For my patients interested in lip injections in Vancouver, I recommend an excellent dermal filler called JUVÉDERM. It is made of a substance that naturally occurs in our skin, hyaluronic acid. JUVÉDERM comes in a variety of formulations to meet the lip-plumping needs of all different kinds of patients.
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and volume. The lips are particularly vulnerable because the skin is much thinner and more delicate. The hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM naturally binds to water, which brings hydration to the treated areas as it adds youthful fullness. The more hydrated your skin, the plumper and fuller the appearance. JUVÉDERM is a great choice for lip enhancement due to its smooth gel consistency, which creates natural-looking results even beneath the thin skin of the lips.
Treatment with JUVÉDERM is quick and easy with minimal downtime. Since JUVÉDERM contains lidocaine, a numbing agent, the treatment process is very comfortable. The filler is injected with a fine needle to restore volume and smooth fine lines. It can also be used to add definition to the lip line, including the Cupid’s bow, an area particularly prone to thinning.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin, so there’s no need for an allergy test prior to treatment. Side-effects are minimal, and may include redness and swelling at the injection sites.