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LIP FILLERS OVERVIEW

While genetics and the natural aging process are the two main reasons for facial volume loss, certain medications, sun exposure and lifestyle factors can all contribute to, or even speed up the process. If you would like to add or restore volume to your cheeks, temples or lips, dermal fillers are effective, non-surgical options. Utilizing the Juvéderm and Restylane family of products, Dr. Judge can address a variety of aesthetic concerns for lip or dermal fillers in San Francisco.

Juvéderm fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (H.A.), a synthesized version of a molecule that exists naturally in our own bodies. The Juvéderm family of fillers consists of:

  • VOLUMA X.C. is tailored with distinct gel properties to add volume, creating lift and contour in the cheek area. VOLUMA is the longest lasting HA filler, which corrects age-related volume loss in the mid face for up to 2 years!*
  • VOLLURE X.C. is a uniquely balanced gel that adds subtle volume to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Results last up to 18 months!*
  • VOLBELLA X.C. adds soft and subtle volume to the lips and softens the appearance of perioral lines. It is the longest lasting H.A. filler for lip lines, lasting up to 1 year!*
  • ULTRA X.C. adds the desired range of fullness for plump, natural-looking lips and well as correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Results last up to 1 year.*
  • ULTRA PLUS X.C. is a robust gel that fills moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Results last beyond a year!*

Restylane uses a flexible hyaluronic acid (H.A.) gel to instantly fill in areas on the face and hands where volume has been lost. The Restylane family of fillers consists of:

  • LYFT helps lift and define the mid-face, correcting volume loss and enhancing contours. In addition to being a great choice for improving signs of aging in the cheeks, Lyft can also be used to treat facial wrinkles and folds. It is also now approved to rejuvenate the hands!*
  • DEFYNE smooths deeper folds and wrinkles in the skin, including nasolabial folds. Formulated with cross-linked molecules, this gel contains tightly woven particles that help support your skin for enhanced wrinkle correction.*
  • REFYNE offers subtle enhancements for lip augmentation and wrinkles and lines around the mouth. Restylane Refyne is formulated with the similar cross-linking technology, but with particles that are cross-linked in a looser way to give you even more flexibility and natural-looking outcomes. This product can be used for very superficial lines without causing lumpiness.*
  • SILK specifically formulated for the lips and the area around the lips. Restylane Silk enhances lip volume, shape and symmetry. This formulation also smooths the vertical lines around the lips.*

Lip augmentation can be achieved with fat transfer, use of other tissues taken from the body or implants.* These implants have a natural appearance and are comprised of soft silicone. They are permanent implants, but they will not restrict your lip movement.

Visit our clinic in San Francisco or seek an appointment at (415) 409-9760 with our plastic surgeon to determine the best line of treatment. You can fill out the online contact us form to hear back from us.

BEFORE THE TREATMENT

Given that there are multiple fillers within the Juvéderm and Restylane families, it may seem overwhelming to decide which product is right for you. During your initial consultation with Dr. Judge, you will discuss your aesthetic goals and she will create a custom treatment plan. Lip Fillers can be combined with other treatments for even better results and full facial correction!

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THE TREATMENT

Lip filler procedures are quick with limited discomfort. Injections typically take 30 minutes and Dr. Judge can provide you with a topical anesthetic to limit any pain. H.A. fillers are injected with a small, thin needle, which minimizes bruising. After the injections are made, Dr. Judge will massage the area to balance out the filler and to give you a natural look.*

Lip enhancement surgery is an outpatient procedure performed at our office in San Francisco. Dr. Judge will provide you with local anesthesia for this 30-60 minute procedure (each lip filler usually takes 30 minutes to enhance). After completely numbing your lips, Dr. Judge will make a small incision that will not be visible on the inside of each corner of your mouth. At the end of the procedure, she will use dissolvable suture to close the incisions.

AFTER THE TREATMENT

For many of our clients, results can last from 6-12 months, with certain Juvéderm and Restylane products delivering fast results that last even longer.* However, each patient is unique, and the length or your results will depend on how quickly your body metabolizes the product. Eventually, dermal fillers do leave the system and touch-up treatments are recommended.

Following your lip surgery, you will be able to return home immediately. You may notice some swelling and bruising for the first 48 hours, but that usually passes after 5 days.* The recovery period is a little more rapid than other cosmetic surgeries; you should be back to normal within 7-10 days.* We advise you not to eat any crunchy or sharp-edged foods for about a week. Patients typically return to work within 5 days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 14 days. Dr. Judge will schedule a follow-up, post-recovery visit to review your progress.

*Individual results may vary. Not a guarantee.


BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

Before and after Lip Augmentation Before and after Sculptra

*Individual results may vary. Not a guarantee.


GALLERY

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REQUEST A FILLER OR LIP AUGMENTATION CONSULTATION

If you are interested in lip filler injections or lip augmentation surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Judge in San Francisco. Fill out the form below to request an appointment or call (415) 409-9760 to get started.

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