If Marilyn Monroe taught us anything, it’s that full, shapely lips signify beauty and sensuality. They also make us look younger and improve the symmetry of the face.* Unfortunately, there’s only so much you can do to enhance your pout with makeup alone. Whether you have naturally thin lips or you’ve noticed your lips thinning with age, Juvéderm Ultra can help you get the full, soft look you desire.*
One of the unfair truths about the aging process is that we lose volume where we want to maintain fullness – our lips included. As the body gradually produces less collagen and elastin, your once kissable lips start to take on a thinner appearance that makes you look years older than you are.
Juvéderm Ultra is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel designed to turn back time by adding fullness to the lips. Once injected, the gel gives your pout instant volume while the hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and acts as a plumping agent.* Because hyaluronic acid is produced in the body naturally, your skin happily accepts it.* (In other words, there’s no risk for allergic reaction.) The hyaluronic acid produces results that get even better with time.*
At Skinny Beach, you don’t have to worry about leaving our office with “trout mouth.” At your initial consultation, we’ll ask you to describe the natural look you’re going for, whether it’s more definition, symmetry, or a fuller, softer aesthetic.
We’ll then prep your skin before administering a series of small injections along the vermilion border, Cupid’s bow, and inside of your lips. If you’re sensitive to pain, don’t worry. Juvéderm Ultra contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that minimizes discomfort at the injection site.* We can also apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area before treatment at your request. Finally, your injector will gently massage the treatment area to sculpt the filler into the proper areas and ensure your lips are completely smooth.
Following treatment, you’ll leave our office with noticeably fuller lips than you arrived with.* You may experience temporary redness and swelling in the first few days, but these side effects are mild and manageable for most patients.* There’s no downtime following treatment, though we do recommend skipping your workout and avoiding direct sunlight and alcoholic beverages for the first 24 hours.
*AS WITH ANY MEDICAL AESTHETIC TREATMENT, INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY AND HAVE UNIQUE RISKS AND BENEFITS WHICH MUST BE UNDERSTOOD BEFORE MAKING A DECISION TO UNDERGO ANY TREATMENT AT SKINNY BEACH.
Most patients only need one treatment to achieve beautiful fullness in their lips.* Juvéderm Ultra results last between six months and a year.* Patients typically require less material (about half the amount) for touch-up injections.
Most patients are in and out of our San Diego office in less than 20 minutes, making Juvéderm Ultra a fantastic “lunch break” treatment. Expect your first appointment to be a little bit longer to allow time for your consultation.
Patients who receive Juvéderm Ultra may experience injection site redness, swelling, tenderness, or itching after treatment. Most side effects are mild and last less than two weeks, if at all.*
*DISCLAIMER: AS WITH ANY MEDICAL AESTHETIC TREATMENT, INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY AND HAVE UNIQUE RISKS AND BENEFITS WHICH MUST BE UNDERSTOOD BEFORE MAKING A DECISION TO UNDERGO ANY TREATMENT AT SKINNY BEACH.