Thin lips can make your face look serious or expressionless, even when you smile or laugh. Fortunately, thin lips can be addressed with Juvéderm®, a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. With Juvéderm, you get fast results and fuller lips, and it’s all accomplished with an ingredient your body makes, so it’s holistic and safe.
At Mountain West Medical Services in Meridian, Idaho, Dr. John McRae offers a range of cosmetic injections designed to improve your aesthetics. These include Juvéderm injections that create a more youthful appearance by enhancing the plumpness of your lips.
Juvéderm products help people address the facial signs of aging, with each individual product designed to address specific problems in different areas of the face. These products can be injected in different amounts, at different depths, and into different types of tissue.
Juvéderm fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency, designed to add volume without hardness or stiffness, and a lush look without pouchiness or sagging. When the doctor injects Juvéderm into the lips, it simply plumps them out in a natural looking way, making you look younger and sexier.
The main ingredient in Juvéderm is hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that is also made naturally by your body, and which can stimulate collagen production to get rid of lip lines. When injected, Juvéderm typically doesn’t cause any adverse side effects. Over time, however, your body slowly eliminates the gel as a waste product through its lymphatic system, so you’ll need to repeat treatments at intervals to keep your lips fresh and full.
Injectable gel procedures are minimally invasive and don’t require a lot of preparation, so it’s likely you could get your injections the same day as your consultation. It’s advisable to stop medication like aspirin, ibuprofen, and St. John’s Wort before and after treatment, and to stop smoking. Avoiding these things can help you prevent bruising.
Juvéderm lip procedures usually take about 15 to 30 minutes. We use a very small needle, and the injection also contains a tiny amount of lidocaine to provide a numbing sensation and minimize any discomfort.
Your lips may be a little swollen after treatment and may look dark and bruised for a couple of days. They might also feel itchy. Some ice wrapped in a cloth and held to your lips can alleviate these symptoms. Try to limit or avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, wearing makeup, and consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours.
Are you ready for a more satisfied smile? Call our office at 208-504-3689 or book an appointment online today.