Lip Fillers | Your Complete Guide to Juvéderm® & Restylane®

Lip Fillers Guide To Juvéderm & Restylane San Diego

Luscious lips draw attention and show passion.  If you’re considering plumper lips, you have choices. Lip augmentation procedures range from fat transfer to dermal grafting to implants to surgical remodeling. The most popular lip enlargement, however, is natural hyaluronan fullness and shaping, by comfortable office treatment.  

Lip injections cost less than surgery, impose no downtime, and provide six to twelve months of natural-looking plump. While there are a wide variety of injectable lip fillers on the market, the market leaders are widely available Juvéderm® by Allergan and Restylane® by Galderma.

Juvéderm® Vs Restylane® Lip Fillers

Juvéderm® and Restylane® lip fillers are injectable natural gels for volume and sensuality to augment the kissable red vermilion of upper and lower lips.  These fillers also add structure deep beneath your outer layers of skin to fill shadows and lift sagging corners youthfully. The main ingredient in all Juvéderm® and Restylane® fillers is hyaluronic acid, a water-loving molecule found naturally in many areas of the human body. Skillfully and artistically introducing small amounts of hyaluronic acid fills and swells the injected area for a fuller soft prominence on the skin surface.

Different Juvéderm® and Resylane® formulations address different cosmetic issues, such as fine lip lines, wrinkles, and settling of aging facial areas. Several formulations are more thick and viscous than others, and are promoted specifically for lip augmentation and lip shaping: Juvéderm® Volbella, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, Restylane®Lyft, and Restylane® Perlane®.

The Best Lip Fillers: Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Perlane®, Juvéderm® Volbella®, Juvéderm® Ultra

Both Juvéderm® and Restylane® preparations are effective choices for safely volumizing your lips. Because lip augmentation is an operator-dependent procedure, the aesthetic professional using the product is as important for your result, or perhaps more so, than the product itself.

Questions to Ask Your Injector:


  • Does your injector use high powered optical magnification for precise treatment of exactly your desired areas? 
  • Does your injector numb the lips for the most comfortable experience?
  • Does your injector offer choices in the type of numbing (partial vs. complete)? 
  • Will your injector re-inject areas for FREE if you demonstrate the product has re-absorbed in two months or less?
  • Will your injector use less than a full syringe, and charge you for less than a full syringe, if that’s what you want? 
  • Does your injector offer FREE dissolution of the product or part of the product with hyaluronidase enzyme if this becomes necessary?
  • Is gentle pressure applied following each injection to minimize bruising?
  • Does your injector offer PERMANENT Lip Augmentation choices so he or she isn’t bound to injection if a more permanent solution is more suitable for you? 
  • Does your injector perform aesthetic and reconstructive lip surgery, and therefore intimately understand the anatomy, facial relationships, and cosmetic elements of beautiful lips?

Dr. Steve Laverson at Feel Beautiful Aesthetic Wellness & Plastic Surgery offers all of the above, a superior level of value and service in San Diego.

Juvéderm® and Restylane® offer thin preparations with very fine needles for smoothing out vertical lines on your lips. These “lipstick lines” from frequent lip contraction over many years are associated with “hyperdynamic” lip movement, aging, smoking, and/or sun exposure.  The softening of these lines is best accomplished under optical magnification with the careful technique that skilled surgeons are known for. Lip contour may be simultaneously enhanced. 

What to Expect from a Juvéderm® or Restylane® Lip Augmentation

Juvéderm® and Restylane® injections are administered in a quick and virtually painless in-office procedure. Prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied onto the lips or local anesthetic dental type block around the lips for comfortable treatment. After the lips are numb, a series of skilled, incremental product placements are at your doctor’s artistic and professional discretion, which corresponds to your pre-treatment request.  A mirror at your side allows you to see the upper and lower lips between injections and to direct your own treatment. Dr. Laverson will ask for your preferences for and agreement with the location(s) of your augmentation, and your final lip shape. Most procedures are completed in fifteen to thirty minutes. After leaving the office, you instantly return to your regular schedule and routine.

Some patients may experience minor side effects from a Juvéderm® or Restylane® treatment, such as tenderness, slight bruising, or swelling at the injection sites. These subside in a few hours to days.  Results generally endure for six to twelve months, sometimes longer.

Feel Beautiful with Lip Fillers and Lip Augmentation in San Diego

If you’re ready to enhance and enlarge your lips, Dr. Steve Laverson is the beautiful lips professional in San Diego! After evaluation and discussion of the lips you want, he’ll select with you the best

 lip filler choices.  Whether you want to smooth lip wrinkles, restore lost volume, have younger happier appearing lips, or plump up your pout, Feel Beautiful Aesthetic Wellness & Plastic Surgery will help you love your lips.

To schedule an appointment for professional expert lips consultation, fill out our contact form or call (858) 295-4001 today.

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