As we age, wrinkles and creases begin to appear in the skin and lips as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down and wear out. In the past, the most frequently used material for filling these wrinkles and lines was injectable collagen, but now there is an array of FDA approved filler options available such as Restylane, Perlane (Restylane L), Restylane Silk, Juvéderm, Belotero, Bellafill and even your own fat! These products are injected into or under your skin, beneath a wrinkle or fold. The number of injections needed depends on the depth and length of the wrinkle.
Juvéderm is an injectable gel that instantly restores your skin’s volume and tone. It is the only filler available with a smooth consistency gel formulation. Crow’s feet and wrinkles between the eyes and at the corners of the mouth all respond well to Juvéderm. Lip enhancement and improvement in vertical or “smoker’s lines” can also be improved using Juvederm.
+-How long does the procedure take? The procedure itself takes about 20-30 minutes. Total procedure takes about 40 minutes if a dental block (to numb lips) is administered. Please let us know if you have an allergy to lidocaine before your treatment.
+-What can I expect post-procedure?Mild swelling and bruising is possible, but managed with cold compresses. Avoid exercise 24 hours post procedure.
+-How long do the results last? Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus typically lasts 9-12 months. Touch ups are recommended thereafter, otherwise your lips will return to their original shape once the initial filler has dissolved.
+-When will I see the results?Results can be seen immediately.
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