Q: Before I go for it, I want to know what can go wrong with lip augmentation. What are all of the possible side effects of lip augmentation, and what’s the method for lip augmentation with fewest risks?A:If you would rather avoid surgery, hyaluronic acid injectables such as Juvederm, Voluma and Restylane can give very natural results with slight side effects such as temporary, localized swelling, inflammation, pain, and itching. These are all normal and will resolve within a few days to up to two weeks. Arrange to consult with a board-certified dermatologist to find out what options are best for you.
Q: How to Avoid Lisa Rinna Lips? What lip injection method/technique gives real natural appearing lips (that are full)??A:The examples of overdone lips we all see among celebrities are caused by lack of skill on the part of the practitioner, as well as overenthusiastic injection of hyaluronic acid fillers. As part of your lip augmentation experience, you would consult with a board-certified dermatologist who would evaluate your lips and discuss in detail the kind of results you desire. Using very thin needles and expert injection technique, he or she will then treat only the areas necessary to produce the desired effect. Possible choices of filler include Restylane Silk and Juvederm. Make an appointment now with a board-certified dermatologist to find out what is possible for you.
Q: What Lip Injections last the longest? How long does it take to heal? (photos) I’ve been looking all over for the answer to some questions I have about getting lip injections and I can’t seem to find a clear, simple answer. Maybe someone here will be able to help. What lasts the longest? How long does it take to heal? When can I use product on my lips again? How much does it cost? I want my lips as full as the picture. Is that realistic?A:Although the Internet provides a tremendous amount of information for anyone interested in just about any subject in the world, when it comes to cosmetic procedures, an individual consultation with a board-certified dermatologist is essential to give you the answers you need about your particular face and what procedures are best to bring out your natural beauty. Ultimately, this can also save you hours of scouring the web. Some choices available to enhance your lips include Juvederm and Restylane. These hyaluronic acid-based injectables can provide significant yet very natural looking results. The procedure of augmenting lips with an injectable usually takes less than an hour. Any discomfort typically fades within a few hours, although bruising and swelling may last for up to two weeks. These can be managed with arnica, ice, and over the counter painkillers, and bruising can be covered with makeup. How much fuller your lips can become with treatment depends on your anatomy. Consulting with a board-certified dermatologist will answer all of your questions.
Q: Can Voluma help in my forehead, between the brows, and in my cheeks? I have drooping eyelids, under eye hollows and nasolabial folds.A:Voluma is not a good choice for the brow area, but it can be used to great effect in the upper cheeks to add lift and help improve the appearance of nasolabial folds. For the forehead and frown lines, Botox is a better choice, as it will target the root cause of the wrinkles and allow your expression lines to smooth out. For under eye hollows, a softer filler such as Restylane is generally better than a thick filler like Voluma. I suggest visiting a board-certified dermatologist for a consultation to come up with a custom treatment plan to address each of your areas of concern.
Q: How long does bruising and swelling last after Voluma to the upper cheeks? I had it yesterday and am very bruised and swollen.
Q: Is Voluma FDA approved?A:Yes, Juvederm Voluma has received FDA approval following clinical trials showcasing its safety and effectiveness. If you are interested in Voluma injections, please find a board-certified dermatologist with experience using this filler for the best results.
Q: How can I get fuller lips? Lip plumpers sold at beauty counters are not making my lips poutier.A:The best way to achieve fuller lips is with hyaluronic acid gel filler injections. HA fillers are safe and effective, and if you don’t like how it looks for any reason they can be dissolved. My recommendation is to visit a board-certified dermatologist for a consultation to discuss your goals and come up with the best treatment plan to get you the lips you want.
Q: It’s been about 48 hours since I had my lips injected and they look so bad, very swollen and a bad shape. What can I do?A:At 48 hours following your lip augmentation procedure, you are still swollen, which is masking your true results. Be patient and wait for the swelling to subside; final results can usually be seen after two weeks. If you are still unhappy with your lips after two weeks, visit your injector again for a follow-up visit to discuss your options. As a last resort, hyaluronidase can be used to dissolve your filler.
Q: I had lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid yesterday. When I left the doctor’s office it was fine, but after about 6 hours following the gym and dinner the right side started to swell. Is this normal?A:Swelling is common and expected after lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid filler. Going to the gym may have made the swelling worse, but what you’re experiencing is normal. Ice your lip, keep your head elevated, and avoid strenuous activity until the swelling has subsided, which normally takes anywhere from a few days to two weeks.
Q: I had my upper lip injected with Restylane 3 days ago, and while I’m happy with the shape and size, I can feel bumps where the doc injected. Will these go away?
Q: My upper lip is very swollen after Restylane injections. Is this normal?
Q: How much Voluma on average is used in each cheek for volume?
Q: I had Voluma 3 days ago in my cheeks, and now it feels tender and hard, more so on one side. Also, my cheeks seem very pronounced. Is this normal? Will it subside?
Q: I had my lips injected today with Juvederm and was wondering if the appearance is due to swelling? One side is fuller than the other side. It’s been about 8 hours.A:Eight hours after Juvederm injections to the lips, you are most likely swollen. The lips are a sensitive area prone to swelling, and it is very common to see swelling for a few days to a week following injection. This swelling can be uneven in appearance, as one side can swell or bruise more than the other. Wait for two weeks to see the final result, and if you are still unhappy, visit your injector again to see what can be done to fix it. Juvederm can be dissolved with hyaluronidase if needed.
Q: Where can I legally buy Juvederm to inject my own skin? I’m not a physician but I heard if you order it from another country it’s legal. Is this true?A:It is absolutely not legal (or safe) to buy Juvederm or Botox if you are not a physician, no matter where it’s coming from. In fact, if you buy a product claiming to be “Botox” or “Juvederm” online instead of directly from Allergan (the company that makes Botox and Juvederm), the chances are very high that the product is not real, but rather a knock-off that could potentially contain dangerous, non-FDA approved ingredients. One such example occurred some years ago when veterinary products were used in humans and resulted in hospitalization and near death. Plus, injection technique is something that requires skill, knowledge of anatomy and experience, and is not something that can be done well on the first try by an untrained non-physician. It is far safer to simply visit a board-certified dermatologist and have an authentic product injected with skill. Injecting yourself with unknown product is a recipe for disaster and you will likely end up paying more to have it fixed or to treat a significant complication than you would have initially to have a dermatologist inject you.
Q: I heard Juvederm is better than Restylane because it lasts longer. Is this true? What else should I take into account before choosing one or the other?A:A: Juvederm and Restylane are very similar products, used for many of the same purposes. Both are hyaluronic acid gel fillers that last approximately the same amount of time when injected into the same area. There are subtle differences between the two based on their structure. Juvederm Ultra is a soft blended gel, while Restylane is made of small particles and is a bit stiffer. These properties help determine what part of the face each is best suited for to achieve the desired look. For example, Juvederm in the lips gives a softer natural look while Restylane provides more projection and definition. The decision as to which is preferred should be a combination of what a dermatologist, skilled and knowledgeable about all the various products, and the patient choose together. How long a HA filler lasts depends on a number factors, including the area of the face it was injected in, the individual patient’s metabolism, and injector technique. When choosing a dermal filler, rather than the product, the injector is what you should focus on. A skilled, board-certified dermatologist will be able to give you amazing results, selecting the best product for the area and look you desire.
Q: I’m 26 years old and already getting nasolabial folds. They’re not that bad yet but still disturbing. I don’t want injections yet, so would retinol cream or something else help?
Q: What’s the best way to get rid of smoker’s lines on the upper lip?
Q: I don’t have thin lips but I’d like to plump my bottom lip just a little. Would it be weird to just do the bottom? I don’t want an obvious injected look.
Q: Can you have a reaction to Restylane four months later? I woke up with puffy eyes and warm cheeks.
Q: I just had Restylane to my tear troughs but I don’t see a difference. Do I need more or should I try a different filler like Radiesse?
Q: Can Restylane Silk in the lips cause permanent bumps/nodules?
Q: I had my lips done 6 days ago with Restylane, but the left side looks bigger. What can I do?
Q: I was recently slightly over injected in one tear trough with Restylane. I don’t want hyaluronidase because it’s minor and will probably look much better after more Restylane is absorbed. Is there anything I can do to speed up the absorption process, such as massaging the area?
Q: My doctor used Juvederm Voluma on my lips. I didn’t realize that it’s off-label. What will happen to my lips?A:Many products are used off-label, and that in itself is not a reason to worry as long as the treatment was done by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with experience and skill. At my practice, we generally do not use Voluma for lips because it is thicker and less malleable than other fillers such as regular Juvederm or Restylane Silk, but if you like your results there should be no problem. In fact, Voluma may even last longer than other fillers because of the way it’s cross-linked. If you end up disliking your results, you can have the filler dissolved with hyaluronidase, but please wait for two weeks to see the final results before deciding.
Q: Does Voluma cause more sagging after it diminishes in 18-24 months?
Q: I had Restylane in my top lip dissolved 6 months ago. I tried again with Juvederm recently but I don’t like this one either. Is it safe to have it dissolved again?
Q: My lip is swollen on one side after Juvederm injections. Is this normal or was my injection uneven?A:It is fairly common for patients to experience uneven swelling after Juvederm injections to the lips. Be patient and wait for two weeks to see your final results. In the meantime, you can ice your lips, keep your head elevated, and take over the counter painkillers to help manage any discomfort. The swelling could go down in a day or two or it may last longer; unfortunately, there’s no way to tell for sure how long swelling is going to last in any given patient.
Q: I did 1ml of Juvederm in my lips yesterday and now they’re huge. Is this normal, or will my lips be this big?
Q: My scalp is itchy, could it be an allergic reaction from the Juvederm injections to my lips on 2/24?
Q: Is Sculptra safe? I’m 65 years old and my plastic surgeon recommended it.
Q: I had Sculptra 5 days ago and the right side of my chin feels lumpy. Should I be concerned?
Q: I resumed physical activity the same day as Restylane cheek injections and now my face is swollen. What can I do? Is this result permanent?
Q: My lips lost most of their volume after swelling. Would an additional syringe of Restylane help?
Q: If I get lip injections, will they be affected by weight loss? I want to lose about 15 lbs but I don’t want to wait to get my lips done.
Q: What options are available for temporary lip plumping? I don’t want injections. Could a laser help?
Q: I’m 8 weeks post-Sculptra. Is it normal to have swelling and puffiness at this stage? This is my first injection, I just got 1 vial but I’m swelling and uneven, especially in my lower face.
Q: I got Juvederm 4 days ago and my top lip is bruised and looks like a duck lip. Will this heal, or will I have duck lips the whole time?A:Swelling is very common following Juvederm or any lip injections, and can last for up to a week or, rarely, beyond. Be patient, and if you still don’t like the look of your lips after two weeks have passed, visit your injector for a follow-up to see about having the filler dissolved with hyaluronidase.
Q: I had Juvederm injected yesterday and I’m worried about the results. The doctor didn’t use a full syringe because I clearly said I want to keep it natural, but I had to call in to work today because it looks so inflated. Any advice appreciated.A:The day after Juvederm injections, you will be swollen. Your injector probably should have warned you that lip injections can cause some swelling. Swelling is most pronounced in the first few days after injection, but may take a week or two to resolve completely. If you are still unhappy with your results after two weeks, visit your injector again to assess your options.
Q: Is it normal to have hard lumps 3 days after Juvederm injections? I can feel two in my bottom lip and my top lip as well.A:It is normal to have lumps that you can feel after Juvederm injections to the lips. At 3 days, you are most likely still swollen or have a small amount of trapped blood in the treated area. and are feeling that. Give it time and they should resolve by themselves. If you are still unhappy after two weeks, follow up with your injector to find out what options you have.
Q: I had Restylane injected into lips two days ago, and while the swelling and bruising has subsided, I can still feel two bumps on each side of my upper lip. They look fine and don’t hurt, but it feels strange. Will this go away?
Q: I had Restylane lip injections approximately 14 hours ago. A few hours after I got them my lips started hurting and swelling, and it’s uneven. I’ve been massaging and pressing them to try to even them out, but it’s not working and it just hurts. Should I be worried?
Q: I had Juvederm for under eye hollows two days ago, and now I have eye bags. Am I just swollen or was I over injected?A:At two days after Juvederm injections, it is likely that you are still swollen. Swelling can persist for up to a week following Juvederm injections; if you still see eye bags after a week has passed, visit your injector again to see what options are available for you. Juvederm can be reversed with hyaluronidase if necessary. Either way, it’s always good to notify your injector of any side effects you experience immediately.
Q: I’m thinking of getting two syringes of Juvederm in my lips. I want really full lips. Would I look ridiculous?A:It’s generally better to start off more conservatively and see what the result looks like before adding more later if necessary. Two syringes of Juvederm is a lot, and while ultimately you may want that much volume, you may also find that you like how your lips look with just one syringe. It ultimately depends the size of the lips you start with that determines if 2 syringes will be a lot. Go slow, and remember that you can always add more but reversal is much more difficult. Visit a board-certified dermatologist for an in-person consultation to come up with a treatment plan.
Q: I have thin lips and I want big lips like celebrities have, but my provider says that it won’t look natural and wants to be more conservative. Is it possible to get the celebrity look with one syringe of Juvederm? I don’t want duck lips but I do want a noticeable difference.A:It is generally better to err on the conservative side when doing lip injections for the first time. It is much easier to add more filler later than to correct an over-filled look. I would trust your injector and go smaller at first, then after the swelling has gone down and you see your final results, go back in for a touch-up if you still want more volume.
Q: Will repeat Radiesse sessions give more volume?
Q: Can I skip Radiesse in the nasolabial folds if I have it injected in the cheeks? My doctor said that filling my flat cheeks would take care of the nasolabial folds.
Q: I’m thinking about Radiesse for nasolabial folds and possibly marionette lines. Does it work for these areas?
Q: I’m going in for my first lip augmentation and my doctor uses both Restylane and Juvederm. Which is better? I want my lips to be plump like Kylie Jenner’s.A:Restylane and Juvederm are both good fillers for use in lip augmentation. The skill of your injector is ultimately of more importance than which filler is used. Restylane and Juvederm are similar enough that they can often be used interchangeably, although they do have some very minor differences and some doctors prefer one over the other when performing certain procedures such as lip augmentation. Trust your doctor and use whichever filler he or she recommends.
Q: I had Restylane for my lips 3 days ago and I’m very bruised and swollen, and my top lip looks bigger than my bottom lip. I’m afraid my lips will stay like this.
Q: How long does it take to see full results from Voluma? I like the results so far but I think I may need more injections. I don’t want to rush back to the doctor if it takes a while for full results to show, though.
Q: I had Voluma in both cheeks 6 months ago, and two weeks ago I had another syringe done. Overall I like the results but I think my right cheek is flatter and less well shaped. Should I let it go for another 6 months then evaluate?
Q: How long does bruising and swelling last after Voluma? I had it injected into upper cheeks and now I’m bruised and the swelling is getting worse.
Q: I have flat cheekbones and midface, and I want dramatic, rounded cheeks with lots of projection. Is it possible to safely do 4 syringes in each cheek in one session? Or is it too traumatic to the tissue?
Q: Will Voluma injections cause a psoriasis flare-up?
Q: I had Bellafill injected and now would like to lose 20 pounds. Is there a chance the filler would look weird after losing weight, or would I need more?
Q: Should I get Bellafill injections for my dark circles? My doctor recommended half a syringe under each eye.
Q: How much can I augment my lips without looking totally fake? I have small lips and I want to dramatically increase their size but I don’t want strangers to be able to tell I had lip injections (it’s okay if my family and friends notice).
Q: What is the best option to make my lips fuller?
Q: How much Voluma on average is used in each cheek for volume?
Q: Is Voluma a good alternative to Radiesse? How is it for larger area volumizing, such as cheek hollows?
Q: What is the recovery time after Voluma? I had it injected into upper cheeks three days ago and still feel tender and hard, although there is no bruising.
Q: How much does lip augmentation cost, and do you have to do it more than once? Once you start, do you need to keep on doing it?
Q: I break out in cold sores about twice a year. They’re not bad, but I’ve heard that having lip filler can cause severe outbreaks. Is this true? How can it be prevented if so?
Q: I have resting deep forehead lines and frown lines. The receptionist of the place I contacted mentioned Juvederm and Botox. How much of both would I need? I also want to avoid my brow dropping.A:For horizontal forehead lines and frown lines, Botox is generally the injectable of choice to start with, but if not injected properly or to much is used, can cause a brow drop.. If Botox does not smooth your wrinkles as much as you want, lasers or fillers such as Juvederm are options, but it’s imperative that you visit a highly skilled, board-certified dermatologist with experience using injectables in these areas, as the forehead and glabella region are not typically areas that fillers are used in and require a high level of skill and finesse for good results. During your consultation, your dermatologist will be able to tell you approximately how much Botox and filler you will need. A skilled dermatologist will also be able to inject you in such a way that your eyebrows do not droop, and more importantly optimizes your safety.
Q: I had 0.5ml of Juvederm in my top lip, and I loved the result immediately after, but now it’s gone down a lot and I can barely tell a difference. Do I need more? I’m worried that 1ml might be too much.A:Immediately following Juvederm to the lips, there is swelling that causes the lip to look larger than what the final result will be. If you liked the look immediately after having the treatment, it’s likely that more filler will give you the result you want. I suggest visiting your injector again for a touch-up.
Q: Is it normal for one side of the lips to be much larger the day after Juvederm injections?A:Yes, it is fairly common for patients to have uneven swelling following Juvederm lip injections. You can ice the swollen areas, and just be patient and wait for the swelling to resolve. Sometimes the asymmetric swelling is secondary to deep bruising. It may take up to a week to 2 weeks for the swelling to fully resolve so that you can see your final results.
Q: I have a very low pain tolerance, is it okay to mix more lidocaine into Juvederm Voluma to make the injections more tolerable?
Q: I had an allergic reaction to a Restylane spot test, can I get Juvederm instead? I had Juvederm about 5 years ago and was itchy for a month after, but could I get it now?A:If you were allergic to Restylane, I would recommend also having a spot test done for Juvederm, as the two fillers are very similar and it sounds as if you had an allergic reaction to Juvederm as well 5 years ago. Visit a board-certified dermatologist to have the test done and to discuss your options if you also have an allergic reaction to the Juvederm.
Q: I’m coming to Florida for 3 weeks and am thinking of having Botox and Restylane while I’m there. Can I fly immediately after these treatments or is there ‘downtime’ necessary?
Q: Can I take Advil after Sculptra and Botox injections? My face feels sore.
Q: Is Radiesse dangerous? My doctor recommended it for smile lines, but I heard that because it doesn’t dissolve naturally, you can be left with lumps and bumps after treatment. Is this true?
Q: I read that Radiesse is bone matter? What do HA fillers have in them?
Q: Which is better for cheek volumizing, Radiesse or Voluma? I understand that Radiesse dissolves within 3 months while Voluma can last for longer?
Q: What are the normal side effects when getting fillers for the cheeks and nasolabial folds and Botox between the brows?
Q: I’m coming to Florida for 3 weeks and am thinking of having Botox and Restylane while I’m there. Can I fly immediately after these treatments or is there ‘downtime’ necessary?
Q: Can I take Advil after Sculptra and Botox injections? My face feels sore.
Q: Is Radiesse dangerous? My doctor recommended it for smile lines, but I heard that because it doesn’t dissolve naturally, you can be left with lumps and bumps after treatment. Is this true?
Q: I read that Radiesse is bone matter? What do HA fillers have in them?
Q: Which is better for cheek volumizing, Radiesse or Voluma? I understand that Radiesse dissolves within 3 months while Voluma can last for longer?
Q: I had Botox 5 days ago and don’t see any change. I’ve had Botox before and seen results faster than this. I go to a well respected doctor so it shouldn’t be that.
Q: I recently lost about 10lb and my face has gotten thin. Will Voluma help to restore volume?
Q: I had Voluma in my cheeks in early October, and now I’m planning to have Sculptra for the whole face. Will the Sculptra affect the Voluma?
Q: Will cheek filler like Voluma help with my under eye bags?
Q: Are lumps and swelling normal after lip augmentation?
Q: How long do lip fillers last? What are the pros and cons, and about how much does it cost?
Q: Is there a non-surgical way to treat eye bags? I’m not interested in surgery, but I would like to reduce their appearance at least temporarily.
Q: I’m 18 years old but I have really dark eye bags that can’t be covered with concealer. What can I do to improve their appearance?
Q: What can I do about a bag under one eye? I don’t want surgery.
Q: What’s the difference between Radiesse and Sculptra?
Q: I had Radiesse in nasolabial folds two weeks ago. Is it okay to now have a laser treatment for lines above my lips, or should I wait longer?
Q: I’d like to get filler for my cheeks. What would look more natural, Radiesse or Voluma? If I lose weight in my face in the future, will fillers still look natural?
Q: How long does Radiesse last when placed under the eyes?
Q: I had Radiesse injected into my nasolabial folds one week ago. It was great at first but now my laugh lines are starting to show again. I was told Radiesse would last up to a year, what’s going on?
Q: Which is the best filler for lips, Radiesse or Restylane?
Q: I had Restylane in my lips two days ago, and now they are too big. Can I get hyaluronidase? What are the risks, does it really work?
Q: How can I get fuller lips? Lip plumping products sold at beauty counters don’t work for me.
Q: I had Botox injections and Restylane to the lips, and the same night I went out and drank. 80% of the effects disappeared. Can alcohol affect results?
Q: Does Bellafill work on every scar type, or just rolling scars?
Q: Can Bellafill be used to fill and lift cheeks permanently?
Q: How many syringes of Bellafill does it take to treat under eye hollows?
Q: I had 1 syringe of Bellafill for acne scars, saw immediate improvement, but now that improvement is gone. I plan to go back in for a touchup, but I’m worried that Bellafill will not work at all for me.
Q: My lips are thinning with age but I don’t want fake looking over plumped lips. How can I get a more natural look for my lips?
Q: My upper lip isn’t as long as my bottom lip. What are my options to help match my upper lip with my bottom lip?
Q: What is the after-care and downtime like after Juvederm for lip augmentation? Can you go right back to work or should you take a couple days out of the public eye?A:Generally speaking, after lip volumization with any filler there will be two main side effects that can potentially happen: swelling and bruising. The degree to which these happen is variable. Swelling typically lasts 1-2 days and bruising about 3-7 days if untreated. I find that Juvederm is one type of filler that causes a bit less swelling than others. Whatever the case, usually you can go right back to work after the procedure without too much problem. If bruising becomes a concern, then return to your provider for complimentary laser treatments that will reduce bruising quickly. Hope that helps!
Q: I’m considering getting Juvederm for my nasolabial folds, and want to know how many syringes are needed. My folds are relatively deep but not awful.A:The amount of Juvederm necessary to fill nasolabial folds will depend entirely on the individual. Generally, mid facial volume loss is responsible for descent of the cheek and worsening of the appearance of the nasolabial fold. An in-person consultation for evaluation is necessary in order to come up with the best treatment plan.
Q: I just want Juvederm for my upper lip in order to balance it with the bottom lip. Is this possible, or will most doctors prefer to inject both upper and lower lip?A:It is possible to inject just the upper or just the lower lip if that is what will give the patient the best aesthetic result. An in-person consultation with a board-certified dermatologist is necessary for evaluation and discussion of goals in order to determine the best treatment plan that will get you the lips you want.
Q: I’m a 27 year old male, and while I feel that my weight is good for my height, my face is very thin and my cheeks look gaunt. What can I do to improve this?
Q: Can facial asymmetry be corrected? My right cheek and jaw are more prominent than the left side. Would cheek/jaw implants or fillers work to correct this?
Q: Can Bellafill be used on crow’s feet around the corners of the eyes?
Q: I had way too much filler done and now my lips are too big and very hard. I tried hyaluronidase but it didn’t work. I’m now doing small treatments of kenacort. Will my lips ever go down? The size doesn’t bother me so much but the hardness does.
Q: Is it possible to get fuller lips without causing less teeth to show when smiling?
Q: I used to have a recurrent mucocele caused by biting my lip. I’ve stopped that habit and it hasn’t come back, but I’m worried that getting lip fillers might cause it to come back. Could this happen?
Q: I’ve been on roaccutane for two months now, but I’m thinking of getting filler for my lips. Is it okay to have lip fillers while on roaccutane?
Q: How long is typical for swelling after Radiesse injections?
Q: What is the difference between having Radiesse or Restylane injected for nasolabial folds? I’ve had it done with Juvederm but read that these other ones last longer.
Q: Can Juvederm add volume to sunken cheeks?A:Yes, Juvederm Voluma is a great option for adding volume to cheeks that have become hollow. Restylane Lyft is another good HA filler for this. Other options include Sculptra and Radiesse, which work to build collagen in the body. Depending on the type of volume loss you have and the results you are seeking a provider can determine which option is best for you.
Q: What’s the safest and most effective treatment for hollow eyes? I have dark circles caused by loss of fat, and I want to know the best way to get rid of them. I’ve heard Juvederm and Restylane are good, but I also heard about fat transfer and lasers.
Q: How long does it take to see Juvederm results?A:The great thing about hyaluronic acid gel fillers like Juvederm is that the results are basically immediate. You may have some swelling or bruising around the injection site, but that generally disappears within one to seven days, leaving you with your “final” results. If you are dissatisfied with your results after a week, visit your provider for a touch-up. Most doctors prefer to inject conservatively at first, as it is easier to add more later than to fix an overfilled lip or face.
Q: Should I have the same number of Dysport units as Botox?
Q: What is Dysport?
Q: What’s the difference between Fraxel Restore and Fraxel Repair?
Q: Does Fraxel work for acne scars?
Q: What’s the best method for lip enhancement/plumping? What options do I have?
Q: Can Botox be used for lip plumping?
Q: I’m 43 years old, 113lb, 5’4, and fit, but I want to get rid of my abdominal fat. I want to lose 2~3 inches in circumference. Which procedure would be better, UltraShape or CoolSculpting?
Q: Does an at-home ultrasonic massager do the same thing as UltraShape and Liposonix?
Q: Which is better for spot reduction of fat, Zeltiq or UltraShape? I’m slim, with stubborn abdominal fat and love handles.
Q: Is UltraShape as effective as liposuction surgery?
Q: How much Voluma on average is used in each cheek for volume?
Q: What’s the difference between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma? Can Voluma be injected into lips?A:The difference between Juvederm and Voluma is that Voluma is a thicker, longer lasting product that is typically placed in deep tissue planes to correct areas of significant volume loss such as the cheeks. Voluma is not recommended for lips. On the other hand, Juvederm is a slightly thinner product that is excellent for lip volumization.
Q: Is Juvederm Voluma an alternative to Radiesse? Which is better for filling cheek hollows?
Q: I had Sculptra injected under my eyes yesterday. Is there anything I can do to ensure no bumps will form?
Q: What’s the difference between Sculptra and Radiesse?
Q: I like the volume I’ve gained with 3 sessions of Sculptra, but now I’m worried about long-term side effects. How long has Sculptra been around and what can be expected? I’ve heard mixed reviews.
Q: How are providers listed on the Juvederm website? Are the top listings the ones who do the most injections? I want to visit a practice where they routinely do injections.A:I do not personally know in what order practices are listed on the Juvederm website, but the best way to find an injector is not solely through the listing on the company’s website. I recommend finding injectors close to you and then doing your own research, looking at before and after photos, and reading patient testimonials before setting up a consultation. During the consultation, the doctor should make you feel comfortable and listen to your goals. Good luck!
Q: How can I prevent bruising from Juvederm or Restylane injections?A:While there is no way to guarantee bruise prevention, there are steps you can take in order to minimize the risk and extent of bruises following injectable treatments. First, you should choose an injector who is skilled and experienced, with a gentle technique. You should also avoid any medications or supplements that thin the blood for at least 10 days before treatment. Taking arnica may also help minimize bruising.
Q: I had my lips injected with Juvederm today and am wondering if my appearance is due to swelling? My lower lip is fuller than the other side and I don’t know if it’s just swelling or if I was injected unevenly. It’s been 8 hours since my treatment.A:Swelling is a common side effect following lip augmentation with Juvederm, and can last for a few days. My advice is to be patient, and wait for the swelling to subside in order to see the full results. Swelling can be uneven due to a number of factors such as a bruise in the injected area. Ice and 400mg of ibuprofen can help manage symptoms in the meantime.
Q: Where can I legally buy Juvederm and Botox to inject into my own skin? I’m not a physician but I heard if you order it from outside the country it’s legal.A:It is illegal to buy Juvederm or Botox without a medical license, no matter the country, and if you order knockoff products off the internet there could be severe consequences, as these products are not FDA approved and may contain harmful substances. In addition, it’s not a good idea to inject yourself nor to have a friend do it, as experience, anatomical knowledge, and knowledge of the product itself are necessary for a good result. Please only have these kinds of treatments done by licensed medical professionals, preferably a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in injectable treatments.
Q: Would lip injections work for me? I don’t like my top lip, it’s very small. What kind of injections would be best, and what’s the price?
Q: I already have pretty full lips, but I want them even plumper like Kylie Jenner and Rosie Huntington. What can I do to achieve that celebrity lips look?
Q: What is the reason behind getting “duck lips” after lip augmentation? Can it be avoided?
Q: After a first filler procedure for under-eye bags, is it best to underfill and go back for a touch-up? I had Belotero about two hours ago today, and I don’t see any effects. Will I need to get another touch-up? Only 1 syringe was used for both eyes, and I feel there’s more in my cheeks than under my eyes.
Q: Does Radiesse ever fully go away? I was injected unevenly with Radiesse about two years ago – 1.5cc on the left side, 0.5cc on the right. My face still looks distorted. I’m thinking about getting more on the right side to balance it out, but my fear is that as soon as I do that, the left side will go down.
Q: Does Radiesse attract water like HA fillers? HA fillers have given me bad results due to water retention, so I’m looking for a filler that will not attract water.
Q: In your practice/experience, how long does Radiesse last in your patients? I’m reading that it can last up to one year and others say 5 years! In your experience, what have you seen?
Q: I had Radiesse injected into my cheeks, and now I have a lump under my eye. Can it be fixed?
Q: Can the stimulation using the back of my Clarisonic help break down Radiesse more quickly in my cheeks? I had one syringe (half in both cheeks) about 3 months and am not crazy about the results.
Q: I’m interested in making my lips significantly fuller and am wondering if lip augmentation will also help to reduce my gummy smile. I’m looking at Bellafill.
Q: Can Bellafill work on every scar type? Some people say it works on every type while others say it only works on rolling scars. What percentage of scars can it remove or fade?
Q: I understand different fillers are used for different parts of the face. What are the pros and cons of Bellafill? Does it last 5 years?
Q: I’m 25 years old and have had baggy dark circles my entire life. People are always asking me if I’m tired or upset and it drives me crazy. Is surgery or injections better? Am I too young to fix it?
Q: I have undereye bags, puffiness, and wrinkles when I smile. I’ve been trying eye creams, but I need recommendations for something better or some kind of procedure.
Q: What non-surgical options can help reduce my undereye puffiness/bags?
Q: I’m 29 years old and have bags under my eyes in the morning and wrinkles around my eyes. What treatments can help? Is there a laser treatment that will work?
Q: Are the bags under my eyes a health condition? I’m 47 years old and I smoke. What can be done to improve them?
Q: I have an eye bag under my right eye, the side I sleep on. It bothers me that there’s no symmetry. What are my options to fix this?
Q: How do I get rid of undereye bags? I’ve tried everything and nothing works.
Q: What is considered a minimally invasive approach to a facelift or facial rejuvenation around the eyes? I’m 47 and would like to restore my youthful looks. I have loss of fat around the eyes, slight drooping of the eyes and eyebrows, and jowls. I don’t like the idea of not being able to move my eyebrows so I’ve never had Botox. What are some minimally invasive facelift treatments?
Q: Can I do anything now to prevent lumps? I’m two weeks post-op. My injector didn’t dilute the Sculptra beforehand, she did it immediately before injecting me.
Q: How long do nodules last after Sculptra? I had Sculptra a year ago and still keep getting small nodules.
Q: I’m in my early 40s and have psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Can I safely get Sculptra injections? I currently take Otezla and Meloxicam, although I may stop Otezla and start on an injectable drug such as Stelara.
Q: What fillers are recommended to fill in tear trough and create a lifted, more symmetrical look? I’m considering Belotero for under the eyes and another filler for the cheeks, but I’m not sure which ones are the best or how much I would need.
Q: Is Belotero a good filler for thinning skin under the eyes and to fill in hollows?
Q: I’m 33 years old and have had puffy eye bags since I was a kid. Is there a way to get rid of them?
Q: Is surgery the only way to get rid of undereye bags?
Q: How can I get rid of the dark circles under my eyes? I’ve always had a slight line running from the corner of my eyes towards my cheek, and now it’s becoming more of a wrinkle and the area under my eyes is getting dark. I’m 18 years old.
Q: I’m a 22 year old male with large bags under my eyes. Is there a cosmetic treatment that can fix this, preferably permanently?
Q: I had Dysport around the eyes and Restylane around the mouth for deeper wrinkles, and now my lips and above my mouth are swollen. Will this go away?
Q: Will Sculptra make me look softer? I had Ultherapy done about 7 months ago and I think it caused volume loss. My face looks too strong, I’ve been mistaken as transgender even though I’m a woman. Will Sculptra help to make me look less sharp?
Q: Can massaging redistribute Sculptra in the face? I want it to focus more under the eyes than in the cheeks. I had Sculptra injections but they made my cheeks fat; if I massage it upwards will this move it? Would losing weight help my cheeks look less full?
Q: Any suggestions for my weak cheeks? I’m a 32 year old guy, and my face is skinny with flat cheeks. Any advice?
Q: I’m turning 30 soon, and have lost 50lb over the years. Am I a good candidate for Radiesse or Juvederm?A:Radiesse and Juvederm are both good fillers for restoring lost volume in the mid and lower face. Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxylapatite and has a high G’, which means it is a good lifter of loose skin. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler that is a soft natural product, excellent for lips and wrinkles. For really loose skin from weight loss, Juvederm Ultra may be too soft a product to lift it, so another choice might be Juvederm Ultra Plus or Juvederm Voluma. To see which you are a better candidate for, you should visit a board-certified dermatologist for an in-person consultation where you can discuss your goals and come up with a treatment plan.
Q: I had 1/2 syringe of Voluma to each cheek to improve volume loss and hollowing under eyes yesterday. Now it’s swollen and a bit uneven. Will this settle, or do I need to get it fixed?
Q: Should I get Voluma or Sculptra to help with age-related facial volume loss and some wrinkles? I’m less concerned with wrinkles than good contour.
Q: Can you mix hyaluronic fillers to the face? I had Voluma on my cheeks and Volift on my chin, and I need a top up. Is it okay to have different types of fillers, or is there a risk doing that?
Q: Should I pay for the whole syringe of Voluma, or just what was used? I had 1cc injected from a 2cc syringe in Delhi but had to pay for the whole syringe.
Q: How long should I wait to have a facial after Voluma injections to the cheeks?
Q: Is it safe to mix Radiesse and Voluma? I’ve been getting Radiesse on my jaw for a few months but I want to switch to Voluma for longer lasting effects.
Q: I’m 46, and my face is getting saggy, especially the lower face. I have two lines on the sides of my lips and a double chin. I don’t want a drastic surgical facelift; are there any options to “take a few years off” and look fresh without any scarring or need for surgery?
Q: Hello, I had my first Dysport injection yesterday. 50units for my 11lines between my eyebrows. This morning I noticed I can move my forehead and control the muscles, and the lines are still there. Is this normal ?
Q: Hi I had 150 units of dysport today to my jaw line , and was told I need to come back for more after 1 month ?
Q: The Dr. treated me with 20 units of Dysport for my crows feet. It’s been 3 days and I’m yet to see any results. Just wondering when I can start to see results. Thank you.
Q: I have had 3 injections of Botox for a crease in between my eyes, it helped but did not resolve the problem. If Botox and Dysport are basically the same, will Dysport work any better?
Q: 5+ months ago I had dysport in my 11s. Once it kicked in, my eyes got dry, I felt pain in the inner upper corner of the eyes and my eyelids got swollen. The pain and dryness have subsided quite a bit but the puffiness remains. My ophthalmologist says it’s freon dysport but it’s almost 6 months now and it did not go away. How more before it goes? Is this a permanent damage?
Q: I got 20 units of Dysport injections into each masseter muscle 2 weeks ago for a jaw reduction. It has affected my smile. I don’t show as much gum when I smile and I feel like it isn’t as wide. The main problem is that the nasolabial fold on my right side seems much deeper. I have aged 10 years. Also, I have lost the apples of my cheeks. In the pictures, you can see that the folds continue straight down the corner of my lip. When will this problem go away, will this deep fold become permanent?
Q: Can Sculptra create fullness in areas where it wasn’t injected? Can it travel? And can I use a different doctor to continue treatment?
Q: How long can I continue using ice to manage swelling after Radiesse?
Q: What is the best method to get rid of nasolabial folds? Hyaluronic acid or Radiesse?
Q: After receiving Radiesse injections, it appears that one of my cheeks has more fullness than the other. Can I massage this cheek to help it go down?
Q: Visible lumps after Voluma in nasolabial folds. Will the filler eventually settle?
Q: Will Voluma leave me with sagging skin, or will my face look the way it did before treatment?
Q: How long will a small amount of Voluma last in each cheek?
Q: How long does swelling last for Radiesse in nasolabial creases?
Q: Would Sculptra or Voluma help fill out my face?
Q: Which is better/lasts longer, Radiesse or Juvederm?

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