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Defining and Plumping Lips with Juvederm®

Doesn’t it seem like everyone is obsessed with getting fuller lips these days? Whether it’s social media, big-lipped celebrities, or something else, there’s no denying it: A perfectly pouty lip is on more than few people’s lists for their year’s goals.

Some people have naturally smaller lips, often due to genetics. Unfortunately, however, even people with a youthful, winning smile can see their appearance change. An often-overlooked aspect of aging is how it transforms the lips as moisture and collagen levels drop. Loss of hydration leads to deflation. If you smoke or spend a lot of time in the sun, lines and wrinkles can develop more quickly around the mouth. The borders of the lips lose definition, leading to bigger structural changes.

Lip injections are an increasingly popular way to plump and reshape the lips. There are a number of dermal fillers available to address age-related volume loss and naturally thin lips. These include Juvederm® lip injections, which New Jersey’s Burnett Plastic Surgery team routinely use to flesh out and embellish the lips for “Instagram-worthy” results or more subtle enhancements. The choice is yours!

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to add volume. The nonsurgical treatments can be useful for addressing age-related thinning, sagging, and development of creases on the face. Within the Juvederm® category of dermal fillers, Volbella® and Ultra are the options ideal for temporary lip enhancement: Ultra adds fullness to the lips and reduces laugh lines, while Volbella® is a very light, spreadable product that is ideal for “finishing touches” and modest changes to the lips. Volbella® also smooths over delicate lipstick lines, also known as smoker’s lines. A small amount can be injected into the cupid’s bow (curve of the upper lip) or along the vermillion border (edge of the lip) to create the illusion of more volume.

All Juvederm® products contain hyaluronic acid (a transparent, moisture-regulating substance found naturally in the body). This is how they attract and bind to water to thicken the skin. The fillers are known for their ability to reduce the severity of moderate to severe wrinkles, particularly in the middle and lower parts of the face.

Juvederm® lip injections won’t require any downtime, so you can immediately go back to your activities. The results from Ultra and Volbella® ideally last around a year.

Get to know more about how lip injections work with Juvederm® and other alternatives available from Burnett Plastic Surgery. The New Jersey-area team is happy to answer any of your questions. Call 908.233.0200 or submit your info through a contact form to schedule an appointment.

Carlos Burnett