Want fuller lips? Consider the Juvéderm filler from your dermatologist in Westlake Village
It is no secret that men and women all around the world now take advantage of dermal fillers and other injectables for their anti-aging effects. The expert application of appropriate soft tissue fillers can dramatically reduce signs of age; such as fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Juvéderm, in particular, is a well-known filler that dermatologists like Dr. Daphne Panagotacos use to minimize the appearance of more severe lines and creases. Patients of our Westlake Village practice may also consider this proven product for its positive effects on the lips.
What is Juvéderm
Juvéderm is a family of products designed to smooth the skin or add fullness to the cheek area. Indications for these fillers include volume restoration through the treatment of deep tissues rather than areas near the surface. Recently, Juvéderm Ultra XC has gained FDA-approval for lip augmentation. This filler is appealing to patients due to its formulation which includes lidocaine, as well as, “cross-linking.” With a base of hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm immediately plumps lines and folds. Similarly, the right product can add a youthful appearance to lips that have become wrinkled. An additional use is to enlarge lips that are very thin.
Why Juvéderm for lip augmentation
Although results will vary from one person to another, one of the advantages demonstrated with Juvéderm is its longevity. Many patients enjoy more youthful looking skin for up to twelve months after treatment. In the area of lip augmentation, almost 80 percent of those treated with Juvéderm noted satisfying results one year after injections.
What to expect
Lip enhancement may sound both appealing and a bit frightening. The skin around the mouth is delicate which may lead you to think injections will be painful. After we apply topical numbing cream, most patients only feel a tiny pinch. Another concern patients have about lip augmentation is that their mouth may appear fake. Our doctors have extensive training in the use of dermal fillers and other products. They understand the power of “less is more,” and advise patient’s to start with minimal augmentation at first. It’s much easier to add more filler than to take away.
Your lips are a major factor in the overall beauty of your smile. Maximize what nature gave you with Juvéderm treatment from your board-certified dermatologist. Call 805-379-3376 to schedule your consultation.