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Cosmetic filler injections - vermillion lips and smile lines

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Cosmetic filler injections - vermillion lips and smile lines

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Cosmetic filler injections - vermillion lips and smile lines

This is a 44-year-old female who was being seen by Emily Staggs NP-C, DCNP for soft tissue augmentation of vermilion lips with Juvederm Volbella. She received 1cc of Juvederm Volbella - 1/2 to lips, 1/2 to smile lines. Emily’s patient was thrilled with her results.

Vermillion lips are named for the colored portion of your lips. This tissue is thin with a lot of blood vessels present. The vermilion border is the line just above the colored portion that connects the lip tissue to the rest of your face. As you age, your lips experience a loss of soft tissue, resulting in thinner lips without height or definition. Combined with skin damage from UV exposure, wrinkles, or scarring, this tissue loss contributes to an aged appearance.

Lip augmentation or lip filler is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips.

There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth. But the most common fillers today are products that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It helps increase volume in your lips.

These types of dermal fillers are sometimes called "hyaluronic acid fillers."

Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding:

  • Shape
  • Structure
  • Volume

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Once injected, the gel in the filler supports and shapes the tissues of the lips.

The benefits of using hyaluronic acid fillers include:

Control over lip volume. The amount of substance injected can be controlled, so the doctor has better control over how much lip volume is created.

Gradual pace of treatment. The injections can be given gradually during different appointments until the desired results are achieved.

Bumps dissolve easily. Any lumps and bumps created by movement of the lips can be dissolved easily.

Less bruising. There may be less bruising and swelling compared to other dermal fillers.

Reasonably lasting results. The results are reasonably long-lasting, but not permanent.

Allergic reaction unlikely. Because hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances similar to those found in the body, they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. But if you are allergic to lidocaine, tell your doctor before being treated.

  • Age: Between 36 and 45 years old
  • Post-op Timeline: Immediate
  • Technique: 1cc of Juvederm Volbella
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