Stacey Phelps, PA-C demonstrates a lip augmentation using Juvederm Ultra XC in this video filmed in our Santa Monica facial aesthetics practice.
Katie, Stacey’s patient, desired a subtle amount of added volume to the upper lip so that it would match the bottom lip, a common request we hear in both our Santa Monica and Portland facial aesthetic practices.
Juvederm Ultra XC Lip Augmentation Consultation
Stacey takes the time to consult with Katie, the patient, and explains the product being used for her treatment. In this case, Stacey will be injecting Juvederm Ultra, a thinner hyaluronic acid filler that is idea for upper lip augmentation procedures. It also contains lidocaine, which will ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure. Our injectors, as discussed in this video, can also use topical lidocaine ahead of the injections and also ice to numb the area being treated.
Stacey explains the common side-effects of Juvederm, which is something all of our injection specialists discuss with all of our patients during each appointment. In this case, with Juvederm Ultra, common side-effects include a little bit of swelling, bruising (the lip is very vascular, so bruising is more common in lip enhancement procedures). It’s important that, any time you have any kind of injectable treatment that you haven’t taken any blood thinners recently, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, and Vitamin E. If you are taking blood thinner, you are at increased potential for bruising. Alcohol is also considered a blood thinner, so avoid consumption for 24 hours prior to any injectable treatment.
If you would like injectable treatments but are taking blood thinners, speak with your primary doctor before going off of theses medications.
Lip Augmentation Treatment with Juvederm Ultra XC
After numbing the area, Stacey then preps the patient using an alcohol swab to clean the area. As with all of our treatments and injection specialists, Stacey is focused on ensuring her patient is comfortable throughout the duration of the procedure.
Watch the video to see the entire lip augmentation using Juvederm Ultra in action, as well as Katie’s final results. Watch the entire video so you can also hear what we recommend to patients as aftercare, follow-up appointments and how to manage swelling. Questions? Contact us or schedule an appointment today!