Did you like Juvederm or Radiesse for lip enhancement?

  • jjk
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  • 7 years ago

To enhance my thin lips, I had previously used cosmoplast. The results seemed to diminish after just the first month!! I now am deciding between radiesse and juvaderm. I have read that both are valid options but which one offers the longest results?

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Tired of having to wear lip liner daily? Has age had an effect on your pout? Been doing my own lip injections for quite some time and feel as though it's time to offer my services to other women as the upcharge for seeing a plastic surgeon (who in my opinion give much less natural results) is obscene. I use Restylane with Lidocaine (a numbing agent) to ensure the best results. In addition, I offer to start with a small amount and after two weeks will come for a second visit to see if you'd like to go bigger and/or if you have any particular areas you think need further improvement. $300 for first and second visit and you keep any leftover product. $50 if you would like to top up with the remaining product after 6 months. Feel free to e-mail me or text me at (1)571-418-4148
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Juvederm is a great filler, long lasting but still temporary. Very rare to see significant problems. For patients who need a permanent solution, we recommend LiveFill, autologous tissue from the oatient's own tissues
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Juvederm... I love my full lips and they look natural.
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I definitely see a difference... my lips look very natural... just nicely naturally full... not lumpy... dimply or too big...
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did juvederm twice for my lips. After the swelling was gone I didn't see any difference. I paid $ 600 for siringe each time.

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Wow! this is the best website I have found for discussion about these procedures. How great to have great docs to get true advice from! I would consider myself a veteran and connoisseur of today's youth industry. I am very glad to live in a time when we have access to a wide variety of techniques and practices to keep us looking our best. I am very blessed to have found a wonderful Dr in L.A. who is the best at the natural look. I have used botox, collagen, Restylane and many types of Juvederm... Most recently I had the Juvederm that has a numbing agent in it...
Previously the lip injections were extremely painful.... This last time, it was not so bad at all... I am still swollen and bruised and am massaging the swollen places but it seems to be smoothing out... I expect an excellent result! Here's hoping all procedures produce the desired results with minimal setbacks. Best Wishes to everyone for 2012!
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hello everyone i would like to ask u for some advice. i had lip injection about 3 in a half years ago. i have no idea what i had injected, but im miserable. my top lip is huge and uneven. i kept hoping and believing it would go down but it hasnt. i literally look like a duck. ive secluded myself from soo much because i feel sooo funny looking. im soo tired of people staring at me. it has literally put me into depression. i believe maybe it could have turned into scar tissue. if u know any Dr that can help or any certain procedure i can have to help plz lemme know. any advice would be greatly appreciated. thank you and GOD BLESS
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Radiesse is not good for the lips and I would not recommend it. Juvederm is a better option and less likely to have problems with later on. Radiesse is firm and you can get visible beading in the mucosa. Good luck.

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Radiesse is great dermal filler but I would not recommend it for a lip augmentation since this product is too thick and tends to cause lumps formation in the lip area. Juvederm on another hand is much softer product and it gives much more natural results. It will last about 6-8 month depending on the amount used. I noticed that the clients who have 3-4 sessions with Juvederm over the period of one or two years tend to have much longer lasting results. I use Radiesse a lot for mid and lower face reshaping such as non-surgical nose reshaping, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls, chin augmentation, cheek augmentation, and facial lipoatrophy.
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I must respectfully disagree that Radiesse is a good filler. My surgical schedule is full of patients in whom I am removing lumps from Radiesse, Radiance and Sculptra. I have never had a patient on my schedule ever to remove lumps from Juvederm or Restylane. Why subject patients to this risk?
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It is interesting information. I would really like to know the incidence of nodule or granuloma formation from Radiesse. It is known fact that Sculptra causes granuloma formation (it is in its packet insert), therefore I don’t like to use that product. I have performed about thousand cases with Radiesse (never in lips or under the eyes). But I have yet to see a single patient I have treated with Radiesse who developed granuloma to my best knowledge. If it is true, I guess it is quit rare with Radiesse. It also was not reported in clinical trial published in the packet insert for Radiesse. Theoretically, granuloma/nodule may develop from any dermal filler. You can Google it and find anecdotal reports for nodule/granuloma formation after all kinds of fillers and Restylane and other products are not exceptions. But thanks for sharing your experience.
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I like juvederm for volume and restylane in the border for my lips… It seems to be be firmer and doesn't spread out as much... Both are good if you can only choose one vial my preference having had both is restylane for lips if you want your border enhanced….It adds a nice touch without overfilling.. I started getting collagen in my lip 15 years ago to avoid extensive oral surgery for a very gummy smile...I now get about one c.c a year... I had resty in eye hollows five years ago...With very good results it lasts a long time with 1 or 2 touch ups mine lasted over 5 years... Don't get anything other than juvederm resty here.....It's not necessary and the risk is not worth it and great....As the juvederm resty will last years in my experience.. If you do this ask your doctor about numbing with something that shrinks blood vessels and use ice pre- injection....When my doc uses ice I get little to no bruising....The first time I had slight bruising under one eye....more vessels here..touchups none...The results are worth it...if you have eye bags or hollow eyes from cheeks dropping... With an experienced doctor I believe this procedure is the most effective, least invasive long lasting, affordable procedure to rejuvenate an aging face it can easily take ten years off...And keep you happy for years... An experienced doc will know when to use what for the best results.. They need to be much more specific regarding who can use Radiasse sculptra products..... I know that I have reactions to foreign substances because I get extra swelling ect with stitches.....A good indicator of how you may react to radiasse,sculptra ..... Anyone who has even a slight autoimmune type disorder should not do radiasse ect...Asthma diabetes lupus,skin rashes ect.... When they do trials they pick the best candidates and don't always disclose these things.. Some may be in a pre stage and not even aware they are developing these.... I agree with DR.Moelleken . It’s not worth the risk and you should have a skin and blood work test prior if you are insistent on trying it… If you want something permanent or are looking for full facial filling….Liquid facelift ect.. You should really consider fat it has stem cells that can also help improve skin.. It is more permanent than any of the above…..It's natural and free.. Yes it has some downtime but it's worth it...and a good doctor will know how to inject to avoid problems,,increase blood flow to insure it lasts reduce downtime...ect... It's an art like sculpting so doctor selection is important... Fillers can change the way your face looks, symetry ect.. Be very clear with your doctor expectations can get lost in verbal communications.... Take a picture when you where younger and a current one to show/ask and understand exactly where you want need improvement.... Expect swelling at first...This will not be the final result...
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I do not recommend using Radiesse in the lips. Cosmoplast is beautiful in the lip - especially to define the lip border. But you are right, it does not last very long. What I have found is that adding Juvederm to the body of the lip in combination with the Cosmoplast as a combined procedure looks fantastic and for some reason the Cosmoplast lasts longer.
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Of the two, Juvederm is preferable and does pass the kiss test. Radiesse can cause permanent lumpiness and is not recommended (or approved). For more permanent lip augmentation, LiveFill is an option (untraumatized fascial fat grafts). This method also preverves the definition of the vermillion border.
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I have Juvaderm injections ( 1cc) 5 days ago in my upper lip-- it is very uneven. One side of my lip is 2mm lower than the other... is this normal or can the Dr. even out this mess? I look like Marge Simpson.
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You should probably wait until the swelling subsides, about a week and a half, before addressing any asymmetries.
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Dannielle.. The Dr should save the rest with your name on it.. Today..go home and massage the lumps.. squeeze them and'shape them.. that can happen on the first day.. I think the dental block can hurt as much as the injection..but no pain no gain.. if you drink then have a friend..take you for a margarita and use numbing cream.. I hope that your lip turns out ok and ask the dr about the unused portion.. was it a plastic surgeon or derm.. you have to check credentials.. and really define what you'expect.. report back.. hope it settles down..
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Lori, I had a consultation with a plastic surgeons office. I had radiesse put in my upper lip by my M.D. The plastic surgeon said I could look more natural with an injection of juvederm. Have you ever helped anyone correct this look in the upper lip (due to radiesse)? My upper lip is outlined and looks unnatural. I just want to look normal. Thank you for your time. Sandi
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Practitioners that are well-versed in the use of fillers/injectables will advise against using Radiesse for lip augmentation. Even the manufacturer and its consultants advise against it. Using a hyaluronic acid filler (Juvederm/Restylane) is always a better, safer option. Do you research and ask questions. L. Haney, RN
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I promise it will go down... I have talked to several drs.. they say to be patient.. Radiesse in the lips has to be used so sparingly and everyones lips are not the same.. some people should not have it.. At this point..listen to your dr..and in the future.. I would only use restalyn in your lips.. Is your dr a derm or plastic surgeon..just saying that you have to be careful of medi spas or drs that have trained in other fields such as internists..etc.. there are so many new injectables that sometimes the best drs have not done the research on what how they differ from each other but most know that Radiesse is very thick.. You will be fine.. paitience is key.. squeeze the white part every chance you get..
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Thank-you for your kind words!!! I appreciate your support! I did have a cortisone shot in the small bump on the right upper part of my lip and it has gone down in size. I also received a shot along the left upper lip line and that has gone down as well. I go Tuesday for a follow up and I will ask for a shot along my right upper lip line in hopes that will go down to and then I will be ok. I am ok with how my laugh lines look. What do you use in that area?
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Hi Radiesse is too thick to use in the lips.. but I dont think cortisone shots is the way to reduce it.. My husband is a plastic surgeon..he says that the dr can make a tiny cut and express some of the Radiesse out.. If Radiesse is used in the lips it has to be a tiny amount and then finished with Restalyn or juvederm.. I am the host of a beauty show but hope one of the drs on this site tells the other drs.. radiesse..not for lips or eyes.. I love radiesse in my lines around nose.. If your dr wants you to wait..that is probably your best bet..is some patience.. I would squeeze it really hard to manipulate it every chance you get.. it may end up looking good.. but it is my opinion and my husbands that radiesse is too thick for lips and eyes..
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Thank you for your reply. My doctor uses it on herself and she looks beautiful. She put it along my upper lip and I think it looks like I have a fat lip. The person above my comment said the cortisone eased the look for her. I feel impatient. After reading so many of these comments I am afraid it will never settle down. I received it on April 24th so it has been over 3 weeks. God help me!!!
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I had radiesse injected into my lips and looked like a duck. I found out (too late) that because of its consistency it's not recommended for lips. I also had white lumps protruding from my lips. I finally went to see a dermatologist/plastic surgeon and he gave me several shots of coritsone into my lips, it's been 2 days and I no longer look like a duck! yay! So yeah, there is hope for anyone out there faced with this problem.
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