plump lips experts san diegoAs we grow older, we all strive to age gracefully, but sometimes Mother Nature is not so kind. That is where the innovative science of injectables, like Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero, can come into play when you are fighting against lip volume loss or naturally thin lips. The world renowned dermatologists of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are proud to offer the latest, state-of-the art treatments for all residents in San Diego who wish to combat thin lips.


Over time, it’s normal to lose volume in and around your lips. This volume loss occurs naturally as the fat “thins out” and creates lips that look dried, shriveled, turned in, and even “mean”. The fullness that eventually dissipates disturbs facial balance, but can be restored with a simple injectable treatment, such as Juvederm or Restylane in San Diego, for lip augmentation.

Dermal Fillers for Lip Enhancement

Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero are injectable fillers that replaces lost volume to areas that have fallen victim to the aging process, and are commonly used for non-invasive lip augmentation. Many people are concerned that lip injections are painful, however, the injection is made with a thin, fine needle to alleviate as much discomfort as possible, making the procedure quick, simple, and relatively painless. Our expert dermatologists in San Diego will locate the problem areas around and in the lips and inject the appropriate filler so that the fullness you desire can be restored. Depending on your individual case and goals, the doctors may inject the filler directly in the lips or around the mouth to create your desired look.

lip injection dermatology experts oceansideJuvederm is a hyaluronic acid made from HYLACROSS technology that creates a smooth-consistency filler. It is infused with lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic, to improve comfort during treatment. This gel acts as a filler under the skin and will plump up thin lips for a natural and fuller appearance. Restylane and Belotero are also made of hyaluronic acid and are frequently used to create fuller, natural looking lips. Because these are hyaluronic acid based fillers, the risk of developing infection or allergic reaction is minimal as the substance is naturally occurring in our bodies. During your consultation, your board-certified dermatologist will be able to determine which dermal filler is best for your lip enhancement goals.

Fillers for Lip Enhancement

Types of Juvederm

If the doctor determines Juvederm is appropriate for you, our team of world-renowned doctors offer two types of Juvederm for lip enhancement. The first form of Juvederm is the original, which can be used in treating moderate to severe aging lines and thin lips. The other form of Juvederm is a new, thicker gel called Juvederm Ultra Plus. This gel is available for deeper lines that have created more space, which in turn needs a thicker substance to create a balanced and uniform appearance. This consistency should be used for wider areas affected by volume loss, where as the original Juvederm is most effective on smaller, thin lines.

Frequently Asked Questions About Thin Lips

Juvederm Lips

Q: How fast and visible are the results after an injectable treatment for lip augmentation?

A: In some patients, the results can be appreciated as soon as immediately after the procedure is performed! Swelling can occur right after the injection, which, of course, will make your face seem more full. This side effect quickly dissipates in a few days, leaving the true results of your procedure visible.

Q: What is the average treatment regimen?

A: Each patient is different, but the most effective treatment regimen, on average, is 3 sessions, with a down time of 4 weeks between each session. This allows for optimal results and a natural, fuller lip line.

Q: How lengthy is the recovery process after lip enhancement?

A: The recovery time after a Juvederm treatment is almost non-existent. Usually there is swelling, redness, and numbness after an injectable treatment that lasts for a couple of hours. You can return to your daily routine as soon as you feel comfortable with your appearance!

Q: How long will Juvederm lip enhancement last?

A: Usually Juvederm can last up to 9 months, but each patient has a different experience. After the treatments’ visible effects begin to wear off, it is safe to call and schedule a new treatment with a dermatologist in San Diego at our medical practice!

lip injectionsQ: Are there side effects from Juvederm treatments?

A: The most common side effects are numbness, redness, and swelling after the injections have been administered. This should go away within the time frame of a few hours to a couple of days. If you notice anything extreme, it’s important to follow up with your injector as soon as possible.

Q: Is injectable lip augmentation affordable for me?

A: Every patient is different and our team at San Diego’s Cosmetic Laser Dermatology likes to work with each individual to make the cost of treatments easily affordable and accessible. Call our office to schedule a consultation today!

Q: What are the benefits of Juvederm vs. Lip Implants?

A: Juvederm is not a permanent procedure as opposed to traditional lip implants for lip augmentation. Because of this, you can try out a new look without having to commit precious time and money for something that may not be the right fit for your look or lifestyle.

Q: Will I have “duck lips” after lip injections?

A: When lip enhancement injections are performed by injectable experts like those here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, you are unlikely to experience “duck lips” as a result of your injections. Duck lips are often caused by lip injections performed by an inexperienced practitioner. Our doctors emphasize natural looking lip enhancement results.

Call Cosmetic Laser Dermatology For A Consultation Today!

Don’t let thin lips keep the smile off your face! Call San Diego’s premiere Cosmetic Laser Dermatology center at (858) 365-3621 and learn more about how you can combat the signs of aging with the revolutionary injectable Juvederm. Our caring and knowledgeable staff can create a treatment plan specially designed with your needs in mind! Let the natural fullness return to your face today!

To learn more about lip enhancement with dermal fillers, contact our office.

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