Will the lips tend to be more hydrated with Juvederm lip injections or will they stay dry?

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Juvederm will not affect surface hydration of the lips.

Juvederm will not affect surface hydration of the lips. If your lips are dry, I suggest increasing your water intake and moisturizing the lips regularly. Your dermatologist may be able to advise you the best way to get chapped lips under control during your Juvederm consultation.

HA fillers are hydrophilic

These HA fillers are hydrophilic but this effect is within the soft tissue matrix of the lips, not on the surface mucosa.

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Dr Karamanoukian

Juvederm and hydration of lips

Unfortunately the hydration of lips is not affected with Juvederm injections. The filler is injected into the lips which attracts moisture inside. The outer lip area will still need to be hydrated as usual.

Michael T. Somenek, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lip hydration and fillers

I call hyaluronic acid fillers, chapstick in a syringe. yes, these fillers hold water and tend to help the lips stay hydrated just like they plump the skin.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Will the lips tend to be more hydrated with Juvederm lip injections or will they stay dry?

Thank you for your question.  Juvederm placed into the lips will not affect the surface appearance of hydration of the skin.  Care must be taken during injections, however, if your lips are chapped so as to not cause any small splits in the lip.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Injections with Juvederm and Hydration

Juvederm injections in the lips do no affect the external hydration.  The HA injections affect the internal moisture content of the lips as the HA holds onto moisture in the tissue.  Externally you would still need to moisturize as usual.

Juvederm is a great choice for lip enhancement as is Restylane.  

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm lip injections and hydration

Hydration is not related to your juvederm injections.  Your lips can be chapped for a few days after injections due to stretching of the skin and they can crack and be chapped, but otherwise its your skins hydration or how much you moisturize . 

Chad Robbins, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm and Hydration

The injections of Juvederm do not correlate with dryness.  Hydration depends on the quality of your lips and whether or not that are moisturized. Best, Dr. Green

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