Juvederm, Versa, Restylane, Belotero & more
One of the most common areas of the face that Dr. Azzi sees for revision work is the lips. The most common issue is "duck lips." This dreaded complication is the very unnatural appearance from either overfilling, putting fillers in the wrong areas of the lips, using the wrong injectable filler in the lip or adding volume to the lips with fillers when a Lip Lift is what is actually needed.
Before treating any patient's lips, Dr. Azzi first assesses the aging issue. Many times, the lips can be rejuvenated with an injectable filler, done artfully and naturally. This corrects an issue of volume loss in the lips.
The preferred fillers for this are hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, Versa, Restylane, and Belotero among others. Some fillers not to be used are Radiesse which is not suited for lips and silicone which is permanent.
Other patients ask for injections in their lips, but upon expert examination by Dr. Azzi, are deemed to actually require lift, not volume. These people tend to have a long distance from nose to pink portion of lip. The most natural-looking way to improve and rejuvenate these types of lips is with a Lip Lift. This quick procedure is done in the office with minimal discomfort and a hidden incision. This is a permanent solution unlike a filler such as Juverderm, Restylane or Versa.