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Lip fillers are a big trend in Los Angeles right now but there’s a lot you should consider before you hop on the trend. Lip fillers are a great way to get the luscious, full lips you’ve been dreaming of but you need to choose the right kind and get them from the right doctor. Are you considering getting lip fillers in Los Angeles? We’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you do it the right way.

What are Lip Fillers?

The first thing you should do when considering any medical treatment is to educate yourself. So, what exactly are lip fillers? Lip fillers are a dermal filler that can add volume to your lips and reduce wrinkles around the mouth. There are many different types of lip fillers, the most popular of which is Juvederm.

What is Juvederm?

Natural, soft plumping from Juvederm injections.

Juvederm is actually a brand name for a specific type of filler. It is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that hydrates the skin and acts as a cushioning agent. The application of this hyaluronic acid can reduce wrinkles and plump the skin. This type of hyaluronic acid is safely created by biosynthesis in a laboratory, so patients are not at risk of having an allergic reaction.

Juvederm is a temporary filler but is quite long lasting (it usually lasts around 9-12 months).

Why Juvederm?

Juvederm applied to very thin lips.

So why is Juvederm so popular? One reason is the long-lasting effect we mentioned above. Another is the natural looking and feeling results produced by Juvederm. Because Juvederm is adding to the natural hyaluronic acid found in the body (or replacing hyaluronic acid that was lost in the aging process), your lips will still look and feel soft.

Juvederm is also minimally painful. Newer blends of the filler (including the one we use here at Z Cosmetic) contain Lidocaine, which is a numbing medication that makes the treatment more comfortable.

The speed at which Juvederm begins to work is also a major advantage. You can see results of the treatment immediately— you will walk out of your doctor’s office with noticeably fuller lips.

Are You a Candidate?

Anyone who wants to reduce facial lines or augment their lips can be a candidate for Juvederm. If you want to get fuller lips or smoother skin around the lips, Juvederm is probably right for you.

The only exception is if you are currently pregnant or nursing, in which case you should talk with your doctor before getting Juvederm.

Where Should You Go?

If you’re a good candidate for lip fillers and are thinking of trying the treatment, remember that you should get them from a qualified and experienced medical professional. That’s because correctly applying lip fillers requires both medical expertise and an artistic eye. Applying lip fillers is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Your doctor will need to discuss your desired results with you and know how to apply that to your lips to get you incredible, natural looking results.

At Z Cosmetic, all of our lip fillers are done by Dr. Zadeh himself. His intimate knowledge of facial anatomy allows him to provide precise injections to give you exactly the results you desire, with no complications. If you’d like to get Juvederm, call our office today at (818) 290-8883 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Zadeh.