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Juvéderm Cheeks and Lips: Are They For You?

Smooth face of a woman to illustrate Jevéderm cheeks

Perfectly plump cheeks! Big beautiful lips! We all want them, but not all of us have them! Lucky for us, we have Juvéderm to give us Juvéderm cheeks!

Juvéderm filler is one of the most effective and painless ways to get natural-looking results that you’ll love. If you’re already familiar with Juvéderm, you know that Juvéderm has created different products that target different problem areas.

So which specific product is best for those Juvéderm cheeks and lips?

If you want to look in the mirror and see big luscious lips, then Juvéderm Ultra is the formulation for you. If you just need a little natural boost, then Juvéderm Volbella is your best option. If you want to get cheeky, Juvéderm Voluma XC adds volume beneath your skin’s surface to plump up your cheeks.

What Exactly is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is a smooth, clear gel made from hyaluronic acid. Don’t let the word “acid” freak you out here. It’s not the kind of acid that’s going to eat through your skin.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in your body that retains water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist. The hyaluronic acid in Jevéderm is based on the natural acid in your body and serves the same purpose. Combined with lidocaine, it’s injected under your skin where you need it most.

How Does Juvéderm Work and Where is Juvéderm Injected?

Using a fine needle, your provider injects Juvéderm into the skin in the lips, cheeks, jawline, and neck areas. The filler builds volume under the skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and reducing skin laxity. Juvéderm cheeks and lips bring you volume that you either never had or that you may have lost during the natural aging process.

Juvéderm and Botox: Are They The Same Thing?

No. Juvéderm differs from Botox because it’s a filler. The gel fills the space, and plumps up and smoothens out your skin. Botox is a neurotoxin that blocks nerve signals, which temporarily paralyzes your muscles.

Naturally, this leads to the next question: Is Juvéderm better than Botox? Both treatments are considered effective for the treatment of cheeks and lips, but Juvéderm works more quickly and lasts longer than Botox. It can take a few days for Botox to take effect, and the results wear off after a few months.

However, both Botox and Juvéderm require follow-up treatments to maintain results.

There’s another consideration: reversal.

You cannot backtrack on Botox, so if you’re unhappy with the results, you’ll have to wait it out or have other treatments to balance your face back out.

Can you backtrack on Juvéderm? Yes. If the results of your Juvéderm treatment for cheeks or lips, for instance, are not satisfactory, there is an “undo” option. Just like hitting Command X on your computer, it’s possible to reverse Juvéderm by injecting hyaluronidase into the area. This enzyme dissolves the hyaluronic acid and reduces the effects.

What to Expect at Your Juvéderm Appointment

A typical Juvéderm for cheeks appointment will take less than one hour – the same goes with Juvéderm for lips. After your appointment, there’s really no downtime, and recovery time is minimal. However, your provider will advise you to avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, makeup application, and alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours post-treatment.

You should notice the effects of Juvéderm right away. If you experience swelling post-treatment, you’ll still see your results after the swelling reduces.

Depending on which Juvéderm product your provider uses, you can expect results to last between six months and two years. Juvéderm for lips typically lasts up to one year.

Juvéderm Safety

Dreaming of Juvéderm cheeks is wonderful, but we know you’ll be concerned about safety too!

Juvéderm has been around for decades. The first Juvéderm formulation won approval from The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006. In 2016, more than 2.4 million procedures using hyaluronic acid-based fillers (including Juvéderm) took place.

When an experienced practitioner administers the product correctly, experts consider Juvéderm safe. But like every other medication or treatment, Juvéderm does come with risks and side effects.

The most commonly reported side effects for Juvéderm injectables are

  • temporary injection-site redness
  • swelling
  • pain/tenderness
  • firmness
  • lumps
  • bumps
  • bruising
  • discoloration
  • itching

Some patients who used Juvéderm Volbella XC have also reported dryness.

And For Eyes?

Okay. So we know that you’re wondering…if Juvéderm for lips and cheeks produces stellar results, can you use Juvéderm under the eyes?

Yes! Juvéderm is transparent, easy to smooth, and less likely to clump, so it’s a great filler to treat the bags and dark circles under the eye.

For those who have deep hollows under their eyes, Juvéderm offers pronounced results because it contains a stronger concentration of hyaluronic acid than other dermal HA fillers.

Even better news! The FDA has approved Juvéderm Volbella XC as a treatment for undereye hollows. It’s now the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler for use in the tear trough area.

Injections? Ouch! Are Juvéderm Injections Painful For Cheeks and Lips?

The makers of Juvéderm knew what they were doing when they created their fillers. Each injection contains pre-incorporated lidocaine, which is associated with significantly less injection pain than a non-lidocaine HA gel formulation.

Lidocaine-enhanced treatment provides more comfort and an optimized injection experience while maintaining a similar safety and effectiveness profile to HA dermal fillers without lidocaine.

You’ll feel a little discomfort. The amount of discomfort will depend on the experience and skill level of your provider, so make sure you choose a good one!

Are you ready for results?

Juvéderm cheeks and lips may be just what you’re looking for. The injectable, non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment provides instant, natural-looking, long-lasting results. And the beauty of it is, that everyone will notice your gorgeous results, but no one will know how you got them.

We’re here for you!

Our team has got what it takes – an eye for esthetics and the skills to provide you with top-notch cosmetic care. To say “Hello” to Juvéderm and “Goodbye” to lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin, contact us to schedule your free consultation!

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