Juvéderm Lip Filler Injections

Juvéderm is a sterile pyrogen-free physiological solution of cross-linked hyaluronic acid which is not of animal origin. The gel is presented in a graduated, pre-filled, disposable syringe. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the lips is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the tissue by holding in water, giving the lips a fuller feel and look. Filler injections may be part of a comprehensive treatment plan including dental work and Botox. The treatment may require a series of injections over time to get the desired effect.

INDICATIONS:

Juvéderm is an injectable gel implant intended:

  • For enhancement and pouting of the lips to correct volume loss via lips mucosa injections,
  • To treat perioral lines and oral commissures via superficial or mid-dermis injections.

The presence of lidocaine is meant to reduce the patient’s pain during treatment.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS

Juvéderm must not be used in:

  • Patients suffering from untreated epilepsy;
  • Patients who tend to develop hypertrophic scarring;
  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid and/or to gram positive bacterial proteins as hyaluronic acid is produces by Streptococcus type bacteria;
  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to lidocaine or to amide-type local anaesthetics;
  • Patients suffering from porphyria;
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • Children
  • Areas presenting with cutaneous inflammatory and/or infectious processes (acne, herpes, etc.)

RISKS OF FILLER INJECTIONS

  • Bleeding and bruising – It is possible, though unusual, to have a bleeding episode from a filler injection. Bruising of the lips may occur.  Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, platelet inhibitors, anticoagulants, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba and other “herbs” may contribute to greater risk of a bleeding problem.  Do NOT take any of these for seven days before or after filler injections.
  • Swelling – swelling (edema) is a normal occurrence following the injections. It decreases after a few days.  If swelling is slow to resolve, medical treatment may be necessary.
  • Pain – Discomfort associated with injections is normal and usually of short duration.
  • Other – There are other possible side effects related to filler injections that will be discussed at length at your consultation.