Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC injectable dermal filler product and packaging. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.
Downtime / Recovery
Some patients experience slight redness around the lips immediately post-treatment and minimal bruising, which generally resolves within 24-48 hours. Most often, Dr. Zuckerman is able to minimize or eliminate such side effects, and his patients often go straight back to work after a day-time treatment. Makeup can be applied immediately after if necesary to camouflage any slight post-treatment redness or bruising. Your lips may be somewhat numb for a few hours after treatment, but you will still be able to form natural-looking facial expressions in spite of this.
Required Level of Skill
Medium: while injecting a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm is relatively simple, injecting the lips is about artistry. Dr. Zuckerman can evaluate where a patient’s aesthetic deficits lie and address them effectively without making the patient look overdone.
Level of Discomfort
Low: Dr. Zuckerman uses a topical anesthetic, or numbing cream, around the lips to minimize discomfort for his patients.
Hyaluronic Acid filler injection in general is very safe. The most common “risk” is that patients is being happy with their injector’s result, so it is important to visit an experienced injector such as a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Zuckerman. Any result with lumps, bumps, or unevenness is likely to make you the patient unhappy. There is very low risk that a patient may be allergic to the Hyaluronic Acid filler, in which case a board-certified physician’s office will be able to apply a treatment to reverse the filler. This possible allergy is the main reason a patient should visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for treatment.