Currently considered the gold standard in dermal filler technologies, Juvederm® gel is available in several different formulations. Some are FDA-approved to be used for non-surgical lip enhancement. Thanks to Juvederm®, it’s possible to get fuller lips and to refine the overall shape of your mouth without having to undergo an invasive and potentially high-risk procedure. Juvederm® lip injections take mere minutes to complete and the results can last for up to one year.
How Juvederm® for Lip Injections Works
Juvederm® is comprised almost entirely of hyaluronic acid. This is an acid that is naturally-occurring within your body. Found at the foundation level of your skin, hyaluronic acid provides both volume and structural support. When injected into the lips, Juvederm® can alter the lip shape and size, volume and overall structure.
This treatment is ideal for people who are experiencing age-related volume loss at or around the mouth and for those with naturally small or uneven lips. Juvederm® lip injections can even be used to subtly reshape the mouth and to create greater balance and symmetry across all facial features.
Once injected into the targeted area, the hyaluronic acid in this dermal filler bonds to the surrounding skin cells. This quickly creates a plumper and more appealing pout. Over time, as the hyaluronic acid is recognized by the body, it will slowly be absorbed. As such, Juvederm® lip injections must be repeated on a regular basis to experience ongoing benefits.
Why Choose Juvederm® for Lip Injections?
At one time, collagen was the most preferred dermal filler for lip enhancement procedures. Now, however, collagen injections are rarely used to enlarge or reshape the lips. Comparatively, Juvederm® is much safer than collagen and the results that this formula provides are far longer-lasting. The same is also true for lip implants. Juvederm® for lip enhancements entails fewer risks of side effects than implants, and it consistently provides impressive results.
A typical Juvederm® lip enhancement procedure usually lasts just about 20 minutes. Only minimal discomfort is involved both during and after treatment. With Juvederm®, there are no special aftercare requirements and you can immediately resume your normal activities as soon as your injections are done.
Learn More About Your Options for Lip Injections
Juvederm® is just one of the products we use at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Medispa for lip enhancement. During a consultation at our office in Naperville, you can learn about which technique is best for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.