Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid filler which is commonly used in cosmetic surgery procedures. Hyaluronic acid, after collagen, is the next most common component of human skin. Filling agents utilizing hyaluronic acid therefore feel natural with virtually no allergic reactions.
Juvéderm is the most frequently used dermal filler and is commonly used as a lip plumper. Patients receive topical anesthesia with numbing ointment placed over their lips. In some cases, Dr. Jejurikar augments this with a series of lidocaine injections within the mouth to completely numb the lower one-third of the face. Juvederm is then injected directly into the lips over a span of 10-15 minutes, creating full, plump lips immediately..
Other than bruising and minimal discomfort with the procedure, there are virtually no side effects with Juvederm lip augmentation. The results typically last from 6-12 months.
If you would like more information about this procedure, contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.