40 year old - Juvederm injections in lips and nasolabial folds - is this normal? (Photo)
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Juvederm filler did not last long
Lip filler not lasting long
I recommend that yo get more filler in the lip as it has metabolized quicker than normal. Metabolism rates for HA fillers are variable and individual.
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Juvederm in Lips and Nasolabial Folds
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Juvederm in lips
What you are noticing is completely within the normal course of events. When injecting the lips themselves rather than the skin around the lips, bruising is a bit more likely and filler does not last quite as long. Because the tissues of the lips are so distensible, larger volumes cannot be used without causing unpleasant swelling after the injections. I have found it to be preferable to inject smaller amounts in the lips more frequently to minimize downtime. By the way, you still look great, and it does not appear to an outside observer that your correction is going away in any significant manner at this point.
All the best, Dr. Clark
40 year old - Juvederm injections in lips and nasolabial folds - is this normal?
Everything you have shown appears to be within normal limits. If you moved from having the lip margin (where it goes from the red lip to the white lip) injected to the body of the lip injected, your risk of bruising does go up. Because this area is so mobile, the filler tends to go away faster as well compared to other parts of the face. With most patients the filler will last for about 6-9 months in the lip. That doesn't mean the entire result will be there that long but that some product will remain. If you want to maintain the fullness, this may mean you have to get a touch up with less filler before it all goes away. There are other fillers which can last a little longer, but they are more prone to lumpiness. Because they are more firm, in my opinion, they also don't provide as natural of a feel as Juvederm Ultra XC or Restylane Silk does for the lips.
It is always recommended to follow up with your injectors for an in person evaluation as well. This way he or she can evaluate you based on knowledge of how much volume was placed in what locations.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Please consider returning to your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate if you need a "touch up".
Best of luck,
Suneel Chilukuri, M.D.
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Juvederm Injections and Duration
Thank you for posting your question. There is no relationship between the bruising that you previously had and the longevity of the product. It may be that you just metabolize the product more quickly and need a "touch up'. It is always best to consult with an expert injector. Best, Dr. Green
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