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Lip Rejuvenation

BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® for Lip Enhancement and Facial Rejuvenation  

With effective lip rejuvenation procedures available at our practice, you can enhance the appearance of your lips and attain a youthful, beautiful new smile. In addition to his extensive experience as a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Michael W. Golding is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Golding’s advanced training in cosmetic injectable treatments allows him to provide patients with these popular, non-surgical procedures that can enhance volume in the lips and improve contours with natural-looking results. Dr. Golding can also utilize products such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles in a variety of facial areas for more comprehensive aesthetic enhancement. 

How Can BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM® Enhance My Lips? 

BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® are two of the most popular aesthetic enhancement options in the nation. While they are both designed to address common cosmetic concerns, BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® are distinct in a number of ways. The BOTOX® Cosmetic solution is primarily composed of a diluted form of a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. This enables the solution to temporarily relax facial muscles in the area targeted for treatment, preventing them from contracting and creating wrinkles. By contrast, JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler that is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. It’s formulation can ultimately add volume and contour to facial features such as the lips, enhancing fullness and shape. 

For lip enhancement, these injectable products offer a number of applications, such as: 

BOTOX® Cosmetic for Perioral Lines (“Smoker’s Lines”) 

It is very common for both women and men to develop fine lines and wrinkles in perioral areas, which are the regions surrounding the mouth. Sometimes referred to as “smoker’s lines,” these creases are actually very natural signs of age that can develop over time, whether an individual is a smoker or not. Precise injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic in these areas can reduce the appearance of perioral lines and create smoother, more youthful-looking skin. 

JUVÉDERM® for Lip Augmentation 

JUVÉDERM® injections can provide significant rejuvenation to the lips. This option can be particularly useful for individuals with naturally thin lips, as well as for those who have lost lip volume over time. JUVÉDERM® can augment and plump the lips, giving them a fuller appearance while refining their contours and shape. This treatment can also reduce creases and fine lines around the lips, providing comprehensive lip enhancement. 

Cosmetic Injectables for a Gummy Smile 

In some cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM® can be an ideal treatment for patients who wish to reduce the appearance of a “gummy” smile. BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to relax overactive muscles in the upper lip, which can reduce the level in which the lip curls when you smile. This ultimately helps limit the visibility of the gumline. 

JUVÉDERM® can address signs of a gummy smile by improving the cosmetic balance between the lips, teeth, and gums. With its ability to enhance volume in the lips, JUVÉDERM® can help create a more proportionate smile and a better frame for the teeth and gums. 

During your initial consultation with Dr. Golding, he will talk with you about your concerns and recommend the best injectable option for your unique needs.  

What Does the Lip Makeover Procedure Involve? 

All of our cosmetic injectable procedures are performed right here at our office and can typically be completed in under 30 minutes, depending on each patient’s customized treatment plan. The solution will be delicately injected into the lips or areas surrounding the lips with a very fine needle. A topical numbing agent can be applied to these areas before the injections to enhance your comfort. Lip rejuvenation procedures typically do not require a recovery period; in fact, most patients resume normal daily activities right after treatment. There may be a mild to moderate degree of redness, bruising, and swelling in the treatment areas; however, these effects should fade relatively soon after the procedure. 

Facial Rejuvenation with BOTOX® Cosmetic 

In addition to its effective applications for signs of age around the lips, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be utilized in a number of other facial areas. Dr. Michael Golding can perform BOTOX® injections to reduce the appearance of:

Dr. Golding customizes all of our BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures to provide the most natural-looking results possible. This treatment can significantly reduce common signs of facial aging and produce a more youthful, refreshed appearance! 

Facial Rejuvenation with JUVÉDERM® 

While JUVÉDERM® is well known for its ability to successfully augment the lips, this injectable option can also address numerous other facial areas for effective, natural-looking rejuvenation. JUVÉDERM® can be advantageous for patients who would like to: 

Dr. Golding can talk with you about your goals during the initial consultation and help you decide whether JUVÉDERM® is the best option. If so, he will develop a personalized JUVÉDERM® treatment plan designed to meet your expectations. 

How Long Will the Results of Cosmetic Injectables Last? 

The results of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically last about three months; some patients may experience outcomes that last for even longer periods. The effects of  JUVÉDERM® can last six months or more. In fact, some products in the JUVÉDERM® line have been known to last as much as a year or longer after the first treatment. Patients can keep the results of BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM® going for extended periods of time by obtaining occasional follow-up treatments. 

Would you like to learn more BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM® treatment? Please contact Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona with any questions you may have, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Golding.