Lip enhancement has always been a difficult procedure. Collagen has never lasted more than a few months. Silicone gel injection can mobilize and incite inflammatory process and unwanted swelling, unpredictably. Surgical placement of Gortex strands can create an unnatural look and can extrude with time. Surgical lipo-transfer can create too much initial swelling and bruising, and doesn’t appear to last long compared to other fat transfer sites in the face. Hyaluronic Acids (HA) dermal fillers appears to be the best option, but some of the HA fillers can appear granular as the HA gel particles move up superficially to the top of lip.
Juvederm due to its smooth gel technology and highest degree and percentage of HA “cross-linking” offers the smoothest feel, no granular effects, and the longest period in between injections, which is usually 6 to 8 months for lip enhancement. The needle required for the injection is so thin, that there is hardly any bruising following injection in Dr. Kang’s hands. Only topical anesthetic is required prior to injection to keep the discomfort level in control during injection procedure.
The best part of Juverderm is that due to its malleable nature, in Dr. Kang’s hands, once it is accurately injected into the proper sites, it can be carefully molded inside the lip to create the most natural and sensuous appearing lips that best fits the individual’s face. At the time of consultation, Dr. Kang will advise you as to the best way to enhance your lip using Juvederm.