If your lips are thinning, then you may be a candidate for augmentation. Materials used to enhance the lips include Restylane®, Juvederm®, and fat transfer. Today’s treatments are softer and create a more natural look.
Temporary treatments take minutes to perform and can be done in an office visit. On average, results can be expected to last between six months and a year. Although some people may have effects lasting well beyond a year.
Most patients leave the office with little to no bruising or swelling, and they can immediately return to their normal routine. Whichever path you choose, lip augmentation restores the gentle curves and supple appearance characteristic of attractive, youthful lips.
The best candidate for lip augmentation is a physically healthy man or woman who has realistic expectations and are looking to improve the appearance of their lips by restoring the shape and/or adding fullness. Lip injection procedures often require only a topical anesthetic.
You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas. Most patients need one injectable dermal filler treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing and improve skin volume. Just one treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC can smooth away your wrinkles for up to 1 year! ∆ δ 1, 2 However, results from injectable dermal fillers may vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental “touch up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal correction of your wrinkles and folds.
Post-treatment (JUVÉDERM® XC)
You should avoid the following for at least 24 hours after treatment:
- Strenuous exercise
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages
- Extended exposure to sun or heat
You may experience pain, tenderness, temporary redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, and bumps at the injection sites. Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less1. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. Be sure to report any redness and/or visible swelling that last for more than a few days (or any other symptoms that cause you concern) after receiving treatment to your healthcare professional and/or contact Allergan Product Support at 1-877-345-5372. Your healthcare professional will tell you when makeup may be applied after your wrinkle treatment.