Lip Augmentation

Full and vivacious lips have always been recognized as aesthetically important features. Some of us, however, are born with thin, ill-defined lips, or our lips lose their fullness with age. But the appearance of our lips is now within our control.

Fine lines and wrinkles, thin lips, and a drooping corner of the mouth are all areas that can be aided with injectable dermal fillers. The market is ever changing, with new products appearing rapidly. At Petroff Center, your care is individualized to provide a safe and effective treatment option, and Dr. Petroff personally administers all of our injectables. With his intimate understanding of facial anatomy, you are assured a pleasing result that is not overdone.

Currently, Dr. Petroff prefers to use Juvéderm™ for lip augmentation. It is a smooth gel that glides into the skin and plumps the lip for that fuller, poutier look you want.

It is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin. Because it is non-animal-based and highly biocompatible, no pre-treatment testing is needed.

How is lip augmentation performed?

After an examination of your facial anatomy and a discussion of your desires for your appearance, Dr. Petroff will determine the proper dosage of filler for your lip augmentation. The formula of Juvéderm includes Lidocaine to numb the skin, but we can also apply a topical anesthetic to increase your comfort.

The injections take only a few minutes, and you can go home immediately.

What is recovery from lip augmentation like?

No downtime is required after lip augmentation. Some patients experience minor swelling, bruising, redness, and/or itching for just a few days, but any discoloration can be covered with makeup.

How long does lip augmentation last?

Results typically last about 6-9 months and can be made to last even longer with a simple follow-up treatment a few weeks after the initial injection.

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