, licensed doctors or registered nurses is important.
What Happens During a Lip Filler Procedure?
During a Juvéderm® lip filler procedure, your healthcare provider will apply a topical anesthetic or give you a nerve block injection to numb your lips. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, they will use a thin needle to inject Juvéderm® into any or all parts of your lips, including the vermillion border, Cupid’s bow and corners of your mouth. You won’t feel any pain, but you may feel a pinching sensation, and your eyes may water.
Your healthcare provider will insert 1 mL of Juvéderm® lip filler, and the needle won’t go deeper than 2.5 mm into your skin. An ice pack may be applied to your lips during the procedure to reduce swelling.
It is important to follow your medical provider’s advice on Juvéderm® aftercare in order to achieve the best results and minimize side effects. Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind:
- Avoid direct sunlight and sources of heat (tanning beds, saunas, etc.) for a few weeks.
- Avoid high-intensity workouts for 24 hours.
- Don’t lie down or bend below the waist for four hours.
- Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.
- Avoid blood-thinning medication for several days.
- Sleep with an elevated head for several days.
- Avoid laser treatments for two weeks.
Following these guidelines can help ensure a successful Juvéderm® treatment.
Juvéderm® can be an effective and safe way to improve the look of your lips with minimal downtime. Juvéderm® is reversible and biodegradable, so you don’t have to worry about a long-term commitment. Juvéderm® can also fix uneven lips and change the shape of lips to make them look better and more natural. Follow Juvéderm® aftercare instructions closely to ensure the best possible results.
Make an appointment with Dermabare to find out more about Juvéderm® lip fillers. We can help you figure out the best way to treat your lips.