Cupid Strikes!

Lip injections can be very rewarding.  Hyaluronic acid injections (Juvederm products) are very useful for improving lip definition.  My favorite use for them is to elongate the philtrum (the distance between base of nose and border of upper lid), and to add definition to the “cupid’s bow” of the lip.  Another use is to increase the definition of the “vermillion border” (incidentally, the best term in the medical dictionary!), which separates the “skin part” of the lip from the “pink part” of the lip.  This can be done in the upper and lower lips.  Finally, a little well-placed filler at the outer corners can achieve a slight “pout”.

The first patient wanted to augment the philtrum and enhance her cupid’s bow, as well as to increase lip line definition (definition of the vermillion border).

 

Before injection:

3 days after injection:

Immediately post-injection:

 

 

The second patient wanted to increase upper and lower lip definition, as well as cupid’s bow enhancement.

Before injection:

3 days after injection:

Immediately post-injection:

 

The injection experience is not particularly painful and can be seen here.

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