If you’ve spent any length of time using lipliners or plumping glosses to enhance your lips, you’ve probably grown tired of the maintenance and the time commitment that it requires. However, now, thanks to effective dermal fillers like Juvederm, lip enhancement has never been easier, and even better, it’s long-lasting. At the office of Dr. James DeStephens in Gainesville, FL, we offer dermal fillers that can help you achieve the lips of your dreams and enjoy them long-term.
How Long Does Lip Enhancement Last?
When you use dermal fillers to enhance your lips, you can expect long-lasting results. While results vary among patients based on the filler they choose to use and the total amount of product injected into their lips, our Juvederm fills for lip enhancement deliver results that you can enjoy on average for one year with optimal treatment.
Our Lip Fillers
At our office, we offer fillers from the Juvederm collection. These lip fillers provide lip enhancement for those who want to improve the shape, size, and proportions of their lips. Our experienced injectors will help determine which of these two fillers can help you reach your aesthetic goals since both of them can address different concerns, imperfections, and patient goals.
Juvederm Volbella XC
Juvederm Volbella XC is a dermal filler from the Juvederm collection designed to enhance the lips. This filler can help increase the size of one or both of the lips. This filler provides patients with a way to non-surgically enhance their lips, smooth fine lines and wrinkles that form around the mouth, and enjoy natural-looking results. This filler can also define the lips, add volume to lips that have thinned as a result of the aging process or lips that are genetically thin.
Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra XC is another filler from the Juvederm family that can enhance lips. This filler is an effective option for those who want to re-contour or redefine their lips, enhance the cupid’s bow, or address issues with asymmetry.
It can also smooth those perioral lines that form around the mouth while augmenting the lips and creating better facial proportions. Juvederm Ultra XC is a good filler that can be used for detailed lip enhancement to help create the most aesthetically pleasing appearance.
How They Work
Both of these dermal fillers are made of a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal clear gel-like substance. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that your body produces naturally, but the skin begins to produce less hyaluronic acid as you age.
A decrease in hyaluronic acid production can affect your lips and make them appear thinner, or, maybe thanks to genetics, you’ve never had the full lips you’ve always wanted. By injecting this substance into the lips, we can create fullness, definition, and contour the mouth in a completely natural and safe way. The body responds well to these injections since the synthetic hyaluronic acid closely matches what the body creates naturally.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Happens During the Treatment Process?
To begin the treatment process, your injector will cleanse your lips and the area around the mouth to prepare the area for the treatment process. Then, for the next 15 to 20 minutes, you will receive a series of quick and virtually painless injections into strategic areas of your lips.
Your injector will follow the details outlined in your treatment plan to help address any imperfections, add fullness as needed, and help you achieve the lips of your dreams. By the end of the treatment, you’ll have fuller lips, and your results will continue to improve over time.
Is It Painful?
One of the benefits of Juvederm fillers is that they contain lidocaine. Lidocaine is a mild numbing agent, and its inclusion as one of the ingredients in both of these lip-enhancing dermal fillers is that it makes the injection process a breeze. Not only does it help maintain comfort during the injection process, but also post-treatment. Lidocaine, combined with a topical numbing solution, will make the induction process virtually painless.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
It is important that you avoid any blood-thinning supplements or medication as well as the consumption of alcohol for 24 hours pre-treatment. Showing up to your appointment with clean skin and fully hydrated can help you experience the best injection process possible. At your initial consultation, an experienced injector will provide you with any details regarding how you should prepare for your appointment.
Are There Any Post-Treatment Instructions?
Once your treatment is over, you will need to follow some aftercare directions. Doing so will ensure that you achieve the best results post-treatment. We ask patients to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post-treatment. Additionally, you should continue to avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements as well as the consumption of alcohol for at least 24 hours after your appointment.
Avoid touching the treatment sites so that the filler can effectively settle into your lips without disruption. Also, you should avoid heat post-treatment, including saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, hot yoga classes, cooking over a hot stove, or any other environment that elevates your body temperature. Once your appointment is over, your injector will provide you with a complete list of aftercare instructions so that you know exactly how to care for your lips.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Once your treatment is complete, you will not notice immediate results. Those results will continue to improve in the days following your treatment as the filler settles in your lips. The best results are most visible one-week post-treatment. It’s important that you don’t judge your initial results because they will not be your final results. Know that they will continue to improve over time, and you will be able to enjoy your results long-term.
How Often Will I Need Follow-Up Treatments?
With optimal treatment, both Juvederm Volbella and Ultra, once injected into the lips, can deliver results that last approximately one year. However, the total length of time that your results last will depend on how quickly your body metabolizes the ingredients in the injectables.
Since the lips are highly mobile, you may notice your results beginning to fade sooner than one year. As soon as you notice a change in your appearance, all you need to do is contact our office and schedule a follow-up treatment. We will then administer another round of injections into your lips to help you maintain your desired appearance long-term.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many different benefits associated with using Juvederm fillers to enhance your lips. They provide you with a nonsurgical solution for lip enhancement that is safe, quick, and virtually painless. You won’t have to plan around a significant amount of downtime post-treatment and will be able to enjoy fuller lips as soon as your appointment is over.
Additionally, once you begin scheduling these treatments, you won’t have to worry about those lip-enhancing contraptions, creams, glosses, or applying lip liner on a daily basis to make your lips look fuller. You’ll have the real thing, and your results will last up to a year.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are a healthy adult over the age of 21 who wants to enhance your lips in a nonsurgical way with a dermal filler, you will make a good candidate for our lip enhancement injections. A consultation at our office with one of our experienced injectors is the most effective way to determine whether you are a candidate for one of these Juvederm fillers.
An injector will examine your lips in person during the consultation, listen to your goals, and confirm that you are a good candidate for the treatment process. Then, we can custom tailor your treatment plan to address your aesthetic goals and cosmetic concerns. There are some patients who will not qualify for treatment due to safety precautions, including:
- Pregnant or nursing women
- Patients with an allergy to lidocaine or any other ingredients in these injectables
- Patient with an active infection in the planned treatment area
Experience Nonsurgical Lip Enhancement
Achieving the lips of your dreams has never been easier, thanks to these Juvederm fillers. If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to enhance your lips and improve your appearance, you can’t go wrong with either one of these fillers. Contact us today at the office of Dr. James DeStephens in Gainesville, FL, to learn more about these fillers and how they can enhance your lips.