As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, substances which are necessary for elastic, supple skin. As we lose elasticity and volume, wrinkles become more pronounced and our lips can begin to thin. All of this conspires to make us look older and tired, which often does not match how we feel on the inside! As people are living longer, healthier, and more active lives, often we feel much younger than we look.

Dr. Ava and her team of expert dermatologists in Santa Monica understand wanting to look your best, and they offer a wide variety of products and services to help you achieve the look you want. One of these is a dermal filler called Juvederm, which is safe, effective, FDA-approved, and a great choice for rejuvenating the appearance. To learn more about Juvederm and what it can do for you, call us at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica) today!

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid gel filler that provides instant volume and rejuvenation to the skin. Among the skin concerns Juvederm can address are:

  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Thin lips
  • Lip lines
  • Tear troughs

Whether you are looking to smooth your smile lines or plump your thinning lips, Juvederm could work well. It is primarily made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body, so the chances of allergic reaction are very slim. The results for Juvederm are immediate, although true results may not be seen for a few days, after the swelling has gone down.

Side effects of Juvederm are minor and can include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. These side effects generally last anywhere from a day to a week, and will dissipate on their own. Ice and over the counter medication is usually sufficient to manage any discomfort from Juvederm side effects, and makeup can be used to cover any redness or bruising.

What is a Lip Injection Treatment Like?

Juvederm injections are quick and virtually painless. If a patient is concerned about potential pain or discomfort, a numbing agent may be applied beforehand to reduce any discomfort even further. Treatments generally take less than half an hour, depending on the areas treated.

For more information about Juvederm, visit WebMD.com.

Lip Augmentation Treatment

Thinning lips are one of the main “tells” for a person’s age, because we lose plumpness in the lips as we get older. In addition, thin lips at any age can make a person look unhappy or strict even if they aren’t, and can cause other people to get the wrong impression. With Juvederm, people can achieve fuller, plumper lips non-surgically and virtually risk-free. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase if results aren’t satisfactory!

Juvederm and other fillers, such as Restylane, have become very popular for lip augmentation in recent years, with even celebrities, such as Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Hudson, and Britney Spears, having lip injections done. Although some people worry that they will end up with “duck lips” if they have lip fillers, this can be avoided by visiting a board-certified, expert dermatologist in Santa Monica who is experienced in performing Juvederm and will listen to what you want.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are concerned about wrinkles or thinning lips, Juvederm could be a great treatment option for you. Dr. Ava’s beauty philosophy is that each person is unique and treatments should always be customized to bring out that person’s individual beauty, rather than giving “one size fits all” treatments.

To learn more about Juvederm and to see if you are a good candidate for it, call Ava MD at one of our two locations or fill out our online contact form today! Contact us at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica).