Lip augmentation can be performed in several ways, but dermal fillers are perhaps the best option for those who are experiencing thinning lips due to a loss of moisture in the lip tissue. The appearance is one of a strained expression, and the natural contour that give youthful lips their appealing look is no longer prominent. Fillers such as JUVÉDERM® can improve the overall appearance and restore volume.
We often suggest JUVÉDERM® as the treatment because it’s effective regardless of the thickness of the lip skin and the current shape of the lips. This injectable dermal filler draws in and holds moisture in place, and the gel itself acts as a reshaping agent. This product comes in various types, each with its own concentration of acid particles and with a specific gel malleability.
How JUVÉDERM® Plumps the Lips
That perfect pout you had as a teen just isn’t there anymore, and the reason for this is an inability for the body to produce an adequate amount of hyaluronic acid. This natural sugar substance is what keeps our skin moist, but we adults don’t have very much of it in our bodies. An acid filler such as JUVÉDERM® contains particles of hyaluronic acid, and these particles are produced synthetically.
The hyaluronic acid particles are suspended in the gel, and when injected directly into the lip tissue, they immediately attract water molecules. This plumps up the lips and also restores the natural perimeter contours. A single treatment can yield positive results that last for up to nine months.
Consultation and Treatment
We will determine the proper injection sites and the amount and type of gel to use. We have complete control over the amount of plumping that results from the treatment. In most cases, we will inject the gel in several areas in the center of the upper and lower lips, and we will also inject some of the gel near the lip boundaries. We want to create a very balanced look. The horizontal lay of the lips can affect the overall appearance of the client because of the position of the nose and the fact that the eyes also lie on a horizontal plane.
Unlike calcium-based fillers, JUVÉDERM® begins to yield results almost immediately. Within several days, the client notices a more plump appearance to the lips, and the wrinkling is substantially less noticeable. There’s no recovery period and no downtime after treatment.
Enhance Your Lips With JUVÉDERM®
This is a very simple procedure that produces long-lasting results. If you want to get back your youthful pout, consider this type of acid filler treatment. We’ll give you all the information you need about how this type of dermal filler works and what you can expect. Contact the Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in both Bradenton and Sarasota, FL.