Full lips have always been seen as ultra-sexy. Pillow-soft pouts have graced the covers of magazines, been featured in movies, and are often named as the most desirable facial features. Now the quest for getting fuller lips seems to be more popular than ever, thanks to A-list celebrities and social media (the #KylieJennerLipChallenge, anyone?).
If you’re looking to plump up the volume of your lips – without looking overdone – then it’s time to learn about an exciting new treatment just approved by the FDA.
A New Spin on a Classic Treatment
Juvederm Ultra XC – made by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox and Juvederm Voluma – has long been used by plastic surgeons to treat the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Now the FDA has approved Juvederm Ultra XC for lip augmentation, making this one of the most comprehensive filler treatments available on the market today.
Juvederm Ultra XC’s main ingredient is hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural compound that we already have in our tissue. This filler’s HA gel is thick enough to provide volume to the injection site, yet soft enough to make lips look and feel soft and natural. As the lip is plumped, wrinkles and fine lines are minimized, leading to plumper, younger-looking lips.
Get the Luscious Lips You Want
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty offers Juvederm Ultra XC in the greater metro Boston area to plump the appearance of lips. His ultimate goal is to make patients look as though they have lipstick on, even though they don’t. Dr. Doherty uses a light and subtle approach, which helps patients avoid looking like a lost member of the Kardashians or a Real Housewife.
Before undergoing a lip volumization treatment, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Doherty. During this consultation, Dr. Doherty will discuss your desired goals; if both you and he are comfortable with the conversation, the procedure can be performed that same day.
Dr. Doherty uses a numbing cream and cooling treatments to help minimize any discomfort during the procedure. You should expect up to 24 hours of minor swelling after the treatment. Expect to schedule a two-week follow-up appointment with Dr. Doherty to discuss the results and undergo any touch-ups.
Contact Dr. Doherty Today
For more information about lip volumization treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Doherty today. Dr. Doherty has practices located in downtown Boston and Brookline, MA.