There are many different types of Lip filler on the market. Most of the fillers used for the lip area are made of hyaluronic acid or HA. HA is natural found in the body and it works like a type of collagen to plump the skin. When injected into the lips it works as a sponge and fill with water to provide volume.
In the world of Hollywood Kylie Jenner is one of the most known celbs for doing lip enhancements. According to multiple blogs she goes to a medical spa in Beverly hills and gets injections by Dr. Simon Ourian. There are multiple interviews where she talks about fillers and refers to Juvederm by the brand name. Juvederm is one of the most common and popular HA fillers used for lips. It is my top choice. It can be customized over time to be very natural or build volume.
Every person is different but most patient are happy with 1 syringe of filler in the lips. It is enough to provide subtle and natural volume without looking fake. The filler is always buildable and in some instances, you may need more over the course of a few month to build your perfect pout.
The procedure does involve using a needle to inject the Juvederm into the lip. At Millefiori we apply a topical numbing cream the lips prior to the procedure. The Juvederm product itself also have lidocaine mixed in the help with the discomfort. Overall it is an easy in office procedure.
Juvederm has a FDA approval to last up to 12 months. Since the mouth area does have a lot of movement some people say they start to notice it declining at 6-9 months.
Nope! HA is a natural form of collagen. Once the Juvederm gel is injected and settled into the lip it will feel smooth like your natural lips. There can be complication of lumps or bumps, but this is usually due to too much product being injected too fast. Make sure you do your research and read views to find a qualified injector.
Yes and No. Once the Juvederm is injected into the lip you can see it instantly. There is a little swelling also associated with the procedure, so the initial result can be a little deciving until it settles. Most patient have their final result within 3-5 days. We always recommend getting the procedure done a week or two prior to any big event such as a wedding or graduation.
Juvederm is a common safe procedure with low risk. Side effects are mild and include bruising, swelling, and sensitivity to the skin which all resolve within a few days of the treatment. Making sure your injector knows this procedure well will help prevent any unnecessary complications.
It is rare but if there is a instance that someone does not like the outcome of the filler it can be reserved. There is another medication called Hyaluronidase the can break down the HA filler. If injected into the lip area for example it will erase the reverse the Juvederm in the lips. It does not effect the HA in the rest of the face. And the lip area can still be injected again with filler in the future.
Each office is a little different with pricing and promotions but a good average for a HA filler like Juvederm is around $500-$600. Beware if the price seems too good to be true, there are counterfeit and imitation products that are sold for less than the standard.
Since Juverderm is made by the Brand called Allergan you can use the link on the allergan website to find a qualified office that is purchasing the certified Juverdem product. Also in the state of Florida the only people that can inject this product must have a license to prescribe and administer medication. This would be a doctor, nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant.