Is it possible to completely smooth out deep lines around the mouth?
What is the Average Number of Juvederm Injections for Smoothing Skin Around the Mouth?
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Smoothing lines around the lips with Juvederm
Unfortunately, it is impossible to say without seeing someone how much Juvederm is needed to best address their concerns. That being said, regardless of how much Juvederm is used and how deep the lines are, it is impossible to smooth any lines out completely. For the best results in that area, some patients may require a small amount of Botox along with Juvederm and perhaps even a laser procedure or TCA peel to address the etched in lines. Even when the lines are softened and treated to the point of almost completely gone, they will in time return due to facial expressions, eating, talking, smoking, sun exposure, normal aging and even hormone changes. I would be cautious and skeptical if someone promised they could eliminate your lines completely.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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Number of juvederm injections to smooth the skin around the mouth
Number of Juvederm Injections to Smooth Line Around the Mouth
Juvederm can be injected to fill the nasolabial grooves, the marionette lines, and the mental crease. It is also used to augment the lips and decrease the fine lines of the lips. We describe the volume used (typically 1-3 syringes), not the number of injections which will depend on the technique of the injector. Our goal is to always improve the patients appearance, but rarely do we "completely smooth the deep lines around the mouth".
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Deep lines around the mouth and Juvederm
Every patient is different. Some may need a 1/2 of a syringe while others may need 3 syringes. It will not completely flatten lines but should improve the overall contour.
Amount of Juvederm Necessary around the Mouth
There is no set amount of Juvederm for any one patient. Juvederm adds volume and in doing so, smoothes the lines and softens the contours around the mouth. Depending on your age, the severity of volume loss, and your expectations, the quantity of Juvederm can vary greatly. If you are on a limited budget, please discuss this with your injector before proceeding.
How much Juvederm is needed for correction?
The areas around the mouth that can be treated with Juvederm include the nasolabial folds, the lips, the marionette lines, the labial mental sulcus, and potentially other small lines and wrinkles. Giving a number for the "average" number of syringes necessary is therefore not possible. I typically use anywhere from one to four syringes depending on the number of areas to be treated and the severity of the lines. One important factor with all fillers is to avoid spreading it too thinly. If a patient requires 3 syringes to correct a problem, but can only afford one syringe, I do not proceed with the injections. Inadequate treatment usually leads to dissatisfaction and disappointment. Younger patients typically require one to two syringes, while older patients may require more. Hope that this helps.
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