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How Long Does Juvederm Ultra Plus Last in Lips - Wid/vitrase Not an Option

i had perlane in the contour and body of my lips 2 yrs ago. about 90% of it dissolved by 1 year, but by 1.5 yrs some perlane remained in the contour and my lips retained that shape, which was fine because it looked good. I just had 1 vial of Juved ultra plus injected into my lips( mostly contour), and she stretched out and changed the shape of my lips - NOT a good look. Will the filler completely dissolve or will my lips retain this shape? i can handle it for a yr but dont want to live with it.

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How long Juvederm lasts in lips

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Juvederm Ultra lasts about 5-6 months in the lips. Juvederm Ultra Plus lasts a little longer.

If the shape of your lips has changed to the point where you don't like them, a few careful injections of Hyaluronidase (small amounts at a time) may help..  Large amounts may not be a good idea.

If you can live with the "new" shape of your lips, the natural shape will return in  probably 6 months.


Chicago Dermatologist
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Juvedermâ„¢ in lips lasts approximately 6 months to 1 year

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It's unfortunate to hear that you were not happy with the outcome of your recent injection.  Technique of the injector has a lot to do with the result, but not so much the product choice. It may last up to a year if you do nothing about it but there is another injectable product called Hyaluronidase that can basically dissolve any unwanted filler. 

Manish Khanna, MD
Montreal Dermatologic Surgeon
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Expected Duration: Juvederm Ultra Plus

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Juvederm Ultra Plus is FDA approved to last up to 1 year.  I typically tell my  patients they can reasonably expect it to last 6 to 9 months in the lips because of all the smiling, eating, talking, kissing...etc.

Hope this helps.  Good luck.

 

Dr. Grant Stevens 

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

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Juvederm Ultraplus in the lips

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Juvederm Ultraplus will usually last 6-8 months in the lips, but you may see a noticeable decrease in the product after 4-5 months.  If you do not like the way it looks, you can have it dissolved with hyaluronidase injections.  Of course that would also get rid of whatever perlane was still present.

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Juvederm ultra plus lasts about 1 year.

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Your Juvederm ultra plus should be gone within 1 year, maybe sooner. In other locations, such as deep in the malar cheek areas, it is supposed to last up to 1 year as these areas are fairly immobile and don't get the wear and tear that the lips undergo with normal living.

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Juvederm will be gone in mos

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I doubt that you will have any juvederm left after several months, if that long. You should then get your lips back to normal and can start again.

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How long does Juvederm last in the lips?

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Usually Juvederm effects only lasts about 4-6 months in the lips, where there is a lot of muscle activity and movement every day.  By one year, it should be gone!

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Juvederm in Lips

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On average HA fillers, such as Juvederm, remain in the lip for 4-5 months according to the literature. Sometimes you may get longer lasting results, but within a year your lips should return to the pre-injection state.

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