LIP FINE LINES TREATMENT TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Some patients develop fine, vertical lines around the lips. This are also informally known as “smoker’s lines”, but you don’t have to be a smoker to develop them. There are a number of ways that Dr. Zuckerman can help you address these fine lines, and his general technique is to a Hyaluronic Acid filler product that is thinner and less viscous. A recent product from manufacturer Allergan called Volbella® is specifically made to address these lines in the perioral area delicately. Volbella has a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid particles than other Juvederm® family products and therefore a smaller average particle size. As a result, it is more effective for fine lines around the mouth and lasts longer in the area of the mouth. The perioral area is a high mobile area of the face which is often animated, making it challenge to develop long-lasting dermal fillers.

Other treatment options that Dr. Zuckerman can perform to approve the aesthetic appearance in this area involve injecting a few units of Botox® Cosmetic around the lips, laser resurfacing with the Clear & Brilliant™ or a chemical peel.


Volbella treatment for vertical lines around the lips and lip augmentation before and after. Source: official before&after photo from manufacturer Allergan.

Before and after from manufacturer of Volbella® XC treatment of perioral lines around the mouth and lip augmentation. Patient treated with a total of 2.05 mL of JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® XC: 0.2 mL into
the corner lines, 0.4 mL into the vertical lip lines, and 1.45 mL into the lips. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Lip Fine Lines Treatment In Detail

Below Dr. Zuckerman outlines several key aspects of Lip Fine Lines Treatment including procedure time, preparation, cost, and more.

Recommended Treatment Regimen

Most patients require one treatment per year, or in some cases two to maintain a continual effect.

Longevity

Treatment is visible immediately and finalizes within a few days. It lasts nine to twelves months. Results will vary depending on how much product Dr. Zuckerman injects and how quickly the patient metabolizes Hyaluronic Acid.

Treatment Time

10 – 20 minutes per treatment

Pretreatment Guidelines

Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing lip fine lines treatment to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before a day after, don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day before, refraining from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost

$900 per treatment




Volbella, a Hyaluronic Acid filler, made by Allergan. Dr. Zuckerman injects this product in his practice in New York City.

Volbella® XC injectable dermal filler product and packaging. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Lip Fine Lines Treatment Recovery, Difficulty, & Risks

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Downtime / Recovery

This treatment involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There may be slight bleeding or redness at the injection sites, but these will resolve within a few hours.

Required Level of Skill

Low to medium: injection of dermal fillers in this area itself is not particularly difficult. However, it is important to apply the product uniformly and intelligently, so that the vermilion border and other lip structures are not disrupted. Dr. Zuckerman is an expert in this area of anatomy as a board-certified plastic surgeon and an expert in dermal fillers in the perioral area. He will perform your treatment himself and make sure you achieve the results you desire.

Level of Discomfort

None to low: Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) before treatment to eliminate patient discomfort.

Associated Risks

Hyaluronic Acid filler injection in general is very safe, and this is also true in the case of injections around the mouth. 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 around the mouth 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.



Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Fine Lines Treatment


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Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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ABOUT DR. ZUCKERMANYOUR VISITTESTIMONIALS

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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