There are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers that can be used in the lip. Juvederm is excellent to increase volume and should last 4 to 6 months. For smoothing and defining the lips but keeping the volume the same, Restylane Silk is very elegant and usually lasts about the same amount of time. Belotero is also good for smoothing but is of shorter duration. All three feel natural a few days after injection.
Juvederm offers a wide variety of injectable fillers. It all depends on what the patients lips look like before and the desired outcome before we choose a product.
Great question. My preferred filler for defining/shaping the lips is Belotero. For volumizing the lips I prefer Juvederm. Either Juvederm Ultra or UltraPlus will work although in my practice I prefer Ultra because I feel it spreads better in the lips and gives a more natural result.
Restylane Silk is my preference for defining lips. Juvederm is my favorite for volumizing naturally. The choice between Juverderm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is based on the size of your lips to begin with. You do get more of a kick from the Ultra Plus, but in some it is too much. Go to a pysician with a good touch and good aesthetic eye.
For lip enhancement I prefer Juvederm Ultra or Restylane Silk but it does vary based on individual need, goals, and candidacy so I would recommend an in person exam.
Dr. Kathleen Morno
More the amounts NOT the exact type of Juvederm. Usually patients DO NOT want to pay fr the correct amounts!
Lip fillers do great and look natural if done with skill and expertise. For first time use I would use Juvederm Ultra over Voluma, this filler acts like an implant and stays much longer. Juvederm lasts about 9 months and your lips should return to previous state. I suggest you see an expert for treatment options. Best, Dr. Emer
Just about any hyaluronic acid filler on the market that is used in the US can give nice results for lip augmentation . Some last longer than others.
There are many fillers available to enhance the lips, and the choice is dependent on many factors, including patient and physician preference. Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are both excellent, temporary fillers for the lips, but they are not permanent, and your lips should go back to their pretreatment look and feel after it goes away. Occasionally, we see some long term enhancement as the body deposits its own natural tissue around the filler, but this is not common in my experience. Juvederm Ultra Plus will like ly give a better, longer lasting result as it is thicker, but it is off label. This means it is used by physicians, because it is safe and effective, but the FDA has not approved it for that purpose yet.
An in-person consult would be best to ascertain what your goals are, how much volume you have already, and how much more you may desire. Sometimes we need more volume, sometimes we need more definition, and sometimes both! Thicker products last longer, but unfortunately nothing lasts too long in the lips. And finally, no matter which product you use, as it dissolves your lips will be back to "normal" in feeling and looks as you state.